Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetical by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up to date details reach our ofﬁces at least eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Glasgow club listings compiled by Gillian McCormack.
I Cul De Sac at (‘ul l)e Sac. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Twitch and Wilkes play psycho rock. country and w'estem. dub and fling in the occasional freaky beat or two for those of you whose bag happens to be pretty much anything that goes.
I Diamonds at The Variety Bar. Spin—close. Free. Weekly. l)J Mucci presents Southern smooch to rockabilly raunch for rocksteady liddies. If you know what that means. you'll probably want to go.
I Hot Latino Nights at Moda.
8pm lam. Free. Weekly. A feisty fusion of Latin and (‘uban sounds from l)J.s Sala/ar and Andreas.
I Jengaheads at Air ()rganic.
9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Martyn Jengahead starts the weekend early playing mellow beats and deep house. and if you spy his (‘1) player you might just get a sneak preview of some of his and Marco‘s up-and-coming releases on l'nder the (’ounter records.
I Latin Loungin’ at The (iattclio (irill. 9pm midnight. liree. Weekly. Vegetarians fear not. you don‘t need to tuck into half a horse to enjoy the laid- back blend of Latin sounds pt'oy ided by DJ Jan.
I Nico’s at Nico's. ()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. ('heesy music for party- minded students. As if there's any other kind.
I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Resident ‘l)onut' Jay is joined by Kris Keegan. Ian Thompson and A]. spinning the best house sounds. I The Operators at (‘osta (‘ol'l‘ee (Great Western Road). 7pm I lpm. l’ree. Weekly. The local heroes assist capitalist coffee culture with their inimitable blend of jazz. funk and hip hop.
I Pee Wee’s Brasilica at Blackfriars (downstairs). 8pm midnight. £3. Weekly. A new pre-club with ('lyde l's Paul ‘l’ee Wee' Welsh hosting a night of salsa. mambo. bossa. Alro-(‘ulnm and funky Latin gi‘tioy‘cs.
I Phatboy’s Kitchen at .\lc(‘huill‘s Way Out West. 8pm midnight. l-‘ree. Weekly. Hip hop. breaks and beats courtesy of The Wax .‘ylonkey'.
I Sample & Hold at Bar Soba.
8pm» midnight. liree. Weekly. Liye hip hop. replete with guest \‘(lL‘illlSlS. scratchy business and percussion.
I Shogo at The Brunswick Cellars. 9pm~midnight liree. Weekly. An eyening of breaks. beats and suchlike from (i- Man and occasional guests. with skateboarding yisual entertainments.
I Spy at Spy. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Traxx 1)] Simon ('ordiner starts the weekend early sery-ing you quality deep house and funky grooyes.
I Tilt at Bar 10. 7pm late. Free. Weekly. An eyening of liuro trance from the Tilt crew.
I Virunga at Brel. ()pm midnight. liree. W'cckly. A top selection of tunes with a world bias. including soca. Latin dance. African and reggae.
I Bennet’s at Bennet’s. l lpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Shaw ll dcliyei's a commercial dance mix in the tnain room. while Annie supplies 7()s and fills hits at the premier gay yenue.
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I Columbian at The Asylum Back Room. 8pm lam. liree to (‘l'Sl' members: £l otherwise. Weekly. Mtisie with breaks. from hip hop and big beat to soul and funk.
I Freak Moves at The (ilasgow School of Art. I lpm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Dana and Mr Nice scratchin' it up big stylee.
I Homework at Vault. l lpm 3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The new basement cltib aims for the Thu student crowd without pandering to the Usual formulaic pap. They call it fucked-up pop. which means pretty much anything from techno and electro to unashamed pop classics. [an and Stevie man the box.
I MFI at l'niy'erse ((‘oatbridgel.
llpm 2.30am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Big telly man liwan .\lacl.eod and DJ Bob with a disco-tinged selection of house old and
I Off The Hook at The 13th Note Club. 10pm—2am. £3 (£2). Weekly. The ()TH gang are back once again. not unlike renegade masters. As before. it‘s a mix of electro. 80s pop and. erm. more electro with regular liye sttiff from local electronic artistes. (‘an't say fairer than that.
I Polo For Me at The l’olo Lounge. l()pm lam. l-‘ree. Weekly. You. the lucky punter. take the helm tonight. as request cards are ayailable oy'er the bar and in the litititli.
I Revel at g2. llpm 3am. £5 (£4). 13 Sep. l-‘ortnightly. Simon l"oy. Stey'en (‘oncannon and Donnie .‘ylac spin a selection of progressiye. liuro trance tunes mixed in with some (‘hicago house and funk.
I Skint at The (Kithouse. I lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Tough chemical breaks and beats. rock and indie for a studenty crowd.
I Spank at ('ube. I lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Willi a little help from Nicky and Scott liree. Veteran party up type Jim l)a Best presents house and funk across two
I Streetsoul at The V'ely'et Rooms.
1 lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly (except last Thu of the month). Raymond Woods. I).\l(}. John Lyons and Naeem take ll in turns to proyide the R&B and soul sclcclhins.
I Trash at Trash. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Student fayes with a funky theme.
I Tune! at g2. l lpm 3am. liree entry before I lpm; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. Simon Morrison and Andy llorn select brand new house and trance. plus lbi/a fayourites tojog the memory. if you can remember anything that is.
I Tunnel Thursdays at The ‘l'unnel. l lpm 3am. £4 (£3 ). Weekly. Tunnel regulars Keyin Mcl-‘arlane and Scott Mackay. plus Lisa Littlewood in rooiii two. spilt house atid occasional commercial fora dressed-up crowd of students. Better iron the Ben Sherman. I 1210 at Baba/a. Spm 3am. l'i‘ee before I lpm: £4 (£3). Weekly. 'liip—notch house. garage and trance from Ian Thompson and Vance. renowned for keeping the crowd on their toes and dropping the odd surprise track. In a bid to encourage new talent. the residents step down from 8 l lpm. turning oyer the chhnics to up-and-coming l)Js. ('all the club on 204 (Ht)! for details of how to participate.
I Upfront at The Asylum. lllpm 3am. £l (free to (‘l 'Sl‘ members). Weekly. Quality house and trance pt‘oy ided by liddie 'l'onner and Scott Mochar .
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I Cop at Archaos. | lpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Absolutely colossal student night with l)aye (iilmour supply ing cheesy pop. party anthems and commercial house.
I Madhouse at Shack. ll).3()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Student anthems
proy ided by the madhatter himself DJ (‘J. I Loveshack at liury Murry 's.
llpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Jim and
SLEAZY HOUSE CROONER LOUIE AUSTEN Elastik at The 13th Note Club, Glasgow, Wed 26 Sep.
For all the genre’s claims to diversity and experimentation, there are set routes to stardom for the dance music artist, with most tracing a trajectory from DJing to bedroom experimentation before plunging into full scale studio work. Louie Austen doesn’t exactly fit the mould.
For starters, he hit the music scene while disco was still a twinkle in the eye of America’s nightclubs, getting his break in the 605, singing minor roles in musicals in his native Vienna, launching his career as a crooner in Las Vegas, then taking in stints with a Harlem jazz band and crafting a one- man Rat Pack send-up show before returning to the hotel bars of his home town. These days, when most performers pack away the grease paint and steer clear of the spotlight, Austen is helping to craft some of the finest sleazy house cuts to come out of Europe in recent times, thanks to a decidedly unlikely collaboration with Mario Neugebauer and Patrick Pulsinger, two of the leading lights on the Viennese scene.
‘It all started when we met up in a boxing gym,’ Austen says, explaining the genesis of his new-found niche. ‘Mario is a karate fighter, and I was trying to lose my beer belly. We’d met years before in a studio where he was working as a technician and l was hired as voice talent, and at that time he would always be telling me about the tracks he was making, the great music he was writing, so when we met again, I thought, maybe this is
the time to listen to his stuff.’
Before long, the pair produced a long player for Cheap Records, Consequences, before cutting a second with Pulsinger on board, both fusing Austen’s care-worn throaty croon with bang-up-to-date production. The trio’s latest offering, the four track EP Amore, has spawned something of a minor hit in the form of ‘Grab My Shaft’, a distinctly salacious duet with Canadian electro-punk starlet Peaches, complete with lyrics that, as the title suggests, ought not to be repeated in a family magazine.
‘That was the boys’ idea!’ Austen says. ‘I would never have the balls to say those things, I’m not that blunt with the ladies, but you know, that song is a great band arrangement. It has that great dark feel to it and I’m glad to hear people are enjoying it, I sure enjoyed singing it with Peaches.’
Louie Austen, then, is the antithesis of the faceless techno boffin and,
thanks to the unique merger of four decades of showbiz nous with high
calibre house music, his live show looks set to be unmissable.
l’hil w ith a blend of commercial classics. \ intage indie and a touch of disco.
I Rumble at The (iarage. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2 ). Weekly. The kids go mad for this student night. maybe it's because if they hay en't managed to pull it's only" becatise they ‘ye been in an alcohol induced coma. ('hart hits. indie fayourites and low-brow house.
I Shagtag at l’riy ilege. l lptn 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely successful night based on a complex numerical flirting
sy stem: eyeryone gets a number upon entry.theiL H stnlhxinc catches ytnn‘cyc. you w rite their number on the board next
to your own. with the idea being that they then rush tip to you and get biz-ay. Mtisic-wise. it‘s commercial house and trance from Sexy Steye and Kinky Kenny.
I Skint at The ('athouse. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2 ). Weekly. Funk. punk and party pap with plenty of drinks promos.
I Wired at l)estiny. l(lpm 3am. £2 before I lpm: £3 after. Weekly. (‘asual night at the wrought-iron exhibition-cum- club w ith a dancier iiiusic policy. This is the only time when denim and trainers are acceptable apparel here. so you don't haye to iron your Ben Sherman.