London Lite Thursday, 20 August 2009 17 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Rock rats pull back the coversthe hOt RAtS Gaz and Danny play The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch next Wednesday. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyStephanieHirschmiller COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC AdmA QuARtet A STAR of Brazils tropicalia scene, Adma Macedo, right, is joined by Kita Steuer, Uira Nogueira and Gui Tavares. Feel those tropical vibes. Ronnie Scotts Upstairs Bar, 47 Frith St W1, 8pm, 8, 5 before 10pm. Tube: Tottenham Court Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out IllegItImAte SOnS Of the KIng NORTH Londons self- proclaimed loudest band, right, deliver rap-rock with Sixties guitar riffs thats more infectious than swine flu. Proud, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (020 7482 3867, proudcamden. com), 7.30pm, 8, 5 before 9pm. 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Hoxton Pony, 104-108 Curtain Road EC2 (020 7613 2844,, 7pm, free. Tube: Old St Coming SoonTomorrowToday RAdIOClIt WHISTLES at the ready for a ghettopop-meets- bongo-dance showdown from Radioclits mix gods, left. Featuring Crazy Cousinz and Mumdance. East Village, 89 Great Eastern St EC2 (020 7739 5173, eastvillageclub. com), 9pm, 8, 6 before 11pm. Tube: Old St A RAVe WIth nO nAme ON CARNIVAL Sunday, our favourite party promoters host a bash in West Londons largest pub garden with Joe Goddard from Hot Chip, left, manning the decks. 30 Aug, Garden Bar & Grill, 41 Bramley Rd W10 (text RAVE to 60123), 4pm, 10, adv tickets from Rough Trade West. Tube: Latimer Rd YOU couldnt move at Glastonbury for spontaneous tributes to Michael Jackson. There was Lily Allens white glove, Dizzee Rascals medley and The Streetss Billie Jean cover. But the one band comprehensively prepared to whip out an MJ tune was the one act that refrained from doing so. When Supergrasss Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey popped by the Park Stage as The Hot Rats, their new covers project with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, the pair eschewed playing Beat It (from their 2007 stint as the Diamond Hoo Ha Men). Nor does it grace The Hot Rats album -- due early next year, and, according to Godrich, boasting a sleeve featuring Gaz and Danny naked, having sex on a camel. It seemed a bit obvious, says Gaz over cappuccinos and Marlboros in Godrichs vast Covent Garden studio. Everyone was aware of it. We didnt feel the need to make the gesture. Most people watching the Rats that day were Muse, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead fans, who gathered following rumours that the secret guests were one of the biggies. It was great, adds Danny with a smirk. We walked on stage to this unanimous disappointed groan. And then The Dead Weather [Jack Whites new outfit who also played a secret slot] totally stole our thunder. Bad-um-cha. The idea for The Hot Rats emerged after a late-night-few-bottles-of-wine- around-the-dinner-table thing, devel- oped in the vein of David Bowies Pin Ups. It culminated in a 13-day recording session, where they laid down the likes of Elvis Costellos Pump It Up and Love Cats by The Cure. Id love to spend my life making two- week albums, sighs Godrich. Although its funny, when [Radiohead] were making The Bends in 1994 we always put on Supergrass demos when we got bored and lacklustre. Really? asks a wide-eyed Danny. Awww. MARTHA DE LACEY Cut the Supergrass: The Hot Rats Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey 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