I The Cathouse. l()pm—Ram. £4 (£3.50/£3 before 1 1pm). Sweaty rock- orientated club on two floors. Trad rock
upstairs and contemporary rock
downstairs. I Cleopatra’s l lpm--3aiii. £6.
Mainstream commercial vibe.
I Clockwork at The Arches.
l0.30pm ~3ani. £7. 22 April only. Clockwork presents a special club event
with a D Jax theme. Acid Junkies playing
live plus DJs Miss i) Jax and Adrian.
I Club Xchange l lpm—3am. £5. Gay club
with upfront dance tunes. Happy Hour l lpm—l2.30ain.
I Delmonicas ()pin-~close. Free. DJ Michael with a garage mix.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art.
l()pm—late. £2.50 (includes Knucklehead
upstairs). it just keeps rolling along as ever iii its ftinky/retro/contemptuous contemporary way.
I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Seeitis
Lounge). 10.30pm—-3am. £2.50. Long— established indie night with a friendly vibe. Rooftops now sports a fab new sound system and is bigger too.
I Classic FM at Fury Mtirry's. 10.30pm--3am. £5 (£4). liidie-pop/indie—
dance shenanigans from Jim Downie (’I (I,
for all you shoe gazcrs otit there.
I Flow at The Arches. £7. 10.30pm—3am. 2‘) April only. Fantastic leftlicld club environment featuring live sets from 2001 and Babies from Gong. See club preview.
I Fresh Cream at The \"olcano. 10.30pin—2aiii. £6 (£4 with matric card).
Mellow house. garage grooves and street
soul with Seott McCay.
I The Garage l0.30piii—-3am. £3 (£2)
l()pm»-1 lpm. £4 (£3) llpm—iiiidiiight.
Dave Ross getting a wee bit more daiicey
than usual. Retro/indie in The Attic. upstairs. insanely busy with queues half way down Sauchiehall Street. tip Rose
Street. and along the MS as far as Aii'drie.
I Knucklehead at Glasgow School of Art.
l()pm-late. £2.50 (includes Divine
downstairs). J'ilkes 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 l3lh
Note (grotindilooi'). Spiii--inidiiight. ‘Droppiiig science like never before. the
eclectic Watt brothers mix wicked iii/.1. and funky soul in an atmosphere not unlike 60s Solio.‘ Still going despite the recent tinietabling changes.
I Mickey House Club at The l3th i\'olc (basement). S.30piii midnight. Free. Paul. Raymond. litigo and Crust mix up house and hip hop for pie-club lovers.
I Never Get Out The Boat at The Reiifrew
Ferry. l()pm-late. £8. 2‘) April and monthly. The second nautical outing for Slam this year. Stuart and ()rde with a
slightly lighter vibe than usual. dropping some storming club classics into their set. This event also features the talents of the
formidable Mr Andrew Weatherall. I Hicos 9pm midnight. Free. DJ Paul with hip hop. funk and rare groove.
I Pussypower at The Arena. llpm—3.30aiii. £7 (£5). 22 April. Fortnightly. Terry and Jason of
Piissypower every other week plus guests.
I Beds | 1pm—3am. £6 (£4). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house with DJ Skud and
i I Rhapsody l lpni—3am. £7 (£5). Robin
; acts through the back. I Shoosh! at R.G.'s. 8piii—-inidnight. Free. ' DJ Cristian with a house/garage pre-club
Graham. Intimate. smart and friendly.
Burrows with an eclectic chibby mix. Live
I Sub Club 10.30pm—3am. £8. The super club of the weekend. Super hard house. super deep garage and super DJs Harri ()scar and Dominic. Just an all round super kinda club with especially super fiyers and stickers. 2‘) Apr: the formidable Carl Craig (Climax) guesting.
I Tangent at The Arena. l lpm--3ani. £6 (£4). 2‘) April and fortnightly. ‘Fciectic dance music from a different direction’. Drinks promos.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3aiii. £7 (£4). ()ne of the clubs regularly ‘ mentioned on Pete Tong. Upfront house and garage with Colin Teveiidale and Stephen McCreery in Room I. and DJ iiddie with a more laid-back funky set in Rooiii 2. Dressed-tip door policy.
I Wild at Cotton Club. 10.30piii-3am. £6 (£4 students). Commercial dance and pop with Craig Davis.
I Wired at Glasgow Caledonian University Student Union. l()pni—iate. £3 (£2). DJ John Aldis with indie/iiiaiiistreani chooiis.
I Ark Presents at The Tunnel. £7 (£5). 30; April only. The Ark gets a housey bank holiday special in. featuring Paul Bleasdale and Matthew Roberts from Cream and Judge Jules from Kiss FM. ; I Back to Basics at The Stib Club. £6. 30 April only. Ralph Lawson. Huggy and the i Sub‘s very own dominic with a Bank Holiday special.
I Banus 10.30pni-—3ain. £3 entry with leaflet. House and garage for the smartly dressed.
I Bennet’s l lpm—3ain. £1. Gay. All beers and spirits £1. DJ John Frazer with commercial dance and pop.
I Boogiemania at The Attic. l0.30piii~-3am. £2. DJ Graeme with a varied mix ofchib classics. All drinks £ i .25. ' I Bubblelicious at Reds. llpiii—-3ani. £5 (£3). Citib classics. disco anthems and all drinks £1 all night. Amiable smart crowd not putting too much emphasis on hitting the floor.
I Club Havana at the (‘oiion Club.
10 _‘s(lpm~.‘xaiii. £5 (£3). 30 April only. DJ Ja/z with the salsa picante tour:
merengue. rumba. lambada. flamenco and ' salsa. Busy. hot and sexy. ’ I Don’t Forget Your Handbag at Club Xchange. l lpm—3am. Ms Alston with a night of high camp. men in skirts and more handbag than Watt Bros.
