(020 7354 9993). Tube: Angel/ Highbury & Islington. 7pm, 4 RICKY WARWICK Acoustic celtic rock. The Underworld Camden High St, NW1 (020 7482 1932). Tube: Camden Town. 7pm, 10 Jazz & Blues NEIL COWLEY TRIO The three-piece play fast-paced jazz. The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Culture House Gillett St, N16 (020 7254 4097). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington. 8.30pm, 8 STANLEY JORDAN The guitarist plays progressive and smooth jazz. Ronnie Scotts Frith St, W1 (020 7439 0747). Tube: Leicester Sq. 6pm, 20-36 Clubs House & Garage SKILL WIZARD AT THE OLD BLUE LAST Psychedelic beats and dark house. Great Eastern St EC2 (020 7739 5793). Tube/Rail: Old St THIRST House anthems. Greek St W1 (020 7437 1977). Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. 5pm-3am, 4 SUBURBAN CRASH AT INIGO Deep, minimal house and techno. Wandsworth Rd SW8 (020 7622 4884). Rail: Wandsworth Rd. 8pm- 2am, free UNIQUE PARTIES AT EMBASSY Chilled-out classics. Old Burlington St W1 (020 7851 0956). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Trance & Techno YELLOWBLACK AT MOTHER BAR Pop, electro, house, disco and techno. Old St EC1 (0793 9587 625). 8pm- 3am, 5, w/flyer 4, free before 9pm Others CHEAP$KATES AT MOONLIGHTING Disco and hip hop. Greek St W1 (020 7734 6308). Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. 9pm-3am, 6 DAN FRANCISCO AT DUST Hip hop, house, electro, indie-rock. Clerkenwell Rd EC1 (020 7490 5120). Tube/Rail: Farringdon. 9pm- 4am, phone for pirces DEATHDISCO AT NOTTING HILL ARTS CLUB Rocknroll, indie and punk. Notting Hill Gate W11 (020 7460 4459). Tube: Notting Hill Gate. 7pm-2am, free DEVIATION AT GRAMAPHONE Soul, jazz, hip hop, house and broken beat. Commercial St E1 (020 7377 9337). Tube/Rail: Liverpool St. 9pm-3.30am, 8, NUS 5 MIDWEK MADNESS AT ESCAPE SOHO Pop, electro, funk, house and R&B. Brewer St W1 (07833 327002). 9pm-3am, free ITUNES LIVE: JAMIE T Rap, reggae and punk songs. Roundhouse Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 (0844 482 8008). Tube: Chalk Farm. 6pm, free via www.facebook. com/iTunesEU THOMAS TRUAX Musician with self-made instruments. The Tamesis Dock Albert Embankment, SE1 (0207 582 1066). 8pm, adv 6 TRAVIS VICKS Californian indie singer-songwriter. The Troubadour Old Brompton Rd, SW5 (020 7370 1434). Tube: Earls Court. 8pm, 6 VOGA PAROCHIA Scuzzy electro-folk outfit. The Old Queens Head Essex Rd, N1 32 Wednesday, 1 July 2009 London Lite Sexually transmitted infections are spreading fast. Dont pick one up tonight. condomessentialwear.co.uk Clever dick. PUTRID PILE Death metal outfit. The Gaff Holloway Rd, N7 (020 7609 3063). Tube: Holloway Rd. 7pm SHIVA Post punk with indie influences. Dublin Castle Parkway, NW1 (020 8806 2668). Tube: Camden Town. 8.30pm, 6, concs 4.50 STEELY DAN The seasoned US rock band. HMV Apollo Queen Caroline St, W6 (0844 844 4748). Tube: Hammersmith. 6.30pm, 55-65 CROSBY, STILLS & NASH Folk-rock legends. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 (020 7589 8212). Tube: High St Kensington. 8pm, 40-75 THE SWINDLES The London band play indie-rock. The Comedy Pub Oxendon St, SW1 (020 7839 7261). Tube: Leicester Sq. 8pm, 5, w/flyer, conc 4 TELEVISED CRIMEWAVE London-based alt pop combo. The Good Ship, Main Room Kilburn High Rd, NW6 (07949 008253). Tube: Kilburn. 7.30pm, 5 ON THE BORDERLINE The quartet plays alternative rock. Bull And Gate Kentish Town Rd, NW5 (020 8826 5000). Tube/Rail: Kentish Town. 8pm, 5, concs 4 TINDERSTICKS, BIG STAR The band play melodic indie-rock. Hyde Park, W2 (020 7298 2000). Tube: Hyde Park Corner. 