Black Pistol Fire is a high-octane rock duo based out of Austin, Texas by way of Toronto, Canada; composed of Kevin McKeown on guitar/lead vocals and Eric Owen on drums. Drawing inspiration from blues, R&B and rock greats such as Led Zeppelin, Chuck Berry, Nirvana, Buddy Holly and Muddy Waters, BPF’s gritty and dynamic performances are fueled by undeniable musicianship. Dubbed the “next big thing” by Huffington Post after SXSW 2013, BPF has developed a reputation for their untamed live performances. Described as “Pure fire on stage”(Degenrefy), they are quickly becoming festival veterans, including performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch Music Festival, Shaky Knees and Governor’s Ball, among others. After Lollapalooza 2015, Yahoo Music described Black Pistol Fire as “a power duo that can almost match the power and intensity of the massive rock sounds of the likes of Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac… in a breakout set.”
Black Pistol Fire has shared the stage with acts like Gary Clark Jr, Weezer, Heart, Wolfmother, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Band of Skulls. Their signature sound has been featured throughout television and entertainment. Their single, “Show Pony” was featured in the Ted 2 official trailer and they performed their song “Blue Eye Commotion” in a national T-Mobile TV ad. Their music can also be heard in Madden ‘15 and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 video games and in numerous TV shows including Sons of Anarchy, Castle and About a Boy. “Black Pistol Fire… were, by far, the best band that played LouFest… This was the craziest I’ve seen any of the crowds at the festival… Drummer Eric Owen, shirtless and wrists wrapped, pounded the skins like he was summoning a devil. McKeown stomps so hard during his rough and intricate dirty blues, you thought he would make a hole in the stage… A must see.” – KDHX (St Louis), Loufest 2014
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“PICK YOUR POISON”
“Fierce.” – Consequence of Sound
“Viscerally exciting.” – The 405
“A fuzz-drenched caterwaul of a blues-rock duo from Canada beat and punched at each other like virtuosic old friends, driving the energy ever higher.” – Chicago Tribune
“These guys are a ferocious rush of rock ‘n’ roll energy.” – Grimy Goods
“We hear hints of blues, Led Zeppelin, and Chuck Berry inspiring their songs.” – KCRW
Black Pistol Fire release “Pick Your Poison,” a brand new track packed with catchy vigorous vocals, vibrant guitars and dynamic drums recorded in Nashville, TN with Vance Powell (engineer/mixing: The Raconteurs, Chris Stapleton, The Dead weather). “Pick Your Poison” is a last minute addition that almost didn’t make it along with a handful of tracks set to be recorded with Powell.
LISTEN TO “PICK YOUR POISON” HERE:
“Some songs take on many different life forms or personalities before they are ready for the studio, and some never see the light of day,” shares guitarist/lead vocalist Kevin McKeown.
The lyrical concept of “Pick Your Poison” evolved from personal struggles over the last six months that brought on some serious thinking for the band. “I was always fascinated by scenarios in which we must choose the lesser of two evils,” reveals McKeown. “It can make a person do some heavy soul searching when faced with those type of decisions.”
Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian-bred rock duo, currently based out of Austin, Texas and composed of McKeown and drummer Eric Owen. Their untamed sound stems inspiration from garage-rock, hip-hop, R&B and classic rock. In recent years, they’ve earned a reputation for their powerful live performances in the festival circuit from Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Governor’s Ball, Riot Fest. They most recently performed at Welcome To Rockville, following a string of dates on their expansive US tour that will continue through the end of summer.
For concert tickets and more information visit blackpistolfire.com.
May 21 — St. Louis, MO — Old Rock House
Jun 28 — Vancouver, BC, CA — The Commodore Ballroom
Jun 29 — Lake Cowichan, BC, CA — Laketown Ranch
Jul 12 — Santa Fe, NM — Meow Wolf
Jul 13 — Telluride, CO — Sheridan Opera House
Jul 14 — Telluride, CO — The Ride Festival
Jul 16 — Phoenix, AZ — Crescent Ballroom
Jul 17 — Los Angeles, CA — El Rey Theatre
Jul 19 — Solana Beach, CA — Belly Up
Jul 20 — Sacramento, CA — Holy Diver
Jul 21 — San Francisco, CA — The Independent
Jul 23 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
Jul 25 — Salt Lake City — Metro Music Hall
Jul 26 — St. Aspen, CO — Belly Up Aspen
Jul 27 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre
Aug 10 — Fernie, BC, CA — Wapiti Music Festival
Oct 4-6 — Austin, TX — Austin City Limits Weekend One
Oct 11-13 — Austin, TX — Austin City Limits Weekend Two