Events are listed by city, day, type then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to firstname.lastname@example.org. Glasgow listings are compiled by David Pollock. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Club ■ Alternative Nation at Classic Grand. 11pm–3am. £3. Weekly. Barry and Harvey Kartel drum up a mixture of rock, industrial, metal, punk and electro. ■ Bon Bon at the Sub Club. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. 4 Feb. Monthly techno night in the Subbie, with residents Kage, Cammie T and Ally Reid, and guest Domm (Slave to the Rhythm). ■ Calling All Disco Kids at Karbon. 10.30pm–3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Heskey and Big Al drop hip hop and R&B while Raw B and Euan McLeod play classics and hand out cash prizes at this student night. Scott McKay plays house in the lounge. ■ Cheap & Nasty at Nice’n’Sleazy. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. 21 Jan. Everything from disco to indie and electro to funk, with Matthew Craig of One More Tune and Define Define. ■ Clatty Pats at Oran Mor. 11pm–3am. £4 (free for NHS workers). Weekly. Glasgow’s Cleopatra’s is resurrected for the 21st century with a mix of classic house, cheesy chart anthems and smooth R&B. With resident DJ Mark Robb. ■ Cryotec at the Cathouse. 11pm–3am. £2. 28 Jan. Playing the best in EBM and industrial. ■ Eight Pounds of Pressure at Nice’n’Sleazy. 11.30pm–3am. £2. 28 Jan. Dub, techno, jungle, bass. Loud. ■ Misbehavin’ at the Cathouse. 11pm–3am. £2 (£1). 4 Feb. Dolly Daydream and Drucifer serve up a steamy mix of electro, disco, alternative and sleazy sounds. ■ Mixed Bizness at Glasgow School of Art. 11pm–3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Cutting edge underground beats and classic dancefloor gems from resident Benny Boom. Includes entry to R-P-Z. ■ R-P-Z at Glasgow School of Art. 11pm–3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Residents Hushpuppy and Bonjour Boi promise a blend of electro, Italo disco, punk-funk and ‘wrong sounds a-plenty’. Includes entry to Mixed Bizness. ■ Rubbermensch at O2 ABC2. 11pm–3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A night for indie lovers with Andy Wilson in charge. ■ Soul Glo at the Buff Club. 11pm–3am. £3. Weekly. DJ Wee Cheesy rolls funk, soul, electro and indie classics. FREE Thursdays at Maggie’s at Maggie May’s. 10pm–3am. Weekly. DJ Marky Mark plays funk, soul, rock and pop. ■ Tosser Thursdays at O’Couture. 4pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Indie, dance, pop and cheap drinks at this student night. ■ Twisted at Byblos. 10.30pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. A new, circus-themed night of house and indie over two rooms, with Marco Loco (Ibiza Groove) and Stuart McCorrisken. Chart & Party ■ Chopper at the Shed. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. DJ Euan plays party tracks, club classics and requests. ■ Common Room at Common. 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. DJs Craig Kelman and Craig McHugh play party tunes in a house party style. ■ Erotic Pop at Kushion. 8pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. James Lithgow and
Ross McMillan chop up instrumentals and vocals to create live mash-ups for the crowd. ■ The Live 1 at Jumpin Jaks. 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £3 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Karaoke, chart hits, party classics and guest live bands every week. ■ Rogue at the Viper Bar & Club. 9pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Steven Foy presents all your favourite dance tunes. ■ Rumble Thursdays at the Garage. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £5 (£3) after. Weekly. Chart, pop, indie, R&B and hip hop fight it out for your aural affections. ■ Student Idol at Campus. 8pm–3am. Free before 10.30pm; £tbc after. Weekly. The student talent competition continues, with a £10,000 top prize. ■ Thursday Reloaded at Victoria’s. 11pm–3am. £3. Weekly. Residents Noble Whitelaw and Stu McLean bring you a bunch of party anthems. ■ Woohoo! at Valdor. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Marky Mark and Nic Modlin play a mixture of disco, soul, indie and electro over two rooms.
