KEY: [S] students and guests only; [ND] no denims; [NT] no trainers;
[A] available for private hire on certain nights. please contact venue.
IJoy at the Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £3. Pulsating hottse rhythms. melodies. beats and basslines. Feel the heat as you dance your cares away in the ultimate busy. sweaty. sticky atmosphere.
I Radio City at the Mayfair (Cameo Suite). 10pm—3am. £1.50. Radio City has been quite a success story that seems to have gone unnoticed by most people. Populist they ain‘t. but if you're into late 60s' psychedelia and rock (and 80s as well) this is the best place. as countless Glasgow Uni students will also tell you.
I Shag at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am. £1.50. 12in white label importsfrom Chicago at Shag are about as rare asa sighting of Mo Johnston in (ilasgow‘s pubs and clubs recently. Don't expect to see ‘super' Ally or any other football ‘stars‘ frequenting Shag as there will be no Luther Vandross or George Benson either! What there will be is pure lovable pop (especially early 80s) amongst an unpretentious. mixed. fun-loving crowd.
I The Alhambra Spm—midnight. Free!
I The Batcave at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £4.
I Bennets 11pm—3.30am.£2.50.
I Chart Music Night at The Choice. llpm—3.30am. £5.
I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £3.
I Crash at the Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2.50 with ticket). I Follies l0.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Hard Rock Catte at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50.
I Hollywood Studios 1 1pm—3.30am. £3.50. I M.E.A.T. at SW1. £2.5()(£l.50ticket). I Mr D's 10.30pm—2am. £4.
I Panama Jax 1 lpm—3.30am. £3.
I Hanles 10.30pm-3am. £3.
I Savoy 11pm—3.30am.£3.50.
I Stomp at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £2.50.
I Tin Pan Alley 10.30pm—3.30am. £3 .50. I True Colors at Joe Paparazzi. llpm—3.30am. £2 (£1 Student).
I Dream/Slam the Mission 10pm—3am. £3. House fusion from Edinburgh‘s ‘Dream‘ and some of Glasgow's ‘Slam‘. Usingthe venue and music selection to it‘s fullest. I Marleys Shady Lady‘s 10.30pm—3am. £2. Living it up to the name ofthe club. playing mostly MOR reggae to a mostly older crowd.
I Spanish Harlem Wilkie House 10.30pm—3am. £3. Edinburgh‘s busiest club night with the Harlem posse supplying 2K PA. new visuals and DJ's Colin David and Yogi moving the house.
I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £1.75 before 11pm/£3.50after.
I Buster Browns 11pm-3.30am. £2.75.
I Cafe St James 8pm—2am. £1 members/£2 non members. Prices go up after 1 1pm.
I Chapllns at Finsbury Park‘s. 11.30-6am. Free before midnight £2 after.
I Cinderellas Hockenellas 9pm—2am. £1 before Ill/£2 before 11pm/£3 after.
I The Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £3 before ll.30pm.’£4 after.
I Madisons 9pm—3am. £1 before 1 1pm./£2 after.
I Bonnets l lpm—3.3()am. £3. Glasgow‘s best gay disco (well. its only one!) has moved on in recent times from playing exclusively Hi-NRG to a mixture ofall high bpm dance sounds. Currently very popular is ltalia disco. Balearic beats and the many derivatives that make up ‘house‘. Look out for suprise special guest PAs.
I The Choice llpm—3.30am. £4. The most ! exclusive venue on Saturdays has all the 1 new fashion collections by the likes of llamnett. Basi and Gaultier on video for you to drool over. Make sure you‘re dressed up to the nines as well or you could be disappointed. Upfront dance mixed by Segun. Lars and your host Colin Barr. STOP PRESS: 1n the first of a seriesof Choice Christmas specials Frankie Bones
the house artist will be appearing live on 3 December. This is major coup time and well worth checkingout. i I Detect at Fury Murrys. l 1pm—3.30am.
' £3. Afterfailing to deliverthe goods.Mars
has just gone out oforbit. In its place is Defect. which looks like it won‘t be trying to compete with the Sub Club. but attract the student crowds. 1 like a varied playlist as much as the next man. but Deacon Blue. Luther Vandross. Bad Manners. The Pogues. David Bowie and the Cure'.’ I Helter Skelter at the Mayfair. llpm—3am. £1 .50. NOT a Heavy Metal night thank you very much. but cult heavy rock favourites from the late 60s. early 70s when ‘guitar solo‘ was not a dirty word.
I Insomnia at the Warehouse. 11pm—3.30am. £4. Insomnia is attractinga very young. wild crowd just now. with only one thingon their minds. . .dancing! Any vacant space inside has someone in big white trainers bobbing around to the loud. thumping. commercial house.
I Sub Club 11pm—3.30am. £4. lfBennets on a Tuesday is already a Glasgow institution. then the Sub Club on Saturdays isn‘t far behind. For well over two years it has been the most fashionable venue and consistently busy. The only problem is trying to dance and breathe when it gets predictably mobbed.
I 2 Hip and Mixed Up at Panamalax. 11pm—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 The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free!
I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £3.50.
I Cotton Club 11pm—3.30am. £5.
I Desire at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £4.50.
I Henry Airiltas 11pm—3.30am.£4.
I Hollywood Studios 1 1pm—3.30am. £4. I Joe Paparazzi 11pm—3.30am. £4.
I Kes Club at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50.
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. £3.50. Over 255‘ disco.
I MrD's 10.30pm—2am. £4.
I Rallies 10.30pm—3am. £3.
I Savoy 1 lpm—3am. £3.50. Over21s‘ night.
I SW1 £3 (£2ticket).
I Tin Pan Alley 10.30pm—3.30am. £5.
I Underground at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 before 1 1pm. After 11pm. it‘s£4.
I Glam Rock at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50.
I Immigrant Club Shady Lady's. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Hard on the footsteps of the now long gone Backroom. the Immigrant revamps this venue's history for hosting Independent music mixed with classic bands such as SLF and the Ramones.
I Mambo Club Network 3. 10.30pm—3am. £2 members/£2.50 non menbers. Sir Ossie on the wheels of steel mixing the best in
African dance with calypso and soca around the world stylee.
I Pacific State Wilkie House 10.30pm—3am. £3. Young upfront club crowd. another Harlem product forthe dance-crazy. Heavy beats and loud bass. I Kangaroo Klub The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Still going after all these years. Youthful crowd with easy dance music.
I Rock Club The Venue. 10pm—4am. Live rock bands and disco. attracting a good crowd to this popular night. See rock listings for details.
I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £2 before llpnv’£4 after.
I Buster Browns 1 1 .30pm—~3.30am. £3.75. I Cale St James Xpni—Zam. See Fri for details.
I ChaplinSat Finbury Park‘s. 11.30pm-6am. See Fri for details.
I Cinderellas Bockerlellas 9pm-2am. £3. before 10.30pm/£3.50after.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £3 before 1 lpm/£4 after.
I Club Fantasy at The Choice. 11pm-3.30am. £3. Run by Darren. Kevin 6: DJ Oscar— ‘essentially pumped-up vibes for a happy. mental crowd‘. Treat your ears to the 4k sound system and your eyes to the 4x4 video wall.
I Discordia at Peggy Sue‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Fortnightly. only the first Sundaysof the listings. Discordia can probably claim to cover the most musical styles of any of Glasgow‘s clubs. Go in with an open mind and groove on down to the likes ofFront 242. Dead Kennedys. De La Soul. Ramones. Happy Mondays. Bad Brains and. . .Motorhead! Where'stheacid house. though. lads?
I Tin Pan Alley 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. Hmmm . . .personally. l think £3.50 isfar too steep for a Sunday night and either TPAs advertising campaign hasn't worked or most people agree with me. as when l was there you could move around quite easily. shall we say. Predictable (but popular) thumping house failed to attract most people that were there from their drinks at the bar to the floor. sowhere now'.’
