Review Scene: Mary’s Top Ten Gigs of 2016

Being passionate about music, and also being extremely indecisive, choosing and rating a Top Ten Gigs of 2016 list was extremely difficult for me to compile. I had the same problem with my Top Ten Gigs of 2015, and I am positive that as soon as this article is published, I will once again remember more gigs to add. But I will stop at ten …

  1. Comeback of the year – gig of the year – well done Craig! The Vines – Corner Hotel – Thursday 27th October

  2. The SIGIT from Indonesia! Definitely my favourite discovery of 2016 – The Sigit, Cherry Bar, Melbourne – 29th April 

  3. Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds – NGV, Friday 26th August

  4. Baby Animals warmup gig with The Mercy Kills, Cherry Bar Melbourne 20th May

  5. The Monkeywrench & Warped, Cherry Bar, Sunday 20th Nov

  6. Those Pretty Wrongs, The Gasometer, Richmond – 24th March

  7. Xylouris White, Northcote Social Club, 27th March

  8. As suave as f*ck! Don Walker & the Suave Fucks and Liz Stringer, Caravan Music Club Oakleigh, 4th June

  9. Jackson Browne, The Palais, St Kilda – 1st April

  10. Brian Wilson – The Palais, St Kilda, 3rd April

Okay, one more … the last gig I went to in December 2016 – Dubioza Kolektiv @ Corner Hotel – Thurs 22nd Dec. So much fun combining rap, rock and rhetoric.

AND my favourite festivals for 2016 were:

  1. Cherry Rock 016, ACDC Lane Melbourne 1st May
  2. A Day on the Green with Violent Femmes, Hoodoo Gurus, Rochford Winery 12th March
  3. Los Almiros Festival, Almiros, Greece – 5th & 6th August

What were your favourite gigs of 2016?

Stay tuned for my Top Ten PHOTOS of 2016

Related: 2015 Top Gigs 2014 Top Pics


About Mary Boukouvalas 1486 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs 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,,,, She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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