Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Fist Fight in the Parking Lot isn’t recreating the wheel, but its blue-collar take on old school stoner rock and sludge metal is decidedly fresh, none-the-less. Full of tasty riffs, heavy grooves, gritty vocals, and intelligent lyrics, this Steeltown quartet have something special to offer, and deserve your undivided attention. Lest of course you’re looking for a beat down. Formed from the ashes of other projects, Mojo Filter, and The Motorpsychos, guitarist/vocalist Abby Krizner, guitarist Jason Sichi, bassist Johnnie McCallough, and drummer Chris Ruane, approach their music with the same abandon of a wrecking ball. You can read our review of their debut self-titled album for more detail.
After soaking in the band’s music for a week or three I decided I needed to get to know these guys better, so I reached out to Abby Krizner to get the backstory on the band, and learn more about how the group’s sound developed. A DJ by day and a whiskey gargling groove queen by night, Abby joined me live on Mojo Radio this week to talk about the music, her lyrics, the story behind the band’s broken tooth-in-cheek name, and her own path to rock and roll.