disco funk tech house from Laurence Hughes and Silicone Soul (Soma). 13 Aug sees Josh Wink and King Britt from Ovum Records take over the whole night meaning the residents will not be playing. See Hit list and preview.
I Rum And Drum at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Tchioo’s rum-drenched musical journey playing party beats from west coast R&B to East Coast Latino house.
I Shag at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—3.15am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Mark and James G playing to a good time party crowd in the guaranteed-a-winch Fury’s.
I Soaterama at Nice ’n’ Sleazy (ground floor bar). 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Regular Friday evening do, with the best in all sorts of ﬁelds from Americana punk to dub, drum & bass and original indie.
I Stateside Sounds at The State Bar (Holland Street). 4—7pm. Free. Weekly. DJ Paul Shields playing alternative country, rock and blues along the lines of Led Zeppelin, Crosb Stills & Nash, Wilco etc. I Strawberry ields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm-3am. £6 (£7 after 11pm). Weekly. Classic party sounds from the 603 through to the 805. Sinatra to Bryan Adams, Beatles to Abba, Madness to the Ba City Rollers.
I angent at The Sub Club. 11pm-3am. £tbc. 13 Aug. Fortnightly. A-Man and Panic with the ﬁnest deep and funky electronic bounteous beats and melodic techno.
I Trash at Trash. llpm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. 'I\vo rooms of party action with a mix of vocal house, funky classics and current R&B favourites from Grahame Ferlguson and Stevie Smith.
I ron at The Tron Theatre Bar. 9.30pm-midnight. Free. New night (also on Sats) with mellow grooves from ’Glasgow’s Smoothest Operator’ DJ Billy Mulraney.
I Turbulence at The Glasgow School of Art. 11pm-3am. £4 (£2.50). Weekly. Glasgow’s only weekly drum & bass night bringing the Turbulence crew back together, with Tania Swift, Rob G, Stevie and Kemal playing the future sound of drum & bass.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm-3am (bar open from 6pm). £5 (free before 11pm). Weekly. Premier hip hop and scratch mixing from residents Dema & Nice (Freek Menoovers) and Bunty in the newly renovated room two plus Stevie Donaldson and Domenic Gallacher (Fused) slamming underground house in room three.
I 99 at Alaska. 11pm-3am. £8 (£6). 14 Aug. Monthly. Paul Cawley and Alex Horton from the Sub Club’s Psy Phi and Fenetik Records hole up in the Red Room with funky hip hop through to deep house upstairs plus Kevin and Mark from Northern soul night Straight Ahead in the White Room.
I Archaos at Archaos. 11pm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and A] mix up garage and house in the massive dome room dance ﬂoor, which has one of the beeﬁest sound systems and most impressive light shows in Scotland, plus full aerial display. lain Thompson playing chunky disco in Betty’s while Paul Traynor plays R&B, swing and hip hop in the members’ Sky Bar.
I Asendance at The Temple. 11pm-3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Residents rotate between Steve Lee (The Galler, London), Zammo (lce Factory), Michael Kilkie and Billy Macatee with hard house and new trance. I Bennet's 11.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Gay. DJ Sara with a good dancey mix downstairs that’s a bit heavier than her Wednesdays, plus DJ Grant Duff on the upper ﬂoor playing more handbaggy house.
I Bonkers at Bonkers. llpm—3am. £5 after midnight; £4 before. Weekly. Club classics at this after-ofﬁce hang-out with residents David Campbell and Nobble Whitelaw.
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Solemusic’s Stevie for garage, deep house and dancing on the tables.
I Business As Usual at The Apartment. 11pm-3am. £8. Weekly. Funky house and disco. Check out the new era at the Apartment with new more relaxed door policy, credible music Spread and generally less stiffness. Gutties are now encouraged which shows just how much they’ve loosened u their attitude.
I The Cat ouse 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3.50) £2.50 before 11.30pm. Weekly. Three ﬂoors of rock, grunge, contemporary indie and indie dance, in one of the best rock venues in the country.
I Classic PM at Fury Murry’s. llpm-3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Club classics and party tunes in the main room with DJs Jim Downie and Sean Webster plus a more indie slant upstairs.
I Club 69 at Rocksy’s Basement. 10pm-2.30am. £5. Weekly. Martin, Wilba and Barrie of dance record shop Rub-A- Dub playing the best and deepest from the underground. Even though it’s in the function room of an Indian restaurant, it consistently ﬁnds its way into the best clubs in the country polls. Check with the guys at the shop (400 6967) for the latest lowdown, including whether they’re doing a bus out to Paisley tonight.
I Colours at The Arches. 11pm—4am. £15. 14 Aug. Monthly. Your next dose of Colours medicine with the legendary caners and full time party animals Brandon Block and Alex P joining resident Jon Mancini for hard house in two rooms. See Phactﬁle and Hit list. Pete Heller was due to play, but has decided to spend the whole night in Edinburgh.
I Cross Wired at The Cross bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Funked-up house and techno from those kni hts on the round tables.
I gul De Sac at Cul De Sac Bar. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Soma’s Jim Hutchison (well, he works in the ofﬁce anyway) with deep house and funky techno.
I Divine at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). 10pm—late. £3.50 (£2.50 GSA students). Weekly. Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy with real deal Northern soul, Hammond grooves, bubblegum pop, wah-wah funk, Moog power and chemical breakbeats.
I Firebird at Firebird. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. DJs Marco and Norse Ned from Nimbus/Polar Polar Productions playing for beer and pizza.
I Free Form at The 13th Note Club (both floors). 9pm—33m. £3 (free before 10.30pm). Weekly. Steven and Paul Watt with two floors of soul, Latin, jazz, funk and contemporary beats.
I Fresh at The Ferry at The Renfrew Ferry. Next date 28 Aug with Colin Dale. I Fruitfly at The Arches. Next date 21 Aug.
I The Garage at The Garage. 10pm—3am. £6 (£4); £1 off before 1] pm. Weekly. Big, brash and unashamedly happy to put the good time party groove into your Saturday night with a wide spread of commercial anthems in the main room and indie inspiration upstairs.
I Graduate Club at g2. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New night aimed at the kind of people who used to enjoy a night out at The Cotton Club in ’89 or Fury’s 93, ﬁgure they’re a tad too old for the Garage, but don’t fancy staying in with the Horlicks and slippers. DJ Steve Davis mixing up all the classics.
I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 6pm-3am (DJs from 11pm). £5 (free before 11pm). Weekly. Pumping mix from Jamie Strang; funk, rare groove and hip hop and generally music of black origin.
I Inside Out at The Arches. Next date 28 Aug with Lisa Loud and Darren Stokes. I Knucklehead Presents My Machines at Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). 10pm-late. £4 (£2.50 GSA students). Weekly. A night of the pure and true underground funk technology from Jilkes and Hatch, their musical creativity ripping the roof off the Art School for four years now.
I Lime at The Lime. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. DJ Cameron Craig with progressive house and garage.
I Living Room at The Living Room. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club.
New York Alliance’s Colin Walker playing a deep house set. I Love Boutique at Alaska. Next date 4
ep. I October Cafe at October Cafe. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Lisa Littlewood (Tunnel) with a funky house pre-club set.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. 10.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Gay. The bar upstairs is open until 3am, while downstairs DJ Ina plays a camp mix of housey faves and anthems and the Trophy Room with Andy for 805 pop, punk and new wave. The Polo Lounge operates as a bar before all club nights with free entry before club starts.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. 11pm—3.15am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Alan Ronald mixing the best house/club and disco anthems.
I Pussypower at Scaramouche (Elderslie Street). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. One of Glasgow’s more inﬂuential underground techno outﬁts back again for this weekly pre-club.
I Reds at Reds. 11pm-3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. DJ Skud plays soulful garage and disco house.
I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Graeme Ferguson in the main with commercial dance favourites at this Southside club from the team behind the Garage.
I Salsa Sabrosa at McChuils Way Out West. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJs Keith and Alexis with Salsa, from classic Colombian to modern Cuban, merengue, samba and just generally jazzy earthy stuff. I Santiago at The Arena. Fortnightly. Next date 21 Au .
I Silicone Sou? at The Spy Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The Silicone Soul guys, they of deep disco funk house production on Soma every week, joined every other week or so by Laurence Hughes who DJs with them every Friday at Relief (Arches).
I Silk at Havana. 10pm—3am. Price tbc. New night of lush house and garage at this bar/club brought to you by the Sly guys of Neil McKay and Frog.
I Storm at The Renfrew Ferry. 10pm—late. £10. 14 Aug. Monthly. Latest offering by relatively new promoters Storm, and as ever it’s, ahem, a storrner. Residents Davie Weir and Euan MacKechnie are joined in funky techno style by Damon Wild (Synewave NYC) and Darren Price (Novamute Records). See Hit list.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm-3am. £6 (£7 after 11 pm). Weekly. Classic party sounds from the 605 through to the 805. Sinatra to Bryan Adams, Beatles to Abba, Madness to the Bay City Rollers.
I Straight Ahead at Alaska. Next date 21
I Sub Culture at The Sub Club. 10.30pm-Sam. £10. Weekly. Without a doubt, Saturday at the Sub Club is still the best place in the country to hear such sublime deep underground house. Hosts Harri and Domenic know how to work the loyal crowd masterfully making the club one of Glasgow’s greatest assets.
I Syntax at The QMU. Next date 21 Aug with Justin Berkovi.
I Trade at The Arches. Next date 4 Sep. I Trash at Trash. 11pm—3am. (£7) £5. Weekly. Dressy, slightly older (as in: not just out of nappies) crowd with house and garage in the main room from DJ brother team Mathew and Peter, and soul, swing and R&B in the second room from Paul
I Tron at The Tron Theatre Bar. 9.30pm—midnight. Free. New night (also on Saturdays) with mellow grooves from ’Glasgow’s Smoothest Operator’ DJ Billy Mulraney.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-3.30am. £8 (£6). Weekly. A massive, dressy night of European and UK house at one of the country’s best looking venues. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery take on the main room while Kevin McFarlane and Stephen Lee offer up a different vibe with a party mix of garage and dance classics in the second room. Smart dress-code and they expect you to
9 Relief Replacing the usual Relief residents tonight are Josh Wink and King Britt from Ovum records. We haven't seen him over here for years, but with the quality of his soon to be released mix album on lNCredible being top notch, we’re in for a super fine ride tonight. Hard funky techno of the first order. See preview The Arches, Fri 13 Aug.
Colours Prepare to be heartin entertained as two legendary party animals roll into town. Brandon Block and Alex P, two of the original Ibiza nutters and a duo who've been banging out the tunes since the early days of house, make a welcome return to the club. They’re fresh from Ibiza so expect a sun-drenched set of the summer's best music. See Phactfile. The Arches, Sat 14 Aug.
Storm Relatively new promoters Storm prove their mettle with their latest night on the ferry with stateside guest Damon Wild (Synewave NYC) and London’s Darren Price (Novamute Records) joining the Storm residents Davie Weir and Euan MacKechnie. Price is best known for his Under The Flightpath album, but since that debut he's been busy jetting round the world as Underworld’s official tour DJ. The Renfrew Ferry Sat 7 4 Aug.
99 A fantastic combination of two raging clubs Psy Phi and Straight Ahead, both in the one venue. Upstairs you’ve got Paul Cawley and Alex Horton (Psy Phi) mixing up their trademark super fat hip hop and deep house. Then down in the White Room, with a more laidback vibe, Straight Ahead’s Kevin and Mark ply their northern soul trade. Alaska, Sat 7 4 Aug.
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I 2 Tons of Fun at Club Budda. 11pm-3am. £6. Weekly. Chris Harris and Geoff Montford kicking off with soul garage and funk, before slamming in the big tunes later on in the night.
I Velvet Rooms 11pm—3pm. £8 (£4 before midnight). Weekly. DJ Stevie Smith in the main room with house, garage and club classics. John Lyons in the front room playing mellow hip hop, swingbeat and classic soul.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm—3am (bar open from 6pm). £5 (free before 11pm). Weekly. Colin (the bloke from Dr Jives) and Ray play the bar room, room two sees Muchaill and Shu Hirata playing bountiful beats in a non-house style. In the back room there’s Nucleus, with Jim and Brian working this classic sweatbox in a deep electronica, US techno and hard house style.
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