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 up-to-date details reach our offices at east eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Glasgow club listings compiled by Jack Mottram.



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

I Nico's at Nico‘s. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Miguel (Wall to Wall) spins upbeat house selections for a studenty crowd.

I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Resident ‘Donut’ Jay is joined by Kris Keegan, Ian Thompson and A.J. spinning the best house sounds. I Pousey Cafe at Air Organic. 8—11pm. Free. Weekly. The Jengaheads get you stoked up for a night out with a mixed bag of beats, from electro and funk through to house and techno.

I Phatboy’s Kitchen at McChuill’s Way Out West. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Hip hop, breaks and beats courtesy of The Wax Monkey.

I Shogo at The Brunswick Cellars. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A brand new evening of breaks, beats and suchlike from G-Man and occasional guests, with skateboarding visual entertainments.

I Tilt at Bar 10. 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. An evening of Euro trance from the Tilt

I Virunga at Brel. ()pni—midnight. Free. Weekly. A top selection of tunes with a world bias, including soca, Latin dance, African 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 Technics 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 delivers a commercial dance mix in the main room, while Annie supplies 70s and 80s hits at this gay club.

I Bug-A-Boo at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. John Lyons, Martin Hesketh and James Fullerton take it in turns to provide the R&B and soul selections.

I Casino Royale at The Apartment.

1 lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Bossanova 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 of lieu! Room fame.

I Club Salsa Sabrosa at Havana Bar. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Top- notch Latin sounds, with all hip-shaking genres covered thanks to residents Keith, Alexis and Geo D.

I Columbian at The Asylum Back Room. Spm—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 \'ance and (’.J. supplying hard partying house anthems in the main room and daft classics front Tam Coyle downstairs.

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I Foundation at Q. 9pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm, £5 after. Weekly. Ewan Kelly with funky disco and soulful garage.

I Go Bang at Reds. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. GK Machine, Glenn C, Jay Hay and Guy spin a varied techno and house selection.

I Hi Karate at The Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—2am. £3. 28 Jul. Monthly. Andrew Divine and Neil McMillan are going monthly for the summer. The first of these special events features the residents going head to head with Glasgow’s premier turntablists the Freak Menoovers in hip hop meets dancehall, d&b and dirty funk soundclash. What’s more, the night will take place in the intimate environs of the Vic Bar, with a boosted sound system.

I Loose Joints at The 13th Note Club. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Residents (eyebee) and (deecee) have shifted the old Booty Jam up a gear with a new concept night, just like a 70s album. The concept being to play a broad mix of dancefloor classics without overdoing the turntable technique, concentrating on the songs themselves.

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

I Pimp at Planet Peach. llpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Steve Gaston pumps out the funkiest disco and lightens the blend with the occasional kitsch classic.

I Rhythm And Blues at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. One of the city’s finest R&B nights with residents Paul Traynor, Naeem and Stuart McCallum. 20 Jul sees an Artista/Bmg party with drinks promos while 27 Jul is a Touch Magazine party featuring London’s DJ Ez Dee.

I Skint at The Cathouse. 11pm—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 ofArt (Vic Bar). l()pm—2am. £1.50. 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.

l 1pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Disco and house from Stevie Smith.

I Trash at Trash. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Student faves with a funky theme.

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 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 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 The Wha? at The 13th Note Club.

1 1pm—3am. £5 (£4). 27 Jul. Monthly. Hip hop, jazz and funk from The Wha'.’ collective, plus live stuff from house band Muddy Pedals and skateboard related visuals and exhibits, with celebrity guest types promised in the near future.

I Yang at Yang. 1 lpm—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 f hip hop, funk and breaks. Room three

features the various talents of Foresight,

(ioodt‘oot, Yogi llaughton and Dribbler in rotation.

Chart & party

I Loveshack at Fury Murry’s. 11pm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Jim and Phil with a blend of commercial classics, vintage indie and a touch of disco.

