Glasgow Sundays, Pre-club
I The Garage at The (iarage.
lllpm 3am. £5 (£3) before llpm; £6 (£4) alter. Weekly. Super-ct)tttmercial party sounds on tlte tttattt dancelloor attd indie classics in The Attic.
I Graduate Club at g2. I lpm—3attt. £4 (£3 ). Weekly. Designed to sttit those vvho have alvvay s enjoy ed a (iaragc-sty le ttigltt ottt. bttt feel a little lottg itt tlte tootlt vvhen surrounded by fresh-faced. lager-stained youngsters. Steve Dav is prov ides tlte party anthems.
I The Shack at Sltack (formerly The 'l'etttple). ll).3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). (’heesy chart tunes.
I Seduction at Destiny. lllpm 3am. £o before I lpm; £7 after. Weekly. Tonight the club vvottld like yott to ‘dress to impress' vvhilc enjoy ittg tlte ttsual cotntttercial house 'tt' trance pap.
I Strawberry Fields at Stravt berry l’iclds. |(J.3()pttt 3am. £5. Weekly. (‘lassic party nonsense from tlte ()(l\ to last vveek.
I Anti-Bar at The l3th Note (are.
t)pttt tttidttigltt. £l. 20 May. Mottthly. DJ Mingo-go. vv itlt her clteeky little chum The Anti-('ovv. host an evening of esoteric music played at a volume itttettded to encourage cltattcr attd tlte making of ttevv friends. ()h. attd it's tlte official pre-()ptittto vvarttt—up session. they shovv films on a telly. the boo/e is clteap attd free svveeties are provided. Nice one.
I Aurall at Bar Soba. 9pm tttidttigltt. Free. Weekly. The residents frottt the nevv house party at MAS get you iii the tttood for some Sttttday decadence.
I Bitch School at Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy.
3pm 7pm. Free. Weekly. Tlte chaps beltittd Deatltleltettt (tltey ltave a vvay vv itlt names. bless ‘em) bring yott four hours of the ltard and lteavy stuff. frotn ()//y ()sbourtte to Slipknot. Moshtastic.
I Budda at Bar Bttdda. Spin-midnight. Free. Weekly. ('olin Walker (Nevv York Alliance) play ittg deep ltottse.
I Divine Intervention at Bret.
()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Andy Divine attd llttslt Pttppy play a selection of soundtracks. sottl attd fttttk at tltis novv vvcckly pre-clttb.
I Fast Forward at [Eat Drink Man Woman. 4pm midnight. Free before 6pm; £3 alter. Weekly. House music and chart anthems. vv itlt drinks promos an added bonus.
I G-Man & Traxx at The Living Roottt. 4pm midnight. Free. Weekly. It is novv possible to vv rite off the Sabbath itt its etttirety vv ltile enjoying some top-notch tunes. tltattks to the Living Rooms dottble bill. The afterttoon sltift is takett care of by (i-Man. vvilh ltis beats attd hip ltop. Frottt 0pm. things get a bit livelier tltattks to ttttdergrouttd house frottt Sitttott attd Derek. I Harri at (iroucho St Judes.
‘me midnight. Free. 2() May. Fortttiglttly. The Sttb (‘lttb stalvv art brings ltis high calibre house to tltc most stylish of (ilasgovv 's sly lc bars.
I Hi-T at 'l‘chai-()vtta. 4 -l()pm. Free. Weekly. A Sttttday relaxatiott session aimed squarely at those alter a spot of detoxification. since the venue is a non- smoking tea shop that looks. conversely. like an opittttt den. The tttttes. courtesy of a huge number of local l)Js. are dravv n front every genre ttttder the stttt. as long as
they 're laid-back. Drink obscure teas. play chess. give yottr body a rest.
I Man With No Suitcase at Tlte (irifftny. Next date 3 Jtttt.
I Moloco at Moloco. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martin St. John spitts stompin' northern sottl. roots. rock and reggae.
I NiCK Peacock at The Variety Bar. Splllwlllltllllgltl. Free. Weekly. Local hero Nick Peacock selects the best jau. grooves. vvtth the occasional foray ittto house.
I Nico's at Nico‘s. ‘thtt—~lilidltighl. Free. Weekly. Dribbler and Steve vv itlt reggae attd dttb selections. i i
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I Paul Cawley at (iroucho St Judes. (mitt—midnight. Free.l3 May. Fortnightly. The Fenetik fellovs vvith some beats ‘n' breakage.
I R83 at Bar ll). 7pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Relax vv itlt RdtB cuts attd take advantage of the generous drinks promos at this city cetttre sty le bar.
