Under a heady minimalist sway (think Steve Reich), ambitious Austin instrumental trio Octopus Project will blow your little mind with an eight-speaker circular configuration reminiscent of early Morton Subotnick. Although they're reportedly a kick in the head in person, Portland's Starfucker are minimal in the sense that their '80s-influenced electroclash pretty much sounds like everyone else's '80s-influenced electroclash. With Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Fri., Oct. 8, 9 p.m., 2010
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