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GIGS

kidcongo

WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER

SELLING FAST!

KID CONGO & THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

w/ Primo!

Legendary guitarist for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Cramps & The Gun Club, KID CONGO POWERS is back in Australia for a surprise visit.

With his appearance at Memo Music Hall and River Rocks Rehab already sold out, Kid has decided to sneak in one last show.

Following three recent successful Australian Tours in the past 4 years with the Pink Monkey Birds, Kid leaves his trusty cohorts behind to team up with supergroup Harry Howard & the NDE (featuring Harry Howard, Edwina Preston, Clare Moore and Dave Graney) to become KID CONGO & THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE in what promises to be a night not to be missed.

Expect Gun Club & Cramps classics + lots of Pink Monkey Bird goodness.

loose

THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER

ACROSS TWO FLOORS!

Melbourne Music Week Live Music Safari

LOOSE TOOTH + U-BAHN + MICHAEL BEACH & THE ARTISTS + FLOODLIGHTS

A true institution with an appreciation for good tunes, The Curtin’s Live Music Safari once again brings you some of the most exciting bands Melbourne has to offer, this time across two floors!

Kicking off straight after work in the front bar, the genre-denying Michael Beach & The Artists, seriously! who can mesh heartland rock with glorious psych & a krautrock groove and make it sound masterful!, followed by Loose Tooth - the indie trio with an impeccable ear for a hook.

Later, Loose Tooth perform an alternate set upstairs, alongside the dazzling weirdness and futurist glam-punk of U-Bahn + fresh Australiana jangle act Floodlights.

zoefox

FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER

ZOE FOX AND THE ROCKET CLOCKS 7" LAUNCH

w/ Bananagun + Dane Certificate's Magic Show

Zoe Fox and the Rocket Clocks bring the first taste of their upcoming debut album to The Curtin on Friday 15th November.

Latest singles ‘Mr Gravity’ and ‘Spare Me The Time’ have been combined into a specially created double A-side 7” record. Limited edition of 100 units on sale at this show.

Straight off the back of a sold out regional and east coast tour ZF&tRC are set to blow the roof off The Curtin band room. Don’t miss this one. 

Gang of Four

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER

GANG OF FOUR (UK)

w/ Horace Bones + Rathead

One of the most influential and groundbreaking bands to rise from the British punk scene in the late 70’s, GANG OF FOUR finally return this November! The band will play ‘Entertainment!’ (Damaged Goods, Anthrax, Naturals Not In It, At Home He’s A Tourist) in full to celebrate its 40th Anniversary, plus an encore of other Hits (I Love a Man in Uniform, What We All Want, Paralysed, To Hell With Poverty + more).

handsome

SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER

HANDSOME Fundraiser

w/ Wolfjay + Boatfriends + Christopher Port (DJ Set)

HANDSOME brings her high energy Tomboy pop to Melbourne for her first headline show of 2019. In the name of party, she and the handsome band (Shan & Kid Heron) will be dropping their exuberant, left of centre pop on the Curtin stage. A family affair (as always), there will be support from Christopher Port (DJ Set), Boatfriends and Wolfjay. It’s gonna be wild!

This show is also a fundraiser to help get HANDSOME over to South America for a big tour in Nov/Dec. So spread the word and bring the fam!

sibusile

WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Akum Agency presents

SIBUSILE XABA (South Africa)

w/ The Senegambian Jazz Band + DJ Mike Gurrieri

Charismatic guitar savant Sibusile Xaba reframes maskandi and the avant garde into his own humanist manifesto.

With a vocal style that is part dreamscaping and part ancestral invocation, Sibusile Xaba divines as opposed to plainly singing. Combined with a guitar style that is rooted in expressive picking, Xaba’s music shatters the confines of genre, taking only the fundamentals from mentors such as Madala Kunene and Dr Philip Tabane and imbuing these with a mythology and improvisational intensity all of his own.

