GLASGOW SATURDAY: PRE-CLUB cont.
I Harri at Groucho St J udes. 9pm-midnight. Free. 12 Nov. Fortnightly. The Sub Club stalwart brings his high calibre house to the most stylish of Glasgow’s style bars.
I Iii-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. See Hitlist.
I Low Down Tunes at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 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. 5 Nov. Fortnightly. The Fenetik fellow with some beats ‘n’ breakage.
I R&B at Bar 10. 7pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Relax with R&B cuts and take advantage of the generous drinks promos at this cit centre st le bar.
I Scratc 'n' Sni at McChuill’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. New pre-club venture, featuring Danny Barbour playing house, garage and whatever else he fancies.
I The Sunday Social at The Arches. 3—11pm. £5/£3 before 5pm. 5 Nov. Monthly. The Social is not so much a club as one big happy crash pad party, with cool beers, food in the corner. some chilled visuals from VJ Tapehead, resident DJ Sidewinder slicing and dicing the soporiﬁc beats, and ever-stellar guests. This month, Kiwi eclecticist jazzmeister Mark De Clive Lowe, low slung house funksters Pnau and local hip hop troubadours Maxi 5 will be kickin’ it live from, erm, three to eleven. See Hitlist.
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. Tom 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). llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Indie, both classic and contemporary, with a healthy dose of Britpop.
I Dream at Strawberry Fields. 10.30pm-3am. £15. Weekly. Fifteen nicker might seem a bit steep for a night down Strawberry Fields, but in addition to banging house anthems and saucy dancing girls, the bar is totally and utterly free. Much like a stomach pump on the NHS.
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 Ibiza Reunion Party at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £10 (£8). 5 Nov only. So the summer was wet and the winter’s gonna be worse. But relive those moments of sun-kissed mayhem, if you can deal with it. Lisa Loud and Scott Free join Alan Belshaw, Latta Fraser and Ian Mitchell for a night of white isle lunacy. Complete with free absinthe. You have been warned.
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
80 THE LIST 2—l6 Nov 2000
RAP LEGEND Gil Scott-Heron
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, Fri 10 Nov; The Arches, Glasgow, Sat 11 Nov.
Hip hop‘s stress on authenticity, on the ‘keeping it real' so effortlesst parodied by Ali G, is ironic given its sample-based nature. One man who doesn't have to torturoust trace a route through such notions of validity is jazz iconoclast Gil Scott-Heron. While Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa quibble over who cut the first break, Scott-Heron can rightly claim to be have been rapping before either of them were out of their teens. The man himself is ambivalent about his role. ’l've often been called, unfairly so, the godfather of rap,’ he says. ‘If that's so I want to get together with the godmother and talk about these kids of ours. I can‘t remember ever rapping about killing, stealing and dealing. Heaven forbid that I ever be disrespectful to womenfolk. Then again there are people like Speech, NWA and Michael Franti that I really admire. My ego would love to think that it's my influence but these brothers are strong, beautiful and conscious people who know where they are going without having to be
influenced by the likes of me.’
Scott-Heron's arrival in Scotland, seen by many as a rare treat, is in fact something of a home-coming for the Brooklyn-raised lyricist. His father was the first black player in the Scottish league, and enjoyed a brief stint at Celtic. 'I love Celtic and Scotland because they were good to my father so playing there is always special. I don't get much news about Celtic in the USA,’ he explains, 'but I do like to keep in touch with their results.’ Having said that, it seems he doesn't take the Old Firm rivalry too seriously. 'I remember once doing a television show wearing a Rangers shirt and a Celtic scarf. That confused the hell out of everyone.’ (James Smart)
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 same name.
I Mas vs. Colours at Mas. llpm-3am. £8. 12 Nov only. The Mas residents take on the Colours crew for a night of epic house battling, with guests John Mancini and Steve Lawler manning the decks. Who dares wins, they say. And they’re right.
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). llpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The good ship Optimo continues to rule the waves of the eclectic sea, a particularly violent and rough region these days. However, Twitch, Wilkes and their little black box of a first mate, Roland, are equipped with a musical cat 0‘ nine tails to whip the electro into shape if it deigns to get stroppy, and a ﬁne techno musket affords them protection against the forces of punk, should it attempt to start a mutiny by spitting in their direction. And there’s plenty of sailor’s rum to go round. I Sin at Trash. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House, garage and student classics from Jim Da Best, with drinks for £1 all night.
I Sunday Worship at Club Budda. llpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Michael Kilkie and Simon Foy do their uplifting house thing.
