The Funk Room, the Arches, Glasgow, Fri 20 Dec

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Rarely does Christmas come early, but the Funk Room has managed to pull it off - five days before the wee man’s birthday, would you believe? The hottest funk band in Britain, the New Mastersounds, have been lured to Scotland for

the Funk Room’s Christmas special.

The Leeds eight-piece (Eddie Robertson on guitar, Simon Allen on drums, Pete Shand on Bass, Bob Birch on Hammond, Jason Rae on alto and baritone sax, Atholl Ransome on tenor sax and flute, Malsom Strachan on trumpet and Reverend Chunky on vocals) will be rounding off a busy and successful year. The Mastersounds have recently played Belgium, Holland and Spain, have recorded a live session on BBC Radio Six’s Funk Show, and two new tracks to be

released in the new year.

Their live performances are truly an experience, fronted by Reverend Chunky (think Leeds’ answer to James Brown) who will blow away believers, agnostics and atheists alike with the power of his voice. Hailed as the future of modern funk, they have fans including DJ Shadow and Gilles Peterson, who raved about their debut album, Keb Darge Presents the New Mastersounds, which is soon to be rereleased on a new label to meet public demand. (Carolyn Aiken)

on to the start of his name. He and the Adorphiliacs are hay ing their weekly party at this mighty venue. so be in effect.

I Pure at the Velvet Rooms.

10pm 3am. £3 before midnight: £(i (£4l after. Weekly. Mtisic for adults. Rotational residents play Rth and hip hop in the upstairs arena while the downstairs lounge gets the funky sotil treatment from Billy Milligan. Note: don't conste this with the legendary lidinhurgh techno night of the same name. 'l‘hat'd be stupid.

I Red and Gold Room at Arta. l()pm 3am. Free before I lpm; £7 after. Weekly. DJ Keith I) pops up to spin only the finest salsa and Latin tunes to a very well heeled Arta crowd.

I Rockit at Bamboo. 5pm 3am. £7 (£5 l. Weekly. .\'ew club and bar venture that brings some Oil the most worthy residents in (ilasgow together for ftmky house and R&B sessions. (ieoff Montford and Martyn Jcngahead take care of the former. while Paul Fox deals with the latter. god dammit.

I Tantra at 'l'rash. lllpm 3am. £5 (£4l. Weekly. Wall-to-wall drunk people:

w alley? Lisa Littlewood and Iain Thomson play upfront house to a packed dance floor. with DJ Robert playing funky house. disco and indie ill room two.

I Thank God at the Mercury Lounge. 8pm 3am. £4 before I lpm; £8 alter. Weekly. [ind of the w eck sounds from DJ llushpuppy and drag performances proy ide the entertainment downstairs while upstairs is the dominion of resident DJ Jon Pleased. I'in' 20/)(1‘ (HI/l '.'\-/.I'.\I'('(lr(/ lin/r/t'rv gel B-IUI'J entry lie/ore uni/night.

I Urban at the Tunnel. l lptn 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. All R&B session courtesy of Paul .\”Jie at this newly" relaunched. classic (ilasgow venue.

I Urban Groove at ('luh Butlda.

l lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. l-‘eaturing the talents of Domenic Martin. who seamlessly merges l'S house and garage. deep house. disco. soul. funk and ja/l. while adding the odd dash of Latin and aim grooves.

Glasgow Saturdays


I Aerodynamico at Bar 9 l.

()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. The stupendously cool Aerodynamico kick off what will he one of the coolest pre- cluh sessions in town at this. one of the coolest bars in the Merchant ('ity. Broken heats ahoy Y

I Alex Menzies and Jim Hutchenson at the Living Room. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. A choice mix of underground. infectious dance tracks to keep the punters chuffed.

I Billy Woods at Republic Bier llalle. ()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. 'lraxx dude Woods stokes all you bad boys tip for a night on the slippery tiles.

I DJ Chico at Bloc. ‘)pm midnight. Free. Weekly. l)J (‘ltico plays eclectic world heats and anything with a swing. I Bubblin’ Under at the (are Bar. ()pm midnight. Free. 30 Dec. Fortnightly. (io subterranean in one of the city's tnost attractive bars/cafes. DJ Dave Moore is just the man to take care of the grooves.

I Buttox at Bar Jedi. 0pm midnight. Free. Weekly. New pre-club night of hooty bass and electro from the Monox lads. And guess what it's called Buttox. Pure class.

I Chillin’ at Havana. Spin midnight. Free. 14 Dec. Fortnightly. l’remier Asian music DJ RF gets down and dirty with a selection of RKB. hhangra and hip hop. ('hunky funky.

