From The Archives

Rowland S. Howard
(solo & collaborations)
-Chronology-

(Melbourne December 1988 - November 2008)
Rowland S. Howard Oct-1995
 Rowland S. Howard @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney. October 1995.
Photo credit Gerald Jenkins (from Juice Magazine #34).
Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of (studio) recordings, all line-ups, assorted trivia and other tall tales 
related to the Australian artist Rowland S. Howard's solo live gigs.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-
1988-1993
The years in which Rowland returns to Melbourne (1988), does a few gigs with These Immortal Souls, then teams up with Hugo Race [True Spirit] for a couple of concerts and both Rowland and Hugo star in John Tatoulis' "In Too Deep" film, then These Immortal Souls get back to London (1990) for a handful of live gigs [with Sonic Youth], and finally These Immortal Souls is put on hold when Rowland with brother Harry join Lydia Lunch's Shotgun Wedding project (1991) in Memphis, USA. By 1992 These Immortal Souls return to London, where they record and release their final album "I Am Never Gonna Die Again", followed by one European tour and one of the UK, after which they permanently return to Australia, late 1993.

16-Dec-88
AU Melbourne-Richmond,The Old Greek Theatre
[with Crashland]

Note: Rowland S.Howard with Hugo Race [True Spirit].


21-Dec-88
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club

Setlist: Marry Me (Lie! Lie!)/ Hide/ Wedding Hotel/ Morning Dew [Bonnie Dobson/Tim Rose]/ Lonesome Town [Ricky Nelson]/ Ho-Ho [Birthday Party]/ One In Shadow, One In Sun.

Note: Rowland S.Howard with Hugo Race [True Spirit].


19-Jan-89
AU Melbourne-South Yarra,Chasers

Setlist: Wedding Hotel/ Ho-Ho [Birthday Party]/ Lonesome Town [Ricky Nelson].

Note: Rowland S.Howard with Hugo Race [True Spirit].


20-Jan-89
[AU Melbourne-Richmond,Old Greek Theatre. These Immortal Souls gig].

25-Jan-89
[AU Sydney-Paddington,RSL Club. These Immortal Souls gig].

09-Feb-89
[AU Melbourne-South Yarra,Chasers. These Immortal Souls gig].

xx-Feb-89
[AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince Of Wales Hotel. These Immortal Souls gig].

10-Mar-89
[AU Sydney-Kings Cross,Kardomah Café. These Immortal Souls gig].


In Too Deep

1989
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Club

Photo: Screen capture from film.

Note: Band scenes for John Tatoulis's film "In Too Deep" are shot at this club. 'The Users Manual' are Hugo Race (Mack in the film) (vocals/guitar)/ Rowland S. Howard (guitar)/ John Murphy (percussion)/ Brian Colechin (bass) and Chris Hughes (drums). Rowland S. Howard also writes music for the film.


Sydney 13-Apr-89

13-Apr-89
AU Sydney,Landsdowne Hotel

Photo: Credit Andrew Worssam.

Note: Rowland S.Howard, with Tex Perkins [Beasts Of Bourbon] on drums.






1994
After returning from London, Rowland's band These Immortal Souls rarely do concerts.
Instead Rowland performs acoustic live sets once or twice a month. Also Shotgun Wedding do a small tour.

21-Jan-94/19-Feb-94
[AU Melbourne/Brisbane/Sydney. 8 gigs with These Immortal Souls (with a new line-up, including Spencer P.Jones)]


Spencer P Jones

1994
AU Melbourne,Atlantis Sound. Recording sessions for Spencer P.Jones' "Rumour Of Death" album. Engineered/mixed/produced by Dave McCluney and Spencer P.Jones. Assistant engineer Craig Williamson. Line-up: Spencer P.Jones (vocals, guitars)/ Brian Hooper (bass)/ Conway Savage (piano,organ) and Peter Jones (drums), with guests: Warren Ellis (violin)/ Maurice Frawley (guitar)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitars)/ Charlie Owen (lap steel,guitar). Spencer P.Jones, Peter Jones and Craig Williamson are also member of the These Immortal Souls live band.

Photo: Screen captures taken from the "Execution Day" promo video clip.


12-Jun-94
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Evelyn Hotel
[with Charlie Marshall and Rosie Westbrook]

Note: Likely to be one of Rowland's first solo acoustic sets.


28-Jul-94
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
[with Spencer P.Jones]

04-Aug-94
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
[with Spencer P.Jones]

11-Aug-94
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
[with Spencer P.Jones]

Note: Start of a Thursday residency. Spencer P.Jones is at the time member of These Immortal Souls, as well as The Beasts Of Bourbon.


18-Aug-94
[AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club. These Immortal Souls gig.]


02-Sep-94/10-Sep-94
[AU Melbourne/Sydney/Perth/Adelaide/Brisbane. Shotgun Wedding tour.]


Sydney 05-Sep-94

05-Sep-94
AU Sydney,The Metro
[with Lydia Lunch spoken word]

Setlist: Hide/ So The Story Goes/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/ Shut Me Down/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones].

Note: Acoustic set. On an offday from the 5-date Australian Shotgun Wedding tour.

Ad: Scan from Sydney Morning Herald 02-Sep-94.


06-Sep-94
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Universal Theatre
[with Lydia Lunch spoken word]

Setlist: Hide/ Deep In The Woods [Birthday Party]/ So The Story Goes/ Shut Me Down/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones].

Note: Acoustic set. On an offday from the 5-date Australian Shotgun Wedding tour. "So The Story Goes" released on "A Tribute To Rowland S. Howard" 2CD (Stagger records 2006).


23/24-Sep-94
[AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince Of Wales Hotel. These Immortal Souls gigs.]


