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Drum circles, sun worship, dreadlocks; it wouldn’t be totally unfair to call the most recent incarnation of Boredoms music for hippies. So why aren’t the band’s concerts packed with granolas? Maybe it takes a while to win a sensitive audience over after you release nothing but inscrutable (albeit thrilling) noise for a decade. But those inclined to ditch their performance fleece along with their jammy pasts could do worse than embrace Boredoms frontman Yamantaka Eye, who abandoned his noisenik-post-everything ways sometime around 1999. To listen to the tribal pounding that buoys Super Roots 9 is to lose one’s self in a 40-minute rush of transcendent light: a notable change for a band whose first recorded statement was titled Anal by Anal.
The Boredoms perform with Soft Circle and Black Pus at 8:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930.