Kevin Seconds, Jeff Caudill, Popeye Vogelsang, Rodney Sellars, Sederra

The Wayfarer Presents

Kevin Seconds

Jeff Caudill

Popeye Vogelsang

Rodney Sellars

Sederra

Fri, October 20, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Kevin Seconds
Kevin Seconds
Kevin Seconds has been the lead singer and principal songwriter of seminal American hardcore punk band 7Seconds for over 3 decades now.

“I started in 7Seconds when I was 18, full of anger, energy and drive by utter boredom. I’m 53 now, I am still angry and I still have lots of energy but I’m never bored. Ever”.

In about half of that time, he has also recorded and toured as a solo artist, captivating crowd around the world with his passionate, soulful and intimate performances.

To date, Kevin has released 6 albums internationally and has played and toured with the likes of Elliott Smith, Bob Mould, Exene Cervenka (X), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Tim Barry (Avail), Johnny Two Bags (Social Distortion) and bands as diverse as Rancid, Lucero, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Bad Brains.

“It’s always an honor to play with people whose bands I’ve loved and have been inspired by but considering that so many of these people are some of the best singer-songwriters on the planet, I consider myself luckier than most to have gotten a chance to play with them”.

Kevin has been called 'a pop troubadour with a protest singer's heart' and his new songs are startlingly catchy and impeccably well-crafted.

“My favorite was by some writer years back who referred to me as ‘a Dunkin Donuts Dylan’. It wasn’t complimentary but I’ll take that one…hahaha.”

His 2014 album, 'Off Stockton' features 11 original songs, showcasing to an even greater extent, his unique brand of rootsy, melodic and heartfelt folk music. With Kevin, there is always an edge and urgency that could only be fueled by a lifetime love of punk rock music. Add pedal steel guitars, strings, Hammond B3 organ and lush, dreamy harmony vocals of Kevin's wife Allyson and you get one of the loveliest albums made in recent times.

Kevin quickly followed up ‘Off Stockton’ with the release of ’New Years Rulin’s’, his song interpretation of Woody Guthrie’s 33 new years resolutions for the year 1943, a project very near and dear to his heart.

“I’m always moved by everything Woody Guthrie….his voice, his songs, his activism and courage. For years I’ve wanted to do something personal with those sweet little new years resolutions of his. I finally figured out how I could and I’m really psyched and proud of this new record”.

One of the hardest working performers in the underground music community today, 2015 promises to be an another extremely busy year for Kevin as he embarks on more touring to support both ’Off Stockton' and ‘New Years Rulin’s’ and his latest project, writing, recording and sharing 400 new and original songs, 1 or more released every single day of 2015.
Jeff Caudill
Jeff Caudill
It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Not many artists stay relevant to their fan-base over a sustained period of time, but Californian singer-songwriter, Jeff Caudill, is one such rarity. Shooting to prominence with punk-pop band, Gameface, in the early 1990s, his irrepressible knack for a memorable hook and melody quickly established a dedicated following. Never standing still, he led the band around the globe, gradually shedding the youthful exuberance for a string of increasingly mature releases, before finally abandoning the tour van in 2003.

Music is in his blood and it wasn't long before Caudill reappeared, acoustic guitar in hand. Rather than signalling a new direction, the new, earthier sound was a logical progression from his punk roots. The release of acclaimed debut album, ‘Here’s What You Should Do’, confirmed this was an artist equally comfortable mixing up pop, indie and alt-country to create something fresh. Never one to shy away from putting the hard yards in, a steady stream of releases followed...

Still wearing his heart on his sleeve and fiercely independent, the release of new album, ‘Try to be Here’ promises to win over a new raft of fans, as well as provide a convenient jumping on point for any who may have lapsed. The trademark pop sensibility burns as bright as ever, but the lyrics are sure to connect with his loyal fan-base, confirming him as a man in thrall to his family and comfortable in his own skin. Upbeat and warm, ‘Try to be Here’ represents another urgent step forward. Back with a band once again and showcasing his strongest material yet, this is the sound of Jeff Caudill in his natural environment and at the top of his game.
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“If you’re a fan of American bands such as The Replacements, REM and The Lemonheads, you’ll find something here for you” – Whisperin’ and Hollerin’

“Some of our best singer-songwriters come from long-standing rock bands, Caudill’s career is just starting” – Mean Street Magazine

"Caudill comes through with winning, heart-on-sleeve urgency and sincerity" – Los Angeles Times

“Caudill's trump-card is his ability to craft instantly memorable songs that swing with an outrageously catchy hook.” – Joyzine

“The second coming of [Michael] Stipe.” – San Diego Troubadour

“He just takes a simple song, gives it the right vocal treatment, leaves out the superfluous and serves up a fine performance time after time.” – Americana U.K.
Popeye Vogelsang
Popeye Vogelsang
Farside / Your Favorite Trainwreck
Rodney Sellars
Rodney Sellars
Sense Field / Reason To Believe
Sederra
Sederra
Powerfully infusing the energy and raw emotion of punk and hardcore, Sederra is a melodic blend of expressive rock. Bound by shared experiences rather than conventional labels, this ambiguously named band formed in 2006 from the ashes of the late 90’s and emo/punk-pioneering Longfellow (Kung Fu Records). All veterans of the Orange County music scene, the original lineup consisted of bassist Eric Bootow (Fourth in Line, As Hope Dies, Jughead’s Revenge) and ex-Longfellow members: guitarist/vocalist Tom Schmitt (Longfellow), Mike Doherty (Longfellow, Papa Roach, Die Trying) and drummer Darren Reynolds (Longfellow, Home Grown). Tony Warner (Longfellow) would soon be recruited to complete the quintet, while vocalist Steve Ludwig (Nations Afire, Hope Departed) would later replace Darren Reynolds on drums.

Debuting in 2008, the group’s self-released and self-titled EP lit a fire of interest that was further fueled by their uninhabited stage intensity and word of mouth publicity. Promoted and distributed on the road (Warp Tour, Taste of Chaos), the seven-song EP would receive regular rotation on Anchorage’s 94.7 FM, "The End" and a fan-encouraged tour of Alaska the following spring (2009). Mastered by Paul Miner (New Found Glory, Atreyu, Thrice), the album is an arresting blend of emotionally charged vocals, catchy hooks and authoritative guitar melodies that showcase both the group’s musical maturity and wide-ranging influences (Bad Religion, Foo Fighters, Fugazi, Hot Water Music, The Clash, Black Sabbath, Refused). Illustrating their broad audience appeal, Sederra is a three-time Orange County Music Awards Nominee (“Best Punk” and twice for “Best Rock,” respectively) and has shared the stage with such notables as: The Gaslight Anthem, Lagwagon, The Dirty Heads, Face to Face, Ignite, The Ataris, Death By Stereo, Strung Out, Helmet, Unwritten Law, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Horror Pops, Bullets and Octane, The Draft, and Chuck Ragan.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com