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gurge

SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER

Holy Moly! It's the Curtin Xmas

REGURGITATOR

w. DAMIAN COWELL'S DISCO MACHINE + U-BAHN

Holy Moly! The cast and crew of the Curtin announce the line-up of their annual Xmas blast! These parties have been our chance to indulge our collective music tastes, look out to a galaxy of stars and ask for a Xmas miracle. We got one..

REGURGITATOR are playing the Curtin for Xmas! We’ve grown up on Regurgitator while new fans are still discovering them. They have gifted us with 9 albums of exuberant, manic, mashed-up rock, punk, electro, funk, pop that was often well ahead of its time. They’ve performed some of the weirdest experiments in Australian music history, who can forget the disturbing Fed Square ‘Band in a Bubble’ parody of reality shows. Not to mention, they’ve given us some of the most memorable song titles. Regurgitator have sucked a lot of cock and along the way used their honest, self-deprecating sense of humour and fun to help us unpack the darkside of our industry, humanity, progress and technology.

They remain one of the most vital and awesome live bands. They’re still touring. Still flooring it!

To add to this line up of superlative pop party proportion, we’ll be joined by Damian Cowell - the voice of TISM - and his Disco Machine featuring Tony Martin.

Damian Cowell and his Disco Machine friends are joined by 2018 best Australian comedy podcast-winner, #1 Australian radio comedian of all-time and all-round icon Tony Martin in an extravaganza of party music, rapier wit, silly dancing and multi-visual karaoke madness. The Disco Machine’s ‘Disco Christmas’ – a disrespectful, irreligious and frankly shameful debasement of the festive tradition - has been an annual event for the past three years. Now, like the whiskey-breathed uninvited uncle at Christmas lunch, the Disco Machine are delighted to bring ‘Disco Christmas’ to the Curtin as special guests of Regurgitator. They’ll be dreaming of a ‘Fuckwit-free Christmas’.

And our latest obsession, synth enthusiasts U-Bahn.

Originating just this year from a chance meeting between bedroom recording magician Lachlan Kenny and vintage synthesiser enthusiast Zoe Monk, the duo bonded over a shared love of analog electronics, Teutonic experimentalism and lo-fi bubblegum aesthetics. Since then they’ve shocked and baffled audiences alongside ORB, Terry, Constant Mongrel and they’re set to star alongside Melbourne’s favourite acts at Gizz Fest.

Wrap it up with a ribbon, put a ticket in a friend’s stocking, come and help us top off an awesome year of shows, good friends and great times with one of the best ones yet.

CLEVER AUSTIN

WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY

HUMP DAY DANCE

ft. Clever Austin + guests

Wondercore Island are starting 2019 by taking over The Curtin with a showcase event every Wednesday in January featuring a stack of new artists, old faithfuls, never heard before’s ‘what the hell was that’s?’ and some of our favourite DJs. It’s gonna be a loved up summery room with heavy tunes, beautiful people and special guests for a whole month!

Kid Heron

WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY

HUMP DAY DANCE

ft. Kid Heron + guests

Wondercore Island are starting 2019 by taking over The Curtin with a showcase event every Wednesday in January featuring a stack of new artists, old faithfuls, never heard before’s ‘what the hell was that’s?’ and some of our favourite DJs. It’s gonna be a loved up summery room with heavy tunes, beautiful people and special guests for a whole month!

jonathan

FRI 18 JANUARY

JONATHAN BREE (NZ)

w. Cyanide Thornton (band) + Amaya Laucirica

New Zealand indie pop royalty Jonathan Bree (The Brunettes) brings his acclaimed live show and mysterious masked band to Australia for the first time in celebration of his captivating and award winning new album “Sleepwalking”. With wit laden – lyricism that nods to Jarvis Cocker, baroque instrumentation, Gainsbourg inspired production, 60’s aesthetic of Nancy and Lee & the warm baritone of Scott Walker, Bree delivers a sultry and self-effacing master-class in clever pop songwriting.

Not Today

SUNDAY 20 JANUARY

NOT TODAY FESTIVAL

w. Jarrow + June Jones (DJ) + Pinch Points + Memphis LK (DJ) + Sleeping Lessons + Bordie Lancaster (DJ) + S'average Garden + ampON

crushing co. presents Not Today Festival, a benefit for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. All funds raised will be going to CASA House, an organisation committed to ensuring that the silence which surrounds sexual assault continues to be broken and that survivors are provided with necessary support on a 24 hour basis. This festival brings together a broad range of artists: Jarrow (solo), June Jones (DJ), Pinch Points, Memphis LK (DJ), Sleeping Lessons, Brodie Lancaster (DJ), S’average Garden, and ampON. A mixtape and zine will also be available on the day. Every artist involved has the unifying focus of reclaiming transgressions of all sizes within the music industry.

Nat Slade

WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY

HUMP DAY DANCE

ft. Natalie Slade + guests

Wondercore Island are starting 2019 by taking over The Curtin with a showcase event every Wednesday in January featuring a stack of new artists, old faithfuls, never heard before’s ‘what the hell was that’s?’ and some of our favourite DJs. It’s gonna be a loved up summery room with heavy tunes, beautiful people and special guests for a whole month!

