Pop music: Shamir

Only 20, Las Vegas’ Shamir released one of the year’s most memorable debut albums with May’s “Ratchet.” Pulling sounds from disco, house, R&B and pop, the album has a rich, unshakable groove pulsing through it. But it’s Shamir’s tenor that holds it all together, and is the reason “Ratchet” makes for such a compulsive listen. 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. $15. theottobar.com.

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