Glasgow Thursdays continued
I Instant Access at Sub Club.
I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A classier Thu night there never was. Glitzy decor and sotne rather ‘exotic’ dancers should keep you enchanted while Tiff Peaches (Radio Magnetic. Bebado) and the Sub Groundskeeper Glenn C take you up the garden path with their addictively funky sounds. and re-worked danceﬂoor classics. ()n 12 Feb we have Doubleback guesting. For 5 & 12 Feb only ‘A-Ust' card holders get FREE entry all night.
I Loaded at Liquid Lounge. l()pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Three live bands kick the night off. making way for Joe Kane on decks with some indie. mod and soul at lam.
I Madhouse at the Shack. l().3()pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. CJ and Andy take you to the brink of insanity with some of the tnost outrageous and courageous student anthems.
I Old Skool Reunion at Archaos.
l lpm—3am. £5 (free—£2.50). Weekly. ()ld school techno classics and disco style tunes for the frenzied students down Archaos way.
I Psychoacoustics at Ad Lib. Next date tbc.
I Polo for Me at the Polo Lounge. l()pm—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 unimaginative ones: ‘I am What I am‘ is prohibited by law and punishable by spanking.
I Record Player: at Glasgow School of Art. l().3()pm—2.3()am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Hi-Fi Sean (Hi-Fidelity) and Hushpuppy (Divine) perform cheap deck suckin‘ to disceau. dumb electro and 80s phunk. They advise you to act up. dress down and play easy to get.
I Retro at Trash. I lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Dave Young. Steven Brown and the Krazy Karaoke team ply their wares at this fabulous night under Pitt Street. A student night with stunning tunes. stunning looking people and a smattering of drinks promotions.
I Skint at the Cathouse. l lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Very much a night to reflect what‘s going on in Glasgow at the moment. Tough chemical breaks and beats. rock and indie for a crowd much like the one outside the Gallery of Modem Art.
I Speakeasy at the Universal (Sauchiehall Lane). l()pm—2am. Free. Weekly. For those who feel like a few drinks after the pub. but don't want to go clubbing. Speakeasy is for you. The music isn't compromised. and the vibe is chilled.
I Soul Shaker at MAS. l lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Less of a club. more of a party. Residents Gordon Reilly. Chris Montgomery and Romain Beats match live percussion and guitar with funky house. disco and electro to beat the band. I Switchback at Switchback. Anniesland. llpm—2am. Free. Weekly. A new student night in the West. and a fine option for those that like to party on a Thu. Scott Muirhead and Chris Mancini have all the anthems.
I Phunky Monkey at Belo (formerly Babaza). 8pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Scott Grainger. Vance and Richie McColm are on spinning duties at this new club that looks like getting even bigger than Babaza. Plenty of drinks promos. funky anthems and floor fillers make it a winning formula.
0 Abnormals Anonymous at Glasgow School of Art. I lpm—3am. £8 (£7). l3 Feb. Monthly. Sexy. nouveau- disco fantasists the Scissors Sisters return to AA for a night of maverick beats and mutant psychedelic disco. Scotland‘s premier club night for gays at war with gay culture — and their hetero chums —
80 THE LIST 5—19 Feb 2004
Abnormals kicks hard against the pricks. Not that you won't see all manner of freaks dressed up to the nines. of course. See Music for Scissor Sisters preview:
I Aerodynamico at the Universal.
l lpm—3am. £5 (£4 before midnight). () Feb. Monthly. Residents present their worldwide selection of nu-jazz. Brazilian breaks. funk. soul and hip hop. And there‘s a live set froin pH5.5 and family. I Afterglow at Ad Lib. l lpm—3am. £5 (£5). 1 lpm—3am. 13 Feb. Monthly. Martin Gavin froin Caledonia Soul helps residents spread a little love at this Valentines soul special. Essential mod. funky jazz and tnore than a pinch of Northern Soul.
I Archaos at Archaos. l lpm—3am. £5 (£2.50). Weekly. Mainstream chart dance. soul and cheese at one of the busiest Fri nighters in town.
I Babaza at Belo. 6pm—3am (l)Js from I lpm). Free before I lpm; £5 after. W 'ekly. The venue‘s legendary Fri nights take the name of the clubbing institution that used to be here. Paul Traynor. Billy Jones and Ross Macmillan are in charge of the music. and they‘ve been known to rip it up in the past.
I Bombafusion at Soundhaus. Next date tbc.
I Boogie Wonderland at linvy.
l lpm—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Mad disco night with loads of drinks promos and a soundtrack to make the ladies shake their
I Budda at Budda. l lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Drinks promos and some very sexy R&B with DJ Vance make this not a bad place to start the weekend.
I The Buff at the Buff. l()pm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. ()ld school jazz at Glasgow‘s newest jazz club. I)Js Nick Peacock. Mark Robb. Brian Robertson and Kevan Stevens do the needlework. I Canvas at Arta. l lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. l)J Walter plays a plethora of funk. soul and R&B at this beautiful Merchant (‘ity bar.
I Casa Futura at Ad Lib. Next date the.
I Carnaval Group and Club Cabana at the Glasgow School of Art. Next date the.
I The Cathouse at the Cathouse. l().3()pm-3am. £l before 1 lpm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Riding high on the nu tnetal wave. this is one of the busiest nights in town. Rock. grunge. indie and a dash of breakbeat across three floors at Glasgow‘s top venue for rockers and alternateens.
I Club Budda at Club Budda. Dumbarton Street. (‘Iydebank
l lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. The weekend kicks off downriver with a slow. chillout soundtrack.
