Clubs Glasgow

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Substitute Venue (Planet Peach), Glasgow Fri 13 Apr,

Two years ago, the Sub Club thought it wise to establish a night that would pump new blood into Glasgow’s club scene and provide a platform for young, up-and- coming talent. Long-standing house merchant Paul Flynn (aka DJ 0) didn’t quite fit into the ‘new’ or ‘young’ categories but his undisputed talent nonetheless made him the ideal anchor-man and source of inspiration for newcomers Kieran McCann, Graeme Wilson, Martin Campbell and Derek Reiper.

‘Yeah, I’ve been about for a while,’ says Flynn. ‘The idea was that I’d be the backbone and the club would aim to give the younger guys a chance. Obviously you need someone there with experience to carry the night and that was going to be my role.’

Featured on Radio One’s Breezeblock show on three separate occasions (none of which he’s been paid for), Flynn is one of Glasgow’s most successful producers and has recently set up his own label, Cordless Music, with Mark McCabe from Under The Counter. The nascent label will shortly be releasing Flynn’s third album, an exciting departure from what he calls the usual ‘dancefloor shit’ and so with most of his time spent in the studio or working the international DJ circuit, he hasn’t had much time to think about Blood’s second birthday celebrations.

‘They just gi’ you the date and I'll just turn up,’ he says. ‘It should be a good night though. By the time they give you the date, I’m usually already booked somewhere else and if I’m playing abroad it’s like ten times the money I get from Blood. It’s quite good to play down there, but it’s no’ really about the money, it’s just about havin’ a laugh and going down and getting pissed with your pals.’

Flynn’s light-hearted approach is shared by the promoters at the Sub Club and is epitomised in the club’s promotional campaigns that see luminaries such as Derrick Carter, the Queen Mum, Judy Finnegan and George W. Bush transformed into lords and ladies of the undead. Celebrity toddler Brooklyn Beckam, who’s also celebrating his birthday on Friday the 13th, is the latest victim in this vein. (Catherine Bromley)

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Glasgow, Sunday Club continued

I Liquid Cool at Baba/a. 9pm —3am. £5. Weekly. :\.J.. Kris Keegan and Ian Thompson playing top-notch vocal garage and home 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 Babala are unmissable.

I Liquid Gold at Q. 5pm-v3am. l-‘ree before I lpm: £5 after. Weekly. l-‘unky tunes and club classics from Harry B.. Scott McMillan and Paul 'I‘raynor at this bar-club in association with Baba/a’s hedonistic extravagan/a. l.iquid (‘ool. .\'ot to be confused with the popular ‘room deodoriser' of the satne name.

I Li/Lo at Reds has now finished. See Phonic below.

(‘3 Multifunktion at The ch .\'ote (‘lub l()pm~3am. £5 (£4). l5 Apr only. The club that’s brought you everyone

from Rainer Truby to Mark Rae via Andy V'otel celebrates it's first birthday this fortnight. Residents Muchaill and Stewart l’reaks are on hand with the usual eclectic house business. and the l'nabombers guest.

I Optimo at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). 1 lpm~~3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Roland. Twitch 8; Wilkes play music. including (ireek folk and MC Hammer. but mainly anything that is good and well suited to the dancelloor from the past forty years. The best way to have a good time without removing clothing or breaking the law. and plenty of people seem to agree. so your best bet is to be in the queue before the doors are open. The next round of guests are Jarvis (‘ocker and Steve .‘ylackey of Pulp as part of the tripTych festival on 2‘) Apr. Read all about it at and keep your eyes peeled for the forthcoming. very limited. ()ptimo 12in.

C) t I Phonic at Reds. l lpm~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 home and quirky live tinkerings.

I Pure Funk at (‘lub Budda.

l lpm—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. 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House. garage and student classics from Jim Da Best. with drinks for £1 all night.

I Subculture at The Renfrew Ferry. 9pm—2am. £12. 15 Apr only. Domenic isjoined by special guest Detroit techno fella Stacey Pullen.

I Sunday Worship at Club Budda. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Michael Kilkie and Simon Foy do their uplifting house thing.

I Bennet’s at Bennet's. l l.3l)pm 3am. £3. Weekly. Tom plays tunes loved by twelve-year-old girls. plus some bangin‘ handbag. to equally appreciative gay men. l-"unny' old world.

I Bite at The (‘athouse 10.30pm 3am. face before I l.3()pm; £2 I .5()) after. Weekly. .v\ milder mix of indie and rock than you'll find at the city 's premier rock venue on l‘riday or Saturday.

I Club Tropicana at The Garage (Attic). Ilpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Indie. both classic and contemporary. with a healthy dose of Bt'ilpop.

I Colours at The Arches. See Sat.

I Dream at Strawberry Fields.

10.30pm 3am. £15. Weekly. l‘ifteen nicker might seem a bit steep for a night down Strawberry l‘ields. btit in addition to hanging house anthems and saucy dancing girls. the bar is totally and utterly free. Much like a stomach pump on the .\'HS.

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I Technique at The 13th Note (‘luh (both floors). l lpm 3am. £2. Weekly. .-\ quality selection of indie. ancient and modern. from D] (iay in of ('amera ()bscura.

I Taboo ill The Velvet Rooms.

I lpm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. D.\l(} provides the classic soul. funk and RtkH. I Voyeurism at .-\rchaos. l lpm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. .-\ perv 's paradise. with peep-hole performances. non-specific fake shagging and a general atmosphere of muckiness. ()h. and there's music too. with Mark Sherry and Paul .‘ylende/ spinning upfront. uplifting house in the main room. Naeem rocking downstairs with his hip hop selections and Paul Tray nor prov iding Rtkll cuts in the Skybar

I Transistor at The Polo Lounge.

1 lpm-3am. £lbc. \Veekly. Real pop for real people with DJs Niall .\lc.\lurray and Wayne Dixon.

Chart & Party

I Atmosphere at Destiny.

l()pm 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. ('heese-tastic disco ftm for students. with Dave and Phil spinning the discs.

Glasgow Mondays


I Loose at The Variety Bar. 9pm—-midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. .-\ classic 70s rock and blues from Paul Shields.

I Phat Dave at The Living Room. 9pm- I lpm. Free. Weekly. Starting the week with ‘hedmuzik 4 beatfreakz'. which translates into linglish as hip hop. breaks. beats and the like.

I Playstation League at Bar Jedi. 9pm-tnidnight. Free. Weekly. For kids sore of thumb and pallid of complexion. A case of lager is tip for grabs for the top gun gamer. assuming you can drag yourselves away frotn the ‘station at home.


I Burn at Has. 1 lpm 3am. l-‘ree 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 .\'orm and Richard. I The Monday Club at The Velvet Rooms. l lpm—~3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. (‘hris l-lesketh mixes up R&B. garage and house at this night. lintry is free to all shop. bar. restaurant and club staff. generoUsly enough.

I Passionality at Planet Peach. ll.3()pm —3am. £3 (£2 with llyer). Weekly. (my 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 (iarage. l().3()pm»-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 fora new gay night at the little venue with Wayne Dixon and Niall McMurray'. The music policy promises to be classic pop from the 1980s to right

Chart & Party

I Popstars at The Shack. l().3()pm~3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Ridiculously cheap bevvy at this self- explanatory homage to manufactured chart pap.

Glasgow Tuesdays


I Colin Davie at Spy Bar. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Mr Davie goes on a tongue-in-cheek journey through the history of house music.