06-Oct-94
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
[with Spencer P.Jones]

13-Oct-94
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
[with Spencer P.Jones]

Note: Thursday residency continued.


14-Oct-94
[AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince Of Wales Hotel. These Immortal Souls gig.]


20-Oct-94
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
[with Spencer P.Jones]

Note: Thursday residency continued.


xx-Nov-94
AU Melbourne,3RRR FM radio session

Note: Coinciding with the release of the "Rumour Of Death" album, Spencer P.Jones (vocals, guitar)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Brian Hooper (bass)/ Conway Savage (organ) and Craig Williamson (drums) perform among others "Slammin' On The Brakes".


16-Dec-94
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
(at 1AM)






1995
Fairly busy year with 40+ live (acoustic) solo gigs. Residencies at the Public Bar and the Continental Café.

Vortexans 1995

1995
AU Melbourne,studio. Recording sessions for The Vortexans "Lynch Mob" EP. Produced by Rowland S.Howard.

Line-up: Karl-'Beesley'-J.Vogt (vocals/guitar), Adrian Morgan (bass) and Ray 'Tuft' Alexander (drums).

Photo: Rowland with Karl. Credit Harry Howard, taken on 29-Mar-95.

Note: The (very Birthday Party-esque) "Lynch Mob" EP was never released, only made available on The Vortexans MySpace page. Songs recorded: "Lynch Mob", "Red Wine", "Lady Heroin", "Tip Rat" and "The Cannibal".


12-Jan-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
[with Spencer P.Jones]

19-Jan-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
[with Spencer P.Jones]

26-Jan-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
[with Spencer P.Jones]

Note: Thursday residency continued.


01-Feb-95
AU Melbourne,The Metro

Note: Rowland S.Howard guests on guitar at a Primal Scream.


06-Feb-95
AU Melbourne-Richmond,Cherry Tree Hotel
[with Blue, Spencer P.Jones, Maurice Frawley]
(at 7PM)

06-Feb-95
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club

08-Feb-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
(at 11PM)


09-Feb-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

23-Feb-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ One In Shadow, One In Sun/ All My Trials [Traditional]/ Shut Me Down/ Silver Chain/ Bad/ There Is No Love Between Us Anymore/ Panic Moon/ Swing For The Crime [The Saints]/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones].

02-Mar-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

09-Mar-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Note: Thursday residency. Not on 16-Feb-95.


Esplanade Hotel 19-Mar-95

19-Mar-95
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin Room
[with The Vortexans]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ All My Trials [Traditional]/ Stupid Grin/ There Is No Love Between Us Anymore/ One In Shadow, One In Sun/ Silver Chain/ Panic Moon.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from The Age newspaper 17-Mar-95.

Note: Acoustic set. With Chris Hughes [These Immortal Souls, True Spirit] on drums. Rowland produced The Vortexans' "Lynch Mob" EP, that was never actually released.


20-Mar-95
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince Of Wales
[with Ian Rilen and Skindiver]


23-Mar-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Shut Me Down/ So The Story Goes/ Hide/ There Is No Love Between Us Anymore/ I'm Set Free [Velvet Underground]/ Lonesome Town [Ricky Nelson]/ Silver Chain/ All My Trials [Traditional]/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/ Panic Moon/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones].

Note: Acoustic set. Thursday residency.


25-Mar-95
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince Of Wales
[with Powder Monkeys]


Esplanade Hotel 22-Apr-95

22-Apr-95
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin Room
Dog Fiction
(with Kim Salmon, Spencer P. Jones, Chris Wilson, Ian Rilen, Rob Snarski,..)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from The Age newspaper 21-Apr-95.

Note: Quentin Tarantino tribute show organised by Jason Evans and Fred Negro, presented by 3RRR FM. Doing covers from the Tarantino soundtracks, plus a Pulp Fiction quiz show. Tex Perkins had been forced to pull out due to commitments with The Cruel Sea.


28-Apr-95
[AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince Of Wales Hotel. These Immortal Souls gig.]


03-May-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

10-May-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Note: Wednesday residency.


20-May-95
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince Of Wales
[with Ian Rilen and Skindiver]


17-Jun-95
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince Of Wales
[with Ian Rilen and Skindiver]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Hide/ All My Trials [Traditional]/ Shut Me Down/ I'm Set Free [Velvet Underground]/ There Is No Love Between Us Anymore/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Panic Moon/ Silver Chain.


20-Jun-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
(free show)

Setlist: (A.o.) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ [..]/ One In Sun, One in Shadow/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/ [..]/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones].

Note: Marie Hoy [Orchestra Of Skin And Bone] jumps on stage to attempt to sing (her own song) "Stupid Grin", but can't remember the words.


Palace Nightclub 23-Jun-95

23-Jun-95
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Palace Nightclub
Dog Fiction
(with Kim Salmon, Nick Barker, Chris Wilson, Ian Rilen, Rob Snarski,..)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from The Age newspaper 23-Jun-95.

Ad: Scan of article taken from The Age newspaper 23-Jun-95.

Note: Second Quentin Tarantino tribute show organised by Jason Evans and Fred Negro. Doing covers from the Tarantino soundtracks.


Continental Café 04-Jul-95

04-Jul-95
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Café
[support for Spencer Jones & the Holy Spirits, with Conway Savage]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Marry Me (Lie! Lie!)/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Shut Me Down/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Silver Chain.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Free admission. Tuesday residency.


08-Jul-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Shut Me Down/ All My Trials [Traditional]/ Hide/ ?/ I'm Set Free [Velvet Underground]/ So The Story Goes/ ?/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Silver Chain/ ?


11-Jul-95
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Café
[support for Spencer Jones & the Holy Spirits, with Conway Savage]

18-Jul-95
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Café
[support for Spencer Jones & the Holy Spirits, with Conway Savage]

Note: Free admission. Tuesday residency.


22-Jul-95
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince Of Wales
[with Maurice Frawley and the Working Class Ringos]


25-Jul-95
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Café
[support for Spencer Jones & the Holy Spirits, with Conway Savage]

Note: Free admission. Tuesday residency.


19-Aug-95
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin room
[with Kim Salmon, Spencer Jones, Charlie Marshall]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ So The Story Goes/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Shut Me Down/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Panic Moon.


14-Sep-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Hide/ Dance Me To The End Of Love [Leonard Cohen]/ All My Trials [Traditional]/ Silver Chain/ Don't [Leiber/Stoller-Elvis Presley]/ Shut Me Down/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Panic Moon.


30-Sep-95
AU Sydney,The Metro
[Mark Of Cain and Nitocris]

01-Oct-95
AU Sydney-Annandale,The Annandale Hotel
[with Solid Gold Hell]


04-Oct-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

11-Oct-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

25-Oct-95
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Note: Wednesday residency. No gig on 17-Oct-95.


03-Nov-95
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Evelyn Hotel


04-Nov-95
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ I'm Set Free [Velvet Underground]/ So the Story Goes/ Shut Me Down/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Silver Chain/ Panic Moon.






1996
Another fairly busy year with 40+ live solo gigs. Residency at the Public Bar. Six These Immortal Souls gigs in between.

07-Jan-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: (A.o) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ Hide/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ [..]/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/...

14-Jan-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: (A.o) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ One In Sun, One In Shadow/ [..]/ So the Story Goes/...

Note: Sunday residency. No gigs on 21-Jan-96.


25-Jan-96
[AU Melbourne-Richmond,Corner Hotel. These Immortal Souls gig.]


28-Jan-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

11-Feb-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: (A.o) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ Don't [Leiber/Stoller-Elvis Presley]/ [..]/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/ [..]/ The Law/...

18-Feb-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Shut Me Down/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Silver Chain/ I'm Set Free [Velvet Underground]/ So the Story Goes/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/ The Law/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Panic Moon.

25-Feb-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

03-Mar-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: (A.o) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ All My Trials [Traditional]/ [..]/ I'm Set Free [Velvet Underground]/ [..]/ The Law/ [..]/ Silver Chain/...

Note: Sunday residency. No gig on 04-Feb-96.


Continental Café 05-Mar-96

05-Mar-96
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Café
[support for Paradise Motel, with Xylouris Ensemble]

12-Mar-96
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Café
[support for Paradise Motel, with Xylouris Ensemble]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Hide/ All My Trials [Traditional]/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Shut Me Down/ I'm Set Free [Velvet Underground]/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Silver Chain/ Panic Moon.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Free admission. Tuesday residency.


17-Mar-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: (A.o) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ So The Story Goes/ [..]/ The Law/ [..]/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ [..]/ Hide/...

Note: Sunday residency. No gigs on 10-Mar-96 and 24-Mar-96.


26-Mar-96
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Café
[support for Paradise Motel, with Xylouris Ensemble]

Note: Free admission. Tuesday residency.


29-Mar-96
[AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,The Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin room. These Immortal Souls gig.]


07-Apr-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

21-Apr-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

28-Apr-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

12-May-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Note: Sunday residency. No gigs on 31-Mar-96, 14-Apr-96, 05-May-96, 17-May-96.


31-May-96
[AU Melbourne-Richmond,Corner Hotel. These Immortal Souls gig.]


02-Jun-96
AU Melbourne,Cherry Tree Hotel
Bring Out Your Dead festival


06-Jun-96
AU Adelaide,Flinders University,Tavern


Adelaide 07-Jun-96

07-Jun-96
AU Adelaide,Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
[with GT Stringer]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Hide/ So The Story Goes/ Undone/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ ?/ All My Trials [Traditional]/ Silver Chain/ The Law/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Shivers/ I'm Set Free [Velvet Underground].

Poster: Original (signed) poster.

Note: "Undone" was written in October 1994 and first recorded in 1998 for Rowland's "Teenage Snuff Film" album.


08-Jun-96
[AU Melbourne-Prahran,Joey's Ministry of Sound. These Immortal Souls gig.]


09-Jun-96
[AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club. These Immortal Souls gig.]


22-Jun-96
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,The St.Kilda Sports Club

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Undone/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Shut Me Down/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Panic Moon.


25-Jun-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: (A.o) Undone/ [..]/ The Law/ [..]/ Don't [Leiber/Stoller-Elvis Presley]/...

02-Jul-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: (A.o) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ Undone/ [..]/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ [..]/ Lonesome Town [Ricky Nelson]/...

Note: Tuesday residency.


30-Jul-96
AU Melbourne-City,The Lounge
Over Land #143 poetry
(early show at 8PM)
[with poetry/performance by Tom Ball, Edwina Preston, Keran Carrol,..]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Undone/ Silver Chain/ Panic Moon.


30-Jul-96
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
(late show)

Setlist: (A.o.) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ [..]/ So The Story Goes/ [..]/ Panic Moon/ [..]/ Shut Me Down/...


01-Aug-96
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Tote
(early show)

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Hide/ Undone/ Don't [Leiber/Stoller-Elvis Presley]/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Panic Moon.Note:

Tote proprietor Bruce Milne used to run "Pulp" fanzine, was The Young Charlatans manager and run "Au-Go-Go" records.


01-Aug-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar
(late show)

Setlist: (A.o.) Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/ [..]/ The Law/ [..]/ Undone/ ...


05-Sep-96
AU Melbourne-South Melbourne,Maori Chief Hotel
[with Sly Faulkner]


13-Sep-96
[AU Melbourne-Prahran,Joey's Ministry of Sound. These Immortal Souls gig.]


