And this is why I love Rocktober. There is (and it’s no exaggeration) a plethora of great shows coming to town over the next two weeks, starting tonight with a free in-store performance by Frightened Rabbit @ 6PM at Music Saves and ending with Wolf Parade at The Beachland Ballroom, November 2nd.

Choose your rock wisely, my friends.

Thursday, October 16th: Boo and Boo Too, The Very Knees, Beardo Bandini, Knife the Symphony @ Now That’s Class. The Notwist, Dosh @ Beachland Ballroom.

Friday, October 17th: Crystal Antlers, Puffy Areolas, The Dimeras (free show) @ Now That’s Class. Devo and The Black Keys @ Akron Civic Center. Little Teeth @ Matinee Cleveland. Dirtbombs, The Hot Rails, and Whiskey Daredevils @ Beachland Tavern.

Saturday, October 18th:The Griefs, Living Stereo, Boatzz, Jakeway @ Grog Shop.

Sunday, October 19th: Good Touch Bad Touch @ Matinee Cleveland.

Monday, October 20th: *Minus The Bear, The New Year, The Uglysuit @ Grog Shop. Trash Talk, Alpha & Omega, Sea Skulls, Homewrecker, Run Riot @ Now That’s Class.

Tuesday, October 21st: Asobi Seksu, Blackstrap, Child Bite @ Grog Shop. Colplay @ Quicken Loans Arena.

Thursday, October 23rd: *Parts & Labor, National Suicide Day, Tanked and Lozen @ Grog Shop.

Friday, October 24th: The Magnetic Morning (Sam Fogarino from Interpol & Adam Franklin from Swervedriver) , Life & Times, Saint Ohio, Good Touch Bad Touch @ Grog Shop. Friendly Foes @ Matinee Cleveland.

Saturday, October 25th: Keelhaul, Suzikiton, Yakuza, Purse Snatcher @ Now That’s Class. Friendly Foes @ Matinee Akron. Matthew Sweet, The Bridges @ Beachland Ballroom. Cobra Verde CD Release Party (It’s free, the concert, not the cd) @ Beachland Tavern.

Wednesday, October 29th: The Octopus Project, Jeans Team, State Bird and Battery Collection @ Grog Shop. Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Norah Jones @ Chevrolet Center (Youngstown, OH).

Thusday, October 30th: Beachland Ballroom annual Halloween show White Stripes (Josh Jesty), Flaming Lips (Helper T-Cells), J. Geils (The Hot Rails), The Kinks (Good Touch Bad Touch), Beck (The Muttering Retreats), The Black Keys (Nashville Red).

Friday, October 31st: Grog Shop Halloween Bash with The Stereo Worker’s Union, Louberace. Machine Go Boom, Houseguest, and Sammy Slims & the Service Industry @ Pat’s in the Flats. Muschroomhead @ Cleveland Agora. Flat Can Co, Tusco Terror, and St. Andrew @ Bela Dubby.

Saturday, November 1st: Double Dagger, Self Destruct Button, We March @ Now That’s Class. Black Girls, Stimulus Package @ Matinee Cleveland.

Sunday, November 2nd: Wolf Parade, Listening Party @ Beachland Ballroom.

*Don’t forget, there’s still time to score free tickets to Parts and Labor on the 23rd and Minus the Bear, The New Year and Uglysuit on the 20th.

Just Announced:
December 11th: Ted Leo (solo) at B-Side Lounge.