NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, THE STATE ROOM, Tuesday, Feb. 4 & Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m., $35
The North Mississippi Allstars are what you would call a "can't-miss" band from the get-go. Well before officially creating the band in 1996, brothers Luther and Cody Dickenson had a lifetime of incredible music education courtesy of their pop, Jim, a Memphis musician, producer and industry legend. The blues-infused rock sound of the Allstars is no shock, given the brothers' Southern roots, but their instrumental acuity is something not easily passed generation to generation--they earned that all themselves. Their most recent album, World Boogie, arrived in the fall, and now they're hitting SLC for a two-night stand sure to be among the hottest shows this winter. Lightnin' Malcom opens.