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Only in 1990s Britain could an electronic music group win “Live Event of the Year.” But the New Musical Express awarded Orbital just that for its 1994 Glastonberry Festival performance. Composed of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnall, Orbital makes technology-based music that shuns electronica’s market-ready labeling. With the duo’s fourth album, In Sides, you can dance to the back-busting breakbeats of “P.E.T.R.O.L.,” sway to the soaring “The Girl With the Sun in Her Head,” or scratch your beard in contemplation of the sprawling soundtrack homage “The Box.” Orbital’s unwillingness to succumb to either rave’s utopian emptiness or techno’s futuristic posturing sets it apart from most others who have flipped on a drum machine. See the award-winners after the Porno for Pyros show (starting time not specified) at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $10. (202) 393-0930. (Christopher Porter)