His debut LP, Open Letter to Adoniah was released by local label Mushroom Hour Half Hour to rave reviews from Giles Peterson, The Wire, Ninja Tune, KCRW Radio to name a few… he recently recording his next album in Paris.

au

THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER

MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK presents

MUSIC IN EXILE LIVE!

w/ Kang JJ x Karate Boogaloo + Ausecuma Beats x Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange + Ajak Kwai x Lisa Salvo x Maria Moles

Music in Exile is a not-for-profit building networks for migrant and refugee musicians.

Join three artists from the Music in Exile label live in collaboration with some of Melbourne’s finest talent.

Performances include Kang JJ x Karate Boogaloo, Ajak Kwai with Lisa Salvo & Maria Moles, and Ausecuma Beats x Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange.

Early Bird $20 +BF, General Admission $25 +BF

DOORS 8PM

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PARTYYYYY

COME DANCE!
letsgos

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER

BORN OUT OF TIME #4

THE LET'S GO'S (JAPAN)

w/ Grindhouse + The Wraylettes + Gracey

This year Born Out Of Time returns with Japan’s most exhilarating live act - The Let’s Go’s - headlining.

The band’s bubblegum-punk sound is a classic formula of Beach Boys melodies and Johnny Thunders guitar licks, played by three energetic women who’ll have you dancin’ & hollerin’ from the get go.

Joining them are local punk-rock legends Grindhouse who have just returned from a festival tour of Europe! Plus Wraylettes struttin’ their Link Wray chops & new band Gracey (featuring Grace K of Wet Lips).

huxtoncreepers

SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER

SOLD OUT

HUXTON CREEPERS

w/ Porpoise Spit

Melbourne’s much-loved guitar act Huxton Creepers are reforming for a special show to perform their debut album 12 Days To Paris in full, plus an assortment of more of their great tracks and special cover versions. Featuring the original line up of the band - Rob Craw (lead vocals and guitar), Paul Thomas (guitar and vocals), Matthew Eddy (bass) and Archie Law (drums), this rare gig from the Huxton Creepers is not to be missed.

dandecat

WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER

DANDECAT EP LAUNCH

w/ TAPES + Purr Usual

Glistening with originality and wow-factor performance, four-piece Dandecat are a fully charged collective gearing up to storm the music scene with the release of their debut EP ‘Kaleidoscope Mind’.

Fusing together sounds of jazz, soul and rock with mesmerising harmonies, powerful backbeats and addictive riffs, Dandecat presents a unique sound; a sound that is bound to get you thinking.

Not a show to miss, the band will be debuting their highly anticipated work at the Curtin on Wednesday the 27th of November.

$8 + $2.20BF

DOORS 8PM

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NICE TO MEAT YOU
molly

FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER

Spacegirl Presents

MOLLY NILSSON (SWE / BERLIN)

w/ California Girls (SYD) + Katie Dey

Swedish-born, Berlin-based synth-pop star Molly Nilsson is making dreams come true as she announces her debut Australian tour this November.

From power ballads to off-kilter dance numbers, Molly Nilsson constantly pushes the limits of what is conventionally considered a ‘pop’ song. The supremely DIY musician eschews external influences and collaborations in favour of writing and producing her dark, lo-fi, synth-pop in her own Lighthouse Studios and publishing releases on her own label, Dark Skies Association.

ubik

SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER

UBIK 'New Phase' ALBUM LAUNCH

w/ The Uglies (SA) + Bitumen + Vampire

Ubik launch their first full length(ish) record ‘Next Phase’ out now on Iron Lung Records. 77” punk, anarcho, the dystopian Australian nightmare we all live in and a sprinkling of Cronenburg mash together to create the brat-beat stylings of UBIK. Storming east from Adelaide to support them are THE UGLIES as well as locals BITUMEN and VAMPIRE.

$12 entry or discounted $10 entry if you bring a food bank donation for FOOD OF TODAY

$10 + $2.25BF

DOORS 8PM

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REAL PUNK HOURS

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cash

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER

CASH SAVAGE & THE LAST DRINKS PLAY A VERY CURTIN XMAS

w/ Dr. Sure's Unusual Practice

Each December, The Curtin crew get lofty ideas and aim to present the ultimate Xmas Party full of Australia’s best live acts. In previous years we’ve celebrated with The Bennies, brought the Graveyard Train back from the dead and Regurgitator played a monster set of “old stuff & new stuff” in our intimate space. This year will be no compromise, and certainly no stocking stuffer, we’re getting Cash for Xmas!

