I It makes you wonder where they find time to sleep. . . Not content with starting their own record label later this month, Glasgow‘s Slam posse. together with Boys Own and others, are offto Rimini on 26 June for
‘ltalia 91'; a fortnight-long ’
jaunt organised by Flying Records. If you fancy joining them for fun in the sun (as the brochures say), call 081 845 1695 for details of club passes. 081 908 1515 for flight and accomodation info. Remember, lbiza is passe this summer. . . I Local dance acts, listen up. Joe Paparazzi‘s in Glasgow is desperately seeking bands to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Candy Flip, and perform at their Friday and Saturday club nights. Flares, blonde crops and bad cover versions are not obligatory — just enthusiasm and a bit of talent. Interested? Then send your demos to Sean Webster at 520 Sauchiehall Street quick smart. I Always amenable to .- creeping and crawling, Edinburgh‘s Kaleidoscope World get a mention for sending us quite the most grovelling letter we‘ve received here at the Clubs pages for quite some time. Reading between the sugar-coated lines, we reckon that what they‘re after is a bigger mention for their one-nighter: ‘lt‘s not that we’re vain or ﬁlled with self-importance, it’s just that we cut out and keep everything to show our grandchildren . . .‘ Fair enough, lads. So, just to oblige, the next (and, incidentally, last ever) Kaleidoscope World takes : place at Moray House Union on 8 June, and features ‘no baggy shite - just cool pop music‘. Flattery gets you everywhere. I Outer Strathclyde is hardly the most happening place on earth, but after 31 May, who knows? This Friday sees the ﬁrst ever serious dance event take place there, at Cumbernauld Theatre. Called Meltdown, it features live sets by Supergroovalistic and Barky Barky, plus the turntable talents of Jake Scott and Jerry D from Glasgow. For further details phone the Box Ofﬁce on 023 673 2887. Could be the start of something. . . I Yet more club closures . . . Glasgow‘s Tin Pan Alley and Edinburgh‘s Amphitheatre close their doors for refurbishment this fortnight. Both will be back on the scene in a matter of weeks however. We'll keep you posted.
I Crash at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3.30am. £3 (£2 with matric card). Now officially completely unpretentious, long-running and well-respected indie crossover/dance/groove night with a loyal crowd and some big plans for the coming months.
I Devotion at the Art School. 9.30pm-2am. £1.50 (£1 students). ‘Student music‘, soul and house. apparently, so there you go. And drinks promos.
I Earth at Rain, 375 Sauchiehall Street. 11pm—3am. £3.50 (£2 with matric card). Rare groove, soul and bass dance night building up quite a following, with DJs Nick Peacock and Harri. Watch out for drinks promos.
I Freak Out at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 11pm—3am. Swinging 605 and laid-back 705 rock, pop and dance.
I Have An Altair at the Art School. 10pm—3am. £2. 7 June only. Funk, soul and reggae one-offout ofthe Funk Or Die stable. Red Stripe £1 .
I Icon at the Sub Club. llpm—3.30am. £3.50. Replacing their long-running and highly successful J oy. lcon 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 ofbig-name guest DJ 5.
I Meltdown at the Cumbernauld Theatre. 8pm—late. £3 (£2 with ticket). Not the most groove-friendly venue (but then Cumbernauld isn‘t all that well-endowed with ‘em), for a one-off (for the moment anyway) club DJ ed by Gerri Dee and ex-Rumble star Jake Scott playing dance music from techno to mellow hip-hop. Live sets feature Supergroovalistic and the ubiquitous Barky! Barky (see Rock listings).
I The Network 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 before 11.30pm). 1300 capacity new club aiming to cheer up the club scene in Paisley. 7 Jun only: Radio Clyde‘s Paul Welch as guest DJ. Phone Connie on 848 0828, Mondays after noon. for details of coaches running between Paisley and Glasgow.
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 Humble at Joe Paparazzi. 11pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£1 .50 student). The only problem with Rumble is that it‘s so dark, so big and so popular that ifyou‘re hoping to see friends there you really have to arrange it well in advance. Personally, I 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. See you on the
stairs at half-past one.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. 11pm—late. £3. Enjoyable mish-mash of indie-dance. pop, 5 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 Coyle dishing out his l usual enjoyable indie-dance sensations for the studes. Level 4 remains its usual
sub-Sub Club self.
