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10.30pm—3am. £2. Best conventional reggae selection in town complements a good skank atmosphere.
I The Renaissance at Barbados Suite. 10pm—3am. £1.50. Indie sounds being played to increasingly large crowds. Music also on the upswing despite an over-reliance on the ‘jangly' side ofthings. I Rock Night at Madisons. 9pm—3am. £1 before 11pm: £2 after. Busy and pretty much what you‘d expect.
I Teviot Row 7pm—2am. Four bars. two discos and live bands. Not for the faint-hearted. [S]
I Underground at the Venue 9pm—4am (Happy Hour 9—10pm). 23 June only: £2. Shaping up to be one of the best clubs around. skilfully blending old punk/alternative sounds with fresher on-U tracks. The Venue looks really special with TV screens and smoke machines disorientating the starry-eyed crowd.
I Zenatec 10pm—3am. 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. [A] [ND][NT]
I The Alhambra 3| Waterloo Street. 221 3260. Rpm—midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds.
I Bennets I lpm—3.30am. £3. Mainly Cray with Hi-NRG music. 17 June only: a PA by Eric!
I Brat Pack at Knightsbridge SW1.
7pm— 10.30pm. £1 .50with ticket;£2 without.
I The Choice at Pzazz. llpm—3.30am. £4. Lip front in their music as always. What do you expect when they‘ve got Segan. Harry, and Colin Barr DJ-ing'.’
I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.3(). £3. Non-stop disco sounds in the West End. Come early — stay late.
I Cotton Club 1 lpm-3.30am. £5. The night at the Cotton Club. What more can be said'.’ [A]
I Dirtbox H01 at Barrowland. Sat 24June only: I 1pm—8am. £6.50. A mega night is in store. check panel for further details.
I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £4.50. Chart-based disco sounds. [ND]
I Hard Rock Cafle at the Venue. 11pm till late. £3.50. With DJ George.
I Henry Alrikas l 1pm—3.30am. £4. Playing the best in Balearic Beats. soul and house. Look out for live PAs as well.
I Hollywood Studios 1 lpm—3.30am. £4. See Fri.
I House Live at Tin Pan Alley. l0.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. The House Live is back on the top floor ofTin Pan Alley by popular demand.
I Insomnia at the Warehouse. llpm—3.30am. £4. Expect a bit ofevery kindofdancc music.
I Joe Paparazzi llpm—3.30am. £4.
I lies Club at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Indie dance music specialists.
I Kiss at SW1 . £3.50 (look out for promotional tickets in bars).
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. £3.50. Over 255‘ disco. Also on Wednesdays.
I Mardi Gras 10.30pm—3.30am. £4. Mardi Gras Club Night. A mixture of house and chart sounds. [A]
I Mayfair 1 lpm—3am. £3.50. Over 21s disco in the ballroom and Helter Skcltcr in the Cameo suite.
I Mr D’s Sec Fri.
I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £4.
I Panama Jax 1 1pm-3.30am. £4 Soul and mixed chart music with resident DJs. Tommy Arnold or Raymond Davrcn.
I Raffles 10.30-3am. £3. Disco sounds with DJ. Roddy Stewart. [A]
I Savoy 1 lpm—3am. £3.50. Over 21s‘ night at Glasgow‘s largest disco. [A]
I SLAM at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am. £4. Glasgow‘s self-proclaimed best nightclub will be hosting the i-D magazine party night on 24 June.
I Sub Club 11pm—3.30am £4. The
FREEDOM EXPRESS & JU JU
Wilkie House, Canongate, Edinburgh. Fridays and Saturdays.
Being a venue of such epic proportions, Wilkie House club events involve some serious stage management. The Spanish Harlem team who have successfully run their club of the same name there for some time, have now set up residence on Fridays and Saturdays bringing us the Freedom Express and Ju Ju respectively.
