Catch the best Glasgow Clubs this fortnight.
I Club Havana After steaming up the windows of ultra stiff Maxaluna last month, DJ Jazz is back again, and this time he’s joined by the ten-piece Samba band Inner Sense. Prepare for a ﬁery night of merengue, rumba, flamenco, lambada and salsa. This gets very busy, very quickly. Look out for the tickets and be early. Maxaluna. 11 Apr.
I RM On the back of the last event, NAI have been chosen to host the Scottish launch of the fantastic Eurobeat 2000 album. The night thus features Robert Amiani (ACV Records, Chicago) and Frankie D (founder of Eurobeat 2000, London) as well as NAI regulars Shandy (Analogue) and Dave (Sativa). QM U. 14 Apr.
III The Yard Hopefully this night will become an oasis in the desert that Friday night in Glasgow has become. Award-winning DJ and philosopher Gareth Sommerville (Yip Yap, Edinburgh) and Stuart McCorrisken (Reality Boat) play together in the Yard with a lighter blend of house and garage. Sub Club. from 7Apr.
I Club X at Club Xchange. lO.30pm-3am. £1.25. Gay. The multi- talented Michael slips out of his manager‘s uniform to become DJ every Monday. £1.25 all drinks.
I Lingo at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. £l (free before 9pm). The most rare and diverse music you‘re likely to hear from the Lingo collective, Ollie. Lyley, Matlock and Mr Tea.
I Slide at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £2 (£1 with student card, free before llptn 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.
I Speedracer at The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). 10.30-3am. £1. Steven Moody. star of the tabloids persues his ‘NME-orientated music’ as well as a few indie-dance classics. with a heavy slab of hip hop.
I Amorphus at Nice 'n' Sleazy. 8.30pm—midnight. Donations on the door to cover running costs. An eclectic mix of undergound sound. Guest DJs every week. I Boudoir at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. Omigod! The original Boudoir returns for more nights ofcheesy, sleazy easy listening! Games-a- plenty including an Atari console. Frustration. Cluedo etc.
I Cat In The ﬂat at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am £1. Student and goodtime party grooves. Pian and bottled beers £1. I JoJos at Club XChange 11pm—3am. £2 (£1). Gay. DJ Stella with choice dance and chart sounds. £1 lager. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight. 18 April, S/M Fetish Night. ‘Wild, erotic and painfully good. Come in your gear!’ Organised by SAM.
I enlus at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). The ‘thinking students’ night’. Whigfield and Reservoir Dogs — you can’t
be serious? This is the kind of night that goes hand in hand with traffic cones on heads. Draught beer and long vodka £1.60. bottled beer £1.
I Club Havana at Maxaluna. 8.30pm—lam. ll April only. After steaming up the windows of ultra stiff Maxaluna last month, DJ Jazz is back again, and this time he'sjoined by the ten- piece Samba band Inner Sense. Prepare for a fiery night of merengue. rumba. flamenco. Iambada and salsa. This gets very busy. very quickly. Look out for the tickets and be early.
I Shimmy Club at Bennet's. 10.30ptn—3am. £2. Legendary. drunken. ‘mixed'. longest-running club night in town with Craig Davis. Mainstream dance and chart. £1.10 promo beers. More girls in the boys‘ toilets than boys for some reason.
I The Tardls at The Attic. lO.30pm—3am. £1. ‘A journey through space and time that takes you from the 60s to the 90s and back via rock/pop and soul’ (as long as no international superstars steal the venue first). All drinks £1.
I Trading Post at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Chart. mainstream and 60s ’for the pub/club staff crowd’.
I Avant Mud Guard at Nico's. 9pm—midnight. Free. Pre-club featuring the Chopper DJs. Pints of Stella £1.20.
I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £5 (half price with ﬂyer). House and garage with DJ Gary Menzies. Smart dress only.
I Bennet’s 11pm—3am. £1. Gay. 70p vodka and gin! DJ Sara.
I Blue Print at The Volcano. 11pm—2.30am. £3 (£2). A new jazz and funk night from Sace and Easi plus regular guest appearances by DJ A1. See Clubs news.
