Boris at the Mohawk. Atsuo Mizuno, Wata and Takeshi emerged from Japan’s hardcore punk scene in the early ’90s, but exploded those boundaries soon enough — across more than a dozen studio albums, the band has built a worldwide cult fan base channeling the sounds of metal, hard rock, psychedelia, trip-hop, and sludge. Meaning the most important thing about Boris is this — no matter what they dabble in, they plain and simple Rock (note capital R). With Russian Circles and Saade. 8 p.m. $15. 912 Red River St. www.mohawkaustin.com.
— Patrick Caldwell
Also recommended: The Poison Control Center with Leatherbag and Follow That Bird at the Parish, Corey Smith at Antone’s, Los Lonely Boys at the Dell Diamond.
No Mas Bodas, Rescue Mission and more at Beerland. It’s not a bad night for neo-New Wave. No Mas Bodas fortify their oddball, almost ambient synthpop with rich cello and Kristina Boswell’s flighty voice. Rescue Mission channels Echo and the Bunneymen’s crafted British rock. Ichi Ni San Shi’s synthoid drift has a more minimalist cast. There is no discount if you happen to dress like an extra from ‘Liquid Sky,’ but it always looks cool. www. beerlandtexas.com. 9 p.m.
— Joe Gross