Mardi Gras Party with ROXY ROCA at House of Blues Houston Sat 2/9

Mardi Gras Party with ROXY ROCA at House of Blues Houston Sat 2/9

Next Saturday, February 9, ROXY ROCA teams up with House of Blues Houston to bring you a Mardi Gras party you will never forget. ROXY ROCA brings their horn-driven soul to the Bronze Peacock stage — FREE SHOW! Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm with The Journey Agents followed by ROXY ROCA from 8pm to 9:15pm. Spread the word: Click ‘I Like It’ on do713.com and RSVP on Facebook.

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

“Try My Love” Featured on I Live Music

“Try My Love” Featured on I Live Music

Big thanks to I Live Music, a cool Telluride, CO-based music blog, for featuring the new ROXY ROCA music video for “Try My Love.”

Sacrificing bells and whistles, the Austin octet come right out of the gate with the right amount of everything – brass overlays, tons of funky rhythm, and a positive yet simple message to tie it all together.

[Visual] Roxy Roca – Try My Love

Often nu-soul contributors struggle with digging into the essence of the sonic spirit that drives the genre. Finding that feeling of which this style of music has built and evolved can not be manufactured. It’s not actually discoverable – it finds you. It is simply in you or it isn’t, and you usually have about 3 minutes to prove that to the astute connoisseur. With Roxy Roca it took about thirty seconds for the tight horns, noticeable organ, and affecting vocals from frontman Taye Cannon to register that their is something special this band. Sacrificing bells and whistles, the Austin octet come right out of the gate with the right amount of everything – brass overlays, tons of funky rhythm, and a positive yet simple message to tie it all together. The video shot at The Blackheart in the Silicon Hills features some cool celebrity appearances, and shows these guys know how to put the fun in funky. To be honest, I don’t know much else about Roxy Roca, but they have my attention now.

See the original article here: [Visual] Roxy Roca – Try My Love.

Coverage in The Horn of Free Week 2013 Show at Holy Mountain

Coverage in The Horn of Free Week 2013 Show at Holy Mountain

Thanks to Mike Cortez for this cool write-up of the Free Week 2013 show at Holy Mountain with ROXY ROCA, Money Chicha, and Como Las Movies (ex-Maneja Beto).

Holy Mountain almost seemed like a religious experience as front man Taye Cannon sounded like he was channeling the spirit of James Brown.

As Free Week came to a close no place was rocking more than Holy Mountain. Como Las Movies, Roxy Roca, Money Chicha and Manolo Black kept the crowd moving all night long. Words and photos by Mike Cortez.

Como Las Movies is the new project from Austin’s own Maneja Beto, and with electronic layering over traditional Latin cumbia beats, the crowd couldn’t help but sway their hips. When Roxy Roca took the stage everyone was already loose, and with the power and force of the horns, the building lit up with excitement. The Holy Mountain almost seemed like a religious experience as front man Taye Cannon sounded like he was channeling the spirit of James Brown. Between sets DJ Manolo Black kept the crowd dancing while mixing hip-hop with cumbia and reggaeton. By the time Money Chicha took the stage the venue was so packed you could barely move, but that didn’t stop the audience from dancing. Money Chicha is the side project from members of the famed Grupo Fantasma. With a much smaller band, Money Chicha plays a style of Peruvian psychedelic cumbia blended with a hip moving rhythm of funky intoxicating percussion beats. While there were great shows going on all over town on Saturday night, Holy Mountain was without a doubt the place to be. -Mike Cortez

Read the original article and see more photos here: PHOTOS: Free Week Saturday at Holy Mountain.

Valentine’s Day Lovers Ball with T-Bird and Cilantro Boombox at Holy Mountain

Valentine’s Day Lovers Ball with T-Bird and Cilantro Boombox at Holy Mountain

Make sweet love to the dance floor at Holy Mountain this Valentine’s day, Thursday, February 14, 2013 when Keep It Local presents: A Lovers Ball. Cilantro Boombox (featuring members of Poi Dog Pondering, Thievery Corporation, and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears) start the night off right with their slinky grooves. Just when you’re good and loosened up ROXY ROCA takes over for a set of hot, sweaty soul. T-Bird (of T-Bird and The Breaks) takes the dance party up to 11 with smokin’ DJ sets before, after, and between bands. $15 for couples / $10 for singles. Spread the word: Click ‘I Like It’ on do512 and RSVP on Facebook.

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

ROXY ROCA on Black Sheep Soul Radio

ROXY ROCA on Black Sheep Soul Radio

We wanted to give a big shout-out to Black Sheep Soul Radio in Dallas, TX for playing “Try My Love” as well some other ROXY ROCA tracks. Thanks for spreading the word! Give ‘em a listen here: Black Sheep Soul Radio.

About Black Sheep Soul

Black Sheep Soul isn’t genre specific, but a broad collection of music that has soul. At any given time, we may slide into some Funk, Jazz, Blues, or an old Rock song that has soul. We strive to keep the mix fresh by adding new tunes, old favorites, and Indie Artists. We thank you for tuning in, and invite you to come back often. The best is yet to come.
Vote in the 2012-2013 Austin Chronicle Music Poll

Vote in the 2012-2013 Austin Chronicle Music Poll

It’s time again for yet another one of those uniquely Austin annual rituals– the 2012-2013 Austin Chronicle Music Poll. If you’ve enjoyed grooving with ROXY ROCA over this past year and want to see us get a little recognition for our efforts, why not click on over to the ballot page and tell ‘em about it?

Looking for suggestions on categories? Here are a few ideas: Blues/Soul/Funk, Best New Austin Band, Austin Band of the Year. If you’re feeling so motivated, you could even consider throwing in some individual votes: Taye Cannon (vocals), Errol Siegel (guitar), Roger Wuthrich (bass), Alex Moralez (drums), Nik Bouklas (tenor sax), Tom Hays (trombone), Ryan Allen (alto sax), Tiger Anaya (trumpet).

Don’t wait! Votes must be received by Friday, February 1, 2013. Vote here now: 2012-2013 Austin Chronicle Music Poll Ballot.