GLASGOW FRIDAY: PRE-CLUB continued
I Radar at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Wiggy selection of esoteric dub and progressive techno.
I Russell's at Russell’s. 6pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw kicks out the best R&B, hip hop and swingbeat.
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. Next date 18 Aug.
I Syntax at Bar Jedi. ()pnt-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.
I Test at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. 9pm—midnight. Free. 4 Aug only. The Radar crew help out fellow techno crew Test with a warm up for the latest packaged depravity extravaganza.
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
NEW TECHNOLOGY Undergroundbeat.com
Virtual Clubbing? Yeah, been there, done that, and it was only Oakenfold via ISDN, making money without even leaving the house. For all the talk about how the internet is the bright and shiny future of everything, there’s little out there in the way of good club sites. Ignoring the vast potential of technology, most clubs seem happy to post listings once in a while, if they can be bothered, and offer the occasional bit of news.
However, salvation may be at hand, in the form of undergroundbeat.com, a new site set up by DJ (and former Sub Club manager) Jay Hay, which offers everything from details about forthcoming undergroundbeat club nights and the latest news on Sub Club events to downloadable DJ sets, record reviews and (within the next month) a dedicated web-based radio station.
'We're aiming to cover pretty much anything related to dance music,‘ says Hay of the site. 'As well as covering Subbie events, and everything related to that, we're going to be organising our own nights and, of course, running the radio station.’ With the radio element set to feature both established guests and the in-house DJ team of Hay, Glenn C., Jake Reid, Mr Peaches and Biotron (aka Guy), you're as likely to hear ear-shredding noise, filtered disco or beefed-up hip hop as you are to hear Sub-style house. With the involvement of The Sub Club, getting stellar guests for the planned undergroundbeat events isn't going to be a problem either. The site already carries recommendations from the likes of Ashley Beedle and Johnny Fiasco, who says that The Sub Club is ‘the holy grail of house clubs'. Meanwhile, Derrick May simply states: 'lt's one of the best clubs in the world.’ And you don't argue with the man who invented techno. (Leon McDermott)
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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 Nagasaki noodlings. Quite.
I Blood at Planet Peach. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 4 Aug only. The Sub Club re- launches its platform for new talent, which formerly featured the likes of DJ Q and Laurence Hughes at the decks. Tonight’s event sees Matt Gray and some other local faces spinning out the funkiest Chicago, New York and Detroit tunes. Look out for apparently seditious ﬂyers and posters celebrating the Queen Mum‘s 100th birthday.
I Buddasole at Club Budda. l 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 1 1pm; £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 Ethos at Q. l()pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. An upbeat take on vocal house and garage from Geoff Montford.
I EuPhonic at The Temple.
1 1pm—3.3()am. £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. l lpm—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 'I‘raynor provides a collection of R&B, hip hop and soul cuts in the exclusive Skybar.
I Global at Universe (Coatbridge). llpm—2.45am. £5. Weekly. Tunnel types Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee spinning garage, vocal house and anthems.
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I Life at Life. 1()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Stuart McCallum mans the decks with a funk and soul selection.
I I..I.V.E. at Glasgow School ofArt. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 11 Aug. It stands for Live lnteraudio Visual Entertainment apparently, which should be pretty damn impressive on the night. The emphasis upstairs is on drum 8; bass, with down- tempo breaks and dub in the Vic Bar.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics downstairs, while Andy rocks the Trophy Room with 80s and 90s hits at this gay venue.
I Pressure at The Arches. Next date 25 Aug.
I Reds at Reds. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3.50). Weekly. Club classics and commercial house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at The Arches. 11pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Lawrence Hughes and
I Traxx at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £5. 11 Aug only. The Traxx boys bring their sublime house tunes to The Sub Club substitute, to be joined by Latin-house expert Sidewider and Fenetic labelmate Daniel lbbotson.
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 Menouvers 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
1 1pm; £5 after. Weekly. Latin grooves, jazz, hip hop and the like predominate, but pretty much anything goes, including wiggy projection action from Ray
GLASGOW SATURDAYS Pro-club
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Middleton of Solemusic with deep house and garage. I Bughouse at Bar Jedi. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chris and Dan bring the finest in house to the out-of—the-way, 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 deep house.
I Dirty Wriggles 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 SCI.
I Fourward Thinking at Four Cafe Bar
Silicone Soul are manning the fort Suzuki. (CCA). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. without the benefit of guests this week, New pre-club with an emphasis on breaks but pre are for Doc Martin on 11 Aug. & and beats.
I Sou sa at Ad-Lib. 9pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Smooth disco courtesy ofAndy 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. 10pm—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 ofA-Man and Panic present their blend of funky, functional house.
I Tantra at Trash. ll)pm—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 Test at Glasgow School ofArt. l().3()pm—3am. £10. 4 Aug only. The second of the Test packaged depravity extravaganzas. Downstairs in the Vic Bar, Paul Brown and Phil Murray from Belfast‘s Bedlam return for some prime scratched-up electro before handing over to Leon Devlan for some abstract techno action. Upstairs, veteran Test residents Shandy and Steve Glencross will be pumping out the bass-fuelled techno between live sets from Ibrahim Alfa and Polish wunderkind Marcin Czubala. If you fancy getting nicely warmed up beforehand, the Radar crew will be on the decks at Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy with their tried and tested techno. Visit www.glasvegas.com for more details.
I Glamorama at The Apartment. llpm—3am. £8. Weekly. Good time club selections from party king Jim Da Best. I Carwash at g2. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night of disco, funk and soul classics, courtesy of The Garage ’s Jerry Lyons.
I Cheesy Pop at Qudos (QM U). 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. l()pm—3am. £5 before 1 1pm; £6 after. Weekly. Throbbing house action at the city centre megavenue. Wear nice shoes.
I Love Bug at The Garage. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely busy night of party tunes for students and youngsters.
I Pink Cadillac at Betty ’s (Archaos). llpm—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. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James G. ‘No one forgets their first Shag‘ they assure us.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in dancefloor faves from the 60s to the present day.
I Kenny H at Russell’s Cafe Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house, with a smattering of soul.
I Nico's at Nico’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. Plus you can capture those cheeky grins with the free camera hire offer.
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 & Hug es at The Living Room. ()pm—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 The Works at Bar 10. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Graham Wilson with soul, hip hop and house.
I Alaska will return in Sep — see Freelance Science entry.
I Archaos at Archaos. l 1pm—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 attd dance classics in Betty’s, while members in the Skybar are treated to Paul 'l‘raynor’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.