Tonight's top shows: Trombone Shorty, Boris

Greg Kot

11:02 AM EDT, October 19, 2011


Trombone Shorty: Though still in his mid-twenties, trombonist Troy Andrews is a two-decade veteran of New Orleans’ vibrant music scene, and his latest album, “For True” (Verve Forecast) is his best yet, connecting the dots between jazz and hip-hop, rock and funk, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at  Park West, 322 W. Armitage Av, $20; etix.com.

Boris: Japan’s mightiest metal trio remains ridiculously prolific, releasing two albums simultaneously earlier this year, “Attention Please” and “Heavy Rocks,” with two more reportedly on the way. “Attention Please” focuses on vocal-oriented accessibility and seductive atmospherics, while the more menacing “Heavy Rocks” makes strides in honing the band’s sledgehammer power, 8 p.m. Wednesday at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., $15; etix.com.