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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”.

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.

 

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.

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.

Taye Cannon Interview on Muze Collective

Taye Cannon Interview on Muze Collective

Check out this awesome in-depth interview with Taye Cannon from ROXY ROCA on the Muze Collective blog (including some great photos).

It is hard to separate the singer from the person but it is evident here and soon you realize that there is more going on here than just a great band with a retro sixties jive. ROXY ROCA actually has respect for a time when music was pure. A time when a country may have been separated by racial tension but brought together by music. With an acute awareness of our tumultuous time in history, Taye wears his heart on his sleeve.

ROXY ROCA’s message is simple. It’s all about love, forgiveness and that only we can make ourselves happy as heard on their dynamic signature song Happiness is a Choice.

Read the full article here: Taye Cannon Interview on Muze Collective.

ROXY ROCA featured in AL.com article about Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill

ROXY ROCA featured in AL.com article about Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill

AL.com writer Matt Wake asks the question, “Concerts on the Dock spring 2014 preview: Who will be the next band to breakthrough after playing free Lowe Mill music series?” And then he answers it, “I think Roxy Roca might blow up.” Nice!

Ten-piece band Roxy Roca writes songs with titles like “Cornbread” and “I’m a Ram.” They also wield the punchy, professional and vintage-leaning sound you expect from a band that calls Austin, Texas, aka “The Live Music Capital of the World,” home. Fans of St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Alabama Shakes should definitely add this show to their calendars – although Roxy Roca skews more towards James Brown than either of those groups.

Read the full article here: Concerts on the Dock spring 2014 preview.

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

Coverage for this Friday’s show at Dallas Museum of Art in The Music Enthusiast

Coverage for this Friday’s show at Dallas Museum of Art in The Music Enthusiast

Many thanks to Jordan Buford  from The Music Enthusiast for posting a great article highlighting this Friday’s show at The Dallas Museum of Art. Here’s what he had to say:

Having carved out a significant following in their hometown of Austin and scoring opening spots for acts like B.B. King and Fitz & The Tantrums just to name a few, Roxy Roca has started expanding their touring area.

They’ve already played Dallas twice this year, and those shows marked their first and second time ever doing shows in the city, and, from what I heard, they were well received at both.

Then again, when a band mixes soul and funk as majestically as Roxy Roca does, how could you not like them?

I’ll admit, those are two genres I don’t typically care for, but there’s so much fire and passion in their music that I was instantly drawn in at the first listen.

Frontman Taye Cannon has an almost James Brown quality to his voice on several of their songs, like “Try My Love” and “Back From the Dead”; and they all highlight the impressive use of the multiple saxophones, as well as the trombone.

Roxy Roca is bringing the classic style of soul and funk into the modern era, putting some twists on it to make it individualized, while still paying homage to the greats who made the genres famous in the first place.

After you hear their music, it’s easy to see why they’ve shared the stage with big-ticket names and even played some official SXSW showcases over the past few years, though it’s hard to understand why they are still a hidden gem in The Lone Star State. One would think that won’t last much longer, though, especially as they start getting out of Austin more and work on spreading their sweet sounds to the rest of the world.

ROXY ROCA Top 10 in Austin Music Awards

ROXY ROCA Top 10 in Austin Music Awards

Wow! We are thrilled to be included in the Top 10 Blues Acts in the 2013-2014 Austin Music Awards. It is a special honor to see our name alongside so many good friends and talented performers like Gary Clark Jr.Peterson Brothers BandEric Tessmer BandChurchwoodBrownoutHard Proof AfrobeatJack Burton TrioHenry & the Invisibles, and Soul Track Mind.