CLUBS listings


I Salsa Sabrosa at The l3ih Note Club (basement). 8pm~l lpm. £4 (£3.50). Karen Pasi takes her massively popular Salsa classes from The Lime down to The Path Note every Friday night. Beginners welcome. Pre-club. Free tickets available for the club that runs afterwards.

I Shag at Fury M urry's. l lpm—3. l5am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tunes ever froin Mark and Jatnes G.

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

I Spectrum at Archaos. l()pm—3am. £7 (£5). Latest outing for the Colours crew. with house fora glammed-up crowd from residents Jon Mancini. Crosby and Honey getting the main room jumping and no mistake. Hip hop in the first bar. Drinks promos. 22 May Colin Tevendale (Tunnel) guests.

I Strathclyde University Student Union l0pm—-3am. Free. Cheesy dance and indie in Level 8 and The l)ark Room. I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £5. Party night with 60s sounds.

I Tangent at the Sub Club. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). l5 May and monthly. lfyou've fully recovered from Tangent‘s train party last issue. get yerself down the Subbie for more techno funk action. with a whole heap of twists. Residents A-Man and Panic prove you cart have a laff and still hear some decent music on a Friday night.

I Tchico at Russell's Bar/Cafe. 8--l lpm. Free. DJ Tchico with R&B. hip hop and swing.

I Test at the Stib Cltib. llpm—Bam. £7 (£6). 22 May only. Fans of the innovative techno and bass night get an added bonus with a second outing this month by the Test crew of Shandy. l)ave Tarrida and Tobias Schmidt. Drinks promos.

I Trash at Trash. llpm—Sam. £5 (£4). Funky house in Room ()ne. street soul. swing and classic grooves in Room Two from DJ Grahame. 22 May it's Trash's official first birthday: the might" Janie B from Soul ll Soul takes to the decks for the first time ever in Scotland. In Room ()ne. all the resident DJs who‘ve played the room over the last year have a shot. playing the top tunes from the last twelve months. With copious amounts of free drink. the night is bound to be pretty full-

I Un-cut at The Arches. llpm—Ram. £5. New weekly night that replaces the gapittg hole left by Slam's recent departure. Slam are executive producers of the night and it‘s got their seal of excellence. with hotshot DJ Q in residence every week. joined by Craig and Graeme of Soma's Silicone Soul and Laurence Hughes.

I Upstairs Lounge at 't‘iii l’an Alley (first floor). l0.30pm—-3am. £5 (£2). ()utside promoters Clear Station hook tip 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). l5 May and fortnightly. Specialist Northern Sotil and Hammond ja/J night from the long-established Goodfoot mob. The crowd is extremely receptive.

I Velvet Rooms l()pltlr 3am. £6. Alan Ronald in Rooiti Two with an open tnix from house anthems and disco to soul. Martin Hesketh in Room ()ne playing mellow hip hop. swingbeat and classic soul.


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 A]. mix tip garage and house for a busy. moderately dressy crowd. with Scott and Geoff playing club classics in Room Two. Patil Traynor plays R&B. swing and hip hop in Room Three.

I Bar 10 ()pin—midnight. Free. Busy

74 THE usr 14—28 May 1998

In the mix

Want something more than music on a night out? Live performance is spicing up the club scene.

Words: Sarah Lowndes

Time was when all you could expect from a night clubbing was to drink a few beers, hear a few tunes, or even have a bit of a dance. However, enterprismg club organisers in Glasgow and Edinburgh have been shaking up this tried and tested formula of late, and live musicians, film prOJections and even tap dancing are now finding their way into Clubland.

Altered Beats Phase 2 is one of an eclectic menu of events on offer at Henry's Cellar Bar in Edinburgh. Cltib promoter Kulu takes a keen interest in provrding a platform for local performers, and recent initiatives have included drum 'n' bass DJ Ritchie Rufftone mixrng it up, accompanied by a live trumpet and double bass player. Kulu’s latest brainwave is to include tap dancer Nina Polli in the Tuesday night hip hop performances. The live element of the performance keeps the crowd engrossed and really refreshes the way you think about rhythms and beats. Says Nina, who trained wrth American tap legend Van the Man

Performance in cities can

sometimes be a bit; dodgy. There’s nothing worse than someone peeiirtg carrots in the

comer.’ hikes

Porter, 'The tap dancmg works well with hip hop because I get more of a chance to move around and try things out'

Over in the West, the new club from renowned techno/electro DJs Keith Mclvor (Twnch) and Jonnie Wilkes

Nina Polli taps live to hip hop and drum 'n' bass beats every Tuesday at Altered Beats Phase 2, Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

(Jilkes) v— Optirno Espacio - is whipping up plenty of enthusiasm at the Sub Club every Sunday ’After Aquaplanet ended I was offered the Sunday nrght,’ says Twrtch, who has been running Pure for the past eight years. 'The thought of dOing another deep house/ techno/electro night just didn't seem like much fun ' He JOIllCd forces With Jtlkes, and the pair deCided to put on 'a trash night for people who are into music but don’t take it too seriously.’

