Hinder and Full Devil Jacket made a stop near St. Louis in support of their new releases.
Hinder brought their A-game to the St. Louis area, playing for a large and enthusiastic audience at Pop’s. Fans showed up in droves, excited to see the band play old favorites, along with some of their newer materials. The lighting was top notch, utilizing a multitude of effects and colors, not to mention lighting boards on either side of the stage that spelled out the band’s name or design. From the very start, women were throwing bras onstage, with singer Marshal Dutton placing each one on his bandmates’ mic stands and proclaiming them the “winners” of the night.
Full Devil Jacket played just before Hinder, winning over many in the crowd that seemed unfamiliar with their infectious, alternative metal sound. The band came on the scene with a flash in 1999, but was beset by difficulties, resulting in just two more full-length releases. In the subsequent years, the band had a lengthy stretch of inactivity and broke up for a time before reforming for the reunion in 2010. After that, the members decided to reform and record new material–this tour is in support of their 2015 release, Valley of Bones.
Opening the evening were St. Louis-area locals, Nothing Set in Stone, a band whose sound is a solid mix of modern alternative and old school rock. The band’s first single, “Over and Over,” had some well-received airplay on local radio station, 105.7 The Point (KPNT). An upcoming EP, Arise, is set for release soon.