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New Roxy Monoxide Spinoff Debuts June 16 at Second Wind Santee

It was last December that long-running original powerpop band Roxy Monoxide played its farewell show at Humphrey’s, concluding a nearly ten-year run.

Now a new band, Roxy Dioxide, has risen in its wake, playing its first show at the Second Wind Santee, on Thursday, June 16th.

Roxy Dioxide was founded in 2011 by Scott Samuels and Tim Bennett, both of A.M. Forever and Roxy Monoxide. The band also includes singer/bassist Mell Schaer (formerly of 8 Track Star and Gunner Jump) and singer/drummer Jaime Ojeda (formerly of Stonewolf).

“Roxy Dioxide is the next chapter,” explained vocalist/guitarist Scott Samuels. “While Roxy Monoxide was focused primarily around my original compositions, Roxy Dioxide heavily emphasizes covers of glam, power-pop, punk, and alternative songs, from the early 1970s through the 1990s. We still throw in a few originals here and there, but our new show is eighty percent or more paying tribute to the bands that have influenced us, everything from Bowie, to the Cure, to the Smithereens, and even the New York Dolls, Psychedelic Furs and Kings of Leon.”

“I’ve been working with Tim since 2009, and the rest of the guys just a few months” Samuels added. “so for all intents and purposes this feels like stepping out of very familiar shoes you’ve worn for the past nine or ten years, and trying something quite new. It definitely helped with the process of moving on that the Monoxide band went out on such a high note. A lot of ‘obituaries’ filled with nice accolades. When we considered names for the new band, Dioxide seemed to fit. It was our way of signaling that although our focus will be more on playing other’s songs, the style of the band will be in the same vein as the previous one.”

“In the future, we plan to do an occasional showcase originals gig to make sure our own songs live on in some fashion. Mell’s been able to add a lot to the songwriting mix -- he’s got some great stuff,” Samuels said.

“But this show at the Second Wind will be nearly all cover material."

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It was last December that long-running original powerpop band Roxy Monoxide played its farewell show at Humphrey’s, concluding a nearly ten-year run.

Now a new band, Roxy Dioxide, has risen in its wake, playing its first show at the Second Wind Santee, on Thursday, June 16th.

Roxy Dioxide was founded in 2011 by Scott Samuels and Tim Bennett, both of A.M. Forever and Roxy Monoxide. The band also includes singer/bassist Mell Schaer (formerly of 8 Track Star and Gunner Jump) and singer/drummer Jaime Ojeda (formerly of Stonewolf).

“Roxy Dioxide is the next chapter,” explained vocalist/guitarist Scott Samuels. “While Roxy Monoxide was focused primarily around my original compositions, Roxy Dioxide heavily emphasizes covers of glam, power-pop, punk, and alternative songs, from the early 1970s through the 1990s. We still throw in a few originals here and there, but our new show is eighty percent or more paying tribute to the bands that have influenced us, everything from Bowie, to the Cure, to the Smithereens, and even the New York Dolls, Psychedelic Furs and Kings of Leon.”

“I’ve been working with Tim since 2009, and the rest of the guys just a few months” Samuels added. “so for all intents and purposes this feels like stepping out of very familiar shoes you’ve worn for the past nine or ten years, and trying something quite new. It definitely helped with the process of moving on that the Monoxide band went out on such a high note. A lot of ‘obituaries’ filled with nice accolades. When we considered names for the new band, Dioxide seemed to fit. It was our way of signaling that although our focus will be more on playing other’s songs, the style of the band will be in the same vein as the previous one.”

“In the future, we plan to do an occasional showcase originals gig to make sure our own songs live on in some fashion. Mell’s been able to add a lot to the songwriting mix -- he’s got some great stuff,” Samuels said.

“But this show at the Second Wind will be nearly all cover material."

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