While we're still patiently awaiting GALACTIC's much-anticipated follow-up to 2003's Ruckus, catching the Meters-inspired funk-rock group in concert won't take so long. The band's East Coast Run Tour includes a handful of two-night stands culminating in the band's traditional Mardi Gras twofer in New Orleans Feb. 17 and 19. This weekend, the guys double-dip in Atlanta with Papa Mali on Fri., JAN. 26, and the Soul Rebels on Sat., JAN. 27. $20-$25. 9 p.m. Roxy Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road. 404-233-7699. www.ticketmaster.com.