CLUBS listings


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 at the city's oldest gay club. Not in terms of the clientele, of course. I Bitch! at Slave. Next date 30 Sep. I The Cathouse at The Cathousc. 10.30pm-3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before 11.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. indie, rock, grunge and beats across three floors. I Club Cubana at Calcdonian University Students’ Union. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). 9 Sep. Fortnightly. Now that the Bedsit has passed on (RIP), Cubana is relaunching and, as a special treat, admission is free on Sat 9 Sep. The club is set to expand in the near future with a second room dubbed Cubana Plus, featuring soul and R&B to allow the kids a chance to cool down from the firey Latin groves in the main hall. 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. I Colours at The Arches. 10pm—4am. £15. 9 Sep. Monthly. The Colours crew are joined by DJ Heaven. But that‘s hardly the issue when the big man with the little beard is in town. That‘s right, Armand Van Helden, possibly the biggest DJ in the universe, is all set to wow the kids. Probably best to get a ticket in advance. I Divine at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4); £3.50 GSA students. Weekly. Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy get on with the next ten years of moogy noodling, Northern stomp and other future- retro sounds. I Freak Menouvers at Glasgow School of Art. Next date 7 Oct, from whence they will be scratching away weekly. I Freefall at The Arches. Next date 7 Oct. I Freeform at The l3th Note Club (both floors). 9pm—3am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. All sorts of tunes from Steven and Paul Watt, taking in hip hop, jazz, disco and Latin, augmented by Ray Suzuki‘s left-of-centre projections. I Freelance Science at Alaska. 11pm—3am. £8 (£6). 9 Sep. Monthly. Business not quite as usual this week, with the first Freelance in the new look venue. Stuart and Orde will, of course, be on hand with their bevy of black boxes to take on the beefed-up sound system and, since this is a launch shindig, they are set to be joined by Master H and local hero Lawrence Hughes. I Fruitfly at The Arches. Next date 23 Sep. I Fuse at The Arches has finished. I Groovejet at Trash. 1 1pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Brothers Matt and Pete knock out quality house and garage in the main room, while Paul N’Jie spins R&B in room two. I Home Cookin' at Babaza. 6pm—3am (DJs from 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Naeem isjoined by Stuart McCallum, regular guest at the likes of Fresh ‘n’ Funky and Rotation down in the Big Smoke, who will be flying up each and every week to spin his trademark R&B with a dash of classic disco and funk. I Infusion at Yang. 11pm-3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Making full use of Yang‘s three rooms, you can catch Colin Gate and Dribbler in the main room with disco, New York garage and house. Andy Young and Nick Peacock do their Latin jazz thing with live percussion from Gee in room two and, last but not least, Scott Ferguson and Rhonamok man the decks in the upstairs bar. I Inside Out at The Arches. 10.30pm—4am. 16 Sep and 30 Sep. Monthly. You lucky people. There’s an extra dose of the ‘Out this month. Michael Kilkie and Simon Foy are joined by Judge Jules, John Kelly and Anne Savage. I Jamboree at Reds. l 1pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin llesketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix up a blend of commercial R&B and soul. I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School ofArt (upstairs). 10pm—late. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Wilkes and Hatch hammer out cool, deadly

60 THE LIST 7—21 Sep 2000


Madison Avenue

Glasgow: Bonkers, Fri 8 Sep.

It's always slightly disappointing when pop sensations turn out to be able to program their own sequencers, because they are supposed to be carefully packaged nitwits with a portly producer in the background counting the cash. One hit wonders Madison Avenue have the requisite crap moniker and pretty lady, but, unfortunately for connoisseurs of naff pop, have been quietly producing perfectly credible house music in their native Australia for donkeys years.

‘We've been producing together off and on for about ten years,’ confirms vocalist and producer Cheyne Coates. Obviously nothing has been as successful as ‘Don't Call Me Baby'. This is my first time up front singing. I did a quick guide vocal for the singer I'd written ’Don't Call Me Baby' for, and we just ended up keeping that, so it’s all a bit of an accident.’

Coates and partner in crime Andy Van are keen to return to Scotland for more DAT-backed PAs. 'Aberdeen, that’s a place in Scotland isn't it?’ Coates checks. 'Yeah, the people up there are really cool. People don't seem to treat you like a pop star, they’ll just shake your hand and have a bit of a chat. I find this being a bit famous a total spin out you know, little girls having crying fits because they've touched my arm and in Scotland you don‘t seem to have that at all, which is refreshing for me.’ (Jack Mottram) % Madison Avenue’s next single, ’Who The He// Are You?’ comes out on 25 Sep


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funked-up techno and hard as nails house to a seriously appreciative crowd.

I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Andy Unger presents a selection of soul, funk and disco augmented with original samples and loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds.

I Lush at The Polo Lounge. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the 60s to the 80s while Tom provides an upfront dance selection in the main room at the city’s prettiest gay club.

I MAS at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £8. Weekly. House and disco with a funky undercurrent.

I Media at Media. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Step back in time to revel in the tunes of the 70s and 80s.

I Mish Mash at The Riverside Club. Next date 30 Sep.

I Miss Moneypenny's at Gt. 1()pm—3.30am. £12 (£10). Weekly. The Brummie superclub touches down in Glasgow. With a reputation for glamorous antics that stretches from Britain to Ibiza and then some, expect beautiful punters, exotic dancers and seriously funky dancefloor action thanks to the Moneypenny’s residents.

I Rumba Te Tumba at Havana Bar. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. A wild mix of Latin and Spanish selections from the Salsa Sabrosa crew.

I Sabotage at Glasgow School of Art. 10.30pm—3am. Price tbc. 22 Sep. Monthly. The stars of Belfast‘s hip hop scene, Chris Caul and Phil Murray, cross the water for some danceable turntablism. I Slave Sexual at Slave. l()pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Robin and Lovejoy with a harder hard house set than their weekly outings. Dress up lovely and arrive early to avoid disappointment.

! I Solution at Q. 5pm—3am (DJs from

3 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after.

' Weekly. Archaos‘s Ryan Kerr takes over from Stevie Middleton, on a vocal house


I Substitute at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £10. Weekly. Harri and Domenic continue to dominate Sat nights with their exclusive, tune-packed funky house blend.

I Traxx at The Soundhaus (private members’ club membership details at traxxuk(u llpm—Sam. £8 (£6). 16 Sep. Monthly. Residents Simon Cordiner and Derek Smith are joined by Lawrence Hughes in the main room while the Fresh and Low chaps take it deeper outback. And. if you can't be arsed trekking out to the ‘Haus. there‘s a free bus from the Cul de Sac and Cottiers.

I Triumph at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3.30am. £9 (£7). Weekly. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery 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.

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I Vegas at The Renfrew Ferry. 10pm—3am. £8 (£7). 16 Sep. Monthly. lt’s dress up time again as the Vegas crew get retro in a casino style. Anyone would think this was Edinburgh.

I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms.

1 1pm—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 & party

I Bonkers at Bonkers. 11pm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Hits from the 80s, chart house and cheesy trance.

I Classic PM at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Dance classics and party tunes, with alternative and rock tunes upstairs in Twister.

I The Garage at The Garage. 10pm-3am. £5 (£3) before 1 1pm; £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Super—commercial party sounds on the main dancet‘loor 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 60s to last week.



I Bonafide Love at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Dirtsman with reggae, roots and ragga.