With psychedelic Southern rock, blues, gospel and country in their backgrounds, the Allstars seem to be another genre-evading band. But as Dickinson explains matter-of-factly, "We're a rock and roll band, but we have other aspects. We try to soak it all up." The Allstars hit town to promote their latest album, the Grammy-nominated Electric Blue Watermelon, at 7 p.m. The Meridian, 1503 Chartres. For tickets, call 713-225-1717 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. $17.
Thu., Jan. 19