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29 Lygon Street
CARLTON VIC
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GIGS

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER

MISS DESTINY 'Ice Queen' SINGLE LAUNCH

with UV Race + The Faculty

Christmas is coming early this December when MISS DESTINY - the meanest rock n roll band in town hit the Curtin to sting you where it hurts with the launch of their new single ICE QUEEN. With razor sharp guitars, filthy vocals and a hammering rhythm section, Miss Destiny make it clear that they're in no mood to deal with your funny business. Joining them on the night are the one and only UV RACE, Melbourne's MVPs of proto punk, along with new brats in rock, THE FACULTY. It's a triple headed snake of rock n roll lineup you do not wanna miss. MISS DESTINY 7 inches and brand new T-shirts will be for sale on the night, and there'll be hard rock records fired up downstairs after the gig.

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MISS DESTINY ROCK PBS WITH THEIR NEW SINGLE LIVE AT DRIVE

SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER

THE CACTUS CHANNEL 'Stay A While' Record launch

w Wallace + RAThammock

Melbourne collective The Cactus Channel have announced an Australian tour in support of their forthcoming third album ‘Stay A While’. The album represents a new consciousness and a decisive turning point. Unloosed from their earlier incarnation as an instrumental soul and funk band into something wilder, a little darker and heavier, the new album sees The Cactus Channel diving in deep to dreamlike soundtracks, electrifying wig-outs and woozy meditations.

Hitting a dozen destinations around Australia this November & December, this new embodiment of The Cactus Channel flexes their classic soul and funk influences whilst expanding their own songwriting along psychedelic paths, adding weight and substance to their melodic and rhythmic axis.

The band has had a busy 2017, with the release of their acclaimed ‘Do It For Nothing’ EP with Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music), their appearance at Bigsound and Australian shows alongside City Calm Down for their ‘Blood’ single tour.

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SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER

GIN CLUB XMAS SPECTACULAR

w. Jemma Rowlands (band)
James McCann & the New Vindictives
Clinkerfield's Jimmy Stewart

Everybody’s favourite folk/country/rock/soul/psych/darkwave introspective collective The Gin Club will be saddling up the Kia Carnival once again for a very special bunch of shows this December. Their agent in Stockholm, Ola Karlsson, has decided to spend the festive season down under and so the band have decided to dust off the dancing shoes and head out on the road. Since forming at an open mic night in Brisbane in 2003, The Gin Club have gone on to release five studio albums and one live album, tour to Canada and the US, and play at a bunch of festivals around Australia including Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay Blues & Roots, Port Fairy Folk Festival & Dark Mofo, and firmly ensconce themselves in the hearts of discerning music lovers across Australia and The World.

Don't miss The Gin Club touring this December.

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THURSDAY 21 DECEMBER

SLOWCOACHING 'All The Same' EP LAUNCH

w/ Smoke Rings & more..

After spending the last two years cutting his teeth on the live scene & releasing a string of reverb soaked singles, Melbourne born, Slowcoaching (Dean Valentino), is over the moon to finally be releasing his debut EP, 'All The Same'. Following the recent success of singles, 'Night Fiction' and 'Pillars Of Salt', Slowcoaching's debut offering is a slice of classic dream-pop with glistening guitars and polished production courtesy of James Freeman. To celebrate the release and cap off an insane 2017, the full Slowcoaching band will play The Curtin on December 21st, with special guests Smoke Rings and more..

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FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER

**2nd Show added**

The Curtin Xmas Blowout

THE GRAVEYARD TRAIN

w. special guests

**2ND SHOW BY POPULAR DEMAND**

The Curtin Annual Xmas Blowout returns! Last year saw the Bennies take over the band room with secret guests The Smith Street Band, this Xmas...

Praise be to the skeleton of John Candy for finally dishing out a genuine Christmas miracle - for the first time in over two years Graveyard Train are back and playing a hometown Christmas show! Trying to round up all these guys into the same room at the same time is like herding six fat, lazy, awful cats... It’s a horrible experience and rarely works, but somehow we've done it. This will no doubt be a huge night, and as the end of the world looks like it’s just around the corner this’ll probably be the last chance to catch Graveyard Train for a very long time. Tickets will go quick. More bands to be announced soon.

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SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER

The Curtin Xmas Blowout

THE GRAVEYARD TRAIN

w. special guests

The Curtin Annual Xmas Blowout returns! Last year saw the Bennies take over the band room with secret guests The Smith Street Band, this Xmas...

Praise be to the skeleton of John Candy for finally dishing out a genuine Christmas miracle - for the first time in over two years Graveyard Train are back and playing a hometown Christmas show! Trying to round up all these guys into the same room at the same time is like herding six fat, lazy, awful cats... It’s a horrible experience and rarely works, but somehow we've done it. This will no doubt be a huge night, and as the end of the world looks like it’s just around the corner this’ll probably be the last chance to catch Graveyard Train for a very long time. Tickets will go quick. More bands to be announced soon.

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SATURDAY 25 DECEMBER

JAMES BROWN XMAS

Chris Gill
Pierre Baroni
Miss Goldie
Ginger Light
Vince Peach
Mike Gurrieri
Ethan Manchild
SHIO

As is tradition every year, on Xmas Night, Melbourne's best DJs come together to celebrate the life of the Godfather of Funk, James Brown, who passed on Xmas Day.

We have been having this party for the last ELEVEN years on XMAS NIGHT to dance the blues away. Celebrate what he left the world.

FRIDAY 12 JANUARY

Visions Presents

JAALA

w. HTML Flowers + Closet Straights

Visions is pleased to present Jaala and their first show of 2018 ahead of their sophomore release expected mid 2018.

Their sound is affectionately referred to as shed, a cathartic blend of jangly indie-rock and proggy art-pop. Cosima’s song writing plunges into heavy depths of the heart, sharing both dreams, losses and personal chaos all delivered with the vulnerable honesty of her unique voice.

Joining them will be HTML Flowers who create 'electronic, glitchy computer beats and raps over the top of them in a distinctly non traditional way, and the final result is fucking cool’ (HAPPY MAGAZINE) and Closet Straights who bring their very own brand of uptempo/slacker cinematic jangly indie rock with casiotone grooves and sound replaced rhythms.

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FRIDAY 12 JANUARY

Visions Presents

JAALA

w. HTML Flowers + Closet Straights

Visions is pleased to present Jaala and their first show of 2018 ahead of their sophomore release expected mid 2018.

Their sound is affectionately referred to as shed, a cathartic blend of jangly indie-rock and proggy art-pop. Cosima’s song writing plunges into heavy depths of the heart, sharing both dreams, losses and personal chaos all delivered with the vulnerable honesty of her unique voice.

Joining them will be HTML Flowers who create 'electronic, glitchy computer beats and raps over the top of them in a distinctly non traditional way, and the final result is fucking cool’ (HAPPY MAGAZINE) and Closet Straights who bring their very own brand of uptempo/slacker cinematic jangly indie rock with casiotone grooves and sound replaced rhythms.

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SATURDAY 13 JANUARY

SHOUSE 'Love Tonight' LAUNCH

The weirdo underground live-house duo that is SHOUSE often invite local singers and musicians to collaborate when bunkered down in their Collingwood studio. New release “Love Tonight” is an amalgamation of this working environment, whilst being a cheeky parody and adorable homage to the classic ’80’s celebrity extravaganza that was Bandaid “We Are The World”. Assembling a choir of all the people that they have loved and admired in their local scene (Oscar Key Sung, Monte Morgan (Client Liaison), Bec from The Harpoons, HABITS, Pillow Pro and so many more!), Ed and Jack have delivered the type of number that champions unity and a shared sense of eternal wonder for the future!

For their hometown launch this upcoming January the duo will be joined on stage by a choir of special guests on the Curtin band room stage, presenting the new record along with previous and yet to be released material. Proceeds from the track will be donated to the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. An incredibly important charity xo

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WATCH Summer Anthem 'LOVE TONIGHT' featuring the cream of Melbourne's local music scene

FRIDAY 19 JANUARY

BED WETTIN' BAD BOYS 'ROT' ALBUM LAUNCH

w. Spotting + The Faculty

You may or may not believe it, but Sydney’s Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys (featuring members of Royal Headache, Red Red Krovvy, Ruined Fortune) have defied all odds and perhaps better judgement to produce what is known in the music business as a “new album”. It’s titled ‘Rot’ and critics have called it everything from a “follow-up album” (Marc Masters - Pitchfork, 7.3/10) to a “kind of album” (Tim Sendra - Allmusic, 4/5).

