the Arches. 11 Dec, 11pm–3am. most successful and long-running club nights team up for a one-off collision of premium house and disco sounds, featuring a residents team of Andrew Pirie, Harri and Domenic. And as a further treat, they’ll also be welcoming Gareth Sommerville, promoter and DJ at their Edinburgh equivalent Ultragroove. ✽✽ Moda & Mixmag Tour 2010 at £12. A line-up of some of the most exciting new names in dance, including Jack Beats, Surkin, Jaymo & Andy George and Union. ■ Nu Skool at the Buff Club. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £6 ; £3 entry through the Butterfly & Pig. Nick Peacock, John Ross and Alex O provide a fine line in disco, northern soul and all things funky. ■ One More Tune at the Art School. 11 Dec, 11pm–3am. £4–£5. Electro, techno and more, with residents Define Define and Patchwork Visuals. December’s edition features a live set from local heroes Den Haan. ■ Orderly Disorder at the Flying Duck. 4 Dec, 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). Off- the-wall eclectic, electric, dirty beats from Dance Junkie and NIC303, with Mediaheroic on visuals. ■ Pandemic at Nice’n’Sleazy. 4 Dec, 11.30pm–3am. £3. Noj, Mark, Johnny Shrapnel and Gil Scott Heroin play indie, 60s garage, soul, rock’n’roll and ‘The Fall at least once.’ ■ Pass the Peas at Blackfriars. 11 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Andy Taylor (Resense, Wack Records) and weeG (Four Corners, Electrikal) play four solid hours of the international funk and soul scene’s very best tracks. December’s guest band will be Mosa Funk Club. ■ Picante Live Christmas Party at the Flying Duck. 11 Dec, 10pm–3am. £5. A six band Christmas party with live music from Paws, Blood of the Bull, Organs of Love, North American War, Male Pattern Band and Schnapps. The Picante DJs also play rusty rock’n’roll, indie and more. FREE Power Tools at Flat 0/1. Weekly 10pm–3am. Korben Dallas and Nushta Droganova play Italo, disco and house. ■ Pretty Ugly Christmas Party at the Admiral. 11 Dec, 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight: £6 after (students £4). Pretty Ugly returns for some early festive fun with guest DJ Jim Gellatly, so expect indie, post-punk and alternative tunes you want to dance to. The Pretty Ugly DJs are asking guests to bring a small, unopened children’s toy which will be donated to Children’s Charities in Scotland, in return you’ll receive a shot of Christmas cheer upon entry to the club. ■ Saturdays at the Cathouse. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £6 (£5.50). 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 La Cheetah. 4 Dec, 11pm–3am. £7. Exploring the realms of disco, Italo, house, techno and beyond with Andrew Ingram, Brian d’Souza and the Slabs team. December’s guest is Mick Wills (Gigolo, Minimal Rome, Nation, Auda). ■ Subculture at the Sub Club. Weekly 11.30pm–3am. £10. Glasgow’s well- established house institution continues to reign supreme, with residents Harri and Domenic, and rolling residents Junior, Telford and Esa. 11 Dec’s special guest is Tensnake, the creator of ‘Coma Cat’. ■ Technofest vs Sunday Circus at the Universal. 4 Dec, 10pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. Technofest’s first birthday party sees them welcome local heroes Sunday Circus for a guest appearance, with a joint team of DJs including Kyle McArthur, Gary J, Affi Koman, AdrianM, Ronnie Muirhead, Wilson and Scotty D. ■ The Rock Shop at Maggie May’s. Weekly 11.30pm–3am. Free before midnight; £5 (£3) after. A selection of rock, indie and metal classics.
You must have heard ‘Coma Cat’, an instantly addictive onslaught of booty shaking syncopated funky disco house from Tensnake, who just happens to be the guest at this fortnight’s Subculture. ‘It’s a feel- good record for sure,’ explains Tensnake (aka Marco Niemerski). ‘I don’t know the secret of the track, but it’s played by techno, house and even hip hop DJs. It’s crossing over into so many worlds and it gives you a good feeling.’ ■ Subculture at the Sub Club, Glasgow, Sat 11 Dec.
