Glasgow Saturdays continued
I Freakmoves at the School of Art (front gallery). ltlpm- 3am. £6 (£4 £5); £350 (iSA students. Weekly. ('lassy. diverse set from the collective best know it for their hip hoppin' skills. A chance to sample the flavour in more intimate surroundings. along with Divine and My Machines upstairs.
0 Free at Last at ('aledoniati l'tiioii. 7.30pm late. £l() (£7). l—l Dee only. At long last. prisoner Robert Brown has been released. and to celebrate this. the Mojo crew have organised this party. .Iohn ('ooper ('larke. Sandy Nelson. Nigel Bticklaiid. Phil Kay. Neil Shackleton. ('lova. and 1) Wayne and Larry Love of Alabama 3. will be appearing.
I Freeform at Barfly (formerly the l3th Note (‘luh). 0pm 3am. Free before It). 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 Groovejet at Trash. l lpm 3am. £8. Weekly. Patil N’Jie presides over the city 's most popular R&B and sotil night. attracting a loyal crowd every week.
I Havana Esperito at (‘anvas (Aria). 8pm midnight. £7. Weekly. A night of sophisticated l.atino class. DJ Jazz brings his box of tricks to the Merchant (‘ity's newest venue. Canvas. where there's no dedicated dancelloor. btit 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 (‘(‘A. lt).3()pm 3am. £10 (£8). l4 Dec. Monthly. Higher (irotind continue to attract some of the most respected DJs and producers from around the world as they lure (‘harles Siegling over for a hit of ('hristmas partying. The French maestro is one half of respected collective 'l'echnasia. and will be relishing the prospect of meeting some mad clubbers from (ilasgow. so get into it. The residents are also a class apart. I Heads at the Riverside (‘lub. Midnight 3am. £10 (£8). 21 Dec. Monthly. Jengaheads continue to rock the house with their lleads. Four days to (‘ht'inibo and this pair are gonna warm your cockles with some fine house. techno and electro.
I Homecookin’ at Baba/a. ltlpm- 3am. Free before I lpm: £5 alter. Weekly. DJs Stewart Mc('allutii and Joe lliggins keep the music jammin' and the dance floor jumpin’ all night long. R&B tracks mixed with the odd classic and old-skool fa\'otit‘ites. Jttst \satcli otit for football players.
I Homegrown at Bamboo.
5pm 3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Stevie Middleton from Sole plays a funky. soulful house set with (iavin McLeod.
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Junior and J-Me play sotil and R&B. and Nolan and James (iardiier do whatever they want. A fine line-up for at Sat.
I Inside Out Christmas Party at the Arches. ll).3()pm 4am. £l8. 28 Dec only. Mauro Picotto. Fergie. Alan Belshaw and Simon Foy are the spinners at this huge night of festive raving. Hard house and techno are the Inside ()tit flavours.
I Inspire at the Velvet Rooms.
lllptii 3am. £3 before midnight; £6 (£4) alter. Weekly. Keith Pyper breaks otit the funky house and garage in the main room while Raymond Woods cools tliitigs down with hip hop and R&B in room two.
I Jamboree at Reds. l lpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin llesketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix tip a blend of commercial R&B and sotil.
I Life at Life (Corinthian). lllpm 3am. £5. Weekly. A formidable night of ftitik for those who like their entertainment mature. btit still jammin’. DJ Skud. Paul Rea atid Ian Thomson present a selection of sotil. ftitik arid disco augmented with original samples and loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds.
I Lifebuoy at the Mercury Lounge. 8pm 3am. £4 before I lpm; £8 after. l'pstairs Jon Pleased continues his residency while drag acts and music provide the ftiti downstairs.
0 The Loft with David Mancuso at (‘(‘A. 8pm 3am. £l2. 2| Dec only. Legendary DJ and Loft mainstay David Mancuso pays another visit to (ilasgow. and iii particular. the (‘(‘A. He always gets a mighty response when he plays here. and the ('hristmas anticipation will only add to the rapture. Word.
I Lush at the Polo Lounge.
ll).3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy in the 'l'rophy Rooiii with hits frotn the 60s to the 80s. while Tom provides an tip-front dance selection in the main room at the city's prettiest gay club.
I Mamassan at Ad t.ih.
llpiii 3.30am. £7 (£6). 2l Dec. Monthly. Tonight sees the return to (ilasgow of London's finest partnership in quality house music. the ldjtit Boys. who. in collaboration with Marc and David froin Mamasann. have clubbed together enough pennies to invite Rll\\ltt.\ war of the decks l).l ()ti Lee. to join them for what promises to be a truly memorable evenings entertainment at Ad Lib.
I Melting Pot at Riverside ('luh. Midnight 3am. £10. 28 Dec. Monthly. Bill Brewster of l.as! .Vie/il (I 1).] Saved My life lame plays again at this cool night of house atid disco. Simon ('ordiner and Billy Woods are on hand if anything goes wrong. ()nly jokin'?
I My Machines at (ilasgow School of Art. llpiii 3am. £6 (£4 £5). Weekly. They've had some of the greatest names in techno come and bless their decks. so
they know how to mash it tip.
