Glasgow listings

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 (Glasgow) and Jim Byers (Edinburgh). See page 79 for venue details


I 4th Dimension at The Baby Grand. ()pm midnight. l-‘t'ce. Andy Young and Danny play jazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos. Pre-club.

I The Ark at The Tunnel. 1 lpm—3.30am. £7 (£5). fine of Tlte funnel's key nights of high-glam splendour. with top hard house DJ Michael Kilkiejoined by Scott Mackay and [ammo (Rhurnba) in Room ()ne. plus Duncan Reid and Simon Foy in Room Two. ()ti 30 Jan it‘s Monsieur Tom Botithier guesting once more. All drinks £l before l2.30am. Smart dress code.

I Babaza at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs from I lptn). £5 (free before llpm). Laid- back mix frorn Lex Blackmore (the legendar Blue Boy).

I Bar 13 8pm close. Free. Stevie Donaldson. Bios. Cool Lemon. Ground Control and a Burd Called Ger taking it iii turns each week from drum ‘n' bass to minimal house and techno.

I Bargo 8pm~midnighr l‘ree. Regular pre-chib night at this phenomenal bar iii the Merchant's City. with guest DJs on an underground dance vibe.

I Brilliant at The Underground (formerly The Venue). 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 l. (ior'don 'l‘ennant with a commercial mix ol'ehart dance and indie offerings. Drinks promos.

I Buena Vista at Glasgow School ()f Art (downstairs). |0pm-230am. £3. A slice oflatin jazz. and funk from Mark and Michael of Delaney's Rhythm Section.

I Crucial Vibes at The Bedsit.

9pm -2am £4 (£3). 30 .lan and fortnightly. DJ (his playing all the latest and classics in reggae. ragga. dub and roots

I Deep Fried at The l3lh Note Club. l0pni—3ain. £3 (free before I lptn). Some of the members of Kung Funk with reggae. dtib and mellow grooves on the ground floor and hip hop. big beat and funk in the basement. Note that the l3th Note has now moved to Clyde Street and is 0 en as a bar from 8pm.

I atch at The Cathouse.

l0.30pm--3am. £3 (£2.50; free before

I l.30pm). Three floors of rock. hip hop. chemical beats. grunge and contemporary indie. Drinks promos.

I Love Bug at The Garage. l0.30pm--3ain. £3 (£4). An eclectic mix of good time party tunes. Drinks promos. I Lush at The Lime. llpm—3am. DJ Satii Wallace with fresh house and spicy garage. Drinks promos.

I My Generation at The Hall Bar. 8pm~midnighr Free. A kaleidoscope of sound along mod revival lines. Pre-club. I Parklife at The Arena. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3) Glasgow‘s first and foremost Biitpop night playing classic dance/pop/indie/rett‘o/soul sounds from the 60s to the 90s. lt's back to the old name from Blag since people were getting confused. Drinks promos all night.

I Phunked Up Fridays at R.G.‘s-.

.s’pin midnight. l-ree. With DJs Mac and (hits for funky house. Pie-club.

I Playtime at Glasgow School ()fAtt. ‘) 30pm 2am. £5 (£4 Glasgow School Uf All students). A club following up the art school fashion show Morphogenesis (earlier in the evening at Tramway). with DJ Ray Suzuki. A bus will go from ’l'tamway to Glasgow School ()f Art after the fashion show. See Frontlines. page 3. I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge.

l lpm- 3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. or dow nstaiis for DJ Michelle with classic disco pop.

I Pure at Bennets. l l.30pm—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, etc.

I Rapt at The Apartment. 1 lpm~3am. £8. Charlie lrnnan playing swing. hip hop and funk in this stylish club catering for an extremely exclusive set tonight.

I Reds llpm—3am. £5 (£3 for students before tnidnight). 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 Student Union. l0pm-2am. £3 (£l before 11.30pm). Indie night with Redstripe for a quid.

I Slam at The Arches. l0.30pm - 3am. £7. World famous DJ and production dUo Stuart and ()rde with their last few nights of this legendary underground dance night. Closes for good 6 Feb. see club

I Spank at Tin Pan Alley. llpm—3am. £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 with residents Jon Mancini. Crosby and Honey. Drinks promos. ()ii 23 Jan. CJ Mackintosh guests; on 30 Jan it’s the Problem Kids froin the Ministry of Sound.