I Coded at Vault. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. They're from a record store. so the tunes are going to be fresh and highly funky. aren't they"? A rotating roster of DJs affiliated to 23rd Precinct supply house-led grooves at the new club. Steven McCreery is the main man. but the pool of talent includes Billy Kilkie. Billy Woods and Amanda Price.
I Confusion at Big Joint. South Street. l()pm—3am. £5. 6 Feb. A feast of techno. breakbeat. electro and spunky punk with lxy. GI and Electrobix DJs.
I Crash at the Shed. l().3()pm—2am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Fuan and Andy play the finest of everything at this blinding Southside club that always seems to be busy.
I Critical Mass at the Glasgow School of Art. Next date tbc.
I Creation at Corinthian. l lpm -3am. £tbc. Weekly. Paul Rea and Kevin Austin play in the Lite bar and then DJ at this fine club downstairs in the big classy
I Destiny at Destiny. 1 lpm-Sam. £tbc. Weekly. Destiny's relaunch continues with up-for-it party tunes. house and R&B llavas.
I The Edge at the [Edge (‘oatbridge
l lpm--3am. £5. Weekly. Residents Alex Keane and Scott Granger bring you the best in house and club classics.
L’ivaEviL Glasgow School of Art, Fri 6 Feb
Unlikely as it may sound, Glasgow seems to be giving drum & bass 3 fair hearing these days. While 4/4 house and techno still carry off the top prizes, taster rumblings have been sneaking into many a DJ set. Not that LiveVEvil is affected much, having championed innovative, cutting edge drum 8. bass from day one. Hand in hand with that has been a very fine stream of guests and this month is no exception as Paul Rest et al welcome Matrix (Jamie
Quinn) on his first trip to Scotland.
‘Matrix used to produce quite dark stutt,’ says Rest. ‘These days it’s more kind of liquid funk with a hard edge. People at the Art School are going to love it.‘ Having come through London’s Speed club with a spate of other drum 8. bass-heads in the mid-90$, Matrix came to prominence with the launch of his Metro Recordings label in 1997 and has a reputation for
sophisticated dancefloor-led music.
As for LiveVEvil, Rest reckons it offers something quite distinctive: ‘We’ve progressed the whole audio-visual side of things. The VJs mix custom- made visuals like the DJs mix audio. I think that makes us quite a unique
experience.’ (Kenny Hodgart)
I Electrobix at Bar Bloc. Next date tbc.
I Fluid at Trash. 1 lpm 3am. £(t (£4). Weekly. Beat l()(i‘s Lisa Littlewood. Scott Mackay and Raw B all play as residents at this raucous party tip at the mad end of town. Funky house. urban pop and loads of cheap booze make this a winning proposition.
I Fresh at the Polo Lounge.
l lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle and Andy take charge of the musical duties iii this delicious. mixed Merchant ('ity club. Whether you're in the Trophy Room or on the dancelloor. the tunes will fuel your happiness.
I Friday Feelings at ()stilosis. Jamaica Street. 7pm midnight. Free. Weekly. The Rubadub collccliyc. Baz. Jason. Dan and Scratchtiiaster Jack warm ye hordes up for the weekend with this superior quality post-work thrmvdmvn.
I Fridays at Blanket at Blanket (formerly Bed). 1 lpm 3am. £(i (£4). Weekly. The big back room has an Rth flava every Friday when Raymond Woods. Nacem and Stuart Mc(’allum take it in turns to take you on a trip every week while Billy Milligan brings some Motown fun mixed with party classics iii the front room.
I Friday Street. I lpm 3am. Next date the.
I Fuel at Fuel (Bishopbriggs). l().3()pm 2am. £4. Weekly. New club venture from the (il group. which is attempting to expand the average (ilaswegian‘s idea of w hat w cekcndiiig means. Paul Rea plays club classics. R&B. funk and anythang with a grooy e. Southside and Northside it's starting to get like London iii here. A wee bit.
I Full On at Privilege. l().3()pm 3am. £9 (£7 ). \Vcclx‘l). Toni \VllSUll. (iekkoboy, Stewart (ireen. William Daniel. (iav Houston. Stu llirst and (iio Ferri are your hosts at this weekly dance night down on llopc Street.
I Funhouse at Barfly. l lptn 3am. £4 (£3 ). Weekly. A night of clued-up punk and cathartic indie pop nonsense. It‘s pogo-a-gogo with Radio l's Vic Galloway. Mr Paul Needles and DJ Alpha Mitchell.
I Funk Room at the Arches. Next date 2() Feb with DJ Format.
I Goodfoot at the Riverside Social. Midnight-3am. £5. 5 Feb. Monthly. (ilasgow ‘s top northern soul night blasts into the new year with the usual tiiix of top l)Js playing to a know'ledgable and appreciatiy c crow d.
I Heads Up at Sub (‘luh Next date (be.
I I Love 1970 at Stratltclydc Student's Association. 0pm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. As the name suggests funky fun 7(l\ classics all night long.
I Kinky Afro at the Sub (‘luh
l lptii 3am. £7. Monthly. l3 Feb. The Sub are liostitig a fancy dress Murder Ball. so you're advised to conic dead on time. then get slaughtered downstairs. Tonight's guests. Brian Murnin (Fake. Radio Magnetic. Vibe) and Jim llutchison (Sonia. Glasshouse 'l‘ransiiiission) will be heaping on the house and techno.
0 LiveVEvil at (ilasgow' School of Art. llpm 3am. £lll (£8). Monthly. (i Feb. Join residents l’aul Reset. Morphy. Velocct. Simon l) and M(' (iulux fora trip into deep space drum & bass. Matrix (Vll'lls/Xlell’t) Recordings). one Of the generation of drum (k bassheads who