I Cul De Sac at Cul De Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Tech- phunk sounds from Anton and Doug.
I Deep llouse at Bar 10. 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. New pre-club taking in all things house, with an emphasis, as you might expect, on the deeper end of the spectrum.
I Edward's at Edward’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Upbeat selections from Keith Pyper to get you going for the weekend.
I Preelax at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm-midnight. Hi-tech funk and jazz in the McLellan Galleries pre-club.
I Midi Hi-Fi at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. Monthly. Next date 31 Mar with guest George Evelyn.
I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Kris Keegan, lan 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 Fenetik 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. 6pm-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. 10.3()pm~—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 Blood at Planet Peach. 10pm—3am. £5. 17 Mar only. Kieran McAnn and the gang provide some of the best house action available in the city, and are set to be joined by a special guest to be confirmed.
I Buddasole at Club Budda. 11.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Solemusic head honcho Stevie Middleton with seriously high calibre soulful house and garage. For music lovers.
I Bump 'n' Hustle at Babaza. 6pm~3am (DJs from 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Paul Traynor and Jamie Strang of Archaos fame with ﬁne and funky R&B cuts, hip hop and some classic soul and funk thrown in to keep the capacity crowd going. Arrive early to avoid disappointment, as this is one of the busiest regular Friday nighters around.
I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3); £1 before 11pm. Weekly. Rock, grunge, indie and a dash of break beat across three floors at Glasgow’s top venue for rockers and altemateens.
I Electric Bogie at Planet Peach. 10pm—3am. £7. 31 Mar only. After toying with the rather more pleasant Sub-base name, this Substitute event features resident beat experts The Jengaheads, plus guests Tayo and Scott Ferguson. See Hitlist.
I Friday Frolics at Havana. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Steven Foy and CJ provide an across the board blend of commercial house and dance classics.
I G 'n' D at Archaos. llpm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Dress smart and prepare to party in the main room with Ryan Kerr and David Gilmore spinning dance
classics, garage and house from the commercial end of the spectrum. Betty’s features [an Thompson with dance classics across the spectrum, while Paul Traynor provides a collection of R&B, hip hop and soul cuts in the exclusive Skyban
I Global at Universe (Coatbridge). 11pm—2.45am. £5. Weekly. Tunnel types Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee spinning garage, vocal house and anthems.
I Goodfoot at The Bedsit. 10pm—2am. £5. 17 Mar & 7 Apr. Peerless Northern action from Scott Brown and the lads, featuring stomping classics, rareties and the occasional funk-flavoured cut.
I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. There’s a change of tempo at Glasgow’s newest venue as Stuart McCallum takes over with a funk and soul selection.
I Messenger Sound System at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—2am. £6 (£5). 17 Mar. Monthly. The Messenger crew return with their usual thundering journey through dub history at this west coast take on one of Edinburgh’s most loved reggae clubs.
I Midi HI-Fi at Glasgow School ofArt. Monthly. Next date 31 Mar with guest George Evelyn.
I Mumbo Jumbo at Trash. 1 1pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Featuring R&B cuts and dance anthems.
I Mystec at Rocksy’s Basement. Monthly. Next date 14 Apr.
I Phono at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly. The new Friday line-up at Alaska includes some of the best DJ talent in Glasgow. The collective includes Paul ‘Pee Wee’ Welsh (Radio Clyde), Mark (Straight Ahead), Kev (Goodfoot) and Shu llirata (World Service) who are set to bring together disparate styles from soul, deep funk and retro breaks in the bar area to future jazz and house in the main room.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge.
] 1pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A loose mix of house, indie classics, and 805 and 905 hits at this gay venue.
I PrOject at Glasgow School of Art (Vic Bar). 10pm--3am. £6 (£4). 24 Mar only. A one-off event with live music alongside the deck action from Beet Barb Rhub Root, John Friendly and Redshift.
I Pressure at The Arches. 10.3(lpm—4am. £10. 24 Mar. Monthly. Stuart and Orde are joined this time by Silicone Soul, and Tom Middleton. Oh, and laurent Garnier. Playing alive set. Expect a manic reaction to the Gallic hero’s guaranteed moments of pure genius.
I Psi Phy at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £7. 24 Mar only. The Subbie rotation continues with residents Paul Cawley and Alex Horton joined by Mo’ Wax supremo James Lavelle, who can be forgiven the odd sketchy mix, thanks to the tunes he picks.
I Reds at Reds. llprn—Sam. £6 (£5). Weekly. Club classics and house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at The Arches. 11pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. After their birthday bash, the Silicone soul crew are dispensing with guests and have opted to move the crowd all by themselves.
I Slave at Slave. 10pm—3am. £10. Weekly. DJs Boner and Lovejoy play banging upfront hard house to a gay and mixed crowd.
