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Mary Mihelakos

Stage Mothers

Director, Stage Mothers (AUS)

Having loved music from a young age, things have followed a natural path for Mary, starting as a volunteer at Melbourne’s 3RRR FM, DJ’ing, managing bands, and booking live venues before becoming editor of Beat Magazine. All along, international travel—generally in pursuit of live rock’n’roll—has continued for Mary. Austin’s SxSW convention became a favourite, and frustrated by the lack of support for Australian acts, Mary (with Glenn Dickie) started the Aussie BBQ in 2003, now a travelling music feast across the USA and UK. Mary also writes a weekly column in the Age newspaper, Sticky Carpet.