10/1: The Wombats @ House Of Blues, houseofblues.com
U.K. indie rock act formed in Liverpool, trying to take America by storm.
10/2: Wolf Gang @ the Casbah, casbahmusic.com
Another great indie rock band from the U.K., epic and anthemic songs.
10/3: Grouplove @ Humphreys by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
Feel-good American rock band! Songs you want to sing along to.
10/4: Florence and the Machine @ Cricket Wireless, livenation.com
Expect music and style from this glamorous English rock band.
10/4: The Black Keys @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
This is the new blues of today, and it comes from Akron, Ohio.
10/4: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti @ The Irenic, casbahmusic.com
Freak folk to psychedelic to just plain odd, a mishmash of sound.
10/5: Kimbra @ House Of Blues, houseofblues.com
This singer-songwriter/guitarist from New Zealand is the female voice on the Gotye song "Somebody That I Used To Know."
10/5: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Brick By Brick, brickbybrick.com
Sexy electronic industrial band - a little dark, a lot of rock!
10/6: Dr. Dog @ 4th & B, 4thandbevents.com
Great indie rock band with touches of Pavement and Guided By Voices.
10/6: The Helio Sequence @ The Irenic, casbahmusic.com
The pride of Beaverton, Oregon, this indie rock duo has a new record out on Sub Pop.
10/8: Peter Gabriel @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
"Shock The Monkey" like it's the 80s all over again as the one-time Genesis frontman returns to San Diego.
10/8: The Hives @ House Of Blues, houseofblues.com
These Swedish rockers always give the show of their life.
10/9: Awolnation @ House Of Blues, houseofblues.com
You've heard the electronic rock hit "Sail" on the radio, now see the band live.
10/10: David Byrne and St. Vincent @ Humphreys By The Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
These two amazing artists just made a record together: "Love This Giant."
10/11: The Raveonettes @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.com
Danish alternative psychedelic rock band.
10/13: Patti Smith @ Spreckels Theater, spreckels.net
Iconic poet and musician that was punk before there was punk.
10/13: Weezer @ Open Sky Theater, harrahsrincon.com
Greatest alternative pop band, ever!
10/13: The Smashing Pumpkins @ Viejas Arena, ticketmaster.com
Billy Corgan keeps the flame alive for the iconic '90s alternative rockers (minus the other original members).
10/16: Bombay Bicycle Club @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com
Big month in S.D. for U.K. acts, this one delivering indie/alternative rock.
10/17: Ian Anderson @ Balboa Theater,sandiegotheatres.org
Vocalist and flute player for Jethro Tull.
10/17: Stars @ House Of Blues, houseofblues.com
Canadian indie pop band from Toronto.
10/17: The Whigs @ The Griffin, thegriffinsd.com
Athens, Georgia-based based rock 'n' roll band (no relation to the Afghan Whigs).
10/18: Brad Paisley @ Cricket Wireless, livenation.com
Giddy up for a little country music.
10/19: Dan Deacon @ The Irenic, casbahmusic.com
Electronic music plus audience participation equals party!
10/18: Tiesto @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
This world-renowned electronic music producer has gotten so big, he dropped the "DJ" from the front of his name.
10/20: Carrie Underwood @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
Americans love this "American Idol" champ and pop country singer.
10/20: Major Lazer @ House Of Blues, houseofblues.com
Electronic music band created by DJ/producer Diplo, who was instrumental in creating M.I.A.'s sound.
10/21: Crystal Castles @ SOMA, somasd.com
Part electronic, part experimental, all awesomeness!
10/21: Datsik @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com
A leader on the dubstep scene.
10/24: Matt and Kim @ House Of Blues, houseofblues.com
Indie rock duo that personifies fun interactive rock shows. Always a big smile on these two.
10/26: Two Door Cinema Club @ SOMA, somasd.com
Indie rock three-piece from Ireland.
10/28: Benny Benassi @ FLUXX, fluxxsd.com
Dance music DJ and producer who has worked with Madonna, Chris Brown and T-Pain.
Tim Pyles was born in Minnesota, grew up in La Jolla and is now San Diego's unofficial Mayor of Local Music. He hosts FM94/9's FTP show (Sundays at 7 p.m.), a weekly radio broadcast dedicated to new music and the latest releases. He also hosts The Local 94/9 (Sundays at 8 p.m.), showcasing some of San Diego's finest musical talent. Pyles is a blogger/host for NBC's SoundDiego music blog, books shows for the Casbah, hosts the monthly Maryjane's Underground (Hard Rock Hotel San Diego) and writes about music for PacificSD. Cool dude, indeed.