RSH Tribute Page Charity Fundraiser

Posted by Several Sins on 2013-06-02

During his life, Rowland S. Howard supported the Mirabel Foundation, an Australian organization which supports the needs of children orphaned and abandoned due to parental drug use. He was one of over 30 Australian musicians to contribute to the Rock Chefs for Mirabel cookbook.

In his memory, the Rowland S. Howard Tribute Page on Facebook is currently holding a fundraising competition, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Mirabel Foundation.

Everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing to win prizes, which were submitted by family, friends and fans alike. So far, the prizes are as follows:

  1. Autoluminescent DVD, an RSH tin, and an RSH print
  2. Dogs in Space DVD, a signed Harry Howard & the NDE CD, and an RSH print
  3. I Knew Buffalo Bill CD signed by Jeremy Gluck, an issue of Uncut magazine featuring Nick Cave, and an RSH doll
Donations can be made here. All donations are welcome!
(When donating, please use the name you use on Facebook, so the Tribute Page moderators can identify you if you win.)

Rowland S. Howard Laneway Project: Success!

Posted by Several Sins on 2013-04-23

ETA: You can see a recording of ABC News' report on the Rowland S. Howard laneway here, including interviews with Harry and Angela Howard and Nick Haines.

There are celebrations in St Kilda tonight as the Port Phillip Council has voted unanimous in favour of the naming of a laneway after Rowland S Howard, the legendary guitarist of The Birthday Party, who died from liver cancer in 2009.

The laneway is between Eildon Road and Jackson Street in St Kilda...

Read more here.

The exact name of the laneway is yet to be determined. According to Nick Haines, VicRoads will first need to approve the name, as full names are against the rules, along with the iconic "S." Port Phillip Council have applied for an exemption to this rule.

ETA: There is more information here on the City of Port Phillip web site and another article here, in which Genevieve McGuckin is interviewed.

RSH Tribute at ATP Release the Bats

Posted by Several Sins on 2013-04-17

ATP's Release the Bats (26 Oct 2013) has just added Pop Crimes: The Songs of Rowland S Howard to their event plan. Organized by Mick Harvey, and featuring Rowland's "friends, family and collaborators," it will cover music throughout Rowland's career, similar to the St Kilda Memo shows.

On another note, a fan Q&A with Harry Howard, organized by the Rowland S Howard Tribute Page, has now been posted here.

Finally, an update from Nick Haines regarding the Rowland S Howard Laneway Project:

The petition regarding the naming of a lane in St Kilda the 'Rowland S Howard Lane' will be going before Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 23 April 2013 at 6pm at St Kilda Town Hall,Brighton Road (corner Carlisle Street).
I'll be there (naturally) so any locals that may want to turn up that would be great as support would be most welcome.
Hoping to post some good news here next week. Fingers crossed folks!!!

Rowland S Howard 'The Prince of St Kilda' Tribute (Pt 4)

Posted by Several Sins on 2013-03-12

Both SOLD OUT tribute nights at the St Kilda Memo went off without a hitch! Photos and reviews have been popping up all over the place, and collected at record-breaking speed by the Rowland S Howard Tribute Page (which is now nearing 2000 members), as well as the Crown Prince of the Crying Jag tribute page.

ETA: The entire tribute was filmed by Mick Bell and Nick Cowan, who have posted a few clips to youtube. A playlist has been compiled here.

If you have any photos, videos or reviews you would like to submit yourself, please contact us. We are currently updating the tribute page with more links and info.

Update: Rowland S.Howard Laneway Project

Posted by Several Sins on 2013-03-12

Nick Cave has added his voice to those asking that a laneway in St Kilda be named after Rowland S. Howard.

"Rowland and I were friends, bandmates, collaborators and fellow conspirators in the St Kilda music scene in the late '70s and early '80s. His artistic legacy endures, and I hope that you can honour him with the cultural recognition he richly deserves," Cave wrote in a letter to the Port Phillip city council, urging them to consider a petition lodged by music promoter Nick Haines last week...

Read more @ FasterLouder.

Here is an interview with Nick Haines regarding the Laneway Project from a year ago:

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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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