23-Sep-96
AU Melbourne,3-RRR FM radio,Room With A View

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Shut Me Down/ Silver Chain/ Panic Moon.


07-Nov-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

23-Nov-96
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: (A.o.) Undone/ [..]/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ [..]/ The Law/ [..]/ Shut Me Down/ [..]/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/...






1997
Final year for These Immortal Souls. 20+ live solo gigs, mainly support slots
(for Beasts Of Bourbon, Ed Kuepper, Luxedo, Kim Salmon and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

Esplanade Hotel 04-Jan-97

04-Jan-97
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin Room
[support for Paradise Motel]
(early show)

Setlist: Undone/ Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Wedding Hotel/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Shut Me Down/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ The Law/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Panic Moon.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from The Age newspaper 03-Jan-97.


04-Jan-97
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
(late show)

Setlist: (A.o.) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ Undone/ [..]/ Hide/ [..]/ So The Story Goes/ ...


Birdland 1997

Early 1997
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Birdland studios. Rowland produces the Hungry Ghosts' self titled debut album. Engineered by Lindsay Gravina. Line-up: Jason G. Boneham/ John Brooks [aka JP Shilo] and Tim Howden, with Steve Boyle (percussion)/ Peter Knight (trumpet) and Rowland S.Howard (acoustic guitar/Farfisa organ).

Photo: Photo credit Hannah Eaves.


17-Jan-97
[AU Sydney,The Metro Theatre. These Immortal Souls gig.]


24-Jan-97
AU Sydney,The Lyric


31-Jan-97
[AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,The Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin room. These Immortal Souls gig.]


01-Feb-97
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Undone/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Shut Me Down/ Stupd Grin [Marie Hoy]/ Hide/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Shivers.

Note: Rowland is joined by Warren Ellis [Dirty Three/Bad Seeds] on violin for "Mother Of Earth" and "Shivers".


Lava Lounge 08-Feb-97

08-Feb-97
AU Melbourne,Lava Lounge
[support for Beasts Of Bourbon, with Blackeyed Susans]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Undone/ Hide/ Stupid Grin [Marie Hoy]/ Shivers.

Poster: Photo of poster. Beasts of Bourbon '97 tour poster.

Note: With an impromptu appearance of Tex Perkins [Beasts Of Bourbon] on drums.

"Yes, here I [Tex Perkins] was onstage at the Lava Lounge in Melbourne telling our audience to stop hurling bottles at the rest of the guys in the band. If they wanted a target, then aim for the frontman. And they did. And they hit me. Hard. [..] It was 1997. Rowland S. Howard, who supported us that night, wrote later that we were 'a lazy, insolent, cocksure, sneering, lascivious, threatening bunch of men.' He was right. Rowland also wrote that this gig was 'truly one of the greatest nights of my life' and that he later overheard a young girl breathlessly saying, 'It was just like Altamont!' How had it come to this? We had sound-checked and then gone to Chinatown to eat at a Japanese restaurant where we got on the sake — a special kind of drunk where anything can happen. By the time we got back to the venue we were pretty activated — me most of all. [..] Rowland goes on first and it seems to me the audience aren't paying enough attention to him. He's playing solo and people are talking and ignoring him. This is Rowland Howard, you stupid fucks, ex-Boys Next Door and Birthday Party, one of the greats! I'm embarrassed and incredibly annoyed, pacing around watching from the side of the stage muttering to myself like an ice freak. I decide there needs to be some more noise onstage to get the crowd to shut up. A drum kit is already set up for The Blackeyed Susans on next. I walk onstage and sit down behind it. Rowland says, 'And on the drums, ladies and gentleman, Tex Perkins.' I start playing. I'm thinking I'm doing well. Not that I'm a drummer, but it's sounding all right. But nothing changes. The crowd are still looking uninterested. I storm off. [..]" From "Tex", an autobiography book by Tex Perkins.


22-Mar-97
AU Melbourne,PBS-FM radio
Rock Noir special

Note: DJ Lee Bajzek spins tracks and Rowland comments.


05-Apr-97
[AU Melbourne-Prahran,Joey's Ministry of Sound Niteclub. These Immortal Souls gig.]


10-Apr-97
AU Adelaide,University Cloisters
(lunchtime gig @ 1PM)

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Hide/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Shut Me Down/ The Law/ Undone/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Shivers/ Panic Moon.


10-Apr-97
AU Adelaide,3D Radio

Note: Interview with Rowland.


Adelaide 10-Apr-97

10-Apr-97
AU Adelaide,University Bar
(evening gig)
[support for Ed Kuepper]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Undone/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Dead Radio/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Silver Chain/ Stupid grin [Marie Hoy]/ The Big Sleep/ Shivers.

Ad: Ad from music mag.


11-Apr-97
[AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,The Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin room. These Immortal Souls gig.]


Apr/May-97
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club

Setlist: (A.o.) [..]/ Undone/ [..]/ Dead Radio/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Shut Me Down/ [..]/ Panic Moon.

18-May-97
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel

Setlist: (A.o.) [..]/ Dead Radio/ [..]/ Don't [Leiber/Stoller-Elvis Presley]/ [..].


Esplanade Hotel 25-Jun-97

25-Jun-97
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel
[support for Luxedo, with The Dumb Earth]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from The Age newspaper 20-Jun-97.


04-Jul-97
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Evelyn or Greyhound Hotel
[with Kim Salmon and Permanent Press]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Dead Radio/ Undone/ Shut Me Down/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Silver Chain/ The Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Panic Moon.

Note: First time "Breakdown (And Then...)" is performed. The song would in 1999 appear on the "Teenage Snuff Film" album.


09-Aug-97
[AU Melbourne-Prahran,Joey's Ministry of Sound Niteclub. These Immortal Souls gig.]


