Snap Scene: Baxter Dury, Rising Festival, The Forum, 7th June 2022

Baxter Dury, Rising Festival, The Forum, 7th June 2022 by Mary Boukouvalas

Balearic crooner, glamourous punk, acerbic poet—Baxter Dury’s persona is kitted out in many finely-tailored guises. A villain with a heart of gold, Dury is a hopeless romantic, wading through filthy gutters in search of the transcendent.

Over two decades Baxter Dury has performed something of a sneak attack, compiling a formidable catalogue of scuzzy disco, French-inflected house music, and shuddering post-punk that can kick you right in the tear ducts. Yes, Dury’s old man Ian is an icon of British music (that’s a tiny Baxter on the cover of New Boots and Panties!!), but Dury has crafted his own world, one that treasures the women who truly raised him.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1402 Articles
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.

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