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:
A while back NoFightin.com did a quick feature on the Doghouse Lords. No Fightin’ is the tribute site for the Red Devils, the Southern California blues outfit that, in addition to Doghouse Lords drummer Bill Bateman, featured Lester Butler, Paul Size, David Lee Bartel and Jonny Ray Bartel. Years later No Fightin’ is still going strong, click on the link to see the Doghouse Lords piece and browse the archives: