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GIGS

TUESDAY 14 MARCH


MARLON WILLIAMS & THE YARRA BENDERS

Marlon & The Yarra Benders play their first Melbourne headline show in over a year, road testing new songs before heading into the studio to record his sophomore album.
Most of these songs will be played for the first time live, and many are still being re-worked and written so it will be a rare chance to hear songs in their freshest form.
Marlon's debut album was released in 2015 to global acclaim, and took him around the world with sold out tours, major festivals appearances at Austin City Limits, Latitude, Splendour In The Grass and Falls, and television performances on Conan, and Later with Jools Holland. The album was nominated for an ARIA award and Marlon won Best Male and Best Alternative Album at the New Zealand Music Awards.

Dont miss this very special, and intimate show with Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders.

*** PELASE NOTE: LIVE RECORDING & PHOTOS ARE STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED AT THIS SHOW. DOING SO WILL RESULT IN BEING EJECTED FROM THE VENUE. WE APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CASUED **

3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 18 MARCH

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

CLOSET DISCO QUEEN (SWISS) + MAKE MORE + SPIT

New Lease is curated by a bunch of band members. It's our way of indulging ourselves with new local music that we want to hear and share. Genres will cover rock, punk, swamp, pop, dark folk, electronic, garage and occasionally some metal.. basically, if it's live, alt and we like it, you'll see it on New Lease. Free music and $13 jugs of Coopers on the regular.

THIS WEEK - International guests, Swiss noise rock duo Closet Disco Queen w. Make More + Spit

SATURDAY 18 MARCH

CAPTAIN MOONLITE

Captain Moonlite is an indie queer pub night (straight friendly). We play songs off chunky laptops with clunky crossfades.
Captain Moonlite is a not-for-profit.


DOORS AT 9PM
FREE ENTRY & DRINK SPECIALS BEFORE 10PM / $10 ENTRY AFTER

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FRIDAY 24 MARCH


LINCOLN LE FEVRE & THE INSIDERS 'Useless Shit' SINGLE LAUNCH TOUR

Jess Locke + Self Talk

LINCOLN LE FEVRE & THE INSIDERS have shed the country-emo of 2012’s Resonation and have plugged the telecasters back into the Marshall stacks to play a bunch of new tracks from their forthcoming album Come Undone. Joining them will be Jess Locke fresh from their tour with Paul Dempsey, and the inspired pop-rock of Self Talk.

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3PM - 6PM SATURDAY 25 MARCH

NEW LEASE - FREE - IN THE PUBLIC BAR

RAYZA + DOUBLE MARATHON + CAKEFIGHT

New Lease is curated by a bunch of band members. It's our way of indulging ourselves with new local music that we want to hear and share. Genres will cover rock, punk, swamp, pop, dark folk, electronic, garage and occasionally some metal.. basically, if it's live, alt and we like it, you'll see it on New Lease. Free music and $13 jugs of Coopers on the regular.

THIS WEEK - RAYZA + DOUBLE MARATHON + CAKEFIGHT

SATURDAY 25 MARCH

SEND OUR KAREN FROM FINANCE TO RuPaul's Drag Con, LA HOLLYWOOD FUNDRAISING EXTRAVAGANZA

featuring KAREN + Agent Cleave + Polly Filla + Dandrogyny + Becky Lou + Dolly Diamond + Clara Cupcakes + Dean Arcuri + Thomas Jaspers + Sasha Starr + Philmah Bocks + Valerie Hex + Hannie Helsden + Tanzer + James Andrews + Beni Lola & more!

This April our beloved Karen From Finance is jumping on the Drag Race bandwagon and heading to RuPaul's Drag Con in Los Angeles! To help her to get it there, she is throwing this Fundraising Extravaganza. The event is linked to a Go Fund Me campaign. The theme of the party is HOLLYWOOD, and fabulous prizes will be given out to the best-dressed 'celebrity' that arrives on the red carpet. There is an incredible lineup of performers appearing at the event, including Agent Cleave, Polly Filla, Dandrogyny, Becky Lou, Dolly Diamond, Clara Cupcakes, Dean Arcuri, Thomas Jaspers, Sasha Starr, Philmah Bocks, Valerie Hex, Hannie Helsden, Tanzer, James Andrews, Beni Lola and more!

WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH

****2nd SHOW****

Visions & Spinning Top Present

GUM 'Flash In The Pan' TOUR

w. Mossy + more

GUM is the solo project of Jay Watson, who's a member of both Tame Impala and POND. The Australian psych-pop musician released a new GUM album in late 2016 via Spinning Top Music. Flash in the Pan is the follow-up to 2015's Glamorous Damage. The first single, 'Gemini' was the first song recorded for the album, and probably the most immediate according to Watson, "I'm not really a fan of star signs. It's kind of a song about people pinning stuff happening in their lives on things like star signs and religion. I am a Gemini though, so there's the bipolar/duality thing in there is as well."

GUM is returning home to support the new album and play the Visions Circuit shows in Melbourne / Brisbane & Sydney – catch him at The Curtin on Thursday March 30th.

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DOORS 8:00PM

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STREAM THE WHOLE ALBUM IN ALL ITS PSYCHED OUT BEAUTY

THURSDAY 30 MARCH

***SOLD OUT*** NEW SHOW ANNOUNCED

Visions & Spinning Top Present

GUM 'Flash In The Pan' TOUR

w. Pretty City + Mossy + Deep Sea Arcade DJs

GUM is the solo project of Jay Watson, who's a member of both Tame Impala and POND. The Australian psych-pop musician released a new GUM album in late 2016 via Spinning Top Music. Flash in the Pan is the follow-up to 2015's Glamorous Damage. The first single, 'Gemini' was the first song recorded for the album, and probably the most immediate according to Watson, "I'm not really a fan of star signs. It's kind of a song about people pinning stuff happening in their lives on things like star signs and religion. I am a Gemini though, so there's the bipolar/duality thing in there is as well."

GUM is returning home to support the new album and play the Visions Circuit shows in Melbourne / Brisbane & Sydney – catch him at The Curtin on Thursday March 30th.

FRIDAY 31 MARCH

SCOTDRAKULA 'A Giant Spider' ALBUM LAUNCH

w/ guests Hi Tec Emotions + Loobs + Doona Waves + Scott & Charlene's Wedding DJ Set

Melbourne garage angels, ScotDrakula, are back in town to play their only 2017 show and launch their new record, ‘A Giant Spider’. The show will be a homecoming for the band after drummer, Evianne and bassist, Dove moved cities. The last Melbourne show they played was an absolute belter at the Curtin and to help them celebrate this time they have roped in some of Melbourne’s finest, TBC, Hi-Tec Emotions, Doona Waves and Scott & Charlene’s Wedding DJs.

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SATURDAY 1 APRIL

Secret Sounds & XIII Touring Present

HONEYBLOOD (UK)

w. very special guests TOTALLY MILD

Honeyblood announce Australian dates in support of album Babes Never Die.

Glaswegian alt-rock duo Honeyblood consists of Stina Tweeddale on guitar/vocals and Cat Myers on drums. Having recently released their second album Babes Never Die, Honeyblood have announced their first trip to Australia.

Having signed to Fat Cat, the band released their self titled debut in 2014, which crash-landed into many of the year’s most revered Best Of lists, with near-perfect score reviews from everyone from NME to DIY, and Mojo to Uncut. After touring with the Foo Fighters and Wolf Alice in 2015, Honeyblood returned to the studio with producer James Dring (Jamie T, Gorillaz). The band's fiery second album, Babes Never Die, arrived November 2016 through Fat Cat/Cooking Vinyl. Their music is driven through tightly-bound instrumentals and laced with the sheer strength and beauty of Stina's voice. The songs resonate with deep melodic hooks and the kind of effortless charm that've drawn recent comparisons to the likes of Best Coast and Haim.

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FRIDAY 7 APRIL


ORION ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Spotting + Vacuum + Sistema En Decadencia + Crop Top

Sydney's Orion are heading to Melbourne in April to launch their recently released self titled debut album on Cool Death Records. The post-punk quartet have been on high rotation across the country since the album dropped in February.

