Live in Bloomington, 1992

Just a few months after first hearing The Red Devils in 1992, I was thrilled to learn the band would be performing just down the street, at Jake’s Nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana. The show — originally Sept. 28 — was rescheduled for Oct. 13, one week ahead of my 21st birthday. A press pass fromContinue reading “Live in Bloomington, 1992”

Red Devils 1992 Def American press kit

Not knowing much about The Red Devils in 1992, the Def American press kit was pretty much the only source of info I had for the band. I got this press kit while working at the Indiana Daily Student, before the band came to play a gig at Jake’s Nightclub. I’ll write more about thatContinue reading “Red Devils 1992 Def American press kit”

Bill Bateman link-o-rama

Going through several saved links, I found all kinds of great info on Bill Bateman. Some of this may be old news, but it’s new here, and compiled in this convenient linkdown: Bateman returns to The Blasters after a 15-year absence. Bateman re-upped with the group in summer 2008, replacing Jerry Angel. King King ClubContinue reading “Bill Bateman link-o-rama”

“Oh my God … who is this?”

By the age of 20, I was already a pretty devoted blues fan. I’d been listening to Bo Diddley, Elmore James, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker for several years, and college was the perfect place to experiment with hardcore blues. But my eyes would be opened in the summer of 1992, back home withContinue reading ““Oh my God … who is this?””