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Events are listed by city, day, type, then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to, by post or by tax on 0141 353 2803. Glasgow listings are compiled by Johnny Regan.

Glasgow Thursdays


I Barrio at Bar Vivir. ()pm late. Free. 2 Jan. Monthly. Mr Peaches (Radio Magnetic's Sub Tropic show) gets it hot in here. classic and contemporary Latin. breaks. A strict no cheese policy is in place here.

I Brel at Brel. 8.30pm midnight. liree. l2 Dec. l-‘ortnightly. Brel presents lirank Murphy ( and a souped-up mix of northern. Motown and Latin sottl seasoned with some ftrnk and ska.

I The Funk Stop at Moda.

()pm lam. l-‘ree. Weekly. .Ally Saridler and Richie Mc(‘olm play all the very best in Motown. funk. soul and disco to an appreciative mixed crowd in this beautiftrl Merchant (’ity bar. Sophisticated. classy and soulful.

I Kevin Austen at Nieo‘s.

‘)pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. ('hart music and drinks promos all night long. A winning forrntrla. judging by the business of this bar.

I Kev Dillon at Bar It). 7pm late. Free. Weekly. If ragga. 2-step and hip hop is your bag then fill it tip with Rev Dillon and his Thu nights in the beautiful bar tip the lane.

I The Luvy Lansdowne at the Lansdow ne Bar. ()pm-lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Brian McDade plays gay anthems and 80s classics all night a—long. baby.

I Mark Robb at Moloco (West lind). 9pm midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. DJ Mark Robb transforms this former pakora bar into a time machine for the night. revisiting the funkiest years humanity has yet experienced. lixpect widespread merry-making.

I October at the October (Kile.

()pm midnight. l’ree. Weekly. DJ Vance turns tip the voltrtne with his Baba/a pre- cltrb party. with the very best cltrb classics and hotrse anthems.

I On Demand at the Shed.

ll).3()pm 2am. £3 (£2). Weekly. If you‘ve been to the Shed at weekends then you'll know it’s hard to get to the DJ and make a request if you've got a real thing fora song. whether it's old. new or a bit different see DJ litran and he'll do his best to make your dancelloor dreams come true.

I Phatboy’s Kitchen at .‘vte(‘huilt‘s Way Out West. Spin midnight. Free. Weekly. Hip hop. breaks and beats courtesy of the Wax Monkey.

I Shae D at Air ()rganic.

9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. One half of the superb Sotrlsa crew takes to the decks at this chilled Thu night pre-club session. I Spy at Spy. ()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Simon (‘ordinet' (Traxx) does his thang and delivers some quality house and funky grooves.

I Tracktion Sessions at ('ul De Sac West lind. ‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Hosted by the inimitable Martyn Jenga. and graced by sortie of the litter guests in the city. this pre—elub session will definitely warm your winter cockles. Look otrt for (ieorge T. Marc Mc('abe and ('hris Harris in coming weeks.

I Virunga at Brel. ()pm midnight. liree. Boxing Day. l-‘ortnightly. DJ Tchico serves rip the best in ghetto grooves and ('aribbean beats.


I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s. l lpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. (lay. mixed. straight \yho carcs'.’ Jtisl have a bloody good

time. people. Shawn lovingly lays down the crowd pleasers in this ever-popular Thu night mash up. Annie also provides high-octane tuneage

Booty at the Mercury Lounge.

8pm 3am. £4 before I lpm: £5 after. Weekly. (‘omedy night compered by Alan Anderson. Lucy Porter. \'iv (ice and Alan ('halmers fill the downstairs line-up while Jo Lively takes DJ duties upstairs.

I Carnival at Trash. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. A weekly Mardi-(iras at this classic student venue. DJ Robert mixes tip R&B. whilst Steven Brown blasts otrt the chillin' house and body grindin' Latino beats. There’s also a bit of karaoke. if that floats your boat.

I Colours at the Arches. 9pm 4am. £20. Boxing Day only. Seb l’ontaine and Dave Seaman are the big names at this massive post-(‘hristmas celebration. There's also Savers. ('olin 'l‘evendale. Steven Mc('reery. MYN(' project. Jon Mancini. lain Boney ('lark. (iav Houston. Debunk. Smokey arid the Bandit. John Devlin and Martin Langer. l’hew. there’s no shortage of DJs. anyway.