Perhaps the dazzling word of renowned music journalists isn’t enough though. Maybe before forming an opinion on the “rock” (Brian Coney - Loud and Quiet, 7/10) music created by the group you want to witness it live, in person. Well you may or may not believe it again, but this summer you will have the rare opportunity to witness Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys perform live (for the first time in Melbourne in over 2 years) and not only that, it will be in person.

Better still, also performing on the night are the excellent punk groups SPOTTING and THE FACULTY.

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SATURDAY 20 JANUARY

HORNS OF LEROY EP LAUNCH
w. Thando + more

Melbourne's favourite brass band is back for another huge party! After a hugely successful launch of their debut album last year the Horns are excited to release their upcoming EP. The band will be playing many of their favourites plus new songs from the EP. The night will feature special guest Thando plus more to be announced!

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SATURDAY 27 JANUARY

MT.MOUNTAIN 'Cathedral' Single launch launch

w Luna Ghost + more

After a banner year that yielded a national tour, a string of sold-out shows, and an ambitious concept album, Perth neo-psych outfit Mt. Mountain kick off 2018 with a brand new single, Cathedral, and a national tour. Few bands bring their music to life onstage like Mt. Mountain.
Armed with an entrancing visual arsenal, these songs unfurl in the flesh like an ancient creature emerging from extended dormancy. Guitars scintillate with even more vibrancy than on wax as ghostly vocal intonations fill the room and rhythmic shifts reverberate like seismic tremors. The result is undeniable: jaws agape, ears ringing and minds warped.

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SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY

123 Agency Presents..

STONEFIELD (Flightless Records) 'Delusion' SINGLE LAUNCH

w Bananagun + Gamjee

Stonefield have been rendering their powerful mosaic of proto-psych, since they were only as tall as the smallest of the strange stone formations that surround their home town in Australia’s rural South-East. From within their stellar nebulae, the four Findlay sisters have pressed light years into days and agitated tidal patterns across the globe, for more than a decade.

Their sophomore record ‘As Above, So Below’ (2016) laid a Sabbath-strata, from which they’ve launched a legion of followers, festival dates and world tours, hitting the road with everyone from Meat puppets to Fleetwood Mac, they’ve traversed in ways that few others have.

Stonefield’s latest single ‘Delusion’, and first for Flightless Records, demonstrates a shift from the hardened psych pop of earlier records toward more prog and heavy metal. Heavy waves of operatic synth and tubular bells ring below guitars with mellotron lines that warn you that humans don't belong in space.

Keep an eye on an album announcement in the new year...

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SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY

PROTOMARTYR (USA)

with Mere Women

Detroit’s Protomartyr announce debut Australia & New Zealand tour in February 2018. With Singer Joe Casey declaring “…we better be touring Australia sometime in the next year. If it doesn’t happen the band is breaking up.”, the jaded-yet-urgent post punks are set to play intimate club venues across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington.

Protomartyr will tour in support of their fourth album 'Relatives in Descent' (released 29 September via Domino), which has received wide praise from The New York Times (Album of the Week), The Guardian, NPR, SPIN and Q Magazine. The album features anthemic, epic singles ‘Don’t Go to Anacita’, ‘My Children’, and ‘A Private Understanding’.

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'A PRIVATE UNDERSTANDING' cut from Relatives Of Descent

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH

ADRIAN SHERWOOD (UK)

**OFFICIAL GOLDEN PLAINS SIDESHOW**

Producer, remixer, and undisputed patriarch of the British dub collective/record label On-U Sound, Adrian Sherwood has long been regarded as one of the most innovative and influential artists in contemporary dance and modern reggae music. His talent for creating musical space, suspense, sensations and textures have enabled him to pioneer a distinctive fusion of dub, rock, reggae and dance that challenges tradition not only in roots circles, but also in the pop world at large. Adrian plays his Official Golden Plains Sideshow at The Curtin on Wednesday 14th March.

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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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