I lent box at Circa. 10pm—3am. £7. Adrian (formerly of the Orb club night) and Peter and Matthew of Sublime.
I M llpm-3am. £5. Gay. With Roddy Stewart the busiest
sh kee r/musician/DJ around.
I at The Arches. llpm—3am. £6. Glasgow's busiest (if not the only) cabaret club continues to ﬁnd ways to keep your mind off the real world. in celebration of the birthday of Benito Juarezo (supposedly) on 19 Mar Cafe Loco will have a Mexican theme. DeSpite this the live music for that night comes from the Funk Collective.
I The Cathouse. 9.30pm-3am. £4 (£3.50/£3 before llpm). Sweaty rock- orientated club on two floors, with early opening and especially cheap drinks till llpm. Trad rock upstairs and . contempo rock downstairs.
I Cleopatra 11pm—3am. £6.
I Cilb Xchmge llpm—3am. £5. Gay club with upfront dance tunes from DJ ‘Suave’ Gav. Happy Hour llpm—2am.
Dave Ross at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Dave Ross pulling the wraps off this new club in a new venue. Mainstream pop and chart dance. insanely busy so far with queues half way down Sauchiehall Street
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. llpm-late. £2.50. The very best psychedelic/garage/soul/60s in the We Bar.
I lire. Sequence at Rooftops (Smrets Lounge). 10.30pm-3am. £2.50. Long established indie night with a friendly
I Eruption Techno lilbt at Eruption. 10.30pm—3am. £5. With regular live PAs. ‘I Ft! at Fury Murry’s. 10.30pm-3am. £4. imaginatively named student- orientated night.
I “It at Sunset Boulevard. 11pm—3.30am (no curfew). £6 (£5). Michael Kilkie and Colin Tevendale with ‘a hot selection of British and US house’. I Ill-OI! at Strathclyde University Union. 9pm—2am. £2. Paul Mulholland in Reds bar with funk. rap, dance and ambient sounds.
I idatrix at The Hive. 10pm-2am. £3. Students and guests. The ultimate combination. apparently. with John Lyons. Drinks romo.
I W’ With Attitude at The 13th Note. 8pm-midnight. ‘Dropping science like never before the eclectic Watt brothers mix wicked jazz and funky soul in an atmosphere not unlike 603 Soho.’ I M 10.30pm-3am. £5. A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house. Stella Dry on promo. I m llpm—3am. £7 (£5 before 11pm). Stuart Hobbs and Robin Burrows with an eclectic clubby mix. Live acts through the back.
I Sbeesb at R.G.’s. 8pm—midnight DJ Cristian witha house/garage pre-club warmer.
:I Sill. It at Floozy’s. 10pm—3am. £6 (£4 before 11pm with Floozy’s discount card). Dance. with Noble Whitelaw and Smoke Joe.
I The inane! 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£3). Now with Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery in Bar 1, and Bobby Bluebell and Duncan Reid in Bar 2 with their mellow. funky. soulful set.
I M’ at Glasgow School of Art.
‘The word is hoiotropic,’ says Mr c, blonde bombshell, cartoon pop chaacter and highly accomplist underground Iii. ‘It means reaching an altered state oi body consciousness, sharing lniormation by all connecting to the sane point. It’s a term oi telepathic bonding, beyond sound and vision.’ This is Mr 0’s idea oi a good night out.
Beyond the tabloid sex scandals and music papers’ satire, Mr I: has an impeccable Ming pedigree and a seiiiess approach to residency behind the decks that iocuses on communication and interaction with the crowd. Cutting his teeth in mid Bus warehouse parties with the likes oi Jazzy id, Kid Batchelor, oolln Fever and Evil Eddie lilchards, 0 went on to DJ at itiP in 1988, a raw squelchscape oi an acid house club (and incidentally one oi this writers most memorable clubbing experiences); then he joined The Simon.
‘I think in a way I’ve undenidden the whole personality I” thing,’ he says. ‘I was a real obnoxious bastard until I became a pop star, but now I’ve got tiratplacetoputmyego.VlhenlliJ it’s lust about the music.’ Prooi oi this commitment is only too evident in the releases on his Plink Plonk label. Established at the end oi 1992 with money earned irom The Simon, G’s label has been responsible for some oi the deepest and loveliest house and trance to hit the danceiioor over the past year - check Megalon’s epic ‘The Sorcerer’. ‘The doors are open ior ’anyone who wants to send us music,’
he 1: he urges. ‘There’s so much untapped talent in the club scene that’s ignored because it doesn’t iii the mould, it’s not commercially viable.’
So is C’s enthusiasm ior dance music and club culture based on nostalgia tor the halcyon days oi 1988 or a genuine perception oi renaissance? ‘Dance music has deiinitely evolved. At the moment people are pulling diiierent styles together, there’s a new unity. The point where house grooves, an experimental techno edge and the musical chords at ambient meet is very exciting.’ We agree that this acceptance oi diiierent styles and creative experiment was what made the acid house are so special and the couple oi years aiter so disappointing. ‘Rave hijacked the edge,’ he asserts, ‘and now we’re hijacking it back again.’ (Beuian Cole)
Mr c gets behind the decks at Pure, The Venue, Edinburgh on Fri 11 Mar and at the Plink Plonk records night at Glasgow Art School on Sat 19 hiar.
10pm—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 getting high up in the rafters.
