Glasgow: The Apartment, Saturdays

This is my last haunt when I don’t get in anywhere else (only joking) . . . here’s trouble . . . Greg, you haven’t paid for that suit. It’ll be back in the window of

Cruise tomorrow morning.

We hang around here quite often. I come here because I know people here. And, when I’m in, I meet people I don’t know . . . that’s a bit deep isn't it? In fact, that’s so deep I don't even know what I said.

I just come here because it’s a good crowd the music's a bit mediocre, but it’s

still a great night.

performers bring a touch of the circus to Clubland with fire-eaters, stilt-walkers and daredevil trapeze artistry.

I Ascendance at The Temple. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 8 Jul. 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). 15 Jul. 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 80s hits. Gay.

I Bitch at Slave. Next date 29 Jul.

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. Continuing the tradition of attracting the biggest names to the curry house basement, the one and only Andy Weatherall is set to move the crowd on 8 Jul, as are the soon to be huge Detroit Grand Pubas. For membership details, call Rub-A-Dub on 400 6967.

I Divine at Glasgow School ofArt. 10pm—2.30am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Regulars should make sure they head down on 15 Jul for the 10th anniversary bash. That’s right, Andy Divine and Hush Puppy have been moving the crowd with their exclusive blend of funk, bubblegum and Northern for ten years now. As usual, there’ll be a free commemorative mix tape and a glass of the sparkling stuff, plus an exhibition of posters, f‘lyers and

visuals in the gallery room. Many happy returns.

I Freeform at The 13th Note Club (both floors). 9pm—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, augmented by Ray Suzuki’s left of centre projections. I Freelance Science at Alaska. Next date 5 Aug.

I Fruitfly at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£8). Monthly. Fisher & Price bang out the harder end of the house spectrum in the main room, while Martin Valentine or Stuart Barrie spin US house and garage out back. The lads are joined by Rob Di Stefano of Tribal UK fame on 15th Jul.

I Fuse at The Arches. Brand new hard house extravaganza. Next date 5 Aug.

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 spins R&B in room two.

I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 6pm—3am (DJs from 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. A brand new resident for the charged up Babaza kids. Naeem is joined by Stuart McCallum, regular guest at the likes of Fresh ‘n’ Funky and Rotation down in the Big Smoke, who will be flying up each and every week to spin his trademark R&B with a dash of classic disco and funk.

I Infusion at Yang. llpm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Making full use onang’s three rooms, you can catch Colin Gate and Dribbler in the main room with disco, New York garage and house. Andy Young and Nick Peacock do their Latin jazz thing with live percussion from Gee in room two. Last but not least, Scott Ferguson and Rhonamok man the decks in the upstairs bar.

I Jamboree at Reds. l 1pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin

Hesketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix up a blend of commercial R&B and soul.

I Inside Out at The Arches. Next date 29 Jul.

I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). 10pm—late. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Wilkes and Hatch hammer out cool, deadly funked-up techno and hard as nails house to a seriously appreciative crowd.

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. Midni ht—3am. Next date 29 Jul.

I Mu tifunktion at Alaska. Next date 29 Jul.

I Polo Lounge at The P010 Lounge. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the 605 to the 805 while Tom provides an upfront dance selection in the main room at the city’s prettiest gay club.

I Pure at The Arches. Next date 22 Jul. I Rumba Te Tumba at Havana Bar. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. A wild mix of Latin and Spanish selections from the Salsa Sabrosa crew.

I Signal‘l’oNoise at 01. 10.30pm—3am. £4 before 11.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. A night of heavy sounds, taking in anything with weight from metal to rap. I Slave Sexual at Slave. 10pm—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. 6pm—3am (DJs from 11pm). £5. Weekly. Enjoy soulful house tunes from Solemusic’s Stevie Middleton at this new bar-cum-club.

I Straight Ahead at Alaska. £6. 15 Jul. Monthly. Mark and the gang provide the best in funky soul and soulful funk.

I Subliminal Sessions at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £15. 8 July only. A marathon set of bouncing house from Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Ramero of The Constipated Monkeys.

I Substitute at Planet Peach. midnight—3am. £8. Weekly. A Substitute with a difference as Harri and Domenic hurry back from a pre-club party (on Loch Lomond of all places) to purvey their particular brand of deep and funky house to the crowds. For full details of the ‘Subversive M'll’lOCUVl’CS On The Loch’ event see separate listing.

I Traxx at The Soundhaus. 11pm—5am. £8 (£6). 15 Jul. Mr‘nthly. The Traxx residents Simon 3 .1 Derek are joined by Laurence Hughes in the main room. Room TWO sees more soulful house from Callum Walker (Fresh and Low) while Andrew Pirie and David Robertson play whatever seems appropriate in the bar area. You can catch a free bus out to the Soundhaus from Cottiers, The Cul de Sac or The Living Room. For more info mail traxxuk((r;

I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3.30am. £9 (£7). 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-datc selection of disco house.

I Ultima at Alaska. Next date 12 Aug. I The Unit Coaches from the Cross Bar. Donations. 11pm. 7 Jul only. Outdoor party collective The Unit head off to the hills for another one of their underground events. More info at I Vegas at The Renfrew Ferry. Coming to Glasgow on 22 Jul.

I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £4 before midnight; £8 after. Weekly. Stevie Smith breaks out the club classics, garage and house in the main room while Raymond Woods cools things

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I Bonkers at Bonkers. 11pm-3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Hits from the 80s, chart house and cheesy trance.

I Classic PM at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—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. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3) before 11pm; £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Super-commercial party sounds on the main dancefloor and indie classics in The Attic.

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 uber club would like you to ‘dress to impress’ while enjoying .he usual commercial house ‘n’ trance pap.

I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £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 Alliance) playing deep house.

I Come Down at Slave. 11.30am—late. Free. Next date 6 Aug.

I Descargarana at Havana. 8pm—late. Free. Weekly. Live Latin-jazz action as DJ George Martin is joined by resident band Che Guevara Five.

I Divine Intervention at Brel. Next date 30 Jul.

I Fresh at Mojo. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. Let the Fresh crew chill you out before the stress of the week ahead. Resident Gary Lawson is joined by regular guests Paul Hughes (Mau Sound System) and Barry Johnstone.

I G-Man 8: 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 ’5 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. 9pm—midnight. Free. 9 Jul. Fortnightly. The Sub Club stalwart brings his high calibre house to the most stylish of Glasgow’s style bars.

I Hi-T at Tchai—Ovna. 4pm—10pm. Free. Weekly. The latest in the flurry of Sun relaxation sessions. This one is aimed squarely at those after a spot of detoxification, since the venue is a non- smoking tea shop that looks like an opium den. The tunes, courtesy of a huge number of local DJs, are drawn from every genre under the sun as long as they’re laid-back. Drink obscure teas, play chess, give your body a rest.

I Bite Me at Glasgow Film Theatre. 6.15pm—midnight. 16 Jul only. The vampire-obsessed folk at Bite Me, Scotland’s first magazine devoted to the subject, celebrate their first birthday with a special screening of strange blood- sucking sexploitation movie Blood For Dracula, followed by more dark goings- on in the OFT bar.

I Low Down Tunes at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Melodic breaks and beats.

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.

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