You may well be aware that winter is drawing in, what with the pissing rain and gale force winds. Thankful/y a new night called Tiki island has begun to chase away those Winter blues offering us a hint of tropical paradise. Gillian McCormack employs the question and answer format beloved of this particular column to find out more. Tiki Island? Isn’t that in the middle of the South Pacific? It’s a bit of a way to go for a night out init? 80 near. yet so far. Yip. you're quite right. Tiki Island is somewhere between Hawaii and Easter Island. But luckily for us we don't need to jump on a plane to experience a Polynesian paradise. those nice people at Nice ‘n' Sleazy's have created one (or us .
Not that I’m taking the piss or anything, but Sauchiehall Street in the middle of winter doesn’t exactly conjure up images of volcanoes and conch shells. Well. that's where you're wrong. With a blend of Polynesian pop and lounge soonds playing all night long, not to mention the fantastic volcanic rum cocktails On offer. yOU can almost hear the anCIent drums echo in the distance.
Hold up a minute, have you been hammering the pills again? Polynesian pop? There’s no such thing. Wrong again. Polynesian pop was actually a bit of a cultural phenomenon in the US from the 50s until the early 70s. It offered its listeners an acceptable release from the rigid mores of the time. There is even a magazme the The Tiki News that lOCUSGS entirely on the Polynesian pop scene.
What? Did they have boy bands and shit? Not exactly. Martin Denny was probably the most viSIbIe icon of that period. With Les Baxter and Yma Sumac also notable purveyors of dreamy Hawaiian rhythms and exotic bird calls.
So why the big interest in it now? It's not a recent thing. young pup. Exotica and its parent genre ‘Iounge' have been resortacing for a few years now. gaining popularity along the way. I Tiki Island, week/y Tue at Nice 'n' Sleazy, Glasgow.
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I Caliente! at Havana. 9pitt-—2attt. Free. Weekly. Loco Latin action courtesy of (ieorge aitd Andreas froin 9pm through to tlte wee sittall hours.
I The Cathouse at the ('athouse. l().3()pttt—3am. £l before I 1pm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Rock. grunge. indie attd a daslt of breakbeat across three floors at (ilasgow‘s top venue for rockers attd alternateens.
I Clockwork at Big Joint. 9.3()pm--3am. £5. 7 Dec. Monthly. Marko. Mosseo attd Persuazion manage a two-room aural explosion of techno. electro and nu-skool breaks.
I Coded at Vault. I Ipm—‘3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. A rotating roster of DJs affiliated to 23rd Precinct supply house-led grooves at the new clttb. Steven Mc(‘reery is at the helm. arid the pool of talent includes Billy Kiltic. Billy Woods attd Atttanda Price.
I Deep End at Ad Lib. Monthly. Next date l4 Dec.
OElectroluxe at (ilasgow School Of Art. 1 lpm—3am. £6 (£5). 3() Nov only. An all-new aural excursion designed to treat you to a measured mix of soulful electron- ic melodies. spiked witlt electro-bass and seasoned witlt saucy lyrics attd samples. lid DMX Krew' (International Deejay (iigolos/Repltlex) is the guest for the pilot episode. witlt tttore lileetroluxe dates planned for next year. See Hitlist.
I Fresh at the Polo Lounge. I lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle provides a loose mix of house and indie classics downstairs. while Aitdy rocks the Trophy Roottt with 80s attd 90s hits at the top gay venue.
I Foot Therapy at Alaska. I I pm——32un. £l(). 7 Dec. Monthly. Fast becoming one of the busiest elttb nights in (ilasgow. Foot Therapy welcomes yet another top-notch guest. Resident Laurence llugltes isjoitted by DJ Raoul (Food (‘lub. Belgittttt) as part of the Swirl People album launclt tour. Together. they'll be serving tip quality deep house. while ('hris Harris (Solentusic) services the kids with some funky grooves in the downstairs lounge.
I Funk Room at the Arches. .‘vlonthly; Next date 2] Dec.
I Gain at Alaska. Monthly. Next date l4 Dec with Ftittk D’\'oid
I Global Love at Areltaos. l lpm~~3am. £7 (£5 ). Weekly. Progressive house and trance served up by resident Lisa Littlewood. Paul Taylor will be dropping by on 3() Nov. encouraging the kids to go crazy for sonte good old retro elttb classics. I Goodfoot at the Riverside Social. Monthly. Next date the.
