Events are listed by city, day, type, then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to, by post or by fax on 0141 353 2803. Glasgow listings are compiled by Kenny Hodgart.

Glasgow Thursdays


I Bennet’s at Bennet‘s. I lpm--3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Crazy night at this most popular of gay venues. They always get a great crowd in and the after parties are really something to behold. I Budda at Budda. l lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Relaunched venue back on track with details still the. I Cheeze at Strathclyde Student's Association. 9pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. The biggest and tackiest student night ever. I Clear at Ad Lib. l lpm~3am. £1. 1‘) Feb. Fortnightly travels from Kingston to Detroit. all for a pound. Bass is the common denominator as reggae. funk and hip hop meet electro. glitch and techno. I Columbian at the Asylutn Back Room. 8pm— lam. Free to CL’SL' members: £l otherwise. Weekly. Put some breakin‘ funk in your trunk with this entertaining night of student madness. I Dirty Thursdays at Blanket.

l [pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Get deep down and dirty as Raymond Woods and Naeem mix up some of the most bootylicious R&B in the city. while Billy Milligan serves up the student classics and dirty pop tunes. I DogGod at Q Bar. l().3()pm——3ani. £2. Weekly. Night of eclecticism at the beautiful club under Corinthian. It was closed for ages but now they're getting back into the groove. Pure class.

I Fire Wire at Bamboo. 5pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Graham Ferguson spins R&B and chart classics in room 1. while DJ toast is in the red room playing indie pop and rock. In the lounge. Robin B plays an eclectic mix of disco. funk and soul.

I Freakmoves at Glasgow School of Art. 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Ultra- line hip hop night for the students. with DJs Dema and Nice.

I FreeSouI at Q Club. 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£4 before midnight). 4 Mar. Monthly. New night down the posh bit of town. with residents Tino and Gusbo tiring you up for the weekend with a bit of techno. This month's guest DJ Raz warms up till midnight with some hard-bitten trance and dance.

I Homework at Vault. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Ian and Stevie man the box. so all insecurities over the tunes are dispelled. This night aims at student satisfaction without compromising the quality levels.

I Hype at Cube. ll.3()pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Jim l)a Best teams up with the Hype crew to put on a night of twisted. ultra-funky house. Plenty of cheap booze makes this a fun night out.

I Instant Access at Sub Club.

I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. This is the night the Sub dances in its slippers to the sounds of Motown. breaks. funk. and smattering of house. Tiff Peaches brings his Bebado vibe to IA on 26 Feb for a night of Braziliance. A full-colour carnival riot is on the cards. with guests including Senza Capoeira and a ten-piece samba band led by Mestre Rodriguez of Samba Ya Bamba.

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 Old Skool Reunion at Archaos.

l lpm -3am. £5 (free—£2.50). Weekly. ()Id

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school techno classics and disco style tunes for the frenzied students down Archaos way.

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: ‘I am What I am‘ is prohibited by law and punishable by spanking.

I Record Player: at Glasgow School ofArt. l().3()pm—2.3()am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Hi-Fi Scan (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 Skint at the Cathouse. l lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. A night that reflects the resurgent alternative scene at the moment. Rock. indie and some tough chemical breaks and beats. with a crowd much like the one you see outside the Gallery of Modern Art.

I Speakeasy at the Universal (Sauchiehall Lane). l()pm—Zam. Free. Weekly. If you feel like a few drinks after the pub. but don‘t want to go clubbing. Speakeasy is for you. The music ain‘t compromised. but 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 Topform at the Buff. l().3()pm-3am. Free on opening night 26 Feb; £5 after. 26 Feb. Fortnightly. I think we have to turn over to Topform themselves to sum up this new night: ‘An extravaganza of music and twisted entertainment. think the Royal Variety Performance hosted by your drunkest drunken uncle. Think end of the pier. think end of the world. think out of your box!‘

I Phunky Monkey at Belo (formerly Babaza). Spin—3am. Free before 1 1pm: £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.

Glasgow Fridays


I Aerodynamico at the Universal.

l lpm—3am. £5 (£4 before midnight). 5 Mar. Monthly. Residents present their worldwide selection of nu-jazz. Brazilian breaks. funk. soul and hip hop. And there‘s a live set from pH5.5 and family.


Pressure at the Arches, Glasgow, Fri 27 Feb

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 (DJs from 11pm). Free before 1 1pm; £5 after. Weekly. 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 Budda at Budda. l [pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Drinks promos and some very sexy R&B from DJ Vance make this not a bad place to start the weekend.

I The Buff at the Buff. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Old school jazz at Glasgow‘s newest jazz club. DJs Nick Peacock. Mark Robb. Brian Robertson and Kevan Stevens do the needlework.

