it's all change down Queen Street these days. Hot on the heels of the new-look Cube, Vault is set to open across the road offering a back-to-basics approach to, quite literally, underground clubbing. Jack Mottram checks he’s on his own guest list.
Back to basics? As in the ill-fated Tory election slogan of yesteryear? No. not as in that. you div. As in getting lost looking for mildly shady alleyways with dimly lit nightclub entrances. getting down and dirty on a basement dancefloor. thrilling to the illicit pulse of serious dance music. All that good stuff you don't get at a mega-club serving Aftershocks three-for-a-pound to drunk teens.
Ooh, fab. Where’s this all happening? It's happening at Vault. a brand new venue that has taken over the club space that formerly constituted the two back rooms of Yang. The new entrance is down that wee alley off Queen Street that the aforementioned drunk teens use as a urinal/temporary love nest after they've been chucked out of a mega-club for drinking too many of the aforementioned Attershocks.
So what’s on then? Good of you to ask. that irrelevant drunk teens riff was getting a bit out of hand. Thursday nights feature lan & Stevie spinning what they call “fucked-up pop' at Homework. What they mean by this is something of a mystery. Friday belongs to the esteemed 23rd Precinct crew. with Steven McCreery joined by Billy Kiltie. Billy Woods and Amanda Price.
i prefer going out on Saturday. Bully for you. If you'd let me finish... on Saturday nights. lan & Stevie are back once again like renegade masters. this time with a box full of techno and electro past and present. Finally. Sundays are set to thrill to the sounds of the Soulsa crew. namely Andy Unger and Shae D. with their trademark fusion of decent disco. proper garage and sweet house music.
That’s a pretty good run of nights. Anything else i should know? Well. the launch of the Soulsa Sunday-nighter is on 24 Jun. with a special guest in the form of the Sub's Domenic Capello (pictured). Should be a good 'un.
I See club listings for details of all nights at Vault.
70 "II LIST 2i Jun—5 .Jul 2001
'- ‘ 1' Glasgow Fridays Club
I TNT at The Arches. Next date I3 Jul. OUrban Groove at Club Budda.
I lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A brand new night at Budda featuring the talents of Domenic Martin. who is set to merge L'S house and garage. deep house.
:‘ disco. soul. funk and jazz. plus the odd
dash of Latin and Afro grooves. See Hitlist.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. i0pm—3am. £6 (£4); £3 before midnight. Weekly. John Lyons with
f smooth R&B downstairs. plus Raymond
Darvon spinning vocal house upstairs. I Zero Zero at The 13th Note Club. I lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Bomber and Tosh. who hosted previous Thu-nighter Yum Yum. play pretty much anything
i they please. adding a dash of punk.
reggae and electronica to the mix of soul. funk and jazz.
Chart & Party
I Carwash at '2. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night of disco. ftiiik and soul classics. courtesy of The Garage‘s Gerr Lyons.
I C eesy Pop at Qudos (QML'). I()pm—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. “lpm—3am. £5 before i lpm; £6 after. Weekly.
' Throbbing house action at the city centre
mega-venue. Wear nice shoes. I Love Bug at The Garage. I().30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely busy night of party tunes for students and
I Pink Cadillac at Betty‘s (Arehaos). I lpm—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). I0.3()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Cheesy chart tunes.
I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. I lpm—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 i lpm: £7 ‘ after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in
dancefloor faves from the 60s to the present day.
I Glasgow Saturdays
~ I Buff Club at Brel. 9pm—midnight.
Free. Weekly. Put off by all those youngsters at Divine? Solid funk and soul selection for the mature posse.
I The Corinthian at The Corinthian. 9pm—late. Free. Weekly. Super laid-back selection to wallow in the main bar at the high-class boozing complex.
I Cul De Sac at The Cul 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 My Machines at The Variety Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Wilkes and Hamish with the latest in Scandinavian. European and LS techno. with an emphasis on the funky.
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. linjoy some quality house from Kris Kcegan. lan Thompson and AJ. and you can capture those cheeky grins with the free camera hire offer.
I Sensu at Piyo Piyo. QPIllelllltllllgllt. Free. Weekly. PII5.5 and Gary Law son deliy er global sounds from Brazilian hip hop to French house. from German jazz to African funk.
I Soulflow at Iiat Drink Man Woman. £3. 24 Jun. l‘til'tllig‘lltl}. Classic soul ctits spiced up with some Latin boogaloo from Manuel and Michael.
I Spy at Spy Bar. (lpm-late. Free. Weekly. Colin Day ie and Lawrence Hughes do alternate Sats. both pros idiiig quality house grooves.
I Walker and Hughes at The Liying Room. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. The deepest of house from Colin and Lawrence — one of the best way s to gear tip for the night otlt proper. I The Works at Bar (0. ()pin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Graham \Nilson with sotil. hip hop and house.
I Archaos at Archaos. I lpm-4am. £8. Weekly. A.J. rocks 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 Sky Bar are treated to quality grooves from (‘olin Davie and Laurence Hughes. In addition. the Archaos cast of performers bring a touch of the circus to clubland with fire-eaters. stilt-walkers and daredevil trapeze artistry.
I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s.
I I.30pm—-3am. £5. Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance set and Annie with a blend of 70s and 80s hits at the city ‘s oldest gay club. Not in terms of the clientele. of course.
I Bugged Out! at Queen .‘Vlargaret Union. Next date 7 Jul.
