London Lite Wednesday, 7 October 2009 39 LISTINGS LISTINGS I WANNA DJ AT HERBAL Aspiring DJs supply house. Kingsland Road E2 (020 7613 4462). Tube/Rail: Old Street. 9pm-2am, 3, free before 11pm JOYA AT SOSHO Global grooves and balearic beats. Tabernacle Street EC2 (020 7920 0701). Tube/Rail: Old Street. 7pm- midnight, phone for prices KEVS RARE GROOVE AT PANGEA PROJECT Chill-out and reggae from DJ Kev. Stamford Hill N16 (07841 595058). Tube: Manor House. 7.30pm- 10.30pm, phone for prices KITCH AT EAST VILLAGE Rocknroll and soul. Great Eastern Street EC2 (020 7739 5173). Tube/Rail: Old Street. 7pm- 1am, phone for prices LEGGOBEAST AT THE BIG CHILL BAR Funk, disco and dub. Drury Walk E1 (020 7392 9180). Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street. 8pm-1am, phone for prices METROLATINA AT SALSA! Big Les mixes jazzy salsa with Cuban sounds. Charing Cross Road WC2 (020 7379 3277). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. 5.30pm-2am, 4, free before 9pm MIDWEEK MADNESS AT MOTION The resident DJs supply party anthems. Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment WC2 (020 7389 9933). Tube/Rail: Embankment. 9pm-late, phone for prices REBEL DISKO AT PLAN B Punk, funk and 1970s reggae. Brixton Road SW9 (0870 116 5421). Tube/Rail: Brixton. phone for details GIGS AMORISTE Essex-based indie-pop four-piece. Bar Music Hall Curtain Road, EC2 (020 7613 5951). Tube/Rail: Old Street. 8pm, free ANGEL BROTHERS The Folk ensemble perform. The Slaughtered Lamb Great Sutton Street, EC1 (020 7253 1516). Tube/Rail: Farringdon. 7.30pm, 10 THE BASICS Australian trio play easy listening. Monto Water Rats Grays Inn Road, WC1 (020 7837 4412). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. 7pm, 6 JOE BURT EXPERIENCE The one-time Black Sabbath bassist. Bulls Head Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 (020 8876 5241). Rail: Barnes Bridge. 8.30pm, 10 COME ON GANG! Indie pop three-piece. Underbelly Hoxton Square, N1 (020 7837 4412). Tube/Rail: Old St. 7pm, 6 THE DESERT SANDS Bluesy rock from London three-piece. Bull And Gate Kentish Town Road, NW5 (020 8826 5000). Tube/Rail: Kentish Town. 8pm, 5, concs 4 MARK EITZEL Americana from the Californian singer-songwriter. St-Giles-In-The-Fields St Giles High Street, WC2 (020 7240 2532). 7.30pm, 12.50 NORTON MONEY Alt-country-bluegrass outfit. The Green Note Cafe Parkway, NW1 (020 7485 9899). Tube: Camden Town. 8pm, 6 FURION The five-piece play funk-rock. Dublin Castle Parkway, NW1 (020 8806 2668). Tube: Camden Town. 8.30pm, 6, concs 4.50 GAGGLE Alternative all-female vocal group. The Cross Kings Pub York Way, N1 (020 7278 8318). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. 7pm, 6, adv 5 THE HALL OF MIRRORS Psych rock from the seven-piece. Buffalo Bar Upper Street, N1 (020 7359 6191). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington. 8pm, 6, concs 5 IDLEWILD The five-piece perform rock. Rough Trade East Brick Lane, E1 (020 7792 3490). Tube: Aldgate East/Rail: Shoreditch. 7pm, free with wristband IRON GORILLA Alt-rock three-piece. The Good Ship, Main Room Kilburn High Road, NW6 (07949 008253). Tube: Kilburn. 7.30pm, doors, 4 EILEN JEWELL & BAND American country tunes. The Luminaire Kilburn High Road, NW6 (020 7372 7123). Tube: Kilburn. 7.30pm, 12, adv 10 LIL WAYNE The Grammy award-winning rapper. HMV Apollo Queen Caroline Street, W6 (0844 844 4748). Tube: Hammersmith. 