Shapers Chicago band
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Show: Shapers “Shapers stepped onto the Chicago scene fully loaded. Their debut as a live band was just this past fall, and now they’re self-releasing their first album, Little, Big*,” writes Jessica Hopper, “a sweet heap of artful krautrock (Neu! and Cluster are clear influences) with occasional fitful vocals, and its nine songs cover an interstellar range.”

9 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 866-468-3401, $5.

Dinner: The Southern‘s slightly refined Dixie-inspired fare in a casual bar setting is a good platform for chef Cary Taylor’s talents. One of three new Chicago restaurants reviewed this week.

1840 W. North, 773-342-1840

* Ed. note: Named after the John Crowley novel? Have heard great things about that book.