Glasgow clubs

Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then b day, then alphabetically by title. Ciu Will be listed provided u -toodate details reach our offices at east seven days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Glasgow club listings compiled by Jack Mottram.



I Bughouse at The Basement. 8-11pm. Free. Weekly. A brand new evening of funky house from Dan and Chris.

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 Free Party Power at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Quality underground house action, spiced up with a bit of skewed disco.

I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. New pre-club with resident ‘Donut’ Jay joined by Kris Keegan, Ian Thompson and AJ spinning the best house sounds.

I Pousey Cafe at Air Organic. 8—11pm. Free. Weekly. Shifting up a gear after the move from Sunday nights, the Jengaheads 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.

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. Top notch house, garage and trance from lan Thompson and David Gilmore, renowned for keeping the crowd on their toes and dropping the odd surprise track. In a bid to encourage new talent, the residents step down between 8—11pm, turning over the chhnics to up and coming DJs. Call the club on 204 0101 for details of how to participate.

I Bennet's at Bennet’s. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Shawn with a commercial dance mix in the main room, while Annie supplies 70s and 80s hits at this gay club. I Booty Jam at The 13th Note Club (upstairs). 10pm-3am. Free entry before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. Lazarus and Company take over from Now Is That What I Call Music? with a night promising to be a potent mix of beats, taking in anything from rare groove to classic hip hop via dub.

I Breakin' Point at The 13th Note Club (basement). 9pm—3am. Frce before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. As the name suggests, an evening of electronic breaks and beats.

I Casino Royale at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Bossa nova beats, Hammond grooves, soundtracks and loungecore from your hosts Frankie Savaloy and Kirk St Moritz. Additional entertainment value added by the Bedazzled comedy collective and Monty Cantsin ofBeat Room fame.

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 Cop at Archaos. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Absolutely colossal student night with Vance and CJ supplying hard partying house anthcmics in the main room and daft classics from Tam Coyle downstairs.

I Dazed 8: 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 Freedom at The Shed. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Paul N’Jie with a smooth mix of garage, funk and commercial house. I Pimp at Planet Peach. 11pm-3am. £4. Weekly. Steve Gaston pumps out the funkiest disco and lightens the blend with the occasional kitsch classic.

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 Go Bang at Reds. 11pm—3am. £3. Weekly. A night from the team behind the mighty Optimo featuring brand new talent in the form of GK Machine, Glenn C, Jay Hay and Guy, who spin a varied techno selection of 4/4 sounds, rather than the unholy mess fans of the sister club have come to expect.

I Hi Karate at The Glasgow School of Art. 10pm-2am. 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 the funk. The Karate crew also find time to produce an occasional newsletter to keep the kids up to date and, for online types, the Karate website should be up and running before long at

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

I Rhythm And Blues at Life. 10pm-3am. £5. Weekly. The newest and prettiest addition to the Glasgow club scene, Life continues to impress with a night of top notch R&B with Paul Traynor (Babaza) joined by Naeem and Stuart McCallum.

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. llpm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Tough chemical breaks and beats, rock and indie for a studenty crowd. I Skycop at Skybar (Archaos). 11.45pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The posh bit ofArchaos thrills to the deep house stylings of Ryan Kerr as the regular student night packs them in downstairs.

I Special Favours at The Glasgow School of Art (Vic Bar). 10pm—2am. £1. Weekly. A brand new evening from the self-proclaimed ‘goddesses of sound’ DJ Mingo-go and LJT Bosom, who promise to provide everything from naff pop to cheesy beats via sleazy electro.

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

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

I Tunnel Thursdays at The Tunnel. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Tunnel regulars Kevin McFarlane and Scott Mackay, plus Lisa Littlcwood in Room Two, spin house for a dressed up crowd of students.

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. 11pm-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.

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I Ga Ga at The Velvet Rooms.

1 1pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Cheesy party selections courtesy of Paul Melon in the front room, with Tchiko spinning soul and R&B.

I Loveshack at Fury Murry’s. llpm—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. llpm—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 lowbrow house. I Superstar at Trash. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Party tunes, pop and indie faves for students and the like—minded.

I Klass at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £2 before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. Casual night at the new wrought-iron exhibition-cum-club, with commercial sounds. This is the only time when denim and trainers are acceptable apparel here, so you don’t have to iron your Ben Sherman.



I Brian Murnin at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A year on, and Brian continues to ‘play the songs that make the whole world sing’.

I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chris Harris spinning groove-led house to the usual party crowd. I Bughouse at Balsa. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Chunky house grooves to liven up the city centre.

I Critical Mass at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. 8pm—latc. Free. Weekly. Jon Fopp with a selection of breaks and beats.

I Cul De Sac at Cul De Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Tech-phunk sounds from Anton and Doug.

I Edward's at Edward’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Upbeat selections from Keith Pyper to get you going for the weekend.

I Midi Hi-Fi at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. 8pm-midnight. Free. 3 Mar. Monthly. A chance to pick up two for the price of one flycrs for the full scale Midi Hi-Fi tonight, and more importantly, a chance to hear Krash Slaughta and ex-Scratch Pervert First Rate warm up before the main event. See panel.

I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Kris Keegan, Ian Thompson and AJ join ‘Donut’ Jay at the latest pre- club. Free camera hire adds a nice touch. I Paul Cawley at Air Organic. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. in addition to running Soma’s break beat sister label Fenctik and Psy Phi, Paul Cawley warms up for the weekend with brand new breaks, hip hop and drum & bass.

I The Pleasure Lounge at Ad Lib. 5—9pm. Free. Weekly. Something of a pre pre-club this, with Special Favours resident DJ Mingo-go spinning the usual eclectic selection, from lush pop to electro via ‘phuturistic sleaze’.

I Radar at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Wiggy selection of esoteric dub and progressive techno.

I Russell’s at Russell’s. (rpm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw kicks out the best R&B, hip hop and swingbeat.

I Soaterama at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy (ground floor). 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. An across-the-board blend with an emphasis on the unexpected, from punk to drum & bass.

I Stateside Sounds at The State Bar. 4-7pm. Free. Weekly. Paul Shields selects alt-country favourites, rock classics and blues cuts.


I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. The mighty triumvirate of Scott Mackay, Michael Kilkie and Zammo keep the crowd on their toes with top quality hard house, while Simon Foy kicks out smooth vocal house and garage in the back room.

I Buddasole at Club Budda. 11.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Solemusic head honcho Stevie Middleton with seriously high calibre soulful home and garage. For music lovers.

I Bughouse at Planet Peach. llpm—3am. £7. 10 Mar only. Dan and Chris of Bughouse join the Sub Club merry-go- round, with guests Swag playing live.

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The fortnight's dope skills and illicit thrills.

Rephresh There aren’t that many people who genuinely deserve the genius tag, but Richard D. James, better known as The Aphex Twin, is one of them. Tonight sees him playing a DJ set of unsurprisineg dark selections, taking in drum & bass, techno and electro. Expect over-excited fanboys gazing into the booth. On a slightly less scary tip, Mike Dred plays live and Rephlex Master Control takes to the 12 l Os. See Frontlines. Glasgow School of Art, Fri 70 Mar.

Relief Silicone Soul and Lawrence Hughes have made it to their first birthday, after a year of moving the crowd to seriously high calibre house. King Brit and the legendary Josh Wink are on hand to assist in the celebrations. The Arches, Fri 70 Mar.

Test The Test crew should have recovered from their Black Sabbath meets serious techno birthday extravaganza and, in their first appearance at the temporary Subbie, are returning to the fray by hosting the first leg of Automatic Records’ Trace Elements Tour. The residents this time are Shandy and Steve Glencross, with a live set of brand new material from Ibrahim Alfa representing Automatic. Planet Peach, Fri 3 Mar.

Slam And Bugged Out! Present Funnin enough, Bugged Out! and Slam have put together another night of top notch entertainment. This time the Glasgow residents are drawn from the Fenetik label rosta and James Holroyd does his Buggy thing. The guests are Layo & Bushwacka! (pictured) and the mighty Justin Robertson, who consistently comes up with the kind of set you talk about for months. The Queen Margaret Union, Sat 71 Mar. Midi Hi-Fi The brand new night of breaks and beats looks set to go down a treat after the last event which was packed with grinning punters. Local hero Krash Slaughta is joined this month by First Rate of premier turntablist crew The Scratch Perverts, and you can catch them both at Nice ’n’ Sleazy before the club proper. See panel. Glasgow School ofArt, Fri 3 Mar.

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