Black Pistol Fire: The Austin Blues Duo's Favorite Bands

This week we talked to Black Pistol Fire, who headline tonight at Warehouse Live in the studio with Animal Farmacy. The Austin duo and proud transplants from Toronto are loud, aggressive and bluesy. Though they get comparisons to the Black Keys, they don't see much of themselves in that other bluesy pair from Akron, Ohio.

"The Black Keys are great, but we don't take much from them, even though we always get compared," the BPF boys say on the way to Texas.

"Our style and influences really vary. While we love raunchy classic rock and blues, we also love groovy jam bands, punk rock, and down and dirty funk. We use our songs as a base to improvise live. Because of this, the live show and records can be quite a different experience and no two shows are ever the same."

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Craig Hlavaty
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