November continues Rocktober's live music bounty. Discover a veritable cornucopia of this week's shows below, presented three by three.

November continues Rocktober's live music bounty. Discover a veritable cornucopia of this week's shows below, presented three by three.

Friday, Nov. 5


Russian Circles

9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5

Ravari Room

2657 N. High St., Campus

tix.artistarena.com/starwood

Russian Circles: Climb the aggressive Chicago post-rock band's wall of sound after sets from Cleveland's Keelhaul and Milwaukee's Call Me Lightning. In the words of Marty McFly, "Heavy."


Vanity Theft

9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5

Circus

1227 N. High St., Short North

myspace.com/circuscolumbus

Vanity Theft: This Dayton quartet may be new-millennial dance-pop's answer to The Bangles. They'll headline this month's TRIO showcase with The Main Street Gospel, Tin Armor and Hollis Brown.


Marduk

6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5

Alrosa Villa

5055 Sinclair Rd., North Side

alrosavilla.com

Marduk: Swedish black metal dark lords join Possessed, Withered, Bless the Child, Locusta and Blazoned Reverie to prove that just because Halloween is over doesn't mean you have to stop worshiping Satan.

Wednesday, Nov. 10


Brendan Benson/The Posies

7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10

Outland on Liberty

95 Liberty St., Brewery District

bencopresents.com

Brendan Benson/The Posies: Part-time Raconteur Benson was kicking out literate pop rock long before Jack White came a-knockin'. He's a good match for Seattle's seminal Posies. Aqueduct opens.


Black Label Society

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10

LC Pavilion

405 Neil Ave., Arena District

promowestlive.com

Black Label Society: Combine bluesy behemoth Clutch with frenetic fretboard wizards Children of Bodom and you'd end up with something like Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society. Wylde's Black Label Berzerkus comprises all three bands plus 2Cents.


Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10

Rumba Cafe

2507 Summit St., Campus

bencopresents.com

Scotland Yard Gospel Choir: Somebody loves Morrissey!

Thursday, Nov. 11


Pretty Lights

9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11

BoMA

583 E. Broad St., Downtown

bomaevents.com

Pretty Lights: When you call your electronic music project Pretty Lights, you had better deliver a glorious live show. Colorado's glitched-out instrumental hip-hop duo will aim to do just that.

Kate Nash

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11

Newport Music Hall

1722 N. High St., Campus

promowestlive.com

Kate Nash: Wily British lass Nash is like Lily Allen with less wit and talent. The girl knows how to write a hook, though. Fellow Briton Peggy Sue will open.


Larry Keel and Natural Bridge

9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11

Woodlands Tavern

1200 W. Third Ave., Grandview

thethirstyear.com

Larry Keel and Natural Bridge: Keel and company headline Woodlands' inaugural Jam Grass Festival with The Rumpke Mountain Boys, The Bloodroots Barter, The Salty Caramels, The Apple Bottom Gang and Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk.