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 offices at least seven days before publication. Club Listings compiled by liory Weller and Bethan Cole.
Fridays 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 10.30prn—3am. £6. [)1 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 lpm—3am. £4. Busy gay night with DJ Sara. I Blow at Sub Club. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). The Sub‘s Friday jazz/funk legacy continues with the arrival of this new weekly night hosted by top broadcaster DJ Paul Welsh. Paul has got a fine list of live acts that are set to play over the next few months. selected to complement the modern jazz. rare groove. Latin and African sounds on the decks. 7 Oct. Urban Poets Society from Mo Wax. 14 Oct. Promise from Boogie Back records. I Bounce at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £6 (£3 before 10pm. £5 after 10pm with flyer). No curfew. Techno hardcore. 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. All drinks £1.50. I Cleopatra’s 1().30pm—2.3()am. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston. I Club Cubana at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 unwaged). Oct 7 only. Latin American dance sounds from D] Tchico. Red hot salsa. tapas and cool Cuban Cocktails. All proceeds go to the Scottish Cuba Defence Campaign. I Club Xchange 11pm—3am. £4. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever. Happy Hour 11pm-12.30am. all drinks £1.25 and Beck’s promotion all night. I Cool lemon at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—2.30am. £7 (£5). 14 Oct only. Ralph Lawson from Back to Basics joins the Cool Lemon duo Paterson and Price for a night of sublime hard house. I Cream at Reds. Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am (doors close 1am). £1. Students and guests. Steven Watt of Mo Jazz on a commercial funk and hip hop tip. I Fluid at R.G.‘s. 8pm-midnight. Free. The best in garage and house from D] Kevin. I Friday at Cotton Club 10pm-3am. £4 (£3 with matric card). A lush mix of happy sounds packing the place week after week. - - I Fury Murry’s 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£2 before 11pm). Maintaining the legacy of the traditional student night. a rare species
Orbital have become far more than
. faceless knob twiddlers. They’ve ' single-handedly put the pop into
techno, making anthems for a rave and post-rave generation. Mixmag cover stars, Glastonbury headliners, Face feature material: the llartnoll siblings Phil and Paul have become pivotally important figures on the techno scene. You may know already that they made their first record Chime for just £1, that they’re from Sevenoaks in Kent, that Phil has two kids called louis and Milo. All proof that Orbital are no ordinary band. They’re not just stars. They’re the voice of 90s youth, who experienced spiritual awakening dancing in warehouses and fields to the distilled melodies of Belfast, Lush and Halcyon. Phil and Paul’s own teenage epiphanies came via punk, going to Anti llazi League festivals, seeing The Clash and Steel Pulse. And you can almost hear this influence tanginy in the charming OIY rough-hewn feel of Chime.
Despite commercial success Phil and Paul continue to demonstrate their allegiance to the counter-culture politics they discovered as punks. Phil and Paul recently described the sentiments behind their most recent Snivilisation album: ‘lt’s got an overall flavour, hopefully one that sums up the civilised society we live in,’ claimed Paul. ‘That’s why it’s got a title, rather than the others, which
were just collection of tracks.’ The concept, they explain, is related to all aspects of the social entropy we are currently experiencing: waste, pollution, the distribution of wealth and most specifically the Criminal Justice Bill. Phil argues that travellers have been particularly singled out: ‘They’re being made total scapegoats for the whole country’s problems. One country - I forget which fuckin’ awful one - has banned new-age travellers altogether. It’s a form of ethnic cleansing. We live in a very fascist country, you know.’ Electronic boffins with a conscience, Top 40 stars with underground credibility; going to see Orbital isn’t just a leisure activity it’s now an official ritual part of being a 90s clubber. (Bethan Cole)Orbital play at Pure at Glasgow Barrowlands on Sat 15 October, 7pm—2am. Tickets £12 from TOCTA.
today. I Helter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving
. rock/indie/70s/funk/kitsch night. Started
in 1988. the night now re-latrnches itself with the original 1)] every week.
I Hipster at Blackfriars Underground. 8pm—close. Free. Martin Gavin of Goodfoot fame with ajazz. funk. soul pre- club.
I Journeys Under Os. 8pm—midnight. Free. New pre-club in this intimate and sorely underused venue. playing a good eclectic clubby mix.
I Katch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £3. The Katch boys peddling their blend of indie/studenty/good time vibes. All drinks £1.50.
I langa langa at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Latin American. African. soca night.
I Love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Takes the place of Big Deal and continues in the same musical vein. Entry to Lovebug also lets you investigate the Attic where the
' original Radio City will be plying its retro
I Phar Out at Glasgow School of Art. 9.30pm—1ate. £2.50. New funky night sponsored by Dr lives and Stussy. Resident DJ Paul Cawley is joined every week by Nick Peacock. Colin Gate from
Bornba or Marc from R.A.D. I Reds 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 for students
before 11.30pm). ‘Chunky funk. deeliteful
disco and groovy garage!‘ With DJ Paul
N‘Jie. Promo beers. I Rhapsody 11pm—3am. £5 (£2). A11 drinks £1.50. Stevie Sleeprnan and
Graham Wilson with a fine mix of hip
’ hop. garage. house and funk.
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.
I Sonic The Indie Club at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10pm-3am. £2.50 (£1.50 before 11.45pm). indie club (it‘s a bit of a dead giveaway isn’t it?) with £1
pints of lager on tap.
I Soundclash at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJs Andy. Joe and Iain with ‘heavy dub reggae. quality techno and intoxicating electronic massage‘.
I Vertigo Glasgow University Student Union. 10.30pm-1ate. £2. Dance stuff from the hugely talented DJ Dominic of the Sub.
I The Volcano 10.30pm—2.30am. £4 (£3). Packed night of mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop with DJ Alan Ronald.
I Voodoo lloom llpm—3. 15am. £5. Mel Barr. Bobby Bluebell and guests with a wide mix of commercial house. 7 Oct. Andy Caroll of Cream guesting.
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 9prn—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 DJs.
I Bennet’s llpm—3am. £5. Gay. With Roddy Stewart. the busiest shopkeeper/musician/DJ around.
I Bumin’ Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm~2am. ‘A disco inferno‘ apparently.
I The Cathouse. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3.50/£3 before 11pm). Sweaty rock- on'entated club on two ﬂoors. Trad rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs.
I Cleopatra’s 1 1pm—3am. £6. Mainstream commercial tunes.
I Club Xchange 11pm—3am. £5. Gay club with upfront dance tunes. Happy Hour llpm—l2.30am.
I Oivine at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—late. £2.50 (includes Knuclehead upstairs). 1tjust keeps rolling along as ever in its funky/retro/avant-garde way. I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Long- established indie night with a friendly vibe. Watch out you don‘t get confused and join the queue for the singles bar upstairs.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). lndie-pop/indie- dance shenanigans from Jim Downie er al for all you shoe gazers out there.
I Cutting Edge at Blackfriars Underground. 8pm—close. Free. Clubby pre-club from men about town Sanj and Mikey.
I The Garage 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2) 10pm—11pm. £4 (£3) llpm—midnight. Dave Ross getting a wee bit more dancey than usual. Retro/indie in The Attic. upstairs. Insanely busy with queues half way down Sauchiehall Street. up Rose Street. and along the M8 as far as Airdrie. honest
I Knucklehead at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—late. £2.50 (includes Divine downstairs). Johnny and Hamish pursue the deeper. weightier sounds of dance.
I Liberty City at The Arches. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 8 Oct only. Mr Liberty. DJ Nigel says that this is the deepest house in the city. no British house. juSt American. Alan Russell. deep guy. guesting.
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