The Tunnel

The Tunnel, 84 Mitchell Street, Glasgow

- ’Paul and I have been coming here since . . . a long time ago. We’re here tonight for old time’s sake: we’re here for a good laugh. We always have a good time here, we love it to bits. This is Glasgow’s best club. It caters for everyone. In here the music’s funky house and next door it’s kinda a bit heavy. You can go between three or four rooms and the music’s excellent. There’s not dress code, that’s the thing about The Tunnel.’

- 'Black, black, white, black . . .’ - ’Do you wanna play the barcode game?’

- 'You look like a tin of tomato soup . . .’

lisa Fleming

their inimitable blend of house and techno.

I Salsa Dura at McChuill’s. 9pm—1am. Free. 13 May. Monthly. More hard Latin partying action from the Salsa Sabrosa crew.

I Sam Wallace at Eat Drink Man Woman. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Across-the-board house sounds to get you ready for a ni ht 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 night out proper.


I Archaos at Archaos. lipm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and A.J. rock the main room with house and garage, Ian Thompson whacks out the best in underground garage and dance classics in Betty’s, while members in the Skybar 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 daredevil trapeze artistry.

I Ascendance at The Temple. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 13 May. Fortnightly. Johnny Rockit and DJ Zoe with seriously thumping tribal house and hard-edged trance. Regular guests include Simon Foy and The Gallery’s Steve Lee.

I Atomic at The Temple. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 20 May. 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 70s and 805 hits. Gay.

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. For

membership details, call Rub-A-Dub on 400 6967.

I Club Cubana at The Bedsit. 10.30pm—2am. £4 (£3). 20 May. 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 Colours at The Arches. 10pm—3am. £10. 13 May. Monthly. The usual Colours big name frenzy of formidable house ‘n’ trance types. This time the residents are joined by Danny Rampling, Dave Pearce, Guy Ornadel and, best of all, C.J. Mackintosh.

I Derrick May at The Temple. 10pm—3am. £10. 13 May only. The name says it all, really: a bona fide dance music great, thanks to his production of seminal early tracks like Strings of Life. Tonight, a full-on three hour set is promised, so get there early, stay to the end and learn from a master craftsman. See Hitlist.

I Divine at Glasgow School ofArt. l0pm—2.30am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Come this summer, Divine will have been providing a dose of northern, funk and 60s classics for ten years, but the kids still can't get enough.

I Freeform at The 13th Note Club (both floors). ()pm—3am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. All sorts of tunes from Steven and Paul Watt, taking in hip hop, jazz, disco and Latin, all augmented by Ray Suzuki‘s left of centre projections.

I Freelance Science at Alaska. Next date 3 Jun.

I Fruitfly at The Arches. 11pm—4am. £10 (£8). 20 May. Monthly. Now that we know what the music sounds like (miaow!), it seems safe to suggest that Fisher and Price will be playing intensely cheesy, but admirably hard techno-house to a mixed/gay crowd. Techy types can get more info at

I Groovejet at Trash. 1 lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Brothers Matt and Pete knock out quality house and garage in the main room, while Paul N’Jie spins R&B 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 Inside Out at The Arches. Next date 27 May with Dave Seaman, Lisa Loud, Jon Pleased Wimmin and Rhythm Masters.

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 should be more excited than usual on 13 May thanks to an appearance from the man himself, Andy Weatherall. See Hitlist.

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 MAS at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly. House and disco with a funky undercurrent.

I Mlsh Mash at The Riverside Club. Midnight-3am. Price tbc. 27 May. Monthly. Arrive early to guarantee entry into one of Glasgow’s finest, featuring Oscar and the gang mashing together everything from dub to Latin via deep house.

I Slam at The Renfrew Ferry. 10pm-late. £10.20 May only. The Slam summer specials continue, this time with an indecently splendid line-up: Universal Principles (Soma), whose album launch this night is in aid of, the excellent Kruder & Dorfmeister, plus Nick Peacock, Glenn Gibbons and Paul Cawley.

I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the ()()s to the 80s while Tom provides an upfront dance selection in the main room. Gav.

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I Reds at Reds. 11pm—3.15pm. £7 (£5). Weekly. Upbeat garage and disco- flavoured house from DJ Skud.

I Rumba Te Tumba at llavana Bar. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. A wild mix of Latin and Spanish selections from the Salsa Sabrosa crew.

I Slam And Bugged Out! at Qudos (QMU). 10pm—3am. £9 (£8). 15 May. Monthly. You know the score by now: two of the country‘s premier nightclubs join forces and show off their booking clout. This time it‘s the legendary Carl Craig, deck wizardry from The Psychonauts, plus high calibre resident support from Silicone Soul, James Holroyd and Paul Cawley.

I Slave Sexual at Slave. l0pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Robin and Lovejoy with a harder hard house set than their weekly outings. Dress up lovely and arrive early to avoid disappointment.

I Soleution at Q. (rpm—3am (DJs from 11pm). £5. Weekly. Enjoy deep house tunes from Solemusic‘s Stevie Middleton at this brand spanking new bar-cum-club.

I Straight Ahead at Alaska. £0. 20 May. Monthly. Mark and the gang provide the best in funky soul and soulful funk.

I Substitute at Planet Peach. 10pm—3am. £8. Weekly. llarri and Domenic turn to their own considerable talents for a while, after last month‘s glut of guest appearances.

I Trade at The Arches. Next date 3 Jun. I Traxx at The Soundhaus. llpm—late. £8 (£6); members only, for details visit 20 May. Monthly. Free bus from The Living Room and Cottiers. Traxx continues its residency at The Soundhaus. alongside deep house experts Fresh and Low, plus special guests Tom Churchill (DiY and Headspace Recordings) and New York producer Maurice Fulton.

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