I The Cathouse at The (‘athouse I().30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50) before
I 1.30pm: £4 after. Weekly. Indie. rock. grunge and beats across two tloors.
I Club 69 at Rocksy‘s Basement. I()pm—2.30am (midnight curfew). £6 (members only). Weekly. The team behind the Rub-A-Dub record shop with the deepest underground Detroit and electro sounds. For membership details. call Rub-A-Dub on 400 6967.
I Clubsole at Mas. I Ipni~ 3am. £I0. 23 & 30 Jun. Monthly. In the second instalment of Solemusic’s weekend in the company of Joey Negro. Stevie ‘SoIe‘ Middleton. Ewan Kelly and
Milton Jackson welcome the ace remixer
and Republic label boss for a night of vocal disco-inflected house music. Then. on 30 Jun. chart-bothering underground house sort Mousse T joins in the fun.
I Cube at Cube. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Old school house classics and up-to-date anthems are the order of the day at the new clubs Sat nighter. thanks to main rootn man Matt Le Funk. In the back. it‘s R&B with DMG.
I Deep Freeze at Ad-Lib.
I lpm—4am. £6 (£5). 23 Jun only. Glasgow's latest house label celebrate their inception with Harri (Subculture) and residents Mathew Drummond and Barry.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). I()pm—3am. £5 (£4); £3.50 GSA students. Weekly. Andrew Divine and Hush Puppy get on with the next ten years of moogy' noodling. Northern stomp and other future-retro sounds in the Vic Bar. Meanwhile. in the front room. Freak Menoover types Dema and Mr Nice show off their hip hop turntable skills.
I Fluid at Alaska. I lpm—3am. £ I0 (£8). 23 Jun. Monthly. Mark McAbe from L'nder The Counter and Glasgow L'nderground‘s Daniel Ibbotson take the helm at the monthly quality house outing. This time. they‘re joined by Billy Scurry.
I Freetall at The Arches. Monthl). Nev Llate T Jill.
I Freeform at The 13th Note Club (both lltitil's l. ‘)plii~.‘\alli. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£4) after. \Veekly. All sorts of tunes from Stey en and Paul Watt. taking in hip hop. jazz. disco and Latin. augmented by Ray Suzuki's left- of-centre projections
I Freelance Science at Alaska. Ne\t date 7 Jul.
I Frultﬂy at The Arches. Nest date 2| Jul.
I Fusion on The Renfrew Ferry. Ne\t date 3i .ltll.
I Gain at Alaska. Nest date I4 .ltil with DJ Rolando.
I Groovejet at Trash. l Ipm773am. £7 (£5 l. Weekly. Brothers Matt and Pete knock out quality house and garage in the main room. w bile Paul N'Jie spins Rtkli in room two.
I Havana Esperito at Canvas. £7. Weekly. DJ Ja/l brings his Latino bo\ of tricks to the Merchant ('ity 's newest \enttc. ('anyas. where there's no dedicated tlalleellotil'. but there is class) sel'\ ice and an elegant. sophisticated
\ ibe for those w Ito‘s e had enough of sweat with their salsa.
I High at MAS. I lpm 3am. £8 (£6). \Veekly (lltit if) .ltln l. The MAS flagship house spectacular relies on the residents this fortnight. so espect cutting edge house action from Marcello Della ('roce and Danny Sliarkey. ()n 23 Jun. regular guest .Io Mills (Pacba) makes a welcome return. I Homebass at Alaska. I lpm 3am. £I0 (£8). 30 Jun. Monthly. This month. the Marty n and Ali .lenga are joined by House of 909‘s Trevor Lovey s. while (‘Iii‘is and Dan of Bughouse host the downstairs bar.
I Home Cookin’ at Baha/a.
5pm 3am (I).ls from I lpm). Free before I lpm; £5 after. Weekly. Naeem is joined by Stuart McCaIIum. regular guest at the likes of Fresh ‘n‘ Funky and Rotation down in the Big Smoke. who will be lly ing tip each and every week to spin his trademark R& B with a dash of classic disco and funk.
I Infusion at Yang. I Iptii ~3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Making full use onang‘s three rooms. you can catch (‘oIin Gate and Dribbler in the main room with disco. New York garage atid house. Andy Young and Nick Peacock do their Latin jazz thing with live percussion froin Gee in room two and. last but not least. Scott Ferguson and Rhonaniok man the decks in the upstairs bar.
I Inside Out at The Arches. l0pm—4am. £20. 30 Jun. Twenty smackers might seem a lot fora night on the dancefloor. bill. as well as keeping Judge Jules in horrible sliirts. the Inside Out gang have secured a stellar line-up of the commercial great and good. This month. the .lttdgester is joined by Guy ()rnadel. Anne Savage. Lisa Loud and the ever-reliable Jon Pleased Wimmin.
I Jamboree at Reds. I lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin Hesketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix up a blend of comiiiei‘cial R628 and soul. I Knucklehead Present My Machines at The Glasgow School of Art (upstairs). Illpm—late. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. The My Machines crack squad. Hamish and Wilkes. warm up with some top-flight techno and they’re Iimbering tip for a run of damn fine guests ()\ er the summer. First up, as part of what seems to be an L'nderground Resistance assault on Glasgow this month. is Suburban Knight on 30 Jun.
I Let’s Go Back, Way Back at The Riverside Club. Next date Aug 4. I Life at Life. I0piii—3am. £5. Weekly. Andy t'nger presents a selection of soul. funk and disco augmented with original samples and loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds.