If you go see Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, I can promise you at least this much: You will be rocked. This Alabama bar-band quartet will go to pretty much any length to move an audience no matter what it takes. I remember a show of theirs in Raleigh a few years back that involved onstage chicken-fighting by the time they were done. So if you somehow DON’T wind up rocked about half to death, it sure won’t be their fault. The group’s latest album is “Youth Detention (Nail My Feet Down to the Southside of Town),” and it’s another breathlessly paced set of smash-your-head-against-the-wall rock that alternates between fast and faster. See Bains and company dish it live Thursday at The Pinhook in Durham. Doors open at 8 p.m., music starts at 9 with Laila Nur and the Love Riot, and tickets are $10. See thepinhook.com for details.
- Nelly opens for Florida Georgia Line Friday at Raleigh’s Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek (which also has Journey with Asia on Tuesday).
- Saturday brings Rebelution to downtown Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater, bluesman Mel Melton to Durham’s Blue Note and the rescheduled opening date for the new Y’all at Dix Park free series in Raleigh with Hammer No More the Fingers, Zack Mexico and more.
- Rising Winston-Salem singer/songwriter Caleb Caudle is Wednesday’s Music in the Gardens show at Duke University
- And Thursday brings a hip-hop bill topped by Logic to Red Hat.