Glasgow Fridays Club ■ Ballbreaker and Vice at the Cathouse. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. DJs Billy and Martin Bate play a selection of rock, metal, emo and even hip hop over two floors. ■ Bamboo Fridays at Bamboo. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. R&B, hip hop, funk and soul from Gavin Sommerville, and Sose in the Lounge. ■ Bespoke Fridays at O’Couture. 8pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Indie, dance, pop and cheap drinks at this brand new club from residents Gordon ‘Harri’ Millar and Mash. ■ Black Tent at Nice’n’Sleazy. 9pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £3 after. 29 Jan. Errors and Rock Action DJs playing indie, house and techno and all genres in between. FREE Bunker Fridays at the Bunker Bar. 9pm–3am. Weekly. Tam Coyle plays the best from new and established bands until midnight while Andy Wilson drops some new and classic indie favourites until chucking out time, now 3am. ■ Cancelled at Karbon. 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. House, electro, indie, and rock’n’roll with DJs Scott MacKay, Iain Thomson, Kevin McFarlane, Domsko, Iron Ill and Adrian Barry. ■ Canvas Club at Arta. 10pm–3am. £5 (free). Weekly. Live bands plus DJ Joe Deehan playing funk and party classics. ■ Casa at Oran Mor. 11pm–3am. £8. Weekly. Classic house and dance from Mark Robb and guests. ■ Damnation at Classic Grand. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Rock, metal, punk and emo. ■ Davie Ritchie Benefit Gig at Blackfriars. 9pm–3am. £5. 22 Jan. A gig for the father of Glasgow’s R&B scene, Davie Ritchie, with live performances from The Bottleneckers, The Vagabonds and Frank O’Hagan, and DJs after. ■ Elevator at Byblos. 10pm–3am. £3 before 12.30am; £6 (£3) after. Weekly. R&B, hip hop, dancehall and reggae with DJ Naeem. ■ Exposure at Soundhaus. 10pm–3am. £8 (£5). 22 Jan. Trance and techno with residents Scott Benson, Chris Spence and Marcus Campbell, and the Korect DJs Simmy, Face and Craig. ■ Festival at O2 ABC2. 11pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Euan Nielson and Duncan Harvey play electro, indie and pop. ■ Friday Night Live at Firewater. 10pm–3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Stellar indie sounds from Craig Wilson. ■ Friday Street at Blackfriars. 10pm–3am. £5. 29 Jan. Classic mod sounds, 60s psych and northern soul at Scotland’s premier mod club with regular DJs Mikey Collins and Paul Molloy. ■ Fun Size at La Cheetah. 11pm–3am. £5. 29 Jan. FUN! all the way, with
Teamy (Wrong Island) and David Barbarossa (Curious Curious). Expect ‘free CDs, shout-outs, booze, attractive punters, hairy DJs and taps aff.’ FREE Hot Milk at Black Sparrow. 9pm–1am. 29 Jan. Adventures in pop music, past, present and future. ■ How’s Your Party? at the Sub Club. 11pm–3am. £8. 22 & 29 Jan. Breaks and hip hop from Scratch Perverts and DJ A La Fu (22 Jan) followed by electro from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard (DJ set) and Peter Digital Orchestra (live) on 29 Jan. See preview, page 38. ■ Lock Up Your Daughters at the Flying Duck. 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). 22 Jan. More Queerbash tunes from ‘zine makers Lock Up Your Daughters ■ Men & Machines at Stereo. 11pm–3am. £5. 29 Jan. The M&M regulars play techno and tech-house all night long at their first party of the year, with guest JG Wilkes (Optimo). ■ Modern Lovers at the Flying Duck. 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £6 after. 29 Jan. Blues, garage punk, 60s pop, Motown, funk and beyond as Modern Lovers are joined by Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes of Belle & Sebastian. FREE Motown at Mono at Mono. 7pm–1am. 29 Jan. Motown, Stax, garage soul and Phil Spector (not in person, obviously). ■ Music for Pleasure at Bamboo. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Indie, pop and electro from Sose, with R&B and hip hop from Gareth Sommerville in room two. ■ Old Skool at the Buff. 11pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Funk, soul and disco from DJs Craig Thompson, Jack and Gordie. ✽✽ Pinup Nights at the Flying Duck. 9pm–3am. £6 (£5 advance). 29 Jan. Glasgow’s biggest indie night is back, with live bands Nevada Base, Vendor Defender, Colonel Mustard and The Dijon 5, and Late of the Pier DJs.
✽✽ Pressure at O2 Academy. 11pm–3am. £13. 29 Jan. The techno
and house night decamps to the O2 Academy with Slam, Adam Beyer, Silicone Soul, Mark Houle and Esa. For more info see soslamsub.com. Part of SoSlamSub. See preview, page 38. ■ Pull Up the Roots at Hummingbird. 10pm–3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Weekly. Three floors of music, with the Stereofunk DJs playing minimal techno and house, Kev Stevens playing soul, funk and hip hop, and Melting Pot’s Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner providing disco and house in the penthouse. ■ Riot Radio at Maggie May’s. 11pm–3am. £5. Weekly. DJ Dan South presents indie rock’n’roll from the 60s to the present day. ■ Ska Night at Pivo Pivo. 7pm–1am. £8. 29 Jan. A Northern Soul special, as the residents are joined by live band Berry Tweed & The Chasers. ■ Tipsy at Karibu. 11pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Super-stylish R&B and urban sounds. Note the venue points out that ID is a must. ■ Toxic Pop at Bamboo. 10.30pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Geoff M and Craig Laws play quality house music plus R&B and hip hop from Gavin Sommerville. ■ UP4IT and Fresh Lick at Soundhaus. 10pm–3am. £5 before 11pm; £7 after. 29 Jan. A double bill of tech- step and hardstyle here, with a festival atmosphere. Among the army of usual Soundhaus DJs in both rooms are. Jamie Stenhouse, Kris-Day, Jamie Riles, Michael Hutcheson, Andy Hell and Iain M. ■ Upside Down at Nice’n’Sleazy. 11.30pm–3am. £3. 22 Jan. Indie, punk and rock’n’roll. ■ What We Play at Basura Blanca at the Brunswick Hotel. 10pm–2am. £3. 29 Jan. Deep house and techno from local DJs Darren Quail (Animal Farm) and Ralph (One More Tune ). FREE White Noise with Billy Woods at Mama San. 9pm–3am. Weekly. Music for adults. Glasgow
legend Billy Woods plays the tunes in style. ■ www.velvetmusic.co.uk Launch Party at O’Couture. 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. 22 Jan. The Glasgow agency launches its new website, with guests Mash (Galaxy FM/Tracktion Records), Rob Etherson (Elektriqa Records), Steve Foy and Velvet’s Andrew Rainey and Graeme Lynch presenting house and techno sets. Chart & Party ■ Aftersun Fridays at Sea. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £5 after. Weekly. Sea’s new summer party night kicks off the weekend. ■ Audio Filth at Common. 5pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Friday nights are getting dirty with Ross McMillan and Big Al orchestrating some of the filthiest house, electro, hip hop and indie. ■ The Big Office Party at Campus. 6pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £tbc after. Weekly. Karaoke comps from 6pm plus Deal or No Deal (with a £500 prize) at 10pm. Then party on ‘til the wee hours with comedy party games and cheesy pop. Free buffet for parties of six or more. ■ Boho Fridays at Boho. 9.30pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Fridays at Boho are funky, with DJ Robin B. ■ Cheesy Pop at Queen Margaret Union. 10pm–3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. After many years, rampant hordes of mucky-minded, vodka fuelled urchins still flock to hear DJ Toast’s edam selection. ■ Crash at the Shed. 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Euan and Andy play all the party tracks you know and love. ■ Famous at Kushion. 4pm–3am. Free with Social Animal keyring before midnight; £7 (£5) after. Weekly. DJ Fozzie Maden kicks off the music with relaxed house, funk and soul. Joe Smith then takes over, and finally James Lithgow and DJ Status take it through to 3am with indie, electro, house and hip hop. ■ Fresh Friday at Victoria’s. 10.30pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Two rooms containing a selection of Ibiza anthems, commercial dance and Nu-nrg. ■ Fridays at Jumpin Jaks at Jumpin Jaks. 10pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Chart and party tracks for a Friday night. No sportswear, but trainers are okay. ■ Garage Mobile Disco at the Garage. 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Chart, indie, R&B and hip hop, with karaoke in Snapshotz. ■ It’s Showtime! at Madness. 10pm–3am. £3. Weekly. Mainstream party fun from the Madness Stage Crew, compere Mark Donnelly and DJ Marty Party. ■ Jamboree at the Viper Bar & Club. 9pm–3am. £6 (£4). Weekly. R&B and funky house from Richie McColm. ■ 118-118 at the Classrooms. 11pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. A poptastic student party hosted by Ray Woods, Miguel and guests. ■ United Nations of Dance at the Tunnel. 11pm–3am. £8. Weekly. Clubland anthems, hip hop and R&B from Scotty Boy, Marc Anderson, Steve Clarke, John Thomson and more.
Glasgow Saturdays Club ■ Absolution at Classic Grand. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Rock, metal, industrial and punk to liven up your Saturday night. ■ Bottle Rocket at Nice’n’Sleazy. 11.30pm–3am. £3. 23 Jan. A night for dancing to indie-pop, post-punk, Motown, twee and anything else that gets feet tapping. ■ Broadcast Beach at the Flying Duck. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 23 Jan. A new night for music lovers, playing indie, folk, punk-rock, reggae, psych, new-wave and more. Includes entry to Singles Night.
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