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Finally, Japan’s best exports, the Boredoms, are back on tour in the United States. Since its last stateside visit, the band seems to have been exploring the outskirts of the sonic solar system: Its new album, Super AR, presents the results of the trip with spaced-out fuzz guitar and an ambient sound sure to inspire many a wannabe cosmonaut. But the Boredoms haven’t strayed too far from their earthbound, noisy, jazz-trash rockin’ ways—they’ve just gone a bit astral. If you’ve never heard the band’s albums, don’t worry: Live performances showcase its unique ability to re-interpret its songs so that even old fans are hard pressed to recognize them; it’s best just to sit back and watch the stars come out with the rest of the cosmologically minded congregation. The Boredoms’ U.S. appearances have the frequency of lunar eclipses, so don’t miss this one. With Scarnella and D.C.’s All Scars at 8:15 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V
St. NW. $12. (202) 393-0930. (Lisa Locker)