*— u I Ph a ctf I la Ihe Glasgow School of Art is set to thrill to the variety pack sounds of LU Bosom and DJ Mingo-go at Special Favr urs. Jack Mottram tastes the 11 flavours.
Special Favours? Sounds a bit rude . . . Grow up The name refers to the fact that you can't expect any favours from the Dis, so don’t bother hassling them to play the indie pap drunken studes love so much.
Get them. I like the Happy Mondays. Fair enough, I suppose, but Mingo-go
and Bosom (Kinky Peanut to her friends,
apparently) are on a mission to provide sounds you haven't heard before, from obscure Japanese big beat to trashy pop. Eclecticism is the name of the game here.
Isn't that D] code for dragging out a few rock favourites to stop the kids getting bored? Indeed so, but the emphasis here is on removing restrictions: if it sounds good, they‘ll play it, whether the track is a familiar favourite or off a one-sided 78 on an Estonian hip hop label.
One for the trainspotters and serious musos then? Lord no, this is avant-fun, with a healthy emphasis on the latter. The self-styled goddesses of sound aren’t out to wow you with their box full of peculiar tunes, the idea is to have a right old knees up that doesn't rely on the obvious funk classic/indie hit/Fatboy bleedin' Slim paradigm to get the kids on the floor.
A counterbalance to Hi Karate upstairs, then . . . Precisely. The days of suffering extreme culture shock when popping downstairs from Andy Divine and Neil Macmillan’s fast break extravaganza are over - Special Favours is a club in its own right, rather than a place to take a breather between bouts of dancing.
l‘m sold. Any plans for the future? Guest 015 are a possibility and live sets from the likes of Dakar & Grinser, the Munich electro-sleaze pioneers, are on the cards ‘
at Spec a/ Favours runs every Thu in The Vic Bar, Glasgow School of Art.
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GLASGOW CLUB LISTINGS continued
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 Cu] 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 Kris Keegan, Ian Thompson and AJ. Plus you can capture those cheeky grins with the free camera hire offer.
I Pussypower at Scaramouche Bar. 9.30pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. The Pussypower phenomenon continues with their inimitable blend of house and techno. 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 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 hi ht out proper.
I Silicone oul at The Spy Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Soma acolytes Silicone Soul with their deep house sounds.
I Archaos at Archaos. 11pm—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. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 5 Feb. Fortnightly. Johnny Rockit and Billy Macatee with seriously thumping tribal house and hard- edged trance.
I Atomic at The Temple. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 12 Feb. Fortnightly. The club known as Atomic Baby in Edinburgh switches coasts, but maintains the cracking atmosphere, 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 705 and 80s hits. Gay.
I Slam And Bugged Out! Present at Qudos (QMU). 11pm—3am. £8. 12 Feb. Monthly. The super club juggernaut returns with the usual high calibre line up. This time around Stuart Meikle represents Slam and Rob Bright does the honours for Bugged Out! As if that wasn’t enough, the mighty Andy Weatherall puts in an appearance, and Silicone Soul preview their album with a set augmented by live percussion.
I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before 11.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. Indie, rock, grunge and beats across three floors.
I Club 69 at Rocksy’s Basement. 10pm-2.30am (midnight curfew). £5 (members only). Weekly. The team behind the Rub-A-Dub record shop with the deepest underground sounds. Don’t be put off by the fact that the club runs out of a restaurant basement, Club 69 is one of the best places in Britain to hear deep low-down techno. Keep an eye out for the kind of guests who normally stick to the other side of the pond inventing dance music. For membership details, call Rub-A-Dub on 400 6967.
I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. £4 (£3). 10.30pm—2am. 12 Feb. Fortnightly. Academia de Salsa provide free dance tuition from 11pm, after which DJ Duncanario takes over with a frantic Latin mix matched by equally frantic dance action.
I Free Form at The 13th Note Club (both floors). 9pm—3am. Free before 10.30pm; £3 after. Weekly. Latin ﬂavours from Steven and Paul.
I Freelance Science at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £10. 5 Feb. Monthly. Stuart and Orde combine lengthy stints at three 12105 with live electronic manipulations thanks to a couple of samplers and a drum machine. Unsurprisingly, the night gets packed out quick smart, so be sure to get down to Alaska early.
I Fruitfly at The Arches. Next date 19 Feb with guest Anne Savage.
I Groovejet at Trash. 1 1pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Brothers Matt and Pete knock out quality house and garage in the main room, while Paul N’Jie does his R&B thing in Room Two.
I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 6pm-3am (DJs from 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Jamie Strang and Raymond Woods with a top notch blend of music of black origin, including rare groove, R&B and hip hop, all underpinned with soul classics and a seriously funky ﬂavour.
