Black Pistol Fire

S&S Presents

Black Pistol Fire


Thursday, November 30, 2017

7:00 pm

Kilby Court

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

Black Pistol Fire
Black Pistol Fire

“Sleep on these guys at your own risk, because what they did to BMI on Friday afternoon was unholy… leaving a trail of scorched earth and melted minds.”
- Consequence of Sound, Lollapalooza 2015

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.

"Black Pistol Fire… were, by far, the best band that played LouFest… This was the craziest I've seen any of the crowds at the festival… Drummer Eric Owen, shirtless and wrists wrapped, pounded the skins like he was summoning a devil. McKeown stomps so hard during his rough and intricate dirty blues, you thought he would make a hole in the stage... A must see." - KDHX (St Louis), Loufest 2014
Signed to Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment.
Hit #1 on the Viral 50 chart
Check out the massive single 'Don't You Cry For Me' which has already surpassed 5 Million spins on Spotify (released May 6, 2016), fastest rise on the platform for any 300 artist.
"A perfect balance of mesmerizing synths and constant percussion." — Interview Magazine
"We love pop with a good heaping spoonful of soul. If you like Hozier, you will really dig Cobi. Edgier sonically." — Perez Hilton
"It has all the elements of a must-listen track, this powerhouse singer-songwriter mixes soulful electricity with gospel on "Don't You Cry for Me." — All Things Go
Fresh off of a massively successful run as lead vocalist on the Above & Beyond acoustic tour
Previously supported Young The Giant, One Republic, All American Rejects
Venue Information:
Kilby Court
741 Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101