HOUSE PUBLIC SPIRIT Budda, Glasgow, weekly Fridays

Jon Da Silva‘s first professional gig came at an opportune moment in the history of British dance music: in the box at the Hacienda in 1998. Since then he's been working the crowd with all the strands of underground house. from vocal-led garage cuts to the deepest of

dancefloor chuggers.

Da Silva‘s latest venture. in partnership with shadowy DJ duo the Adorphiliacs. is Public Spirit, a weekly foray into the world of dub. in all its incarnations. ‘lt‘s about ' Da Silva says. ‘Although it's not that extreme. we are making a genuine attempt to break away from the usual fodder. We're starting off the night with dub reggae. which hasn't been played in clubs for quite a while now. Then the idea is to take it from dub reggae to dub disco some of the more extreme stuff and we're just going for a mish mash of tempo and time to try and get a good atmosphere going, with a little bit of art terrorism thrown in at some

breaking the mould a little bit musically.

points for good measure.‘

Although Public Spirit is set to be residents-led. the occasional guest may grace the decks thanks to the club's affiliated label. ‘We've got some people coming in

as special guests. the occasional oddity. but they won't necessarily be announced.‘ says Da Silva. “The label is starting up at the moment Pleasure Industries. which is linked to Pleasure Records in Manchester so I'm in the studio here in Glasgow working on some stuff. and Rob Bright from Bugged Out is going to be coming up to join me. It's going to be strictly 7in only. and. hopefully. one release a month. Wlill a band on the A-side. and our cut-up madness on the B.‘ If launching a weekly residency and affiliated label sound like grand plans. Da Silva doesn't appear to he (lauiitetl. Once the Friday night is up and running, we're aiming to do more live stuff. and events in bigger venues.‘ he says. “That's what's

planned for the future.‘ (Jack Mottram)

I Miso at the Captain‘s Rest. ppm—midnight. Free. 17 Feb. Fortnightly. A new night brought to yoti by the people behind Glasgow's ‘Burnt ()ut' festival. Featuring live acoustic. toned-down electronic performances. DJ and VJ sets. I Moloco at Moloco. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martin St John spins stompin' northern soul. roots. rock and reggae.

I Nico’s at Nico‘s. ()pin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Billy Milligan. the [an Mellis of dance music. supplies a wide- ranging cheeseboard.

I Phonic at Moskito. ()ptn—midnight. Free. Weekly. The boys from Phonic are popping up everywhere. Winding down the weekend. Gordon and Steven play quality house music.

I 3&3 at Bar l(). 7pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Relax with R&B cuts and take advantage of the generous drinks promos at this city-centre style bar.

I Scratch ’n’ Sniff at Me(‘huill‘s. 9pm—midnight. Free. New pre-club venture. featuring Danny Barbour playing house. garage and whatever else he fancies.

I Soulsa Presents: Vinyl at Strata. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Underground quality house. Latin vibes and choicest disco from Andy L'nger. Shae-D and special guest l)Js.

I Soulful Sundays at Tchai-Ovna. 3—7pm. Free. Weekly. Soulful chill-out session to help you wind down the weekend. hosted by Raymondo and Rodriguez (Fools Only). Drink obscure teas. play chess. give your body a rest. I Sunday Social at the Arches. Monthly. Next date the.


I Bennet’s at Bennct‘s.

l l.3()pm—3am. £3. W'ekly. Tom plays tunes loved by twelve-year-old girls. pltis some bangin' handbag. to equally appreciative gay men. Funny old world. I Bite at the (‘athouse l().3()pm—3am. Free before I l.3()pm; £2 (£|.5()) after. Weekly. A milder mix of indie and rock than you'll find at the city's premier rock venue on Fri or Sat.

I Bump ’n’ Grind at the Velvet Rooms. l lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Wind down

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the weekend with l)M(i's mix of R&B arid street sotil.

I Chittlin’ I-Ioedown at the l3th Note (‘afe l lpm 2am. £ I. A new night devoted to pretty much whatever the l)Js please. including dtib. hip-hop and electro with added splashes of indie sttiff.

I Club Tropicana at the (iaragc (Attic). llpiit 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Indie. both classic attd contemporary. with a healthy dose of Britpop.

I Dream at Strawberry Fields. l().3()pm---3am. £l5. Weekly. Fifteen nicker might seem a bit steep for a night down Strawberry Fields. btit iii addition to hanging house anthems and saucy dancing girls. the bar is totally and utterly free. Much like a stomach pump on the NllS.

I Liquid Cool at Baba/a. 9pm 3am. £5. Weekly. .-\.J.. Kris Keegan and Ian Thompson playing top-notch vocal garage and house to a cltib packed with hyper- hedonistic twentysomethiiig revellers. all of whom seem to have forgotten that they have work in the morning. If quality tunes and glamorous antics are your bag. Stiii at Babaza is unmissable.

I Optimo at MAS (in association with the Stib Club). 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. lixpect absolutely anything from Lady Miss Roland and Twitch & Wilkes. including gut-busting techno. country & western. punk and painfully cool electro- pop.

