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Regular weekly clubs plus one-oft events are listed by city. then by day. then
alphabetically bytitle. Clubs will be listed. provided that up-to-date details reach our otfices at least seven days before
publication. Clubs Listings compiled by 5 James Haliburton and Andrea Baxter.
GLASGOW Fndays '
I The Ark at the Tunnel. llpm—3.30am.
£4. New DJs with attitude Duncan Reid
(ex of.loy). Oscar (of Rain). Mei (ofthe Tunnel) and the infamous Steven
Sleepman on PR eventuallytakeover
after several delays —- watch for
explosions. Rap. ltalo house. techno and . upfront dance music in well-trendy ‘3 atmosphere. Meanwhile in the smaller ; room a more laid-back (but not soul) atmosphere prevails. ; I Crash at the Cotton Club. llpm—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. Don't forget there's a poundoff ' the entry price if you bring back one of their old flyers to be recycled.
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 groov e. soul and bass dance night building up quite a following. with DJs i Nick Peacock and Harri. Watch out for drinks promos. l I JuJu at the Sub Club. llpm—3.30am. £4. 1 New in-house night which will have to struggle out of the shadow of lcon. with : DJs llarri and Oscar (of Rain fame) ‘ playing funky rather than upfront dance. E with live saxophone accompaniment and i guest DJs - 4 Oct it's Judge Jools. I The Network l0.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 before ll.3(lpm).Radio Clyde's grooviest DJ — well. lets face it. their only groovy DJ apart from Cap’n George — Paul Welsh. playing a mix ofdance tunes.
I Radio City at the Mayfair (Cameo
Stiite). l0pm—2.30am. £2. 90s rave and indie dance. with the odd oils rock toe tappcrtoo.
I Rumble at Joe Paparazzi.
llpm—3.30am. £3.50 (£1 .50studentl. Sadly looking a little lost now in the cavernous expanses of Joe Papps. but still an excellent night for just the right balance — in my opinion. which of course everyone is bound to share — between indie dance. rap and techno. Not too hot. not too pricey. plenty ofseats and brilliant music- go on. till it up!
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. llpm—late. £3. . Enjoyable mish-mash of indie-dance. pop. classic chart hits and silly singalongs.
I Smile at Hollywood Studio 3. llpm—3.3(lam. £2.50. Late (10s. mid 80s
and modern indie is the recipe including
808 State. 1000 Homo DJs. DAF. MCS. REM. AAAK. YMCT. KLF. New
FADS. Clock DVA. Psychic T\'. BAD. BDP. KMFDM. and possibly even EMF.
I Temptation at Strathclyde University. 9pm—2am. Now free till further notice. Students and guests only. Tam Coyle's indie-dance bonanza.
I Time Warp Rock Club at The Venue. 10pm—3am.£2.50(£bforweekendticket). 1' They're amenable to requests. but 1 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
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This issue we spotlight the current favourite tracks of DJ Jon K from the Oja Club in Glasgow, one of the city's first African clubs (see listings).
1. eoyoyo Boys: Back In Town. The
band were inspirational in Paul Simon making his Graceland album. This track is the best there is In South African Township jive.
2. PatThomas: Slka Ye Mogya. Known throughout Africa for the quality of his voice, the Ghanaian superstar has delivered another stormer. The original Mr Golden Voice does it again. 3. Tito Puente: Timbalito. What makes this man a giant in the field of salsa is the way he oan turn a simple melody into an elaborate arrangement oi brass and percussion and yet never lose the basic appeal.
4. San Fan Thomas: African Typtc (Collection). This track has the
l enduring qualities to make it, in my
! estimation, the best contemporary African dance track and it will keep San Fan Thomas‘ name going for a long time to come.
5. Alpha Bloody: Sebe Allah Ye. Reggae is huge in Africa and Alpha Blondy is the biggest African reggae star. With this track he praises Allah and asks for his blessing. A very inspiring track.
head a lot. All drinks£l.
I The Alhambra Spin—midnight. Free. Pub with live DJ.
I Bennet's 11pm—3.3(lam.£2.5(l.
I Cathouse at Hollywood Studios. llpm—3.30am. £2.50 (£1.50with ticket). Rock club.
I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm~2.30am. £3.
I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £4. (£1.50 before 1 1.30pm).
I Panic at Glasgow College Student L'nion. 9pm—2am. Free. Studentsand guestsonly.
I Rooftops Rock 10.30pm—3am. £2.
I Stomp at Mardi Gras. l0.30pm-3.30am. £3.50.
I Xposed at Club Xchange. l 1pm-late. £2.50.
I Atlantis at the Sub Club. 1 lpm—3.30am. £6. House and techno sounds in an
underwater atmosphere — actually. that‘s a ;
complete lic. there isn‘t a strand of seaweed to be seen. but nevertheless still crowded. still trendy. and still pullingin the numbers.
