catch the best Glasgow Clubs this
I cool lemon Residents Paterson and Price are joined by Roy Davis Jr of Ministry Of Sound Recordings and Phuture. When he DJed at the Ministry last year the mixing wasn‘t too hot. but the tunes were smokin‘. The Arches. [6 Mar only.
I New Generation The wonderful Dave Clark who has just remixed U2 and was responsible for Red 1-3 on Bush records (later licensed to Deconstruction). gets busy on the deck with Jeremy Lowe. Dave Lewis and Piper. QMU. 10 Mar only.
I Open Featuring local gal Kara from ‘it' alongside the formidable DJ Oberon. Oberon is a regular at Final Frontier and won the Club UK ‘Best Up And Coming DJ' award last year. No other mix tape gets nicked as fast as his do. He also records as ‘Blokka'. Glasgow School ofArl. 8 Mar only.
I Slam Carl Cox. ‘the best DJ in the world‘. joins Stuart and Orde. As well as being one of the first British DJs to have commercial chart success. Cox was voted best DJ of 1995 by the readers of dance magazine Mitzi/c — which is using the night to have an official party. The Arches. 8 Mm:
I Emissions Launch Party Rub a Dub presents this exceptionally strong night featuring Willy and Marc from RAD, Andy Weatherall. Alex Night (Fat Cat) and Ashley Marlos DJing. Ashley's band Concmelt will also be playing live. Glasgow School of/lrl. l 9 Mar only.
I New Generation at the QMU. 9pm-2am. £5. 10 March only. The wonderful Dave Clark (Archive 1. Red 1- 3) with Jeremy Lowe. Dave Lewis and Piper.
I Rat Trap 10.30pm—3am. £2. Rock.
I Shirley’s Temple at Archaos. 11pm—3.30am. £5 (£3). A trippy mix of camp theatricals and hard house soundtrack from the radiant Ms Alston and Bob.
I Salsoul at Betty‘s Mayonnaise. 10.30pm—3am. Garage and deep house with Colin Gate (Bomba) and Stevie Middleton. 17 Mar. Phil Asher (Ministry of Sound) guesting.
I Sorted at the Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1.50). Indie/alternative vibe in the new Cathouse. Drinks promos.
I Sunday Service at Maxaluna. 9pm—close. Free. Ali C (that monk of funk) with a dance based eclectic mix.
I Velvet Booms ()ptn—late. £2. Across the board mix from DJ Alan Ronald. £1 all drinks.
I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm-3am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Gary Unett and a mix of mainstream pop and dance.
I Club X at Club Xchange. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Gay. House and garage. £1.25 all drinks.
I Slide at the Tuxedo Princess. 10.30pm—3am. Massively popular
Gonemelt make wonderfully sparse, funky hard dance music. The three Tonbridgo denizens, Ashley Marlowe, Grant llewman and llathaniel Mellors, are currently riding high on a wave of credibility, having just released their Confuse And Destroyalbum on Andy Weatherall’s Emissions label.
The recording is live and without a sampler in sight, these slaves to the Iow-tec manage to stretch their analogue equipment to the limits. When recording the album, they didn’t bother with a poncey DAT machine or anything like that - they recorded it straight on to an SA90 compact cassette. It’s live, it’s visceral, it’s on the edge, but they’d rather it wasn’t.
The band’s low-ii approach isn’t motivated by any deep musical philosophies - it’s about plain economics. Although having their album on the painfully prestigious Emissions label, they don’t get much cash. ‘l’ve had to beg and scrape just to get a few hundred quid, and we don’t get any money to make the recordings,’ says Mellors. ‘What we do is the best production we can do within our means.’
But it they can create an album which contains the NME Vibes Single or The Week, ‘Flashennac’, then what could they come up with given a whole pile of cash? Back to Mellors: ‘The sound would obviously get better,
we’re not stupid enough to lose sight or what we’ve got. We wouldn’t go technology crazy and have huge trance build ups and break downs like BT [Brian Tresneau]. We write instinctively, we’d simply build and improve on what we’ve already done.’ Has anyone got a couple of quid they could lend Conemelt? (Rory Weller)
Conemelt play live at The Glasgow School of Art on Tuesday 19 March. Confuse And Destroy is released on the Emissions label.
commercial student night with floating club. rotating danceﬂoor and cheap drinks.
I Speedracer at The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Steven mixes up a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes.
I Student Mondays at The Cathouse. 10pm—3am. £2 (students free before midnight). New club from the Mr Student Night himself Dave Ross. Usual goodtime tunes plus double vodka and Gold Bier £1.20 all night.
I Wide at Madame Gillespies. 10pm—3am. £2. DJ Leonor Fini bringing together all strands of alternative dance music. Look out for forthcoming DJs and bands. Draught beers and selected shots £ 1.
I Cat in The ﬂat at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £ 1. Student and goodtime party grooves. Pints and bottled beers £ 1. I Club XChange 11pm—3am. £2 (£1). Gay. Dance and chart sounds. £1 lager. 50p vodka. Pitched as the only gay night in town tonight.
I Emissions Launch Party at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—late. 1‘) March only. Rub a Dub present this exceptionally strong night featuring Willy and Marc from RAD. Andy Weatherall. Alex Night (Fat Cat) and Ashley Marlos DJing. Ashley's band Conemelt will also be playing live. See panel.
I Kaleidoscope World at The (‘athouse 8.30pm—3am. £1. Band and club night (Tam Coyle) with the clth starting at 11.30pm playlisted to reflect the style of band featured that night.
