Pop Crimes will be playing two back-to-back dates at Melbourne Festival this year (October 23rd & 24th), with a line-up featuring Harry Howard, Mick Harvey, Genevieve McGucking, TJ Howden, Brian Henry Hooper, Ed Kuepper, Hugo Race, JP Shilo, Conrad Standish, Jonnine Standish, Craig Williamson and Adalita. There will also be an "Artists in Conversation" session with Mick, Genevieve and Harry on October 24th, Rowland's birthday.
The group will also be performing the following week at the Metro Theatre in Sydney, on November 1st, with Harry Howard and the NDE as support.
In other news, American independent label Fat Possum Records has re-issued Pop Crimes on CD and viny. This was done in tandem with a re-issue by Liberation Music, limited to only 750 copies on red vinyl (which sold very quickly!).
Liberation Music will also be releasing a Rowland S. Howard anthology, "Six Strings That Drew Blood", on October 24th of this year.
There is also another, very exciting project in the works, the details of which will be released soon on the Rowland S. Howard Tribute Page. If you're not already, I highly recommend following them for the most up-to-date news.
Liberation Music will be releasing a Rowland S. Howard anthology entitled Six Strings That Drew Blood, which has been in the works for 3 years now. The selected material has been prepared in conjunction with Genevieve McGuckin, Harry Howard and Mick Harvey, and consists of 32 tracks spanning Rowland's career, from The Boys Next Door all the way to Pop Crimes. It will also include a 40-page booklet of photos and journal excerpts! The initial release will be a 2xCD, with a vinyl release expected later in the year.
The latest video from Harry Howard and the NDE! Directed by Nick Cowan, and released back in March.
See also, Harry Howard and the NDE performing "We Can't Decide." Video by Bernadette Keys, and released in June of last year.
The Rowland S. Howard tribute currently titled Pop Crimes performed at ATP's Release The Bats this past Saturday, only 2 days after what would have been Rowland's 54th birthday. The line-up included Genevieve McGuckin, Harry Howard, Mick Harvey, Brian Henry Hooper, Jonnine Standish, JP Shilo, Craig Williamson and Tim Howden.
Photo courtesy of Jonnine Standish, shared with permission.
Videos by Debra Mineely
If you have any photos, videos or articles you would like to share, please contact us! In the coming days, we will be adding more content (from this show and previous ones) to the tribute page.
That's right, laneways. Back in September, artist Casey Tosh put the finishing touches on his own unofficial Rowland S. Howard laneway in Ballarat, about an hour west of Melbourne. The mural features a caricature of Rowland, along with former bandmate Nick Cave, and references to his career in music.
The photo to the right was taken by Lou Ridsdale. More info and photos of this tribute can be found here at the web site of Ballarat's local paper The Courier. The unnamed laneway is located off of Webster Street, between Frank Street and Loch Avenue, as pictured on this map by point A.
While the laneway in St Kilda was approved to be named after Rowland several months ago, VicRoads refused to grant an exemption to its rule against full names, offering a choice between Rowland Laneway and Howard Laneway. Nick Haines insists he will appeal this decision.
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