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.
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; www.jointherevolution.net.
(Photo via Sevendust's Myspace page.)
-- Christopher Lopez
Here's a video for "Lick," from Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow.