Regular weekly clubs plus one-off events are listed by city, then b day, then alphabetically by title. Clu s will be listed, provided up-to-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Clubs listings compiled by Rory Weller and Jim Byers.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. l0.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). One of The Tunnel's key nights of high glam splendour. with possibly Scotland's top hard house DJ. Michael Kilkie. joined by Scott Mackay and Zammo (Rhumba) in Room ()ne plus Duncan Reid and Simon Foy in Room Two.
I Bar 10 8pm—close. Free. Stevie Donaldson and guests getting the weekend off to a hot and sweaty start with their hard house/funky techno mix. I Bios at the Sub Club. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 2 May only. One of Scotland‘s up and coming deep underground dance DJs and producers. who are now signed to Black Nation (Detroit) and Lo-Fi (London). do another of their monthly residencies.
I Club X llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Gay. Happy house and nu-NRG at this gay venue. Drinks promos.
I Cool Lemon at The Glasgow School OfArt. 10pm—2.30am. £5 (£4). 2 May only. Paterson and Price back at the Art School for more of their top quality hard house excursions.
I Exotica at CCA Cafe Bar. 9.30pm—midnight. Free. Andy Divine from Glasgow School Of Art Divine
Sound System for eclectic laid-back beats. Pre-club.
I Freestyle at The Asylum downstairs bar (Caledonian University Student Union). 8pm-lam. £3 (free before 10pm). DJs Kenny and Bone dropping breaks. beats and future funk.
I Goodfoot Allnighter at Caledortian University Student Union. llpm—6am. £6. 2 May only. Seven hours of the ﬁttest Northem Soul. Hammond jazz. funk and R 'n' B front the Goodfoot crew. tonight celebrating ﬁve years ofkicking it funky. Guests include Andrew Divine. See the gang's Uptight night at the Bedsit too.
I Hellfire at Prince Armani‘s. 7.30pm—late. Price tbc. 2 May only. Hellﬁre continuing to set the standard for fetish nights in Scotland with performance. designers and ﬁlms pushing the style envelope to its limits. Rock. glam. indie. ambient. dance arid dttb from DJ Scott Ballingall. Strict dress code of leather/rubber/glam/drag/cyber- punk/gothic. Drinks promos arid Arabic food.
I Human Nature at Lime. l lpm—3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). DJ lan with funky dance. Drinks promos.
I Ice at Archaos. llpm—3.3()am. £5 (£4). The night changes direction with Geoff and Scott (Betty's Saturday) now bringing their ﬂoor action to the main rooru. Paul Traynor with hip hop. swing arid similar styles in Room Three.
I Katch at The Cathouse. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2; free before 1 1.30pm). Three floors of rock with drinks promos.
I Kung Funk at The 13th Note (ground floor). 8pm—midnight. Free. The fortrter Soundclash and Sonora DJs with phat jazz beat cake. hip hop and extreme leftﬁeld drum 'n' bass.
I Latino Lovers at The Glasgow School ()fArt. l()pm—2.30am. £5 (£4). 9 May only. DJs Mark and Michael from the beat museum spin the tunes while Delaney's Rhythm section do the live thang.
I Love Bug at The Garage.
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NEW RECORDS to watch out for include the new and much- anticipated debut album on Soma from Funk D'Void; Saturday night Sub Club resident Domenic Capello’s new 12in also on Soma; Pure resident Brainstorm’s new album and Kevin Mckay's new Glasgow Underground 12in (recorded with 168). Looking ahead, there's news that the East Coast Project are getting near to releasing their second compilation, featuring some familiar names but some new ones too. Rumours of a serious, major label bidding war over the latest Burger Queen tune are as yet unconfirmed but suggest that a large amount of money is heading their way.
CLUB-WISE, apart from Tony Humphries in Edinburgh, other big buzzes centre on the Idjut Boys at The Apartment in Glasgow on May 4 and the third birthday of the Saturday night at the Sub Club. Club birthdays also approach for both Solefusion and Taste in Edinburgh, so expect something special from those lot. Elsewhere, Fire Island are to stage a major event at Studio 24 to tie in with London's Gay Pride festival and The Venue looks set to host a regular lesbian night with all female staff and no men allowed. Drum 'n' bass fans will be pleased to hear that Manga have got Roni Size
Sub Club resident and Soma recording artist Funk D'Void
and his full Reprazent show up in June. And anyone with a car or enough enthusiasm might be interested to know that Derrick May, Marshall Jefferson, Robert Owens and Todd Terry are all appearing on the same night at the soon-to-be-open Room At The Top club in Bathgate. That's in June as well.
In the meantime, the Solefusion/In Demand Records lot are starting a new monthly Saturday night at La Belle Angele from the end of May and both The Attic and The Liquid Room are now up and running, all of which gives Edinburgh's clubbers a bit more option than they're used to. And are Saturday nights at The Honeycomb set to change slightly soon? Watch this space. (Jim Byers)
l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). DJ Graeme with an eclectic tttix of good time party tttrtes. Drinks promos.
I Mean Street at The 13m Note (basement). 8pm—midnight. Free. Rock 'n' roll revolutionaries. Pre-club.
I Misshapes at Cafe Qudos (Queen Margaret Student Union). 8.3()pm—2am. £2.50 (£2). Indie. janeg guitar stuff.
I Orange Peel at The Asyltttu (Caledonian University Student Union). l()pm—3am. £3. DJs Dan. Chris and Nick with hard dartce and techno.
I Parklife at The Arena. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Glasgow's ﬁrst artd foremost Britpop night playing classic dance/pop/indie/retro/soul sounds from the 60s to the 90s. Drinks promos all night.
I Phar Out at Glasgow School ()fArt. l()pm—2.3()am. £3. Deep dub and drttm 'n‘ bass. Resident DJ Pattl Cawley is joined every week by guest DJs.
I Pure at Bennets. ll.3()pm—-3am. £4 (£3). Grant Duff with art upbeat dance night. Gay.
I Radio City in The Attic. l().3()pm—3ant. £3 (£2). The original retro club. playing Stax. Motown. Stones. The Who — you know the score.
I Radikal Rhythm at The Dark Room (Strathclyde University Student Union). l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Students plus up to four guests. Hard house/techno night hosted by different DJs rotating each month.
I Rapt at The Apartment. llpiit - 3am. £8. Graeme Wilson playing swing. hip hop and fttrtk in this stylish club for stylish people.
I Reds llpm—3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easy-going mix of disco. fttnk and contemporary chart dance.
I Reform at R.G.‘s. 8pm~midnight Free. Tosh and guests for drttru ‘n‘ bass. hip hop. dttb and reggae. Pre-club.
I Shag at Fury Murry's. llpm—-3. 15am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tttnes ever frotn Mark and James G.
I Slam at The Arches. l().3()pm—3am. £7. World famous DJ and production duo Stuart and ()rde providing the best irt deep electronic dance for art up-for-it capacity crowd every week. 9 May: residents are joined by Darren Emerson of Underworld fatne.
I Test at The Sub Club. llpm—3am. Price tbc. 9 May only. Hard techno action froin the West Coast/Fast Coast amalgam.
I Uptight at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). 9 May only. More Northern Sottl. Hammond jazz. fttrtk and R 8; B at this exceptionally busy night. Special guest tonight is DJ Lenny Harkins. top Glasgow soulsterjoining the Goodfoot mob. Check out their all-nighter at the Cally too.
I Velvet Rooms l()pm—3am. £5. Alan Ronald irt Room Two with art open mix from house anthems arid disco to Britpop and soul. Martin Hesketh in Room ()ne playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Vinyl at Tin Pan Alley (floor two). llpm-3am. £5. 2 May only. Residents Martin Collins. Lawrence Hughes arid Nat Byrne with cutting edge fttrtked up disco house.
I What's Your Function at Tin Pan Alley (floor two). llpm—3am. £5. 9 May arid fortnightly. J‘ilkes arid Ha’t'ch of Knucklehead fame continue to expand their empire with this night of techno bass. Chicago house and minimal Detroit techno and electro. DJ Anthony Shake Skiarjoirts thent tonight from Frictional Recordings.
I 4th Dimension at Cottiers. 9pm—midnight. Free. Andy Young plays jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion arid funk. Drinks promos. Pre-club.
I Amorphus Free Party at The Queen Margaret Union. 9pm—2am. Free. l0 May only. Pitches itself as Scotland's largest drunt ‘n' bass free party with [Ms Kemal and Stevie. Drinks promos.
I The Apartment llpm—3am. £8. Big
H it L i st The best Glasgow club nights this fortnight.
Love Boutique Farley and Heller who recently rocked every dancefloor in the country with their Ultra Flava, come back to Scotland for some camp core extravagances. The Arches, Sat 3 May. Sub Culture Celebrating three years of the current format of Harri and Domenic, the Subbie welcomes the awesome talents of Norma Jean Bell and Kenny Dixon Jr (Baddest Bitch). Sub Club, Sat 70 May.
Aquaplanet Mark Ryal, Twitch and Paul Fegan are joined tonight by one of their most popular guests, Detroit’s Claude Young, playing an exclusive live techno set rather than DJing. Sub Club, Sun 4 May.
Strange Fruit The night of jazz experimentation returns afresh after last year's phenomenal event at the Old Fruitmarket. Featured tonight are The Psychonauts, Deep Six, Paul Cawley and Nick Peacock. Look out for wonderful visuals from ISO, who are currently working with Ch4. The Renlrew Ferry, Sat 3 May only.
Colours A night of top class entertainment with The Ministry Of Sound joining forces with Colours to welcome Hippie Torales, Heaven, Marshall Jefferson, Tyree Cooper, and residents Boney and Jon Mancini. The Arches, Sat 10 May.
house anthems attd funky big beats from Mr Man About Town Alan Ronald. ‘lintertainment not education.‘
I Archaos at Archaos. llpm—3am. £8 (£6). Chris Harris attd A.J. mix up garage and house for a busy. moderately dressy crowd with Scott arid Geoff playing club classics in Betty's Mayonnaise (part of Archaos).
I The Arena £7. DJ Bltasker and Michael Peck with funky techno and hard house. Drinks promos.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Bttsy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock. I Blackout at Tin Pan Alley. llpnt—3am. £6. Soma recording artists Larz. Percy X and Stevie Donaldson host a night of underground dance. 3 May. Jatnes Pennirtgton front Suburban Knights/ Underground Resistance guests. (£8). 10 May Jame Ruskin (Blueprint Records) joins the residents. (£6).
I The Cathouse llpm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Two floors of rock with drinks promos. I Classic FM at Fury Murry's.
l lpm—3.15am. £5 (£3). Club Classics iii the rttain rootn with DJs Jim Downie and Sean Webster. Quality indie music front Twister upstairs.
I Cleopatra's llpm—-3am. £6. Mainstream commercial vibe.
I Club 69 Rocksy's Basement. l()pm-2.3()am. £5. Martin and Willy of Rub-A-Dub playing the best arid deepest frotn the underground. [0 May Paul Smith from Like Mind Records guests. I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. 9.30pm—2am. £4 (£3). 10 May arid fortnightly. DJ Tchico presents an extravaganza of the finest Latin sounds at this popular Latin night. Arrive early to ensttre your place on the dancel‘loor.
I Club Iris at Benrtets. ll.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). DJ Sara with a good dancey mix. Drinks promos. Gay.
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