I The Volcano 10.30pm—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. 10.30pm-3am. £5. Commercial dance and
I Wired at the Caledonian University Union. 9pm—3am (no curfew). £2. Students and guests only. indie orientated night.
I M love at Floozy’s. £3 (£1 with Floozy’s pass lO—l 1pm). Simon Coyle. Live dance-directed bands most weeks. Check club ior details.
-_I 38' 10 9pm—late. Free. Always something going on! Probably DJ Gavin, but on the last Sunday of the month it is deﬁnitely Rub a Dub Records guesting.
I oennet’s 11pm—3am. £1. Gay. All beers and spirits £1. DJ John Frazer.
I 819 Kern 99p Special at Club XChange. llpm—3am. 99p in. Gay. All pints and spirits 99p. ‘What every punter wants’ apparently.
I Bob’s at The Volcano. lO.30pm—2.30am. £4. lt’s Sunday night. lt’s Partick town. it’s the only place to be hot and sweaty.
I Bomb at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £1.50. Hip-hOp evening.
I Bubblelicious at Reds. llpm—3am. £6. ‘Bombastic boogie, bubble grooves’ and all drinks £1. Good music and cheap drink; surely that‘s too much like giving the punters what they want.
I Club Month at The 13th Note (upstairs). 8pm-midnight. Free. lndie 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-3am. £3 (£2 with ticket).
I ital lteggae Club at Eruption. lO.30pm—late. £2. Recently moved to this new venue.
I loungin’ at R.G.‘s. 12.30am—closing. Free. All day long in the bottom bar. A mix of jazz and soul ﬂowing all day. changing subtly as the different jocks take their turn on deck. Soul Sauce from 8pm onwards.
I NBC at the Sound Factory. llpm-3am (no curfew). £4. Smart but casual. Stevie Kerr and Joe the Bear with ‘pumping Euro dance'.
I Pumpin’ at Sunset Boulevard. llpm-3.20am (no curfew). £3. Trevor Reilly and Colin Tevendale.
I Rock City at The Cathouse. lOpm-2am. £1.50. Rock from the 705 to the present. I Sex Machine at Fury Murry’s. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2 non-waged). The poptastic DJ Mr Dave Ross gets even
less sleep as he ﬁlls his social diary with this ‘hot. busy. funky Sunday’.
I Sonora at The 13th Note. 8pm-midnight. Free. Excursions into ambience. A forum for many of the top DJs who happen to be in town at the weekend. Look out for many big names alongside the resident DJs ‘Unknown‘.
I Sound Garden at Banus. lO.30pm-3am. £3 entry with leaﬂet. Top name guest DJs every week.
I Sub Club lO.30pm-3am. £4 (£3).
I The Boat Club at Fury Murry’s. lO.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Loadsa bottled beers for £1 to the accompaniment of ‘classic tunes, bouncy dance and 90s indie‘.
I Beliybutton at the Volcano. lO.30pm—late. £3 (£2). Get your midriff round this newish. Euroish. garageish. funkyish club with Kevin McKay and other assorted top DJs.
I The Boat at the Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £1 with student card (free before lO.30pm). Pronounce ‘bow-att'. Immense student night. Battle the crowds on the revolving dance ﬂoor and dodge the DJ hurling T-shirts at you. The weekend starts here kids.
I Crash West at Cleopatra’s. llpm—3am. £2 (£1 with ticket). The same as Crash on Friday but slightly further west. hence the wildly geographical name.
I Club Xchange lO.30pm—3am. Free. Gay. Big Karn ﬁlls the dance-orientated night. Cheap drink.
I Iiorn at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. ‘Japanese techno and white trash noise.’ Whatever next?
I The Tunnel llpm-2am. £2. Gay. The only place to be out and proud on a
I Boudoir at The 13th Note (downstairs). 8pm—midnight. Free. Easy music with a twist. Your hosts for the evening: EJ. (that’s ‘Easy Jock’), Ian and Dr Paul.
I JoJos at Club Xchange ll pm—3am. £2.50. Gay. ‘Suave’ Gav with his top choice of dance and chart sounds. £1.25 spirits and pints.
I Moist at The Cathouse. 10pm—3am. £l. A mish-mash of poppy and studenty-type sounds. Plus all drinks for £1.20!
I Shimmy Club at Bennet’s. 10.30pm-3am. £2. Legendary, drunken. ‘mixed’ (or should that be ‘mixed-up’?). longest-running club night in town with Craig Davis. £1.10 promo beers.
I Trading Post at Cleopatra's. llpm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Bennet’s llpm—3am. £1. Gay. 70p vodka and gin! DJ Sara.
I Seroc at Eruption. 7.30—10.30pm. Modern jive based on french LeRoc. Beginners class for 45 minutes from 7.30pm then dancing till 10.30pm to music from the 503 to the 90s. No need to bring a partner.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. lO.30pm—3.30am. £3 (£2). Zsuzshi tunes and vodka. keeping you up on that popmo tn .
I Fab at Red’s. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). The Fab Boys play a many and varied funky and bassy soundtrack to jump along to. Possibly the best posters with an ice cream theme on the streets of Glasgow today. TAG £1.50..vodka-mix £l.
I Go West at Cleopatra’s. llpm-2.30am.
£2 (£1 with ticket). I Horizontal at The Volcano. lO.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Jazz and rare
CZTheList 11-24 March 1994