PREVIEW: COBI at THE BASEMENT EAST on 12/8/17

“I was playing in bars at age 12,” reveals Los Angeles-based artist Cobi, whose tour with explosive alt-rock duo Black Pistol Fire concludes at Nashville’s Basement East on Friday, December 8th. “We’d play blues covers from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., that’s how I got started. I grew up in a really small town, there … Read more PREVIEW: COBI at THE BASEMENT EAST on 12/8/17

ALBUM REVIEW: “DEADBEAT GRAFFITI” by BLACK PISTOL FIRE

If you haven’t yet heard of Black Pistol Fire, you should—but even if you haven’t, that probably won’t be true for very much longer. From their energetic festival appearances to the unexpected artistry that you hear on each new release, this Canada-bred Austin, Texas-based duo, composed of guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown and drummer Eric Owen, will … Read more ALBUM REVIEW: “DEADBEAT GRAFFITI” by BLACK PISTOL FIRE

#FBF: FORECASTLE FESTIVAL

If you follow this site (and if you don’t, you really should), you’ll remember that we sent our trusty contributor, James Farley, to Louisville to cover the Forecastle Music Festival in July; dear James was rendered utterly speechless by the performances he witnessed, but he managed to get himself together long enough to jot down … Read more #FBF: FORECASTLE FESTIVAL

“DON’T WAKE THE RIOT” – NEW ALBUM from BLACK PISTOL FIRE

Blog favorite blues rock duo, Black Pistol Fire, released their latest full-length album, Don’t Wake The Riot, on May 20th.  A follow-up to 2014’s swampy self-titled record, at eleven songs strong Don’t Wake The Riot shows the band going in a grittier direction.  Don’t worry y’all–vocalist Kevin McKeown’s signature howl and Eric Owen’s ferocious drum shredding is still the constant. They also … Read more “DON’T WAKE THE RIOT” – NEW ALBUM from BLACK PISTOL FIRE

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BLACK PISTOL FIRE

Being Southern is a thing.  A real, tangible, palpable thing that influences everything about who you are–the way you talk, the food you eat, the names you call your grandparents, everything.  It also has a profound effect on the music to which you’re drawn, and if you’re a musician, on the music you create yourself. … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BLACK PISTOL FIRE

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