I Escape Club at Pzazz. l 1 .30pm~3.3( lam. £4. All drinks £1 . Brian Sweeney presents a new club for Saturdays at Pzazz for those of you who like uncut funk. streetsounds and club classics.
I Follies 10.3(lpm—3.,3’0am. £4. [ND] [NT] I Hard Rock Cafle at the Venue. 1 1pm till late. £3.50. With DJ George.
I Hollywood Studios 10pm-3am. £3.50. See Fri.
I House Live at Tin Pan Aley. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50. The House Live is back on the top ﬂoor ofTin Pan Alley by popular demand.
IJoe Paparazzi I lpm—3.30am. £5. The busy. hip trendy night at JPs with DJ Nicky Koranskye — often with a theme.
I Knightsbridge SW1 lem—3.30am. Another over 21 night at this upmarket club. DJ Iiddie Goldberg. [ND] [NT] [A] I Kraclt at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3am. £3.50. One of the longest runningtand best I ) clubs in Glasgow. Look out for the new Acid Ilousc spot and the rather predictable (irt’use songs as well.
I MardiGraS10.30pm-3.30am.£4.Mardi (iras Club Night.
I Mayfair 1 lpm—3am. £3.50. ()ver21s disco in the ballroom and the SWDSeIub in the Cameo suite.
I Palomino Club 9pm—-3am. £4. Disco sounds.
I Panama Jax 1 Ipm—3.30am. £4. Soul and mixed chart music with resident DJs. Tommy Arnold or Raymond Davren.
I Raffles 10.30—3am. £3. Discosounds with DJ. Roddy Stewart.
I Rooltops lllpm—3am. £3. Chart disco in the function suite.
I Savoy 11pm—3am.£3.50. ()ver2ls' night at Glasgow‘s largest disco. [A]
I SLAM at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50. SLAM have been havingtheir busiest nights recently. proving a more than adequate rival to the Sub Club et al. I Sub Club 7pm—1 1pm. 14~18s' night. £2 with ticket. £2.50without. Ifyour fake ID isn't quite up to scratch. and you can handle drinking free Coke all night. Davie Gray‘s club is for you.
I Sub Club I 1pm—3.30am. £3.50. Not quite the club it was a year ago. but still one of the best (not too difficult). [A]
I Trax at Rooftops. Ilpm—3.30am. £3. All drinks £1 . Good to see a new club witha few original ideas doing well in itsfirst couple of weeks. It should be getting even better in the coming weeks - so look out for the free tickets floatingaround.
I The Underground at Henry Afrikas. 11pm—3.30am. £2.50. DJ Jitn Efferson will be playing the best in Balearic beats. soul and house.
I Viva and Vamps at Disco Viva. ‘Two ﬂoors of solid dancing.‘ 10pm—3am. £3.50. I The Warehouse 11pm—3.30am. £4. Warehouse Club Night — the busiest night in town. so come early. [A]
IZico's 10pm—3am. £3. Chart based disco sounds.
I The Amphitheatre 11.3(1pm—4am. £4. Halfprice before 11.30pm. Entertain yourself in style in Scotland‘s Ultimate Nightclub. [A] [ND]
I The Backroom at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Celebrates three years of success down in the depths ofShady Ladies. The best in independent dance and old punk favourites.
I Buster Browns 11pm—4am. £3.75. Worthwhile night with steady youthful crowd. Buster Browns‘ Under- 185 disco. 8—1 1pm. See Fri. [A]
I Cate StJames See Fri for details. [ND] INTI
I Chaplins at Finsbury Park‘s Night Club. 11.30pm—6am. See Fri. [A] [NT]
I Cinderellas Rockerfellas 9pm-3am. £2.50; £2 before 11pm. Immenscly popular mainstream club. DJs Rick Baker and Gary Glover host the ‘biggest party in town.‘
I Club Sandino at Liberty‘s. 1 Oct only. £2.50(£1.50). 10pm—3am. Fresh from its
\/' i, is.
The biggest hype since the Beastie Boys brought rap to the fore last year is in full swing in Glasgow‘s clubs at the moment. It‘s called acid house and it's a variation of the house movement so popular a couple of years back. As before, the music is being generated by the wizard Chicago DJs but now Detroit is also moving in on the scene with the fresh sound of Techo. Although all the music is instantly recognisable with its thumping, monotonous beat, layered with spacey electro sounds (how about that fora definition!)
