Clubs ■ Music For Pleasure at Bamboo. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before midnight with a matric card; £5 after. Gavin Sommerville, Gerry Lyons and Andy Wilson play R&B, hip hop, house and pop. ■ My Mum Told Me I Could DJ at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£4 students) after. The West End comes alive with Friday night chart and party sounds from DJs Nelson and Richie McColm. ■ NOW Fridays at Òran Mór. Weekly 11pm–3am. £6 (students £4). Chart, R&B, house and electro from Dave M. ■ Old Skool at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £6 ; £3 entry through the Butterfly & Pig. Funk, soul and disco from DJs Craig Thompson, Jack and Gordie. ■ POP Junkie at the Polo Lounge. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. DJs Steven and Suave Gav inject your ears with pop sounds. ■ REplay Fridays at Play. Weekly 4pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £7 (£5 students) after. Will Ruane plays R&B and chart in room one, while Craig McHugh and Dave Wilson have the house anthems covered in the back room.
■ Tempted at Tusk. Weekly 10pm–2am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Party sounds from DJ Norman Robinson. ■ Tipsy at Karibu. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc. Super-stylish R&B and urban sounds from the Tipsy crew. Note the venue points out that ID is a must. ■ United Nations of Dance at the Tunnel. Weekly 11pm–3am. £8. Clubland anthems, hip hop and R&B from Scotty Boy, Marc Anderson, Steve Clarke, John Thomson and more. Glasgow Saturdays
11pm–3am. £8. A night of
Clubs ■ Absolution at Classic Grand. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Rock, metal, industrial and punk to liven up your Saturday night. ✽✽ Balkanarama at Stereo. 11 Dec, gypsy/Balkan/klezmer madness, film, visuals and live music featuring gypsy belly dancing, live visuals, free plum brandy and more, featuring Munich’s Tuna Trio, Bosnia’s Asmir Sabish and the fourteen-piece Puff Uproar, with Miss Electric Gypsyland. ✽✽ Club Noir’s Christmas Party at £15.50. Two world-class burlesque shows at this reliable staple of the O2 Academy. 4 Dec, 9pm–3am.
Glasgow scene, while DJ Loveless plays vintage and modern music. Dress up is actively encouraged, but no jeans or trainers. Featuring a live set from The Seventeenth Century. ■ Colours Presents at the Arches. 4 Dec, 11pm–3am. £10. Scotland’s biggest commercial club night presents an array of massive names. December’s date will be an early Christmas party from the Dance Anthems dream team of Dave Pearce and Tall Paul. ■ Deathkill4000 at Bloc+. 4 Dec, 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. An industrial rock noise party, with live metal from Throne O’ Diablo. ■ Divine at Glasgow School of Art. 4 Dec, 11pm–3am. £6–£7. Glasgow’s longest-running club residency brings you a monthly dose of northern soul, heavyweight funk, Tamla Motown, 60s freakbeat, dynamite ska, easy listening and psychedelic soundtracks. This will be the 20th birthday date, so expect a huge party with The Privates Hammond Orchestra playing live, goodie bags featuring Divine mix CDs and much more. See preview, page 37. ■ Early Bird & Works Nite Oot at Soundhaus. 11 Dec, 11pm–3am. Free if buying a Soundhaus Hogmanay ticket; £5 otherwise. Techno DJs and acts including Electric Tea Party,
Club at Stereo. 4 Dec, 11pm–3am. Pussypower, Orderly Disorder and Squelch, and the chance to buy discounted tickets for the Soundhaus’ Hogmanay party. ■ Glasgow Popfest at SWG3. 4 Dec, 2pm–2am. £10 advance; £12 on the door. See Fri 3 Dec for details. ✽✽ Huntleys & Palmers Audio £10. Despite their recent relocation to London, resident Andrew Thomson’s diverse electronic music night has kept one irregular foot in Glasgow. This time out it’s the third birthday party, and special guest Matthew Dear will be bringing his live set to the party. Support comes from David Barbarossa. See Music preview, page ??. ■ Infexious at Soundhaus. 4 Dec, 9pm–3am. £12. Hard dance, hardstyle and tech-trance at this regular rave, featuring residents including Rob Da Rhythm, Chris Craig, Stu Laurie and more. This month features a UK guest debut from Holland’s B-Front, with back-up from Dark By Design. ■ Love Music and Konichiwa at O2 ABC. Weekly 10pm–3am. £7 (£5). Soul, rock’n’roll, indie and electro with Gerry Lyons. ■ Melting Pot vs Subculture at the Sub Club. 4 Dec, 11pm–3am. £8 before midnight; £10 after. Two of Glasgow’s
GLASGOW CLUB VENUES
■ Admiral Bar Basement 72 Waterloo Street, 221 7705. A great venue that has managed to get a new 3am licence. ■ The Arches Argyle Street, 0870 240 7528. Probably the biggest venue in Glasgow and home to famous names like Colours, Death Disco and Pressure.
■ Arta 62 Albion St, 552 2101. An incredibly flash bar, restaurant and club space in the Merchant City. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Bamboo 51 West Regent Street, 332 1067/8. A musical programme that takes in modern soul and funky house makes this a favourite venue. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Basura Blanca at the Brunswick Hotel 106- 108 Brunswick Street, 552 0001. From electronica to soul and funk, a wide range of party nights abound at this basement venue. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Blackfriars 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. Rock, pop and indie DJs, with occasional bands earlier in the evening. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Black Sparrow 241 North Street, 221 5530. It’s an early-closing bar venue, but this new addition to Glasgow’s scene deserves mention for its fine selection of guest DJs. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Boho 59 Dumbarton Road, 357 6644. Glossy weekend clubbing at the foot of Byres Road. See listings for selected highlights.
