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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 Johnny Regan.

Glasgow Thursdays


I Dirty Thursdays at Blanket.

l lpm—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 Evil at Barfly. lO.30pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Goth. industrial. punk and metal meet at this black-clad happening.

I Fantastique at MAS. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The vernacular DJ Mirrorbaw plays a friendly brand of pop- fused house for a Thu night crowd looking for kicks. Purse-friendly drinks prices make this night a good draw.

I Firewire at Bamboo. l lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Graham Ferguson spins R&B and chart classics in room I. whilst 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. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Ultra- ftne hip hop night for the students. with DJs Dema and Nice. 5 Aug sees a very special guest in the shape of Skinnyman and DJ Flip. Skinnyman is one of the most highly regarded figures in UK hip hop. He is accompanied by DJ Flip, who has a background not only in hip hop, but also punk. heavy metal. and soul (please note entry £5 [£3—£4] for this date only).

I Homework at Vault. I lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. [an 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 I-lype at Cube. 1 |.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Jim Da 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. 0 Instant Access at Sub Club.

I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. On l2 Aug we welcome a very special guest to the Access party in the fonn of Kid Loco. Tiff Peaches is the resident. and you'd be hard pressed to locate a finer Thursday night than this on right here at the Sub. See preview.

I Loaded at Liquid Lounge. lOpm—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 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.

I Pinup Nights at the Q Club. 9pm—3am. £4. 6 Aug. Monthly. John D and Graeme play punk rock. reggae. soul and ska. There‘s always a bit of love action and free fanzines and badges for the first 100 through the door.

I Record Player: at Glasgow School of Art. l().3()pm—2.30am. £3 (£2. free). Weekly. In the Vic Bar the Record Playerz DJs Hi-Fi Sean and Hushpuppy play to a packed crowd of trashed fashion junkies and fucked up foreign disco freaks. The club that Franz Ferdinand and Scissor Sisters appeared at. long before the hype took hold.

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 Modem An.

I Speakeasy at the Universal (Sauchiehall Lane). lOpm—2am. 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 Topform at the Buff. lOpm—3am. Free before lO.30pm; £3 after. Weekly. 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!‘ With Radio One‘s Gill Mills and the ‘very tall‘ Kevin McKay.

Glasgow Fridays


I Abnormals Anonymous at Glasgow School of Art. Next date the.

I Babaza at Belo. 6pm—3am (DJs from llpm). Free before llpm: £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 Bass Invaders at Fury Murry's.

l lpm—3am. £7. A collective doing their thing well. not bothering about fashion. Good stuff all round.

I British Airwaves at MAS.

l lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. On the second and last Friday of every month. DJ Kris Forrest celebrates 40 years of British music. Starting at [964 (duh) and moving through everything to the present day. he's going to take you on a wonderful musical escapade. Remember your packed lunch. that‘s all. because the in-flight meal is not so good.

I The Butt at the Buff. 8pm—3am. Free before lO.3()pm; £5 after. Weekly. Old school jazz at Glasgow‘s newest jazz club. DJs Mark Robb and Kevan Stevens do the needlework. while the Fusion Experience mix jazz. rock and ‘a whole lot of groove' in a live fashion.

0 Burly at the Arches. l0pm—3am. £10 (£8). 6 Aug. Monthly. lt‘ a sportswear special at this club night aimed at gay and bi men aged 25 and over. They welcome out of town visitors looking for something different to the regular Glasgow scene. Dress code: denim. sportswear. rubber. leather. industrial and kills.

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

I Casa Futura 1st Birthday at the Sub Club. I lpm—3am. £tbc. 6 Aug. Monthly. This fine club. with its great residents. welcomes the live experience of Deadbeat. The Sub has hosted some very fine live shows since the reopening. and this one should be right up there. Minimalist house class is go! See [)I't’l’lt’li'.

