INDIE NATIONAL POP LEAGUE
Woodside Social Club. Glasgow, Fri 9 Nov.
‘l’ve lived in Glasgow for quite a while and the indie nights on offer just seem quite lazy,’ says John Hunt, co-founder of the hugely anticipated new indie night National Pop league at the Woodside Social Club. ‘For such a well to do and well respected place, there seems to be nothing and when friends come and visit me and want to go to an underground indie club, I’m
just embarrassed by what’s on offer.’
Hunt is so exited by his new venture he doesn’t stop for air. ‘l’ve been looking to do something like this for a long time,’ he says. ‘l don’t even know how this is going to go down but I’ve had some great feedback already. I was in a record shop the other day seeing if they would stock some of the flyers and the lad behind the counter already knew about the
night and that’s pure word of mouth.’
Hunt is a hurricane of positive feeling, as he spins off and joyously chants on about ‘community focal points’, ‘cliques’, ‘live PAs’, and most obviously the Dome in Tuffnell Park and Sheffield’s superb Off Beat night — both
blueprints for the NFL.
A journalist who graduated from — where else — Sheffield, Hunt, along with DJ partners Carlo Zanotti and Jess McMillan, aims to play what he calls ‘shilly-shallying C86-ish stuff like Talulah Gosh and The Shop Assistants, and lots of noisy stuff like The Telescopes, The Fall and Beach Buggy as well as deft chord-surfing indie-pop like The Field Mice and old punk records and the Aislers Set and the Belles and The Smiths, Dexy’s and of course The Tindersticks for the sad and lonely out there’.
With a DJing background that includes shifts at the venerable Off Beat as well as co-founding similar nights in London, there can be little doubt this fast talking music lover will fill the Woodside to capacity. On the verge of being swept up by his overwhelming enthusiasm, Hunt sums up his Utopian vision of the ideal indie night saying: ‘We just want to try and play beautiful, romantic desperate music you can’t hear anywhere else.’ Bless. (Paul Dale)
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I Cul De Sac at ('til De Sac.
9pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. Watch you don‘t burn your lingers on Dr l’aul‘s ‘(‘)ui/ ()l‘ l’ire’.
I Loose at the Variety Bar.
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I Playstation League at Bar .letli. ‘)pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. lior kids sore ol thumb and pallid ol' eoniple\ion. .»\ case ol lager is up l’oi' grabs lor the top gut) gamer. assuming you can drag yourselves away iron) the ‘station at hoine.
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I Pop Stars at (he Shack.
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I Bar 10 at Bar l0. 7pm late. l‘ree. Weekly .\ chance (or aspiring DJ talent to get noticed: e\ery week three bedroom turntahlists spin their discs. the best being \L'JL‘L‘lt‘d it} the L‘l'tmd. \\ lit) then progress to the liual. where DJs and promoters lroni \ariotis clubs grant the cream ol' the crop a chance to play at their name or club.
I Colin Davie at Spy Bat".
‘lpni midnight. l‘i‘ee. Weekly (‘oliii Dayie does his thing. delivering some quality house groo\ es and wliatey er the hell he It't‘ls llkt‘.
I Cul de Sac at (‘til de Sac. Marty n Jengaliead. a (‘iil de Sac resident ol DJ days gone by. gets back in the saddle. playing a mi\ed bag ol' house and heats. test di‘iy iiig his new promos and white labels.
I Dub Night at the Variety liar.
Hpm midnight. l'i‘ee. Weekly. Steyie
Donaldson (Bar 10) play ing. oddly enough. duh.
I A Lick of Latin at Havana Bar.
8pm 10pm. £4. Weekly. Mtisic from around the globe with that all-important lick of Latin and there's a salsa dance class with Maggie.
I Passion Pour La Vida at October. 8pm midnight. Free. Weekly. The award- winning DJ Jaz/ drives tip the temperature in Princes Square with a Latino/Spanish extravaganza.
I Fly at Alaska. 1 lpm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. New student night at the super hip eluh. Dr Paul plays student anthems downstairs while (‘olin and ()wen rip it tip upstairs playing l‘llllk} hotise and dropping in a levy surprise tracks. Ridiculously
cheap hey y and quality tunes. l‘tirther proof
that Tue is the new Thti.
I Tilt at the Velvet Rooms. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2 ). Weekly. Progressive house and trance with James Doc Jnr.
Chart & Party I Laid at Shack. 10.30pm 3am. £4 (£2).
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I Shooting Stars at the (iarage.
l lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. (ierry and Iain keep the drunk kids happy with charty house and pop hits.
I The Shimmy Club at Bennet‘s.
l l.30pm 3am. £3 (£1.50). Weekly. .\ straiglit-ish and sttidenty night at the gay venue. with Raymond Day i'en maintaining the party atmosphere.
I T.I.T. at Trash. l0.3()pni 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. (irahame l‘ergtison and Scott l-‘ree spin garage and house in the main room while DJ Robert keeps the kids entertained with plenty ol cheese in room two. (iirls. diamante boob tubes are a must. otherwise you could look slightly underdressed.
I L Is For Latin at Havana Bar. (\‘pm l0pm. £4. Weekly. Latin dance classes with Michel. and all the Latin sounds you cotild ask for.
I Fluid at the Polo Lounge.
I0pn) lain. l-‘ree. Weekly. DJ Wayne Dixon mixes tip classic l'tink. sotil and disco with a dash ol' contemporary business. and there are hall-price cocktails to make sure things go with a swing.
I Moda at Moda. ls’pm lam. Free. Weekly. Smooth and sotill‘ul Rth with DJ Niall.
I Russell’s at Rtissell's. ‘) l lpm. l‘ree. Weekly DJ Yaw brings his world music extrayagan/a to the yuppie masses. I Take A Stand at the Stand.
8pm I lpm. £2. Weekly. ()pen-stage night where poetry perl'ormers. musicians. comedians and DJs are encouraged to get tip and do their stuff.
I Jengaheads at McChuill‘s Way Out West. 9pm~l lpm. Free. Weekly. Martyn Jengahead test drives his new tracks. promos and purchases. Expect mellow beats. house and whatever tickles his fancy.
I Back To Life at MAS. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. If your bag happens to be R&B and hip hop and you‘re partial to a bit of bongo action. then this is right tip your street. DJ (‘hidi is at the helm doing his thing and throwing in a hit of live percussion for good measure.
I Basis at Yang. 1 lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Pauly 1). DJ Limit and MC Pedro supply a full spectrum of drum & bass and jungle in the main room. while Mr Brown (Vision (‘rewl provides a smooth blend ol‘ hip hop and reggae daneehall through the back.
I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s.
l l.30pm—-3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. Sara with an tip-front dance mix. (iay. I Elastik at the 13th Note Club.
I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Eclectic is such an ugly word. so we'll just say they play good music at lilastik. without bothering themselves with boring old genre constraints. This means you're liable to hear Led Xep. The Human League and Tortoise all in the same night.
I F.A.B. at Bahaza. l lpm-3am. Free hel'ore l lpm: £4 (£3) alter. Weekly. DJ Sktid blends garage. R&B and funky house. playing to a dressed-tip crowd who help to make this one of the busiest midweek nights in (ilasgow.
I Joints & Jams at Cube.
1 lpm- 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. In the back room Harry B and Brian T present Loungin‘. a selection of funky tracks and laid-back tunes. while in the main room. a rotating roster of DJs supply R&B. hip hop and soul.
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I Fit at Archaos. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Absolutely colossal student night with John Richardson and Gus Micliaels supplying cheesy pop. party anthems and commercial house.
I Media at Media. 1 lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. A lull-on ﬂavoured mix from rotational residents plus karaoke in room two. Drinks promos a bonus (all drinks .£l before lam).
I Toast at Shack. l().30pm~3am. £3 (£2). (‘heesy tunes courtesy of DJ Toast. with Iashings of booze to hpr wash it down.
I Klass at Destiny. l0pm—3am. £2 before I lpm; £3 al'ter. Weekly. A night aimed at those who fancy a party night otit htit can't stand those pesky kids cluttering tip the dance ﬂoor. Over 28s only.
I Souped Up at the Garage. l0.30pin~ 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Daft pop and student antics at the most popular student venue in town.
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