Glasgow clubs

Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then b day, then al habetically by title. Clu s will be isted provrded up-to-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Clu listings compiled b Jack Mottram (Glasgow) and Simone Baird (Edinburgh).



I Burd Called Ger at Eat Drink Man Woman. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A new night at a new venue for Ms Ger featuring hip hop, funk and reggae and aimed at a student crowd.

I Deejays In Disguise at The Variety Bar. 8pm—close. Free. Weekly. The Knucklehead crew take a breather from their usual hectic style and concentrate on the dubbier end of the techno spectrum.

I Edward‘s at Edward’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Keith Pyper with the latest clubland has to offer.

I Jengaheads at Air Organic. 8pm-11pm. Free. Weekly. Formerly on a Sunday night, the Jengas get you stoked up for a night out with a mixed bag of beats, from electro through to house.

I Phatboy's Kitchen at McChuill’s Way Out West. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Hip hop, breaks and beats courtesy of G Man and The Wax Monkey, with the added attraction of live graf writing and breakdance crews on occasion.

I Verberchen at 13th Note 9pm—midnight. £1 donation. 18th Nov. Monthly. Eperimentalism from the Diskono collective. See preview, right. I Virunga at Brel 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A top selection of tunes with a world bias, including soca, Latin dance, African sounds and reggae.


I 1210 at Babaza. 8pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. House, garage and trance from Ian Thompson and David Gilmore. Between 8pm—11pm, the residents step aside and let up-and-coming young talent on the Technics. For details of how to participate, call the club on 204 0101.

I Bennet's at Bennet’s 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance mix in the main room, while Annie supplies 705 and 805 hits. Gay.

I Blood at The Sub Club. llpm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Paul Flynn, Lawrence Hughes and Kieran McCann return after a Summer hiatus with their high quality funky house and some very scary flyers. I Breakin' Point at The 13th Note Club (basement). 9pm—3am. Free before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. As the name suggests, an evening of electronic breaks and beats.

I Columbian at The Asylum Back Room. 8pm—1am. £1 (free to CUSU members). Weekly. Music with breaks, from hip hop and big beat to soul and funk.

I Club Class at Alaska. 11pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Stevie Middleton, Michael Kilkie, Geofl’ Montford and Chris Harris with a new night of high calibre house. I Cop at Archaos. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3).

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Diskono, the group behind Verbrechen, are hard to pin down. Depending on what they are up to at a given time, they can reasonably be described as a conceptual sound- based arts collective, a record label, gig promoters and gallery curators. These polymath tendencies have resulted in the promotion of a club night that is as hard to categorise as Diskono themselves.

‘Clubbers normally only get the chance to react,’ explains Alan Gordon, ‘but we are more into the idea of a live, interactive, improvisational performance that does away with this idea of the DJ as messiah.‘ To do this, Verbrechen

involves the clubber in the production of the music they have come to listen to, in that the crowd are encouraged to physically customise a selection of unwanted vinyl. 'It is amazing how creative people will be, given the chance,’ says Gordon. 'We have had people drilling holes in records, melting them into new shapes and scratching the surface.’ The mangled discs are then incorporated into the 015 set, simultaeneously engendering a genuine interaction between crowd and DJ and cocking a snack at the tendency to revere the vinyl medium.

As well as providing an opportunity for sonic experimentation, Verbrechen exists as a means of showcasing the talents of like-minded artists, and their next event features an appearance by Felix Kubin. Kubin, who has recorded for influential Cologne label A-music, will be showing the short films and animations for which he is chiefly known, as well as spinning a set of the best of contemporary electronica. He is joined by Martin MacKay of Rub-a-Dub, who also practises a form of nightlife subversion by running Club 69 with scant regard for the established tenets of club promotion. Verbrechen, then, provides the opportunity to engage in a genuinely novel clubbing experience, with a serious agenda behind it, and (more traditionally) hear some great music played by great DJs.

(Jack Mottram)

I Verbrechen is at The 13th Note Cafe on Thu 18 Nov.

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Weekly. Absolutely colossal student night, with hard-partying house anthemics in the main room and daft classics from Tam Coyle downstairs. As ever, things are livened up by the Archaos ymnastic entertainers.

I Daze 8r Confused at Qudos (Queen Margaret Student Union). 7.30pm—2am. £2 (£1). Students and up to four guests. Weekly. Live music every week from aspiring local talent until around 10.30pm, when the residents take over, spinning a retro set encompassing funk, soundtracks and indie classics.

I fnuk at The Apartment. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Billy Milligan and Simon Foy with an upfront house mix.

I Freedom at The Shed. 10pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Paul N’Jie with a smooth mix of garage, funk and commercial house.

I Funky Fursday at Planet Peach. llpm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Stevie G with disco classics spiced up with the latest in disco-flavoured house.

I G.M.T. at Bonkers. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Live music, naff student tunes and absolutely ludicrous drinks promos make for a fun night out, of sorts.

I 60 Bang at Reds. 11pm-3am. £3. Weekly. A new night from the team behind Optimo, Jilkes and Twitch, with electro, Detroit techno and the usual willful disregard for convention.

I Hi Karate at The Glasgow School of Art. lOpm—Zam. Free before 11pm; £1.50 (£1) after. Weekly. Andrew Divine and Neil McMillan get dirty with ragga, hip hop, two-step, electro and whatever else takes their fancy, all shot through with a serious dose of funk.

I Last Exit at Club Budda. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Disco and house from Stevie Smith.

I MFI at Universe (Coatbridge). 11pm-2.30am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Big telly man Ewan Mcleod and DJ Bob with a disco-tinged selection of house old and new.

I Now Is That What I Call Music at The 13th Note Club (ground floor).

9pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm, £3. Weekly. A peculiar mix of independent and electronic, with the emphasis on eclectic choices.

I Salsa Sabrosa at Havana. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Top notch Latin sounds, with all hip-shaking genres covered.

I Skint at The Cathouse. 11pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Tough chemical breaks and beats, rock and indie for a studenty crowd.

I Soundpresence at The Temple. 10pm—3am. invitation only. (invites will be available from bars around town and at The Temple). 25 Nov. Monthly. Massive showcase of top notch R&B, with Radio One‘s Trevor Nelson headlining, a live BA. from Filo and sets from Kiss FM’s Shorty Blitz and local R&B luminaries Naeem and Kash (Record Playaz).

I Tune! at g2. 11pm—3am. Free entry before 11pm; £3 (£2). Weekly. Simon Morrison and Andy Horn select brand new house, trance and lbiza favourites at this new night.

I Tunnel Thursdays at The Tunnel. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A student night with Tunnel regulars Kevin McFarlane and Scott Mackay spinning contemporary house in the main room, plus Lisa Littlewood in room two with vocal house and garage.

I Upfront at The Asylum. 10pm-3am. £1 (free to CUSU members). Weekly. Eddie Tonner and Scott Mochar with quality house and trance.

I Yang at Yang. llpm-3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. Fantastic night featuring live funk action from Elevation Trio in the bar and weekly residents Bob Peck and Charlie lnman slamming out their trademark block party hip hop, funk and breaks. The rotating room three sees Mystec on 20 Nov.

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I Cafe Coco at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Cheesy party selections courtesy of Paul Melon in the

Pressure To be fair, Pressure delivers each and every time, but tonight is a cut above: Marco Carola joins Stuart & Orde in the first arch, while the Glasgow Underground room has Kevin Mackay and Daniel lbbotson. The icing on the cake, however, comes in the form of the future legend Romanthony, playing his first live set in the world, ever. The Arches, Fri 26 Nov.

Soundpresence The consistently rammed R&B extravaganza returns. Trevor Nelson of Radio 1 headlines, ably supported by Kiss FM DJ Shorty Blitz and local talent Naeem & Kash and Filo chip in with a live PA. The Temple, Thur 25 Nov.

Yang The consistently popular bar/club celebrates its first birthday with a weekend of fun. Friday features George T of Tribal Funktion popping over from Edinburgh to supplement the sterling turntablism of residents Dema and Nice (Freek Manoovers) and Kushi's low slung house. Saturday sees Ian O'Brien (Peacefrog) joining regulars Muchaill, Brian Murnin and Dribbler. Yang, Fri 19 & Sat 20 Nov.

Bennet's Another birthday event, with the ever-popular gay venue finally making the age of consent. In addition to the usual high octane party tunes from Grant and Sara, the first 50 through the door get a free bottle of champers and there will be various giveaways and, lord help us, 'surprises' throughout the night. Bennet’s, Sat 27 Nov.

Destiny This month sees the grand opening of ’superclub' Destiny. The new venue features mind-bendineg elaborate decor (wrought iron dance pods!) and a series of themed bars (’Gothic‘, for Pete’s sake, and 'Envy’), which means it is either at the vanguard of a new interior design trend or woefully out of touch. Expect wall to wall commercial house and injured footie players in the VIP. room. Open from Sat 27.

front room, with Rory Weller banging out house favourites in the back.

I Loveshack at Fury Murry ’s. 11pm-3.15am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Jim Downie with a blend of commercial classics, vintage indie and a touch of disco.

I Rumble at The Garage. 11pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Absolutely crackers student night, stuffed to the gunnels every time with kids sharking to the sounds of chart hits, indie favourites and commercial house.

I Superstar at Trash. 11pm-3am..£4. (£3). Weekly. Party tunes, pop and indie faves for students and the like-minded.

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