ZZ Ward The Storm Tour
Black Pistol Fire, Billy Raffoul
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 16 and over
I was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon, in a small town called Roseburg. I grew up listening to my Dad write and sing the blues and started performing with him in his blues bands when I was a kid. I fell in love with the sincerity of Etta, the soul of Muddy and the power of Big Mama. When I got older I started writing hooks for and performing with local rappers from Eugene. I fell in love with hip-hop, with it's authenticity. Now I'm married to em both. DIRTY SHINE!
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, BPFǯs 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 "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 Ǯ15 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
$22.00 - $99.00