fancy wangling a discounted ticket. you can btty a drink before 1 lptn from Delmonicas arottnd the corner.
Events are listed by city, date, then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to glasgowelist.co.ult, by post or by fax on 0141 353 2803. Listings are compiled by Jane Hamilton.
Bennets (ilassford Street. 552 576].
l lpm 3.30am. £3 £6 (£2~£5). Saturday night staple. with in-house DJs (irant and Sara spitming the cheesy tunes.
Passionality ('ube. 34 Queen Street. 223 8990. Weekly. 1 1.30pm 3.30am. £3 (£2 with llyer). Kick start the week with some camp charty sottnds frotn DJ Shawn.
Mr Gay UK Bennets. 90 (ilassford Street. 552 5761. Fri 23 Apr. See panel The Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 553 1 I21. Weekly. llptn 3am. Friday night is Fresh night at this fairly sophisticated club in the upmarket Merchant City. It's engineered by Andy and Michelle and tickets can be purchased at the door £5. Bttt if yott
DISCO DlVAS PEACHES, BRITNEY SPEARS AND CANDI STATON Two live performances and a CD re-release
One nubile lady jetting her way into Scotland this month has already arrived as a massive gay icon. Peaches (aka Merrill Nisker), the Canadian- born singer, has invited us, through her anthems, to ‘Fuck The Pain Away’, ‘Set It Off’, and even, ‘Shake Your Dix’ on the dance floor.
A purveyor of raunchy lyrics and hairy armpits, she’s put the cheek into queer chic, while also managing to acquire a wider fan base of hip hoppers, headbangers, punks and post-feminists. Her sound has been described as ‘explicit prankster rap’, and when she appears at the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh on 15 April it’ll be a chance to enjoy a unique artist who is unlike anything else you’ll hear on the planet.
The fact that she produces her records, programs her own beats and plays almost all the instruments further cements her status as a woman for whom the concept of expressive art is everything.
Since her debut album, The Teaches of Peaches, was released on a small German label, Kitty-Yo, in 2000 she has duetted with lggy Pop, played a beat poet in a John Malkovich short, The Hideous Man and even had her breasts immortalised in plaster by groupie artist Cynthia Plastercaster.
This month also sees an appearance by Britney Spears at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow on 30 April. Gay club-goers have more than a passing acquaintance with the commercial sound of Miss Spears, a woman whose very public snog with Madonna endeared her to the gay community. But it would be difficult to envisage a more different performer to the divine Peaches. While Britney’s music makes you want to shake your booty, Peaches creates a soundtrack to get your end away to. Their only similarity, in fact, is the ability to attract an adulation usually reserved for Kylie Minogue or the late Judy Garland.
But while the gay super-icons field looks close to over-crowding, spare a thought (and maybe a dime) for a doyenne of gay spiritual music (is disco). The UK label Honest Jons has released a 26-track CD of Candi Staton’s recordings. Staton’s mid-19705 hits, ‘Young Hearts Run Free’, and ‘Vtctim' transformed the former R&B singer into the greatest disco diva of her generation. It also includes her excellent renditions of ‘That’s How Strong My Love ls’, and ‘l’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart (Than a Young Man’s Fool)’. (Brian McGeachan)
82 THE LIST 15—29 Apr 2004
Cinema Suddenly OFT. 12 Rose Street. 332 e 8128. Mon 26 Apr. 2.45pm. 6.45pm. £4—£5 (£2—£3 concessions). Brilliant.
hilarious and tender Argentinian film g
(shot in black and white) in which two ' punky dykes can‘t resist the challenge of
Glasgow Saturdays :
stage a quasi-kidnapping and embark on
trying to sleep with a straight girl. They
a road trip with their hostage.
Pink Penelopes Penelope's Niteclub.
. Penelopes have resurrected their weekly
l8 Jatnaica Street. 847 0820. l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. ()pen alter a long hiatus.
New club frotn James Longworth (Blaze. Vibe) featuring DJ Filthee (Vibe. Kiss)
Fourplay Envy. 26 Cambridge Street. 332 3437. llpm—3am. £4 (£2 with tiyer). 1 Weekly. New gay club.
Allure The Tunnel. 84 Mitchell Street. 204 1000. l 1.30pm—3am. £3. Weekly. New gay club frotn the people behind Cube's Passionality and FUN promising happy. cheesy pop in the company of DJ Edinburgh Thursdays
Metrosexuality (‘ity Nightclub. Market Street. 226 9560. l lpm-3am. £3 entry before midnight; £4 after. Weekly.
spinning an urban music soundtrack.
