I Brat Paclr at Knightsbridge SWl.
7pm— 10.30pm. £l .50with ticket ; £2 without.
I The Choice at l’zazz. I lpm—3.30am. £4. Up front in their music as always. What do you expect when they've got Segan. Harry. and Colin Barr DJ-ing'.’
I Cleopatras l0.30pm—2.30. £3. Non-stop disco sounds in the West End. (‘ome early - stay late.
I Cotton Club llpm-3.30am. £5. 'I'lwnight at the (‘otton Club. What more can be said'.’ [A]
I Follies l0.30pm—3.30am. £4.50. (‘hart-based disco sounds.
I Hard Rock Calle at the Venue. llpm till late. £3.50. With DJ (ieorge.
I Henry Alrikas I lpm—3.30am. £4. Playing the best in Balearic Beats. soul and house. Look out for live PAs as well.
I Hollywood Studios I lpm—3.30am. £4. See l‘ri.
I Insomnia at the Warehouse. llpm—3.30am. £4. lixpect a bit ofevery kind of dance music.
IJoe Paparazzi l lpm—3.30am. £4.
I Kes Club at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3arn. £2.50. Indie dance music specialists.
I Kiss at S\\'l. £3.50 ( look otll for promotional tickets in bars).
I Libra at Hollywood Sltldios. £3.50. Over 25s‘ disco. Also on Wednesdays.
I Mardi Gras 10.30prn—3.30arn. £4. Mardi (iras(‘lub Night. A mixture of house and chart sounds. |A|
I Maytair l lprn—3am. £3.50. ()ver21s disco in the ballroom and l lelter Skelter in the ('arneo suite.
I Mr D‘s See Fri.
I Palomino Club 9prn—3am. £4.
I Panama Jax l lpnt—3.30am. £4 Soul and mixed chart music with resident DJs. 'l'ornrny' Arnold or Raymond Davren.
I Rallies l0.30—3am. £3. Discosounds with DJ. Roddy Stewart. IA]
I Savoy l lprn—3am. £3.50. ()ver2ls' night at (ilasgow's largest disco. |A|
I SLAM at l-‘ury' Murrys. llpm—3.30am. £4. (ilasgow 's sell-proclaimed best nightclub w ill be hosting the H) magazine party night on 2~lJune.
I SW08 (Single. Widowed. Divorced. Separated club) at Rooftops. See Hi.
I Teenscene at the Savoy. 7prn— l0.30pm. £2 with ticketz£l without. L'nder lils‘ disco with Radio ('lyde l).l (iary Marshall.
IAll-nitetat The Venue. l Julyonly; l0prn—7am. With I)Js Yogi from the l looch and Bob .leffrics from the Sub (tub. I The Amphitheatre I l.30pm--latn. £4. llalfprice before llpm. [Entertain yourself in style in Scotland‘s L'ltimate Nightclub. IA] |Nl)| I Busterarowns l lprn—4am. £3.75. Worthw hile night with steady youthful crow d. Buster Browns' L'nder- lts's disco. S—l lprn. See l-‘ri. [A] I Cale St James See Fri for details. (iood venue w hich is free to hire for private functions. |Nl)| I Chaplins at Finsbury Park's Night Club. I l.30prn—oam. ('haplins' middle floor bar is also now open through to (ram. See l-‘ri. IAI INTI I Cinderellas Rockeriellas 0pm 2am. £3 before l0.3llpm; £3.50alter. l’arty Night. arguany the best night for this immensely popular mainstream disco. IClttll Sandino at Liberty 's. l0prn 3am. £2.5ll(£l .50). l .luly only: 'I‘hesuperior montth shot of Latin. iau. and soul. I Coasters b.30pm— l0prn. £1.50. l’nder lSs. I Edgars l0prn—4am. £2 before midnight: £3 after. Membership forms for the suitably impressed available at the door. I Hades at the White Swan (‘ellar Bar. l0prn—2am. £2 ( U .50 before I lprn ). New borne for popular alternatiy e club. (iood to see this neglected yenue in use again. I The immigrant Club at Shady Ladies. l0._‘~0pm—3am. £2. New club with a wide
Stardate: Thursday 22 June 1989. Scotland, the final irontier. These are the voyages ol the nightclub SLAM! its nine date mission to boldly go where no club has gone betore . . . come in number seven your time is up! Yes, Glasgow's space cadets were out in lull force lor the launching oi the SLAM/SCHLITZ in orbit tour in Glasgow’s other greenhouse.
Usually, the Winter Gardens is a sedate place. Home to the peacelul sounds oi birdsong and grannies chatting over a cup at tea about the price at hairnets these days, surrounded by a variety ol exotic llora, vegetation and wildlile (well, goldlish!)
