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 4th Dimension at The Baby Grand. 9pin—midnight. Free. Anin Young and Danny playjazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos. Pre-club. Open Boxing Day. I The Ark at The Tunnel. l().30piii—3am. £6 (£4). One ofThe Tunnel's key nights of high-glam splendour. with possibly Scotland‘s top hard house DJ Michael Kilkie joined by Scott Mackay and Zammo (Rhumba) in Room One. plus Duncan Reid and Simon Foy in Room Two. 26 Dec all drinks £1. I Babaza at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs from 1 lptn). £5 (free before llpm). Laid back mix from Lex Blackmore (the legendary Blue Boy). Open Boxing Day and 2 Jan. I Bar 10 8pni-close. Free. Stevie Donaldson. Bios. Cool Lemon. Ground Control and a Burd Called Ger taking it in turns each week from drum 'n' bass to minimal house and techno. I Bargo 8pm—midnight. Free. Regular i pre-club night at this phenomenal bar in 5 the Merchant City. with guest DJs on an I underground dance vibe. i I Big Kahuna at Queen Margaret Student Union. Spin—8am. £20. l9 Dec i only. lmmense end of term bash featuring ' K Klass. Kenny Larkin. Mark Ryal. Twitch. DJ Deep. Space playing live and l some comedy going on too. Students can sign in four guests and temporary I membership is available on the night. QM U then closes until l2 Jan. I Brilliant at The Venue. l0.3()pm—3ain. £4 (£3). Gordon Tennant with a commercial mix ofchart dance and indie offerings in the refitted Venue. Drinks promos. I Buena Vista at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). l()pm—2.3()am. £3. A
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Domenic Sub Club, Saturdays, Glasgow
Highlight of the year 'Glasgow finally getting the recognition it deserves'
Lowpoint of the year ‘Getting my records stolen at Heathrow this month.‘
slice of Latin jazz. and funk from Mark and Michael of Delaney's Rhythm Section.
I Colours Boxing Day Party at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £15. 26 Dec only. One-off spectacular from the Colours mob with John Digweed. Brandon Block. Alex P. Jon Mancini. Boney and Crosby giving you some beats to do the funky turkey to.
I Cool Lemon at Jet. l().3()pm- 3am. £6 (£4). A weekly hard house night for the West End 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 Bedsii. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). 19 Dec and fortnightly. DJ Gus playing all the latest and classics in reggae. ragga. dub and roots. Bedsit is closed 2| Dec—5 Jan.
I Deep Fried at The l3lh Note. lOpm—3am. £3 (free before lipiii). Some of the members of Kung Funk with reggae. dub and mellow grooves on the ground ﬂoor and hip hop. bigbeat and funk in the basement. The l3th Note has now moved to Clyde Street and is open as a bar from 8pm.
I Eclipse at The Lime. llpm-3am. Mainstream house night. Drinks promos. I Katch at The Cathouse.
lO.3()pm~ 3am. £3 (£2.50; free before ll.3()pm). Three floors of rock. hip hop. chemical beats. grunge and contemporary indie. Drinks promos. Open throughout the festive period.
I Love Bug at The Garage. l0.3()pm—3am. £3 (£4). An eclectic mix of good time party tunes. Drinks promos I My Generation at The Hall Bar. 8pm--midnight. Free. A kaleidoscope of sound along mod revival lines. Pre-club. I Open at Glasgow School Of Art. 9.3()piti—3am. £6.50 (£5.5()/£4 Glasgow School OfArt students). 19 Dec only. The serious underground club heads hold their Winter Solstice Party tonight with regular guest Beamish (Escape from Samsara) joining resident GK. Machine upstairs while downstairs you‘v e got the Duhw are sounds system and DJ Loco. There's all sorts ofdidgeridoos and other live stuff plus perfomers. aromatherapy tnassa res. clothing and jewellery stalls. I Par life at The Arena. l().30pin—3atn. £4 (£3). Glasgow‘s first arid foremost Britpop night playing classic dance/pop/indie/ietro/soul sounds from the Mk to the 90s. It's back to the old name from Blag . Drinks promos all night.
I Phunlted Up Fridays at R.G.'s. 8pm—midnight. Free. With DJs Mac and Chris for funky house. Pre-club.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpni—3ain. £5. lake the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. or downstairs for DJ Michelle with classic disco pop. 26 Dec. Special Spice Girls night.
I Pure at Bennet's. l|.30pni—3am. £4 (£3). Grant Duff with an upbeat dance night. Gay.
I Pure at The Stib Club. llpm-4am. £5.99 (£4.99). l‘) Dec and monthly. More techno activism from Edinburgh's Pure with residents Twitch and The Bill.
I Radio City at The Attic. l().30pm-3am. £3 (£2). The original retro club. playing Stax. Motown. Stones. The Who etC.
I Rapt at The Apartment. l_|pni—3ain. £8. Charlie lnman playing swing. hip hop and funk in this stylish club catering for an extretnely exclusive set tonight.
I Reds llpm—3am. £5 (£3 for students before midnight). Easy-going mix of disco. funk and contemporary chart dance.
