Regular clubs plus one-off events are listed by ci , then b day, then alphabetica ly by tit e. C ubs 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
I The Ark at The Tunnel. l().3()pm—3am. £6 (£4). ()ne of The Tunnel‘s key nights of high glatn splendour. with one of Scotland‘s top hard house DJs Michael Kilkie. joined by Scott Mackay and Zammo (Rhumba) in Room ()ne. plus Duncan Reid and Simon Foy in Room Two. 2‘) Aug. Tall Paul plays the first of two sets of the weekend (the second is at lnside ()ut)joined by Trade catnp core guru Tony De Vit. 5 Sep. it‘s the Ark's fifth birthday. so expect sotne extra special surprises.
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 Bargo 8pm—midnight. Free. Regular pre-club night at this phenomenal bar in the Merchant City with guest DJs on an underground dance vibe.
I Blag'at The Arena. l().3()pttt—3am. £4 (£3). Glasgow's first and foretnost Britpop night playing classic dance/pop/indie/retro/soul sounds frorn the 60s to the 90s. Formerly Parklife. Drinks promos all night.
I Brilliant at The Venue. |().3()pm-3am.
£4 (£3). Gordon Tennant with a commercial mix ofchart dance and indie offerings in the newly reﬁtted Venue. Drinks promos.
I Buena Vista at Glasgow School ()f Art (downstairs). l()pm—2.3()am. £3. A slice of Latinjazz and funk from Mark and Michael of Delaney‘s Rhythm Section.
I Cake at Jet. llpm--3am. £5. 29 Aug only. One-off night by Zeus. veteran of the free party scerte. featuring guest DJ Stoppa of Freeworld Recordings and a music policy stretching frotn drum ‘n' bass to blistering techno.
I Club Malaria at Archaos llpm—3.3()am. £5 (£4). New night that launches itself as Scotland's only charity club with all the proceeds going to schools for children with learning difficulties. DJ Vance is your host for the night. playing an uplifting mix of house anthems.
I Exotica at CCA Cafe Bar. 9.3()pm—tnidnight. Free. Andy Divine frotn Glasgow School ()fArt Divine Sound System for eclectic. laid-back beats. Pre-club.
I Foresight at Rocksy‘s Basement (Paisley). l()pm—2am. £5. New weekly drutn ‘n‘ bass night frotn seven local DJs taking the hardstep option.
I Katch at The Cathouse. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2; free before I l.3()pm). Three floors of rock with drinks promos.
I Kelly V James V Kelly at King Tut‘s Wait Wait Hut (downstairs bar). 5 Sep and and fortnighly. 9pm—midnight. Free. From pop. hip hop and indie to northern tnoog.
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GLASGOW CLUBS THE Garage and Reds could face closure, depending on the outcome of a suspension hearing in late August. Although the licensing board cannot state the reasons for the hearing, the clubs were found to have exceeded their fire capacity after board members visited them six weeks ago. More details next issue.
IN EAST KILBRIDE, the club formerly known as Stork has been given an extensive refit with Colin Barr of the Apartment, Living Room and Jet, acting as creative consultant for Eagle Taverns. Now called Plush, the club opens on 4 September.
THE VELVET ROOMS has extended its main space, adding a new bar and a further 150 capacity to the club. Radio One's Trevor Nelson is to be a featured guest on 11 September.
AFTER CLOSING LAST month, Club X is to reopen at the end of September as Casbah — a North African-style club pitching itself at people who want to go out, without necessarily going mad.
EDINBURGH CLUB THE Vaults is fighting to stay open after a problem over a licence application. Details are still sketchy, but things aren't looking too good. Sublime, the venue’s fortnightly Friday night
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has decided to move back to its previous home at Wilkie House. Red On Red, the planned Saturday night with Charlie Chester, has never made it off the blocks.
GEORGE T FROM Tribal Funktion is enjoying a bit of a run at the moment. His Going Home E? on Aquarius Records has incited phone calls from Terry Farley, Crispin Glover and Ben Turner from Muzik magazine. His remix of Yogi Haughton's ‘Real House Negro' project on Imperial Records has also gone down well. Look out for his forthcoming Sideburns EP on NRK Records - under his Plastic Avengers guise. (Rory Weller and Jim Byers)
I Kung Funk at The 13th Note (ground floor). 8pm-midnight. Free. The former Soundclash and Sonora DJs with phat jazz beat cake. hip hop and extreme leftﬁeld drutn ‘n‘ bass.
I Life at Jet. 10.30pm—3am. £6. Stevie Sleeptnan with this relatively new night of Euro anthems. disco house and classic anthems. Replaced by Cake 29 Aug.
I Love Bug at The Garage. l().30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 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 My Generation at The Hall Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. A kaleidoscope of sound along mod revival lines. Bound to be exceptionally busy.