I Fire Wire at Bamboo. 5pm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. (iraham Ferguson mixes a wide variety of musical styles with occasional live bands in the same roorii. Jitn Brady will play an eclectic mix of lounge grooves while (iavin Macleod will be dropping classic house and disco. I Freakmoves at (ilasgow School of Art. I lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Dema and Mr Nice once again invite lls to take a trip down the funky latte. As two of (ilasgow's most skilled hip hoppers. they‘ve got the skills to pay the bills.

I Homework at Vault. l lpm 3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. fan and Stevie man the box. so all insecurities over the ttrnes are dispelled. This night aims for student happiness without compromising the quality levels.

I Hype at (‘ube. 1 1.30pm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Jim Da Best teams tip with the Hype crew to ptrt on a night of twisted. ultra-funky house. Plenty of cheap boo/e makes this a ftrn night out. I Off the Hook at Barfly (formerly the l3th Note ('lub). llpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. (iet in on it piece of the avant-action. as the Off the Hook crew twist hearts and minds. ('onfuse your cars. baby.

I Old Skool Reunion at Arehaos.

I lpm 3am. £5 (free £2.5(l). Weekly. Old school techno classics and disco style tunes for the frenzied students down Archaos way.

I Polo For Meat the Polo Lounge. Itlprn lam. Free. Weekly. You. the lucky punter. take the helm tonight. as request cards are available over the bar and in the booth. Notice for the unirnaginative ones: ‘I Am What i Am' is prohibited by law and punishable by spanking.

I Push and Pull at the Sub (‘1th 9pm 2am. £5. Weekly. New Thursday night action from the Sub. with Mark lleavenor. (iraham Wilson. Kieran Mc('ann and Matt (iray. Loosely. the remit is that this is an early opening and early to bed night involving fashion. art and rntrsic. Sounds well good and that. no‘.’

I Record Player: at (ilasgow School of Art. lt).3()pm 2.30am. £3 (£2). Weekly. iii-iii Sean (Hi-Fidelity) and lltrshptrppy (Divine) perform cheap deck suckin' to disceatr. dumb electro and 80s plitrrik. They advise you to act tip. dress down and play easy to get.

I Reliet at MAS. l lpm 4am. £lt) (£8). Boxing Day only. Say a big welcome back to Relief at this totally brilliant night with llipp-Ii. Silicone Soul and DJ Q. Should be a blinder.

I Skint at the ('athouse. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Very rntrch a night to reflect what's going on in (ilasgoyv at the moment. Tough chemical breaks and beats. rock and indie for a crowd mtrch like the one outside the (iallery of Modern Art.

I Soul Shaker at MAS. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. An undiscovered gem. We have a mixed bag of electro. techno, house and funk courtesy of Dirty Larry. the Junkyard Dog and John Mitchell.

I Trash at Trash. 10.30pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. More of a spectacle than a night out. with drunken students and footballers from wall to wall. lnsanely cheap drinks mean a huge quetre almost every night. Mind the bouncers. though. I 1210 at Baba/a. 8pm 3am. l‘ree before I lpm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Literally underground cltrb housing sortie huge vocal house and garage loveliness deploy ed weekly by Ian Thomson and Vance.

I Nice Ass Nice at the Velvet Rooms. l lpm 3am. £4 (free with student ID). Weekly. Don't be fooled by the plush interior: the Velvet crew could teach the young whippersnappers on the scene a thing or three about alcoholic dancing. l'pstairs. rotational residents take it in turns to provide the commercial R&B and hip hop selections. Downstairs. James Doc Jnr plays lbi/a anthems all night long.

Glasgow Fridays


I Ad-Lib at Ad Lib. 5 8pm. Free. Weekly. Rotational DJs provide the perfect soundtrack to wind down to the weekend just as the bar staff serve up the right cocktails to take the edge off the week.

I Bebadinho (Little Bebado) at the Hall Bar. Spin midnight. liree. Monthly. (‘hilled Bra/ilian flavours from the liehado [Us and pet'ettssionists. ()tt 2() Dec. there’s a special ('hristmas celebration. Throw your arms around the world!