I Papacool at Ad Lib. l 1.30pm 4am. £5. l~l & 28 Dec. Fortnightly. The finest in jazz. soul. ftiiik. classic and raregroove. ptit down by wonderful Papacool collective. And two nights this month great! I Red and Gold Room at Arta. l()pm 3am. Free before I lpm: £8 after. Weekly. DJ Jorito mans the decks for a fine night of Latin house. This will seriously spice tip your life. if that's what is required. I Remedy at Ad l.ih. t tpnt 4am. £5. Weekly. Davey 'l‘homson. (‘olin Davey and someone without Davey in his name ()wen (‘aldwell ~ get into the tech- hotise groove with the Ad Lib massive. 0 Resistence at Big Joint. llpm- late. £tbc. 28 Dec only. The last ever Resistence party is going to be as hard as ever. with area one dedicated to hardcore and gabba craziness. and in the ptissies‘ room. techno and electro. The line tip is too long to ptit down here. btit suffice to say that it is quite scary. I The Shed at the Shed. lt).3()pm— 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 (‘hris llesketh iii the Loft. I Soulsa at MAS. l lpm 3am. £8. Weekly. Andy and Shae I) are in charge of this great soulful house session on this well-deserved party. I Subculture at the Sub (‘luh l lpm ~3am. £l(). Weekly. The finest house night in Britain gets back into the groove under Jamaica Street. If it’s a quality underground twelve inch. Harri and Domenic will be playing it. I Superﬂy at Woodside Social. l()pm 72am. £5. 2() Dec. Monthly. The psychedelic cabaret continues as the (‘hristmas period kicks right off. Wear what you want. do what you want. btit make it interesting. please. I Terminal at the Vault. l lpm 3am. £l(). l-l Dec only. A night of quality trance without cheese or attitude. with residents Steve Pettigrew. Stuart Beck and guest Flutlicht (DJ Natron). Arrive early to avoid not getting in. I Vegas at the Reiifrew Ferry. Times the. £9 (£7). 28 Dec. Monthly. Festive special featuring the Jive Aces live on stage along with the usual crew: Frankie Sumatra. Btigsy Seagull. Dino Martini. Lola l.as Vegas. the Vegas Showgirls and the Fabulous Scott Brothers. I The Winchester Club at the Woodside Social. 9pm 2am. £3. l3 Dec. Monthly. Two bands complete the liiie tip at this wonderful party. llomescience and Baptiste are the live acts. and the Winchester mob keep it interesting on the ones and twos. I Wired at Asylum. (‘aledoiiian l'niversity l7nion. lllplii 3am. £3. Weekly. (ilasgow‘s longest running alternative indie night with drinks promos aplenty. I Seduce at Archaos. l lpm 3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. (‘harty dance and R&B. not to mention aii unhealthy smattering of cheese on this huge Sat iiighter.
I All Back to Mine at Moskito. 8pm midnight. Free. Weekly. A fantastic pre-club session with some of (ilasgow‘s fittest.
I Budda at Bar Btidda. 8pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Dispel the night-after blues with DJ ('olin Walker of the New York Alliance. who will be playing only the deepest house and tiiost progressive grooves.
I Craig Thomson at the Living Room. 5pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Nicknamed ‘The Recovery Session'. this is a chilled otit session to soothe the hangover. with soul and funk applied liberally.
I Divine Intervention at Brel.
()pm midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ llushpuppy blends mod. old groove and
ftitik into a pleasing mash. served with some line house red.
I Elilots at lilliots. 8pm midnight. Free. Weekly. A new open-decks night at this subtly positioned bar in the office district. Bring along your records. btit only if they‘re good. No trance please.
I Freak Street Mods at Nice'n‘Slea/y's. 3pm 7pm. Free. Weekly. A soul session with Kev and Neil playing the cream of the 60s. Motown. R&B and ska.
I Flash Jack at Driftwood (formerly Los Borrachos).
9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Flash Jack play a mixture of ftiiik. soul and reggae for a rocksteady Stiii at this delectable ('haring (‘ross booze hole. I The Hustler at Air ()rganic.
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 yo‘ moinma's ass. I The Medicine Room at Brel. 8pm~ midnight. Free. Weekly. Medicine Rooiii DJs turn a iiasty mid-week mood into a smooth. seductive evening session.
I Moloco at Moloco. 8pm -midnight. Free. Weekly. Martin St John keeps it mixed tip. with a selection that takes iti stompin‘ northern soul. roots. rock and reggae.
I Mongo’s Hi-Fi Sound System at Bloc. All day. Free. Weekly. Load tip on Dub and grub as Mongo hits tis with cooking vinyl all day Sabbath. Moiigo like candy?
I Nico’s at Nico‘s. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. Turn that frown upside down. Billy Milligaii. 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 tip everywhere. Winding down the weekend. (iordon and Steven play only the choicest house cttts.
I Ross McMillan at Nieo‘s.
()pm —midnight. Free. Weekly. Resident presents the cheesiest chart favourites to his Nico's friends.
I Scratch’n’Sniff at Mc(‘huill's. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly. New pre- club venture. featuring Danny Barbour playing house. garage and whatever else he fancies.
I Soulful Sundays at Tehai-Ovna. 3 7pm. Free. Weekly. It’s all conducive to a deep sense of chill: drink obscure teas. play chess. give your body a rest. Hosted by Rayiiiondo and Rodriguez (Fools Only). this is a soulful sessioti to help rejoin the human race after the weekend’s silliness.
I Sugar Shack at the Baby (irand (6 Film Bank (iardens). 8pm midnight. Free. Weekly. A blend of funk. jazz. soul and Latin from DJ Marcelo.
I Bennet’s at Bentiet’s.
l 1.30pm 3am. £3. Weekly. In which we are confronted by a strange parity. Tom plays tunes loved by 12-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 L30Pin; £2 (£l.5()) 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 Club Tropicana at the (iarage (Attic). llpiii 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Indie. both classic and contemporat'y. with a healthy dose of Britpop.
I Cut the Crap at MAS.
l lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. ('ut the (‘rap are pitched as the logical next step from ()ptimo. Twisted house and electronica are go.