The Wilkie House setting is ideal for them, being situated in the Cowgate which itself is experiencing a resurgence as hordes of fresh faced boys and girls knock about between trendy haunts such as 80’s, The City Cafe, The Green Tree and the Pelican. So crowds are no problem, with up to the minute sounds on offer.
Friday’s Freedom Express weighs in with a soundtrack from France, Italy and Spain, European House, Acid Jazz and Afro Beats — truly transglobal.
Saturday‘s Ju Ju, which I believe is the name for a West African mystical fetish coined frequently by The Last Poets, features a hot mix of upfront soul, Hip Hop, Garage and 705 Disco/Salsoul. Live bands, theme parties and fashion shows are lined up —already announced is a Midsummer Night’s party with circus acts, catwalks etc.
Balcony slide shows, 16mm film and a video bank enlighten both clubs for which memberships are being issued. All fur coats and no knickers? You choose. (Stuart Raiker)
FREEDOM EXPRESS PLAYLIST
1. LES NEGRESSES VERTES: The Fly 2. ZANGA ZANGA: Oh, Ciolili
3. NANCY AMEs: Car Car
4. NWA: Express Yourself
evergreen Sub Club is still as popular and trendy as ever. so be prepared to queue if you arrive after midnight. All sortsof dance music will be going down tonight. 1A1
I SWDS(Sing1c. Widowed. Divorced. Separated club) at Rooftops. See Fri.
I Teenscene at the Savoy . 7pm 10.30pm. £2 with ticket1£l without. l'nder le' disco with RadioClyde 1).] (iary Marshall.
I The Amphitheatre l l .31 1pm 4am. £4. Hall price before 1 lpm. itntcrtain yourselfin style in Scotland's l 'ltimate Nightclub. [A] [ND]
I Buster Browns l lpm-r-lam. £3.75. Worthwhile night with steady youthful crowd. Buster Browns' Cnder- 18s disco. 8— 1 lpm. Sec Fri.
I Cafe St James See Fri for details. (iood venue which is free to hire for private functions. [.\'1)] [NT]
I Chambers Street Rpm ~ lam ( l lappy Hour 8.30—9.30pm). 75p. Restrained student disco and all the better for it. I ChaplinSat 1-‘iiisbury1’ark's Night Club. 11.30pmr- ham. Chaplins' middle floor bar is also now open through to (ram. Sec Fri. lAI INTI
I Cinderellas Rockertellas Upm-Zant. £3 before 10.30pm; £3.50after. PartyNight. arguably the best night for this immensely popular mainstream disco.
I Coasters (v.30pm»- 10pm. £ 1 .50. tinder 18s.
5. FELA KUTI AND ROY AYERS: 2000 Blacks
6. YOUNG MC: Busta Move
7. OUT OF THE ORDINARY: The Dream 8. KOXO (ZYX): Parad House
9. THE LAST POETS (Acid Jazz): Tough Enough
10. CHARVONI: Always There
1. TWIN HYPE: Do It To The Crowd
2. DOUG LAZY: Let It Roll
3.0 MOB: It‘s Time To Get Funky
4. RPM ORCHESTRA: U Got The Power 5. GORDON NELSON: Pump Up The Music
6. OUICKSAND: Garage Groove
7. KECHIA JENKINS: Still Waiting
8. PRESSURE ZONE: Backstabbers 9. TOTAL SILENCE: Just A Little Bit 10. MONTANA ORCHESTRA: It Looks Like Love
Barrowland, Glasgow, Saturday 24, all night. Saturday 24 June will be the bigget night of the year in the Glasgow nightlife calendar. Between the Slam/i0 party at Fury Murrys and the Dirtbox No 1 all-night extravaganza at Barrowland it should be some occasion.
Dirtbox No 1 will be a night (but mostly morning! — it goes on until 8am!) of sheer madness. Coaches of
I Edgars lilpni- 4am. £2 before midnight; £3 alter. Membership forms forthe suitably impressed available at the door. I Hades at the White Swan Cellar Bar.
