I Loveshack at Fury Murry's.
l lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Jim and Phil w ilh a blend of commercial classics. vintage indie and a touch of disco.
I Rumble at The Garage. I lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Absolutely crackers student night. stuffed to the gunnels every time with kids sharking to the sounds of chart hits. indie favourites and low -brow house.
I Wired at |)estiny. l()pm- 3am. £2 before I lpm; £3 after. Weekly. (’asual night at the wrought-iron exhibition-cum- club with a dancier music policy. This is the only time when denim and trainers are acceptable apparel here. so yott don't have to iron your Ben Sherman.
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. Spm- midnight. Free. Weekly. (This llarris spinning groove-led house to the usual party crowd.
I Chi at Mc('huill's. Spin-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' Slea/y. Spin late. Free. Weekly. Jon Fopp. aka Noj. with a wilfully pecttliar selection ranging from punk to funk and all points in between. Nothing to do with bike riding anti-capitalism.
I Cul De Sac at ('ul De Sac.
9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. llouse action from a pool of DJs. including Stevie Donaldson. Domenic ('appello. (iraham Wilson and Kieran Mc(‘ann.
I Edward's at lidward's. 9pmimidnight. Free. Weekly. l'pbeal selections from Keith Pyper to get you going for the weekend.
I Illuminations at The Lighthouse. 3.30pm 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. 7.30pm-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 ()rganic. 9pm»-midnight. Free. Weekly. In addition to running Soma's breakbeat sister label lienetik and clttb night Psy Phi. Patil ('awley warms tip for the weekend with brand new breaks. hip hop and drum 8.: bass.
I Rowan and Niall at the llalt Bar. 9pm midnight. Free. Monthly. The former Balsa residents. now ensconced in a new venue. do their deep house thing.
I Russell's at Russell‘s. (upmn midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw kicks otit 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. frotn punk to drum & bass.
I Stateside Sounds at The State Bar. 47an Free. Weekly. Pattl Shields selects alt.country favourites. rock classics and blues cuts.
I Straight Ahead at Spy Bar.
9pm» late. Free. Weekly. The superb Straight Ahead crew spin Northern soul. funk and dancelloorjazz.
I Tap-Moi-La at The Tap. 9pm—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 (‘hris ‘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 It). 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. Harking back to the way it used to be at Bar ll) with Nik Craig (Syntax)
and DJ Trace (Mad Dog) supplying a mix of deep lionse. techno. psychedelia and spacerock/krautrock.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. l().3()pm—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 l3th Note Club. 9pm- 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Funk and jan from Graham and Daniel. except they call it buttcrack beats. ring-stinging funk and Nagasaki noodlings. Quite.
I Buddasole at (‘lub Budda.
l lpm--3am. £5. Weekly. Solemusic head honcho Stevie Middleton mans the booth at his serioust high calibre soulful house and garage night.
I Bughouse at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). l lpm—-3am. £tbc. Chris and Dan do their chunky house thing.
I Bump 'n' Hustle at Babaza. (rpm-3am (DJs frotn l 1pm). Free before I lpm; £5 after. Weekly. Paul Traynor and Raymond Woods with line 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. (ipni—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. l().3()pm~--3am. £l before I lpm: £4 (£3) alter. Weekly. Rock. grunge. indie and a dash of breakbeat across three floors at Glasgow‘s top venue for rockers and alternateens.
I Electric Bogey at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). Next date If) Feb.
I Ethos at Q. 5pm—3am. Free before
I lpm; £5 after. W ‘ekly. 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 Fresh at The Polo Lounge.
1 lpm—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 venue.
I Friday Club at Blackfriars. Monthly. Next date 23 Feb.
I G 'n' D at Archaos. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Dress smart and prepare to party in the main room with David Gilmore spinning dance classics. garage and house from the commercial end of the spectrum.
I Goodfoot at The Riverside (Tlub. Midnight-3am. £5. 2 Feb. Monthly. Praise the Lord. the Goodfoot Mob are back in action after the untimely demise of their last venue. Doubtless things will continue as before. with the crew blowing the dust off their perfect obscure soul foot-stompers. mod jazz. funk and a dash of Latin.
I Gymnastique at The Glasgow School of Art. Next date tbc.
I Kinky Afro at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). 1 lpm—3am. £5. Robin and Mathew manipulate the vinyl. Awayara bang the drums and you lucky people get a wondrous fusion of funked- up house and African percussion.
I Life at Life. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Stuart McCallum and Wayne Dixon man the decks with a funk and soul selection. I LIVE at The Glasgow School of Art. l().3()pm—3am. £tbc. lo Feb. Paul Reset. Morphy and Simon 1) dish out the drum and bass upstairs. while Hessle & Felix do their pervy Miami Bass thing in the Vic. There’s a special guest on the cards too. but they remain unconfirmed at the time of going to press.
I Loose lornts at The 13th Note Club. See Fri. 1 lpm—3am. Free before I 1pm;
£4 after. Weekly. Residents (eyebee) and (deecee) have been upgraded to this new Fri slot so they'll now be alternating their broad mix of danceﬂoor classics on an upstairs/downstairs basis with the Stiletto crew.
I Mad Dog at The Soundhaus.
l lpm—late. £tbc. Two rooms of electro. tech and hard house from Nik Craig. McLeod. DJ Real. Trace and Borg.
I Manga at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). Monthly. Next date 9 Mar.
I Media at Media. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Media abandon their mainstream dance policy in favour of 70s and 80s classics. so grab your shoulder-padded suits and get on down. I Midi Hi Fi at The Glasgow School of Art. Next date 2 Mar.
I Mystec Beats at Rocksy's Basement. l().3()pm—2.30am. (Buses from the Variety Bar at l().3()pm). £5. 3 Feb. Monthly. Electro bass and filth-fixated family fun with special guest. Glasgow‘s very own Marco Bernadi joining resident Dirty Wriggles.
I Octane at Alaska. Next date 23 Feb. I Pressure at The Arches. Next date 23 Feb with Farley & Heller.
I Radar at Glasgow School of Art. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). 9 Feb only. The ever-reliable hard-but-melodic techno crew return. Scott K. Tim B. Spudd and MJC man the booth. while Skins perform a live high tech audiovisual digital mash-up. For a sneak preview check wwwpointlesscreationscouk. Next month looks set to be a belter too, as the Rephlex gang return after their alread ' legendary appearance last year. I Re 5 at Reds. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3.50). Weekly. Club classics and commercial house sounds from Alan Ronald.
I Relief at Alaska. l()pm—3am. £8. Weekly. Silicone Soul and Laurence Hughes providing the best house in town with a little help from Luke Solomon on 9 Feb.
I Sabotage at Glasgow School of Art. Next date tbc.
I Soulsa at Ad-Lib. 9pm-—3am. £3. Weekly. Smooth disco courtesy of Andy Ungcr, 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. l(lpm—3am £tbc. 9 Feb. Monthly. Sadie and Anna J play an undefinable selection of pop. electro hip hop and eighteez favourites.
I Tantra at Trash. l0pm—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 Traxx at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). l [pm—3am. £8. 9 Feb only. The Traxx crew are joined by a rather special guest this month: Andy Weatherall.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. l()pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons with smooth R&B downstairs. plus Raymond Darvon spinning club classics upstairs.
I Test at The Glasgow School of Art. l().3()pm—3am. £l(). 9 Feb only. The peerless techno collective are back. this time with a full complement of residents, namely Dave Tarrida, Steve Glencross and Shandy. On the guest front. Female and Live (Downwards Records) are in the main room. while Dr. Dempsey (aka. The Fly Scientist) takes care of business in the Vic Bar. See Hitlist.
I Vapour at The Arches. l().3()pm—43m. £14. 2 Feb. Monthly. It's here at last. the long awaited mega-club opens its doors with a rather impressive line-up. In one arch. Mo' Wax main man James Lavelle warms up the crowd. before house hero Jon Caner whips up a frenzy. In the next room. it‘s Hard Hands all the way. with breakbeat-funk-reggae-soul producers Pressure Drop behind the decks plus recent addition to the Leftﬁeld stable Nick Rappochli. Paul Daly and MC Cheshire Cat. Should be a corker. See
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b.ding The oddly-named pre-club has found a new home after the closure of Cafe Four, and expanded into a two part club. This one is in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Oscar from Mish Mash (pictured), Tigerstyle and others provide a mix of live and deck-based entertainments. And there's a fire- eater, which is always fun. Soba/The Lighthouse, Sat 3 Feb.
Radar It’s something of a techno fortnight at the Art School, with the ever-reliable hard-but-not-too-nasty techno crew Radar as well as Test. Scott K, Tim B, Spudd and MJC man the booth, while Skins perform a live high tech audiovisual digital mash- up. For those that like to plan ahead, next month's Radar will feature the return of Rephlex gang, whose last appearance at the club was so good it hurt. Glasgow School of Art, Fri 9 Feb.
The Sunday Social Hooray! The best almost-club in town returns for the croissant-eating, paper-reading massive and people who think clubbing should involve more lying down. This time, there's live drum and bass from Balance, breaks ‘n’ beats courtesy of DJ Ty and his friend Biznizz plus visual stimulation from Tapehead, and a brace of warm-up sets from resident Sidewinder. The Arches, Sun 4 Feb.
Test They never fail to make the hitlist, and that's because each and every Test event is a blinder. This time around, the majority of the international Test resident Crew are present and correct: Dave Tarrida, Steve Glencross and Shandy. On the guest front, they have Female and Live (Downwards Records) in the main room, while Dr. Dempsey (aka. The Fly Scientist) takes care of business in the Vic Bar. The Glasgow School of Art, Fri 9 Feb.
Vapour The Arches latest club venture looks to be a bit special. The label-led night features a Hard Hands room this month with the venerable Pressure Drop and MC Cheshire Cat and the Leftfield Soundsystem in the form of Nick Rapaccioli and Paul Daley. As if that wasn’t enough, house supremo Jon Carter and Mo’ Wax boss James Lavelle are on hand too. The Arches, Fri 2 Feb.
l-lS Feb 2001 “IBM”