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Three to See: Big Head Blues Club pays tribute to Willie Dixon

Boz Scaggs is coming to the Crest.
Boz Scaggs is coming to the Crest. The Associated Press

“Songs of Willie Dixon” with the Big Head Blues Club


8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23

Crest Theatre

Big Head Blues Club, the alter ego of venerable ’90s alt rockers Big Head Todd & the Monsters, last week released a snappy tribute to the legendary Willie Dixon, “Way Down Inside,” and are out on the road with Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters), Billie Branch (who played harp in Dixon’s band) and guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks. 1013 K St., Sacramento. $35-$55.

“Humpday Funk” residency with the Bumptet


8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28


Local jamsters the Bumptet are looking to start a bit of a “scene” with a new residency at Shine on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The band’s meld of jazz, funk, soul and R&B jams – inspired by John Scofield/Soulive – is the kindling for an envisioned series featuring Sacramento performers in an emerging playground of sonic experimentation. 1400 E St., Sacramento. Free.

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas


9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

The season is winding down at Sophia’s with one of its biggest shows of the year, courtesy of the irreverently sassy Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas. Hernandez finds a way to braid gritty, underground garage punk with bouncy throwback psych-pop that has made her a breakout indie rock darling. Tancred and locals Be Calm Honcho open. 129 E St., Davis. $8 adv/$12 door.

Looking ahead: Boz Scaggs. Nov. 3 at the Crest Theatre

Rock veteran Boz Scaggs continues to tour behind his robust 2015 release, “A Fool to Care.” 1013 K St., Sacramento. $49-$99.