London Lite Tuesday, 14 July 2009 17 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Ourrockis inspiredby mygrandadAthlete The Deptford four-piece play Somerset House on Friday. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC lAdy GAGA AT A recent show in Toronto, Lady GaGa, right, wore what looked like a giant Brillo pad. What outfit will Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta be sporting tomorrow? O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd SW9 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, returns only. Tube: Brixton CompiledbyStephanieKillingbeck Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out NiNe iNch NAils THE industrial rocker plays his only London show this summer, with support from Janes Addiction. Trent Reznor, right, has said that the band will disappear soon. The O2, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002, theo2. co.uk), 6.30pm, 32.50. Tube: North Greenwich hAve heArt THIS will be one of your last chances to catch this Massachusetts hardcore punk group, right, who are breaking up this autumn. 23 July, Underworld, 174 Camden High Street NW1 (020 7482 1932, theunderworldcamden. co.uk), 7pm, 8. Tube: Camden Town A little NiGht Music HANNAH WADDINGHAM, right, stars in Sondheims musical set during a Swedish midsummer weekend. Until 25 Jul, Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Rd WC2 (0844 412 4662), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 20-55. Tube: Leicester Sq Coming SoonTomorrowToday JerusAleM THIS comedy set on St Georges Day follows a day in the life of Johnny Byron, right, local waster and modern-day Pied Piper. Until 15 Aug, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square SW1 (020 7565 5000), 7.30pm, 10-25. Tube: Sloane Square BreAkfAst At tiffANys ANNA FRIEL, right, is Holly Golightly, a good-time girl whose past threatens to catch up with her. 9 Sep-9 Jan, Theatre Royal, Haymarket SW1 (0870 145 1171, trh.co.uk), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 15-49.50. Tube: Piccadilly Circus All At seA ALL aboard as Tim FitzHigham, left, recounts episodes from his record- breaking 200-mile voyage from France to Tower Bridge in a bathtub. Udderbelly, South Bank SE1 (0871 663 2538), 7pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Waterloo Coming SoonTomorrowToday the coMedy store PlAyers A NIGHT of improv from Josie Lawrence, left, Andy Smart, Suki Webster, Steve Edis, Stephen Frost and Niall Ashdown. The Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon St SW1 (0844 847 1728), 8pm, 15. Tube: Piccadilly Circus four Poofs ANd A PiANo THE camp foursome, left, and their piano return promising more musical numbers, fancy footwork and irreverent humour. Sun, Riverside Studios, Crisp Rd W6 (020 8237 1111, river sidestudios.co.uk), 8pm, 10. Tube: Hammersmith White heAt THIS weekly art-rock disco is a reliable place to spot the next big thing. Up tonight are Delphic, Housse De Racket and Oh Minnows, left. Madame JoJos, 8-10 Brewer St W1 (020 7734 3040, madamejojos.com), 8pm, 6, 5 adv. Tube: Piccadilly Circus Coming SoonTomorrowToday GoiN doWNstAirs GILLES PETERSON, left, brings his boxes of vinyl to his regular live broadcast of nu- jazz beats for his Radio 1 show from downstairs in this Japanese bar. Life, 2-4 Old St EC1 (020 7250 3737), 9pm, 2. Tube: Old St scANdAlisM lAuNch PArty THIS night has a killer line-up, with Marina, left, And The Diamonds, Telepathe and Tommy Sparks playing live and The Maccabees, left, and Queens Of Noize DJing. Fri, Scala, 275-277 Pentonville Rd N1, scala-london.co.uk), 9pm, 10. Tube: Kings Cross WIN TICkETS, SEE PAGE 25 JOEL POTTS is not a man quick to anger. Indeed, I dont think Ive ever met a rock star more laid-back. He makes Neil from The Young Ones look like a whirlwind. When I tell him I used to get mad at journal- ists who called him and his band Mockneys, despite the fact that theyre from Deptford and sound like it, hes baffled. Did they really? he muses in his south London drawl. Cant say I ever noticed, to be honest, and it wouldnt have bothered me if I had. Its up to them what they think. What he is bothered about, however, is his bands excellent fourth album, Black Swan, another collection of minor chord majesty. The title track, in particular, is a song of which Potts is proud. Its dedicated to my grandpa, he says. He died just over three years ago and his death was the first positive experience Ive ever had of death. He had cancer but his death was like a really triumphant end to his life. He was ready to go -- he was 86 and hed felt hed had a good innings. And you can see why. The song is about the amazing life he had. He was a major in the Army and he had the kind of experi- ences that we would never even dream about. He was parachuted into Arnhem in the Second World War with a hundred men Frontrunners: Athletes Black Swan is about singer Joel Pottss war veteran grandfather but because the back-up didnt arrive in time, only six survived. He managed to get three injured men into the trees but he was shot three times in doing so. He was sure he was going to die, so he wrote a letter home. Then he was taken into a prisoner-of-war hospital. After he had recovered a little he tied the bed sheets together and escaped. Phew. The song is quite lovely. Im sure Grandpa Potts would be very proud. PAUL CONNOLLY 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.html