About Mary Boukouvalas
Mary is a music photographer and reviewer.

Snap Scene: Lydia Lunch Retrovirus – The Tote. 14th June 2018.

June 20, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

American Singer, poet, writer and actress, Lydia Lunch returned to Australia with her all-star cast of sonic brutarians in a no-holds-barred survey of her musical output from 1977 to the present.

Including music from Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy, Queen of Siam, 1313 and Shotgun Wedding, Lydia Lunch Retrovirus (featuring members from Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks, The Flying Luttenbachers, Child Abuse and more) marries No Wave, Skronk, Hard Rock and Psychedelic Out Jazz to create a dynamic live performance which is dangerous, infectious and aggressively sexy the way Rock music once was. […]

Snap Scene: Adler’s Appetite – 170 Russell – Friday 25th May 2018

June 7, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Steven Adler and Slash started their own band Road Crew. They recruited Duff McKagan to be their Bassist in 1983. However, they couldn’t find a suitable vocal. So Slash disbanded the group. Steven Adler joined Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin from La Guns and Road Crew band mates to form Guns N’ Roses. The band released their first album Appetite For Destruction in 1987. The album became the highest grossing debut album till date. It holds the record till today. He was an addict and thus Axl fired him from the group. He was Replace by Matt Sorum. He then struggled with his addiction. Sometime later he started his own band Adler’s Appetite. Steven Adler was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the classic line-up of Guns N’ Roses. […]

Star Scene: Chris Robinson ~ BLACK STONE CHERRY

June 7, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

What’s My Scene chats to BLACK STONE CHERRY’s singer and lead guitarist, Chris Robinson, about the band’s sixth studio album, Family Tree, released on April 20 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Chris, who were your influences growing up? The reason I wanted […]

Snap Scene: Steven Adler & Deanna Adler Q&A with James Young

June 6, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Steven shared the stage with his mother at the show for an in-depth Q&A, only done once before in LA, where the audience heard accounts from the very person who was there from the beginning and witnessed it all. His mother and the author of “Sweet Child of Mine: How I Lost My Son To Guns n’ Roses”, which is an unflinching account of her sons drug fuelled ascent to becoming co-founder of one of the biggest rock’n’roll acts the world has seen, to his subsequent descent into drugs and alcohol and the eventual crippling effect that took its toll on his mind and body and resulted in him being kicked out of the band. […]

Snap Scene: Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience , The Palais – Thursday 24th May 2018

May 31, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

The Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience (JBLZE) carries the bloodline of legendary drummer John Henry ‘Bonzo’ Bonham, an icon who passed away at just 32 years old. Son Jason was then 14.

Now 51, with a stellar career under his belt, Bonham junior’s critically acclaimed show seems a far cry from the first time he performed. At the tender age of four, Jason was seen deftly twirling drumsticks behind a mini Ludwig drumkit, in a home-movie segment of Led Zeppelin’s benchmark concert film, The Song Remains the Same. […]

Remembering Ros O’Gorman 1960 – 2018

May 31, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

It was always a good gig with Ros in the pit. A beautiful person. She loved music, family, friends and a good Chardonnay.

Quite frankly, What’s My Scene would not exist without Ros. Her mentorship and tireless enthusiasm kept us going.

A great friend. An excellent photographer. We’ll miss you Ros. […]

Snap Scene: LA Guns – Max Watts, Melbourne 18th May 2018

May 28, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

L.A. GUNS was formed in 1982 by guitar player Tracii Guns and, then unknown singer, Axl Rose on lead vocals.

The “classic lineup” of Guns, former Girl singer Phil Lewis, drummer Steve Riley, guitar player Mick Cripps and bassist Kelly Nickels have sold 6.5 million records, including 1988’s L.A. Guns and 1990’s Cocked and Loaded, both of which were certified Gold. Cocked and Loaded contained the hit single “Ballad of Jayne” that went to #33 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #25 on the Mainstream Rock charts.

After a nearly 15-year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their part­nership that began in 1986, 4 years after Tracii formed L.A. GUNS in 1982. […]

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