The Sextones play Reno before heading to Europe

The Sextones

The Sextones, who will deliver a show on July 20, never mail it in.
Photo by Aaron Chiazza

Before they head off on their first European tour, The Sextones play a hometown show on Friday.

On Friday, July 20, the Sextones will play in Reno for the first time in more than a year. The band will headline at The Holland Project, an all-ages venue. Dream rockers Night Rooms will open.

“We have a ton of new material that we’ve been road-testing all across the West Coast and it’s about damn time we bring our brand spankin’ new show to The Holland Project,” bassist Alex Korostinsky said.

A three-week European tour in September includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Austria, France and Switzerland.

The Sextones released their “Moonlight Vision” album in April 2017, and have been making new music in the meantime. The members play in various ensembles and do a lot of studio work. Korostinsky has engineered 24 albums, including those by Dainesly and The John Whites.

Mark Sexton plays guitar and sings, Dan Weiss is the drummer and Ryan Taylor is the keyboard player.

Korostinsky and Weiss met when they were in first grade. They befriended Sexton a few years later, and together the three attended summer camps, middle school, high school and college at the University of Nevada, Reno.

“We’re all family at this point,” Korostinsky said. “It makes the inner-workings and back-end operating a lot easier because you can rely on them.”

A native of New Hampshire, Taylor joined the band about four years ago. Taylor and Sexton now reside in Truckee.


“The main goal is to follow our dreams,” he said. “We’re just trying to do it right and have a fun time as we go. This is first real show in Reno in 14 months. We’re excited to be back playing the music for everybody. We were so overdue for a Reno show. It’s going to be a really fun summer.”

  • Sextones
    Openers: Night Rooms
    When: 8 p.m. Friday, July 29
    Where: The Holland Project
    Tickets: $15 in advance or $18 on the day of the show LINK

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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