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Sunday is the day of rest, bulky newspapers, culinary indulgence and, most of all, the Arches' month/y Social. Jack Mottram opens a broadsheet and explains the big words to his dullard alter- ego.

Ah, the Social. Amyl-fuelled nights at the Albany, Tom 8. Ed Chemical acting as midwives at the difficult birth of big beat . . . I remember it well. Oh come on. why would we be talking aboot The Heavenly Social? lt finished yonks ago and it was in London. where nothing of great import goes on. No. we are talking about the Sunday Social. Glasgow‘s invaluable miniature festival cum daytime

2 nightclub.

1? Oh, sorry, I was trying to sound cool. What’s new down at the Arches then? Well. after it's

3 traditional summer hiatus. the Social is starting to come into it's own again. As winter takes hold. minds turn to comfy lounging. wilfully eclectic musical selections. state of the art video mixes and delicious bagels. Well. mine does. at least. Cut to the chase, man. What’s on? Sorry. it's hard not to get misty- eyed about one of the city‘s finer experiments in entertainment. This month, alongside Social stalwarts DJ Sidewinder and VJ Tom Heycock. Blue States are set to headline.

And who, pray tell, are they? Well. it‘s more of a one man band. really. Blue States is the brainchild of Andy Dragazis. who loaded tip his sampler in 1997. garnering instant acclaim that was cemented last year with the release of his debut long player. Nothing Changes Under the Sun. With the help of a few chums. he makes dreamy. downtempo organic electronica. all meandering Rhodes keys. somnambulant cinematic breaks. moody hip hop and wonderfully evocative sunshine melodies. Think Air without the sickly sentiment. or a more accessible take on the territory occupied by Boards of Canada. Neato. Anything else? Yup. as ever there's a full line up. with Spaced Out and local types Maxi 5 joining the States on stage.

I Sunday Social at The Arches. Glasgow, Sun 4 Nov.

76 THE LIST 1 if) Not. 2001

I Freelance Science at Alaska.

I lptii 3am. £l(). (£8). 3 Nov. Monthly. Slam favourite Master If is at the helm totiiglil. joined by (ieorge T (Polim l’ohm Records). ('tirretitly pttttiiig the finishing toticlies to his albutii for Sonia. Master fl is resident at the Queen (‘ltib iii Paris and the Spy Bar iii New York. and rocks the house every time he comes to (ilasgow. (‘hilling down in the bar. regulars l’aul ('awley and Sidewinder play all manner of deep arid funky shit.

I Fresh at the Polo Lounge. 1 lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house atid indie classics downstairs. while .Andy rocks the 'l‘t'ophy Rootii with SOs arid ‘)()s hits at the top gay ventte.

0 Foot Therapy at Alaska. llpm 3am. £l(). 2 Nov. Monthly. Playing alongside resident Laurence Hughes this tiiotitli will he 1)] (‘osmo (the l.oft. NYC) servitig tip the best iii house. Downstairs. llll-jitll, daddy Patrick Forge ( Kiss FM. Da l.ata). known for his highly eclectic sets and seamless mixing. will be encouraging the kids to get their freak on with a selection of ja//. hip-hop. soulful house arid l.atiti tunes. A chance to witness a true innovator at work. See llitlist.

I Funk Room at the Arches. Monthly. Next date lb Nov with the Poets of Rhythm.

0 Gain at Alaska. llptii 3am. £l(). (£8). ‘) Nov. Monthly. Percy X isjoined by Richard Millar. Nick ('raig arid swordstnati and turntablist extraordinaire Andrew Weatherall for a night of weird arid won- derfttl eleetro. See llitlist.

I Girls On Top at Bennet's. l lpm 3am. Junin tickets available at Sadie Frosts. 2 Nov only. As part of this year's (ilasgay celebrations. this women-only night includes chart hits from DJ Sara atid a live performance by dance diva Ro/alla.

I Global Love at At'chaos. l lptii 3am. £7 (£5 l. Weekly. Progressive house and trance served tip by resident l.isa littlewood. The night has had a run of top- notch guests recently and this month is no exception. with Jo Mills playing on ‘) Nov. I Goodfoot at the Riyerside Social. Midtiiglit 3am. £l(). 3 Nov. Monthly. (let those feet stoitipitig at Scotland's premier northern soul night. Residents Scott.

How ie. (This. Barry atid hey are joitied by a special guest (the) serving tip the best in DOS. Sotil. Motown arid Funk.

I Homegrown at Alaska. Monthly. Next date lb Nov.

I Hustle 8x Bustle at Baba/a.

(ipm 3am (DJs from I lptii). Free before

I lpm; £5 after. Weekly. l’aul 'l'raynor and Stewart Mc('allum get the night going with some seriously funky. highly charged R&B atid hip hop. mixed with sotil atid ftitik tracks.

I Life at Life. lflpm 3am. Free before midnight: £7 after. Weekly. Kevin McFarlanc. Bob Jeffries and (iot‘don Miller take on the two rooms with a solid funk. soul. garage atid old-school classics selection.

I Loose Joints at the l3th Note (‘luh (downstairs). lllpm 3am. Free before

1 lpm; £4 after. Weekly. Dancelloor classics from the past 4() years. hip hop. sotil. ja/I. ftiiik. and anything that will make you shake that ass atid it all comes courtesy of the loose Joint lads.

I Low Life at the Arches. l lptii 3am. £tbc. 3 Nov. Monthly. Mixmastet‘ Morris (Nitija 'l'ttneljoins forces with the Low l.ife crew for a night of breaks atid heats. hip hop atid sortie duh flung iii for good

0 N00 Groove at Ad l.ib. l lpm 3am. U). 3 Noy‘. Monthly. [an ()‘lh'ien joins forces with local hero. Nick l’eacock. at this soulful l.atiti house tiiglit. See llitlist. I Offset at (‘ube. l lptii 3am. £5. Weekly. l'plifting house atid l'S garage iii the main room courtesy of the Solemusic boys (ieoff Montford. (‘hris Harris atid head lionclio Stevie ‘Solc‘ Middleton.

I Phonic at Ad-l.ib. Monthly Next date 2.3 .Noy‘.

I Pressure at the Arches. Monthly.

Phi Life Cypher guest at Freakmoves, Thu 8 Nov

Next date 3() Nov with the third birthday celebrations featuring (‘arl (‘ox.

I Public Spirit at Soba. l lptii~3atii. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. DJs Muchaill and Shaft with a wide- ranging selection takitig iii everything from disco to breaks.

I Radar at the (ilasgow School of Art. £tbc. l lptii 3am. 9 Nov. Monthly. l’arty freaker Terence Fixitner makes an exclusive appearance in sunny (ilasgow. His unique electronic sound should be well suited to this faintly traumatic techno night.

I Submit Reponse at the l3th Note (‘lub (upstairs). lllpm 3am. Free before

i lpm; £4 after. l4 Sep. Fortnightly. 26 ()ct. Aural explosion hosted by music- lovingjournalists Jack Mottram arid Leon McDermott. Well-versed they are in the etiquette of eclectica so prepare your ears for everything from avant-disco through eleetro-pop to noisy ()(TS garage punk.

I Tantra at Trash. ltlpm 3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Lisa Littlewood atid laiti Thomson play l'pfront house to a packed datice floor. with 1)] Robert playing funky house. disco atid Indie iii room two.

0 Test at the (ilasgow School of Art. lllpm 3am. £l(). 2 Nov. Motithly. It's been five years since the Test crew brought their unique blend of experimen- tal teclitio. spiralitig electronic ftitik and doomsday hip hop to the (ilasgow mas— sive atid. to celebrate. they thought they would have a wee bit of a do. Neil l.andstrumm. Dave Tarrida and Shandy are on hand to mash it tip with some seri- ous techno and live combo Sand are play- ing sortie odd eleetro fare in the ‘Wheelchair Lounge'. See preview atid llitlist.

O Traxx at the Arches. l lptii 3.30pm. £l(). 9 Nov. Monthly. The Traxx crew continue with their run of top-notch guests as Matthias lleilhronn (Wave Music. NYC) takes to the decks along- side resident Simon (‘ordiner lleilhronn. who has produced work for the likes of Danny 'l'enaglia and Todd Terry is one of the global house scene's most respected DJs. Iixpect anything from disco classics to (‘hicago acid. See llitlist.

I Urban Groove at (‘luh Butltla.

l lptii 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Featuring the talents of Domenic Martin. who is set to merge l'S house arid garage. deep house. disco. sotil. ftiiik arid ja/./.. plus the odd dash of l.atiti atid Afro grooves.

I Velvet Rooms at the Velvet Rooms. 10pm 3am. £6 (£4); £3 before midnight. Weekly. John Lyons with smooth R&B downstairs. plus Raymond Darvon spinning vocal house upstairs.

I Zero Zero at the l3th Note (tub.

I lpm-3am. Free. Weekly. Bomber arid Tosh. who hosted previous 'I‘hu-nighter Yum Yum. play pretty much anything they please. adding a dash of punk. reggae and electronica to the mix of soul. funk arid


Chart & Party

I Carwash at g2. llpm ~3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night of disco. futik arid soul classics. courtesy of the (iarage’s (ierry Lyons.

I Cheesy Pop at Qatlos (QMt').

l()pm 2am. £2 (£1). Students and tip to four gtiests. Weekly. Seven years on and rampant hordes of mucky-minded. vodka- fuelled urchins still flock to hear DJ Toast's lidam selection. A riotous evening. with the emphasis on pure unasliamed fttti. I Envy at Destiny. lflpm 3am. £5 before i lpm: £6 after. Weekly. 'l'hrobbing house action at the city centre mega-venue. Wear nice shoes.

I Love Bug at The Garage.

l().3()pm- 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely busy tiiglit of party tunes for students and youngsters.

I Media at Media. l lptii 3am. £5. Weekly. Media abandon their mainstream dance policy iii favottr of 7()s atid 80s classics. so grab your shoulder-padded suits arid get on down.

I The Shack at Shack. 10.30pm 3am. £6 (£4). Whatever your bag. chart. dance or party DJ llanlan should hit the spot with his mixed bag of party-tip tunes.

I Shag at Fury Mttrry's. l lptii 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tunes from Mark and James (E. ‘No one forgets their first Shag'. they assure tts.

I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm 3am. £o before i lpm; £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking iii dancelloor faves from the b()s to the present day.

Glasgow Saturdays


I The Corinthian at the Corinthian. 9pm late. Free. Weekly. Sttper laid-hack selection to wallow in iii the main bar at the high-class boo/ing complex.