Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at DC9 Monday, Jan. 27

If there’s a pose within the overtly Southern rock made by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, it’s undetectable. All the basic elements are there—a certain twang, a soulful rumble, some unfussy storytelling—but the band somehow avoids the traps that snare a lot of Dixie noisemakers. The sound is neither crunchy nor drunk, oversexed nor jingoistic, tragic nor heroic. In short, Bains is a smart Alabama hotshot with sturdy sidemen and a minimum of bullshit. The band also has a brand-new Sub Pop Records contract and an album on the way later this year. Its debut, 2012’s There Is a Bomb in Gilead, is deceptively plain; in a live setting the songs have more garage-rock mojo, and Bains himself is a little pocket of adrenalin. Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires perform with Turf War at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com.

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