We’ve been hyping this one for months, and now the day has finally arrived! Nashville, please help us welcome to the stage Austin/Toronto blues rock ’n’ roll duo Black Pistol Fire and like minded local brethren Chrome Pony. Doors at Mercy Lounge open at 8 p.m. (music starts at 9 p.m.), and tickets for this badass show are currently still available for just $15. Read on for a full rundown on both bands, and be sure to support live music tonight, while simultaneously getting your face melted!
BLACK PISTOL FIRE
Splitting time between Austin, TX, and their native lands near Toronto, Canada, Black Pistol Fire are a high octane rock ’n’ roll duo that bring 110% every time they perform. They first caught our ears at Bonnaroo 2014, where they melted skulls with their smoke soaked blues riffs and frenetic Jon Bonham inspired drumming. With just two members–Kevin McKeown on guitar/lead vocals and Eric Owen on drums–it’s impossible not to be impressed with the level of sound produced live, which brings to mind the earlier days of the Black Keys, mixed with Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and even a little Nirvana grunge. With the recent release of their latest record, Don’t Wake the Riot, it’s obvious that BPF are just starting to get things cookin’, so be there when they set the stage ablaze at Mercy with their blistering hot blues rock anthems.
A local band we are very familiar with, Chrome Pony touches on elements of psychedelic, punk, garage, and plain old kick ass rock and roll; blending it all together to create an original sound all their own. Founded by Indiana-bred brothers Tyler and Kyle Davis, the group is a staple in the growing Nashville indie rock scene, and it doesn’t appear they’re going anywhere anytime soon. They caught a lot of international buzz after touring with Cage The Elephant, and they followed that up with their latest record, Past Lives, which dropped in February. Get a taste below, and get to the venue on time to support local musicians.
Black Pistol Fire and Chrome Pony will perform Thursday, July 14 at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are still available for $15.