The Sextones, Levitation Room, Roosevelt

The Sextones

Levitation Room

Roosevelt

Sat, October 14, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$6.00

This event is 19 and over

The Sextones
The Sextones
The Sextones

From the wild deserts of Reno, Nevada, The Sextones are a family of music renegades known for viciously executed soul compositions and white-knuckle driving funk. With Mark Sexton on guitar accompanied by the commanding rhythm section of Alexander Korostinsky on bass, Daniel Weiss on drums and Ryan Taylor on keys, this band is redefining the sound of modern soul.

Their musical chemistry began forming in grade school, and as young adults their chops defy their age. Eager to hit the road, the band started touring heavily during high school, often lying about their age to play in dingy bars. In 2016 The Sextones are gaining recognition on the major festival circuit and beyond, with appearances at Railroad Earth's Hangtown Halloween Ball and Wanderlust Festival in Tahoe.

"We are always hungry for more and we're more than ready for the next big thing" Mark states, referring to a recent tour opening for Toubab Krewe. In recent months they've also shared the bill with Macy Gray, Charles Bradley, Dumpstaphunk, and their idols are beginning to take notice.

Formally known as Mark Sexton Band, their 2013 release, Young & Naïve, was mixed by none other than legendary drummer Alan Evans of Soulive. "It sounded great even before I got my hands on it", explains Alan Evans, "that's what happens when you get great players playing great songs." The album was recorded in Los Angeles by Emmy Award winning engineer Larold Rebhun whose resume alone is like reading a 'who's who' list in Hollywood.

Tipping their hats to the days of Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder, The Sextones are forging the path for a new generation of funk and soul.
Levitation Room
Levitation Room
Their Decidedly hallucinogenic jams whisper and hum the same gentle refrains of their summer of love influences, conjuring up the cognitive imagery of sunny days at the park, spent with friends in a euphoric haze along with lyrics ad sonic mediations on life, love and self-awareness.

It just happened. Kind of like how humans crawled out of the slime and came into existence.
Roosevelt
Florida emo band active from 1994 to 1995.
Venue Information:
Iowa City Yacht Club
13 S Linn
Iowa City, IA, 52240
http://www.iowacityyachtclub.org