London Lite Friday, 13 November 2009 35 SNOW PATROL LATE NIGHT TALES LAUNCH PARTY WHY are you still reading this on the Tube? Get to Essex Road and join the queue. Tom Simpson and Gary Lightbody, both pictured left, from Snow Patrol launch their mix-CD Late Night Tales, with Belle & Sebastian doing a set behind the decks too. Could any self-respecting indie fan possibly resist? Tonight, 8pm-2am, free before 8pm, 4 after. The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Road, N1 (theoldqueenshead.com) band names -- The Kooks, The Enemy, The Hoosiers -- they rode a wave of woeful pseudo-indie which made chart-topping heroes of the likes of Snow Patrol who, to be frank, are like the sound of Satan vomiting. As this indie-by-numbers swamped us all, the time was right for dance music to return and put a lock on the charts. Think Calvin Harris and Armand Van Helden or old-timers Prodigy proving to be one of the biggest draws at this summers festivals. Even NME stalwarts Bloc Party have opted for a more club-friendly sound. The UKs dubstep scene is enjoying a purple patch. Listen out for its latest incarnation, called wonky, a weird, slowed-down sound with a wobbly bass which sounds more like trip-hop than the grime or garage style that dubstep first sprang from. If all this talk of dubstep has made you feel like doing some proper dancing then check out Fabric tonight. Dubbed Beatdown 09, its a whos who of the dubstep scene, including sound pioneer Hatcha, plus Benga, Skream, N Type and more. Theyre joined by Scratch Perverts, drum&bass don Andy C and DJ Zinc. Tomorrow, get a taste of the underground house and techno scene as Mike Monday plays the Queen Of Hoxton. Hes joined by DJs Dekker and Johan and Wet Yourselfs resident spinner Jacob Husley, plus Japans DJ Nori. Sunday sees clubbers head to Sosho, where the Supernova party pushes through till 6am. Respected UK record label Leftroom are in charge and they look set to take the roof off this packed little club. Come join the party. LIVINGFORTHEWEEKENDERCAMDEN BELTING OUT CLASSIC TUNES EN MASSE Loud and proud: Hairbrush Heroes at The Jazz Caf is every karaoke fans dream night BarFly Whatsnew intown from midday until 6pm. Other events this weekend include a public launch party for Breakhorse Records this evening, and the launch of new Saturday night party Guru-Vu tomorrow. Explore Antelope FROM Antic Ltd -- the company behind the Tooting Tram & Social -- comes new gastropub The Antelope (76 Mitcham Road, SW17). Theres a secret games room with billiards, darts and bagatelle. Its open until midnight during the week, and 1am on Fridays and Saturdays. DAVID HUDSON Wereall goingto... Thankblandindiebandsfor thereturnofdancemusic SNOW PATROL LATE NIGHT TALES LAUNCH PARTY WHY the Tube? Get to Essex Road and join the queue. Tom Simpson and Gary Lightbody, both pictured left, from Snow Patrol launch their mix-CD Late Night Tales, with Belle & Sebastian doing a set behind the decks too. Could any self-respecting indie fan possibly resist? Tonight, 8pm-2am, free before 8pm, 4 after. The Old including sound pioneer Hatcha, plus Benga, Tonight LEMONGRASS builds on the success of its fortnightly parties at one of Claphams most underrated late-night club/bars, with bigger name headliners appearing every time. Two weeks from now sees veteran NYC jock Victor Simonelli step up to the decks in a true coup for the LG posse. Tonight, though, get down to the garage and house of Scott Garcia, Mr Nugget, Alvin Dee and more, in a space where after-work drinkers, full-on clubbers and all points in between come together for an epic end-of-week blowout. Lemongrass @ Circle Bar, 348 Clapham Road, SW9 (07985 508 902), 9pm-3am, ladies free before 10pm, 6 after. Tube: Clapham North Saturday BUGGED OUT brings its inimitable brand of partying to a bespoke Shoreditch venue and invites electro-pop star Little Boots to curate the music. Her love of clubbing is clear as the line-up shes selected includes a rare set from Aeroplane, Joe Goddard from Hot Chip and a live PA from Italo disco types Heartbreak, plus Piers from Cocadisco. Little Boots will also be manning the decks. Boots Camp @ Bash Studios, 65-71 Scrutton Street, EC2 (buggedout.net), 10pm-6am, 15. Tube: Old Street Sunday THE newly refurbished Plan B goes from strength to strength with the launch of its first all- night Sunday party. Pumping through until 6am Monday, the night aims to deliver the best in cutting-edge house and techno, courtesy of some of the best promoters around. Tonight sees Pokerflats Argy go head-to-head with KetoLocos Danny Raper, with acts from the likes of Dirtybird, Voodoo and others. Tight security ensures that only those who are truly seeking good times will make it through the door. B:Low @ Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, SW9 (0870 116 5421), 10pm-6am, 5 before midnight, 8 after. Tube: Brixton SCOTT MANSON Bugged Out: Little Boots takes control PARKWAY CAMDENHIGHST CAMDEN RD DELANCEY ST CHAL K FARM RD Camden Town Camden Road WHERE ITS AT HAIRBRUSH HEROES The Jazz Caf, 5 Parkway, Camden, NW1 (hairbrushheroes.com). 20 November and 18 December; 4 advance, 5 before 11.30, 6 after we all know all the words, which is lucky really as the screens that mightve acted as karaoke boards help- fully read sing louder! Every song for the next four hours is a glorious, no-holds-barred, belt-it-out anthem, each one greeted with whistles and roars from the crowd. As Born In The USA is chased by The Jams Going Underground, I take a moment out and get chatting to Casey, from Cheshire, who has been lured by the line-up. We were just in the area and my girlfriend picked up a flyer outside. It said Springsteen was on the menu -- nuff said. Coleen and Wayne would love this place! High praise indeed from a neighbour of Britains most famous new parents. B ACK to the dance floor for Dolly Partons 9 To 5, which generates an impromptu line dance, and one final push by the screens for lighters and mobile phones in the air as Bonnie Tylers Total Eclipse Of The Heart blasts into life. It is all going exactly how promoter and DJ Carl Hill had hoped: I love to trill along to things but I have the voice of a rhino on heat -- no musical ability whatsoever, he says. But theres no shame in being a hairbrush hero and tonight has proved that. Unfortunately our MCs couldnt be here tonight to help with the singing. Injuries induced from straining for the high notes no doubt, but no matter -- even as the 3.30am closing bell sounds, the crowd roar out for more. For one special night the jubilant strains of Sweet Child Of Mine are bellowed through the streets of Camden as we make our way home. Oktober allyear IF YOU missed the recent Oktoberfest celebrations, get along to Katzenjammers, a new Bavarian-style bierkeller in the basement of The Hop Exchange (24 Southwark Street, SE1). With about 40 different European beers -- from weissbiers and pilsners to strong Belgian ales -- its open from noon until 11pm, Mon-Sat. A credit munch WITH the ongoing recession, a new offer at the Hoxton Pony (104-108 Curtain Road, EC2) is sure to appeal. 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