London Lite Monday, 13 July 2009 19 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS No need to make Tingscomplicated THE TING TINGS The Salford duo plays Somerset House tomorrow. 13PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC TV ON THE RadIO DEAR SCIENCE by TV On The Radio, right, was one of last years finest albums. We cant wait to hear what the Brooklyn art-rockers have been up to since. O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd SW9 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, returns only. Tube: Brixton CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out JulIETTE lEwIS THE A-list actress, right, turned rawk star plays a warm-up gig with The New Romantiques before a full tour kicks off in the autumn. The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd N1 (020 7837 5371,, 8pm, 10. Tube: Angel FIEld day MOGWAI, The Horrors, Little Boots, right, Santigold, Mystery Jets, Micachu & The Shapes, The Big Pink and many more play at this quintessential village fete. 1 Aug, Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets E3 (0870 264 3333,, 11.30pm, 29.50. Tube: Bethnal Grn EIGHT CHOOSE the monologues youd like to see, from a 7/7 survivor to a high-class hooker in this enthralling play, right, by the acclaimed writer Ella Hickson. Until 25 Jul, Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall SW1 (0844 871 7627, trafalgarstudios), MonSat 7.45pm, mats Thu & Sat 3pm, 20. Tube: Charing Cross Coming SoonTomorrowToday JORdy PORdy JORDAN HERSKOWITZ, right, stars in his own play about growing up as the forgotten middle child in a Jewish family in Texas. Until 2 Aug, New End Theatre, 27 New End NW3 (0870 033 2733), Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat & Sun 3.30pm, 12-15. Tube: Hampstead SHawSHaNk REdEmPTION REG E. CATHEY and Kevin Anderson, right, star in a play based on Stephen Kings novel and the 1994 film. 4 Sep-14 Feb, Wyndhams Theatre, Charing Cross Rd WC2 (0870 950 0920), Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 3pm, Sun 4pm, 10-49.50. Tube: Leicester Sq yOuR EVENINGS ENTERTaINmENT IF YOU think an evening of entertainment organised by Gill from accounts sounds as much fun as a poke in the eye, think again. Gill is the latest brilliant incarnation from Pippa Evans, left. Deptford Albany, Douglas Way SE8 (020 8692 4446,, 7pm, 5. Rail: Deptford Coming SoonTomorrowToday THE SluTcRackER TIM KEY, left, presents his latest show -- a mix of poetry, music, high drama, yelling, mind reading and escapology. The Invisible Dot, 099F Stables Market NW1 (020 7424 8918,, 7.30pm, 8.50. Tube: Chalk Farm Sammy J IN THE FOREST OF dREamS SAMMY J, left, and Heath McIvor star in a musical puppet show for adults that was a sell-out at Edinburgh last year. 28 Jul-1 Aug, Leicester Square Theatre, 5 Leicester Place WC2 (0844 847 2475), Tue-Sat 8pm, 12.50-16.50. Tube: Leicester Sq BIG BIRTHday BaSH HIP HOP hero Skitz, left, celebrates the release of his latest album Sticksman, and his birthday, with sets from Scratch Perverts, Benny Page, Beni-G, Dynamite MC and more. Cargo, 83 Rivington St EC2 (020 7739 3440, cargo-, 7pm, 4, 3 adv. Tube: Old St Coming SoonTomorrowToday mIxTaPE THE YEAH YOUS, left, are joined by Louise Golbey, Lux Lisbon and Keith Haus DJs at this eclectic showcase that invites you to groove your midweek blues away. Proud, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (020 7482 3867, proudcamden. com), 7.30pm, 8, 5 adv. Tube: Camden Town NEEd2SOul DETROIT platter spinner Theo Parrish, left, mixes raw house, techno, soul, electro and disco with help from Jim Lister, Kerry Jean Power and Luca C. Sat, Bar A Bar, 135 Stoke Newington High St N16 (08700 600 100,, 10pm, 12. Rail: Stoke Newington THERES a charming effervescence about The Ting Tings both live and on record that seems to really grate on some people. For a band who make simple and brilliant pop music they tend to be on the receiving end of a lot of flak from hipsters. To actually meet Katie White, then, would have them sobbing into their Fleet Foxes stick-on beards, as shes every bit as fizzy, funny and opinion- ated as the music she makes with fellow band member Jules Martino. Even after a year of touring and pro- motional work to support their debut album, We Started Nothing, in which theyve had less than a week off, White, 26, is still enjoying herself. Not for her the usual indie boy whingeing. Weve both been ill on and off for the last few months but its still brilliant. I wouldnt change the last year for anything, she says in her broad north-western accent. She mustve dreamed of being a pop star when she was a kid. How does the reality match up to the fantasy? When I was a kid and dancing round the kitchen to impress my mum, something like this all seemed so far away. Even when we first started The Ting Tings, we used to carry all our stuff to gigs in my Mini Cooper. Now our wardrobe for stage outfits is bigger than my old Mini Cooper. Whites wardrobe is not only exten- sive, its been downright influential. A generation of teenage girls seems to have appropriated her primary coloured, ragbag style. Thats what Ive heard but I have hardly been home for the last year so I cant tell. But playing at Glastonbury this year, seeing all those singers with their tits out, reminded me that you dont have to expose yourself to be feminine -- its not all about the crotch shot. The band will be recording their second album soon. What can we expect? Well, were recording in Berlin, so anything could happen, White laughs. Ive even learned a few more chords on my guitar. But dont worry, not that many more. Were not going to get all complex any time soon. Were a pop band -- thats what we do. PAUl CONNOlly If the cap fits: Katie White has become a style icon 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.html