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 Blood at The Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). 11pm—3am. £6. 5 Jan only. The Blood boys, DJ Q and Kieran MaCann return for more class house, and if you made it to the Sub’s NYE bash make sure you take your ticket stub along tonight, as it gets you past the door half price. See Hitlist.
I Buddasole at Club Budda. 11pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Solemusic head honcho Stevie Middleton mans the booth at his seriously high calibre soulful house and garage night.
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 Friday nighters around.
I Caliente! at Havana. 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 Calhouse. 10.30pm—3am. £1 before 11pm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Rock, grunge, indie and a dash of brcakbeat across three floors at Glasgow’s top venue for rockers and altemateens.
I Electric Bogey at The Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). 11pm—3am. £6. 12 Jan only. The Jengas return for more techy breakbeat house action and this instalment sees the return of Glasgow legend Marco Bernardi doing a live set. 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. 11pm—3.30am. £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 Fresh at The Polo Lounge. 11pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics downstairs, while Andy rocks the Trophy Room with 805 and 90s hits at the top gay venue.
I G 'n' D at Archaos. 11pm—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 Knee Deep at Privilege Club Experience. 10pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Residents Brian Hope and Amanda Pryce host this new trancey house weekly.
I Life at Life. 10pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Stuart McCallum and Wayne Dixon man the decks with a funk and soul selection. I Mad Dog at The Soundhaus. 11pm-late. £tbc. Two rooms of electro, tech and hard house from Nik Craig, McLeod, DJ Real, Trace and Borg.
I Manga at The Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). llpm—3am. £9 (£7). 19 Jan only. The East Coast jungle dons
return to Glasgow for more audiovisual d&b madness. Joining G-Mac and Uniy are Glasgow’s own kemal and Rob Data (Negative/Timeless/Audio Blueprint). As usual, Dr. Strangelove and VJ A-Dan will tart up the Peach’s interior. See Hitlist.
I Media at Media. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Media abandon their mainstream dance policy in favour of 705 and 805 classics, so grab your shoulder-padded suits and get on down.
I Midi HI Fi at The Glasgow School of Art. Next date tbc.
I Mystec Beats at Rocksy’s Basement. 10.30pm—2.30am. (Buses from the Variety Bar at 10.30pm). It seems to be something of a birthday frenzy this fortnight, and Mystec are celebrating
their fourth. The electro-bass crew are
joined by Detroit underground hero Keith Tucker, ex ofAux 88.
I Octane at Alaska. 10pm—3am. Next date 26 Jan.
I Pressure at The Arches. Next date 26 Jan with Derrick Carter and Andy Weatherall (both tbc). Just to get you excited about Feb, another uncomfirmed guest is the legendary DJ Rolando.
I Radar at Glasgow School of Art. Next date tbc.
I Reds at Reds. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3.50). Weekly. Club classics and commercial house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at Alaska. 10pm—3am. £8. Weekly. Business as usual for this month, with Silicone Soul and Laurence Hughes providing the best house in town. Keep an eye out for guests in Feb.
I Sabotage at Glasgow School of Art. Next date tbc. See Hitlist.
I Soulsa at Ad-Lib. 9pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Smooth disco courtesy of Andy 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 Stiletto at The 13th Note Club. £4 (£3). 12 Jan. The girl-centric, art-fuelled night of eclectic selections is going down a storm at the Club — a bit of a contrast to the sedate old days at the caff up the road. I Str8 Up at Slave. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Lovejoy and Robin with bouncing cuts ranging from vocal to hard house.
I Tantra at Trash. lOpm—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. 10pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons with smooth R&B downstairs, plus Raymond Darvon spinning club classics upstairs.
I Trade Baby at Mas. 10pm—4am. £10. 6 Jan. Monthly. Hooray! The legendary London hard house night returns to Glasgow after an overlong absence. You know the drill: pumping tunes, fun to the fore, tops off, etc.
I Yang at Yang. 11pm—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 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Latin grooves, jazz, hip hop and the like predominate, but pretty much anything goes, including wiggy projection action from Ray Suzuki
Chart &. Party
I Carwash at g2. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night of disco, funk and soul classics, courtesy of The Garage’s Jerry Lyons.
I Cheesy Pop at Qudos (QMU). 10pm—2am. £2 (£1). Students and up to four guests. Weekly. Seven years on and rampant hordes of mucky-minded, vodka-fuelled urchins still ﬂock to hear DJ Toast's Edam selection. A riotous evening, with the emphasis on pure unashamed fun.
I Envy at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £5 before 11pm; £6 after. Weekly. Throbbing house action at the city centre megavenue. Wear nice shoes.
I Love Bug at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. lnsanely busy night of party tunes for students and youngsters.
I Pink Cadillac at Betty’s (Archaos). 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Break out your feather boas, ludicrous flares, platform boots and Afro wigs and groove to classic disco and sexy funk, courtesy of DJ Shaft.
