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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 offlces at least seven days before publication. Club listings compiled by llory Weller and Bethan Cole.


I 40 Watt Club at Glasgow School of Art. 7.30pm—10pm. Free. Lindsey of Tankin' gently warms up the weekend with a laid back dub. funk. jazz and electronic ambient evening.

I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). Pumping house and garage grooves. Michael Kilkie and Scott McKay in Bar 1. Darren Mackie in Bar 2. Massively busy night for that commercial house circuit crowd bedecked in their Armani and Versace.

I Banus 10.30pm-3am. £6. DJ Paul Mulholland playing commercial dance.

I Bar Belgos 9pm-midnight. Free. DJ Graeme (Garage) with a mix of house and funk.

I Bennet’s l 1pm—3am. £4. Busy gay night with DJ Sara.

I The Cathouse 10pm—3am. £3.50 (£3 with ticket). Well respected rock- orientated night in Studio 2. with Rubber Soul in Studio 1 and Katch in Studio 3. I Cleopatra’s lO.30pm—2.30am. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston.

I Club Xchange 1 1pm—3am. £4. Gay.

brash. trashy and fun as ever. Happy Hour f

11pm—l2.30am. all drinks £1.25 and Beck‘s promotion all night.

I Cream at Reds Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm-2am (doors close 1am). £2. Students and

guests. DJ Paul on a commercial funk and .

hip hop tip.

I llelmonicas 9pm—close. Free. DJ Stella I

with a chart dance mix.

I Doggy Style The Hive. 10.30pm—1ate. £2. Little Ed and Mr Smith playing ‘jumpin house'. Bud and Becks £1 a bottle.

I Energy at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm-3am. £6 (free before 11pm). No curfew. Techno hardcore.

I Fluid at R.G.'s. 8pm—midnight. Free. The best in garage and house from DJ Kevin.

I Friday at Cotton Club 10pm—3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). A lush mix of happy sounds packing the place week after week.


‘European DJs treat their house music like they treat their favourite football team: they’re into tracks or vocals - never both. I like to play music the way 1 dance to music vocals and tracks - because most of the time I’m dancing behind the turntables anyway.’ At 29, father, husband and acid house originator DJ Pierre has a refreshing commonsense attitude to the politics of wing.

When Pierre plays a set, you don’t ' just get his hallmark honed, abstract wildpitch style, you get a joyous, soul- imbued mixture. Gil Scott lleron, Boy ; Ayers and It’s llot Over are a few of

the cuts he dropped recently at one of r

3 Gennany’s harder techno nights. This i freeing up is becoming evident in his

1 production work too. ‘After Roy Davis’s

Believers track last year I’ve been adding a few more keyboards to my work,’ says Pierre, real name

. a little more musical.’ It’s possible to I relate this mellowing to Pierre’s geographic move three years ago from Chicago, the cradle of hard house to the more soulful state of New Jersey. ‘Chicago is kinda untouched by the rest of the world, they make stuff to be played within that scene and they’re satisfied with that.’

Pierre is now in a unique position, his status as house God (maker of Phantasy Girl, unearther of talent like Felix Da llousecat) is assured and his breadth of range as DJ and producer

: singularly progressive. The reason why? He’s still got the passion: ‘When

1 DJ, 1 want people to be in love on the dancefloor, to play stuff that makes

them spin around and look at the

ceiling, to take them all over with

music, create a whole experience.’ : Get ready to be moved. (Bethan Cole)

llathaniel. ‘1 just wanna make the stuff T

0.! Pierre [le at lush, The Voodoo Room, Glasgow on Sun 19 Feb.

I Funky Monkey at The Volcano. 10.30pm-2.30am. £5 (£3). Night of

: mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop with 1)] Alan Ronald. Popular with the clientele of the trendier West end pubs.

I Goodfoot at Sub Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). 17 Feb only. With their club popping up in no end of obscure places (RAF Club. Glasgow Caledonian University Student Union etc). Goodfoot finally secure themselves a monthly slot at the Subby in conjunction with GYO playing soul, funk. jazz and Latin.

I Grow Your Own at Sub Club. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Martin of Goodfoot and Andy from Divine ride their Lambrettas over the legacy of the funk-

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orientated nights that preceeded this one. pitching this as the next best thing to a rumble by the sea. Sixties film themes. soul. traditional 60sjazz as well as contemporary dance jazz will hopefully give this night the identity Fridays at the Subby has been lacking lately. 17 Feb. Goodfoot. See separate listing.

I llelter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indic/70s/funldkitsch night. Started in 1988. the night now re-launches itself with the original 1)] every week.

I Katch at The Catbouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £3. The Katch boys peddling their blend of indie/studenty/gtwd time vibes. All drinks £1.50.

I liberty City at The Voodoo Room. 10.30pm—3am. From 17 Feb. The best monthly deep house and garage club in Glasgow goes weekly. with Nigel and Colin from Bomba presiding over the creation of what they call Nu Soul. 17 Feb. Femi (Feel Real) guesting.

I Love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm--3am. £3 (£2). Commercial dance with a retro edge. lintry to Lovebug also lets you investigate The Attic where the original Radio City will be plying its trade.

I Love Boutique at Glasgow School of Art. 1()pm—2.30am. £8 (£7). Feb 17 only. The Boutique opens up for trade again this month with a special Valentine's event. International 1)] Alfredo will be bringing the young lovers together in a frenzy of passion. sweat and tears ofjoy as this yearly extravaganza comes round again.

I Mean Streets at The 13th Note. 8piii—iiiidiiight. Free. ‘A pre club happening of urban alienation and the Devil's own rock and roll.‘

I llicos ()pin—midnight. Free. Matt and Tom with a kinda acid jazzy. funky sorta pre~club.

I Parklife at The Arena. 11pm-3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Post-Mod club playing the best of Brit pop from the 60% onwards plus film footage on video screens. Getting busy. with a hard core of loyal fans. All drinks £1.25 before 12.30am.

I Phar Out at Glasgow School of Art. 9.30pm—late. £2.50. l‘unky night sponsored by Dr lives and Stussy. Resident DJ Paul Cawley isjoined every week by Nick Peacock. Colin Gate from Bomba or Marc from R.A.l). 10 Feb. Simon Richmond from Palmskin (Mo Wax) guesting.

I Reds l().3()pm-—3am. £4 (£3 for students before 11.30pm). ‘Chunky funk. deeliteful disco and groovy garage!‘ Smart crowd using the club as more of an extension of the trendy bars around it than a heavy dancing den. Promo beers.

I Respect at Under ()‘s. Rpm-«midnight. Free. A blend of reggae and dub.

I Rhapsody 11pm—3am. £5 (£2). A11 drinks £1.50. Hip hop. garage. house and funk.

I Rubber Soul at The Cathouse. Studio 1. 10pm—3am. £3. ()()s and 70s music.

I Shag at Fury Murry's. llpni—3am. £4 (£3). Maintaining the legacy of the traditional student night. a rare species today.

I Slam at The Arches. l().3()pm—3am. £6. Underground. upfront. technologically- minded dance music from Stuart and Orde. the biggest names this side of Hadrian‘s Wall.

I Sonic at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 11pm—3am. £3 (£2 students/iiyer). ‘Alternative. indie and goodtime music‘ now in its third year.

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