I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). 10pm—late. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Jilkes and Hatch hammer out cool, deadly funked-up techno and hard as nails house to a seriously appreciative crowd, who cheer each and every chopped up mix. Arguably the best Glasgow has to offer on a Saturday night, definitely a cracker. I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Andy Unger presents a selection of soul, funk and disco augmented with original samples and loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds.
I Love Boutique at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £8. 12 Feb. Monthly. A double dose of glam, with some daft camp action from Dr. Paul downstairs and luxurious, deep house up top from Gregor and DJ Roy.
I MAS at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly. House and disco with a funky undercurrent.
I Mush Mash at The Riverside Club. Next date 26 Feb.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the 60s to the 805 while Tom provides an upfront dance selection in the main room. Gay.
I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. 11pm—3. 15am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Hands in the air anthemic house from Alan Ronald, with a smattering of garage and the best 90s floorﬁllers.
I Pussypower Valentine's Party at The Studio, Scotstoun. 10pm—3.30am. £7. 12 Feb only. Brand new venue, The Studio, welcomes the mighty Pussypower DJs Terry, Paul and lace (Syntax) playing their 5 ecial house and techno fusion.
I Re 5 at Reds. 11pm—3.15am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Upbeat garage and disco ﬂavoured house from DJ Skud.
I The Shed at The Shed. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Commercial house and anthems from Graham Ferguson.
I Silk at Havana. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Smooth and classic house and garage from Neil Mackay and Frog, with the odd anthem thrown in.
I Trade at The Arches. 1().3()pm-4am. £13. 5 Feb. Monthly. London’s most bangin’ continues its northern reign of utmost hard house action for those who like a shimmy. Catch Gonzalo, Malcolm Duffy, Ken Ferguson and Guy Williams doin the do.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3.30am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery supply the dressed-up glamour kids with progressive house and trance in the main room while Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee mix up garage, disco and vocal house in Room Two. If you’re not wearing awfully nice clothes, however. don’t expect to get in.
I 2 Tons of Fun at Club Budda. 11pm—3am. £6. Weekly. Geoff Montford and Chris Harris get funky with a bang
up-to-date selection of vocal house and garage.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £8 after. Weekly. Stevie Smith breaks out the club classics, garage and house in the main room while John Lyons cools things down with hip hop and R&B in Room Two.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Residents Muchail and Brian Murnin with a top quality house selection for a discerning crowd.
Chart &. party
I Bonkers at Bonkers. 11pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Hits from the 80s, chart house and cheesy trance.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry's.
1 1pm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Downstairs features a mix of dance classics and party tunes, with a dash of indie added to the mix upstairs.
I The Garage at The Garage. lllpm—3am. £6 (£4); £1 off before 11pm. Weekly. Super-commercial party sounds on the main dancefloor and indie classics in the Attic, which cause students and the young to go completely crazy.
I Graduate Club at g2. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Designed to suit those who have always enjoyed a Garage-style night out, but feel a little long in the tooth when surrounded by fresh-faced, lager- stained youngsters. Steve Davis provides the party anthems.
I Seduction at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Tonight the new uber club would like you to ‘dress to impress‘ while enjoying the usual commercial house ‘n' trance pap. I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 6pm; £7 after. Weekly. Classic party nonsense from the 60s to last week.
I Bonafide Love at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Dirtsman with reggae, roots and ragga. I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Colin Walker (New York
v Alliance) playing deep house.
I Divine Intervention at Brel. 8.30—11pm. Free. Weekly. Hush Puppy of Divine fame plays a smooth, relaxed soul selection to wind down the weekend.
I Edward’s at Edward’s Bar. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Relaxing, soulful sounds for a Sunday tipple.
I G-Man and Traxx at The Living Room. 4pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. It is now possible to write off the Sabbath in its entirety while enjoying some top- notch tunes, thanks to the Living Room‘s double bill. The afternoon shift is taken care of by G-Man, with his beats and hip hop. From 9pm, things get a bit livelier thanks to underground house from Simon and Derek.
I Harri at Groucho St. Judes. ()pm—midnight. Free. 6 Feb. Fortnightly. The Sub Club stalwart brings his high calibre house to the most stylish of Glasgow‘s style bars.
I Kenny H at Spy Bar. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house with a dash of soul at the neon-trimmed city centre bar. I Nick Peacock at The Variety Bar. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Local hero Nick Peacock selects the best jazz grooves, with the occasional foray into house.
I On The Couch With Ouch at Ad Lib. 4pm-late. Free. 6 Feb only. Following on from the high-octane frenzy at the Woodside Social, the Ouch! crew invite you to have a bit of a rest. Fringe benefits this afternoon include free nibbles and a couple ofdrinks on the house, while the main attractions consist of Engine with their unique brand of acoustic, soulful drum & bass plus Planet Fuse with some jungle rock ’n’ roll (whatever that means). Manning the 12105 are the mighty Jengaheads, Kev Dillon and Chris Lamb.