Creme de Menthe


RUB DOWN Ad Lib, Glasgow, Sat 19 Jun

Rub Down is one of a handful of clubs that made their home in the plush, intimate interior of club Ad Lib. However, from the middle of Jun onwards, it's

‘club Ad Lib' no more, as the venue jettisons

its various late night parties and operates as a drinking and eating boite only. Join the Rub Down party as they pump up the volume on that not- inconsiderably-sized PA and say a teary goodbye to the coolest venue

on Hope Street.

Rory Watson (aka DJ Boab) and Thomas Gavin are the main men behind the Rub Down concept, which has expanded to include a design company and PA supplier. Recent NME darling Creme de Menthe, formerly a resident, is now an occasional special guest, and the whole thing revolves around a sense that going out should be a full-on experience. Watson explains how the informality of the venue shaped the club: ‘We break down the barrier between the stage and the crowd. One minute I can be up at the bar, blasting the trumpet, next I can be with the band. We want people to be engaged. Rub Down is all about having a good time, and having a sense of humour.’ (Johnny Regan)

I Urban Vinyl at Blanket. l lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Raymond Woods. Paul N’Jie. Naeem and Stuart Mc(‘alltim present followers of urban music with the very best in hip hop. R&B. sotil. and every other kind of urban heat.

I Vinylicious at Lowdown.

Midnight» 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. The very sexy people from Soulsa bring us another fine night of house ftiii and games.

Glasgow Mondays


I Burn at MAS. l lpm 3am. Free for staff of any pub or club: £3 to everyone else. Weekly. The biggest trade party of the year. with Burn residents Normski and [em playing the tunes that will have you smiling all week. All drinks are one pound. all night long.

I Breakaway at the Shack.

I lpm-~3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Alec and Andy drop their unique blend of chart favourites. Definitely one for the party set.

I In Bed with Jim Da Best at Blanket. l lpm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Jim invites you to his botidoir for an evening of poptastic trash. funky shit and a whole lot more besides.

I Budda at Budda. l lpm— 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Relaunched venue back on track with details still the.

I Passionality at (‘ube.

ll.3()pm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Pleasing chartistry from 1)] Shawn Roberts. who does his best to resuscitate the weekend for the gay/ mixed crowd.

I Undercover at Blanket. l lpm—-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. (iratification levels are high as secret agent Jim l)a Best plays

out the funky house. quality R&B and perfect pop. Plenty of drinks promos should leave you both shaken and stirred.

Glasgow Tuesdays


I Bin Bag at the (ilasgow School of Art. I lpm-~3am. £l (free). Bargain basement indie tunes. barreloads of cheap drink and a bunch of kids that used to live in good homes.

I Budda at Budda. l lpm ~3am. £tbc. Weekly. Relaunched venue back on track with details still the.

I Fool’s Gold at MAS. l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. As the name might suggest. this is a night of indie and rock'n'roll for those who know that clubbing isn't all about beats and breaks. I FUN at (‘tibe. l l.3()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Funky. unique and very naughty. Shawn Roberts and Shazza-llalliwell pack in the pop tunes at this gay night. I Laid at the Shack. l().3()pm-~3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. The best and latest in indie-pop. chart & dance. guitar-rock and R&B. Think that about covers it.

I Later Lounge at the Liqtiid Lounge. 9pni—3am. Free. Weekly. Aaron Petrie (Clinical) cooks up a storm with some classic tracks old and new. House. broken beats and hip hop flavours.

I Snoopy Tuesdays at Blanket. llpm ~3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Join Peanuts and (‘harlie Brown under the blanket for pop fun and student classics. ()r strut your stuff as Scott ‘Fingers' McMillan. Billy Milligan and Jim l)a Best slam on the funky tunes and R&B. I TIT at Trash. l().3()pm»-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Paul N'Jie plays otit R&B and hip hop. (iraeme Ferguson runs with the

student classics in Room 2 and Rob B is in the third room playing party anthems and bar tunes.

I Tuesdays at Bamboo at Bamboo. l lpmw3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. l)J Miguel is in the Red Room playing the finest R&B and hip hop. and in the lounge we have Robin B laying down his soulful grooves.

Glasgow Wednesdays


I AM at the Liquid Lounge. l()pm-2am. £3. Weekly. New midweek drum & bass night featuring some of Scotland‘s l)&B talent on regular rotation.

I Allure at the Tunnel. l 1.30pm 3am. £3. Weekly. (ilasgow’s newest gay night with the young and very talented 1)] Darren Young dispatching some superb tuneage.

I Budda at Btidda. l lpm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Relaunched venue back on track with details still the.

I Blaze at Bamboo. l lpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Scottie B fronts this night of funk fuelled sotil and R&B. A venue that's really working right now.

I Club Tromolo at the Buff (‘lub. Next date the.

I FAB at the Belo. l lpm 3am. Free before i lpm: £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Patil Rea. (lordon Miller and (‘raig Kelman blend garage. R&B and funky house. playing to a dressed-tip crowd who help to make this one of the busiest midweek nights in (ilasgow.

I Freester at Trash. l lpm 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Fix tip. look sharp for (ilasgow’s only fully committed night of l'rban music. (‘ome in from the fields. yokels.

