Contrary to popular beliel, the groovy new monthly club ROGUE claims not to be a Seventies‘ revival club!. Duncan Reid says they were caught up in the media hype when they were starting out. That‘s okay, but how does he explain the rather tacky posters (see picture!), the mainly Seventies‘ music and people turning up dressed like extras from an episode ol Starsky And Hutch! Look out torthe planned Independence Day special in early July atJoe Paparazzi‘s though, and decide loryoursell.
Following the recent popularity of ‘Batman‘, it’s hardly surprising to learn that a new club called THE BATCAVE has opened at Henry Alrikas on Fridays. lt‘s run by Mel Barr, who should have the necessary experience required, having helped his brother Colin and Mark Woodhouse with FRESH in the past. The key to its success will be whether it can survive the vital lirst month or not.
Opening to the public on Saturday 25 June is Glasgow‘s newest and most exclusive nightspot, KNIGHTSBBIDGE SW1. Situated in Carlton Place (across the suspension bridge trom Panama
Jax), it‘s aiming torthe older, more upmarket crowd. So. to get past the
rather selective door stall, you’ll have to be over 21. So that count’s me out! (Colin Steven)
At Fire Island. Mondays 11pm-1.20am. £1.30 (80p betore 11.15pm)
Signs of lite are very much in evidence at Blue Monday, Fire Island’s long-running ‘alternative’ night. Bored
§ with the staidness 01 most at
Edinburgh's ‘ditlerent‘ clubs, the tour recently installed DJs—John, Paul, Roy and Vicki — have embarked on a music policy of anything goes, as long as it's brash and loud.
Bellecting this variety, the punters, although maintaining a punky core, are beginning to diversity: some ‘Bock’ types, several of Fire Island's regular gay clientele and a lew hardened late drinkers (pints are 80p all night!) are on show.
Finally, a word or praise lor Fire Island itsell. Although every tin-pot city centre venue claims to leature a ‘spectacular lightshow' and a ‘superb sound system', in this club’s case, such descriptions actually hold true. (Andy Crabb)
BLUE MONDAY PLAYLIST
1. Flux of Pink Indians: Is There Anybody There?
2. Discharge: Decontrol.
3. MDC: Multi-Death Corporation.
4. Sparks: This Town Ain’t Big Enough torthe Both of Us.
5. Led Zeppelin: Trampled Under Foot.
6. World Domination Enterprises: Asbestos Lead Asbestos.
7. Wire: 12 XU.
8. Virgin Prunes: Caucasian Walk.
9. New Model Army: Christian Militia. 10. Ram Jam: Black Betty.
I Edgars lllprn---1arn £2 before midnight; £3 after. Membership torms for the suitably impressed available at the door I Fire Island 1 lpm—-3.3ll. £3 (£2 before 11.15pm). lli-NRU and Iiurobeat sounds to suit.
I Goombay Beat at the Barbados Surte (Coasters). lllpm‘ 3am. £2. See Fri.
I Hard Rock Call: at the Venue. 9pm-2.3llam. £1. This rock club is proving very popular. pulling in a loyal crowd. Live bands appear approximately ey cry second week. 2 July; last-risinglocal heroes’l‘rixx.
I Hotel Relaxedallweekendo at (kiss-rs. 1pm-—hpm. £2. Return ol the truly legendary Hotel. l-‘aultless generosity with ample barbecue. cheap drinks and riototis behaviour. A must. See panel.
I Kangaroo Cllll) at 'l-ltc Mission.
ll).3llpm— 3am. £2. Very popular soul hip hop funk venue where vanity takes on a sweaty exterior.
I The Hooch at Coasters. lll.3llpm~ 4am. £2. With Drinks Promotions most weeks. DJ‘s Yogi Naughton and Warren Thomson as J an Funk greats hold sway over soul funk punters.
I Madisons lllpm—«lam. £1 .Sllbefore 111.3(lpm; £3 alter. 1)] Colin playsan excellent selection of old and new disco hits. a very groovy night to pay a visit.
I Mambo Club at ('alton Studios. 9pm—3am. New club specialising in African music and related forms. Should be worth a try.
I Outer Limits at Coasters. lll.3llpm—-~lam. £2 before 11pm: £3.51) after. l’opularfull
scale disco with reduction for student cards each night. [NT]
I Rokko's 8pm--3am (Happy Hours 551 1pm). Free before 11pm; £3 after. I Zenatec lllpm—4am. £2.5(lbeforc 11.30pm: £4 alter. Very comfortable upmarket joint. Over21 with fastcar accessories sitting outside. [A]
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. H—l 1pm. Free. Cheap drinks and free mixers!
I Bennets 11pm—3am. £2. MainlyGay with lli-NRG music. ‘The Sunday Club'— which means spirits at 50p and pintsat 75p.
I Disco Viva lll.3()pm—3am. £2. Showin‘ out every Sunday. "The best music with DJ Brian.‘
I Fresh 88 at The Cotton Club. 11pm~3.3llam. £3.50. New to the Cotton Club for '88. the club run by Colin Barr which used to be at Joe Paparazzi.
I Follies 1 lpm—3am. £3. Cheap drinks. I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatras.
11pm-- 2.30am. £1. A mixed sound (leaning to alternative) presented by Bennets‘ DJ. Craig Davis.
I Henry Alrika's 1 lpm—3.3()am. £2. Sunday sessions — disco only for the present.
I The Kennel Club at 'l‘in Pan Alley.
I 1pm-«3am. Soul club night. Beerat 6()pa pint. spirits. 4(lp.
I Knightsbridge SW1 1 1pm—3.3l)am.
46’, Q(gar/ﬂ)” (
073/. 0/; /-//,.").9 K55.
On the first Saturday ofevery month at
18—22 Greenside Place,
£2.50 (£1.50 cones)
1am; - jazz - soul
0039.” 016 15.51-50.50
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