7pm, 32.50 ALICE MCLAUGHLIN Folk-pop songer-songwriter. The Rhythm Factory Whitechapel Road, E1 (020 7375 3774). Tube: Whitechapel. 8pm, 10 MARK MORRISS The Bluetones frontman performs. Half Moon Lower Richmond Road, SW15 (020 8780 9383). Tube: Putney Bridge. 8pm, 8 ORISHA Australian vocal-based electronica. The Troubadour Old Brompton Road, SW5 (020 7370 1434). Tube: Earls Court. 8pm, 6 PIXIES The band celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album Doolittle. O2 Academy Brixton Stockwell Road, SW9 (0844 477 2000). Tube/Rail: Brixton. 7pm, 30 SKUNK ANANSIE The foursome reform. The Electric Ballroom Camden High Street, NW1 (020 7485 9006). Tube: Camden Town. 7.30pm, 22.50 SOULPARADE The North London trio play indie. 100 Club Oxford Street, W1 (020 7636 0933). Tube: Oxford Circus. 7.30pm, 8 SPEED CARAVAN Fusion of rock and Arabic music. Dingwalls Camden Lock, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (020 7428 0010). Tube: Camden Town. 7.30pm, 10 SPEECH DEBELLE The London rapper. The Scala Pentonville Road, N1 (020 7833 2022). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. 7.30pm, 10 TAP TAP The collective play indie-pop. The Lexington Pentonville Road, N1 (020 7837 5371). Tube: Angel/Kings Cross. 8pm, 6 TELEKINESIS Seattle minimalist indie pop. The Windmill Blenheim Gardens, SW2 (020 8671 0700). Tube/Rail: Brixton. 8pm, 5.50 THE SPIVS, THE SAUDIS London-based punk trio. 12 Bar Club Denmark Place, WC2 (020 7240 2622). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. 7.30pm, 5 THE VIBRANTS The Twickenham-based five-piece play indie-rock. 93 Feet East, Main Hall Brick Lane, E1 (020 7247 3293). Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street. 7pm, 20 THIS IS HELL Hardcore-metal four-piece. The Underworld Camden High Street, NW1 (020 7482 1932). Tube: Camden Town. 7.30pm, 9-12 TRAIL, NOISICK London indie-rock five-piece. The Barfly, Camden Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (0844 847 2424). Tube: Chalk Farm. 7pm, 5 WHITE BELT YELLOW TAG Newcastle outfit play indie-rock. Roundhouse Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (0844 482 8008). Tube: Chalk Farm. 7pm, 7.50 WORD SOUND POWER Experimental hip hop, poetry and dance festival featuring Charlie Dark. The Albany Douglas Way, SE8 (020 8692 4446). Rail: Deptford/ New Cross. 8pm, 6 THE ZOMBIES The veteran rock band play. The Jazz Cafe Parkway, NW1 (0870 060 3777). Tube: Camden Town. 7pm, 19.50 CLubS Gay & Lesbian FETISHLAD LIVE AT EAGLE Funky house and electro. Kennington Lane SE11 (020 7793 0903). Tube/Rail: Vauxhall. 9pm- 2am, 3, mems 2, free before 10pm TRANNYSHACK AT MADAME JOJOS Eighties pop and disco night. Brewer Street W1 (020 7734 3040). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. 10.30pm- 3am, 5, w/flyer 3 WORK AT HIDDEN Pop, electro and underground. Tinworth St SE11 (020 7247 4121). Tube/Rail: Vauxhall. 11pm-late, 6 House & Garage FREITAG AT THE RUSSIAN BAR Underground house. Kingsland Road E2 (07916 119541). Tube/Rail: Old Street. 9pm-5am, 3, free before 10pm MOOSE AT MOOSE BAR House, dance and club classics. Duke Street W1 (020 7644 1426). Tube: Bond Street. 9.30pm-2am, free SMILE AT THIRST House anthems. Greek Street W1 (020 7437 1977). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. 5pm- 3am, 4, 3 before midnight Others CHEAP$KATES AT MOONLIGHTING Disco and hip hop. Greek Street W1 (020 7734 6308). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. 9pm- 3am, 6, NUS 5, w/flyer 4 CORONA CARNIVAL AT THE DEN & CENTRO Disco, pop, house and electro. West Central Street WC1 (020 7240 1083). Tube: Holborn. 10pm- 3am, 6, 5 before midnight, adv 4 COSSACK DISKO AT 93 FEET EAST, BAR Russian disco. Brick Lane E1 (020 7247 3293). Tube/ Rail: Liverpool St. 7pm-11pm, free DEATHDISCO AT NOTTING HILL ARTS CLUB Alan McGees trendy rock night. Notting Hill Gate W11 (020 7460 4459). Tube: Notting Hill Gate. 7pm- 2am, free DEVIATION AT GRAMAPHONE Soul, jazz, hip hop, house and more. Commercial Street E1 (020 7377 9337). Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street. 9pm-3.30am, 8, NUS 5 GAME ON AT ZOO BAR Chart, party anthems, retro hits, R&B, electro and house. Bear Street WC2 (020 7839 4188). Tube: Leicester Square. 9pm-3am, 7, guestlist/NUS 5 HOT ROD NIGHT AT ACE CAFE 1950s and 1960s rocknroll. North Circular Road NW10 (020 8961 1000). Tube: Hanger Lane. 6pm-late, free INDIE BINGO AT BLOOMSBURY BOWLING LANES Indie retro and electro. Tavistock Square WC1 (020 7183 1979). Tube: Russell Square. 8pm- 2am, 3, concs 2 Influential: Pixies Black Francis last night IN TowN LaST NIGhT... DefecteD In the housesat, Ministry of sound at 11pm win tickets WE HAVE free lifetime membership to Ministry Of Sound to give away to celebrate 10 years of Defected Records. Dennis Ferrer, Copyright and DJ Yass will play at Defected In The House at Ministry of Sound on Saturday. The winner will be able to treat five friends to a VIP table and a bottle of champagne. We will also throw in a copy of Defected Clubland Adventures Vol II and a CD wallet full of Defected singles so you can take the party home with you. To enter text LL WIN followed by a space and then your first name and email address to 65400 before 9am tomorrow. Texts cost 50p plus standard network charges. Entrants must be over 18. Terms and conditions apply, see metro.co.uk txt 65400 Pixies never really asked to be loved. When they came on stage, they were the four slightly awkward misshapes they ever were, smiling awkwardly as if still not used to being in front of a crowd, 23 years after they started playing and five years after they re-formed. But they were treated like megastars and even though they began the show -- a celebration of the 20th anniversary of album Doolittle -- with a selection of B-side tracks from those days, the reception couldnt have been warmer. When they began to play Doolittle in its entirety, the audience of old indie kids (and an astoundingly high number of young ones, too) went into ecstasies. The album -- unlike rotund baby-man singer Black Francis -- doesnt have an ounce of fat, and thankfully the band did not see fit to mess with it. its mix of brutal guitars and shrieks with absolutely perfect pop composition and warped, erudite lyrics sounded as fresh last night as it had in 1989, and the crowd sang along to every track. encoring with more B-sides was brave but it worked, while a final encore of later track U-Mass and early classic Gigantic rounded off the show just so. its no wonder Pixies have influenced musicians from U2 and Nirvana on down through generations of indie bands: their strange and disquieting songs have proved timeless, and whether they want it or not, its all too easy to love them. 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