Clubs ■ Hanoi Rocks at Firewater. 9pm–3am. Free before 10.30pm; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. DJs Joe Smith and Craig Wilson play indie from past and present to a discerning music crowd. ■ Homegrown at Bamboo. 10.30pm–3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Stevie Sole plays a funky, soulful house set with Miguel playing R&B and Dominic Martin supplying the funk and jazz. ■ The Hot Club at Nice’n’Sleazy. 11.30pm–3am. £3. 25 Jul. Rafla (Nice’n’Sleazy) and Nobodaddy (The Phantom Band) play garage, punk, psych and rockabilly, with occasional live bands and art interventions. ■ Huntley & Palmer’s Audio Club at Stereo. 11pm–3am. £tbc. 1 Aug. Intelligent techno and wonky electro, with a headline set from fast-rising Edinburgh performer Dollskabeat and support from Linkwood and Cousin Cole. See preview, page 38. ■ Impact at Soundhaus. 10pm–4am. £12. 25 Jul. Hardcore and industrial techno, gabba and drum’n’bass, with guests Partyraiser, Dr Macabre, Dolphin, Bomb Berlin (live), Sadistic, Al Twisted, Imhotep, Rob Da Rhythm and many more. ■ La Roche Rumba at Pollok Ex- Servicemen’s Club. 8.30pm–1am. £5. 1 Aug. Guests Thriftshop XL, DJ B*Licious and the Rumba regulars present a mixed bag of disco, electro and funk. ■ Melting Pot at Admiral Bar Basement. 11pm–3am. £10. 1 Aug. All things disco-house, with residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner and guest Mark Seven (Stockholm’s Jus’Wax, Black Lodge).
■ Men & Machines at Stereo. 11pm–3am. £5. 25 Jul. A guest set from London’s Tothebone DJs, as the M&M regulars play techno and tech-house all night long. ■ Metro Soul at Pivo Pivo. 11pm–3am. £5. 25 Jul. Underground house at this Flatpacked Traxx party with Soulfunk City and Craig Hamilton. ■ Modern Lovers at the Flying Duck. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 25 Jul. Blues, garage punk, 60s pop, Motown, funk and beyond as Modern Lovers are joined by special guest Kevin McGachy (Pineapple Soul Club). ■ Nu Skool at the Buff. 10.30pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Nick Peacock, Craig Thompson, John Ross and Alex provide a fine line in disco, northern soul and all things funky. ■ Off The Record and Animal Farm at Soundhaus. 11pm–4am. £6 (£5). 1 Aug. A showcase of homegrown techno talent, with Siren, Simon Stokes, Kreep, Alexoraldo and Bigfoot’s Tea Party. ■ Orderly Disorder at the Flying Duck. 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). 1 Aug. A two room circus of wonky, wobbly electronica, face painting and massages at this ‘Clownin’ Around’ special. ■ Pandemic at Nice’n’Sleazy. 11.30pm–3am. £3. 1 Aug. Noj (Critical Mass) and Johnny Shrapnel play indie, 60s garage, soul, rock’n’roll and ‘everything else in between’. ■ Red’n’Black at Drop. 10pm–3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. See Fri. ■ The Rock Shop at Maggie May’s. 11.30pm–3am. Free before midnight; £5 (£3) after. Weekly. Resident Lee Craig plays a selection of rock, indie and metal classics in the basement.
