I Vertical Smile at Tin Pan Alley. (floors two and three). I Ipm—3am. (£8 ). 15 Aug only. The Vertical Smile club returns after an extended absence with a corker of a night featuring massively respected DJ and producer Josh Wink plus the superior talents of Percy X (Soma) and a rare chance to hear one of Glasgow‘s most underrated DJs Bhaskar Dandona. See Hit list.

I Virunga at Tin Pan Alley (floor one). 11pm-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. Call club for details.


I Archaos at Archaos. 1 lpm—3am. £8 (£6). Chris Harris and A.J. mix up 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. llpm—3am. £5. John McLean with an upfront housey tnix. Drinks promos.

I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Busy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock. I Bargo 8pm—niidnight. Free. Dancey pre-club night with guest DJs from some of the city's better underground club nights.

I Blackout at Tin Pan Alley (floor one). llpm—3am. £5. Sonia recording artist Percy X hosts the night of underground house and techno. Drinks promos.

I The Cathouse llpm-3am. £4 (£3.50). Two floors of rock with drinks promos. I Classic PM at Fury Murry‘s.

11pm~3. 15am. £5 (£3). Club Classics in the main room with DJs Jim Downie and Sean Webster. Quality indie music from Twister upstairs.

I Cleopatra's l lpm—-.)am. £6. Mainstream commercial vibe.

I Club 69 Rocksy's Basement. 10pm-2.30am. £5. Martin. Wilba and Barrie of Rub-A-Dub playing the best and deepest from the underground joined frequently by guests of high standing. Well worth the taxi fare out from the city. but note the midnight curfew.

I Club Iris at Bennets. 11.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). DJ Sara with a good dancey mix. Drinks promos. Gay.

I Cool Lemon at The Arches. Ilpm—3.30am. £10 (£8). 16 Aug and monthly. Hard house residents Paterson and Price are joined by stateside man Blake Baxter who recently rocked it at the Subbie. Half price passes at Bargo. I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 9—11pm. Free. Spin-back king Jim Hutchison from Teknotis with hard house and techno. Drinks promos.

I Divine at Glasgow School ()fArt (downstairs). lOpm--late. £3.50 (£2.50 Glasgow School ()fArt students). Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy with northern soul. Hammond grooves. bubblegum pop. wah wah funk. moog power and chemical breakbeats.

I Easy Street at CCA Cafe Bar. 9.30pm—midnight. Free. DJ Gordon Allan with a house/dubby pre-club.

I The Garage 10pm—3am. £6 (£4); £1 off before 1 1pm. An

honest-to-gtxxlness top night out with charty dance sounds downstairs frotn Dave Ross and alternative sounds in the attic.

I Heatwave at Tin Pan Alley (floors 2 & 3). llpm--3am. £5 (free entry for women). Stevie Kerr with a vocal house mix. complementing the harder sound of Blackout also on in the venue. Drinks promos.

I Knucklehead at Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). 10pm—late. £3.50 (£2.50 for Glasgow School ()fArt students). Jilkes and Hatch return for more underground house. techno and techno bass.

I Poontang at The Apartment. 10.30pm—3am. £7. New night hosted by Kevin McKay bringing a more underground and credible feel to the


DJ Bhaskar Dandona (above) joins Josh Wink and Percy X at Vertical Smile.

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Apartment on Saturdays. ()n 16 Aug. Mr McKay isjoined by Ben Davis. resident at Hard Times. Robodisco and label boss of Paper Recordings. (£8 for guest night). I Reds l lpm—3am. £6 (£5). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house. Intimate. smart and friendly.

I Relax at The 13th Note (basement). 8pm—midnight. Free. Hip hop and jungle with Romeo. Lazy B and Michael.

I Sizla at The Hive (Glasgow University Student Union). lOpm—2am. £3. Students and guests. Dave Mclntyre returns. continuing to dazzle with a seamless mix ofchart dance sounds.

I Solar Funk at R.G.‘s. 8pm—niidnight. Free. DJ Kev and monthly guests for space ' disco house. Pre-club.

I Su Culture at Sub Club. 10.30pm—5am. £8. Harri and Domenic lord it over the legendary night of nice 'n' groovy hard hittin' funky house in the radically changed Sub Club. As busy as ever with a happy family of friendly faces.

I Tonka at Jet. I 1pm—-3. 15am. Price £6 (£5). The legendary Tonka returns after a brief absence fired up and ready to party. Features resident Tonka DJ Colin Walker of New York Alliance fame (Sugarcube Records) plus monthly guests.

I Trash ' 1pm-3am. (£7) £5. House in Room One with DJ Matt. funk in Room Two from Paul N'Jie. plus eclectic beats by lnnes in Room Three.

I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). A huge night of Italian and UK house at one of the country‘s best looking venues. Colin Tevendalc and Steven McC‘r'eery take on the main room while Kevin McFarlane offers up a different vibe with a wide mix of soul. funk and dance classics in Room Two.

I Velvet Rooms 10pm—latc. £7 (£6. £4 before 1 1pm). DJ Skud in Room Two with mild house. garage and club classics. John Lyons in Room ()ne playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.

I Wired at Strathclyde University Student Union (Level 8). l0pm»3am. £2 (£1.50). Dance. indie and 60s. Open all summer. Drinks promos.

