London Lite Friday, 26 June 2009 25 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS regina spektor The singer-songwriter plays the Serpentine Sessions on Monday. 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC aC/DC DEVIL salutes at the ready for fans of Angus Young, right, and the Aussie rockers who have sold more than 200 million albums. Wembley Stadium, Wembley (0844 980 8001, wembleystadium. com), 4pm, 55-65. Tube: Wembley CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out neil Young THE legend, right, is supported by Fleet Foxes, Ben Harper & Restless 7, Seasick Steve and The Pretenders on the second day of Hard Rock Calling. Hyde Park SW1 (, 12.45pm, returns only. Tube: Hyde Park Corner Metro station MILEYS brother Trace Cyrus founded this pop-rock band, right, with Mason Musso, whose brother also stars in Hannah Montana. Wed, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green W12 (0870 060 0100, o2shepherdsbushempire., 7pm, returns only. Tube: Shepherds Bush roMeo anD Juliet THERE cant be many finer venues in which to experience one of the Bards most-loved plays. Ellie Kendrick and Adetomiwa Edun, right, are the star-crossed lovers. Until 23 Aug, Shakespeares Globe, 21 New Globe Walk SE1 (020 7401 9919, shakespeares-, 7.30pm, 5-33. Tube: Southwark Coming SoonTomorrowToday oh Well never MinD BYe MATTHEW DUGGAN and Susanna Fiore, right, star in this drama set in a newsroom in the aftermath of the London bombings. Until 4 Jul, Union Theatre, 204 Union St SE1 (020 7261 9876,, Tue-Sat 7.30pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Southwark the girlfrienD experienCe DEBBIE CHAZENA, right, stars as one of four tarts with a heart, in this drama based on the real-life experiences of prostitutes in Bournemouth. 24 Jul-15 Aug, Young Vic, 66 The Cut SE1 (020 7928 6363,, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 22.50. Tube: Waterloo laughter lounge HAL CRUTTENDEN, left, and Matt Reed give you something to chuckle about over a nice glass of wine at this Vinopolis night, compered by Maff Brown. Vinopolis, 1 Bank End SE1 (, 8pm, 15, 12 adv. Tube: London Bridge Coming SoonTomorrowToday live at the Chapel ARNAB CHANDA, left, Joe Wilkinson, Simon Amstell and Tim Key reveal their insecurities, as well as their funny bones. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace N1 (0870 120 1349, union, 7.45pm, returns only. Tube: Highbury & Islington eDWarD aCzel THIS unforgettable comic, left, is so good at pretending that he has no idea how to do stand-up, it takes you a while to realise what a genius he is. 3-4 Jul, Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Pauls Rd N1 (020 7704 2001), 9.30pm, 7.50. Tube: Highbury & Islington alWaYs friDaYs TREAT yourself to a night of house, electro and techno from DJs Tiger Stripes, left, Stereo Addiction, Jacob Husley, Nori and more. Egg, 5-13 Vale Royal, off York Way N7 (020 7609 8364,, 10pm, 12, 8 concs or before midnight. Tube: Kings Cross Coming SoonTomorrowToday the Brothel Bust HOUSE night promoters We Are Phonetic present DJ Gee, Scott Cuba, Rob Roar, left, Martin Offiah and Darren Bouthier at a night where youre encouraged to dress as if youre in a brothel. Ghost, 133-137 Farringdon Rd EC1 (phoneticrecordings. com), 10pm, 12, 10 adv. Tube: Farringdon u.r. the night SMIRNOFFS club night features Pet Shop Boys and Little Boots, left, plus Hot Chip, The Count & Sinden and Tom Middleton on the decks. 10 Jul, Matter, The O2 SE10 ( urthenight), 9pm, free, register on website. Tube: North Greenwich AAAKH-AAAKH-AAAKH! says Regina Spektor, imitating that weirdly cackling sound that dolphins make. The 29-year- old New Yorker is known for being off- the-wall -- but I hadnt expected to be exchanging subaquatic mating calls with her so early in our relationship. Then, she adds, they make the squeaky noises, too, and off she goes into another spirited approximation of dolphinese. Perhaps the most bizarre thing is that she chose to use neither of these sounds on her song, Folding Chair, where she imagines herself to be a dolphin. There, amid the watery tickling of ivories, she makes an ulp-ulp noise, which, frankly, is far more reminiscent of a sea lion. It is just one extraordinary moment among many on Spektors third album, Far. This latest collection saw the Russian-born chanteuse expand beyond the intimate soundworld of her earlier outings, as bigger-budget producers were enlisted, including Jeff Lynne, the genius behind Seventies Brummie soft- rockers, ELO. Being the ignoramus I am, I didnt know anything about him beforehand, but it was an amazing experience. Hes got that dry, sarcastic British wit that we Americans all love. Spektor only became an American after her Russian-Jewish parents moved the family to Brooklyn during Perestroika. Her lifes immigrant com- plexities would provide a confessional songwriter with endless material for lyrics, but she has always given the swerve to gritty reality. Imagination, for me, is a lot more fun. Its more exciting than talking about yourself. Fittingly, then, Spektor performs on Monday in one of Londons most magi- cal gig locations, on the Serpentine. The only thing that might bring her down to earth is our weather. Is she coming prepared? Ive done festivals in the UK before, so Im gonna bring my big rubber rainboots and stomp all over London if it rains! 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