i I First the bad news
Starting with your fortnightly dose of depression. . . it is with alarming regularity that these pages report
postponed dates - and
' now is no exception. with practicallyeverythingwe warned you about last issue OFF(for the time beingat least). . .The Shamen'sailnighter at
. Falkirk Coasters Sports
Arena on 10 August is being rescheduled fora later date as the band sort out their situation following the death ofWill Sinnott. Neil Young revivalists St Etienne. and Andy Weatherall's Bocca
a Juniors are also no longer
venturing northwards in
July. Both actswill however. visit Scotland later in the year. Also
mysteriously postponed is the Midsummer Day spectacular at Milton Keynes. Nearer to home
' again.and Wildlife.the i ex-Thunderballpossc‘s
‘secret' fortnightly event is
. now no longer with us.
i from Fred.Neiland
- future. Not soon enough.
I Now the good Anyone
with any interest in music whatsoever should circle 27 July in their diary right here. right now. For this is the date of a Big Music
. showcase for Edinburgh i actstakingplaccinthe
1 city's Assembly Rooms. Aswellasaseriesof
seminars and workshops. the day will feature a rave with Pure DJs and live action from a fine selection of local club acts including Sugar Bullet. Botany 5. Zulu Syndicate. Rhythm Chillun and TKO. Full programme details will be announced shortly - info as soon as we
' getit. ' IGreen giants Lookout fora new gimmick from
crossover night Crash. modestly called Crash Saves the World. which aims to atone for all the acres of forests the club has ravaged over the years in its ceaseless quest for publicity. From now on. all their ﬂyers. posters and i so on will be on recycled
paper. and if you turn up at the club with any of
. their old printed material
to be recycled. you‘ll get a quid discount. What more 3 could a body ask for. eh‘.’ Well. some live music
Regular weekly clubs plus one-oil events are listed by city. than by day. then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed. provided that up-to-date details reach our ottices at least seven days betore publication. Clubs Listings compiled by Avril Mairand Andrea Baxter.
I Crash at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3.30am. £3 (£2 with matrie card). A well-respected indie crossoverv’dancc.’groove night. with a clever new campaign — see News for details. 28 Jun only: Beats International
i do a special P.A. . with live vocals from
Lindy Leyton and playing stuff from both their and her records — note special price of£4 or £3 with old flyers. 5 July features the world‘s first green ceilidh. whatever
I Club Sandino at Rain. 11pm—3.30am. £3
; (£2). 28 June. Monthly Latin and soul f night.
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 matrie card). Soul. house and 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 70s rock. pop and dance.
I icon at the Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £3.50. The Siam boys manage to fit in the ever-popular Icon between all their other commitments. playing the latest house and dance to the trendy with big-name guests.
: 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. Phone Connie on 848 0828. . Mondays after noon. for details ofeoaches i 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 Rumble at Joe Paparazzi.
l 1pm—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. classic chart hits and silly singalongs. Plus free chocolate.
I Smile at Hollywood Studio 3. “pm—3.30am. £2.50. (£1 .50 with leaflet). Late 60s. mid 80s and modern indie isthe recipe for this new regular night. whose real name is slightly too difficult forthis word processor. Their extensive playlist includes 808 State. 1000 Homo DJs. DAF. MCS. REM. AAAK. KLF. NewFADS. Clock DVA. PsychicTV. BAD. BDP. KMFDM and possibly EMF. They may even play some bands with proper names. 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
‘ 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). 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 your head a lot. All drinks£1.
I The Tunnel 11pm—3.30am. £4. Rap. house. techno and dance music in
. well-trendy atmosphere — goggle at the
lack of clothes taste and try to guessjust how much those skimpy little shorts cost. 1 could do without the cavortings of those ‘dancers‘ on pillars. though. Meanwhile in the smaller room. a more soulful atmosphere prevails. 28 June only: the revered Paul Oakenfold as guest DJ.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free.
