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THURSDAY 16 AUGUST

BILLY DAVIS & THE GOOD LORDS

Swell + 3K

Over his short career, Billy Davis has introduced himself to new fans with his exciting blend of hip-hop/RnB and gained support from around the world. Billy Davis and his band the Good Lords featuring up to 11 members is a “hidden gem, the kind of funk, jazz, electronic and hip-hop is really unlike any combination of genres we’ve heard” (Hilly Dilly). They’ve shared the stage with Anderson Paak, NoName and Blackalicious and appeared at Australia’s most prominent festivals. A sought-after session musician in his own right (Lending to Goldlink’s live version), Billy Davis has spent the last couple of years immersing himself into the fruitful local neo-soul & hip-hop scene. His first release, the Bad Ending Mixtape, was released last year to a burst of local fanfare. His Debut album A Family Portrait is ‘a funkadelic hybrid of soul and hip-hop that is of the here and now’ (High Snobiety) and has been a breath of fresh air on the Australian music scene.

$10 + $2BF

8PM

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Rebel Yell

SATURDAY 18 AUGUST

CULT LOCKER # 2 featuring

LIVE - REBEL YELL + V (BERLIN)

DJs - Xerstorkitte (Syd) + NUN vs Bitumen djs + Miles Brown + Kate Fox

Thereminist and Melbourne goth icon Miles Brown and underground high-priestess Kate Fox present their bi-monthly club night for the weirdos, mister. Specialising in cult art fashion and sound, expect dark dance favourites in the vein of Goth, Post-Punk, Industrial & Wave, along with mind-expanding exotic matter ‘til well beyond the witching hour.

This August we’re excited to announce a killer lineup including Rebel Yell (Brisbane) and V (Berlin) live, along with Xerstorkitte (Sydney), NUN DJs, Miles Brown and Kate Fox on the decks. Join us and transcend this mortal coil.

EARLY BIRD TIX $13 + $2BF

8PM

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Now sound

WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST

NOW SOUND ENCORE SCREENING

Melbourne's Listening..

Famously known as the live music capital of the world, Melbourne has achieved iconic status. Director Tobias Willis, along with producer and music journalist Marcus Rimondini, deliver a vibrant homage to this subculture with Now Sound: Melbourne’s Listening, an immersive capsule of Melbourne indie music: the musicians, festivals, independent radio, stages, labels, rallies, record stores and personalities. It’s an insider’s perspective on what makes Melbourne so special, while refusing to shy away from the issues, addressing gender imbalance and gentrification.

Featuring appearances by and interviews with Jen Cloher, Kirin J Callinan, Courtney Barnett, Client Liaison and scores of Melbourne stars in the venues where it all happens, Now Sound: Melbourne’s Listening helps define one of the world’s most vibrant creative hubs.

“An intimate look into the city’s music community” – themusic.com.au

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THURSDAY 23 AUGUST

BILLY DAVIS & THE GOOD LORDS AUGUST RESIDENCY

Amin Payne + Mango

Over his short career, Billy Davis has introduced himself to new fans with his exciting blend of hip-hop/RnB and gained support from around the world. Billy Davis and his band the Good Lords featuring up to 11 members is a “hidden gem, the kind of funk, jazz, electronic and hip-hop is really unlike any combination of genres we’ve heard” (Hilly Dilly). They’ve shared the stage with Anderson Paak, NoName and Blackalicious and appeared at Australia’s most prominent festivals. A sought-after session musician in his own right (Lending to Goldlink’s live version), Billy Davis has spent the last couple of years immersing himself into the fruitful local neo-soul & hip-hop scene. His first release, the Bad Ending Mixtape, was released last year to a burst of local fanfare. His Debut album A Family Portrait is ‘a funkadelic hybrid of soul and hip-hop that is of the here and now’ (High Snobiety) and has been a breath of fresh air on the Australian music scene.

$10 + $2BF

8PM

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The Tropes

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.

