Glasgow Thursdays continued
I 1210 at Babaza. 8pm 3am. l’ree before I lpm; £4 (£3) alter. Weekly. 'l‘op-notch house. garage and trance l'rom Ian Thompson and Vance. renowned Tor keeping the crowd on their toes and dropping the odd surprise track. In a bid to encourage new talent. the residents step down from S-r-l lpm. turning over the Technics to tip-and- coming l)is. ('all the club on 204 ()l()l for details of how to participate.
I Upfront at The Asylum.
ltlpm 3am. £l (tree to ('l'St' members). Weekly. liddie Tonner and Scott Mochar with quality house and trance.
Chart & Party
I Archaos at Archaos. l lpm 3am. £3 (£2 ). \Vcekly‘. Absolutely colossal student night with Dave (iilmour supplying cheesy pop. party anthems and commercial house.
I Madhouse at Shack.
l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. ('ra/y chart tttnes provided by [)1 ('J.
I Loveshack at l-‘ury Murry"s.
l lptn 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Jim and Phil with a blend of commercial classics. vintage indie and a touch ol‘ disco.
I Rumble at The (iarage.
l lptn 3am. £4 (£2 ). Weekly. Absolutely crackers student night. stul‘t‘ed to the gunnels every time with kids sharking to the sounds of chart hits. indie favourites and low-brow house.
I Shagtag at Privilege. l lptn 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely successful night based on a cotnplex numerical tlirting system; everyone gets a number upon entry. then. it someone catches your eye. you write their number on the board next to your own. with the idea being that they then rush tip to you and get biz-ay. Music-wise. it's commercial house and trance l‘rom Sexy Steve and Kinky Kenny.
I Skint at The (‘athouse l lpm 3am. £4 (£3 ). Weekly. l-‘unk. punk and party pap with plenty of drinks promos.
I Wired at Destiny. ltlpm 3am. £2 before I lpm; £3 alter. Weekly. ('asual night at the wrought-iron exhibition- cttm-club with a dancier tnusic policy. This is the only time when denim and trainers are acceptable apparel here. so you don’t have to iron your Bert Sherman.
I Saw Deep at The Hall Bar. Next date 31 Aug.
I Brian Murnin at The Living Room. ()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Brian continues to ‘play the songs that make the whole world sing.‘
I Budda at Bar Bttdda. 8pm midnight. l-‘rce. Weekly. (‘hris llarris spinning groove-led house to the Usual party crowd.
I Chi at Mc('huill's. 8pm midnight. Free. Monthly. The lirst in a succession of rather cool nights. the evening starts with mellow shaolin beats and btiilds to funky house and bouncy techno.
I Consume at The l3th Note (are. Spm midnight. £4. 24 Attg. Monthly. The night devoted to the ottter reaches of modern music returns with the resident l)iskono l)ls joined by Si-(‘uLdb and Bit Tonic (Sprawl) and ('K Dexter llaven. I Critical Mass at .\'iee ‘n‘ Slea/y. Spill late. Free. Weekly. Jon l‘opp, aka Noj (the family tnan) requests that you kick otit the jams nuithertttnka/ as he blends a wilfully peculiar selection. ranging lrom punk to funk and all points in between with surprise guest disc jockey s each and every week.
I Cul De Sac at ('til l)e Sac.
()pm midnight. l’rce. Weekly. lland- picked house tron) a pool ol l)Js. including (‘hris Bigu/li.
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DIVINE INSPIRATION PRESENTS: SUNSHINE
Bret, weekly Sundays (during Aug).
It’s undoubtedly a tad optimistic to name a club held in a beer garden in Glasgow ‘Sunshine’, even if it is supposed to be the summer, but that’s exactly what
temptation of Bar Brel’s exquisite terrace and beer garden, aspects that Millar recognises as fairly attractive in their own right. ‘During the summer,
promoter and DJ Alan Millar (aka Hush Puppy) has done. ‘In Scotland, we live in a constant state of denial where we hope it isn’t going to rain. But if it does, we just play records that have ‘rain’ in the title and wait until it stops.’ And when the playlist consists of the unerringly summery vibes of Northern soul, funk, jazz, Latin and Hammond organ instrumentals, surely a couple of raindrops can’t dampen the vibe. The line-up of DJs at Sunshine reads like a veritable Northern soul supergroup, with guest appearances from the likes of Scott and Chris from Goodfoot, Andrew Divine and Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes of Belle and Sebastian who Millar hopes will provide a ‘really broad, eclectic selection of music, all very relaxed and
people like the idea of drinking outside. That’s probably why Sunshine has been such a success.’
Sunshine adds its name to the surfeit of events for Glasgow’s Sunday clubber, so that it’s quite conceivable to start with Sunshine at 3pm and end up twelve hours later stumbling out of a city centre club half-forming Monday morning excuses in your dysfunctional brain. ‘I think there’s a different edge to Sunday night clubs,’ surmises Millar. ‘lt’s the end of the weekend and clubs feel they can take a few more chances because people aren’t just wanting to hammer it.’
So whether you’re just out for a quiet Sunday afternoon drink, or looking to spend your pre-club
quite ‘up’. Not background music, but music that’s interesting enough to be in the background and not be dull.’ Aural delights aside, there’s also the
I Edward’s at lidward's.
‘)pm midnight. l-‘ree. Weekly. t'pbeat selections from Keith l’ypet‘ to get yotl going for the \\ eekcnd.
I Friday Street at Blacklt'iars (downstairs). Monthly. Next date 31 Aug.
I Illuminations at The Lighthouse. 8.30pm midnight. l‘t'ee. Weekly. [)1 Dandy (l)isco X) and Alan B. (Breach) spin ‘tomorrow. yesterday. today’ music. I Moda at Moda. Spm 3am. Free. Weekly. The latest house and R&B for your pre-clubbing or indeed clubbing pleasure (note the late licence). served up by his Mark and Scott.
I Nico’s at .\'ico‘s. 0pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. t'pbeat mainstreamage to keep the drinkers on their toes.
I Nomad at Nomad.
7.30pm midnight. liree. Weekly. Kris Keegan. Ian Thompson and AJ. join ‘l)onul‘ Jay at this pre-club. l‘ree camera hire adds a nice touch.
I Papacool at The Basement Bar. ()pm midnight. l-‘ree. Weekly. The linest in ja/I. soul and l‘unk.
I Paul Cawley at Air ()rganic.
‘)pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. A return to normal form alter the recent l‘low er Records showcase. with (any ley 's beat and break based selections.
I Phonic at 54 Below. ‘)pm midnight. liree. Weekly. Quality deep house from the Phonic residents Steven Reilly. (iot'don Logan and Mark lleavenor.
I Rowan and Niall at the Hall Bar. l"ree. Monthly. The former Balsa
residents. now ensconced in a new venue.
do their deep house thing.
I Russell’s at Rtissell’s.
opm midnight. l-‘ree. Weekly. 1)] Yaw kicks out the best R&B. hip hop and swingbcat.
I Stateside Sounds at The State Bar. 4 7pm. l’t'ee. Weekly. l’aul Shields selects alt.cottntry favourites. rock classics and blues cttts.
I Straight Ahead at Spy Bar.
0pm late. l‘ree. Weekly". The superb Straight Ahead crew spilt Northern sottl. Milk and dancet‘loot' ja/l.
I Syntax ln Small Doses at Bar Logic. .\'ext date 24 Atig.
I Paddy Power at The \‘ariety Bar. 0pm midnight. liree. Weekly. The astoundingly eclectic l)J Paddy powerfully plays everything from Brain lino to t'ndergrotmd Resistance.
I Archaos at Arehaos. l lpn) Rant. [7 (£5). Weekly. llard hottse and trance w itlt A]. Kris Keegan and Dave (iilmour.
hours in the open air for a change, you could do a lot worse than letting a little Sunshine into your life.
I The Ark at The 'l‘tmnel.
lt).3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Scott Mackay and Simon l-‘oy keep the crowd jumping with top quality hard house in the tnain room. while (iary ('urley moves the crowd in Bar 2 with smooth garage and vocal home.
I Caliente! at llavana. ()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. l.oco Latin action courtesy ol (ieorge and Andreas from 0pm through to the wee small hours.
I The Cathouse at The ('athousc. l().3()pm 3am. £l before I lpm; £4 (£3) alter. Weekly. Rock. grunge. indie and a dash of breakbeat across three lloors at (ilasgow ‘s top name for rockers and alternateens.
I Club Migration at Woodside Social ('lub. Monthly. Next date 7 Sep.
I Coded at Vault. l lptn 3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A rotating roster of DJs afﬁliated to 23rd Precinct supply house-led grooves at the new club. Steven .\lc('reery is at the heltn. and the pool of talent includes Billy Kiltie. Billy \Voods and Amanda Price.
I Fresh at The Polo Lounge.
1 lptn 3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix ot~ house and indie classics downstairs. while Andy rocks the Trophy Rootn with 30s and ‘)()s hits at the top gay venue.