I Where It's At The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJ Paul Watt playing a selection of worldwide sounds: dancelloor jazz. rare grooves. soul classics and hot Latin tunes.

I Wild at Lime. llpm-—3am. £6 (£4 students). Funky dance with DJ Ray. Drinks promos.


I 4th Dimension at The Baby Grand. ‘inii—tiiidiiight. Free. Andy Young plays jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks )romos. Pre-club.

I 8 Mile High Club at Jet. 10.30pm--2.30am. £5. Bobby Bluebell takes to the decks for his own special genre-busting mix of tunes. Drinks promos. No club on 17 Aug to make way for Klub Club.

I Aquaplanet at Sub Club. 11pm ~3am. £4 (£3). A damn line night of hard dance music and mixed-up genres with Mark Ryal and Twitch every week in the spanking new Subbie.

I Bar Miro ‘)—11pin. Free. Richard Howie with a deep. jazzy Sunday session.

I Bill & Ben’s Flowerpot Men at The Garage (upstairs). I lpm—3ani. £2 (£1 ). DJs John and Gavin with indie classics. Drinks promos.

I Brown Sugar at Tin Pan Alley (floor three). IIpm—3ani. £3 (£2). MC Tony with an R&B and hip hop night. Drinks promos.

I Bubblelicious at Reds. l lpm--3am. £5 (£3). Club classics and a touch of soul. plus drinks promos.

I 8.0.P. at Fury Murry's. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Music your mother would know from DJs Desperate Dave and Weird Phil. Drinks promos.

I Club Mouth at The l3th Note (ground floor). 8pm—midnight. Free. Indie with Mark. Pre-club.

I Club Zebra at Nice 'n‘ Sleazy (upstairs). 8pm—midnight. Free. Orbitally. Sneaker Pimpsy sort of night. I Code 99 at The Brewery Tap. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Dub techno pre- club from Andrew Taylor. Richard Nolan. Alan Atkins and Paul.

I Divine at Brel. 8.30—1 Ipm. Andrew and Alan Divine (Glasgow School Of Art) play you the stuff they play for themselves at home. Retro soul. Bobby Gentry. movie themes. etc. Pre-club.

I Feel the Buzz at Bennet's. 11.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.25). Up-tempo high energy. Drinks promos.

I First Contact at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. Taking over from Lube. Rob G and Kemal play the latest sounds from the drum 'n‘ bass scene. plus a few cheeky wee dub plates they‘ve put to yether themselves.

I Fu drukkers at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm-2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket).Disco. pop and 60s party vibes. I Funkadelica at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1). Classic funk. new funk. funk rock and rap. offering an interesting alternative to ‘Get Sorted‘ at the same venue on the same night. Drinks [)TOJIIOS.

I Get Sorted at The Cathousc. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before

I 1.30pm). Indie/alternative vibe in the new (‘athouse with drinks promos.

I Ground Control at Bar 10. ()pm—midnight. Free. Heavy dub and drum 'n‘ bass from the inimitable duo. I Jack (‘ul De Sac Bar. ‘)—1 1pm. Free. DJ Simon (‘oulson with weekending underground dance. Drinks promos.

I Klub Club at Jet. 10pm—3am. £10. 17 Aug only. Kevin McKay isjoined by Roger Sanchez. one of the world's most highly rated DJs on three decks. A fantastic event. guaranteed to rock. See Hit list. Tickets available from The Apartment and Jet.

I Pub Mystic at King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 6pm midnight. Free. New outing for the Mystic collective. who have been making a name for themselves with their recent successes at the Sub Club. Triple deck DJing from Dribbler. Goodhand and A—Train. playing ‘sounds from under the fridge and down the back of the sofa‘. Hap )y hour 7—8pm.

I Shirley's Temple at Archaos.

I lpm-—3am. £5 (£3). A trippy mix of camp theatricals and hard house soundtrack from the radiant Ms Alston. joined every week by the force that is Maggie from Joy. Drinks promos.

I Sunday Hang Suite at Trash. lem-<3am. £5 (£3). Building on the success of the Sunday Soul Session. this night combines garage. soul and mellow house in two rooms.

I Sunday Skool at R.(}.‘s. Spin-midnight. Free. Kenny and Scott playing acid funk. Munchy stuff menu (rpm—midnight. Drinks promos. Pre-club. I Tunnel Sundae at The Tunnel.

1 lpm—3am. £5. The Shy brothers change the name of their pumping house night for legal reasons. but keep pushing the boundaries of the weekend.

I Velvet Rooms llpm—3ain. £5. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from classic house to soul; and Martin llesketh in Room ()ne playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul. Drinks promos.


I Bounce at Tin Pan Alley. I Ipm—3am. £3 (£2). DJs Stella and Dominic spinning a selection of 90s club tunes for a mixed crowd. Drinks promos.

I Jet Lagged at Jet. llpm~2.15am. £3 (£2). DJ Norman with a decently jump- aboul set ofdisco. funk and rare groove tunes. Drinks promos.

I Salsa Dance Club at Porters.

6pm midnight. Highly popular salsa for beginners. No partner required. Pre-club. I Speedracer at The Garage. l0.30pm~3am. £3 (£2). Steven mixes tip a few indie-dance classics and retro tunes for a busy. up-for-it crowd in the main room. Drinks promos.