The whole club scene originated in London (oi course) earlier this year and it is only just now that the whole thing had taken off in Glasgow. A month ago there were no Acid clubs at all, only a select few playing a couple of token tracks. Now just about every ‘trendy’ club wants to be associated with it and there are even two exclusive acid nights-Colin Barr‘s ‘Zoom‘ club at Fury Murrys and the West End Posse’s new club ‘Ecstasy’ at the Sub Club.
Both these clubs run on Friday night so expect fierce rivalry.
Acid house appears to be so popular because of its strange culture and the audience participation — the dancers are the stars. The style of dancing has to be seen to be believed; arms are outstretched and waved around the body as if in a hypnotic trance. Every now and then weird chants break out, the favourites being ‘Acieeeed’ and ‘Can you feel it?‘. Even the style of dress is strange. Loose baggy shirts and T-shirts with crazy designs are in, as are bandanas, flares, sunglasses and smiley accessories- especially badges.
All in all it's great dance music, but being the cynic that I am, Ican’t see it lasting more than a couple of months. So go along and check it out, even if iust to amuse yourself at the fashion victims dancing! (Colin Steven) Other recommended clubs: Trax at Rooftops (Saturdays), Casa at Henry Alrikas (Saturdays), Slam at Tin Pan Alley (Saturdays), Blackmarket at Fury Murrys (Thursdays) and Fresh at the Cotton Club (Sundays).
Acid House Chart. compiled by Duncan Reid ofTRAX.
1. So Sun Chez: Latino Acieeed.
2. Baby Ford: Dochy Koochy.
3. Housemaster Baldwin: Delta House EP. 4. Bang! The Party: Release The Acid. 5. Maurice: This Is Acid.
6. D-Mob: Acieeed.
7. Click: Acid Deluxe.
8. Paul Rutherford: Get Real.
9. Jolly Roger: Acid Man.
Festival success. Sandino returns to its monthly slot. Fine mixture of soul. funk. jazz and Latin» and all for a good cause l()().
ICoasterso..‘~tip 10pm. £1.50. I'nder Iss' alcohol-free disco. l.ive acts most weeks. I Edgars 10pm w1am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Membership forms for the suitably impressed available at thedoor. I Goombay Beat at the Barbados Suite (Coasters). 10ptn~-3arn. £2. See Fri.
I Hard Rock Cafe at the Venue. 9pm—2.30am. Prices vary according to groups appearing. 8 ()ct only: Vixen. not the glitzy ‘ehicks' from the States. but a straight-ahead rock band from York at thi.s popular rock club.
I Hot Earth at the Mtisic Box. £2. 9pm—late. 8 ()ct only. ()ften w ith live acts. Ambitious new soul funk club. often with a special theme.
I The Hooch at Coasters. 10.30pm~~-4am. £2.50. Now expanding onto twofloors. Warren and Yogi will present Acid l louse downstairs with soul and jazz sounds up above.
I Kangaroo Club at The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Very popular soul hip hop funk venue where vanity takes on a sweaty exterior.
I Madisons l0pm—4am. £1.50before 10/30pm; £3 after. DJ Colin playsan excellent selection of disco sounds.
I Mambo Club at Calton Studios. 9pm—3am. £2. African music based club attracting a mixed crowd.
I Millionaire's 10pm—bam. £2 (£1 before 12). See Fri.
I Nico's 7pm— lam. Free. ()vcr 2 l sonly. See Fri.
I Outer Limits at Coasters. 10.30pm—4am. £2 before 11pm; £3.50after. Popularfull scale disco with reduction for student cards each night. [NT]
I Rock Club at Rokko‘s. Rpm-3am. £2 (£1
before 11pm). Dave Miller‘s popular rock
disco goes weekly.
I Underground at the Venue. 10pm—3am. £1.50(£l with ticket). 1()ct only: Aliver night guaranteed at this alternative club. Well-chosen selection of sounds.
I Zenalec 10pm «lam. £2.50before
1 1.30pm; £4 after. Very comfortable upmarket joint. ()ver 21 with fast car accessories sitting outside. [A]
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260.8-11pm. Free. Cheap drinksand free mixers?
I The Batcaveat Henry Afrika‘s (continued) . . . 11pm—3.30am. Likeall good Batman stories the Bateave now comes in parts!
I Bennets l 1pm—4am. £2. .‘vlainlygay with l Ii-NRG sounds to fit. Live onstage 18 Sept is Andre Adore.
