I Lush at The Polo Lounge. l().3()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room w ith hits from the 60s to the 80s while Tom prov ides an upfront dance selection in the main room at the city 's prettiest gay club.
I Media at Media. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Step back in time to revel in the tunes of the 70s and 80s.
I Melting Pot at The Riverside Club. Next date 2| Jul.
I Mlnlsole at Ad-I.ib. l lpm—3am. Next date 7 Jul.
I Mlsh Mash at The Riverside Club. .‘vlidnight-3am. £ll). 30 Jun. Monthly. ()scar. Devin. Nordin and Ian Whitelaw with their incomparable blend of Latin. hip hop and deep house.
I Miss Moneypenny’s at (i l. l()pm-3.3liam. £l2 (£l()). Weekly. (Elam. glam and an extra helping of glam from the Brummie superclub. Expect beautiful punters. exotic dancers and seriously funky dancefloor action from the Moneypenny‘s residents roster.
I PH at Ad-Lib. l lpm—«lam. Next date 2‘) Jul.
I Phat Dat at The Glass House. Spin—lam. £8 (available from Salvation Sounds. Virgin and Missing). 3() Jun. Monthly. As ever. house band Superstar play a live set. and DJ Sace mans the decks. while the crowd wonder who the special guest star will be this time around.
0 Planet of Sound at The Arches. l().3()pm—4am. £l(). 23 Jun only. Following the belter of an event that launched the Vault festival in Mar. Planet of Sound returns for another triple-head- er. In the Manga Arch. DJ Kid (Invade). Tania Swift (Magnetic Radio). G-Mac (Basstrap) and VJ A-Dan are on hand to provide the very best in D&B. Radio Baby lon‘s the Merry Pranksters (Orbital Tour DJs) and Penelope Pornstar play anything and everything. Finally. the mighty Pure play host to a live set from Cymbol. a DJ set from Dutch maestro DJ Abraxas along with trusty residents Twitch and Brainstorm. See Hitlist.
I Pussy Power All-nighter at a secret location. Coaches leave Scaramouche Bar at 9.15pm and l lpm. £ l 5 (inc. coach). Terry and Jason. the Syntax boys and special guests host the first of their cheeky outdoor parties.
I Rumba Te Tumba at Havana Bar. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. A wild mix of Latin selections. interspersed with commercial chart faves from Keith and Alexis.
I Solution at Q. Spin—3am (DJs from I lpm). Free before I lpm; £5 after. Week'y. Archaos' Ryan Kerr takes over from Stevie Middleton. on a vocal house
Ilp. I Superfly at The Hub Club. 9pm—late. £tbc. 23 Jun only. A night of 60s tracks. funk and soul from the Superfly crew.
I Superfly at The Woodside Social Club. 9pm—2am. £tbc. 30 Jun only. Ian I..amarra (The Beat Room) and Steve ‘l’usherman‘ West spin soul and funk. ()ther attractions include hippie slide- shows. psychedelic cabaret and comedy bingo. All things considered: groovy.
I Traxx at The Soundhaus. I [pm—5am. £8 (£6). 23 Jun. Monthly. Simon Cordiner. Laurence Hughes. Derek Smith. Billy Woods. Andrew Pirie rock the Soundhaus in their own inimitable style.
I 'h'iumph at The Tunnel. l().3()pm—3.3()am. £9 (£7). Weekly. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery supply the dressed-up glamour kids with progressive house and trance in the main room. while Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee mix up garage. disco and vocal house in room two. If you‘re not wearing awfully nice clothes. however. don‘t expect to get in.
I No Tun at Budda. l lpm—3am. £6. Weekly. Geoff Montford and Chris Harris get funky with a bang-up-to-date selection of disco house.
I The Unit For details visit www.the- unit.co.uk
NEST END FEST) jAL MORE TEA VICAR Tchai Ovna, Glasgow, Sun 24 Jun.
Traditionally, Sunday is the day of rest. With that in mind, Firehorse has organised a series of decidedly restful sessions to coincide with the West End Festival, featuring a disparate blend of local musicians and DJs. Dubbed More Tea Vicar, the afternoon pre-pre-club has featured everything from live breakbeat funk courtesy of Stonecut to 603 psychedelia from DJ Paul Shields.
