The latest gossip from Clubland.
COLIN BARR IS BACK in The List’s club news again. The Glasgow entrepreneur whose interests include The Apartment, Lounge and Jet (and whatever Ron McCulloch doesn't own) has secured premises and a license for a club above The Mission, Battlefield Road, Glasgow. Also look out for a new pub venue
from Barr under Shenanigans on Holland Street in the New Year.
SOUNDSCAPE 97, Scotland’s first ever dance music conference, has been pulled four weeks before the planned date. The event was to have highlighted the wealth of creative talent in the dance industry from DJs to promoters, fashion to club art. The Jengaheads vs The Propellerheads event, which was due to take place at Jet on Sunday 7 Dec, will go ahead without Soundscape's involvement. MIDNIGHT BLUE, the jazz session formerly held on Sundays, has moved to a tasty new Friday night slot down at Cafe Graffiti. The night continues to promote a mix of live music and local DJs.
EDINBURGH HIP HOP act Blacka’nized have a new four track EP out on their own Yushl Productions label. Titled Unreleased Nuggets, it features contributions from MC Mello and is rather good.
TRIPTONITE NORTH AND IGUANA Cafe Bar, Edinburgh, plan to embark on a joint tour in 1998, in
association with Journeys By DJ and Bacardi Chillstream. DJs to participate are Jay Chappell, Jason Moore, Tomislav, Andrew Galea, Alan Thompson and Stuart Duncan. Anyone who hasn't been to Iguana recently might want to head down there for Gareth Sommerville on Fridays, Stuart Duncan on Saturdays and the occasional DJ from London’s Blue Note. While you're there, pick up a copy of lguana's stylish new mag One. (Rory Weller and Jim Byers)
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. l().30pm—3am. £6 (£4). ()ne ofThe Tunnel‘s key nights of high-glam splendour. with possibly Scotland's top hard house DJ Michael Kilkiejoined by Scott Mackay and Zammo (Rhumba) in Room ()ne. plus Duncan Reid attd Simon Foy in Room Two.
I Babaza at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs from llpm). £5 (free before llpm). Laid- back tnix from Lex Blackmore (the legendary Blue Boy).
I Bar 10 8pm—close. Free. Stevie Donaldson, Bios. Cool Lemon. Ground Control and a Burd Called Ger taking it in turns each week front drttm 'n' bass to minimal house and techno.
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()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Glasgow‘s first and foremost Britpop night playing classic dance/pop/indie/retro/soul sounds from the 60s to the 90s. Formerly Parklife. Drinks promos all night.
I Brilliant at The Venue. l().3()ptn—3am. £4 (£3). Gordon Tennant with a commercial mix of chart dance and indie offerings in the newly refitted Venue. Drinks promos.
I Buena Vista at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). l()ptn—2.3()am. £3. A slice of Latin jazz. and funk from Mark and Michael of Delaney‘s Rhythm Section.
I Cool Lemon at Jet. l().3()pm—3am. £6 (£4). New weekly hard house night for the West find with the Cool Lemon duo of lain Paterson and Trevor Price doing what they‘ve been doing so well every month at the Arches.
I Crucial Vibes at The Bedsit.
9pm-2am. £4 (£3). 21 Nov and fortnightly. DJ Gus playing all the latest and classics in reggae. ragga. dub and roots.
I I Need To Freak at Sub Club.
I lpm—3am. £4. 2l Nov only. Jilkes and Hatch of Knucklehead with one of their Sub Club outings for deep electronica and funk technology. Drinks promos.
I Katch at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50; free before 11.30pm). Three ﬂoors of rock. hip hop. chemical beats. grunge and contemporary indie. Drinks promos.
I love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£4). An eclectic mix of good time party tunes. Drinks promos. I Lush at The Lime. llpm—3am. DJ Sam Wallace with fresh house and spicy garage. Drinks romos.
I My Generation at The Halt Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. A kaleidoscope of sound along mod revival lines. Pre-club. I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpm—3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. or downstairs for DJ Michelle with classic disco pop.
I Pure at Bennet‘s. ll.3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Grant Duff with an upbeat dance night. Gay.
I Radio City at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). The original retro club. playing Stax. Motown. Stones. The Who and tnore.
I Rapt at The Apartment. 1 lpm—3am. £8. Graeme Wilson playing swing. hip hop and funk in this stylish club catering for an extremely exclusive set tonight.
