I Seven Sisters at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. 8pm-midnight. £2. 28 Jul only. The collective behind Stiletto are branching out with an expanded all-female line up. Sadie, Anna] and Lynne from Stiletto will be joined by Maria Hubbert, Claire Mumey, Anna W and Sarah Tripp. Music-wise, pretty much anything goes, and the basement will be transformed with slides, projections and interior decoration.
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 Stiletto at The 13th Note Cafe. 9pm—midnight. £3. 30 Jul only. Sadie, Lynne and Anna J return with their off- kilter mix of hip hop, 80s rock and whatever else seems appropriate. As ever, the spartan surroundings of the ‘Note basement will be considerably prettiﬁed. I Syntax at Bar Jedi. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Nik Craig of Syntax is joined by DJ Trace (Maddog) for a night of chilled-out electro, filter-heavy disco and techy house.
Club 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. I Big Daddy at The 13th Note Club. 9pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Funk and jazz from Graham and Daniel, except they call it buttcrack beats, ring-stinging funk and Na rasaki noodlings. Quite. I Buddaso e at Club Budda. 11pm—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 Raymond Woods 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 Fri nighters around. I Caliente! at Havana. 6pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Loco Latin action from the Salsa Sabrosa crew from 6pm through to the wee small hours. I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. 10.30pm-3am. £1 before 11pm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Rock, grunge, indie and a dash of breakbeat across three floors at Glasgow’s top venue for rockers and alternateens. I Derby Street Allstars at Planet Peach. 1 1pm—3am. £8 (£7). 21 Jul only. The Derby Street Records gang bring their breaky house to the Sub(stitute). I Ethos at Q. 10pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. An upbeat take on vocal house and garage from Geoff Montford. I EuPhonic at The Temple. 11pm—3.30am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Trevor Reilly, Billy MacAtee and Paul Mendez spin trance and hard house with a funky edge to a packed-out club of up-for-it kids. I G 'n' D at Archaos. 11pm—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, while Paul Traynor provides a collection of R&B, hip hop and soul cuts in the exclusive Skybar. I Global at Universe (Coatbridge). 11pm—2.45am. £5. Weekly. Tunnel types Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee spinning garage, vocal house and anthems. I Kinky Afro at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £8 (£7). 28 Jul only. The Afro crew continue to rock the Sub(stitute) with their tribalised house and live drum troupe.
I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Stuart McCallum mans the decks with a funk and soul selection.
I Midi Hi-Fi at Glasgow School of Art. 10.30pm—2am. £4. 28 Jul. Monthly. Krash Slaughta with breaks and beats.
I Polo Lounge at The P010 Lounge.
1 1pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics downstairs, while Andy rocks the Trophy Room with 805 and 90s hits at this gay venue.
I Pressure at The Arches. 10.30pm—3am. 21 Jul. Monthly. Soma celebrate their sixth birthday with a typically promising Pressure. Relive your T in the Park experience, without the mud, as DJ battler Gene Farris gets the decks all to himself, as does Scandinavian house hero Funk D’Void. There ’s also live action in the form of Envoy.
I Reds at Reds. llpm—3am. £5 (£3.50). Weekly. Club classics and commercial house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at The Arches. l 1pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly (not 21 Jul). Lawrence Hughes and Silicone Soul are manning the fort without the benefit of guests this fortnight, but their sleek house manoeuvres are well worth checking out whether a big name is on hand or not.
I Sabotage at Glasgow School of Art. Details to be confirmed. 21 Jul only. A new night from Belfast hip hopster Chris Caul, who was recently to be experienced at The Test special at the beginning of the month.
I Soulsa at Ad-Lib. 9pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Smooth disco courtesy of Andy 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. I Str8 Up at Slave. l()pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Lovejoy and Robin with bouncing cuts ranging from vocal to hard house.
I Tangent at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £5. Weekly. The Tangent duo of A-Man and Panic present their blend of funky, functional house.
I Tantra at Trash. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Pumping house action from The Tunnel’s Colin Tevendale and Lisa Littlewood, with more mellow house and disco action in room two from DJ Robert. I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. 10pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons with smooth R&B downstairs, plus Raymond Darvon spinning club classics upstairs.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm—3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Dema and Nice, core members of the super-skilled Freak 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. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Latin grooves, jazz, hip hop and the like predominate, but pretty much anything goes, including wiggy projection action from Ray Suzuki.
