Last month of the Inner West’s Pop-up Music Marathon 

  26 September 2022

It’s the last month of our Pop-up Music Marathon and we’ve got some excellent performances in store that will have you singing and dancing in the high streets and villages of the Inner West.

The pop-up music marathons are part of Council’s efforts to revitalise our local economy, encourage main street activation, and support our creative community and vibrant arts scene find a way forward after two years of the pandemic.  

Antionio Mantonio
Friday 30 September, 8 – 10pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Antonio Mantonio specialises in parody songs, but also sings, dances and performs acrobatics – is there anything he can’t do? One of Sydney's most well-known drag kings, Antonio has been performing in both the alternative and gay and lesbian scenes for well over a decade.

Saturday 1 October, 12 – 2pm
Stanmore Village

Aljamía is a 6 piece band that recently founded dance, fire arts and music collective inspired by Medieval Europe and La Convivencia. Aljamía takes you on a journey to a forgotten and erased past of multiculturalism, wisdom and beauty with songs and dances from the golden age of Islam and Judaism, Christian musician kings, visionary saints, anonymous minstrels and street performers.

Michelle Sutton
Saturday 1 October, 3-6pm 
Dulwich Hill Village 

Michelle has being playing open mics and gigs since she was 18 years old. She was shortlisted for her entry ‘Pretzel’ to the 2020 Songwriting Prize by Songathon. Michelle has been busy in the studio working on a more unapologetically, defiantly joyful pop sound and breathing new life into her songs.

True Vibenation 
Saturday 8 October, 4 – 6pm
Balmain Loyalty Square

True Vibenation combine an irresistible blend of soul, afrobeat and hip hop backed by big bass, big beats and live horns.
The spirit of community and conscious music lies at the heart of True Vibenation’s manifesto and it has earned them a reputation across the world for an electric and infectious live show, which includes all three artists singing, producing beats and playing horns live on stage.

Joseph Tabua
Saturday 8 October, 4 -7pm
Dulwich Hill Village

Guitarist, composer, and educator Joseph Tabua's innovative music connects seemingly incompatible worlds and delivers an aural high-five to the ears. Even though Mr. Tabua works in genres that run the gamut, his goal as an artist remains the same: to discover, inspire, and connect with others through music. 

Boy and Bucket
Saturday 8 October, 4 – 7pm
Enmore Road (near 189 Enmore Road)

Boy and Bucket is an all-trans indie folk band creating space for sharing the complexities of life and the joys of friendship. They express fundamental queer truths in a universally accessible and relatable way. From communal grieving and despair to the elation of love and connection, they have a catchy anthem for any experience no matter how big or small.  

Miss Match
Saturday 8 October, 11am – 1pm
Stanmore Village

Miss Match is a culturally diverse and LGBTQIA+ emerging band of four. They are inspired by artists such as Dayglow, The Killers, The Beths, Jade Bird, Girl In Red, Mitski, Daughter and Alanis Morrisette with angsty lyricism reflecting the tribulations of being a teenager living in an age where social media dominates our brain space.

The Sitch
Saturday 8 October , 11am to 1pm
Audley Street, Petersham  

The Sitch is a vintage-style rock'n'roll and pop covers trio, featuring alternating male and female vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard and percussion. TS has a wide-ranging repertoire and tailors their multi-layered sets to suit the atmosphere of the occasion, be it upbeat, laidback or a mixture of both. 

Hoola 100 
Saturday 22 October , 1 - 3pm
Balmain Loyalty Square 

The act is based on the Hawaiian folk style music, with a simple melody and rhythm strummed by a ukulele, but complex and rich in poetry and song.

Taya Chani
Saturday 29 October, 11am to 1pm
Stanmore Village

Taya Chani is a Sydney based singer, songwriter, and guitarist.   With a soothing voice. She effortlessly incorporates blues, soul, Americana, jazz, funk, and RnB.   Taya delivers a genuine and comforting set that digs deep.  

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