KEY: [S] students and guests only; [ND] no denims; [NT] notrainers;

[A] available for private hire on certain nights. please contact venue.


I Joy at the Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £3. Pulsating house rhythms. melodies. beats and basslines. Feel the heat as you dance your cares away in the ultimate busy. sweaty. sticky atmosphere. The best night of the week for house in Glasgow.

I Radio City at the Mayfair (Cameo Suite). l0pm—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 ifyou‘re intolate 60s psychedelia and rock (and 805 as well) this is the best place. as countless Glasgow Uni students will tell you.

I Shag at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am.£2. 12in white label imports from Chicago at Shag are about as rare as a sighting ofMo Johnston in Glasgow‘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 8pm-midnight. Free!

I The Batcave at Henry Afrikas. 8pm—3.30am. £4.

I Bennels 1 lpm—3.30am. £2.50.

I Chart Music Night at The Choice. 11pm-3.30am. £5.

I Cleopatras 10.30pm-2.30am. £3.

I Crash at the Cotton Club.

1 1pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2.50 with ticket). I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.

I Hard Rock Catfe at The Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50.

I Hollywood Studios 1 lpm—3.30am. £3.50. I M.E.A.T. at SW1. £2.50(£1.50ticket). I Mr D's 10.30pm—2am. £4.

I Panama Jax 11pm—3.30am.£3.

I Raffles 10.30pm—3am. £3.

I Savoy 1 lpm—3.30am. £3.50.

I Stomp at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm-3.30am. £2.50.

I Tin Pan Alley10.30pm—3.30am.£3.50. I True Colors at Joe Paparazzi.

l 1pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 Student).


I Bennets 1 lpm-3.30am. £3. Glasgow‘s best gay disco (well. its only) 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 11pm—3.30am. £4. The most exclusive venue on Saturdays has all the new fashion collections by the likes of Hamnett. 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.

I Heller Skelter at the Mayfair.

l lpm—3am. £1.50. NOT a Heavy Metal night thank you very much. but cult heavy rock favourites from the late 605 and early 70s when ‘guitar solo‘ was not a dirty word.

I Insomnia at The Warehouse.

1 1pm—3.30am. £4. Insomnia is attractinga very young. wild crowd just now. with only one thing on 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 is consistently busy. The only problem is trying to dance and breath when it gets predictably mobbed.

I 2 Hip and Mixed Up at PanamaJax. ilpm—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 UFO at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—3.30am. £5. At a fiver entrance. this unfortunately will put Unlimited Freak Out past a lot of people‘s budgets. particularly students. Having said that. this looks like one ofthc best clubs to open in a long time.Top Hacienda DJ John Da Silva will be up every week with Mike Pickering and Graeme Park joining him once a month. DISCOS

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 Afrikas 8pm—3.30am. £4.

I Hollywood Studios 11pm—3.30am. £4.

I Joe Paparazzi 11pm—3.30am. £4.

I Has 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 Raffles 10.30pm—3am. £3.

I Savoy 11pm-3am. £3.50. Over21$ night.

I SW1 £3 (£2 ticket).

I Underground at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 before llpm.£4 after.

I Glam Rock at The Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50.


I Bennets. 11pm—3.30am. 24 Dec only- White Nite Christmasmas Party. £5 and on 31 Dec (surprise. surprise) there‘s the New Years Eve Pary.

I The Choice. 24 Dec only Choice Christmas Eve Party. 11pm—3.30am. Tickets are on sale now priced £12 and at the door on the night entrance will be a whopping£15. The guest list will be void. 31 Dec only - Choice New Year‘s Eve Party. 11pm—6am (licensed till 5am). Live pipers of course and tickets are £10.

I Fury Murrys 9pm—3.30am. £4.99 (somebody had to be different). 24th only. ‘What every punter wants‘ spirits and beers £1 9—1 lpm. Full range of DJsand spectrum of music.

I Henry Afrikas 11pm—3.30am. Advance tickets are £5. and admission is £7 on the door for both the Christmas Eve and Hogmanay parties.

I Joe Paparazzi 11pm—3.30am. Xmas Eve bash is £10 and £9 with a ticket.

I Mardi Gras and The Warehouse.

1 1pm—3.30am. £10 for their parties.

I Sub Club 11pm—3.30am.24th only—Xmas Eve party. £8. Look out for the free sweeties and Sub Club T-shirts. llpm—‘Sam. 3lst only—Hogmanay Party. £5. Party time again. There will be nolive piper this yearthough.

I SW1 llpm—3.30am. SW1 are having their own Xmas Eve and Hogmanay parties of course. Admission is £5 at either and there will be cheap drinks at both as well.


I Bennets llpm—3.30am. 25th only—Xmas Night Ball and 31 Dec only New Year‘s Night Party. Both nights are £3 and the first 25 to arrive will get a free bottle of bubbly.

I Choice 11pm-3.30am. 25th only. the Famous White Nite DRESS TOTALLY WHITE! £10. 1 Jan only. Mega Blast.£10. Starts 11pm. and there will be 7 hours of non stop heavy duty floor fillers from 1989.

I 25th only, A Christmas Freewheelin' at Fury Murrys. l 1pm-3.30am. £2. A genuinely wide variety ofcult music from the 60$. 705 and 80s.

I Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £2. Spend Christmas evening up on the dancefloor getting down to anything that tickles Bob Jeffries' fancy. 11pm—5am. £5 NewYear's Day Party.

I SW1. 11pm—3.30am. £1 .50. Christmas Day Party on the 25th, New Year's Day Party on the 1st.

I Warehouse. 9am (that's right)—3.303m. £8. Sod the family and all the rubbish on TV, go to Frank Devine's Xmas all-dayer atthe Warehouse! Lots of house hits from the year are expected.


I Boys. Boys, Boys at SW1 . £1 .50 (5(lpwith a ticket) What‘s the next line again? ‘l'm looking for a good time.‘ Says it all really. BBB is an alternative night. No. this doesn‘t mean they‘ll be playing the latest indie faves but their clientele is a mixture of gay and straight. A good mixture of anything considered to be dance music shall be spun by the DJ.

I Choice. 11pm-3.30am. Fantasy FM. (£6 for the Boxing Day Party on the 26th. £3 on the 2nd).

I Shimmy Club at Bennets. 10.30pm—3am. £3. On the 26th and the 2nd the Shimmy Club will be hosting their Christmas and New Year Parties. Bound to be fun! DISCOS

I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.

I Henry Afrikas 8pm—3.30am.

I Rhythm 'n' Booze at the Cotton Club. 11pm-3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).


I Choice 11pm—3.30am. 27 Dec only: Adrenalin. £3. Guest DJ‘s will be the Slam Boys. Orde and Stuart.

I Sub Club 11pm—3.30am. £2.50. 27th Only: High on Hope Christmas Sampler with Davie Ross.


I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free!

I Go West at Cleopatras. 10.30pm-2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).

I Jeans a T-shirt night at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3am.£3.50.

I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 1 lpm—3am. £2.50. Over 25s disco.

I Panama Jax llpm—3.30am. Free before midnight. £1 after. Gay night.

I 608 Night at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm-3.30am. £1 before 11pm1£4 after. Worth going early. methinks.


I Blackmarkef at the Sub Club. llpm—3.30am. £2. My favourite ofthc Slam Crew‘s three nights at the Sub isJoy. but if the music at Blackmarket doesn‘t quite reach the high standards of Fridays it makes up for it in atmosphere and mobility (ie it isn‘t quite so busy! ).

I Choice 11pm—3.30am. 21st only. £4. CONFUSION Christmas travellers rave ‘airhorns & whistles in full effect.‘ 28 Dec only: the Fantasy FM Glasgow DJ Mixing Championship. This should be interesting. ten of the top DJs battle it out to see who gets voted No. 1 by the guest panel.

