Black Pistol Fire

High Noon Saloon Presents

Black Pistol Fire

Cobi

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 18 and over

Black Pistol Fire
Black Pistol Fire
American rock duoBlack Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that splits time betweenToronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garneringcomparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The White Stripes, and Clutch. It's clear that the band's sound spans many different eras and subgenres, relying on a classic rock and roll sound that has been updatedfor our modern times.

Black Pistol Fire features Kevin McKeown on Guitar/Lead Vocals and Eric Owen on Drums. The two have been friends since kindergarten and began playing music together when they discovered a shared passion for rock and rollmusic in high school. The two became founding members of rock and roll trio The Shenanigans. With The Shenanigans, they recorded an LP titled Bombshell Baby. After things with The Shenanigans and Toronto got stale, the two wanted a change of scenery and to try out something new. They then packed up their instruments and a bag of clothes and headed south. The band finally settled down in Austin, Texas in 2009 and Black Pistol Fire was born.

Arriving in Austin, the two began rehearsing as a duo. While they had previously done this to write songs for The Shenanigans, there was one crucial difference this time around: there would be no bass to be added later. They soaked up all that the Austin music scene had to offer, and their music developed a more distinctive "southern" sound. Like every good band, theylived in poverty and survived off a steady diet of potatoes while rehearsing, writing, and creating new material in a garage they had rented.

While playing a local Austin hotspot, Producer Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) approached the band about recording their next record. The LP, simply titled Black Pistol Fire was released in February 2011. The LP garnered a positive critical response from publications such as the Austin Chronicle, Pop Music Matters, and the Houston Press. The band has also seen their music used in television shows such as 90210, Hawaii 5-0, Suits, About a Boy, Grimm Sons of Anarchy amongst many others. Throughout, they have been touring the USA and Canada and completed a successful European tour. They have supported the likes of Weezer, Wolfmother, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Band of Skulls, State Radio, Shonen Knife, TOO Short, and Lucinda Williams. The band recorded their 2nd LP in the early 2012 with producer Michael Rocha in Toronto. This album "Big Beat 59" was released in August 2012. As a pre-cursor to the album, the band also recoded the 5 song EP "Shut-up!" a tribute to Little Richard, which was released in May 2012.
Cobi
Cobi
A singer with a strong R&B influence, Cobi was eight years old when one of his parents’ friends showed him a few basic chords on the guitar. He eventually developed a passion for blues, R&B, and classic rock, and when he was in his teens, jumped from fandom to performing when he formed a blues band with friends. He went on to study at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, and in 2008, he teamed up with five other young musicians in Boston to form the group Gentlemen Hall.

Melding hooky pop melodies with polished harmonies, Gentlemen Hall quickly became one of the hottest acts on the Boston music scene. The group scored a record deal with Island/Def Jam, but in 2014, Cobi opted to leave to pursue a solo career and a different creative direction. (Roughly a year later, the group split up.) In 2015, Cobi released a self-titled four-song solo EP, and later the same year, he toured as a guest vocalist with the British electronic act Above and Beyond. In 2016, he dropped the solo single “Don’t You Cry for Me.”
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/