Friday To-Do: Hinder | Rock Candy

Friday To-Do: Hinder

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HINDER
8:30 p.m., The Village. $22.50-$25.

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Are you looking for rock 'n' roll fame? Maybe not the sort of everyone-will-know-your-name fame that, say, U2 enjoys. But still a fame that will make you rich, allow you to wear leather pants and not be mocked, possibly employ a weed carrier and have lots of groupie sex? Well, you're in luck. Hinder, the Oklahoma hard rock five-piece that comes to Little Rock days before releasing its third album, "All American Nightmare," has distilled the formula for that sort of modern rock success into three easy-to-follow steps.

Step one: Steal liberally. Song titles. Riffs. Lyrics. Why write a song when, as Hinder does on its new song "Put That Record On," you can just string together references to classic rock hits?

Step two: Get really, really stoned and fill in the gaps of what's left with your best prison-style poetry about your ex-girlfriend (e.g. "I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses / For tonight I sleep on a bed of nails").

Step three: Shape your voice into an unholy mix of the dude from Goo Goo Dolls and AC/DC's Brian Johnson and make sure every time before you sing, you get completely wasted. On Jagermeister, preferably.

Who's ready to be famous?


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