The 2014 Melbourne Festival will feature two sessions celebrating the music and influence of Rowland S. Howard (The Birthday Party, Crime & The City Solution, These Immortal Souls) this October. The first session is a concert featuring his former bandmates and collaborators celebrating what would have been Howard’s 55th birthday.

The second session is a conversation with guest speakers who knew Howard well… his former bandmate Mick Harvey (The Birthday Party), his former bandmate and ex-partner Genevieve McGuckin (These Immortal Souls), and his former bandmate and brother Harry Howard (These Immortal Souls).

Pop Crimes Concert:
Dates: Thursday 23 October (sold out) and Friday 24 October 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Foxtel Festival Hub, South bank of Yarra River, east of Princes Bridge (opposite Federation Square)
Tickets: $45
Featuring Adalita, Mick Harvey, Harry Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, TJ Howden, Brian Henry Hooper, Ed Kuepper, Hugo Race, JP Shilo, Conrad Standish, Jonnine Standish, Craig Williamson.

Artists in Conversation:
Date: Friday 24 October 2014
Time: 1pm
Venue: Foxtel Festival Hub
Tickets: Free
Featuring Mick Harvey, Genevieve McGuckin and Harry Howard.

Tickets are available from the Melbourne Festival Website. Get yours before they disappear next week. Until then enjoy this sweet moment captured with Howard in his home town of Melbourne, at the trusty ol’ Tote.

Video: Rowland S Howard Live @ The Tote, Melbourne 2007

Further Exploration:

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About noisynoodle

I am a noisy noodle hailing from Melbourne, Australia who loves listening to noise in all forms, but preferably in music, TV and film. I’ve moonlighted on community radio at SYN-FM many years ago when I was still a “youth”. My mission is to promote live music (get off your bum and see something!), highlight interesting TV shows that are ignored by the ratings, expose some cool films and to not go deaf trying!

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