21-Aug-97
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar

28-Aug-97
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Public Bar


Esplanade Hotel 03-Sep-97

03-Sep-97
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin Room
[support for Luxedo, Losing End]

Setlist: (A.o.) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ Dead Radio/ [..]/ Undone/ [..] Don't [Leiber/Stoller-Elvis Presley]/ [..].

Ad: Scan of ad taken from The Age newspaper 29-Aug-97.


05-Oct-97
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Punters Club
[support for The Brass Bed]

Note: Brass Bed's "Low Key" EP launch. Brass Bed's Stuart Thomas, would later join Dave Graney's band.


16-Oct-97
[AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Prince Of Wales. These Immortal Souls gig.]

17-Oct-97
[AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Greyhound Hotel. These Immortal Souls gig.]


03-Nov-97
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel,Gerschwin Room

09-Nov-97
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[with the Heretic Cats and The Shonky Tonks]


Forum Theatre 22-Nov-97

22-Nov-97
AU Melbourne,Forum Theatre
[support for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds]

Setlist: Dead Radio/ Undone/ Breakdown (And Then...).

23-Nov-97
AU Melbourne,Forum Theatre
[support for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds]

Setlist: Dead Radio/ Undone/ Breakdown (And Then...).

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: On each evening Rowland only does a 3-song set.


20-Dec-97
[AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,The Esplanade Hotel,The Lounge. These Immortal Souls gig.]






1998
The year in which Rowland S.Howard starts a treatment regime for his heroin addiction, marries Jane Usher
and reacquaints himself with Mick Harvey [Birthday Party/Crime and the City Solution] to record an album, "Teenage Snuff Film".
Two-month Thursday night solo residency @ the Greyhound Hotel. About 12 solo gigs.

30-Jan-98
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Tote

Setlist: (A.o.) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ [..]/ Dead Radio/ [..]/ Undone/ [..]/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ [..] Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ [..]/ Panic Moon.


03-Apr-98
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel


16-Apr-98
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[with Hungry Ghosts]

23-Apr-98
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[with Hungry Ghosts]

30-Apr-98
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[with Hungry Ghosts]

Setlist: (A.o.) Undone/ Shut Me Down/ Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Autoluminiscent/ Dead Radio/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Hide/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ Panic Moon.

07-May-98
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[with Hungry Ghosts]

14-May-98
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[with Hungry Ghosts]

21-May-98
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[with Hungry Ghosts]

28-May-98
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[with Hungry Ghosts]

04-Jun-98
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[with Hungry Ghosts]

11-Jun-98
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[with Hungry Ghosts]

Note: Thursday night residency. Hungry Ghosts are John Brooks (aka J.P. Shilo) [Rowland S. Howard band in 2009]/ Jason G. Boneham/ Tim Howden and Steve Boyle [Rowland S. Howard band in 2000-2003]. Rowland produced the Hungry Ghosts' selftitled debut album in 1997.


Continental Cafe 18-Jul-98

18-Jul-98
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Cafe
[support for Lydia Lunch spoken word, with Kerri Simpson]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from The Age newspaper 17-Jul-98.






1999/2000
1999 is the year in which the "Teenage Snuff Film" album is released and a handful of live dates with the band are played.
Apart from a month-long residency @ the Town Hall Hotel, solo activity in 2000 is minimal. About 10 (electric) solo gigs.

1999
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Birdland studios. Rowland joins the recording sessions for Magic Dirt's "Pace It" EP. Recorded and mixed by Lindsay Gravina. Rowland S.Howard supplies guitar on the track "Takin' It All Wrong", with Kristy Stegwazi on cello.


Continental Café 04-Jul-95

12-Apr-00
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Continental Café
(guesting at Astrid Munday's show)

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Astrid's band: Adele Pickvance [The Dave Graney Show], Ian Kitney, James Paull are joined by Conway Savage [Bad Seeds], Kiernan Box [Augie March], Matt Heyden and Charlie Owen [The Beasts Of Bourbon], with special guest: Rowland S.Howard.


Victorian Arts Centre 18-Jun-00

18-Jun-00
AU Melbourne,Victorian Arts Centre,BlackBox Venue
(2:30PM-4:00PM)

Ad: Scan of ad from The Age newspaper.

Note: Free admittance show. Two sets: 1st solo, second with band.

Part of the "Velvet Sessions" with bands playing music inspired by the Velvet Underground against a background of Warhol's films, and hosted by rock journalist, Paul Stewart. Coicides with "The Velvet Years: Warhol's factory 1965-67", an exhibition that depicts the scene at Andy Warhol's Factory when he was emerging as a prominent visual artist and film-maker. Photographer Stephen Shore exposes the Factory through these staiy unembarrassed black and white images. Organised by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Schedule for the "Velvet Sessions": 04-Jun-00: Kim Salmon and the Business; 11-Jun-00: Spencer P.Jones & Cow Penalty.


30-Jun-00
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel


09-Aug-00
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel
'Genocide' benefit
[with Luxedo, Penny Ikenger Trio, The Double Agents]

Note: Benefit for Genevieve McGuckin's HCV (hepatitis C-virus) treatment. Genevieve McGuckin, a founding member of Melbourne institution These Immortal Souls, has fallen seriously ill. Friends have organised a benefit at the Espy next Wednesday, called Genocide.

“I ate the same food [as Rowland]. I did the same things. I gave up drugs six years earlier than him.” McGuckin contracted HCV, too, but her treatment did wonders whereas [Rowland's] respite was brief. “I don’t know why my liver’s fine,” she says. [Rowland's] story is her story, only she has endured". Genevieve McGuckin interviewed for an article in The Australian February 19, 2010.


