We had an awesome time at The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS on our road trip through the southeast earlier this month. We got such a warm welcome that we can’t wait to go back. Watch for a show announcement some time in late February. Meanwhile, check out these photos from the show, courtesy of Lee Fredricks Digital.
Our new single “Back from the Dead” will be featured in the November installment of Modern Soul Sauce Radio. The show featuring ROXY ROCA will debut on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM US Mountain Time. Tune in to partner station WDGP Radio to hear Modern Soul Sauce debut some of the BEST out there of independently-produced and world-class soul, R&B, acid jazz, and more.
Tune in here: WDGP Radio.
Modern Soul Sauce is a brand new independent radio project from TIMKAT Entertainment, broadcasting worldwide on choice Internet stations, and dedicated to independent soul, R&B and jazz.
If you can’t tune in to the live show, don’t worry: a pre-recorded version of the show will be broadcast all month long on Modern Soul Sauce’s partner stations. Get more info on Modern Soul Sauce here: Modern Soul Sauce on Facebook.
We had the time of our lives a few weeks ago playing the main stage at Alabama BayFest. Our good friend Dave Barfield from Lonely Fox Studios was with us all day chronicling the events as they unfolded. As we said before, Dave took so many amazing photos that we couldn’t possibly post them all at once. Here is a gallery of some of our favorites from backstage and soundcheck. Stay tuned — we’ll post more galleries from the festival in the coming weeks.
Check out more BayFest photos here: Photos from BayFest Part 1.
ROXY ROCA is proud to have our song, “Try My Love” featured on Episode 178 of the Five Gallon Sound podcast. This international podcast, with contributors from such far-flung locations as Chicago, Ontario, and Costa Rica, features the best in new music from established and soon-to-be-known artists.
Check out the podcast here: EPISODE 178 – THANISSARO BHIKKHU AND METTA FOREST MONASTERY.
Many thanks to Charise Sowells from The Deli Magazine for a really cool article featuring our new video for “Back from the Dead.”
There’s nothing like a true love revival. Leave it to Roxy Roca and Outlander Productions to turn this classic concept into a zombie music video premise just in time for Halloween. From the coffin to the stage, watch the life creep back into Taye Cannon’s bones, and the crowd’s, as he shows up for the after party of his own funeral to reunite with his true love.
Check out the full article here: Roxy Roca’s Zombie Video.
Help us celebrate LUNA’s 10 Year Anniversary on Friday, November 15! It’s hard to believe this swank San Antonio venue has been presenting the best in Soul, Blues, R&B, Jazz, and Reggae for 10 whole years already. Get there early, stay late. ROXY ROCA kicks it 9:30pm-12:30am. $10 cover. Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook.
Get all the most up-to-date show info here: SHOWS.
DAve Crespo from Full Scene Ahead headed to Austin last weekend to see what the Bat City was all about on a regular ‘ol weekend (meaning NOT SXSW time). He chose wisely (in my humble opinion) and focused his energy on getting right on over to The Blackheart to get down with ROXY ROCA. In his words
While I am curious about the unusual look of the dark Rainey Street, I am focused on finding the Black Heart. I’d done my homework and found out that Roxy Roca was playing there on this night.
Through the garden fenced entrance, the Black Heart feels like I’m walking into a party in a frat house. There’s an inside stage, but I can hear the party out back. Literally the stage in the back felt like the scene in Old School when Snoop Dog plays at the Luke Olsen’s frat house. It was killer, and so was the band. Roxy Roca is the Jenny D & The Deelinquints of Austin, but with a male front man. Their horn section is tighter than any I have seen and their guitar player sure knows how important not playing is… and his tone. Damn!
So, I am bouncing my feet to this band and thinking of how James Brown would give this set at least a B+… JB was hard on musicians. I take a sip of my $3 Lone Star and look around. There are about 250 bar-goers watching this set at 10 PM at night.
Read the full article, including photos and video: DAve is Weirder Than Austin Part 1 of 4: Austin, Texas sans SXSW
Check out this awesome gallery of photos from that night, courtesy of Milton Otto: Photos from The Blackheart
Many thanks to Melissa M. Martinez for featuring our new video for “Back from the Dead” on the Austin Music Source blog on Austin 360. Melissa said:
Usually zombies are raised from the dead by magic or created by a virus, but in local soul band Roxy Roca’s new song and video, it’s the power of love that brings lead singer Taye Cannon “Back From The Dead.” With zombie face paint and plenty of clever horror-movie and Halloween references, this song and video, filmed at the Blackheart, are perfect to start getting in the mood for costumes, candy, scary movies and haunted houses.
See the original article here: Roxy Roca: “Back From The Dead”
Photos from ACL After Party at Continental Club with Vintage Trouble and Charles Walker and The Dynamites
Last weekend’s ACL After Party at The Continental Club was a night to remember! The torrential downpour that turned S. Congress Ave. into a river could not stop the way-over-capacity crowd from getting down to the powerhouse bill featuring Vintage Trouble, ROXY ROCA, and Charles Walker and The Dynamites. Our good friend Edison Carter from Bitter Kitten Media was kind enough to share this gallery of photos from our set.