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■ Box 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. Rock, punk, indie and alternative sounds. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Braehead Arena Kings Inch Road, 886 8300. Occasional large one-off events in this shopping centre-based arena. ■ The Buff Club 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. A number of fine nights take place at this upstairs-downstairs venue.
■ The Bunker Bar 193–199 Bath Street, 229 1427. Pre-club indie and rock sounds, with late opening at the weekend and occasional big-name guest DJs. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Byblos Unit Q, Merchant Square, 71 Albion Street, 552 3895. Flash mainstream dance sounds for mainstream clubbers in the heart of the Merchant City.
■ Carnival Arts Centre 2nd Floor, 34 Albion Street, 946 6193. Occasional, mostly world music-themed club nights at this Merchant City haunt. See listings for selected highlights. ■ The Cathouse 15 Union Street, 248 6606. The most popular metal and goth club in the city. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Classic Grand 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. Regular clubs and live music including Souldiggin’ and more. ■ Club 30 22 Cambridge Street, 332 3437. Billed as a discotheque, expect the most commercial of pop sounds with the occasional bigger name guest.
■ Common 25 Royal Exchange Square, 204 0101. A flash club which offers
soul, R&B and house on the site of the old Belo. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Corinthian Ingram Street, 552 1101. Upper- crust clubbing. Smart clothes are a prerequisite over the weekend. See listings for selected highlights.
■ The Courtyard 84 West Nile Street, 354 0049. A pub with a small al fresco space to the rear for some legendary daytime house parties. ■ The Ferry Anderston Quay, the Broomielaw, 553 0606. This floating venue on the Clyde plays host to various one-off nights, and the genius monthly that is VEGAS!
■ Firewater 341 Sauchiehall Street, 354 0350. Student-friendly indie-rocking bands and party choons late into the night. See listings for selected highlights. ■ The Flying Duck 142 Renfield Street, 572 0100. An eclectic, indie-focused club which - rather impressively - features a room made out to look like a kitchen.
■ 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. Record Playerz/Mixed Bizness (on Thursday) and Divine (monthly Saturdays) every week make this student venue a consistent winner. ■ Ivory Blacks 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. Featuring a mixture of rock gigs and hardcore techno clubs. See
listings for selected highlights.
■ The Ivy 1102-1106 Argyle Street, 337 3006. It’s a bar, but it still manages an enviable selection of local house and techno DJ talent all week round. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Karbon 4 Buchanan Street, Springfield Court, 221 8099. Student night TIT is always full, with Electroball Fridays giving it a bit more of an edge. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Karibu 95 Hope Street, 221 7002. Glossy but commercial sounds in the heart of the city, with R&B a particular speciality.
■ Kushion 158-166 Bath Street, 331 4060. Student- friendly house, pop and indie sounds. See listings for selected highlights. ■ La Cheetah 72 Queen Mary Street, 221 4851. Dance, electronica and cutting-edge rock’n’roll at the venue formerly known as Twisted Wheel. Student- friendly house, pop and indie sounds. See listings for selected highlights.
■ MacSorley’s 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. It’s a pub, but one owned by (and just along the street from) the Sub Club, so the DJs are very good. ■ Maggie May’s 50 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. A punk-themed music venue with a 3am license after the bands have finished. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Milan 50 42 Queen Street, 548 8002. Sleek and sexy urban and house music at Glasgow’s newest party joint, formerly Cube. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Nice’n’Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. One of Glasgow’s most down-to-earth and exciting bars, now with a late license at the weekend. See listings for selected highlights.
■ O2 ABC 300 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. This gig venue turns into a massive club night all through the weekend with a mix of indie and freeform mixing. ■ O2 Academy 121 Eglinton Street, 08700 771 2000. Host to big one-off parties ranging from Club Noir to Back to The Future.
■ O’Couture 373–377 Sauchiehall Street, 333 3940. Commercial and student- friendly, in the heart of Glasgow’s busiest street. ■ The Old Fruitmarket Candleriggs, 353 8000. One of the city’s most atmospheric live venues, which hosts a selection of one-off clubs.
■ Oran Mor Byres Road, 0870 0132 652. Huge Gaelic- style venue in the West End that plays host to Thursday, Friday and Saturday party nights. ■ Polo Lounge Wilson Street, 553 1221. The gay community of Glasgow votes with its feet every weekend, making this the most popular club of its kind in the city. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Queen Margaret Union University Gardens, 339 9784. Various club and club- orientated gigs occur at this student emporium. See listings for selected highlights.
■ The Shed 26 Langside Avenue, 649 5020. Commercial party nights in the heart of the Southside. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Soundhaus Hydepark Street, 221 4659. House, techno and live venue with Off The Record & DEFF and Monox every month. ■ Stereo 20–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. The venue which discovered Franz Ferdinand is revived in a new location, playing host to fine indie gigs and clubs in the basement.
■ Strathclyde Students’ Union University of Strathclyde, Students Association, 90 John Street, 567 5023. Housing a selection of cheesy and/or specialist student nights. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Sub Club Jamaica Street, 248 4600. One of the best club venues in Glasgow and host to Subculture and Optimo.
■ The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street, 204 1000. A venue famous for its well- dressed crowd and popularity. Dance tunes dominate the weekend. See listings for selected highlights.
■ Universal 157 Sauchiehall Lane, 332 8899. This smart venue hosts drum & bass and laid-back club nights, making it a varied space in which to relax. ■ The Viper Bar & Club 500 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, 334 0560. This west end institution has been recently refurbished, but it’s still an unashamedly mainstream affair. See listings for selected highlights.
■ The Winchester Club 49 Bell Street, 552 3586. A former jazz bar, this Merchant City basement venue attracts the kind of night and clientele which befits its elegant décor.