Glasgow Saturdays continued
I Freakmoves at the School of Art (front gallery). l()pm—3am. £(v (Ll-£5): £3.50 GSA students. Weekly. Classy. diverse set from the collective best known for their hip hoppin' skills. A chance to sample the flavour in tnore intimate surroundings. along with Divine and My Machines upstairs.
I Groucho St Judes at (iroticlio St Judes. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. lli-Fi Sean spins old and contemporary hip hop. disco. funk and electro to the beautiful peo le of this upmarket drinkerie.
I d Mst at |3th Note Club. 9pm-midnight. Free. 4 Jan. Fortnightly. Kid Twist plays hip hop. rock. jazz. broken-beat and electronica of all sorts: a ramshackle stew of styles blended with love. As if that wasn't incentive enough to head down. each night a few free mistapes will be available.
I Mapuchl at Moloco. 7- l lpm. Free. Weekly. DJ Marcello digs deep in the v itin vaults to unearth the best iti funk. soul. jazz and Latin.
I House Frenzy at Revolution. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Perfect pre- club tuneage with the Revolution house residents. Gets you in a very funky mood. I Slick at Moda. 9pm 5am. Free. Weekly. Barry Gemmel and Gordon Miller ease their way through the night with the very best in house. garage atid Rth till 3am. Bit of class.
I Ballamos at Havana. 9pm 2am. Free. Weekly. DJ Keith 1) brings you a world selection: salsa. R&B. Latin chart action and whatever else moves you.
I Base at the Tunnel. l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Chris atid Martin lleskcth. along with Chris Harris and Al Kent. weave a fine fabric of funky house and R&B at Mitchell Lane's fittest dance
I nnet’s at Bennet's. ll.3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Feel the goddamn ftiiik as Shaun and Annie give the Beiinet's party posse exactly what they want: commercial dance mixed With it selection of 70s. fills and 90s hits.
I Caledonia 500' all \Vootlsitle Social. Next date 25 Jan.
I Club Cuba! at ('uba .\'orte. 9pm Earn. 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 tnakc sure you arrive early to guarantee entry.
I Cube Class at Cube. 1 lpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. ()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 tip R&B.
I Disco . . . the X Factor at the SoundhaUs. llpm—4am. £tbc. Members and guests only. ll Jati. Monthly. Spanned X. Big Daddy Daz. Billy Ray Valentine. Mr Cam and Bill Munn kick off the new year with the usual discolation of sounds. I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). l()pm-~3am. £b (£5 £4); £3.50 GSA students. Weekly. It's been going strong since 1090 and is officially the longest running residency in (ilasgow. so they know how to work a crowd with industrial strength ftiiik.
I Freetorm at Barfly (formerly the l5lll Note Club). 9pm— 3am. Free before l0.3()pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. ()nc of the longest running clubs iti tow it. and it's all thanks to the Watt brothers and their selection of (v()s soul. 7()s funk and the odd curveball to keep things interesting.
I Oroovejet at Trash. l lpm 3am. £8. Weekly. Paul N'Jie presides ov er the city 's most popular R&B and soul night. attracting a loyal crowd every week.
I Havana Esperito at (‘anvas (Arta). 8pm—midnight. £7. Weekly. A night of sophisticated Latino class. DJ Jazz brings his box of tricks to the Merchant (‘ity 's newest venue. Canvas. where there's no dedicated dancefloor. btit there is classy service and an elegant. laid-back vibe for
60 THE LIST 2—16 Jan 2003
HOUSE SOULSA MAS, Glasgow, weekly Sat
Few people have the ability to inspire belief in a scene, a kind of music and a way of life. The garrulous ones hold sway and those with pure passion are in the minority. To wit: Andy Unger of Glasgow house collective Soulsa is a rare interviewee. Eloquent, full to the brim with fascinating anecdotes and insights, and able, even when expressing an unfavourable opinion, to invigorate the listener. This is a man whose appreciation of house music has been made keen through years of listening and partying.
‘We as a species have something intangible, and house music touches it,’ he says. ‘lt’s good to communicate that. We dance to a beat, which is a reflection of the beat of our heart. The 4/4 house rhythm directly corresponds to the heartbeat, and we’ve been dancing to it since the beginning of time.’
Unger’s capacity for putting natural euphoria into words is disarming. This evangelical appreciation of the music he showcases along with Lady Shae D at their club Soulsa, is indicative of the general sense of enthusiasm surrounding Unger. He recognises the unfavourable state of
the dance industry at present - he says it’s ‘unhealthy and ruined by too much tabloid journalism’ - but, unlike so many,
he offers a solution to the mess.
He sees local mobilisation, and the gathering of those with love for the scene as the way forward. ‘I think it’s time all the real people got together and supported each other. Pay each other lip service and help each other out, because it’s like one big family here in Glasgow.’ (Johnny Regan)
those who‘ve had enough of sweat with their sillstt.
I Homecookin’ at Baba/a. l()pm-3am. Free before I lpm; £5 after. Weekly. DJs Stewart .\lc('alltmi and Joe lliggitis keep the music janiinin' and the dance floor
junipin' all night long. Rth tracks mi\ed
\\ ill] the odd classic and oltl-skool favourites. Jtist watch otit for football players.
