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 u -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. ()pnr—midnight. Free. Weekly. Quality underground house action, spiced up with a bit of skewed disco.

I Halt Bar DJ Competition at The Hall Bar. Free. 10 Aug and weekly. The Halt is running a second instalment of their popular DJ comp. The competition runs on 10, 17 and 24 Aug with the Final set for 8 Sep. The judges are influential types, including Lawrence Hughes, Silicone Soul, DJ Kushi, Scott Brown and Billy Kilkie from 23rd Precinct and last year’s winners found themselves much in demand, so aspiring jockeys should call Simon on ()141 564 1527 to book a place in the heats.

I Nico's at Nico’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Miguel (Wall to Wall) spins upbeat house selections fora studenty crowd.

I Nomad at Nomad. 7.3(lpm—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 fora 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. Spur—midnight. Free. Weekly. Hip hop, breaks and beats courtesy of The Wax Monkey.

I Shogo at The Brunswick Cellars. 9pm—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 11). 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. An evening of [Euro trance from the Tilt

I Virunga at Brel. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A top selection of tunes with a world bias, including soca, Latin dance, African and reggae.


I 1210 at Babaza. Spin—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—1 1pm, 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. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Shawn delivers a commercial dance mix in the main room. while Annie supplies 70s and 80s hits at the premier gay venue.

I Bug-A-Boo at The Velvet Rooms.

1 1pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. John Lyons, Martin lleskelh and James Fullerton take it in turns to provide the R&B and soul selections.

I Casino Royale at The Apartment.

1 1pm—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 Bear 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. 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. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Absolutely colossal student night with Vance and C.J. supplying hard partying house anthems in the main room and daft classics from Tam Coyle downstairs.

I Foundation at O. 9pm—3am. Free before 11pm, £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. Next date 25 Aug.

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). 11pm—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. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. One of the city’s finest R&B nights with residents Paul Traynor. Naeem and Stuart McCallum. 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 Kerr, as the regular student night packs them in downstairs.

I Special Favours at The Glasgow School of Art (Vic Bar). l()pm—2am. £1.50. Weekly. An evening from the self- proclaimed ‘goddesses of sound’ DJ Mingo-go and LJT Bosom, who promise to provide everything from naff pop to cheesy beats via sleazy electro.

I Thursday Is Enough at Club Budda. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Disco and house from Stevie Smith.

I Trash at Trash. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Student faves with a funky theme. I Tune! at g2. 11pm—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. l()pm—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. Next date 24 Aug.

I Yang at Yang. 1 1pm—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. Room three features the various talents of Foresight, Goodfoot, Yogi llaughton and Dribbler in rotation.

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I Loveshack at Fury Murry’s.

1 1pm—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. llpm-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. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chunky house grooves to liven up the city centre.

I Critical Mass at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. 8pm—late. 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. 9pm—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—lam. £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 lripsters 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 HIV/AIDS 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. See Phactftle.

I Illuminations at The Lighthouse. 8.3()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Dandy (Disco X) and Alan B. (Breach) spin ‘Tomorrow, yesterday, today’ music. 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, lan Thompson and A.J. join ‘Donut’ Jay at this pre-club. Free camera hire adds a nice touch.

I Paul Cawley at Air Organic. ()pnt—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'.

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The best clubs this fortnight

Harem The activities of the unutterably vile Brian Souter have provoked something of a cashflow problem for the HIV and AIDS outreach and education providers PHACE West and Networks, so get down to this fundraising party with a wad of cash and your dancing shoes. Entertainment includes sets from Craig Reece and DJ Class, plus some exclusive cocktails. Tron Theatre Foyer Bar, Fri 4 Aug.

Freelance Science This is the last bout of Science from Stuart and Orde (pictured) before Alaska shuts its doors for a while. That's the bad news. The good news is that all those rumours that have been flying about are true. We can now confirm that, when the venue re-opens in early Sep, the Slam crew will be taking control of all music programming at the club. This means that Relief is set to shift to the Friday night slot, with the rest of the week reserved for a host of Slam-related talent. Do we really need to point out that this is the most exciting thing to happen in Glasgow Clubland, like, ever? Alaska, Sat 5 Aug.

Test The second dripping chunk of packaged depravity, with Shandy, Steve Glencross, Leon Devlan and Bedlam boys Paul Brown and Phil Murray on the decks, plus live action from Marcin Czubala and Ibrahim Alfa. Check wwwglasvegascom for more info. Glasgow School OfArt, Fri 4 Aug.

Fuse It’s risen from the ashes of Trade like some kind of hard house Phoenix, ensuring that Saturdays stay the same for all you fans of extravagant clubbing. This month’s bash features familiar face Ziad, alongside DJ Robin, Ken Ferguson and Martin Robinson. The Arches, Sat 5 Aug.

Deathlehem Richie, Domenic and Alex are on a mission to provide a haven for hard-rockers and metal- heads. Frankly, they rock like gibbons on crystal meth, spinning across-the- board heavy sounds with everything from Sabbath to Slipknot. 73th Note Club, Week/y Weds.

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