82 The List l9 November—2 December I993—


Regular weekly clubs plus one-off events 2 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. Club listings compiled by Rory Weller and Bethan


I The Ark at The Tunnel. lOpm—2am. £4 (£2). Pumping house and garage grooves. copulating animals of every species. designer bar staff and thrilling lasers all combine to offer you a night of almost unimaginable pleasure. Michael Kilkie and Scott McKay in bar 1. Duncan Reid in bar 2.

I Bar 10 ()pin—inidnight. Free. Gear yourself up fora night on the tiles with top new tunes from DJ Stevie.

I Bennet’s llpm—Zam. £3. BUsy gay night now with DJ Sara.

I The Cathouse l()pm—2am. £3 (£2.50 with ticket). Well respected rock- on'entated night reaching capacity at the weekends. Industrial/rock downstairs and studcnty stripey tights upstairs.

I Cleopatra's 1 lpm—2.30am. £6.

I Club Xchange llpm—3am. £2.50. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever with Ms Club X. Big Karn.

I Crash at The Cotton Club. l()pm—2am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). An ever busy student/commercial night that boasts its fair share of minor celebs. Friday 19 secs Dave Ross celebrating the fifth birthday of this beast of a child with his self- confessed worst records of the last five years.

I Dolly Mixture at Reds. Strathclyde University. 9pm—2am (doors close lam). Free before 10pm, £l after. Students and guests. Tam Coyle putting together a 'credible' assortment of sweet student sounds.


2 ensuring that a party for 12,000 sweaty dancers gets off the ground, as l

' recent half-cocked events in Ayr and

2 Aberdeen have shown. For once, aside

: from the ever diligent Rezerection

promised on the llyer will materialise.

three Scottish AIDS Charities, while ; condom manufacturers, Mates.

be a do-goody safe sex message however, it’s going to be the 90-metre

. techno to Glasgow every Friday night.

Barnaby Reason has got what many a g club runner would give a lifetime’s supply of free flyers for: £160,000 of someone else’s money to put on The Big Bang, Fantazia’s latest ‘dance party’ at the SECC. The small chubby man in a big fluffy jumper is hardly who you’d expect to be running the biggest rave the West Coast has ever seen, but he’s the one behind The Big

That money up front is vital for

organisers, it seems that everything

All profits from the night are going to support the Terrence Higgins Trust and g

the costs are being underwritten by

The focus on the night isn’t going to

i main hall. Mega lights and lasers with i an innovative ‘3-0 water effect’ on

and spectacle. This is a dance party.’

I The Big Bang at the SECC. Sat 27, f spin-6am. Tickets £24 plus £1.50 booking fee from the usual outlets.

stage along the length of the SECC ,

stage should ensure that the eight live acts get all the visual support they could ever ask for. The music will be the usual mix of wave-those-Iight- sticks, cheesy House, from the likes of ; 0-Tex, Shades of Rhythm and the Rat Pack, with Carl Cox, Bass Generator and Ellis Dee among the MS booked. If i that doesn’t get your whistle blowing, 3 then the fairground attractions surely will.

Throughout the press conference promoting the event, the word ‘rave’ is carefully side-stepped. ‘A rave, as I see it, is a smelly warehouse in a damp field with a strobe light and a crackly PA,’ says Reason. ‘This is going to be an incredible production

(Thom Dibdin)

1 I Fluid at R.G.‘s 8pm-midnight. Free. DJ ' Kev with a tasty selection of garage.

house and club classics.

I Futuristic at Circa. l()pm—2am. £5. Trevor Reilly and MC MC from Hangar 13 bring their underground. intelligent

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I Coodlife Under Ventura.

8pm—midnight. Free. Literally underground house sounds to warm you i up for the night.

Factory. llpm—3am (no curfew). £5.

f nights under the Glasgow Hacienda banner with PAs frotn Rhythmic State on

; Dance ()verdose on 3 Dec. Regular DJ

line up include Bassgenerator. Ten. MC

; TNT. and appearances by Gary Robertson 3 and MC Voyager.

; I The Hip Joint at The Sub Club.

; 9pm—2am. £3. Slip on your Adidas

i Gazelles and get down to the ‘Phat funk.

with DJs Nick Peacock. Mike

: Hamish and Sonny of Blue Juice.

' funk. hip hop. house and 90s disco.

I Hacienda Roadshow at the Sound

Smart but casual. Series of weekly dance

I‘) Nov. Dimensions on 26 Nov. and

chunkee jazz and solid rap‘ at the Sub M acCrimmon. Crawford and Gregor with

I Job Club at Rhapsody. Ripping off fat darts players and the DSS in the name of

I Katch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. lOpm—2am. £3 (£2.50/£l.50 with a ticket). The Katch boys pedalling their blend of indie/studenty/good time vibes that has stood them in such good stead on the East coast over the last few years.

Also appearing in Edinburgh on a Saturday night.

I Rampant Sound at Glasgow School of Art. ()pin—late (doors close at lam). Heavy. heavy. heavy dub beats downstairs. a dtib massacre no less. With funk night Honeybee upstairs.

I Reds l().3()pm—2am. £3 for students before I l.3()pm. £4 for everyone else. Becks £l all night or until they run out. ‘Chunky funk. decliteftil disco and groovy garage!‘ With DJ Paul N'Jie

I The Reggae Club 9pm--2am. £l before 10.30pm. £3 after with llyer. £5 without. Reggae in the Princess Suite and club. garage. and Euro sounds in the Cruise club.

I Retro at The Hive. ll)pn‘.—-2am. £2. Students and guests. 70s and 80s sounds with DJs Trax and Azber.

I Shag at Fury Murrys l().3()pm—2am. £4 (£2 before I 1pm). The ultimate crap student night. the one which lowers the standards to which all others must stoop . . . and it's still unfeasibly popular!

I Slam at Club loco at The Arches. lOpm—2am. £6. A winning combination: one of the busiest dancefloors in town and undoubtedly the tnost spacious chill-out. all enhanced by the underground sounds of our very own Slam boys.

I Sonic The Indie Club at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). lOpm—2am. £1.50 before 11.45pm (£2.50 after). Indie club (as you might imagine) with £l pints of lager on tap.

; I Soundclash Republic at The 13th Note.

Rpm—midnight. Free. The ‘Republic' has been flying its flag for a while now and

! attracting a good crowd every week;

: meanwhile. other ‘ambient' clubs seem to ; be sprouting up as quickly as mushrooms 3 after rain . . . Step into its ‘blue room‘

downstairs with its ‘3-D trans-audio collage' in other words white walls with

2 a blue light shining on them.

l I The Volcano l().3()pm—2.3()am. £4 (£3). Busy mix of dance and indie tunes with

, Alan Ronald.

:’ I Who loves Ya Baby? at Sunset

Boulevard. 1 lpm—-3.2()am (no curfew). £5 (£4). A bald. lollipop sucking kind ofclub from Billy Kiltie. Chris Keegan and Steve McCreery in association with Limbo records and 23rd Precinct. Launch Night on Friday l9 Nov with live PA from Dance United.


I Atlantis at the Sub Club. llpm—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.

I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Socialise to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock. I Beat BOXat Circa. lOpm—2am. £7. Adrian (formerly of the ()rb club night)