I Scratch ‘n’ Sniff at McChuill's. ()pm—midnight. Free. Nevv pre-clttb venture. featuring Danny Barbour playing house. garage attd vvhatever else he fancies.
I The Sunday Social at The .-\rches. Next date 3 Jtttt.
I Aurall at MAS. llpttt —3am. £7. Weekly. Astottttdittgly popular garage attd ttpliftittg hard hoUse vvith those residents of choice: Mark Price. Yogi llaughton. (‘allttm Walker and Marco Stttitlt. No neds please.
I Bennet’s at Bennet's. l l.3()pttt- 3am. £3. Weekly. Tom plays tttttes loved by tvvelve-year-old girls. plus some bangin' handbag. to equally appreciative gay men. l'tlltny old world.
I Bite at The (‘athouse l(l.3()pmw3am. Free before I l.3()pm; £2 (£l.5()) alter. Weekly. A milder tttix of indie attd rock than you'll find at the city's premier rock venue on Fri or Sat.
I Club Tropicana at The (iarage (Attic). llpm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Indie. both classic attd contemporary. vvitlt a healthy dose of Britpop.
I Dream at Stravvberry Fields. l().3()pm~3am. £l5. Weekly. Fifteen nicker might seem a bit steep for a night dovvtt Stravvberry Fields. but itt addition to battgittg house anthems attd saucy dancing girls. the bar is totally attd utterly free. Much like a stomach pump on the NllS. I Liquid Cool at Babaza. ‘)pttt—-3ant. £5. Weekly. A.J.. Kris Keegatt attd Ian Thompson playing top-notch vocal garage attd house to a clttb packed vvith hyper- hedonistic tvventysomething revellers. all of vvltottt seem to have forgotten that they have vvork iii the morning. If quality tunes attd glamorous antics are your bag. Sundays at Babaza are unmissable.
I Liquid Gold at Q. 5pnt—3am. Free before I lpm; £5 after. Weekly. Funky tunes attd clttb classics frottt Harry 8.. Scott McMillan attd Pattl Trayttor at this bar-club in association with Babala‘s hedonistic extravaganza. Liquid (‘ool. Not to be confused with the popular ‘room deodoriser‘ of the satne name.
I Never Get Out The Boat at The Renfrevv Ferry. Next date 27 May.
I Off The Hook at Yang. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Residents Polstyle attd Nok la Rok spin electro. spiced up vvith anything from 80s pop and good old- fashiotted rave.
I Optimo at Substitute Venue (Planet Peach). 1 lpm—3am. £6 (£5): £7 (£8) on guest nights. W‘ekly. Little Miss Roland & Tvvitch & Wilkes play music. including gut-busting techno attd that Missy [illiot record. bttt mainly anything that is good attd vvell suited to the dancelloor from the past 4() years. The queue goes halfvvay up Queen Street before the doors are even open. so yott might vvattt to arrive early. ()ptimists needn’t be alarmed by the Sub's imminent cessation of operations at Planet Peach. as the ‘Timo is set to continue every Stttt before moving back to Jamaica Street in Sep.
I Phonic at Reds. l lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Residents Steven Reilly. Gordon Logan attd Dr. Redbelly novv ltost this tantalising soiree vvhere the musical emphasis is placed ftrmly on quality deep house attd quirky live tinkerings.
I Pure Funk at Club Budda.
l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. There‘s something funky iii the vvater these days. as another nevv funk club opens its doors. I Sin at Trash. 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House. garage attd student classics from Jim Da Best. with drinks for £l all night.
I Sunday Worship at Club Bttdda.
l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Michael
MELTING POT ,l. The Riverside Club, Glasgow, Sat 19 May. it: The Riverside Club’s continuing ,3. transformation from well- established ceilidh hall to venue of choice for Glasgow's more marginal, icy. underground nightclubs continues i; apace. The latest addition to the i; roster is Melting Pot, a club that l5 harks back to the golden days of ; disco without descending into full- "‘
on novelty retro territory. ‘The sound we’re going for is
predominantly disco,’ says promoter Mark Mackechnie. ‘Partly because the DJs have been playing a lot of disco re-edits recently, and it seemed like a natural progression from that, and because, having been to disco nights in New York and London, we felt we could bring a bit of that
atmosphere to Glasgow.’
After a successful one-off event, featuring veteran disco jock and dance music chronicler Bill Brewster, the Melting Pot crew saw a gap in the market. ‘The first night went really well,’ Mackechnie says, ‘and that came about initially because we wanted to do a night at the Riverside and there was only one night available, but thanks to some fortuitous timing, there‘s now a space for us to do Melting Pot there regularly.‘
For the first of its regular slots, Melting Pot has chosen to showcase Strut Records, represented by the label’s touring DJ Simon Haggis. Strut is perhaps best known for compiling rare and classic disco, funk and atro- beat tracks, as on Joey Negro’s sublime Disco Not Disco (pictured) and the essential Larry Levan Live at The Paradise Garage, effectiver archiving on vinyl the same era Melting Pot seeks to revive and take inspiration from.
‘The name Melting Pot is taken from a 70s fanzine,’ Mackechnie explains. ‘It took in disco, but also covered people like Fela Kuti, or records that fed into house music and that’s the kind of thing we’re going for. Obviously we’re never going to recreate that scene exactly because it was very much linked to a particular time and place. All we’re doing is reflecting that time and bringing it to a new audience and Strut Records fit that perfectly, because they’re largely responsible for the resurgence of interest in this
kind of music.’ (Jack Mottram)
Kilkie attd Simon Foy‘ do their uplifting ltottse thing.
I Technique at The l3th Note ('lub (botlt floors). l lpttt 3am. £2. Weekly. A quality selection of indie. ancient attd tttodern. from DJ (iavin of ('antera ()bscura.
I Taboo at The Velvet Rooms. “pill-311m. £5 (£3). Weekly. DM(i provides the classic sottl. fttttk and Rtkli. I Transistor at The Polo Lounge.
l lpm-3am. £tbc. Weekly. Real pop for real people vvith l)Js Niall .Mc.\lurray attd Wayne Dixon.
I Voyeurism at At'cltaos. l lpnt 73am. £5 (£3). Weekly. A perv 's paradise. vvtth peep-hole performances. non-specific fake shagging attd a general atmosphere of tttttckittess. ()h. attd there‘s music too. vvith Mark Sherry attd Pattl Mende/ spinning upfront. uplifting house iii the tttaitt roottt. Naeem rocking dovvnstairs vvith his hip hop selections attd Pattl Traynor providing R&B cuts iii the Skybar.
Chart & Party
I Atmosphere at Destiny. lllpm —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 ftttt for students. vvitlt Dave attd Phil spinning the discs.
I Loose at The Variety Bar. ()pnt—ntidnight. Free. Weekly. .»\lt.country. classic 70s rock attd blues from Pattl Shields.
I Phat Dave at The Living Roottt. ()pnt—l lpttt. Free. Weekly. Starting the vveek vv itlt ‘hedmu/ik 4 beatfreakz'. which translates ittto linglish as hip hop. breaks. beats arid the like.
I Playstation League at Bar Jedi. ()pttt—ntidnight. Free. Weekly. For kids sore of thumb attd pallid of complexion. A
case of lager is up for grabs for tlte top gun gamer. assuming you can drag )‘ourselves avvay frottt the ‘station at home.
I Teamy’s Gouch Couch at The Living Roottt. ()plll midnight. Free. Weekly. Teattty play s an odd selection frottt his record collection to soothe avvay' the trauma of the vveekend. lixpect
any thing frottt the War of the Worlds soundtrack to Boards of('attada. One Way Len guests on [4 May. follovved by Mot on 2l May.
I Burn at Mas. l lpttt 3am. Free for staff of any pub or club: £3 to everyone else. Weekly. A top party atmosphere is guaranteed at the live-year old staff night ottt. thanks to thumping dattcc classics. frottt deep to disco. unleashed by Norman attd Zeus.
I The Monday Club at The Velvet Rooms. l lpttt 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. (This llesketh mixes up RtNLB. garage attd house at this night. lintry is free to all shop. bar. restaurant attd clttb staff. generoust enough.
I Passionality at Planet Peach.
1 l.3()pm 3am. £3 (£2 vvitlt ltyer). Weekly. (iay 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 attd handbag. I Speedracer at The ( iarage. lt).3()pm~3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. lndie classics vv itlt the odd daft party ttttte throvvn itt for the Usual cra/y crowd.
I transistor:Duel at Q. I (put 3am. £3. Weekly. Seriously cool. if cry ptic. name for a nevv gay night at the little venue vv itlt Wayne Dixon attd Niall McMurray. The music policy protttises to be classic pop frottt the 80s to rigltt novv.
Chart & Party
I Popstars at The Shack. ll).3()pntv—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Ridiculously cheap bevvy at this self- explanator)‘ homage to manufactured chart pap.