Austin Music Showcase

The Cold Brew Rock Bar, 920 Iturbide St. Suite A, Laredo, TX 78040

Two of Austin's hottest live music acts are coming to Laredo this Friday, January 31st for a performance at The Cold Brew! Hard rock and ska trio Souls Extolled is joined by singer/songwriter Zach Black for a night of eclectic tunes and cold brews. And the show is FREE! We'll see you there!

Doors at 8PM 11PM Zach Black 12AM Souls Extolled

Throughout his childhood in Honolulu, Hawaii Zach Black became proficient at drums, bass, ukulele, and guitar, and found a passion for singing and writing songs. Like many others, Black moved to Austin for UT, but stayed for the local music scene. After years of playing, performing, and songwriting for various projects, Black was inspired to put out his first solo work in March of 2018 with the release of the “Peace of Mind” single and music video. In June of 2018 Zach released his first EP “Day to Day” and began performing live solo sets, as well as sets with his band “Zach Black & Friends” consisting of his various talented comrades on drums, bass, guitar, and keys. By the end of 2018 they released 3 more singles and emerged onto the local music scene. After a hiatus for most of 2019, Zach Black returns in 2020 with the goal of making up-beat acoustic music reflecting the culture and good vibes of his favorite city Austin, Texas.

Souls Extolled is a blast of groovy hard rock fusing generations of influences from Black Sabbath, to Nirvana, Sublime, and The Strokes. The dirty blend of the self-described “degenerate rock band” is provocative yet familiar. Accents of ska and psychedelia revolve around a hard rock core, with gritty and debaucherous lyrics. The three-piece band looks the part of a possessed street gang from an earlier time, with whited-out contact lenses complementing predominately black wardrobes, hoods, buttoned up flannels, and bandannas. Often clouded in smoke and accompanied by a masked demon-like figure, their songs are dripping with existential angst and vulgarity. With their intense vibe nostalgic of the classic rock icons they evoke, they're an explosive exhibition of modern rock music!