I Fury Murrys 1 1pm—3.30am. Live music sessions with disco. Check Rock listings for band details and prices.

I Terra Hera at the Mayfair. l 1pm—3am. £2. Terra Nera suffers from the same problem as Underground . . . brilliant music (Latin. reggae. African. soca. etc). but the atmosphere is virtually non-existent. A club like this needs intimate surroundings. but I‘m afraid the Mayfair is as intimate as a breezy barn. The potential is there though.


I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free party night.

I Bonnets 11pm—3am. £1.

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

I Savoy 11pm—3am. £2. Over 25s‘ disco.

I 708 Night at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £l before llpm.£3 after.

I SW1 £1 .50 (50p with ticket).

I Tin Pan Alley 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. I The Venue llpm till late. £2. Thrash metal night.

I Unity Express at Fury Murrys. 10.30pm.


I Barrio Negrothwork 2 10.30pm—4am. £2.50. From 12Jan.aclubthatwill ‘actually‘ play Latin. jazz. and soul. and will make a good change if you are bored with too much bass. The organisers are intending to bring to Edinburgh guest DJs and dance acts. [.ook out for free tickets over the festive period. might be worth checkingout.

I Dream/Slam The Mission 10pm—3am. £3. House fusion from Edinburgh‘s Dream and some of Glasgow‘s Slam. Using the venue and music selection toits fullest. look out for the £1 entryleaflets bearing a rip-offof the ‘Stussy' logo. who in turn ripped it offChannel.

I MarleysShady Lady's 10.30pm—3am. £2. Living it up to the name ofthc club. playing mostly MOR reggae to a mostly older crowd.

I Spanish HarlemWiikie House 10.30pm—3am. £3. Edinburgh‘s busiest. hardest. bassiest club night with the Harlem posse supplying 4K PA. lots of banners. camouflage netting for massive urban sounds and DJs Colin David and Yogi moving the house.

I War and UFOThe Venue 10pm—4am. £4. War continue with their tradition of doing it hard‘n‘live. This one-off on 29 Dec being billed as ‘The End of Decade‘ party. with special guest. Gary Clail‘s ON-U Sound System.


I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £1.75 before llpm/£3.50after.

I Buster Browns l lpm—3.30am. £2.75.

I Cafe St James 8pm—2am. £1 members/£2 non members. Prices go up after 1 lpm.

I Chaplins at Finsbury Park‘s. 11.30—oam. Free before midnight/£2 after.

I Cinderellas Hockeriellas 9pm—2am. £1 before 10/£2 before llpm“£3 after.

I The Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £3 before 1 l.30pm‘£4 after.

I Madisons 9pm—3am. £1 before 1 lpm/£2 after.


I Immigrant Club Shady Lady‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Following in 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 Junkyard Christmas FreakoutMoray

l louse. 10pm—4am. £2.50. A one-offon Sat 23 Dec from the Junkyard Crew. with DJ‘s Peter and Keith on the decks providing ()n-L' sounds. new beat. electro.etc. etc. They‘ve got a hold ofaoK Turbo Sound PA and are presenting two bands.

I Manbo Club Network 3. 10.30pm-3am. £2 members/£2.50 non members. Sir ()ssie on the wheels of steel mixingthe best in African dance with calypso and soca around the world stylee.

I Pacific State Wilkie House 10.30pm—3am. £3. Young upfrontclub crowd. another Harlem product forthe dance-crazy. Heavy beats and loud bass. chill out can bar. mental lights. banners. 4k sound system and the occasional PA. Worth a visit ifyou get in!

I Kangaroo Klub The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Still going after all these years. Youthful crowd with easy dance music.

I Deadrock Club The Venue. 10pm—4am. l.ive rock bands and disco. attractinga good crowd to this popular night. See rock

64 The List 22 December 1989— 11 January 1990