Ratchet Blade Records has released 44 Gun, the new single by the Doghouse Lords. 44 Gun was recorded live at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, Ca. and produced and mixed by Chopper Franklin. Click HERE to preview and order.
The Doghouse Lords are featured in the film Cry Now, which will having it’s premiere at Laemelle’s NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, Ca. on February 22nd at 7:30pm. The Doghouse Lords (Javier Matos, Chopper Franklin, John Bazz and Bill Bateman) play .44 Gun and Voodoo Lucy in the club scene. Click HERE for ticket info.
Chopper Franklin sat in with the Blue Shadows (Javier Matos, John Bazz and Bill Bateman) at their record release show at Viva Cantina Saturday (effectively making it the Doghouse Lords for three songs). They played .44 Gun, Georgia Chain Gang and HUD, watch a fan video of Georgia Chain Gang below.
The Doghouse Lords – Javier Matos (Blue Shadows), Chopper Franklin (The Cramps, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes), John Bazz (The Blasters, Marc Ford) and Bill Bateman (The Blasters, Red Devils) perform .44 Gun in the Cinetico Productions film “Cry Now” (2014), written and directed by Alberto Barboza. Visit http://vincentandluzy.com for more info.
As many of you know Nick Curran passed away in October of 2012, and Chopper was the last bassist of Nick Curran & the Lowlifes. On March 12th, 2014 he was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, his mother Carol-Anne Labbe received the honors with a great acceptance speech, you can watch it HERE.
Vincent and Luzy, the Alberto Barboza film the Doghouse Lords performed live in, and singer Javier Matos acted in, has undergone another name change. It is now titled Cry Now, and American Quarterly Journal says “Cry Now is Alberto Barboza’s deeply romantic, Chicano rockabilly ode to artistic practice set in Boyle Heights…”
You can see the 2014 teaser for it HERE, and you can see the Doghouse Lords’ John Bazz at 1:02, just don’t blink!
…. the second Doghouse Lords gig ever, April 4th 2009, “Georgia Chain Gang” at the Redwood Bar, downtown Los Angeles: