Thursday, Hammer No More the Fingers‘ electric guitar player Joe Hall plays a solo set at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall. Off-kilter and thrilling rock band Americans in France also plays. The free show starts at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Free Electric State bring their frenzied, shoegazing rock hooks out of its recording hiatus to back up the pop-rocking I Was Totally Destroying It. Also on tap at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall are Charlotte’s sleek and powerful Sammies and Wesley Wolfe, whose nervy rock angst will appeal to the Weezer fan in anyone. It’s been a bit since FES has been out on the stage, so this welcome return should prove a great set. The starts at 9 p.m. and costs $5.