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Mon - Thurs 12pm - late
Fri & Sat 12 - 3am
Sun 12pm - 11pm

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Taking over The Curtin kitchen from April 15th! From 12pm-late. 7 days a week!


29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
t. 03 9663 6350

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GIGS

FRIDAY 17 JUNE

GLACIERS 'Living Right' LP LAUNCH

w. The Newsletters + Wedding Bell Rings

Melbourne four-piece Glaciers are releasing their debut album Living Right,11 tracks of jangly pop goodness about getting jobs, losing friends and staying on track. Recorded in Castlemaine by Matt Hosking (VHS Dream) and mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring), the album is filled with easy melodies and shimmering guitars that are sure to grab your ears.

3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 18 JUNE

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR -

PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS + VERY SECRET GUESTS + SYMBOLIC ORDER

The rat race here in Melbourne is a tough one to win. A constant struggle against deadlines, shitty colleagues, undependable public transport and unpredictable weather. So when the working week has beat you down, it's comforting to know that a host of the cities best and brightest bands have taken up residence at the Curtin each Saturday afternoon at New Lease. Blow away the cobwebs off Friday night and enjoy an eclectic mix of bands that together form the diverse Melbourne music world in the front bar.

BANDS WHO'VE PLAYED NEW LEASE - TERRY + LEATHER LICKERS + TOTALLY MILD (SOLO) + TWO STEPS ON THE WATER + SCOTT & CHARLENE'S WEDDING + MIGHTY BOYS + VACUUM +++++

FRIDAY 24 JUNE

THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA

w. guests

Inspired by the infectious afro-beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra delivers contemporary African funk to Australian dancefloors. This mammoth ensemble comprises musicians hand-picked from Melbourne’s music scene. The experience and creativity of these established musicians energises the group’s original compositions and the sound of the entire band is a force to be reckoned with. The POAO’s powerful MCs and tribal rhythms are the modern-day “musical weapon” that Fela Kuti conceived of. Their conscious lyrics and West African grooves are relevant today, while remaining faithful to the message of afro-beat.

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Watch this short doco on POAO

3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 25 JUNE

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR -
SHINY COIN + THE FOOTBALL CLUB (solo) + ASTRID&

The rat race here in Melbourne is a tough one to win. A constant struggle against deadlines, shitty colleagues, undependable public transport and unpredictable weather. So when the working week has beat you down, it's comforting to know that a host of the cities best and brightest bands have taken up residence at the Curtin each Saturday afternoon at New Lease. Blow away the cobwebs off Friday night and enjoy an eclectic mix of bands that together form the diverse Melbourne music world in the front bar.

BANDS WHO'VE PLAYED NEW LEASE - TERRY + LEATHER LICKERS + TOTALLY MILD (SOLO) + TWO STEPS ON THE WATER + SCOTT & CHARLENE'S WEDDING + MIGHTY BOYS + VACUUM +++++

SATURDAY 25 JUNE

TIPRATS 'Eagle Up To Yourself' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Luna Ghost + No Waves + Marathon

Melbourne’s junk-pop slackers TIPRATS have been burrowed away putting the finishing touches on their much anticipated debut LP Eagle Up To Yourself. The album is full of gristle, realness and emotion. The live show was once described as being on par with a haloumi cheese pie, honest, reliable, delicious. TIPRATS will be joined by shoegazers LUNA GHOST, surfin’ NO WAVES and newly formed janglers MARATHON with their debut show.


THURSDAY 30 JUNE

MASCO SOUND SYSTEM

w. guests

After wowing crowds for the past year with their unique blend of progressive analogue dance music and live improvised painting, Masco Sound System are set to release their first EP recorded live at the Northcote Social Club. The EP is being released for digital download and on limited edition 12" vinyl that will be available on the night. This promises to be a raucous celebration of life, love and good vibes. Joined by some very special guests this is one show you definitely don't want to miss.

FRIDAY 8 JULY

BV (formerly BLACK VANILLA) 'HUH' SINGLE LAUNCH

w. guests

It's time for BV to make anew. Make amends. It's been a long time, we know. We promise this time it'll be for real. BV. It's not short for anything. This is the real us. The whole shebang, as it were. Full frontal. You get the picture, let's hope.

We have a song for you called "Huh". Hamish Dixon from Cliques on the mix. It is about the world we surround ourselves in. Somehow, while we're passively summoning our own destruction, we can be optimistic by making ourselves collective, creating solidarity. Where better to do this than at the club? BV has hope. And now, we have music to give you, to prove to you that this is for real. Therefore, when we hit the stage, it's no lie. Come and exchange with us a little time. To you we give our voices. Together, we grow forth.

