9 p.m. Tuesday
Republic New Orleans, 828 S. Peters St., 528-8282; www.republicnola.com
Beneath Japan's genteel exterior lies free-flowing currents of underground noise rock (dubiously dubbed "Japanoise"): heady metal (Boris), ambient freak-outs (Boredoms), paisley flashbacks (Ghost) and action-hero punk (Peelander-Z). Two-decade old Melt-Banana skitters between camps, screeching over slingshot guitar effects and scratching out odd electronica. The Death Posture, aka guitar bizarros Donald Miller and Rob Cambre, opens. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.