GLASGOW FRIDAY: CLUB continued
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 asaki 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 Bughouse at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. Price tbc. 1 Sep only. Dan and Chris bring their top notch beats to The Sub Club substitute venue. 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 Friday 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 Derby Street All-Stars at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £5. 25 Aug only. Another slot on the rotating carousel that is Fri night at Planet Peach for this local record label. 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 Ethos at Q. 5pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. New face at the decks Dominic Martin supplies the soulful Latin house and garage grooves. I EuPhonic at The Temple. 1 1pm—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 Flash at Media. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Progressive house, building into darker techno-tinged trance, from Graham Docherty and DJ Don. I Fresh at The Polo Lounge. Ilpm—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 the top gay venue. I G 'n' D at Archaos. llpm—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 Glasgow Green - Festival In The City at Glasgow Green. 2—11pm. £55 for weekend ticket; £30 for day ticket (booking 0141 287 551 I). Visit wwwglasgowgreen.com for the latest information. Colours are in charge of today’s house antics and, alongside regulars Iain ‘Boney‘ Clark, Crosby and Jon Mancini, they welcome house and trance expert Guy Ornadel and the biggest superstar DJ of them all, Paul Oakenfold. See also music listings. I Global at Universe (Coatbridge). 11pm—2.45am. £5. Weekly. Tunnel types Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee spinning garage, vocal house and anthems. I Hi Karate at The Glasgow School of Art. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 25 Aug. Monthly. Ili Karate's monthly invasion of the Vic Bar continues. Expect the usual onslaught of ragga, breaks and bass. Tonight‘s event features a guest slot from DJ Skye. I Life at Life. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Wayne Dixon steps in to cover for Stuart McCallum for a couple of weeks, but he'll continue with the funk and soul tunes. I Mystec Beatz at Rocksy’s Basement. Next date 15 Sep. I Pressure at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. £14. 25 Aug. Monthly. Slam drag themselves away from the sun in Ibiza for their monthly showcase.
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Tonight’s event features renowned Canadian minimalist Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman), who rocked Pure in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, alongside The H Foundation’s Halo and Hipp-E (Siesta); not forgetting of course Scotland’s own west coast wonders Stuart and Orde.
I Reds at Reds. 1 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 (not 25 Aug). Lawrence Hughes and Silicone Soul, who are currently rocking danceﬁoors across the globe with single ‘Right On, Right On’, will be bidding farewell to The Arches before long, which should make for some top class outings.
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. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Lovejoy and Robin with bouncing cuts ranging from vocal to hard 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 in Room Two from DJ Robert.
I Test at The Glasgow School of Art. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 1 Sep only. The last of the packaged depravity extravaganzas for this summer. Downstairs, Paul Brown, Phil Murray and Leon Devlan spin scratchy electro and hip hop before warping into abstract techno. Upstairs, it’s bass-heavy business as usual for DJs Shandy, Marcin Czubala and Steve Glencross, plus a live slot from Ibrahim Alfa. For an extra dose of heavy stuff, the Black Sabbath tribute combo who wowed the kids at the Test birthday bash are set to return.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. l()pm—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 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
Chart & party
I Glamorama at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly. Good-time club selections from party king Jim Da Best. I Carwash at g2. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night ofdisco, funk and soul classics, courtesy of The Garage’s Jerry Lyons.
I Cheesy Pop at Oudos (QMU). l()pm—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 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. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James G. ‘No one forgets their ﬁrst Shag’ they assure us.
GENRE-DEFYING JAM SESSION
Ouch Presents Shtndtg Glasgow: Riverside Club, Sat 2 Sep. For those who haven't heard rising stars Engine, the group somehow manage to combine folk, funk, 60$ harmonising, the odd Pink Floydism, ragga-inflected drum & bass, soaring soul vocals and good old- fashioned house music. It should come as no surprise, then, that the stylistic jackdaws are all set to stick two fingers at gigging convention
iii-9' - ‘b 1 Driving force: live dance-fusionists Engine shatter yet another convention
with their next appearance under the Ouch banner (the club night which first broke them to an unsuspecting Glasgow public) by collaborating with
DJs Chris Lamb and Kev Dillon.
'The way we're going to work it,’ explains guitarist Steve Gardiner, 'is that we'll leave the stage after the gig, the 015 will start up and we’ll come back on and just lay guitar parts over the top, add vocals, add percussion and build it up to a big finale at the end of the night. We'll be responding to what Chris and Kev are playing.’ 'We're rehearsing at the moment,‘ adds lead vocalist Kathleen Sheridan. ’lt's not completely off the cuff - we'll be aware of the chords on certain songs or whatever - and I think we're all looking forward to it, partly because I don't think anyone’s done this before, and because it's nice to have a bit of a challenge. Normally we just leave the stage after the last song and that’s it. This should stretch us a bit.’
Engine's latest member, Rick Jones, joined up after spotting an unused drum kit on stage during a gig and deciding to add a bit of live percussion. 'l've played in loads of guitar-based bands, and I was just getting bored with that whole sound. So, playing to club-based backing tracks after the gig certainly makes a change. Plus, playing like that, the drums and the bass have to be spot on and, with Nordin on bass, I have no worries about where he's going, it just seems to be really tight every time.’
The Ouch Shindig, then, is a chance to catch a genuinely novel approach to music in clubs, with impromptu remixing and reworking in place of the usual dividing line between DJ and band. (Jack Mottram)
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in danceﬁoor faves from the 605 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 out-of-the-wa , sci-ﬁ-themed bar.
I The Corint ian at The Corinthian. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. Wayne Dixon takes care of the main bar in this mega leisure complex with a selection of classic soul and disco and contemporary ‘groove’ (ie. proper) R&B.
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 Cu] De Sac. ()pm—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. A techno ‘n’ electro pre-club set from Dirty Wriggles of Mystec Beatz.
I Fourward Thinking at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club with an emphasis on breaks and beats.
I Kenny H at Russell’s Cafe Bar. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house, with a smattering of soul.
I Nico's at Nico‘s. ()pm—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. And 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 & Hughes at The Living
Room. 9pm—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. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Graham Wilson with soul, hip hop and house.
I Alaska will return in Sep with Slam at the helm.
I Archaos at Archaos. 11pm—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 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 with ﬁre-eaters, stilt-walkers and daredevil trapeze artistry.
I Ascendance at The Temple. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 2 Sep. 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. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 26 Aug. Fortnightly. 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 80s hits. Gay.
I Bitch! at Slave. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 26 Aug. Monthly. Maggie Joy pumps out her particularly danceable brand of hard house on the main ﬂoor, with funky house and ﬁlter disco from Pixie and DJ Peter upstairs.
I The Cathouse at The Cathouse. I0.30pm—3artt. £3.50 (£2.50) before 11.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. Indie, rock, grunge and beats across three floors.
I Club 69 at Rocksy’s Basement. 10pm—2.30am (midnight curfew). £5 (members only). Weekly. The team behind the Rub-A-Dub record shop with the deepest underground sounds and the best guest DJs. For membership details, call Rub-A-Dub on 400 6967.