Regular weekly clubs plus one-otf 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. Club Listings compiled by Rory Weller and Bethan Cole.
I Active at the Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £6 (£3 before 10pm. £5 after 10pm with flyer). No curfew. Techno hardcore.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3.30am. £5 (£3). Pumping
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g If musicians generally feel that
exposure to the strummings of their
3 forebears and contemporaries is a
Good Thing, then no one’s told
Autechre. They’re more likely to be influenced by their evening frisbee
5 sessions in the back garden than by
l saturating their lives in music.
i ‘We like to paint this picture of two
i little people afraid to cross the road,’
5 grins Bob Brown, ‘but it’s just a bit of
; fun I guess. We do try to stay at home
f most of the time and stay pretty
insular. It keeps you more on the ball
with your own style of music as
opposed to getting wound up in what
other people are doing. If you go to
somewhere like London to hang out
you end up getting caught in this
According to their own perception, Rob and his Autechre partner Sean Booth are still learning to crawl. So far they’ve released one appropriately- titled LP ‘lncunabula’ (it means ‘earliest stages’, despite sounding like a cloud formation or devil nymph or something) and the current ‘Bass Cadet’ EP.
They’ve been working together for the past five years, having met through a mutual interest in hip-hop
culture. Initially they mixed DJ tapes using Rob’s decks and drum machine and Sean’s sampler but as Rob explains, ‘We came to a fuzzy point where we decided “we don’t need these turntables anymore, we might as well make our own acid tracks.” ’
Similarly fuzzy are the parameters governing Autechre’s field of activity. They feel the variety of their LP has been overlooked in the application of the catch-all ‘ambient’ tag to their work.
‘We’d like to snub the whole genre. A lot of our live sets are not ambient at all. People think they’ve sussed us out already alter just one album and there’s a much larger side to us than that.’
The new EP in all its remix permutations should go some way to rectifying the situation. ‘We chose ‘Bass Cadet’ to remix because it’s old and it was good to see what we would do now with the same raw material. One of the good things about it is it confuses issues about what sort of band we are.’
Er . . . a good one, perhaps? (Fiona Shepherd)
Autechre play Sonora at The 13th llote, Glasgow on Sun 22.
house and garage grooves. Michael Kilkie and Scott McKay in bar 1. Duncan Reid and Steven McCreery in bar 2. Good and loud house. garage. suntans and cleavage. All drinks £1 before midnight.
I Axis at Club lnter. l().30pm-—3am. £6 non members (£4 members). 'Trancey. ambient. heavy. hardcore mix" with 1).) Lewis.
I Bloomin Generation at the Sub Club. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£3). A lush new night from the makers of Holy Cow. All drinks £1.
I Banus 10.30pm -3am. £6. 1)] Paul Mulholland playing commercial dance.
I Bar 10 9pm -midnight. l-‘ree. A laid- back (but very loud) soul-based set from Stevie Donaldson with various guests dropping in from week to week.
I Bennet’s llpm- 3am. £4. Busy gay night with 1)] Sara.
I Big Deal at The Garage. 10.30pm—-3am. £3 (£2). House. trance. soul and disco from Divine of Art School Saturday fame.
Skinny and spliffed out rather than fat and
I Body Mechanics in The Attic (formerly
the (‘ameo Suite) 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3).
Members and guests only. lfyou know
about Body Mechanics then you know
how good it‘ll be. if you don‘t. find out.
I The Cathouse 10pm -3am. £3 (£2.50
with ticket). Well respected rock-
orientated night reaching capacity at the
weekends. lndustrial/rmk downstairs and
studenty stripey tights upstairs. Now with
mainstream chart sounds from DJ Craig
((iaragei on yet another lioor.
l I Cleopatra’s 1 1pm <3am. £6.
i I Club Xchange llpm-~3am. £4. (iay.
5 brash. trashy and fun as ever with Ms Club X. ‘Slimline’ Karn. Happy Hour
5 1 1pm 12.30am. all drinks £1 and £1.25
9 Becks promotion all night.
I Crash at The Cotton Club. l()pm-3am.
£4 (£3 with matric card). A lush mix of
happy sounds packing the place week
I Dolly Mixture at Reds. Strathclyde University. 9pm—2am (doors close lam). £1 (free before 10pm). Students and guests. Tam Coyle putting together a ‘credible' assortment of sweet student sounds.
I Fluid at R.G.'s 8pm-«midnight. Free. The best in garage and house with [Ms ‘Mac ’n‘ Tosh‘. Ho, ho.
I Frantic at Hoozy's. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3 before llpm with a Hoozy‘s discount card). [)1 Dave Young and Mike Costa. I llelter Skelter at liruption. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Long serving rock/indie night.
I Katch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50/£l.50 with a ticket). The Katch boys pedalling their blend of indie/studenty/gow time vibes. I Knucklehead in the Vic Bar at Glasgow School of Art. ‘)pm*late (doors close lam). £2.50. A sweaty night from the dubfunking Blue Juice boys Johnny and Hamish.
I Luna at the Caledonian University Union. 9.30pm-3am. £3. New regular dance club in this criminally underused
I Beds 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 for students before 11.30pm). ‘Chunky funk. deeliteful disco and groovy garage!‘ With DJ Paul N'Jie. Becks £1 all night or until they run out.
I Retro at The Hive. 10pm-2am. £2. Students and guests. 70s and 80s sounds with DJ Trax.
I Rhapsody 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£2). All drinks £1.50. Stevie Sleepman and Graham Wilson with a fine mix of hip hop. garage. house and funk.
I Shag at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2 before 1 1pm). The ultimate crap student night. the one which lowers the standards to which all others must stoop — and it‘s still unfeasibly popular! Included in the price is one free tequila. Dutch beer or white wine.
I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £6. Underground. upfront. technologically minded dance music from Stuart and ()rde. the biggest names this side of Hadrian's Wall.
I Sonic The Indie Club at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). lOpm-3am. £2.50 (£1.50 before 11.45pm). Indie club (as you might imagine) with £1 pints of lager on tap.
I Soundclash Republic at The 13m Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. Attracting a good crowd every week. DJs Andy. Joe and lain take you on a ‘pre-club trans dub ambient
journey to the ultraworld‘. Also check out
the Soundclash gang at the Art School every other Thursday.
I The Volcano 10.30pm-2.30am. £40.13). Packed night of mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop with DJ Alan Ronald.
I Voyager at The Underground.
68 The List 20 May—2 June 1994