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Mon 25 Sep - 7:30 pm

Social Sanctuary with Seb Szabo, Mathilda Anne + MAXON



Kick those Monday blues to the curb at Social Sanctuary – your weekly night of free live music at NSC. We’ve lined up a stellar roster of your fave local artists and some exciting new talents breezing through town!

This week Seb Szabo, Mathilda Anne + MAXON are stopping by for a show.

Seb Szabo is an Australian-American songwriter, based in Melbourne, Australia. Quintessentially a musician’s musician born in California, Seb’s unapologetic passion for performing and storytelling has quickly resonated with audiences throughout Melbourne – his hometown since the age of five – and beyond. With a yearning, resonant voice akin to Coldplay’s Chris Martin & Rufus Wainwright, his ability to foster incredibly vulnerable moments whilst also knowing when it’s time to let his hair down reveals him as a warm & engaging stage presence. Front and centre with his band, he elevates a room like indie rock heroes Gang of Youths & Middle Kids. Performing at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, Queenscliff Music Festival, Federation Square & touring locally and nationally with some of Australia’s best (San Cisco, Gretta Ray, Shannen James, Cap Carter, Dylan J & more), his writing has been described by Triple J as “big soaring drama” & Beat Magazine as “the stuff of lighters-in-the-air magic”. Having recently returned from a solo USA tour with Sofar Sounds, performing & co-writing in New York, Nashville, Chicago & San Francisco, catch Seb & his enigmatic band one last time, performing a new collection of unreleased songs before Seb departs for an artist residency in London for November 2023.

When Mathilde Anne tells her story, you know she’s speaking for you too. Whether in haunting beauty, or lyrically shooting from the hip, Mathilde speaks her mind. Wildly writing from personal experience and feeling, her sights are always set on offering a sense of understanding and representation. Mathilde has amassed fierce inspiration from the likes of modern artists Lorde, Sir Chloe and Arctic Monkeys, as well as all-time legends Amy Whinehouse, Otis Redding, and The Rolling Stones. Growing up in a musical household means her limbs and soul are now deeply rooted in music of all genres and timelines.

As an artist, MAXON’s true desire with her music is to spread the message of unconditional love, in an effort to help people work through their heartbreak around being let down in this way. She is an LGBTQIA+ woman, and her story comes with a lifetime of struggle for acceptance notched into her belt. Despite a heavy heart and track lines rusted into her cheeks, MAXON has a light spirit that is begging to share the love.

Kickstart your week and catch some incredible live acts, congregate with fellow music lovers, and enjoy a little sanctuary.

Social Sanctuary is proud to be sponsored by Mountain Goat.