I Fourplay at linvy. l lpm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. New night of danceteria for the (ilasgow set. (‘ambridge Street will rock.

I Jungo at Arehaos. l lpm 3am. £2 (free). Weekly. Student classics. indie and cheese are the order of the day at this weekly Wed.

I Joints and Jams at (‘ube.

l lpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. The award-winning club brings you the best R&B. hip hop and soul his in the city. Residents Martin llesketh. John Lyons. Puppa Shango and DMG on rotation every Wed. With regular guest I)Js and PAs. it’s no wonder that Joints and Jams is the longest running R&B night in (ilasgow.

I New Flesh at Fury Mtirry's.

9pm 3am. £2 before i lpm; £4 after. Weekly. A night of punk. metal and nu metal. reflecting the diversity of clubbing at the moment.

I Period at Stib (‘lub. Next date the. I Retox at Bamboo. l lpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Miguel ('ampos plays you into Thursday with a mixture of hip hop and R&B.

QRJDZ at The (ilasgow School of Art. I lpm-3am. £9. l(i Jun only. RJl)2 is the special guest on this date. playing live with l)ema and Nice and all that funky hip hop crew from the Art School. If you like real hip hop. this is for you.

I Shackass at Shack. l().3()pin-3.30am. £5 (£3). Weekly. The inimitable l)J Toast spins the finest in chart classics. with a healthy smattering of cheese also.

I Stud’essential at Jongletirs.

9pm 3am. Free. Weekly. l-‘resh student night at the comedy club next door to the l'(}(‘. Free entry and a shitload of drinks promos tend to see the crowd in fine fettle.

I Traffic Light at Blanket.

l lpm 3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Stop at the lights and get into bed every Wed. Indulge in some intimate pillow talk in the front bedroom. or get through the back for some sexy R&B and pop. And just watch otit for the traffic police - they give away free home to anyone who dares to sit in the car seat.

Edinrqh Clubs

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Edinburgh Thursdays


I Affiliate at lloneycomb. l lpm 3am. £5. l7 Jun. Fortnightly. The biggest names on the Scottiin scene all gather for this new mid-week session. Drum 6’; bass is the music of choice and this fortnigln's practitioners are liN(). Neo and Mark P.

I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar ('ltib. 0pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Start the weekend off nice and early with a selection of breaks. R&B and urban tracks from (i-Mac and (ieorge.

I Born to Be Wide at the Venue.

l lpm 3am. Free. l7 .ltiii. Fortnightly. New music industry social club that plans to bring musos. journalists. promoters. record shop workers and musicians together. With a varied soundtrack from various industry botls. Jun l7 sees Tommy (the Magnificents). Flame Watson (liMY) and music lawyer Murray Buchanan behind the decks.

I Bounce at Po Na Na. l()pm 3am. £3 £4. Weekly. Sitideiit night down Po Na Na gets the place jtiinpin‘ with its mix of hip hop. R&B and drinks promos. I Club Simba at the (‘ellar Bar. l()pm 3am. Free before i lpm; £2 after. Weekly. The (‘cllar Bar continues its reclamation as a quality clubbing venue with this mix of African. (‘aribbean and Latin infectious beats.

I El Barrio at [if Barrio. l()pm»3am. Free. Weekly. Nightly fiesta in the rum- soaked Latin Quarter of lidinburgh.

I Fast and Ride This Train at the Bongo (‘lub l()pm 3am. £5 (£4). l() Jtiii. Monthly. Two clubs for the price of one. Fast offers the best in high energy rock'n’roll. garage and punk while Ride This Train goes all rebel country on your

I Fithee Disco at ('ity: lidinburgh.

l lpm 3am. £3 before midnight: £4 after. Weekly. l'rban music for the modern cltibber from 1)] Filthee.

I Genetic at (‘itrus ('lub. l lpm 73am. Free before i l.3()pm; £2 after. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soii'ee that showcases alternative. indie and lo-fi. No smoking at the bar. mind.

I Las Salinas at Faith.

l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Laid back party with fantastic drink offers all night. R&B and funky house with live percussion from Pepe and friends.

I MIB2 at Cavendish/Diva. l()pm 2am. Free before midnight: £3 after. Weekly. The best in LS hip hop. ragga and R&B from 'l’ee-TN'l' and Mr ll. Back with the same music you all loved so much as they take over this new venue.

I The Milky Way at Forest ('afe. l()pm 2am. Free. ll) Jun. Monthly. l)Js Lonely Soldier and lltiiitiiig Accident flying through the galaxy of rare pop. And here‘s a novelty it's BYOB.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. (‘lassie dance anthems and funky vocal house from JT. I The Pidgeon Club at ('octeau Lounge (downstairs at ligo).

l().3()pm 3am. £3. l7 Jun. An all good happening of (i()s. soul and psychedelic sweet sttiff courtesy of] l’itlgeon and P2.

I Poison at ()pium. l lpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Old school metal with a glam edge as all the favourites are wheeled otit in the shape of cuts from Alice (‘oopei'. Black Sabbath. Ly nrd Skynrd. Acrosmitli. Twisted Sister. Iron Maiden etc.


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