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It really doesn’t matter what Eugene Chadbourne plays. He could be covering The Beatles or Thelonious Monk, or transmogrifying rockabilly as Shockabilly or crossing over genre boundaries in inventing/exploring radical new music. The Colorado native tends to turn things inside out, whether he’s deconstructing a simple folk tune or wandering to the edges of the galaxy with a wild-eyed psychedelic bent. It all gets processed through his unusual playing on guitar, banjo and even on an electric rake he devised. In some ways, Wendy Eisenberg might be even more daring on guitar. On her 2018 album, Its Shape Is Your Touch, she unravels knotty, tangled and curiously strange flurries on acoustic guitar, finding beauty in unexpected places lurking just inside seemingly offhand, casually plucked asides.

Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A.; Mon., March 9, 8 p.m.; $10; ages 21 & over. (213) 389-3856, www.bootlegtheater.org/e/eugene-chadbourne-wendy-eisenberg-96171488511.

LA Weekly