Glagow Saturdays continued
0 Disco X at the Soundhaus.
l lpm—5am. £8 (£6 members). 10 Aug. The progressive retro sound of Disco X returns with the usual confusion of disco. funk. house and electro. Residents Dandy. Daz and the delightfully named Spanned X take care of business. Thrid birthday time so expect more of the same but raised to another level with a few surprises that they won‘t even tell us about.
I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). l()pm 3am. £6 (£5--£4): £3.50 GSA students. W 'ekly. It‘s been going strong since l‘)9() and is officially the longest running residency in Glasgow. so they know how to work a crowd with industrial strength funk. This month sees their twelfth birthday (10 Aug). so get up here to get down. I Freetorm at Barfly (formerly the 13th Note Club). 9pm—3am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. ()ne of the longest running clubs in town. and it‘s all thanks to the Watt brothers and their selection of 60s soul. 70s funk and the odd curveball to keep things interesting.
I Havana Esperito at (‘anvas (Arta). 8pm—midnight. £7. Weekly. A night of sophisticated Latino class. DJ Jazz brings his box of tricks to the Merchant City‘s newest venue. Canvas. where there’s no dedicated dancefloor. but there is classy service and an elegant. laid-back vibe for those who‘ve had enough of sweat with their salsa.
0 Higher Ground at the CCA. l().3()pm—3am. £10 (£8). to Aug. Monthly. Higher Ground augment the deep house and techno of local musicians and djs. such as resident Gianni (Haptic). Internationally acclaimed guests build the experience. as do visual entertainment. created by local artists. are also on display and will complement the vibrant ethos of the club. Techno man John Tejada guests at the opening night. See preview:
I Homecookin at Babaza. Free before I lpm; £5 after. Weekly. DJs Stewart McCallum and Joe Higgins keep the music jammin’ and the dance floorjumpin‘ all night long. R&B tracks mixed with the odd classic and old-skool favourites. Just watch out for football players.
I Inspire at the Velvet Rooms. l()pm—3am. £3 before midnight; £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Keith Pyper breaks out the funky house and garage in the main room while Raymond Woods cools things down with hip hop and R&B in room two.
I Jamboree at Reds. l lpm--3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin Hesketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix up a blend of commercial R&B and soul. I Life at Life (Corinthian). l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A formidable night of funk for those who like their entertainment mature. but still jammin‘. DJ Skud. Paul Rea and Ian Thomson present a selection of soul. funk and disco augmented with original samples and loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds.
I Lush at the Polo Lounge. l().3()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the Trophy Room with hits from the 60s to the 80s. while Tom provides an up-front dance selection in the main room at the city‘s prettiest gay club.
I Missing Link at Ad Lib. llpm—3am. £5. Monthly. 1 1 Aug. The very best of hip hop. nu jazz and R&B mixed up by two of Glasgow's finest: Paul Cawley and Naeem. And all in this great. intimate venue.
I My Machines at Glasgow School of Art. I lpm—3am. £6 (£5—£4). Weekly. They‘ve had some of the greatest names in techno come and bless their decks. so they know how to mash it up. Be here now with Hamish and Wilkes.
32 THE LIST 8—15 Aug 2002
HOUSE/TECHNO HIGHERGROUHD CCA, Glasgow, Sat 10 Aug
Revamped. relocated and fully licensed. the CCA in Glasgow didn't have a £10.2m refit just to hang up a few nice pictures. Sense has been seen and the directorate generals have deCided what Glasgow needs more than a man selling outdoor spas is a new club night. What else raises the Spirits more in a rainy August than a new place to go for some boogie: w0rd spreads round. old faces reappear and the Saturday night palette suddenly Widens. Welcome to HigherGround. the Centre for
Contemporary Arts new club night.
