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. See page 72 for venues addresses and telephone numbers.
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 (Rhuniba) 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 Buena Vista at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). l()pm—late. £3. A slice of Latin jazz and soul from Mark and Michael of Delaney’s Rhythm Section.
I Club X llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Gay. Happy house and nu-NRG at this gay venue. Drinks promos.
I Defacto at Jet. l0.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 27 Jun only. Billy Kiltie and Derek Wallace from top Scottish dance label Limbo Records and record shop 23rd Precinct are joined by Ian (Flashback) for a night of progressive house and trance. I Exotica at CCA Cafe Bar. 9.30pm—midnight. Free. Andy Divine from Glasgow School ()fArt Divine Sound System for eclectic laidback beats. Pic-club.
I lce at Archaos. l lpm—3.30am. £5 (£4). The night changes direction with Geoff and Scott (Betty‘s Saturday) now bringing their four to the floor action to the main room. Paul Traynor with hip hop. swing. etc 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 l3th Note (ground floor). Spin—midnight. Free. The former Soundclash and Sonora DJ s with phat jazz beat cake. hip hop and extreme leftfield drum ‘n’ bass.
I Love Bug at The Garage. l0.30pm—3am. £3 (£4). An eclectic mix of good time party tunes. Drinks promos. I Lush at The Lime. 1 lpm—3am. DJ Sam Wallace with fresh house and spicy garage. Drinks promos.
I Mean Street at The |3th Note (basement). 8pm—midnight. Free. Rock ‘n‘ roll revolutionaries. Pre-club.
I Parklife at The Arena. l0.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Glasgow's first and foremost Britpop night playing classic dance/poplindie/ retro/soul sounds from the 60s to the 90s. Drinks promos all night.
I Pure at Bennets. l l.3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Grant Duff with an upbeat dance night. Gay.
I Radio City in The Attic. l0.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). The original retro club. playing Stax. Motown. The Stones. The Who. etc.
I Rapt at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £8. Graeme Wilson playing swing. hip hop and funk in this stylish club for stylish people.
I Reds l lpm—3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easy-going mix of disco. funk and contemporary chart dance.
I Reform at R.G.'s. 8pm—midnight.
CLUB REVIEW Ground Control
Glasgow: Wednesdays at Jet Club. llpm—2.30am. £4 (£3).
Door policy Friendly, trainers allowed. Clientele A West End mixture of students, bohemian types and late night drinkers.
Bar promos Selected bottled beers
Jet Club’s layout remains unchanged from its days as Volcano — the night- spot immortalised in Trainspotting — but the venue‘s walls are now paved with broken mirrors and the pillars With glass marbles. A pool table has been installed in the alcove area and the overall ambience is relaxed yet gleaming.
To this new club comes Ground Control, the creation of DJ Kevin Dillon and MC Nordin. The night’s eclectic playlist features roots, dub, funk, hip hop, reggae and jungle combined With live vocals and percussion sets. The result is a refreshingly original musical excursion rare in Glasgow's club scene. ’It's not motorway music, it's the highroads and byroads,’ says Dillon. ’lt’s the scenic route of music.'
Both the night and its venue offer a pleasing detour from mainstream Clubland. Unfortunately, Ground Control’s residence at The Jet looks set to be curtailed —— a motorway is scheduled to be built right through the club in three months' time, While a reprieve might yet be granted, the venue’s potentially limited life span is another incentive to check out a shiny, happy night. (Sarah Lowndes)
Camille Warrington, student: 'Ground Control’s kinda a laugh: relaxed and amicable. You can have a bit of tomfoolery on the dancefloor. Jet Club's more spacious than the Volcano and quite pretty.’
Free. Tosh and guests for drum ‘n‘ bass. hip hop. dub and reggae. Pre-club.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. I lpm—3. 15am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tunes ever from Mark and James G.
I Slam at The Arches. l().30pm—3am. £7. World famous DJ and production duo Stuart and Orde providing the best in deep electronic dance for an up-for-it capacity crowd every week. 27 Jun. The End national tour ﬁnishes up at Slam featuring End residents Mr C and Layo. £8 (£6).
I Tangent at The Sub Club. I lpm—4am. Price tbc. 27 Jun only. London‘s Harvey returns triumphant after his last awesome showing at Tangent. Resident DJs A Man and Panic wholeheartedly sharing the audience opinion that Harvey most definitely rocks. Techno with da funk. See hit list and preview.
I Test at The Sub Club. llpm—4am. Price tbc. 4 Jul and monthly. After a long wait. Test welcomes the mighty Kikoman (US) from Deep Fried. Contact and Missile Records for his first ever UK date. Residents are Neil Landstrumm (Tresor. Peacefrog. Sativae. Mosquito. Scandinavia Records) Dave Tarrida (Sativae. Drought Records) and Shandy. Drinks promos.
I Trash 1 lpm—3am. £4. House in Room ()ne. hip hop and swing in Room Two plus funk and phat beats in Room Three. I Uptight at The Bedsit. 9.30pm—late. 27 June and fortnightly. £4 (£3). This extremely popular Northern soul. hammond jazz. funk and R & 8 night now secures a regular slot at The Bedsit every other Friday night. 27 Jun Marc Donaghy oquiding Light Records guests. playing a soul. jazz and funk selection rather than his trademark hip hop.
I Velvet Rooms l()pm—3am. £5. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from house anthems and disco to Britpop and soul. Martin Hesketh in Room ()ne playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Virunga at Tin Pan Alley. I lpm—3am. £4 (£3). The legendary world music night featuring DJ Tchico and Ana now goes weekly for soca. salsa. merengue. reggae. ska. flamenco pop and much more. Free bus to and from the West End.
I What's Your Function at Tin Pan Alley (floor two). llpm—3am. £5. 4 Jul and fortnightly. Jilkes and Hatch of Knucklehead fame continue to expand their empire with this night of techno bass. Chicago house and minimal Detroit techno and electro. 4 Jul Mike Dearborn is Jilkes and Hatch's special guest.
I 4th Dimension at C‘ottiers.
()pm— midnight. Free. Andy Young plays jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos. Pie-club.
I The Apartment llpiii v-3illll. £8. Big house anthems and funky big beats from Alan Ronald. ‘lintertainment not education‘.
I Archaos at Archaos. llpm—3am. £8 (£6). Chris Harris and A.J. mix tip garage and house for a busy. moderately dressy crowd. with Scott and Geoff playing club classics in Betty's Mayonnaise (part of Archaos). Paul Traynor playing R&B swing and hip hop in Room Three.
I Arena at The Arena. 1 lpm--3am. £5. John McLean with an upfront housey mix. Drinks promos.
I Bar 10 9plll--lllltllilglll. Free. Busy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock. I Blackout at Tin Pan Alley. llpm—3am. £6. Sonia recording artists Larz. Percy X and Stevie Donaldson host this night of underground dance. Drinks promos. Check otit the new cltib night Decadence every Saturday on Floor ()ne. I The Cathouse llpms3am. £4 (£3.50). Two floors of rock with drinks promos. I Classic FM at Fury Murry's.
llpm-3. l5am. £5 (£3). Club classics in the main room with DJs Jim Downie and Sean Webster. Quality indie music from Twister upstairs.
I Cleopatra's I Ipiii—3ain. £6. Mainstream commercial vibe.
The best Glasgow clubs this ,
Love Boutique Firm Love Boutique favourite, Sister Bliss returns to the hedonist's paradise with her sassy blonde crop, big high heels and hard, driving club set. Best known as a leading member of the Faithless collective, who scored recent chart and club success with the mellow ‘Insomnia' and 'Salva Mea', Sister Bliss returns to her hard-as-nails house roots when she steps behind the decks. You have been warned. The Arches, Sat 5 Jul.
Tangent Tonight the Tangent crew welcomes back the workaholic DJ/producer/Iabel boss who played such a storming set on his last Tangent visit, that the crowd wouldn't let him leave. Resident DJs A Man and Panic wholeheartedly share the audience Opinion that Harvey most definitely rocks. Techno with da funk. Sub Club, Fri 27 Jun.
Strange Fruit. The second instalment of this year’s Strange Fruit extravaganza happening at the fringe of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival, features Tokyo shock boys, United Future Organisation, with some freeform deck manipulation. Jason Brunton of eclectic London label Sirkus plays his first ever live performance and Strange Fruit stalwarts Nick Peacock and Paul Cawley keep the beat in check. Special visual presentation from ISO. The Renfrew Ferry, Sat 28 Jun.
I Club 69 Rocksy's Basement. l()piii—2.3()am. £5. Martin and Willy of Rub-A-Dub playing the best and deepest from the underground.
I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. 9.30pm—2am. £4 (£3). 5 Jul and fortnightly. DJ Tchico presents an extravaganza of the finest Latin sounds at this popular Latin night. Arrive early to ensure your place on the dancefloor. All proceeds to the Scottish Cuba Defence Campaign.
I Club lris at Bennets. l l.3()pm—3am. £6 (£4). DJ Sara with a good dancey mix. Drinks promos. Gay.
I Club X llpm—3am. £6 (£4). Gay club with upfront dance tunes from DJ Suave Gav. Drinks promos.
I Cul De Sac Ctil De Sac Bar. 9—] lpm. Free. Spin-back king Jim Hutchison from Teknotis with hard house and techno. Drinks promos.
I Decadence at Tin Pan Alley.
I lpm—3am. £6. New weekly night on Floor ()ne featuring Kevin McKay (Glasgow Underground). Stevie Middleton (Sole Music) and Nat Byrne (Club For Life). Drinks promos.
I Dubversive at Nice ‘n' Sleazy. ()plll—lllltllllglil. £4 (£3). 5 Jul only. Party and protest to raise money to stop the eviction of the Faslane Peace Camp. Space Monkey Malia. Capone and The Bullets live plus the Dubware DJs.
I Divine at Glasgow School ()fArt (downstairs). l()pm~late. £3.50 (£2.50 (ilasgow School Of Art students). Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy with Northern soul. Hammond grooves. bubblegum pop. wah wah funk. moog power and chemical breakbeats.
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