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Bill Bateman and the Return of the Red Devils

Doghouse Lords’ drummer Bill Bateman has traveled to Europe for the return of the Red Devils, with Big Pete van der Pluijm replacing the late Lester Butler on vocals. Long in the works, a summer European tour opening for ZZ Top (as well as several headlining club gigs) starts July 6th, 2017.

 

New Doghouse Lords Single “44 Gun”

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.

44 Gun cover art

Doghouse Lords in “Cry Now” – Movie Premiere 2/22/17

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.

“Doghouse Lords” Live Appearance

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.

New “Don’t Drive Me Away” Single Available Now!

The Doghouse Lords and Ratchet Blade Records have released the new single Don’t Drive Me Away and it’s available exclusively on Bandcamp, click HERE to preview and download!

Don't Drive Me Away cover copy

“Dark Side of the Bay” Single Out Now

The new Doghouse Lords single is out now, it’s about the cost of a few smokes and just as bad for you, get it on iTunes and Amazon, and preview it on YouTube below:

Doghouse Lords To Release “Dark Side of the Bay” Single

The Doghouse Lords will be releasing a digital single of Dark Side of the Bay, a hard rocker about a man doing hard time in San Quentin prison. It will be available Oct. 21st on iTunes, Amazon.mp3 and all the major digital stores.

Dark Side of the Bay cover

 

Doghouse Lords in “Cry Now” Movie Promo

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.

Nick Curran In Austin Hall of Fame

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.

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“Vincent and Luzy” Film Now Titled “Cry Now”

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!

Doghouse Lords on the set of Vincent & Luzy