KEY: [S] students and guests only; [ND] no denims; [NT] no trainers;
[A] available for private hire on certain nights. please contact venue.
I Joy at the Sub Club. 11pm—5am. £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). l()pm—3am. £1.50. Radio (‘ityhas 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 80s as well) this is the best place. as countless Glasgow Uni students will also tell you.
I Shag at Fury Murrys. l lpm—3.30am. £1.50. 12in white label imports from Chicago at Shag are about as rare asa sighting of Mo Johnston in Glasgow‘s pubs and clubs recently. Don‘t expect tosee ‘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. DISCOS
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free!
I The Batcave at Henry Afrikas. 8pm—3.30am. £4.
I Bennets 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. 11pm—3.30am. £4 (£3 with ticket).
I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I The Future at the Warehouse. 11pm—3.30am.
I Hard Rock Cane at the Venue. l()pm till late. £3.50.
I Hollywood Studios 11pm—3.30am.£3.50. I M.E.A.T. at SW1 . £2.50 (£1 .50ticket). I Mr D's10.30pm—2am.£4.
I Panama Jax 11pm—3.30am. £3.
I Rattles 10.30pm—3am. £3.
I Savoy 1 1pm—3.30am. £4.
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. 11pm-3.30am. £2 (£1 Student).
I Bennets 11pm—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 Detect at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am. £3. Student sounds at Furys on Saturdays. This doesn‘t say much for students taste in music. Obvious fodder you‘d rather forget about. obvious funky 70s sounds and obvious chart music every week. Those who go do seem to enjoy themselves though. I Heller Skelter at the Mayfair. 11pm-3am. £1 .50. NOT a Heavy Metal night thank you very much. but cult heavy rock favourites from the late oils. 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 thing on their minds. . .dancing! Any vacant space inside has someone in big white trainers bobbing around tothe loud. thumping. commercial house.
I Sub Club 11pm—5am. £4. lf Bennets 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. UFO could pose a threat to their dominance in 1990 however.
I 2 Hip and Mixed Up at PanamaJax. 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 UFO at Tin Pan Alley. 11pm - 5am. £5. This is more like it. a good house night. Hacienda DJ Jon Dasilva will be appearing every week with Graeme Park and Mike Pickering making thejourney North once a month.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free!
I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £3.50.
I Cotton Club 1 lpm—3.30am. £5 (£3.50 with ticket).
I Desire at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Follies l0.30pm—3.30am. £4.50.
I Henry Alriltas 8pm—3.30am. £4.
I Hollywood Studios 11pm—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 25s disco.
I Mr D's 10.30pm—2am. £4.
I Rafﬂes 10.30pm—3am. £3.
I Savoy l lpm—3am. £4. Over 215 night.
I SW1 £3 (£2 ticket).
I Underground at Henry Afrikas. l0.30pm-3.30am. £1 before 1 1pm.£4 after.
I Glam Rock at The Venue. l()pm tilllate. £3.50.
I Buckwild at Tin Pan Alley l0.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. 1 still think the admission is a bit steep for a Sunday but the drinks prices are easily the cheapest in town: 60p pints. 40p spirits. 40p liqueurs. The DJ is one ofGlasgow‘s finest. Segun, and there are PAs to look out for too.
I Club Fantasy at The Choice. 11pm—5am. £3. Run by Darren. Kevin & 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. run on the first Sundayof 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. Ramoncs. Happy Mondays. Bad Brains and . . .Motorhead! Where'sthe acid house. though. lads?
I Oblivious at Henry Afrikas. 8pm—3.30am. lfyou‘ve heard too much house recently or ifstuffiike Deacon Blue and the Waterboys appeal to you go along. I Underground at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am. £1. With entrance onlya measly quid. Tequila Slammers at 50p, groovy funk. soul and disco from the 705. 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) but it‘s all too easy. and the odd bad choice bythe 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 Date Noirat SW1. £1.50(£1 withticket). 75p drinks.
I Brag at the Cotton Club. 11pm-3.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket).
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 11pm—3am.£2. I Hustle at the Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £1.50.
I Kick Crass at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 before 1 lpm;£2 after.