I Underground at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am. £1. With entrance only a measly quid. Tequila Slatnmers at 50p. groovy funk. soul and disco from the 70s. effervescent Latin and the odd club classic from more recent times. you would think the Brown Paper Bag boys would be onto a winner. but no! When you should be fighting for space to dance (and air) it'sall too easy and the odd bad choice by the DJ clears the ﬂoor you know something needs to be done to add some atmosphere. but what? Answers on a postcard to Underground. c/o Fury Murrys . . .
I Bennets l lpm—3.30am. 75p.
I Bete Hoirat SW1 . £1 .50 (£1 with ticket). 75p drinks.
I Brag at the Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £2.
I Canary Murder Club at Peggy Sue's. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Fortnightly. on the second Sunday of the listings.
I Follies 11pm—3am.£3.
I Fuddrultlters at Cleopatras. 10.30pm—2.30am. £1.
I Hollywood Studios 1 1pm—3am. £2.
I Hustle at the Sub Club. llpm—3.30am. £1.50.
I Kick Crass at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 before 11pm; £2 after.
I MrD's 10.30pm-2am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Panama Jax 1 lpm—3.30am. £1 .50.
I Battles 10.30pm—2am. £2.50. I Savoy l lpm—3am. £2.
I Fandango Red Hot Pepper Club. 10pm—4am. £2.50. If you rememberthe Cafe Manifesto and its successor the Parliament. you will also remember that there has not been a good club on a Sunday night fora longtime. Fandango promises to bring back both music and style for what was once one of the best nights forthe week-end ravers.
I Moshpit'l‘he Venue. 10pm—3am. Mostly regular live bands supported by a
'I'rash Speed 1)]. Makes for an abrasive end to the week-end.
I The Amphitheatre 10pm-~ 3am. £l before 11pm £2 after.
I Buster Browns l0pm--~4am. llalfprice before 11pm £2.75 after.
I Cinderellas Bockertellas930pm—1am. £1.50.
I Freewheelin‘ at Fury Murrys.
l lpm—-3.30am. £1.50. A genuinely wide variety of cult music from the (ills. 70s and 80s. breathing life into(ilasgow‘s notoriously dull Monday nights.
I Jeans & T-shirt Night at Cleopatras. 10.30pm—-3am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Panama Jax midnight till 3.30am. £1 .50. £1 ticket (available in gay bars beforehand). The long running andever popular gay night.
I The Alhambra Spm—midnight. Free! I Savoy l 1pm~ 3am. £2. Anotherover25s' night.
I Rhythm & Booze The Venue. 10pm-3am. £ 1 «2. Superb music selection asan accompaniment to live band Big George and the Business. If you thoughtTexas have a neat slide guitar. get down here and enjoy these guys. the residence is a bit erratic. so it may be a good idea tophone before you go down.
I Boys. Boys. Boys at SW1 . £1 .50 (50pwith a ticket) What's the next line again‘.’ ‘l'm looking for a good time.‘ Says it all really. BBB is an alternative night. .\'o. this doesn't mean they'll be playing the latest indie faves bttt their clientele is a mixture ofgay and straight. A good mixture of anything considered to be dance music will be spun by the 1)].
I Loveclub at Peggy Sue‘s. 10.30pm~3am. £1.50. File alongside Freewheelin' I suppose. groovy pop cult faves from different eras to shake your floppy fringe to.
I Shimmy Club at Benrtets. 10.30pm—3am. £1 . Quite simply. the Shimmy Club isa (ilasgow institution. For years. the straight night has been attracting people from all walks of life just wanting to relax and have a good time. The ()US soul. R&B. alternative and ska spots are still as popular as ever and the house section is beginning to attract a following as well. Make sure you arrive early or you could be disappointed.
I The Alhambra Spin—midnight. Free! I Rhythm 'n‘ Booze at the Cotton Club. llpm-3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I u-Zone Cinderellas Rockerfellas. 7.30— 10.30pm. £1 .50 (50p with ticket).
70 The List 24 November— 7 December 1989