The Black Market Club
The Black Market Club is an indie pop rock sextet hailing from San Antonio, TX who specialize in poppy melodies, catchy lyrics, driving riffs and high energy live performances. This band will make you want to dance, jump, sing along, scream, and cry as it takes you on an emotional journey.Share
Hailing from San Antonio, The Black Market Club is an indie-rock sextet specializing in catchy lyrics, moving melodies, and driving riffs. The band has been described as "a taste of hardcore, a pinch of progressive rock, and a dash of upbeat indie-rockâ€?, and has been compared to the likes of Circa Survive, Manchester Orchestra, and Local Natives.
The initial group-comprised of Zach Taylor, Austin Busbee, Andrew Bauer, Xavier Zavala, creating a quintet built for indie rock. As time grew, the band added a keyboard and auxiliary player named Ben Griffith to fill the extra space. In May of 2014, bassist Xavier Zavala left the band, but was quickly replaced with Luciano Islas. Now in it's final form, the six-piece has been able to take their sound to new heights- incorporating elements of post-rock, progressive, post-hardcore, and indie rock, with influences ranging from Explosions in the Sky, Thrice, Two Door Cinema Club, Minus the Bear, and more.
On April 5th of 2013, the band released their debut EP "Faults & Fractures", a culmination of experiences and feelings expressed through seven memorable tracks. In the first year, Faults & Fractures has gained a high level of recognition from multiple platforms, including nomination for "best cd" and "best new song: Pieces" by the San Antonio Current. Over the past year, The Black Market Club has had the opportunity to share the stage with Glassjaw, Hawthorne Heights, The Kin, Finish Ticket, The Soil & The Sun, Kellen & Me, The Heroine, Wild Party, The Last Place You Look, Adema, Nashville Pussy and others.