Red Devils go to school for noon concert

The Red Devils were a band built for smoky bars, but even they might have had some trouble conjuring that mojo for the noontime lunch crowd at a college campus. The review from the Daily Titan [PDF] recaps the band’s Dec. 2, 1992, performance at California State University in Fullerton. Interesting details on guitarist MikeContinue reading “Red Devils go to school for noon concert”

Lyrics: Mr. Highway Man

Mr. Highway Man (Chester Burnett), from King King Highway man, please don’t block the road Mr. Highway man, please don’t block my road You got my head spinnin’, little girl I’m goin’ down slow Got to tell everybody in the neighborhood Tell everybody in the neighborhood You’re a sweet little girl, sure don’t mean meContinue reading “Lyrics: Mr. Highway Man”

Lester Butler & G. Love on VPRO’s “Lola Da Musica” 1998

Certainly one of Lester Butler’s last televised appearances was made on the March 6, 1998, edition of VPRO’s “Lola Da Musica” program in The Netherlands. Just two months later, Butler would die in L.A. The program — featuring Butler co-billed with folk-hop jammer G. Love — has been widely distributed by fans of both forContinue reading “Lester Butler & G. Love on VPRO’s “Lola Da Musica” 1998″

Hard-to-find Devils & 13 T-shirts

There is no better way to show your devotion to a band than a concert T-shirt. Unfortunately, there are very few options for The Red Devils or 13; when we saw 13 on tour in the Midwest in 1997, they really had no merch to speak of (and unfortunately, the Devils’ 1992 tour is somethingContinue reading “Hard-to-find Devils & 13 T-shirts”

Review: Johnny Mastro’s “Beautiful Chaos”

L.A.’s Johnny Mastro and Mama’s Boys spare no grease or grit on their new disc “Beautiful Chaos.” Fans of 13 will find much to enjoy here; Mama’s Boys even feature 13 touring bassist Mike Hightower playing behind harp man Mastro (also notable is special guest Kirk Fletcher on guitar). Produced in Detroit by Jim DiamondContinue reading “Review: Johnny Mastro’s “Beautiful Chaos””