Let's get this out of the way first: There's nothing I would call "appointment viewing" on TV tonight except game 4 of the ALCS (8 p.m., Fox). I guess you could watch Reaper (9 p.m., The CW), but as you'll see in this week's paper, I've soured on that show a bit. If you hate sports, there are plenty of unspectacular but passable options, including Law & Order: SVU (10 p.m., NBC) and Beauty and the Geek (8 p.m., The CW). And the Food Network has a new show at 10 p.m. called Two Dudes Catering. You get the idea.
OK, one more show. I've never heard of it, but Wordplay (10 p.m., PBS) is about crossword puzzles. If it's anything like the movie of the same name, it should be superb.
If it wasn't for my bandwagon interest in the Indians, I would be 100 percent excited for tonight's best show, Wilco with Andrew Bird. You might recall that I slammed Wilco's new Sky Blue Sky upon its release, but my preview from the current paper explains why I'm excited for the show anyway. Plus Andrew Bird is a nice bonus. The show starts at 8 p.m. sharp at the Wexner Center's Mershon Auditorium. If any are left, tickets cost $30.
Let me spotlight a couple more concerts organized by reputable folks and then let's call it a night:
•Great Northern comes to Skully's, 1151 N. High St., with Minipop and The Hot Damns.
•The Narrator and The Birthday Suits visit Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St., with local support from newish bands Animal Cubes and Red Hypergiant.