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. 1lpm-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. Still the best night of the week for house in Glasgow with Ordc. Stuart & Harri.
I Parade at Fury Murrys. 7pm—l 1pm. £1.50. The pre-Shag under 18 club will feature the usual mixed bag of sounds (and Graham‘s 13 year-old brother who will be getting trained to be a Shag DJ of the future!) There will be buses after to take you home to the South Side and West End. I Radio City at the Mayfair (Cameo Suite). 10pm—3am. £1 .50. Long running psychedelic rock club still doing the ‘biz‘ as we say. Stuck in a bit of a time-warp. but good none the less.
I Shag at Fury Murrys. 1 1pm-Sam. £1 .50. Time for the proper Shag! (amazing how the novelty value of their name never wears off.) Proving extremely popular with the students with their diverse playlist and tacky freebies.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Bonnets 11pm-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 lO.30pm-3.30am. £3.50.
I The Future at the Warehouse.
I Hard Rock Code at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50.
I Hollywood Studios 1 lpm-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 1030pm—2am. £4.
I Panama Jax l 1pm—3.30am. £3.
I Rallies 10.30pm—3am. £3.
I Savoy 1 lpm-3.30am. £4.
I Stomp at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm-3.30am. £2.50.
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 l 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 of all 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 1 1pm—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 70$ sounds and chart music every week. Those who go do seem to enjoy themselves though.
I Heller Shelter at the Mayfair.
l 1pm—3am. £1 .50. NOT a Heavy Metal night. but cult heavy rock favourites from the late 60s. 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 J ax. llpm—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. llpm—Sam. £5. 10 Feb sees the welcome return of Graham Wilson to the Glasgow scene with his club 52 on the first floor with Nick Peacock. Rap. Garage. Funk, Jazz; everything except house ‘cos that will be happening upstairs with Adrian. Lars and Harri. DISCDS
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 10.30pm-3.30am. £4.50.
I Hollywood Studios 1 1pm-3.30am. £4.
I Joe Paparani l 1pm—5am. £4.
I Kes Club at Rooftops. l0.30pm—3am. £3.
I Kiss at SW1 . 11pm-5am. £5 (£4 ticket). I Libra at Hollywood Studios. £3.50. Over 255 disco.
I Mr D's 10.30pm—2am. £4.
I Moi. . . at the Art School. (Students& guests only). £2.
I Rallies 10.30pm-3am. £3.
I Savoy l lpm-3am. £4. Over 215 night. I Glam Rock at The Venue. 10pm until late. £3.50.
I Bucltwild 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 live PAs to look out fortoo. I The Dream at Scalini. l 1pm—3.30am. £2. DJ David Gray brings you hip house. techno and drinks promotions (Sol/Simpatico 50p per bottle . Vodka/Whisky/Gin 65p per measure).
I Club Fantasy at The Choice. 1 lpm—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. 18 Feb only: Fantasy FM present Guru Josh — Rave On!
I Delirium 7 at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). £2. 10pm—late.
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. Tackhcad. DISCDS
I Bennets 11pm-3.30am. 75p.
I Bete Noir at SW1 . 11.45pm-late. £1.
I Brag at the Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket).
I Follies 11pm—3am. £3.
I Fuddrultlters at Cleopatras. 10.30pm-2.30am. £1.
I Hollywood Studios 1 lpm—3am. £2.
I Hustle at the Sub Club. llpm—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 Rallies 10.30pm-2am. £2.50.
I Savoy l lpm—3am. £2.50.
I Happy Mondays at Fury Murrys. (From 19 Feb.) 11pm—3.30am. £1.50. No.this isn‘t a live PA, but Shaun and the boyswill be well chuffed with the name. What about the music policy? You’ll have to go along and ﬁnd out for yourself , but it‘s being run by the same people who ran the successful Freewheelin’ so I doubt if there will be too much house.
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 and ever
popular gay night. DISCDS
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free. I Savoy l lpm—3am. £2. Another over 255 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 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. DISCDS
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Jo Jo’s at Tin Pan Alley. lO.30pm—3.30am. £1 .50. Gay night with cheap drinks.
