London Lite Thursday, 15 October 2009 23 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Cribs have dreams of a past life 12PAGE 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 THERES something reassur- ingly old-fashioned about Yorkshire band The Cribs. They dont much like technology for a start. For people to be introduced to a band through MP3s on a website is really disappointing, says bassist Gary Jarman. I know it sounds old-fash- ioned, he continues, but it devalues the music -- 2000 seems a different world to 2009. The Cribs sound is old-fashioned indie too, albeit with sparkling tunes, shredded vocals courtesy of Gary and his twin Ryan, and lashings of guitars. Theyve even drafted in erstwhile Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who completes the line-up alongside the twins younger brother, Ross. How retro can you get? Ryan explains: I met Johnny at Glastonbury in 2007 and we got talking. The next time I met him was at an awards ceremony. I said to him, Do you want to write some songs together? He was well up for it. We wrote four with him in four days which is really fast for us. It made us think, We have got to keep going. We wrote more and more (for new album, Ignore The Ignorant) and in the end it was, like, Do you want to be in the band? He said, I was waiting for you to ask. Marr wants to be in The Cribs for the long haul. When we decided we were going to make it permanent, I felt like I was wel- comed in a band full-time. Were on to a good thing musically. Ryan is pleased theyre finally getting some recognition. Theyre playing arenas and radio and TV are picking up on them. Weve never been a hype band. We have never had a lot of radio play. Its support from our hardcore fans thats got us here. Its nice to know that we have grown organi- cally and weve finally made it to the arenas. Its really exciting for us. I love being on the road. Its my natural environment. Spoken like a good old-fashioned rocker. PAUl CONNOlly They aint heavy, theyre brothers: Gary, Ross and Ryan Jarman with Johnny Jarman Marr Echo & ThE BunnymEn IAN McCULLOCH, right, and the Bunnymen play songs from their 11th studio album, The Fountain, which came out on Monday. Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 482 8008,, 7pm, returns only. Tube: Chalk Farm SainT ETiEnnE THE evergreen indie-pop band, right, name-drop London more often than The Clash -- they even called their greatest hits London Conversations. O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green W12 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, 22.50. Tube: Shepherds Bush Franz FErdinand ALEX KAPRANOSS angular indie-rock quartet, right, play their own hits as well as covers ranging from Britney to Bowie. 23 Oct, O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd SW9 (0870 060 0100, O2academy, 9pm, 23.50. Tube: Brixton WhaT i mEanT To Say WaS... ITS been almost 20 years since Sean Hughes, left, became the youngest ever Perrier prize-winner. Age has given him loads more to find fault with. Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1 (020 7388 8822), 8pm, 18.50. Tube: Euston noW ThaTS WhaT i call muSic-BaSEd comEdy TOM BASDEN, left, who won 2007s if.comedy newcomer award, performs more absurd music and pie chart-related comedy. And Sat, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St W1 (0870 429 6883), 8pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd ThE hiTS CONTROVERSIAL comic Jim Jeffries, left, who was once attacked on stage in Manchester, promises an all killer, no filler show. 26-28 Nov & 3-5 Dec, Leicester Square Theatre, 5 Leicester Place WC2 (0844 847 2475), 7.30pm, 15, 12.50 concs. Tube: Leicester Sq our claSS SINEAD MATTHEWS, right, is among 10 Polish classmates growing up before and during the Second World War. Until 12 Jan, National Theatre, South Bank SE1 (020 7452 3000), in rep, tonight 7.30pm, other times vary, 10-31. Tube: Waterloo FEral ALEX CLARKE, Lowri James, Dani Machancoses and Sara Kirkpatrick star in a physical theatre piece, right, about Aspergers syndrome. Until 24 Oct, New Wimbledon Studio, The Broadway SW19 (0870 060 6646), Mon-Sat 7.45pm, mat Sat 3pm, 12. Tube: Wimbledon ropE PATRICK HAMILTONS play, right, based on a real-life Twenties murder, was made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock. 10 Dec-6 Feb, Almeida Theatre, Almeida St N1 (020 7359 4404,, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat 3pm, 6-32. Tube: Angel a nighT WiTh... DJ MAGDA, left, plays stripped-back techno, electro and house while Berlin-based Heartthrob spins techno and death metal at this DJ showcase. T Bar, 32-38 Dukes Place EC3 (020 7729 2973), 9pm, free. Tube: Liverpool St oxjam COOL To Be Kind presents this last hurrah to the festival season with Eighties legends ABC, plus Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, left, Kissy Sell Out and Dan Black live, with DJ sets from Mylo and more. Matter, The O2, Peninsula Square SE10 (020 7549 6686,, 9pm, 20, 15 adv. Tube: North Greenwich hi-TEk-Soul TOP DJ magnet Hi-Tek- Soul celebrates three years at Ministry with electro sets from Carl Craig, Derrick May, left, James Priestley and more. Sun, Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt St SE1 (08700 600 010), 10pm, 15, 6 before midnight, 10 after. Tube: Elephant & Castle ThE criBS The Cribs play the HMV Forum tonight. Returns only. 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