llegular weekly clubs plus one-oft 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. I
7.30pm—10pm. Free. Lindsey's funky fruity ﬂavours dubbing up the weekend. I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). Slightly less smart than The Tunnel on Saturday. but it‘s still got its fair share of muscley boys in tight tops and girls in sun tans. House and garage soundtrack supplied by Michael Kilkie and Scott McKay. Busy and sweaty.
I Bennet’s 11pm—3am. £4. Gay. Commercial dance with a Euro slant and
pop. 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 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 10.30pm-2.30am. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston. Ofﬁce partytastic.
I Club Xchange 11pm—3am. £4. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever. Happy Hour 11pm—12.30am. all drinks £1.25 and Beck‘s promotion all night.
I Cool Lemon at Glasgow School of Art. lOpm—2.30pm. £6 (£4). 2 June only. Paterson and Price bring their own brand of hard house to the Art School unaided by gimmicky guests. The lemons get down to the pips.
I The Corner 9pm—close. Robert Wilson with classic house. Drinks promos.
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.
I oelmonicas 9pm—close. Free. 1)] 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 Fluid at R.G.'s. 8pm--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 mix of indie dance and pop.
I llelter Skolter at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indie/70s/funk/kitsch night. Started in l988.amazing1y the night still has the original DJ.
I ltatch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. lOpm—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.
: Conceptualists - the ambient and
; techno genres are full of them. From
Brian Eno’s amniotic artcore to
; Underground Besistance’s cybertropic
hardbeat, electronic music seems to
. attract more theory obsessives than
; the average philosophy course. It
‘ comes as a bit of a surprise then, that
j the most exciting concept-orientated
t producer out right now makes house.
f Because, as your average beard-
} stroking, snobbish techno trainspotter
g knows, house (apart from the vogueish
1 ‘hard house’) is for vacant girls in
l babydolls. And worse, it’s made by
1 people who prefer pianos and vocals
i to ‘abstract textures’ and ‘luturist’
i acid sounds. llot so Gemini. Twenty-
: iive-year-old Spencer Kincey has
5 produced some of the ‘deepest’ house
imaginable over the past year or so. There was his Relief debut Klonopin
created after an experience on
prescription drugs (Klonopin is an
. American anti-depressant like Prozac).
v. And ‘Festival’ (on second Belief EP U
I Know How 1 Feel) which sounded like a
i technicolour carnival submerged
l under a plate of sheet glass synth. ‘Festival was made alter I went to a
. Bastille day parade,’ elaborates
Spencer, ‘there were people
3 wandering round with monkeys on
1 their shoulders, weird things like
, llow ‘le Fusion’ further proves his
1 ability to fashion the most
1 contemplative grooves around.
i Produced with three live musicians, it
! welds whirling organ, manic French
! vocals and linger-clicking jazz fusion
I to a simple house groove:
1 aesthetically inspired and rocking all
; at once. ‘One day I woke up and
5 thought I’d call my friend Earl who’s a
. drummer - we went down to the studio
along with Josh a double bass player
; and Iron Guru an African percussionist
2 - le Fusion was the result.’
3 Last month Spencer also hooked up
with Carl Craig to produce an EP lor
Planet E ‘A Moment or lnsanity’. For
now he’s busy touring Europe with
fellow Relief labelmates like Boo
Williams and Glen Underground. ‘l’m
getting a whole new era of ideas from
travelling over here - being in places
where I don’t speak the language - it’s
like “you’re alone, but not alone.”
Believe it, house music has never
sounded so deep. (Bethan Cole)
Gemini DJs at Pussypower, The Arena,
Glasgow on Fri 3 June. Le Fusion is out
now on Caiual.
. 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 llicos 9pm-midnight. Free. Nice guys Matlock and Mr Tea playing an uplifting mix of Brazilian. reggae. soul and rare jazz.
I Parkllle at The Arena. 1 1pm—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—1ate. £2.50. A smokin' night of eclectic black music sponsored by Dr Jives and Stussy. Resident-DJ Paul Cawley isjoined every week by guest DJs Nick Peacock. Marc from R.A.D. and Colin from Bomba. 9 June. Phar Out welcomes Howie 8. Mo Wax recording artist and man behind Skylab. Heavy trainspotters would also know he‘s responsible for The Little Picture Show theme music too.
I in TheAttic. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). The original retro club-packed out every week. Stax. Motown. Stones. Who etc.
l I Beds 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easy-going mix of disco. funk. hip hop and rap. Smart and intimate club with a core of regulars.
I llubber Soul at The Cathouse. Studio 1. 10pm—3am. £3. 60s and 70s music.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. l 1pm—3am. £4 (£3). Maintaining the legacy of the traditional student night. a rare species today.
I Sill at Rhapsody 11pm—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. 2 June. Phil Perry (Full Circle) guesting.
I Sonic at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 11pm—3am. £3 (£2 students/ﬂyer). ‘Alternative. indie and good time music’, now in its third year.
I Sounclash at The 13th Note (ground ﬂoor). 8piii—riiidtiiglit. 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. 11pm-2.3()am. £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 Tax.
I The Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). No curfew. The Future management present the Future DJ team with a night of mainstream techno. Bud £1.50 all night. I The Yard at Sub Club. 11pm-3.30am. £5 (£3). Award-winning DJ and philosopher Gareth Sommerville (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. ()ptn—inidnight. Free. Underground house music from DJ Brian.
I Bar 10 9pm--midnight. Free. The deep club sounds of DJ Nick Peacock et ul guiding your Saturday night.
I Bar 91 ()pin—midnight. Free. Good pre- club mix of funk through to garage.
I Bennet’s 1 lpm—3am. £5. Gay. Commercial dance.
I 8PM at The Tuxedo Princess. ‘).3()pm~3am. £7 (£5 flyer/£4 students). Techno and Italian piano house featuring regular live acts.
I Cale loco at The Arches. l().30pm—-3am. £7 (£5). 10 June and monthly. Bizarre theatricals. eclectic music from Nick Peacock and Bobby Bluebell plus a few surprises. Cafe Loco settles back in after an extended absence. attracting a slightly older. mediatastic clientele.
I The Cathouse. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3.5()/£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 et al. I Cleopatra’s I lpm~-3am. £6. Mainstream commercial vibe.
I Club Xchange 1 1pm—3am. £5. Gay club with upfront dance tunes. Happy Hour
1 lpm-- 12.30am.
I The Corner 9pm—close. Free. Andy Young with ajazz. Latin and salsa night plus like-minded bands.
I Delmonicas 9pm—close. Free. DJ Michael with a garage mix.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. _ lOpm-—1ate. £2.50 (includes Knucklehead upstairs). ltjust keeps rolling along as ever in its funky/retro/contemptuous contemporary wav.
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