Tuesday March 18
AT THE FOREFRONT of Japan's flourishing noise-rock community (yes, flourishing) is the Boredoms, a maniacal group of modern abstract artists who seem to love nothing more than creating some of most nonsensical (and least accessible) audio recordings known to man. Characterized by relentless cacophony and bizarre sonic overlaying, the Boredoms employ a barrage of unconventional instruments, many of which are far from the musical kind. Nevertheless, the erratic musings have managed to capture a wide audience of underground hipsters, which culminated in a Lollapalooza appearance in the mid-'90s. For those unfazed by a lack of coherent melody or structure, the Boredoms are a viable glimpse into the realm of insatiable weirdness.