I worried that the demise of Little Brother's would hurt Columbus' fall booking significantly. And while some indie buzz bands like Deerhunter are passing us by, press releases, Pollstar and the donewaiting message board eagerly inform me that the prime concertgoing season that is Rocktober is beginning to take shape wonderfully. Loads of major shows are being added to the Columbus live music agenda daily, spilling out from Rocktober's motherload into September and November as well. After the jump, I'll post an update on all the big shows coming to town, plus a few local shows that deserve your attention.

I worried that the demise of Little Brother's would hurt Columbus' fall booking significantly. And while some indie buzz bands like Deerhunter are passing us by, press releases, Pollstar and the donewaiting message board eagerly inform me that the prime concertgoing season that is Rocktober is beginning to take shape wonderfully. Loads of major shows are being added to the Columbus live music agenda daily, spilling out from Rocktober's motherload into September and November as well. After the jump, I'll post an update on all the big shows coming to town, plus a few local shows that deserve your attention.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Sept. 6 – LC Pavilion

The Killers – Sept. 8 – LC Pavilion

Sword Heaven CD Release – Sept. 8 – Cafe Bourbon Street

Slum-B-Q 4 – Sept. 8 – Carabar

Arctic Monkeys – Sept. 11 – Newport Music Hall

Bloc Party – Sept. 13 – LC Pavilion

The Silver Apples – Sept. 14 – Cafe Bourbon Street

Daymon Day Parade afterparty w/Necropolis, etc. – Sept. 15 – Skully's

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – Sept. 15 – LC Pavilion

John Spencer’s Heavy Trash – Sept. 17 – Ravari Room

Akron/Family – Sept. 21 – Wexner Center

David Yow’s Qui – Sept. 29 – Ravari Room

The Blow – Oct. 2 – Wexner Center

The Donnas – Oct. 2 – The Basement

Matt Pond PA – Oct. 4 – The Basement

Arcade Fire/LCD Soundsystem – Oct. 5 – LC Pavilion

BORIS/Damon & Naomi – Oct. 5 – Wexner Center

Over the Rhine – Oct. 6 – Wexner Center

Ted Leo – Oct. 9 – LC Pavilion

Bad Religion – Oct. 9 – Newport Music Hall

Grizzly Bear/Beach House – Oct. 11 – Wexner Center

Smashing Pumpkins – Oct. 11 – LC Pavilion

Mute Math – Oct. 11 – Newport Music Hall

Bob Dylan/Elvis Costello/Amos Lee – Oct. 13 – Schottenstein Center

Nada Surf/Sea Wolf – Oct. 15 – The Basement

Wilco – Oct. 16 – Wexner Center

Great Northern – Oct. 16 – Skully's

The Raveonettes – Oct. 17 – The Basement

Jason Isbell – Oct. 18 – The Basement

Queens of the Stone Age – Oct. 20 – LC Pavilion

Shout Out Louds – Oct. 20 – The Basement

Ween – Oct. 23 – LC Pavilion

Del Tha Funky Homosapien – Oct. 24 – Skully's

Hold Steady/Art Brut – Oct. 27 – Newport Music Hall

Bottomless Pit (ex-Silkworm) – Nov. 2 – Andyman’s Treehouse

Dashboard Confessional (solo) – Nov. 3 – Newport Music Hall

Gil Mantera's Party Dream DVD release – Nov. 10 – Skully's

Do Make Say Think – Nov. 11 – Skully’s Music Diner

Decemberists – Nov. 15 – LC Pavilion ("The long of it"; long, proggy songs)

Decemberists – Nov. 16 – LC Pavilion ("The short of it"; short, poppy songs)

Southeast Engine CD release – Nov. 17 – Skully's

Tegan & Sara – Nov. 26 – Newport Music Hall