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ROXY ROCA Featured on Mashable: 11 Up-and-Coming Austin Musicians to Watch

ROXY ROCA Featured on Mashable: 11 Up-and-Coming Austin Musicians to Watch

Wow! We were very excited to see ROXY ROCA featured yesterday on Mashable.com in an article about Austin music, “Lone Stars: 11 Up-and-Coming Austin Musicians to Watch.” We were proud to be included along with such good company: Sweet SpiritSpray PaintMagna Carda, BLXPLTNTele NovellaGolden Dawn ArkestraIsrael NashPeterson Brothers BandRiders Against the Storm, and Gina Chavez. Here’s what they had to say:

Ferguson’s next pick, seven-piece outfit Roxy Roca, brings us into the soul realm. “Roxy Roca are part of a handful of soul revivalists in Austin, but what distinguishes them from other acts is the tight funkiness of the band and the stage presence of lead singer Taye Cannon,” describes Ferguson.

“With a slightly gravelly voice reminiscent of British blue-eyed soulsters like Rod Stewart, Cannon dresses sharp and works the stage like an impassioned Southern preacher. This band gigs as much as they can and has even been touring as of late, and everywhere they go their soulful, funky R&B infects crowds and brings out the dancer in all.”

Read the full article here: Lone Stars: 11 Up-and-Coming Austin Musicians to Watch.

Many thanks to everybody for tuning in to our appearance on Texas Radio Live on Wednesday, October 8, broadcast live from Guero’s in Austin on Sun Radio. We had a great time playing tunes and talking about the past, present, and future of ROXY ROCA. Here is a track from the broadcast (one of our favorites, “Cornbread”) as well as some great photos, courtesy of our good friends Milton Otto and Kim Yarbrough.

ROXY ROCA BayFest Preview on AL.com

ROXY ROCA BayFest Preview on AL.com

Check out this very nice preview of BayFest 2014 featuring ROXY ROCA on AL.com. Many thanks to Lawrence Specker for the kind words:

This Texas group wasn’t well-known locally when they appeared at BayFest 2013, but they quickly won over believers with their dance-friendly retro-soul. The band delivered “a high-voltage dose of authentic soul with a splash of revival spirit to the festival’s opening night,” AL.com’s Tamara Ikenberg wrote at the time.

Read the full article here: BayFest 2014: Tough choices and some overlooked gems.

Glide Magazine review of show at The Parish with Lee Fields and ROXY ROCA

Glide Magazine review of show at The Parish with Lee Fields and ROXY ROCA

Many thanks to Neil Ferguson from Glide Magazine for the great review of Thursday night’s sold-out show at The Parish with Lee Fields & The Expressions. Here’s what he had to say:

Getting the evening rolling was Austin’s own Roxy Roca. The up-and-coming group is part of a handful of local groups specializing in white-bred soul music that have emerged in the last few years. What sets this group apart from the pack is the tightness and dedication of the band and their frontmant Taye Cannon, who possesses a smoky voice that isn’t so much smooth, but feels gritty, authentic, and is at times reminiscent of British blue-eyed soulsters like Rod Stewart. Despite it only being an opening set, Cannon appeared to be putting everything he had into the performance, enhancing upon his Alabama roots and bearing himself to the crowd with blazing Southern passion. By the end of their set Roxy Roca worked the crowd into a dance frenzy, setting the proper vibe for what would follow.

Read the full show review here: LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS – THE PARISH, AUSTIN, TX 9/25/14 (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS).

ROXY ROCA on Texas Radio Live on Sun Radio/KDRP at Guero’s Wed 10/8

ROXY ROCA on Texas Radio Live on Sun Radio/KDRP at Guero’s Wed 10/8

We are thrilled to be a guest on Texas Radio Live on Sun Radio/KDRP on Wednesday, October 8, broadcast live from Guero’s Taco Bar on South Congress Ave in Austin, TX. If you are in or near Austin, come on down and be part of the live studio audience. Otherwise, tune in and listen live: 100.1 FM (Austin), 103.1 FM (Dripping Springs, Driftwood, Wimberly, San Marcos), 99.1 FM (Luckenbach, Fredricksburg), 88.9 FM (Blowout/Johnson City), or stream live via the Internet: http://www.kdrplive.org/. ROXY ROCA’s one hour segment starts at 7pm and will include an interview where we’ll talk about our upcoming record release and tour as well as about 40 minutes of live performance. Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook and Click ‘Add to My512′ on do512.

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

“Try My Love” Featured in INsite Austin Magazine’s July 2014 Mixtape

“Try My Love” Featured in INsite Austin Magazine’s July 2014 Mixtape

Many thanks to INsite Austin Magazine for featuring the ROXY ROCA track “Try My Love” in their July 2014 Mixtape alongside other Texas favorites like Redd Volkaert, Shinyribs, John Dee Graham and Kevin Russell, Emily Herring, DC Bloom, Trey Stapleton, The Warhorses, Bruce Robison, Beer Pong Anthem, Three33, Amplified Heat, The Awful Lot, The Armiger, Quiet Company, The Eggmen, and Invincible Czars.

Check it out here: INsite Austin Magazine July 2014 Mixtape.