I Shimmy Club at Bennet‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Legendary. drunken. ‘mixed'. longest-running club night in town. Mainstream dance and chart. £1.10 promo beers.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. llpm—3am. Dave Ross's latest extravaganza whooping up Tuesday
nights party style in the main room. Staggering (you will be) drink promos. I Sly at The Tunnel. l0pm--3am. 1‘) March only. lixcitingarooney; it's Sly's 2nd birthday. Biggy Student night with Scott Mckay. Kevin Mcfarlane and Laurence llughs. Champagne and bottled beer £1. long vodka £1.70.
I Supertly at Fury .‘yltirry‘s. 10.30pm--3am. £2. New night with a indie/dancey. poppy/soulful playlist and the ubiquitous drinks promotions.
I Trading Post at Cleopatra‘s. |0.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). (Thart. mainstream and ()()S ‘for the pub/club staff crowd'.
I Basic Principles at The Sub (.‘lub. 11pm-3am. £5. 13 March only. Newish drum and bass night featuring Little lid plus guests.
I Bennet’s l 1pm—3am. £1. (lay. 70p vodka and gin! DJ Sara.
I Boudoir at The Whisky Bar. Spm- close. Free. Glasgow's original easy listening club pick up their Burt Bacharach collection and settle down at this new venue. Free canapes and lots of love.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. 1().30pm~3.30am. £3.50 (£2). (iarage. house. 90s disco and pop from DJ Rory (Archaos 'l‘hursdays). Double vodka £1.25.
I Delicatessen at The Velvet Rooms (front room). 11pm—-3am. £3 (£2). (‘1th Havana presents Brazilian. Latin jazz. rare groove and acid jazz with DJ Jazz on the decks.
I Definitely Maybe at the Rat Trap. 10.30pm-—2. £2. lndie.
I Disco Wonderland at The (‘aihouse 11pm-3am. £2 (£1). 70s throwbacks (and possibly slingbacks) get in free. 70s night from new kids on the block Barbie and Ken. Margaritas 50p. Vodka mix £1.(1o1d Bier £ 1.
I Fab at Reds. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Club classics. funk. soul and disco. Miller £1.
vodka-mix £ 1.
I Go West at Cleopatra‘s. 10.3()pmw2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). A mainly ‘sttalent-orientated‘ bill of fare. I Jam at The Velvet Rooms. 1 1pm—3am. £3 (£2). DJ Mel Barr with classic disco. I Juna at The 13th Note (basement). Rpm—midnight. Free. 20 March and fot'tnighly. A mix of techno. trip hop and house from Gregor and Michael plus guests.
I Paradise Island at The Volcano. 1|pm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Sace and liasi take a break to work on their album so Blueprint is put on hold too. Ally Campbell takes their slot for hip hop. funk and jungle.
I Skank ’n’ Pickle at The 13th Note. Spin—midnight. Free. 13 March and monthly. Basically a ska night. ()(Js Trojan ska through 2 Tone 10905 ska-punk. DJs Jim. Jane and Scott.
I Sticky Fingers at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.
I Soul Train at The Hall Club.
1 1pm—3am. £3 (£2). Paul M. pursuing a retro vibe. Drinks promos.
I Wednesday Night Fever at Cotton Club. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2 with matric card). For those who long to be back in those halcyon disco days of yore when the trousers were tight and the glitter ball polished. Drinks promos.
I Bar 10 Spin—close. Free. Paul Cawley' from Phar ()ut with a weird. eclectic. underground pre-club experience.
I The Base Room at (ilasgow School of Art (downstairs). ‘)pm—2.30am. Free. House night from DJs Graham (Schmoo). Kevin and Jim.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm-2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream
I Boogie Bus at R.G.'s. Spin—midnight. Free. DJs Ziggy and Bob get housey with lots of pretty lights too.
I Club Class at The Hall Club. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). A mellow mix of chart and club classics from the last two decades. Drinks promos.
I Club Xchange llpm~-3am. £2 (£1). ('iay. DJ Morgan and £1 lager. £1 vodka. I Cop at Archaos. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). Busy student house night from [)1 Rory ((‘lub \\'ednesdays) and guests. ‘Turn up. get down. cop off.’ £1 vodka and Becks. Tam (‘oyle ‘The Fun.‘ does his indie/pop/kitsch stuff in Betty's. '
I Dee Jays in Disguise at Variety. Spin—close. Free. lla't'ch and Jonnie of the Knucklehead with a dubby mix of new dance and techno.
I Donkey at the Cathouse. 11pm—3am. Indie/grunge rock in the new Calhousc. Drinks promos.
I Genius at The Volcano. llpm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Bob and Jamie make the Vole hip again with 'house fun and dance classics'. Buy one vodka get one free. Rolling Rock £1.
I llidin ROOTS at The Voodoo Room. 9.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 14 March and fortnightly. New underground drum and bass night from Alternative Source Promotions featuring Traipse and Subbass plus KMC‘ and Daley. All bottled beer and lager £ 1.
I Inferno at Reds. IIpm--3am. £2. Seventies disco, pop and glam with DJ Paul N'Jie plus Bud £1 and vodka mix all night. A night of classic disco peppered with the best of contemporary house and garage.
I Loveshack at Fury Muriy’s. 10.30pm-—3am. £2. ‘Super cool sounds of the 70s-dance stompers and student classics abound. Lager and vodka llll.\ an unbelievable 50p.‘
I lied Cell at The Sub Club. ||pm~—3am. £3. From the makers of 17K (iold comes one of the deepest. darkest underground club nights in Scotland. The night centres on Mark Ryall (UK Gold/Aqua Planet) with guests Martin (UK (iold). Richard
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