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I Crash at the Cotton Club. 1 1pm—late. £4 (£3 with ticket, £2 before midnight). Unpretentious (apart from some of the punters), long-running and well-respected indie crossover/dance/groove night with a loyal crowd.
I Earth 375 Sauchichail Street. 11pm—3am. £3 (£1 .50 student). Rare groove, soul and bass dance night building up quite a following. Watch out for drinks promos.
I Home at TheChoice. l 1pm—3.30am. £3 (£4 without ticket). New night at The Choice which, despite the J amesian name, is playing upfront house and mellow garage — wait a minute, mellow garage?
I Icon at the Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £3.50. Replacingtheirlong-running and highly successful Joy, icon is the brave new hope for the Slam crew which they‘re hoping will make a name for itself with a slightly more disco-based house style, but don‘t worry, I‘m sure they don‘t mean The Village People. Lots of big-name guest 0.15.
I Radio City at the Mayfair (Cameo Suite). 10pm—2.30am. £2. Sixties rock merging surprisingly well with 905 rave, with the odd dance record thrown in too. I Rumble at Joe Paparazzi. 10pm-3.30am. £3 (£1 student). The only problem with Rumble is that it’s so dark, so big and so popular that if you’re hoping to see friends there you really have to arrange it well in advance. Pcrsonally,l wish they wouldn’t inﬂict full half-hours of bleep-bleep-twiddle on us, but those cavernous green shapes the lasers throw up keep boredom at bay during them. See you on the stairs at half-past one.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. llpm—late. £2.50. Enjoyable mish-mash of indie-dance , pop, classic chart hits and silly singalongs. Plus free chocolate.
I Temptation at Strathclyde University. 9pm—2am. £1.50. Students and guests only. New look to Level 8, with
DJ -about-town Tam Coyie dishing out his usual enjoyable indie-dance sensations for the studcs. Level 4 remains its usual sub-Sub Club self.
I Time Warp Rock Club at Club Hacienda. 10pm—4am. £2.50 (£6 for weekend ticket). After being flooded out of Henry Afrika’s, they‘re now temporarily doing the Time Warp at the Haccy, with rock music from the 605. 705, 805 and 905. All drinks £1 .
I The Tunnel 11pm—4am. £4. New lookto Fridays at the Tunnel brings with it the excitements of a gyroscope (one of those funny twirly things astronauts practise in) and a surfboard simulator on stage. Cor. On 22 Feb only, top indie dance band if? play live - see Rock listings for more details.
I The Alhambra 8pm—2am. Free.
I Blaze at Glasgow School of Art.
NOT IF? BUT WHEN
The question mark at the end of their name is placed there tor aesthetic appeal, but it’s unnecessary. There is no doubt that It? are going to make it. This month’s media darlings, universally touted as the-group- most-iiker-to, have, on the basis of one single, been accorded the sort at critical acclaim usually reserved ior Anthony H. Wilson’s Factory acts. So lar, so last. But, like all the best bands, they’ve a long tale to tell.
it starts in 1989, when baby ravers headed tor the tlelds in another summer at love, and an assortment at older, wiser artistic types iounded a drinking and dancing den in Soho and
settled down. Among them were ionner '
Jo-iioxers Sean Mcluskey and Rob Marche, two musicians seeking an outlet lorthelr excess energies. The Brain Club soon started regular sessions, Sean and Rob soon lound a singer in the wailishly appealing Paul Wells, and, in time, they recorded a
It? Ask no questions.
single. Released by The Brain's altiliated label, aralniac records, ior club use, its success on the nation’s danceiioors led MCA to pick up the band. The rest is, as they say, history. Like Soul II Soul, ll? are an amorphous body built around a club nucleus, but diversifying into other related commercial ventures, taking aspects ol an underground litestyle and making them consumer products. They are a disparate lot, without a deliberately conceived image, and the music too is intended to exclude categorisation. Starting with ‘punk as
an attitude’, identity and independence are fused with a clear understanding at what they want to achieve. It? won’t be jumping, Soup Dragons-style, on anybody's bandwagon.
‘Our sound is the way torward ior any indie-rock band who are lost for the way to go,’ says drummer Sean. ‘We’re trying to progress on the dance side - including machines like sequencers and synthesisers, but keeping proper instruments as a ieature.’ Their debut single, ‘Saturday’s Angels’, is a sublime example at that. Dreamlly murmured lines about angel wings, diamond rings and Man Utd winning the European Cup, are submerged under a wash oi enchanting rhythms and real guitar. What more could a girl want? (Avril Mair)
Catch it? at Ice, Wilkie House, Edinburgh on 21 Feb; The Tunnel, Glasgow on 22 Feb; Slam Ill-D, lngliston Exhibition Centre, Edinburgh on 23 Feb. See Club Listings lor lurther details.
