Rowland S. Howard Anthology

Posted by Several Sins on 2014-05-25

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.

Harry Howard and the NDE - "Devils"

Posted by Several Sins on 2014-05-07

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.

Pop Crimes: The Songs of Rowland S Howard

Posted by Several Sins on 2013-10-31

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.

Rowland S. Howard Laneways

Posted by Several Sins on 2013-10-31

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.


Posted by Several Sins on 2013-08-22

First! The Rowland S Howard Tribute Page not only met its original goal of $300, but actually raised more than $500 for the Mirabel Foundation in Rowland's name! Prizes have already been awarded, but the donation page is still currently open for anyone else who would like to contribute. Thank you, everyone!

Second! For those of you who have missed it, the Tribute Page has been holding a series of fan Q&As with Rowland's friends and family. So far, participants include Harry Howard and Genevieve McGuckin! They are currently collecting questions for their next Q&A with Mick Harvey!

You can also find more stories and interviews in their notes section.

Third! Rob Wellington (Little Murders and International Exiles) has constructed a rough history of St Kilda, with a focus on the era surrounding the Crystal Ballroom, which is featured here on the St Kilda Music Walking Tours web site.

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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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