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GIGS

birdcloud

WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER

Love Police present

BIRDCLOUD (Nashville)

w. Bitch Diesel + Superstar DJs

Banned from YouTube, booed at America’s Got Talent, and lauded for their irreverence by a global cult following, Birdcloud’s music has been referred to as the ravenous id of today’s commercial country sound. Nashville natives Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green have spent the last 5 years touring dive bars and lavish theaters across America and Europe and are now celebrating the release of “Singles Only,” a collection of their greatest hits on double cum-colored vinyl.

Broads

FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER

BROADS - “MIRROR” SINGLE LAUNCH

w. The Hot Springs + Luke Brennan

Melbourne’s queens of indie-noir Broads are launching “Mirror”, the first single from their upcoming sophomore album. Broads’ sound centres around the narcotic and fierce voices of its front women, Kelly Day and Jane Hendry, with harmonies like golden syrup and lyrics as sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel. The band is a Lynchian mix of country and indie rock with the dreamy pop sounds of the 60s. Supported by The Hot Springs and Luke Brennan.

sonny

SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER

Contrary + Lost & Lonesome present

SONNY DAZE by SONNY & THE SUNSETS

featuring Sonny & the Sunsets (San Fran) + RVG + Terry + Native Cats + Ciggie Witch + Primo + Traffik Island + Marty Frawley + Stroppies + Mod Con

Sonny Smith and Melbourne share a love that’s real! Sonny’s been drawn back to our seductive city time and again to play Sonny & the Sunsets’ patented brand of busted beach-pop and otherworldly doo-wop-with-chops, and in doing so has found a warm place in the hearts of his Melbourne fans – a mutual affection that extends to Melbourne’s myriad music makers. Along the way Sonny’s gathered a coterie of local music legends – Steph Hughes (Dick Diver/Boomgates), Mark Monnone (Monnone Alone/Lost and Lonesome Records), Tilly Perry (Life Drawing) and Shaun Gionis (Boomgates) – who’ve joined his ever-evolving band of Sunsets.

Now the maverick San Franciscan songwriter and artist defines the relationship by making Melbourne home to the inaugural, semi-annual festival Sonny Daze. Headlined by Sonny & the Sunsets, the painstakingly programmed line-up features NINE of Sonny’s Melbourne (and honorary Hobartian) favourites.
Housed in a venue which named their restaurant Sonny’s in his honour, the Sonny Daze festival will be held across two stages at The Curtin on Saturday, October 20. Running 4pm till late (with a break at 7pm for mess hall-style dinner and roving entertainment in Sonny’s restaurant!) Sonny Daze will be the place to soak in the sweet juices of Australia’s bountiful band scene… with a Sonny cherry on top.

TAPE THAT!

WEDNESDAY 24TH OCT

TAPE THAT! TAPE LAUNCH + PARTY

UFO Go + Eastbound Buzz + Julian Benjamin + Ellis King

RMIT’S Music Industry students present ‘Tape That,’ an exciting end of year music event, commemorating the launch of a student-made tape compilation. ‘Tape That’ is a celebration of hot new tunes coming from the RMIT cohort, showcasing a diverse range of up and coming talent from pop punk to electronic to rock, there will be something for everyone to discover. Lineup: UFO Go, Eastbound Buzz, Julian Benjamin, Ellis King Tickets available online and on the door

Creature Fear

THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER

CREATURE FEAR 'CLEAN UP MAN' SINGLE LAUNCH

W. Jack the Fox + Tempus Sun

Melbourne alt-rock band ‘Creature Fear’ are dropping their new twisted single ‘Clean Up Man’. With a reputation of high energy performances featuring goofy dad moves and theatrical antics, their live show will captivate you with an uncontrollable urge to get up and boogie to their cross genre mix of punchy beat rock, blues, and epic ballads. Supporting are local outfits ‘Jack the Fox’ and ‘Tempus Sun’.

$10 +$2bf || $10 ON DOOR IF AVAILABLE

8:00PM

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Royston V

FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER

ROYSTON VASIE

w. The Blinds + Sleeping lessons

Melbourne surf-psych-pop outfit Royston Vasie return with a national headline tour throughout October and November in support of their new album ‘Colour Springs From All The Gloomy Things’. Recorded at Head Gap in Preston with Finn Keane (Wilco, Twerps) the new LP conjures up a dreamy underwater soundscape that is laced with introspective subdued vocals. It’s always been clear the band have had an enduring affinity of The Brian Jonestown Massacre; however, this time around their slow driving psych-pop repetition is more reminiscent of both The Beach Boys hit record Pet Sounds and the 1980’s Australian surf scene à la The Sunnyboys.