A fucking spectacular live phenomenon… Cash Savage is a brutal frontwoman in the sense that she does not attempt to curry favour with the audience so much as she commands that everyone take heed. When the ball’s not in her hands, she stays connected to everyone in the band and audience by maintaining constant movement and wearing a gaze of unshakeable resolve… There are seven on stage and they work together like a gang would. No one tries to outshine the others; Savage is the leader and there’s no two ways about it. The members – two guitarists, a bassist, violinist, keyboard player and drummer – are all essential to creating one of the most spirited sounds in modern rock music. What ultimately defines the band’s performances is Savage’s singing and the sense of pure emotional investment - Beat Magazine

Joining the festivities are 2019s most exciting act, Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice. Barely a year out of the manger, the high-energy post-punks have become renowned for their blistering guitar riffs and sharp political lyricism. Their debut album “The West” birthed its own miracle when it rocketed to #2 on the Oz 100% Independent charts.

“Cash Savage & The Last Drinks is one of the most powerful bands in the country… you won’t hear much that’s better than this.” - The Guardian

rice

SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER

Rice Is Nice Christmas Special

SPOD + LOWTIDE + SPIKE VINCENT

Rice Is Nice are proud to present a very Christmas special - featuring live performances from SPOD, Lowtide, Spike Vincent and more to be announced. Deck the halls, fire up the Chrissy meat jelly and celebrate the festivity in style with us!

molly

MONDAY 9 DECEMBER

Spacegirl Presents

MOLLY NILSSON

w/ Huntly + Apostille (UK)

Swedish-born, Berlin-based synth-pop star Molly Nilsson is making dreams come true as she announces her debut Australian tour this November/December.

From power ballads to off-kilter dance numbers, Molly Nilsson constantly pushes the limits of what is conventionally considered a ‘pop’ song. The supremely DIY musician eschews external influences and collaborations in favour of writing and producing her dark, lo-fi, synth-pop in her own Lighthouse Studios and publishing releases on her own label, Dark Skies Association.

strange tenants

SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER

STRANGE TENANTS ANNUAL XMAS SHOW

w/ The Moonhops + Fistful of Trojans + DJ The Professor (PBS)

Strange Tenants are the undisputed Godfathers of Australian ska. With an album and a book about them released last year, this year saw a documentary film ’Strange Tenants: Ska’d For Life’ premiered at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. More than a ska band, Strange Tenants have become cultural icons, and legends of Melbourne’s alternative music scene. Having stormed onto the music scene in Lygon Street way back in 1981, Strange Tenants have chosen The Curtin as the venue for their annual birthday/Christmas show.

$27 + $2.50BF

DOORS 8PM

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HARD TIMES
fleetwoods

SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER

FREE ENTRY

The 2nd Annual FLEETWOOD'S BACK Christmas Blowout

ARVO SHOW

It’s that time of year again children, when Oh Daddy Christmas descends upon The John Curtin Arena with a big baggy of pressies for all. Snow upon the ground, the trees, the edges of our nostrils…a magical time for all.

Fleetwood’s Back are holding their second Annual Fleetwood Christmas Blowout to help you forget the fact you’re not going to have all your Christmas shopping done in time and at least one of your rellies is going to end up with a box of Cadbury Favourites just like the ones you’re getting. With a performance by Melbourne’s premier Fleetwood Mac cover duo (Jim Lawrie & Richard Bradbeer).

We will have prizes for the best dressed so get a frock on, Gold Dust Women, Sexy Santas…or if you want to dress up real skimpy, come as Mick Fleetwood’s bank account before their reunion tour. Free as.

FREE ENTRY

DOORS 3PM

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northernfolk

SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER

THE NORTHERN FOLK

w/ Eastbound Buzz + Alana Wilkinson

After a six-month hibernation, The Northern Folk are back.

