About Mary Boukouvalas

Mary is a music photographer and reviewer.

Snap Scene: Ugly Kid Joe, Croxton Bandroom, Sat 9th Dec 2017

December 15, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

It was September 1992. Millions of snot faced skate – surfers worldwide were cracking a few brews in their bedrooms, on beaches and in their garages listening to one album…’Americas Least Wanted’ by Ugly Kid Joe. ‘Americas Least Wanted’ was a double platinum phenomenon selling over 2 Million albums catapulting Ugly Kid Joe to headlining Arenas and touring with the likes of Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Ozzy Osbourne. […]

Snap Scene: Dallas Frasca, Croxton Bandroom, Sat 9th Dec 2017

December 14, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Don’t be mistaken, Dallas Frasca is a band and not just named after the lead singer. Like Blondie and PJ Harvey that came before them, it is clear that namesake front woman Dallas and guitarist Jeff Curran are the driving force of the Melbourne based trio, which other members rotate.

The unconventional songwriters are two guitars, vocals and a beast behind the kit. They fit somewhere in between blues riffed The Black Keys, and the incredible full-throated wail of Janis Joplin. Having no bass, the drums are integral to the sonic massive-ness that fits in-between the mechanical style riffs, their songs are catchy, huge and you can feel the truth in their tales. […]

Snap Scene: Storm The Sky, Corner Hotel, Friday 8th Dec 2017

December 14, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Spending much of 2016 traversing the highways across Australia, supporting US heavyweights Pierce The Veil and The Used, Storm The Sky wowed those in the audience with Heavy Mag saying, “their live set is something that has to be witnessed first hand”, with Killyourstereo agreeing Storm The Sky have transformed into an incredible live experience: “the former-metalcore band have spread their wings and flown into the beautiful skies with a pop/post-hardcore/ambient rock fusion”. […]

Q&A Scene: Matt Walker ~ LOST RAGAS

December 14, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

It’s said that Christmas comes but once a year. And often – that’s enough for some. But someone – somewhere – has been very, very nice and Santa (in the form of Raised By Eagles’ Luke Sinclair wearing a dodgy red onesie and hat) has repaid both the favour and behaviour with the announcement of not one – but two – very special Raised By Eagles shows to help you celebrate Christmas in salubrious style and excellent company. […]

Q&A Scene: Jonathan Joseph ~ PROJECT MAMA EARTH

December 13, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Preparation is overrated. Impulse is everything. Such was the rebellious wisdom that drove the sessions for Project Mama Earth’s astonishing debut EP. In June 2017, five world-renowned musicians met in Devon England for a high-wire act unique in modern music.

They had no songs. No chord charts. No game plan. No safety net. Nothing, in fact, but a plan to play and catch the sparks. […]

Q&A Scene: Lou Scarrs

December 12, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Lou Scarrs’ schedule for his former musical project looked like a young musician’s dream come true: Glastonbury in the UK, check. SXSW in the States, check. Aussie Festivals: Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out and Golden Plains, check. With all this, spurred on by substantial airplay on Triple J, it seemed like he had it made but the time had come for the former Money For Rope guitarist to follow his own sound, take the leap and go solo. […]

Snap Scene: Warpaint – Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Thurs 7th dec

December 11, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Los Angeles quartet Warpaint made their return to Australia to support alt-J. Warpaint’s studio albums emphasise moody atmospheres, with gauzy keyboards, hypnotic harmonies, and sinister grooves. In concert, they pair this moodiness with bumped-up tempos and sinewy beats. Their live performances dazzle, and their shows are met with much delight from fans and critics alike. […]

Star Scene: Neil Hilborn

December 7, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Neil Hilborn‘s scene is one of longing and belonging. The poet, who has gone viral with his posts about mental illness, states: “My scene, I think its weird, I’ve always felt like I’ve tried to […]

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