llegular 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 Rory 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. Look out for The Tunnel membership cards. being introduced now.
10Banus 10.30pm—3am. £6. Commercial dance.
I Bar Belgos 9pm~midnight. Free. DJ Graeme (The Garage) with a mix of house and funk.
I Bennet’s 11pm—3am. £4. Gay. Commercial dance and p0p.
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 10.30pm—2.30am. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston. Ofﬁce partytastic.
I Club Xchange llpm—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 Cream at Reds. Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am (doors close lam). £1. Students and guests. Steven Watt of Mo Jazz on a commercial funk and hip hop tip.
I Creation Records light at Sub Club. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). 24 March only. Special one-off event organised by Creation‘s A & R man featuring Glasgow band Diggers plus the ineffable Saint Etienne duo Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs on decks. See Club preview.
I llelmonicas 9pm—close. Free. DJ Stella with a chart dance mix.
I Doggy Style 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
Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs are back at Glasgow’s Sub Club four years after they graced the stage as up-and- coming indie group St Etienne. That night Bob experimented in performing while being completely sober. It was, he says, the most nerve-racking experience he’s ever bad.
This time, he’s up for a bit more fun, getting down behind the decks, playing more for himself than for the crowd. The tracks he picks for a night on the town are ones he hasn’t heard in clubs before. ‘I try and play things
people don’t expect, until it clears the dance-floor,’ he says. Usually his set is spot-on though, drawing from his eclectic and sometimes eccentric taste in music. I mean, when was the last time you heard lleil Diamond in the Subby?
Club life for Bob reflects the nature of his studio work, in more ways than one. ‘The records sink in to my brain and then get ripped off unconciously later,’ he says. ‘Whether it comes out sounding like lleil Diamond is another matter . . . ’ llisstudlo workatthe moment is similarly diverse.
Sarah Cracknell, St Etienne’s sometimes off-key singer, is off again, doing a solo album with Johnny from Soul Family Sensation. All Saint Etienne recordings have been put on hold, allowing Bob and fellow St Etienner Pete Wiggs to diversify. A splinter group, Hotel, is now on the go: a three-piece girl band involving deep harmonies. They are also working on the production of the new ‘Espiritu’ single which looks like being ‘a latin/lungle crossover’, influenced heavily by the duo’s recent penchant for hanging out in the finest london lungle clubs. They're also having thoughts about what the new St Etienne album will sound like. Cocktail lounge lazz is the theme they’re toying with at the moment. Sober? llever! (liory Weller)
Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne DJ at Sub Club, Glasgow, on Friday 24 March.
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 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). A studenty mix of indie dance and pop.
I Grow Your Own at Sub Club. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Martin of Goodfoot and Andy from Divine with 603 film themes. soul and traditional 60$ jazz as well as contemporary dance jazz. Soon to become monthly rather than weekly.
I Helter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indieﬂOs/funk/kitsch night. Started in 1988. amazingly the night still has the original DJ.
I Katcb at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £3. The Katch boys ripping off the Edinburgh club in name and music policy. lndie/studenty/good time vibes. All drinks £1.50.
I Liberty City at The Voodoo Room. 10.30pm—3am. The best deep house and garage club in Glasgow now goes weekly. with Nigel and Colin from Bomba presiding over the nu soul. house and garage. 24 March Paul ‘trouble‘ Anderson from Kiss FM guesting.
I love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Commercial dance with a retro edge with man about town DJ Graeme.
I Mean Streets at The 13th Note (basement). 8pm—midnight. Free. The club that ably charts the history of rock and roll from Elvis to Portishead.
I llicos 9pm-midnight. Free. Nice guys Matlock and Mr Tea playing an uplifting mix of Brazilian. reggae. soul and rare
I Parklife at The Arena. 1 lpm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Post-mod club playing the best of Brit pop from the 603 onwards plus film footage on video screens. Getting busy, with a hard core of loyal fans. All drinks £1.20 before 12.30am.
I Phar Out at Glasgow School of An. 9.30pm—late. £2.50. Funky night sponsored by Dr Jives and Stussy. Resident DJ Paul Cawley is joined every week by Nick Peacock. Colin Gate from Bomba or Marc from R.A.D. 24 March. J. Saulkane (Depth Charge Records) guesting on the decks with ‘breakbeats and abstract stuff '. 31 March. electronic dub meisters Rockers Hift guesting.
I Radio City in The Attic. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). The original retro club packed out
every week. Stax. Motown. Stones. Who etc.
I Reds 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easily accessible mix of disco. funk. hip hop and rap. Stuart crowd using the club as more of an extension of the trendy bars around it than for heavy dancing.
I Respect at Under 0’s. 8pm—midnight. Free. A blend of reggae and dub.
I Rhapsody 11pm—3am. £5 (£2). All drinks £1.50. Hip hop. garage. house and funk.
I Rubber Soul at The Cathouse. Studio 1. 10pm—3am. £3. 60s and 70s music.
I lluff at Blackfriars Underground. 9pm—midnight. £1. Junglist drum and bass from Do Nasty Sons (Deep in the Jungle). I Shag at Fury Murry's. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Maintaining the legacy of the traditional student night. a rare species today.
I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £6. Still keeping the momentum going. Slam J is one of the few clubs in Glasgow that is working on a truly national level. Underground. upfront. technologically- minded dance music from Stuart and Orde. Check out the Slam monthly events on the Renfrew Ferry. last Saturday of the month.
I Sonic at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 11pm—3am. £3 (£2 students/flyer). ‘Altemative. indie and goodt'yne music‘. now in its third year.
I Sounclash at The 13th Note (ground floor). 8pm—midnight. Free. Long-running listening experience based around heavy dub rhythms and quality techno. Look out for forthcoming unannounced guests.
I Sweet As at The Volcano. 10.30pm—2.30am. £5 (£3). DJ Alan ‘big tunes' Ronalds. the long time resident Volcano DJ with mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop.
I Sweet PM launch at Sub Club. 11pm-3am. £5 (£4). 31 March only. The radio station leads up to the transmission date with a special night featuring DJ Chris Coco from Coco Steel and Lovebomb. See Club news.
I Absolutely Sexy at The Voodoo Room. 11pm—3am. £8. Kevin McKay licking the decks into a vocalistic. garagetastic frenzy . for a staggeringly large number of absolutely sexy Lounge and Living Room bods. New decor. lovely! 25 March. Dominic Moir. resident from the Ministry of Sound. uesting.
I Adrenal I at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £5 before 10pm with flyer. £6 after 10pm with flyer. £7 after 10pm no ﬂyer. Techno and Italian piano house featuring'regular live acts.
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