I Passione at Tin Pan Alley (floors 2 &3). l lpm—3am. £5. Commercial house with Radio Clyde DJs.
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. l().3()pm—3am. £3 (£2). The original retro club. playing Stax. Motown. Stones. The Who. etc.
I Rapt at The Apartment. 1 [pm—3am. £8. Graeme Wilson playing swing. hip hop and funk in this stylish club for an extretnely exclusive set tonight.
I Reds l lpm—3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easy-going mix of disco. funk and contemporary chart dance.
I Phunked Up Fridays at R.G.‘s. 8pm—midnight. Free. With DJs Mac and Chris for funky house. Pre-club.
I Shag at Fury Murry's.
llpm—3. l 5am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tunes ever frotn Mark and James G.
I Soul Limbo Lounge at the RAFA. 9pm—lam. £2.50. 2‘) Aug only. Northern soul. R&B. funk and rock ‘n‘ roll. Drinks promos.
I Slam at The Arches. l().3()pm—3am. £7. World-famous DJ and production duo Stuart artd ()rde providing the best in deep electronic dance for an up-for-it capacity crowd every week. 5 Sep. we‘ve got ()rde for the whole night. Look out for Slam‘s one-off Never Get Out The Boat on 30 Aug.
I Tangent at The Sub Club.
l lpm—3am. £6. 29 Aug and monthly. A- tnan and Panic continue their hugley popular night of eclectic. fttttky techno shenanigans to a loyal crowd.
I Test at The Sub Club. llpm—3am. £7 (£6). 5 Sep and tnonthly. Residents Shandy and Dave Tarrida are joined for more funky. minimalist hard techno by regular guest Christian Vogel (Mosquito) plus an ittteractive live set from Tobias Schmidt (Sativae/Drought). I Trash l lpm—3am. £4. Funky house itt Room ()tte with DJ Skud. hip hop and swing in Room Two from DJ Grahame. I Uptight at The Bedsit. 9.3(lptn—late. 5 Sep and fortnightly. £4 (£3). This extretnely popular Northern soul. hatnmond jazz. funk and R&B night now secures a regular slot at The Bedsit every other Friday night.
I Velvet Rooms l()pm—3am. £5. Alan Ronald in Rootn Two with an open mix from house anthems and disco to Britpop attd soul. Martin Hesketh in Room ()tte playing mellow hip hop, swingbeat and classic soul.
I Virunga at Tin Pan Alley (floor one). I |pm--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 tnuch tnore. Free bus to and from the West End. Call club for details.
H it list The best Glasgow clubs this fortnight
Love Boutique Phil Perry, one of the originators of the early house scene, guests tonight with resident hard house DJ Roy. Perry Runs Full Circle records and has worked with just about everyone on the scene from S-Express to Leftfield. The Arches, Sat 6 Sep.
Blame presents Logical Progression Blame is one of the unsung seminal drum 'n' bass producers who is now getting the recognition he deserves, and taking the ambassadorial role for Good Looking records passed to him by Bukem. Tin Pan Alley, Sat 30 Aug.
Pure Glasgow The whole of the Merchant’s City closes down for full-on dance action at nine arenas and much more for this massive event. Pure, Knucklehead, Cool Lemon, Daz Saund, Kemistry and Storm, KMC, Scarlet Lake, Nick Peacock and Jimmy Sommerville are all taking part. See feature, page 20 and Scarlet Lake Phactfile. Sun 31 Aug only.
Never Get Out The Boat Kings of the Scottish dance scene Stuart and Orde (Slam) with their only boat party of the year. Guaranteed to be one of the bigger knees-ups of the summer. Renfrew Ferry, Sat 30 Aug.
Red Cell The Red Cell crew bring their night to a close in anticipation of their imminent departure to Barcelona. In their time they’ve made the midweek credible with guests such as Dave Angel, Derrick May, Claude Young and Blake Baxter joining residents Mark Ryal, Kelvin Bridge, Lars and Dominic. Thursdays will never be the same. Sub Club, Thu 4 Sep.
I Archaos at Archaos. l lpm-3am. £8 (£6). Chris Harris and A.J. mix up garage and house for a busy. tnoderately 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 mix. Drinks promos.
I Bar 10 9pm—mitlnight. Free. Busy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock. I Bargo 8pm—midnight. Free. Dancey pre-club night with guest DJs from some of the better underground club nights in the city.
I Blackout at Tin Pan Alley (floor one). llpm—3am. £5. Soma recording artist Percy X hosts the night of underground Detroit house and techno. Drinks promos. I Blame presents Logical Progression at Tin Pan Alley.
l lpm—3am. £8. 3() Aug only. Creative and futuristic drum 'n‘ bass frotn Bukem‘s protege Blame and MC Conrad. See Hit list.