dance mixed with a selection of 70s. 80s and 90s hits.

I Boogie Wonderland at Envy. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Big night of disco for those who like their booze cheap and their tunes funky. Straight fun and you know what that's like. v'all.

I Boutique at the Arches. Next date


0 Break Yourself at Liquid Lounge. llpm—3am. £tbc. 13 Dec. Monthly. Formidable producer and DJ. Glen Gunner. makes a rare trip north for a night of the highest quality house. funk. disco and freestyle. The man whose first residency was in Camden‘s Electric Ballroom in I986 and who ran Street (‘orner Records is joined by residents (iianni and Barry Reeves. For this date only 'xl-IJs'l't‘uI't/ holders gel f." entry all night.

I Budda at Btidda. l lpm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Big tunes and sexy house grooves with residents AJ and [art 'l‘hompson. Btidda looks to he getting back on track after the re-launch.

I Caledonia Soul at Woodside Social. Next date the.

I Chakra at Soundhaus. l lpm 5am. £tbc. 27 Dec only. Stormin' dance and techno night with a ‘sexy Santa' theme.

I Club Bossa on New Street. l’aisley. l0pm 3am. Free. Weekly. 1)] Iain Kennedy hosts this promising new night with a romp through the latest Rth. hip hop and dance .

I Club Cuba! at ('uba Norte.

9pm 3am. Free. Weekly. (iet iii touch with your Latin spirit at this classy night of dance. The finest Latino heats are supplied by Duncan. Farah and Shannon. Make sure you arrive early to guarantee entry.

I Colours at the Arches. Next date tbe. I Concept Theory at Yang. Next date the.

I Cook DJ at Massif. 9pm midnight. £5. Weekly. This is a great early cltib idea. based on the premise that l)Js get loads of free food. and can make the odd meal. They play their funky records. they cook you the food. and you just laugh your head off and enjoy the whole experience.

I Cube Class at (‘ube l 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. lliaiiks to main rooiii man Matt le Funk. In the back DMG serves up R&B.

I Dance Education at the Queen Margaret Students L'nion. Next date the. I Death Disco at the Arches. llpm—Jam. £12 (£10). 20 Dec. Monthly. Boogie off the calories to an orgy of electromash and XXXmas party tunes. with Erol Alkan. The Fat Truckers and residents DJ Mingo-go. Manda Rin (Bis) and the Freelance Hellraiser.

I Deathklll4000 at Barfly. l lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. A new night for those who like to let their quite possibly lengthy hair down to anything that little bit on the extreme side. Expect to hear anything from the Gang of Four to Megadeth to the Aphex Twin.

I Divine at Glasgow School of Art (downstairs). l0pm—3am. £6 (£5 —£4): £3.50 (iSA students. Weekly. l’ttre class funk, (i0s and 70s grooves arid a loyal crowd go into the mix on this very long running (ilasgow resident's night at the school. For 3!) Dec (in/y ' ' t'tirt/ holders get [I (lflt/(HH' price all night.

I The Edge at the lidge. (’oatbridge.

l lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. (ioi‘don Miller and Paul Rea jtist can't help misbehaving at this night celebrating all that is debauched arid ftiii. Have a frolic with them.

I Elektrik Sweat at Blackfriars. Next date the.

I Eskrima at (ilasgow School of Art. l0pm 3am. £7 (£4 £(i). Weekly. A great weekly. with rolling residents Jonnie Wilkes. Bil/y. 'l'w'ilch. atid Marlin (Rub- A-l)ub). who play once a month w ill) new tip-and-coming l)Js Tom and (lose. Brendan. Felix. and Dirty Larry. (M 3 Jun (in/y 'xl-IJSI't'tlI‘tl ltrI/(lt'rs gel 2 [Dr / drinks lie/ore inn/night.

I Floorplan at Queen Margaret Students L'nion. Next date the.

I Freakmenoovers at Glasgow School of Art. 10pm—3am. £7 (Ll—£6). Weekly. The best dedicated hip hop club in the city. in the melting pot at the Art School every Saturday.

