Soul band Sexton goes with the flow, plays Afrofunk after-party |

Soul band Sexton goes with the flow, plays Afrofunk after-party

Joan PilarMark Sexton, right, gets an earful from a self-aggrandizing entertainment writer during the Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival early this summer. The Mark Sexton Band plays the Crystal Bay Casino's Red Room on Friday, Sept. 7.

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. andamp;#8212; During the trials and tribulations of a tour, sometimes good things happen.The Mark Sexton Band received a recording break when all is was hoping for was a place to stay. Bassist Alex Korostinsky sought lodging from a family friend who happened to also be in the music business. He offered free studio time in Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank.andamp;#8220;It’s a world-class studio,andamp;#8221; Sexton said. andamp;#8220;Usher just recorded there. We got there early in the morning and were able to record an entire six-song EP.andamp;#8221;Sexton said the goal is to release the band’s third record this winter. He is hoping to have it mixed by Soulive drummer Alan Evans, who also produces the On the Spot Trio and recently played Crystal Bay with the Alan Evans Trio.The Mark Sexton Band plays soul, Randamp;B and just enough reggae to have been on the bill for the early summer Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival at MontBleu.Korostinsky and drummer Dan Weiss have known each other since they were together in middle school and have played in the same band since high school. andamp;#8220;They read each other’s minds pretty well,andamp;#8221; Sexton said. andamp;#8220;Everything fell together with this band. Nothing was really forced. It just happened all of a sudden, we just had a band and we just stayed that way. We’re definitely really close.andamp;#8221; The Mark Sexton Band plays Friday’s Red Room after-party after the Afrofunk Experience performance in the Crown Room.andamp;#8220;It’s going to be a high-energy show in the Crown Room and we just want to keep that energy flowing into the Red Room,andamp;#8221; Sexton said.

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