London Lite Monday, 29 June 2009 19 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Scars of age cant stop usbasement jaxx The Brixton boys headline Wireless in Hyde Park on Saturday. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC seun Kuti THE Nigerian musician, right, son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, performs with his fathers former band Egypt 80. Jazz Caf, 5 Parkway NW1 (0870 060 3777,, 7pm, 27, 22 concs. Tube: Camden Town CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Kings Of LeOn THE rock kings (fronted by Caleb Followill, right) are back to set The O2 alight with hits like Sex On Fire, On Call and Use Somebody. The 02, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002,, 6.30pm, 31.81. Tube: North Greenwich get LOaded OrBiTAl, right, ryksopp, Carl Craigs innerzone Orchestra, laurent Garnier and more perform at the second day of the Clapham Weekender. 30 Aug, Clapham Common SW4 (getloadedinthepark. com), noon, 35. Tube: Clapham Common Carries War KACEy AiNSWOrTH, right, and Prunella Scales star in the stage adaptation of Nina Bawdens novel about war evacuees. Until 12 Sep, Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave W1 (0844 412 4658), Tue- Sat 7.30pm, mats Tue, Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 10-39. Tube: Piccadilly Circus Today Tomorrow When the rain stOps faLLing TOM MiSON and Naomi Bentley, right, star in Andrew Bovells play that spans four generations and two continents. Until Sat, Almeida Theatre, Almeida St N1 (020 7359 4404,, Mon- Sat 7.30pm, mat Sat 3pm, 6-29.50. Tube: Angel Coming Soon heLen FrANK McGUiNNESSS version of Euripides tragedy stars Penny Downie and Paul McGann, right. 2-23 Aug, Shakespeares Globe, 21 New Globe Walk SE1 (020 7401 9919), in rep, times vary, 5-33. Tube: Southwark angst, Lust & stand-up MArC HOGAN, left, talks about how a 1 bet led him to ditch his job as a motivational speaker in favour of a career in comedy. Etcetera Theatre, The Oxford Arms, 265 Camden High St NW1 (020 7482 4857, etceteratheatre. com), 7.30pm, 6. Tube: Camden Town TomorrowToday rabbit faCed stOry sOup lAUrA SOlON, left, plays more than 20 characters, including a call centre worker and a rabbit, in this story about a missing writer. Canal Caf Theatre, The Bridge House, Delamere Terrace W2 (020 7289 6054), 7.30pm, 6, 5 concs. Tube: Warwick Ave Coming Soon jaCK WhitehaLL and LuKe tOuLsOn BiG Brothers Big Mouths Jack Whitehall, left, performs his Edinburgh show. Hes joined by Toulson & Harveys luke Toulson. 12 Jul, Walkabouts DownUnder Bar, 11 Henrietta Street WC2 (020 7287 3727), 7pm, 9 both shows. Tube: Covent Gdn stOmpin lONDONS friendliest swing dance club runs lindy Hop classes, before Jay Craig, left, And His Orchestra play live music for you to practise your moves to. 100 Club, 100 Oxford St W1 (020 7636 0933,, 7.45pm, 10. Tube: Tottenham Court rd Coming SoonTomorrowToday rivaL sChOOLs HErOES Of Annihilated Empires DJs, left, spin party riffs, beats, bumps and breaks at this weekly night that is probably the closest youll get to an American frat party in Shoreditch. Mother Bar, 333 Old St, EC1 (020 7739 5949), 8pm, free. Tube: Old Street CirCus KiSSy Sell Out, left, and VV Brown are live, and Dan (The Feeling), Frankmusik and resident Jodie Harsh DJ at this Pride london event. Sat, Matter, The 02, Peninsula Square SE10 (020 7549 6686), 10pm, 10, 8 adv. Tube: North Greenwich I cant believe people are still into rock music, expostulates Felix Buxton in Basement Jaxxs dressing room before their sold-out gig at the Roundhouse. Its so old -- peoples dads are into it! I dont want to be into what peoples dads are into! and yet, really, heaps of Basement Jaxx fans have become dads since the pair burst onto Brixtons rave scene in 1994 with their Rooty club night (they released their acclaimed debut album, Remedy, in 1999). Simon Ratcliffe, the quieter member of the pair, is, in fact, one of those dads. Where Ratcliffe is reserved and con- templative, Buxton bounces about both physically and vocally, not unlike he does during their high-energy shows. Unsurprisingly, its Buxton who has spent more time in the company of their tour medics. I almost killed myself walking backwards off stage in South africa in front of thousands of people, he chuckles, pointing to a seven-stitch scar on his forehead. During Wheres Your Head at? I fell 15ft onto concrete, was concussed and bleeding every- where but the front row were all Wow, fake blood, this is great! Its perhaps less surprising to learn that Basement Jaxxs fifth album -- featuring vocals from Santigold, Lightspeed champion and Yoko Ono, and set for release in September -- is called Scars. So has life been kind to the Grammy award-winning duo who headlined Glastonbury in 2005? Well, Im still doing what I was doing in my bedroom when I was 14, Ratcliffe considers. But we wont do this forever. I want to start a little grocery shop. My dad was a vicar and has some amazing stories, laughs Buxton. Id like to write some sketch comedy about those. and then go away and dig ditches and build schools. But only for a few months, he grins, not so sure his carnival will ever end. then Ill go to tahiti. 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