■ Sabado Saturdays at Byblos. 11pm–3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. House music from new resident Jon Mancini, with Stuart McCorrisken in the back room. ■ Salsa in the Buff at the Buff. 8.30pm–3am. £5 before 10pm; £6 after. Weekly. Hosted by Academia de Salsa, who pull in a decidedly salsa dancing crowd, this sexy club night also boasts a dedicated Mojito bar on the mezzanine level to set the mood. ■ Saturdays at the Cathouse. 10.30pm–3am. £6 (£5.50). Weekly. DJs Eric and Muppet offer classic and current rock on level one, while DJ Billy and Framie belt out emo and metal on level two. ■ Slabs of the Tabernacle at the Twisted Wheel. 9pm–3am. £7. 1 Aug. Exploring the realms of disco, Italo, house, techno and beyond. With Andrew Ingram, Brian d’Souza and the Slabs team. Welcoming back Mark du Mosch and his bag of jackin’ slabs, this time accompanied by Moustache Records head honcho and all round disco enthusiast David Vunk. Lord have mercy. ✽✽ SOLUTe at the V Club. 11pm–3am. new home, with a Scottish debut for Boris Brejcha (Harthouse/Autist), and also featuring Jean Rammese (Sleaze Records/Perc/Soma), Dr Air (Super Scientists) and resident Wardy. ■ Subculture at the Sub Club. 11pm–3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Glasgow’s well-established house institution continues to reign supreme, with residents Harri and Domenic back together every week after Domenic’s £8. 1 Aug. House and techno in a
recent sojourn in Barcelona. Also featuring regular guests Junior, Telford and Esa. ■ Tronicsole at Admiral Bar Basement. 11pm–3am. £8 (£6). 25 Jul. Shur-I-Kan, of Jimpster’s Freerange label and now his own Dark Energy Recordings with Glasgow’s Milton Jackson, joins resident DJ Hiro at this monthly bash. See preview, page 38. ■ Violate at Big Joint. 8pm–2am. £tbc. 1 Aug. Fetish club with music from DJ Loveless. See www.violate.co.uk for dress code. ■ Voodoo at the Cathouse. 4–9pm. £6 (£3). Weekly. Under-18s club, featuring two floors of rock, metal, punk, emo and requests with DJs Framie and Am-y. ■ West Coast Jam at the Ferry. 9pm–3am. £12. 25 Jul. A Street Rave EH1 warm-up party of house and beats with DJs Graeme Park, Collin Patterson, Jon Mancini, Boney, Davie Gilmour and Hooligan X. Chart & Party ■ Bob’s Full House at Oran Mor. 11pm–3am. £8. Weekly. Bobby Bluebell spins dance, pop and cheesy tunes. ■ Boho Saturdays at Boho. 9.30pm–3am. Free before 10.30pm; £8 after. Weekly. Li’l Rich packs the dancefloor every Saturday with a li’l bit of everything. ■ Bordello at Kushion. 11pm–3am. £5. Weekly. House from Gordon Miller, and a musical mixture from Billy Milligan and Steven Foy. ■ Dreamlands at Sea. 11pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Setting you free every Saturday with a commercial collection of dance, R&B and hip hop.
GLASGOW Club venues ■ ABC 300 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. This gig venue turns into an indie club night. See listings for details. ■ The Arches Argyle Street, 0870 240 7528. Probably the biggest venue in Glasgow and home to famous names like Colours, Death Disco and Pressure. See listings for details. ■ Arta 62 Albion St, 552 2101. An incredibly flash bar, restaurant and club space. ■ Bamboo 51 West Regent Street, 332 1067/8. A musical programme that takes in modern soul and funky house. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Barfly 260 Clyde Street, 221 0414. A great club for those who like rock’n’roll. See listings for details. ■ Blackfriars Basement 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. Rock, pop and indie DJs, with occasional bands. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Boho 59 Dumbarton Road, 357 6644. Glossy weekend clubbing. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Box 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. Rock, punk, indie and alternative sounds. ■ Braehead Arena Kings Inch Road, 886 8300. Occasional one- off events in this shopping centre-based arena. See listings for details.
■ The Buff Club 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. A number of fine nights take place at this upstairs-downstairs venue. See listings for details. ■ The Bunker Bar 193–199 Bath Street, 229 1427. Late opening at the weekend and occasional big-name guest DJs. ■ Byblos Unit Q, Merchant Square, 71 Albion Street, 552 3895. Flash mainstream dance sounds for flash mainstream drinkers. ■ Carling Academy 121 Eglinton Street, 08700 771 2000. Host to big one-off parties from Club Noir to Back to The Future. See listings for details. ■ Carnival Arts Centre New Wynd, 946 6193. Occasional, mostly world music- themed club nights. ■ The Cathouse 15 Union Street, 248 6606. Metal, rock and goth club. See listings for selected highlights. ■ CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Art space that throws the occasional club event. See listings for details. ■ Classic Grand 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. Regular clubs and live music. See listings for details. ■ Club Living 69 Nelson Mandela Place, 248 7333. A full complement of rockin’ late evening sessions. ■ Club 69 40 New Sneddon Street, Paisley, 552 5791. It’s experimental and funky
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techno all the way. See listings for details. ■ Common 25 Royal Exchange Square, 204 0101. A flash club which offers soul, R&B and house. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Corinthian Ingram Street, 552 1101. Upper- crust clubbing for those who like to spend, spend, spend. ■ Crib 375 Sauchiehall Street, 333 9919. R&B, dancehall, soul, grime and hip hop. ■ Cube 34 Queen Street, 226 8990. A massive clientele and a funky soundtrack. ■ The Ferry Anderston Quay, the Broomielaw, 553 0606. This floating venue on the Clyde plays host to various one-off nights. See listings for details. ■ Firewater 341 Sauchiehall Street, 354 0350. Student-friendly indie and party choons. See listings for selected highlights. ■ The Flying Duck 142 Renfield Street, 572 0100. An eclectic, indie-focused club. See listings for details. ■ Fury Mury’s 96 Maxwell Street, 221 6511. No pretensions, just pure partying. ■ The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. Student venue playing party tunes. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street, 332 0691. Quality student venue with a cool roster. See listings for details. ■ Guru 520 Sauchiehall
Street, 332 0755. Indie, pop, electro, rock’n’roll across four rooms. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Hetherington Research Club 13 University Gardens, 330 4503. Converted Victorian house that was once students-only, although a sign-in policy is now in action. See listings for selected highlights. ■ The Hold The Admiral Bar, 72 Waterloo Street, 221 7705. Great venue that has just managed to get a new 3am licence. See listings for details. ■ Ivory Blacks 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. Featuring a mixture of rock gigs and techno clubs. ■ The Ivy 1102-1106 Argyle Street, 357 5454. It’s a bar, but it still manages an enviable selection of DJ talent. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Karbon 4 Buchanan Street, Springfield Court, 221 8099. Student nights, electro and party tunes across the week. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Kushion 158–166Bath Street, 331 4060. Student-friendly house, pop and indie sounds. ■ Maggie May’s 50 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. A punk- themed music venue with a 3am license. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Nice’n’Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. One of Glasgow’s most down-to-earth and exciting bars. See listings for selected highlights. ■ The Old Fruitmarket Candleriggs, 353 8000. One of the city’s most atmospheric venues. See listings for details. ■ Oran Mor Byres Road, 0870 0132 652. Huge venue in the West End that plays host to Friday and Saturday party nights. See listings for details. ■ Play 7 Renfield Street, 226 4958. Mainstream sounds in the heart of the city. ■ Polo Lounge Wilson Street, 553 1221. The gay community of Glasgow votes with its feet every weekend. ■ Queen Margaret Union University Gardens, 339 9784. Student club and club- orientated gigs. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Soundhaus Hydepark Street, 221 4659. Underground house, techno and live venue. See listings for details. ■ Stavka 373–377 Sauchiehall Street, 333 3940 . A Russian-themed city centre bar-come- club. ■ Stereo 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. Playing host to fine indie gigs and clubs in the basement. See listings for details. ■ Strathclyde Students’ Union University of Strathclyde, Students Association, 90 John Street, 567 5023. Cheesy and/or specialist student nights. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Sub Club Jamaica Street, 248 4600. The
best club in Glasgow? Optimo and Subculture seem to corroborate the claim. See listings for details. ■ The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street, 204 1000. Dance tunes for a well dressed crowd. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Twisted Wheel 73 Queen Street, Glasgow 0141 221 4851 Great basement club space and gig nights, licensed until 3am. ■ Universal 157 Sauchiehall Lane, 332 8899. Drum & bass and laid-back club nights. See listings for details. ■ V Club 375 Sauchiehall Street, 333 9919. A quality selection of cross-genre nights. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Valdor 46 Queen Street, 221 6376. A mainstream house- orientated club. See listings for selected highlights. ■ The Viper Bar & Club 500 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, 334 0560. An unashamedly mainstream affair. ■ The Winchester Club 49 Bell Street, 552 3586. This basement venue attracts the kind of night and clientele which befits its elegant décor. See listings for details. ■ The Woodside Social Club 329 North Woodside Road, 337 1643. A selection of indie and mod clubs make up the monthly programme. See listings for details.