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I Glamorama at The Apartment. llpm—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). 10pm—2am. £2 (£1)— 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 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). 11pm—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-3am. £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. Danceﬂoor faves from the 60s to the present day.
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Middleton of Solemusic with deep house and garage. I Bughouse at Bar Jedi. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chris and Dan bring the ﬁnest in house to the sci-ﬁ themed bar. 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 dee house.
I Dirty Wrigg es at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The crew behind the Mystec events liven up Sat night with a techno ‘n’ electro pre-club set.
I Fourward Thinking at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. New pre-club with an emphasis on breaks and beats.
I Kenny H at Russell’s Cafe Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house, with a smattering of soul.
I Legalise Cannabis Demo at George Square. 11.30am. Free. 29 Jul only. A demo organised by Scottish Socialist Youth which will march to Kelvingrove Park. Entertainment at the park includes DJs, bands and tireless cannabis promoter Howard Marks. Info: 221 7714. I Nico's at Nieo’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Gavin Somerville with a pungent blend of cheesy house.
I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Enjoy some quality house from Kris Keegan, Ian Thompson and A.J. Free camera hire offer.
I Sam Wallace at Eat Drink Man Woman. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Across-the-hoard house sounds.
I Walker 8: Hughes at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The deepest of house from Colin and Lawrence.
I The Works at Bar 10. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Graham Wilson with soul, hip hop and house.
I Alaska at Alaska. Details to be confirmed.
I Archaos at Archaos. 11pm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and A.J. rock the main room with house and garage, lan 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.
I Ascendance at The Temple. 11pm—3am. £7 (£5). 22 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). 29 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 805 hits. Gay.
I Bitch! at Slave. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 29 Jul. Monthly. The second instalment of all-female floor-filling action, featuring the hard house talents of Maggie (Joy) on the main floor, with Pixie supplying funky and disco-tinged house in the bar.
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The best clubs this fortnight
Lee 'Scratch' Perry The dub legend makes his Scottish debut. The man's influence on music cannot be underestimated, from early reggae and dub to the work from his Black Ark production studio, although he's better known these days for his irreverent antics and generally crazy outbursts. Barrow/and, Sat 29 Jul.
Let's Go Back, Way Back Reviving the rave vibe with a broad selection of dance classics from 1987—1992, courtesy of resident Bosco, Oscar (Mish Mash), Nodj and Kev Tiernan. Smiley face T-shirts will be de rigeur, as indeed will smiley faces. The Soundhaus, Sat 22 Jul.
Hi Karate The breaks, bass and beats night is set to go monthly over the summer months. The first of these specials features a bit of soundclash action: ace turntablists Freak Menoovers are set to take on residents Andrew Divine and Neil MacMillan. Glasgow School of Art, Fri 28 Jul.
Inside Out The glammed-up hard house night has really pulled out the stops this month. Residents Michael Kilkie and Simon Foy, who is currently storming the charts with Put Your Hands Up In The Air, are joined by a bevy of guests including Lisa Loud, Alex P, JFK, Zammo and Alan Belshaw and the mighty Fergie. The Arches, Sat 29 Jul.
Pressure It’s an extra special Pressure this month as Soma records celebrate their sixth birthday with some typically fine guests. Joining residents Stuart and Orde in the booth are Gene Farris (pictured) and Funk D'Void, with live action from Soma signing Envoy. The Arches, Fri 28 Jul.
Seven Sisters The kids from Stiletto are branching out with this, a brand new a|l~fema|e extravaganza of esoteric sounds, from hip hop to 80$ rock. Stiletto residents Sadie, Anna J and Lynne will be joined by Maria Hubbert, Claire Mumey, Anna W and Sarah Tripp to make seven. Nice ’n’ Sleazy Fri 28 Jul.
Vegas The Edinburgh clubbing alternative moves west for a gig on The Ferry. Expect all the usual casino antics, and swinging sounds from Frankie Sumatra, Dino Martini and Bugsy Seagull. For discounted entry, be sure to dress up in your best glamour gear. The Renfrew Ferry, Sat 22 Jul.
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