‘It's based around music that’s popular, but underground,’ says promoter Louise Prendergast, ‘It’s about the things that are bubbling under, that people are enjoying at the moment. For some people, it’s something nice to do after a night out, and they’re treating it as a chill out session because they’ve been up all night. Then other people have seen it the other way around, and come along to start off their night out.’
An integral part of the More Tea Vicar experience is a venue that’s fast becoming a West End institution, the ramshackle Tchai
Ovna tea rooms. ‘I wanted to do put something on that was on a smaller scale, something cosy,’ says Prendergast, “The tea rooms suit that, and, I think, being what they are, you can get away with things you wouldn’t at other venues. It’s a particularly un-rigid place, It has a haphazardness to it, so things don’t necessarily run to schedule, nothing is ever too defined, and that allows for a bit of improvisation. It’s the sort of place where you forget what time it is, and it just slows
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you right down. People can just drink their tea and relax, and wait to see what’s going to happen.’
The last in the initial run of Sunday sessions features a DJ set from Jonnie Wilkes and TWitch, plus live music from newcomers lnnercity Sumo, but it looks likely that More Tea Vicar will become a permanent fixture. ‘So far, we’ve had as many people as you can fit into the space.’ Prendergast says, ‘and if all the events go as well, we’ll have to carry on after the Festival.’ (Jack Mottram)
I The Vault at Vault. I lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The brand new basement joint down the lane next to Strata features at Sat night selection of techno and electro. past. present and future courtesy of Stevie and Ian.
I Vegas on The Renfrew Ferry. 9pm—2am. £8 (£6 in fancy dress). 3() Jun. Monthly. As ever. Frankie Sumatra. Bugsy Seagull and Dino Martini. plus Lola Las Vegas. The Vegas Showgirls and The Fabulous Scott Brothers are on hand to ensure that you have a suitably swinging and groovy time.
I Velvet Rooms at The Velvet Rooms. 1 lpm—3am. £6 (£4); £3 before midnight. Weekly. Keith Pyper breaks out the soulful house and garage in the main room while Raymond Woods cools things down with hip hop and R&B in room two.
I Wired at Asylum. Caledonian L'niversity L'nion. l()pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Glasgow‘s longest running alternative indie night with drinks promos aplenty.
Chart & Party
I Bankers at Bonkers. l lpm—3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Hits from the 80s. chart house and cheesy trance.
I Classic FM at Fury Murry's.
l lpm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Dance classics and party tunes. with alternative and rock tunes upstairs in Twister.
I The Garage at The Garage. l()pm—3am. £5 (£3) before I lpm; £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Super-commercial party sounds on the main dancefloor and indie classiCs in The Attic.
I Graduate Club at g2. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Designed to suit those who have always enjoyed a Garage-style night out. but feel a little long in the tooth when surrounded by fresh-faced. lager- stained youngsters. Steve Davis provides the party anthems.
I The Shack at Shack (formerly The Temple). l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). Cheesy chart tunes.
I Seduction at Destiny. l()pm—3am. £6 before 1 1pm; £7 after. Weekly. Tonight the club would like you to ‘dress to impress‘ while enjoying the Usual commercial house ‘n‘ trance pap.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. l().3()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Classic party nonsense from the 60s to last week.
I Anti-Bar at The 13th .\'ote Cafe. 9pm—midnight. £l. 2-1 Jun. Monthly. The ever-classy official pre-Optimo mash-up of sleazy electro. queasy funk and the chatterings of DJ Mingo-go returns. We‘re not promising anything. but rumours are abroad that a pair of very special guest MCs may put in an appearance.
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I Bitch School at Nice ‘n' Sleazy. 3pm—7pm. Free. Weekly. The chaps behind Deathlehem (they have a way with names. bless ‘em) bring you four hours of the hard and heavy stuff. from Ozzy Osbourne to Slipknot. Moshtastic. I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Colin Walker (New York Alliance) laying deep house.
I Fast orward at Eat Drink Man Woman. 4pm—midnight. Free before 6pm: £3 after. Weekly. House music and chart anthems. with drinks promos an added bonus.
I G-Man and ﬂux at The Living Room. 4pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. It is now possible to write off the Sabbath in its entirety while enjoying some top-notch tunes. thanks to the Living Room‘s double bill. The afternoon shift is taken care of by G-Man. with his beats and hip hop. From 9pm. things get a bit livelier thanks to underground house from Simon and Derek.
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