I Tangent at The Sub Club. llpm-3am. £7 (£5). 3l Jan. A-man and Panic continue their hugely popular night of eclectic. funky techno shenanigans to a loyal crowd. Drinks promos.

I Trash llpm-3am. £4. Funky house in Rootn ()ne with DJ Skud. street soul. swing and classic grooves in Room Two from DJ Grahame.

I Uptight at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). 23 Jan and fortnightly. Brought to you from the Goodfoot collective. Glasgow's top Northern soul specialists. I Velvet Rooms l0pm—3am. £6. Alan Ronald in Room Two with an open mix frotn house anthems and disco to soul. Martin Hesketh in Room ()ne playing mellow hip ltop. swingbeat and classic soul.

I Virunga at The Hive. l()pm--2am. £4 (£3). The legendary world music night featuring DJ Tehico and Ana now goes weekly in this new venue for soca. salsa. inerengue. reggae. ska. flamenco. pop and tnuch more. The night's highlight is undoubtedly the limbo dancing. Go on. give it a go.


I Apartment at The Apartment. llpm—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 Al. 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. swin v and hip hop in Room Three.

I Ba aza at BabaIa. 5.30pm—3am (DJs from llpm). £5 (free before llpm). Laid- back mix frorn Grahame Wilson.

I Bar 10 9piii—-midmght. Free. Busy hard house pie-club with Nick Peacock and guests.

I Bargo 8pm~midnight. Free. Dancey pre-club night with guest DJs frotn some of the better underground club nights III the city.

I Brighter at The Arena. llpm —3am. £4 (£3). Now weekly due to popular demand 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 Underground (formerly The Venue) l0.30ptn--3am. £3 (£2.50). Gordon Tennant back again fora commercial mix ofchart dance and indie offerings. Drinks promos.

I The Cathouse It).3()pm---3-.iiii. £4 (£3.50; £2.50 before ll 30pm). Three floors of rock. grunge. contemporary indie and indie dance. Bit cheesier and more accessible than before. Cue Spice

Girls. Drinks promos.

I Classic FM at Fury Murry's. llpm—3.l5am. £5 (£3). Club classics iii the main rootn with DJs Jim [)ownie and Sean Webster. Quality indie music from Twister upstairs.

I Club 69 Rocksy's Basement. l()pm—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 Cubana at The Bedsit. l0pm-—2am. £4 (£3). 31 Jan and fortnightly. More Latin sounds by the inimitable DJ Tehico. one of the hottest clubs of its type iii the city. All proceeds to the Scottish Cuba Defence Campaign. I Club Iris at Bennets. l l.30pm—3am. £6 (£4) DJ Sara with a good dancey mix. Drinks promos. Gay.

I Cream at The Tunnel. l0.3()pm--3.30am. Price the (tickets frotn usual outlets). 3l Jan and monthly. Taking time off from doing music for catwalk shows and films. Boy George returns to Glasgow after a flurry of dates over the new year. Joining him will be Dave Ralph. Quivver. K Klass and Tunnel residents Tevendale and McCreery. Smart dress code.

I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 9—l lptii. Free. Spin-back king Jim Hutchison from Teknotis with hard home and techno. Drinks promos.

I Definition Of Dance at The Marlborough (Shawlands Cross). l0pm—2.30am. £5 before midnight. £4 after. Banging house and funky techno sounds with guest DJ each week.

I Divine at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). l0pm-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 clietiiical breakbeats.

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

I Free Form at The 13rh Note Club. l0pm «3am. £3 (free before lfpm). Steven and Paul Watt with two floors of soul. Latin. tan and funk. Note that the l3th Note has now moved to (‘lyde Street and is o )0“ as a bar frotn 8pm.

I The arage l()pm~3am. £6 (£4): £l off before l lprn. An

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

I Inside Out at The Arches. l0.30pm-4am. £l0. 3l Jan and monthly. Residents on the UK hoUse vibe Kris Keegan. Simon Foy and Michael Kilkie are joined tonight by Tall Paul and Jim Kelly.

