8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Progressive dub and techno with an eclectic mix of ‘beats, bleeps and squeaksﬂ
I Reds at Reds. 11pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. DJ Alan Ronald with commercial house, dance anthems and club classics.
I Relief at The Arches. 11pm-3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Night run by the crew behind the legendary Slam night, which Relief replaced. Relief offers the ﬁnest electro disco funk tech house from Laurence Hughes and Silicone Soul (Soma). This issue though both the Fridays are taken over with special one- offs. 27 Aug The Slam guys take back the Arches for a full night just themselves, with Stuart and Orde, three decks and an MPC clever jiggery pokery thing. Semi- live set over six hours or so, kicking off at 10.30pm and going on until 4am. This looks like being a complete sell-out, so get your tickets now. £10 from The Arches. 3 Sep it’s another special night with The Advent and Bios taking over the night (£10). See Hitlist.
I Rum And Drum at Havana. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Tchico’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, Crosby Stills & Nash, Wilco etc.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm-3am. £6 (£7 after 11pm). 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 Tangent at The Sub Club. 11pm-3am. £7 (£5). 27 Aug. Fortnightly. A-man and Panic with the Iushest, grooviest deep and funky beats and melodic techno. We could do with seeing this moving to a Saturday so we could get a few more hours of the superﬁne Tangent in.
I Test at The Sub Club. llpm-3am. £7 (£5). 3 Sep. Monthly. Hard, unadulterated techno and electronica from the Test crew including resident Dave Tarrida.
I Trash at Trash. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Two rooms of party action with a mix of vocal house, funky classics and current R&B favourites from Grahame Ferguson and Stevie Smith.
I Tron 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. Closed until 10 Sep.
I Yang at Yang. llpm-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. Next date 11 Sep.
I Archaos at Archaos. llpm-4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and AJ 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. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Residents rotate between Steve Lee (The
Gallery-London) Zammo (loe Factory) Michael Kilkie, Billy Macatee and Johnny Rocket 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 Bankers at Bonkers. 11pm-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 dancin 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 up their attitude.
I The Cathouse 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. 11pm-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 lndian 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 low down, including whether they’re doing a bus out to Paisley tonight.
I Colours at The Arches. Next date 11
I Cross Wired at The Cross bar. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Funked-up house and techno from those knights on the round tables.
I Cul 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 now celebrating their ninth birthday this week.
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-3am. £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 Arena. 11prn-3am. £tbc. 28 Aug. Monthly. Hard funky techno from the Fresh guys who have been running nights at the Renfrew Ferry. Tonight sees Colin Dale guesting. Check with venue for more detail on this night. I Fruitfly at The Arches. Next date 18
I The Garage at The Garage. 10pm-3am. £6 (£4); £1 off before 11pm. 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. 11pm-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 Grooveiet at Trash. 11pm—3am. (£7) £5. Weekly. Dressy, slightly older (as in
not just out of nappies) crowd with house I
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 N ’Jie. 28 Aug DJ Dodge guests at the club alongside N’Jie. He’s one of the country’s top R&B DJs and has worked with the likes of Beverley Knight, Lynden David Hall and Dru Hill. £8 (£6). See Hitlist and the R&B panel.
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. 10.30pm-4am. £13. 28 Aug. Monthly. Glammed-up house uproar with the extra special guests Lisa Loud, Darren Stokes and top class pumping house producers The Rhythm Masters alongside the residents Michael Kilkie, Zammo and Simon Foy.
I Kenny H at Russell’s Cafe Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Soul and funky house from Kenny H.
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 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. 11pm-3am. £8. 4 Sep. Monthly. Continued mixed up hedonistic antics led by DJ Roy’s hard house vibrations in the red room upstairs and Mark and Kev on a soul and funk vibe in the white room. Extra attractions include ﬁre juggling and live art, plus massage and aromatherapy in the padded room off the danceﬂoor.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. 10.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Gay. The bar upstairs is open until 3am, while downstairs DJ lna 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 a ain.
I Re s 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. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 4 Sep. Fortnightly. The Groovismo brothers Don Marcelo and Che Manuel follow up the success of their Wednesday night with this new salsa love affair with the ﬁnest imported deep Latino rooves.
I Silicone oul at The Spy Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. 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. lOpm-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 Strawberry Fie ds at Strawberry Fields. 9pm-3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Classic party sounds from
events to "like you glad "to be alive.
Solemusic Stevie Middleton and his Solemusic label continue the series of real deal soulful house and garage face- offs welcoming Bobbi and Steve from London's Garage City in the main room upstairs. Alaska, Thu 2 Sep.
Soundpresence Another lavish R&B night from the Soundpresence crew with Radio One’s Trevor Nelson topping the bill, joined by THAD Byron (MCA), a live set from HIL St Soul plus Glasgow's own Paul N'lie. The Temple, Thu 9 Sep.
The Ark Paul Oakenfold returns to the club he has described as one of his favourites warming up before his Homelands set. He'll join the residents Michael Kilkie, Scott Mackay and Zammo for a guaranteed firing night. The Tunnel, Fri 3 Sep.
Relief Scotland’s own Bios are joined tonight by Cisco of electro tech funk pioneers The Advent back in Glasgow after an extended absence. The Advent describe themselves as having 'taken hold of the millennium dancefloor and decoded its alien phunk scripture into our own sound system speaker shock blast,’ as you do. The Arches, Fri 3 Sep.
Inside Out Even though half the D15 in the country have been booked up for either Homelands or Colours Fall tonight, Inside Out still manage to put together a top quality night of glammed-up house. Tried and tested guests Lisa Loud, Darren Stokes and top class pumping house producers The Rhythm Masters plus residents. The Arches, Sat 28 Aug.
Sub Culture The legendary Dl from New York's Studio 54 Kenny Carpenter guests alongside Domenic. He played recently in Glasgow, but the promotion on the night wasn't so hot so you might have missed this seminal DJ. Don't make the same mistake again. The Sub Club, Sat 28 Aug.
the 605 through to the 805. Sinatra to Bryan Adams, Beatles to Abba, Madness to the Ba Cit Rollers.
I Straig t ead at Alaska. Next date 18 Se .
I Su Culture at The Sub Club. 10.30pm—5am. £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. 28 Aug, Kenny Carpenter, legendary DJ from Studio 54 guesting alongside Domenic. See Hitlist.
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