Over the course of four albums, from "604" (2001) through "Velocifero" (2008), the Liverpool electronic-pop quartet has shown considerable stylistic range and a consistently unerring ear for great hooks. They remain cult favorites, but favorites popular enough to headline two shows at Metro, 3730 N. Clark, with the Faint, Telepathe and Figo at 8:30 tonight and 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $25. Call (773) 549-0203; www.metrochicago.com. -- Jim DeRogatis
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JOHANN'S FACE ANNIVERSARY SHOW
The Numero Group isn't the only Chicago indie trumpeting its accomplishments this weekend; the venerated punk label Johann's Face is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a show at the Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, starting at 9 p.m. Saturday and featuring No Empathy, Not Rebecca, the Sass Dragons, and Bread and Bottle. Tickets, $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call (773) 478-4408; www.abbeypub.com. -- JD
INGEBRIGT HAKER FLATEN
The Norwegian bassist is a staple in the international free-jazz scene, emitting blistering bass lines from his four-stringed instrument of choice. One night before hitting the Hungry Brain, Flaten congregates at the Hideout for a jazzy, experimental rock set with prolific pianist Jim Baker (Exploding Star Orchestra) and a pair of regular collaborators, drummer John Herndon and guitarist Jeff Parker (two-fifths of Tortoise). At 9 p.m. Saturday at Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia. Tickets, $8. Call (773) 227-4433; www.hideoutchicago.com.
Dark, sweet, provocative vocals and accomplished guitar work are the calling card of this Brooklyn-based singer, the daughter of two classical greats, violinist Pinchas Zukerman and flutist Eugenia Zukerman. Antje Duvekot opens at 7 tonight at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. Tickets, $12. Call (773) 525-2508; www.schubas.com. -- Mary Houlihan
Three accomplished solo artists -- Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland and Wendy Waldman -- formed this folk supergroup in 2007. Each has more than three decades in the business and they have amassed a rich musical pedigree that spans rock, folk, jazz and blues. Fallen Angels open at 8 p.m. Saturday at Space, 1245 Chicago, Evanston. Tickets, $12-$25. Call (847) 492-8860; www.evanstonspace.com. --MH
PETE FRANCIS & BAREFOOT TRUTH
Singer-songwriter Pete Francis joins forces with up-and-coming New England roots rock band Barefoot Truth. While both acts work on new records, the concept of merging ideas and styles is one sure to excite fans and the musicians themselves. Claire Stahlecker opens at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont. Tickets, $15. Call (773) 281-4444; www.beatkitchen.com. --MH