We’ll be sitting down for an interview during the 6pm hour (Central Time) with Dodson on Z98.5 FM radio in Tupelo, MS for an interview before tonight’s show at The Blue Canoe. If you’re not in their listening area, you can tune in online: Listen Live to Z98.5.
We were thrilled to see our faces on the cover of The Vanguard, the official newspaper of the University of South Alabama, in a feature on our recent appearance at BayFest Music Festival in Mobile, AL. Here’s a taste:
ROXY ROCA’s live show is perpetual energy.
That sound about right to us!
Read the full article here: Roxy Roca brings soul and swagger to Mobile.
Taye and Errol recently sat down with Netherlands-based The Dutch Guy music blog for a little Q&A. That interview just went live this morning. Check out what he had to say about the band:
It’s been a while and you know me, I gotta get my funk on! Sexy horns, raw vocals, smooth keys, all the nitty-gritty for your soul baby! And hot damn, do they got some serious soul!
You better ‘Try My Love‘ and get onboard of this soul train, ’cause it wasn’t easy to get this weeks Wednesday Q&A done! Funking up towns all over the US, that’s what they do, but I finally got Errol and Taye to give up some time to get down to do this funky stew. Ladies & People, I give you one of my favourite good god-ah soul bands, Roxy Roca.
Read the full article with interview here: Wednesday Q&A: ROXY ROCA.
Time for another South Side Soul Night at Baker St Pub on South Lamar on Friday, October 10. ROXY ROCA keeps it shakin’ all night — 9:45pm-1:30am. FREE SHOW! Spread the word: Click ‘Add to My512′ on do512 andRSVP on Facebook.
Get all the most up-to-date show info here: SHOWS.
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.
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.
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’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: