Rocktober Concert Calendar

10/1: The Wombats @ House Of Blues,
U.K. indie rock act formed in Liverpool, trying to take America by storm.

10/2: Wolf Gang @ the Casbah,
Another great indie rock band from the U.K., epic and anthemic songs.

10/3: Grouplove @ Humphreys by the Bay,
Feel-good American rock band! Songs you want to sing along to.

10/4: Florence and the Machine @ Cricket Wireless,
Expect music and style from this glamorous English rock band.

10/4: The Black Keys @ Valley View Casino Center,
This is the new blues of today, and it comes from Akron, Ohio.

10/4: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti @ The Irenic,
Freak folk to psychedelic to just plain odd, a mishmash of sound.

10/5: Kimbra @ House Of Blues,
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,
Sexy electronic industrial band - a little dark, a lot of rock!

10/6: Dr. Dog @ 4th & B,
Great indie rock band with touches of Pavement and Guided By Voices.

10/6: The Helio Sequence @ The Irenic,
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,
“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,
These Swedish rockers always give the show of their life.

10/9: Awolnation @ House Of Blues,
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,
These two amazing artists just made a record together: “Love This Giant.”

10/11: The Raveonettes @ Belly Up Tavern,
Danish alternative psychedelic rock band.

10/13: Patti Smith @ Spreckels Theater,
Iconic poet and musician that was punk before there was punk.

10/13: Weezer @ Open Sky Theater,
Greatest alternative pop band, ever!

10/13: The Smashing Pumpkins @ Viejas Arena,
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,
Big month in S.D. for U.K. acts, this one delivering indie/alternative rock.

10/17: Ian Anderson @ Balboa Theater,
Vocalist and flute player for Jethro Tull.

10/17: Stars @ House Of Blues,
Canadian indie pop band from Toronto.

10/17: The Whigs @ The Griffin,
Athens, Georgia-based based rock ‘n’ roll band (no relation to the Afghan Whigs).

10/18: Brad Paisley @ Cricket Wireless,
Giddy up for a little country music.

10/19: Dan Deacon @ The Irenic,
Electronic music plus audience participation equals party!

10/18: Tiesto @ Valley View Casino Center,
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,
Americans love this “American Idol” champ and pop country singer.

10/20: Major Lazer @ House Of Blues,
Electronic music band created by DJ/producer Diplo, who was instrumental in creating M.I.A.'s sound.

10/21: Crystal Castles @ SOMA,
Part electronic, part experimental, all awesomeness!

10/21: Datsik @ House of Blues,
A leader on the dubstep scene.

10/24: Matt and Kim @ House Of Blues,
Indie rock duo that personifies fun interactive rock shows. Always a big smile on these two.

10/26: Two Door Cinema Club @ SOMA,
Indie rock three-piece from Ireland.

10/28: Benny Benassi @ FLUXX,
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.