I Technique at The l3th Note Club
(both ﬂoors). llpm-3am. £2. Weekly. A quality selection of indie, ancient and modern, from DJ Gavin of Camera Obscura.
I Taboo at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. DMG provides the classic soul, funk and R&B. I Voyeurism at Archaos. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. A perv’s paradise, with peep- hole performances, non-speciﬁc fake shagging and a general atmosphere of muckiness. Oh, and there’s music too, with Mark Sherry and Paul Mendez spinning upfront, uplifting house in the main room, Naeem rocking downstairs with his hip hop selections and Paul Traynor and Naeem providing R&B cuts in the Skybar.
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I Atmosphere at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £3 before 11pm; £4 after. Weekly. Full-on party action accompanied by generous drinks promos.
I Disco at Fury Murry’s. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Cheese-tastic disco fun for students, with Dave and Phil spinning the discs.
I Loose at The Variety Bar. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Alt.country, classic 705 rock and blues from Paul Shields.
I Phat Dave at The Living Room. 9pm-llpm. Free. Weekly. Starting the week with ‘hedmuzik 4 beatfreakz’, which translates into English as hip hop, breaks, beats and the like.
I Playstation League at Bar Jedi. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. For kids sore of thumb and pallid of complexion. A case of lager is up for grabs for the top gun gamer, assuming you can drag yourselves away from the ‘station at home.
I Burn at Mas. 11pm-3am. Free for staff of any pub or club; £3 to everyone else. Weekly. A top party atmosphere guaranteed thanks to the thumping dance classics unleashed by Norm and Richard, with guest DJ Jools on 13 Nov.
I The Monda Club at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm- am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Chris Hesketh mixes up R&B, garage and house at this night. Entry is free to all shop, bar, restaurant and club staff, generously enough.
I Passionality at Planet Peach. 11.30pm-3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Weekly gay night that invites you to ‘come get passionate’. The music, courtesy of DJ Andy (Bennet’s/Sadie’s), promises to be cheesy chart, upfront house and handbag. I Speedracer at The Garage. 10.30pm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Indie classics with the odd daft party tune thrown in for the usual crazy crowd.
I Dub Night at The Variety Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Donaldson (Bar 10) playing, oddly enough, dub.
I Club Salsa Sabrosa at Havana Bar. 8pm—midnight. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. DJs Keith and Alexis provide you with a cool night of Latin tunes, with merengue and salsa classes from 8pm.
I Bar 10 at Bar 10. 7pm-late. Free. Weekly. A chance for aspiring DJ talent to get noticed: every week three bedroom tumtablists spin their discs, the best being selected by the crowd, who then progress to the final, where DJs and promoters from various clubs grant the cream of the crop a chance to play at their venue or club.
I Passion Pour La Vida at October. 8pm- midnight. Free. Weekly. The award- winning DJ Jazz drives up the temperature in Princes Square with a Latino/Spanish extravaganza.
I Eden at Alaska. 11pm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. One for the students, with the usual classics of academe downstairs thanks to Alan Ronald, plus some charging party tunes and a smattering of house upstairs from Scott Mackay of The Tunnel. Further proof that Tue is the new Thu.
I F.U.N. at Planet Peach. 11pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Gay night featuring the traditional hodge podge of cheesy chart action and camp handbaggage courtesy of DJ Georgie Bo and regular live PAs.
I Media at Media. 11pm-3am. Price tbc. Weekly. A full-on ﬂavoured mix from lain Thomson.
I Whadsup? at Reds. £3 (£2). Weekly. House and garage anthems from Fraiser Latta.
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I Laid at The Temple. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student night with the cheesiest of cheese, regular tribute bands and the odd foam party.
I Goo Goo at The Velvet Rooms. llpm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Paul Melon claims to be ‘The King of Cheese’, while Dave Mulholland whacks out the commercial house and garage.
I Shooting Stars at The Garage. llpm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Gerry and Iain keep the drunk kids happy with charty house and pop hits.
I The Shimmy Club at Bennet’s. 11.30pm-3am. £3 (£1.50). Weekly. A straightish and studenty night at the gay venue, with Raymond Davren maintaining the arty atmosphere.
I Siave Boy Tuesday at Slave. lOpm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Hostess Ms Mi-Mi-Martini and resident Jon Fraser with handbag and hardbag albums at the club’s gay night.
I T.I.T. at Trash. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Grahame Ferguson and Robert and Scott Free spin upfront house in the main room, pop for the studes in room two and relaxed grooves. The kids love it, deSpite the name.