I’m not sure it the goldlish were evacuated tonight, but I certainly hope so, as tonight the strangest kind ol wildlile invaded the Winter Gardens - clubbers! Dressed to impress, mix and match any ol these essential items to create your own clubber- chunky Travel Fox or Troop trainers, jogging pants, well worn hooded top, denim jacket and the obligatory SLAM/SCHLITZ tour sweatshirt. Sportswear and being scrulty is delinitely in!
The lucky ones who did get in experienced one oi the best nights at a club in a longtime. The Winter Gardens is simply a massive greenhouse and the novelty value at having a club here never wore oil. Space was cleared lor a dancelloor, a stage, lasers and a massive sound system. Decorations were put up everywhere, most were SLAM or SCHLITZ adverts but the space theme was complete with pictures oi stars and moons and I loved the giant intlatable spaceman hovering above the dancelloor!
Dut oi simple curiosity, most people went on a tour ol the venue as soon as they went in. Alter weaving their way along the paths and manoeuvering between a law palm trees (not easy when it's dark and smoke machines are trying their hardest to recreate the set oi a Sherlock Holmes iilml), they had a look at all the cosmic attractions: The NASA weightless simulator was undoubtedly the highlight oi the night ior many people -three circles moving independently oi each other, in every possible direction, tossing the poor clubbertrapped inside boldly where no clubber has gone beiore (without the aid oi any chemical stimulants!). Not many Schlitzs were downed alter a shot on it, needless to say. The unadventurous types either stood and
SLAM IN ORBIT
watched this or looked out oi the nearby window at the lloodlit skateboarding demonstration!
Alter the short tour, most people headed tor the bar expecting to be contronted by tree cans oi Schlitz, but were ultimately disappointed when they learned they were expected to part with 21 tor a can. This didn’t stop anyone lrom buying any ol course and alter a iew cans most people ventured onto the dancelloor to dance to some oi the most uplront sounds at any club in Britain - House, Techno, Garage and Rap were the order oi the day courtesy ol the two DJs Orde Meikle and Stuart McMillan. No expense was spared bringing some oi the best dance PAs to Scotland — Electribe 101 and Double Trouble and the Rebel MC kept the crowd entertained as did the jazz dancing demonstration. Alter a while, the dancelloor was jam-packed and people began to wander oil to dance in some oi the strangest places (l'm sure I
saw people dancing with trees in the dense smoke. . .).
This went on all night and showed no signs ol letting up even when dawn broke. Eventually, around dam, with the sound oi bouncers shouting 'hurry up and get home' people began to get the message and began to drill away, happy and looking lorward to the next tour date on the Saturday.
SLAM have chosen the best venues on their best nights all over Scotland ior their tour and the next city to sample the ultimate experience is Edinburgh (check tour date at the end ior lull details) and they‘ll be bringing all their ‘cosmic attractions’ and other PM as well. Each night promises to be so dilierent and special it might be a good idea to lollow the whole tour all over Scotland, beam me up Scotty! (Colin Steven)
The SLAM tour will be at Wilkie House, Edinburgh, on Fri 7 June and at Fury Murrys, Glasgow on Sat 24 June._
variety of sounds. Should be successful. African to ( 'ramps to REM.
IJllJtl at Wilkie llouse. llprn-—-lam. £2.50. New cltrb from the makersol Spanish l larlern. lixpect upfront soul. garage and 70s' disco and more.
I The Junkyard at Brahms Basement. 9.30pm till late. £1 .50 £2. Solid dance music. ()n-l' New Beatetc. ln thernost informal and highly enjoy able club. A great light show also adds to the charged atmosphere.
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 goody enue.
I Mambo Club at ('oasters. £2. 'l'aking over from the (ioombay Beat with afar superior selection of reggae and rhy thrn. I Metro at ('atton Sttidios. 8 July only : “lprn—4am. Second lidinburgh night oi the Slam Schlitz tour with emerging British rapper M(' Duke Live.
I Millionaire‘s l0prn—barn. £2 (£1 before 12). See Hi.
I Outer Limits at (‘oasters. l0.30pm 7 Jam. £2 before 1 1pm; £3.50 after. American sprung dancefloor and good rnusic makes for an energetic Saturday. INT]
I Overload at Buster Brow ns. 3— l0.30pm. £1 .Sllrnernbers; £2.50non-members. Under 18s' club with more than the usual chart music to offer to a more discerning
I The Venue 8 July only; 9pm 3am. first of a new regular Saturday club slot featuring l lip-l top and ‘cornmer'cial but not mainstrearn' sounds. IZenaleoSJulyonly. l0prn «lain £2.50 before I l.30prn; £4 alter. Very comfortable uprnai kct joint. A relaxed nightout. |A||Nl)||N'l'|
IThe Alhambra 3| Waterloo Street. 22l 3201).»! lprn. l-‘ree. (‘heap drinksand free mixers!
I Bennets l lprn 3.30am, 'iSpadrnission
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