London Lite Wednesday, 26 August 2009 27 Sexually transmitted infections are spreading fast. Dont pick one up tonight. Get wrapped up in the moment. LISTINGS LISTINGS PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT -- THE MUSICAL Palace Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 755 0016). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm, ends May 22, 20.25-64.25 SISTER ACT London Palladium Argyll Street, W1 (0844 412 2704). Tube: Oxford Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 3pm, 17.50-60, limited number of 25 front row stalls seats available from 10am on day of performance A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Donmar Warehouse Earlham Street, WC2 (0870 060 6624). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, ends Oct 3, 15-29 THRILLER LIVE Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 412 4661). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Tue-Fri, Sun 7.30pm, Sat 8pm, mats Sat 4pm, Sun 3.30pm, , 22.50- 49.50 + 1 Restoration Levy TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Shakespeares Globe Theatre New Globe Walk, SE1 (020 7401 9919). Tube/Rail: London Bridge. Tonight 7.30pm, ends Sep 20, 5-33 WAR HORSE New London Theatre corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street, WC2 (0844 412 4654). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, ends Sep 26, 15-47.50, child/concs 15-37.50 (Mon-Thu) WE WILL ROCK YOU Dominion Theatre Tottenham Court Road, W1 (0870 169 0116). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, ends Mar 27, 27.50-60 WICKED Apollo Victoria Theatre Wilton Road, SW1 (0844 826 8000). Tube/Rail: Victoria. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, ends Apr 3, 15-60 THE WOMAN IN BLACK Fortune Theatre Russell Street, WC2 (0870 060 6626). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon-Sat 8pm, mats Tue 3pm, Sat 4pm, 16.50-42.50 GIGS AT8, YUNIOSHI The duo plays electro-punk-pop. Underbelly Hoxton Sq, N1 (020 7837 4412). Tube/Rail: Old St. 7pm, 6 BO NINGEN Avantgarde noise-rock. The Cross Kings Pub, Jester York Way, N1 (020 7278 8318). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. Tonight 8pm, 5 DAKOTA, T MANDRAKE, ADRIAN ROYE & THE EXILES, QUIXOTE Indie-rock four-piece from Derby. Monto Water Rats Grays Inn Road, WC1 (020 7837 4412). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. Tonight 7pm, 6 THE FANCY TOYS Quirky lounge-pop duo. The Distillers Arms, Regal Rooms Fulham Palace Road, W6 (020 8748 2834). Tube: Hammersmith/Barons Court. Tonight 7.30pm, free THE FLOWERS OF HELL, THE OSCILLATION, ECHOTONE Orchestral rock instrumentals. The Luminaire Kilburn High Road, NW6 (020 7372 7123). Tube: Kilburn. Tonight 7.30pm, 5 MADELAINE HART, JONATHAN JEREMIAH, JOEL OWEN The singer plays contemporary folk. The Green Note Cafe Parkway, NW1 (020 7485 9899). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 8pm, 6 HOT RATS Acoustica from Supergrass boys Gaz and Danny. The Old Blue Last Great Eastern Street, EC2 (020 7739 5793). Tube/ Rail: Old Street. Tonight 8pm, 5 LADYHAWKE, BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Electropop from the New Zealand singer-songwriter. Relentless Garage Highbury Corner, N5 (0870 060 3777). Tonight 7pm, phone for prices MY SAD CAPTAINS London four-piece play indie-pop. Pure Groove West Smithfield, EC1 (020 7778 9278). Tube/Rail: Farringdon. Tonight 7.30pm, free CAROLINE NIN The Paris vocalist Live! On The Park At Pizza On The Park Knightsbridge, SW1 (020 7235 5273). Tube: Hyde Park Corner. Tonight 7pm, 15 OBVIOUSLY FOUR BELIEVERS, PENNY SERENADE, REDBLUEGREEN, MISSDAVINALEE The London-based band play retro garage-rock with a touch of psychedelia to boot. 93 Feet East, Main Hall Brick Lane, E1 (020 7247 3293). Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street. Tonight 7.30pm, 7, w/flyer 6, adv 5 ONE ESKIMO, PHILDEL, PLANET EARTH Relaxed acoustica. Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen Hoxton Square, N1 (020 7613 0709). Tube/Rail: Old S. 8pm, 8, adv 7 PINEY GIR AND THE AGE OF REASON The upbeat pop vocalist performs with her backing band. Relentless Garage, Upstairs Highbury Corner, N5 (0870 060 3777). Tonight 7pm, 6 RED NOVA Rock collective. Buffalo Bar Upper Street, N1 (020 7359 6191). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington. Tonight 8pm, 5 THE RESISTORS, FIGHT THE EMPIRE, LA VALLIERE Alternative rock four-piece. The Barfly, Camden Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (0844 847 2424). Tube: Chalk Farm. Tonight 7.30pm, adv 5 SHINE, TERRY REID The French pop and trip hop combo perform with rock vocalist Reid. Pigalle Piccadilly, W1 (020 7734 8142). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Tonight 6.30pm, 15-50 SUNDAY KING London-based alt-rock four-piece. Bull And Gate Kentish Town Road, NW5 (020 8826 5000). Tube/Rail: Kentish Town. Tonight 8pm, 5, concs 4 THE PICTURES: BAMBIKILL, PETS IN HEAVEN The Bristol musician plays psychedelic rock. Bardens Boudoir Stoke Newington Road, N16 (020 7249 9557). Rail: Dalston Kingsland. Tonight 8pm, free JOHN WILLIAMS & JOHN ETHERIDGE The guitarists perform a variety of pieces from around the world. Pizza Express Jazz Club Dean Street, W1 (020 7734 3220). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Tonight 7pm, 20 CLubS House & Garage MILK IT AT PROUD Dancehall, bassline, and electro. The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road NW1 (020 7482 3867). Tube: Camden Town. T7.30pm-1.30am, 2 OPEN DECKS NIGHT AT DEPARTURE Aaspiring DJs spin house hits. Crutched Friars EC3 (020 7480 7550). Tube: Tower Hill. Tonight 6pm- midnight, phone for prices SMILE AT THIRST House anthems. Greek Street W1 (020 7437 1977). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Tonight 5pm-3am, 4, 3 before midnight Others CORONA CARNIVAL AT THE DEN & CENTRO Resident Jodie Harsh spins retro disco, pop, house and electro. West Central Stt WC1 (020 7240 1083). 6, 5 before midnight, adv 4 DEATHDISCO AT NOTTING HILL ARTS CLUB Alan McGees trendy night of rocknroll, indie and punk also features live performances . Notting Hill Gate W11 (020 7460 4459). Tube: Notting Hill Gate. Tonight 7pm-2am, free DEEP FRIED ON A WEDNESDAY AT THE DOGSTAR DJ +1 spins classic soul, rare groove, funk, hip-hop, house and reggae. Coldharbour Lane SW9 (020 7733 7515). Tube: Brixton. 10pm-2am, free DISCO FIASCO AT PROUD Acid house, rave and disco. The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road NW1 (020 7482 3867). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 8pm-1.30am, 5, NUS 3, free before 9pm GAME ON AT ZOO BAR, ROOM GROUND FLOOR, BASEMENT & VIP Chart, party anthems and retro hits in the basement, with R&B, electro and house in the VIP room. Bear Street WC2 (020 7839 4188). Tube: Leicester Square. Tonight 9pm- 3am, 7, NUS 5, adv 4.50 I WANNA DJ AT HERBAL Aspiring DJs supply house. Kingsland Road E2 (020 7613 4462). Tube/Rail: Old Street. Tonight 9pm-2am, 3, free before 11pm JOYA AT SOSHO Global grooves and balearic beats with Pete Gooding. Tabernacle Street EC2 (0781 3196623). Tube/Rail: Old Street. 7pm-midnight, phone for prices KITCH AT EAST VILLAGE DJ Tash and Beth spin rock and soul. Great Eastern Street EC2 (020 7739 5173). Tube/Rail: Old Street. Tonight 7pm-1am, phone for prices LIPSTICK & LASHES AT THE DEN & CENTRO Resident Jodie Harsh plays retro chart and pop tunes. West Central Street WC1 (020 7240 1083). Tonight 10pm-3am, 8 METROLATINA AT SALSA! Jazzy salsa with Cuban sounds. Charing Cross Road WC2 (020 7379 3277). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. 5.30pm-2am, 4, free b4 9pm REBEL DISKO AT PLAN B Punk, funk and 1970s reggae. Brixton Road SW9 (0870 116 5421). Tube/Rail: Brixton, phone for details RODA DE SAMBA AT GUANABARA Brazilian night, with a live performance from Capital Do Samba. Parker Street WC2 (020 7242 8600). Tube: Holborn. 5pm-late, 5 THURSDAY AT THE STAR OF BETHNAL GREEN A night of iPod selections. Bethnal Green Road E2 (020 7729 0167). Tube: Bethnal Green. Tonight 5pm-midnight, free WRECK IT UP! AT 93 FEET EAST, BAR Ska, reggae, rocksteady and soul. Brick Lane E1 (020 7247 3293). Tubel: Liverpool St. 7pm-11pm, free YELLOWBLACK AT MOTHER BAR New wave, pop and electronica. Old Street EC1 (0793 9587 625). Tonight 8pm-3am, 4 YOU play a solo like that and you get a guitar like that, explained Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, referring to Nels Clines ferocious performance on 12 strings during Impossible Germany, one of their best songs. The cult Chicago bands shifting between melodic and avant-garde appears effortless on their new album, although on stage their industry was unmistakeable, particularly from Glenn Kotche who attacked his drums for two hours. Tweedys lyrical blending of downbeat and humorous was in evidence on the self-referencing Wilco (The Song), with its endearing chorus Wilco will love you baby. Such was the quality of the tunes, which drew inspiration from classic records while sounding indisputably like Wilco, it hardly mattered that there was not much to see other than six middle- aged blokes playing their instruments. In fact, it was Tweedys 42nd birthday and a cake was brought on. The encore included the excitably silly Heavy Metal Drummer and Tweedy even encouraged a brief singalong of Queens We Are The Champions. With his bittersweet vocal and the bands brilliant musicianship, perhaps Wilco could yet -- even in middle age -- cross over from cult appeal to mainstream success. Asetofmid-lifebrilliance IN TowN LAST NIGhT... rock Wilco Troxy HHHH andre paine Birthday boy: Jeff Tweedy on stage last night 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