London Lite Thursday, 27 August 2009 23 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Bad bands just arent ourfriends 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC Chris smither THE folk-blues singer and songwriter from Miami, right, plays tracks from his upcoming album, Time Stands Still. The Luminaire, 311 Kilburn High Rd NW6 (020 7372 7123), 7.30pm, 15, 13 adv. Tube: Kilburn CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out roCkwell A LiNE-up including Razorlight, with Johnny Borrell, right, Joss Stone, David Gray, Tom Jones and The Hot Rats performs in aid of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity. 11 Sep, The O2, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002), 6.30pm, 40-65. Tube: North Greenwich Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Doug stanhope THE witty uS presidential candidate-turned Sarah palin-botherer, left, is almost guaranteed to cause offence and certain to have you giggling uncontrollably. Tue-6 Sep, Leicester Square Theatre, 5 Leicester place WC2 (0844 847 2475), 7.30pm, 20. Tube: Leicester Square Coming SoonTomorrowToday seCretsunDaze iMpROvED sound is promised for secretsundazes second stint at That. All the better to hear Steve Bug, left, Doc Martin and Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts. Sun, That, 338 Boord Street, Greenwich SE10 (020 8858 8900), 2pm, 20, 14.50 adv, 10 after 10pm. Tube: North Greenwich Ask any skinny-jeaned boy in shoreditch which band theyd most like to be in, and theyd prob ably s ay ac cl a i me d Brooklyn hipsters MGMT. After all, theyve got the fame, the fortune, the girls, the psyche- delic headbands... But not simon OConnor, lead guitarist of Amazing Baby. And he has played in many bands with the MGMT boys. Dude, I love Andrew and Ben, drawled the New Yorker of MGMTs Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, over beers inside his campervan at Latitude festival. I lived with Andrew for five years, hes my best friend in the world and I was in, like, nine bands with him. I even played a couple of shows with them when they were called The Management. But they love pop and I... want to make peoples ears bleed. As far as the Brooklyn scene goes, he continues, its more about friendship and respect than what bands sound like. People making good music become friends because you dont make friends with anyone who makes bad music. OConnor formed Amazing Baby with singer Will Roan last January. They stuck some songs on Myspace just for friends and had released a fiery album, Rewild, by June this year. OConnor says his zip code isnt an influence, and dont mention Wesleyan, the university the counts santigold, Chairlift and MGMT among its alumni. Were not a Wesleyan band, he says. Im the only one who went there! But Andrew and I were in some horribly violent porn-rock bands there, and the riffs from those bands are in a lot of MGMT songs! MARTHA DE LACEY aDventures of the liquoriCe pizza at the queen of hoxton GOD Dont Like it, left, pumps out tunes, while To Arms Etc and There Will Be Fireworks play live. Queen Of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Rd EC2 (020 7422 0958,, 8pm, free. Tube: Old St the last Days of gilDa GAL LE CORNEC, right, stars in this one-woman comedic drama about sex and violence in a Rio de Janeiro favela. until 5 Sep, Old Red Lion, 418 St John St EC1 (020 7837 7816,, Tue-Sat 9.15pm, Sun 6.45pm, 10. Tube: Angel BeaCh party DANCE in the five tonnes of white sand the Zebrano team shipped in for the weekend, with Barry Devlin, left, on the decks. Just like ibiza... until Mon, Zebrano, 18 Ganton Street W1 (020 7287 5267, zebrano-bar-, 7pm, free. Tube: Oxford Circus louisiana reD ivERSON MiNTER, right, performs blues hits including Sweet Blood Call from his 50-plus albums. 100 Club, 100 Oxford St W1 (020 7636 0933), 7.30pm, 18, 16.50 adv. Tube: Tottenham Court Road sketChy at Best iNNOvATivE and completely shameless sketch duo Becky and Naomi, left, are joined by the ukulele kid, William Tombs, and a mysterious double act, Toby. until Sun, Camden Head, 100 Camden High Street W1 (020 7485 4019,, 8.45pm, 7.50. Tube: Camden Town we neeD to talk aBout Bonnets GRiNNE MAGuiRE, left, talks of the disappointment of coming to terms with the fact that her life isnt going to pan out like a Bront novel. Camden Head, 2 Camden Walk N1 (020 7359 0851,, 7.15pm, 7.50. Tube: Angel hello Dolly TiMOTHy SHEADERS slick production of this jolly musical about serial matchmaker Dolly (Samantha Spiro, right) is an absolute delight. until 12 Sep, Open Air Theatre, inner Circle, Regents pk NW1 (0870 060 1811,, Mon-Sat 8pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 22.50-50. Tube: Baker St infinite variety CRAZy HORSE and The Whoopee Club present this show, right, with costumes and set made from paper that unfolds as the show progresses. 15 Sep-31 Oct, New players Theatre, under The Arches, villiers St WC2 (0870 -33 2626), Tue-Sat 7.45pm, 12- 25. Tube: Charing Cross We have lift off: space-rockers Amazing Baby amazing BaBy The boys play Smash & Grab at proud tonight ( 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.html40.html41.html42.html43.html