I Zico’s 10pm-3am. £3. Chart based disco sounds.
I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. The Friday Night Spectacular. £3.50. Half price before 11pm. Exceedineg popular mainstream disco. 11.30pm. [A] [ND]
I BusterBrowns11pm—3am.£2.5(1;ha1f price drinks and admission before midnight. Chart and dance music. Aims at over 20s atmosphere. Buster Browns‘ Under-18s disco.
8pm—I lpm. Very popular with the early teens. [A]
I Cafe St James Club 25 Disco Fri and Sat 8pm—2am. £1 members; £2 non-members. Membership £2. [ND] [NT]
I Chaplins at Finsbury Park's Night Club. 11.30pm—6am. Dance into the early hours. Free every week with membership (£5) obtained at Finsbury Park. No admittance without membership card.
I Cinderellas Bockenellas 9pm—3am. £3 before I lpm; £3.50after. 50p discount for members. All drinks80p. [A] I Club Sandino at Liberty‘s. The Playhouse. I Ipm—4am. £3 (£2.50). Back for the Festival and on two floors. running through to 3 Sept. Good music — jazz. Latin. soul — a cafe and a good cause. What more do you want‘.’
I Edgars I0pm—4am. £I before 11pm;£2 before midnight ; £3 after. Quirky interior with plenty of dark corners. Also Edgars has probably the most expensive air conditioning. very cool. [A]
I Fire Island Ilpm—3am. £1 .50(£I before 1 I . 15pm). Now following a more alternative music policy featuringThe New Blue Monday DJs.
I Fringe Club Disco 10pm—2.30am. Free with Fringe Club membership. DJ Paul Ryan at the controls in what is sure to be a frantic atmosphere. Additionally. of course. there's the chance to see many cabaret acts.
I Goombay Beat at Barbados Suite (Coasters). l0pm—3am. £2. Well established club but has a Sham 69 reggae pick up atmosphere and a bland music selection.
I Millionaire'sltipm-oam.£2(£1.1)o before 12). Friendly gay club with Iii-NRC: sounds supplied by DJ Tam.
I The M010 Club at The Mission. I0pm—4am. Soul. hip-hop etc. £2.
I Nico's 7pm— lam. Free. Over 21sonly. Nicos will be utilising its videotheque facilities to the full. Happy Hours 5pm—7pm to get you primed. All draught beers and spirits 70p.
I Outer Limits at Coasters. 10.30pm—4am. £2 till I 1pm; £3 after. Very popular conventional disco. Taffy of ‘I Love My Radio‘ fame will be appearing. [A] [NT] I Reggae Club at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm-3am. £2. Best conventional reggae selection in town complements a good skank atmosphere.
I Bokko's 8pm—3am (Happy Hours
8—1 1pm). Free before 11pm; £3 after. See Mon.
I Zenatec l0pm—3.30am. Free before 10.30pm: 50p before 11pm; £1 before 11.30pm; £3.50 after. The aptly-named ‘Beat the Clock‘. All drinks are halfprice before 11.30pm. Tonight there's a Beach Party with Malibu at 60p
SATURDAY 27 Glasgow
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street . 221 3260. 8pm—midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds.
I Bennets I lpm—3.30am. £3. Mainly Gay with Hi-NRG music.
I Cleopatras l0.30am—2.30pm. £3. Disco sounds.
I Live at the Cotton Club 1 1pm-3.30am. £5. I Disco Viva 10pm—3am. £3.50. Two floors of solid dancing with personality DJs.
I Escape Club at Pzazz. 1 1.30pm—3.30am. £4. All drinks £I. Brian Sweeney presents a new club for Saturdays at Pzazz forthose
- of you who like uncut funk.streetsounds
and club classics. It also helps if you havea Gold American Express credit card as well.
I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £4. [ND] [NT] I Hard Rock Caffe at the Venue. 11pm till late. £3.50. With DJ (ieorge.
I Hollywood Studios 10pm--3am. £3.51). See Fri.
IJoe Paparazzi 1 Ipm—3.30am. £5.'1‘he busy. hip trendy night at JPs with DJ Nicky Koransky‘e — often with a theme.
I Knightsbridge SW1 I lpm—3.30am. Another over 21 night at thisupmarket club. With DJ Eddie (ioldberg.[.\'D] [.\"I‘] [A]
I Krack at Fury Murrys. llpm- 3am. £3.50. One of the longest ruiiningfand best!)clubs in (ilasgow. Look otit lor the new Acid House spot and the rather predictable (Ireus't’ songs as w ell.
