NYC Show In Memory of Rowland S. Howard

Posted by Several Sins on 2010-01-10

Verushka ('s Beretta Minx) is organizing a show in New York City in memory of Rowland S. Howard. Any bands or persons interested in playing or assisting, please contact her through her MySpace. She will be posting further information on the event in the next few days.

ETA [16.01.2010]: The proceeds will be given to charity. Also, performances and interviews with those involved will be filmed as part of the Rowland S. Howard documentary. No official date has been established, but she's aiming for roughly three weeks from now. If you are interested, please contact her through MySpace! More news to come.

Mountain Fold Music Journal Vol 1 #3 - 2009

Posted by Several Sins on 2010-01-10

There is a multi-page interview with Rowland S. Howard in the current issue of Mountain Fold in which he spoke of life in St Kilda and the efforts behind his final album, Pop Crimes.

Farewell for Rowland S. Howard

Posted by Several Sins on 2010-01-07

"ABOUT 500 mourners gathered in St Kilda yesterday to hear friends and lovers celebrate the life of "a charming, dignified, regal man", guitarist Rowland S. Howard, who died last week, aged 50, from liver cancer.

"It resembled a scene from cult 1980s film Dogs in Space as a who's who of Melbourne's punk rock scene - including Dogs in Space director Richard Lowenstein and playwright Sam Sejavka, upon whose life the film was based - joined music fans at St Kilda's Sacred Heart church for a public service..."

The Age - January 8, 2010
Farewell for 'ridiculous, singular, charismatic individual'
article by Kylie Northover

Mess+Noise - January 8, 2010
Hundreds Farewell St Kilda Icon Howard
article by Trevor Block

Service and Wake

Posted by Several Sins on 2010-01-03

Thursday, 7 January 2009

Everything will be open to the public.

Service starts at 3.00pm
Wake starts at 5.00pm

The Sacred Heart Mission
87 Grey Street
St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
(03) 9537 1166

St Kilda Bowling Club
66 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
(03) 9537 0370

JP Shilo will perform "Sleep", and the song "Autoluminescent" will be featured. Rowland's sister, Angela Howard, will read the eulogy written by Angela, Genevieve McGuckin and Harry Howard.

Genevieve hopes to see a queue for Rowland down Grey Street.

Tributes to Rowland S. Howard

Posted by Several Sins on 2010-01-01

    • All future additions to this list will be placed here.

    • January 4, 2pm (AEDT)--On Monday, January 4th, 979fm's all-Australian program "Living In The Land Of Oz" will also be paying tribute to Rowland, beginning at 2pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time).

      "The show will feature songs by The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, These Immortal Souls and Rowland's solo career including the Pop Crimes album in its entirety. Rowland's collaborations with Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden and Magic Dirt will also be featured.

      "979fm (97.9MhZ) broadcast to Melbourne's western suburbs and can be picked up in most of Melbourne except the south & south-eastern suburbs. If you are outside the broadcast area you can listen on-line at", (Cave Forum).

    • Januray 2, 11.15pm--Australian music video program Rage will be paying tribute to Rowland S. Howard this Saturday night at 11.15pm on ABC1, (Twitter).

      Shivers (Mushroom)
      Pleasure Heads Must Burn (ABC)
      Marry Me (Lie! Lie!) (Festival)
      Exit Everything (Independent)

    • January 1, 9pm (EST)--Tonight, January 1st, WCSB 89.3 in Cleveland, Ohio, will be doing a retrospective of Rowland S. Howard's work at 9pm (EST). The show is called "Drinking Electricity", and if you're not in the Cleveland area, it can be streamed online at

      Co-host for the evening, Julz Finely, has also written a eulogy to Rowland here.

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07.06.2013 - As of today, the web site has been renewed for another full year! Thank you, everyone, for your support! I have also updated the downloads section with two new videos from the Shotgun Wedding Tour '91, which were sent to us by the lovely Laura.

13.11.2012 - Finally updated the tribute page with more links and pictures.

14.09.2012 - Updated the gallery with photos by Wendy Joy Morrissey and Carbie, with permission, as well as a few others that went missing when the site moved. More to be added, thanks for your patience. If you have any photos to submit, or want any removed, please contact us.

11.08.2011 - 41 images removed at the request of Bleddyn Butcher, including but not limited to:

More pictures still to be added to the galleries shortly.

03.08.2011 - The discography has been updated with info for the Golden Age of Bloodshed 7" and White Boy EP. All downloads have been brought on-site, some in lossless formats. Broken links have been repaired. Expect more images and articles to be added after a 1-week hiatus.

07.07.2011 - For anyone having difficulty with The Birthday Party in Cologne, Germany, archived footage, it is available to download in full here. Sorry for the trouble!

05.06.2011 - Added a video of These Immortal Souls performing at The Esplanade Hotel in 1995 to the videos section.

05.12.2010 - Added a video from late 90s/early 00s and a video from 2007 to the videos section.

04.10.2010 - Added Crime & The City Solution's Rose Blue video to videos section.

00.06.2010 - Added the The King of Kalifornia video to downloads/videos section.

22.04.2010 - Various pages in the images and videos sections updated.

19.04.2010 - Added 4 tabs to the downloads/tabs section, transcribed by Bethany.

28.01.2010 - Updated downloads/audio with a 1992 These Immortal Souls show from Kakophonia. Also updated downloads/videos with three videos from January 2nd tribute on ABC's Rage, uploaded by footyshorts.

22.01.2010 - Some footage of Rowland's service at the Sacred Heart Mission has been uploaded on the Ghost Pictures YouTube account. For personal reasons, this site will not be displaying or linking them, though you are free to search and view yourselves.

22.01.2010 - Updated the tributes page to include a link to Trevor Block's tribute on Mess+Noise.

21.01.2010 - Updated the tributes page.

11.01.2010 - New page created for record of tributes. And footage of RSH at Fuji Rock Festival 09 added to videos section.

07.01.2010 - Texts/press section updated.

04.01.2010 - By request, a guestbook feature has been added, for anyone who would like to say a few words.

04.01.2010 - Added an article from 2005 by Conrad Standish, updated the downloads/audio lists with 2 more bootlegs from Kakophonia, and edited lyrics from the Pop Crimes album to reflect the way they are sung rather than written in the CD booklet.

03.01.2010 - Added Ballroom Mayhem article to texts/press section.

02.01.2010 - Updated downloads/audio list with 5 6 new solo bootlegs, posted at Kakophonia.

01.01.2010 - Added October's interview with Inpress to text/press section.


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