IN&OUTTONIGHT ETA Carnival After Party (not on map) ShepherdS BuSh pAVILION, a disused cinema, will be transformed with bohemian yurts, live art performances and hip hop, house and breaks tunes supplied by Bushwacka, The Nextmen, Lazersonic and many more, courtesy of underground party specialists eTA. previous eTA events have seen the likes of prince harry, Sienna Miller and Jude Law in attendance, so expect to see suitably smashed beautiful people weaving about. Sunday, 7pm-5am, Shepherds Bush Pavilion, 58 Shepherds Bush Green, W12, 20 before 10pm, 25 after, estimatedtimeofarrival.com Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green Carnival Knees-Up (not on map) pArAdISe has pulled it out of the bag. Get there early on Sunday to grab a spot on the terrace before catching dJ Yoda, Maccabees, Kissy Sell Out and Joe ransom. On Monday, catch rumblestrips, emeli Sande and rox. Sunday, 5pm-3am, 15, Monday 7pm-1am, 5, Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, 19 Kilburn Lane, W10, theparadise.co.uk Rave With No Name Carnival Special (not on map) The outfit formerly known as death To All Culture Snitches has secured a cool garden space opposite Latimer road Tube for a party that sees top- calibre spinners such as Joe from hot Chip and Andy Blake dropping underground tunes. Sunday, 4pm-3am, The Garden, 41 Bramley Road, W10, 10 in advance from Rough Trade West Moreaboutmusic heLd at the heart of Carnival in The Fat Badger pub, there are two rooms of top tunes on offer from the likes of Ben Westbeech, Afronaut, don Letts and Colin patterson. Sunday, 3pm-10.30pm, The Fat Badger, 310 Portobello Road, W10, free before 5pm. Snowbombing Launch Party (not on map) ONe look at the dJ line-up tells you that this will be a sell-out -- from Justin robertson to Jon Carter and Loose Cannons -- so get your tickets now. Monday, 2pm-1am, Masons Arms, 665 Harrow Road, NW10, 15, carnival gardenparty.com Radio 1 Carnival Monday @ The Metropolitan JOIN dubstep queen Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw and Shy FX at this popular pub next to Westbourne park station. Its a small venue so move quickly on those tickets. Monday, 2pm- 11.30pm, The Metropolitan, 60 Great Western Road, W11, 15 in advance from themetropolitan@ realpubs.co.uk 18 Friday, 28 August 2009 London Lite LIVINGFORTHEWEEKENDER Tonight With a potentially expensive weekend ahead, those thoughtful people at Bang Face are throwing a free event. Old-school heroes Altern-8 turn up the bass, while Ragga twins, Slipmatt, Luke Vibert, DMX Crew and more bring classic hardcore, acid, drum&bass, dubstep and techno. Bang Face 69 @ The Arches, 51-53 Southwark Street, SE1, (bangface. com), 10pm-6am, free. Tube: London Bridge Saturday IF YOu couldnt get a ticket to the sold-out SW4 festival, or if you fancy pushing on, the official SW4 After party is for you. held at the Coronet, its dance floors will rock to house and electro from dJs such as Sebastien Leger, tough techno duo Spektre and headline act eric prydz. SW4 After Party, 28 New Kent Road, SE1, (ticketmaster.co.uk), 10pm-6am, 25. Tube: Elephant & Castle Sunday thE killer line-up has seen early release tickets for this sell out already. Be quick and you could be enjoying the wonky electro of Claude Vonstroke and the underground tech of Berlins Anja Schneider. Eastern Electrics @ Union Car Park, 29-31 Suffolk Street, SE1, (eastern electrics.com), 10pm-7am, 20. Tube: Southwark ScOTT MANSON WEEKEND wHOOp AND wHISTLE YOUR wAY TO wEST CMC/Matrix Location: All Saints road Music policy: 100 per cent drum&bass -- you can hear this system from streets away. Channel One Location: 176 Westbourne park road Music policy: strictly roots and culture, with dJs blowing the dust off some of reggaes greatest old-school vinyl. Good Times Location: corner of Southern row and West row Music policy: Norman and Joey Jays Good Times session is a Carnival must-do. enjoy funky house, rare groove, reggae and club classics with a crowd that includes some old-time soulhead groovers in one of the friendliest atmospheres around. KCC & The Rocking Crew Location: Wornington road Music policy: if youre after uS house, bassline and grime, then KCC is the place for you. Oi You Location: corner of portobello road and elgin Crescent Music policy: new this year and bringing a Shoreditch take on Carnival, with hip dJ tag teams such as radioclit, Work It and Team Megamix dropping house, new jack swing, garage and r&B. Pineapple Tribe Location: junction of Ledbury road and Lonsdale road Music policy: tough techno, breaks and acid house are the hallmarks of this Notting hill stalwart, featuring the sort of crowd that wouldnt look out of place at a warehouse rave. Red Bull Music Academy Presents Major Lazer Location: under the Westway, 3-6 Acklam road, corner of Acklam road and portobello road Music policy: dJs diplo and Switch don their Major Lazer alias to drop the fattest reggae, dancehall, dub, electronica and hip hop-influenced tunes, alongside Toddla T, rusko and J-Wow from the Brazilian collective Buraka Som Sistema. Sancho Panza Location: junction of Middle row and Conlan Street Music policy: a cracking location has made this one of the busiest sound systems at Carnival, with Ibiza-style uplifting house, electro and breaks. Listen up for the announcement of surprise big-name guest dJs. ITS astonishing that there are capital-dwellers who havent been to Notting Hill Carnival. Time and again, youll meet someone who has lived in London for years and loves music, nightclubs, drinking and dancing, yet theyve never visited the biggest street festival in Europe, right on their doorstep. Sure, its intense and noisy, but doesnt that sound like every club or festival youve been to? Forget the scare stories, Notting Hill Carnival is a unique experience that unites the citys hard-partying tribes into one tiny corner of west London for two days of hedonism. Now in its 45th year, theres more to see than ever. Theres a 9am start on both days this year, giving the floats more time to get round the route. Sunday is traditionally Childrens Day, a quieter affair that may be the best option for Carnival virgins. Monday, the main day, sees a diverse group of soca, calypso, mas band, samba musicians and performers dancing, singing and DJing on a convoy of trucks while dozens of sound systems in the side streets turn up their amps to 11. But just because the sound systems shut at 7.30pm, theres no need to go home. Theres a stack of top-quality nights thatll keep you rocking until the early hours. SCOTT MANSON picks the best places to drink, dance and party... WHERETODaNcE--THEbESTOFTHESOuNDSySTEmS WHERETOcaRRyON--THEbESTOFTHEaFTER-PaRTIES Get your groove: the Good Times system Crazy and cool: Sancho Panza Party central: Paradise in Kilburn Lane Top tunes: Ben Westbeech Cool: Eric Prydz will play the SW4 After Party Shakeitup 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 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