I Club Budda at Club Budda. Dumbarton Street. Clydebank.

l lpm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. The weekend kicks off downrivcr 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 Cribs at Blanket. l lpm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. Darren D. Raymond Woods and Billy Milligan are in for this

HOUSE CASAFUTURA The Sub Club, Glasgow, Fri 6 Aug

‘Over the last year we’ve built up a brilliant crowd who have journeyed with us as we’ve explored different sounds and new technology,’ says Sam Birkett, one third of the brains behind Casafutura, the up-and-coming house night that celebrates is first birthday this week. Birkett started the night with fellow househeads Chris Reid and Andy Elliott with the express intent of exploring the future of electronic music. And in the past 12 months

they’ve done just that.

Past guests have included the likes of the Littlemen, but this date sees special guest Scott Monteith - aka Deadbeat - fly in from Montreal for a live set. One half of the ground-breaking Crackhaus duo, Monteith has been touring his solo sound since he debuted at Sonar festival back in 1998. Since then, he’s built up a loyal following worldwide, his passion for developing new sounds putting him at the cutting edge of electronic music. His fusion of dub-fuelled house and twitchy techno seem perfectly suited to the Sub, so his debut Scottish performance should be a night to remember.

‘Scott’s really looking forward to playing in Scotland,’ says Birkett. ‘And he’s promising a very moving and exciting set. He loves to have people moving and reacting to his sound.’ (Darren Watts)

night of funky house. R&B and studenty madness. A very popular club right now. I Fluid at Trash. 1 [pm—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 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 Full On at Privilege. lO.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). Weekly. 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 l's Vic Galloway. Mr Paul Needles and DJ Alpha Mitchell.

I Funk Room at the Arches. Next date 20 Aug.

I Goodfoot at the Riverside Club. Midnight—3am. £5. 6 Aug. Northern soul. Hammond jazz and funk 45s from the Goodfoot DJ team. Perfect for this kind of venue. too.

I The Buff Club at the Buff Club. lOpm—3am. £5. 6 Aug. Monthly. Jazz. soul and funk at this central club. with residents Mark Robb and Kevin Stevens. I LiveVEvil at Glasgow School of Art. 1 lpm—3am. £5. 6 August. Monthly. Special guest at this damn fine drum & bass party is the delectable miss Tania Swift. Residents Geco. Morphy and Simon D do the business on the ones and twos. and Brand X-TV are the VJs.

I Latin Fever at Havana. 9pm—2am. Free. Weekly. DJ Keith D spins up some

Colombian. Cuban. New York and African salsa. adding a twist of Latin chart. R&B and global beats to the rhythmical stew. Tasty.

I The Noo Groove at Oran Mor.

l lpm—3am. £5. Weekly. This wonderful. long running club goes weekly at this new west-end institution. Brian and Nick play the best records from every angle of the funk spectrum. Jazz, soul. house. hip hop and whatever. A brilliant weekly.

I Offset at Cube. lO.30pm—3am. £8 (£5). Weekly. Dance classics and tuff house from resident A very popular venue and club night.

I Pukka Funk at the Tunnel.

1 lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Massive new night for the Tunnel. bringing together three of Glasgow‘s best-known DJs. Kris Keegan. lain ‘Santos’ Thomson and AJ. Expect big vibes. cos this one‘s been hailed as Scotland‘s answer to Hed Kandi.

I Pussy Galore at the Corinthian. 9pm-2am. £tbc. Weekly. Huggy in his first ever West coast residency. playing alongside Jim Da Best in this great Glasgow venue.

I lied and Gold Room at Arta. lOpm—3am. Free before 1 lpm; £7 after. Weekly. DJ Michael O‘Shea pops up to spin only the finest salsa and Latin tunes to a very well-heeled Arta crowd.

I Rockit at Bamboo. lO.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. One room house. one room soul and funk and some chillout in the lounge. An immensely popular night with most shades of opinion.

I Slam 384 Zero Sessions at the Arches. Next date 27 Aug.

I Stateside at Liquid Lounge.

l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Get yer arse Stateside for a night of funk. soul. jazz, hip hop and broken beats with residents Aaron Petrie and Michael Rafferty.

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