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At some point in my life I started to develop a small interest in world politics. Nothing too involved, just the basic what’s going on kinda stuff. I started to hear and see things that were familiar but I didn’t know why or how. Political figures, terminology and places.

Similar to the phenomenon of hearing a song you know and have heard a million times but never really knew who sang it until you are at their show for some other band and realizing its them!

For example, that happened to me when I realized Pol Pot wasn’t some crazed rant of made up words at the ending of a Dead Kennedy’s song. Pol Pot is actually a person, a very historical person, to say the least.

I realized, I have actually learned things sub-consciously by listening to punk rock music. My school teachers would be pretty to hear that but my Mom is proud!

One of the bands I learned the most from was Dead Kennedys. Political charged, highly informed, extremely passionate and best of all, musically inventive and ground breaking.

I have been a fan of the Dead Kennedys since the eighth grade when a friends older brother put some of their songs on a cassette tape for me along with G.B.H, The Exploited, Sex Pistols, Descendents and Black Flag.

Now with the ClassicPunk website, we have been givin the opportunity to ask Klaus Flouride, origianl DK bass player some questions!

These are some questions that Jonas and I want to know…

Q: What was the recording process like for DK? Live one take? Overdubs?

A: Basically as live as possible, but of course there are usually scratch vocals and overdubs. With the exception of The “In God We Trust” – the lost tapes DVD, which was done primarily live as is. Usually more than one take.

Q: You can hear a distinct surf influence in East Bay Ray’s guitar tone. What were some of your early influences? Collectively did the band have similar taste in music?

A: On bass early influences were Jack Bruce, Felix Papalardi, Jaco Pastorius. But in general, music influences back to the late 20’s with a concentration on 50’s and 60’s.

The band as a whole however had influences from all over the place, and usually not the most mainstream. Usually the exception to the rules kind of performers, be they popular or not.

Q: When DK was starting out how did you branch out of the Bay Area scene and start touring?

A: Not easily. At first we were sort of shooting for lasting maybe 6 months to 2 years with luck getting to L.A. Our first tour of the east coast was a financial disaster and wasn’t planned at all well. California Uber Alles had just been released but hadn’t been distributed to any of the stores in the area. Word of mouth via primarily college radio stations was about all the advance promo there was. There was confusion in the booking causing us to be in cities on the wrong dates, etc. Poor management in general. So then we regrouped did some west coast north and south runs and then realized that Europe where California Uber Alles had arrived and been given support by John Peel and released locally on Fast Records was the place to shoot for.


Coming back from a successful Euro tour and having made connections with bands all over the states we cobbled together what we termed yo-yo tours as they followed no logical route, but did get us to lots of new thriving scenes all over the U.S. and Canada. There was no real template for touring punk bands. It resembled the 40’s-60’s “chitlin’ circuit” in style more than anything. A van or an old school bus and off we go. But the community was growing and connecting via fanzines, college radio, etc.

Q: What was the Bay Area scene like when you were starting out?

A: There were a few venues that independently had shows and a few indie promoters, Ben T Rat, Wes Robinson and others. The were venues like the Pit, (literally a building basement), The Art Institute, Berkely Square and Ruthies Inn occasionally. Bill Graham wanted nothing to do with punk and despised it. The main men who took chances at booking regular shows were Dirk Dirksen and Ness Aquino, the booker and owner respectively of
The Mabuhay Gardens. That is where we played our first gig.

Q: Who booked the early tours?

A: We had various people come and go. Robert Hanrahan was responsible for the first east coast try, the after him we had Chi-Chi as our manager/booker for a bit. She went on to work with the Mutants. Then there were a few more. Some more reliable than others. We had Bill Gilliam booking/managing in Europe. He did pretty solid work with us there and was a very colorful personality. We worked with Ken Lester from Vancouver on a few package tours. Etc.

Q: What was DIY promotion like before there was social media and the Internet?

A: Like I said before, word of mouth via bands finding each other and inviting each other to their cities for gigs. College radio and fanzines in the vein of Maximum Rock and Roll. It was pretty much free form at the beginning and then networks grew into the 80’s.

Q: Who designed the album art work and visual branding of the band? How hands on was the band?

A: Everybody from Ted, Biafra and even me making posters for shows, to ray coming up with the basic for the DK logo and Winston Smith stylizing it and working on album art with Biafra collage style. The band was basically hands on in that short of Winston we didn’t ship things out to a production art house to design the covers and inserts.

Q: Any advice to up and coming guitar/bass players? Any advice to up and coming bands?

A: Find people to play with and then a place to practice and then do so. It’s so much easier to record now, so get some music out there via the internet (although don’t expect to see any money from it at least early on and until better ownership laws are in place). Give a few tracks away. Play some low slots on bills around your town and to generate a following. Just don’t give up if you’re not a household name in a month or even a year or moreif you really like your music.

Q: Do you feel like you influenced the current incarnation of punk music?

A: It depends on how narrowly you define ‘punk music”, but I’d say yes we did. Not many followed our “template” soundwise, but the idea of aggressive vs. violent music with a sense of irony and humor thrown in. Just as we admired those before us who inspired us to keep at it(Avengers, Weirdos, Mutants, Offs, Zero’s, Plugz etc. etc. etc.), I think we have inspired some.

Q: DK was totally unique and inventive. Was the sound of the band a result of brilliant chemistry or more of a happy accident?

A: A bit of both.

Q: How have you evolved/changed as a musician?

A: I didn’t start out with punk and have played all sorts of different styles in between DK show and tours. A diet of punk alone would be like eating only one food because you like it. I think again that all of us (DK’s) like a wide variety of music.

Q: When bands/musicians cite you as an influence, how does that make you feel?

A: Good. Proud. Baffled. But generally grateful.

tHANKS Klaus!

DK records

By Jon Pebsworth

PENNYWISE Interview: Jim Lindberg

I feel like most people don’t know the history of Hermosa Beach and its connection to punk rock. It’s not a place you hear about very much in the history of Punk Rock music. Truth is some of the most note-worthy Southern California bands started there. Some of my favorites and yours too I bet!

I read an interview with Keith Morris from Circle Jerks recently telling the story of when he was hanging out at the rehearsal studio in Hermosa where Red Kross practiced and they were trying out a drummer named Lucky. Keith was sitting outside the room thinking Lucky sounded great and they must be happy they found a drummer. However, when Red Kross guitarist, Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks, Bad Religion, Red Kross, Punk Rock Karaoke) came out of the room he told Keith that the rest of the band weren’t into Lucky and he was frustrated. Of course, Keith said HEY, WE should start a band with Lucky! You on guitar and me singing. Boom! Circle Jerks were born. Black Flag practiced at the very same place and Descendents are also from Hermosa Beach.

I would say Hermosa qualifies as an important pinpoint on the Punk Rock map. Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Descendents and as fans of those bands, eventually Hermosa brought us Pennywise.

I love Pennywise. They are one of the fiercest and unpredictable live bands punk rock has ever seen! Fast beats, almost metal-like guitars, in your face lyrics and one of the best frontmen I’ve ever seen… Jim Lindberg. The baseball hat, Dickies shorts, Vans skateboard shoes and Adolescents T-shirt are un-mistakable!

After 19 years in Pennywise, Jim took a break from the band to spend time with his family. He also made a record with a band he formed called, The Black Pacific. He wrote a book called Punk Rock Dad which became a documentary film called The Other F Word which is about the challenge balancing life as a parent and being in a traveling band.

I started chasing Jim about doing this interview a lifetime ago it seems. Now that I’ve lagged on posting it (for no reason) for months, it’s finally ready for me to share. Sorry Jim for taking so long. Jim did this Q&A when he was back with Pennywise and had just returned from a European tour…

ME: First off, how were the shows overseas?

JIM: The shows were great. Groezrock was the big anchor show and that was a good time, especially because Flag was playing with Kieth, Bill, Stephen, Chuck and Dez playing old Black Flag stuff. To hear them play those songs was amazing. Of course it’s a drag though that Greg and Ron aren’t involved but that’s how it is. There’s not a lot anyone can do about it. Keith and I talked about it for a while after the show, and if anyone understands band conflicts it’s me. It was great to hear ‘Jealous Again’ and ‘Fix Me’ played live and loud again. I’m sure Greg and Ron’s version will be insane as well, but I’m still holding on to the chance they could all share the stage again. If we can do it, anyone can.

The rest of the tour we played shows in Spain, France, Germany, and Amsterdam with bands like A Wilhelm Scream, Authority Zero, Strung Out and Old Man Markley. All the shows went off and our fans were stoked to see us back together. We’re just kind of getting into the flow of playing together again. We’ve been doing a kind of a ‘Best Of’ set and people seem to be into it. We had one guy say it was our best show since Pukkelpop in ’96, which was particularly out of control festival if I remember so that’s saying something.

ME: Does it feel good being back on stage with the guys? How long was your hiatus?

JIM: It does feel good playing the songs with the guys again. The songs we wrote mean a lot to people and to see their reaction when we play songs like ‘Same Old Story’ or ‘Perfect People’ is a big reason we all do this and why we were able to put our differences aside. I was out of the band for around 3 years, and a big part of this whole reunion for me was to reclaim what we built together. It feels like I never left some times which is good. I feel positive about where we’re at right now and think we all appreciate what we have together a lot more. Today is what counts.

ME: Will there be another Black Pacific album? Maybe in your down time?

JIM: I got three kids so I don’t have a lot of down time! I’d like to have five other bands if I had the time for it. I think the other guys in PW should as well. It’s really easy to get pigeon holed after 20 years and kind paint yourself into a corner. Playing and touring with other people and trying other kinds of music gives you a lot of perspective. The guys in The Black Pacific are all doing other stuff right now. Mark has a band called Wild Roses, Alan just released his own album with the name, The Peace Masons, and Gavin has been playing shows with The Street Dogs and Senses Fail. I love playing music with those guys and would love to again if the time is right, but PW has been my whole life basically and right now I’m all about repairing what we had together.

ME: What is the status of the Punk Rock Dad movie?

JIM: Well The Other F Word doc came out and everyone seemed to like it a lot. I’ve had a lot of people come up and tell me how much they enjoyed my book and the documentary and I’m happy that people were able to relate to both of them. Adam Yauch’s company Oscilloscope distributed the documentary and that was an honor to have someone like him believe in the film. It was tragic that he passed and I never got to say thank you in person. He was a real inspiration for me in his development from who he was to who he became. There’s been an press release and paperwork moved around about it becoming a feature film but it’s unclear what my involvement will be. I hope they want my two cents in there somewhere since my book was the starting point for all of this, but I’m not holding my breath. If it’s great I’ll say it was all due to me, but if it sucks I’ll say it was their fault.

ME: Will there be a new Pennywise album?

JIM: I hope so. Right now we’re working on putting together a best of / box set type of thing which hopefully will include a lot of B-sides an old out-takes, but we tend to argue over which one of those are a good representation of the band. I say throw it all on there warts on all. The X and Nirvana box sets I own have all kinds of random stuff on there and that’s what makes them cool. As far as a new album, if and when we agree we have all the best songs together, then why not?



I have a great photo of Jim and I doing Jager shots at the SideOneDummy office that I was gonna post here but I can’t find it. ***UPDATE: Found it…


Also, cool side note… Fullerton California is only 30 miles East of Hermosa Beach and is home to Social Distortion, Adolescents and D.I. ***UPDATE: My friend Mike Palm from Agent Orange confirmed that they are, in fact, also from Fullerton. Which I wasn’t sure about. However, I hope to do an in depth interview with Mike very soon! I have a great Agent Orange story!!!



Story & Interview by Jon Pebs

Back in High School circa 1986, my buddies and I were so in love with punk rock that we decided one night that we would start our own band. I think the famous Cheech and Chong quote, “man it’s just punk rock, all you gotta do is be a Punk” applied. None of us really had any musical talent. I knew straight away that I would be the singer since I spent a lot of time lip synching to Generation X and GBH in the mirror.

Fast forward to when we actually got some rad songs together and decided to record a four song demo. Somehow we managed to book a day at the famous Casbah Studio in Fullerton, CA. Not to be confused with the Casbah club in San Diego. This was before that place was open. The Casbah studio was where a lot of great O.C. bands had recorded like Social Distortion, D.I. and my favorite at the time, Adolescents.

I told the engineer, Chaz Ramirez, that we wanted to sound just like the Adolescents since that’s where they recorded. He told me point blank, but you’re not the Adolescents so that’s not gonna happen. OUCH! First wake up moment in life! Never the less, we charged on!

But, that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to present my second interview for The first was with Kevin Seconds, (CLICK HERE). As I’ve said before, I am not a journalist or a writer. I just love this music and like doing this for fun and to dive deeper into being a music fan.

