Re: Heading to New Orleans in a couple weeks
Preservation Hall, Tipitina's, and House of Blues are all easy walking distance to the French Quarter. Rock n' Bowl requires a car or cab from French Quarter (takes a while to get a cab on the way back, kind of isolated) but if it's the right show girls dancing on the bar!!. There were also a half dozen or so live music venues (blues, jazz, rock, and zydeco) right on Bourbon St. Enjoy it's a wild town even without Mardi Gras.
With horns and a full rhythm section, the drums always looked like the best seat in the house.-Helm