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3 Things To Do Today

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Anders Osborn
8 p.m. at SPACE; $20-$34
Born Swedish and transplanted 'Nawlins, Osborne fell for Southern blues in his youth, when '70s soul was seeping into its stream. He can be compared favorably with Springsteen and Van Morrison, gifted with both electric crunch and a clean, bright howl. The singer/guitarist is now housed on Alligator Records, aging like blues-out David Gray in his somber moments, and Ben Harper in his fury. (Gavin Paul)

Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl
6 p.m. at Swedish American Museum; $25-$55 (tickets)
Foodies delight in this dinner crawl, which features two different routes with 11 neighborhood restaurants each. Spots include Andies Restaurant, Edgewater Lounge, Fireside Restaurant, George's Ice Cream and Sweets, Piatto Pronto, Charlie's Ale House, The Coffee Studio, Hamburger Mary's, The Wooden Spoon and a bunch more. Get tickets in advance and save 10 bucks. And if you’re feeling extra hungry, you can go on both tours.

Hellsent, Robust, DJ Dallas Jackson
10 p.m. at Subterranean; $7
Long before Chicago broke into the mainstream with the Cool Kids, Kanye, Lupe and post Electric Circus Common, there was the Galapagos4 camp and their intoxicating brand of heady lyricism. Hellsent is a relative newcomer to the label, releasing his solo debut Rain Water in 2006, but his lyrical grit has fit right in with G4's style of play since his early days with the Outerlimitz. His newest album False Profit is a critical analysis of mainstream rap and its inability to separate itself from its monetary roots. His performance at Sub-T will be in celebration of his new album, and label mates Robust and DJ Dallas Jackson will be in full support. (J Min)

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