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78 THE UST 6—19 Mar 1998
GLASGOW CLUBS: THU continued
I B.E.S.T. at Babaza. 11 m—3am. £3 (£2). Jim da Best with his tra emark mix of cheese to please. Drinks romos. I Blg Karn's Party Night at Bennets. 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Karn Dunbar with 805. 905 and loads of camp nonsense. Drinks romos. I Born at The Velvet Rooms. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Night of soul. rap. R&B and swingbeat featuring Martin Hesketh and Mike Campbell. I Cheeze at Strathclyde University Student Union. 9pm—3am. Free (students plus three guests). Now become the city's argest cheesy beano with three floors of tack and la crs for £la ints and 50p shots. I Cheesy up at The (gueen Margaret Student Union. 10pm—2am. £2.50 (£2). Sill tunes a lent and Carlsberg only 70p. I Club Bar arella at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £1.50 (£3). Three local unsigned bands from 9—1l.15pm then student. indie and cheesy retro until 3am. Bands wishing to play should call Barbara on 221 7871. I Cop at Archaos. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Busy student house night from DJ CJ and Vance. Tam Coyle ‘The Fuzz' does his indie/pop/kitsch stuff in Bett 's Mayonnaise. which is part 0 the Archaos complex. Drinks romos. I Dee Jays In D sguise at Variety. 8pm—close. Free. Hatch and J ilkes of Knucklehead with a dubby mix of new dance and techno. Pre-club. I Donkey at The Cathouse. l lpm—3am. £2 (£1.50; free before 11.30pm). lndie/grunge/industriaVchemica1 beats rock on a darker tip than The Cathousc’s other nights. Drinks promos. I Don't Front at CCA. 9pm—midnight. Free.jazzual. soulful music with resident DJs The Peaceniks and Paul Cawley. I Down In The Mouth at 13th Note Club (basement). 10pm-2.30am. £2 (free before 11pm). 5 March and monthly. Mark Percival's clubby outing for an altcmativc crossover of guitars and beats. I Fluffy at Reds llpm—3am. £3 (£2). A night of classic disco. peppered with the best contemporary house and garage. I Free Flow at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). 10pm—2am. Free. Jazz/funk/soul indie night with host Alan Rutherford. Drinks promos. I Helter Skelter at The Underground (formerly The Venue). 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Student orientated music. with retro tracks next to contemporary 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 fun . I Hot Traxx at The Lime. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Seventies night with 70 drinks promos on vodka. beer. Pernod and Wild Turkey. I lengaheads Cul De Sac Bar. 9—1 lpm. Free. All and Martyn of the Jengaheads with big beats and a wee bit more. sometimes on four decks when they can be arsed. Drinks promos. I Loveshaclt at Fury Murry's. 10.30pm—3.15am. £5 (£3). Fine indie house and disco sounds in two rooms. I Nation at Edwards. 8pm—midnight. Free. New house night from Kris Keegan at this new(ish) bar going for the pre club crowd for the first time. Drinks promos and games. 12 Mar. launch of the Dance Nation 5 with s ial guest DJ Nippa. I Rum le at The Garage. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Cardow and Ross with an exceptionally busy night of charty dance faves. chea drinks and drunk students. I Slide at e Bedsit. 7pm—midnight. Free. Early nighter to ease you into the weekend with boardgames. Playstations. E001 and a catholic music policy. Pre club. Tchlc at The Apartment. Midnight—3am. £3. DJ Tchico (Virun a) with a night of R&B. swin and hip hop. Drinks promos. I Wanna lay? 10.30pm—3.30am. £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). Chan and dance in the main room with DJ Ray plus indie and live music in room 2.
I As It Comes at The Wee Red Bar. 4—7pm. Free. Live electronica. Plus a late night session on the third Friday ofevery month (£3).
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. Next date 27 Mar. Monthly.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 members; £6 non- members. 6 Mar. Monthly. Residents Wreckage. Smack and Fat Knuckles are joined by special guest John Gosling (Mekon. Agent Provocateur) for some big. fat. funky. dirty big beat action. Top floor only.
I Catwalk 9pm-1am. Free. Moisey and Phil Alcock with garage. house. funk and beats.
I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £3; £2 with ﬂycr. Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Popular night of rock/indie~based sounds.
I CC. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free. Free club downstairs at this popular gay pub. Playing a party mix of commercial dance and hi-cnergy house. Full to bursting at weekends.
I Century 2000 1 lpm—3am. £5. Over 18s. Commercial dance music for a mainstream city centre crowd. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers.
I Divine Divas at The Venue. Next date 20 Mar. Every four weeks.
I The Drop Out at The Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm—3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. 6 Mar. Fortnightly. The Drop Out returns to the art college with its mix of mod. beat. soul. psychedelia. soundtracks and 60s garage punk. Plus groovy visuals.
I eh1 More at chl. 9pm—lam. Free. Local DJs spin quality garage and house in this intimate bar. Gordon Mac and Gary Mac on 6 Mar. Jim Byers and Gav Lyle on 13 Mar. Free entry with good drinks promos.
