i minded dance music from Stuart and

Underground. upfront. technologically-


1 I Sonic at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge).

1 l lpm-- 3am. £3 (£2 students/llyer). ‘x‘.lternative. indie and goodtime music'. now in its third year.

I Soundclash at The 1301 Note (ground floor). Spm -midnight. Free. Long - running listening experience based around heavy dub rhytlnns and quality techno. Look out for forthcoming unannounced

Fridays , I 40 Watt Club at Glasgow School of Art. ; /_ 7.30pm-10pm. Free. Lindsey of Tankin' playing laid-back dub. funk. jazz and electronic ambient to an appreciative crowd. I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). Sensationally stylish club fills the dance floor and casually props up the bar to a house and garage soundtrack supplied by Michael Kilkie and Scott McKay. 21 Apr: the Ark welcomes the club-chart crossover band The Nightcrawlers (Push The Feeling On) playing live. 28 April. Justin Berkman guests on the decks. I eanus 10.30pm—3am. £6. Commercial dance for footballers. I Bar Belgos 9pm—midnight. Free. DJ Graeme (The Garage) with a mix of house and funk. l I Bennet’s l lpm—3am. £4. Gay. Commercial dance and pop. i

by huge spinning sculptures throbbing I and glowing. A ranting poet is on stage backed by spiralling synthesisers, a saxophonist and a tap dancen

The Flow collective emerged out of a series of illegal parties that grew too big to exist outside the law. After spending days setting up their events it was too much to be closed down atter only a couple of hours. They were classed as a club event only in terms of the environment they were . forced to inhabit. Every section in The 1 List had covered them, bar sport and 1 TV. ‘That’s what we’re about,’ says Flow co-organiser Angus, ‘trying to ‘: mix the mediums we like, experiment and do things ditferently.’

Although sometimes logistically constrained by money, they usually manage to achieve what they want by working closely with the artists and I performers involved. Most guests give


I Sweet As at The Volcano. l().3()pm—2.30am. £5 (£3). l)J Alan ‘big tunes' Ronalds. the long time resident \‘olcano DJ with mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop.

I Tazmania at Glasgow Caledonian University Student Union. 0pm--3am. £1 (after 10pm). A club/dance night with DJ Taz.

I The Yard at Sub Club. 1 1pm~3.30am. £5 (£3). l-lopefully this night will become an oasis in the desert that Friday night in Glasgow has become. Award-winnirig 1)] and philosopher Gareth Sommerville (Yip Yap. lidinburgh) and Stuart McCorrisken (Reality Boat) play together with a lighter blend of house and garage. 21 Apr: Kerri

I The Best Funk Club in The World . . . Ever! at The Voodoo Room. 1 1pm—3am. £5 (£4). Colin Barr squeezes behind the decks for a night of rare groove. funk and

i A Flow club night is quite unlike anything else. Indeed to call it a club is not doing it justice: it is a work or

hip hop and Mel pops in at the end for some commercial house.

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. Office partytastic.

I Club Xchange 1 1pm—3am. £4. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever. Happy Hour 11pm-l2.30am. 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.

art. The Flow core quartet Dene, Craig, I their services free or virtually just Angus and Clyde transforms the

venues into magical club

,. environments. Immense sheets of

I Delmonicas 9pm—close. Free. DJ Stella

with a chart dance mix.

I Doggy Style 10.30pm—late. £2. Little Ed and Mr Smith playing ‘jumpin' house‘. Bud and Beck's £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. Spin—midnight. Free. The best in garage and house from DJ Kevin.

I Friday at the Cotton Club at Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). A studenty tnix of indie dance and pop.

I Helter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indie/70s/funk/kitsch night. Started in 1988. amazingly the night still has the original DJ.

I Katch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm-3am. £3. lndie/studenty/good time vibes. All drinks £1.50.

I love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Commercial dance with a retro edge with man about town DJ Graeme.

I lustre At The Glasgow School of Art. 10pm-2.30am. £4 (£3). 28 April only. Fundraiser for the Graphic and Photography depts featuring Sandieson and MacKay from Club69. Harri from the _Sub Club and Gregor and Michael from

cloth cocoon the dancefloor to the sides and above and inside 1000 sweaty clubbers have their senses exploded by the thumping trance- techno.

Meanwhile insane images are projected onto the sheets from outside. Scurrying figures dash between the innumerable slide and video projectors trying to link the

3 visuals to the sound. The DJ is flanked

l because they love the freedom they’re

given and the buzz that surround these events. When Stefan Robbers (Evolute, Acid Junkies) came up to Flow he enjoyed the experience so much he sent back a list or people who’d heard about it and wanted to play. ‘He’d spread the word that the Glaswegians are definitely up for it,’ says Craig. (Rory Weller)

Flow is at the Arches, Glasgow on Saturday 29 Apr and features 2001 and Babies from Cong playing live.

Cafe Ventura.

I Mean Streets at The 13th Note (basement). 8pm—midnight. Free. The club ably charts the history of rock and roll from Elvis to Portishead.

I Nicos 9pm—tnidnight. Free. Nice guys Matlock and Mr Tea playing an uplifting mix of Brazilian. reggae. soul and rare jazz.

I Parklite at The Arena. 1 lpm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). The idea of the indie night repaired. repackaged and redesigned with a surprisingly mixed crowd packing the place out. All drinks £1.20 before 12.30am.

I Phar Out at Glasgow School of Art. 9.30pm—late. £2.50. A smokin' dub funk night sponsored by Dr Jives and Stussy. Resident DJ Paul Cawley isjoined every week by guest DJs.

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 nods 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easy going mix of disco. funk. hip hop and rap. Stuart and intimate club with a core of regulars.

I Respect at Under 0‘s. Rpm—midnight. Free. A blend of reggae and dub.

I Sin at Rhapsody l 1pm—3am. £5 (£3).

All drinks £1.50. Derrick and Satn Wallace playing ‘a mixed bag of heavenly house‘ to a principally commercial crowd. ‘The Cave' through the back altemates between Club Havana and a cult movie night.

I Rubber Soul at The Cathouse. Studio 1. 10pm—3am. £3. 60s and 70s music.

I Ruttat Blackfriars Underground. 9pm—midnight. £1. Jtmglist drutn and bass from Da Nasty Sons (Deep in the Jungle). I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. 1 1pm—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

is one of the few clubs in Glasgow that is

working on a truly national level.

Chandler ( KAOS 6:23. Champion and Madhouse Records) guesting.



I Absolutely Sexy at The Voodoo Room. 11pm—3am. £8. Kevin McKay licking the decks into a vocalistic garagetastic frenzy for a staggerineg large number of absolutely sexy Lounge and Living Room bods. New decor. lovely! 2‘) Apr: Chanelle singing live.

I Adrenalin at The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £5 before 10pm with llyer. £6after 10pm with ilyer. £7 after 10pm no llyer. Techno and ltalian piano house featuring regular live acts.

I Bar 10 Oprn—midnight. Free. The deep club sounds of DJ Nick Peacock e! a! guiding your Saturday night. Where else is there to rendezvous. darling?

I Bar 91 ()pni—midnight. Free. Matlock and Mr Tea get it on again for reggae. Latin. hip hop. other like-minded beats and pinball.

I Bar Belgos ()prn—midnight. Free. DJ Martin (Grow Your Own) still gearing up your Saturday night from jazz dance to house and garage.

I Banus 10.30—3am. £7. George Bell with his upfront dance and regular guest DJs. Dress code.

I Bennet’s 1 lpm—3am. £5. Gay. Commercial dance.

70 The List 21 Apr—4 May 1995