by Robert Bell
9 p.m. Juanita's. $21 adv., $25 door.
Sevin Dust the gardening product was what my grandma used to spray on her tomatoes to keep the bugs off. Sevendust the musical act is exactly the kind of band you'd expect to be included on 1997's "More Kombat," the "Mortal Kombat" soundtrack sequel.
Not the soundtrack to the sequel to a movie about a videogame, the sequel to the soundtrack to a movie about a videogame. (Bonus trivia: the original "Mortal Kombat" soundtrack included "What U See/We All Bleed Red" by none other than Batesville's Mutha's Day Out!) That is to say, Sevendust is firmly a second-tier '90s nu metal act, playing an ever so slightly more accessible version of the mosh-friendly fare of acts like Slipknot and Linkin Park. Call it pop-Korn.
But whatever. The band's still going strong, carrying the nu metal banner in 2011. This stuff has a surprisingly durable popularity. While it's not exactly at the top of the charts, nu metal has far outlived its predecessor genres of funk metal, groove metal, rap metal and the little-discussed but nonetheless historically significant salsa metal. Opening the show are Adelita's Way, Seven Day Sonnet and Violence to Vegas.