SATURDAY 16 JULY

HEY GERONIMO 'Crashing Into The Sun' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. guests

Brisbane outfit Hey Geronimo are set to give music fans their chance to hear the explosion of music from their debut album, ‘Crashing Into The Sun’ played live for the first time. Since forming several years ago, Hey Geronimo have developed a formidable reputation for their live show. This show follows over sixty-thousand views online and strong radio support on Triple J for the album’s debut track, Boredom. You can expect a dizzying night of warped rock when Hey Geronimo hit the stage.

TICKETS $12.00 + $1.50 bf // More on the door if available


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DOORS 8:00PM


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Check out the Single 'BOREDOM'

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST

SCREAMING FEMALES (NEW JERSEY)
w. guests

Twenty-fifteen marked a lot of milestones for one of America’s most critically acclaimed underground punk bands, Screaming Females. They released their sixth full-length album, Rose Mountain via Don Giovanni Records, worked for the first time with an outside producer, hit quadruple digits on the live show front and marked their ten-year anniversary as a band. Today, Screaming Females are excited to announce their debut Australian tour and to celebrate, they’ll release an exclusive Australian tour edition of Rose Mountain, with B-sides and demos, available on July 22nd digitally and only in Australia.

Equal parts Dinosaur Jr and Sleater-Kinney, the trio of Marissa Paternoster (guitar/vocals), Michael Abbate (bass) and Jarrett Dougherty (drums), ten years on, are still as hard working and viciously independent as they were when they began in 2005. Paternoster’s vocals have been likened to those of Corin Tucker in the way they wither and howl with a vibrato that blows minds time and again, while her shredding guitar abilities have seen her named in SPIN Magazine’s “Top 100 Guitarists Of All Time.”

Tickets $25 + $2bf ON SALE NOW

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DOORS 8:00PM


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SCREAMING FEMALES & GARBAGE COVER PATTI SMITH'S 'BECAUSE THE NIGHT'

THURSDAY 25 AUGUST

BABY BLUE single launch

w The Luke Brennan Trip + Ali E (full band)

Beginning as a solo project for Melbourne’s Rhea Caldwell, Baby Blue has since grown into a rocking, rollicking three-piece combining 60’s rock, folk, and pop. Baby Blue’s songs still retain the folk backbone – that storytelling, those intimate moments – but have grown to an electrifying roar. Guitarist Fabian Hunter’s fretwork complements Caldwell’s ear for melody while drummer Nathanael Riley’s playful beat locks audience feet into a swinging groove. Join them in Launching their second single 'Bit Slow' with special guests to be announced soon.

"Even solo and starting out, Caldwell's lyrics and rich vocals stuck in the craw. Now a three-peice and with a debut single, Baby Blue are starting to make noise around the traps. With the combination of Fabian Hunters surfy noodling, Nathanael Riley's effortless beat-keeping and Caldwell's captivating lyricism, it's easy to see why." - Jake Cleland, Strine WHINE.

FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

THE GOOCH PALMS (Newcastle / L.A.) AUSTRALIAN ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

w. guests

Fresh off tour with punk-rock juggernauts, Violent Soho, The Gooch Palms are excited to announce they’ll be back on home soil this August to celebrate the release of their sophomore album Introverted Extroverts, with an Australian tour and unveil the video clip to stand out track “Ask Me Why.” Introverted Extroverts is the ambitious new rock album by the Los Angeles-based, but still Newcastle through-and-through, The Gooch Palms. While keeping the band’s origin of cheeky, Newcastle-punk in the forefront, Introverted Extroverts sees The Gooch Palms get smarter, denser, and a hell of a lot more catchy.
"The Gooch Palms Leroy Macqueen and Kat Friend are a total party band. They sing bubblegum-flavored garage rock songs... with absurdly catchy "wooo ooooh, waahhh AI YAH YAAAH" doo-wop melodies.” – Pitchfork “

Tickets $20+ $2bf On Sale Now

$25 On The Door If Still Available

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DOORS 8:00PM


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NEW CLIP by THE GOOCH PALMS

FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER

CHASTITY BELT (SEATTLE)

w. guests

Chastity Belt are on their way to Australia for the very first time. The Seattle four-piece are set to charm their Australian audience with a sturdy back catalogue of impressive material taken from Time To Go Home & No Regrets, while also providing a taste of what’s about to come from their much anticipated forthcoming album.

While reclaiming language historically used against women, Chastity Belt are constantly entertaining. Producing endless quotable lyrics of boredom, going out, getting laid and more importantly, gender inequality - Built on a foundation of post-post-punk energy, jagged rhythms and instrumental moves that couldn’t be anyone else’s.

FIRST RELEASE TICKETS $20.00 + $2 bf //
2nd Release Tickets $25 + $2bf //
$30 On The Door If Available


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DOORS 8:00PM


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Check out 'Joke' On Hardly Art

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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