‘The mUSICai emphasis is on finding new people who play the world over.‘ says HigherGround's promoter Lee Duncan. ‘Well respected but still emerging Dds who have never played in Britain before. never mind Glasgow. As fer the venue we're a smaller space than most of the car parks artields that are regarded as good clubs.”
Thankfully no planes can be parked n the chic minimal venue of the CCA which stands in wait for a full assault of chilled clubbers to experience the varying frolics of visual animations. psychedelic backdrops and top tunes. Fresh from glowing reviews at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona and recently remixed by Funk D'Void. the awesome John Tejada flies in from his hometown of LA to kick off HigherGround. Tejada is a prolific producer With his own label. studio and club who along With long time collaborator Adrian LeViste has released numerous melodic. crisp and funky
techno records on labels throughout Europe and the US. Local boy Gianni has landed
the plum job of HigherGround reSident. Respected for keeping his tunes low and below the belt. Gianni is looking forward to what a contemporary arts venue can offer in terms of clubbing it.
‘I can't wait.' says Duncan. ‘l'm playan somewhere where the Visuals and lighting are being treated as important as the tunes. so it should be something really different. Glasgow has been crying Out for this kind of night.‘
HigherGround: no dress code. no sketchbooks. no disapponitnients. (Graeme Boyd)
i Glasgow Sundays
. I Red and Gold Room at Arta.
l()pm—3am. Free before 1 lpm; £8 after. Weekly. DJ Jorito mans the decks for a fine night of Latin house. This will seriously spice up your life. if that‘s what is required.
I Relief at Alaska. 1 lpm—3am. £8 (£6). 10 Aug. Monthly. Current darlings of the Ibiza circuit thanks to their Right ()2: track. amongst other things. Silicone Soul return on this night for some good house action down on the Soma farm. I Remedy at Ad Lib. t lpm—4am. £5. Weekly. Davey Thomson. Colin Davey and someone without Davey in his name — Owen Caldwell — get into the tech- house groove with the Ad Lib massive. I The Shed at the Shed. l().3(lpm—2am. £6. Weekly. Demand is high for this one. so get there early. Tuneage deployed by DJ Raymond Davren in the main hall . R&B aficionado Chris Hesketh in the Loft.
I Soulsa at MAS. llpm—3am. £8. Weekly. Andy and Shae D take over where Subculture leave off. with their lovely blend of house. funk. disco and Latino. Good recuperation.
O Wumph at the Tunnel.
l().3()pm 3.30am. £9 (£7). Weekly. Colin Tevendale and Steven McCreery supply the dressed-up glamour kids with progressive house and trance in the main room. while Kevin MacFarlane and Stephen Lee mix up garage. disco and vocal house in room two. If you‘re not wearing awfully nice clothes. however. don‘t expect to get in.
I Motun at Budda. l lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Budda squeezes Geoff Montford and Chris Harris to carpet bomb (and yes. there are carpets involved) the central city venue with the kind of house tracks that would start a riot on either side of the Atlantic.
I The Winchester Club at the Woodside Social. 9pm—2am. £4 (£3). l() Aug. Monthly. Kidd Dynamo come over from northern lreland to play coinciding with the release of their new single on No Dancing records. On top of this. there‘s the usual Winchester
craziness. with the cream of the indie
crop and whatever else that sounds divine.
I Wired at Asylum. Caledonian University Union. l()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Glasgow's longest running alternative indie night with drinks promos aplenty.
I Xposune at Archaos. l lpm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Serving up hedonistic hard house and trance. your hosts Stevie Kerr. lain Thompson and Dave Gilmour keep the kids on their toes.
I Budda at Bar Bttdda. 8pm midnight. Free. Weekly Dispel the night-after blues with DJ Colin Walker of the New York Alliance. who will be playing only the deepest hoUse and most progressive
I Divine Intervention at Bret. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. l)J Hushpuppy blends mod. old groove and funk into a pleasing mash. served with some fine house red.
