Why ROXY ROCA?

Why ROXY ROCA?

People always want to know how we came up with the name “ROXY ROCA.” I’ll let Taye break it down for you:

I grew up in the deep south. Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi were all places I called home before Austin. Growing up like any kids in the 80s I enjoyed the amazing sitcoms that spilled over from the groovy 70s. One of my particular favorites was The Jeffersons. I just loved everything about it, and I can still bust out the George Jefferson strut! I remember talking about the show to some of my friends in grade school and not understanding why they were not allowed to watch it. They were not allowed to watch “black” shows. Even at a young age I remember a definitive feeling of uneasy confusion. The most memorable character on the show for me was Helen Willis. I remember thinking she was such a classy lady and thought it was so cool that she was married to one of the only white guys on the show. I always thought it was so admirable how The Willises just let all the name calling and ridicule roll off their backs. They saw no color; they saw each other for who they were, and that was that. I later found out that the character was loosely based on the actress’s real life marriage and experiences. That actress was Roxie Roker. I am very proud that my parents raised me in a household where racism was not tolerated, in a part of the country where color lines run deep. It is just something I have always been passionate about. That’s right– my first lesson in civil rights came through the television and Roxie Roker led the revolution.

LUNA

LUNA

Just announced: ROXY ROCA at LUNA in San Antonio on Friday, 6/8/12. Summer’s gettin’ hot, but the vibe is always cool at LUNA. ROXY ROCA kicks it 9:30pm-12:30am.

Get all the most up-to-date show info here: SHOWS.

How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

A couple weeks ago Taye and Errol sat down with Johnny Goudie, host of the “How Did I Get Here?” podcast, for a conversation about ROXY ROCA and, well, how we got here. Find out how the band got together, where it’s headed, how Pastor T feels about hipster beards, and much, much more!


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Cinco de Mayo 2012

Cinco de Mayo 2012

ROXY ROCA had the distinct pleasure of celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Uncle Billy’s on Lake Travis. If you live out that way, do yourself a favor and check out a show there soon. The view can’t be beat, the hospitality is out of this world, and they spared no expense wiring this place with killer sound. Photographer Edison Carter was there to capture the scene. Check it out!