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. Lack of information ma result in clubs being omitted. Clu listings compiled by Rory Weller (Glasgow) and Simone Baird (Edinburgh)


I Annie's Bath House at Bennet‘s. llpiii—3am. £3 (£2). Annie and Grant with cheesy. dancey. poppy. retro and 70s party tunes on two floors. Gay.

I Arcadia at g2. llpiii~3am. £3 (£2). lan Hanlon with a new night of mixed tip beats from hip hop to Northern soul. Latino jazz. classic disco funk and grooved-out house. 4 Mar Arcadia replaced by The Blowpop tour. l8 Marthe irrepressible Dave Clarke back again in Glasgow for a night of the hardest funky techno guesting with kiiucklehead‘s .l'ilkes. £6 (£5).

I Bar M at Bar M. Spin-midnight. Free. Paul Cawley (ex-Psy-phi) and David Sweeney with a hip hop/drum and bass prc-club.

I Blood at The Stib Club. I Ipin--3am. £4 (£3). Weekly froiii 4 Mar. New night that celebrates the bright new talent in the city with residents DJ Q and Laurence Hughes. DJ Q is best known for his outstanding debut album ‘Face The Music' otit at the beginning of last year. and Laurence Hughes works in underground dance shop Bomba. Both played regularly at The Arches Uri-cut night in a fazed disco house style.

I Blowfly X-rated at The Apartment. ll.3()pni—3ani. £3. D.l Tchico with his superior blend of R&B. swing and funk. I Blowpop Tour at g2. llpiii-«3am. £5. 4 Mar only. .lohn Stapleton the of the extraordinary Dope ()ii Plastic series) touches down in Glasgow to push his own label - Blow'pop. joined by Portishead's official DJ Andy Smith who rocked the QM last year at the longest day party. To get a good idea of what the night's going to be like check out the recently released Dope ()n Plastic (i. on which Stapleton mixes tip the fittest hip hop. Latin breaks. sleazy grooves and fat beats. A quality bit of viiin and nae niessin'.

I Blowpop Tour at Nice 'n‘ Sleazy (botli floors). Spin-midnight. Free. 4 Mar only. John Siapleton (Dope on Plastic) and Andy Smith (Portishead) freak out in Sleazies before bribing someone to carry their records across the road to continue the night at g2. See listing above. Pre- club.

I B.Noty at Baba/a. llpiii~--3aiii. £3 (£3). Matt Morton with a little bit of house. a little bit of disco and heaps of fun at this good-nine. reasonably dressy Thursday tiiglii.

I Budda at Budda. Xplll-‘lllltilllgill. Free. Nick Gemmil with a broad mix of credible dance. front house to drum 6’: bass and hip hop. Pre-club.

I Cheeze at Strathclyde University Students Union (Barony Bar. Dark Room

Club bite

Club: Pres5ure at The Arches

Date: Fri )9 Feb

Highlight? The Tramway produced Gary Lambert dance piece -~ quirky and contemporary in a completely way out fashion

Lowlight? The decks breaking down fifteen minutes before Gary's performance started. Silence wasn't a good thing at that time

Quite dangerous, really. Far beyond the call of busy, the crowds were sardine-like 4— t'm sure 1 saw a few sheepdogs running over the top. (Rory Weller)

and Level 8). 8pm—3am. Free (open to students and four guests). DJs Mark. lain and Duffy with a proudly tacky and cheesy night of good time party tunes.

I Cop at Archaos. l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Immense student night (possibly the busiest iii Scotland) with DJ Vance and CJ up in the main room playing contemporary club tunes to a young. glanimy bunch while Tani ‘The Fuzz‘ Coyle does his indie/pop/kitsch stuff in Betty’s Mayonnaise.

I Dee Jays In Disguise at Variety. 8pm—close. Free. Hatch and Jilkes of Knucklehead with a dubby mix of techno and electronica. Check out Hatch‘s Pusher l3 night at The 13th Note continuing on every week. Pre-club.

I D] Dandy at The CCA Cafe Bar. 9pin—inidnight. Free. DJ Dandy with. as he calls it. skaiikiiig. soulful. funky shit. Pre-club.

I Esperanto at Havana. Spin—midnight. Free. DJs G Boy and Muchaill with border-breaking. jazz-fuelled dub ftiiik. Pre-club.

I Fatboy's Kitchen at MeCtiuitt‘s Way Out West. 8—l lpm. Free. Big beat and hip hop from local DJs G Man and The Wax Monkey. Pre-club.

I Firebird at Firebird. 8—l lpm. Free. Tony and Murray playing old beats for beer and pizza up on the Firebird DJ shelf. Pre-club. I Fourth Dimension at Brel.

8.30—1 lpm. Free. Andy Young playsjazz. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk at this West End bar. Pre-cltib.

I Freedom at The Shed. l()pm-‘3am. £3 (£2). Mathew and Peter upstairs with 80s and 90s club anthems. plus Patil N'Jie in the main hall playing funk. garage and chart house.

I Free Flow at Glasgow School ()f Art (downstairs). ‘inn—2ain. £l (students and guests). DJs Al Rutherford and Lindsey with Northern soul. funk flavour. jazzy breaks and beats. hip hop connection. movie soundtrax. drum a bass rhythms and cold. cheap beer.

I Fudge at Planet Peach. l lpm--3am. £4 (£2). New night with Alan Ronald playing big house party tunes.

I Fursby at The Lime. l()pin—3am. £4 (£3/£2 before I lpiii). Student night with club classics in your house and garage style from David Keenan.

I Hi Karate at the Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). l()pm-2am. £l. Neil McMillan and Andrew Divine's weekly night. one of the finest funk breakbeat nights in the country. It may be easiest to describe what they do as big beat. btit really it's a staggering combination of hip hop. soul. funk. electro. jump-up. ragga. reggae. Top stuff.

I Last Exit at Cltib Budda. l lpiii-—3am. £4 (£3). New night with Inside ()ui/The Ark's Simon Foy playing his unique collection of big tunes and commercial garage.

I Loveshack at Fury Murry's.

llpiii—3. l5am. £4 (£2). Fine indie. house and disco sounds from Jim Downie for an tip for it student crowd.

I Movement at The Velvet Rooms. llpm~3am. £4 (£2). DJ Neil McTaggart with funky house and disco in the main

I Music Is the Answer at October Cafe. ()pm—midnight. Free. Barry Gemmil with Classic house and garage. Pi‘e-club.

I Pusher 13 at The 13th Note (ground floor). I [pm—3am. £2. Weekly night from Hatch of Knucklehead (Art School. Sats) giving tip vintage house. banging techno. mellow electro and robotic breakbeats to a crowd following on from his Variety pub gi '. ’re-club.

I Radar at The Cross Bar. 8pin—tnidnight. Free. Progressive dub and techno with air eclectic mix of “beats. bleeps and squeaks'. Pre-cltib.

I Rumble at The Garage. I lpiii—-3am. £4 (£2). Legendary Thursday night with your favourite charty dance faves. movie tunes. and indie classics plus drunk students.

I Skint at The Cathotise. l lpm-3ani. £4 (£2). lndie/grunge/chemical beats like what they do on a Saturday iiiglii.

I Sly at Trash. llpiii—3am. £4 (£3). Neil and Frog in the main room for big anthems and cheesy nonsense pltis Disco

Dan in room two. Dress tip in some sort I

of sexy/glaminy gear and you get in free. I Soul Sauce at Bar ‘) l. ‘)piii~midnight. Free. DJ Marc from the Top Rank Collective with classic soul. reggae and R&B. Pre-club.

I Sushi at Yang. l lpm—3am (bar open from (rpm). £3 (£2) (free before I lpm). Residents Bob Peck & Charlie lnman. Michael Peck and Ben Jones mix tip hip hop & soul to funk breaks and house. Local underground DJs and live acts get busy in the back room every week. 1 l Mar it’s Ninja Tunes‘ Up Btistle and Out and IX Mar. Ray. Chris and Mark hole tip in here for 'Alchemy'. an experimentation in house garage and fluid style techno.

I Tonic at The Asylum (Calcdonian University Union). 9piii—3ain. Free. Studenty chart and cheese from Jim Da Best.

I Wanna Play? at The Tunnel. l().3()pm~3am. £4 (£2.50 with niairic card). Student night featuring Kevin and Scott (Tunnel weekends) and Lisa Littlewood. playing a mix of contemporary house anthems plus some right royal classic cheesers over two


I Alaska at Alaska. llpm- 3am. £0 (£5). First regular night in this magnificent two floored venue featuring Nick Peacock. Mucliail. Alan and Raymond Woods playing a mix of funk. jazz sotil. Rth and house plus live percussion.

I Apartment at The Aptll'lltlc‘llt. llpiii—32m). £8. Jim Da Best playing a wildly eclectic mix of big tunes. crossing genres like nobotly‘s business.

I The Ark at The Tunnel. llpm 3am. £7 (£5). Your trio of professional caners Michael Kilkie. Scott .\lackay and '/.amnio(Rhumba) living it large in the main room throwing out thumping hard house as good as you‘ll get anywhere in the country. Then there's Duncan Reid and Simon Foy iii the second rooin not going quite as mad for it. btii siill bordering insanity iii they‘re own siy le. Top class stuff all round.

I Bargo at Bai‘go. ‘)pni--midnight. l‘ree. Quality house music from Dom and Jay (Sub Club) at this east city centre style bar. Prc-club.

I Bennet's at Bennei's. (1.30pm 3am. £4 (£3). Grant Dtiff downstairs with an upbeat dance night then DJ Shawn for handbaggy house upstairs. Gay.

I Bar M at Bar .‘\1. Spin midnight. l‘i'ee. Domenic (‘appello (Sub (‘ltibi laying down a deep. intelligent gt‘oo‘. e. Pre- club.

I Bar 10 at Bar It). ‘thlt midnight. l'i'ee. lilectronica prc-club w armer at the king daddy of Glasgow style bars rotating fortnightly between the two crews of Fused (5 Mar) and Bios ( l2 Mar).

I Born at The Horn. llpiii-~3am. £5 (£4 ). The Sly Boys and friends with lull-on house.

I Bonafide Love at The (‘ioss Bill. Spin—midnight. Free. Reggae. ragga and soca from DJ Dirtsnian. Pie-club.

I Bonkers at Bonkers. llpiii —3ani. £4 after midnight. £3 before. Club classics at this after office hang-out with residents David Campbell and Noble Whitelaw.

I Bonus Beats at g2. llpiii 3am. £3 (£4). Beats and breaks from Gregory Peck and guests. Look out for new monthly nights with regular big name guests. Replaced by Bullet-proof l2 Mar. I Budda at Budda. Spin midnight Free. Chris Harris (Temple) with a chunky house ire-club warmer.

I Bu dasole at Club Budda.

llpiii 3am. £5. Stevie Middleton internationally renowned DJ and ow ncr of Sole Music Records continuing upstairs with his own particular brand of American deep house and garage in this luscious club every week.

I Buena Vista (it (ilasgow School ()l' .-\t'l (downstairs). l()pin-—2..‘~()ani. £3. A slice of l atin jazz and ftiiik from Mark and Michael of Delaneys Rhythm Section with Nick Peacock (Back To Jazz) playing the last Friday of eyery month.

listings CLUBS

Glasgow’s beSt clubs to get freaky at this fortnight.

Colours and Ministry of Sound The legendary Armand Van Helden (above) takes position it) the first arch for a full, (Our-hour set all on his own for the deepest, hardest, funkiest, most innovative house, techno and whatever else he fanCies throwmg our way. See feature The Arches, Sat 6 Mar

Breathe New night of drum and bass, techno and house, tonight with Muzik's DJ of the year Pure Science (live), Alison lviarks, DJ Renegade, Tania vaiit, ML i-‘-F:i‘.t-, iviUlta‘,’ Richardson and Steve Clark fac- Edinburrjh ‘i’anq, tut/ed 77M.‘ir

Slam Present Lzonroi L's Justin Ro'trertsOn, currently tip in Scotland (Cti’ntitttij at. the Finiiiex SittthS takes t'nie out to iii) here with Laurence Hughes and Adam Freeland, The Jentjaheads an‘i Phar Out. See Adam Freeland panel The Arc/res, Fri 5 Mar

Tangent A-ivtan and Panit welcome back the London’s mighty Jeep Grrlz, playing live for your sonic delectation in a bass driven, funk house style. See Jeep Grrlz pint-i to see about DJing With their iiit LS and why they've just signed a SIX album deal wrtti Island The $11!: (Jul), Fr." 72 Mar Love Boutique The legendary full-on hard hedonistic heaven it‘irinerly of The Arches moves to this smaller, more intimate venue, Will) f't:Sl(i(?Di hard noose DJ Roy upstairs and Kev 8i l‘vlark from Goodtt‘iot With soul and funk in the white room Alaska, Sat 6 A4ar

Millennium A night that seemingly arrived from nowhere, but haying already had Darren Ft'it Colin Dale and Vvtii) The Advent (timing soon it's definitely one to watch Tonight it"s the turn or the mighty Luke Slater, the guy behind last year’s brutal funk techno album ’Freek Funk' 39 (for/ntvly 7)!) Par) Alley) Sat 6 Am”

I Bullet-proof at g2. llpiii—3am. £5 (£4). l2 Mar only. New one off night featuring Jules front Area 5 l. plus special guest Anthony ‘Shake' Shakir (Detroit) down for a night of raw edged stripped techno.

I Bump ‘n' Hustle at Babaza. 5.3()pin--3am (DJs from llpiii). £5 (free before llpiii). Paul 'l‘raynor Jamie Fullerton with R& B. soul classics. garage and house for a glanimy. dressed-up crowd.

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