I Knucklehead at Glasgow School ()f Art (upstairs). lOpm—late. £4 (£2.50 Glasgow School ()f Art students). Underground electronics presented by dem DJs .lilkes and Hatch. lnto its fourth year and consolidating itself as the club to hear true funk technology. Freaky dancing actively encouraged.

I Lure at R.G.‘s. 8pm~midnight Free. DJs Ziggy and Bob get ltousey fora crowd heading off to Arcbaos and Sub Club. Pic-club.

I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. I0.30pm— 3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo lounge upstairs. open until 3am. or downstairs for DJ lna with a camp mix of housey fav es and anthems Gay.

I Pure .it the Arches. l()pm--3am. £9. 24 Jan and monthly The inimitable Cairtierc ll'.‘£i(llllic'\ tonight‘s action-packed L"-t"llllg with littckfunk 3000(Si Begg) live plus your tuniusual techno residents Twitch. Brain- tortn. Dribbler and The Bill.

I Reds llpm~ 3am. £6 (£5). A packed night specialising in mainstream dance. funk. rap and house. lnliaiate. smart and friendly.

I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm 3am. £5 (£4). Party night with retro sounds

I Stereo at The Asylum (Caledonian University Student Union). 9pm—2am. £3. Alternative indie night with DJs Rowan and Angela.

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Spectrum The Colours crew continue to bring it large on a Friday night with top name guests almost every week. Joining the residents this issue for UK house antics are Ministry 0t Sound fellas CJ Mackintosh (above) 23 Jan and the Problem Kids duo of Rocky and Mark Wilkinson (30 Jan). Archaos, Fridays. Slam With the shock decision that Slam will close in April, you've only got a few more Friday nights to see Stuart MacMillan and Orde Miekle at the place they've been resident in for the last six years. The Arches, Fridays.

Cream Boy George continues his apparent love of Scotland (he played almost a half dozen dates over the new year) with C ream's first offering of 98. Joining him Will he Dave Ralph, Quivver, K Klass and Tunnel residents Tevendale and McCreery. The Tunnel, Sat 31 Jan and montth

Pure Chicago's C aimere who is always a dead cert to rock a party headlines, tonight ioming the Scottish techno meistets ’Twrtch, Brainstoun, Drrbbler and The Bill. Live set courtesy of Buckfunk 3000, aka Si Begg, who is Signed to Christian Vogel's label. The Arches, Sat 24 Jan and monthly.

I Sub Culture at Sub ( ‘luh.

i l0.3(lpm--5am £8. Haiti and Domenic ' lord it over the lt‘gctici.i"y night of nice 'n' groovy. hard hittin'. funky house in the radically changed Sub Club.

I Trash llpm - 3am. (£7) £5 House in Room ()ne with DJ .‘vtatt. funk in Room Two frotn Paul N'Jie plus eclectic beats by lnnes in Roott‘. 'l lirce

I Triumph at ’l he Tunnel.

llprn- 3.30am. £7 (£5) A huge night of Italian and UK house at one of the country's best looking venues. ('olin 'l'c'vendalc and. Steven .\lc( reery take on the main room while Kev In Niel-Kirliitii: offers up a different vibe with a wide tins of soul. funk and danci- classics to Rootn Two. Stuart dress code. Replaced by Cream 3! Jan see separate listing.

I Under The influence at T he Bedsil. ()pm—Zatn. £3 (£4). 24 Jan only.

, Specialist underground tetlimi night

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I Bamboogie .it li.?i‘v.‘/! i 'pm 3am I £2. i’iat.-.g.-t and swing it'll'i Scott and Geoff. Drinks promos ; I Bill & Ben's Flowerpot Men at The ' Garage 'UDSIJHS' llpm \iiti. £2 til i. DJs John and Gavin with 2nine classics i Drinks promos. | I Bubblelicious at Reds. l iptnw :im. £5 l (U) Club classics and .i luiilLll )listtul ius drinks promos 8.0.P. .i'. l my M.iriv's. llpm-3am. £3 (£2). Music your mother would know. I from DJs Desperate Dave .itid Weird ; Phil. Drinks promos.


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