I The Shack at Shack (formerly The Temple). 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). Cheesy chart tunes.
7 I Shag at Fury Murry’s. 11pm—3am. £5
(£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James G. ‘No one forgets their first Shag’, they assure us.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm—3am. £6 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in dancefloor faves from the 60s to the present day.
I Anti-Bar at The 13th Note Cafe. 9pm-midnight. £2. 6 Jan. Monthly. Nighclubbing is dead, bars are for yuppies and staying in just isn’t an option. Thank goodness Ms Mingo-go is on hand to provide a wiggy-assed musical car crash at a reasonable volume to allow for, y’know, talking. The Anti- Cow has run off with a young (human) ladyfriend, apparently, so his extensive fanbase will have to trawl the less tasteful end of the intemet to catch a glimpse of the little fellow.
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Middleton of Solemusic with deep house and garage. I Buff Club at Brel. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Solid funk and soul selection.
I Bughouse at Bar Jedi. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chris and Dan bring the finest in house to the out-of—the-way, sci- ﬁ-themed bar.
I The Corinthian at The Corinthian. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. Wayne Dixon takes care of the main bar in this mega leisure complex with a selection of classic soul and disco and contemporary ‘groove’ (ie proper) R&B.
I Cul De Sac at The Cu] De Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jim Hutchison from Soma with funked-up techno and deep house.
I Dirty Wriggles at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. A techno ‘n’ electro pre-club set from Dirty Wriggles of Mystec Beatz.
I Fourward Thinking at Four Cafe Bar (CCA). 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Pre-club with an emphasis on breaks and beats.
I Kenny H at Russell’s Cafe Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Funky house, with a smattering of soul.
I Nico's at Nico’s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Gavin Somerville with a pungent blend of cheesy house.
I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Enjoy some quality house from Kris Keegan, Ian Thompson and A.J. and you can capture those cheeky grins with the free camera hire offer.
I Sam Wallace at Eat Drink Man Woman. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Across-the-board house sounds to get you ready for a night out.
I Spy at Spy Bar. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. Colin Davie and Lawrence Hughes do alternate Saturdays, both providing quality house grooves.
I Walker 8! Hughes at The Living Room. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. The deepest of house from Colin and Lawrence - one of the best ways to gear up for the night out proper.
I The Works at Bar 10. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Graham Wilson with soul, hip hop and house.
I Archaos at Archaos. 11pm—4am. £8. Weekly. Kris Keegan and A.J. rock the main room with house and garage, Ian Thompson whacks out the best in underground garage and dance classics in Betty’s, while members in the Skybar are treated to Paul Traynor’s smooth R&B mix. In addition, the Archaos cast of performers bring a touch of the circus to Clubland with fire-eaters, stilt-walkers and dare-devil trapeze artistry.
I Bennet's at Bennet’s. 11.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance set and Annie with a blend of 705 and 805 hits at the city’s oldest gay club. Not in terms of the clientele, of course.
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The best clubs in
Glasgow this fortnight
Blood The Blood gang return for the first Substitute event of 2001. Behind the decks this time are residents DJ Q and Kieran McCann, playing their usual super-slick blend of deep, funky and otherwise cool house. As a special treat to anyone who showed their true Sub colours by attending their NYE 2000 party at The Fruitmarket, anyone who didn’t lose their ticket stub should brandish it at the door and claim their half price entry. Isn't that nice of them? Substitute Venue, Fri 5 Jan.
Manga Who said drum and bass nights are doomed to be short-lived in Glasgow? The Manga chaps are proving the West Coast is as keen on skittering breaks and rumbling low end frequencies as the Edinburgh set. This time, residents G-Mac (pictured) and Unify are joined by Glasgow’s own Kemal and Rob Data, while Dr. Strangelove and VJ A-Dan will be on hand to mix up some visual entertainment and tart up the interior of the delightful Planet Peach. Substitute Venue, Fri 19 Ian.
Stiletto Not content with bringing a bit of art to the clubbing massive, the Stiletto girl-group are now bringing a bit of club to, erm, the arting massive. Expect the usual indefinable tour around Eighteez pop, electro and similar from Anna J and Sadie, plus guest Claire Murney of Seven Sisters fame. E/ectric City at The Lighthouse, Sun 74 Jan.
Relief One of the few nights around that deserve a good Hitlisting even without the benefit of a guest to attract the attention of you fickle nightclubbers. Laurence Hughes and Silicone Soul ruled the house roost throughout 2000 - especially the latter, thanks to string-drenched Euro-meets-Detroit anthem 'Right On, Right On'. And this year should see more of the same. Oh, and you should probably arrive early, the kids love it. Alaska, week/y Fri.
SJan-l8 Jan 2001 THE LIST B7