I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm-2.30am. £3.
I Club Hacienda Under 18s disco 7—11pm. I Colours at Vertigo. 10pm-3.30am. £2 (for members, but you can join at the door).
I Crash at the Cotton Club. llpm—5.30am. £4 (£3 with ticket,£2 before midnight).
I Follies 10.30pm-3.30am. £3.50.
I Hard Rock Ceite at the Venue. 10pm until late. £3.50.
I Hollywood Studios 11pm—late. £3.50.
I hiickey Finn's at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—late. £2 before midnight, £4 after.
I MrD's 11pm—4am.£2.
I Panic at Glasgow College Student Union. 9pm-3am. Free. Students and guests only.
I Rattles 10.30pm—3am. £3.
I Savoy 11pm—3.30am.£4.
I Stomp at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I SW1 11.45pm—late. £1.50.
I Three Amigos at Tin Pan Alley. 11pm-late. £4 (£1.50 with leaﬂet).
I Xposed at Club Xchange. 11pm—late. £2.50.
I Atlantis at the Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £5. Where to be seen wearing the clothes you bought in the sales after taking back what Auntie Maude bought you for Christmas. . . house and techno soundsto accompany your vogueing, or whatever
the trendy dance is these days.
I Bliss at Rain, 375 Sauchichail Street.
1 1pm—late. £4 (£2 student). Dance grooves with Larz and Flash, mostly upfront and house. Watch out for drinks promos.
I Detect at Fury Murry‘s. llpm—latc. £3. Dance music and 80s pop for the medium-hip student types.
I Divine at the Art School. 1 1pm-2am. £1.50. Deec-groovy 605 pop and indie faves of a psychedelic persuasion in the Vic Cafe. named. of course, after the great man Reeves. Now how about the Bob Bar?
I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets lounge). 10pm—3am. £2.50. New club from the Hypnotonic gang bounces in to take the place of Burnout, playing a good selection of indie dance faves in congenial atmosphere - could ﬁll a sorely needed gap on a Saturday night.
I Helter Skelter at the Mayfair. 10pm—2.30am. £2. Sixties rock. mod sounds, psychedelic trips: that‘s that Helter Skelter feeling.
I Storm at The Choice. 11pm—3.30am. £5. A sudden change of atmosphere at The Choice, according to the tickets, focusing on mellow house and soul. Resident DJ Matt will be joined by weekly guest DJs from London.
I The Tunnel llpm—late. £6. Big upfront dance night. lt‘s LOUD, apparently. On 2 March only, Whycliffc live — sec Rock listings for details.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Atsimevu at The Shelter. 9pm-midnight I Bennet's l lpm—3.3(lam. £3.
I Cleopatra's 10.30pm—2.3()am. £3.50. I Club Hacienda 1 1.30pm—late. £5. Under-18s disco 7—1 1pm for hip little bruvvers (£3, or £2 with a ticket) and live PAS.
I Cotton Club 11pm—3.30am. £5 (£3.50 with ticket).
I Desire at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Fever at The Choice. Under 185 Club. 7.30—10.30pm. £3.
I Follies 10.30pm-3.30am. £4.50.
I Glam Rock at The Venue. 10pm until late. £3.50.
I Hollywood Studios 1 1pm‘—late. £4. Under 185 Disco 7.30pm—10.30pm. £1 .50.
I Joe Paparazzl's 1 lpm—Sam. £5.
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. £3.50. Over-25$ disco.
I Mardi Gras 1 lpm—latc. £4.50
I MrD’s 11pm—late.£4.
I Rattles 10.30pm—3am. £3.
I Savoy l lpm—3am. £4. Over-215 night. I Strathclyde University Union 9pm—2am. £2.50. Students and guests only.
I Time Warp Rock Club at Henry Afrika‘s. 10pm—4am. £2.50. Drinks£1.
IThe Tunnel Under-18s club. 7.30pm—11pm.
I Vertigo 10pm—3.30am. £4.
I Xposed at Club Xchange. 1 1pm—latc. £2.50. Happy hour 10pm—midnight.
I All-Dayer at the Plaza. 3pm—3am. £10.
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64 The List 22 February — 7 March 1991