I Bennet’s 11pm—3.30am.£2.50.
I Cathouse at Hollywood Studios. 11pm-3.30am. £2.50 (£1 .50 with ticket). Rock club.
I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm—2.30am. £3.
I Follies10.30pm—3.30am.£3.50(£l before 11.30pm).
I Hard Rock Catte 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 11pm—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. llpm—3.30am. £6. House and techno sounds in an underwater atmosphere- stillerowdcd. still trendy. but note the price increase.
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 Halls. lilpm—lam. £2 (£1.50). 6Julyonly: Anti-apartheid benefit by the Unity Reggae disco. with rap. lovers‘ rock. African rhythms. salsa and a mellow atmosphere.
I Detect at Fury Murry's. 11pm—late. £3.50. Dance music and 805 pop for the medium-hip studenttypes. ‘
I Divine at the Art School. 11pm—2am. £2. ' Deco-groovy 605 pop and indie faves ofa
psychedelic persuasion — clothes and complexions spotty. but music coherently good.
' I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets
lounge). 10.30pm-2.30am. £2. Agood selection of indie dance faves in congenial atmosphere — could fill a gap on a Saturday night.
I Heller Skelter at the Mayfair.
10pm—2.30am. £2. Sixties rock. mod sounds. psychedelic trips: that‘s that Helter Skelter feeling.
I The Network 10.30pm—2.30am. £3. Upfront dance in Paisley.
I Time Warp Rock Club at The Venue. lilpm—iate. £2.50. More 60s and 70s rock along the lines of Friday night.
I The Tunnel llpm—late. £7. Big upfront dance night that pulls in the crowds—go on. you try to fight your way to the bar. More 60s grooves in Room 2. 29June only: Paradise ()rchestra. DJ Alfredoand' Definition of Sound (see preview). 6July only: Ragga Twins and DJ Colin Hudd from London's Land OfOz.
I Wild at the Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £4 (£3 with ﬂyer). 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 l'm told. lfyou're the sort ofperson who describes themselves as ‘wacky' or
( 'bubbly'. then you'll probably go overboard for this.
would be nice for a start. And. always happy to oblige. Crash do the biz with an appearance on 28 June by Beats International. with Lindy Layton performing live tracks from both their and her albums.
I New releases A bumper bag of new single releases found its way to the Club Pages this week. with three of the best offerings we‘ve heard for. oh . .. ages and ages. First upis the debut from Edinburgh's very own Yo Yo Honey. a slice ofsweet sweet soul on Jive records called ‘Get It On.‘ With an Oakenfold remix and rumours of Radio 1 playlisting already. this looks set to send the band followingin The Chimes footsteps into the charts. Even more to our likingis the latest offering from local ‘noise terrorists‘ Fini Tribe. ‘101.‘ Named after its bpm. the track has remixes by 808 State‘s Graham Massie and the ubiquitous Andy Weatherall. and could well be the bands first ever hit. Fingers crossed . . . Our single ofthc fortnight. though is the eponymously-titled second offering from London band If? A follow up to the critically acclaimed floorfiller ‘Saturdays Angels'. it's out now on MCA records. The band are on tour now with label-mates Transvision Vamp— and sound a sight betterthan the headliners. let me tell you. I Live. . .Somewherc. sometime in the second week ofJuly expect local live performances byA Man Called Adam; a former jazz collective turned club outfit whose 7in ‘Barefoot in The Head' was last summer's lbiza anthem. They'll be playing at venues in Edinburgh and Glasgow— more details when we get them. I More live This fortnight’s best live action (apart from Preview stars Definition ()fSound) Comes from the unmistakable Ragga Twins. Touring to promote their fourth single ‘llooligar169'. which is burning upthe country's dancefloors as we speak. the band visit Pure at Edinburgh's Venue on 5 July. andThe Tunnel. (iiasgow on 6 July.
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