10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www.tipitinas.com
Athens, Ga.-based Drive-By Truckers are no strangers to Southern rock, but the band is drifting toward deep southern soul and R&B. The group's backing and touring with Booker T. of Booker T. and the MGs met with critical acclaim last year. This two-night stand pairs the Truckers with plenty of traditional New Orleans flavor. The Soul Rebels open on Friday; gospel group Leo Jackson and the Melody Clouds open on Saturday. Tickets $20.