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GIGS

friendlyjordies

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Friendlyjordies - A LIFE: MT

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Jordan Shanks (friendlyjordies) is a satirist comedian, live radio host and podcast creator. He has been described as “irreverent”, “surreal” and “some guy who got a cheap camera from K-Mart”.

He has produced over 250 no-holds-barred videos for his YouTube channel with 250,000 followers. Jordan hopes he will foster some sort of interest in socio-political discourse, maybe even stir positive change, but most people keep asking him to dress up as a high school kid he once knew. Sometimes he complies.

Since 2013 he has spent 4 years in self-imposed solitary confinement reading thousands of articles about the collapse of the planet and then yelling about it online.

Friendly Jordie sends our PM off in A Life: MT Malcolm Turnbull’s bio begins with his great-grandfather in the fledgling colony of Sydney, back then known as ‘Brisbane’. It details Malcolm’s early years, though few records about his 8th week as a foetus are available. Nonetheless, two thirds of the show is devoted to that specific week. The rest focusses on Malcolm’s triumph after triumph adult life. Years ago, Jordan physically bumped into Malcolm. MT reeled back, delicately wailing, “MAHahaw”, as though a plague-ridden pleb had sneezed. Since that day, Jordan has been dissecting the origins of MT’s response. Now he believes that fate has inextricably linked him with MT to tiptoe this velvety biographical path together.

$33 + $2BF

EARLY SHOW - DOORS 6:15PM

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friendlyjordies

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Friendlyjordies - A LIFE: MT

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Jordan Shanks (friendlyjordies) is a satirist comedian, live radio host and podcast creator. He has been described as “irreverent”, “surreal” and “some guy who got a cheap camera from K-Mart”.

He has produced over 250 no-holds-barred videos for his YouTube channel with 250,000 followers. Jordan hopes he will foster some sort of interest in socio-political discourse, maybe even stir positive change, but most people keep asking him to dress up as a high school kid he once knew. Sometimes he complies.

Since 2013 he has spent 4 years in self-imposed solitary confinement reading thousands of articles about the collapse of the planet and then yelling about it online.

Friendly Jordie sends our PM off in A Life: MT Malcolm Turnbull’s bio begins with his great-grandfather in the fledgling colony of Sydney, back then known as ‘Brisbane’. It details Malcolm’s early years, though few records about his 8th week as a foetus are available. Nonetheless, two thirds of the show is devoted to that specific week. The rest focusses on Malcolm’s triumph after triumph adult life. Years ago, Jordan physically bumped into Malcolm. MT reeled back, delicately wailing, “MAHahaw”, as though a plague-ridden pleb had sneezed. Since that day, Jordan has been dissecting the origins of MT’s response. Now he believes that fate has inextricably linked him with MT to tiptoe this velvety biographical path together.

$33 + $2BF

LATE SHOW - DOORS 8:15PM

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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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INFATUATION
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
The Mamas

SUNDAY 25TH NOV

THE MAMAS ‘JUICY’ EP LAUNCH

w. Au Dré + Ogopogo

You’re cold. Hungry. Tired. Your entire being yearns to be tucked firmly into a warm bed. The back of your head aches for a good maternal slap with a rubber croc. Your hands reach out desperately, hoping for a glass of warm milk, fingers scrabbling fruitlessly in mid-air. It’s been so long… WHERE are The Mamas? WHERE is their debut EP?

The time has come. Mamas Babes across the globe are invited to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated EP, ‘JUICY’, at The John Curtin Hotel. Expect six tracks packed to the brim with lush four-part harmonies, timeless melodies and terrifying sass. Prepare your body to experience what people are calling one of Melbourne’s most entertaining soul, groove and fem-hop bands.

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

7PM

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WHO ELSE IS GOING?

GET YOUR GROOVE ON
Share The Dignity Fundraiser

WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER

Share The Dignity Fundraiser

w. Hannan Blackburn + Girl Germs + Shit Bitch + Slush and more

6 artists raising funds for the charity “Share the dignity”, which supplies sanitary items to the homeless, whilst also helping to fight against violence. The artists represent a mix of genre’s and gender’s, showing great diversity in our industry. There will be shoegaze, feminist punk, garage rock and indie music. There will also be an artist’s collective “GIRL SPACE” showcasing and selling art on the night. And lastly a raffle prize, with prizes from Girl Space, Milk! Records and Our Golden Friend to be won.

Shania Choir

THU 29 NOVEMBER

SHANIA PUB CHOIR

SHANIA CHOIR

So, you want to sing with Shania Choir? That DOES impress us much!! After touring their full-length show to audiences across Australia, Shania Choir are giving the fans what they really want – the chance to join in!! Join them for a leopard-printed, country music-ified, Shania-flavoured Pub Choir! Have a crack at their signature four-part harmonies to TWO of Shania Twain’s bangers and enjoy a cheeky lil’ performance or two from the choir themselves. Slip on your cowboy boots, dust off your kazoos and rally the troops to discover the pure joy of singing with a room full of strangers!

LOSER

FRI 30 NOVEMBER

LOSER "RESTLESS NOISE" EP LAUNCH

w. Claws & Organs and Bad Batch

LOSER is Tim Maxwell (Apart From This/Grim Rhythm), Chris Cowburn (The Smith Street Band) and Craig Selak (The Bennies). Loser will launch their debit EP ‘Restless Noise’ at The Curtin on Friday 30th November. Supported by Claws & Organs and Bad Batch.

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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The UNTOLD STORY

SUN 2 DECEMBER

MUSE & MAKERS: THE UNTOLD STORY

w. Jazz Giuliani + LAY the Mystic w Diego + Lisa Salvo

MUSE & MAKERS brings together some of Melbourne’s best storytellers and musicians for a relaxed night of poetry, music and collaboration. The theme of the night is the “untold story”, inspired by one of the great minds of literature, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou. If you use music or words, everybody has an untold story inside.

$15 + $2BF

DOORS 6PM

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Swamp

THU 6 DECEMBER

SWAMP

w. the belafontes easy browns & majak door

Swamp have returned with a brand new garage rock belter! Their new track ‘Tonight’ is out everywhere Friday 16th of November. To celebrate its release, the band will be hosting a headline launch party at The Curtin with special guests The Belafontes, Easy Browns and Majak Door.

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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kirkis

FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER

KIRKIS ALBUM LAUNCH

w. guests

‘the artist who defies categorisation’ - i-D

Multi-talented musician Kirkis launches his sophomore album Kirkis 2, out through his own label MODED - the second release in a planned 5 albums in 5 years timeline. Kirkis 2 has a strong leaning towards how he interacts with this process and the questions he needed to ask himself to analytically pull it apart in order for it to grow come the next cycle. Kirkis 2 is like a yearly blog entry, focusing on process and language.

Kirkis is an artist in the true sense of the word, a hub of visual and auditory invention. Having released a string of releases on UK label Eglo Records and collaborated with the likes of Floating Points, Hiatus Kaiyote, Mark Pritchard and Kirin J Callinan, he’s built a name for himself off the back of his incredible musicianship and creativity. His debut album VIDE was released last year, receiving support from around the world, with the likes of the Fader, Resident Advisor and High Snobiety giving it their stamp of approval.

Aside from his musical endeavours, Kirkis is an accomplished painter (having studied at Sydney College of the Arts and the Art Students League of New York), and filmmaker - and this multi-disciplined approach sets his project apart from most.

BABES OF THE MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND CALENDAR LAUNCH GIG

SAT 15 DECEMBER

BABES OF THE MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND CALENDAR LAUNCH

AMYL + THE SNIFFERS + DUMB PUNTS + DOVE + INFRAGHOSTS

+ CHA CHA CHAS (DJS)

Babes of the Melbourne Underground is a calendar showcasing inspirational members of the Melbourne Music Community and beyond.

Whether contributing through the running of community spaces, booking shows, doing sound, running distros, hosting radio shows or being huge fans, these babes are all a massive part of the Melbourne music scene.

Calendars are available at a reduced price as part of a ticket + calendar bundle (limited) or for $25 at the merch table on the night.

Performing live to launch the calendars - AMYL + THE SNIFFERS + DUMB PUNTS + DOVE + INFRAGHOSTS & CHA CHA CHAS (djs)

$15 General Admission or $35 Ticket & Calendar Bundle

DOORS 8PM

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WHICH OTHER BABES ARE COMING?

SNIFF SNIFF
A VERY WHITE CHRISTMAS

SUN 16 DECEMBER

FLEETWOOD'S BACK

w. friends

t’s that time of year again children, when Oh Daddy Christmas descends upon The John Curtin Arena with a big baggy of pressies for all. Snow upon the ground, the trees, the edges of our nostrils…a magical time for all. Tis the season to shot the Christmas spirits and leave bickies out for Santa cos he’s going 24 hours and we are too! Not really, but each to their own…

Fleetwood’s Back are holding their first Annual Fleetwood Christmas Blowout to help you forget the fact you’re not going to have all your Christmas shopping done in time and at least one of your rellies is going to end up with a box of Cadbury Favourites just like the ones you’re getting. With a performance by Melbourne’s premier Fleetwood Mac cover duo, followed by so much partying you won’t feel anxious about what new slightly racist political views uncle Phil’s bringing for Christmas lunch. We’re dusting off the hundred dollar bills and hoovering the snow off the rooftops, its going to be a real Landslide.

We will have prizes for the best dressed so get a frock on, Gold Dust Women, Sexy Santas…or if you want to dress up real skimpy, come as Mick Fleetwood’s bank account before their reunion tour. Sunday 16th December. John Curtin. Free as.

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’, plus featuring highlights from their latest album ‘Get Yer Dag On!’ which The Guardian described as “a triumph” with songs that are “impossible not to quote in their entirety”. Besides: anything that involves Tony Martin doing the Nutbush just has to be seen.

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. They initiated Leland Buckle, Darcy Berry and Myles Cody into their sect and U-Bahn debuted their futurist glam-punk aberrations to the public in May 2018. 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. Their music is an exploration of vice, post-digital mindscapes and dystopic sexuality while serving as an altar piece to the dazzling weirdness of the 70’s and 80’s bizarro underground.

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.

jonathan

FRI 18 JANUARY

JONATHAN BREE (NZ)

w. guests

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.

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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