Out on the road in support of their excellent new album Deadbeat Graffiti, beloved blues rock duo Black Pistol Fire return to Music City tonight, Dec. 8 for a Basement East show along with soulful pop standout Cobi. An electrifying and celebrated live force, if you haven’t yet seen what BPF can do in person, you should remedy that immediately, whether you’re familiar with their recorded catalogue or not. Tickets to this strong end of year outing are still available right here, so grab yours now and read on for more about the lineup!
BLACK PISTOL FIRE
Made up of guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown and drummer Eric Owen, Toronto formed, Austin based blues rock duo Black Pistol Fire are a force to be reckoned with. Fusing classic southern rock and more contemporary garage rock stylings, the band began attracting buzz after their eponymous 2011 debut effort and strong followup, Big Beat ’59, which drew companions to kindred spirits like The Black Keys, and nabbed the group spots on countless high-profile festival lineups. Several more fantastic records have followed, most recently this year’s Deadbeat Graffiti, but BPF’s bread and butter has long been their live show, which has amassed endless praise and attracted a cult following, as well as spots performing with the likes of Gary Clark Jr, Weezer, Heart, Wolfmother, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Band of Skulls, among others. We’ve seen the band in concert on numerous occasions, and have left each time with our jaws on the floor. Needless to say, if you’re a fan, this show’s a no-brainer, but if you’re new to BPF, we urge you to see for yourself in person what all of the fuss is about!
Formerly a member of Boston alt/indie pop group Gentlemen Hall, pop/r&b singer Cobi might be a relatively new name as a solo artist, but after breakout 2016 single “Don’t You Cry for Me,” a followup to his eponymous 2015 debut EP, he sounds well on his way to becoming a massive breakout success. Akin to recent buzzworthy singers like Hoozier, Cobi packs massive pipes and a soulful penchant for pop, which, while not as gritty and rock rooted as Black Pistol Fire, seems to pull from the same classic influences like Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. Show up early, because you might not get a chance to see Cobi open a room this small next time around.
Black Pistol Fire and Cobi will perform tonight, Dec. 8 at The Basement East. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $15.