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LISTINGS: GLASGOW 74 EDINBURGH 75
I Delirium 7 at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10pm—late. £2. Making a move to Fridays. the Delirium boys are beginning to expand their empire as they‘ve retained Sundays and have called it. . . Dementia 13. Live band will alternate between the nights. so check the Rock listings for details.
I Joy at the Sub Club. 11pm—Sam. £3.50. The only place in Glasgow on Fridaysfor the best in upfront dance music. with probably the two best Dis.
I Radio City at the Mayfair (Cameo Suite). 10.30pm—3am. £2. Okay. sothe blend of arty rock. predictable disco and a packed. tiny danceﬂoor may pale if you go more than two weeks in a row. but it‘sstill worth a visit once in a while. I Rumble at Joe Paparazzi.
1 1pm—3.30am. £2.50 (£1 student). The only dance alternative to Joy for my money. and should appeal more to students.skinﬂints and non-disco freaks. I Shag at Fury Murrays. 1 1pm—5am. £2. 24-hour party students! and anyone else .. .Do you like dancing to everything from Prince to the Monkees and silly songs in particular? Never mind. so do hundreds of other people and they all gather round on Fridays at Fury‘s for a mass six-hour therapy session.
I Unity Reggae Club at Rooftops. 10.30pm-3am. £2.50. Though always sadly underpopulated. the relaxed atmosphere. friendly crowd and excellent choice of reggae and lovers rock give the Unity the feel of a party in someone‘sfront room.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Bonnets 1 1pm—3.30am. £2.50.
I Cleopatra: 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 Fulure at the Warehouse. 11pm—3.30am. £4.
I Hard Rock Calla at the Venue. 10pm until 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.
I Mr 0’: 10.30pm—2am. £4.
I Rattles 10.30pm—3am. £3.
I Savoy l lpm—3.30am. £4.
I Stomp at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Xposod at Club Xchange. 11.30pm—5.30am. £2.50.
I Atlantis at the Sub Club. 11pm—5am. £5. Submergc (groan) yourself in the new jewel ofthe Slam Crew crown. While they are featuring the best in upfront dance music. it‘s a completely different kettle of kippers, as the Sub crowd are older with
‘Edinburgh ravers resent people irom the West Coast coming across and trying to show them how clubs should be run. The feeling now is that the East Coast has enough good DJs, who don’t need Glaswegians telling them what to do.’
Thus DJ Bootsy, at Edinburgh club Dream, explains the recent rirt which saw an end to their eight-month collaboration with Glasgow’s Slam posse on Fridays at The Mission.
‘Dream began with a couple of experimental one-oils, then a series at nights at the Music Box underthe name or Phantasia. Aiterthat we got the idea to lorm a kind or creative liaison with Slam,’ he elucidates. ‘But because at the general attitude now, we amicably decided that it was time to go our separate ways’.
This division, designed to secure Dream’s reputation at the ioretront oi club culture, will necessarily bring about changes, most notably in the hot mix at upiront house lusion that the
club had become renowned tor.
‘Until this year the music was mostly a spin-oft oi that produced by the second summer of love, but it just wasn‘t receiving the same response on the dancelloor anymore, and so it had to alter. The whole techno, heavy house thing is over in Edinburgh. But we're not going to jump on the indie bandwagon.‘
Instead oi descending into the depths oi Mancunian madness like so many others, the Dream team have decided to return to the past to pillage inspiration for the tuture.
‘Aiter a bit at a crisis about our playlist we think we’ll go back to classic pre-house dance tracks. We are iinding ourselves more into the black US tradition at the moment. The intention is to start our nights oil in the same way as they are now, but progress through to a mellower mood.’
Such a decisive change in club policy, combined with an attitude which is anything but dilettante, is expected to effect a swing in the whole city scene.
‘Recently we’ve been attracting crowds of kids in big white trainers, which is line but not exclusively so,’ Bootsy explains. ‘We aim to play more retrospective music to bring back older pre-house clubbers; those who rememberthe hedonism at The Hooch. Since the demise ol Spanish Harlem they seem to spend their weekends hanging out in the City Cale — we’re going to change that. People seem to think that there is just nowhere to go, but there is just no reason why Glasgow should be the only place with good clubs. No reason at all.’ (Avril Mair)
some dress sense. and the music is different too.