Having taken the time to catch their breath and work on solo projects, the ten-piece indie folk/pop collective are itching to return to the stage, and they’re headed to the Curtin for their last headline Melbourne show of 2019. With their trademark dual vocals, roaring horns and a “strength of performance second to none” live (Beat Magazine), this show will cap off a bumper year that saw the release of their third record ‘Watermark’, and their biggest headline & festival appearances to date.

Come join The Northern Folk as they send off the year (and the decade) and liven up your Sunday!

$15 +$2.75BF

DOORS 7PM

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ryley

WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER

Mistletone presents

RYLEY WALKER (USA)

w/ Leah Senior + Andrew Tuttle

The wildly talented Ryley Walker is one of modern Americana’s hardest working artists, known for his creativity, curious spirit and righteous guitar skills. With several fine solo albums to his name, most recently the much-acclaimed Deafman Glance, co-produced with Wilco’s LeRoy Bach, Ryley has collaborated with fellow Chicago musicians such as Bill MacKay, Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas/Cave) and free-jazz drummer Charles Rumback.

Last seen opening for Joanna Newsom at Sydney Opera House and sharing the stage with Kurt Vile at Summer Tones 2016, Ryley Walker draws deeply on distinctly American traditions with a masterly guitar playing that is as arresting as his freewheeling performance style.

$33 +BF

DOORS 7:30PM

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BAKERS

FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER

BAKERS EDDY 'On My Own' TOUR

w/ guests

Bakers Eddy return with new single ‘On My Own’, a no-holds-barred anthem that celebrates the unabashed joy of embracing your inner-introvert in an otherwise crowded world. Following recent singles ‘Can’t Afford It’ & ‘Leave It To Me’, Bakers Eddy will celebrate the release of ‘On My Own’ with a string of new live dates, including headline shows in Sydney (Thurs 12 Dec), Brisbane (Sat 14 Dec) and Melbourne (Fri 20 Dec) as well as summer festivals New Years Eve On The Hill, Festival of the Sun & more.

$15 + $2.75BF

DOORS 8PM

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ROUND UP YOUR MATES
richie

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 2020

SLOW GRIND 80s #6: EROTIC SLOW JAMS 1977 - 1993

w/ DJs Richie1250 + Amanda Roff + Jeremy Spellacey + Lady Love Potion + MORE!

SLOW GRIND FEVER steps once more into the lurid neon world of the 1980s at SLOW GRIND 80s #6: Erotic Slow Jams ‘77 - ‘93, upstairs at The Curtin.

Don your hottest 80s look and enter the dark, smoke filled nightclub of your dreams, where DJs Richie1250, Amanda Roff (Time For Dreams), Jeremy Spellacey (Crown Ruler / Soundway Records) and Lady Love Potion throb the crowd with slow grinding R&B, adults-only AOR, nymphomantic new-wave, and other yet-to-be-named-but-hot-as-hell strands of sensual ‘77-‘93 club music. There’ll be dazzling performances throughout the night from Loretta Miller (Jazz Party), Steph Brett (Sugar Fed Leopards / Empat Lima) and Brontesaurus Sex, but mostly there’ll be a whole lot of party people slow grinding to sexy music in a haze of purple smoke. We invite you to come get lost in it…

$12 + $2.30BF

DOORS 8PM

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mydisco

SATURDAY 18 JANUARY 2020

MY DISCO 'Environment' TOUR

w/ NERVE (Live) + Ying Li Hooi

MY DISCO are set to tour Australia in January 2020 as part of their ongoing Worldwide ‘Environment’ tour and to coincide with the upcoming release of a new remix LP on UK label, Downwards Records.

These Australian shows will no doubt be as extreme and immersive as their recent live performances have proven. Working with lighting design team House of Unholy, the band’s 2019 Australian record release shows were visually striking and sonically uncompromising. Dark projections, minimal lighting and smoke fill the venues and allow the audience to focus on the band’s intense energy.

MY DISCO have become and ever changing, multi directional musical group who continue to improvise and challenge their sound and ideas. Industrial, ambient, percussive, electronic - whatever the terminology, they are not to be missed this summer.

$23 + $2.90BF

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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