Spotlight: iLevel 360 Attended the Live Performance of Roxy Roca “Soul Personified”

Many thanks to Emily Stanfield from iLevel 360 for the great review of our show last weekend at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL as part of the annual Concerts on the Dock summer music series. Here’s a little bit of what she had to say:

iLevel 360 had the opportunity to attend the live performance of Roxy Roca.  The concert was amazing!  It was as if someone told him to sing like his life depended on it! That is how I would describe the soulful performance Roxy Roca front man Taye Cannon gave last night. The “house” at Lowes Mill was packed with locals, family and friends who are officially in love with the band.

Read the full review including photos and video here: Spotlight: iLevel 360 Attended the Live Performance of Roxy Roca “Soul Personified”.

Photos from Soul Mondays at The Roost

Photos from Soul Mondays at The Roost

We are really excited about our new residency on the north side of town: Soul Mondays at The Roost. We can’t say enough good things about this incredible new venue! If you haven’t been there yet, make plans to start the week off right and join us next Monday. Until then, check out this killer gallery of photos from Soul Monday’s maiden voyage two weeks ago, courtesy of our good friend Edison Carter from Bitter Kitten Media.

ROXY ROCA plays every Monday at The Roost, 8:30pm-10:30pm. $5 cover, 21+ only. Come early and see the legendary WC Clark (6pm-8pm). Let’s turn this into the new way to start the week right! Spread the word: Click ‘Add to My512′ on do512 and RSVP on Facebook.

AL.com says: Roxy Roca blows up Lowe Mill dock with ‘Dynamite Texas Soul’

AL.com says: Roxy Roca blows up Lowe Mill dock with ‘Dynamite Texas Soul’

Many thanks to Eric Schultz from AL.com for the great review of our show Friday night, part of the Concerts on the Dock summer music series at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL. We were pretty excited to see this headline the day after the show: “Roxy Roca blows up Lowe Mill dock with ‘Dynamite Texas Soul.’” Not bad!

Thousands gather to hear ROXY ROCA play on the historic dock with a powerful, soulful sound inspired by the great soul and funk pioneers of the 60s during the Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment’s Concert on the Dock series Friday, April 11, 2014 in Huntsville, Ala.

Read the full article with photos here: Roxy Roca blows up Lowe Mill dock with ‘Dynamite Texas Soul’.  Meanwhile, check out this awesome gallery of photos that accompanied the article.

 

Photos from Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL

Photos from Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL

We had been looking forward to playing Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL for months and it did not disappoint! In fact, it would be hard to overstate just how good a time we had Friday night. A record-breaking crowd of 2000+ showed up ready to get down and we did our best to deliver. Not even a little cloudburst that showed up towards the end of the show could dampen spirits that night! Here’s a cool gallery of photos from the show, courtesy of Roger Patteson from Type II Photography.

Press for tonight’s show at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL on Living Over the Hedge blog

Press for tonight’s show at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL on Living Over the Hedge blog

Many thanks to the Living Over the Hedge blog for including our show tonight at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL in their Top 5 Live Music Post for this week. Check it out:

For those that consider themselves a Soul Man or Soul Woman (a la James Brown), this Friday’s band at Concerts on the Dock is just what the doctor ordered. ROXY ROCA is bringing their mix of soul and funk from free-spirited Austin to the Rocket City for their debut Huntsville show.

See the original post here: Top 5 Live Music Post – Post War, ROXY ROCA, Liquid Caravan, The Dawn Osborne Band & UAH Choirs.

ROXY ROCA plays Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL on Friday, April 11. Get all the most up-to-date show info here: SHOWS.

Photos from SXSW 2014 Official Showcase at Half Step

Photos from SXSW 2014 Official Showcase at Half Step

SXSW 2014 is in the rearview mirror, but we had such a good time that we’re still feeling the glow. Check out this awesome gallery of photos from our showcase at Half Step, courtesy of our good friend Edison Carter from Bitter Kitten Media, and relive the good times with us.

Taye Cannon Interview on AL.com

Taye Cannon Interview on AL.com

AL.com writer Matt Day recently interviewed ROXY ROCA‘s Taye Cannon as part of a series previewing this year’s Concerts on the Dock music series at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL. Here’s a taste:

The Roxy Roca song “Cornbread” is a direct sonic descendant of James Brown’s 1969 funk jam “Mother Popcorn.” Cathartic vocals. Relentless groove. Dramatic horns. Slinky guitar.

Taye Cannon, the Austin, Texas band’s frontman, penned the tune’s lyrics “about being a kid in Alabama.”

“When I was a little boy, going to my grandmother’s in Attalla she always had cornbread on the stove,” Cannon, a Gadsden native, says. “It was just kind of a thing. In the song I mention the area she lived in and Etowah County and some of it you can’t hear because I’m yelling it but it’s in there. Alabama will always be home.”

Read the full interview with photos here: Roxy Roca: 5 things to know about Austin, Texas funk/soul band playing free show at Lowe Mill’s Concerts on the Dock series.

ROXY ROCA plays Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL on Friday, April 11. Get all the most up-to-date show info here: SHOWS.