Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX
Black Pistol Fire is the KUTX Artist of the Month for May. Learn more here.
Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen are grade-school buddies who made good on their youthful passion, forming Black Pistol Fire in Toronto before moving down to Austin. In their sonic world, Zeppelin goes hand-in-hand with punk, and in their hands, that makes total sense. Owen is a monster drummer, usually a half-naked swirl of hair and limbs while McKeown growls on his guitar, equal parts John Lee Hooker and Jack White. “Storm Cussin'” struts and stomps, pitched somewhere between a dive bar and an arena.
“Storm Cussin’,” recorded live in Studio 1A, also appears on Don’t Wake The Riot, out now via Modern Outsider. Catch Black Pistol Fire tonight at Emo’s, and hear Kevin and Eric’s guest DJ set on My KUTX this Saturday at 6 p.m.