Glasgow listings

Regular weekly clubs plus one-off events are listed by city. then b day. then alphabetically by title. (In 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. 9pm—midnight. Free. Andy Young and Danny playsjazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos. Pre-club.

I Area 51 at The Glasgow School Of Art. 9.30pm—3am. £6 (£5/£4Glasgow School OfArt students). 20 Feb only. Two rooms of action with Wall Of Sound's Rory Beatnik joining Glasgow wide boys Jules. A-Man (Tangent). Slinky OP. Shaft. Derick and a live set from Acid Ranch.

I The Ark at The Tunnel. l lpm—3.30am.

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Jules. Shaft, Derik and Slinky of Area 51 describe themselves as an ’underground task force‘ who have been playing around Glasgow for the last two years with their ‘future fusion of funky noise', not taking themselves too seriously and putting the fun back into clubbing. They join with Rory Beatnik from Wall of Sound at the Art School on Fri 20 Feb and also play every Thursday night at McChuils Way Out West.

'Theme': The Last Disco Superstars (Grow Records)

‘Funked-up sleaze with a tough edge guaranteed to melt any dance floor.’ 'Mad Skills 2': Cut La Roc (Skint) 'What this man can’t do with a breakbeat isn’t worth doing. Recently stole the show on the Bentley Rhythm Ace tour.’

'The Book': Salt City Orchestra (Paper)

‘Huge hard house track that knocks you on your ass like a bullet from a 45.’

‘Latinhead‘: Dirty Beatnlks (Wall of Sound)

'Wild sprawling beats with an amazing

spiraling vocal, making a carnival soundtrack for the millennium.‘

‘lee That’: Run DIVIC vs Jason Nevins (Sm:)e)

'Old School classic given a funky techno refit. sacrilege or genius? Neither really, but great fun all the same.’ m ..

£7 (£5). One of The 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. All drinks £l before 12.30am. Smart dress code.

I Bar 10 8pm-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 pre-club night at this phenomenal bar in the Merchant’s City. with guest DJs on an underground dance vibe.

I Bennet's l 1.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Grant Duff with an upbeat dance night. Gay.

I Brilliant at The Underground (formerly The Venue). lO.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Gordon Tennant with a commercial mix of chart dance and indie offerings. Drinks romos.

I Bud a at Budda. Spin-midnight. Free. Solemusic‘s Stevie Middleton with laid- back garage and deep house. Drinks promos.

I Buena Vista at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). lOpm—2.30am. £3. A slice of Latin jazz and funk from Mark and Michael of Delaney's Rhythm Section.

I Bump 'n' Hussle at Babaza. 5.30pm—3am (DJs from I lpm). £5 (free before llpm). Paul Traynor with R&B. soul and swing.

I Crucial Vibes at The Bedsit. 9pm—2am. £2 (free before 1 lptn. 27 Feb and fortnightly. DJ Gus playing all the latest and classics in reggae. ragga. dub and roots.

I Cut De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 9—! lpm. Free. Anton and Doug with pre-club head phunk.

I Deep Fried at The l3th Note Club. 10pm—3am. £3 (free before llpm). 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. Note that the l3th Note has now moved to Clyde Street and is open as a bar from 8pm.

I Edwards at Edwards. 8pm—midnight. Free. Brian McGarry with commercial garage and house.

I Katch at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50; free before

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

I Lime at The Lime. 1 lpm—3am. £4 (£3). DJ Cammy with house. garage and nu soul. Drinks promos.

I Love Bug at The Garage. l0.30pm—3am. £3 (£4). An eclectic mix of good time party tunes. Drinks promos. I My Generation at The Halt Bar. 8pm—midnight. 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 Britpop night playing classic dance/pop/indie/retro/soul sounds from the 605 to the 90s. It'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. 8pm—midnight. Free. With DJs Mac and Chris for funky house. Pre-club.

I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge.

1 lpm-3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. downstairs for DJ Michelle in main club with 90s club and indie or upstairs in the Trophy Room with lain for a tnore commercial mix. Gay.

I Pure at The Sub Club. llpm—3am. £7 (£5 members). 20 Feb and monthly. Twitch and Brainstorm of the internationally renowned Pure in Edinburgh for more west coast hard house and technojigging.

I Radio City at The Attic. l0.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). The original retro club. playing Stax. Motown. Stones. The Who. etc.

I Rapt at The Apartment. llpm-3am. £8. Jim Da Best playing a wildly eclectic mix of big tunes. crossing genres like

nobod 's business.

I Re s 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. l5am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tunes ever from Mark and James G.

I Skint MF at Queen Margaret Student Union. l0pm~2am. £3 (£1 before 11.30pm). lndie night with Redstripe for a quid.

I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm 3am. £7. World famous DJ anti production duo Stuart and ()rde with their last few months of this legendary underground dance night. Closes for good l0 April.

