Members of ROXY ROCA will be in the studio today for an interview with Capitol City Records on SiriusXM Radio as part of their SXSW 2014 coverage. Check back for details on when and where you can hear the interview.
We were pleased to see ROXY ROCA mentioned in the SXSW issue of The Deli Magazine. Here’s what they had to say:
There’s a soul train trend riding had around town and bringing back everything good about Motown’s golden years of music production. Bands like ROXY ROCA have been selling out venue after venue including the legendary Continental Club.
Read the full issue here: The Deli Magazine SXSW 2014 Issue.
ROXY ROCA’s Taye Cannon featured in SXSW Music Issues of Austin Man Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine – Out Now
ROXY ROCA‘s very own Taye Cannon is featured in the March issue of Austin Man Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine in a story about SXSW Music. Both issues are on newsstands now, so pick up a copy! The story features an interview and some great photos of Taye with fellow Austin musician Katie Paschall. Here’s a taste:
Getting his start with Austin dark-wave punk band Mocktigers, Taye Cannon shifted his focus to put together Roxy Roca, pursuing his true love—soul music—and has since performed in shows with B.B. King, Fitz and the Tantrums, Mayer Hawthorne and T-Bird and the Breaks. Recruiting members one by one, Cannon serves up lead vocals for the now eight-piece Roxy Roca. With a horn-heavy, funky soulful sound, Roxy Roca’s vibe is downright groovy. The high-energy performances Roxy Roca gives are infectious, making it impossible not to dance.
“We’re a party band. We get people going. The songs are about love, freedom and liberation of the spirit,” Cannon says. “I play every single show like it’s my last show. I leave it all on the stage every time. You never know when it’s going to be your last show, so I try to keep that in mind. It’s always going to be real and it’s always going to be fun.
Read the full article here:
We just got word that Fuse News will be featuring ROXY ROCA in an upcoming broadcast. The piece will feature an interview and some live footage, to be shot at our show at Central Market Westgate on Friday, March 7. Stay tuned for an update on when and where you can see it.
Learn more about Fuse News here: Fuse News web site.
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ROXY ROCA’s Taye Cannon to be featured in SXSW Music Issues of Austin Man Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine
ROXY ROCA‘s very own Taye Cannon is going to be featured in the March issue of Austin Man Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine in a story about SXSW Music. Taye says last week’s photo shoot and interview were a lot of fun and he can’t wait for you to see it.
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Many thanks to Luke Murphree for the review of last week’s SOLD OUT show at The Continental Club with ROXY ROCA and The Happen-Ins on music blog We Listen Hear. Here’s what he had to say:
By the time the nine-member soul powerhouse known as Roxy Roca took the stage, the venue was packed. From the get go, one thing was obvious. The night would be sweaty and full of soul.
Roxy Roca opened with “Try My Love” an up-tempo, funky, crowd favorite that causes a ruckus. The heavy horns signaled that it was time to wake up and dance. Add to that Taye Cannon’s bustling stage presence and a lifeless crowd becomes a thing of the past. For their second number, the band played “Can You Handle It” and I wasn’t sure if the crowd could. Their music inspired shimmying and boogieing that looked a little dangerous for some of the fans, but when you’re there for a soul revolution who cares about a few sore muscles. Roxy Roca carried that intensity through the entire hour and a half show and the crowd never took a breather.
Experiencing Roxy Roca live offers a redemptive factor beyond hearing good music. Taye Cannon preaches to the crowd like any good reverend concerned with the souls of his congregation who wants to return those lost sheep to the flock. Roxy Roca preaches a gospel of love, happiness, and freedom. See them live and you’ll understand. The message doesn’t only show up in lyrics, but also in Taye’s occasional dialogue and even after the performance as the band enjoys fellowship with their fans.
Read the full article including some great photos here: Show Review: Roxy Roca, The Happen-Ins at The Continental Club (Austin).
Many thanks to the OppositeLock blog for featuring the ROXY ROCA video for “Try My Love” last week along with a video from fellow Austinite David Ramirez. The support is much appreciated!
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SXSW is a couple months away, but it’s never too early for all the various SXSW-centric web sites to spring into action. One of our favorites is Hippohonk, where they rate all the SXSW showcasing bands on how badly they would like to go see their show. Last we checked, they had ROXY ROCA ranked at #51 out of the roughly 600+ bands they had rated so far. Nice!
Welcome to hippohonk.com, where a team of well seasoned concert-goers look at lineups to major music festivals, listen to as many bands as they can on that lineup, and then rate the bands based on how badly they would like to go see their show (as if that wasn’t obvious from the website name). While they realize this endeavor is slightly subjective and a tad narcissistic, they also realize that they have the best taste in music and are awesome, so… The system is simple, they listen to a few songs using whatever (generally cruddy) website the band has chosen to post their music, then they rate the band from 1 to 5: 5′s the best, 1′s the worst. Then they average their ratings, and put them on this amazing site for you to peruse. So, if you’re planning on going to any of these festivals, this is a great place to start.
Check out the latest Hippohonk SXSW 2014 ratings here: Hippohonk SXSW 2014 ratings.
Red River Noise Presents: Super Soul Party 2 at Spider House Ballroom with Latasha Lee & the Black Ties, ROXY ROCA, The Shears, and KP and the Boom Boom was a night to remember! The over-capacity crowd came to get down! The show was filmed by The Good Music Club for release on KUT.org and Austinist.com, so stay tuned for an announcement about when you can see that. Meanwhile, check out these cool photos from the show, posted today on Austin music blog OVRLD.
We just posted some of our favorite shots from the night here. Check out the full gallery of photos here: Free Week in Review: KP and The Boom Boom, The Shears, ROXY ROCA, Latasha Lee and The Black Ties.