Known for their innovative wallops, Japan's doom-y dreamweavers Boris are nine kinds of heavy. Past works have explored MC5-like squall, Sabbath-esque sludge, and My Bloody Valentine-tinged psychedelia, so collaborations are no surprise. Check out the upcoming pair-up with the Cult's Ian Astbury and the most excellent and eclectic new EP with tourmates Torche, a band just as likely to pair the hammer to your head with sugar cubes and daffodils. With Russian Circles.
Fri., Aug. 6, 9 p.m., 2010