CIVIC

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY

CIVIC

w. Low Life + more

CIVIC are bringing their own brand of slick rock n roll to the John Curtin Hotel. After releasing “New Vietnam” and “Those Who No” through out 2018, they are more than prepared to exhibit their special blend of punk hits and rock fantasy tales to the general public, the fans, the lovers of live music. You think they get tired of the feeling of red hot respect that comes from blasting through a 30 minute set of burning tracks? No. They love it and will continue to deliver, time and time again. If this wasn’t already enough to ram the room full of hot fans, LOW LIFE will be joining them from Sydney. This will be their first show in Melbourne in over two years and folks, they will be bringing all they got to make you say “Cool”. Music fans are still raving about they’re 2011 release “DOGGING” and with a new record set to come out within the year, these punkers will be providing a fresh mixed bag of the stuff you love and the stuff future you will love. Don’t sit at home and miss out. This is gonna be a hot night. With hot bands and hot fans. But you think something like this can happen purely off human kindness? No. It costs money. Bring money. Tickets are $15 and limited. That $15 doesn’t just buy you a ticket to the goddamn best night of your life. It also lets you stack another beautiful memory on top of the pile. Remember the first time you went in a swimming pool? These bands try they’re hardest to recreate this feeling for you. More burning hot supports to be announced in the coming weeks.

Vulture st

WEDNESDAY 30 JANUARY

HUMP DAY DANCE

ft. Vulture St Tape Gang + guests

Wondercore Island are starting 2019 by taking over The Curtin with a showcase event every Wednesday in January featuring a stack of new artists, old faithfuls, never heard before’s ‘what the hell was that’s?’ and some of our favourite DJs. It’s gonna be a loved up summery room with heavy tunes, beautiful people and special guests for a whole month!

Shogun Sheets

SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY

SHOGUN AND THE SHEETS

w. The Electric Guitars + KT Split

Punk is for squares, this is Shogun & The Sheets! The brand-new band from ex-Royal Headache front-man Shogun will play their first-ever Melbourne show at The Curtin on February 2nd. Don’t expect Royal Headache 2.0 though. Drawing on experiences of addiction, hurt and hope, Shogun’s musical aspirations here are emboldened and sharpened. Riveting, downcast, charismatic and complex. More soul than punk-rock. The Sheets are a band formed from teenage friends who in Shogun’s own words “play like motherfuckers“ - they’re providing a new platform for one of the most celebrated voices of the Australian underground.

The Garden

THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY

THE GARDEN (California)

w. guests

“The Garden is an ever evolving duo from Orange County, California. Established in 2011 by twin brothers Fletcher and Wyatt Shears, they also created the term, “Vada Vada” to represent their music and other endeavours. Typically seen live playing drums and electronics, Fletcher can also be seen front and center on vocals, belligerently performing alongside his brother, Wyatt. Wyatt consistently takes position of lead vocals and bass in the duo whilst performing and can be seen simultaneously moving in un-choreographed bizarre patterns. Touring globally since 2012 they have become known for their energetic, aggressive and off the wall performances. To date the twins have released four EP’s, three full length LP’s – the latest “Mirror Might Steal Your Charm” released on March 30, 2018.”

No Age

SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY

NO AGE (USA)

w. special guests

The dymaxion duo of D.Spunt and R.Randall are hauling ass and screeching across the country to deliver a wildly cathartic cocktail of volume, velocity and melodies this coming February! Hitting up and honing in on Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and WA, No Age are marrying their untouchable noise pop with ear-shattering volume in an immersive live setting. Rifling through the bands discography from past touchstones to the newest rage Snares Like A Haircut, No Age’s pell-mell push of punk sanded down on the edges with pop sensibility and raucous noise will leave your ears permanently ringing. Sounds rad, right? Well stop reading and get your ass moving, you don’t want to miss out!

Bench Press

SATURDAY 2 MARCH

BENCH PRESS EAST COAST TOUR

w. No Sister + FERLA + Spiral Perm

Bench Press play their own take on post-punk, with frantic guitars, frustrated vocals and a rhythm section that bounds them tight. Unique, captivating and ambiguous.

Following a big 2018 for Bench Press, the band kicks off the new year with a run of East Coast shows. It’s with a heavy heart that the band announces this last run of shows for their drummer Jordan Hicks, however there is some more light and exciting news to come.. It is a time to celebrate his time and contributions to the band! Playing before Bench Press is No Sister, FERLA and Spiral Perm.

A big night for Melbourne music, not to be missed!

acid mothers

FRIDAY 8 MARCH

Contrary presents...

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO UFO

w. guests

The sprawling universe that is Acid Mothers Temple was formed in Osaka in 1995 by Kawabata Makoto. Originally titled the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective and encompassing musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants, Acid Mothers Temple are considered masters of extreme trip music.

“Pure levitation”. “The definitive 21st-century Freak Out Band”

Ever-mutating, ever-evolving, ever-inspiring over the decades additional bands (and one festival) have formed carrying the Acid Mothers Temple name from Acid Mothers Gong to AMT & The Space Paranoid and many other manifestations but the enduring, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., has continued to function as the mothership. Their 24-year odyssey has spawned a discography of over one hundred releases and seen the UFO ‘Underground Freak Out’ circle the earth a few dozen times blowing marbles at thousands of shows - If you don’t believe us check out their insane tour schedules and reviews of their shows. In 2017 they visited Australian shores for a fleeting moment as guests of Supersense - festival of the ecstatic, but reports of these psychedelic sonic wizards continued to reverberate generating two new Australian festival invitations for 2019. Contrary brings the legendary Japanese band to Australia this March for Golden Plains, RCC Fringe Adelaide and their very own headline shows in Melbourne & Perth.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. : Kawabata Makoto : guitar, synthesizer, speed guru Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, theremin, harp, noodle god Jyonson Tsu : vocal, guitar, bouzouki, midnight whistler Satoshima Nani : drums, another dimension Wolf : bass, space & time

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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