I Homegrown at Bamboo. 5pm 3am. £8 (£0). Weekly. Stevie Middleton from Sole plays a funky. soulful house set with (iav in McLeod. Junior and J-Mc play soul and Rth. and .\'olan and James (iardner do whatever they want. A fitie line-up for a Sat.
I Inspire at the Velvet Rooms.
l()pm 3am. £3 before midnight: £b (£4) after. Weekly. Keith l’y per breaks out the funky house and garage in the main room while Raymond Woods cools things down with hip hop and RK B in room two.
I Jamboree at Reds. llpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John Lyons and Martin llesketh of \‘elvet Rooms fame ll]i\ tip a blend of commercial Rth and soul.
I Joy at l5lll .\'ote ('afe. 0pm midnight. £3. 4 Jan. Monthly. Joy bring in Kain. Definitive tttttl Pittttlti to rock this classic cafe. l.eftfield rock and clcctronica are go. I Kube at Blackfriars Basement.
8pm lam. £4. 4 Jan. Monthly. Another night of techno mayhem with the Ktibe t‘csitlcltls. SYI) is on live sollles. R:\ on the fucked tip beats and SAK on the filthy acid techno.
I Life at Life ((‘orintliiani. l()pm .‘vain. £5. Weekly. .A formidable night of funk for those who like their entertainment mature. but still jamniin’. DJ Skiid. Patil Rea and Ian 'l'lionisoti present a selection of soul. funk and disco augmented w itli original samples and loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds.
Lifebuoy at the Mercury Lounge.
8pm 3am. £4 before llpm; £8 after. l‘pstairs Jon Pleased continues his residency while drag acts atid music
provide the ftiii downstairs. I Lush at the Polo Lounge.
l().3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Featuring Andy
in the 'l‘rophy Room with hits from the 60s to the 8()s. while Tom provides an up-front dance selection in the main room at the city 's prettiest gay club.
I Mamassan at Ad l.ib. llpm-3.30am. £7 (Ht). 6 Jan. Monthly. A classy house. ja/z. broken beats and jazz set with the Mamassan collective and faithful crowd. ('lear the tables?
I My Machines at (ilasgow School of Art. I lpm 3am. £(i (£4~~£5). Weekly. 'l‘licy '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 l .30pm-4am. £5. ll Jati. Fortnightly. The finest in jazz. soul. ftiiik. classic and rare groove. put down by wonderful Papacool collective. And two nights this month — great!
I Rapture at Media. llpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. 70s and 80s classics froin James Rtisscll. and guest DJs every two weeks make this a fun night out.
I Red and Gold Room at Aria.
l()pm 3am. Free before I lpm; £8 after. Weekly. DJ Jorito mans the decks fora fine night of Latin house. This will seriously spice tip your life. if that's what is required.
I Remedy at Ad Lib. l lpm—4am. £5. Weekly. Davey 'l‘homson. Colin Davey and someone without Davey in his name — ()w en ('aldvvell get into the tech-house groove with the Ad l.ib massive.
I The Shed at the Shed. l().3()pm—2am. £(v. Weekly. Demand is high for this one. so get there early. Ttineage deployed by DJ Raymond Davren iii the main hall. R&B aficionado (‘hris llesketh in the Loft.
0 Soulsa at MAS. llpm 3am. £8. Weekly. Andy and Shae l) are in charge at the cltib in Royal lischange Square. A great sotilftil house session on this well- deserved party. For 4 Jun only ‘.A-I.i.v!' t‘tml llUlt/t’l’.\' gi'! £3 (lffl/UUI' price all Hie/1!. See preview‘.
0 The Soma Sessions at the Arches. llpm—3am. £12 (£10). ll Jan. Weekly (through Jan). Silicone Soul and Ewan Pearson are at the helm at this. the first of these limited edition Soma parties at the start of 2003. For this date only ‘A- List ' card holders get (1 .v‘pt't‘lu/ [.5 entry [)I'l(‘(’ all night.
I Subculture at the Sub Club. llpm—3am. £ 10. Weekly. The fittest 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.
0 The Winchester Club at the Woodside Social. 9pm—2am. £3. ll Jan. Monthly. Two live bands and an eclectic DJ set makes this one of the best value and most distinctive post-new year patties. Terrapins Found Us and the Zephyrs play live. and the Winchester DJs play indie pop. soul pop and everything that doesn‘t come near to those categories.
I Wired at Asylum. Caledonian University L'nion. l()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Glasgow‘s longest running altemative indie night with drinks promos aplenty.
I Seduce at Archaos. l lpm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Charty dance and R&B. not to mention an unhealthy smattering of cheese on this huge Sat nighter.
I All Back to Mine at Moskito.
Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. A fantastic pre-club session with some of Glasgow‘s finest.
I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Dispel the night-after blues with DJ Colin Walker of the New York Alliance. who will be playing only the
deepest house and most progressive
grooves. I Craig Thomson at the Living Room. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Nicknamed