Todd Rundgren

SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER

TODD RUNDGREN AUSTRALIA TOUR

w. Davey Lane (You Am I)

He’s the guy who has to his name production credits on some the greatest records of all time over a 50 year career such as The Band, The Psychedelic Furs, Badfinger, Cheap Trick, XTC, Hall & Oates, New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin. As well as a little record he took a gamble on by Meat Loaf called Bat Out Of Hell. He’s also arguably the biggest influence on the sound Kevin Parker honed for his band Tame Impala, as well as covered and sampled by the likes of Daft Punk, Hot Chip, The Avalanches.

In between all of that he made some records of his own, solo and with his bands Nazz and Utopia, which sit proudly amongst the heady company he kept on the other side of the control room window. Records such as A Wizard, A True Star, Something/Anything, Healing, and still as vital an artist as ever, having released his 550th solo release, White Knight, last year. Todd’s songs, I Saw The Light, Can We Still Be Friends, Love Is The Answer, Couldn’t I Just Tell You, Hello It’s Me and the first song ever played on MTV, Time Heals (yep it’s on the setlist) are more omnipresent than they’re given credit for. A true pop visionary.

He’s Todd Rundgren, and he’s returning to Australia for the first time in 5 years.

Davey Lane (of You Am I) is leading his Drunken Blue Roosters (Brett Wolfenden (drums), Tony Featherstone (keys) Luke Hodgson (bass) to bring Todd’s vision of space rock, mind-bending psychedelia, perfect power pop, lilting piano balladry to intense rock ’n roll to the stage for 4 very special shows in intimate venues across Australia.

FLEETWOOD'S BACK (FRONT BAR GIG)

SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER

FLEETWOOD'S BACK (FRONT BAR GIG)

FROM 3PM

Melbourne’s premier Fleetwood Mac cover duo, Fleetwood’s Back are dusting off the hundred dollar bills and hoovering some of that fine grind Columbian inspiration for the comeback mini residency of the month…nay, season. Comprised of one part Richard Bradbeer playing the role of Stevie, Christine, Lindsay, Mick and John, and one part Jim Lawrie also playing the role of Stevie, Christine, Lindsay, Mick and John, Fleetwood’s Back is an epic battle of two mortal Melbourne musos and a vocal range so out of their reach it must be heard to be disbelieved. Now with added Jim Lawrie and Richard Bradbeer also taking on the roles of Neil and Mike, Fleetwood’s Back will play their 1977 epic, Rumours, from start to finish. Never seen two men successfully recreate a whole band’s seminal work with just two vocals, a bass and an acoustic? …neither.

October 14th and 28th will see the cover duo formerly known as Fleetwood’s Sack hit the Curtin front bar for two blockbuster afternoon shows set to rival any front bar show this side of the Yarra. Joining FB will be enigmatic DJ phenomena DJ Chimpman and DJ Jimmy from the Block.

Come fill your ears and your nostrils with the spirit of Fleetwood’s Back.

FREE

3PM

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Dumb Punts

SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER

DUMB PUNTS - THE BIG ONE - WORLD TOUR

w. Charging Stallion + Tony Dork + Gonzo

Dumb Punts have just released their debut album through Pissfart Records and after playing some shows up and down the east coast they’re headed back home on Sunday October 28th to hit the Gaso and punch out some new and old tracks for the crowds listening pleasure. Punk, rock’n’roll and power pop influences throughout the record it’s more than likely you’ll be booty-shakin’ and partyin’ all night long. So come on down Oct 28 for a night of good times and good tunes.

TODD

TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER

TODD RUNDGREN AUSTRALIA TOUR

w. Davey Lane (You Am I)

COS YOU DEMANDED IT!! 2ND SHOW! He’s the guy who has to his name production credits on some the greatest records of all time over a 50 year career such as The Band, The Psychedelic Furs, Badfinger, Cheap Trick, XTC, Hall & Oates, New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin. As well as a little record he took a gamble on by Meat Loaf called Bat Out Of Hell. He’s also arguably the biggest influence on the sound Kevin Parker honed for his band Tame Impala, as well as covered and sampled by the likes of Daft Punk, Hot Chip, The Avalanches.

In between all of that he made some records of his own, solo and with his bands Nazz and Utopia, which sit proudly amongst the heady company he kept on the other side of the control room window. Records such as A Wizard, A True Star, Something/Anything, Healing, and still as vital an artist as ever, having released his 550th solo release, White Knight, last year. Todd’s songs, I Saw The Light, Can We Still Be Friends, Love Is The Answer, Couldn’t I Just Tell You, Hello It’s Me and the first song ever played on MTV, Time Heals (yep it’s on the setlist) are more omnipresent than they’re given credit for. A true pop visionary.

He’s Todd Rundgren, and he’s returning to Australia for the first time in 5 years.

SHEPPARTON Airplane live at the Curtin on Cup Eve

MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER

SHEPPARTON AIRPLANE - live at the Curtin on Cup Eve

w. special guests

Shepparton Airplane released Almurta, their second album in June. The Courier-Mail described it as an, “eclectic blend of ’80s and ’90s post-punk and beer-soaked Oz rock”, and The Australian heralding it as, “wiry lo-fi post-punk in the vein of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Minutemen and Fugazi.” Shepparton Airplane are performing live at the Curtin Hotel on Melbourne Cup Eve, to blast through a set of their, post-punk, oz rock, shoegaze, dancefloor hits. Come experience it for yourself with the added joy of taking the Tuesday off.

Gregor

FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

GREGOR 'Silver Drop' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Callan + Sweet Whirl

Melbourne pop eccentric Gregor celebrates the release of his debut album Silver Drop on Chapter Music. A sonically adventurous polymath, Gregor’s playful and inquisitive music was first heard on the 2016 cassette Thoughts & Faults. His new album is a huge step forward. Touching, spacious and delicate, from propulsive pop moments to deep unsparing reflections, this is the sound of a musician losing their inhibitions and truly sharing themselves. Live, Gregor is joined by a 4 piece backing band to bring his curious pop creations to life.

$12 +$2bf || $15 on door

DOORS 8PM

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obsidian

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER

Made possible by Obsidian in association with Liquid Architecture

OBSIDIAN - BEAU WANZER (LIES / Jealous God)

with Mosam Howieson + Loose-y Crunchê + Nina Buchanan + Trevor & Cabbage Council + Math Fixer + Ava + Papaphilia (dj set) + Mikey Young (dj set)

Returning after successful shows in Sydney and Melbourne in 2017, Obsidian again presents a unique experience outside of the standard conventions of electronic festival programming. The focus of Obsidian centres on live performances of Australian talent while simultaneously encouraging dialogue with overseas artists employing a like-minded approach.

This time Obsidian invites international guests Beau Wanzer (US) to the sunny climes. Beau Wanzer, a producer based in Chicago and a L.I.E.S / Jealous God label affiliate, who has been putting out some of the most unorthodox and grating electronic music in the last few years (Clot Mag), joins us at The Curtin Nov 10.

$15 + $2BF Early Bird || $20 General Admission

DOORS AT 6:30PM

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GIG CHATTER

FULL ALBUM IN ALL ITS GLORY
MADELINE LEMAN AND THE DESERT SWELLS

THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER

Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells 'Lay Me Down' single release.

With special guests

Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells will launch the first single ‘Lay Me Down’ from their highly anticipated debut album ‘Nobody’s Fool.’ Coming off the back of a sell out show at The Tote launching their debut 7” ‘Diva With The Fever of Change’, The Desert Swells promise to deliver a night of high energy ‘Femmericana’ spanning many genres and moods from 60s surf, to 70s pop, 50s doo-wap, funk, soul and their famous brand of feminist twang.

$15 + $2BF

DOORS 8PM

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Cyanide Thornton

FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER

CYANIDE THORNTON

w. Romy Vager (RVG) + Gordon Koang.

Weight is the first single from the eagerly anticipated self-titled debut album from Naarm (Melbourne) band Cyanide Thornton. Featuring members of Two Steps On The Water, the band was founded in early 2016 and has been steadily gaining traction in Melbourne’s alternative rock circuits.

While incorporating elements of folk and rock, Cyanide Thornton transcends its composite parts, moving into a space of raw emotion and fierce determination. Ellah Blake (drums) and David Pesavento (bass) provide understated yet resolute punctuation for each song, holding together the music with a remarkable tenderness and affection, and providing a cradle for Sienna Thornton’s masterful and harrowing lyrics and guitar work. Thornton’s voice is at once wistful and melancholic, painting narratives with a tender immediacy. The album evokes a sense of magical realism, with its lyrics transforming painfully human experiences of love and loss into magical and ethereal moments.

$10 + $2bf || More on door if available || TICKET + VINYL = $30!

DOORS 8PM

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WHO IS GOING?

Baked Beans

SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER

BAKED BEANS BABBLE ALBUM TOUR

w. Bitch Diesel + U-Bahn

Fresh from their east coast tour Baked Beans are launching their debut record Babble, at the Curtin ! A saucy serve of organ driven garage psych, fronted by Murlocs drummer Matt Blach, supports on the night from Bitch Diesel and U-Bahn maybe a sneaky last chance to grab some sold out Beans Wax!

