Rory Weller answers those crucial queries
from the start to finish of tabs-nary
art school radio
Name? Ton and a Half. Occupation? Radio Station.
Age? Two weeks.
Isn’t that a bit of a heavyweight name for a baby? it refers to the 150th anniversary of the Glasgow School of Art. where it‘s based. Paint drying on the radio, riveting. N0. although broadcasting from the Art School the contributors are students from Caledonian. Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities too.
So what’s being broadcast? During the day it‘s mainly speech based. then at night the more serious music takes over.
What do they talk about? Allsorts: Listy type reviews. comedy. pressing issues. and also some seriously bizarre stuff.
And the music? Eclectic isn‘t the word! From jazz to dub techno. bhangra to hard house provided by a wide mix of local and national club DJ 5, performers and music lovers.
But is it any good? in the main it's incredibly good. even the bad bits are good. The only really atrocious parts are when they try too hard to be funny.
Where can I hear it? Greater Glasgow on 105.4 FM (spawning thejoke ‘That‘s 041 if you‘re outside Glasgow, which if you’re listening to this you can‘t be‘.) When? Every day this month from eight in the morning until really. really late.
That’s a bit vague isn’t It? As long as you phone in to tell them you‘re still listening they’ll keep going. Interactive or what.
Why only a month? it's very expensive to run, about £5000 a month. The original Glasgow student radio Sweet FM returns in March though.
What to say Don’t touch that dial. What not to say This is the comedy show (repeatedly).
I Absolutely Sexy at The Voodoo Room. 1 1pm—3am. £8. Kevin McKay licking the decks into a vocalistic. garagetastic frenzy for a staggeringly large number of absolutely sexy Lounge and Living Room type bods.
I Adrenalin at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £5 before 10pm with flyer. £6 after 10pm with flyer. £7 after 10pm no ﬂyer. Techno and ltalian piano house featuring regular live acts.
I The Arena 11pm-3am. £5 (£3). 11‘ Feb and fortnightly. Steven Sleepman with ‘totally slammin‘ house and garage. All drinks £1 before 12.30am. .
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Socialise to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock (’I (11.
I Bar Belgos 9pm--midnight. Free. DJ Martin (Grow Your Own) going from jazz dance to house and garage.
I Banus 10.30-3am. £7. George Bell with his upfront dance and regular guest DJs.
I Bennet’s 11pm-3am. £5. Gay. Commercial dance.
I Brunswick Cellars 8pm—midnight. Free. Toni from the Limbo Records band Havana mixing up house and garage to a capacity crowd.
I Bumin' Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am. £2 (Strathclyde University students free). ‘A disco inferno‘ apparently.
I The Cathouse 10pm—3am. £4 (£3.50/£3 before 1 1pm). Sweaty rock-orientated club on two ﬂoors. Trad rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs.
I Cleopatra’s 1 lpm—3am. £6. Mainstream commercial tunes.
I Club Xchange 11pm--3am. £5. Gay. Upfront dance tunes. Happy Hour
I Delmonicas 9pm—close. Free. DJ Michael with a garage mix.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—late. £2.50 (includes Knucklehead upstairs). it just keeps rolling along as ever in its funky/relro/contemptuous contemporary 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). indie-poplindie- dance shenanigans from Jim Downie (’1 a] for all you shoe-gazers out there.
I Final Frontier at The Arches. 11pm-3am. 11 Feb only. The promoters of the London Final Frontier (Club UK) are bringing their hardhouse/techno magic to Glasgow featuring Jeff Mills (Detroit) and local boys Paterson (Cool Lemon) and Wilbur (RAD). To this they will add a truck load of projections. films and inflatable stars and rockets to make the night into a real club show.
I Fresh Cream at The Volcano. 10.30pm—230am. £6 (£4 with matric
card). Mellow house. garage grooves and street soul with Scott McCay.
I The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2) lOpm—l 1pm. £4 (£3) 11pm—midnight. Dave Ross getting a wee bit more dancey than usual. Retro/indie in The Attic. upstairs. lnsanely 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. lOpm—late. £2.50 (includes Divine downstairs). J'ilks and Ha't‘ch filling the barn upstairs every week with their uncompromising mix of new house and deep techno plus classic and contemporary Detroit tracks.
I Mo’ Jazz With Attitude at The 13th Note. Spur—midnight. ‘Dropping science like never before. the eclectic Watt brothers mix wicked jazz and funky soul in an atmosphere not unlike 60s Soho.‘
I Mickey House Club at The 13th Note. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Paul. Raymond. Hugo and Crust mix up house and hip hop for pre club lovers.
I lllcos 9pm—midnight. Free. DJ Paul with hip hop. funk and rare groove.
I Pussypower at Renfrew Ferry. 9pm—late (no curfew). £7 (£5). Sat 11 only. Terry and Jason welcome the Cleveland techno dreamer Dan Curtin fresh from his stunning ‘Time Undefined EP’ playing an exclusive live set.
I Beds 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house with DJ Kev. Stella Dry on promo.
