Boredoms: Exciting Ennui

—by , September 7, 2009

Legendary for their confrontational and bizarre music, Osaka’s own Boredoms are a cult phenomenon, and deservedly so. Over the span of their 20-year career, they’ve created a highly fluid and original combination of noise, psychedelia, and electronic music that’s influenced artists like Sonic Youth, John Zorn, and the Flaming Lips, who named a song after their drummer, Yoshimi.

Recently, the band has embarked on a project where they collect massive amounts of drummers for their performances, influenced by African tribal drum songs. Their latest spectacle, featuring 99 drummers in honor of the date 09/09/09, will unfold at Terminal 5 on Sep. 9. Be sure to bring a good pair of ear plugs if you plan on emerging alive. $25. All ages. boredoms.jp.

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