Various venues, Glasgow, Fri 6-Mon 9 Sep (also Porto, Portugal, Oct)

PH5.5 looks forward to his free holiday

Most people would gnaw their right arm off for a free holiday, but as we all know there is no such thing as a free vacation (or something like that). Aerodynamico, however, is trying its best to put that truism to bed with the launch of its European DJ exchange programme. Stumbling across Portuguese DJ Claudio Rebohlo through the internet not in the sex pest way you understand but through a mutual love of nu jazz - Aerodynamico resident pH5.5 hit on the idea of sharing their respective record collections at the other’s residency in an attempt to, as he says, ‘promote music in different countries. And to get a free holiday’. The first part of the exchange takes place in front of Aerodynamico’s home crowd at Ad-Lib (Fri 6 Sep), Bar 91 (Sat 7 Sep), Optimo (at MAS, Sun 8 Sep, tbc) and (live broadcast, Mon 9 Sep) where pH5.5 is joined by Porto resident, Rebohlo. Starting out as a DJ at the tender age of 15, Rebohlo promises a level of audio excitement for the Glasgow Aerodynamico crowd that will be anyone’s guess. His residency at Quintas Alternatives (Alternative Thursdays) has an ever-changing musical policy: one week drum & bass, the next electronica, then deep

house . . . you get the picture.

Whatever the musical soundscape, Rebohlo will make sure it’ll be a belter of a night. I mean, you’d be in a bloody fantastic mood if someone paid you to play records in another country, right? Part two of the programme features pH5.5 trading in the rain soaked October streets of Glasgow for the sunnier climes of Portugal (Bar 31, Portuguese Suave and Café na Praca) where he’ll play out his collection of hip hop, funk, soul, R&B, ska, reggae, 605 rock’n’roll and electro on the self-same decks that past guests Gilles Peterson, Koop, James Lavelle and Laurent Gariner have given a seeing to.

Never one to rest on his Iaurels, pH5.5 has also disclosed that an EP is ready and waiting in the wings, with a compilation album due out before the end of the year. No wonder the guy needs a holiday. (Stewart Dalley)

Student friendly pop pap. garage and r'n'b to satiate your lowest whim.

Glasgow Tuesdays


I Billy’s Assorted Flavours at Nico‘s. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Cheesy flavours satisfy all students before they head off out into the strange night.

I Colin Davie at Spy Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. (‘olin Davie does his thang. delivering some quality house grooves and whatever the hell he feels like.

I Doctor Salsa at llavana. 8---l0pm. Free. Weekly. A salsa class for beginners with Doctor Salsa. Let the good doctor check your salsa pulse at this popular Tue class.

I Rueda de Casino at (‘uha .‘s’orte. 7.30pm—Amidnight. £4. Weekly. lf fast- moving (‘uban street dancing is your thing. then not only are you an intriguing human being. but you should also drop in for this night. Dance instructors are from the Academia dc Salsa. so you're in safe. sexy hands.


I Fool’s Gold at MAS. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Mod and funk in the light room is complemented by indie

classics in the back. (‘lassic formula in nice surroundings.

I FUN at Cube. 1 1.30pm» 3am. Free. Weekly. Same crew as the Mon night. really. but that doesn‘t mean a let-up in the craziness. Shawn and (ieorgy-Boy man the decks.

I Juicy Tuesdays at the Velvet Rooms.l lpm 13am. £4 (free). Weekly. Billy Milligan spins stttdent classics in the upstairs suite while Scott McMillan plays R&B and hip hop in the downstairs lounge.

Chart & Party

I GI at Archaos. l lpm 13am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Dave (iilmour and Mike Winters provide the cheezy pop and party anthems to the party minded students.

I Laid at Shack. I0.30pm» 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. The Shack is one of the busiest clubs in town right now. This is a night of simple but piquant pleasure. Pump up the volume.

I Shooting Stars at the (iarage.

l lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. (ierry and Iain keep the drttnk kids happy with charty house and pop hits. New drink 1.()Vli will be hosting a freshers' special (17 Sep) where free vodka and LOVE will be on offer (to the first 100 punters) as well as a whole host of other prizes.

I The Shimmy Club at Bennet‘s. 11.30pm r 3am. £3 (£1.50). Weekly. A straight-ish and studenty night at the gay venue. with Raymond Davren maintaining the party atmosphere.