At Optimo Espacio, a packed dancefloor grooves to a playlist that leaps from Kraftwerk to EPMD to the Future Sound of London. The club also features performances from local rock

bands, With a live set from Glasgow minimalist outfit Fukuyama planned for 17 May In early June, V-Twrn Will be bringing their unique brand of easy rock to the club, and future presentations also include 16mm film projections from Reality Check 'Performance in clubs can sometimes be a bit dodgy,’ says Jilkes. ‘There's nothing worse than someone peeling carrots in the corner. But we're just trying to put on a night that’s fun to go to, where you don’t have to name- check everything

Altered Beats Phase 2, Tuesdays at henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh. Optimo Espacio, Sundays at The Sub Club. Glasgow.

hard house pre-club with Nick Peacock and guests.

I Bargo 8pm—midnight. Free. l)ancy pre-club night with guest DJs from some of the better underground club nights in the city.

I Bennets ll.3()pm--3;im. £6 (£5). 0.) Sara with a good dancy mix. Drinks promos. Gay.

I Brilliant at The Underground (formerly The Venue) |0.30pm—.7iam. £3 (£2.50). Gordon Tennant back again for a commercial mix ofchart dance and indie offerings. Drinks promos.

I Budda at Budda. 8pm~midnight. Free. Solemusic's Stevie Middleton and Andrew Wicks taking it week-about for garage and deep house. Drinks promos. I The Cathouse l0.30pm—-3am. £4 (£3.50; £2.50 before ll.30pm). Three lloors of rock. grunge. contemporary indie and indie dance. Bit cheesier and more accessible than before. Drinks promos.

I Classic FM at Fury M urry's.

llpm—3. 15am. £5 (£3). Cltib classics in the main room with DJs Jim Downie 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 play the best and deepest froin the underground. joined frequently by guests of high standing. Well worth the taxi fare out from the city. but note the midnight curfew. No guests this issue. but prepare yourself for Anthony Shakir on 30 May.

I Club Cubana at The Betlsit. ()pm—2am. £4 (£3). 23 May and fortnightly. Great l.atin sounds with proceeds going to the Scottish Cuban Solidarity Campaign.

I Cool Lemon at The Arches. llpm—-3.50am. £10 (£8) 16 May and monthly. Hard house dons Trevor Price and lain Paterson with lesser-known Detroit DJ Terence Parker. Detroit. yes: techno. no. House music with a tough Detroit twist from the man behind Seven Grand Housing Authority. The night also features the searing. stripped beats from Scotland's own Bios. who have been recording quietly for Black Nation records. Storming.

I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. ‘)—‘l lpm. Free. Spin-back king Jim Htitchison from Teknotis with hard house and techno. Drinks promos.

I Divine at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). l()pm—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 chemical breakbeats.

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

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 I3th Note Club. I0pm—3am. £3 (free before llpm). Steven and Paul Watt with two floors of soul. l.atin. jail. and funk. Note that The

l3tli Note has now moved to Clyde Street and is open as a bar from 8pm.

I Full On at Tin Pan Alley. llpm—3am. £8. Joe Deacon. Billy Reid and guests with happy hardcore and banging house. I The Garage l()ptn 3am. £6 (£4); £l off before I lpm. An honest-to-goodness top night out with charty dance sounds downstairs from l)ave Ross and alternative sounds in the attic.

I Home Cookin' at Baba/a. 5.30pm-3am (DJs from llpm). £5 (free before llpm). Pumping mix from Grahame Wilson of funk. rare groove and hip hop.

I Knucklehead at Glasgow School ()f Art (upstairs). l()pm-~late. £4 (£2.50 Glasgow School of Art students). Underground electronics presented by dem DJs Jilkes and Hatch. lnto its fourth year aitd consolidating itself as the club to hear true ftiitk technology. Freaky dancing actively encouraged.

I Lime at The l.ime. llpm-Ram. £6 (£4). DJ Fill. with a commercial clubby mix plus £l drink promo.

I Lure at R.G.'s. 8pm~midnight. Free. DJs Ziggy and Bob get housy for a crowd heading off to Archaos and the Sub Club. Pre-club.

I Numb at The Basement. l lpm—3am. £6. 23 May and monthly. New York Alliance's Colin Walker and Laurence Hughes with deep funky house and disco tech at this venue which is fast becoming the place to check out the best in the under 'round scene.

I Po 0 Lounge at The Polo Lounge.