London Lite Wednesday, 23 September 2009 19 IN&OUTTONIGHTIalwaysgetmad love in London 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday WITH his tracksuit and Lego hair, unchanged in 20 years, Ian Brown isnt a man who blends easily into the crowd. Sitting outside Tootsies diner in Holland Park -- I come here for the butterscotch milkshakes -- the singer attracts the attention of almost everyone who walks past, most of whom greet him with a cheer- ful: All right, Ian? Ive lived round here for six years, says the 46-year-old man of the people, grinning. I enjoy the mad love I get. No ones ever called me a name in the street. No ones ever shouted anything bad at me. People from all walks of life feel like they connect with me. Mad love is whats kept Brown -- or King Monkey -- going since The Stone Roses split in 1996. Since then, hes released six albums, a greatest hits compilation and scored 12 top 40 hits; 13 when the brilliant new single Stellify charts on Sunday. The song was originally written for Rihanna, before Brown thought, Im having that. He chuckles. The inspira- tion was also Michael Jacksons Thriller. Ive always been a Jackson fan, I loved him right up until Bad --people used to laugh at me for it. Brown describes the new album as psychedelic, which isnt very Jackson. I mean its mind-expanding stuff to take you somewhere you havent been before. I dont use psychedelics though. I havent since my first son was born. He doesnt touch alcohol either, which explains the milkshakes. His oldest son is now 17, and Brown has two more boys -- a 13- year-old with his ex, and a nine- year-old with his Mexican wife, Fabiola. Are they a chip off the old block? I dont know, but theyre smart, he laughs. Theyre really into computers and they were finding loads of signed Ian Brown stuff on eBay -- forgeries. They said, This isnt right, why dont we put out the real thing? So now theyre flogging signed posters of me for 15 a go. So Ive told them, Dont undersell me and make me look cheap! AMBER COWAN Still mad for it: teetotal father- of-three Ian Brown The Temper Trap THE atmospheric indie rockers, right, who claim part of the inspiration for their name came from the film The Parent Trap, were long-listed for the BBCs Sound Of 2009 poll. Heaven, Under The Arches, Craven St WC2 (020 7930 2020), 8pm, returns only. Tube: Charing Cross The Veronicas AUSSIE twin sister duo, Jessica and Lisa Origliasso, right, play pop-rock songs as part of their Revenge Is Sweeter tour. KoKo, 1a Camden High St NW1 (0870 432 5527), 7pm, 13.50. Tube: Mornington Crescent Gossip BETH DITTO, right, and the punk rock three-piece perform Standing In The Way Of Control while losing control in the coolest way possible. 28 Nov, HMV Forum, 9-17 Highgate Rd NW5 (0870 060 3777, kentish townforum.com), 7pm, 17.50. Tube: Kentish Town scurVy Wednesdays TONY DUNN, left -- a more likeable Frankie Boyle -- keeps us giggling between sets from Kent Valentine, Charlie Duncan and Jay Foreman. The Islington Tap, 80 Liverpool Road N1 (020 8288 9398, scurvy comedy.com), 8pm, 7, 6 concs. Tube: Angel 99 club PATRICK MONAHAN, left, Paul Foot, Duncan Edwards and Jim Woroniecki (MC) exercise the audiences laughter muscles. Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square WC2 (020 7839 2633, 99clubcomedy.com), 8.30pm, 16, 14 concs. Tube: Leicester Sq do noThinG FORMER Never Mind The Buzzcocks host Simon Amstell, left, brings his acclaimed Edinburgh show back to London. 15-17 Nov, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green W12 (0870 060 0100, o2shepherdsbush empire.co.uk), 7pm, 20-22. Tube: Shepherds Bush our class BIJAN SHEIBANI directs this drama about a group of Polish children who grow up before and during the Second World War. With Michael Gould, right. Until 12 Jan, National Theatre, South Bank SE1 (020 7452 3000), in rep, 7pm, other times vary. Tube: Waterloo mrs Klein CLARE HIGGINS, right, stars as the pioneering psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, famed for her work with children. Until 5 Dec, Almeida Theatre, Almeida St N1 (020 7359 4404, almeida. co.uk), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mat Sat 3pm, 8-32.50. Tube: Angel caT on a hoT Tin roof JAMES EARL JONES, Phylicia Rashad, Adrian Lester and Sanaa Lathan, right, lead the all-black cast in this classic play. 21 Nov-10 Apr, Novello, Aldwych WC2 (0870 950 0940), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 10-49.50. Tube: Charing Cross arT aGainsT KniVes DJS MR C, left, Skin, Smokin Jo, Bones and Dolz At Play spin tracks at this Fashion Week closing party in aid of Oliver Hemsley, a St Martins student paralysed after a knife attack last year. Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Rd EC2 (020 7422 0958), 8pm, 10. Tube: Old St reGularirreGular AMSTERDAM-BASED techno DJ and producer Lauhaus, left, provides the tunes that will draw you to the dance floor tomorrow, with support from resident house DJ Nikos. T Bar, 32-38 Dukes Place EC3 (020 7729 2973, tbarlondon.com), 9pm, free. Tube: Liverpool St Zombie aTTacK! CELEBRATE Halloween like theres no tomorrow at this End Of The World party where DJs Queens Of Noize, left, Nicky Fatback, The Rebel Bingo Girls and ChewAbel play your last requests. 31 Oct, secret warehouse location, Shoreditch (theend oftheworld.co.uk), 9pm, 15, 10 adv. Tube: Old St Tomorrow IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS ian broWn The album My Way is out next week.