I Homegrown at Alaska. Monthly. Next date l4 Dec.
I Hustle & Bustle at Babaza. 6pm---3am (DJs from I lpm). Free before
I lpm: £5 after. Weekly. Paul Traynor and Stewart Mc(‘allum get the night going with some seriously funky. highly charged R&B and hip hop. mixed with soul aitd fttttk tracks.
I Innovation at QML‘. Next date the.
I Life at Life. l()pm~3am. Free before midnight: £7 after. Weekly. Kevin McFarlane. Bob Jeffries attd Gordon Miller take on the two rooms with a solid funk. soul. garage and old-school classics selection.
I Loose Joints at the l3th Note (‘lub (downstairs). l()pm -3am. Free before
I lpm: £4 after. Weekly. Dancefloor classics from the past 4() years.
I Low Life at the Arches. l lpm—3am. £8 (£7). 7 Dee. Monthly. The Low Life crew are back and this month they are joined by the dastardly Fingathing duo. comprising double bass player Sneaky attd DJ Pete Parker. a forttter DM(' finalist.
I MAS at MAS. llpnt~3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Deep aitd funky house provided courtesy of Danny Sltarkey‘ arid Marcello Della ('roce.
I Noo Groove at Ad Lib. Monthly. Next date the.
I Offset at (‘ttbe. l lpttt 3am. £5. Weekly. Uplifting house attd L'S garage in the ittaitt roont courtesy of the Solemusic
boys Geoff Montford. (‘hris Harris attd head honcho Stevie ‘Sole' Middleton. OPressure at the Arches. l()pm---4am. £16. 30 Nov. Monthly. Pressure tttrtts three years old and the Slam boys figured arty excuse for a bit of a bash. Joining in tltc birthday shenanigans will be (‘arl (‘ox (and his techno label lntec) who will be battlittg it ottt on the decks with Stuart aitd ()rde. giving the kids sonte serious head trauma as they belt ottt sottte terrifying techno. Ralph Lawson and Silicone Sotil will also be encouraging the kids to go crazy. See llitlist.
I Public Spirit at Soba. l lpitt 3am. Free before midnight: £4 after. Weekly. DJs Muehaill artd Shaft with a wide-ranging selection takittg iit everything from disco to breaks.
OSonic Mook Experiment at (‘(‘.-\. Spin—late. £l() (£8). 7 Dec only. Following the success of ()ctober's inaugural session. Sean McClusky's mad-cap multi-media experiment is back to rock the party. Lolita Storm play live. Mo' Wax's Psychonauts spin party hip hop. Add N To X's Barry 7 plays some odd electro. radio presenter Sophie Wooley does ‘live art' and Donna Rutherford tries her hand at spoken word performance. Please note that last-minute changes to the original line-up mean the cancellation of Nylon Pylon aitd The Disastronauts. See preview and llitlist.
I Submit Reponse at the l3th Note (‘lub (upstairs). l()pm-321m. Free before
I lpm: £4 after. Fortnightly. 7 Dee. Aural explosion hosted by music-loving journalists Jack Mottram and Leon McDermott. Well-versed they are it) the etiquette of eclectica so prepare your ears for everything front avant-diseo through electro-pop to noisy 6()s garage punk.
I Tantra at Trash. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Lisa Littlewood attd laitt Thomson play tip-front house to a packed dance floor. with DJ Robert playing funky house. disco and indie iit roont two.
I 10 Pence Mix Up at Blackfriars. Spin—late. £2 (£l ). 7 Dec. Monthly. An exquisite blend of musical variations ranging from blues to electro. The ()ne Lottder DJs play the records.
I Traxx at the Arches. Monthly. Next date 14 Dec with the one attd only Kenny Dixon Jttnior aka Moody Man.
QTrue People at Ad Lib. l lpm--4am. £6. 30 Nov. Monthly. Detroit techno leg- end (‘laude Young brings his acrobatic style of DJing to Glasgow for his first ever L'K residency. lixpeet to hear a rocking mix of techno. house and hip hop from one of the fittest DJs on the scene. After the success of the last True People events. early arrival is ntore than recommended. See llitlist.
I Urban Groove at (‘lub Bttdda.
l lpm---3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Featuring the talents of Domenic Martin. who is set to merge L'S house and garage. deep house. disco. soul. funk attd jazz. pltis the odd dash of Latin attd Afro grooves.
