College radio station WLUW (88.7-FM) is presenting what it hopes will become an annual post-Thanksgiving celebration Saturday at the Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace. "Turkeypalooza" starts at 10 p.m. and includes local music scene favorite Time Bomb Symphony, the Handcuffs, the Elms and Kevin Junior of the Chamber Strings, all guaranteed to shake you from your tryptophan stupor. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door; for more information, visit www.abbeypub.com or call (773) 478-4408.
One of the standout acts at last summer's Pitchfork Music Festival--and not only because their earth-shaking volume and the giant gong--Japanese noise-rock/doom-metal mavens Boris return to the States to headline a strong bill starting at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western. Clouds and Poison Arrows open, and tickets are $15. For more information, call (773) 276-3600 or visit www.emptybottle.com.