About Mary Boukouvalas
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

Snap Scene: Bass Drum of Death, The Curtin, 3rd October 2019

October 9, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

Starting with a prodigious output of solo project lo-fi garage rock that echoed the sounds emanating from the dive bars of NYC 20 years ago, Mississippi native John Barret’s Bass Drum of Death are now a live performance and touring juggernaught. Since forming in 2008, and releasing their debut EP Stain Stick Skin on the tastemaking Fat Possum Records; the band’s touring lineup has evolved from Barrett solo playing a bass drum and guitar to the searing, raw live experience they deliver with a drums and two guitar attack these days. […]

Snap Scene: The Superjesus, Max Watts, 20th Sept 2019

October 2, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

The Impossible is classic Superjesus fare, with head-banging guitars and Sarah Mcleod’s iconic voice. The lyrics are thought-provoking, left of centre, and, in frontwoman Sarah McLeod’s own words, “an unexpected, undeniable banger”! Explaining the inspiration behind the song, McLeod says, “I’m fascinated with moon landing conspiracies. […]

Snap Scene: Violetine, Max Watts, 20th Sept 2019

October 2, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

Forming in Melbourne, Australia, in 1995, and soon building a strong live following, Violetine signed a deal with Mushroom Records’ Bark label. Their first EP, Violetine, was released that same year and was followed by the single “Gutless Feeling” in June 1996. By the time their next single, “Red,” was released in March 1997, drummer Steve Leicester had been replaced Glenn Maynard, who was in turn replaced by Damian Pratt. […]

Snap Scene: Swervedriver, Croxton Bandroom – 19th September 2019

October 1, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

Hot off the heels of the release of their latest album Future Ruins earlier this year, which saw them stamp their authority as the OG purveyors of widescreen psychedelic shoegaze, Swervedriver are ready to land back Down Under this September brandishing their latest long player full of molten riffs and a sonic roadtrip through the depths of their back catalogue stretching back almost 30 years. […]

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