I Fuddrukkers at Cleopatra's.
10.30pm -2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Disco. pop and 60s party vibes from D] Craig Davis.
I Reggae Club at The Venue.
10.30pm ~~iate. £2.
I Liberate Sundays at The (‘ui De Sac. Spin midnight. Free. Nigel Hayes of Bomba and liberty City with undiluted black house and garage. Bacardi Black and Red Rock £l.2().
I lush at The Voodoo Room. llpm—-3.l5ani. £5. Mega stars Ham and ()scar with their underground house and garage. A damn fine night for full weekend party people. All drinks £1.
I Musik at Blackh'iars Underground. Spm— midnight. 50p. RAD with their usual varied vibe. ‘no strict music policy. strategy or style.‘
I Hicos ‘)pni»iiiidnight. Free. DJ Graeme with a 70s disco cheesefest.
I Pussypower at The Arches. l(l.3i)plll-3tllll. 30 April only. Terry and Jason plus a yet to be announced US guest doing a charity Bank Holiday special. 50 per cent of the proceeds will go to a local homeless charity.
I Rock City at The Cathoiise. 10.30pm—3aiii. £2 (£1.50). Rock from the 70s to the present.
I Sonora at The l3lh Note. Spin-iiiidiiight. Donations (£l ) on the door. cushions on the floor. Excursions iiito ambience and the occasional glance at other related activities. Look out for the
I cream of avant garde bands live. 23 Apr:
DJ Small World (Hard Hands). 30 April. ()saeris.
I Songs of Praise at The \"olcano.
l 1pm—2.30am. £4 (£3). Scott McKay and Kevin h'ici’harland take over the highly popular weekend end slot. dishing tip ‘pre-roast blessings‘ and ‘fun‘ music.
I Sunday Service at Maxaluiia. 8.30pm——midiiight. Free. A new pie-club with an ecclesiastical bent. Heavenly decor (drapes and candelight) plus ftiiik and rap ‘hymns' from Ali C 'the monk of funk'. [only me! Sinftiliy cheap drinks.
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 beginiiers' class at 7.30pm followed by dance sounds from the 40s to the 90s.
I Cleopatra’s 10.3()piii—--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. House and garage. £1.25 all drinks.
I Lingo at The 13th Note (ground floor). Spur-lam. Free (free before 9pm). The most rare and diverse music you're likely to hear from the I.ingo collective. ()iiie. i.yiey. Matlock and Mr Tea.
' I Slide at The Tuxedo Princess.
()piii-3am. £2 (£1 with student card. free before i 1pm with ilyer). liven 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). 1030 -3am. £ l. Steven Moody. star of the tabloids. pursues his ‘A’MI-f—orientated music' as well as a few indie-dance classics. with a heavy slab ()i hip hop.
I Amorphus at Nice 'ii' Sleazy.
8.30pm midnight. Donations on the door to cover running costs. An eclectic mix of underground sound. (inest DJs every week.
- BOUGOif til 'liilc‘ i3lil Ntlit‘. Spiii--iiiidiiight. Fi'ee. ()llligtltii The original Boudoir returns for more nights ofcheesy. sleazy easy listening? (iaiiies—a- plenty including an Atari console. Frustration. Citiedo etc. 2 May: 'i‘aiii's Ftill House. Tani. (aka Pat Mabongo from Johnny 7) with his bingo night based on Glesgae buses.
I Cat in The Hat at The Venue.
10.30pm -3ain £l. Student and goodtime party grooves, Pints and bottled beers £1. I JoJos at Club .\"(‘liange 1 1pm 3am. £2 (£ l ). Gay. Dl Stella with choice dance and chart sounds. £1 lager. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.
I Genius at The Tunnel. 10.30pm 3am. £3 (£2). The ‘thinkiiig students' iiight'. Witigiieid atid Reservoir Dogs you can‘t be serious? This is the kind of night that goes hand in hand with traffic cones oii heads. Draught beer and long vodka £1.60. bottled beer £1.
Rory Weller answers those crucial queries
I Name Sweet FM.
I Occupation Twenty-four hour radio station.
I Place of Birth Born of a feverish desire to hear tracks on the radio that they heard in the clubs and had in their record collections.
I Appearance Young and very hip. I Hey, another wacky student radio station? Less of the wacky, these people are serious about what they do: they’re applying for pemianent status when the Scottish metropolitan licences go up for grabs in '96.
I And student? Sweet FM did originate out of student radio two years ago. but the organisers have moved on since then. With two successful Restricted Service Licences under their wavebands they‘ve learned and grown. it’s youth entertainment without the ‘f I So will people listen to this? They say ‘30 per cent of 18—26- year-olds don't listen to the radio at all because there‘s nothing to listen to'. They have confirmed sets from Massive Attack and Orbital and both local and intemational DJs are requesting specific sets already.
I So it’s mainly music then? it's about 60:40 in favour of music with the rest being chat. interviews and comedy.
I Save us, not more unfunny dullards who’ve watched too much Monty Python? No. they’ve conceded that comedy on a music- based station can be a bit contrived so it‘s more a case ofthe Bruce Mortons and Phil Kays coming in for a chat and playing their records. Comedy vignettes will be slipped in unobtrusively between records. as will more serious stuff like Martin Amis and lrvine Welsh interviews. I Very impressive, but have they a chance or getting a permanent licence? Not really: the way things are going elsewhere in the country it‘s more likely to go to some safe big bucks. AOR station with Smashey and Nicey programming. I What to say? Here‘s a five hour set from Andy Weatherall.
I What not to say Actually I do a lot of work for charidee.
Sweet FM starts broadcasting 26 April on 105.4FM.
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