I TIT at 'l'rash. 10.30pm ~3am. £4 (£2 ). Weekly. Grahame Ferguson and Scott Free spin garage and house in the main room. while DJ Robert keeps the kids entertained with plenty of cheese in room two. (iirls: diamante boob tubes are a must. otherwise you could look slightly underdressed.

Glasgow Wednesdays


I Fluid at the Polo Lounge.

l()pm- lam. Free. Weekly. 1)] Wayne Dixon mixes up classic funk. soul and disco with a dash of contemporary tuneage. and there are half-price cocktails to make sure things go w ith a swing.

I Mark Robb at the ('ul dc Sac. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Mark Robb of Buff (‘lub fame prm ides the retro funk and soul grooves to the West lind massive.

I Moda at Moda. h’pm lam. Free. Weekly. Smooth and soulful R&B w ith DJ Niall. at one of the swankiesl looking venues in town.

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I Russell’s al Russell's. 9~l 1pm. Free. Weekly. l).l Yaw brings his world music c\lta\;-.gau/a to the yuppie

I Salsa Fuente at Havana.

8pm midnight. £4. Weekly. Salsa class followed by salsa l).l .lorjito through till closing titue.

I Samba with Thaissa! at (‘uha Norte. 7pm midnight. £5. Weekly. Another good alternative to the house. techno and cheesy nights that dominate (ilitsgtm ‘s nightlile. learn samba caruiyal st; le as vs ell as chilling out to samba reggae beats. ()1' move upstairs to the tapas bar and get a bit ambient. I Tango Bar at Blackfriars. 7.30pm- l 1.30pm. Free. Weekly. .-\rgentinian inusic and dance. in the most eclectic basement in town. This will be a sublime session.

I TMA at Bacchus. Spur-dam. Free. Basement beats and electro from D] real (Mad Dog). Matt (Keep on Keeping ()n) and '1‘) cho (live).


I Bennet’s at Hennet‘s.

1l.30put 3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. Sara takes control once more in the club fantous loi madness and an. ahem. liberal chat-up policy.

I Elastik at Barfly (formerly the 13th .\'ote ('lub). I lpm~3am. £2. Weekly. DJ ()na (aka Amanda from Bis) and DJ .\lingo-go, take over the musical selection for the foreseeable future

w hile 803 takes a break to concentrate on other things. Injecting some much needed oestrogen into the world of 1).ling and playing some damn fine electro mixed into a randomly selected soundscape.

I FAB at Baba/a. l lpm~3am. Free before I lpm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. DJ Skud blends garage. R&B and funky house. playing to a dressed—up crowd

\\ ho help to make this one of the busiest midweek nights in Glasgow.

I Joints and Jams at Cube.

llpm 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 ls’th. hip hop and soul.

I The Jumpin’ Hot Rhythm and Blues Club at the Velvet Rooms. 9pm lam. £3 (£2). Weekly. New night of live music with a resident band playing RSB. swing. and basically anythang with a groove.

I People Music at MAS.

llpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. New night of hip hop and house from two of the better underground (ilas‘gow boys. Michael Peck and 'l'om Reeve rack them up and knock them down. (ireat for gt \Vcd.

I Shackass at Shack.

10.30pm 3.30am. £5 (£3). Weekly. The. er. inimitable DJ 'l‘oast spins the finest in chart classics. with a healthy smattering of cheese also.

Chart & Party

I Fit at Archaos. l lpm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Absolutely colossal student night with John Richardson and (ills .‘ylichaels supplying cheesy pop, party anthems and commercial hottse.

I Klass at Destiny. l()pm—3am. £2 before I lpm: £3 after. Weekly. A night aimed at those w ho fancy a party night out but can't stand those pesky kids cluttering tip the dance floor. ()ver 28s only.

I Media at Media. llpm~3am. £3. Weekly. (‘hartistry karaoke and a rake of boo/e: w hat utore could you possibly ask lor'.’ Drinks promos are the real bontts (all drinks £1 before lam).

I Souped Up at the (iarage. 10.30pm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. You should know the score here. and if you don't then you must have been residing in a cayc for the last ten years. Daft pop and studenty madness at the busiest c‘llt‘t‘st‘lt‘fl ill l()\\ 11.