I Underground at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am. £1. Wide variety ofall genres ofdance music from the Brown Paper Bag boys. Check it out. even just for the $01 at only 50p!


I The Amphitheatre 10pm till late. £1 before 11pm: £2 after. Femalesfree before midnight. Over 25s Jeans and T-shirts night.

I Buster Browns 10pm—4am. £2.25. llalf price admission and drinks before 11pm. Worth a visit on Sunday if you've not been before.

I Cinderellas RockerteIIas 9.30pm— 1 am. £1.50. Dress. along with atmosphere. is relaxed for this end ofweekend outing. I Melting Pot at The Red Hot Pepper Club. 10pm—3am. £1 .50 before 11.30. £2.50after. Aiming for an internalclub night. the Melting Pot offers heavy dance to an enthusiastic regular crowd.

I Moshpit at the Venue. 10pm—3am. Regular live bands and supporting Thrash/Speed disco make for an abrasive end to the weekend not a bad place to find yourselfofa Sunday.


I Freewheelin' at Fury Murrys. 11pm-3.30am. £1 .50. A genuinely wide variety ofcult music from the 60s. 70s and 80s. breathing life into Glasgow‘s notoriously dull Monday nights.

I Fuddruckers Goes South at Mr D‘s. 10.30pm—2am. £2 (£1 with ticket). The irrepressible Craig Davis takes his popular Sunday night club to Shawlands for fun and games. lie must DJ nearly every night now does this man sleep?

I Jeans and T-shirt Night at (,‘leopatras. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 with ticket). The popular Jeans and T-Shirt night makes its way west from the Cotton Club to Cleo‘s. I Savoy 11pm—3am.£2. Over 25s‘ night with cheap drinks to entice you along: lager 85p and vodka 65p. [A]

I Warehouse Over 25s Night. 50p admission and drinks £1 .


I Rhythm ’n' Booze at the Venue. 10pm—3am. £1/£2. Superb music selection as an accompaniment to the rocking Big George and The Business. If you think Texas have a neat slide guitar. get down here and enjoy. The residency is a bit erratic it may be worth phoning before you do down.



I Loveclub downstairs at Peggy Sue‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £1.50. Wide variety of predictable and unusual cult sounds from the 60s. 70s and 80s.

I Rhythm 'n' Booze at the Cotton Club.

1 1pm—3.30am. £1 with ticket; £2 without. I The Shimmy Club at Bennets. 10.30pm—3am. £1. Quite simply. the Shimmy Club is an institution. For years the straight night has been attracting anyone and everyone (you‘ll see what 1 mean ifyou go!). with its unique (if predictable) blend of dance music— Sixties' soul and R&B. The ska spot is still as popular as ever and expect some house as well.

I Streetbeat at the Warehouse. 11pm—3.30am. £4. David Walters with the latest chart and beat sounds.

I Reggae Dance Hall at the Venue. 10pm—4am. £2. Excellent reggae to put a smile on anyone‘s face. with live toasting and relaxed atmosphere. the Dance Hall is just dandy.


I The 0 Zone at Cinderellas Rockerfellas. 7.30—10.30pm. £1 .50 (50p with ticket).


Alcohol~free disco for the 14— 1 8 year-olds. 50p tickets should still be in circulation for this classy teen disco.


I Go West at Cleopatras. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Go West young man . . . deep into the heartof bedsit land and discover this great midweek club. [A]

I Club Nuovo at Knightsbridge SW1. £2.50. 75p lager. heavy. spirits. Mainly gay. playing largely house.

I Expansions at the Warehouse. 11pm—3.30am. £2. Promoting the best in hip~hop and house in Glasgow on Wednesdays.

I Jeans and T-shirt Night at the Cotton Club. 1 1pm—3am. £3.50. One of the best clubs on a Wednesday. speciallydesigned for solid dancing.

I Libra at Hollywood Studios. llpm—3am. £2.50. Over 25s‘ disco.

I Mayfair 1 lpm—3am. £2. 60s‘ night but sneak along earlier (7.30—1 1pm) for traditional ballroom dancing!

I Panama Jax 10pm—3.30am. £1 . A gay night. playing house and 1 li-NRG.

I Sixties' Night at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 before 1 1pm:£4

after. Look out for drinks promotions through the night.


I Breathless at Potterrow. 8pm—lam. 50p with matric card; £1 .50guest. Considering that this is a student venue club. and that the bar prices are lessthan in other clubs. Breathless has established a good. although mainly ‘freshers' crowd. This hasn't hampered their music policy. which can be best described as MOR club sounds. Good crowd. good atmosphere. decent music.

I The Deep at the Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Deep. with its roots in deep house. hard hip-hop and the odd techno track. gives the Edinburgh diehard clubbers a good start to the weekend.

I The Eternal Groove Shady Ladies. 10.30pm—3am. £2. 15 Nov only. Fusionof styles. from Big Daddy Kane to the Stone Roses. One-offclub night from this Dunfermline crew.

I llousequake at the Penthouse. Free. Covering dance styles. from the Rebel MC to Man To Man. What else can you say'.’


I Bennets l lpm—3am. £1 . Mainly gay. mainly Eurobeat.

I Blackmarket at Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £2. Many a punter‘s weekend begins at Blackmarket on Thursdays with one of the best playlists ofany club around.

I Bloomers at Cleopatras. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with student matric card).

I Freestyle at Joe Paparazzi.

l 1pm—3.30am. New Thursday dance club at Joe‘s to give us a bit more choice.

I Fury Murrys 11pm—3.30am. Live music sessions with disco. Check Rock listings for band details.

I Mayfair l lpm—3am. £2. Reggae night at the Mayfair.

I Mr D's 10pm—2am. £3 on door(£l .50 with ticket). The promotions night with cheap drink.

I Savoy l lpm—3am. £2. Lager 85p. vodka 65p. The longest running Over 25s' night around town. [A]

I Seventies' Night at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 before 11pm. £3 after.

I Streetbeat at Cleopatras. 1 1pm—2.30am. £3 (£1 .50 with ticket). David Walters ‘streetbeat' club: mixed dance music.

I Terra Nera at the Mayfair. llpm—~3am. £2. New ‘World Music' club says the ad. Calypso. Latin. Salsa. Reggae. Rumba. for anyone bored with chart and house music.

I Tin Pan Alley 10.30pm—3.30am.

I The Venue llpm—late. £2. Thrash metal night.


IThe Amphitheatre lllpm-late. £2. llalf price before 11pm. Disco inferno lights up Lothian Road. in a trial run for the weekend. Over 21s Jeans and'llshirt night.

I Cale St James 8pm— 1 am. Free. Something slightly different from your usual discotheque. Happy 1 lour from 8—9pm gets you in the mood for some favc raves from the 60s. 70s and 80s.

I Chateaux Cha-Cha's at Wilkie l louse. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. One of Edinburgh‘s nightlife legends ‘Roxy‘ teams up with London's Republic Dreadnought 1 li-l’i System for what promises to be an excellent alternative to Thursday's other clubs. Opens on 9 Nov.

I Cinderella Rockerfellas 9.30pm—2am. £2 before 1 1pm: £2.50 after. Over 25snight. [AllNDllNTl

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £1.50 before 11.30pm; £2.50 after. Thursday is over 25s night and features a resident band and Seventies and Eighties pop sounds.

I Shag at the Mission and Shady Ladies. 10pm—3am. £1 .50. Youthful (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) night on both floors of this venue. supplying easy dance sounds to a large if not tall crowd.


The Sub Club really does have a unique atmosphere when it’s busy. Its main strength lies in the design: its low ceiling and small size make it intimate but with an open layout making it relatively easy to move around when it’s crowded. Joy know this well and use it to its lull potential. With Shag attracting all the students at its main rival Furys, they have a virtual monopoly on the ‘style' market. Complacent they are not though. Joy is designed for solid dancing, with very few (it any) records less than 110 bpm, giving the punters what they want. Our puny bodies might only be able to withstand 10 minutes of dancing, but this doesn’t stop the DJs from their relentless assault of pulsating house melodies and rhythms, thundering

drumbeats and basslines. They also

have the amazing knack of playing the

odd stormer now and again, just when people are beginning to tire and drift away, beginning the cycle all over again. The sounds of Joy, Blackmarket and Hustle are the most up to date north or the border, but my only complaint would be that the odd obvious track creeps once in a while to spoil the momentum.

Joy have come along way since their heady Ecstasy days or last year, changing their music and style whenever necessary. With 1989 coming to a close and the nineties approaching another change is probably around the corner, but at the moment they’re just keeping the customer satisfied (very successfully too it has to be said). (Colin Steven)



I Bennets 911 Glassford Street. 552 5761. I The Choice 21 Royal Exchange Square. 221 5323.

I Cleopatras Belmont Lane. Kelvinbridge. 3340560.

I Cotton Club 5 Scott Street. 3320712.

I Follies 193 Pitt Street. 332 73227522. I Fury Murrys 9n Maxwell Street. 221 6511.

I Henry Alrikas 13 15 York Street. 221

(it t l.

I Hollywood Studios 9 Brown Street. 248 6606

I Joe Paparazzi 5211 Sauchiehall Street. 331 2111.

I Knightsbridge SW148 Carlton Place. 429


I Mardi Gras 73 Dunlop Street. 221 3623. I Maytair474 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872.

I Mr D’s Kilmarnock Road. 632 2411.

I Palomino Club 51 West Regent Street. 332 6223.

I Panama Jax CUstom llouse Quay. 22] (1865.

I Peggy Sue‘s 46 West George Street. 332 3000.

I Battles 15Benalder Street. Partick Cross. 334 5321.

I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. I Savoy Savoy Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 3320751.

I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600.

I Tin Pan Alley 339 Mitchell Street. 221 5275.

I Tuxedo Princess Anderston Quay. 204 1150.

I Venue 474 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. I Warehouse 85 Dunlop Street. 221 3623.


I The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670.

I Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 226 4224.

I Cafe 81 James 25 St James Centre. 557 2631.

I Charlie Parkers South Bridge (opp Tron Kirk). 556 6050.

I Cinderellas Rockenellas 99 St Stephen Street. 5560266.

I Finsbury Park 3—5 South St Andrew Street. 556 1020.

I Madisons Greensidc Place. 557 3807.

I The Network West Tollcross.

I The Penthouse llome Street.Tollcross. I lied Hot Pepper Club 56 Fountainbridge. 22‘) 7733.

I Shady Ladies (‘owgatu 225 6569.

I Venue (Hilton Road. 557 3073.


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