I Chris Marr at Bar (iaudi.

9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. One half of the (‘arbon experience plays techno. hreakbeat. house and anything else that shivers his titnbers at this attractive bar off the beaten track.

I Cul de Sac at the (‘ul de Sac. 9pm midnight. Free. 21 Dec. Fortnightly. A DJ of some calibre. Michael Peck cuts and scratches his way through the delectable record bag with everything from hip hop to funk. frotn house to the best of the rest.

I Dirty Wriggles at the Variety Bar. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. A techno'n’electro pre-club set from Dirty Wriggles of Mystec Beatz.

I Electric Café at West l3th. 8.30pm midnight. Free. DJs Robotnik and (ihettohead (aka Steven and John from Bisl showcase the best in synthetic pop.

I Fake at Bar 10. ()ptn—midnight. Free. Weekly. Fake DJs Jim l-lutchison and Brian Murnin take to the decks to deliver a killer pre-club set in this beautiful. cool and classy city centre pub.

I Fourward Thinking at Four Cafe Bar ((‘CAi. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Beats and breaks characterise this pre-club session at the (‘(‘A. Just the ticket.

I Groucho St Judes at (iroucho St Jtides. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Hi- Fi Sean spins old and contemporary hip hop. disco. funk and electro to the beatttiful people of this upmarket drinkeric.

I Mapuchi at Moloco. 7~| lpm. Free. Weekly. DJ Marcello digs deep in the vinyl vaults to unearth the best in fttnk. soul. jazz and Latin.

I Original Rockers at Moloco. 9pm llpm. Free. 14 December. An evening of top quality reggae and dub

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selections from masters of the sound such as King Tubby. Lee Perry. Augustus Pablo, Toots and the Maytals. Big Youth and the Scientist with DJ Barry and guests. ltal and vital!

I Slick at Moda. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Barry Gemmel and Gordon Miller ease their way through the night with the very best in house. garage and R&B till 3am. Bit of class.


I Bailamos at Havana. ‘)ptn--2am. Free. Weekly. DJ Keith I) brings you a world selection: salsa. R&B. Latin chart action and whatever else moves you.

I Base at the Tunnel. lt).3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Chris and Martin Hesketh. along with Chris Harris and Al Kent. weave a line fabric of funky house and R&B at Mitchell Lane's finest dance emporium.

I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s.

l l.3()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Feel the goddamn funk as Shaun and Annie give the Bennet‘s party posse exactly what they want: commercial dance mixed with a selection of 70s. 80s and 90s hits.

I Club Cuba! at Cuba .\'orte. 9pm—2am. Free. Weekly. Get in touch with your Latin spirit at this classy night of dance. The finest Latino beats are supplied by Duncan. Farah and Shannon and make sure you arrive early to guarantee entry.

I Colours at the Arches. l()pm—3am. £15. 14 Dec. Monthly. In terms of Colours nights. this is pretty small- scale. but don’t think that this means any dip in quality. Steve Lawler. John Creamer. Jo Mills of Pacha Futura. Paul Richards and Mutiny are at the helm of this massive dance night under the train station.

I Cube Class at Cube. 1 lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Proving that this venue didn't die with the Sub Club. Cube is now hugely successful in its own right. ()ld-school house classics and up-to- date anthems are the order of the day at this packed Sat nighter. thanks to main room man Matt Le Funk. In the back DMG serves up R&B.

I Electronica Night at the Big Joint. l()pm-3am. £3 (£2 with tlyer). 14 Dec only. Diverse electronic beats from Morphy. (LiveVEvil). Nick Fury. Satvira. Dub Projects and DJ Calvin plus mixing and scratching from the Knights of the Soundtables. Watch out for the promoters for around Glasgow you might get a free CD.

I Disco . . . the X Factor at the Soundhaus. l lpm—4am. £tbc. Members and guests only. 14 Dec. Monthly. The X Factor return for their second night at the Soundhaus following the demise of Disco X. Funking it up in the disco room are Spanned X and Big Daddy D212. and in the house and techno room the legendary Billy Ray Valentine. Mr Gant. Bill Munn and Gary L play some records for your delectation.

eclectic clubbing Winter season

thu 19 freak menoovers record player-7. (rt 80 radar cat 21 my machines divine/freak moves plus the boogaloo investigators sat. 28 divine/freak moves tuo 31 optimo hogmanay jun 02% 1 8M. 4 my machines divine/freak moves tbu 9 freak nit-Hoovers record playerz i (H 10 test cat 11 my machines (twine/freak moves

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