I Bar Ce Lona at Bar (‘e Lona.

0pm midnight. l-‘ree. Weekly. (‘ohort (ieoff Montford satiales your ass with a tasty blend of liouse and disco grooves. I The Beat Museum at the Variety Bar. ‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Mark Mc(‘al|um and friends spin out only the best treats from the world of sottl and hottse.

I Budda at Bar Budda.

Spin midnight. l‘ree. Weekly. lligh class house and disco for a good looking crowd.

I Carbon Records at chtrblic Bier llalle. ‘)pm midnight. l-‘rce. Weekly. The A to 7. of ('arbon .Mtrsic. as Matthew Prall and (iuests map otrt the coolest ctrts of past and present.

I Chi at Mc('huill's. Spin midnight. liree. Weekly. The ('hi spinners begin by deploying a unique blend of mellow shaolin beats and then unleash the heavier stuff later on.

I Critical Mass at Nice’n’Slc‘a/y. 8pm late. l‘ree. Weekly. Noj (Midi Ni- ii) and John mess with your head playing anything from dtrb. punk. indie. reggae. hip hop. dance and rawk to soul and ftrrik. (‘ome along and kick otrt the

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I Cul de Sac at (’ul de Sac.

5pm midnight. Weekly. (‘ul de Sac knows what its customers want: good music and loads of it. Kenny llislop takes to the decks from 5 Sim]. and then at 9pm Steve Sutherland of l'rbana Music takes over. Sensory overload.

I Deep Freeze at Moloco.

()pm midnight. l’ree. l3 Dec only. Join Barry ((‘lyde Built Project) and friends for sortie tasty deep and funky house tntrsic at Deep l‘ree/e's pre-club party in this lively West lind venue. There will be drinks prornotiorts on the night to get the weekcnd going and a warm. friendly vibe is guaranteed. Moloco is situated on Argyle St in between liirebird and 54 Below.

I Elliots at lilliots. 8pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Keith l’yper plays soulful house and garage in this smart central boo/er. Drinks promos and happiness are also part of the experience.

listings Clubs

.2 : LiveVEvil Ed Rush and MC Ryme Tyrne are the guests at this drum 8 bass mash tip. If anyone knows how to tear up a dancefloor. it's the pair from the legendary Virus recordings label. Glasgow School of Art, Friday 73 Dec.

1? Free at Last They've been campaigning for years. and now the incarcerated have been emancipated. Celebration party with Phil Kay. John Cooper Clarke. Sandy Nelson. Nigel Buckland. Neil Shackleton. Clova and D Wayne and Larry Love of Alabama 3. Caledonia/r Union. Sat I4 Dec.

Higher Ground The eclectic h0use night at the CCA brings us another stimulating evening of electronic music. Charles Siegling of Technasia is in the area to blow up a spot the only way he knows how. CCA. Sat 74 Dec.

The Loft Not for the first time David Mancuso (pictured) gets the Hitlist treatment from us. and it is quite deserved. Having played at some of the big New York parties from back in the day. he knows how to rock a set. CCA. Sat 2/ Dec.

Mish Mash Welcome Oscar Fullone and the mighty Mish Mash back to the Strb Club. New sound system. a fervent and loyal crowd and the incidence that this is Christmas Day secures this night on the social calendar of anyone with any sense. Sub Club. Christmas Day.

Resistance Party The hardest night of hard hardcore hardness and gabba known to Scotland with Dyewitness. Chris Liberator and a plethora of similarly scary friends. This ain't gonna be any kind of teary goodbye. Big Joint. Sat 28 Dec.

Optimo Hogmanay Party Full marks to the Optimo mob as they pull another great New Year prospect out of the hat. Jimi Tenor completes a line up that includes DJ Fingerspots. Mingo-go and. of course. Twitch and Wilkes. Danger. danger! Glasgow School of Art. Hogmanay

I Friday Street at Blackfriars. Spin lam. £4 (£2). 27 Dec. Monthly. (‘lassic mod. Tamla Motown and northern soul at this stompfest iii Blackfriars. Residents are Mikey. Paul and Davy Quinn.

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