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For such an acutely polarizing band, Deerhoof has managed a remarkably steady ascent during its last decade-plus of Pacific Rim J-pop jousting and aural origami. The San Francisco foursome imparts its already quirky songs with subversive minds of their own and then sets them free in a noise-rock romper room, where little sonic mogwai sometimes turn into gremlins, stumbling onto indelible bits of melody about as often as they unearth structural non sequiturs and ear-bleeding gobbledegook. On recent records — The Runners Four (2005), Friend Opportunity (2007) and the October release Offend Maggie (Kill Rock Stars) in particular — the group has more closely obeyed the cues of singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki, a native of Tokyo, whose bilingual, airborne vocals bring to mind cartoon-cute Japanese packaging and who playfully belittles the discordant and stormy guitar, synthesizer and percussion squabbles going on below. Opening are two crazed outfits cut from a similar, randomly patterned cloth: Brooklyn's Flying and Portland's Experimental Dental School. Tickets $10.50. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 5

The Parish at House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com

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