Regular 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‘s funky. fruity ﬂavours dubbing up the weekend. I Amouri at The Tuxedo Princess.
9.30pm—3am. £6 (£4.50). No curfew. Nice 3
natne for a night of Italian piano house. DJs Joe Deacon. Billy Reid. Alan Tait MC XXX. Bud £1.50 all night.
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 Kilkic and Scott McKay. 26 May. The Ark welcomes in the Ministry of Sound Tour with (,T.J Mackintosh. Erik Morillo and Tommy l). (£6/£3) See preview and competition page.
I Bennet’s 1 lpm—3am. £4. Gay. Commercial dance with a Euro slant and
I The Best Funk Club in The World . . . Ever! at The Voodoo Room. I lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Colin Barr squeezes behind the
decks for a night of rare groove. ftmk and 3
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- on'entated night lll 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 llpm--l2.30am. all drinks £1.25 and Beck's promotion all night.
I The Corner ()pm—close. Robert Wilson with classic house. Drinks promos.
I Cream at Reds. Strathclyde University Student Union. ()pm—2am (doors close lam). £1. Students and guests. Steven Watt of Mo Jazz. on a commercial funk and hip hop tip.
I llelmonicas ()pin—close. Free. DJ Stella with a chart dance tnix.
I Doggy Style 10.30pm—late. £2. Little Ed and Mr Smith playing ‘jumpin' house‘. Bud and Beck's £1 a bottle.
I Fluid at R.G.’s. Spin—midnight. Free. The best in garage and house from DJ Kevin.
I Friday at Cotton Club at Cotton Club. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). A studenty mix of indie dance and
P0P- I llelter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving
; It’s all just a little odd. Here is the
' dance with a retro edge with man about
BIG MAC, HOLD THE CHEESE
2232m— ‘ " CJ Mackintosh, not up for it?
chap who broke dance music into the charts for the first time in 1987 with his MARRS project: ‘Pump up the Volume’, leading the way for a new breed of musicians who were trained in the ways of the turntable decks rather than the 48-track desk. The guy who in that same year became the World DMC mixing champion and today is the resident DJ at one of the planet’s top clubs: the Ministry of
He’s in an elite premiership of top
i DJs whose very name on the flyer for a
1 night guarantees road blocks, yet he’s ! chatting to me in his mum’s house
telling me he does like to wake up in his own bed every morning. CJ Mackintosh is very shy and unassuming, taking a while to warm to the conversation. Only when annoyed at the state in which the Jungle [le leave ‘his’ Ministry mixing booth does he liven up. The photo of him is surprisingly bad for someone with such a high profile, squinting at the camera, obviously not up for it. While Morales, Oakenfold, Tenaglia et al play the media game, dishing up the tasty sound bite, and knocking out photo-opportunities as and when required, DJ CJ doesn’t even get involved enough to have a first name (it’s Chris by the way).
A traditionalist in a scene where records have a shelf life only as long as it takes to find the beat mix and slice the cross fader, he believes in giving the ‘customer’ value for money. His latest project, the hip-pop house collective ‘Love Happy’ have just finished recording their first album. When the singles come out, they won’t be remixed to death, but will have a B- side with, shock, a different song.
Cl is a lover of music, appreciating what it will do and how he can use it, a master craftsman. (Rory Weller)
CJ Mackintosh plays the Tunnel on Fri 26 May, and the Vaults on Sat 27 May. The Ministry of Sound Sessions
Volume 4, mixed by him is out now. To win a copy see Club Comp on page 66.
rock/indie/7()s/ftmk/kitsch night. Started in 1988. :titia/ingly the night still has the original DJ.
I Katch at The (‘athoustx Studio 3. l0pm--3am. £3. lndie/stutlenty/good time vibes. All drinks £1.50.
I Love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm-3aiit. £3 (£2). Commercial
town DJ Graeme.