I MBTDiGFBSIll.3llplil--3.3tl;1m.£4.Nl;11'tll (iras Club Night.
I Mayfair I Ipm—3am. £3.50. ()yer2ls disco in the ballroom and the SWDScIub in the Cameo suite.
I Palomino Club 9pm» 3am. £4. Disco sounds.
I Panama Jax 11pm 3.30am. £4. Soul and mixed chart music with resident l).ls. Tommy Arnold or Raymond Day rcn.
I Raffles111.311—3ani.£3. Disco sounds with DJ. Roddy Stewart.
I Rooftops 10pm-- 3am. £3. ('hart disco in the function suite.
I SLAM at 'I'in Pan Alley. 10.30pm 3am. £3.50. After a promising start. SI .AM's novelty value seems to be wearing off and people seem to be heading back to the Siib Club and Furys. May be once they start the PAs for Saturday live again the crowds will return.
I Sub Club 7pm- I lpm. 14- 18‘s night. £2 with ticket. £2.50without. Yes? Youtoo can be a fashion victim like your big brother or sister now with this innovatiyc
idea from the Sub Club.
I Sub Club I Ipiii~3.30ani. £3.50. Not quite the club it was a year ago. btit still one of the best (not too difficult ). 'I‘onight. look out for a PA front Sotil 2 Soul. PS: a word of warning. watch otit tor the ycry unpredictable door staff.
I Trax at Rooftops. lem- 3.3(1am. All drinks £1. Not too much is know it about this new club. It seemstliat Rool’topsare going for a Sub ('lub Furys type though. IThe Underground at Henry Atrika's. Itl_3tlpni - 3.30am. I.iye P.-\se\ery Saturday. Preceded by I'nder lSs disco. I Viva and Vamps at Disco \'i\ a. ‘Two floorsof solid dancingf l0pm—-3am. £3.50. IThe Warehouse I Ipm 3.30am. £2.50. Warehouse (‘1th Night the btisiest night in town. so come early .
I Zap Club at the Briggait. I 1pm 7 7am. £3.50. Tonight is the closing night andto finish off. there's an all night masked ball with competitions. Worth going even jtist toscc the brilliant (ierry Sadowil/ in cabaret.
IZico's 10pm 3am. £3. ('hart bascddisco sounds.
IThe Amphitheatre I 1 .311pm 4am. £4. Ilall price before 1 1.30pm. Fntcrtain yourself in sty Ic in Scotland's I 'ltimatc Nightclub. [.\'l)|
I The Backroom at Shady ladies. 10.30pm ~3am. £2. ('elebrates three years of success down in the depths of Shady ladies. The best in independent dance and old punk fay ourites.
I BusterBrowns spin 11pm.£‘3.511. Worthwhile night with steady youthful crowd. Buster Brow ns' I‘nder— lb's disco. S? I lpm. See Fri.
I Cafe StJames Scc Fri for details. [ND] l-V'l'l
I Chaplins at Finsbury Park's Night (‘Iub. 11.30pm (tam. Sec Fri.
The Playhouse. 12 Aug—3 Sept. 11pm—4am. £3 (£2.50).
The Edinburgh Sandino has established itself as amongst the most successful in the country— regularly pulling crowds of over SOB-and the Festival sees them on two floors and really turning on the style.
Upstairs is Cafe Sandino where, to a soundtrack of mellow jazz, you can recline in comfortable seats and eat, drink and talk into the early hours. A full range of daily papers and Festival publications is available for perusal, contributing to an authentic cafe feel. Overall, Cafe Sandino comes as a godsend to the weary Festival-goer, providing a genuinely soothing and pleasant atmosphere and a refuge from the mayhem prevalent elsewhere in the city.
Downstairs, in complete contrast, things are distinctly hot and sweaty as the punters are pummelled by a bubbling mixture of soul, B ‘n’ B, African and Latin sounds. Included in the host of DJs are Simon Booth of Working Week, Giles Peterson of The Wag Club, and Stuart Cosgrove of multimedia fame and Neil Spencer, ex-editor of NME, in addition to the ever-reliable Sandino house crew, The Sole of the Nation, Nick DM and Dr Martin. With such a line-up there’s something for everyone and dancefloor activity is intense.