I Reds llpm—3atn. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easy-going mix of disco. funk and contemporary chart dance.
I Return To The Source at Glasgow School OfArt. l()pm—|ate. £6 (£4). 28 Nov only. Trancey southerners with odd names. Resident hot Sourcer Jon Om tnans the ship while Deedrah (formerly Transwave - Paris) play a live set.
I Phunked Up Fridays at R.G.s. 8pm—midnight. Free. With [)Js Mac and Chris for funky house. Pre-club.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. l lpm—3.15am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tunes ever frotn Mark and James G.
I Skint MF at Queen Margaret Student
Union. lOpm-2am. £3 (£1 before ll.30pm). Indie night with Redstripe for £1
I Slam at The Arches. lO.3()pm—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. 2] Nov. Lars Sandberg (Funk D‘Void) plays a DJ set joined by Mark Burns of Perth. 28 Nov. Stuart is all on his lonesome playing a four-hour stint.
I Spectrum at Archaos. lOpm—3am. £7 (£5). Latest outing for the Colours crew with house for a glammed-up crowd and residents Jon Manicin. Crosby and Boney. 2] Nov. Faithless after-show party with Sister Bliss on the decks. 28 Nov. special Ministry Of Sound night with Mark Williams. and Rocky of the Problem Kids. Drinks promos.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £5 (£4). Party night with retro sounds.
I Tangent at Sub Club. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 28 Nov and fortnighly. A—man and Panic continue their hugely popular night of eclectic. funky techno shenanigans to a loyal crowd. No guests for the moment as they're ﬁnding the night busier withjust the residents.
I Trash llpm—3am. £4. Funky house itt Room ()tte with DJ Skud. street soul. swing and classic grooves itt Room Two frotn DJ Grahame.
I Uptight at The Bedsit. 9.30pm—late. 28 Nov and fortnightly. £4 (£3). This extremely popular Northern soul. Hammond jazz. funk and R&B night now secures a regular slot at The Bedsit every other Friday night.
I Velvet Rooms l()pnt—3am. £6. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from house anthems and disco to soul. Martin Hesketh itt Room One playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Virunga at The Hive. l()ptn—2am. £4 (£3). The legendary world music night featuring DJ Tchico antl Ana now goes weekly in this new venue for soca. salsa. merengue. reggae. ska. flamenco. pop and tnuch more. Highlight of the night is undoubtedly the limbo dancing. Go on. give it ago.
The best Glasgow dubs this
Pure No club has ever earned the title weird yet wonderful so consistently as Pure. Tonight, technoist residents Twitch, Brainstorm Dribbler and The Bill are joined by David Holmes (above) doing a Northern Soul set which, according to those who saw him __ recently in New York, is pretty storming. Make way too for the egg man Mr Ege Barn Yasi playing live. The Arches, Sat 22 Nov only.
Logical Progression The monumental
sound system at Archaos, with its
surround sound bass bins and speakers .. like buses, gets a good, hearty drum ‘n’ bass work out courtesy of Logical Progressions LTJ Bukem and Blame. Feel that rumble. Archaos, Wed 3 Dec only.
Soma and Sub City Awardowinning student radio station Sub City hooks up with Soma Records for a knees-up to celebrate the end of its current month- long run. Slam Dis Stuart and Orde are joined by the Subbie’s Domenic Capello. who records for Soma as Hutton Drive, plus a live set from Funk D'Void. Queen Margaret Union, Sun 30 Nov only.
I Apartment at The Apartment.
l lpm—3am. £8. Robin Burrows with club classics in this stylish and snug venue.
I Archaos at Archaos. l lpm—3am. £8 (£6). Chris Harris and A]. 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 Babaza at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs frotn llptn). £5 (free before llpm). Laid- back mix from Grahame Wilson.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Busy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock and guests.
I Bargo 8pm—midnight. Free. Dancey pre-club night with guest [)Js from some of the city's better underground club nights.
I Brighter at The Arena. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Now weekly due to popular demand with Tam Coyle. the man behind the Kes Clttb arid Dreatn Sequence. proudly hailing itself as the only true indie night in town tonight.
I Brilliant at The Venue. l().30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Gordon Tennant back again for a commercial mix ofchart dance and indie offerings. Drinks promos.
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