London Lite Tuesday, 11 August 2009 17 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Thepleasureis not temporarySimian mobile DiSco The album Temporary Pleasure is out next week. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC Pearl Jam THE Seattle rockers and sometime political activists, right, show off new album, Backspacer. O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green W12 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, returns only. Tube: Shepherds Bush CompiledbyStephanieHirschmiller Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out natalie imbruglia THE ex-Neighbours star, right, showcases new material co-written by Coldplays Chris Martin. But no doubt shell whip out Torn, too. The Luminaire, 311 Kilburn High Rd NW6 (020 7372 7123, theluminaire.com), 7.30pm, returns only. Tube: Kilburn big Wheel SunDayS THE open-air Sunday concert season kicks off with a set from British Sea Power, right, with the London Bulgarian Choir. Sun-30 Aug, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regents Pk NW1 (0844 826 4242, openairtheatre.org), 6pm, 26-32.50. Tube: Baker St avenue Q ITS an extended run for this unholy but hilarious alliance between humans and puppets, right. Until 2 Jan, Gielgud Theatre, 33 Shaftesbury Ave W1 (0870 154 4040), Mon-Thu 8pm, Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm, Sat 5pm & 8.30pm, 10-50. Tube: Piccadilly Circus Coming SoonTomorrowToday JeruSalem THIS hysterical state-of-the- nation polemic is set on St Georges Day and stars Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, right. Until 22 Aug, Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Downstairs, Sloane Sq SW1 (020 7565 5000), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mat Sat 2pm, returns only. Tube: Sloane Sq aDult chilD/DeaD chilD THIS Camden Fringe one- woman show stars Katy Vans, right, in an engaging look at mental illness. Sun-19 Aug, Etcetera Theatre, Oxford Arms, 265 Camden High St NW1 (020 7482 4857, etceteratheatre. com, camdenfringe.org), 4.30pm, 7.50. Tube: Camden Town roger monkhouSe GOOD-NATURED grumbling from the middle-aged wit, left, plus Sean Meo and Ian Stone. Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon St SW1 (0870 060 2340, thecomedystore. co.uk), 8pm, 15. Tube: Piccadilly Circus Coming SoonTomorrowToday Pear ShaPeD KRYSSTAL and Brian Damage, left, present stand-up comics Phil Zimmerman and John Sharp for your amusement. The Fitzroy Tavern, 16 Charlotte St W1 (07831 497 091, pearshapedcomedy. com), 8pm, 5, 4 concs. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd ivor Dembina THE Jewish comedian, left, presents This Is Not A Subject For Comedy in which he sees the funny side of Israels current political climate. Sat, Poetry Caf, 22 Betterton St WC2 ( 07905 917425, thepoetrysociety.co. uk), 4pm, voluntary donation. Tube: Covent Garden barrio latino ARRIVE early (7.15pm) for salsa classes, but the real stuff kicks in later with R&B and bashment from DJs Chino and Alex and guest band Grupo Lokito, left. Bar Rumba, 36 Shaftesbury Ave W1 (020 7287 2715, barrumba.co.uk), 7.15pm, 5, 4 before 11pm or NUS. Tube: Piccadilly Circus Coming SoonTomorrowToday cheaP$kateS RECESSION clubbing at its best with indie, electro, old school and party classics courtesy of DJ Downfall, left, and drinks for 80p. Moonlighting, 17 Greek St W1 (020 7437 5782, moonlightingnightclub. co.uk), 9pm, 6, 5 NUS. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd high horSe THE DJs Matt Walsh, left, and Skull Juice rummage through their house music collections at this newly located clubland institution. Arrive early for happy hour until 9pm. 21 Aug, T Bar, 32-38 Dukes Place EC3 (tbarlondon.com), 5pm, free. Tube: Aldgate We tried to shorten it down to SMd but it never really worked, says James Ford of his bands name, Simian Mobile disco. We first came up with it for a mixtape and then we started getting known as dJs, and it was like, Were doing this now, shall we change the name? But it was too late. the super-friendly Ford is a producer whose credits include albums for Florence And the Machine, Arctic Monkeys, the Last Shadow Puppets and Klaxons (beat that, Mark ronson). Somehow he found time to make a second album of brilliant, mad scien- tist electro-pop, temporary Pleasure, with bandmate Jas Shaw. SMd were originally half of electro- rock group Simian. they broke up in 2005 but lived on through Justices remix of Never Be Alone, which dominated clubland in 2006 just as SMd started to take off. We definitely acknowledge the song gave us a boost, Ford says over a cup of tea at his studio. But id be happy to never hear it again. temporary Pleasure could well emulate its success -- whatever the title suggests. it has all the catchy hooks and weird, synthy sounds that propelled their debut, Attack decay Sustain release, on to dJ set lists -- plus guest vocals from Beth ditto, Gruff rhys and Alexis taylor of Hot Chip. On the first record we tried to use the vocals sort of like an instrument, but on this one we used proper lyrics, Ford explains. its weird that weve kind of gone back towards tracks and tunes. So are they ready for more monkey- related headlines in the press? Ford groans. i still havent seen ape s**t. Maybe well get one of those if the album gets panned. And what would they call themselves if they could choose their name again? Ford reaches for his iPhone and taps it a few times. Claire One Arm. i wrote that down for some reason last night, i dont know why. Although something tells me theyd regret that too... LAUREN PAXMAN Disco monkeys: Jas Shaw and James Ford of SMD 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