Fifteen years in, Oklahoma City hard rockers Hinder promise: “Like it or not, we’re going to be around for a long time.”
In the spring of 2015, the band released its fifth studio album, “When The Smoke Clears,” the first with lead vocalist Marshal Dutton. Songs on the album “run the gamut from rowdy rock to subtle country influences to memorable pop hooks, all of which retain the DNA-distinct spirit of Hinder,” the band’s website notes.
“We can cross whatever genres we want,” said drummer and founding member Cody Hanson. “We don’t want to be a band that can only do one thing. We have something for everyone.”
Hanson and Dutton are joined by guitarist Joe “Blower” Garvey, also an original band member, and Mark King (guitar) and Mike Rodden (bass). For the musicians, “Hit The Ground” is a pivotal song from the latest album, one backed by life experience.
“For years, we’ve been known as a party band.” Hanson said online. “That’s still our thing, but we’ve lived every lyric in this song. We know what it feels like to have our entire world crash around us.”
The last line of the chorus explains it all: “Falling feels like flying ’til you hit the ground.”
Still flying high, Hinder is touring in support of an acoustic EP the band released in May, “Stripped,” featuring some of its best known songs, including “Hit The Ground,” the anthemic “Get Stoned,” “Not An Addict,” “Intoxicated,” “Wasted Life” and “If Only For Tonight.”
If acoustic means toning it down just a notch, the band explained: “We had a blast stripping back our songs to their original form and recording them for you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you all out on the road.”
- Hinder, acoustic
When: 9 p.m. Saturday, June 25
Where: Cargo Concert Hall
Tickets: $22.50 to $25
Openers: Like A Storm, Brad Ray
For: All ages