GLSGOW CLUBS: THU continued
I Donkey at The Cathouse. llpm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before 11.30pm). lndie/grunge/industrial/chemical beats rock on a darker tip than The Cathouse’s other ni hts. Drinks promos.
I Flash aclt at Fiddlers Court. 9pm-midnight. Free. Deep house and drum 'n‘ bass from JP and the Future Engineers.
I Fluffy llpm—3am. £3 (£2). A night of classic disco. peppered with the best contemporary house and garage. Drinks promos.
I Free Flow at Glasgow School OfArt (downstairs). lOpm—2am. Free. Jazr/funk/soul/indie night with host Alan Rutherford. Drinks promos.
I Harder at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut (downstairs bar). 9 Oct and fortnightly. 9pm—midnight. Free. Righteous roots and dub.
I Helter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2.50). The Venue is back up and running for more mixed-up. student orientated music. Gordon Tennant plays retro tracks and new indie. I Hi Karate at the Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). 10pm—2.30am. Free. The Hi Karate collective of Neil McMillan. Andrew Divine and Crawford Tait. Big Beats. dirty hip hop. Latinamyl and punk funk.
I In Tone at Bar l0. 8pm—close. Free. Paul Cawley from Phar Out with a weird underground pre-club experience.
I Irregular at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £2. New night from Jim Hutchison of acid
CLUB REVlEW Club 69
Saturdays in the basement of the
Koh-i-Noor restaurant, Paisley.
Clientele Definitely up for it.
Atmosphere Stress free.
Music Techno, electro, house.
Bar promos None, but drinks are fairly
Admission £5; £9 including return bus
fare from Glasgow.
Door policy A membership scheme
operates, but guests are welcome.
Opening times i 1pm—2.303m.
Rub A Dub record shop has been
running Club 69 in Paisley for the last
four years, during which time the
reputation of the wee club in the
strange location has steadily grown. The club now provides a shuttle bus,
leaving from outside the Halt Bar,
house and funky techno. Guaranteed to be a winner. Drinks promos.
I loveshack at Fury Murry‘s. l0.30pm—3. 15am. £5 (£3). Fine indie house and disco sounds in two rooms. Drinks promos.
I Natural Selection at Lime (formerly The Cotton Club). llpm—3am. £3 (£2). lain Fitzpatrick with funky dance and indie. Drinks promos.
I Orange Peel at Jet. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Deep house and techno with residents Dan and Chris. Future guests to be announced.
I Overdraft at The Arches. llpm—3am. £2 (or free if you have an overdraft of over £100). New concept club that gives you more stuff the less money you have. Bring your bank balance along and see just how much you can get. Happy house from Richard Howie (Jet/Miro).
I Rumble at The Garage. 1 lpm-3am. £3 (£2). Cardow and Ross with an exceptionally busy night of charty dance faves. chea drinks and drunk students. I Stefan Grant 60 West at The Bedsit. 9pm—lam. Free. The Wednesday night Asylum posse with party tunes.
I Wanna Play? 10pm—3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). Student night featuring Kevin and Scott (Tunnel weekends) and Lisa. playing a mix of classic house anthems plus treasure hunts and wheel of fortune. Drinks promos.
I x-Rated at The Asylum (Caledonian University Student Union). 9pm-2am. £2 (£1). Chart and dance in the main room with DJ Ray. plus indie and live music in Room Two.
Harmonie Hannigan. 22. student: 'Club 69 is a lovely evening'
Woodlands Road, Glasgow at 10.30pm, making the mission to Paisley a hassle- free experience for clubbers. Indeed, many devotees of the club rate the bus trip there as one of Club 69‘s attractions. Says one: 'lt's fun getting out of Glasgow for the night and there is a really good atmosphere on the bus going there.’
Once inside the club, you will be struck by the venue’s pleasingly laid-back feel. Club 69's location in the basement of an lndian restaurant works in the night's favour. The room's relative smallness makes for an intimate, underground atmosphere and only the odd waiter collecting glasses intrudes upon the clientele. This makes a nice contrast to Glasgow clubs where intrusive door searches and rude security staff can blight events.
'We like the general vibe here, and we’ve got no plans to move,‘ says DJ and
The low ceiling room is decked out with parachutes and white sheeting, and the walls are lined with sofas — chatting with your mates at Club 69 is just as alluring
as having a boogie.
Once up dancing though, you will notice that no one is pushing or shoving on ‘ the dance floor. The club is well ventilated and not over packed with punters, meaning that there are no queues for drinks or for the bathroom.
The broad spectrum of music played ranges from a brilliant electroorientated warm-up to full scale techno frenzy in the last hour. The club finishes at 2.30am so you aren’t left with that 'I'm bored and want to go home' feeling.
The vibe throughout the night is friendly and although there is obviously a strong contingent of regulars present, the club is by no means cliquey. Martin says: ‘Some people think we're exclusive, but that's totally wrong. There is a membership scheme, but anyone can join it by sending an sae and a photo to the Rub A Dub shop. Basically if anyone's cool, they’ll get in.’ (Sarah Lowndes)
74 THE “ST 23 Oct—6 Nov 1997
I Angel Beats at The Venue. l0pm—3am. £5 Normal members. £6 in advance. £8 on the door. 24 Oct. Fortnightly. Kemistry and Storm guest at this Normal-related night of hardstep/techstep/drum ‘n' bass and hip hop. Renegade, Acetate and Stav support. I ig at the Jaffacake. lOpm—3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Mainstream chart sounds. with excellent booze promos. free bouncy rides, guzzle guns and lenty of drinking-related fun.
