7 SECONDS, CLUB SOUND, Wednesday, July 23, 6 p.m., $15
When I mentioned to a friend the other day that old-school Reno punk outfit 7 Seconds was dropping by Salt Lake City on a new tour, he was genuinely shocked the quartet was still out there firing up pits in dive bars and clubs a full 34 years after they originally formed in 1980. The group led by brothers Kevin Seconds and Steve Youth recently released their first album since 2005, and Leave a Light On blends the bands hyperactive punk tendencies with the big poppy choruses that always marked the band's tunes. In many ways, the new tunes fall musically somewhere between the 7 Seconds '80s-era albums that made me and so many other punk youngsters into fans, Walk Together, Rock Together and Soulforce Revolution--that one actually charted on the Billboard 200. The new album is their 15th, and this is their first tour since 2006--might want to catch them while you can. The Copyrights open the show.