I Rhythm 'n' Booze at the Cotton Club. 11pm-3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Expansions at The Warehouse. llpm—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.
I Hardcore at the Choice. £3.
1 1pm—3.30am. No white trainers here thank you very much. Hardcore is proving poular with the ultra-trendy & more mature clubbers with excellent house & rap. drinks promotions and fashion shows. Wed 14 only: Hardcore Love Valentines Party. Nicos fashion show and, er, Passion Potions.
I Jeans a T-shirt night at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3am. £3.50. Another popular Wednesday night club playing dance, but of a more commercial nature than Expansions & Hardcore (and not so elitist).
I Psychotic Reaction at the Mayfair. 10pm—3.30am. £1 .50. Typical Mayfair club. so that means teen trash. 60$ psychedelia, psycho pop. garage punk and. just to be slightly different, Atlantic/Stax soul. Worth supporting though.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Go West at Cleopatras. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 1 1pm-3am. £2.50. Over 255 disco.
I Panama Jax llpm—3.30am. Free before midnight, £1 after. Gay night.
I 00s It 708 Night at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Blackmarket at the Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £2. My favourite of the 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 Terra Nera at the Mayfair. 11pm—3am. £2. Still running despite my reservations about the venue. and still attractingthe most diverse crowd in the city. Great music to dance to — Latin, Reggae . Rhumba, Calypso. Soca - but when will
the mixing improve?
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 00s Night at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm— 3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Freestyle at Rooftops. llpm-3.30am. House & dance with DJ Austin 1.
I Rhythm 'n' Booze at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Savoy 1 lpm-3am. £2. Over 255‘ disco. I SW1 11.45pm—latc. 50p.
I The Venue 11pm till late. £2. Thrash metal night.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260.
I Bennets 90 Glassford Street. 552 5761. I The Choice 21 Royal Exchange Square . 221 5323.
I Cleopatras. 508 Great Western Road. Kelvinbridge . 334 0560.
I Cotton Club 5 Scott Street, 3320712.
I Follies 193 Pitt Street, 332 7322/7522. I Fury Murry: 96 Maxwell Street. 221
651 1 .
I Hollywood Studios 9 Brown Street, 248 6606.
I Joe Paparazzi 520 Sauchiehall Street. 331 21 1 l.
I Mardi Gras 73 Dunlop Street. 2213623. I Mayfair 474 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872.
I Mr 0's 54 Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, 632 241 l .
I Panama Jax 30 Custom House Quay. 221 0865.
I Rallies 15 Benalder Street. Partick Cross, 334 5321.
I Roonops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.
I Savoy Savoy Centre, Sauchiehall Street, 332 0751 .
I Scalini 51 West Regent Street. 331 1980. I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street, 2484600.
I SW1 48 Carlton Place. 429 5559.
I Tin Pan Alley 39 Mitchell Street.221 5275.
I Venue 474 Sauchiehall Street . 332 3872. I Warehouse 85 Dunlop Street. 221 3623.
I Barrio Negro Network 2 10.30pm-4am. £2.50. Already gaining a good reputation this club supplies a pleasing blend of latin . jazz and soul. The organisers intend to bring guest DJs and dance acts to Edinburgh. Why not check it out with a free ticket cut from page 83 of this publication. Friday 9 Feb only.
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-off of the Stussy logo. who in turn ripped it off Chanel.
I U.F.0 The Venue 12pm—4am. £2.00. Covering contemporary dance music across the board, from On-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 Marleys Shady Lady‘s 10.30pm—3am. £2. Living up to its name the club plays mostly MOR reggae to a mostly older crowd.
I Spanish Harlem Wilkie House. One of the busiest night clubs spn'ngs back after their spot of bother. DJ 5 Colin David and Yogi share the floor with guest DJs from all over Britain . including Guru Josh on Fri 17.
I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £1 .75
04 The List 9 — 22 February 1990