l GLASGOW FRIDAYS
I Brian Murnin at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Brian continues to ‘play the songs that make the whole world sing’.
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chris Harris spinning groove-led house to the usual party crowd. I Bughouse at Balsa. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chunky house grooves to liven up the city centre.
I Chi at McChuill’s. 8pm—midnight. Free.
Monthly. The first in a succession of rather cool nights, the evening starts with mellow shaolin beats and builds to funky house and bouncy techno.
I Critical Mass at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. 8pm-late. Free. Weekly. Jon Fopp, aka Nodj, with a wilfully peculiar selection ranging from punk to funk and all points in between.
I Cul De Sac at Cul De Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. House action from a pool of DJs. including Stevie Donaldson. Domenic Cappello, Graham Wilson and Kieran McCann.
I Edward's at Edward's. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Upbeat selections from Keith Pyper to get you going for the weekend.
I Illuminations at The Lighthouse. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Dandy (Disco X) and Alan B. (Breach) spin ‘tomorrow, yesterday. today" music. I Nico's at Nico’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Barry Burns with a mixed-up selection of Northern. hip hop and house. I Nomad at Nomad. 7.3(lpm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Kris Keegan. Ian Thompson and A.J. join ‘Donut’ Jay at this pre-club. Free camera hire adds a nice touch.
I Paul Cawley at Air Organic. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. In addition to running Soma‘s breakbeat sister label Fenetik and club night Psy Phi. Paul Cawley warms up for the weekend with brand new breaks. hip hop and drum & bass.
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 20 Oct.
I Syntax at The Halt Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. New acid techno/tech-house pre-club from the Syntax crew featuring DJ Jace. Adam Marshall and Mr Man.
I Tap-Moi-La at The Tap. ()pm—midnight. Weekly. A new pre-club from. in their words, ‘just two more blokes playing their records in a pub.’ Fortunately Hush Puppy of Divine fame and Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes (he’s in some indie band. apparently) have corking collections taking in 60s pop, Wigan- centric soul. mod jazz and Latin grooves. I Tektronic at Bar 10. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. llarking back to the way it used to be at Bar 10 with Nik Craig (Syntax) and DJ Trace (Mad Dog) supplying a mix of deep house. techno, psychedelia and spacerock/krautrock.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.3(me—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 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 Buddasole at Club Budda.
1 1pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Solemusic head honcho Stevie Middleton mans the booth at his seriously high calibre soulful house and garage night.
I Bugged Out! at Qudos. 11pm-3am. £8. 14 Oct. Monthly. After their summer hols, the Bugged Out team return for another of their QM extravaganzas. This time the fantastic line-up features Felix Da Housecat, Justin Robertson, James Lavelle, Murray Richardson and the Jengaheads. See Hitlist.
I Bughouse at Planet Peach. 11pm—3am. £tbc. 6 Oct only. The Bughouse chaps return to the Peach, this time welcoming Clive Henry, better known as one half of Peace Division. who release ﬂoor-friendly tracks through Low Pressings to wide acclaim. For more details see www.bughouse.co.uk
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 llavana. 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. 10.3(me—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 Cream at Qudos. 1 lpm—3am. £8. 7 Oct. Monthly. After a two year hiatus in the city. the Clubland behemoth brand returns to Glasgow with Dutch trance master Armin van Burren. Darren Pearce and roving resident Les Ryder. See llitlist.
I Electric Bogey at Planet Peach. Next date 20 Oct with James llolroyd.
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 lpm—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 Fascination at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Monthly. 6 Oct. Harri (Sub Club) and DC Project (Paper Records) collectively known as the Papa Washington Trio (heck, but there’s only two of ‘em) lay down a live set. Bound to
be special. I Fresh 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 the top gay
: I The Funk Room at The Arches.
l(J.3()pm—3.3()am. £8. 20 Oct. Monthly. A brand new Arches night catering for those after a real down and dirty funk club. The New Mastersounds lay down the live action while guest DJs Dig! Family (Leeds) work the decks.
I G 'n' D at Archaos. l 1pm—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 Global at Universe ((‘oatbridge). “pm—2.45am. £5. Weekly. Tunnel types Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee spinning garage. vocal house and anthems.
I Judge Jules at The Arches. 8pm—3am. £15. 6 Oct only. The nation’s favourite cheeky DJ chappy is all set to broadcast his much-loved Radio 1 show live and direct from the Arches. with the help of Simon Foy. See Hitlist.
I Life at Life. l()pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Stuart McCallum mans the decks with a funk and soul selection.