15-Sep-00
AU Melbourne-Richmond,The Corner Hotel
[with Ed Kuepper]

22-Oct-00
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel
Rock and Roll Circus
(free admittance show @ 4PM)
[with Ross Hanneford]


17-Nov-00
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

24-Nov-00
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

Note: Part of a month-long Friday residency.


Continental Café 04-Jul-95

09-Dec-00
AU Melbourne-Richmond,The Corner Hotel
(guesting at Kim Salmon gig)
[with The Powder Monkeys]

Ad: Scan of ad from The Age newspaper 01-Dec-00.

Note: Coinciding with Citadel Records' re-releasing the original Scientists "Blood Red River" album with nine extra tracks Kim Salmon performs Scientists songs with the rhythm section of his new band, the Business, joined by Rowland S.Howard, Rob Snarski [Blackeyed Susans], Rebecca Barnard [Rebecca's Empire], Renée Geyer and more.


18-Dec-00
AU Melbourne,Vineyard Hotel






2001
Another year with minimal activity. About 10 (electric) solo gigs.

10-Mar-01
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel,Gershwin Room


23-Jul-01
AU North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel
"Rock 'n' Roll Circus-The Motion Picture" (premiere)

Note: A local film production, "Rock 'n' Roll Circus, The Motion Picture", which stars local music heroes such as Warped, the Exotics, the Dice Age, Rowland S.Howard, Ross Hannaford and Mark Ferrie, will be treated to a Hollywood-style premiere at the North Melbourne Town Hall Hotel at 9PM on Monday (23-Jul-01). Not a live gig.


26-Aug-01
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

02-Sep-01
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

21-Sep-01
AU Melbourne,9th Ward

27-Nov-01
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

04-Dec-01
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

21-Dec-01
AU Melbourne-St.Kilda,Esplanade Hotel,Gershwin Room
[with Mavis's]






2002
Another year with minimal activity. About 10 (electric) solo gigs.

19-Jan-02
AU Melbourne-Brunswick,Cornish Arms
[support for Luxedo]


07-Apr-02
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Shut Me Down/ Down From Dover [Dolly Parton]/ Dead Radio/ So The Story Goes/ Ocean [Velvet Underground]/ Crowned/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Panic Moon.

19-May-02
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel


16-Jun-02
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

28-Jun-02
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Rob Roy

25-Aug-02
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

23-Oct-02
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel
[with Brian Hooper Band]


The Empress Hotel 04-Nov-02

04-Nov-02
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,The Empress Hotel
[support for Silver Ray, with Andrew McCubbin and the Hope Addicts]

Photo: Photo credit Andrew J.Cosgriff.






2003
The year in which Rowland, when he was 44, is told that his liver was shattered with end-stage cirrhosis.
Doctors compared it to the liver of a 74-year-old alcoholic. About 6 (electric) solo gigs.

05-Jan-03
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

07-Feb-03
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel
[with Brian Hooper band]

21-Feb-03
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel
[with Brian Hooper band]


18-Apr-03
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel
(Rowland joins the Brian Hooper band)


14-Jun-03
AU Melbourne,Rob Roy Hotel
[support for Silver Ray, with The Devastations]

Setlist: (A.o.) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/.../ Ocean [Velvet Underground].

Note: Devastations CD launch. Rowland joins the Devastations for their encore. In September 2004 Rowland will record his "Autoluminiscent/Ocean" single with the Devastations.


Town Hall Hotel 27-Jul-03

27-Jul-03
AU Melbourne-North Melbourne,Town Hall Hotel

Photo: Photo credit Andrew J.Cosgriff.


Corner Hotel 07-Dec-03

07-Dec-03
AU Melbourne-Richmond,The Corner Hotel
[support for Beasts Of Bourbon, with The Drones]

Poster: Photo of poster.






2004
Just 2 (electric) solo gigs.

12-Mar-04
AU Melbourne-St Kilda,Greyhound Hotel
[support for Hugo Race & the True Spirit]


Rob Roy Hotel 30-Apr-04

30-Apr-04
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Rob Roy Hotel
[with Gentle Ben and his Sensitive Side]

Setlist: Dead Radio/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ Undone/ Shut Me Down/ Ocean [Velvet Underground]/ Autoluminiscent/ Panic Moon.

Photo: Photo credit Andrew J.Cosgriff.


Home 2004

2004
AU Melbourne,home

Photo: Screen captures taken from "Sticky Carpet", a music documentary film by Mark Butcher.

Note: “I rang (veteran independent rocker) Roland [sic] S Howard every week for six months and got his answering machine. I kept on calling that number, and one day he picked up the phone.” Mark Butcher interviewed by Susanne Nelson for Poster magazine.

"Until about five years ago I would have said that I didn't regret what I'd done. All my time taking all these drugs, but now I really regret it. It changed my life forever and I've just lost so much of my life and so much time that I could have spent doing things that would have been really meaningful for me or ...doing ...yeah... it has just been wasted ...yeah ... it's wasted.. thrown away." . Rowland interviewed for "Sticky Carpet".

A teaser screening of "Sticky Carpet" took place @ the Green Room (Elizabeth Street) in Melbourne-City on 30-Sep-05. The documentary premiered @ the Melbourne International Film Festival, ACMI, Melbourne on 28-Jul-06. It was released on DVD 08-Mar-07.






2005
The year of (a brief) resurrection. 10+ (electric) solo gigs.

xx-Jan-05
AU Melbourne-Fitzroy,Rob Roy Hotel

17-Jan-05
AU Belgrave,Ruby's Lounge
[support for Handsome Family]


24-Mar-05
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Tote
[support for The Devastations, with Loene Carmen]

Setlist: Dead Radio/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ Undone/ Ocean [Velvet Underground]/ Autoluminiscent/ Shut Me Down/ White Wedding [Billy Idol].


