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nofightin.com on YouTube

August 18, 2009

For those who haven’t seen it on the righthand side of the page, nofightin.com is now on YouTube as nofightindotcom. Right now, we’ve gathered some of the best Red Devils, 13 and Lester Butler clips in easy-to-use playlists, so you can hear things like Pinkpop all in one sitting (and in the right order). If […]

Blue Shadows 1991 on YouTube

February 4, 2009

Great find on YouTube recently — vintage video of The Blue Shadows, the pre-Def American version of The Red Devils. The description, from user checker764, says: Before signing with Def American Records and being given the name The Red Devils by producer Rick Rubin, Lester Butler’s band was known as The Blue Shadows. They were featured […]

Chasing the Devils’ Tale: Tour dispatches from Europe (parts 1-7)

July 30, 2017

Nofightin.com is following The Red Devils on tour through Europe, whether they like it or not. Come here for our dispatches from every show as we go. Words and others by J.J. Perry; tour photography by Tina Hanagan ZZ ROOFTOP (Show 1: Stimmen Festival, Lorrach, Germany 21.7.17) I wrote about The Red Devils show earlier. […]

First look: “Return of The Red Devils”

July 25, 2017

When is a CD review not a CD review? When you don’t have a CD player on your European trip. That’s us with the new tour disc “Return of The Red Devils” (BPRDCD1-2017). We have the album, but nothing to play it on. That technicality won’t stop this first-look review from happening. The disc was […]

#NowPlaying: “The Roots of The Red Devils”

July 14, 2017

UPDATED JULY 18 with Willie Nix number. The Red Devils’ backstory includes classic blues, arty punk and the best of California rock ‘n’ roll. Nofightin.com presents this curated mix of “The Roots of The Red Devils.” Some of the songs will be obvious, and others are “in the spirit of” the original Red Devils. Listen […]

The Red Devils return with first new album in 25 years

July 1, 2017

Moments ago, Mike Flanigin on Instagram posted a pic of “Return of The Red Devils,” the band’s first album since their debut “King King” 25 years ago. (Skipping the 1994 “Blackwater Roll” EP.) The post confirms what nofightin.com has heard over the past several weeks: That the band would have a new disc for sale […]

5 takeaways from The Red Devils reunion weekend

June 12, 2017

The Red Devils are back, having just completed their first three gigs in 23 years. They returned triumphant June 2-4 in The Netherlands. Photos and videos of the shows are plentiful, and too many to catalog here. Many of the videos are captured in The Red Devils Facebook group. Also check the Facebook pages for […]

Rainy Detroit night 1992, club date + 3 rare cuts

March 5, 2017

Tapes don’t often circulate of The Red Devils during their 1992 U.S. club tour, but guitarist Mike Flanigin passed one from his collection to nofightin.com. Not only is it a representation of 4/5 of the band that will be on tour this summer, but it is the closest I’ll ever get to The Red Devils […]

Kid Ramos tears it up in 1989 Blue Shadows videos

February 1, 2017

Back in December, Kid Ramos posted three very cool videos a version of The Blue Shadows from 1989 — Bill Bateman, Jonny Ray Bartel, Dave Lee Bartel, Lester Butler and, well, the first “Kid” on guitar. Well, videos of videos. Is this the earliest recording out there of the core of The Blue Shadows/Red Devils, before […]

Video: Red Devils live at King King Nov. 30, 1992

December 26, 2016

One of the treats hanging out with Mike Flanigin last year was watching vintage Red Devils video live from the King King more than two decades earlier. We watched half of the Nov. 30, 1992, video in his Austin living room. Essentially, we got the DVD commentary from one of the members of The Red […]