I Tho Choice 1 1pm—5am. £6. The most exclusive venue on Saturdays — make sure you're dressed up to the nines 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-type sounds — you know what we mean — Mondays. Sundays. Stones. Stone Roses. Unpretentious fun.
I Sechaba's Upstairs at Nico's. 9pm—latc. 23 June. The sounds of Africa and world music will provide a welcome rclieffor everybody sick of Manchester and house. I Swirl at the Art School. 11pm—2am. £1.50. Another club that's moved nights. but don‘t worry. the colours are still swirling. the patterns colliding. the sound reverberating. . ..
I UFO at Tin Pan Alley. llpm—5am. £5. After MC 900 Ft Jesus. UFO features
another exclusive PA with the ever popular Daryl Pandy on the 16th. Packed out every week with the ﬂares. hooded top. silver lame bobbled ski hat and Kicker boot brigade. Just as longas they‘re not wearing a Red ()r Dead Space Baby top(pants/socks/sunglasses 1 don't mind. UFO features the very. very best upfront. uptempo. upbeat house by all your favourite Dis. If this isn‘t enough you can get funky at $2 on the other ﬂoor. All this foronly a fiver.
I The Alhambra Rpm—midnight. Free.
I Bonnets 1 1pm—3.30am. £3.
I CleOpatras l(i.3(ipm—2.3(iam. £3.51).
I Cotton Club 1 lpm—3.3(lam. £5 (£3.51) with ticket).
I Desire at Mardi (iras. 10.30pm—3.3(1am. £3.50.
I Follies 10.30pm~3.30am. £4.50.
I Glam Rock at The Venue. 10pm until
I Heller Skeller at the Mayfair.
1 lpm—3am. £1.50.
I Insomnia at the Warehouse. 11pm—5am. £5.
I Joe Paparazzi llpm—Sam. £4.
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. £3.50. Over 25s disco.
I Mr D’s 10.30pm—2am. £4.
I Rattles 10.30pm—3am. £3.
I Savoy 11pm-3am.£4.()ver 21s night.
I Dementia 13 at Rooftops. 10pm—late. £2. This is the new night replacing Delirium 7. and to make it a bit different to the Friday. their entire post-punk record collection is being brought along. so it will be basically a request night. ‘Pipeline Killtime' by Sonic Youth please! I Hypnolonic Soundtrack at Fury Murrys. £2. Great dance music. the best from the indie charts and more playing to a busy. appreciative crowd. Check the current flyer for their diverse playlist and see what you think.
I Network at the Choice. 11pm—3.30am. £3.50. Sunday 17 will be anotherfamous Choice White Night. with shows by the Warehouse. Cruise and Rodeo Drive.
I The Power at the Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £2. it‘s a tough choice deciding between here and Furys on Sundays. as it's currently one ofthe best nights in town. playing upfront dance and surprising you with such oddities as ’Should I Stay or Should l (301" bythe Clash. every so often.
I Bennets 11pm—3.30am. 75p.
I Date Hoirat SW1. 11.45pm — late. £1 .
I Boy at Club Xchange. midnight—5am. 75p.
I Brag at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3.3()am. £3 (£2 with ticket).
I Follies 11pm—3am.£3.
I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatras. 10.3(lpm—-2.30am. £1 .
I Hollywood Studios 11pm-3am.£2.
I MrD's 10.30pm—2am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Rattles 10.30pm—2am. £2.50.
I Savoy 11pm—3am.£2.5().
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Jeans & T-shirt Night at Cleopatras. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Savoy 11pm—3am.£2. Anotherovcr25s night.
I Second Heaven at Club Xchange. £1 admission and £1 alldrinks.
IThe Alhambra Rpm—midnight. Free. I IJo Jo'Sat Tin Pan Alley. i 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 .50. (iay night with cheap drinks.
I Rhythm 'n‘ Booze at the Cotton Club. 11pm~-3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Shimmy Club at Bennets. 10.30pn1---3am.
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