$10 +$2BF || $15 ON THE DOOR

8PM

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habits

THURS 22 NOVEMBER

Melbourne Music Week Music Safari

HABITS + V

+ POLISH + PAPAPHILIA

HABITS return in their first headline set since the release of ‘Salty’. Now in its second edition, HABITS Melbourne Music Week party will memorialise Mo’s infamous crack’n’fall - a true statement of the band’s dedication to club culture. Their first headline since touring with Ms. Boogie will feature; former Berliner, darkwave supernova V, POLISH - familiar faces from Spotting who produce unnerving tunes heavy on the synth with half spoken half sung vocals keeping a metronome-esque patter over robotic melodies, and PAPAPHILIA - blending the exaltation and sorrow from 90s dance music, RnB, disco, pop into an electronic palette drawn from the dystopian poetics of contemporary technological disposability.

This is exactly the sweaty club night with heart and a strong pulse you are looking for and it’s absolutely free!

MOLER 25TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION SHOW

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER

MOLER 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

w. Glomesh + Digger & the Pussycats

Melbourne’s dynamic power pop trio Moler will reunite to celebrate 25 years since they first came together with a special one-off reunion show in Melbourne. Gracing the stage of The Curtin, founding members Helen Cattanach (Helcat), bass guitar/lead vocals, Julien Poulson, lead guitar and David Peacock,drums, with Steve Boyle sharing the drums, shall be playing a bunch of Moler tunes from various EP’s 1993-1997 including the ARIA nominated debut album “Golden Duck”.

Special guests include supports from Digger & The Pussycats and Glomesh.

$20 + $2.50BF

DOORS 8PM

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Bitumen

SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER

BITUMEN 'Discipline Reaction' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Synthetics + Premium Fantasy + Ov Pain

Discipline Reaction is the much-anticipated debut LP from Melbourne based post-punk industrial unit Bitumen. This free-standing document was recorded at Magnet Studios in Coburg, and produced by the band with the help of Alexander Anglias (The Faculty, Ill Globo) – the phantom fifth member, and realised with the guidance of Peter Bramley, (Vacant Valley executive) who created the idiosyncratic cover art.

Experiencing their mesmeric live performances is to engage with a tense yet assured force. This year, the band have supported the likes of iconic UK post-punk group The Chameleons, and the needs-no-introduction Lydia Lunch, both in Melbourne and in Hobart as part of Dark Mofo festival.

Discipline Reaction – an apt title reflecting the band’s sincere sense of drive and earnest audacity. This monolithic record faithfully portrays their electric dynamism and sheer conviction.

“grandiose post-industrial power”

$10 + $2BF

DOORS AT 8PM

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KILLER TRACK
strange tenants

SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER

STRANGE TENANTS ‘Militant Style’ ALBUM LAUNCH

w. The Moonhops & DJ The Professor

Formed back in 1981, Melbourne’s legendary band Strange Tenants, widely recognised as the Godfathers of Australian Ska, hit the stage for a series of rare select performances around the country, promoting their new album ‘Militant Style’, produced by Grammy Award record producer, Roger Lomas from the UK. The tour also promotes a book, written about the unique contribution this iconic band has made to Australia’s alternative music scene and culture. Strange Tenants are renowned for their full-on powerful and dynamic live shows and this tour, featuring an 8 piece line-up, promises to deliver their unique brand of power ska and reggae like never before. Their national tour includes just the one Melbourne show at The Curtin.

So come on all you rude boys and rude girls, put on your braces, feel the heat, on with your boots for a dancin’ beat!

$30 + $3.50BF

DOORS 8PM

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GREAT GABLE

FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER

Great Gable Golden Slums Single Launch Tour

with special guests

Great Gable have had a massive year in 2018 which has seen them release new music, sell out shows across the country, support internationally renowned band Ocean Alley and appear on several festival lineups. They are ending the year in similar fashion with the release of their next single Golden Slums, due out late October. The band will hit the road this December in support of the new single, playing shows in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane before heading home for a huge end-of-year show in Perth.

$15 + $2BF

DOORS 8PM

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FUNCTIONS AT THE CURTIN

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The Curtin is nestled away on the city end of Lygon St, Carlton - just a short walk from Melbourne's CBD and moments from Melbourne Central train station, and is easily accessible by public transport.

The venue has a 300 capacity band room has been designed to ensure an unrestricted view of the large stage from anywhere in the room. Complemented by a powerful D&B Q7 speaker system & D&B Crown 90001 amplifiers,  in stalled to deliver the highest quality sound on stage and to the entire audience.

The Curtin is the perfect size to cater for album launches, interstate touring bands, and larger internationals seeking an intimate show.

CONTACT THE CURTIN HOTEL

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THE CURTIN is located at 29 Lygon Street (City End), Carlton. Directly opposite Trades Hall.

Ph: (03) 9663 6350

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