negular weekly clubs plus one-oil events are listed by city, than by day, then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up—to-date details reach our otilces 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 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 inter. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4 members). ‘Trancey. ambient. heavy. hardcore mix' with DJ Lewis.
I Bloomin Generation at Sub Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). All drinks £1. The Holy Cow gang diversify away from dairy produce to bring you a night of polyunsaturated house-based mirth. Their royal campnesses. Burger Queen grace us with their presence on 3 June.
I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £6. DJ Paul Mulholland playing commercial dance.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. A laid back (but very loud) soul-based set from Stevie Donaldson with various guests dropping in from week to week.
I Bennet’s l 1pm—3am. £4. Busy gay night with DJ Sara.
I Big Deal at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). House. soul and loadsa disco from Divine of Art School Saturday fame. Skinny and spliffed out rather than fat and hairy.
I Body Mechanics in The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite) 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). Members and guests only. If you know about Body Mechanics then you know how good it‘ll be, if you don‘t. find out. I The Cathouse lOpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with ticket). Well respected rock- orientated night reaching capacity at the weekends. Industrial/rock downstairs and studenty stn'pey tights upstairs. Now with mainstream chart sounds from DJ Craig (Garage) on yet another floor.
I Cleopatra’s 11pm—3am. £6.
I Club Xchange llpm—3am. £4. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever with Ms Club X, ‘Slimline’ Kam. Happy Hour “pm—12.30am, all drinks £1 and £1.25 Becks promotion all night.
I Crash at The Cotton Club. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3 with tnatric card). A lush mix of
Sweat is dripping down the walls oi La Belle Angele as behind the lights on stage the DJ slips another irantically- paced record on the turntable. Forget the latest iad in trip-hop techno, however, this music might be based on big fat beats, but there’s nary a computer in sight. This is Club Latino, playing the latest Latin sounds to pleasure the ears and ieet oi clubbers across Scotland.
Salsa. Merengue. Rumba. Cumbia. Flamenco. Lambada. The styles trip oil the tongue with a rhythm every bit as complex as the music itself. Since the rise and demise oi Club Sandino in the mid 80s the Scottish Latin scene was as dry as a bar at a Temperance revival until the emergence of Club Havana in Glasgow two years ago. This weekend Havana celebrates its second birthday with two days oi dead-hot sounds, while over in Edinburgh they’re picking up the beat with a live appearance at the top UK salsa band, the ten-piece Orquesta La Clave at Club Latino.
‘There was always an interest, but there just wasn’t the opportunity ior people to go out and enjoy it,’ says Club Havana impresarlo DJ Jazz. With the easy money to be made from house and techno clubs, and the decline at live gigs, no one was willing to take the gamble at promoting nights based around what is an essentially live sound. But now an
increasing number oi Latin ians - based on a core oi Spaniards and Latin Americans living or studying in Edinburgh and Glasgow — are giving the music the iollowing needed for commercial stability.
‘There are now no less than iour Latin clubs here and a recent Latin dance class offered by Dance Base was over-subscribed by three times,’ says Club Latino’s DJ Simon Hodge. But isn’t learning the steps a problem ior newcomers? ‘The uniortunate thing for most people from this country is that they have not been dancing to the rhythm all their lives,’ says Hodge. ‘But that is a very minor point: ii people enjoy the music then they get on and dance in whatever style they like.’
Outside the nights are hardly tropical, but inside a Latin club things are hot. As oi .lazz says: ‘The music changes the atmosphere. As soon as
‘you step through the door, it just
doesn’t ieel like Scotland anymore. It’s like being on holiday tor the night.’ (Thom oibdin)
Club Havana celebrates its second birthday on Sun 5 June, Glasgow at ilico’s (1 .So-Gpm) and then at The Cotton Club irom 10pm. Evening entry with invite only.
Orquesta La Clave play Club Latino at La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, on Fri 10 June.
happy sounds packing the place week after 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 student sounds. I Fluid at R.G.‘s. Rpm-midnight. Free. The best in garage and house with DJs ‘Mac 'n' Tosh'. Ho. ho.
I Frantic at Floozy‘s. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3 before 11pm with a Floozy‘s discount card). DJ Dave Young and Mike Costa. I Helter Skelter at Eruption. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Long serving rock/indie/70s/funk/kitsch night.
I Katch at The Cathouse, Studio 3. lOpm—3am. £3 (£2.50/£1.50 with a ticket). The Katch boys pedalling their blend of indie/studenty/good time vibes. I Knucklehead in the Vic Bar at Glasgow School of Art. 9pm—late (doors close lam). £2.50. A sweaty night from the
dubfunking Blue Juice boys Johnny and Hamish.
I Langa Langa at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. New Latin American. African. soca night.
I Guench at Floozy's. 10pm-3am. New garage. hip hop and upfront dance night. 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 805 sounds with DJ Trax.
I Rhapsody 11pm—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 11pm). Maintaining the legacy of the traditional student night, a rare species today. 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 Orde. the biggest names this side of Hadrian’s Wall. Aloof and Dean Thatcher under the arches on 3 June.
I Sonic The indie Club at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50 before 11.45pm). lndie club (as you might imagine) with £1 pints of lager on tap.
I Soundclash Bepubllc at The 13th 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 Glasgow School of Art every other Thursday.
I The Volcano lO.30pm-2.30am. £4 (£3). Packed night of mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop with DJ Alan Ronald.
I Voyager at The Underground. 10pm—3am. £4 (£1 with flyer). 10pm—3am. Alik and Chas with cool acid and trance in the venue that was Johnny Rockets (although thankfully. revamped). £1 drinks promos till midnight.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Socialise 'to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock et al. I Bonus 10.30—3am. £7. George Bell with his upfront dance and regular guest DJs. I Bennet’s 11pm—3am. £5. Gay. With Roddy Stewart. the busiest shopkeeper/musician/DJ around. I The Cathouse 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50/£3 before 11pm). Sweaty rock- orientated club on two ﬂoors, with early opening and specially cheap dn'nks till 11pm. Trad rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs. I Cleopatra’s l lpm—3am. £6. I Club Cubana at Speaker's Comer. 8.30pm—1ate. £3 (£2 unwaged). June 4 only. Latin American dance with DJ Tchico. Hot tapas and cool Cuban cocktails. All proceeds going to the Scottish Cuba Defence Campaign. I Club Havana at Toto's. 8pm—lam. £6 (£4 8pm—9pm. and students). DJ Jazz dishing up a magical musical hotpot of salsa. merengue. flamenco and lambada. Tapas bar too. Special evean planned for 4 June to link in with the second birthday of big daddy club Havana. I Club Inter 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£7). Hardcore dance with live PAs. I Club Xchange l lpm—3am. £5. Gay club with upfront dance tunes from DJ ‘Suave‘ Gav. Happy Hour 11pm—12.30am. I oivine at Glasgow School of Art. 11pm—1ate. £2.50. The very best
_psychedelic/garage/soul/6OS in the Vic
I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Long established indie night with a friendly vibe. Mind you don't get distracted in the singles bar upstairs.
I Eruption Techno Ilght at Eruption. 10.30pm—3am. £5. With regular live PAs. I Fire at Underground. lOpm-3am. £5. Regular weekly garage. house. trance club with Dis Mike C. from the Hype Collective, Tosh and Ricky James.
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