I Spangled at Times Square. ()prn—midnight. Free. New regular night of hard-edged house and techno from the Funkedupdeeptechnogrooyemeister collective. Very handy for the Subbie and The Arches. Drinks promos.

I Spank at Tin Pan Alley (second floor). llpm—3am. £7 (£6). House night featuring Trevor Reilly and George Bowie.

I Spectrum at Archaos. lllpm— 3am. £7 (£5). Latest outing for the Colours crew with house fora glammed-up crowd with residents Jon Manicin. Crosby and Boney. Drinks promos. 20 Feb, party animal Brandon Block guests. 27 Feb it's Eric 'More' Morillo 'oining the residents. I Strawberry Fiel s at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £5. Party night with 60s sounds.

I Tangent at The Sub Club. llpm 3am. £7 (£5). 27 Feb. A-man and Panic continue their hugely popular night of eclectic. funky techno shenanigans to a loyal crowd. Drinks promos.

I Trash l lpmv3am. £4. Funky house in Room One. street soul. swing and classic grooves in Room Two from DJ Grahame. I Upstairs Lounge at Tin Pati Alley (first floor). 10.30pm-3am £5 (£2). Weekly from 20 Feb. New night at Tin Pan from outside promoters Clear Station hooking up with 23rd Precinct's Billy Wood and Kris Keegan for perfectly mixed soulful underground garage and deep house.

I Uptight at The Bedsit. 9pm 2am. £4 (£3). 20 Feb 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 'I‘wo with an open mix frotn house anthems and disco to soul. Martin Hesketh in Room One playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.

I Virunga at The Hive. liipin-Zam. £4 (£3/half price before llpm). The legendary world music night featuring DJ Tchico and Ana for soca. salsa. merenguc. reggae. ska. flamenco. pop and some limbo dancing.


I Apartment at The Apartment.

l lpm—3am. £8. Robin Burrows with club classics iti this stylish and snug Venue.

I Archaos at Archaos. llpm—3am. £8 (£6). Chris Harris and A.J. this tip garage and house for a busy. moderately dressy crowd. with Scott and Geoff playing club classics iii Betty's Mayonnaise (part of Archaos). Paul Traynor playing R&B. swing and hip hop in Room Three.

I Bar 10 9pm~midnight Free. Busy hard house pie-club with Nick Peacock and guests.

I Bargo 8pm —midnight. Free. Dancey prc-club night with guest DJs from some of the city‘s better underground club nights.

I Bennets ll.30pm--3am. £6 (£5). DJ Sara with a good dancey mix. Drinks promos. Gay.

I Brighter at The Arena. llpm--3am. £4 (£3). Now weekly due to popular demand with Tarn 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) 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Gordon Tennant back again for a commercial mix of chart dance and indie

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Renaissance a Cream The big guns move to the Tunnel this issue. with Renaissance taking the first Saturday to bring up legendary Washington deep house duo Deep Dish. An absolutey not to be missed night. On the second Saturday. Cream move in with Alistair Whitehead and Graeme Park. The Tunnel, Sat 21 and 28 Feb.

Mish Mash After running nights in warehouses, tapas bars and more, Mish Mash secures‘a monthly residency to offer up one of the more diverse musical outings to be had in town. 0J5 Oscar, Nick Peacock plus MC Nordin fuse house, hip hop, disco, drum ‘n' bass and other quality sounds in this relatively new venue. The Basement, Sat 28 Feb and monthly.

Vinyl Frontier First outing for the VF guys this year, with resident Robin joined by both George T and Simon Sumner of Edinburgh’s Tribal Funktion, playing Glasgow as a duo for the first time and a treat for anyone who hasn’t made it east coast to feel their vibe. The night also includes rare dub groove collective Dubware upstairs. Queen Margaret Union, Sat 27 Feb only. inside Out Rated number 83 in Mixmag's top 100 Dis of the world and number one female DJ superstar, Sonique guests in her own inimitable style. joined by Tom Bouthier plus residents. See preview. The Arches, Sat 28 Feb and monthly.

offerings. Drinks promos.

I Budda at Btidda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Solemusic's Stevie Middleton and Andrew Wicks taking it alternate weeks

1 about for garage and deep house. Drinks ' promos.

I The Cathouse l0.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50; £2.50 before 11.30pm). 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.

l trim-3.15am £5 (£3). Club classics in the main room with [Ms Jim Downie and Sean Webster. Quality indie music from Twister upstairs.

I Club 69 Rocksy's Basement. l0pm—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. 21 Feb guests from l.owlife/Phono/Subvert that kind of thing coming up for a bit of a live session. With the number ofSubvert T Shirts being modelled in Glasgow at the moment. it‘s bound to be rammed. Deep house to electro funk.

I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. lOpm—2am. £4 (£3). 28 Feb and fortnightly. More Latin sounds by the

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