I Ceroc at The Venue. 7.30—10.30pm. Modern jive from France. Includes 45- rninute beginners’ class at 7.30pm followed by dance sounds from the 40s to the 90s.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house, 90s disco and pop. Fresh Clubland credible music and dire quality cheap drink. Double vodka £1.25.
I Fab at Reds. 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Club classics, funk, soul and disco. Miller £1, vodka-mix £ 1.
I Co West at Cleopatra’s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). A mainly ‘student-orientated' bill of fare.
I Love Train at Cafe Cini. 9pm-midnight. Free. Selected beers for £1. Joe Deacon playing the best in classic soul, funk and piano house.
I On The Up at Bar Belgos. 9pm-midnight. Free. Funk and jazz grooves.
I Planet Earth at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £1. An 80s revival night for all you Wham and Duran Duran fans. Doing unbelievably well.
I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. 10.30pm-3am. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.
I Sold at The Voodoo Room. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). It’s the one with the posters oozing testosterone. Claude and James on an electronic dub funk tip.
I Wednesday iiigltt Fever at Cotton Club. lO.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 with matric card). Positively a towering inferno of rekindled kitsch. Busy? You betcha. Drinks promos.
I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £5 (half price with ﬂyer). House and garage with DJ Gary Menzies.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra’s. lO.30pm-2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream pop and dance.
I Club Xchange 11pm—3am. £1. Gay. DJ Stella and £1 lager. 50p vodka.
I Dee Jay: in Disguise at Variety. 8pm—close. Free. J’ilkes and Ha’t’ch with
a dubby mix of new dance and techno.
I 0.|.S.C.0. lnterno at Reds. l lpm—3am. £2. Seventies disco. pop and glam plus Bud and vodka for £1.30 all night. A night ofclassic disco peppered with the best of contemporary house and garage.
I Donkey at The Cathouse. lO.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Studenty mix of grunge rock. indie dance and pop.
I Funky Monkey at The Volcano. lO.30pm—2.30am. £3(£2). Night of mainstream dance. rap. funk pop and indie with DJ Alan Ronald. Pitched as a fun student night.
I Horizontal at The Voodoo Room. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Nick Peacock with jazz and rare groove plus live jams. I loveshaclt at Fury Murry's.
l lpm-3am. £2. ‘Seventies disco-dance. indie, 60s and student classics. Lager and vodka mix an unbelievable 50p.'
I lunch at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (concessions with ﬂyers). Solid techno tunes all night in the newly equipped Venue.
I October Cate 7pm-midnight. Free. A smart crowd of pre-Tunnellers make themselves heard over the fine house and garage masterly put together by Steve. DJ and writer.
I Rage at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm-2am. Free. The Level 8 barn once more fills up with the bright young things letting their cardigans slip off their shoulders as they gaze at the floor.
I Rise at The Arena. 1 1.30pm—3am. £3. American house and garage from Dribbler, Pat and Mr Bill. All drinks £1.50.
I Rumble at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Cardow and Ross with a very busy night of charty dance faves. cheap drinks and drunk students. Snogtastic! Stephen Moody upstairs with ‘Popscene'. classic and contemporary indie tunes.
I Shindig at Cotton Club. l().30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Iain Fitzpatrick with an indie/disco club. All drinks 99p.
I Spangles at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—2am. Free. Gordon Tennant of Helter Skelter with soul. dance and pop.
I Soundclash Republic at Glasgow School of Art. 9pm—late. Free.
I The Tunnel lOpm—3am. £4 (£2 with matric card). If you've ever been to this student night in the last five years. then it‘s still exactly the same as you remember it. Cheesy music. mobbed dancefloor and regrets in the morning.
I "K Gold at Sub Club. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Mark and Martin have created a haven of credibility in the sea of Thursday night mediocrity. Hard house for those who can’t be bothered waiting ’til the weekend.
I Vertical at The Lounge. 8pm-midnight. Free. Martin Gavin of Goodfoot/Grow Your Own with a funky pre-club for those getting Horizontal later.
