We are thrilled to announce that our new album, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy,” is available now! This is our first release on Stag Records and we can’t wait for you to hear it! You can pick up a copy at your local record store (and request it if they don’t have it in stock), or order online from all the usual places (iTunes, Amazon, etc.). Bonus: order the CD and receive the download version (mp3) for free!
Many thanks to Vents Magazine for the feature on ROXY ROCA, including our new video for “Love Maker DeVille” and upcoming “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy” album release. Here’s a taste of what they had to say:
Southern soul stalwarts and sometime saviors Roxy Roca will release their new album, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy, on Tuesday, February 24, through a new label deal with Stag Records.
To celebrate, the group teamed up with Elmore Magazine to premiere their new music video, “Love Maker DeVille,” through their website, http://www.elmoremagazine.com. Not only does the music video capture the song’s simmering heat, but it also clearly displays the seven-piece band’s explosive live presence. Late last year, the band released a raucous and rollicking music video for their first single, “Try My Love,” which is closing in on 40,000 views.
We are thrilled to be heading to our home away from home, New Orleans, this February for a week of Mardi Gras shows. If you or anyone you know is going to be in NOLA for Mardi Gras, be sure to come on out and join us (and don’t forget to tell a friend). Here’s the scoop:
Wed 2/4 – 30 Degrees 90 Degrees (Brand-new club on Frenchmen St!) Thu 2/5 – Balcony Music Club Fri 2/6 – Banks Street Bar Sat 2/7 – Shamrock
Get all the most up-to-date show info here: SHOWS.
Another new milestone! We were excited to notice that the ROXY ROCA Facebook Page hit 5,000 Likes this week. Wow! Thanks for all the support everybody! We appreciate all the help in spreading the word about our music. Let’s keep it going and see if we can hit 6,000! If you haven’t ‘Liked’ our page yet, you can do it now by following the link below. Please also feel free (and encouraged) to share that link with friends, family, and anybody else who you think could use some Dynamite Texas Soul to brighten their day. Thanks again!
It’s time again for yet another one of those uniquely Austin annual rituals– the 2014-2015 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, and ongoing music residency (ROXY ROCA & Mrs. Glass – Thursdays at The Blackheart). If you’re feeling so motivated, you could even consider throwing in some individual votes: Taye Cannon (vocals), Errol Siegel (guitar), Roger Wuthrich (bass), Christina Comley (drums), Houston Rawls (tenor sax), Tom Hays (trombone), Royce Phillips Jr. (alto sax) — or even just “ROXY ROCA horns.”