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Seminal hardcore band 7Seconds call it a career

Well this is an unexpected bummer of a story to have to write. According to a lengthy post from frontman Kevin Seconds on the band’s various social media pages, seminal hardcore band 7 Seconds have decided to call it a career.

In the statement, Seconds cites ongoing medical and mental health issues concerning some of the band’s members as chief among the reasons that the band have pulled the plug just after their collective 38th birthday. The band had been slated to play Punk Rock Bowling in May and to embark on a European run of dates over the summer, but as the decision is effective immediately, those appearances are now cancelled. Read the full statement from the band below.

We’ll miss you Kevin, Steve, Bobby and Troy. Given that the band collectively came into the world only a couple months after I did, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for 7 Seconds. Be well, fellas, and thanks for 38 loud, ass-kicking years.



Brakrock Eco Festival 2017 announces first bands

As if Belgium didn’t already offer enough festivals for the punk rock fan already, they just had to go and make at least one 2017 trip to their small nation completely unavoidable by adding yet another. Brakrock Eco Festival will be celebrating their fifth year as a festival with a truly amazing lineup. The artists announced so far include but are not limited to: 7Seconds, 88Fingers Louie, Real Mckenzies, Chixdiggit, DOA and Pears.

We think you’ll agree that the lineup is already starting to give Groezrock a run for its money. You can check out the full list of artists and get information about the festival at their official website.



Bassist Steve “Youth” Marvelli (7Seconds) battling alcoholism, GoFundMe set up for medical costs and treatment

Bassist Steve “Youth” Marvelli of the legendary hardcore punk act 7Seconds is in trouble and needs all of the love and assistance we can offer. He is suffering from alcoholism and is trying to come clean through treatment. Along with his noble effort of trying to come clean, he is also battling other health issue whilst raising children on his own. A GoFundMe has been set up to aid in the cost for treatment. You can read singer Kevin Second’s heartfelt statement below:

 This is an extremely difficult thing for me to do but it’s important enough to me to at least try. If I could visualize any other possible option(s), I’d try them. Right now, and because time is of the absolute essence, I’m going about it in this way and asking for your help.

My little brother Steve (most of you know him as Steve Youth, bassist for 7Seconds) is having quite possibly the worst time of his life at the moment. 

He’s been struggling with a couple of personal and medical issues for awhile now but over the past couple of weeks or so, it has reached a sad and terrible point and in all honesty, I don’t really know what else I can do to help.

First of all and up until recently, Steve had been raising his 2 sons (Jordan and Simon) all on his own while eke-ing out a living with 7Seconds and with a couple of full-time low wage jobs he’s been able to pick up in between tours. Simon is now living with his mother but Jordan is still at home with his dad and preparing to start college.

 

My little brother certainly has his quirks and flaws (we all do) but when it comes to being a father, he’s always been there for his boys and has done an amazing job at raising them into 2 very cool kids. No matter what he has to do, he has always made sure that they were his priority.

 

Unfortunately, over the last couple of weeks, he’s showing signs of severe depression and has expressed to me and a few loved ones on a number of occasions that he has given up hope and doesn’t feel like he can overcome any more obstacles.
 At the moment, Steve is struggling with a couple of major things in his personal life. 

First of all, he has a good size sore on the inside of his mouth that has lingered for several months now. His doctor has looked at it and has described it as some sort of “soft tumor”. On Wednesday, November 11th, Steve has an appointment with his doc to have a biopsy done on the sore. At that time, we will know whether it is benign or not and what actions to next take. The doctor seems to feel that surgery, in all likelihood, will be necessary.

 

Unfortunately, Steve does not have health care coverage right now. He had Medicare coverage but when he accepted a recent in between tour job, he was deemed ineligible and lost it. As many of you know, many of us musician and artist-types have struggled to gain any sort of effective health care coverage due to the erratic nature of our employment/unemployment.  

Without any sort of health care coverage, Steve cannot afford the costs of serious medical treatment, medication and whatever surgery costs he would incur in dealing with the soft tumor in his mouth. 

Let me make something perfectly clear here. My brother Steve is a worker bee. Unlike me, he has always been able to suck it up and take jobs, good ones or otherwise, and accept whatever wages offered to make ends meet, whenever necessary. I’ve seen this kid go from working great paying job (with full benefits and retirement options) to busting ass as a minimum wage-making keno person in a Reno casino. He’s not too proud to take a job if/when 7Seconds isn’t active, not if it means keeping a roof over his sons’ heads, clothes on their backs and food in their stomachs. 

Unfortunately, because of his love and obligation to being a member of 7Seconds and with all the touring we’ve done these past couple of years, it’a been tough for him to hold down a regular job in between gigs and tours and this has led to much financial instability.

The second major health issue my brother Steve is facing, and this one seems just as big and insurmountable to him, is his alcoholism. He has recently admitted to me, Troy and Bobby that he has had an extremely serious alcohol problem for quite awhile now and that he now feels that it’s out of his control to stop. He has tried quitting on his own with prescribed anti-alcohol meds but so far, nothing has worked. 

In my experience, I’ve never seen any of my alcoholic friends or family members kick the alcohol habit/disease/addiction/whatever on their own. They have needed advice from experienced people, support, nurturing, etc. etc. I think Steve has known this himself deep down but was either too weak, proud or maybe just too stubborn to reach out for help.

 He now knows that he cannot beat this disease on his own and he is extremely frightened about losing his life over it. He told me this within the last couple of days and it has been on my mind non-stop. There’s nothing worse than a loved one telling you that they fear that they are dying. If Steve is telling me that he’s scared about his alcohol problem and wants to get into a recovery/rehab program, i know that it’s worse than even he believes it is and that it is time for him to take serious action to try and recover. 

Steve’s drinking has never gotten in the way if his immense talent as a bassist or performer. Those of you who have seen 7Seconds play recently, can attest to this but I won’t lie or bullshit you, behind the scenes, things have gotten dark, sketchy and a little scary. I won’t go into details because I do not wish to share private things relating to my family, friends and bandmates but it hasn’t been pretty or easy. 


I love my little brother. He is a highly intelligent, thoughtful, funny, talented man with an enormous heart and I fear that he will just succumb to his many problems and just disappear and the thought of that nearly cripples me. We both overcame tremendous obstacles together as poverty-stricken kids and music – and most notably – punk rock – saved our young lives and gave us the strength and courage to try and turn a negative into a positive. In a nutshell, this and mostly this, is what 7Seconds has always been about.

In closing, i’ll just be blunt… 7Seconds hasn’t made any of us rich. We’ve made a pretty nice living playing the music that we love for the people that we love playing it for but on a financial level, I cannot think of a time when it wasn’t a struggle. 

Ultimately, we pay our rent and/or mortgages, take care of our basic needs and keep the cell phone bills paid so that we can keep the machine running and rolling along but that’s about it. After 35 years, we all still don’t quite make enough money to cover the costs of things that most of don’t expect to face – poor health, addiction, mental issues, etc. etc., let alone have a nest egg for those “rainy days” that sometimes come along in our lives. That’s just our reality and, right or wrong, it’s what we live with. 

The goal is to get Steve checked into a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Orange County on Dec. 1st.  He has contacted this particular facility on his own and has spoken with people there who tell him they will admit him. He will have to be in treatment for 90 day. If he leaves early, he’s on his own and will have to find a way back home to Reno himself. He knows this and has expressed his seriousness on rolling through with his attempt to get clean and sober and healthy. 

This will be the first time he has made a SERIOUS move to try and kick his alcohol problem with real help and support and not just attempt it on his own. It is a HUGE step and my family and I are very encouraged and proud of him for wanting to take this first step in what will surely be, a long road to recovery and getting well.

I spoke with Steve and his oldest son Jordan and told them that I thought this GoFundMe campaign might be our only option for raising some funds to A.) get him the treatment he needs for his alcoholism and B.) see to it that he can afford quality medical attention and have this soft tumor mouth problem treated and taken care of.

 Steve has read what I have written here and has given me his approval to share it with you, despite how personal it is. He knows that pride and stubbornness will not help him in any way and he is bound and determined to kick this alcohol problem, get healthy again and start a new chapter of his life and he wants to do this openly, without worries about judgement or criticism. I applaud him for this. 

Jordan will be managing this campaign and working closely with me to try and make out fund goal. 

We are asking for financial help on my little brother and his family’s behalf because he won’t or can’t ask himself and I understand why. 

We don’t seek a free handout but instead, would like to offer those who contribute funds towards helping get my little brother Steve Youth the help that he needs, a little something fun in return. 

Over the past 10 years or so, I have been quietly working on salvaging some of the earliest music of 7Seconds. I’m referring to the previously unreleased (commercially, at least) songs from our first 2 cassette releases, from 1980 and 1981 – Socially Fucked Up and 3 Chord Politics. Some of the songs have been cleaned-up.  Some have been re-done. Our aim has always been to release the material for some sort of anniversary type thing but we think that this is bigger and more important that a celebration of our band history. 

If you can only donate $1, you will have our eternal thanks and gratitude. 

For anyone who donates $5 you will receive an 5 songs from these longtime-planned sessions. 

BUT PLEASE DONATE MORE IF YOU CAN  :)

These are DIGITAL versions (mp3s) of the songs, delivered from me directly to the e-mail account of your choice. You will not receive a physical copy  (CD, vinyl or cassette) of these songs. 

Obviously, we understand if you’re not in a position to contribute anything to this fund. Not everyone reading this can but if you are in a position to do so, please do. 

Every dollar helps and will be used to help Steve get the medical and recovery treatment he needs and is very humbly asking for. 

Thank you so very much for reading this mini-novel and for your donation consideration. It means everything to me, Steve, our families, his kids, our bandmates and friends and fans worldwide to see to it that Steve gets back to being healthy and happy again. 

Much love & thanks,

Kevin Seconds, Jordan Marvelli and the Marvelli/7Seconds family

We here at Dying Scene wish Steve and his family the best in their journey. Please help if you can!