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



I Bar 10 at Bar 10. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. On the first three Fridays of the month you can catch Ian Anderson spinning house, with the last week reserved for some deeper stuff from DJ Bill.

I Brian Murnin at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. 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. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chunky house grooves to liven u the city centre.

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

I Cul De Sac at Cul De Sac. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. House action from a pool of DJs, including Stevie Donaldson, Domenic Cappello, Graham Wilson and Kieran McCann.

I Edward's at Edward’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Upbeat selections from Keith Pyper to get you going for the weekend. I Freelax at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Hi-tech funk and jazz in the McLellan Galleries pre-club.

I Harem at The Tron Theatre Foyer Bar. 8pm-1am. £6 (£4) minimum donation. 4 Aug only. A charity fundraising extravaganza. First the event: DJs lending their turntable talents are Craig Reece (Loose Joints), dub tripsters Nepalese and old skool expert DJ Class. Their efforts will be complemented by Bedouin-themed interior design from Lee Sowerbutts and Natalie Astridge, plus Absolut cocktails from Chris Langan. As if that wasn’t enough, there will be prize draws, musical turns and even the occasional belly dancer. Now onto the worthy causes you will be supporting: PHACE West and Networks both supply HlV/AlDS awareness and support services, with PHACE West being a particular target of the anti-gay lobby. In summary: party on, raise money for charity and stick two fingers up to Brian Souter and his bigoted cronies.

I Illuminations at The Lighthouse. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Dandy (Disco X) and Alan B. (Breach) spin ‘Tomorrow, yesterday, today’ music. I Midi Hi-Fi at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. 9pm—midnight. Free. 30 Jul only. Krash Slaughta and guests warm up for the Art School breakbeat extravaganza.

I Nico's at Nico’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Barry Burns with a mixed-up selection of Northern, hip hop and house. I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Kris Keegan, Ian Thompson and A.J. join ‘Donut’ Jay at this pre-club. Free camera hire adds a nice touch.

I Paul Cawley at Air Organic. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. In addition to running Soma’s breakbeat 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.

I Russell‘s at Russell’s. (rpm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw kicks out the best Ré'cB, hip hop and swingbeat.



Glasgow: Soundhaus, Sat 22 Jul. Let's go back. Let's take a trip. Erase from your mind all references to trance. Forget trip hop. And don't mention UK Garage. Ditch the marketing plans, the cover-mounted CDs, the branded bomber jackets. Bin the glowsticks, the novelty headgear and your copy of Ibiza Turbo Hits Vol. 3.

Put your hands in the air Glasgow

And remember why you started going clubbing in the first place. You might have been a clubber since the long lost halcyon days of trailing round dual carriageways at 2am in search of the sound system and the party, or your epiphany could have happened three weeks ago in a club the size of a small town. Either way, it's odds on that it was the music that did it for you.

In an attempt to both recapture the lost optimism of those early years, and to educate younger clubbers in the rich history they immerse themselves in every time they venture out of the house, Bosco, clubbing veteran of 'oh, eleven or twelve years' has started Let’s Go Back, Way Back, a night dedicated to the pleasures of house from 1987 to 1992. ’So many people are unaware of where house and techno really came from,’ he explains. ’There's just so much stuff from ‘87 to ‘92 that doesn't get played anymore, and I think that house at that time was a lot stronger than it is now. It was a lot

more original.’

The third Let's Go Back, featuring Glasgow house legend, former Subbie resident and current Mish-Mash mainman Oscar, looks set to blow the roof off the Soundhaus. ’Last time round we had Twitch, loads of acid stuff, a few anthems and things that haven't been played in years, but still stand the test of time,’ says Bosco. 'And it was nuts,’ he adds, laughing. 'We've got a brilliant sound system, a brilliant venue and a mad, up-for—it crowd.’ Which, when you strip away the merchandise and the fluff, is all a club needs. Let‘s go back, indeed. (Leon McDermott)