Glasgow Fridays continued
I Straight Ahead at Spy Bar.
()pin- late. Free. Weekly. Dance floor jazz. northern soul and funk spun by the superb Straight Ahead crew.
I Surfer’s Paradise at Walkabout. opin- 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Party time at this new pre-club proposition. Those who drink Australian. think Australian. so expect widespread latriness and crocodile-baiting. Not that we’re into stereotypes or anything.
I Therapy at the Medicine Room. ts’pm lam. Free. Weekly. The highly trained Divine l).ls deploy a soothing yet potent treatment in this unique new bar run by the owners of Ad l.ib and Brel. It’s eerily yet handily positioned opposite the Cathedral. Royal Infirmary and Necropolis. and each clinic offers a variety of placebos.
I Abnormals Anonymous at the ('(‘A Next date tbc.
I Aerodynamico at Ad Lib. Next date (i Sept.
I The Ark at the Tunnel.
l().3()pm- 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. ()ne of the elder statesmen of the (ilasgow clubbing scene. the Tunnel bring the hard house and trance to a crowd of well suited and booted young folk. This is one of their biggest nights. too.
I Bogota! at (‘uba Norte. 9pm» 2am. Free. Weekly. A night of Latin pop and house. replete with food. dancing and general merry-making. Beautiful.
I Breakdown Next date 20 Sept.
I Concrete at Soundhaus. Next date tbc.
I The Cathouse at the ('athouse. l().3()pm 3am. £l before I lpm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Riding high on the nu metal wave. this is one of the busiest nights in town. Rock. grunge. indie and a dash of breakbcat across three floors at (ilasgow’s top venue for rockers and alternateens.
I Coded at Vault. l lpm 3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. They're from a record store. so the tunes are going to be fresh and highly funky. aren‘t they" A rotating roster of [Ms affiliated to 23rd Precinct supply house-led grooves at the new club. Steven Mc(‘reery is the main man. but the pool of talent includes Billy Kiltie. Billy Woods and Amanda Price.
I Crash at the Shed. lt).3()pm- 2am. £3 (£2). Weekly. (‘rash into the weekends with this hugely popular night with the Soutliside set. (iarage [)1 Gerry Lyons hosts the main hall with the ultimate eclectic party soundtrack and D] have .‘vfulholland ((‘ube) takes the helm in the Loft upstairs with a night of classic R&B.
I Flaming Dice Club at Glasgow School of Art. I lpm 3am. £5 (£4). 30 Aug. Monthly. Big baiid swingin‘ in the mighty Vic‘s bar downstairs in the Art School.
I Foresight at (’lub (it). I lpm 3am. £5. 30 Aug. Monthly. Twisted electronica from one of the real cutting edge troupes from (ilesga.
I Fresh at the Polo Lounge.
1 lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle and Andy take charge of the musical duties in this delicious Merchant (’ity mixed club. Whether you're iii the 'l'rophy Room or on the dancefloor. the tunes will fuel your happiness.
I Fuel at l‘uel (Bishopbriggs).
10.30pm 2am. £4. Weekly. New club venture from the (if group. who are attempting to expand the average (ilaswegian's idea of what vveekendiiig means. Patil Rea play s club classics. R&B. funk and anythaiig with a groove. Southside and Northsidc it's starting to get like London iii here. A wee bit.
I Funk Room at the Arches. Next date 20 Sept.
I Gain at Alaska. Next date l3 Sept.
I Gigantic at Barfly (formerly the l3th Note (Tub). 9pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Take on the persona of your chosen indie
104 THE LIST 2? Ana; 5. Sop PM)?
HOUSE PAUL OAKENFOLD
Gig on the Green, Glasgow, 24-25 Aug
When asked recently whether he was comfortable about his status as superstar DJ, Sasha commented that, although uncomfortable with his deification, he had to admit that it accommodated a life of musical and financial fulfilment. It’s the age-old trade off: big time adulation or
If anyone is in a position to consider such a quandary, it’s Paul Oakenfold, the only DJ to garner more column inches than Sasha down the years, and one of the biggest names at this year’s Gig on the Green. Remixer to the stars, international DJ playboy, soundtrack producer and now fully-fledged artist, Oakenfold has what could be termed an impressive resume. Not all spinners can claim to have played out at such huge gigs as U2’s Zoo TV extravaganza, or have held fort at
Glastonbury’s main stage.
But looking back at his career, it’s easy to forget that the guy would be nothing if he didn’t understand the mystical craft of crowd-moving. When Oakenfold speaks about his art, it’s usually in reassuringly plaintive tones. For example, he’s reluctant to acknowledge that the crowds that he commands are there for anything but the music. ‘The people that come to see me do so for the music. They might know that l have quite a melodic sound, through the remixes and production work
that I’ve carried out,’ he says.
Similarly, there’s a genuine sense of humbleness when he speaks about the plethora of cool people that collaborated with him on his album Bunkka. How many dance albums can claim to have brought together Perry Farrell, Ice Cube and Hunter S Thompson?
If Oakenfold is humble, it’s certainly not because of the fawning press coverage that he’s had over the last ten years. Hyperbole follows this man around like young ladies with light-sticks follow Judge Jules. That’s why his set at this year’s Gig on the Green will be an interesting one. Glasgow crowds may be renowned for their fervour, but they’re also honest. Put politely, they know how to vocalise their distaste, so the acid test occurs on 25 August. (Johnny Regan)
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heroes. From the fey Morissey. the baggy Happy Mondays and the too cool for skool Strokes. (iigantic plays all of the songs you need to hear without insulting the intelligence of the schmindie connoisseur. or being too clever.