My Adolescents records

Over the years I have made some cool friends and one of them is Mr. Steve Soto from Adolescents. I managed to get him to answer a short Q&A while in the studio recording a new album. This was done a few months back but is awesome none the less. Here it is for you to check out…


ME: How long has it been since the band was in the studio?

STEVE: We recorded a 4 song EP last year called “American dogs in Europe”
The year before we released a record called the fastest kid alive both were released on concrete jungle records in Europe … they are available thru Interpunk in the U.S…

ME: How is the writing and recording process work for you guys now? And how does it differ from some of the early recordings?

STEVE: hmmm well our first record was our live set from the time as is the case with most bands … I can’t tell you much about the next two records (brats in battalions and balboa funzone ) as i was pretty much in a constant alcohol blackout when we made those records … when we regrouped in 2001 we spent a lot of time writing and rewriting songs that ended up becoming “oc confidential ” that record came from a heavy time tony lost two of his brothers one to suicide and one was murdered in the months leading up to it so he wanted to write as an outlet and that was what spurred us to go back to the studio and of get the band out on the road again … initially we were just going to a few reunion shows … now here we are 12 years later still doing it … so back to thee process …after oc confidential we switched up how we do things.

i write rough versions of songs with just rhythm guitars and send them to tony he writes the words we meet in the recording studio and there ya have it …

ME: Can you tell me who is currently in the band?

Tony and myself
Dan root on guitar
Armando Del Rio drums
Mike McKnight guitar

Mike is an old school Fullerton guy we went to high school together. I met Dan in the late 80s when he was playing with Jack Grisham of TSOL in a band called Tender Fury he has also played with Rik and Keith Morris. Armando was the drummer in El Centro we met on the Warped Tour in the 90s when I was in 22 Jacks.

ME: What label will the new album be on? And what about a release date?

STEVE: We release our records on Concrete Jungle. They’re a German label run by awesome dudes. Release date is late July 2013 and it will be available in the states thru Interpunk and on itunes.

ME: I first saw you guys play in the late 80’s at Fenders in Long Beach. Do you remember those days and how do your shows differ now? Also, how do the shows in the late 80’s differ from the early days of the band?

STEVE: Well … The early days were amazing because we were part of this scene that was really organic … The major labels and the media wanted nothing to do with us so that scene was able to happen in Southern California outside of the “music business machine.” In the late 80s punk was starting to become a business in some ways the shows were bigger … We started touring … It’s always fun but it was changing… By the 90s punk became big business … We sat the 90s out…

ME: As a bass player who is often credited for being one of the best in Punk rock, who are some of your influences and how do you approach writing those melodic lines? I know you are a core member of the writing process; do your bass parts come in after the songs are written or do the bass lines start the writing process?

STEVE: Hmmm, I grew up on the Beatles and McCartney, he always had such great bass parts. John Entwistle of the Who … He is mind blowing. Jon Watson of 999 was one if my punk faves and Tony James of Generation X both very melodic players and Bruce Foxton of the jam. Locally I always looked up to Mike Patton of the Middle Class … He ruled. So for writing sometimes I start with the bass but mostly I write on guitar and come up with the bass parts afterwards

ME: How many other bands are you in and can you tell me about your solo records?

STEVE: Ahhhh yeah let’s see … Too many haha
Manic Hispanic
CJ Ramone
Punk Rock Karaoke
Flock of GooGoo (my new wave tribute band with Gabby from Manic)
Black Diamond Riders (we do sixties Stax covers, it’s me and Two Bags from Social Distortion, Warren and Jaime of the Cadillac Tramps, Greg Kuhen of TSOL, James Achor from Royal Crown Revue … And some awesome horn players. It’s such a fun band to play in … I sing … And have a blast!

Umm my solo stuff … I made a couple if records with James Achor of Royal Crown Revue … Viekko Lepisto of RCR played bass and José Medeles my former bandmate from 22 jacks and current drummer for the breeders played drums. Lots of guys with busy schedules … We did a few tours but now when I play solo it’s just me and an acoustic guitar … One of these days I’m gonna make a record with Brad Conyers the drummer of the Ziggens. I love his voice and think we would sound great singing together … I haven’t talked to him about this yet but his wife is one of my best friends so he really can’t say no hahah


New album buy link: “Presumed Insolent”

ADOLESCENTS now! That’s Steve on the right!

