Roxwel News

by Unknown // Wednesday, February 29, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Lotus sold out Austin's La Zona Rosa on Saturday (2.25.12), capturing the crowd with their instrumental post-rock style mixed in with electronic dance beats.  Per the band's bio, "No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus show is infectious."  Well said...and that's held true for the last 8 years I've been seeing them live.  Buy this show on LiveDownloads - and be sure to check out Roxwel's footage from their Austin show at Emo's a couple years back if you're looking for something visual.

La Zona Rosa | Austin, TX | 2.25.12
Set I: Intro to a Cell, What Did I Do Wrong, The Surf, It's All Clear to Me Now > Massif, Sid > Wax
Set II: Spiritualize, Middle Road, Suitcases, Dowrn, Invincibility of Youth, 128
Encore: Marisol, Tip of the Tongue

photos by @crunchyMunckin
 

by Unknown // Wednesday, February 29, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

    

Davy Jones, former lead singer of the 1960s made-for-television pop band The Monkees, died of a massive heart attack today at a hospital in Florida, according to an official from the local medical examiner's office.

Jones, 66, born in Manchester, England, became the principal teen idol of the rock quartet featured on the NBC comedy series "The Monkees," which was inspired in part by the Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night" and ran from the fall of 1966 to August of 1968.

Although not allowed to play their own instruments on their early records, Jones and his three cohorts - Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork - had several hits that sold millions of copies, including "Last Train To Clarksville" and "I'm A Believer."

by Unknown // Tuesday, February 28, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Austin's friendly local music blog ATXSounds put together a stellar lineup for MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR's digital release party on Friday (2.24.12) at the Gypsy Lounge, the east side's newest music hotspot.  Brooklyn's Pre War and the live music capital's Tiger Waves both opened the show.  From the free keg beer and tented outdoor stage area to the talented musicians and eclectic tunes we heard up on stage, it was the perfect night with friendly faces abounding every which way.  I know this Austinite will be on lookout for more from each of these bands, especially hoping to see Tiger Waves and MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR pop up frequently in the local show listings.  And whether you live in Austin or not, ATXSounds does an excellent job covering the indie music scene on a national scale.  Trust me, if you want to be "in the know," be sure to check 'em out


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photos by @crunchyMunckin

by Unknown // Thursday, February 23, 2012 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

It's no secret that we music junksters in the Roxwel office have a special place in our hearts for the tunes that come from Athens, GA. We have much love for oldies who have spawned from the small town like R.E.M., The B-52s and Widespread Panic as well as some super cool newer acts like Futurebirds, The Whigs and Dead Confederate.

A few months ago, we introduced you to another group that has plenty of evidence to prove that they should be added to the list of badass bands from Athens. The District Attorneys have a new single out and we're sure it does their anticipated album loads of justice!

After two EP releases (2010's Orders From... and 2011's Waiting On The Calm Down: The Basement Sessions), The DAs are finally getting ready to release their full-length debut album. Slowburner will be released on April 24th through This Is American Music. To get you super pumped for the release, the guys are giving you a little taste with their single "Confusion of Trust." Be sure to check it out now!

Based in Athens/Atlanta, The District Attorneys have been kicking it for about two years and have already shared the stage with Jesse Malin, Futurebirds, The Love Language, Dead Confederate frontman Hardy Morris, Hank and Cupcakes, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Diane Birch and many more. With southern rock riffs mixed in with some dreamy pedal steel and a touch of surfer vibes soaked in reverb, these guys will make you want to chillax on the porch with an ice cold Lone Star and reminisce about the good 'ole days.

Slowburner was made in Athens, GA at the Chase Park Transduction with producer/engineer Drew Vandenberg. The District Attorneys will be playing at Savannah Stopover Festival on March 9th and then will make their way to Austin to rock at SXSW.

For more info about The DAs and a look at tour dates, check out their Facebook page. You can also download The District Attorneys' past two EPs FREE.