1 I The Hustler at Air Organic.
5pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Straight out the ‘hood to your neck o‘ the woods: Johnnie Blaze and his occasional guests supply grooves so smooth they'd move
3 yo‘ momma‘s ass.
I The Medicine Room at Brel. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Medicine Room DJs turn a nasty mid-week mood into a smooth. seductive evening session. I Moioco at Moloco. 8pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Martin St John keeps it mixed up. with a selection that takes in stompin‘ northern soul. roots. rock and
I Hico’s at Nico‘s. ()pin—midnight. Free.
Weekly. Turn that frown upside down. Billy Milligan. the lan Mellis of dance music. offers a cheeseboard of no small variety.
I Phonic at Moskito. 9pm—-midnight. Free. Weekly. These Phonic fellows are popping up everywhere. Winding down the weekend. Gordon and Steven play
. only the choicest house cuts.
I Passionallty at Cube.
ll.3()pm-3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Shawn ensures that the weekend is staying alive with this post-weekend night of pleasing
, chartistry. I Ross McMillan at Nieo‘s.
9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Resident presents the cheesiest chart favourites to his Nico's friends.
I H83 at Bar 10. 7pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Relax with R&B tracksmithery and take advantage of the generoUs drinks promos at this classy city centre bar.
I Scratch’n’Sniﬂ at McChuill's. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. New pre- club venture. featuring Danny Barbour playing house. garage and whatever else he fancies.
I Soqu Sundays at Tchai-Ovna. 3—7pm. Free. Weekly. It's all conducive to a deep sense of chili: drink obscure teas. play chess. give your body a rest. Hosted by Raymondo and Rodriguez (Fools Only). this is a soulful session to help rejoin the human race after the weekend‘s silliness.
I Sugar Shack at the Baby Grand (6 Film Bank Gardens). 8pm midnight. Free. Weekly. A blend of funk. jazz. soul and Latin from DJ .‘vlarcelo.
I Bennet’s at Beniiet‘s.
l |.3()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. In which we are confronted by a strange parity. Tom plays tunes loved by l2-year-old girls.
plus some bangin’ handbag. to equally
appreciative gay men. Funny old world. I Bite at the (‘athouse l().3()pm—3am.
' Free before I 1.30pm; £2 (£1.50) 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). Weekly. Wind down the weekend with DMG‘s mix of R&B and street soul.
I Chittlin’ Hoedown at Barfly.
l lpm -2am. £1. W 'ekly. A new night devoted to pretty much whatever the DJs please. including dtib. hip hop and electro with added splashes of indie sttiff.
I Club Tropicana at the Garage (Attic). llpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. indie. both classic and contemporary. with a healthy dose of Britpop.
I Dream at Strawberry Fields. l().3()pm 3am. £l5. Weekly. Fifteen qtiid to get in‘.’ You're ‘avin' a laugh. aint ya'.’ But wait: the bar is completely free all night. so sto moaning and get drunk. I Liquid ool at Babaza. 9pm 3am. £5. Weekly. AJ. Kris Keegan and Ian Thompson playing top-notch vocal garage and house to a club packed with hyper-hedonistic twentysomething revellers. all of whom seem to have forgotten that they have work in the morning. If quality tunes and glamorous antics are your bag. Sun at Babaza is unmissable.
I Miso at the ('aptain's Rest.
6pm midnight. Free. 17 Aug. Fortnightly. A new night brought to you by the people behind Glasgow‘s Burnt ()ttt festival. lixpect to hear all kinds of music from folk to electronica. Featuring live acoustic. toned-down electronic performances. DJ and VJ sets.
I Optima (Espacio) at MAS (in
association with the Sub Club).
l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The boys who turned ‘twisted' into a byword for ‘cutting edge‘. A bit special.
I Solvent at Alaska. 1 lpm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. One for those whojust won‘t let the weekend die. Colin Davie spins funky house and whatever he fancies to a crowd of tip-for-it Alaskan revellers.