About Mary Boukouvalas
Mary is a music photographer and reviewer.

Snap Scene: The Breeders – The Forum 9th Dec 2018

January 18, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

The Breeders are best known for their album ‘Last Splash’, recorded in 1993 by Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Jim Macpherson and Josephine Wiggs, and released on 4AD. It was propelled by the instantly recognisable “Cannonball” (with the iconic MTV video directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze) and a year on the road—including a support slot on Nirvana’s In Utero tour. It all culminated in the epic Lollapalooza tour of ’94, when Last Splash went platinum and the Melody Maker opined, “[the Breeders] are probably the most casually brilliant band around.” […]

Q&A Scene: Nick Barker

December 18, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

What’s your favourite work at this point in time? The Heartache State !! It’s breathed new life into me. How would you describe your sound in food form and why? A Beggar’s Banquet of course. […]

Snap Scene: P. P. Arnold, Caravan Club, 28th November 2018

December 17, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

She was the Los Angeles teenager who became London’s First Lady of Soul after hitting town in 1966 with Ike & Tina Turner and coming to the attention of Mick Jagger. She’s best known for her beautiful and classic mid-to-late ’60s hits including “The First Cut Is The Deepest”, “(If You Think You’re) Groovy” and “Angel of the Morning”, as well as the powerful chorus of the Small Faces’ iconic hit “Tin Soldier”. She became so identifiable with that era that she guested alongside her friend Marianne Faithful in the final episode of the original series of “Absolutely Fabulous”. […]

Q&A Scene: Old Man Luedecke

December 17, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?  My favourite released recording is Wait a While from Domestic Eccentric. It’s my least song-y work, mostly about groove and feel but it sketches the themes […]

Snap Scene: Evita Media Call, State Theatre, 6th December 2018

December 10, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA is Melbourne’s Summer Musical in 2018-9. One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, the original West End and Broadway production directed by Hal Prince, will play at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne from December 5.

Starring the remarkable Tina Arena, the production has just completed a spectacular sold out season at the Sydney Opera House where it was celebrated by audiences and critics alike. […]

Q&A Scene: KAREN CRAIGIE

December 7, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Karen Craigie – Current album/tour: Mountains of Gold What’s your favourite work at this point in time?  Mountains of Gold is my first attempt at country music and by far the most enjoyable writing and recording […]

Snap Scene: Kimbra, Margaret Court Arena. 24th November 2018

December 6, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

Kimbra Lee Johnson (born 27 March 1990), known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand singer and actress who mixes pop with classic R&B, jazz and rock musical elements. Her musical influences range from Prince and Minnie Riperton, to Björk and Jeff Buckley. Her debut album, Vows, was released in Australia in 2011. Singles from the album include “Settle Down”, “Cameo Lover” (which won an Australian Recording Industry Association Award), “Good Intent” and “Two Way Street”.
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