The noise-punk trio Liars are always on the lookout for inspiration – they conceived one album after moving to a cabin in the woods of New Jersey to study witchcraft; another was recorded in East Berlin and follows two fictitious characters named Drum and Mount Heart Attack. But the band’s latest record, Sisterworld, was written as a reflection of the seedy side of life in L.A., the city where they all first met. Sisterworld has a manic temperament, sometimes slowing down to a sludgy drag, sometimes kicking to life with wailing organs, thrashing drums, and lead singer Angus Andrews’ startlingly guttural vocals. It’s a thrillingly aggressive and chaotic effect. With Fol Chen, Flexions. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sat., May 1, 8 p.m., 2010

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