Black Iris Booking, creators of the annual Black Christmas event, have launched the First Annual Blackout BBQ at the Magic Stick in Detroit and it’s sure to be another hit.

Koffin Kats, the psychobilly band hailing from Detroit, headlined a night filled with great rock acts. The Koffin Kats made a lineup change earlier this year. Vic Victor and Eric Walls were joined by Johnny Kay on guitar, who was also an engineer on their 2013 release, Born Of The Motor.

With the Koffin Kats were gutterbilly veterans, The Goddamn Gallows. The band, formed in 2004, has roots trailing from Detroit, to Portland and LA. They begin a US tour of the Midwest in early October to support their fifth studio album, The Maker, released earlier this year.

In addition to the Koffin Kats and The Goddamn Gallows were Iron Reagan, Fang, Downtown Brown, Against The Grain, Rebel Spies, Bastardous, SNAFU, Axe Ripper, CBJ, Cash Oriley, The Worst OF, Hook N Krooks, Dead Church, Trace The Veins, The Ridgelands, and Nightcap.

Our photographer, Josh Kahl, was on hand to cover the event.

Watch our interview with Vic Victor of the Koffin Kats.

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Downtown Brown:
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About The Author

Josh started shooting live bands on a whim in early 2013. Since then, he has gone on to shoot national and international acts including, Reverend Horton Heat, Slayer, Dead Kennedys, Slightly Stoopid, Primus, Hank Williams, Jr., and Pierce the Veil, as well as numerous local Detroit acts. Josh's work earned him recognition and a spot as a National Rock Review photographer. Josh's main passion in life has always been music, which shows in his work. Josh also shoots roller derby, nature, and urban scenes, in addition to his concert photography.

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