Clubs and discos are listed as a diary, tirst by day, then by city and then by venue. Special club nights are listed under their club name tollowed by their venue.
KEY: students and guestsonly; [ND] no denims; [NT] notrainers;
[A] available for private hire on certain nights. please contact venue.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. 8pm—midnight. Free. The club where you get your money‘s worth.
I The Batcave at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £4 without ticket. House. hip-hop and . . .er. rock?
I Bennets 11pm—3.30am. £2.50. Mainly gay with Hi-NRG music.
I Chart Music Night at the Choice. 11pm—3.30am. £5. Chart music to your heart‘s content. for the ‘older. champagne. Princes Square types‘.
I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £3. Virtually the only late bar in the West End. Oh. and with accompanying disco. [Al
I Crash at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2.50 with ticket). Drinks promotions every week.
I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. Chart-based disco sounds. [ND] [NT]
I The Future at the Warehouse. £3. 11pm—3.30am.
I The Gold Coast Club at the Revue (next to Barrowland). £3. 10.30pm—2.30am. Reggae. soul. African. ska. soca. house. funk.
I Hard Rock Catte at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. Live music and disco.
I Hollywood Studios 11pm—3.30am.£3.50. Over 21 House disco. [A] [NT]
I Joy at the SubClub. l 1pm—3.30am. £3. Guaranteed to be a good night with a generally sound crowd and music safe in the hands of DJs Orde and Stuart.
I Maytair11pm—3am.£3.5().0vcr255 night in the ballroom and Radio City at the Cameo Suite. See below.
I Mr D's 10pm—2am. £4. Fun atmosphere and games at Shawlands‘ one and only nightclub.
I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £3.
I Panama Jax 10.45pm—3.30am. £3. Alternative and soul by the waterfront. I Radio City at the Mayfair. 10pm—2am. £1.50. Psychedelic sounds to match the groovy wallpaper. Largely revivalist but then it sure beats the mediocrity on offer at most other venues in town.
I Rallies 10.30—3am. £3. [A]
I Savoy 1 1pm—3am. £3.50. Possibly the busiest dance hall in Glasgow at the weekend. but definitely not the best.
I Shag at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am. £1.50. See panel.
I STOMP at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £2.50.
I True Colors at Joe Paparazzi.
l 1pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 student).
I Unity Reggae Club at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Best reggae music in town. say the organisers.
I The Amphitheatre 10pm—late. £3.50 (half price before 11pm). Larger than life uptown discotheque playing comfortable dance tracks. Frequent personal
I Buster Browns 1 1pm—3.30am. £2.75; half price drinks and admission before midnight. Chart and dance music. Aims at over 20s atmosphere.[A]
I Cate St James Club 25 Disco Fri and Sat Rpm-2am. £1 members; £2 non-members. Membership £2. After 11pm prices go up by £1. A wide range of pop sounds played to a relaxed. friendly crowd. [ND][NT]
I Chaplins at Finsbury Park's Night Club. 11.30pm—6am. £2. Free before midnight. the middle floor of Finsbury is now open serving snacks throughout the night. Dancing upstairs. [A][NT]
I Cinderellas Rockeriellas 9pm—2am. £1 before 10pm; £2 before 11pm; £3 after.
I Dream/Slam 10pm—3am. £3. Superb House fusion from Glasgow‘s Slam and Edinburgh's Dream club. Bound to be extremely popular. using the venue and music selection to its fullest.
I Marley’s at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Living up to the name of the venue. an older crowd get loose to mostly MOR reggae.
I Red Hot at The Red Hot PepperClub. 10pm—4am. £3 before 11.30pm; £4 after. Still as popular as ever. maintaining a large following of discerning mature clubbers.
I Rock Night at Madisons. 9pm—3am. £1 before 1 1pm; £2 after. Busy and pretty much what you‘d expect.
I Spanish Harlem at Wilkie House. 10pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. The Spanish Harlem re-opens after the Guthrie Street disaster. 21/2K PA. The Harlem posse. guest DJs and new visuals back with a vengeance.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. 8pm—midnight. Free. The club where you get your money's worth.
I Bennets 11pm—3.30am. £3. Mainly gay with Hi-NRG music.
I Brat Pack at Knightsbridge SW1. 7pm—10.30pm. £1 .50 with ticket;£2 without.
I The Choice 11pm—3.30am. £4. Upfront music from Colin Barr. Segun and the other one. What more could a punter ask for?
I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £3.50. A late bar in the West End with accompanying disco.
I Cotton Club 1 1pm—3.30am. £5. The best night at the Cotton Club with house and chart music. Not breaking any new ground. but popular none the less. [A]
I Desire at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (but look out for the discount passes in bars beforehand). House and chart mix with DJ Noble.
I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £4.50. Chart-based disco sounds. [ND] [NT]
I Helter Skelter at the Mayfair. £1.50. Cult rock sounds from the late 605 and 70s.
I Henry Alrikas 11pm—3.30am. £4. Gone are the Balearic beats. house and soul music. making way for, wait for it, chart music. Oh. well.
I Hollywood Studios 1 1pm—3.30am. £4. See Fri.
I Insomnia at the Warehouse. 11pm—3.30am. £4. Expect a bit ofevery kind ofdance music.
I Joe Paparazzi 11pm—3.30am. £4.
I Kes Club at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. indie/alternative anorak pop.
I Kiss at SW1 . £3.50 (look out for promotional tickets in bars).
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. £3.50. Over
25s' disco. Also on Wednesdays.
I Mars at Fury Murrys. l 1pm—3.30am. £4. Strong (ifslightly dated sometimes) dance
sounds. courtesy of the Mars posse. Look out for the milk shakes and ice creams. I Mr D's See Fri.
I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £4.
I Rattles 10.30—3am. £3. Disco sounds with DJ. Roddy Stewart. [A]
I Savoy 11pm—3am.£3.50. Oveers' night at Glasgow‘s largest disco. [A]
I SWDS (Single. Widowed. Divorced, Separated club) at Rooftops. See Fri. ISubClub 11pm—3.30am. £4. lfBennets on a Tuesday is already a Glasgow institution. then the Sub on a Saturday is
not far behind. For over two years it has
been the most fashionable venue and one ' of the busiest as well. The only drawback
is trying to dance when it gets predictably
I Teenscene at the Savoy. 7pm— 10.30pm.
£2 with ticket;£1 without. Under 18s‘
disco with Radio Clyde DJ Gary Marshall.
I 2 Hip and Mixed Up at Panama Jax. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3 before midnight. £4 after. ‘2 Hip‘ for garage. funk. house and hip-hop. ‘Mixed Up‘ for chart. soul and alternative. Two clubs running simultaneously.
I Underground at Henry Afrikas.
10.30pm—3.30am. £1 before 11pm. After 11pm. it‘s £4 without a ticket and £1 with. The sounds will be right across the house and chart board.
I The Venue 1 1pm—late. £3.50. Glam rock exhumed weekly for all you closet ‘Platform' devotees.
I The Amphitheatre 10pm—late. £4. Hype ofthe week night. Halfprice before 11pm. Entertain yourself in style in Scotland‘s Ultimate Nightclub. [AIIND]
I Buster Browns 1 1pm—4am. £3.75. Worthwhile night with a good steady crowd.
I Cate St James See Fri for details. Good venue which is free to hire for private functions. [ND][NT]
I Cbaptins at Finsbury Park‘s Night Club. 11.30pm—6am. Chaplins' middle ﬂoor bar is also now open through to 6am. See Fri. [AllNTl
I Cinderellas Rockertellas 9pm—2am. £3 before 10.30pm; £3.50 after. PartyNight. arguable the best night for this immensely popular mainstream disco.
I The Immigrant Club at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Revamping Shady Ladies history for a Saturday night alternative club. The immigrant casts a wide net coming up with Stone Roses.The Ramones. SLF and the Beatles.
I Pacific State at Wilkie House. 10pm—late. The Neville Brody-type posters might suggest some avant-garde funk from the superb Fetish label but. being the Spanish Harlem's product. it offers up-to-date dance music from around the world.
SHAG SHAG SHAG
‘Weeer alll going on a summer hol-i-day’ . . . to Glasgow? In October? Well, Edinburgh’s iavourite sons, Shag, never were ones to do things by the book. Regulars oi the ‘Viz’ ot the nightlite world won’t be surprised to hear oi the ‘Shag Express’ - an old Clydeside double decker bus (the gloriously tacky Oor Wullie Special) in the best Cliti Richard tradition, ready to whisk eager Shaggers over to Glasgow to sample its various delights tor an evening. Compared to some oi their other stunts during the year at the Mission (who remembers the wonderful ’Wln A Lawnmower’ competition? or the totally non-sexist Mr Wet Y-tronts?) this was positively sane!
So, where’s Clitt 'n’ Una? The lumiture and beds? Not even cute little lace curtains? No such luck, but as we trundle along the M8 being overtaken by mopeds and Robin Reliants we did have. . . ENTERTAINMENT! Milky Bars (Yo!), Skips, Twiglets, Hula-Hoops, Jelly Babies, Soil Drinks (‘What will it
be sir? Coke? Orange? Tizer? Cream
Soda? 0r lashings oi ginger beer?’) No expense spared as you can see!
Shag has as much chance of being ieatured in W or The Face as an lranian branch of the Salman Rushdie Appreciation Society has of being tounded. This doesn’t bother the two
organisers, Graeme and Graham, as they see Shag as the perlect antidote tor anyone who’s had too much oi ‘style’ clubs and just wants to have tun.
Look out tor posters giving details at the next Shag Express going to Glasgow. (Colin Steven)
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