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Shamir

Dec. 6
6 p.m.
$20
Electro Pop, Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter

For better and worse—but mostly better—the 23-year-old Philly-via-Las Vegas singer and multi-instrumentalist Shamir Bailey is perpetually in search of his voice and sound. His 2014 debut EP, Northtown, and 2015 debut album, Ratchet, introduced him as a hugely talented polymath with a singing voice that recalled Prince at his most androgynous, coming up with variations on house, pop, and R&B, and combining them all to perfection on the singles “If It Wasn’t True” and “On the Regular.” After a 2016 that included touring with Duran Duran, he surprise-released Ratchet’s follow-up, this April’s Hope, a spotty lo-fi indie-rock experiment he recorded on a weekend he considered quitting music. In November, he bounced back with his third album, Revelations, which explores indie rock more successfully and even offers up a couple songs (“You Have a Song,” “Straight Boy”) that have the feel of a Prince epic. With Peaer.