CLUB NEWS The Sub Club Re-opening delayed until Spring 2001
It's The Sub Club Jim, but not as we know it: building work continues
Since it opened back in 1986, The Sub Club has been a cornerstone of Glasgow clubbing, with a well-earned international reputation. When the venue was forced to close its doors last November due to fire damage, a fair number of clubbers found themselves at a loss, with a gaping hole where
their weekend used to be.
The club recently announced that it is not set to reopen until the Spring of 2001, and will be continuing operations at the Sub(stitute) venue Planet Peach. 'We were hoping the work would be well underway by now, but it’s out of our hands,’ explains promoter Paul Crawford. ’We've had problems with everything, from the various insurance companies involved to delays getting builders organised to rebuild the walls.’
Of course, Subbers have been able to console themselves with the replacement venue, with flagship nights Subculture and Optimo every weekend, plus a rotating selection of Friday residencies. ‘Planet Peach has been a good substitute venue,’ Crawford continues. 'Obviously it isn't The Sub, but it's working well for us. The delays kept coming, and the punters were desperate for us to put nights on. We have our own sound system that we put in there as well as Planet Peach's own system, so there’s two running in tandem. It took a lot of work to get the sound right, but we’re happy with
As for the eagerly-awaited reopening, plans are already afoot to make it a
series of nights to remember. 'The idea at the moment,’ says Crawford, ‘Is for
Gilles Peterson to headline on a Wednesday and broadcast the night live on his radio show. We know the demand for the opening weekend is going to be silly, so the plan is to set up a loyalty card, so that the people who have been supporting us at Planet Peach by coming down every weekend will get a card stamped for around twenty visits, which will then guarantee them a ticket for one of the nights on the opening. It‘ll basically be a thank you and a reward for the people who have stuck by us.’ (Jack Mottram)
I The Sub Club re-opens in April 2001, The Sub(stitute) runs each weekend at
Planet Peach. See listings for details.
I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-3.30am. £9 (£7). Weekly. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCrcery 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-date selection of disco house.
I The Unit For details visit www.the- unit.co.uk.
I Vegas at The Renfrew Ferry. 10.30pm—3am. £8. 19 Aug. Monthly. The crazy casino carnival returns, with mandatory dressing up and loungey selections from Dino Martini, Frankie Saveloy et al.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—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 down with hip hop and R&B in Room Two.
Chart a party
I Bonkers at Bonkers. 11pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Hits from the 805, chart house and cheesy trance.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry’s. llpm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Dance classics and party tunes, with alternative and rock tunes upstairs in Twister.
I The Garage at The Garage. l()pm—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 rovides the party anthems.
I Se uction at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Tonight the iiber club would like you to ‘dress to impress’ while enjoying the 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 605 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. Monthly. Next date 3 Sep.
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 27 Aug.
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 8i 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’s 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. 20 Aug. 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 a bit 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 complement the laid-back vibe. Drink obscure teas, play chess, give your body a rest.
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.
I Nico's at Nico’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Dribbler and Steve with reggae and dub selections.
I Paul Cawley at Groucho St Judes. Fortnightly. Next date 27 Aug.
I R&B at Bar 10. 7pm—late. Weekly. Relax with R&B cuts and take advantage of the generous drinks promos at this city centre style bar.
I Yang at Yang. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Hip hop and house with Dribbler and A Burd Called Ger.
I Bennet's at Bennet’s. 11.30pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Tom plays tunes loved by twelve-year-old girls, plus some bangin’ handbag, to equally appreciative gay men. Funny old world.
I Bite at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. Free entry before 11.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. A milder mix of indie and rock than you’ll find at the city’s premier rock venue on Fri or Sat.
I Bliss at Media. 10pm--3am. £4 (£3). A mix of styles, starting off with classic party tunes and moving on to disco, funk and US house and garage, from Alley S. and friends.
I Club Tropicana at The Garage (Attic). 1 1pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Indie, both classic and contemporary, with a healthy dose of Britpop.
I Cocoyan at The Apartment. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A new night of dancehall, R&B and soca-Latino fusion from Puppa Shango (Joints And Jams) and newcomer DJ Yaw.
I Funk Sundays at Slave. 8pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. House with Chicago tendencies from Andy Guest, plus live percussion courtesy of Andrew Horn.
I Liquid Cool at Babaza. 9pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A.J., Kris Keegan and Ian Thompson playing top-notch vocal garage and house to a club packed with hyper-hedonistic twentysomething revellers, all of whom seem to have forgotten that they have work in the morning. If quality tunes and glamorous antics are your bag, Suns at Babaza are unmissable.
I Liquid Gold at Q. 5pm-3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Funky tunes and club classics from Harry B., Scott McMillan and Paul Traynor at this bar-club in association with Babaza’s hedonistic extravaganza, Liquid Cool. Not to be confused with the ‘room deodoriser’ of the same name.
I LiILo at Reds. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Oscar (Mish Mash) and Harri (Subculture), sparring partners of old, join forces for some funky deep house. I Optimo at Planet Peach. 11pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Due to an international cover-up by the CIA, Brian Souter and members of the Dave Clarke Five, the Bible has been amended. The missing text from Genesis 2:2, we can now reveal, reads ‘And He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made, before popping down to Optimo to quaff consecrated crystal meth and wig out to the sounds of Wilkes, 'I\vitch and Roland, and, behold, it was good.’ It’s true, we read it on the internet.
I Sin at Trash. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House, garage and student classics from Jim Da Best, with drinks for £1 all night.
I Sunday at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—late. £15. Weekly. Fifteen nicker might seem a bit steep for a night down Strawberry Fields, but in addition to banging house anthems and saucy dancing girls, the bar is totally and utterly free. Much like a stomach pump on the NHS.
I Sunday Worship at Club Budda. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Michael Kilkie and Simon Foy do their uplifting house thing.
I Technique at The 13th Note Club (both floors). 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. A different name, but the sounds stay the same: a quality selection of indie, ancient and modern, from DJ Gavin of Camera Obscura.
I Taboo at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. DMG provides the classic soul, funk and R&B. I Voyeurism at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. A perv’s paradise, with peep-hole performances, non- speciﬁc fake shagging and a general atmosphere of muckiness. Oh, and there’s music too, with Mark Sherry and Paul Mendez spinning upfront, uplifting house in the main room, Naeem rocking downstairs with his hip hop selections and Paul Traynor and Naeem providing R&B cuts in the Skyban
Chart & party
I Atmosphere at Destiny. 10pm-3am. £3 before 11pm; £4 after. Weekly. Full- on party action accompanied by generous drinks promos.
I Disco at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Cheese-tastic disco fun for students, with Dave and Phil spinning the discs.
I Loose at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Alt.country, classic 70s rock and blues from Paul Shields.
I Phat Dave at The Living Room. 9pm—11pm. Free. Weekly. Starting the week with ‘hedmuzik 4 beatfreakz’, which translates into English as hip hop, breaks, beats and the like.
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