Orion take feelings that have been long left to gestate, and let them escape with torque. Vocalist Yuta Matsumura, guitarist Chris Colla, bassist Kerem Daldal, and synth player Sarah Davis have previously explored misanthropy and thuggery with Oily Boys, Whores, Low Life and M.O.B., but Orion has the Sydney four-piece take on pop music, albeit with the subtly aggressive air you’d expect of their lineage. Through a programmed drum machine, flange-laden guitars and bass hooks as infectious as their vocal melodies, Orion pair restless anxieties with surges of emotion. Known for their zealous local following in Sydney, Orion lead their audiences to physical reactions on par with the hardcore acts they grew up with in Sydney’s underground, and this record captures that: regret you can relate to, and bitterness you’d rather not be reminded of. - (Max Easton - Crawlspace, Mess & Noise, Tempered Journal).

We're excited to see them take the stage in Melbourne for the first time in nearly a year.

SATURDAY 8 APRIL

SPLIT SINGLES CLUB LAUNCH Milk! Records x Bedroom Suck!
LIVE: Blank Realm + Jade Imagine + Dag + Lehmann B. Smith + Primo + Hachiku

All the best things come in pairs: spaghetti and meatballs, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and now Bedroom Suck and Milk! Records. Motivated by friendship, music and a contagious need to share the combination of those two things with the world, the independent Australian record labels are teaming up for the first time and sending the results directly to your mailbox.

Split Singles Club is a new subscriber-only 7" singles club, curated by the two labels and featuring a range of different Aussie artists. For the inaugural season of Split Singles Club, the team at Bedroom Suck & Milk! have put together a showcase featuring Blank Realm, Jade Imagine, Dag, Lehmann B. Smith, Primo & Hachiku. The bands will join together for one night only in Melbourne to celebrate this new Australian collaboration.

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For more info on how to subscribe to Bedroom Suck & Milk's Split Singles Club, head to http://splitsingles.club

DOORS 7:00PM


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THURSDAY 13 APRIL (PUBLIC HOLIDAY EVE)

Love Police Present

STRAND OF OAKS (Phili) & ENDLESS BOOGIE (NY)

STRAND OF OAKS return to Oz with a magical fourth album of hard rock, melodic cruisers and emotional magic, their new long player “Hard Love”. Joining them on a double bill of very good times is the perennial ENDLESS BOOGIE. The New York gang make what is an annual trek now to follow in the footsteps of Lobby Lloyd, AC/DC and another other hard rocking, blues bursting rock and roll machine. Joined for first time down under with the incredible Matt Sweeney on guitar, the 5 piece energy of Endless Boogie is wildly satisfying.

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THE BOOGIE RETURNS!!

THURSDAY 20 APRIL

SONNY AND THE SUNSETS (SAN FRAN)
supported by Loose Tooth + Swim Team

San Francisco's Sonny & The Sunsets return to Australia as guests of Boogie Festival and are now excited to announce a second Melbourne sideshow — this time at The Curtin on Thursday, April 20. Birthed from the sand, the surf, and twilight campfires down in San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, Sonny & the Sunsets’ busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo-wop's otherworldly despair, a dose of goofball humour from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman. Helmed by the singer/songwriter, playwright, author, illustrator and onetime troubadour Sonny Smith, The Sunsets have featured a revolving door line-up over the years, and for this brief Australian visit will include esteemed locals Steph Hughes (Dick Diver, Boomgates) and Mark Monnone (Tim Richmond Group, Mighty Duke & the Lords).

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TOO YOUNG TO BURN!!

FRIDAY 21 APRIL

YOLLKS 'Substance' SINGLE LAUNCH

w/ Elkkle + Ocdantar + Aphir

Minimalist electronic babe Yollks popped into the music scene mid 2016 with her debut single ‘Return To Sender’. Spending the last 6 months developing her sound and production skills Yollks brings you her second track ‘Substance’, launching it at The Curtin on April 21 with pals Elkkle, Ocdantar and Aphir. Be prepared for a night of true moody electronic bliss!