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. Next date 7 Nov. Monthly.
I Catwalk 9pm—lam. Free. Moisey and Phil Alcock with garage and mellow funky house.
I Cavendish 9pm-3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. No jeans, no trainers. Live bands every week. Sixties and 70s music. Ground ﬂoor only.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £3 (£2 with ﬂyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Popular night of rock/indie-based sounds.
I C. C. Blooms llpm—3am. Free. Free club downstairs at this gay pub seven nights a week. playing a party mix of commercial dance and hi-energy house. Full to bursting at weekends.
I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £5. Over 18s. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers.
I Club Independiente at Moray House. 1 lpm—4am. £4 (£2). 24 Oct. Fortnightly. Bang-up-to-date indie as well as all the old favourites. Great light show and sound system too.
I Core at Studio 24. 9pm—3am. £7. 3l Oct. Fortnightly. The best in happy hardcore. trance and tasteful gabba.
I Divine Diva's at The Venue. Next date 7 Nov. Monthly.
I Eh1 More at EH 1. 9pm-lam. Free. Various local DJs drop by to give Edinburgh‘s clubbers a decent pre-club vibe. Free entry and drinks promos.
I Evol at the Liquid Room. l().30pm-3am. £4 (freshers free before
i lpm throughout October with Fresher's card). The original indie/alternative/ crossover club regularly pulling in well over 500 punters. Now in its seventh year. and still committed to supporting new music. Expect a wide selection of indie. 60s. 70s. pop. noise. hip hop. big beat and dance with regular promos from minor and major record labels.
I The Four Till Ten Club at The Citadel. 4— l()pm. Free. A special after-work club for those suffering from Post Traumatic Office Syndrome.
I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £7. 24 Oct. Monthly. The finest underground house and disco on a American/Chicago tip. Willi residents AJ. Lyndsay Tod and Dr Jon.
I High Rollin' at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Various funky sounds in the Negociants basement bar/club.
I The Hub Club at Henry's Cellar Bar. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 31 Oct. Fortnightly. A mix of live bands and DJs taking in various sounds from rock to dance.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with liyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. 80s and 90s indie dance.
I Kerplunk at Club Mercado. l().30pm—3am. £5. 24 ()ct. Fortnightly. The super sounds of the 70s in this smart venue with a fun crowd. Happy hour llpm until midnight.
I Kingdom at The ()uthouse. Rpm—lam. Free. Happy house. garage and disco with John McDonald.
I The Lane at The Lane. l lpm—3pm. £3 before midnight; £5 thereafter; members free. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance-based playlist.
I The living Room 9pm-lam. Free. The Living Room presents Andrew Moisey. Dillon and Christopher Wright with a freestyle mix of dance sounds. Pre-club.
I Macabre Masquerade at Cafe Graffiti. l0.30pm—2am. £7 (£5 if you
the drum 'n' bass pressure with an
Oct and monthly.
known for showcasing young Dis,
Honeycomb, Fri 37 Oct.
launch party for the forthcoming third compilation album from Platipus Records. Expect various artists to play, live and DJing from Frank Gee and 'Q. Patrick Reid. Keep some energy. in reserve for the joint Sublime/Taste/Luvely/Joy 'Mystery Tour‘ party the following evening at an undisclosed location. Wilkie House, Fri 24 Oct and fortnightly.
Zoology The crazy gang at Zoology welcome Alex Anderson (Club For
den of epic house and beautiful drinks
Manga After the runaway success of the‘
last night with DJ SS and all the Radio-.f . One coverage, Manga look to step appearance from Ganja Kru/Tru Playazil: mainman DJ Zinc. La Belle Angele, Fri .31,
Seen Scotland's flagship hip-hop guess; celebrates its third birthday. The nightgigz will feature resident Dl's, true to formgjégg See picture caption page 73.
Sublime Top trance action with the
Life/T he Gallery) to their Thursday night
promos. Wilkie House, Thurs 30 Oct and
dress up). 3i Oct. Graffiti join up with the Beltane Fire Society and Te Pooka folks for a two-floored. 1000 capacity post-Halloween procession special. Follow the procession down from the High Street which starts at 10pm then head down to Graffiti where there‘s live music from eleven-piece funk band The Ugly Groove Movement and DJs from clubs Boogie Mo Dynamo and Dub Department in support. In the outdoor garden. there‘s food and a fire spectacular. plus many more surprises. I Madchester at The Gallery. llpm—3am. £3.50 members; £4.50 non- members. 3l Oct. Fortnightly. Baggy old skool from Steven and Del Boy upstairs. Big beat and new indie downstairs with DJ Lee from FBI. Watch out for exclusive promo nights and Bez
Igl’he Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pm—3am. £tbc. Swing. hip hop and soul upstairs. reggae and ragga downstairs at this long-running night
hosted by Sir Ossie.