Full Blue album stream…

Kevin Seconds Interview 3/19/13

Kevin Seconds Interview 3/19/13:
By Jon Pebsworth

Jon: I’ve been fortunate enough to have met you and seen you play many times over the years. One of my first punk shows was 7Seconds at Fenders Ballroom in Long Beach around 1987. It was an epic night for me… Do recall those days? It was many years after 7Seconds started but still fairly early in your long career; do you by any chance remember that show? Or do you remember the days of Fenders and Goldenvoice?

Kev: I remember those Fender’s shows like they happened last week. We played there many times and despite some of the crazy violent shit that took place there and back then, i’ll always have a warm spot in my heart for that place and those gigs. up until playing those Goldenvoice shows, we had never played for more than 200-300 people when all of a sudden, there we were in L.A. playing in front 3,500, 4,500 kids. It was nuts but it rules.

Jon: I met you officially during my years at SideOneDummy. We worked together on the artwork and release of “Take It Back, Take It On, Take It Over.” I love that album. I remember really enjoying talking to you on the phone and working on this record with you. What are your memories of this era of your band? I would consider this your “Warped Tour” era. I remember you guys playing Warped Tour in the 90’s and starting with SideOne around that time. How was that experience for you and the guys?

Kev: It was a sort of re-birth for us, to be honest. We had still been playing and touring a lot but we hadn’t done a record in a few years and we had no idea whether people would still care or not. We had been with a few labels but didn’t really have a label home by 1997, 98 and no one seemed particularly interested in us. We thought about starting up our own label which I STILL think would have ben a good idea but there was a lot of apprehension based on all the craziness surrounding my old label Positive Force so when Joe and Bill approached us about doing something on Side One Dummy, the timing was perfect. We had known Joe for years and liked him a lot and at the time, the label was just small enough but definitely on the rise, to make sense for us.

As for the Warped Tour, we had a blast. We got to play every day with some of or favorite bands (Bouncing Souls, H2O, Lunachicks), had some great shows sharing the stage with the likes of Avail and Agnostic Front, and we loved the community aspect of the tour itself. That said, by the time the tour ended, we were beyond thrilled to be jumping back into our van and playing clubs again.

Jon: I have recently seen you play solo a few times. I saw you in Fullerton at the Slide Bar where your wife sang some amazing backups and Kepi played drums. I love the solo stuff you have done on Asian Man Records and listened to the CD you gave me close to 50 times now with my girlfriend, who loves you. I remember thinking during your set that night about the 7Seconds lyric, “I’m gonna stay young until the day I die” and thinking what an awesome moment this is… Kevin is the real deal and he was for real when he sang that lyric both then and now! It was and is very inspiring to me. Can you tell me a little about your motivation now and what inspired you to continue on with music?

Kev: In all honesty, and as cliche as it may sound, without music running through me, I have no idea who I’d be or where I’d be in my life. It’s that one thing that I have always felt I was decent at and it has filled so many holes and voids in my 50-plus years on this planet and I’m always deep in it. I want to be. I HAVE to be. But as I get older, it has become harder and harder for 7Seconds to get out and tour like we used to and yet, I STILL LOVE TOURING! hahaha. It’s been a part of me for 30-some years. What the hell else am I going to do at this point that brings me this much happiness?

Jon: Can you tell me about how your solo records came to be and how they came to be on Asian Man? I am friends with Mike Park and have mad respect for him as I’m sure you do. Did he approach you about doing these records or did you goto him? What is the recording process for a Kevin Seconds solo album?

Kev: I’ve known Mike for probably 20 years now and have always loved and respected him as a person. Back in the late 90’s, 7Seconds went out on the road with Skankin’ Pickle and we had the time of our lives. We just REALLY hit it off with those guys. From then on, Mike and I stayed in touch, mostly on the Internet, and sometime in 2001, he played at the True Love, Allyson and I’s old coffeehouse and Matt Skiba came up from the Bay Area with him. That was the first time I had met Matt and I guess on the ride back to the bay that night, the two of them discussed the idea of Matt and I doing a split album together. I loved the idea. I wasn’t super familiar with Alkaline Trio at that time but I had heard some demos or saw some live videos of Matt playing solo and I loved what he did. Mike released the record on Asian Man and as far as I know, it has done really well. Shortly after that, I asked Mike if he would be interested in releasing a solo album of mine and he he was down. But I have to say, it’s been nothing but pure joy working with Mike and making records for Asian Man. I’ve had some shitty experiences with other labels, especially regarding my solo output, and Mike has always been wonderful to work with. As you know Jon, he’s the real deal. I love the guy!

Jon: Can you tell me really quick about the first solo record and what it took for you as a musician to get into that mode?

Kev: I started playing solo shows, just me and an acoustic guitar in 1989 or so. I was living on and off with my ex-girlfriend in NYC and she bought me an acoustic guitar and somehow, I got the balls to busk on a few street corners and even in the subways there for a couple of week. I didn’t do it as often as I would have liked and I never really got a feel for the system or etiquette of busking down there but it did allow me to grow some confidence, playing on an acoustic guitar in front of people and I ended up making about 70 bucks total…hahaha. Randy Now at City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey offered me a solo slot, opening for Dramarama, and I just went for it. It was pretty bad but it got the ball rolling for me. A few weeks later, he asked me to open for Ween there and it just has never really stopped since.

But I didn’t get the courage up to release a true solo record until around 1997 when I did the Stoudamire album on Cargo Records. I went in and recorded a lot of the instruments myself. I had Allyson sing on some songs and my friends Brent Spain and Chris Carnahan play drums and bass, respectively, and I just made a fun little acoustic-based folk-pop record that very few people bought…hahaha.

Jon: When 7Seconds first started, what was the punk scene like? I have an early 7” of yours on blue vinyl and you looked so cool with the war paint under your eyes and me and my friends were so into the whole “California” punk sound with melodies and such. You were there and were a major part of what became such a memorable sound to this day. How do you look back on those days and did you have any idea you would come to influence so many bands that came after you? Even bands on the east coast like H2O have acknowledged your band as being a major influence.

Kev: I’ve loved every single second of being in 7Seconds. Even when band members left, or when all the stupid violent shit was going on at our shows, it has all made a lasting impact on my life and has shaped me into the human that I am today, good and bad. It’s an honor to still be asked to play shows, especially when bands we love ask us to play with them. How can you not love that? But the old days, as tough and harrowing as they often were, were amazing. I wasn’t even sure I was going to survive them, to be honest. I just rolled with it and tried staying true to what was important to me, to us.

Jon: Clearly you are a lifelong hero in punk rock and also have a genuine love for the music and lyrics you write weather they are you and an acoustic guitar or with 7Seconds. Do you feel satisfied and proud of your accomplishments? What do you have in store for the future? Can we hope to see another 7Seconds album? Will there be more solo stuff? Do you have any other projects in the works?

Kev: I suppose that pride is what I feel when I think back on all the records and tours and shows and friends we’ve managed to make over the past 33 years. I just love that, for the most part, I’ve gotten to do so many of the things that I always wanted to do as a kid and have managed to even make a living doing it. I’ve met amazing people and have seen places I would have never seen had I not been in this band. I never forget that. I can’t and I don’t want to. I can’t really think of any true regrets I have regarding my time with 7Seconds. Maybe I would have had us record albums a little differently. Maybe I wouldn’t have had us take such long breaks in between records and tours like we have. Maybe I wouldn’t have slept with strange punk rock girls in cities here and there…hahaha. But seriously, it’s been an amazing run.

As for future stuff, yes, there are many plans in the works for both me and for 7Seconds. The band has an album’s worth of new songs that we’ve been working on and fine-tuning and hoping to get released sometime in 2013. It has to happen. It’s driving us crazy and we’d like to hit the road with new material to play for people. I don’t even care that there’s a REALLY great chance that zero percent of people out there want to hear a new 7Seconds record. We’re going to do one, anyway.

I’m always writing and working on new solo tunes and touring like a madman. I have a shitload of brand new songs I wrote and have recorded in my trusty green Ford Econoline van and would like to see that come out by summer of this year. I’ve also got a handful of 7 inch vinyl projects I’m working, for a couple of different smaller labels. I’m very excited about that.

Jon: Lastly, where can we see you next? I know you do a lot of touring still. You play tours where you play in peoples’ living rooms! How is that going and can you play at my place in North Hollywood on the next trip?

Kev: I’ve got a few things coming up in the next couple of months, West Coast stuff mostly. I’m even doing a few shows on the acoustic stage at this year’s Warped Tour.

7Seconds has a club show at Punk Rock Bowling in May and then we go to Europe in July for a couple of weeks. Our main goal though is NEW FUCKING ALBUM. Once we get that finished, we’ll do as much touring as 3 40 year olds and 1 50 year old can do.

For more info and tour dates’ goto: