The 10 concerts we're most looking forward to checking out this season.

Wiz Khalifa with Yelawolf

Sept. 28

Newport Music Hall, Campus

Two rappers on the rise take the Newport stage: a Pittsburgh pothead with grassroots buzz and Alabama's white-trashiest whirlwind whiteboy.


Sept. 29

Newport Music Hall, Campus

Brooklyn's art-pop mystics arrive with sophomore effort "Odd Blood" in hand and Columbus product Ahmed "Sinkane" Gallab on stage.

Kid Cudi

Oct. 5

LC Pavilion, Arena District

Cudi's Cleveland ties make him a home-state hero. His inventive, sing-songy hip-hop makes him a worldwide star on the rise.


Oct. 6

Outland on Liberty, Brewery District

Michael Gira's legendary post-punk rises from the ashes. He'll perform at goth hub Outland just in time to get you in the Halloween spirit.


Oct. 12

Schottenstein Center, Campus

Are you ready for falsetto, Columbus? Matthew Bellamy is coming for you!

Guided by Voices

Oct. 16

Outland on Liberty, Brewery District

All Robert Pollard needs is a stage full of friends, an absurdly lengthy setlist and a cooler full of discount beer to prove the reunited Guided by Voices - boasting their classic 1993-96 lineup! - are still Ohio's greatest rock band.

Sleigh Bells

Oct. 29

BoMA, Downtown

BoMA's killer sound system will be pushed to its limit when the Brooklyn's crunkest noise-pop duo returns to wreak havoc on Halloween weekend.


Nov. 6

Newport Music Hall, Campus

The angelic voice behind Sigur Ros makes a rare Columbus appearance to perform songs from his acclaimed solo album "Go."

Cannibal Corpse

Nov. 16

Skully's, Short North

Those who missed Cannibal Corpse because of schedule conflicts at Scion Rock Fest get a second chance when the death-metal royalty return for a gig of their own.

Over the Rhine

Dec. 7

Lincoln Theatre, King-Lincoln

This cult favorite Cincinnati folk-pop combo would be perfect for the Starbucks counter if they didn't already sell their own brand of coffee. (No joke.) They're also ideal for the ornate confines of the Lincoln.