Success announce U.S. tour with 7Seconds, Millencolin, The Lawrence Arms and Bishops Green

Seattle punks Success have announced U.S. tour dates with 7Seconds, Millencolin, The Lawrence Arms and Bishops Green.

You can check out the details below.

Success are touring in support of their latest, “Radio Recovery,” which came out March 24th on Red Scare Industries.



7 Seconds announce US tour dates with Bishops Green and Success

Hardcore punk legends 7 Seconds have announced a few weeks worth of tour dates that’ll find them playing select US cities this coming August. They’ll be joined on the road by Vancouver punks Bishops Green and Seattle punks Success. Check out the full rundown below.

7 Seconds’ latest album, Leave a Light On, was released last May on Rise Records.



Punk Rock Bowling: Night One – GBH (Country Club) and Street Dogs, 7 Seconds (Country Saloon)

Night one of Punk Rock Bowling presented the first set of challenging decisions. The club show lineups seem to be getting better year after year, sometimes rivaling the actual festival lineup. After strategizing with the DyingScene crew, I B-lined it to the LV Country Saloon to check out the remainder of the FU’s’ set, Street Dogs, and 7 Seconds. Street Dogs played one of the better sets I have seen in awhile, and I was stoked – Punk Rock Bowling had officially began.

No time to reflect though, for as soon as I got my 7 Seconds shots, I ran over to the Fremont Country Club to catch the legendary GBH. Infa-Riot and Abrasive Wheels had opened up for the Brits, but since I had seen them two days before in San Francisco, I opted to see the Boston boys instead.

Other bands forced to miss that night included Manic Hispanic, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Anti-Social, The Applicators, and Evacuate. Always a cost-benefit analysis, and there would be many more tough decisions to come over the weekend.

Have a look at the show shots from night one’s club shows below.



Interview: Kevin Seconds (7Seconds) and KJ Jansen (Chixdiggit) discuss Pouzza Fest

Kevin Seconds of 7Seconds fame and and KJ Jansen from Chixdiggit! recently sat down with Raw Cut Media to discuss Pouzza fest.

You can check it out below.



Success announced as support for 7Seconds/The Briggs west coast tour

Seattle punks Success has been announced as support for the upcoming west coast tour with 7Seconds and The Briggs.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

Radio Recovery came out March 24th on Red Scare Industries.



The Briggs announce West Coast tour with 7 Seconds

Los Angeles punks The Briggs have announced a West Coast tour with 7 Seconds, which will take place next month. The dates and locations are below.

The Briggs will release a self-titled EP this Tuesday (May 5th). 7 Seconds’ latest album, Leave a Light On, was released almost a year ago on Rise Records.



Punk Rock Bowling club shows revealed, features GBH, Strung Out, 7 Seconds, Frank Turner, way way more

It’s finally happened. The full lineups for this year’s Punk Rock Bowling club shows have all been announced, and it looks like it’s gonna be awesome. A handful of the bands playing include GBH, Strung Out, 7 Seconds, Frank Turner88 Fingers Louie and a whole ton more.

Check out the entire lineups below, so you too can make the difficult decision which bands you plan on seeing. Club show tickets will go on sale March 14th at 1pm PST. Punk Rock Bowling will be taking place May 23rd-25th in downtown Las Vegas.



7 Seconds embark on US fall tour

Hardcore punk legends 7 Seconds are currently out on a US tour lasting though mid-November. Check out the dates below.

7 Seconds’ latest album, Leave a Light On, was released this past May on Rise Records.



Music Video: 7 Seconds – “I Have Faith in You”

California hardcore punk legends 7 Seconds have premiered a music video for their song “I Have Faith in You”. You can check it out below.

“I Have Faith in You” is taken from 7 Seconds’ latest album Leave a Light On, which was released last May on Rise Records.



The Copyrights add dates to US summer tour

Illinois pop-punks The Copyrights have added more dates to their upcoming summer tour of the US, which will see them supporting 7 Seconds and headlining their own shows. Up-to-date info on when and where they’ll be stopping can be found below.

The Copyrights will release a new 7-inch entitled No Knocks on July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords. They also have plans to release a new full-length album later this year on Red Scare Industries.



Fest 13 adds 7 Seconds, Only Crime, RVIVR, more to lineup

As if the Fest 13 lineup somehow wasn’t good enough already, it just keeps getting better.

The latest announcement adds 7 Seconds, Only Crime, RVIVR, and plenty more to the already packed list of bands playing. Check out the full list of bands just added below.

Fest 13 is set for October 31st through November 2nd in Gainesville, Florida, and will feature 250+ bands, including Descendents, Hot Water Music, Less Than Jake, The Menzingers, and the list just goes on. Find out more about all the bands, and pick up your passes here.



7 Seconds stream new album “Leave A Light On”

California hardcore punk legends 7 Seconds are streaming their long-awaited new album Leave a Light On in its entirety below.

The album is officially released on May 27th through Rise Records.