I Bughouse at Sub Club. I lpm—3am. £tbc. 20 Feb. Monthly. Jamaica Street is the place for tough and funky tech-house adventures as Jamie Anderson joins residents Dan Brown and Chris Bowers.

I Canvas at Arta. llpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. DJ Walter plays a plethora of funk. soul and R&B at this beautiful Merchant City bar.

0 Casa Futura at Ad Lib. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 27 Feb. Monthly. Dominic from Subculture lends his services for the evening. and it looks like gettin‘ messy down Ad Lib way. Deep funkin‘ house is on the menu as the boys cook it up tip top fashion. As usual there‘s some cool visuals from Funk Delight and a spot of live percussion courtesy of Rhythmic Rents. See preview.

I The Cathouse at the Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £1 before llpm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Riding high on the nu metal 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 altemateens.

I Club Budda at Club Budda. Dumbanon Street. Clydebank. l [pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. The weekend kicks off downriver with a slow. chillout soundtrack. I Coded at Vault. l lpm—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 the house-led grooves you can rely on. Steven McCreery is the main man. but the pool of talent includes Billy Kilkie. Billy Woods and Amanda Price.

I Crash at the Shed. 10.30pm—2am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Euan and Andy play the finest of everything at this blinding southside club that always seems to be busy.

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I Creation at Corinthian. l lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. After a warm-up in the Lite Bar it‘s downstairs with the gear for Paul Rea and Kevin Austin. your hosts at this classiest of venues.

I Destiny at Destiny. l lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Destiny's relaunch continues with up-for-it party tunes. house and R&B flavas. Tasty Ifustlz'nders hardman Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) is popping in on 5 Mar. Your card looks marked.

I Fluid at Trash. 1 lpm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Beat 106‘s Lisa Littlewood. Scott Mackay and Raw B all play as residents at this raucous party up at the mad end of town. Funky house. urban pop and loads of cheap booze make it a winning proposition.

I Fnuk at Big Joint. South Street. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). 27 Feb. The techno- electro collective serve up the usual heady mix of beats and drones. Two rooms of live electro. house and techno. and one of electro and hip hop.

I Fresh at the Polo Lounge. 1 lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Michelle and Andy are in charge of the musical duties at this delicious. gay/ mixed Merchant City club. Most who enter come out smiling.

I Fridays at Blanket at Blanket (formerly Bed). l lpm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Raymond Woods. Naeem and Stuart McCallum take turns with the R&B flavas in the big back room. while out front Billy Milligan mixes Motown with party classics.

I Friday Street at the Liquid Lounge. 1 lpm—3am. £5 (£4). 27 Feb. DJs Mikey Collins and Paul Molloy. and their guest. London‘s Andy Lupton. bring you classic mod sounds. 60s psych. and nonhem soul. Scotland‘s premier ‘modernist’ club.

I Full On at Privilege. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). Weekly. Tom Wilson. Gekkoboy. Stewart Green. William Daniel. Gav Houston. Stu Hirst and Gio Ferri are your hosts at this weekly dance night down on Hope Street.

I Funhouse at Barfly. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A night of clued-up punk and cathartic indie pop nonsense. lt‘s pogo-a-gogo with Radio 1's Vic Galloway. Mr Paul Needles and DJ Alpha Mitchell. I Funk Room at the Arches.

l lpm—3am. £8 (£6). 20 Feb. The Arches welcomes a class act on the UK hip hop scene in the shape of DJ Format. who brings a predilection for freakin‘ basslines and old skool funk. Having supported Jurassic 5 at the Barrowlands last year. he joins Funk Room residents Simon Bigbeat

and Andrew Divine for some serious crate-

diggin.‘ For this date only ‘A-List'card holders get halfprice entry before midnight.

and industrial.

Jeff Mills’ last mix project, Live at the Liquid Room, was criticised in some quarters for sounding like heavy metal. His next addition to the genre is Exhibitionist, which features Samuel L Sessions, Claude Young and Oliver Ho. It is more of a conventional techno record, maintaining a tone of funky minimalism despite its hectic shifts of track and tempo. Keen not to seem too conventional, Mills is releasing a DVD of the set simultaneously and, at a recent London night, projected the DVD onstage while he wandered about the club. Mills has rarely taken the easy path, founding Detroit institution Underground Resistance with Mike Banks and Robert Hood while studying architecture, only to sever all links with the label in 1992 and move to New York, where, in search of still harder sounds, he began to experiment with acid house

His set at Pressure is likely to be heavy on his own material. It’s also likely to be heavy on everyone else’s: Mills’ rapidfire DJing technique sees a constant stream of tracks laid under, over and alongside each other in a thick, chaotic mesh of melodies and percussion. He may be 40 now, but age seems to have done little to blunt the insatiable radicalism of

one of dance music’s legends. (James Smart)