Sevendust to Play Long-Awaited Club Gig at Revolution Next Tues. | County Grind | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida


Sevendust to Play Long-Awaited Club Gig at Revolution Next Tues.

Known for dark melodies laden with churning guitars, chunky riffs, and lead singer Lajon Witherspoon's haunting timbre, Sevendust carved its niche in the alt-rock/nu-metal landscape some years back. The release of the band's third record, Animosity, in 2001 is largely regarded as the quintet's breakthrough into mainstream popularity. Still, by then they'd already landed a spot on the Mortal Kombat soundtrack with "My Ruin," from their 1997 self-titled debut (which went gold). They'd jammed onstage with Pantera's late fretboard mangler, Dimebag Darrell. And they'd played more than their fair share of mud-caked mosh pits, including Ozzfest, Woodstock 1999, and Tattoo the Earth, not to mention much less grimy appearances on Conan O'Brien and Letterman.

The band released its seventh studio album, Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow, this past April, featuring the lead single "Prodigal Son." This latest project was graced with the return of the group's prodigal guitarist/vocalist Clint Lowery, who left behind his project Dark New Day to reclaim his place in Sevendust and restore its original lineup. Fans hungry for Sevendust's bipolar artistry will be happy for the relatively intimate setting of Revolution Live. The mid-size venue should provide a fitting cocoon for the band's manic tonal sweeps.

With Taproot and American Devils, Tuesday, December 30. Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. Doors open at 7 p.m.; tickets cost $24. All ages. 954-727-0950;

(Photo via Sevendust's Myspace page.)

-- Christopher Lopez

Here's a video for "Lick," from Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Arielle Castillo
Contact: Arielle Castillo

Latest Stories