I Shag at Fury Murry's. llpm-3. 15am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tunes ever from Mark and James G.
I Skint MF at Queen Margaret Union. l()pm-2ani. £3 (£1 before 11.30pm). indie night with Reristripe for a quid. Note that the QMU is closed until 12 Jan. I Slam at The Arches. l0.3()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. Because we have Stuart and Orde playing on our doorstep every week we can easily forget just how lucky we are. Better than ever. l9 Dec Stuart is all on his own. Slam reopens lb Jan. but check out the massive Slam Christmas party on 24 Dec. I Spank at Tin Pan Alley. llpm~iam. £7 (£6). New house night featuring Trevor Reilly and George Bowie.
I Spectrum at Archaos. l0pm-3am. £7 (£5). Latest outing for the Colours crew with house for a glammed-up crowd from residents Jon Manicin. Crosby and Boiiey. Drinks promos. l9 Dec. Graeme Park plays a ftill three hour set. Open 26 Dec with just the residents.
I Test at The Sub Club. llpm-3am. £8. 2 Jan and monthly. Test brings together all the residents for the first time ever. meaning we get to hear Neil Landstrumiii. Dave Tarrida. Tobias Schmidt and Shandy all on the same night when usually we'd have to wait months. Hefty drinks promos.
I Tangent at The Sub Club. llpin~3ani £7 (£5). 26 Dec. 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 I Ipm—3am. £4. Funky house in Room One with DJ Skud. street soul. swing and classic grooves in Room Two from DJ Grahame.
I Velvet Rooms lOpiii—3aiii. £6. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix from house anthems and disco to soul. Martin Hcsketh in Room One playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.
I Virunga at The Hive. l()pm—2ain £4 (£3). The legendary world music night featuring DJ Tchico and Ana now goes weekly in this new venue for soca. salsa. niereiigiie. reggae. ska. ﬂamenco. pop and much more. Highlight ofthe night is undoubtedly the limbo dancing. Go on. give it a go. Note that The Hive is closed until l2 Jan.
I Apartment at The Apartment. llpm-r3am. £8. Robin Burrows with club classics iii this stylish and snug venue.
I Archaos at Archaos. llpm—-3aiii. £8 (£6). Chris Harris and AJ. 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 Babaza at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs from llpm). £5 (free before llpm). laid back mix from Grahame Wilson.
I Bar 10 ()piu—midnight. Free. Busy hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock and guests
I Bargo 8piti—iiiidnight. Free. Dancey pre-club night with guest DJs from some of the better underground club nights in the city.
I Bazar at The Lime. l lpm--3am. £6 (£4 students). Commercial meets cheese meets indie. Drinks promos.
I Brighter at The Arena. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Now weekly due to popular demand
H it list The best festive dubs In Glasgow. CHRISTMAS EVE
Slam Girlstmas Party Stuart and Orde throw their annual bash with the finest in deep dance and Soma merchandise giveaways. The Arches.
Subculture Christmas earty Saturday residents Harri and Domenic joined by Derrick Carter (London) for when the family get just too much. The Sub Club. BOXING DAY
Colours Boxing Day Party Colours' big one with John Digweed, Brandon Block and Alex P, the biggest names in house. joining residents Jon Mancini, Boney and Crosby. The Arches.
Collective The Arches bring together Dis from all their nights for the biggest Hogmanay experience in town. Dis from Slam, Love Boutique, Phar Out, Colours. Ministry of Sound. inside Out and Cool Lemon will be playing in four rooms. The Arches. See Glasgow’s Hogmanay feature.
Pure Amid the Hogmanay feStivitieS, Edinburgh's Pure take over the Fruitmarket for a residents techno night featuring Twitch, Brainstorm, Dribbler, The Bill plus a live set from Earl Brown. The Old Fmr'tmarket. See Glasgow’s Hogmanay feature.
Cream Two nights of insanity with Paul Oakenfold headlining on Sat 27 Dec and Roger Sanchez taking top billing on Sun 28 Dec. Definitely a staggering combination. The Tunnel.
Inside Out Glam house all the way for inside Out’s first birthday with Tall Paul, Seb Fontaine, Sister Bliss plus residents. The Arches, Sat 27 Dec.
MGD Urban Carnival New York‘s rap legend Grandmaster Flash in Scotland for the first time, joined by main drum ‘n’ bass player Grooverider. Trash, Sun 21 Dec.
Winterbond A lighter night of dressing up as Bond characters with Manchester's Uriabombers and Dis from lengaheads, Cake and Wax Lyrical playing a mix from hip hop to techno. The Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, Sun 27 Dec.
Aquaplanet The unsurpassable techno Di Richie Hawtin is joined by Mark Ryal (back from Barcelona for the festive season) and Twitch. The Sub Club, Mon 29 Dec.
with Tam Coyle. man behind the Kes Club and Dream Sequence. proudly hailing itself as the only true indie night in town tonight.
I Brilliant at The Venue. lO.30pm--3am. £3 (£2.50). Gordon Tennant back again for a commercial mix ofchart dance and indie offerings. Drinks promos.
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