I Matrix at The Hive. lOpm-Zam. £3. Students and guests. The ultimate
I Mo’ Jazz With Attitude at The I3th Note. 8pm—midnight. ‘Dropping science like never before. the eclectic Watt brothers mix wicked jazz and funky soul in an atmosphere not unlike 60$ Soho.’ I Beds l0.30pm-2am. £5 students £3 before ll.30pm. Relaxed. friendly and popular club night with DJ Kevin mixing up the disco. house and funk.
I Sboosll at R.G.’s. 8pm-midnight. DJ Cristian with a house/garage pre-club warmer.
I Swing It at Floozy’s. lOpm—2am. £6 (£4 before I lpm). Noble Whitelaw and Mike Costa.
I The Tunnel l0.30pm—2am. £6 (£3). Derek Wallace and Sir Kevin McCay 'leading the party on a garage tip' while Stephen Middleton and Derek Fulton of October Cafe fame do what they do so well in room 2. I8 Dec. guest DJ Roger Sanchez.
I Tankin’ at Glasgow School of Art. lOpm—late. £2.50. Take the upstairs option on an Art School Saturday night and receive a generous helping of acid jazz. funk. dub. ska and hip-hop. With Lindsey. Denny. Louie and Andy up in the rafters. No Tankin‘ Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
I Ilnder Venture 8pm—midnight. Free. Soul. funk and garage with Kevin.
I The Volcano l0.30pm—2.30am. £5 (£4 with matric card). Mellow house. garage grooves and street soul with Graham Wilson and Scott McCay.
I Wild at The Cotton Club. l0pm—2am. £5. Commercial dance and pop. Special Christmas night event. £7 and New Year’s Day. £6.
I Baby love at Floozy's. £1 with pass l0—l Ipm. £3 after. Simon Coyle. Billy R.. DJ K. Steve L. and Chas. I Bar 10 9pm-late. Free. DJ Jean Honeymoon now in residence. Get away from the annual war ﬁlm down at Bar l0. which has Rub a Dub records getting mellow all day Boxing Day. From noon until closing. I Battle of the Bands at the Tunnel. Special one off Christmas Showdowns featuring Kilkie and Wallace of the Tunnel versus Price and Paterson of Cool Lemon on 26 Dec and MacKay and McKay of the Tunnel versus Mancini and Boney of Streetrave on 2 Jan. I Bennet’s I lpm—2am. £l. All beers and spirits £I! I Big Ilarn 99p Special at Club XChange. I l pm-3am. 99p. All pints and spirits 99p. I Bob’s at The Volcano. l0.30pm-2.30am. £4. Mr Bluebell. everyone‘s favourite Volk singer continues to pack 'em in up PattiCk way. Best promotional material in the world by the way. I Bomb at The Cathouse. Studio 3. l0pm-2am. £ l .50. Hip-hop evening. I Bubblelicious at Reds. llpm-2am. £5 (£3 students before ll.30pm). ‘Bombastic Boogie. Bubble Grooves' and all drinks £l. A ﬁne ﬁnale to your weekend. I Glub Ilavana at The Cotton Club. 9.30pm—2am. £5 advance tickets from club. £l0 without. Sun l9 Dec only. Expect the usual unbeatable Havana mix of salsa. bossanova and ﬂamenco. with dance lessons at the start of the evening for those who want to mambo. I Club Mouth at The I3th Note (upstairs). 8pm—midnight. Free. Indie and alternative tunes plus ‘excellent international bubblegums for early Mouthers!‘ Now featuring live bands most weeks. See Rock listings for details. ' I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatra’s. llpm-2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). I ital lieggae Club at Spiral‘s Nightclub. l0pm-late. £2. Just as the name tells you. a reggae night .
combination. apparently. with John Lyons.
It is a ‘parallel x-mas euphoria of acid word anthem chat visual trance/dance stimulation in textures, sound and Iucidity’. It is the literary reading raveified, not ratified. It will feature ambient sounds, acid sights, and something called ‘clustering poetry’. Invisible Insurrection is ‘word in the house’, the latest outward-bound innovation from prose/poetry magazine ‘iiebel Inc’.
‘It’s a kind oi mum-sensory experience that we’re trying to achieve,’ says ‘IIebel Inc’ editor Kevin Williamson. Invisible Insurrection follows earlier excursions by the ‘Iiebel lnc’ group at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse last spring and summer (a ‘Poetry Ilightclub’) and Glasgow’s Tramway in September (readings between musical sets by Paul Quinn and The Nectarine ilo. 9). flow the magazine’s ‘pre x-mas IMEa’ is the logical synthesis of two fringe creative movements: underground music and underground writing. It’s a night for maverick talents. Ege Bam Yasi will be on stage, two-thirds of Fini Tribe will be on the decks, and writers Irvine Welsh, Gordon legge,
f Paul Beekie and Barry Graham will be ; on the floor. Given the pumping, ; streetwise vividness oi these writers’
work, the marriage of words and rhythms is entirely logical. ‘I wouldn’t describe any of them as giving readings,’ cautions Williamson, ‘they’re performances. Irvine will have two dummies up with him, Barry’s gonna do a shamanistic chant thing.’ ‘clustering poetry’, meanwhile, somehow, is Beekie’s version of ‘interactive 60’.
‘We’re trying to stimulate people’s minds. People are looking for more than monotonous beats, some lights and a bit of dry ice. We’re trying to keep things moving, get the imagination going.’ Expect the unexpected. (Graig McLean)
Invisible Insurrection is at La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, on Tue 21 .
I NBC at the Sound Factory. l lpm—3am :(no curfew). £4. Smart but casual. Stevie : Kerr and Joe the Bear with ‘Pumping 5 Euro Dance‘. II Pumpin’ at Sunset Boulevard. : I lpm—3.20am (no curfew). £3. Trevor Reilly and Colin Tevendale. Pumpin‘ slightly less now that Stevie Kerr has decided to do his pumpin’ at the Sound Factory. I Iiock City at The Cathouse. l0pm-2am. £|.50. Rock from the 70s to the present. I B.G.’s 8pm-midnight. Free. Pre-club soul and rare groove with DJ Kevano. I Sex Machine at Fury Mun‘y’s. 10.30pm—2am. £2.50 (£2 non-waged) ‘Women — two for the price of one'. Glad to see that Fury’s is diversifying away from the usual pint of beer and packet of crisps. ‘A hot busy. funky Sunday.‘ Get your 'Sex Potion’ for 10p on Sun 26 Dec. Very seasonal. I Sonora at the l3th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. You hear it here last! Excursions into ambience that have been running for about four months now. but they don’t like to tell anyone about it. Dec I9 sees another of the showdowns that are going on around town at the moment. with Sonora versus Oscillate and the Higher Intelligence Agency. Look out kids. this one has an entry fee. £2.
I The Beat Club at Fury Murry‘s. l0.30pm—2am. £2 (£I ). Newcky Brown. Guinness and Diamond White all for £l to the accompaniment of 'classic tunes. bouncy dance and 90s indie'. New name for ZFD.
I The Boat at the Tuxedo Princess. 9pm-2am. Free before 10.30pm with ﬁyer. E! with student card. Pronounce ‘bow-att’. Immense student night. Battle 3 the crowds on the revolving dance ﬂoor
I and dodge the DJ hurling T-shirts at you. I The weekend starts here.
i I Crash West at Cleopatra‘s.
i llpm—2.30am. £2 (£I with ticket).
I I Headbangers Ball at the Cathouse.
’ 8pm—2am. £5. Tickets from the club.
I Being ﬁlmed for MTV.
I I Ilorn at The l3th Note. 8pm-midnight.
‘Japanese techno and white trash noise‘. Whatever next?
I Planet at the Volcano. IOpm-late. £2.50. Excellent vibe and the hugest of huge tunes from top DJ Sir Kev.
I The Tunnel I lpm-2am. £2. The only place to be out and proud on a Monday night.
I Boudoir at The l3th Note (downstairs). 8pm—midnight. Free. Easy music with a twist: from Liberace to surrealist organ samplers. this is a superb hiatus from the norm. Your hosts for the evening: E.J. (that’s ‘Easy Jock'). Ian and Dr. Paul.
I JoJOSat Club XChange
I I.00pm—3.30am. £2.50. Positively jumping for one so early in the week! Dance and chart sounds.
I love Boutique at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. 28 Dec only. Lordy me. it‘s the Boutique Christmas extravaganza with the two ﬁrst ladies of London
5 clubland coming north for a bit of tartan ’ loving. Yvette with Ciao Babies in tow
(Love Muscle and Ministry of Sound) and Jon from Pleased Wimmin. Special attention paid to anyone wearing a mini kill and ‘a special experience' given to the shortest one.
I Moist at The Cathouse. l()pm—Zam. i; I. A mish-mash of puppy and studenty-type sounds. Plus all drinks for £l.20!
I Shimmy Club at Bennet's. l0.30pm—2am. £2. Legendary. drunken. ‘mixed‘ (or should that be 'mixed-up".’). longest-running club night in town with Craig Davis.
I Trading Post at Cleopatra's. “pm—2.30am. £2 (£I with ticket).
I Bonnets I Ipm—2am. £ I. 60p vodka!
I Geroc at Circa. 7.30—l l.l5pm. Modern jive based on French LeRoc. Beginners class for 45 minutes from 7.30pm then dancing tiII l0.15pm.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. l().30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Long established. busy night combining garage. house. rap. funk. disco and pop with very cheap dnnk.
I Glub Ifavanaai the October Cafe. 9pm—midnight. Free. Run by DJ Jazz of the Sunday with the same name at the Cotton Club. Promo Mexican and Columbian beers and spirits go down a treat with two pints of sangria for a ﬁver. I Fab at Red’s. lOpm-2am. £3. The Fab Boys play a many and varied funky and bassy soundtrack to jump along to. Bring your granny and get in free. they say. Okay. they asked for it. I Go West at Cleopatra‘s. l lpm—2.30am. £2 (£I with ticket). I Horizontal at The Volcano. I0.30pm-2.30am. £3 (£2). Jazz and rare groove from the highly respected Nick Peacock doing his level best to spice up a Wednesday night in Partick. I love Train at Cafe Cini. 9pm-midnight. Free. Selected beers for £1. Joe Deacon playing the best in classic soul. funk and piano house. I Planet Earth at The Cathouse. l0pm—2am. 80p. A new 80s club to pre- empt the latest revival. I Rampant Sound at Under Ventura. 8pm-midnight. Free. Dub of the highest order. I Shag at Fury Murry’s. 29 Dec only. This one should help those of you suffering cold turkey without your regular Shag over Christmas whilst it’s on holiday from the regular Friday slot. I Time at Rhapsody. 10.30pm—2. I5am. £3. Brian Warwick and George Bowie getting hold of an extremely large board. going right across it. and maybe under it too. Glam 70s to modem commercial dance. I Wednesday Night Fever at The Cotton Club. l0pm—2am. £2 (£I with matric card). Positively a towering inferno of rekindled kitsch.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Rub A Dub Records guesting on the last Thursday of every month with Stevie. Dominic and Nick taking it in turns on the intervening weeks. 23 Dec and 30 Dec. DJ Jean with her choice of clubby house. I Bloomers at Cleopatra’s.
l lpm-2.30am. £2 (£I with ticket).
I Glub Havana at the Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 9.30pm—lam. Free. See Cotton Club. Sundays.
I Glub latokah at Caledonian University Union. Cowcaddens Road. 9pm—2am. £2.50 (£I). Students and guests. Progressive house club. fortnightly. With DJs Bizzy and Danny from Desert Storm. I Glub le Gangster at The l3th Note (downstairs). 8pm—midnight. Free. The ‘street sounds of the 70s' — that means the Two Tone sound.
I Glub Virunga at The Volcano. l().30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Erupting on a Thursday night with DJ Tchico playing African. reggae and similar groovy sounds to a mighty appreciative audience.
I Club Xchange I lpm-3am. £2.50 (£2 with flyer). DJ Stevie and happy hour all night.
I Contamination at The Power Station. Cheapside Street. l0pm—2am. £2. The popular industrial and goth club relocates and continues to plug a gaping hole in clubland.
I B.I.S.C.0. Inferno at Reds. l0.30pm-2am. Students £2 (before
I 1.30). 70s disco. pop and glam plus Becks for £I (all drinks £l before midnight).
I Disney Fist at The Cathouse. Studio 3. IOpm—2am. £2. Alternative sounds to replace the departed Contamination.
I Glamorous Glue at Rhapsody (under Follies). Dave Ross teaming up a dance- orientated playlist with live acts and ‘events‘ through the back.
I ilon Gow at the Arches. 10.30pm—2am. £2. Student night with live music every week. Happy house sounds from DJ Malkie. free sweets and a pantomime cow. I loveshack at Fury Murry‘s. l0.30pm—2am. £2 (£I ). From the people
75 The List l7 December l993—l3 January I994