0n the whole, Sandino stands tall as a well-organised club pulling in an amazing cross-section of people -
many of whom one can't imagine seeing in any otherclub. Most importantly, of course, it’s all in aid of a vital cause — all proceeds going to the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign. So pay Sandino a visit, it may even renew your faith in nightclubs. (Andy Crabb)
CLUB SANDING PLAYLIST
1. Tito Puento: On Broadway
2. Henry Mancini: Pink PantherTheme 3. Les McCann: Boogaloo
4. Charlie Rudder: Haiti
5. Sivura: Ain‘t No Sunshine
6. It Began In Africa Mix
7. James Taylor Quartet Featuring the JBs: Starsky and Hutch
8. Mongo Santamaria: Green Onions 9. Marcel Tjahe: Nelson Mandela
10. Louie Ramirez: Soul Sauce
I Cinderellas Bockerfellas9pm—3am. 1 £2.50: £2 before 11pm. Immenser
popular mainstream club. DJs Rick Baker and (iary Glover host the Sbiggest party in town.‘
I Club Sandino at Liberty 's. IIpni—4am. £3 (£2.50). See Fri.
I Coasters b.30p—lilpm. 1.1 .511. tinder lSs alcohol-free disco. l.ive acts most weeks. I Edgars Itlpin—4am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Membership forms for the suitably impressed available at the door. I Fire Island I Ipni——3.30. £3 (£2 before
I 11.15pm). Iii-NRO .inti Iiurobeat sounds
I Fringe Club Disco lllprn— 2.30am. Free with Fringe (‘Iub membership. Sec Fri.
I Goombay Beat at the Barbados Suite (Coasters). l0pm« 3am. £2. Sec Fri.
I Hot Earth at The Music Box. £2. 9pm—latc. Ambitious new soul f'ink club. often with a special theme.
I The Hooch at ('oasters. 10.30pm-4am. £2. Willi Drinks Promotions most weeks. DJ‘s Yogi Naughton and Warren 'I'homson as Jazz Funk greats hold sway over soul ftiiik punters.
I Kangaroo Club at The Mission. 10.30pm-311111. £2. Very popular sotil hip hop funk yenue where vanity takes on a sweaty exterior.
I Millionaire’s lilpin—fiam. £2 (£1 before l2). Sec Fri.
I Nico's 7pm- lam. Free. ()ver 2Isonly. Sec Fri.
I Outer Limits at Coasters. 10.30pm—4am. £2 before I 1pm; £3.50 after. Popularfull scale disco with reduction for student cards each night. [NT]
I Raging Inferno at Portobello Tow n 1 tall. Spin-late. £2 (£1 ). A specialonc-off featuring ska. reggae and soul sounds will: all proceeds going to the anti-apartheid movement. Well worth attending.
I Bokko's 8pm ~3ani ( Happy Hours (“v-11pm). Free before I 1pm; £3 after.
I Zenatec ltlpiu-4am. £2.50before 11.30pm: £4 after. Verycomfortable upmarket joint. ()ver 21 with fastcar accessories sitting outside. [A]
SUNDAY 28 Glasgow
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 32M). 3 ‘1 lpm. Free. (‘heap drinksand free mixers!
I Bennets I Ipm»-4am. £2.50. Mainly gay with Hi-NRU sounds to fit.
I Club 9 at the Sub Club. I Ipm- 3.30am. £2. I-‘ortnightly Sundays is proving to be the best night otit in (ilasgow. what with cheap admission and drink promotions in Furys. Tin Pan Alley. ('Ieopatras and the ('otton (‘lub. Now the Sub ('lub eiitersthe market with Club I) who have Yogi Naughton and Tom Jackson playing the compulsory soul. jazz. house. acid and rare groove. Worth a visit tonight - it's opening night. [A]
I Disco Viva 10.30pm 3am. £2. Jamie Barnes and (‘ochise (Freedom or Nothing). also disco dancing with DJ Brian.
I Fresh 88 at The (‘otton (’Iub.
I lpm—3.30am. £3.50.
('oIin Barr and Mark Woodhousc‘s club is still going strong after 3 years.
I Follies I lpm—3ain. £3. (‘licap drinks. I Fuddrukkers at (‘Ieopatras IIpm—2.30am. £ I. A mixed sound (leaning to alternative) presented by Bennets' DJ. ('raig Davis.
I Henry Afrika's I 1pm--3.30am. £2. Sunday sessions. Look otit for live bands. I The Kennel Club at Tin Pan Alley. IIpm—3am. Soul club night. Beer at (>0pa pint. spirits. 40p. with DJ Segun.
I Knightsbridge SW1 I lpm—3.30am. ‘Bete Noire' — iii-NRO night. £2 admission. Lager. Heavy and Spirits all 75p.
[ND] [NT] [A]
I Night Shift at the Warehouse. IIpm—3.30am. £3.50. House music and
the soul chart. All drinks under 70p; spirits
64 The List 26 Aug— 1 Sept 1988