I Many Happy Returns Glasgow‘s Crash (Fridays at The Cotton Club) clebrates its third birthday on 22 Nov. The long- running indie/dance club will be popping the champagne corks with the help of ‘two well-known Glasgow bands‘ — spies suggest they may well be The Silencers and The Pearlﬁshers. but don‘t tell them we said so. The first 100 people through the door will receive a free pint of Tennents while everyone else can look out for freebies like T-shirts. badges and hairdressing vouchers. Licensed until 4am (probably). it is being billed as the first 'semi-allnighter’. Here‘s to the next three years.
I Underground Clubbing It you read last week‘s Clubs preview you may be wondering about the new venues rumoured to be openingin Edinburgh. Well. wonder no more. Although details are understandably sketchy. The Vaults. for that is its name. will be openingin the very near future. Housed in a labyrinth of underground chambers close to Niddry Street. those in the know expect a number ofone-offevents before Christmas and the opening ofa cafe even sooner. With almost limitless space available. plans to eventually incorporate offices for the city‘s media industry and even a recording studio. it is an exciting prospect to say the least. Watch this space for further details.
I Big Bands The Tunnel continues to look like the only place to go on the west coast on a Sunday if top dance combos are your cup of tea. On 24 Nov Oceanic. of Insanity fame. play a set while the following week‘s appearance from Transglobal Underground is unmissable. the band‘s Templehead single being one of the year's highlights by a long way. Frankie Bones and Jimmy Crash complete a trio of great gigs on 8 Dec. Guest DJ on all three nightsis Larz..
68 The List 8 — 21 November 1991
Helter Skelter feeling.
I The Network 9pm—2.30am. £3. Upfront dance in Paisley. fronted by techno megastars The Orb. DJs are Scott. Boydie and Lex. Very popular.
I Time Warp Rock Club at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £2.50. More 60s and 705 rock along the lines of Friday night.
I The Tunnel llpm-late. £6. Big upfront dance night for the well dressed — more 60s grooves in Room 2.
I Unity Reggae Club at Talk OfThe Town. llpm—3am. £2.50. New regular venue for the long-running reggae. ska. African and calypso club which usually brings with it a friendly atmosphere. and a mellow groove.
I The Volcano 10pm—2am. £4 (£3 with matric card). Student night with Rab and Alan.
I Wild at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3.30am. £4 (£3 with ﬂyer). Dance music in a ‘wacky‘ atmosphere. with John Richardson. Come on everybody. put your hands in the air. etc.
I YoYo at Rain. 1 1pm—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 11pm—3.30am.£3.
I Blackout at the Sub Club. 7.30—10.30pm. £3. Under 185.
I Cathouse at Hollywood Studios.
1 1pm-3.30am. £3.50 (£3 with ticket). Rock club.
I Cleopatra's 10.3()pm—2.30am. £3.50.
I Follies 10.30pm—3.30am. £5.
I Joe Paparazzi’s “pm—3.30am. £5.
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 10pm—3am. £3.50. Over-25$ disco. I Mardi Gras 10.30pm-3.30am. £5. I The Network 630— 10pm. £2 (£1 .50 with ﬂyer). Paisley under~18s disco. I Strathclyde University Union 9pm—2am. £2.50. Students and guests only. I The Tunnel Under-18$ club.7.30—11pm.
I Bob's Full House at The Volcano. 10pm—2am. £2. Sadly. the reports we brought you last week of Bobby Bluebell's new career as a karaoke host were greatly exaggerated — it seems Mr Hodgens has had cold feet and at the moment the club is to be run as a disco with himself and Rob Clarke on the decks. Awww. . . acity mourns what could have been.
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 Cuba at The Mayfair. 8pm—late. £8. 10 Nov only. Noise Box present Cuba with live appearances from Bizarre Inc and TTF with DJs Scott Gibson. Mark Smith and Davie Graham.
I The Good Vibe Club at the Cotton Club“
1 1pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 students). Aimed at the Art School crowd. and playing rare groove. acid jazz and jazzy dance— everything 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.
I The Network 10.30pm—late. £2. The Avengers: fun night with Continental house and Balearic beats. Drinks promos. I The Tunnel 10.30pm—late. £3. Dance music and PAs. Mel and Michael Kilkie DJ. 10 Nov only PA from K Klass. 17Nov only Utah Saints. Guest DJ on both nights is Larz.
I Bennet‘s l 1pm—3.30am. 75p.
I Boy at Club Xchange. llpm—late. 75p. I Fuddrultlters at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £1 .
I Mardl Gras Rave 1 lpm-late. £8 (£6).
I Time Warp Rock Club at The Venue. 7.30pm—2am. £4. depending on band. £1 all drinks.
I Videodrome Rock Night at the Videodrome. 8pm—late. £2.50.
I Funlrin' Mondays Rebirth at Club Xchange. 11.30pm—late. £1 before midnight. Mixed night at the gay venue has some of the worst publicity posters l have ever seen — you know the ones. with a man emerging from an eg that looks like the jacket of a tacky sci-fi novel. That‘s no reﬂection on the club though. which is an entertaining dance night.
I Juicy at The Volcano. lllpm-2am. £2. House/club night with Mel Barr and guests.
I Trinity Ragga at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Reggae night. also on Thursdays.
I The Tunnel llpm—3.3()am. £2. Gay Mondays. with a well-deserved reputation for a pleasant atmosphere and a good selection ofcurrent dance music. Good adverts too - be there or be straight.
I ZFD at Fury Murry‘s. llpm—3am. £2. 605. 705. 805 and indie 90s with a bit ofpop dance thrown in for good measure at this eclectic Monday nighter.
