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Rock 'n' Roll Call: Martin Sexton - Fall Like Rain

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Fall Like Rain

Martin Sexton has a new EP, "Fall Like Rain" on Kitchen Table Records. Probably in no danger of ever getting a day job, this is Sexton's tenth release and it's of the singer/songwriter, guy-and-a-guitar blue-eyed soul persuasion, not so much like a Cat Stevens for the new millennium. Way mellow and PG-rated - you could play this for grandma and not get the boot out of the will. The riot rhapsody from Buffalo Springfield, "For What It's Worth," gets the white bread treatment - not a bad thing because Sexton is so passionate about his day job.

Rock 'n' Roll Call: Skrillex - Bangarang

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Skrillex's fourth and latest EP is "Bangarang" and it's on Big Beat/Atlantic. This one came out around Christmastime but physically (which is all I care about) in January. With a name like Skrillex - he's reminiscent of a skillet, sex and a tribble - make your own porn out of that one. Born Sonny John Moore, he's a twentysomething Grammy Award winning electronic music wiz and he's also a Capricorn, so he never lies and is always right. There's a weird, technical explanation for what he does but if you explain it too much, you ruin it, so we'll leave at this: It's foot candy made by a bunch of machines with samples and vocal snippets. "Breakin' A Sweat" pretty much showcases Skrillex's connections and passions as he is joined by the three living members of the Doors and even a part of a Jim Morrison interview is included. Does it work? Dunno. Sorta. Probably. Ask your feet.

Skrillex - Bangarang by Skrillex

Rock 'n' Roll Call: Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights

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Bright Lights

Next up is the latest by Gary Clark Jr. -- it's a four song EP called "Bright Lights" and it's on mighty, mighty Warner Brothers Records -- the first tune is the guitar rager of the year -- something Jimi or Dave Hole could be proud of -- the other three are slow as Clark picks and shows off -- these three are each a candidate for the fast forward option so you can get back to hear the album title and opener again. And again.

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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.
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