Regular weekly clubs plus one-oil events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up-to-date details reach our oiiices at least seven days beiore publication. Club Listings compiled by llory Weller and Bethan Cole.
I The Alt at The Tunnel. 10pm—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. Guest DJ. 17 Dec Limbo night. See Preview.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Gear yourself up for a night on the tiles with top new tunes from DJ Stevie.
I Bennet’s 1 1pm—2am. £3. Busy gay night now with DJ Sara.
I The Cathouse 10pm—2am. £3 (£2.50 with ticket). Well respected rock- orientated night reaching capacity at the weekends. Industrial/rock downstairs and studenty stripey tights upstairs. 24 Dec. Special Christmas Eve party. 10pm—4am. £6.
I Cleopatra’s 1 1pm—2.30am. £6.
I Club Xchange l lpm—3am. £2.50. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever with Ms Club X. Big Karn.
I Cool lemon at Glasgow School of Art. Christmas Eve. Open late. no curfew. £5 (£4). Means you can get a bit of goodwill to all men at church and still get into the club for a bit of a boogie afterwards. Earlier in the month though. on 17 Dec. hop on the bus through to Edinburgh for Cool Lemon at the Citrus club. £10 all in. Bus leaves the Rock Garden at 10pm.
I Crash at The Cotton Club. 10pm-2am. £4 (£2.50 with tnatric card). Commercial pop. but what‘s wrong with that if it fills the place week after week? 24 Dec. Christmas Eve Crash. Around £10 entry. 31 Dec. New Year‘s Eve Crash. Around £6.
I llolly Mixture at Reds. Strathclyde University. 9pm—2am (doors close 1am). Free before 10pm. £1 after. Students and guests.
I Flow at Glasgow School of Art. 17 Dec
only. 9pm—late. £7 (£5). Be there early. The most ambitious How to date. this time with a theme — Liquidity. Look out for Mr Beaumont Hannant on the main decks and The Higher Intelligence Agency who will be taking over the Vic Bar for the night. Excellent visuals as usual
I Fluid at R.G.’s. Spin—midnight. Free. DJ Kev with a tasty selection of garage. house and club classics.
I Frantic at Floozy‘s. 10pm—2am. £5 (£3 before llpm). With Dave Young. 1993 BEDA DJ of the year.
I Futuristic at Circa. 10pm—2am. £5. Trevor Reilly and MC MC from Hangar 13 bring their underground. intelligent techno to Glasgow every Friday night. Christmas Eve. Love For Sale. £12. (£10 with ﬂyer).
I Coodliie Under Ventura. 8pm—midnight. Free. Literally
Squeezing shimmying dervishes through tight spaces may have been uppermost in the minds oi Billy lliltie and oavid Mackenzie when they named their dance label limbo (let’s not speculate what they were thinking oi when they called their commercial house label Stoatin’ - a name they can’t wait to discard now), but in the eighteen months they’ve been releasing records their modest operation in the back rooms oi dance specialist record shop 23rd Precinct has rapidly blossomed to encompass 25 releases and tour sister labels under the umbrella 23rd Precinct liecordings.
liiltie and Mackenzie took over 23rd Precinct, the shop, iour years ago, pushing it (successiully, it now transpires) into a more and more specialist vein oi record retailing. With their knowledge oi music distribution companies and contacts with Ms, 23rd Precinct, the label, seemed like the altruistic move. As though to demonstrate that dance
2 music is the undisputed growth area in ;
Scotland (no big regional deal certainly - it’s the same all over Britain), the label now boasts its own suite oi oiiices in the bowels oi the
, shop - the carpets are being laid as
i I’m ushered in ior conierence.
, ‘limbo is a lot deeper and a lot more 1 underground,’ says liiltie, pointing up E the dividing line between limbo, Stoatin’, hardcore arm Core and the
MOVIN’ 0" UP
iunkier material on youngest oiishoot
1 Marimba. 0n limbo the progressive
' and the tribal rule the roster, encompassing homegrown acts like Mukka, llavanna and local oJing hero llarri, Coventry’s Bitmo de Vida and london’s Stealth Sonic Soul. llowever
. . . ‘we wouldn’t restrict anybody on limbo from what they want to do. We’ve got people like Strawberry Bazaar taking it in a iunkier direction.’ As heard on their cheeky, boppy ‘Bingo Specs Boogie’.
Despite immediate acknowledgement that 23rd, along with Soma, represents some sort oi Caledonian cutting edge, they’re still a low record sales short oi a chartbuster. liiltie’s long-tenn aim tor the company is to iind a crossover act - Cipsy’s re-release ‘Skinny Bumble Bee’ is getting Radio 1 recognition, but ltiltie tips oance United ior widespread appeal. In the meantime, the acclaim is nice.
‘lt’s the same production learns behind a lot oi the acts. The M involved give their own sounds to each project. Graham [orinnan] is involved with Cipsy, llavanna and Sublime and he can put a dliierent head on ior each act and give them dliierent ideas so it keeps them iresh. That’s why we’ve scored so many points in the last year.’ (Fiona Shepherd)
limbo Records showcase Mukka, ? Sublime and Probe at The Tunnel, Glasgow on Fri 17.
underground house sounds to warm you
; up for the night.
I Hacienda lioadshow at the Sound Factory. llpm-3am (no curfew) £5. Smart but casual. Series of weekly dance nights under the Glasgow Hacienda banner. Regular DJ line up includes Bass
Generator. Ten. MC TNT. and
appearances by Gary Robertson and MC
I The Hip Joint at The Sub Club.
9pm—2am. £3. Slip on your Adidas
; Gazelles and get down to the ‘Phat funk. chunkeejazz and solid rap’ at the Sub
with DJs Nick Peacock. Mike
MacCrimmon Gregor and Crawford.
3 Christmas Eve ‘Joint stufﬁng Yuletide
vibes along with special guest S. Claus
and his all singing. all dancing little
I Job Club at Rhapsody. Ripping off fat
darts players and the 088 in the name of
_ funk. hip hop. house and 90s disco.
3 I ltatch at The Cathouse. Studio 3.
i lOpm—2am. £3 (£2.50/£1.50 with a
; ticket). The Katch boys pedalling their
I blend of indie/studenty/good time vibes
1 that has stood them in such good stead on
I the East coast over the last few years.
L I Knucklehead at Glasgow School of Art. 9pm—late (doors close 1am). £2.50. A new acid jazz. rare groove and house
‘ night starting on 14 Jan from Johnny and
I Hamish of the Hip Joint.
3 I lleds 10.30pm—2am. £3 for students
_ before 1 1.30pm. £4 for everyone else. Becks £l all night or until they run out. ‘Chunky funk. declitcful disco and groovy
. garage!‘ With DJ Paul N’Jie. Christmas
. Eve sees the entire Reds crew gathering around the behollied decks to serve up
. their fave platters of 1993. That‘s a
traditional Christmas for you. Much the
same idea on New Year‘s Eve.
i I The Reggae Club at the Tuxedo
Princess. 9pm—2am. £1 before 10.30pm.
1 £3 after with flyer. £5 without. Reggae in
i the Princess Suite and club. garage. and
; Euro sounds in the Cruise club.
I Retro at The Hive. 10pm-2am. £2.
E Students and guests. 70s and 80s sounds
with DJs Trax and Azber.
' I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm—2am.
£4 (£2 before 11pm). The ultimate crap
I' student night. the one which lowers the
; standards to which all others must stoop —
‘ and it‘s still unfeasibly popular! Shag go
Q on their Chrissie hols on Fri 24 and 31.
but the club opens up for festive frolics
; nevertheless. Note the Christmas Shag on
5 Wed 29.
I I Slam at Club loco at The Arches.
| lOom-2am. £6. DJ Dmitri from
1 Amsterdam Will be guesting on 1703c,
I I I Sonic The Indie Club at Rooftops
l (Secrets Lounge). lOpm—2am. £1.50 1
before 11.45pm (£2.50 after). Indie club (as you might imagine) with £1 pints of
lager on tap.
I Soundclash Republic at The 13th Note. 8pm—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 after rain — step into its ‘blue room' downstairs with its ‘3-D transaudio collage’ - in other words white Walls with a blue light shining on them.
I The Volcano 10.30pm—2.30am. £4 (£3). Busy mix of dance and indie tunes with Alan Ronald.
I Who loves Ya Baby? at Sunset Boulevard. 1 lpm-3.30am (no curfew). £5 (£4). A bald, lollipop sucking kind of club from Billy Kiltie. Chris Keegan and Steve McCreery in association with Limbo records and 23rd Precinct.
I Atlantis at the Sub Club. ll pm—4am. £6. Still attracting a good (and discerning) crowd. Atlantis is Slam’s longest-running and most successful regular night.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Socialise to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock. I Beat Box at Circa. lOpm-Zam. £7. Adrian (formerly of the Orb club night) and Peter and Matthew of Sublime. Live PA every Saturday.
I Bennet’s “pm—3.30am. £3.50. After eleven years Bennet's replaces Craig Davis with the multi-talented Roddy Stewart.
I Care loco at The Arches. lOpm—4am. £5. The wild and wacky Loco Experience. exotic. theatrical. unique and oh. so unpredictable. Promos before midnight. 18 Dec. Ethereal . ‘A transatlantic fusion of funk and soul' plus very special surprise guests. The Cafe Loco folk have decided that they will be far too full of turkey and mince pics to do anything on Christmas day. so you will just have to wait until New Year's day (£7) to encounter anything wild or wacky.
I The Cathouse. 9.30pm-2am. £3.50 (£3); £4 after 11pm. Sweaty rock- orientated club on two floors. with early opening and specially cheap drinks till
1 1pm. Trad Rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs.
I Cleopatra’s llpm—2.30am. £6.
I Club Xchange. l 1pm—3.30am. £4. Gay club with upfront dance tunes from DJ Suave Gav.
I Cracker at Strathclyde University Union 9pm-2am. £2. Students and guests only. Michael David‘s traditional student night with an indie slant. Meanwhie Paul Mullholland is in Reds doing his damdest to extinguish the legacy that preceeded him. proclaiming the night a ‘techno free zoneﬁ
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art.
11 pm—late. £2.50. The very best in psychedelic/garage/soul/60s in the Vic Bar.
I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm—2am. £2.50. A good selection of indie-dance faves and a friendly vibe.
I Fury at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm-2am. £4. lmaginatively-named and student- orientated night. Open Christmas Day.
I llabit at Sunset Boulevard.
1 1pm-3.20am (no curfew). £6 (£5). Michael Kilkie and Colin Tevendale with ‘a hot selection of British and U.S. house‘.
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