$13 +$2BF || $15 On The Door If Available

8:00PM

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THE VELVET ADDICTION FT BOBBYROCK

SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST

THE VELVET ADDICTION

with guests

It’s been a wild couple years for The Velvet Addiction, their debut EP ‘Volume 1’ defining their instantly iconic style and sound with singles Take Me Back, I Won’t Go and Stuck On You, which landed the guys on the likes of MTV, RAGE & TRIPLE M, not to mention sold out shows and debuting on the international circuit! Now the efficinardos of Australian classic rock are ready to evolve with their sophomore EP ‘Volume 2 - Lost In The View’, a more refined, Australian take on the iconic sounds of 70’s rock and roll! Join the Melbourne men with the most swagger as they hit the Australian tour circuit in celebration of ‘Volume 2 - Lost In The View’ featuring roadtrip-ready singles Diamond In The Sky and Give It Up. The Velvet Addiction are super excited to be welcoming MTV’s ‘The Hills’ star Justin Bobby to Australia to special guest star across the tour with his band - Bobbyrock. BobbyrocK - a three-piece, punk rock outfit from California, USA, fronted by bad boy Bobby himself, packing all the ego and attitude he’s synonymous for. This band doesn’t disappoint, showcasing the roots of punk rock! After just finishing a US tour with 50 + dates, Bobbyrock are set to hit Australian soil for the first time!

$15 + $2BF || Or On Door If available

8:00PM

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Diamond In The Sky
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THURSDAY 30 AUGUST

BILLY DAVIS AUGUST RESIDENCY

10tendo + Jordan Dennis

Over his short career, Billy Davis has introduced himself to new fans with his exciting blend of hip-hop/RnB and gained support from around the world. Billy Davis and his band the Good Lords featuring up to 11 members is a “hidden gem, the kind of funk, jazz, electronic and hip-hop is really unlike any combination of genres we’ve heard” (Hilly Dilly). They’ve shared the stage with Anderson Paak, NoName and Blackalicious and appeared at Australia’s most prominent festivals. A sought-after session musician in his own right (Lending to Goldlink’s live version), Billy Davis has spent the last couple of years immersing himself into the fruitful local neo-soul & hip-hop scene. His first release, the Bad Ending Mixtape, was released last year to a burst of local fanfare. His Debut album A Family Portrait is ‘a funkadelic hybrid of soul and hip-hop that is of the here and now’ (High Snobiety) and has been a breath of fresh air on the Australian music scene.

$10 + $2BF

8PM

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pam

FRIDAY 31 AUGUST

PAM SALMON + BLACK SHE OAK

+ JUMPIN' JACK WILLIAMS

Bluesy rock and rollers Pam Salmon are bringing their huge sound to The Curtin! Consisting of a star-melbourne line-up from Melbourne based bands Draught Dodgers, Flyying Colours and Willow Darling to name a few. This is a guaranteed room mover. Joined by the exciting full band line-up debut of Black She Oak along with good friend and beloved Jumpin’ Jack Williams.

$10 TIX ON THE DOOR ONLY

DOORS 8PM



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FULTON ST

SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

FULTON STREET 'Problems & Pain' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. The Putbacks

After years of capturing hearts and lighting dance floors on fire, Fulton Street are ready to launch their debut album ‘Problems & Pain’ with an epic soul party at The Curtin. 7-piece band Fulton Street combine the classic elements of soul and R&B with powerhouse vocals, dynamic horns and a rock solid rhythm section to create an unforgettable live performance that will leave you breathless. Produced with Cookin’ On 3 Burners’ Ivan Khatchoyan, ‘Problems & Pain’ is a record that fills your ears with rich soul and sends a powerful message about race, identity and society directly to your heart.

Sorrento Moons (Front Bar Gig)

SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

Sorrento Moons (Front Bar Gig)

w. Chevaunne Keleher

Stretch your Saturday night into a Sunday arvo with the Sorrento Moons for not-one-but-two sunny Sunday afternoons of dreamy grooves and groovy moods at the Curtin Front Bar from 3pm. Free entry, Starring 4/9th’s of Melbourne’s fav nine piece Dorsal Fins & with special guests each week. Sunday Sept 9th with Chevaunne Keleher & Sunday Sept 16th with Sledgehammer.

FREE

3PM

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NICE BISCUIT

THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

NICE BISCUIT 'Digital Mountain' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Gena Rose Bruce + Girlatones

Brisbane six-piece psych-garage outfit Nice Biscuit announce a headline east coast tour this September in support of their debut album Digital Mountain. Recorded in the rural setting of Boonah in South East Queensland with Alistar Richardson (Zeferelli, Clea and The Cairos), this debut record is a solid DIY endeavour from the Brisbane band. Nice Biscuit have gained a reputation for a live show that you would not typically expect from a psych band. The twin femme fronted group contrasts heavy psychedelic instrumentals with double-barrelled harmonies and disco-inspired handmade costumes.

Nice Biscuit will bring their garage-glitz to The Curtin on Thursday 13th September.

All Seeing Hand

FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

Bone Soup & Contrary Present...

THE ALL SEEING HAND (NZ) 'Syntax Error' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. guests

NZ’s genre destroying sonic adventurers The All Seeing Hand will be swinging by Melbourne to showcase “Syntax Error” the band’s latest frequency bending production.

The trio of Alphabethead (turntables), Ben Knight (drums) and Jonny Marks (Mongolian throat singing) are known for hypnotising live shows that work the PA hard; with their full frequency bass-heavy sonic sculptures they create a whole body experience (literally) and foster an environment that enables one to enter into a transformative state.

Syntax Error is an album reflecting the cognitive dissonance of this very real dystopian future we are presently in; a time that is cracked as the code freezes in contradiction. The screens are jittering, the blocks of language losing meaning, the story of progress paused until the program changes and we can run again. We are living a Syntax Error. The Program is broken.

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DOORS 8PM

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FREYA

SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK 'Feral Fusion' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Spike Fuck + Hannah Blackburn

Freya Josephine Hollick finished 2017 with a new e.p, new single, 3 Age Music Victoria Award Nominations, a tour with Justin Townes Earle plus festival appearances at Nannup Music Festival, Boogie Festival , Gumball, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Kyneton Music Festival, Dorrigo Folk Bluegrass Festival, Out on the Weekend & Queenscliff Music Festival.

2018 sees her return with a brand new album, “Feral Fusion”, a blend of all things feral, sexy and sweet - a cosmic departure from her previous releases.

She launches it at the Curtin Bandroom Sat 15th Sept. with her full band and Spike Fuck & more TBA.

Sorrento Moons (Front Bar Gig)

SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

Sorrento Moons (Front Bar Gig)

w. Sledgehammer

Stretch your Saturday night into a Sunday arvo with the Sorrento Moons for not-one-but-two sunny Sunday afternoons of dreamy grooves and groovy moods at the Curtin Front Bar from 3pm. Free entry, Starring 4/9th’s of Melbourne’s fav nine piece Dorsal Fins & with special guests each week. Sunday Sept 9th with Chevaunne Keleher & Sunday Sept 16th with Sledgehammer.

FREE

3PM

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Between you and me

SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

BETWEEN YOU & ME 'Everything Is Temporary' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Yours Truly + Turn South

Off the back of their single tour in collaboration with AM/PM, Between You & Me are proud to announce a run of headline dates around Japan & Australia in celebration of their debut release ‘Everything Is Temporary.

The tour will allow the band to show a more personal side of them, showcasing an album that explores the concepts of loss, heartache, triumph and friendships and has been met by strong critical response globally including support from Kerrang, Rock Sound and Alt Press being described as “ten emotionally charged tracks delivered with a pop-punk gusto; everything seems fine on the surface but upon closer listening, the hard-hitting lyricism is sure to resonate and leave a sting with its honesty”.

LIARS

THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

LIARS (USA)

with Hexdebt + HTRK DJs

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.

$30 + $3BF || Or On Door If available

8:00PM

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The Grand Delusional
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FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER

PETER BIBBY 'Grand Champion' ALBUM LAUNCH

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Australia’s foremost maverick poet Peter Bibby returns with new single Work for Arseholes. The track will feature on his second studio album Grand Champion available Friday 28 September via Spinning Top Records | Caroline. To commemorate this arduous achievement, Bibby will tour the nation on a series of capital city and regional dates this October.

Work for Arseholes is a song about bad habits, self-reflection and pride, for better or worse. “I wrote it to make myself feel better about being a thirsty, unemployed insomniac whilst sitting in my bedroom in Northcote, Victoria. It didn’t make me feel that much better, however, I have, for the most part, avoided working for arseholes ever since and I see that as a great success,” says Bibby of the track.

A bastard of an album that is lucky to see the light of day, Grand Champion was recorded largely in Perth. “It was interrupted by a gruelling return trip across the Nullarbor from Perth-Melbourne in a car that would have been better as a storage container, taking two months rather than the expected two weeks. This was only one of many setbacks with the completion of this record however we got there in the end,” muses Bibby.

For the latest instalment of Bibby true-blue charm and storytelling, the Perth singer-songwriter will tour the nation backed by the disorderly Dog Act. Gallivanting across Australia and overseas, Bibby has collected a legion of faithful supporters armed with his 2017 single Medicine and debut album Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician.

$15 + $2BF || $20 On Door If Available

DOORS 8PM

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WHO ELSE IS GOING?