I Cotton Club Reggae Night I lpm—3.3(lam. £2. The Lion Sound System from Handsworth specialise in roots reggae at this brand new night.
I Menergy at The Volcano. 10pm—2am. £2. Brian Leville does his turntable thang for this much-needed West End gay night. more or less on the lines ofTheTunnel's Monday with upfront dance and pop.
I Shimmy Club at Bennet's. 10.30pm—3am. £1.50.
IThe Tunnel llpm—3.30am. £2.
I Babylon at Rain. llpm—late. £2.50 (£1.50 with U840). Popular sound system with the best of ragamuffin and reggae — and any club that propagandises against compact discs on its posters has to have its heart in the right place.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. llpm—3am. £1 with flyer/UB40/matric card. Beware punters: Club XChange bouncers are rigidly enforcing a students-only policy. so : unless you can get hold of a matric card or a free pass. don‘t even bother approaching — they bite. lfyou do get inside. you‘ll find Rory and Lindsey ofTankin‘ ‘fame‘ playing an across-the-board mix of alternative and dance faves. from Billy Bragg to Blur to The Beatles. to an across-the-board sort of crowd that's surprisingly big for a Wednesday night. Vodka 50p and pints £1 .
I Feedback at Fury Murrys. I 10.30pm—3am. £2. Celebrating one yearof . Feedback with a party of indie faves and Diamond White and Newcastle Brown for £1.
I Lava Rock at The Volcano. 10pm--2am. £2. Rock night with Barry Douglas. all right if you like that sort ofthing.
I Soul Cellar at the Tunnel. llpm—3.30am. £3. New night along the old Soul Kitchen lines. with deep soul in an ambient. underground atmosphere in rooms two and three — ie not the main one. Colin Barr himself is the DJ. playing classic dance. rare groove and hip hop. with guests every week. Becoming more studenty. 13 Nov only Unique 3 presents Emphasis— ‘14.400 Seconds OfPure Madness‘ - with Nipper (808 State) and Sasha DJing.
I XS at the Cotton Club. “pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 with matric card). Dave Ross DJs this new student-oriented night ofindie and alternative. Becks £1 .
I Bennet's 1 lpm—3am.
I Go West at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 10pm—3am. £2.50. Over-25$ disco.
I The Network lUpm—Zam. £3(£1.50 before midnight). New midweek karaoke night for Paisley hosted by the infamous Tiger Tim.
I Club Virunga at The Volcano. lllpm—2am. £2. Virunga means Volcano: DJ Chico. who did the original reggae night at Cinders many moons ago. plays African. reggae. soca. Latin. soul and ska. I Deep at the Sub Club. lllpm—3am. £3. New dance night with Larz of Rain. Eezy of London and Lex ofSynergy.
I Hup at Heaven. 10.30pm—3.3()am.
£3/’£l .50 with flyer or matric card. lndie
; with an edge and drinks promos.
I Kopyltat Club at Rain. 37.5 Sauchiehall Street. llpm—late. £2.50. Upfront dance from the ever-busy Slam crew. Orde. Stuart and Harri. Promo drinks.
I Matata at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—4am. £3. Another new African club hits Glasgow. playing danceable sounds from calypso. soca. juju and hi-life to makossa. mbaquanga and zaiko. Don‘t know what any of those are? Why not find out?
I Slut at the Mayfair. 10.30pm-3am. £2 (£1 .50 student. UB40). Objectionable name. but no quibbles with the student-y indie dance and rock they play.
I Supertly at Fury Murry's. llpm—3am. £2. Ex-Marmalade Skies man Mark Carapiet in soul. funk. Trojan reggae. ska. bluebeat and two-tone timewarp situation. Nice posters and a thankfully original playlist have probably helped this newish club to success after a shaky start. I Trinity Ragga at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Reggae from the Gold-Ten posse.
IThe Tunnel “pm—3.30am. £1.50with matriculation card. £3.50 without. Student-orientated music from indie to funk that packs ’em in.
I Wanda at Papa Docs. (‘umbernauld 10pm—2am. Yet another attempt at gettinga decent. regular clubgoingin Cumbernauld. with Trevor Price and lain Patterson playing liuro house and Balearic sounds.
I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free. Pub with live DJ.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra‘s. ll).3()pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 student).
I Genes and T-Shlrl at Club Xchange. Midnight—late. 75p.
I Karaoke Kapers at Hollywood
Studios. lllpm—3am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Paradise Loop at The 147 Club. llpm~late. £2 before 12.30am. £2.50 after.
I Strathclyde University Union gptn—Zam. Free.
I Banana Jalts 7.30pm—2am. Free. Re-opened venue (from 8 Nov) playing ltalian house on Fridays. Salurdaysand Sundays. The rest of the week will feature live sets from the likes of Blue Finger.
I Beatbox, Altered States and Strangeways at Teviot Row Students Union. Spin—1am. Students £1 ’guests £2. Three separate clubs on three separate floors playing very different music; from the Manchester’l’echno sounds of Altered States to the the indie/goth of Strangeways. £150.000 has just been spent on improving the lights and sound system so Teviot looks like being as popular as
I Bliss Network 1. 10pm—4am. £5. Rave night with Yogi DJing.
I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am. Busy gay club with the usual mixture of Hi-NRG and disco. Relaxed and great fun.
I Bubblegum at Potterrow Students Union. 8pm-1am. Students£l/guests £2. Still trying to shake off the goth reputation of a few years ago. Bubblegum will certainly be indie but not necessarily in the shoe-gazing mould. Look out for a Sarah Records night on 15 Nov with The Field Mice and The Wake.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3.30am. £1.50 before 11.30pm/£3 after. Mainstream