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—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). 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 ifyou're into late 60$ 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 imports from Chicago at Shag are about as rare asa sighting of Mo 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 80$) amongst an unpretentious, mixed fun-loving crowd. DISCOS I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free. I Bennets 1 1pm—3.30am. £2.50. I Chart Music Nighl at The Choice. 1 1pm—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 Cafle at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. I Hollywood Studios 11pm-3.30am.£3.50. I Mickey Finn’s at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—5am. £2 before midnight. £4 after. Commercial chart pop with cheap drinks. I Mr D's 10.30pm—2am. £4. I Panama Jax 11pm—3.30am. £3. I Rattles 10.30pm-3am. £3. I Reggae Night at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2. I Savoy l lpm—3.30am. £4. I Stomp at Mardi Gras. l0.30pm—3.30am. £2.50. I SW1 1 1.45pm—5am. £1.50. I True Colors at Joe Paparazzi. 11pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 Student). I Unity Reggae Club at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50.
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 of all high bpm dance sounds. Currently very popular is Italia disco. Balearic beats and the many derivatives that make up ‘house‘. Look out for suprise special guest PAs.
I The Choice 1 1pm—3.30am. £4. The most exclusive venue on Saturdays has all the new fashion collections by Ilamnett. Basi and Gaultier on video for you todrool 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 Defect at Fury Murrys. 11pm-3.30am. £3. Student sounds at Furys on Saturdays. This doesn’t say much for student taste in music. ()bvious fodder you'd rather forget about; funky 70s' sounds and chart music every week. Those who go do seem to enjoy themselves though.
I Heller Skelter at the Mayfair.
llpm- 3am. £1 .50. NOTa Heavy Metal night thank you very much. but cult heavy
rock favourites from the late 605. early 705 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 to the loud. thumping, commercial house.
I Sub Club 11pm—5am. £4. If 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 this year however.
I 2 Hip and Mixed Up at Panama Jax. 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. Serious house sounds all night long for the young and trendy. Both floors will be used to full effect by DJs Adrian. Lars. Harri and Jon DaSilva from the Hacienda.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Cleopatras 10.30pm-2.30am. £3.50.
I Cotton Club 11pm—3.30am. £5 (£3.50 with ticket).
I Desire at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Follies l().30pm—3.30am. £4.50.
I Hollywood Studios 1 1pm—3.30am. £4. I Joe Paparazzi 11pm-3.30am. £4.
I Kes Club at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £3.
I Kiss at SW1. 11pm—5am. £5 (£4ticket). I Libra at Hollywood Studios. £3.50. Over 25s disco.
I Mr D's10.30pm—2am.£4.
I Moi . . . at the Art School. (Students& guests only). £2.
I Rattles 10.30pm-3am. £3.
I Savoy 11pm—3am. £4. Over 21s night. I Glam Rock at The Venue. 10pm until late. £3.50.
I Buckwild at Tin Pan Alley
10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. I 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 of Glasgow‘s finest. Segun. and there are guest PAs to look out for [()().
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 cars to the 4k sound system and your eyes to the 4x4 video wall. 4 Feb only: The Fantasy All-Nighter(6pm—6am). Incorporating the Glasgow DJ mixing competition and PAs from Joe Smooth and Sterling Void. I Delerium'l at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). £2. 10pm—late. (See Panel).
I Hypnotonic Soundtrack at Fury Murrys. £2. Recognising the fact that all the indie kids are now into dance music. here comes the perfect club to fill the gap in the market: 808 State. Beloved. Public. Enemy. Happy Mondays. Tackhead . . . soundsgood!
I Bennets 11pm—3.30am. 75p.
I Bete Hoir at SW1. 11.45pm—late. £1.
I Brag at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket).
I Follies 11pm—3am. £3.
I Fuddrukkers 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 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 11pm—3am.£2.50.
I Freewheelin‘ at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am. £1.50. A genuinely wide variety of cult music from the 60s. 70s and 80s. breathing life into Glasgow‘s notoriously dull Monday nights.
I Jeans & T-shirt Nighl 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 Savoy l lpm—3am. £2. Another over 25s night.
I Shimmy Club at Bennets. 10.30pm—3am. £1. Quite simply. the Shimmy Club is a Glasgow institution. For years. the straight night has been attracting people
I from all walks of life just wanting to relax and have a good time. The 60s 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 Jo Jo's at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 .50. Gay night with cheap drinks.
I Rhythm 'n’ Booze at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 withticket).
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. I Hardcore at the Choice. 11pm-3.30am. New night. with Mel Barr and Ian Philips DJ-ing. Upfront house and rap.
I Jeans & T-shirt night at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3am. £3.50.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Go West at Cleopatras. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 11pm—3am. £2.50. Over 25s disco.
I Panama Jax 11pm—3.30am. Free before midnight. £1 after. Gay night.
I 608 81 708 Nighl at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—330am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
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 sobusy).
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. 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 Rpm—midnight. Free party night.
I Bennets 1 1pm—3am. £1.
I Bloomers at Cleopatras. 10.3(lpm—2.30am. £2 (£1 student).
I 808 Highl at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Rhythm 'n' Booze at Tin Pan Alley. 10.3(lpm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Savoy 1 lpm—3am. £2. Over 25s‘ disco. I SW1 11.45pm—late. 50p.
I The Venue 11pm till late. £2. Thrash metal night.
I Barrio NegroNetwork 2 10.30pm—4am. £2.50. A club that will 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 guest DJs and dance acts to Edinburgh. Look out for free tickets. might be worth checkingout. I Dream The Mission 10pm—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-offof the Stussy logo. who in turn ripped it offChanel.
I U.F.0'I'he Venue 12pm—4am. £2. Covering contemporary dance music across the board. from ()n-U sounds to Mancunian ravers The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses. occasionally crossing into House and Techno. Worth checking out. if you are into the more alternative end of dance clubs.
I MarleysShady Lady‘s 10.30pm—3am. £2. Living up to the name of the club. playing mostly MOR reggae to a mostly older crowd.
I Spanish HarlemWilkie Ilouse 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 26 brings the first appearance of House DJ Frankie Bones and Tommy Musto from New York's infamous Mars Club.
I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £1.75 before 11pmr£3.50after.
I BusterBrowns 1 1pm—330am. £2.75.
I Cale Sl James 8pm—2am.£1n1embers/£2 non members. Prices go up after 1 1pm.
I Chaplins at Finsbury Park's. 11.30-bam. Free before midnight.£2 after.
I Cinderellas Rockerlellas 9pm—2am. £1 before 10pm,£2 before 11pm/£3 after.
I The Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £3 before 11.30pm £4 after.
I Madisons 9pm—3am. £1 before 11pm/£2 after.
I Devil Mounlainlr‘ruitmarket Gallery. 11.00pm—5am. £3. The Thunderball crew under a diffferent name attempt a comeback. after the ‘secret‘ venue didn‘t sell enough tickets. Devil Mountain. taking over this gallery with DJs Fred. Peter and Julian. will give the other clubsa run for their money. but ifit is as busy as the last time it will be inadvisable forthe incontinent!
I InlinilyOblomovs. 9pm- 1am. FREE. Billed as a pre-club ‘club‘ mostly playing House and Techno. brought to you courtesy of DJs Bootsic. Kasi M and Brainstorm. Mixing it live on a Saturday night. check thisout.
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 Kangaroo Klub The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Still going afterall these years. Youthful crowd with easy dance music.
I Mambo 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 upfront club crowd. another I larlem product for the dance-crazy. Heavy beats and loud bass. chill out can bar. mental lights. banners.
52 The List 26 January — 8 February 1990