Bettye Lavette, who earned the title of Comeback Queen in the last decade, will belt out some bluesy tunes at Tipitina's tonight. The New York Times had this to say: "Ms. LaVette now rivals Aretha Franklin as her generation's most vital soul singer. She uses every scrape, shout and break in her raspy voice, with a predator's sense of timing, to seize the drama of a song." Doors open at 7 pm; show to start at 8 pm. 501 Napoleon Avenue. $25. tipitinas.com.