Regular weekly clubs plus one-off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetically by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up-to-date details reach our oftices at least seven days before publication. Club listings compiled by Rory Weller and Bethan Cole.
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. sun tans and cleavage. All drinks £1 before midnight.
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 disco from Graham. 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). If you know about Body Mechanics then you know how good it'll be. if you don‘t. find out. Run by some fairly heavyweight Glasgow names who prefer to remain anonymous.
I Bunkers 10pm—3am. £4 (£3 students). House. commercial. soul and funk from DJs Gilbey and Mike Costa. Two Budweiser for the price of one. PAs: Kim Mazelle PA on Fri 22.
I Bounce at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £6 (£3 before 10pm. £5 after 10pm with ﬂyer). No curfew. Techno hardcore.
I Burger Oueenat the Sub Club. llpm—3am. July 22 only. The 80s sashay over to Glasgow to give us a bit of what they fancy in much the same way as they do in Edinbugh of a Saturday night.
I The Cathouse 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with ticket). Well respected rock- orientated night reaching capacity at the weekends. Industrial/rock downstairs and studenty stripey tights upstairs. Now with mainstream chart sounds from D] Craig (The Garage) on yet another ﬂoor.
I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm—2.30am. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston.
I Club Xchange llpm—3am. £4. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever. Happy Hour llpm—12.30am with all drinks £1.25 and Beck's promotion all night.
I Crash at Cotton Club. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3 with matric card). A lush mix of happy sounds packing the place week after week.
Bandulu are at this moment pointing the way forward for British techno. At a time when the rushing drum ’n’ bass of the jungle underground has snatched the initiative and excitement away from the bland thud of trance, Bandqu are putting techno back on course for the future. Harnessing the rhythmical roughness of accelerated vintage reggae breaks and the spiritual contemplation of reverberating roots chords, Bandqu have created a future-perfect digital roots with raw-edged bass and Detroit veneer. ‘
‘Antimatters’, their second lP develops the dubwise feel of their debut ‘Culdance’ even further. “We’ve used a lot of early rockers stuff,’ says John O’Connell of the bands musical sources, ‘Prince Allah, Keith Blake,
llugh Mandel, The Upsetters, basically deep roots.’ ‘Antimatters’ opens with the soulful Freedom Sounds stomp of ‘Agent Jah’ and seamlessly stretches echoing dubs through the silicone plains of Detroit. ‘lt’s hi-tech, but still quite earthy,’ continues John, ‘the 70s reggae samples make it quite raw.’
The rough-cut energy of tracks like ‘Shut Down’ owes a lot to the vitality of the current jungle scene. The next few single releases are rumoured to .be even more influenced by the b-beat underground. ‘We’re not just doing it because it’s trendy,’ contends John. ‘lt’s not a case of us stealing from the jungle scene. I mean Orbital have done a jungle track, which sounds, well, like Orbital with a weak breakbeat behind them. I think by using reggae influences what we’re doing is more subtle.’
Bandqu effortlessly skim through Detroit, 70s, dub, tribalisms and jungle with irreverent charm. On Original Scientist they humourously cover a 70s roots track using 90s technology, elsewhere dubs are looped, chopped up and expanded into oblivion. Where other techno outfits have laid back and slowed up, Bandqu slam a more uptempo, youthful, foot-friendly jam. John sums up their energetic advantage: ‘Other stuff - well it’s just not doing the business on the dancefloor is it?’ (Bethan Cole) Bandulu play Slam at The Arches, Glasgow on Sat 23 July.
I DIY at the Sub Club. llpm—3am. 15 July only. British underground trance with peppen'ngs of house.
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. 8pm-midnight. Free. The best in garage and house with [Ms ‘Mac ‘n' Tosh‘. Ho. ho.
I Frantic at Fioozy‘s. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3 before 11pm with a Floozy's discount card). DJ Dave Young and Mike Costa.
I Helter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long serving rock/indieHOs/funk/kitsch night. Started in 1988. the night now re-launches itself with the original DJ every week.
I Katch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50/£l.50 with a ticket). The Katch boys peddling their blend of indie/studenty/good time vibes. I langa langa at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. New Latin American. African. soca night.
I Ouench at Floozy's. 10pm—3am. Garage. hip hop and upfront dance night. I Reds 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3 for students before 11.30pm). ‘Chunky funk.deelitefu1 disco and groovy garage!’ With DJ Paul N‘Jie. Beck's £1 all night or until they run out.
i I Rhapsody llpm—3am. £5 (£2). All drinks £1.50. Stevie Sleepman and Graham Wilson with a fine mix of hip hop. garage. house and funk.
I I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm—3am.
: £4 (£2 before 11pm). Maintaining the
i legacy ofthe traditional student night. a
! rare species today. Included in the price is
i one free tequila. Dutch beer or white
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. DJ Justin Robertson guesting 15 July.
I Sonic The Indie Club at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50 before 11.45pm). Indie club (it’s a
bit ofa dead give away isn‘t it?) with £1 pints of lager on tap.
I Soundclash Republic at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJs Andy. Joe and lain with ‘heavy dub reggae. quality techno and intoxicating electronic massage.‘
I The Volcano 10.30pm-2.30am. £4 (£3). Packed night of mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop with DJ Alan Ronald.
I Voodoo Room 11pm-3. 15am. £5. Mel Barr and ‘feline filling of fun with wild cat Michelle.‘
I Atmosphere at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £5 before 10pm with ﬂyer. £6 after 10pm with flyer. £7 after 10pm no flyer. Hardcore techno featuring regular live acts.
I Bar 10 9pm-midnight. Free. Socialise to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock et al.
I Banus 10.30—3am. £7. George Bell with his upfront dance and regular guest 01s.
I Bennet’s l lpm—3ani. £5. Gay. With Roddy Stewart. the busiest shopkeeper/musician/DJ around.
I Bankers 10pm-3am. Soul. commercial. dance and garage from Noble Whitelaw and Smokey Joe.
I The Cathouse 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.5()/£3 before 11pm). Sweaty rock- orientated club on two ﬂoors. with early opening and especially cheap drinks till
1 1pm. Trad rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs.
I Cleopatra’s l lpm—3am. £6.
I Club Inter 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£7). Hardcore dance with live PAs.
I Club Xchange llpm—3am. £5. Gay club with upfront dance tunes. Happy Hour llpm—l 2.30am.
I Clockwork at the Arches. l lpm—3am. £6. 16 July only. The second part of this summer‘s Clockwork trilogy continuing the impressive collaboration ofclubbing and visual art.
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 The Techno lllght at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5. With regular live PAs. I Foreplay at CCA. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. With the people‘s DJ Kevin and guests. Slick soul and jazz grooves for all sorts of folk including ‘straights. drifters. fanatics. herbalists. lesbians. explorers. trendies. Christians . L .' You get the idea? I Fury at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm—3am. £4. imaginatively named student- orientated night. Included in the price is one free tequila. Dutch beer or white wine.
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