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Remove the one unifying quality of every Boris recording — the Japanese trio's red-herring Russki handle — and the lineage becomes next to unrecognizable. After coming together like a tetherball on 2005's shoe-blazing, rock-sure Pink, Tokyo's finest metalworkers immediately began unwinding with increasing velocity, spooling out those riffs of insanity via twin drone clones of 2004 suite The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked, multiple versions ("Hardcore," "Noise") of 2006's Vein, a faint-by-numbers piss-taking of themselves and Brian Wilson (2008's Smile), campy collaborations with everyone from Torche to the Cult's Ian Astbury, and so on and so forth. It's enough to keep the most ardent record collectors scrambling, and those less familiar scratching their heads. As if atoning for its recent radio silence, the band is in the midst of a quadraphonic 2011: Japan-only releases New Album and Klatter (with Nippon noise icon Merzbow) follow the simultaneous-yet-dichotomous platters Heavy Rocks (a title Boris already used, in 2002) and Attention Please (Sargent House), the latter an atmospheric-pressure departure whispered by previously mute female guitarist Wata. Noise-and-girls standouts Asobi Seksu and True Widow open. Tickets $15. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

Nov. 4

Boris with Asobi Seksu and True Widow

10 p.m. Friday

One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361;