I Kinky Afro at Planet Peach. llpm—4am. £5. 13 Oct. Monthly. Once again. Matthew and Robyn provide the house cuts while the Awayara drum troupe soup everthing up with some live polyrhythmics. This time should be extra special too, as the gang are celebrating their first birthday with a guest appearance from local hip hop/electro band The Operators. See Hitlist.
I Media at Media. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Media abandon their mainstream dance policy in favour of 703 and 80s classics, so grab your shoulder- padded suits and get on down.
I Midi Hi-Fi at Glasgow School of Art. l()pm—3am. £tbc. 13 Oct. Fortnightly. Gill Mills (Radio 1 Evening Session) and Noj play a rocking selection of rare groove, electro and freak beat.
I Octane at Alaska. Next date 27 Oct. I Pressure at The Arches. Next date 27 Oct with Darren Emerson and the Wall of Sound Tour.
I Radar at Glasgow School ofArt. 1(lpm—3am. £6 (£5). 20 Oct. Monthly. Downstairs in the Vic Bar it’s the Freak Show with scratchmeisters Dema and Mr Nice. In the main salon you’ll find Scott K. Spudd. MJC. Tim B and special guest Subhead (Tresor) playing bass-heavy, dirty techno.
I Reds at Reds. 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£3.50). Weekly. Club classics and commercial house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at Alaska. l()pm—3am. £8. Weekly. The Reliefgangjump ship to the newly kitted out venue. Musicwise, it’s business as usual with smooth house action from Silicone Soul and Lawrence Hughes.
I Soulsa 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 filter-happy Frenchmen, 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 Syntax at The Renfrew Ferry. 10pm-3am. £8. 13 Oct only. The Syntax duo of Jace and Nik Craig are joined by a very special guest this month in the form of Blake Baxter, original Detroit innovator, producer of a raft of acidic classics and currently releasing top notch techno through Tresor. Check out the new Syntax Fri pre-club at The Halt Bar. See llitlist.
I Tantra at Trash. l()pm—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 Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. l()pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons with smooth RckB downstairs. plus Raymond Darvon spinning club classics upstairs.
I Yang at Yang. llpm—3am. Free before
midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Following the corker of an aftershow for their Love Boat Party. Tangent are all set to blend up disco. soul and whatever takes their fancy every week. Michael Peck is on hand to warm things up with blistering hip hop and funk in the top bar. before the mighty Goodfoot get Northern on
your asses. Kushi. meanwhile. will
continue to take it deep in the back room. so to speak.
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
. I Glamorama at The Apartment.
llpm—3am. £8. Weekly. Good-time club selections from party king Jirn 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.
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The best clubs in Glasgow this fortnight
Bugged Out! Another corking line-up: Felix Da Housecat, Justin Robertson and James Lavelle headline, with support from Murray Richardson and the Jengaheads. Oudos, Sat 74 Oct. Cream After two years away from the West Coast, the biggest club in the world... ever returns, this time taking on the QM, which is fast becoming a Nation by the Clyde (see above). Resident Les Ryder is joined by Darren Pearce and Armin Van Burren. Oudos, Sat 7 Oct
Freelance Science Stuart and Orde step aside for two long-time friends of Slam from across the pond, Richie Hawtin and John Aquaviva. The pair haven’t DJed together in some time, so demand should be high to see them take over Alaska for one night only. Alaska, Sat 7 Oct.
Judge Jules The Judge (pictured) is no stranger to the Arches, but this time he returns wrth Radio 1 in tow, and his eponymous show will be broadcast live from Midland street. The Arches, Fri 6 Oct.
Kinky Afro After a one-off fundraising event, demand for Kinky Afro's unique collaboration between DJs Matthew and Robyn and the African drum troupe Awayara was such that they launched a regular night post haste. Three years down the line, and the gang are celebrating the fact that there’s still no one out there fusing rhythms in gone the same way. Substitute Planet Peach, Fri 73 Oct. Lock Edinburgh's Sublime and Manga jom forces to establish a new night on the West Coast and by Crikey, it's gOing to be huge. Teutonic tech-house geezer Timo Maas heads up the Sublime Arch, while drum & bass producers Bad Company fill out the Manga Arch. The Arches, Thu 79 Oct My Machines More often than not, Jonnie and Hamish are content to leave guests out of the equation. This month, they are joined by full-on techno legend and ail-round hero Derrick May who shOufd have the crowd in a bay;ng frenzy halfway through his first mix. The Glasgow School ofArt, Sat 7 Oct.
Syntax Jace and Nik Craig welcome Blake Baxter, the DetrOit mainstay and producer of more than a few aCld classics currently recording for the superb Tresor imprint. Renfrew Ferry, Fri 73 Oct.
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