I El Bar 3rd Birthday Party The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 6 Mar. Starting at El Bar at 6pm with free tapas and sangria (while stocks last). then moving onto the Bongo Club from 10.30pm. Live music from La Bouml. DJing from Simon (Big Beat). Joseph (Lizzard Lounge) and the Slack DJs. Tickets from El Bar. 14 Blackfriars Street. 0131 558 9139.
I Evol at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—1ate. £4. A healthy mix of music. taking in anything front Blur. Pavement and Oasis to Public Enemy. Jackson 5 and Underworld. A long- running and seriously popular night - still doing promos in association with some of the country's best record labels. Selected bottles £1 before 11.30pm. A must!
I Gold at The Attic. llpm-3am. £3 (£2). A trip to the 80s in pleasant and easy going surroundings.
I Headspin at The Bongo Club. Next date 20 Mar. Monthly.
I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Next date 27 Mar. Monthly. Call 0411 816 220 for more info.
I High Rollin‘ at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Busy Friday night with Dr A] (Astromotel. Higher Ground). Joni Lyley (Tribal Funktion. Scratch). AJ (Blacka'nized) and Gino (Higher Ground) mixing soulful house with hip hop. funk and disco.
I Homeless at The Shooting Gallery. Next date 27 Mar. Monthly. Call 0410 323 066 for more info.
I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. lOpm—3am. £4. A healthy mix of live music and DJs. Soul jazz outﬁt Basic Collective (6 Mar) rotate fortnightly with eight piece Latin jazz combo the E1 Cometa All Stars ( 13 Mar). Eh? Wun! supports Basic. while Lizzard Lounge DJs support the E1 Cometas. Small venue. big boho vibe.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 11pm—3am. £3; £2 with flyer. Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. Eighties and 90s indie dance.
I Kerplunlt at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £5; two for one with Snapfax. 13 Mar. Fortnightly. Trendy Wendy and Grandmaster Fly with party tunes from the 70s. Happy Hour llpni—midnight. Friday 13th Part 2!
I The Lane at The Lane. 11pm—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. Andrew Moisey. Dillon and Christopher Wright with a freestyle mix of dance sounds in this well-situated bar.
I Madchester at La Belle Angele.
1 lpm—3am. £3.50 members; £4 non- members. 13 Mar. Monthly. New venue. same Madchcster antics. A mix of big beat. new indie and baggy classics with Del Kahuna Boy. Goes fortnightly from 10 Apr.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Gareth Sommerville (Cream. Hard Times. Shindig. Sub Club. Yip Yap. Atomic Baby) with a relaxed selection of hip hop. garage and house in this busy bar.
I Magic Moments at The Cavendish. 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. No jeans. no trainers. Live bands every week. Sixties and 70s music. Ground ﬂoor onl .
I The Mambo Iub at The Cavendish. lOpm-3am. Price tbc. Swing. hip hop and soul upstairs. reggae and ragga downstairs at this long-running night hosted by Sir Ossie.
I Manga at La Belle Angele. Next date 20 Mar. Monthly. Call 0131 220 5575 for more info.
I Midnight Blue at Cafe Grafﬁti. lOpm—2am. £5 (£4). Fresh jazz/soul/blues night which promotes a healthy mixture of live music and DJs. Regularly pulling over 250 people. Well worth checking if you‘re after something a bit different.
I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint with disco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80$. hip hop and cheese at this busy bar/club.
I A Night Less Ordinary at The Jaffacake. lOpm—3am. £4; £3 with ﬂier. New Friday with an anything goes attitude. Wacky. zany gameshow-type fun and frolics with good drinks promos. Expect a freestyle mix of mainstream music.
I Normal at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £7 members; £8 non- members. 6 Mar. Fortnightly. Hard house and funky techno with guest Tony Sapiano. Colin Dale. Luke Slater and CJ Bolland to follow in coming weeks.
I The Outhouse 5—7pm. Free. Chill out downstairs after work with chilled tunes and cheap booze.
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpm—3am. £4. A busy and long-running night of 80s and 70s sounds where New Romantics. punks. glam rockers and disco freaks relive the era that others do their best to forget.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £4 members; £6 non-members. Prices vary when guests appear. Info on 0131 558 3824. One of the most respected house and techno clubs in the UK - now with sister nigth in Glasgow (20 Mar. Sub Club). Aberdeen (28 Mar. Exodus) and Dublin (27 Mar. The Funnel Club) - with residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill. With a mixed. friendly. dressed-down crowd. Surgeon is a guest on 13 Mar. Forthcoming guests include David Holmes (27 Mar). Weatherall (17 Apr) and Dave Clarke (8 May).
I Purple Moon at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £4 members; £7 others. 6 Mar. Quality trance and techno. Colin Favor guested last month. Trip hop upstairs.
I Radio Forth Fridays at JP's. 9.30pm—3am. Price tbc. A fun-ﬁlled night with the Radio Forth team. Over 21s only. No jeans or trainers.
I Reaction at The Subway. 11pm-3am. £2; free for students with matriculation card. Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.