8pm, 25 lIsTINGsGIGsClubsIN&OUTTONIGHT LISTINGS FILTHY HABITS STUDENT NIGHT AT THE ROXY DJs spin rock, indie, retro and chart. Rathbone Place W1 (020 7255 1098). Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. 8.30pm-3am, 5, NUS 3 FUNKYLICIOUS AT THE PRIORY R&B,soulfulhouse,garageandhouse. The Mall W5 (020 88400706). 10pm-late, phone for prices GAME ON AT ZOO BAR, ROOM GROUND FLOOR, BASEMENT & VIP R&B, electro and house. Bear St WC2 (020 7839 4188). Tube: Leicester Sq. 9pm-3am, 7, NUS 5, adv 4.50 GOIN DOWNSTAIRS AT LIFE Gilles Peterson, Dom Servini and The BPM play jazz and world. Old St EC1 (020 7250 3737). Tube/ Rail: Barbican. 9pm-1am, 2 HOT ROD NIGHT AT ACE CAFE 1950s and 1960s rocknroll. North Circular Rd NW10 (020 8961 1000). Tube: Hanger Lane. 6pm-late, free JOYA AT SOSHO Global grooves and balearic beats. Tabernacle St EC2 (0781 3196623). Tube/Rail: Old St. 7pm-midnight, phone for prices KITCH AT EAST VILLAGE Rocknroll and soul. Great Eastern St EC2 (020 7739 5173). Tube/Rail: Old St. 7pm-1am, phone for prices METROLATINA AT SALSA! Jazzy salsa with Cuban sounds. Charing Cross Rd WC2 (020 7379 3277). Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. 5.30pm-2am, 4, free before 9pm N*A*S*I*N AT THE BORDERLINE Punk, rock, metal, ska, and classics. Orange Yard, Manette St W1 (0870 060 3777). Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. 11pm-3am, 5, concs 4 REBEL DISKO AT PLAN B Punk, funk and 1970s reggae. Brixton Rd SW9 (0870 116 5421). Tube/Rail: Brixton. phone for details CirCussaturday, Matter at 10pm We Have a pair of vIP tickets to give away for Circus at Matter. Youll get the vIP treatment from the host Jodie Harsh, right, and a free bottle of champagne. vv Brown is live, with Siouxsie, Kissy Sellout, Frankmusik and more on the decks. For more information go to thisiscircus.com To enter text LL WIN followed by a space and then your first name and email address to 65400 before 9am tomorrow. Texts cost 50p plus standard network charges. Entrants must be over 18. Terms and conditions apply, see thisislondon.co.uk/lite txt 65400 win tickets SPOOFS arent meant to last, but 25 years since the movie release of This Is Spinal Tap, the band is more popular than ever. But the funniest thing about last night was that it wasnt funny at all. They rarely went for laughs outside the songs. Guitarist Nigel Tufnel (aka Christopher Guest, aka Baron Haden- Guest, aka Mr Jamie Lee Curtis) displayed a chucklesome array of facial expressions; bassist Derek Smalls (aka Harry Shearer, aka Mr Burns) punched the air melodramatically and made a feeble quip about transsexuals, but that was just about that. Guest, Shearer and Michael McKean, aka Tap singer David St Hubbins, are established actors, but I have a sneaking suspicion this let-the- music-do-the-talking approach means theyre beginning to take themselves rather seriously. Yet the bulk of Tap songs remain acutely funny. Clam Caravan (the suns not your friend in the desert) and Big Bottom (How could I leave this behind?) still packed a ticklesome punch. At their very best, on The Majesty Of Rock (The pageantry of roll/The crowing of the cock/The running of the foal), they were almost authentic. To muddy the waters further, there were cameos -- a topless Justin Hawkins, bassist extraordinaire Freddie Washington, Sweets Andy Scott and keyboardist Keith Emerson -- but, like their hosts, the guests were not for joking either. Nojoke!TheTapfailto turnthelaughsupto11 Striking a pose: NigelTufnel on stage last night IN TowN lasT NIGhT... rOCK spinal Tap WembleyArena HHHII JOHN AizLEWOOD index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html