I Limbo lounge at The RAFA Club. 9pm»—-lam. £1.50 (in advance only. available from John Smith 84; Son or Missing Records). 26 May only. A tnix of exotic burlesque. raunch 'n' roll and wild r ‘n' b. Hopes to be monthly from here on in.
I Mean Streets at The l3tll Note (basement). Spin—midnight. Free. The club that ably charts the history of rock and roll from Flvis to Portisheati.
I llicos 9pllT--llil(llilglll. Free. Nice guys Matlock and Mr Tea playing an uplifting mix of Brazilian. reggae. soul and rare jazz.
I Parklife at The Arena. llpm~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 lives and Stussy. Resident DJ Paul Cawley isjoined every week by guest DJs Nick Peacock or Marc from R.A.D.
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 l0.30pm»--3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Fasy going mix of disco. funk. hip hop and rap. Stuart and intimate club with a core of regulars.
I Rubber Soul at The Cathouse. Studio 1. 10pm—3am. £3. 60s and 70s music.
I Shag at Fury Murry’s. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Maintaining the legacy of the traditional student night. a rare species today.
I Sin at Rhapsody llpm—3am. £5 (£3). All drinks £1.50. Derrick and Sam Wallace playing ‘a mixed bag of heavenly house‘ to a principally commercial crowd. 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. Underground. upfront. technologically- minded dance music from Stuart and ()rde.
I Sonic at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge).
1 1pm-3am. £3 (£2 students/flyer). ‘Alternative. indie and goodtime music', now in its third year.
I Soundclash 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. “pm-2.30am. £5 (£3). DJ Alan Ronalds. the long time resident Volcano DJ with mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop.
I Tazmania at Glasgow Caledonian University Student Union. 9pm-3am. £1 (after 10pm). A club/dance night with DJ Taz.
I The Yard at Sub Club. llpm--3.30am. £5 (£3). Award-winning DJ and philosopher Gareth Sommcrville (Yip Yap. Edinburgh) and Stuart McCorrisken (Reality Boat) play together with a lighter blend of house and garage. All drinks £1.
I Alchemy at Bar Belgos. 9pm—midnight. Free. Underground house music from DJ Brian.
I Alternative End of Mayfest Party at The Arches. llpm—4.30am. £7 (£6). 20 May only. Mrs Wood plays Glasgow for the first time. joined by Twitch and Brainstorm plus Dr Rapaniki live. Special drumming and visuals.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. The deep club sounds of DJ Nick Peacock er (:1 guiding your Saturday night.
I Bar 91 9pm—midnight. Free. Good pre- club mix of funk through to garage.
I Bennet’s llpm—3am. £5. Gay. Commercial dance.
I The Cathouse. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3.50/£3 before 11pm). Sweaty rock- orientated club on two floors. Trad rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). lndie-pop/indie- dance shenanigans from Jim Downie er al. I Cleopatra’s 1 lpm—3am. £6. Mainstream commercial vibe.
I Club Xchange l lpm—3am. £5. Gay club with upfront dance tunes. Happy Hour llpm—12.30am.
I The Corner 9pm—close. Free. Andy Young with ajazz. Latin. salsa night plus like-minded bands.
I llelmonicas 9pm—c1ose. Free. DJ Michael with a garage mix.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. lOpm-late. £2.50 (includes Knucklehead upstairs). ltjust keeps rolling along as ever in its funky/retro/contemptuous contemporary way.
I Dream Sequence at Rooﬁtops (Secrets 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 Energize at The Tuxedo Princess. 9.30pm—3am. £7 (£5 ﬂyer/ £4 students). Techno and ltalian piano house featuring regular live acts.
I Flow at Glasgow School of Art. lOpm—late. 26 May only. Flow returns to the GSA featuring guest DJ Mark Broom (Pure Plastic. lnfach) plus Flow ‘electronic' DJs Craig and Clyde and the regular irregular transformation of the Art School ball into a reinvented club environment through visual manipulation.
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