I Glasgow House Theory at the Renfrew lierry. Next date tbc.
I Glasnost at Alaska. Next date 7 Sept.
I Global Love at Archaos.
llpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. llttge clubs tieed huge nights. Progressive house and trance is served tip by resident l.isa Littlewood. and lapped tip by a nicely suited and booted crowd of young people.
I Goodfoot at the Riverside Social. Midnight 3am. £5. o Sept. Monthly. ('hi'is. Barry. l’raser arid l-‘rank entice you onto the danceflooi'. so that they can stake their claim to being top of the northern soul heap.
I Haptic at the Vault. llpm 3am. £7 (£5). 3| Atig. Monthly. Residents (iianni and Polanski rock the vault with tech- house. whilst great guests take it tip the left side in other rooms under Queen Street. (iootl solid night.
I Hustle and Bustle at Baba/a. (rpm 3am (l).ls from i lpm). l‘rec before llpm (£5 after). Weekly. Paul ’l‘i'ayiior and Stewart Mc('allum rip it up with some highly charged RNB and hip hop mixed with funky and funkier tracks.
I In at the Deep End at .-\d lih.
l lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Ad l.ib clear the tables away once again as Richard and ltidica take control. .lackiii' beats and solid grooves dominate while Bigfoot Monkey provides the finest quality live percussion.
I Life at life. lflpiii 3am. l‘i'ee before midnight (£7 after). Weekly. Kevin Mel'arlaiie (Beat tom atid (ioi'doii Miller
take on the two rooms with a solid funk. soul. garage atid old-school elassies selection.
I Latin Fever at llavana. 9pm 3am. l‘ree. \Veekly. l)l Keith I) spitts up some (‘olumbiaiL (’uban. New York and African salsa. addiiig a twist of Latin chart. R&B and global beats to the rhythmical stew. Tasty.
I Keeping it Sound at the Medicine Rooiii Bar. Spin lam. Free. Weekly. A hybrid of DJ sets and live performance. with nods to all the funkiest atid deepest house sources. in coming weeks the night will be playing host to some of the coolest underground outfits around.
I Midi Hi-Fi at the (ilasgow School of :\i‘l. Next date It) Sept.
I Jackin’ at MAS. l lpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. (iood residents. a smart venue and a usually attractive crowd make this one of (ilasgow's busiest weekly l-‘ri nighters. Billy Woods. Danny Sharkey and Marcello Della (iroee assume the position. so to speak. All of this and a cracking new sound system makes for a great night otit.
I Monox at the Sottndhaus. Next date :0 Sept.
I National Pop League at Woodside Social (‘Iub. 8.45pm Barn. 3() Aug. Monthly. (‘Iassic indie night. playing postpunk. (so. indiepop and whatever else shaping the underground world of guitars and beyond.
I The Noo Groove at Ad Lib. I lpm- .‘x3llam. £5. 3t) Aug. Monthly. The Noo (iroovc is one year old atid to celebrate this. friends of the Noo (iroove. Harri (stib club). Peaccfrog recording artist lan ()'Brien and l-‘ciietik head honcho Patil (‘avvley will be joining Nick aitd Brian for an evening of quality adult dance music.
I Nurture at ('lub (it). Next date tbc. I Offset at (‘ube. ltlpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. This party is with residents (ieoll‘ .\l and Stevie Sole. Martin lleslselh and John l.yons.
OPressure at the Arches. ltlpm 3am. £l.‘~. 3() Aug. Monthly. Slam. in a big room. all by themselves. all night. This is one for all the people that haven't gotten over Stuart and ()rde's departure as residents from their legendary Slam night a couple of years ago. And. as it is decreed iii the Arches book of delxiuchery. this vv ill rock.
I Public Spirit at Budda. l lptii 3am. £7 (£5). \Veekly. .loti l)a Silva is one of those l).ls who w ill. for the rest of his day s. find the words ‘the legendary" tacked on to the start of his name. He and the Adorphiliacs are having their weekly party at this mighty venue. so be in effect.
I Pure at the Velvet Rooms.
ltlpm 3am. £3 before midnight; £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Music for adults. Rotational residents play Rth and hip hop iii the upstairs arena while the downstairs lounge gets the funky sotil treatment from Billy Milligan. Note: don't confuse this with the legendary lidinburgh techno night of the same name. That’d be stupid.
I Red and Gold Room at Aria. ltlpm 3am. l-rcc before I lptn (£7 after). Weekly. l).l Keith I) pops tip to spin only the finest salsa and latin tunes to a very \\ ell heeled .'\l‘l;l crowd.
I Shakra at the Riverside ('lub.
I Super Scientists at (‘luh (it). llptn 4am. £7. 33 Aug. Monthly. ()ne of the most full-on aitd intriguing club nights around. at one of the finest clubs around. l‘eaturing the fusion of a live set of dark sparkling tech-house produced
by master lab technician Rtiftis (i Poindevter and interlaced with the grooving iiiicro-beats of Dr. Air: possessed bleeps and the haunting eclectic vocals of Sonia and :\tl l.il1 resident Nick Peacock are then added. along with the dynamite scratching talents of l'itliltl‘tlt‘gli‘\ excellent
lleadspin resident l)ava.
I Syntax and Unity Reggae at the Sotiiidhaus. Next date b Sept.