Featuring Members of the Blasters, The Cramps and Red Devils


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.


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 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.

Nick certificate     25

“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


NoFightin.com Article on Doghouse Lords

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:

No Fightin Website

“Vincent & Luzy” Out in Fall 2013

In May of 2011 the Doghouse Lords performed “44 Gun” for the Cinetico Productions feature film “Vincent & Luzy”, directed by Alberto Barboza. After two years of limbo it is finally slated for a Fall 2013 release. Visit vincentandluzy.com for more info.

Doghouse Lords on the set of Vincent & Luzy


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