$5 for every presale sold will be donated to HoMie

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MONDAY 24 APRIL

***ANZAC EVE***

Across The Ditch

SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION FLATS
BABY BLUE
LOW TALK

On the 24th of April, a shining beacon of Tran-Tasman unity descends upon the John Curtin Bandroom. Laid back creepsters Low Talk, retro pop legends Baby Blue and troubadour rock ‘n’ rollers Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats; all bands with members from both sides of the pond, get together in a big old “let's not do that again” ANZAC eve blow out.

Witness first hand as these groups, divided by accent and yeast spread preference, put the sheep jokes aside to play hit after solid hit.

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FRIDAY 5 MAY


DWARVES AUSTRALIAN TOUR

w. guests

Throughout the 1990's and 2000's the Dwarves chaotic shows and incendiary interviews drew the attention of both underground and mainstream press and their bad reputation made them the band that simply would not die. While the faint-hearted withered in their seats, real rock fans squirmed with delight. And they've been squirming ever since. Now the Dwarves are back in Australia to warp a new generation. Teach your kids to worship Satan!

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FRI 19 MAY


**SOLD OUT**

2nd Show Announced

Strange Yonder + Contrary present ALLAH-LAS FIRST AUS TOUR

w. guests

Strange Yonder & Contrary today announce an East Coast tour by ALLAH-LAS (Los Angeles). Reaching Australian shores for the first time in May, the band will perform shows in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.

Allah-Las have released the new track, “Hereafter,” and an alternate take of the single “Autumn Dawn”, out February 17th on Mexican Summer. 

The band was formed in 2008 while three of the members were working at the legendary Amoeba Music record store. Their 2011 self-titled debut was nominated for independent album of the year by the A2IM Libbys. In 2014, their sophomore LP Worship The Sun received critical acclaim from The Los Angeles Times who said the album “…lets the band’s trippy vintage rock absorb all sorts of new Southern California influences. Latin drumming, L.A.’s midcentury avant-garde beach culture and Laurel Canyon harmonies.” 

In their third album, 2016’s Calico Review, Allah-Las experiment with new instrumentation adding violin, harpsichord and Mellotron to their sound.

On the road the band, has built a dedicated following with extensive, sold-out tours and high profile festival dates throughout North, Central, and South America, Europe, South Africa, Russia, Mexico and Israel, with a newly announced appearance at Coachella 2017.

“Cramming as much guts and passion as possible into three and a half minutes or  less—while burning it’s own path, with brooding, lonesome songs, tightly restrained  surf inflected musings on girls and freedom.” - The New Yorker   

“Los Angeles garage-rock gurus Allah-Las tap into an alternate reality where the world  is but a California dream.” - SPIN  

SAT 20 MAY


Strange Yonder + Contrary present

ALLAH-LAS FIRST AUS TOUR

w. guests

Strange Yonder & Contrary announce a 2nd Melbourne show for LA's treasured melancholic garage rock band, the Allah-Las. After selling out their first Melbourne show within just days fans have shown that they have been eagerly anticipating the band's first trip down under for a very long time.

Strange Yonder & Contrary today announce an East Coast tour by ALLAH-LAS (Los Angeles). Reaching Australian shores for the first time in May, the band will perform shows in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.

Allah-Las have released the new track, “Hereafter,” and an alternate take of the single “Autumn Dawn”, out February 17th on Mexican Summer. 

“Cramming as much guts and passion as possible into three and a half minutes or  less—while burning it’s own path, with brooding, lonesome songs, tightly restrained  surf inflected musings on girls and freedom.” - The New Yorker   

“Los Angeles garage-rock gurus Allah-Las tap into an alternate reality where the world  is but a California dream.” - SPIN  

SUNDAY 28 MAY


GABRIEL O PENSADOR (BRAZIL)

plus special guests

Brazilian rapper, writer and composer, Gabriel O Pensador will play The John Curtin Hotel on Sunday 28th May as the venue converts it's bandroom and downstairs bar into an all day Brazilian Party. Known for his intellectual lyrics which speak of activism, and issues of race, politics, social problems, and the Catholic church, Gabriel O Pensador will be sure to put on a show for Melbourne fans. Local DJs and bands joining Gabriel O Pensador to be announced.

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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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