The latest from River City Extension is sound advice, "Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Your Anger" and it's on XOXO Records. Beginning back in New Jersey with a guy named Joseph Michelini with some song ideas in his head a few years ago, it's now an eight-piece folk rock band of immense talent that compares favorably with the Avett Brothers and it doesn't get much better than that. While there's some obviously country rock stuff here - there's a lot of pop as well and some heavenly doo-wop-style harmonies and some classic rock and even some symphonic flourishes. It's all a head-full and the annoying jerks from "Jersey Shore" would probably hate these guys which is why you'll probably love them. Also, Michelini is a gifted lyricist, from "Standing Outside A Southern Riot," a sample line: "..It's funny how people pay for answers/Are kinder in the face of cancer/And change when they feel/Nothing ever will..." Nothing close to a bad cut - you need this one even though the title is easier said than done.
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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