I Club 9 at the Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £2. Sundays is proving to be the best night out in (ilasgow. what with cheap admission and drink promotions in Furys. Tin Pan Alley. Cleopatras and the Cotton Club. Now the Sub Club enters the market with Club 9 who have Yogi Naughton and Tom Jackson playing the compulsory soul. jazz. house. acid and rare groove. [A]
I Disco Viva 10.30pm—3am. £2. Jamie Barnes and Cochise ( Freedom or Nothing). also disco dancing with DJ Brian.
I Fresh 88 at The Cotton Club.
llpm— 3.30am. £2 before midnight;£3 after. £1 all canned beer. What‘s this'.’ Fresh bring their prices down in an obvious promotion ploy to attract new faces. Both Segun and Colin Barr will be playing ‘total Acid House' and ‘Balearic Beats'.
I Follies 1 1pm—3am. £3. Cheap drinks.
I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatras.
l 1pm—2.30am. £1. Anything goestonight in the West End's best (well. it'sonly) nightclub. Presented by Bennets' DJ Craig Davis. [A]
I Fury Murrys l 1pm—3am. £1. Alldrinks £1 . Furys change their name shock! After weeks of hard thinking they managed a brilliant. new name. . . Sundays? Never mind. it‘s still the best place to go on a Sunday with the dance ﬂoor packed for the best part of the night.
I The Kennel Club at Tin I’an Alley. llpm—3am. Soul elttb night. Beer at (vllp a pint. spirits. 40p.
I Knightsbridge SW1 11pm—3.30am. ‘Bete Noire' — Hi-NRG night. £2 admission. Lager. Heavy and Spirits all 75p.
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I Night Shift at the Warehouse. Ilpm—3.30am. £3.50. House music and the soul chart. All drinks under 70p; spirits 50p.
I Palomino Club 9pm—3am.
£3. Disco sounds.
I Panama Jax 10.45pm--3.30am. £3. Sunday Splash with resident DJs'I‘ommy Arnold or Raymond Davren. 50p lager. heavy. whisky. vodka and gin.
I P282110.30pm—2.30am. Live Fire Island run in conjunction with First Class Radio (see dance chart) with a hi-NRG extravaganza. PA event with all drinks £1 I Rattles 10.30—2am. £2.50. Discosounds with DJ Roddy Stewart. Vodka and lager ()(lp.
I Savoy 1 1pm—3am. £2. Sundays at the Savoy with lager only 85p and vodka o5p. IA]
I Sundays in Hollywood at Hollywood Studios. 11pm—3am. All beers£l. Admission £2. £1 discount vouchers available at Austins Bar. Ilope Street. Glasgow and at The Drawing Room. Clyde Street. Glasgow. Sundays in Hollywood will feature guest appearances every week from artists promoting their new singles. 4 Sept: Local I Iereo.
I Wicked Sunday at Follies. 11pm~3am. Vodka. Gin. Whisky and lager — all-lllp. I Zico's 10pm—3am. £2. Chart based disco sounds— but watch out for the planned 70s' night.
IThe Amphitheatre 10pm—3am. £2. Hall price before 11pm. Popular night at leading mainstream venue. [ND]
I Buster Browns lupin—4am. £2.25. 112111 price admission and drinks before 1 lpm. A soulful Sunday with a great atmosphere. the best night to make your first visit to Buster Browns. [A]
I Sunday Obsession at Cinderellas Rockerfellas 10pm—2am. £2 before 1 lptn: £2.50after. 80p drinks. Seven yearson. Cinderellas proving as popular as ever for a large scale night club with a new Sunday angle. [A] [ND] [NT]
I Edgars 10pm—3am. £2. Trial run for
,drinks at ()0p — can't be bad.
I Hico‘s 7pm—1am. Drinks o0p all night. £2. Full scale video facilities.
I Outer Limits at Coasters. 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 before 11pm:£2 after. Double your money — £2 paid in admission equals £2 worth ofdrink vouchers. and so on. DJs Stuart Lewis and James Mowbray supplying up to the minute sounds. [NT]
I Parkbenchallweekendo at the Bermuda Triangle. 10.30pm—3am. £2. fiasin the most controversial club in town. Reactions range from child-like happiness to utter disgust. Not for the shy.
I Zenatec 10pm—3.30am. £2. Jeansand T-shirt Club Night. Run by the DJs from The Cotton Club in Glasgow. A more upfront night at Zenatec.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. ﬁlls and 70s sounds. Cheap vodka.
I Club Africa at Henry Afrika's.
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