I Phonic at Reds. llpm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Residents Steven Reilly. Gordon Logan and Dr.Redbelly now host this tantalising soiree where the musical emphasis is placed firmly on quality deep house and quirky live tinkerings.

I Pure Funk at Club Budda. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. There's something funky in the water these days. as another new funk club opens its doors. I Sin at Trash. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House. garage and student classics from Jim Da Best. with drinks for £l 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 l3lh Note Club (both floors). l lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A quality selection of indie. ancient and modern. froin DJ Gavin of (‘amera ()bscura.

I Taboo at The Velvet Rooms.

l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). W tekly. DMG provides the classic soul. funk and R&B. I Voyeurism at Archaos. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. A perv‘s paradise. with peep-hole performances. non-specific fake shagging and a general atmosphere of mttckiness. Oh. and there‘s mUsic too. with Mark Sherry and Paul Mendez spinning upfront. uplifting house in the main rootn. Naeem rocking downstairs with his hip hop selections and Pattl Traynor providing R&B cttts in the Skyban

I Transitor at The Polo Lounge. | lpm- 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Real pop for real people with DJs Niall McMurray and Wayne Dixon.

Chart 8. Party

I Atmosphere at Destiny. l0pm—3am. £3 before I lpm; £4 after. Weekly. Full-on party action accompanied by generous drinks promos.

I Disco at Fury Murry‘s. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Cheese-tastic disco fun for students. with Dave and Phil spinning the discs.

Glasgow Mondays


I Loose at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Alt.country. classic 70s rock and blues frotn Paul Shields.

I Phat Dave at The Living Rootn. 9pm—l lpm. 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 Mats. | lpm—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. I The Monday Club at The Velvet Rooms. 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Chris Hesketh mixes up R&B. garage and house at this night. Entry is free to all shop. bar. restaurant and clttb staff. generously enough.

I Passionality at Planet Peach.

1 l.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 transistor:Duel at Q. l lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Seriously cool. ifcryptic name for a new gay night at the little venue with Wayne Dixon and Niall McMurray. The music policy promises to be classic pop from the l980s to right now.

Glasgow Tuesdays Pre-club I Colin Davie at Spy Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Mr Davie goes on a tongue-in-cheek journey through the history of house music. I Dub Night at The Variety Bar. Spin-midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Donaldson (Bar Ill) playing. oddly enough. dub. I Club Salsa Sabrosa at Havana Bar. Spin—midnight. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. DJs Keith and Alexis provide you with a cool night of Latin tttnes. with merengue and salsa classes from 8pm. I Bar 10 at Bar l0. 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. A chance for aspiring DJ talent to get noticed: every week three bedroom tttrntablists spin their discs. the best being selected by the crowd. who then progress to the final. where DJs and promoters froin various clubs grant the cream of the crop a chance to play at their venue or clttb. I Passion Pour La Vida at October. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. The award-winning DJ Jazz tlrives tip the temperature in Princes Square with a Latino/Spanish extravaganza.


I Discolite at Q. l lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. A new gay night of disco. both cheesy and classic. from DJs Wayne and Darren who‘ll be spicing things up with the odd disco-flavoured pop hit.

I Eden at Alaska. I lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. One for the students. with the usual classics of academe downstairs thanks to Alan Ronald. plus sotne charging party tunes aitd a smattering of house upstairs from Scott Mackay of The Tunnel. Fttrther proof that Tuesday is the new Thttrsday.

I F.U.N. at Planet Peach. 1 lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Gay night featuring the traditional hodge podge of cheesy chart action and camp handbaggage courtesy of DJ Georgie Boy and regular live PAs. I Media at Media. 1 lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. A full-on flavoured mix froin lain Thomson.

I Whadsup? at Reds. £3 (£2). Weekly. House and garage anthems froin Fraiser Latta.

Chart & Party

I Laid at Shack (formerly The Temple). 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student night with the cheesiest of cheese. regular tribute bands and the odd foam pany.

I Goo Goo at The Velvet Rooms.

1 lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Pattl Melon claims to be ‘The King of Cheese‘. while Dave Mulholland whacks ottt the commercial house and garage.

I Shooting Stars at The Garage.

I lpm—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.

l l.30pm—3am. £3 (£1.50). Weekly. A straight-ish and studenty night at the gay venue. with Raymond Davren maintaining the party atmosphere.

I T.I.T. at Trash. 10.30pitt—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Grahame Ferguson and Robert and Scott Free spin upfront house in the tnain room. pop for the studes in room two and relaxed grooves. The kids love it. despite the name.

I Yang at Yang. 1 lpm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. Northern soul and funk grooves from Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub) and Chris Geddes (Belle And Sebastian). Live bands appear on an ad hoc basis upstairs.

Glasgow Wednesdays


I Algo Differente at Havana Bar. 8.30pm-late. £4 (£3). Weekly. Arrive early for salsa tuition. then revel in the Salsa Sabrosa crew’s high octane Latin set.

I Club Santiago at Brel. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Latino grooves with Marcelo and Manuelo Cifuentes.

I The Jengaheads at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martyn Jengahead is at the helm of this night. which showcases new releases. acetates and the like. With occasional bongo action.

I Fluid at The Polo Lounge.

l0pni~ lattt. Free. Weekly. DJ Wayne Dixon tnixes tip classic fttnk. soul and disco with a dash of contemporary business. aitd there are half price cocktails to make sure things go with a swing.

I Russell’s at RUssell‘s. ‘)—l lpm. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw brings his world music extravaganza to the yuppie

I Shu Hirata at The (‘ttl De Sac. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jazzy breaks. hip hop. electro. drum & bass: whatever gets played ottt. it's bottnd to be the best available.

I Take A Stand at The Stand. Rpm—l lpm. £2. Weekly. ()pen-stage night where poetry performers. musicians. comedians and DJs are encouraged to get up and do their stuff. I Yang at Yang. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Michael Peck mixes. cuts and breaks those beats.


I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s.

l l.30pm—-3am. £2.50 (£1.50). W ‘ekly. Sara with an upfront dance mix. Gay.

I Deathlehem at The l3tli Note Club. I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Residents Dumptruck. Demonic and Craig look set to scare the punters silly with mean old rock and metal think Korn and Slipknot having a scrap with Black Sabbath and AC/DC.

I F.A.B. at Babaza. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Skud blends garage. R&B and funky house. playing to a dressed-up crowd who help to make this one of the bttsiest midweek nights in Glasgow.

I Hotdog at Reds. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. An Ann Stttiimers-sponsored night that's about to spice up your life. Mttsic comes in the form of dance classics frotn Keith Pyper. but it‘s the PVC underwear. joy juice and willy- shaped ice-cube makers that we‘re after. I Joints And Jams at Planet Peach. llpm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. High calibre night of hip hop. swing and R&B from a rotating roster of DJ talent including Martin Hesketh. Pttppa Shango. John Lyons. DMG and James Fullerton.

I Overground at The Velvet Rooms.

l lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Indie sounds and chart classics from Joe McKay.

I Shag Tag at Archaos. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely successful night based on a complex numerical flirting system: everyone gets a number upon entry. then. if someone catches your eye. you write their number on the board next to your own. with the idea being that they then rush up to you and get biz-ay. Music-wise. it‘s banging house and trance in the main room and across-the- board ‘madness‘ froin CJ. downstairs.

Chart & Party

I Cheese On Toast at Shack (formerly The Temple). l0.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Cheesy tunes with booze sauce to help wash it down.

I Klass at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £2 before I lpm: £3 after. Weekly. For those who fancy a party night out. but can‘t stand those pesky kids cluttering up the joint. Over 28s only.

I Pop & Tarts at The Cathouse.

I lpm—3am. Free before 1 1.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. W *ekly. Party-up disco and funk.

I Souped Up at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Daft pop and student antics.

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FA‘PTBLE ,‘-’,

In a brand new column controversially replacing old favourite ‘Phactfile‘, Jack Mottram responds to his own queries in an effort to reveal key facts about the most exciting new nightclubbing experiences. This time, it's Planet of Sound.

I’m sorry, but what in blue blazes is a ‘fact’? Much the same as a ‘phact'. it has to he said. but With less of a mid-90s fourteen-year-old hip hop fan taint. Btit down to business. this self-referential trippery is mere filler.

No doubt. What about Planet of Sound? Is it cool? Almost certainly. It‘s a sort of clubbing Scooby snack. With three layers of meat-filled dancefloor fun for the price of one. Meat-filled? Well, no. music-filled would‘ve been better, but you don't get music sandwiches. The three rooms feature a distinctly East-coast trio of clubs. With Pure. Manga and Radio Babylon bringing techno. drum & bass and a rather loose blend of hip hop and weird breaks respectively. Good lord. Who’s playing exactly? Pure will feature Twnch £5 BrainstOrm, Mark Broom and a live set from Stephen Brown, who recently Signed to Transmat. which means he's probably rather good. Manga reSidents G-Mac (pictured) and Unity are to be Joined by Paul Reset and Stevie Elements. And. last but not least. Radio Babylon will be hosted by Penelope Pornstar with a little help

i from The Merry Pranksters and Brainstorm, again.

Crikey. The only way that could be more exciting is if the Planet of Sound was also an exciting art event. Are you psychic or something? There Wlll indeed be what flyers call 'visuals'. and gallery catalogues call ‘hybridised cross- media collaborations as the club night doubles as the opening of Vault. The Arches annual festival of. erm. hybridised cross-media collaborations.

Meaning what exactly? Well, the Kultyer Dance Theatre and Fine Line Theatre will both be performing live w0rks on the night inspired by the more static site-specific offerings of the 16 selected artists whose work makes up the Vault exhibition. Anything else? Be careful where you rest yOur can of lager. that could be a priceless installation you're staining. Or. indeed. a performance artist.

I Planet Of Sound is at The Arches, Glasgow, Sat 24 Mar.

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