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Colour Revolt 

The specter of R.L. Burnside looms large over Mississippi music, touching everything from his stage-crashing descendants to the college students first learning blue notes in Ole Miss dorms. Both sides have representatives in the French Quarter this week: the Hill Country Revue, a North Mississippi Allstars spin-off featuring Burnside's son Garry, plays Tipitina's downtown digs (10:30 p.m. Saturday), and Colour Revolt visits the House of Blues. In actuality, the latter band has connections to both camps. The quintet traces its origins from high school tomfoolery in Jackson to college days in Oxford, where Burnside's label, Fat Possum, released its debut album, Plunder, Beg, and Curse in April. But, aside from the occasional 4/4 stomp, Colour Revolt looks outside the state limits for inspiration; there's more Pearl Jam than jam band in Plunder's 10 tracks. Oscillating between angular, original guitar rock and scuffed-up grunge, the album is alternately breathtaking and ordinary. More to the point, it's a fascinating glimpse of a young group figuring out its sound. Rose Hill Drive headlines. Tickets $10. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

9 p.m. Thu., Oct. 30

The Parish at House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com

click to enlarge DANIEL SPRAGUE
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