The official 2014 SXSW Music Festival Artist Announcement – Round One is up now and we are thrilled to see ROXY ROCA on that list! The South by Southwest music festival (aka SXSW) is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with more than 2,200 “official” performers and bands playing in more than 100 venues. This year’s festival, scheduled for March 11-16, promises to be bigger than ever. Check out the complete list of first-round picks here: The 2014 SXSW Music Festival Artist Announcement – Round One.
We can’t wait for you to see our new video for “Back from the Dead” — it’s zombie-tastic, just in time for Halloween! We had a blast shooting the video at The Blackheart with the talented, dedicated folks at Outlander Productions. Check out this cool gallery of photos from the shoot, courtesy of our good friend Edison Carter from Bitter Kitten Media. Stay tuned for an announcement on a video release party very soon!
Funk Night at The Mohawk Thu 10/17 with Golden Dawn Arkestra, ROXY ROCA, Bang Feather Bang, and DJ Cut a Rug
Please join us at The Mohawk this Thursday, October 17 for Funk Night on Red River with Golden Dawn Arkestra (midnight), ROXY ROCA (11pm), and Bang Feather Bang (10pm). DJ Cut a Rug gets the party started at 9pm. ACL may be over, but the funk continues on! Only $6 ($8 minors). Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook and Click ‘I Like It’ on do512.
Get all the most up-to-date show info here: SHOWS.
We are excited to announce that ROXY ROCA has been officially invited to perform at South by Southwest 2014! The South by Southwest music festival (aka SXSW) is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with more than 2,200 “official” performers and bands playing in more than 100 venues. This year’s festival, scheduled for March 11-16, promises to be bigger than ever. Keep an eye out for an official announcement of the first round of bands from SXSW some time in November.
Time to throw down in H-town! ROXY ROCA lays down the Dynamite Texas Soul for you in the Monnalisa Bar at Hotel Sorella on Saturday, October 19 from 10pm until midnight. FREE SHOW! Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook and Click ‘I Like It’ on do713.
Get all the most up-to-date show info here: SHOWS.
Check out the first single from our new Basement Tapes Vol. I release, “Back from the Dead.” This track was recorded this past March during SXSW at Big Orange Studio with Aaron Bastinelli in coordination with Converse Rubber Tracks, with Jason Richard from Clockright Studio doing the final mixing and mastering. Turn it up and get down!
We also shot a zombified video just in time for Halloween with our good friends from Outlander Productions. Stay tuned for an announcement on a video release party very soon!
We had the time of our lives Friday 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. Dave took so many amazing photos that we couldn’t possibly post them all at once. Here are a few of our favorites just to give you a taste. Stay tuned– we’ll be posting more galleries from the show in the coming weeks.
Playing to tens of thousands of music fans on the main stage at Alabama BayFest yesterday on a line-up that included Anthony Hamilton, Tamia, and Tucka was an amazing experience we will not soon forget. Many thanks to AL.com for a great article reviewing our set. Check it out:
BayFest: saved by the ‘Soul Evangelist’
on October 04, 2013 at 8:11 PM, updated October 05, 2013 at 12:10 AM
MOBILE, Alabama – “Life just keeps on keepin’ on and we gotta keep on keepin’ on with it,” Taye Cannon, a self-proclaimed “Soul Evangelist” and front man of retro-soul band Roxy Roca, preached from BayFest‘s Miller Lite/Wind Creek Casino Stage. “Happiness is a choice…the only thing we can expect is the unexpected.”
It was a meaningful message on a spiritual as well as a meteorological level at a BayFest threatened by dangerous weather conditions.
And the crowd grooving to Roxy Roca, the first act to play on the Miller Lite/Wind Creek Stage, were digging Cannon’s funky fervor.
Under bright orange lights, Roxy Roca delivered a high-voltage dose of authentic soul with a splash of revival spirit to the festival’s opening night.
Yolanda Chatman, from Jackson, AL. her sister Valerie Buxton, from Biloxi, Miss., and their buddy Donna Everett from Bay St. Louis. Miss., waved their arms in the air and got down to the infectious beats.
“I love him,” Chatman said as she danced. “He came to give a message and I love him. That’s a good way to open up the show.”
Buxton was similarly smitten with Cannon’s powerful words and music.
“I love his positive message and his beats are off the chain,” she said.
Chatman and her gal pals said they weren’t worried at all about stormy weather. They had nothing but great expectations for their girls’ weekend in Mobile.
“We don’t get out much,” Chatman said, “but when we get out, we get out hard.”
See the original article here: BayFest: saved by the ‘Soul Evangelist’.