King Khan

Tonight's slate of sick shows boggles the mind. Tops in my book is King Khan and the Shrines at the Wexner Center, 1871 N. High St.

Here's what I said about Khan in last week's paper: "At first I wondered why such a raucous rock show was coming to the Wexner Center when Columbus has plenty of dives more suitable for King Khan and His Sensational Shrines. But then I got to thinking: Hereís an East Indian born in French Canada fronting an old-school American-style rock & roll band out of Berlin, his beer gut jiggling as he stalks the stage singing about how much he loves his fat, ugly girlfriend. If that ainít culture, what is?" Opening this shindig will be Mark Sultan (aka BBQ from the King Khan and BBQ Show) and Cause Co-motion. Show starts promptly at 9 p.m. and costs $12.

Down in The Basement, 391 Neil Ave., Big Business will invalidate my whole preview about them being the heaviest two-man band around by playing with a third member. Jerks. This is a 7 p.m. doors, $14 cover affair, with an opening set from Tweak Bird to boot.

Both of those shows should be over in time for you to check out Bottomless Pit at The Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd. The ex-Silkworm indie-rock ensemble was devestatingly good in that same space a couple years back. The Kyle Sowashes open this shindig along with Preston Furman, who have given up constantly reuniting and decided to be a band again, with their first new songs in more than 10 years. This alone would be a must-see if King Khan didn't come around these parts so rarely.

Also, Richard Buckner is at Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St., but I kinda hate his music so I'm going to let BenCo do the 'splainin' on that one.

And I have to at least mention that The Office's season finale is tonight at 9 on NBC. (How much of a head-spin was that Lost finale last night, huh?)