This weekend: Johann’s Face 20th anniversary, Ladytron

SHARE This weekend: Johann’s Face 20th anniversary, Ladytron

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, April 4, and featuring No Empathy, Not Rebecca, the Sass Dragons and Bread and Bottle. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; call (773) 478-4408 or visit

Over the course of four albums, from “604” (2001) through “Velocifero” (2008), the Liverpool electronic-pop quartet Ladytron 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, Telepath and Figo starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, and with the same bill again at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Tickets are $25; call (773) 549-4140 or visit

The Latest
Officers responding to a call in the 2300 block of North Laramie Avenue about 7:02 p.m. Monday swerved to avoid hitting two people on a scooter. The squad car struck struck a parked car and caught fire.
Blue Demons can go all sorts of ways with successor for Stubblefield, but one coach stands out most
One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting Monday in the 7100 block of South State Street, police said. The gunman was wounded and taken into custody. A second shooter is at large.
Last week, several people made antisemitic comments during the public comments portion of a City Council meeting. The speakers are affiliated with the Goyim Defense League, which the Anti-Defamation League calls a white supremacist hate group.
Whereas the Rams (27-7) looked a step slow and overwhelmed, the Broncos (29-7) were ferocious and took Monday’s 44-25 Class 3A super-sectionals game against the Rams to advance to the Illinois state semifinals in Bloomington-Normal.