Black Pistol Fire CD Double-Release Show Tonight at Stubb’s
It can get a bit hectic splitting time between two homes, especially if one’s here in Austin and the other is miles away in Toronto, but blues-rock duo Black Pistol Fire has had a lot going down in both places. Keeps ‘em on their toes.
Guitarist and vocalist Kevin McKeown and drummer Eric Owen moved to Austin back in 2009 after recording and performing as part of the trio The Shenanigans. New things were on the horizon. They immediately fell right into rehearsing and touring as much as they could. And it was in Austin where producer Jim Diamond approached them about recording their self-titled album, released last year. That fall, they began work on their next album, Big Beat 59, with producer Michael Rocha back in Toronto, along with a companion EP called Shut-Up: A Tribute To Little Richard.
Prepare yourself for continued rowdy, ragged and loud rock ‘n’ roll going absolutely primal on the guitar, an electrifying mix of classic southern, garage and – to an extent – punk rock. What you primarily feel in the floorboard-rattling guitar wails and drum beats is the undeniable blues influence scorching through the atmosphere. When the dust settles, you realize that was one damn good time.
Since they have not only one but two CD’s ready to unleash into the world, Black Pistol Fire figured a dual release would be most fitting. Join Black Pistol Fire at their double-release party tonight at Stubb’s on the indoor stage, 801 Red River. Tonight’s show will be explosive, to say the least, with one of Austin’s most brilliantly chaotic rock trios (and a Texas Music Matters fave) The Blind Pets opening the show. Doors open at 9 p.m. It’s wisest not to leave the earplugs at home. Recommended.