I Time Warp Rock Club at The Venue. 10pm—late. £2.50 (£6 for weekend ticket). Yet another new venue for the Time
Warp, as the plucky little rock club shifts from Club Hacienda. They‘re amenable to requests, but basically it‘s a mixture of
rock, metal, thrash, punk, goth and ‘good indie sounds‘ rather than heavier stuff — ie you can probably dance to it as well as nod i your head alot. Alldrinks£1. I The Tunnel llpm—3.30am. £4. Rap.
house, techno and dance music in well-trendy atmosphere — goggle at the
lack of clothes taste and try to guess just i
how much those skimpy little shorts cost. I could do without the cavortings of those ‘dancers‘ on pillars, though. 2 For Joy do their thang live on 7 June, Lisa M on 14 June. (See Rock listings).
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Bennet's 11pm—3.30am. £2.50.
I Cathouse at Hollywood Studios.
1 1pm—3.30am. £2.50 (£1.50 with ticket). Rock club.
I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50(£1 before 11.30pm).
I Hard Rock Calla at the Venue. 10pm until late. £3.50.
I Panic at Glasgow College Student Union. 9pm—2am. Free. Students and guests only.
I Rattles 10.30pm—3am. £3.
I Savoy 1 1pm—3 .30am. £4.
I Stomp at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50.
I Xposed at Club Xchange. 11pm—late. £2.50.
I Atlantis at the Sub Club. .1 1pm—3.30am. £6. House and techno sou ds in an underwater atmosphere —Stili crowded, still trendy, but note the price increase.
I Bliss at Rain, 375 Sauchiehall Street. 11pm—late. £4 (£2 student). Dance grooves with Larz and Flash, mostly upfront and house. Watch out for drinks promos.
I Club Classics at Glasgow University Union. 9.30pm—1.30am. £2. Students and guests only. Mainstream music to chat up by, mostly chart dance and techno.
I Club Mandela at Maryhill Community Central Halls. 10pm—1am. £2 (£1.50). 1 June only. Anti-apartheid benefit by the Unity Reggae disco, with rap, lovers‘ rock. African rhythms, salsa and a mellow atmosphere.
I Detect at Fury Murray‘s. 11pm-late. £3.50. Dance music and 80s pop for the medium-hip student types.
I Divine at the Art School. 11pm—2am. £2. Deee-groovy 60s pop and indie faves of a psychedelic persuasion — clothes and complexions spotty. but music coherently good.
I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets lounge). 10.30pm—2.30am. £2. A good selection of indie dance faves in congenial atmosphere — could fill a gap on a Saturday night.
I Helter Skeltar at the Mayfair. 10pm—2.30am. £2. Sixties rock, mod sounds. psychedelic trips: that’s that Helter Skeltcr feeling.
I The Network 10.30pm—2.30am. £3. 1 June only: a special tie-up with the Paisley Highland Games. at which Rod Stewart will be tossed in the air and a caberwill sing ‘Sailing’.
I Time Warp Rock Club at The Venue. 10pm-late. £2.50. More 605 and 705 rock along the lines of Friday night.
I The Tunnel 11pm~latc. £6. Big upfront dance night. with live P.A.s: 8 June only Power Cuts. 15 June Radio One DJ Peter Tong.
‘ I Wild at the Cotton Club. 1 rpm—3.30am.
£4 (£3 with ﬂycr). Radio Clyde‘s George Bowie plays dance music and good time party music — which sounds pretty ominous to me — with the occasional company of fire-eaters or singing tramps, so I‘m told. Ifyou‘re the sort ofperson who describes themselves as ‘wacky‘ or ‘bubbly', then you‘ll probably go overboard for this.
I YoYo at Rain. 11pm—3.30am. £5. Graham Wilson, late of the ill-fated Champion, bounces back to team up with DJs Larz and Nick Peacock for a new night playing hip-hop, ragamuffin, soul and funk. Drinks promotions.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Cathouse at Hollywood Studios. 11pm-3.30am. £2.50 (£1.50 with ticket). I Cleopatra's10.30pm-2.30am.£3.50.
I Desire at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am.
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