MATE, WHAT MORE CAN YOU SAY!
MATT JOE GOW  ALBUM LAUNCH

SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER

MATT JOE GOW 'Break, Rattle And Roll' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. James Ellis + Weeping Willows

From Queenscliff festival to boutique Americana festivals, from supporting The Jayhawks to Justin Townes Earle, Matt Joe Gow has built a simmering credibility to go along side the authentic Alt Country tones. Fresh off a tour with Grant Lee Phillips and an Age Music Victoria Nomination for Best Country album, Melbourne troubadour Matt Joe Gow along with his 6 piece band, brings his roaring Americana sound back to Melbourne for the release of his new highly anticipated album “Break, Rattle And Roll”. Support from James Ellis and Weeping Willows.

$15 + $2BF

DOORS 8PM

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Todd Rundgren

SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER

TODD RUNDGREN AUSTRALIA TOUR

w. guests

He’s the guy who has to his name production credits on some the greatest records of all time over a 50 year career such as The Band, The Psychedelic Furs, Badfinger, Cheap Trick, XTC, Hall & Oates, New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin. As well as a little record he took a gamble on by Meat Loaf called Bat Out Of Hell. He’s also arguably the biggest influence on the sound Kevin Parker honed for his band Tame Impala, as well as covered and sampled by the likes of Daft Punk, Hot Chip, The Avalanches.

In between all of that he made some records of his own, solo and with his bands Nazz and Utopia, which sit proudly amongst the heady company he kept on the other side of the control room window. Records such as A Wizard, A True Star, Something/Anything, Healing, and still as vital an artist as ever, having released his 550th solo release, White Knight, last year. Todd’s songs, I Saw The Light, Can We Still Be Friends, Love Is The Answer, Couldn’t I Just Tell You, Hello It’s Me and the first song ever played on MTV, Time Heals (yep it’s on the setlist) are more omnipresent than they’re given credit for. A true pop visionary.

He’s Todd Rundgren, and he’s returning to Australia for the first time in 5 years.

Davey Lane (of You Am I) is leading his Drunken Blue Roosters (Brett Wolfenden (drums), Tony Featherstone (keys) Luke Hodgson (bass) to bring Todd’s vision of space rock, mind-bending psychedelia, perfect power pop, lilting piano balladry to intense rock ’n roll to the stage for 4 very special shows in intimate venues across Australia.

TODD

TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER

TODD RUNDGREN AUSTRALIA TOUR

w. guests

COS YOU DEMANDED IT!! 2ND SHOW! He’s the guy who has to his name production credits on some the greatest records of all time over a 50 year career such as The Band, The Psychedelic Furs, Badfinger, Cheap Trick, XTC, Hall & Oates, New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin. As well as a little record he took a gamble on by Meat Loaf called Bat Out Of Hell. He’s also arguably the biggest influence on the sound Kevin Parker honed for his band Tame Impala, as well as covered and sampled by the likes of Daft Punk, Hot Chip, The Avalanches.

In between all of that he made some records of his own, solo and with his bands Nazz and Utopia, which sit proudly amongst the heady company he kept on the other side of the control room window. Records such as A Wizard, A True Star, Something/Anything, Healing, and still as vital an artist as ever, having released his 550th solo release, White Knight, last year. Todd’s songs, I Saw The Light, Can We Still Be Friends, Love Is The Answer, Couldn’t I Just Tell You, Hello It’s Me and the first song ever played on MTV, Time Heals (yep it’s on the setlist) are more omnipresent than they’re given credit for. A true pop visionary.

He’s Todd Rundgren, and he’s returning to Australia for the first time in 5 years.

Davey Lane (of You Am I) is leading his Drunken Blue Roosters (Brett Wolfenden (drums), Tony Featherstone (keys) Luke Hodgson (bass) to bring Todd’s vision of space rock, mind-bending psychedelia, perfect power pop, lilting piano balladry to intense rock ’n roll to the stage for 4 very special shows in intimate venues across Australia.

SHEPPARTON Airplane live at the Curtin on Cup Eve

MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER

SHEPPARTON AIRPLANE - live at the Curtin on Cup Eve

w. special guests

Shepparton Airplane released Almurta, their second album in June. The Courier-Mail described it as an, “eclectic blend of ’80s and ’90s post-punk and beer-soaked Oz rock”, and The Australian heralding it as, “wiry lo-fi post-punk in the vein of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Minutemen and Fugazi.” Shepparton Airplane are performing live at the Curtin Hotel on Melbourne Cup Eve, to blast through a set of their, post-punk, oz rock, shoegaze, dancefloor hits. Come experience it for yourself with the added joy of taking the Tuesday off.

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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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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