No One Ever Leaves a Show Dissatisfied
Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q will host the fun and energetic band Roxy Roca May 4th (8-11:55pm). Tickets are $7 at the door.
Roxy Roca has been described as a sonic shot in the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul, funk, and rock n’ roll complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of 200 shows a year.
Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tent-revival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel of peace, love, and positivity. Each tune overflows with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats, slammin’ horn lines, and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message that ‘happiness is a choice’ sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Roca’s Cannon can deliver.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, the band has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2011. Building on the band’s first full-length album, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy” with sounds reminiscent of Stax Records and Motown, the band plans to release its follow up later this year entitled “People Rise Up.” The album was recorded at The Bubble in Austin with none other than Grammy Governor Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Darkness, Toadies, Jet).
Recently, Roxy Roca released the first single off the album “Taurus,” complete with an complimentary music video and now available on all major streaming services. With the guidance of super-producer Smith, the new album features a grittier, edgier sound steeped in the hard funk and blues of the 1970s, but with one foot firmly planted in today’s music landscape.
Further plans for 2018 include an official showcase at this year’s SXSW and a return to Japan for the band’s second international tour.
Stanley’s Famous BarB-Q is located at 525 S. Beckham, Tyler, stanleysfamous.com.