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Lollapalooza 2015 Festival Review: From Worst to Best

on August 03, 2015, 2:00pm
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Most Reckless Stage Dives

Black Pistol Fire

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Photo by Heather Kaplan

Black Pistol Fire is not an easy band to recommend to a skeptic. On paper, the Canadian-born, Austin-based duo bears an uncomfortable resemblance to The Black Keys, from their blues-rock leanings right down to their name. But sleep on these guys at your own risk, because what they did to BMI on Friday afternoon was unholy. Guitarist and vocalist Kevin McKeown prowled across the stage with all the patience of a toddler on timeout, leaving a trail of scorched earth and melted minds in his wake. After flirting with the idea for the first two songs, he finally dove straight into the crowd while pounding out the riff of “Hipster Shakes”. A brief but inspired cover of Nirvana’s “School” arrived shortly thereafter, cementing these guys as the cream of the BMI crop for the day (and probably the whole damn weekend). –Collin Brennan

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