I The Corner 9pm-close. Pre-Garage warm up with Stephen M. Drinks promos. I Belmonicas 9pm—close. Free. DJ Michael with a garage mix. I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—late. £2.50 (includes Knucklehead upstairs). Itjust keeps rolling along as ever in its funky/retro/contemptuous contemporary way. I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). lO.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 Energize at The Tuxedo Princess. 9.30pm—3am. £7 (£5 flyer/ £4 students). 1 Techno and Italian piano house featuring regular live acts. I Fresh Cream at The Volcano. 10.30pm—2.30am. £6 (£4 with matric card). Mellow house. garage grooves and street soul with Scott McKay. I The Garage 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2) lOpm—l 1pm. £4 (£3) 11pm—midnight. An honest to goodness top night out with dancey sounds downstairs from Dave Ross and alternative sounds in the attic. I Kit Kat Club at the Blackfriars Underground. 9.30pm for 10.30pm—lam. £5 (£2.50). Comedy/theatre/jazz funk club ! every Thursday. Friday and Saturday during Mayfest. See comedy. I Knucklehead at Glasgow School of Art. lOpm-late. £2.50 (includes Divine downstairs). J‘ilkes and Ha't‘ch with their uncompromising mix of new house and deep techno plus classic and contemporary Detroit tracks. I love Boutique at The Arches. 10.30pm—4.30am. £10 (£8). 6 May and monthly. Jon Pleased Wimmin. icon of our age. returns again to this. the biggest night of glamour amour in Scotland. DJ Roy meets and greets. then live act Milky thrills and spills. Note the slightly later opening times due to Mayfest shows and the extended club time. BPM will be ﬁlming a Boutique later in the year. not this one as advertised. but DJ magazine will be taking piccies. I Mo’ Jazz With Attitude at The 13th Note (groundfloor). Spin—midnight. ‘Dropping science like never before. the eclectic Watt brothers mix wicked jazz and funky soul in an atmosphere not unlike 60s Soho.‘ Still going despite the recent timetabling changes. I Mickey House Club at The 13th Note (basement). 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Paul. 3 Raymond. Hugo and Crust mix up house and hip hop for pre-club lovers. I hicos 9pm—midnight. Free. DJ Paul with hip hop. funk and rare groove. I Pussypower at The Arena. 11pm—3.30am. £6 (£4). 6 May. Fortnightly. Terry and Jason of Pussypower every other week plus guests. 6 May. Joe Lewis from Relief Records. Chicago guesting. Drinks Promos. I Reds llpm—3am. £6 (£4). A packed ‘ night specialising in mainstream dance. l funk. rap and house with DJ Skud and ' Graham. Intimate. smart and friendly. I Rhapsody llpm-3am. £7 (£5). Robin l l
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. The super club of the weekend. Super hard house. super deep garage and super DJs Harri. Oscar and Dominic. Just an all-round super kinda club with especially super flyers and stickers. 6 May. the Subby celebrates a year of their massively successful Saturday. See Hitlist for more details.
I Tangent at The Arena. 1 Ipm—3am. £6 (£4). 13 May and fortnightly. ‘Eclectic dance music from a different direction‘. Drinks promos.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am.
£7 (£4). One of the clubs regularly mentioned on Pete Tong. Uprront house
and garage with Colin Tevendale and Stephen McCreery in Room 1. and DJ
i Eddie with a more laid-back funky set in
Room 2. Dressed-up door policy. 13 May. 3 Renaissance monthly residency with John Digweed. lan Ossia. Marc Auerbach.
Mark Taberner and Nigel Dawson. £12
I Wild at Cotton Club. lO.30pm—3am. £6
(£4 students). Commercial dance and pop
with Craig Davis.
I Wired at Glasgow Caledonian
University Student Union. 10pm—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 Bennet’s 1 lpm-3am. £1. All beers and spirits £1. Gay. DJ John Frazer with
commercial dance and pop. I Boogiemania at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). DJ Graeme with a
varied mix ofclub classics. Drinks
I Bubblelicious at Reds. 1 1pm—3am. £5 (£3). Club classics. disco anthems and all ; drinks £1 all night. Amiable. smart crowd
not putting too much emphasis on hitting
I Don’t Forget Your Handbag at Club Xchange. llpm—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 DJ
: Craig Davis.
I Junior Boys Own at The Arches.
3 l 1pm—3am. £7 (£5). 7 May only. Rocky
anti Diesel plus Pete Heller with a special
: JBO. Bank Holiday hard house special.
I liberate Sundays at Cul De Sac. 8pm—midnight. Free. Nigel Hayes of Bomba and Liberty City with undiluted black house and garage. Bacardi Black and Red Rock £1.20.
I lingo at Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am.
£4 (£3). 7 May only. First true club outing for the Lingo gang. so they’re going for it in a big way. Sambas. soaring vocals and deep bass lines plus extra special visuals. I lush at The Voodoo Room.
llpm—3. 15am. £5. Mega stars Harri and ()scar with their underground house and garage. A damn fine night for full weekend party people. 7 May. Chez Damier from Prescription Underground
5 guesting. 14 May. Dave Alvarado from
Strictly Rhythm and Bomb records. All drinks £1.
I Musik at Blackfriars Underground. Rpm—midnight. 50p. RAD with their usual varied vibe. ‘no strict music policy. strategy or style.‘
2 I Nashville Babylon at R.G.‘s-.
; 8pm—close. Free. I4 May and fortnightly. . ‘Country tinged rock. blues. soul. 70s
; classics and heavy drinking‘.
‘ I Nicos 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 Slam at Sub Club. llpm—3am. 7 May
only. Stuart and Orde doing a Bank Holiday special. Ironically it‘s almost a year to the day since they left the Sub in a cloud of controversy.
I Sonora at The 13111 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 tht
; cream of avant garde bands live. 3 I Songs of Praise at The Volcano.
11pm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Scott McKay anc Kevin McPharland take over the highly popular weekend slot. dishing up ‘pre- roast blessings‘ and ‘fun' music.
I Sunday Service at Maxaluna. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. A new pre-club with an ecclesiastical bent. Heavenly decor (drapes and candelight) plus funk and rap ‘hymns‘ from Ali C ‘the monk of funk‘. Lordy me! Sinfully cheap drinks.
I Supertuzz at The Arena. 1 lpm-3am. £3 (£2.50). 7 May only. Special Bank Holiday indie night with a strict no dance music policy. All drinks £1.20 before 12.30am.
I Thirsty Dog at R.G.'s. Spin—close. Free. 7 May and fortnightly. ‘An alternative Sunday on alternative Sundays‘. Old punk and indie.
I Unity Reggae Club at The Venue. 10.30pm—late. £2. Every Sunday and Thursday. Reggae. ragga and dub ‘Strictly dancehall‘.
I VE Day Ball at The Tunnel. 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2). 7 May only. Studenty pre-exam. post war blow-out. Drinks promos.
? 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 Cleopatra’s lO.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. House and garage. £1.25 all drinks.
I lingo at The 13th Note (ground floor). 8pm—lam. The tnost rare and diverse tnusic you're likely to hear from the Lingo collective. Ollie. Lyley. Matlock and Mr Tea.
I A Cool Dude at The Tuxedo Princess.‘
9.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 with student card. free before 11pm with flyer). This night yet again changes its name. but no one really cares. There are t-shirt give-aways and the beer‘s cheap. Student night of mainstream indie. dance and pop of quite indescribable mediocrity. Spirits 45p. draught £ 1.
I Speedracer at The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). 10.30—3am. £1. Steven M. persues his ‘Ni'lHi-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 of cheesy. 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. Pints and bottled beers £1. I Club Havana at Maxaluna. 8pm—lam. Free. 16 May only. One ofthe busiest. sweatiest nights in Glasgow. Be very early. it'll be busy. Merengue. rumba. flamenco. lambada and salsa from DJ Jazz. the hardest working club promoter in the city.
I JoJos at Club Xchange lem—3am. £2 (£1). Gay. DJ Stella with choice dance ant chart sounds. £1 lager. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.
I Genius at The Tunnel. lO.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). The ‘thinking students’ night‘. Whigfteld and Reservoir Dogs — you can" 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 Shimmy Club at Bennet’s. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Legendary. drunken. ‘mixed’. longest-running club night in town with Craig Davis. Mainstream dance and chart. £1.10 promo beers.
I The Tardis at The Attic. 10.30pm-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. lO.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Chart. mainstream and 60s ‘for the pub/club staff crowd’.
nory Weller and Bethan oole answer those crucial queries
I Name Laurent Garnier
I Age 29
I Occupation Insane French DJ running high on testosterone.
I cue? Laurent's got a bit of a thing about sex. He once said: ‘This is the music that makes me come. sexually.’ I What music would that be then? Well anything out of his 25.000-strong record collection presumably.
I Hot short on stamina, eh! No, Laurent likes to make it last. preferring to go or. for four~and-a-half or even ftvehours (in his DJ sets).
I One of those porno housers like the Outhere Brothers then . . . Although Laurent may have never penned the immortal lines. ‘Put your aM on my face ’cause I love the way your p***y tastes‘ he climaxed last year with the notorious Aural Sex. a cover of Shola's highly graphic 80's Cttt Mr Policeman
I Mon dieul Sex, rock ’n’ roll, what about drugs? Mais non! Sacre bleu, they impede your performance. Laurent’s ecstasy isn't induced by pills. In fact he positively frowns on pharmaceutical indulgence. His own label F Communications was named after he and partner Eric Morand watched a club full of English ravers ‘gurning and churning like cows’. deciding that ‘after the E must come F‘.
I And out of F A year‘s worth of exhilarating. innovative techno cuts from Jeff Mills-style headfunk by Sean X to the exquisite deep garage fusions of Ludovic Navarre (St Germain) and Laurent’s own stuff of course.
I Ali! more aural sex Not exactly . . . Think gleaming Detroit chords. minimal Chicago rhythms and finely tuned Euro trance. Hardly the eclectic frottage of his DJing sets.
I 00h la la! Yes. when Laurent massages those technics expect everything from camp disco to throbbing garage (Davina’s Do you Want It is a fave). and the smarting dominance of Robert Hood’s whiplash hardbeat techno.
I What to say yes!, Yesl. YES!
I What not to say Not tonight darling, I’ve got a headache.
Laurent Garnier 013 at Slam, The Arches, Glasgow on Fri 5 May. A Shot In The Dark, his debut album is available on F Communications. Laurent Garnier Mixmag Live is out now on Mixmag Live CDs.
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