V , Edinburgh Fridays i
Polysuper-Camp Newtoth Bar. 26b Dublin Street. 538 7775. 10pm-—2am. Free. Weekly. DJs Polysuper Pele. Ali and guests whip up a storm of catnp classics and disco hits. CC Blooms 3-24 (ireenside Place. 220 2376. Fri 2 Apr. 9pm. £tbc. We don’t
know if there'll be jelly and ice-cream
i but we do know that there‘ll be games ? aplenty including Pass the Bear. Musical Bears and Bears' Bingo.
Blaze Ego. Picardy Place. 478 7434. Fri 2 Apr. 1 lptn -3am. £3 before midnight; £4 alter. Fortnightly. DJ James Longworth promises to ignite the gay weekend with a chart and commercial/ funky house soundtrack.
5 Edinburgh Saturdays
Clubs Polysupen-Mix Up Newtown Bar.
26b Dublin Street. 538 7775. l()pm—2am.
Free. Weekly. New night of cheezee disco
pop and charty hits for boys and girls ; with DJs Polysuper Pete. Ali and guests.
Exploring Biphobia Beyond Barriers. LGBT Centre. 9 Howe Street. 523 1100. Sat 17 Apr. l2.30—4.30pm. Free. Workshop for bisexuals. looking at
experiences of discrimination and priorities for challenging biphobia. ‘ Booking recommended.
i Edinburgh Sundays
Tackno Massa. 36—39 Market Street.
226 4224. 10.30pm—3am. £4-—£6. 25 Sun
: 25 Apr. With Trendy Wendy at the controls as ever. and in the beautiful refurbished surroundings of the fortner
(‘lub Mercado. this night continues to
dominate Sunday nights in Edinburgh.
Taste The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. l lpm—3am. £5 before 1 1.30pm; £8 (£6 members) after; £10 non-members on guest DJ nights. Weekly. Tasty brew of house and garage
Pimpster & Gee all playing a masterful blend of RnB. soul and fttnk and tnore.
I Edinburgh Monday
Pete. Ali and guests.
with Jon Pleased rolling in to perform his
quarterly residency on Sun 1 1 Apr. BootyLUSHous Medina Nightclub.
Lothian Street. l()pm«3am. £3. Weekly.
The Sunday social settles into its new venue and becomes a weekly affair ; featuring DJ Dale Lush and residents
PolysupehCheez Mood Club. ()mni ’. Centre. Greenside. 07788 474 414. l l()pm»~3atn. £1 before 1 l.30am: £3 after
(£2 with membership card or discottnt ‘ pass). Weeklv. New cheeze feast with a
mix of 70s. 80s. 90s and the best from today in the company of DJs l’olysupcr
Edinburgh Tuesdays .
; Vibe Ego. Picardy Place. 478 7434.
l lpm—3am. £3 (£2 members). Weekly.
Jatnes Longworth provides the sounds upstairs at this popular. sparkly. charty
party while Nathan Scantlebury plays an
R&B mix downstairs. Darren.
SOME USEFUL NUMBERS
LGBT Politics and Social Pride Scotland 0141 556 4340
I Stonewall Scotland 0141 204 0746 ; Unison Scotland Lesbian and Gay
Committee 0141 556 4340
Pride Scotland 0141 556 4340 ’ Edinburgh Lesbian and Gay Switchboard 0131 556 1049
Edinburgh LGB Community Centre 0131 557 I662 Equality Network 07020 933952
Healthy Gay Scotland 0131 558 3713 Positive Health: HIV/Aids 0131 558
The Order of Perpetual Indulgence 01343 542 928
0PI Convent of Dunn Eideann PO Box 666. Edinburgh EH7 SYN
Suddenly An Argentinian dyke road movie that's a funny and touching portrayal of two girls named Mao and Lenin. The film (all in black and white) tracks their attempts to seduce a trumpy, straight lingerie saleswoman. Directed by Diego Lerman, it has been compared to the work of Jim Jarmusch and was a huge hit at the recent London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. See Film.
Mr Gay UK All over Britain. throughout March. April and May. beats are taking place for the title ol Britain‘s dishiest man. and Glasgow gets its share of the action on Friday 23 April. For a taste of what to expect. check out the pics of hunky Stewan Kennedy. winner of the Edinburgh heat. at www.mrgayuk.co.uk/2004 and go to ‘Heat Winners’. See Clubs.