I Freeform at Barfly. lOpm—3am. Free before 1 1pm: £5 (£4) after. Weekly. The Watt brothers present you with an eclectic mixture of classic soul. funk. 60s beat music and Latin tunes. with a selection of big hitters thrown in. You are just as likely to hear obscure Latino voodoo and dark jazz as Michael Jackson or James Brown. I Funktifeyeno at Q Bar. Next date the.

I Glasgow Globetrotters Scooter Club Do at l’ivo l’iyo. Waterloo Street. Spin-lam. £3. 13 Dec only. 'l‘wo-tone. reggae. soul and a loye of scooters are the order of the day at this long-running skinhead cltib shindig.

I Gojar at Ad Lib. Next date tbc.

I Groovejet at 'I’rash. l lpm 3am. £8. Weekly. Paul N'Jie presides over the city 's most popular R&B and sottl night. attracting a loyal crowd every week. Room I has the Brown Brothers playing vocal and commercial house and Room 3 has Dave with the party anthems.

I Groove Seekers Allowance at .-\d l.ib. llpm-3am. £5. 3 Jan. Monthly. Sonic social security for house llL‘iltls with l)Js frotii llaptie and Deep l’i'ee/c Recordings. (ireat name. great venue. great music.

I Haptic at liquid Lounge. Next date the.

I Higher Ground at Rixersidc (‘Itib XL‘XI date the.

I Hi-Karate at Liquid Lounge. Next date tbc.

I Homecookin’ at the Belo. lllpm— 3am. Free before I lpm; £5 alter. Weekly. l)Js Stewart Mc(‘alltini and .loe lliggins keep the music jaininin' and the dance lloorjumpin' all night long. Rth tracks mixed with the odd classic and oltl-skool


Peoples Palace, Glasgow, Fri 19 Dec

favourites. A new venue concept. but the same attitude to haying a good time. so get on it.

I Homegrown at Bamboo. 10pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Stevie Middleton. Dominic Martin. and Scotti B like to put on a bit of a show for the Bamboo masses on a Sat. Funky house music and some top notch R&B.

I Honey Trap at the CCA. 10pm—3am. £8. 20 Dec. Monthly. A new night of house music in stunning environs. for equally stunning people. Your capable hosts. DJs Jeanie. Andy L'nger and Sean D. who‘ve played all over town (including Mas and Sub (‘ltibl are reaching otit with those smooth. sotilftil vibes.

I Inside Out at the Arches.

10.30pm 4am. £l8 (£35 double ticket for Birthday and New Year) 27 Dec. Monthly. Some of the biggest names iii dance Mauro l’icotlo. liergie. Matt Wardwiek -r get on the decks for liiside ()ut's seventh birthday. lixpecl a generous serving of tip-front trance and techno.

I Jamboree at Reds. l lpm 3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. John l.yons aitd Martin llcsketh of Velvet Rooms fame mix tip a blend of commercial Rth and soul.

I Club Kinetic at Queen Margaret llllloll. \L‘\l date tbc.

I Kevin Austin at ('anyas (Arta). 10.30pm 3am. £7. Weekly. ('ontiiiue dancing to the main room sounds of funk. disco and club anthems while the live entertainment take a w ell—descry ed break. I Kube at Blackl'riars Basement. Next date lbe.

I Life at life ((‘orintliiani. l0pm 3am. £5. Weekly. A formidable night of ftitik for those w ho like their entertainment mature. btit still jamtnin'. Ross Macmillan presents a selection of soul. ftitik and disco augmented with original samples and loops to guarantee a new take on familiar sounds.

I Lite at ('orintliian. (lpm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Modern new bar and club at this

Seeing as it’s Christmas time, what’s called for are special gigs in special venues to get us all feeling the love. For this late night extravaganza Glasshouse Transmission has pretty much cornered both markets. Taking place in the Winter Gardens conservatory, among the unusual sight of green leaves during Scottish winter, will be a live set by Warp Records’ Plaid. When Ed Handley and Andy Turner first started Plaid in 1991 with their limited 1000-copy run of debut album Mbuki Mvuki, is was entirely as a side project to their more celebrated work with acid-electronica outfit Black Dog (which consisted of themselves and Ken Downie). After a few years of musical pioneering and willful anonymity, Handley and Turner eventually decided in 1995 to go full time with Plaid, kicking the intensive regime of faceless boffinry into touch by deciding to actually talk to the press and

play real live gigs.

