I Inside Out at The Arches. 10.30pm-4am. £15. 25 Nov. Monthly. Judge Jules, Seb Fontaine, Mauro Picotto and Dave Siemen join Alan Belshaw and Simon Foy for another guest-laden house outing.

I Jamboree at Reds. 11pm-3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin Hesketh 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—latc. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. Wilkes and Hatch hammer out cool, deadly 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 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. Midnight—3am. £10. 25 Nov. The mighty Mish Mash is four years young tonight, so arrive early (as usual) to avoid disappointment. As ever. Oscar supplies the vinyl, Nordin has a natter over the top and Ian Whitelaw and Devin bang the drums. As a bonus, Stonecut will be playing their acoustic drum and bass thing live. See Preview. I Miss Moneypenny's at 01. 10pm—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 Slave Sexual at Slave. 10pm—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 11pm). Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Archaos’ Ryan Kerr takes over from Stevie Middleton, on a vocal house (I .

I Subculture at Substitute Venue. 11pm—3am. £10. Weekly. Harri and Domenic cram an unfeasable number of perfect selections into the time available. The crowd go wild. You know how it goes. I Traxx at The Soundhaus. 11pm—5am. £8 (£6). 18 Nov. After their stormer of a night with Joe Claussell last month, the Traxx gang settle back into the Soundhaus for more sublime house action.

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.

I The Unit For details visit www.thc- unit.co.uk.

I Vegas at The Renfrew Ferry. Next date 2 Dec.

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 two.

SECOND BIRTHDAY Pressure The Arches, Glasgow, Fri 24 Nov.


rde Meikle and Stuart McMillan

Pressure has become such an integral part of the Glasgow nightclubbing landscape that it's hard to believe that it’s been just two years since the seminal weekly bash Slam morphed into its new incarnation.

We know that regulars and new clubgoers alike have embraced Pressure, but are residents Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle as upbeat? ’Oh Christ, yes!’ says Meikle from the Slam office. ’The decision to wind up the old club was not taken lightly, of course, but as far as we're concerned, Pressure is just as good, if not better. There have been so many great nights over the last two years: Cajmere always goes down well, so does Sneak and the night we had Marco Corolla stands out. Having more people through the door has given us a slightly bigger budget, and that breaks down nicely, so we can have a big name or more established act on and someone less well known as well.’

Pressure has also served as a springboard for McMillan and Meikle, who've set up a bi-monthly Soma showcase at the End. ’That’s going down really well, and it’s good to have a presence down there,’ Meikle says. ’And we never really have to modify our sets; we even played the usual heavy, funky set at Renaissance

recently, and people loved it.’

There's no sign that Pressure is set to run out of steam, either. The birthday night is the usual mix of superstars and the critically acclaimed, with Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim and Chicago hero DJ Sneak joined by Billy Nasty of Open To Torture fame aiding the Slam celebrations. As for future plans, Meikle isn’t giving too much away. ‘We've got a few ideas, but there’s nothing set in stone yet; we're always looking to change and freshen things up. As far as guests go there’s a lot of people we know from the circuit we want to come up, like Trevor Rockliffe and DJ Lottie, plus there’s that whole West Coast thing happening across the water with the likes of Halo & Hipp-E, or T-Bone from Canada.’

(lack Mottram)

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I Wired at Asylum, Caledonian University Union. 10pm—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 803, 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. 10pm—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-faced, lager-stained youngsters. Steve Davis provides the party anthems.

I The Shack at Shack (formerly The Temple). 10.30pm-3am. £7 (£5). Cheesy chart tunes.

I Seduction at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Tonight the club would like you to ‘dress to impress’ while enjoying the usual commercial house ‘n’ trance pap.

I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Classic party nonsense from the 60s to last week.



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

I Descargarana at Havana. 8pm—latc. Free. Weekly. Live Latin jazz action as DJ George Martin isjoined 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—midnight. Free before 6pm; £3 after. Weekly. House music and chart anthems, with drinks promos an added bonus.

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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 isjoined by regular guests Paul Hughes (Mau Sound System) and Barry Johnstone. I G-Man & Traxx at The Living Room. me—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 Cr-Man. with his beats and hip hop. From 9pm. things get a bit livelier thanks to underground house frotn Simon and Derek.

I Harri at Groucho St Judes. ()ptn—midnight. Free. 26 Nov. Fortnightly. The Sub Club stalwart brings his high calibre house to the most stylish of Glasgow's style bars. I Hi-T at 'l'chai-Ovna. 4—10pm. Free. Weekly. A Sunday 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 stilt. 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 (CCA). ()prn—midnight. Free. Weekly. Melodic breaks attd beats.

I Nick Peacock at The Variety Bar. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Local hero Nick Peacock selects the best jazz grooves. with the occasional foray into house.

I Nico's at Nico's. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Dribbler and Steve with reggae and dttb selections.

I Paul Cawley at (iroucho St Judes. 9pm—rnidnight. Free. 1‘) Nov. Fortnightly. The Fenctik fellow with some beats ‘n' breakage.

I R818 at Bar l0. 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 [)anny Barbour playing house, garage and whatever else he fancies.

I The Sunday Social at The Arches. Next date 3 Dec.

I Yang at Yang. ()prn-lam. Free. W’eekly. 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 sotne bangin‘ handbag, to equally appreciative gay men. Funny old world.

I Bite at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. Free 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 Friday or Saturday.

I Club Tropicana at The Garage (Attic). llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. lndie, 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. plus live percussion courtesy ofAndrew Horn. 8pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. House with Chicago tendencies from Andy Guest, 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, Sundays at Babaza are unmissable.

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