llegular weekly clubs plus one-off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up-to-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Clubs Listings compiled by oonny Allan and Joe lampard.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. lOpm-2am. £6 (£3). The recently relaunched Ark continues to pull 'em in; worth a visit for the exciting new lasers alone. I liar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Stevie Donaldson spinning the Platters That Matter. I Bennet’s llpm-Zam. £3. Busy gay night. I Big at The Sub Club. llpm-2am. £4 (£2). The club which is definitelv not small in any way. brought to you by the ever-productive Elixir Vitae crew. I The Cathouse llpm-2am. £3 (£2.50 with ticket). Rock club. I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm-2am. £3. I Club Sanctuary at Reds. Strathclyde University. 9pm—2am. £1.50 (£1). House. garage and soul for the studes. I Club Xchange l 1.30pm-2am. £3. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever. with tunes from DJ Michael. I Crash at The Cotton Club. 11pm—2am. £4 (£2 with matric card). Good time indie- dance and chart p0p with DJ Dave Ross plus those all-important drinks promos. I Essential at Circa. l lpm-2am. £5. I Radio City at the Mayfair (Cameo Suite). lOpm—2.30am. £2. Well-known rock and pop classics in nice (ifyou like that sort of thing) and sleazy atmosphere. I ooodfoot at the Art School. 10pm—2.30am. £3. 30 Jul only. We’ve just been informed that the reason for Goodfoot abandoning its Bar 10 slot was that particular establishment‘s refusal to sell cans of Red Stripe! Not to worry. the lads tell me that they’re altogether happier with the Art School bar and are duly pleased to be hosting another night of the choicest soul. jazz. reggae and funk there this week. Sure to be busy. so be early! I ooodlile Under Ventura. 8pm—midnight. Free. Underground (literally!) house sounds to warm you up for the night. I latch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10.30pm-2am. £3.50 (£3). Popular indie club also appearing in Edinburgh on a Saturday night. I Beds 10.30pm—2am. £3. Becks and vodka £l/ all drinks £1 before midnight. ‘Chunky funk. deeliteful disco and groovy garage' which is proving so popular that
IN THE BUNKER
Surely a sign that the cold war is well and truly over is when the government starts selling off its nuclear bunkers, either that or the powers-that-be don’t give a toss if their Scottish counterparts fry (probably closer to the truth). One recent such sell-off was a large bunker out by East Calder, which has recently been opened as a new club venue, imaginatively called ‘The Bunker’. The venue is quite impressive and plans to function as a run-of-the-mill night club/disco, with occasional big one-off events possibly in the pipeline.
When I visited it the venue still had considerable work to be done, with carpeting (obligatory black) still to be laid and a good few coats of paint still to be applied (probably black). Work was about to start on a car park as well, which is a definite requirement due to its out-of-town location. The site of the club must be the biggest problem for them, though this didn’t particularly perturb the manager Colin Grieve when 1 spoke to him. ‘We are quite out of the way, but there’s a big enough untapped market around here. People aren’t going to have to travel far afield as they do now, and they will
have a guaranteed good night out on their doorstep.’
Another niche in the market it could well fill would be tor large one-oft rave events (what with recent licensing changes possiny killing off the livingston Forum as a viable venue), especially if the Bunker is successful in getting all-night licences (like their recent opening night). Though to have events as big as the Forum they would need to get working on extending the space.
Expansion is exactly what Colin has in mind, ‘The capacity at the moment is 1400, but this is only stage one and we plan to work down the way (only the top floor is operational at the moment). We’re going to expand by opening up more as we go along. We have three floors altogether and as well as opening up more space for club use, there is the possibility of one of the floors being used at some point in the future as a leisure facility.
Whatever the licensing board’s decision, it will no doubt be a welcome addition for locals and save them a good few quid in travelling expenses. (Joe Lampard)
they’re opening half an hour earlier these days.
I ll. G.’s Spin—midnight. Free. Sounds to drink and maybe even dance to. from DJ Kevin.
I Slam at Club loco at The Arches. 11pm—2am. Doors open 10pm. no entry after midnight. £6. A serious night out with the Slam lads. featuring regular high
calibre guests from down south.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. 10pm—late. £4 (£2 before 1 1pm). As crass as ever and now featuring a bonus hour at the beginning of the evening with £1 pints and music which the DJs tell us they couldn‘t get away with during the rest of the night. Does that mean some tasteful and credible tunes for a change? Probably not . . .
I Sonic The Indie Club at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). llpm-2am. £1.50 before 11.45pm (£2.50 after). Indie club (as you might imagine) with £1 pints of lager on tap.
I Soundclash Republic at l3lh Note. Spin—midnight. Free. A pre-club trans-dub ambient journey to the Ultraworld. Really!
I The Volcano l lpm-2am. £4 (£3). Busy mix of dance and indie tunes with Alan Ronald.
I Yow at the l3th Note.
_ 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Friday nightjazz
is temporarily replaced (until 20 Aug) by an altogether noisier affair: Richie from Fenn and James and Paul out of Missing pool their record collections and let you hear all the tastiest bits. from Big Flame and The Jesus Lizard to Swervedriver — and back again!
I Bat 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Socialise to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock. I Bennet’s 1 lpm—2am. £3.50.
I Cafe loco at The Arches. 1 [pm—2am. Doors open 10pm. no entry after midnight. £5. Continuing to spice up their regular club night with live performance. but unfortunately unable to confirm any of the acts as we go to press!
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I The Cathouse. 10.30pm—2am. £3.50 (£3 with ticket). Sweaty rock club. now opening earlier due to extreme business! I Chaos at The Cathouse. 7— 10pm. £2.50 (£2 with leaﬂet). Under-18s dance club. I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm-2am. £3.50. I Club Xchange. l 1.30pm—2am. £4. Gay club with upfront dance tunes from DJ Roddy Stewart. I Divine at the Art School. 1 lpm—late. £2.50. The best in psychedelic/garage/soul/60s in the Vic Bar. Vie for space on the teeming dancefloor or just stand back and marvel at all those strange and beautiful people: a fine time to be had either way. I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm-2am. £2.50. A good selection of indie-dance faves and a friendly vibe. I Follies llpm—late. £5 (£2.50 before 11.30pm). I Fury at Fury Murry’s. llpm—late. £4. imaginatively-named and student-oriented night. I llelter Skelter at The Mayfair. 10pm—2am. £2. Sad old bikers and youngsters who think that Jirnbo Morrison is God. I Mo’ Jan With Attitude at The 13th Note. 8pm-midnight. The hottest selection of jazz (both standard and of the acid variety) and classic soul with DJ Steven Watt. I lleds 10.30pm-2am. £6 (£4/£3 before midnight). Relaxed. friendly and increasingly popular club night with DJ Kevin‘s wild mix ofdisco. funk and housey tunes. I llevival lleggael at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. £2. Treat yourself to an original Jamaican blues party — the coolest club sounds of the 60s in a sweaty basement atmosphere. I Strathclyde llnlversity Union 9pm—2am. £2.50. Students and guests only. Studenty feel to Level 8. very popular dance and techno in Reds. I Atlantis at the Sub Club. 1 lpm—2am.
£6. Still attracting a good (and discerning)
crowd. Atlantis is Slam's longest-running and most successful regular night. Let yourself soak in the choicest. warmest house club in town.
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