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Matthew Bushwacka! 8 at Homebass, monthly at Alaska. Next date 28 Oct.

Jane, currently unemployed

-They’ve got Bushwacka and he rocks! I saw him at Homelands and he plays house, acid and techno with a funky beat goin' on.

- I like The Jengaheads as well - they’re a bit more chilled out down the stairs where it’s nice and cool. Up here you've got the sweaty, funky action goin' on.

- If you've never been here before, I’d warn people not to be wearing jeans in this club and I would let them know they're guaranteed a good quality night with top 015. As for the rating, I’d give Bushwacka 10 and The Jengaheads 9 1/2.


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

I Wired at Asylum, Caledonian University Union. lOpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Glasgow’s longest running alternative indie night with drinks promos aplenty.

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 FM 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. 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-

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faced, lager-stained youngsters. Steve Davis provides the party anthems.

I Seduction at Destiny. 1()pm—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 60$ to last week.


I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Colin Walker (New York Alliance) playing deep house.

I Come Down at Slave. Next date 5 Nov.

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. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Andy Divine and Hush Puppy play a selection of soundtracks. soul and funk at this now weekly pre-club.

I Fast Forward at Eat Drink Man Woman. 4pm—12pm. Free before 6pm; £3 after. Weekly. House music and chart anthems, with drinks promos an added bonus.

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 81 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. 29 Oct. 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. 4-10pm. Free. Weekly. A Sun relaxation session aimed squarely at those after a spot of detoxification, since the venue is a non- smoking tea shop that looks, conversely, 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‘re laid-back. Drink obscure teas, play chess, give your body a rest.

I Low Down Tunes at Four Cafe Bar ((‘CA). 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. 9pm—midnight. Free. 22 Oct. Fortnightly. The Fenetik fellow with some beats ‘n’ breakage.

I R88 at Bar 10. 7pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Relax with R&B cuts and take advantage of the generous drinks promos at this city centre style bar.

I Scratch 'n' Sniff at McChuill’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. New pre-club venture, featuring Danny Barbour playing house, Garage and whatever else he fancies.

I Seven Sisters at The 13th Note Cafe. 9pm—midnight. £2. 29 Oct only. The gang of three behind arty pop night Stiletto, Anna J, Sadie and Lynn, continue their female siblings themed pre-club venture with guests Sue Tompkins of Life Without Buildings fame, her sis Hayley Tompkins plus Claire Stephenson and Anne Marie Copestake

I The Sunday Social at The Arches. Next date 5 November.

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. Torn 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 Club Tropicana at The Garage (Attic). 11pm—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 & Jams) and 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 popular ‘room deodoriser’ of the

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 Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. lf Wilkes, Twitch and the black box they call Roland were footie casuals from the 1980s, they’d slip into the Lois cords of electro, sharpen their Stanley knives on the whetstone of techno, don the deerstalkers of punk and kick the living crikey out of visiting firm, Music FC. To continue the analogy, on 22 Oct the evening’s flick hairdo comes in the form of a live set from Mount Florida. Boss. See Hitlist.

I Sin at Trash. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House, garage and student classics from Jim Da Best, with drinks for £1 all night.