ROXY ROCA Facebook Page hits 2,500 Likes

ROXY ROCA Facebook Page hits 2,500 Likes

We were excited to notice that the ROXY ROCA Facebook Page hit 2,500 Likes today. 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 3,000! 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!

Photos from Soul Thursday Residency at The Blackheart with ROXY ROCA and Mrs. Glass

Photos from Soul Thursday Residency at The Blackheart with ROXY ROCA and Mrs. Glass

We played our first edition of Soul Thursdays at The Blackheart with ROXY ROCA and Mrs. Glass this week and it was awesome! We can’t wait for round two this Thursday. Until then, check out these photos from our set, courtesy of our good friend Kim Yarbrough from KTYarbrough Photography.

ROXY ROCA’s Taye Cannon to be featured in SXSW Music Issues of Austin Man Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine

ROXY ROCA’s Taye Cannon to be featured in SXSW Music Issues of Austin Man Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine

ROXY ROCA‘s very own Taye Cannon is going to be featured in the March issue of Austin Man Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine in a story about SXSW Music. Taye says last week’s photo shoot and interview were a lot of fun and he can’t wait for you to see it.

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ROXY ROCA SXSW 2014 Showcase at Half Step Sat 3/15

ROXY ROCA SXSW 2014 Showcase at Half Step Sat 3/15

We are thrilled to announce our official SXSW 2014 showcase for Saturday, March 15 at Half Step, a happenin’ new venue at 75 1/2 Rainey Street. We can hardly believe this amazing, international line-up: 7pm - Foot Patrol (Austin), 8pm - PapaNegro (Chile), 9pm - Myron and E (Los Angeles), 10pm - La Orquesta Vulgar (Mexico City), 11pm - ROXY ROCA (Austin), 12am - Deep Cotton (Atlanta), and 1am - Hot 8 Brass Band (New Orleans). Up to date line-up and venue info is available here: ROXY ROCA showcase schedule on SXSW.com.

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

ROXY ROCA with Sista Otis at Bayou Beer Garden in New Orleans Fri 2/28

ROXY ROCA with Sista Otis at Bayou Beer Garden in New Orleans Fri 2/28

Dynamite Texas Soul invades NOLA! Get down with ROXY ROCA all night long at Bayou Beer Garden on Friday, February 28, 8:30pm ’til we can’t go no mo’. Special treat: this show will also feature Sista Otis playing between ROXY ROCA sets and finishing out the night. FREE SHOW! Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook.

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

Review of Continental Club show on We Listen Hear

Review of Continental Club show on We Listen Hear

Many thanks to Luke Murphree for the review of last week’s SOLD OUT show at The Continental Club with ROXY ROCA and The Happen-Ins on music blog We Listen Hear. Here’s what he had to say:

By the time the nine-member soul powerhouse known as Roxy Roca took the stage, the venue was packed. From the get go, one thing was obvious. The night would be sweaty and full of soul.

Roxy Roca opened with “Try My Love” an up-tempo, funky, crowd favorite that causes a ruckus. The heavy horns signaled that it was time to wake up and dance. Add to that Taye Cannon’s bustling stage presence and a lifeless crowd becomes a thing of the past. For their second number, the band played “Can You Handle It” and I wasn’t sure if the crowd could. Their music inspired shimmying and boogieing that looked a little dangerous for some of the fans, but when you’re there for a soul revolution who cares about a few sore muscles. Roxy Roca carried that intensity through the entire hour and a half show and the crowd never took a breather.

Experiencing Roxy Roca live offers a redemptive factor beyond hearing good music. Taye Cannon preaches to the crowd like any good reverend concerned with the souls of his congregation who wants to return those lost sheep to the flock. Roxy Roca preaches a gospel of love, happiness, and freedom. See them live and you’ll understand. The message doesn’t only show up in lyrics, but also in Taye’s occasional dialogue and even after the performance as the band enjoys fellowship with their fans.

Read the full article including some great photos here: Show Review: Roxy Roca, The Happen-Ins at The Continental Club (Austin).