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 it -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 Bounty at Q. 5pm—1am. Free. Weldy. Billy Milligan is at the helm of this new night, featuring party tunes across the genres, from R&B to club classics.

I Deejays In Disguise at The Variety Bar. Rpm—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. ()pnt-midnight. Free. Weekly. Quality underground house action, spiced up with a bit of skewed disco.

I Nico's at Nico’s. ()pnt-midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Miguel (Wall to Wall) spins upbeat house selections for a studenty crowd.

I Nomad at Nomad. 7.3()pm—-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—] lprn. Free. Weekly. The Jengaheads get you stoked up for a 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. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Hip hop, breaks and beats courtesy ofThe Wax Monkey.

I Shogo at The Brunswick Cellars. ()pnt—midnight. Free. Weekly. An evening of breaks, beats and suchlike from G-Man and occasional guests, with skateboarding visual entertainments.

I Tilt at Bar ll). 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. An evening of Euro trance from the Tilt crew.

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


I 1210 at Babaza. 8pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Top-notch house, garage and trance from Ian 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 from S~l 1pm, turning over the Technies to up-and-coming DJs. Call the club on 204 ()10] for details of how to participate.

I Bennet's at Bennet's. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Shawn delivers a commercial dance mix in the mairt room, while Annie supplies 70s and 80s hits at the premier gay venue.

I Bug-A-Boo at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. John Lyons, Martin Hesketh and James Fullerton take it in turns to provide the RdLB and soul selections.

I Casino Royale at The Apartment.

1 lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Bossanova beats, Hammond grooves, soundtracks and loungecore frotn your hosts Frankie Savaloy and Kirk St Moritz. Additional entertainment value added by the Bedazzled comedy collective and Monty (‘antsin of Heat Room fame.

I Club Salsa Sabrosa at The Havana Bar. l(l.3()pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. 'l'op-noteh Latin sounds, with all hip- .shaking genres covered thanks to residents Keith. Alexis and (ieo D.

I Columbian at The Asylum Back Room. Spm~lam. Free to (‘USU members; £l otlterwise. Weekly. Music \\ ilh breaks. from hip hop and big beat to soul and funk.

72 THE LIST 5—19 Oct 2000


Blake Baxter

Syntax, The Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow, Fri 13 Oct (please note the first 100 people get invited to the post-club party); Adaptor, Studio 24, Edinburgh, Sat 21 Oct.

Hailing from Detroit the motor town with the techno sound Blake Baxter has long been signed to Tresor records in Berlin, home of Kraftwerk and the Love Parade. Thankfully though he's in neither cities next weekend because he's agreed to guest at Glasgow techno night Syntax on the Renfrew Ferry as part of a Scottish tour. Resident DJ Jace seems pretty pleased to have the man on board. 'I was really into the Detroit scene in the early 905/ he explains. ‘I play a lot of electro and I’ve always been into Blake Baxter and Kevin Saunderson and guys like that. To have an influence of that kind come and play is great.’

Baxter began recording techno and house tracks in ’85, as celebrated pioneers like Derrick May and Saunderson were just setting needle to record. His up- tempo beats should fill the 500 capacity Renfrew Ferry with enough techno worshippers to sink the thing but Jace seems relatively relaxed at the possibility of

frenzied punters lobbing themselves into the Clyde with the excitement. ’Well they can if they want to,‘ he laughs, 'as long as they’ve got lifejackets - we don't

want anyone dying on us!’

Syntax’s life story is very much a developing one. Things were running on a pretty small scale until ‘99, when regular gigs at the Art School and QMU upped the tempo. Their recent pre-club night at Bar Jedi is replaced on Friday 6 October by a similar weekly slot at The Halt Bar and the Syntax crew are marking the

Celebrated techno pioneer - Mr Blake Baxter

occasion with a one-off Friday night set on Fusion (105.4FM) from 11pm—1am, featuring DJ Jace and Nik Craig. Things seem to be looking up, and Jace reveals

that they are on the look-out for a regular all night slot.

‘It has been a wee bit frustrating,‘ he says. ’Besides the pre-club stuff, we've been guesting at various places, but it’s just a case of finding the right one. For the moment we’d rather do some really cool one-off parties than be in a venue that doesn't suit us. But watch this space.’ (James Smart)

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 (‘oyle downstairs.

I Go Bang at Reds. llpm—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. l().3()pm—2am. £3. Weekly. LTJ Bosom and her favoured guests turn out trashy pop. funk and electro in the Vic Bar, while Andrew Divine and Neil MacMillan showcase big beat. breaks and hip hop upstairs. ()ne for the diaries Andy Smith (Portishead) is playing Hi Karate’s fourth birthday on 26 ()ct.

I Lock at The Arches. l().3tlpm—4am. £9 (£7). 1‘) Oct only. A hefty new venture featuring two massive walls of sound one in a trance and techno style and one with a drum & bass vibe. The thinking man's hardish houser. Tirno Maas headlines in the Sublime Arch with support from Kev Wright and ldge. Next door in the Manga arch, drum ck bass stars Bad Company, DJ Kid and Tania Swift have it fierce, with additional support front Manga residents (i-Mae and M(‘ Feelman, plus the usual feast of visual entertainments. See Preview and llitlist. I Loose Joints at The l3th Note (Tub. llpm—3ant. £2. Weekly. Residents (eyebee) and (deecee) have shifted the old Booty Jam up a gear with a new concept night. JllSl like a 7le album the concept being to play a broad mix of danccl'loor classicsyvifltoutriverdoing Htcturnlablc techniques,

instead concentrating on the songs Htcntsclves.

I Media Student Night at Media. llpm—3am. £1 with matric card; £3 otherwise. Weekly. The new groovy 70s and 80s Media lays down the red carpet to students.

I MFI at Universe (C‘oatbridge). llpm—2.3(lam. £4 (£2). Weekly. Big telly man liwan Macl..eod and DJ Bob with a disco-tinged selection of house old and

I Pimp at Planet Peach. 1 lpm—3am. £4.

Weekly. Steve (iaston pumps out the funkiest disco and lightens the blend with the occasional kitsclt classic.

I Polo For Me at The Polo Lounge. l()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. You. the lucky punter. take the helm tonight. as request

cards are available over the bar and in the l)t)t)tlt.

I Rhythm And Blues at Life. l(lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. ()ne of the city's finest RckB nights with residents Paul 'l'raynor. Naeem and Stuart Mc(‘allum.

. I Skint at The (‘athouse l lpm—3am. £4

(£2). Weekly. Tough chemical breaks and beats. rock and indie for a studenty


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 Thursday Is Enough at (‘luh Budda. l lpm-—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. llpm—3am. Free entry before 1 1pm; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. Simon Morrison and Andy Horn select brand new house and trance, plus Ibiza favourites to jog the memory.

I Tunnel Thursdays at The Tunnel.

1 Ipm—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 artd trance.

I The Wha? at The 13th Note Club. ()pm—2am. £4. 1‘) ()ct. Monthly. The Muddy Pedals crew with their unique blend of breaks.

I Yang at Yang. 1 lpm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. Fantastic night featuring live funk action front Flevation Trio in the bar and weekly residents Bob Peck and Charlie lnman slamming out their trademark block party hip hop. funk arid breaks. Room three features a rotating selection of DJ talent. including techno crew Mystec Beatz on the third Fri of the month.

? Chart & Party

l I Loveshack at Fury Murry's.

llpm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Jim and Phil with a blend of commercial classics. vintage indie and a touch of disco.

I Rumble at The (iarage. llpm--3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Absoluter crackers student night. stuffed to the gunrtcls every

time with kids sharking to the sounds of

chart hits. indie favourites arid lowbrow house.

I Wired at Destiny. l()pm--3am. £2 before 1 lpm; £3 after. Weekly. (‘asual 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.