The Books

Music fans have plenty of exciting options tonight in Columbus, topped by The Books at Wexner Center, 1871 N. High St. If my preview from last week's paper doesn't have your interest piqued, have a listen to their entire catalog for free on their website. (I recommend starting at The Lemon of Pink.) Lymbyc Systym opens the show at 8 p.m. sharp. Your $15 cover charge will be well worth it.

Also highly intriguing: Guinea Worms, Day Creeper and We March at Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St. Day Creeper's gangly garage pop will likely open the night, followed by a sure-to-be-brutal set from Athens' undisputed punk kings, We March. In the grand tradition of Black Flag, the band has shuffled through various lineups over the years, but the core of vocalist Zach Fuller and guitarist Curtis Frey has been going strong for more than a decade. They will destroy you, and apparently, they will not be destroyed. Twisted post-punk masters Guinea Worms promise a one-time only "Kraftwerm" set, which could mean a lot of things (Cover tunes? Krautrock reinterpretations?) but mostly means I'm going to try to make it to Rumba after the Books finish up. $6 cover, 10 p.m. start.

There's also a pretty triumphant hard rock show at Circus, 1227 N. High St., featuring Vespin, Lo-Pan and The Bosniaks. 10 p.m. start, $5 cover.