London Lite Thursday, 23 July 2009 21 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Now Im back tobeingdorkyGRAHAM COXON Coxon is at the Roundhouse tonight. 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC SpeCtRuM PETE KEMBER, right, aka Sonic Boom of drone-rock legends Spacemen 3, plays a rare set of blissed-out dots and loops in his Spectrum guise. The Macbeth, 70 Hoxton St N1 (020 7749 0600), 8pm, 5. Tube: Old St CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out tHe D THE enthralling French- Scandinavian rock duo, right, who sing in English and Finnish, are supported by Jamaican electro MC Terry Lynn and hip hop rapper Speech Debelle. Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0870 907 0999, barflyclub.com), 7pm, 10. Tube: Chalk Farm Dizzee RASCAl BOW-BORN Bonkers rapper Mr Rascal, right, who was stabbed six times in Ayia Napa in 2003 and won the Mercury Prize a few months later, performs his hip hop hits. 22 Oct, O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd SW9 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, 19.50. Tube: Brixton ARCADiA STOPPARDS century- hopping drama about the progress of maths and physics stars Samantha Bond and Jessie Cave, right. Until 12 Sep, Duke Of Yorks Theatre, St Martins Lane WC2 (0870 060 6623), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 15- 49.50. Tube: Leicester Sq Coming SoonTomorrowToday BliNk! A TRIBUTE to the musicals starrying Elena Rossi and Nikki Gerard, right. Until 16 Aug, Above The Stag Theatre, 15 Bressenden Place SW1 (0844 478 0030), Tue- Fri 7.30pm, Sat 8.15pm, mats Sat 5.30pm & Sun 6.30pm, 10. Tube: Victoria tHe RiSe AND FAll OF little VOiCe THE X Factors Diana Vickers, right, stars as shy singer Little Voice in this comedy drama. 8 Oct-30 Jan, Vaudeville Theatre, The Strand WC2 (0870 890 0511), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 17.50-67.50. Tube: Charing Cross New ACt NiGHt NEIGHBOURS superfan Fergus Craig, left, hosts new comedy from Sean Livingstone, Jag Ghankas, Aaron Shakespeare, Alex Marion and more. Downstairs At The Kings Head, 2 Crouch End Hill N8 (020 8340 1028), 8.30pm, 4, 3 concs. Tube: Finsbury Pk then W7 bus Coming SoonTomorrowToday tHe ONe AND MANy MASTER impressionist Alistair McGowan, left, previews his first Edinburgh show in 10 years. Expect all sorts of familiar faces. And Sat, Riverside Studios, Crisp Rd W6 (020 8237 1111, riverside studios.co.uk), 9.30pm, 10. Tube: Hammersmith tHe MOROCCAN DiSCO SpOkeSMAN TOMMY HOLGATE recalls sore bottoms and snake charmers on his 1,600-mile cycle ride to Marrakesh. 1-3 Aug, Canal Caf Theatre, The Bridge House, Delamere Terrace W2 (020 7289 6054), Sat & Mon 7.30pm, Sun 7pm, 6, 5 concs. Tube: Warwick Ave SMASH AND GRAB COCO ELECTRIK, left, launch a new single, Shine A Light, at this night dedicated to kissing and dancing. Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (020 7482 3867), 8pm, 8, 5 before 11pm, 4 concs. Tube: Camden Town Coming SoonTomorrowToday tHe SuMMeR OF HARD DANCe RIOT! presents this European hard dance showcase featuring sets from Lab 4, Tidy Boys, left, Anne Savage vs. Lisa Pinup, BK, Kamui and more. Matter, The O2, Peninsula Square SE10 (020 7549 6686, matterlondon.com), 10pm, 5. Tube: North Greenwich MADONNAS 51St BiRtHDAy TRANNY legend Dusty O DJs alongside Guilty Pleasures Prince Nelly, left, and Madonna remixer extraordinaire Truestar to mark 51 years of Madge. Purple leotards at the ready... 15 Aug, Punk, 14 Soho St W1 (0871 971 5418, myspace.com/madonna celebrate), 2pm, 15, 7 adv. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd FORGET after-party debauchery, Britpop groupies and champagne hot tubs. After 150,000 fans cheered Blurs t r i u m p h a n t h e a d l i n e s l o t a t Glastonbury, how did the boys them- selves toast the zenith of their reformation? We got straight on the bus home! grins guitarist Graham Coxon, 40, tugging on a cigarette on a bench outside his north London home. They didnt even demand a chopper to whisk them off Michael Eaviss property? No, we got home about half three. I had to get back to see my little girl. He laughs. But the ride home was great. We all sat around just sort of grinning, really. We just breathed and tried to take it all in. And eventually we relaxed and thought, My God, that was fantastic. It was the most emotional show. It seemed to be the pinnacle and somehow where we really had to prove ourselves. I liked the small Rough Trade show -- it was like the old days with the electrics going wrong and Alex falling on plants -- but at big shows you get that amazing sound off an audience when you walk on. We werent ready for that, we were quite overwhelmed. When they chanted my little melody from Tender I was very touched. Its never happened before. Its funny, you dream a melody like that, put it into a song, and one day thousands of people are chanting it at you. Another cheeky chuckle. Its pretty amazing actually, it cant get much better than that. The only glitch in the summer of Blur was a dodgy oyster that nearly stopped Coxon from playing T In The Park (four bottles of saline, a biscuit, a cup of tea and I was fine), and he promises that when frontman Damon Albarn declared that it was their last gig, he only meant of their summer stint. For now, its back to the day jobs, which for Coxon means flying solo. I get nervy playing all on my own. 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