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.

 

Photos from Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL

Photos from Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL

We had been looking forward to playing Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL for months and it did not disappoint! In fact, it would be hard to overstate just how good a time we had Friday night. A record-breaking crowd of 2000+ showed up ready to get down and we did our best to deliver. Not even a little cloudburst that showed up towards the end of the show could dampen spirits that night! Here’s a cool gallery of photos from the show, courtesy of Roger Patteson from Type II Photography.

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.

Photos from SXSW 2014 Official Showcase at Half Step

Photos from SXSW 2014 Official Showcase at Half Step

SXSW 2014 is in the rearview mirror, but we had such a good time that we’re still feeling the glow. Check out this awesome gallery of photos from our showcase at Half Step, courtesy of our good friend Edison Carter from Bitter Kitten Media, and relive the good times with us.

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.

ROXY ROCA at Scat Jazz Lounge in Ft. Worth Sat 4/26

ROXY ROCA at Scat Jazz Lounge in Ft. Worth Sat 4/26

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be at Scat Jazz Lounge in Ft. Worth on Saturday, April 26. Sorry we had to make you wait so long, Ft. Worth! Our debut show at Scat Jazz Lounge was canceled due to a particularly nasty ice storm a few months ago and now we finally get the chance to make it up to you. ROXY ROCA plays all night, 9pm-1am. $10 cover, 21+. Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook.

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