Things are coming back to life here in the Twin Cities and although there are a few shows scheduled before this one, Black Pistol Fire will be my first time back at The Fine Line in over a year and I’m ecstatic. They will be taking over the downtown venue on Tuesday, July 27th.
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.
Local band Products will be supporting Black Pistol Fire and will be getting the night started off right. Products is a rock band from Minneapolis/St. Paul. Since forming in early 2018, Jo, Kon, Al + Jack have been making tightly-wound guitar music that dribbles and dunks – equal parts impressionistic snark and political bark. They ride tension and release through alleyways, superstore aisles, and art-gallery storage units. Products’ debut LP, Pink Puma, will be released in 2020.
Tickets are still available HERE!