I Mr D's 10.30pm—2am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Panama Jax 1 lpm-3.30am. £1.50. I Rattles 10.30pm—2am. £2.50.
I Savoy 1 1pm—3am. £2.50.
I Freewheelin’ at Fury Murrys.
1 1pm—3.30am. £1.50. A genuinely wide variety of cult music from the 605. 705 and 805. breathing life into Glasgow’s notoriously dull Monday nights.
I Jeans a 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 and ever popular gay night.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Henry Alriltas 8pm—3.30am.
I Savoy 11pm-3am.£2. Another over 25s night.
I Boys, Boys, Boys at SW1 . £1 .50 (50p with 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 Lovecluh at Peggy Sue’s. 10.30pm—3am. £1.50. File alongside Freewheelin‘l suppose, groovy pop cult faves from different eras to shake your ﬂoppy fringe
I Shimmy Club at Bennets. 10.30pm—3am. £1 . Quite simply, the Shimmy Club isa Glasgow 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 605 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 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Henry Alrikas 8pm—3.30am.
I Rhythm 'n' Booze at the Cotton Club. 11pm-3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Expansions at The Warehouse. 11pm-3.30am. £2. For hip-hop and house enthusiasts only. Wednesday may not be the best night for clubbing, but Expansions have built up a small band of enthusiastic followers with their sheer consistency in playing the latest and best in the respective genres. Well worth a visit. especially if you just want to dance!
I Hardcore at the Choice. llpm — 3.30am. New night. with Mel Barr and Ian Philips DJing. Upfront house and rap.
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. 11pm—3am. £2.50. Over 255 disco.
I Panama Jax 11pm—3.30am. Free before midnight. £1 after. Gay night.
I 508 Night at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 before 11pm; £4
after. Worth going early. methinks!
I Blackmarket at the Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £2. My favourite ofthe Slam Crew‘s three nights at the Sub isJoy. but if the music at Blackmarket doesn't quite reach the high standards of Fridaysit makes up for it in atmosphere and mobility (ie it isn't quite so busy! ).
I Fury Murrys 11pm—3.30am. Live music sessions with disco. Check Rock listings for band details and prices.
I Terra Hera at the Mayfair. 11pm—3am. £2. Terra Nera suffers from the same problem as Underground . . . brilliant music (Latin. reggae. African. soea. etc). but the atmosphere is virtually non-existent. A club like this needs intimate surroundings. but l‘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 Bennets 11pm—3am. £1.
I Bloomers at Cleopatras. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 student).
I Savoy l lpm—3am. £2. Over 25s‘ disco. I 708 Night at Henry Afrikas. 10.30pm—3.30am. £l before 11pm. £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 Barrio HegroNetwork 2 10.30pm—4am. £2.50. From 12Jan. aclub thatwiil 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. Look out for free tickets over the festive period. might be worth checking out.
I Dream The Mission l()pm—3am. £3. House fusion from Edinburgh's Dream and some of Glasgow‘s Slam. Using the venue and music selection to its fullest. look out for the £1 entry leaﬂets bearinga rip-offofthe Stussy‘ logo. who in turn ripped it offChanel.
I MarleysShady Lady‘s 10.30pm—3am. £2. Living it up to the name of the club. playing mostly MOR reggae to a mostly older crowd.
I Spanish HarlemWilkie 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. Friday 26th brings to this club. the first appearance ofllouse DJ Frankie Bones and Tommy Musto from New York’s infamous Mars Club. DISCOS
I The Amphitheatre l()pm—4am. £1.75 before 1 1pm/£3.50 after.
I Buster Browns 1 lpm—3.30am. £2.75.
I Cafe St James 8pm—2am. £1 members/£2 non members. Prices go up after 1 1pm.
I Chaplins at Finsbury Park‘s. 11.30—6am. Free before midnight/£2 after.
I Cinderellas Rockertellas 9pm-2am. £1 before 10pm; £2 before llpm; £3 after.
I The Red Hot Pepper Club l()pm—4am. £3 before 1 1.30pm/£4 after.
I Madisons 9pm—3am. £1 before 1 1pm/£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 SLFand the Ramoncs.
I Manho Club Network 3. 10.30pm-3am. £2 members/£2.50 non members. Sir
54 The List 12 — 25 January 1990