Brisbane 23-Apr-05

23-Apr-05
AU Brisbane,Ric's Bar

Setlist: Shut Me Down/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Panic Moon/ Ocean [Velvet Underground]/ Autoluminiscent.

Photo: Photo credit Wolf Trash.


Brisbane 24-Apr-05

24-Apr-05
AU Brisbane,Ric's Bar
[support for The Devastations]

Setlist: Dead Radio/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ Undone/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Shut Me Down/ White Wedding [Billy Idol]/ So The Story/ Panic Moon/ Autoluminiscent/ Ocean [Velvet Underground].

Photo: Photo credit Wolf Trash.

Note: The Devastations join Rowland for "Autoluminiscent" and "Ocean", songs they recorded together during September 2004, and released on the "Autoluminiscent/Ocean" single (Bang! Records 01-Apr-05).


Sydney 18-Jun-05

18-Jun-05
AU Sydney,The Mandarin Club,Oriental room
[support for The Devastations]

Setlist: Dead Radio/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ White Wedding [Billy Idol]/ Silver Chain/ Shut Me Down/ Big Sleep [The Only Ones]/ Exit Everything(+)/ She Cried [Darryl/Richards](+)/ Autoluminiscent(+)/ Sleep Alone(+).

Photo: Screen captures from a private video shot by Joan Hacker.

Note: "Autoluminiscent/Ocean" single launch. The Devastations join Rowland on (+).


The Pony 04-Aug-05

04-Aug-05
AU Melbourne-CBD,The Pony
[with HTRK]

Photo: Photo credit by Lauren Bamford.

Poster: Photo of poster .

Note: Melbourne International Film Festival. Scott Crary's "Kill Your Idols" No wave-docu film screening at the Greater Union. Post-screening/after-party @ the Pony. Rowland with The Devastations on some songs. In February 2006 Rowland produces HTRK's "Marry Me Tonight" album.


Ding Dong Lounge 15-Sep-05

15-Sep-05
AU Melbourne,Ding Dong Lounge
[support for Magic Dirt, with HTRK]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Dead Radio/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Undone/ Shut Me Down/ Autoluminiscent.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Billy Walsh (former owner of the Cherry Bar and drummer of Cosmic Psychos) opened the Ding Dong in 2002.


07-Oct-05
AU Brisbane,The Zoo
[support for Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side, with The Devastations and Ghost Ships]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Dead Radio/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Undone/ Shut Me Down/ Autoluminiscent.

Note: Gentle Ben and His Sensitive Side album launch.


21-Oct-05
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Tote
[support for Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side, with Man's Ruin Burlesque]


11-Nov-05
AU Melbourne,Ding Dong Lounge
[support for Hugo Race & True Spirit, with HTRK]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Dead Radio/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Shut Me Down/ Undone/ Autoluminiscent.

Note: Rowland was sick and needed help with his gear.






2006
The year in which Rowland starts HCV treatment, 'stays in bed for about a year' and manages to quit heroin.
Just 3 (electric) solo gigs.

Jan/Feb-06
AU Melbourne,Atlantis studios. Rowland joins the recording sessions for the soundtrack to Paul Goldman's "Suburban Mayhem" film. Recorded and mixed by Dave McCluney. Produced by Mick Harvey, Dave McCluney and Paul Goldman. Rowland S.Howard supplies guitar on "Double Dare" [Hoyt Axton] and "Sex Beat" [Gun Club], with Adalita [Magic Dirt] (vocals), Spencer P.Jones (guitar), Mick Harvey (organ), Dean Turner [Magic Dirt] (bass) and Peter Jones (drums). Mick Harvey did the rest of the soundtrack score. Paul Goldman (with Evan English, a.k.a. The Rich Kids) shot the Birthday Party's "Nick The Stripper" promo video back in 1981. Paul Goldman also directed "Australian Rules" (2002), a film with a soundtrack by Mick Harvey.


The Tote 17-Feb-06

17-Feb-06
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Tote
[support for The Devastations, with HTRK and Young Professionals]

Photo: Screen capture taken from Mark James Butcher's first feature film, "Sticky Carpet".
Rowland and Brian Hooper backstage.

Note: Last Devastations gig before going overseas to Berlin.


20/28-Feb-06
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Birdland studios. Rowland joins the recording sessions for HTRK's "Marry Me Tonight" album, while he was on interferon [a treatment against the hepatitis C virus, contracted by intravenous drug use]. Engineered by Rob Long. Produced by Rowland S.Howard and Lindsay Gravina. Rowland guitar on "HA", "Panties" and "Disco" and keyboards on "Rent Boy" and "Fascinator". Line-up: Jonnine Standish, Sean Stewart and Nigel Yang.

"We only saw him a couple of hours a day, mind you. He was very very exhausted on interferon. We had him 2 hours a day." . Jonnine Standish interviewed for "Autoluminiscent", a film by Lynn-Maree Milburn and Richard Lowenstein.


Cherry Bar 17-Mar-06

17-Mar-06
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,Cherry Bar
[with Tiger by the Tail]

Setlist: (a.o.) Dead Radio.

Photo: Screen capture taken from private video by Ryan Skeleton Boy [Woman].


24-Mar-06
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,Cherry Bar
[with Riff Random]






2007
About 10 (electric) solo gigs, mainly as support for The Beasts Of Bourbon and Magic Dirt.

The Tote 29-Mar-07

29-Mar-07
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Tote
(Dime Dero gig)

Photo: Credit Harry Howard.

Note: Frenchmen Dimi Dero and Patrick Fretin released "A Tribute to Rowland S. Howard" 2CD (Stagger Records) on 26-Nov-06.


