Given the fact that 7 Seconds has been around for the past 35 years, the Hardcore/Pop/Punk quartet might not be on the radar of younger fans. It’s the safest bet that 7 Seconds — anchored from the start by the Marvelli brothers, aka vocalist Kevin Seconds and bassist Steve Youth — was a major influence on a significant chunk of those younger fans’ music collection.
Since the Reno, Nev. foursome formed in 1980, it has notched over a dozen lineup changes and released a half-dozen EPs and 16 albums across a dizzying array of Punk subsets — the band self-described itself as “Hardcore New Wave” in a 1980 Punk newsletter — but the group has been widely acknowledged as being among the first true Punk bands to venture into the melodicism and anthemics that eventually came to characterize Pop Punk and bracing Indie Rock. Read more about 7 Seconds in this week's Sound Advice.
See 7 Seconds with Bishops Green and Knife the Symphony Wednesday at Southgate House Revival. More info/tickets: southgatehouse.com .