The Red Devils’ Dec. 31, 1992, show at Jack’s Sugar Shack in Los Angeles boasted a surprising, one-time lineup with Canned Heat’s legendary Larry “The Mole” Taylor on bass.
Eddie Clark’s 1998 datebook adds more gigs to the 13 timeline — plus one crash.
If you lived around LA in 1996, there were plenty of chances to catch “Groanin’ Lester Butler” snoozing the blues at Jack’s Sugar Shack, Blue Cafe, the House of Blues, and many other haunts.
In 1995, Lester Butler found himself picking up gigs and living with a “family” of bohemian creatives in Sherman Oaks. Rob Neighbors takes us inside.
Hope everyone had a great New Year’s holiday this year. Seems a good time to look back on what the Red Devils were doing this week in year’s past: 1992: The Devils were among the stars in Aspen, according to the Jan. 6 Rocky Mountain News: (Don) Henley was spotted later that evening at ChinaContinue reading “Devils celebrate New Year’s Eve”
Christmas came a little early here at nofightin.com, thanks to some cool memorabilia shared by Andrew Rackauskas. Rackauskas, who tells us he ran a ’90s fanzine called Spinal Column (his 13 review can be found on Jasper Heikens’ site), sent us an e-mail, relating stories about seeing the Devils every week at Jack’s Sugar ShackContinue reading “Show souvenirs”
Found this cool poster by Psychic Sparkplug on gigposters.com. It’s the only one available on a search for “red devils.” It’s most certainly the Devils: The right vintage (early- to mid-’90s EDIT: 1994), the right venue (Jack’s Sugar Shack), the right peers (Thelonious Monster). If anyone has more info on the gig, please let usContinue reading “Red Devils on gigposters.com”