Humpnight highlights: hard-rock roustabout Dax Riggs (Acid Bath, Deadboy & the Elephantmen) will do whatever he’s doing these days at Casbah after Palace Ballroom...Brassy big band Big Sam’s Funky Nation visits the Griffin after our own Euphoria Brass Band...the San Diego City Soul Club sets up a solid bill of fare at Til-Two, featuring Ghoul Almighty, Kingston a Go Go, the Amandas, and the Combos...Humphrey’s has ’60s prog rockers the Moody Blues...and here’s a friendly memo: Rocket From the Crypt hits House of Blues with a whole bunch of stellar local bands Thursday (Halloween) night. Why’m I telling you now? Because at this typing, tickets are still available. And if you’re reading this a week before that show and want to go, your tickets might still be available. You’re welcome.
— Barnaby Monk