I Beat Bop at Negociants. 11pm—3am. Free. The dopest mash of hip hop. funk. jazz. old-school and dancehall courtesy of premier Technics b-boy A-One and Frosty l. I Beatbox at Teviot Row Student Union. 9pm—2am. Students free. guests £1. Happy Hour 9pm—l0pm and midnight—1pm. selected shorts 69p. Mainstream chart disco and drinks promos with Juice downstairs offering a funked-up jam of ragga. hip hop, soul and Motown. Guaranteed busy student night out.
I Beta at Moray House. 10pm—4am. £3 (£1 for Moray House students and staff, free before 11pm). 14 Apr. Fortnightly. One hour of disco, one hour of live music. then four hours of disco.
I Buster Browns lO.30pm—3.30am. 2am curfew. £3 (girls free before midnight. £2 after; guys £2 before midnight).
Mainstream. chart and oldies. Available Mon—Thurs for private parties.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with flyer). Price includes entry to Katch. Crowded night running the gamut of rock. from heavy metal through grunge to thrash.
I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans or steel toe-caps.
I Evol at The Music Box. lO.30pm-3am. £3. Happy Hour from 10.30pm. All new visuals and shiny. happy. indie sounds with a bit of a raw grungy edge. Resident DJ Kieren jamming together those Evol favourites old and new. Note that Evol has returned to it‘s original venue.
I Fetish at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 7 Apr. Fortnightly. Fruity. fecund and flirtatious fusion of house, hip hop and dub from Nicci and guests.
I Fever at The Wide Awake Club. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3 with matric card. £2 before midnight). Happy Hour 11pm-midnight. Hedonistic disco. soul. fttnk and Motown.
I The Groove at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Detroit techno and Chicago house sounds. guest DJs and live music from Phase () and Kasbah.
I Junction 69 at Riccarton Student Union. lOpm—3am. £l. Students and guests only. 7 Apr. Fortnightly. Drinks protnos. All vodka 69p. Classic disco tunes from the 70s and 80s plus current chart stormers.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with ﬂyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse. Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.
I Kinky at The Citrus. 11pm—4am. £3. 2am curfew. Happy Hour 11pm—midnight. Indie faves brought to you by the Teasage posse: Blur. Oasis. Gene. The Stone Roses, Suede. Elastica.
I Marley’s Reggae Klub at The Cavendish. lOpm—4am. £3. The city's longest-running reggae night. with a playlist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall. I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. l()pm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the tnore mature seekers of night life. I Move at Heriot Watt Student Union. l()pm—3am. £ I. Students and guests. Music with a theme.
I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House. l()pm—3am. £2 (£1 for Heriot Watt. Art College. Moray House and Galashiels students; free entry for all until 10pm). 7 Apr. Fortnightly. All drinks £1.40. Three hours of ceilidh, including live sounds from Bon Accord and three hours of classic disco.
I Pure at The Venue. lO.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 members). Guest nigth £7 (£5). Twitch and Brainstorm orchestrate a gorgeous sweep through Detroit and Chicago at this. one of Scotland’s top techno institutions. Still one of the most sweaty and devoted crowds in Edinburgh. 31 Mar. Live PA from Fred Gianelii (Plus 8). Highly recommended.
I Quest at M8. lO.30pm—4am. £5. Top- notch banging hardcore from DJ Waxman and guests.
I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2. Busy club playing chart and dance with a classic disco spot thrown at some point during the evening.
I Red Hot Pepper Club lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). Mainstream and chart sounds. Studean free with matn'c card.
I Roadrunner at Potterow Student Union. 9pm—2am. Students with matric card £1, guests £2. Weekly traditional student bash. Music policy is 605. 703, 80s. 903 and independent. to narrow things down a little.
I Sativa at The New Calton. 10pm-3am. £6 (£5 students/U840), £4 (members). 7 Apr. Fortnightly. Bonkers soundclash of hardcore techno, underground electronics from Massive Bereavement, dub and
.74 The List 7-20 Apr 1995