ways to start a high-octane weekend of revel .
I The GBX at The Temple. 11pm-3.30am. £6 (£4). Weekly. George Bowie of Beat 106 fame and Trevor Reilly spinning trance and hard house with a funky edge to a packed- out club of up for it kids.
I Global at Universe (Coatbridge). “pm-2.45am. £5. Weekly. Tunnel types Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee spinningtgarage, vocal house and anthems. I 600 oot at The Bedsit. 10pm-2am. £5. 25 Jan. Fortnightly. Peerless Northern action from Scott Brown and the lads, featuring stomping classics, rareties and the occasional funk flavoured cut. Continue your obsession with wilfully obscure soul sounds, or find out exactly why old blokes from Stockport will re-mortgage their homes to purchase a 7‘ single.
I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Friday nights at the classy new venue feature two of Glasgow’s finest in the shape of Nick Peacock with big jazz and danceﬂoor soul and Muchail chopping together funky breaks and rare disco classics.
I Mumbo Jumbo at Trash. llpm—3am. Price tbc. New night featuring R&B cuts and dance anthems.
I Pinlt Cadillac at Betty’s (Archaos). 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Breakout your feather boas, ludicrous flares, platform boots and Afro wigs and groove to classic disco and sexy funk, courtesy of DJ Shaft. I Ouch! at Woodside Social Club. 10pm—late. £5 (£4). 21 Jan only. Another Ouch! Party, with the usual value for money line-up. This time Engine and Cain play live and The Jengaheads merge live instrumentation with vinyl manipulation. As if that wasn't enough, G Mac (Manga) brings the best of Edinburgh to the west coast.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. 11pm-3.15am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Paul N’Jie spins an upfront house set, with a healthy dose of soul and R&B to keep things funky. I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics downstairs, while Andy rocks the Trophy Room with 805 and 905 hits at this gay venue.
I Privilege at Havana. 10pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Andy Guest playing across the house spectrum, from vocal to the more bangin’.
I Pressure at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £10. 28 Jan. Monthly. The ever reliable Pressure sees another brace of high calibre names this month in the form of Derrick May and Derrick Carter, both of whom, judging by past appearances in Glasgow, should raise the roof and confirm their status as bona fide dance music legends. See Hit list.
I Reds at Reds. llpm-3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Club classics and house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at The Arches. llpm-3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. After a brief hiatus to recover from Hogmanay celebrations, Relief returns with Silicone Soul (Soma) and Lawrence Hughes providing the smooth house.
I oulsa at Diablos. 9pm-late. Free. Weekly. Situated in the tiny basement of the Brunswick Hotel, this new night promises ‘more bounce to the ounce’, which translates as disco-funk grooves with a house feel.
I Trash at Trash. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Grahame Ferguson and Stevie Smith play a blend of R&B, cheesy house classics and funk.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm-3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Dema & Nice, core members of the super-skilled Freek Menoovers crew, rock the bar with tumtablist hip hop while Kushi provides deep house beats in the back room.
I Yum Yum at The 13th Note Club (basement). 9pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Latin grooves, jazz, hip hop and the like predominate, but pretty much anything goes. Includes access to Big Daddy downstairs.
Chart 8i. party
I Glamorama at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly. Good time club selections from party king Jim Da Best.
I Carwash at g2. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. New night of disco, funk and soul classics, courtesy of The Garage ’5 Jerry Lyons.
I Cheesy Pop at Qudos (QMU). 10pm-2am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Students and up to four guests. Seven years on and rampant hordes of mucky minded, vodka- fuelled urchins still flock to hear DJ Toast‘s Edam selection. A riotous evening, with the emphasis on pure unashamed fun — it might not be cool, but a good time is guaranteed if you leave your inhibitions at the door and enjoy a bit of a tipple.
I Crash at The Shed. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Dave Ross rocking the Southside sister club to The Garage with student- friendly kitsch and chart faves.
I Envy at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £5 before llpm; £6 after. Weekly. Throbbing house action at the city centre mega venue. Wear nice shoes.
I Love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely busy night of part tunes for students and youngsters.
I Shag at Fury Murry’s. llpm—3.15am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James G.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before llpm; £7after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in dancefloor faves from the 605 to the present day.
GLASGOW SATURDAYS Pro-club
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Middleton of Solemusic with deep house and garage.
I Cross Wired at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. House and techno with a seriously funky feel.
I Cul De Sac at The Cul De Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim Hutchison from Soma with funked-up techno and deep house.
I Edward's at Edward’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Slick house and garage from Keith Pyper.
I Kenny H at Russell’s Cafe Bar. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house, with a smattering of soul.
I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Enjoy some quality house from Ian Thompson and AJ. Plus you can capture those cheeky grins with the free camera hire offer.
I Sam Wallace at Eat Drink Man Woman. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Across the board house sounds to get you ready for a night out.
I Tablist Lounge at The 13th Note. 9pm—midnight. £2. 22 Jan. Monthly. The Freak Menoovers, aka Dema, Bunty and Nice indulge in some serious deck wizardry at the turntable talent showcase and are joined tonight by DMC finalist DJ Woody. I Walker 8: Hughes at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The deepest of house from Colin and Lawrence -— one of the best ways to gear up for the night out proper.
I Silicone Soul at The Spy Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Soma acolytes Silicone Soul with their deep house sounds.
I Alaska at Alaska. llpm—3am. £8. Weekly. At the time of going to press listings for Alaska were unavailable, but you can expect quality local talent. Call 248 1777 for details.
I Arakataca! at The Asylum (CUSU). l0.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). 22 Jan. Monthly. Dance beats from around the globe, with an emphasis on all things African, Caribbean and Latin courtesy of Jaffar and Zuppa lnglese.
I Archaos at Archaos. llpm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and AJ rock the main room with house and garage, Ian Thompson whacks out the the best in underground garage and dance classics in Betty’s, while members in the Skybar (Glasgow’s answer to the Met Bar, or so they claim in the press release) are treated to Paul Traynor’s smooth R&B mix. In addition, the Archaos cast of performers bring a touch of the circus to Clubland with fire-eaters, stilt- walkers and dare devil trapeze artistry.
I Ascendance at The Temple. llpm-3am.
listings CLUBS Phactfile
Yang, the city centre style bar cum club. sticks its neck out with a fortnightly independent
The best extravaganza. Jack Mottram gets Glasgow the lowdown. clubs this
Pressure Pressure, it seems safe to say, can do no wrong and this month is no exception. Residents Stuart & Orde, are joined by Detr0it legend Derek May, who revolutionised dance music with 'Strings Of Life’, plus Derrick Carter, who, judging by past appearances in Glasgow, will have the crowd in a frenzy. The Arches, Fri 28 Jan
Solemusic Album Launch Saturday nights at Yang have become something of a byword for fine house thanks to the efforts of residents Muchaill and Brian Murnin. This week things move up a gear as the venue celebrates the release of SoleVisions II, a label sampler, With guests SteVie Sole Middleton (above) and DJ Spinna . Yang, Sat 22 Jan
Pure 2000 Pure returns With a killer line-up: Claude Young, one of the finest techno technicians around, who records for the mighty Tresor label, is sure to provide his usual driVing brand of minimalism While Buckfunk 3000, better known as Si Begg, is steadily building a name for himself thanks to some super-charged sets around the country. ReSIdents TWitch, Brainstorm and The Bill are set to fill in the gaps in classic Pure style. The Arches, Sat 22 Jan
Brand: Nu Trash has long since established itself as the venue of chOice for hip hop elder statesmen, from Grandmaster Flash to Afrika Bambaataa. Tonight sees the first appearance in Scotland from the man who started it all. Kool DJ Herc, the man who came up With the breakbeat, was the first to call breakdancers by that name and generally changed the world for the better. Trash, Wed 26 Jan
Yang? Isn't that a place for well dressed fans of quality house? Indeed it is, but Tuesday nights are set to thrill to the sounds of Northern and funk as duffle-coated hordes of nervy indie kids flock to catch a glimpse of their heroes behind the decks and their friends on stage.
You mean Alex Chilton has taken to the 12105 . . . Not quite, but Gerry Love (pictured above) of perrenial popsters Teenage Fanclub will be delving into his extensive record collection, as will Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes, the keyboard player from local whimsy specialists Belle &
! Why has Yang changed tack? Please try to keep up. Tuesdays are officially the new Thursdays, in the sense that clubs across Glasgow are punting cheap lager and student-friendly tunes at the beginning of the week, rather than the run up to the weekend and Yang spotted a gap in the market. Everywhere else has an anthemic house meets ’Crasher trance night or, and it is hard to tell which is worse, a celebration of all things kitsch. This leaves students who like their music without a side order of irony high and dry.
Are Geddes & Love enough to draw a crowd? Frankly, yes, but the night is also set to feature live music from undiscovered local talent. First up are Vanity Witch-hunt.
Never heard of them. Well that’s the point. For the record, the group are known for putting on a bit of a show and deal, apparently, in dramatic pseudo-gothery, with a nod towards the likes of Placebo.
My mate plays guitar . . . How charming. Any bands who fancy showcasing their talents to some of Glasgow’s more discerning punters should hand a demo tape in at the club and cross their fingers.
a Yang goes indie on Tue 7 Feb.
£7 (£5). 22 Jan. Fortnightly. Johnny Rockit and Billy Macatee with seriously thumping tribal house and hard-edged trance.
I Atomic at The Temple. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 29 Jan. Fortnightly. The club known as Atomic Baby in Edinburgh switches coasts, but maintains the cracking atmoshphere, featuring crisp and shiny hard house from the ever-reliable Michael Kilkie and Zammo.
I Bennet's at Bennet's. 11.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance set and Annie with a blend of 70s and 805 hits. Gav.
I Bugged Out! at Qudos (QMU). Next date 12 Feb.
I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before 11.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. lndie, rock, grunge and beats across three floors.
Continued over page 20 Jan—3 Feb 2000 THE U81 C1