Now onto their 12th album (this year’s Spokes) Plaid have most definitely found their place among the vanguard of modern electronica, as well as a natural home at Warp Records. Not only does this gig promise their own brand of moody, mind-expanding ambiance, but also a three-screen video projection accompaniment which has been arranged by their visual collaborator Bob, and guest DJs to see the night through. Expect that traditional Christmas spirit to be given a thorough going over.

(David Pollock)

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I Vegas In case you haven‘t been out in a while. wearing a tux to the dancing is all the rage these days. You've got to make a bit of an effon for people with names like Frankie Sumatra. Bugsy Seagull and Dino Martini. it's all as slick and sleazy as a night at the shows with the Rat Pack. Renfrew Ferry, Sat 27 Dec.

gorgeous Ingram Street mega-yenuc. They always ptit a lot itito their venues. so try to make an effort. w ill you‘.’

I Lush at the Polo Lounge.

l0.30pm 3am. £5. Weekly. l‘caturing Andy in the 'l‘ropliy Room with hits front the (ills to the 30s. while ’l'om provides an tip-front dance selection iii the main room at the city 's prettiest gay club.

I Mark Ronson at Sli'alhelyde Students l'nion. l0pm 3am. £tbc. l3 l)cc only. Hot on the heels of his latest album. lll’l't' (‘mncs Illt' I'iiir. the immensely talented Ronson l)J. producer atid master of hip hop l'llsloll \ lslls the lttlltl of cheese. .St't' [)I't'l'lt’li.

I Mas at Mas. llptn 3am. £8 (£(ii. Weekly. Sotite of the finest house l)Js around pill the boompity -booinp into your Saturday night.

I Melting Pot at Riverside ('ltib.

l3 5&1”). £ ll). 37 Dee. After the success of last month's Soul lltistlers night. there's more majestic. soulful dance music on the agenda tonight w itli Andy (‘rowthcr of the wonderful Whistlebtimp Records joining residents Andrew l’irie and Billy Woods. I Midnight Marauders at Risersidc (‘ltib Next date the.

I Miso at 13th Note. Next date tbc.

I Mish Mash at The l'niyersal. Next date the.

I Moda at Moda. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Fine Glasgow DJ (and footballer) Barry Gemmel drops bombs at this beautiful bar in the gay district.

I Monox at the Soundhaus. l lpm-4am. £9 (£7) members and guests only. 20 Dee. Can-n-Mikes showcase with Cannibal Cooking Club (live) as well as the resident Monoxians Dan Monox. Kenny Grieve. Jackmaster. Smartie. Mike 8; Paul Singleton.

I National Pop League at the Woodside Social. 8.45pm—2am. £3. 27 Dec. Monthly. Pull on the Doc Martens for a night of post-punk. (‘sn and indie pop. This is the only place you'll hear the Smiths and ('andi Statoii back to back. Definitely worth checking.

I Numbers at Ad lib. l lpm 4am. £(i (£5). :0 Dee. Monthly. leading electro light Koert Notario pops oyet' front llollatid to mash it tip w ith the Numbers boys. Residents Jaekiitastcr. Spencer. Marcia Blane School for (iil'ls. Sltllll‘eeol'tls l)Js. Off the Hook DJs and Bobby (‘lcay er hay e pttt together a club iiiglil that (uses hip hop and electro with Rth. ragga and techno. And it‘s the slll/llll.

I Opus at ()ptis. 3pm 3am. l‘rcc. Weekly. ’l‘lici'c's a liye swing band from two. atid then it gets ftiiikicr with DJ Paul frotit Wicked Sotin/ playing until three iii the morning. ()li yes.

I Outer Drive at MAS. | lpm 3am. £8. l3 l)cc only. l-‘tink. disco and lltlllst‘<lctl grooves with tireless (ilasgow 1)]. Billy \Vootls.

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