I Solvent at Alaska. 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Colin Davie gives its another reason to go out and get completely trollied on a Sunday night. Playing funky house and whatevei he fancies to a crowd of up-for-it revellers who just don't want the weekend to end. I Sunday Best at Shack. l().3()pm—3.3()am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Jim l)a Best plays pop. dance and R&B.

I Sunday Shelter at Ail-Lib. Monthly. Next date the.

I Sunday Service at l3tli .\'ote ('lub. l lpm~3am. £2. Weekly. New year. New Sunday. A night of indie music to end the weekend nicely.

I Transistor at the Polo Lounge.

l lpm 3am. £thc. Weekly. Real pop for real people with l)Js Niall McMurray and Wayne Dixon.


Chart & Party

I Atmosphere at l)cstiny.

ltlpm 3am. £3 before I lpm: £4 after. Weekly. Full-on party action accompanied by generous drinks promos. I Disco at Fury Murry 's. l lpiti 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. (‘heese-tastic disco ftiii for students. with Dan e and Phil spinning the disc‘s.

I Media at Media. llpm 3am. £2. Weekly". A full-on flaxoured mix from rotational residents pltis karaoke in room two. Drinks promos a boiitis (all drinks £2 all night).

Glasgow Mondays


I CuI De Sac at (‘ul l)e Sac.

0pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Watch you don’t burn your lingers on Dr l’aul's Qui/ of Fire.

I Loose at the Variety Bar.

9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. All. country. classic 7(ls rock and blues from Paul Shields.

I Open Decks at Bar Jedi.

9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. A chance for bedroom l)Js to take to the decks and w iii a regular slot at the bar.


I Burn at MAS. l lpm 3am. Free for staff of any pub or club: £3 to everyone else. Weekly. A top party atmosphere is guaranteed at the live-year-old staff night otit. thanks to thumping dance classics. from deep to disco. unleashed by Norman and Zeus.

Glasgow Tuesdays


I Colin Davie at Spy Bar.

9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. (‘olin Davie does ltis thang. delivering some quality house grooves atid \\'lt;tlc\ er the hell lte feels like.

I Playstation League at Bar Jedi. 9pm 2am. l'il'L‘C. \Veekly. l'itn' lxlds sure (if thumb and pallid of complexion. A case of lager is tip for grabs for the top gun gamer. assuming you can drag .‘oui'selxes away from the ‘station at home.

I Re:mote presents Induced at ('('A. Monthly. Next date 5 Mar.

I Island at Nice .1]. Slea/y. Monthly. Next date the.


I Fly at Alaska. llptti 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly . Student night at the super hip club. Dr Paul play s student anthems downstairs. w ltile (’olin and Owen rip it tip tipstairs playing funky house and dropping iii a few surprise tracks. Ridiculously cheap hey y and quality tunes.

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I G.l. at Arcltaos. llpiti 3am. £3 (£2 ). Weekly. Dave (illlllttlll' aiid Mike Winters provide the chec/y pop and party anthems to the party minded students.

I Laid at Shack. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Student night with the cheesiest of cheese.

I Shooting Stars at the (image.

I lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. (ierry and Iain keep the drunk kids happy with charty house and pop ltits.

I The Shimmy Club at Bennet‘s. ll.3()pm 3am. £3 l .5()). Weekly. A straight-ish and sttidcnty night at the gay venue. with Raymond l)a\ ren maintaining the party altiiosphere.

I T.I.T. at 'l'rash. lll.3()pin 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. (irahame Ferguson and Scott Free spin garage and house iii the main room. while l)J Robert keeps the kids entertained w ith plenty of cheese in room two. (iirls. diamante boob tubes are a ititist. otherwise you could look slightly lllltlL‘l'tll‘L'ssCtl.

Glasgow Wednesdays


I Fluid at the Polo Lounge. lllpm lam. Free. Weekly. D] Wayne l)i.xon mixes up classic ftiiik. sotil aitd disco w itlt a dash of contemporary business.

I Mark ill the (‘tll l)c‘ Sac.

()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Mark Robb of Btiff (’lub fame provides the Retro ftiiik and sotil groox es to the West lind lllllssiyc‘.

I The Medicine Room at Brel. 9pm lain. Free. 27 Feb. Monthly. An all- new session featuring improx ised gt'ooycs to feed your sotil and mm c your l‘L'tfl.

I Moda at Moda. Spin lain. Free. Weekly. Smooth and soulful R&B with 1)} Niall.

I Russell’s at Rtissell's. U llpm. Free. Weekly. 1” Yaw brings his world music extrayagan/a to the yuppie masses. I Salsa Fuente at llaxaiia.

Spin midnight. £4. Weekly. Salsa class followed by Salsa l)Js through to closing time.

I Take A Stand at the Stand.

Spin llpm. £2. Weekly. ()pen-stage night w here poetry performers. musicians. comedians and l)Js are encouraged to get tip and do their sttiff.


I Bennet’s at Bennet's. ll.3()pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. Sara with art tip-front dance mix. (iay'.

I Easy Tiger at MAS. l lpm <3am. £4. (£2). Weekly. A party atmosphere and plenty of shenanigans guaranteed. thanks to the ama/ing free drink offers on at this increasingly popular Wed night soiree.


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