Kevin Seconds

Hardcore punk, Musical Artist

1961 –


Who is Kevin Seconds?

Kevin Seconds is an American singer/songwriter/musician, born in Sacramento, California. As a teenager, he moved with his family to Reno, Nevada where he lived until 1988 when he relocated back to Sacramento and has been based ever since.

It was while living in Reno, that he founded the highly influential hardcore punk band 7 Seconds in 1979 with his younger brother Steve Youth. Having been their frontman from the start, he also writes their lyrics. The band signed to the Better Youth Organization label in late 1983. BYO put out 7 Seconds' first record, The Crew. Since its formation, 7 Seconds has released over 15 records as well as touring North America, Europe and Japan multiple times.

Simultaneously with his career with 7 Seconds, he has been engaged in several side band projects. These include Go National, Drop Acid, Mustard, 5'10", Ghetto Moments, Kevin Seconds & The Altruistics and a new loud punk/rock project called Positively Ventilate.

Besides his musical endeavors, Seconds is an artist and illustrator and makes his artwork available at his live shows and via his website. He also sporadically hosts an online radio show called "Sound Salvation Radio with Kevin Seconds", via Seconds broadcasts whenever he has free time, usually doing it live from his van. It is primarily a music show with Seconds playing tunes from some of his favorite bands but it is also a vehicle for him to discuss politics, social issues and the current state of the music scene, amongst other things.

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Mar 24, 1961
Also known as
  • Seconds, Kevin
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Nevada

on July 23, 2013


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