I Velvet Rooms at the Velvet Rooms. l()pm—3am. £6 (£4); £3 before midnight. Weekly. John Lyotts with smooth R&B downstairs. plus Raymond Darvon spinning vocal house upstairs.
I Zero Zero at the l3th Note ('lub.
l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Bomber and Tosh. who hosted previous Thu-nighter Yum Yum. play pretty tttueh anything they please. adding a daslt of punk. reggae and electronica to the mix of soul. fttnk aitd
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I Carwash at g2. llpnt-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A night of disco. funk attd soul classics. courtesy of the (iarage's (ierry Lyons.
I Cheesy Pop at Qttdos (QMt‘). l()pm—2am. £2 (£1). Students and tip to four guests. Weekly. Seven years on and rampant hordes of mucky-minded. vodka- fuelled urchins still flock to ltear DJ Toast's lidam selection. A riotous evening. with the emphasis on pure unashamed fun.
I Envy at Destiny. l()pm—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 (iarage.
l().3()pm~ 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely busy nigltt of party tunes for students attd youngsters.
I The Shack at Sltack. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£4). Whatever your bag chart. dance or party >- DJ llanlan sltotild hit the spot w itlt his mixed bag of party-tip tunes.
I Shag at Fury Mtirry's. l Ipnt 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Drunken party tttnes front Mark and Jantes (i. ‘No one forgets their first Shag.‘ they assure tis.
I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. 9pm 3am. £6 before I lpm: £7 after. Weekly. A party-up set taking in dancetloor faves from the 60s to the present day.
I The Corinthian at the ('orinthian. 9pm late. Free. Weekly. Super laid-back selection to wallow in itt the main bar at the high-class boozing complex.
I Cul De Sac at the ('ul De Sac.
9pm ittidttight. Free. Weekly. Mieltael Peck cuts and scratcltes a seamless mix of old gems and new bobby dazzlers. front ltip ltop to ftiitk. from house to the best of the rest.
I Dirty Wriggles at the Variety Bar. ()pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. A techno ‘n' electro prc-club set front Dirty Wrigglcs of Mystee Beatz.
I Fourward Thinking at Four ('afe Bar ((‘(‘A). 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. l’t‘e-club with an emphasis on breaks and heats.
I Moda at Moda. 8pm 3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Scott warms tip with sweet R&B. followed by DJ Pixies funky house shenanigans.
I Nico’s at Nico's. ()pm 'tnidnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Mark Duff playing a wide selection of house. garage. Rth and hip hop.
I Nomad at Nomad. 7.30pm midnight. Free. Weekly. linjoy some quality house front Kris Keegan. Ian Thompson attd .-\.J. I Papacool at Duke's Bar.
()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. The finest iit jazz. soul and ftiitk.
I Soulflow at liat Drink Man Woman. 9pm midnight. £3. 8 Dee. l-‘ortnightly. (‘lassie soul cuts spiced tip with sortie Latin boogaloo froth Mantth aitd Michael.
I Spy at Spy Bar. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. (‘olin Davie attd Laurence llughes do alternate Sats. botlt providing quality house grooves aitd a party atmosphere.
I The Works at Bar to. ()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. (it'aham Wilson with sottl. hip hop aitd house.
I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s. I l.3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance set and Annie with a blend of 7()s and Slls hits at the city's oldest gay clttb. Not in terms of the clietttelc. of course.
I Caledonia Soul at \y'ootlside Social ('Iub. Monthly. Next date 26 Jan.
I The Cathouse at the Cathouse. l().3()pm 43am. £3.50 (£2.50) before
I l.3()pm: £4 after. Weekly. Indie. rock. grunge attd beats across two floors.
I Club 69 at Rocksy ‘s Basement.
l()pitt 2.30am (midnight curfew). £6 (members only). Weekly. The team behind the Rub-A-Dub record shop with tltc deepest underground Detroit and electro sounds. For membership details. call Rub- .-\-Dth on 4()() 6967.
OColours at tltc Arches. l lpm 3am. £lbe. 3 Dee. Mottlth How do they do it'.’ Yet again (‘olours has the biggest name DJs ntashing it tip for the (ilasgow mas- sive. Sasha. Danny Rampling and Steve Mc(‘rcery join residents lain ‘Boney' (‘larke and Jon Mancini for a night of the highest quality progressive house. Sec llitlist.