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CARLTON VIC
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GIGS

TUESDAY 12 JUNE

MUSIC VICTORIA & APRA AMCOS PRESENT..
Bands, Budgets and Balancing The Books

It’s tax time, which means one thing: we need to talk money. Join APRA AMCOS and Music Victoria at a practical session aimed at helping you keep track of your cash, create a tour budget and prepare a tax return. As the end of the financial year approaches, this is a vital session for artists, managers and small music business owners looking to make the most out of their money. Bookings essential!

FREE for Music Victoria and APRA AMCOS members.

$10/$8 (concession). Cash tickets available on the door. If a MV member, you will be asked for your MV membership number at the door.

6PM - 8PM
FREE FOR MUSIC VICTORIA & APRA MEMBERS


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NON MEMBERS $8 CONCESSION

NON MEMBERS GENERAL $10


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FRIDAY 15 JUNE

Karen From Finance Hosts

An Evening with TAMMIE BROWN & guests

Benefits!! Prepare to get Clam Happy as ITD Events and Karen From Finance welcome back to Melbourne for one night only the OG Tammie Brown!
Beginning as a fixture of the Southern Californian drag scene, Tammie (with an I.E.) first blasted to stardom after her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1. A clear crowd favourite, Tammie went on to compete on the first season of All Stars and continued to take over the world with her insanely original music and a series of movies that need to be seen to be believed.
After guesting on a national tour with the current reining All Star Trixie Mattel, Tammie Brown will be Walking Children in Nature back in Melbourne for one night only for an intimate evening of shows, songs and stories hosted by Melbourne’s own Karen From Finance. “Did I tell you about the time that I found a dead body?”

Limited tickets, including meet and greets, are available now right here.

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FRIDAY 22 JUNE

CHINA BEACH 'Higher & Higher' LAUNCH

with Karate Boogaloo
+ The Mumas

China Beach are bringing their special blend of Disco Funk to the John Curtin on the 22nd of June to take things "Higher and Higher' the title of their second single. Celebrating "My Mind' their first single with a sold-out crowd at Bar 303; the China Beach crew are ready to get just as steamy. With another round of strong supports including one half The Cactus Channel, four piece soul sensation Karate Boogaloo and eight-piece soul, RnB and funky fem-hop group The Mumas to get you grooving. China Beach guarantees an all out, funky wild disco dance party.

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Higher & Higher soon but My Mind is HERE

SATURDAY 23 JUNE

FÖLLAKZOID (Chile)

with Buried Feather
+ Ela Stiles

FÖLLAKZOID bring their inimitable international psychedelic perfection to the Curtin this June! All the way from Santiago, Chile, and absolutely one of the finest psychedelic outfits in the world today, Diego, Juan Pablo, and Domingo perform one night only in Melbourne for a show that can not be missed by any fan of pure bliss and altered states. Heavily informed by the heritage of the ancient music of the Andes, the band has learned to integrate this influence with contemporary sounds of their times, creating a rich yet minimal atmosphere. On the books, they are a psych-pop band, experienced live, they are a travellers of the mind, guiding spirits and earthly energies to the forefront creating musical enlightenment everywhere they play.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see some authentic and incendiary Chilean psych as FÖLLAKZOID make their only Melbourne appearance at the Curtin!

SATURDAY 30 JUNE

TOTALLY AWESOME DANCE PARTY!

with Phatty Phatty Tub Tub!!
MzRizk
Nkechi

Totally Awesome Dance Party is taking you back to a simpler time, where the dance floor was your place to escape... No Phones, No Distractions... Just the Dance... Taking you on a musical journey of all of your favourite hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s will be the outernational sensation Phatty Phatty Tub Tub!! Phatty's exercise mixtapes motivate you to believe in and love yourself, soundtracking your way into euphoric happiness! Joining Phatty will be MzRizk, Nkechi and another local legend!

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SUNDAY 1 JULY

CURTIN COMEDY

featuring..
Ben Russell – Seen on ABC & Golden Gibbo Nominee
Sonia Di Iorio – Spleen Comic of the Year 2017
Charity Werk – New kid on the block and killing it
Nat Harris - Seen on ABC and Foxtel

Quit crying in the shower and come join us at The Curtin for the second installment of Curtain Comedy, showcasing some of Australia’s best alternative comedians every month.

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WEDNESDAY 4 JULY

JAYDEAN
+ W.M.N (Adel) *EP LAUNCH*
+ KÖDA

Brace yourself for a night of soul, RnB, spoken word and electric fun from the likes of KÖDA, W.M.N and Jaydean, three very diverse and unique acts coming together, to bend the genres and push boundaries. All female, ADL based band W.M.N (pronounced woman) are bringing their self-appointed genre of ‘electric mixed with acoustic and a touch of spoken word,’ up to Melbourne to team up with the bubbly yet fierce personality that is KÖDA, with her raw talent and rhythmic diversity she’ll have you begging for more. Last but certainly not least on the line up we have the incredible up and coming soul singer Jaydean. With a voice like no other, he’ll be tugging at the heart strings you didn’t even know you had. Put it in your calendars, if you already have plans, cancel, or bring your plans to The Curtin. You’ll be kicking yourself if you miss this night of vulnerability and powerhouse vocals.

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THURSDAY 5 JULY

Factoid & Liquid Architecture present:
DUAL ft. OPERANT (Berlin) + Eexxppoann (Seoul)
with Lucy Cliche
+ Kangaroo Skull
Bead

Factoid, Liquid Architecture, and Trait Records present DUAL: An event exposing the relationships between electronic music and our bodies and minds. Electronic dance music can produce such different reactions from audiences, from deep contemplation to unrestrained movement. In this way, it is a means to exploring the connection we have with both our psyche and physicality. Sitting on the line between techno and industrial noise, and therefore between movement and intellect, are OPERANT (Berlin) and Eexxppoann (Seoul) who will lead the way into an exploration of mind and matter.

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Doors 7:30PM
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Ultimate destruction or ultimate transcendence ensues

FRIDAY 6 JULY

BABY BLUE EP LAUNCH

with The Ocean Party
+ Emilee South

Baby Blue have been producing 70’s garage with a hint of doo-wop and blues for merely a year or so, and they’ve already earned their stripes as leaders among the local indie scene. Building on steady momentum gained since the release of their debut EP 'In My Mind’ last year, the time travelling four piece are excited to present their anticipated sophomore EP "Do What You Like" via Neat Lawn.

Led by Rhea Caldwell with members of Courtney Barnett, Coastbusters and 19th Century Strongmen, Baby Blue offers frank confessions and unabashed tales of intimate moments atop a distinct surf-garage-pop sound and is ultimately a marker for Rhea Caldwell’s progress as both a songwriter and human. With the trials and triumphs she faces finding their place in songs that appeal from the first instant, there's zero pretension at play, just a desire to connect with others and make sense of the world through music.

Establishing themselves as a live force, Baby Blue have played relentlessly around town in their short time together, with a strong fan base continuing to build in tow. The four piece will launch 'Do What You Like' with a run of live performances across the country this July.

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Doo-Wop Pop! I Like You drops!

SATURDAY 7 JULY

A STRANGE DAY ALBUM LAUNCH

with TV Haze
+ The Blinds

A STRANGE DAY are releasing their self-titled debut 12" LP "ASD", performing their unique blend of Shoegaze / Electronica as a full band line-up to add to their already huge and ethereal wall of sound. Joining them are local legends and no frills indie-rockers TV HAZE fresh from their latest release "Circle The Sun" and THE BLINDS with their much loved Australiana garage-rock stylings.

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ASD DEBUT IS OUT NOW

FRIDAY 20 JULY

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE

with Leah Senior (band)

Some say it is the true sign of an artist is when they can walk onto a stage with nothing for company but an acoustic guitar and harmonica, and deliver a performance, from start to finish, so real that it simply blows you away. Justin Townes Earle has been doing this for the best part of 10 years now and will return to this stripped back show when he returns to Australia, his second home, in July.

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SATURDAY 21 JULY 3PM MATINEE

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE

with Jess Riberio (band)

Some say it is the true sign of an artist is when they can walk onto a stage with nothing for company but an acoustic guitar and harmonica, and deliver a performance, from start to finish, so real that it simply blows you away. Justin Townes Earle has been doing this for the best part of 10 years now and will return to this stripped back show when he returns to Australia, his second home, in July.

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MATINEE - 3PM DOORS
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SATURDAY 21 JULY

VULGARGRAD
with Cyclo Timik

VulgarGrad turn up when and where you least expect them to, like thieves in the night or other unwanted guests. Now here they are for their first venue show of 2018 and first ever gig at the Curtin. The vulgar guys and gals have been lying low finishing off their long-awaited 2nd (or is it 3rd?) album – to be released later in the year – so this might well be your last chance to catch their rough-as-guts Russian crime songs till then.

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DOORS 8PM


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SATURDAY 28 JULY

PUTA MADRE BROTHERS.. To Always Return Again From The Desert To The Disco

w. guests

PUTA MADRE BROTHERS return to steal your cigarettes and light your girlfriends on fire for the only show this year on July 28th at John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. Come go-go disco fake-Mexican stylee with the only band on planet earth where three gringo men with tight greased hair play three sharp guitars and three boom-bam drumkits simultaneously and get it right! And tight! AND!!! In honour of their 10th year anniversary they release a limited edition 5 song hip-hop 7” record on the night also. Only 100 copies. Never before seen! The Nuevo-huevo! With special guests: creepy boogie saxophone drum jam SLUDGE PARTY and lo-fidelic psychedelia from THE FIX UPS! and even maybe a trumpet!

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Doors 8:30PM

SUNDAY 29 JULY


DOORS 3PM
B.B. & THE BLIPS
+ NASHO
+ PHOTOGENIC
+ THE UV RACE
+ VAMPIRE

The Curtin heats up for a heavy afternoon of punk in the middle of winter with mates from Sydney, BB and the Blips, Nasho and Photogenic invading the band room. BB and the Blips smashed it in the front bar last year during Maggot Fest with their rough and dizzying vocals. While Nashos live show and release of 'demo' last year scored them plenty of Melbourne fans. With rarely seen local legends The Uv Race on the bill and Vampire opening the afternoon, get around the commotion.

SUNDAY 5 AUGUST

DAVIDSON BROTHERS MID WINTER BLUEGRASS PARTY

with Pete Denahy Band
Collingwood Casanovas
Liam Gerner
Burr Daisy Stringband

Join the Davidson Brothers for a special event as they return to Melbourne after recently winning their forth & fifth Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth and selling out shows across the country. Sharing the stage with them for one huge bluegrass party, will be a line-up of handpicked Victorian acoustic acts including the Pete Denahy Band, Collingwood Casanovas, Burr Daisy Stringband and Liam Gerner. An evening of fine picking, singing and all round good times not to be missed!

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DOORS 5:30PM


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Live at the 2018 Australian Country Music Awards

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST

THE TROPES 'Bottom Of The Ocean' ALBUM LAUNCH

with Suss Cunts
+ Loobs
+ Leah Senior

After three years of songwriting and refining their live set, The Tropes are ready to launch their debut album Bottom Of The Ocean. Beginning in the shadow of a long-term relationship bust-up the lyrics ponder the simultaneous joys and strains of human connections. They also tackle the themes of identity and self esteem. Musically the album draws heavily from Garage and Power Pop attitudes, being staunchly economical in composition and duration.
For this most special of occasions The Tropes have asked some of their closest allies to lend support on the night. Suss Cunts have made an enormous impact in Melbourne and beyond with their high energy live performances. Songs that are at times satirical, nostalgic and immediately memorable. Loobs keep getting stronger with every moment. flying off the back of their recently released debut album they continue winning hearts with their post punk prowess. Leah Senior has been playing for a number of years and has refined her gentle melancholy into something that never ceases to amaze every time it is witnessed. Heart strings will be pulled.

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THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

LIARS (USA)

with guests

Liars have, as a matter of course, sounded radically different with each album, pursuing new concepts and occupying diverse mindsets. The band constantly blurs the lines between electronic and acoustic, between experimental impulse and addictive pop sensibility. Called "Smirking punk-funk, acerbic drone-dance, existentialist bar rock, and disquieting synth pop” (Pitchfork), Liars promise an energetic evening full of sampled elements, heavily processed sounds, “real” instruments, and abstract pop-y fun.

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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.

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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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