10pm 2am. £2 (£1.50bcforc 1 1pm). New
home for popular alternatiy e club. (iood to see this neglected venue in Use again. I JUJUat\\'i1kic11ouse. l 1pm--4am. £2.50. New club from the makersof Spaniin Harlem. itxpcct upfront soul. garage and 70s' disco and more.
I Kangaroo Club at The Mission. 10.30pm- 3am. £2. Still going afterall these years. Youthful atmosphere with easy dance music. Predictable. but still a gootl venue.
I Mambo Club at Coasters. £2. Taking over from the (ioombay Beat with a far superior selection of reggae and rhythm. I Millionaire's 10pm bani. £2 (£1 before 12 1. Sec Fri.
I Outer Limits at Coasters. 10.30pm-4am.
£2 before llpm‘. £3.50 after. American sprung dancefloor and good music makes for an energetic Saturday. [N'l‘]
I Overload at Buster Browns. 8— 10.30pm.
£ 1 .50 members: £2.50 non-members. tinder IHs‘ club with more than the usual chart music to offer to a more discerning audience.
I Rock Cafe at the Venue. 9pm—3am. Sec Rock listings for details ofgroups appearing.
I The Sprawl at Moray 1 louse Union. 10pm -3am. £1 .50(£l ). Fine sclectionof sounds »— Doors to Ramoncs to Sonic Youth. The clientele. which is currently
eager clubbers from all over Scotland and England will be gathering to hear the finest selection of Glasgow's dance DJs performing under the one roof— Segun, Colin Barr, Bob Jetfries, Orde and the Colors boys will all be there. If that wasn’t enough, there’s going to be a bouncy castle (with 2 chutes!), 2000 balloons being let off, confetti cannons, drums, strobes, smoke machines. . . the works!
Co-organiser Frank Devine is tremendously excited about the whole project, ‘Dirtbox N01 is about taking
the warehouse party atmosphere and simply having a night of absolute madness! We don’t want people to stand around and pose, we want to see them up on the dancefloor having a great time, or even up on the tables!’
This could be the beginning of something big as future Dirtboxes are planned it this one is a success, ‘we want to have these parties say every 6 to 8 weeks as there is a massive gap in the market in Scotland for one off all-nighters, there’s only really Thunderball in Edinburgh. The Glasgow nightlife scene is very strong atthe moment. but it’s all concentrated on club nights. We want to do something ditferent— give all the best DJs a stage to perform on and have a massive party at the same time!’ adds Frank, and who’s going to argue with logic like that?!! (Colin Steven)
weighed down by ‘cutesic' indie types. should diversity as time goes on.
I Zenatec lllpm—-4am. £2.50before 11.30pm; £4 after. Very comfortable upmarket joint. A relaxed night otit. [A] [ND] [NT]
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. H 1 lpm. Free. Cheap drinksand free mixers!
I Bennets llpm- 3.30am. 75padmission and for beer and spirits. Mainly gay with iii-NRO sounds to fit. 25 June only: live on stage will be Big Fun.
I Bete NOirat Knightsbridgc SW1. (iay night at S\\'l.£l with a ticket1£l .50 without.
I Big on Sundays at Fury Murrys. £l entrance; £1 all drinks. Cheap drinkand good music. What more could you ask'.’
I Brag at the Cotton Club. llpm--3.30am. £2.‘1fit's worth talkingabout. Brag.‘ Drinks promos as well. American canned beer £1.
I Clubleu at The Choice. llpm—3.30am. £2 entry and £1 all drinks. (ilasgow trendies get down to old rock classics.
I Fizz at Henry Afrikas. 11pm—3.30am. £2. Champers Promotion night at Henrys — cheap champagne cocktails and free bottles of bubbly will be available.
I Follies I lpm--3am. £3. Cheap drinks. I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatras. 10.30pm-2.30am. £1. Anything goes
50 The List 16— 29 June 1989