I Club Classics at Glasgow University L'nion. 9.30pm—l .30am. £2. Students and guests only. Mainstream music to chat up by. mostly chart dance and techno.
I Detect at Fury Murray‘s. 1 lpm—latc. £3.50. Dance music and 80s pop for the medium-hip student types.
I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets lounge). 10.30pm—2.30am. £2. A good selection of indie dance faves in congenial atmosphere with your host 'Smiling' Tam Coyle.
I Fifth Dimension at Glasgow Poly. .lflpm--3am. Students and guestsonly. Traditional indie and goth night.
I Heller Skelter at the Mayfair. l0pm—2.30am. £2. Sixties rock. mod sounds. psychedelic trips: that's that llelter Skelter feeling.
I The Network 9pm—2.30am. £3. Upfront dance in Paisley. fronted by The Orb with help from The Shamcn‘s DJ. Very popular.
I Ola at The Arches. lflpm—3am. £5 (£3.50). New African club. with a touchof Latin grooves. in the cavernous space under the Central Station which was rediscovered for Culture City year — let's hope Oja has more success than Glasgow's Glasgow.
I Time Warp Rock Club at The Venue.
10pm-3am. £2.50. More 60s and 70s rock along the lines of Friday night.
I The Tunnel llpm—late. £6. Big upfront dance night for the well-dressed — more ()0s grooves in Room 2.
I Unity Reggae Club at Talk OfThc Town. 1 1pm—3am. £2.50. New regular venue for the long—running reggae. ska. African and calypso club which usually brings with it a friendly atmosphere. if not such a huge selection of records.
I Wild at the Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £4 (£3 with flycr). Dance music in a 'wacky‘ atmosphere. with John Richardson by all accounts a big improvement on George Bowie who used
put your hands in the air. etc.
I YoYo at Rain. llpm-3.30am. £5. DJs Larz, Wilbur and their pals play underground house and garage. Doing well in the trendy stakes. plus drinks promotions.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free. Pub with live DJ.
I Bennet's l ipm—3.3ilztm. £3.
I Cathouse at Hollywood Studios. llpm—3.30am. £3.50 (£3 with ticket). Rock club.
I Cleopatra's 10.30pm—2.30am. £3.50.
. I Desire at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am.
£3.50. I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £5. IJoe Paparazzi's l 1pm—3.3(lam. £5.
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 10pm—3am.
£3.50. Ov er-25s disco.
I The Network 6.30— 10pm. £2 (£1 .50 with leaflet). Paisley Under- 18s disco.
I Strathclyde University Union 9pm—2am. £2.50. Students and guestsonly.
I The Tunnel Under-18s club. 7.30pm—11pm.
I The Cage at Rain. llpm—late. £2. Oscar. Matt and guest DJs play upfront dance. funk and soul with a cult following among the serious clubbers. Promo drinks.
I The Good Vibe Club at the Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £2 (£1 students). Replacing Romp and aimed at the Art School crowd. this new night plays rare groove. acid jazz and jazzy dance— cverything from A Tribe Called Quest to old Rod Stewart numbers- in a laid-back. print-decorated area. in an attempt. they say. to escape both the pretentious and the commercial.
to do the decks here. Come on everybody.
I LagerWinnerThis issue‘s lucky recipient of a crate of Bohemia Mexican beer is S. ilynd of Scotland Street. Edinburgh who recently visited Edinburgh‘s Wave Club.
‘Hard-edged techno may not be everyone‘s cup of tea but Wave is one of those rare clubs where it‘s worth ignoring the music policy and going to experience the atmosphere alone. It's less packed than Friday‘s Pure but there‘s more room to dance. No wonder there are so many wide-eyed smiles! Celebrate.‘
To win yourself a similar prize simply send a club review to The List. 14 high Street. Edinburgh. Ell] lTE. marking the envelope ‘Bohemia Beer Comp‘ and making sure it arrives no later than the Friday before the next publication date.
ITechnodrome Next weekend sees one ofthe largest outdoor dance events ever to have hit Scotland taking over huge marquees in the Ayrshire countryside. With live appearances from N Joi. Shades of Rhythm. Fierce Ruling Diva. Masquerade and TTF and the likesof Frankie Bones. New York's Lennie D. Andy Carrol and Dave Angel manning the turntables it looks set to be a memorable event. Just in case round the clock dancing starts to take its toll. organisers are also laying on a Fun Fair. a 3D cinema. hot air balloons along with various cabaret-type bands. The event runs from 8am—8pm on 5 Oct with tickets priced £20. Information lines: 041 248 6636(ext 2327242) and 041 882 6373.
I Tramway Sadly. due to lack of licence the Slam All-nighter at The Tramway on 2*) Sept has been cancelled. Slam are currently searchingout another venue so watch this space for details.
ITunnel Recently voted UK Club ofthe Year.The Tunnel continues to expand. moving into the restaurant trade with the purchase ofthe Cul De Sac as well asthc soon-to-be-opened Volcano Club in Bettalder Street.
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