I Rhapsody 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). Robin Burrows with an eclectic clubby mix. Live acts through the back.
I Shoosh! at R.G.'s. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJ Cristian with a house/garage pre-club warmer.
I Sub Club 10.30pm—3am. £8. Saturday at the Sub has once more become an institution thanks to the rneatiest mix of hard house and deep garage from DJs Harri, Oscar and Dominic.
I Tangent at The Arena. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). 18 Feb and fortnightly. ‘Eclectic dance music from a different direction‘. Drinks promos.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£4). Upfront house and garage with Colin Tevendale and Stephen McCreery in Room 1. and DJ Eddie with a more laid- back funky set in Room 2. The Saturday night recreates itself. with Triumph dancers in the main room. special Saturday night decor. a hostess service in rooms 2 and 3 and a dressed-up door policy. 11 Feb. Luvdup. the prolific remixing duo and residents at Home. are guest DJs fora night of the happiest house.
I Wild at Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 students). Commercial dance and pop. I Wired at Caledonian University Student Union. lOpIn—late. £3 (£2). DJ John Aldis with indie/mainstream choons.
I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £3 entry with leaflet. House and garage for the smartly dressed.
I Bar 10 9pm—late. Free. DJs Matt and Tom with a worldwide vibe of funky stuff. I Bennet‘s 11pm—3am. £1. Gay. All beers and spirits £1. DJ John Frazer with commercial dance and pop.
I Bob's Full House at The Volcano. 10.30pm-2.30am. £4 (£3). it’s Sunday night. it's Partick town. it's the only place to be hot and sweaty. Damn fine mix warming up with charty acid jazz. jumping up to house and screaming on to da divas. All drinks £1.
I Boogiemania at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £2. DJ Graeme with a varied mix ofclub classics. A11 drinks £1.25.
I Bubblelicious at Reds. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). ‘Bombastic boogie. bubble grooves’ and all drinks £1 all night. Good music and cheap drink. isn't that too much like
giving the punters what they want? Amiable smart crowd not putting too much emphasis on hitting the ﬂoor.
I Casino at Sub Club. 1 lpm—3am. 19 Feb only. ‘Take a chance and visit the heart of soul: Tamla. Stax and 60s Northern Soul. Neither Washington nor Moscow. but Detroit and Wigan‘.
I Decadance at Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Raymond Davren playing a light selection ofgroovy garage and happy house.
I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Disco. p0p and 60s party vibes from DJ Craig Davis.
I Ital Reggae Club at The Venue. 10.30pm—late. £2.
THE VOODOO ROOM
I lush at The Voodoo Room.
11pm—3. 15am. £5. Rising mega stars Harri and Oscar with their underground house and garage. A very fine night for full weekend party peOple. All drinks £1. 19 Feb. Strictly Rhythm and Tribal god DJ Pierre guesting. see preview.
I Musllt at The Blackfriars Underground. 8pm—midnight. 50p. RAD with their usual varied vibe. ‘no strict music policy. strategy or style.’ 12 Feb. Richard Miller (Havana). 19 Feb. Dave Cawley (Fat Cat Records. London).
I lllco’s 9pm—midnight. Free. DJ Graeme with a 70s disco cheesefest.
I Rock City at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1.50). Rock from the 70s to the present.
I Sonora at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Donations (£1) on the door. cushions on the ﬂoor. Excursions into ambience and the occasional glance at other related activities. Look out for the cream of avant garde bands live.
I Stella leVell 99p Special at Club Xchange. 11pm—3am. 99p. Gay. All pints and spirits 99p. 19 Feb. Elevatorman (Funk and Drive) playing live.
I The Beat Club at Fury Murry’s. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1.50). All drinks £1.50. ‘Sounds from the 60s. funky 70s and lots ofclassic dance and indie tracks.‘ I Ceroc at The Venue. 7.30-10.30pm. Modern jive from France. Includes 45- minute beginners' class at 7.30pm followed by dance sounds from the 40s to the 90s.
I Cleopatra‘s 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Gary Unett and a mix of mainstream pop and dance.
I Club X at Club Xchange. 10.30pm—3am. £1.25. Gay. Michael with a dance-orientated night. £1.25 all drinks. I lingo at The 13th Note. Spin—midnight. £1 (free before 9pm). The organisers say they are fed up with the musical tunnel vision that permeates the club scene today. Their musical offering will thus combine the best of funk. soul. Latin. jazz. Brazilian. hip hop. reggae. breakbeat and electro as well as other entertainments of a similarly diverse nature.
I Slide at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm-3am. £2 (£1 with student card - free before 11pm with flyer). Even with a new name this will still be known as the ‘bow- att'. Student night of mainstream indie. dance and pop of quite indescribable mediocrity. it is, however. rnonstrously busy and kinda good in a really bad sort of way.
I Speedracer at The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). 10.30—3am. £l. Steven Moody persues his ‘NME-orientated music’ as well as a few indie-dance classics. with a heavy slab of hip hop.
58 The List 10-23 Feb 1995