Artist of the Month: Black Pistol Fire

Black Pistol Fire, the incendiary guitar-drum duo of Kevin McKeown on guitar/lead vocals and Eric Owen on drums, splits its time between hometown Toronto and their new adopted home of Austin. After extensive touring with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., they’re back with a new album.

Don’t Wake The Riot, their fourth, evolved from songs written over the course of the past year, each designed to push the duo into new directions. Using inspirations as diverse as Alabama Shakes, Dr. Dre and Bobby Bland, BPF has expanded its sonic palette  without sacrificing the band’s hair-raising electricity. With new instruments in the mix, will the live shows evolve as well? We’ll find out soon – they play KUTX’s Studio 1A on May 17th, and kick off their tour a few days later on May 20 at Emo’s.

– Jeff McCord

Watch video of Black Pistol Fire’s recent performance in Studio 1A.

Hear Black Pistol Fire guest DJ on My KUTX.

Listen to KUTX all month long for tracks from Black Pistol Fire!