I Soulsa at Eat Drink Man Woman. 9pm—late. £3. Weekly. Smooth disco courtesy ofAndy Unger, Rodger, Pete Murphy and Wayne Dixon, who are keen to show that disco doesn’t just mean Daft Punk and their ﬁlter happy peers, preferring instead the genuine classics the revivalists sample and, well, ripped off. I St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidh at The Glasgow School ofArt. lOpm—late. £6. 17 Mar only. Guinness-fuelled antics with a line up yet to be confirmed, though on the biggest drinking day of the year, few are likely to be concentrating on the music.
I templeVision at The Temple.
1 1pm—3.30am. £6 (£4). Weekly. George Bowie of Radio Clyde fame and Trevor Reilly spinning trance and hard house
with a funky edge to a packed-out club of up-for-it kids.
I Trade at The Arches. Monthly. Next date 1 Apr.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Dema and Nice, core members of the super-skilled Freek Menoovers crew, rock the bar with turntablist 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.
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I Glamorarna 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. A night of disco, funk and soul classics, courtesy of The Garage’s Jerry Lyons.
I Cheesy Pop at Qudos (QMU). lOpm—Zam. £3 (£2) — students and up to four guests. Weekly. 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.
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 11pm; £6 after. Weekly. Throbbing house action at the city centre megavenue. Wear nice shoes.
I love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely busy night of party tunes for students and youngsters.
I Pink Cadillac at Betty’s (Archaos). llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Break out your feather boas, ludicrous flares, platform boots and Afro wigs and groove to classic disco and sexy funk, courtesy of DJ Shaft.
I Shag at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—3.15am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James G.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in danceﬂoor faves from the 605 to the present day.
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 Dirty Wriggles at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The crew behind the new Mystec nights liven up Saturday night with a techno ‘n’ electro pre-club set. See Phactﬁle.
I Edward's at Edward’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Slick house and garage from Keith Py r.
I Firehorse Fptiundations at Alaska. 8pm—midnight. 25 Mar only. Firehorse’s monthly showcase features the talents of Glasgow Underground’s Daniel lbbotson, Martyn Jengahead and a live set from Bios. A worthy addition to Glasgow showcasing the talent you know and that which you don’t, yet.
I Fourward Thinking at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Brand new pre-club with an emphasis on breaks and beats.
I Hijack at The Halt Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. 25 Mar only. Nile and Dan return with more house selections.
I House at Bar 10. 7pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Another descriptiver named evening at the city centre bar, a night of, er, house.
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Essential Glasgow clubs this fortnight
-. '. . Firehorse Foundations With their commitment to showcasing new acts, the Firehorse crew provrde space in the booth and on stage for stars of the future. This time it's Futuranthony with a hard set of US house, and Bios’s electro-house manipulations, plus established name Daniel lbbotson. See Phactfile. Alaska, Sat 25 Mar.
Electric Bogie A new Substitute night, hosted by local heroes The Jengaheads, with their usual classy beats. Tonight, Tayo and Scott Ferguson help out. Planet Peach, Fri 31 Mar.
Club 69 The Rub-A-Dub crew continue to rock Paisley, this time drafting in DJ Godfather, fast gaining a reputation as one of the best electro bass producers Detroit has to offer. Rocksy’s Basement, Sat 78 Mar.
Lillo Elderly clubbers tend to be of the opinion that Harri, currently residing at Substitute, and Oscar, currently going all crazy at Mish Mash, represent a DJ dream team from the halcyon days of Glasgow clubbing. Relive the past, or just soak up some cracking funk-based house. Reds, week/y Sun ’5.
My Machines One of the few Detroit originators to maintain his position at the vanguard of electronic music, Claude Young makes one of his regular visits to Glasgow to back up the hard and choppy selections of Hatch and Jonnie Wilkes.G/asgow School of Art, Sat 78 Mar.
Optimo This is the real treat this fortnight, especially for lovers of leftfield electronica: Twrtch and Wilkes are joined by Atom Heart, the Brazilian based pioneer, playing live for the first time in the UK. Planet Peach, Sun 26 Mar
Pressure It’s that time again, and the Slam crew have pulled off something of a coup in the form of the godlike Laurent Garnier (pictured) on stage with a full live set. Backing up the techno hero are Stuart & Orde, Silicone Soul and guest Tom Middleton. The Arches, Fri 24 Mar. leuch The special blend of live acts and DJ entertainment’s returns, with a pair of nights to bookend the Easter hols. The mighty Engine play live, so catch them now before they get all famous on the back of weegie diva Liza’s breathtaking vocals and some of the tightest break-based soul around. Plus six (count ’em) Dls, including Twitch and Paul Welsh. Qudos, Sat I 8 Mar.
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