The Tote 30-Mar-07

30-Mar-07
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Tote
[support for Pink Stainless Tail, with Biddy Connor, New Estate]

Setlist: (a.o.) Dead Radio/ [..]/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ and more...

Photo: Screen capture taken from private video by Mars Drum.

Schedule: Photo of chalkboard schedule outside of club for upcoming shows.

Note: Pink Stainless Tail are: Harry Howard [These Immortal Souls], Nick Boddington, Simon Strong and Sönke Rickertsen [Slub].


The Tote 12-Apr-07

12-Apr-07
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Tote
[with The Renderers]

Photo: Photo credit Kingsley Nash .


Beasts Of Bourbon September 2007 tour

19-Sep-07
AU Canberra,ANU Bar
[support for The Beasts Of Bourbon and Magic Dirt]

20-Sep-07
AU Newcastle,Cambridge Hotel
[support for The Beasts Of Bourbon and Magic Dirt]

21-Sep-07
AU Sydney-Wollongong,Waves
[support for The Beasts Of Bourbon and Magic Dirt]

22-Sep-07
AU Sydney,The Metro
[support for The Beasts Of Bourbon and Magic Dirt]

27-Sep-07
AU Ballarat,The Karova Lounge
[support for The Beasts Of Bourbon and Magic Dirt]

Poster: Photo of tour poster.


The Forum 28-Sep-07

28-Sep-07
AU Melbourne,The Forum
[support for The Beasts Of Bourbon and Magic Dirt]

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Dead Radio/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Shut Me Down/ Undone/ Autoluminescent.

Ticket: Photo of ticket.


Toff in Town 17-Dec-07

17-Dec-07
AU Melbourne-CBD,Toff in Town
[support for The Devastations]

Setlist: (a.o.) Dead Radio/ and more...

Photo: Photo credit unknown.






2008
The year in which Rowland is diagnosed with liver cancer.
About 15 (electric) solo gigs, mainly at the Ding Dong Lounge.

Birdland 2008

2008
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Birdland studios. Rowland joins the recording sessions for Magic Dirt's "White Boy" EP. Engineered by Rob Long. Produced by Dean Turner. Dean founded Magic Dirt in 1992 and played bass in the band until he passed away on August 21, 2009. Rowland S.Howard duets with Adalita and supplies guitar on the track "Summer High".

Photo: Screen capture from "Autoluminiscent", a film by Lynn-Maree Milburn and Richard Lowenstein.


14-Mar-08
AU Melbourne-CBD,Ding Dong Lounge


The Tote 16-Mar-08

16-Mar-08
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Tote
Benefit for Bruno Adams
[with Pink Stainless Tail, Mick Harvey band and Bruno Adams]

Ad: e-Advert.

Note: Bruno Adams [Once Upon A Time, Fatal Shore] passed away in Berlin on 18-Apr-09, at the age of 45.


Ding Dong Lounge 10-Apr-08

10-Apr-08
AU Melbourne-CBD,Ding Dong Lounge
[with The Dead South]

Ad: e-Advert.


Greville Records 20-Apr-08

20-Apr-08
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Greville Records shop

Setlist: (A.o.) Dead Radio/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ and more...

Photo: Screen capture from a private video by Olivia Scarlett.


Ding Dong Lounge 02-May-08

02-May-08
AU Melbourne-CBD,Ding Dong Lounge
[with Garreth Liddiard]

Setlist: (A.o.) Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Dead Radio/ and more...

Photo: Screen capture from a private video by Olivia Scarlett.


16-May-08
AU Melbourne-Northcote,Northcote Social Club
[support for The Reels]

Note: Dave Mason presents 'Reels Mania'


24-May-08
AU Melbourne-CBD,Ding Dong Lounge


Ding Dong Lounge 02-May-08

04-Jul-08
AU Melbourne-CBD,Ding Dong Lounge
[with The Bakelite Age and JP Shilo]

Setlist: (A.o.) Autoluminiscent/ and more...

Ad: e-Advert.

Photo: Screen capture from a private video by Andrew Dun.


Ding Dong Lounge 01-Aug-08

01-Aug-08
AU Melbourne-CBD,Ding Dong Lounge
[with Brendan Black and Baseball]

Ad: e-Advert.


09-Aug-08
AU Melbourne-Collingwood,The Tote
[with Sailors & Swine]


Corner Hotel 29-Aug-08

29-Aug-08
AU Melbourne-Richmond,Corner Hotel
[support for Magic Dirt]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: "Girl" album launch. Rowland guested on Magic Dirt's "White Boy EP" (2009).


Ding Dong Lounge 06-Sep-08

06-Sep-08
AU Melbourne-CBD,Ding Dong Lounge
[with Nathan Hollywood]

Ad: e-Advert.


25-Sep-08
AU Melbourne-CBD,Toff in Town


Sydney 06-Nov-08

06-Nov-08
AU Sydney,Opera House,Famous Spiegeltent at the courtyard

Setlist: Oh Jim [Lou Reed]/ Dead Radio/ Breakdown (And Then)/ Mother Of Earth [Gun Club]/ Undone/ Shut Me Down/ White Wedding [Billy Idol]/ Crowned/ Autoluminiscent/ Ocean [Velvet Underground].

Poster: Photo of poster.

Setlist: Scan of setlist .

Note: Last ever solo gig. Advertised as follows: "This Australian guitar luminary will explore his entire career from the underground rock hit Shivers which he penned in the late seventies through to material from his acclaimed 1999 album Teenage Snuff Film. After this show Rowland will head into the studio to begin work on his first album of original material in almost 10 years, the long awaited follow-up to Teenage Snuff Film".


We're living on dog food

Early 2009
AU Melbourne

Photo: Screen captures taken from "We're Living On Dog Food", a music documentary film by Richard Lowenstein.



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