London Lite Friday, 2 October 2009 21 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Kanyes man is no jackassKID CUDI The album The Man On The Moon is out on Monday. 13PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday BEING called a jackass by the president of the United States is never good for a mans rep and, since the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West hasnt had quite the influence he prob- ably feels he deserves. But it doesnt seem to be holding back his latest protg, Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi. Cudi, 25, has been described by his mentor as like what Alexander McQueen is to fashion. Everything else is just Zara and H&M. His single DayNNight got to No2 earlier this year and he is about to follow up its success with his cosmically inspired debut album, The Man On The Moon. I want to change the face of hip hop, says Cudi, showing one thing he has in common with West: an ego you can probably see from space. I feel like Im fulfilling my destiny, like the stars are aligned for me, continues the rapper -- real name Scott Ramon Segring Mescudi -- as he holds court in the headquarters of his London record company. Ive never gone out of my way to make things happen, but success has just fallen into my lap. And this album is like no other. I believe it will help people get through certain situations in their lives. Its a lofty ambition, but then The Man On The Moon is not just an album; its a journey in five acts -- like a play or (whisper it) a Seventies prog record. Its my story put into song, explains Cudi, before chiding away more ques- tions. Im not going to give you more detail. Imagine if it was a movie. I wouldnt break down the plot and tell you what happens. Although hes only been successful for a short time -- West plucked him from obscurity to co-write his album 808s & Heartbreak -- Cudi already exudes the air of a serious power player. He even threatened to retire from hip hop earlier this year (true to hip hop form, he hasnt). Im not a genius, he protests modestly. Kanye would no doubt loudly disagree. AMBER COWAN Loftyaim:Cudiwantstochangethefaceofhiphop SImIan mobIle DISCo THE electro duo, right, show off the lasting value of new album Temporary Pleasure. HMV Forum, 9-17 Highgate Rd NW5 (0870 060 3777), 9pm, 14. Tube: Kentish Town The maCCabeeS THE polite indie boys, right, struggled to come up with songs for their second album but it was worth it -- Wall Of Arms is brilliant. O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd SW9 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, returns only. Tube: Brixton aleSha DIxon THE gushing but utterly charming Strictly Come Dancing judge, right, reminds us how she got on the show as a contestant with a set of her catchiest songs and some slinky moves. 12 Nov, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green W12 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, 20. Tube: Shepherds Bush love loST In The brITISh reTaIl InDUSTry LIFE as a shelf-stacker or checkout girl is the subject of the latest wondrous show by character comedian Isy Suttie, left. And tomorrow, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St W1 (0870 429 6883), 9.30pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd Fear IN THIS brilliant show Jason Cook, left, generates laughter from his total honesty in facing his fears, his alcoholism and his relationship with his wife. Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1 (020 7388 8822), 7.30pm, 12-14. Tube: Euston aDam bUxTon THE hairier half, left, of the Adam & Joe comedy duo headlines with support from Tom Basden, Paul Foot, Nick Mohammed and Jon Richardson (MC). 29 Oct, 100 Club, 100 Oxford St W1 (020 7636 0933,, 7.30pm, 15. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd The Shawl ELIZABETH MCGOVERN, Matthew Marsh and Paul Rattray star in a sublime revival of David Mamets play, right, about deception. Until tomorrow, Arcola Theatre, 27 Arcola St E8 (020 7503 1646,, Fri-Sat 8pm, mat Sat 3pm, 16. Rail: Dalston Kingsland DIrTy DanCIng MARTIN HARVEY and Nadia Coote, right, star in the musical based on the 1987 film that made the late Patrick Swayze a household name. Until Mar 2010, Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych WC2 (0844 847 2330, aldwychtheatre. com), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Fri & Sat 3pm, 15-62.50. Tube: Covent Gdn The vIew STEVE ARBERS new play starring Darrell Jackson and Helen Arber, right, looks at how our fear of what other people think affects the way we grieve. 10-19 Oct, Lion And Unicorn Theatre, 42 Gaisford St NW5 (020 7482 0850, giantolive. com), Mon & Sun 7.30pm, mat Sat 3.30pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Kentish Town The gallery TRANCE collective Above & Beyond, aka Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamki, left, play a three- hour set to mark the release of their latest compilation, Anjunabeats Vol 7. Ministry Of Sound, 103 Gaunt St SE1 (0870 060 0010), 10.30pm, 6-20. Tube: Elephant & Castle avanTgarDen THIS Smirnoff-supported magical garden-themed night features theatrical troop Gideon Reeling and hula hoopist Marawa The Amazing, left. The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Steet WC2 (avantgarden@, 8pm, free but register by email first. Tube: Covent Garden PerFeCTo TRANCE legend Paul Oakenfold, left, who produced Madonnas single Celebration, takes over the decks at Matter for the first time. 23 Oct, Matter, The 02, Peninsula Square SE10 (020 7549 6686), 10pm, 12. Tube: North Greenwich 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.html44.html45.html46.html47.html