It was very cool to see our new album, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy” listed as “Bubbling Under” on the weekly sales chart at Waterloo Records in our hometown of Austin, TX last week. Many thanks to everybody who has gone out and picked up a copy!
We celebrated the release of our new album, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy” back in February at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul. Once again, we want to thank everybody for packing the house and making it a party to remember! Here is a gallery of photos from our good friends Milton Otto and John Gutierrez.
Announcing: ROXY ROCA at Yaga’s Cafe in Galveston, TX on Saturday, April 18. Dynamite Texas Soul returns to Galveston! ROXY ROCA plays 10pm-2am, 21+ only. FREE SHOW! Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook.
Get all the most up-to-date show info here: SHOWS.
Many thanks to Soul Tracks for the great feature on the band, our new album, and our video for “Love Maker DeVille.” Here’s what they said:
Austin, Texas-based band ROXY ROCA is all about southern soul, stirring up in infectious sound influenced as much by soul and funk legends of the late 60s like James Brown, Joe Tex, and Al Green as by early rock ‘n’ roll pioneers like Chubby Checker and Little Richard and early 70s psychedelic funk rockers like War and Sly and the Family Stone. Formed in late 2010, the band quickly developed a reputation for getting a room on its feet and in motion with a sound that has been described as Dynamite Texas Soul — driving, horn-powered southern soul with a certain explosiveness and swagger that is distinctly Texas. The band went into EAR Studio to capture that energy the old-fashioned way: nine musicians in a room together, recording live, straight to tape. That whirlwind, four-day session resulted in ROXY ROCA’s Stag Records debut, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy. On it, green-eyed soul shouter Taye Cannon leads his crack band of veteran players through a tight, punchy set of funk and soul originals with the urgency of a man trying to save his own soul as much as the listener’s.
Read the full article here: First Listen: Roxy Roca rides in the “Love Maker DeVille”.
This year’s Freebird’s Stage at St. Vinney’s party at SXSW 2015 was bigger and better than ever. We were very lucky to have several very talented photographers there to capture the fun. Here’s the first gallery, courtesy of our good friend Milton Otto.