Glasgow clubs

Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then b day, then alphabetically by title. Clu s will be listed provided it -to-date 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 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. Rpm—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 Drum & Bass at Bar 10. 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. As the name suggests, it’s D&B all the way at the city centre style bar. courtesy of Stephen Struthers.

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

I Gene 8: Stewart at Groucho St Judes. ()pm-midnight. A revival night for the Coatbridge posse, whatever that means. Expect everything from classic pop to classy indie cuts.

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 Sun 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. Rpm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Hip hop, breaks and beats courtesy of (5 Man and The Wax Monkey.

I Virunga at Brel. ()ptn—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 [an 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—1 1pm, turning over the Technics to up- and-coming DJs. Call the club on 204 (1101 for details of how to participate.

I Bennet's at Bennet‘s. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Shawn with a commercial dance mix in the main room. while Annie supplies 7tls and 8th 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 with a potent mix of beats, taking in anything from rare groove to underground hip hop via da funk.

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 Come Correct at Trash. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The brand new night showcasing all things hip hop continues the Trash tradition of attracting bona tide legends. This time it's Grand Wizard Theodore, the chap who invented scratching. joining residents VCF. and AC. See preview.

I Casino Royale at The Apartment

1 lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Bossanoy a beats. Hammond grooves, soundtracks and loungecorc from your hosts Frankie Savaloy and Kirk St Moritz. Additional entertainment value added by the Bedazzled comedy collective and Monty Catitsin of Bear Room fame.

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I Columbian at The Asylum Back Room. 8pm—lam. £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 anthems in the main room and daft classics from Tam Coyle downstairs.

I Dazed & 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 Go Bang at Reds. 11pm-3am. £3. Weekly. GK Machine, Glenn C, Jay Hay and Guy spin a varied techno selection.

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.

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

I Rhythm And Blues at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A night of top- notch R&B with Paul Traynor (Babaza) joined by Naeem and Stuart McCallum. I Salsa Sabrosa at Havana Bar. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Top- notch Latin sounds, with all hip-shaking genres covered thanks to residents Keith, Alexis and Geo D.

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 of Archaos thrills to the deep house stylings of Ryan Kerras, the

regular student night packs them in downstairs.

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

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

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

I Tunnel Thursdays at The Tunnel. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Tunnel regulars Kevin McFarlane and Scott Mackay, plus Lisa Littlewood 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. 11pm—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. 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. 1 1pm—38m. £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. 1 lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Party tunes, pop and indie faves for students and the like-minded. I Klass at Destiny. lUpm—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


Glasgow: weekly Fris at The Cross Bar, and Fri 14 Apr at the Glasgow School of


You could be forgiven for thinking that techno in Glasgow begins and ends with events from the Slam and Test organisations, but, for just over a year, a third collective have been making inroads into the territory of the big


’Radar started with us DJing at parties,’ explains resident Scott K. 'We felt that the nightlife had got a bit stale in terms of techno over the past two or three years with too many clubs seeing commercial house as an easy way of getting punters through the door. This meant that there was an ever-growing minority in Glasgow - including ourselves - looking for

something a bit different.’

Having identified a gap in the market for a fresh techno night, Radar took the traditional route for nascent clubs, garnering praise for their no frills weekly pre-club residency an evening based on having fun, rather than propagating the po-faced attitude of the techno purists - before playing a part in the rejuvenation of The Glasgow School of Art, with high calibre guests joining Scott, Tim B, Spudd and MJC behind the decks.

'We have had successes with guests in the past.’ says Scott. 'Desert Storm was well-attended and the Rephlex night with Richard D James (aka the Aphex Twin) was rammed, but we don't want to become known as the kind of 015 who book guests to guarantee a big crowd, so for the time being we'd rather try to build up a following and stand on our own two


This no-nonsense attitude means that the Radar crew, who already have an uncanny knack for whipping up a party atmosphere without compromsmg their commitment to the best music the techno scene has to offer, should soon find themselves an established, if bite-sized, presence on the west coast club scene. (Jack Mottram)

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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 Critlcal Mass at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. 8pm—late. Free. Weekly. Jon Fopp aka Nodj with a willfully peculiar selection ranging from punk to funk and all points in between.

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

I Andy Guest at Bar 10. 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. New pre-club from the Slave and Religion regular.

I Edward's at Edward’s. ()pmnmidnight. Free. Weekly. Upbeat selections from Keith Pyper to get you going for the weekend.

I Freelax at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Hi-tech funk and jazz in the McLellan Galleries pre-club.

I Midi Hi-Fi at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. 9pm—midnight. Free. 28 Apr. Monthly. The Hi-Fi crew start their night early with sets from Krash Slaughta and guests.

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 labels 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, for those who get tipsy at tea time, 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. See preview.

I Russell's at Russell’s. 6pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw kicks out the best R848. hip hop and swingbeat.

I Soaterama at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy (ground floor). Rpm—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. 21 Apr has been dubbed an Easter Friday Supernova, so things should get extra messy.

I Bughouse at Planet Peach. ltlpm-3am. £5. 14 Apr only. Dan and Chris do their stylish house thing, with guest The Wackdaddies. the New York- obsessed purveyors of hip hop inflected house currently causing astir with their releases on Under The Counter.

I Buddasole at Club Budda.

1 1.3(1pni—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. ppm—3am (DJs from 1 1pm). Free before 1 1pm; £5 after. Weekly. Paul Traynor and Jamie Strang of Archaos fame with fine and