■ Voodoo at the Cathouse. Weekly 4–9pm. £6 (£3). Under-18s club, featuring two floors of rock, metal, punk, emo and requests with DJs Framie and Am-y. ■ Wrong Island at Nice’n’Sleazy. 11 Dec, 8pm–3am. £5 before 11.30pm; £3 after. Electro, techno and all kinds of mash-ups from the Wrong Island DJs Dirty Larry and Teamy. This month the WI team say ‘Merry Christmas, you bastards’ with a godless seasonal special. They’ll also be holding a special fundraiser before the club in aid of Epilepsy Bereaved, with live bands tbc. Chart & Party ■ Base at the Tunnel. Weekly 8pm–3am. £10. DJ Sketch, Harri Miller and John Thomson put together a blend of funky house and R&B over two huge and consistently packed rooms. ■ Bob’s Full House at Òran Mór. Weekly 10pm–3am. £8. Chart, R&B, house, indie and electro with DJ Bobby Bluebell. ■ Dance NRG & Clyde 1 Presents at Play. 4 Dec, 5–9pm. £5. Resident DJs and special guests including Adrian Coll host this under-18s club party. ■ FHQ Saturdays at FHQ. Weekly 6pm–3am. Free. The party starts here with DJ Steven Devine playing upbeat pop anthems. ■ Homegrown at Bamboo. Weekly 10pm–3am. £7 (£5 with a matric card). Big Al, Dominic Martin and Robin B play R&B, indie, rock and soul. ■ I Love Garage at the Garage. Weekly 9pm–3am. £7 (£5). Chart, indie, R&B and hip hop, with karaoke in Snapshotz. ■ Kinetic Blue at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 9pm–2am. Free before 10.30pm; £6 (£5 students) after. Indie and funky house from Ross McMillan. ■ Kinky Disco at Kushion. Weekly 7pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £7 (£5 students) after. The self-styled sexiest party in town is hosted by DJs Stevie Foy and Gav Somerville. playing house, electro and urban hits. ■ O’Couture Saturdays at O’Couture. Weekly 11pm–3am. £8 (£5 students). Big-room party, dance and
R&B sounds from Rob Etherson and That Tall Guy Scott. ■ PLAY Saturdays at Play. Weekly 5pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £8 (£6) after. Big room tunes from Will Ruane, Iain Pollock and Ross McFadyen. Note that opening time will be 10pm on the first Saturday of every month. ■ Stepping Up a Notch at the Polo Lounge. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. DJs Suave Gav and Leah give it their all on Saturday nights. ■ This Is . . . at Common. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £7 (£5 students) after. Funky indie. ■ Worship at Tusk. Weekly 5pm–2am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Party sounds from DJ John Heally. ■ Yoyo at the Shed. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before midnight; £6 after. DJs Euan and Derek play pop and hip hop hits.
Glasgow Sundays Clubs ■ Alibi at Stereo. 12 Dec, 10pm–3am. £7; £5 advance. Electro, techno and fidget from Alibi residents Dirty Basement. This month sees a guest set of house and fidget from Midlands new girl Wonk!, and a three-round DJ battle between Dirty Basement vs Level 32, Crocky Daman vs Raynbo and Go-Dirty vs Digital Stitch. FREE Button Up at Flat 0/1. Weekly 9pm–2am. Duncan Harvey and Jack Isosceles play a mix of sleazy R&B, 50s and 60s pop, jump jive, Jamaican vibes and exotica from a bygone age. ■ Glasgow Popfest at Stereo. 5 Dec, 3pm–10.30pm. £6 advance; £8 on the door. See Fri 3 Dec for details. ■ Optimo Presents Hung Up! at the Sub Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Sundays aren’t dead yet! A new weekly event curated by Optimo DJs JD Twitch and JG Wilkes, taking up where their old night left off but with added input from some of Glasgow’s finest DJs. 5 Dec features LuckyMe’s Cubic Zirconia performing live, with DJ support from Hudson Mohawke (Warp). 12 Dec’s live guest will be Jimmy Edgar.
■ Sin City at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 (free for students). Marky Mark and Mash brings you disco, funk, soul and house. FREE Sundays at the Cathouse. Weekly 11pm–3am. DJ AM-Y playing killer rock, metal, punk and requests. ■ The Slow Club at the Flying Duck. 12 Dec, 8pm–midnight. £tbc. Relax to the moody, mellow, and murky strains of Tom Waits, John Barry, Brian Eno and Serge Gainsbourg, while classic films play in the background. With live bands tbc. ■ Tiga at the Arches. 5 Dec, 9pm–3am. £12.50. Turbo Records founder and the man behind huge house tracks like ‘Mind Dimension’, ‘You Gonna Want Me’ and ‘Sunglasses at Night’ arrives from his native Montreal. Support to be announced.
Glasgow Mondays Clubs FREE Boteca Intimo at Boteco do Brasil. Weekly 8pm–3am. Explore the intimate sounds of bossa nova, tropicalia, exotica and breezy lounge pop every Monday with your hostess DJ Mingo-go. ■ Burn at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Burn provides all the disco songs you’ve forgotten about and the ones you can’t forget. Presented by Normski, Zeus and Mash. ■ Raid at La Cheetah. Weekly 9pm–3am. £2–£3 (£1 with a trade payslip). A new trade/student night featuring live indie bands plus DJs playing ‘anything and everything to get you dancing your ass off’. Live guests each week, all tbc at the moment.
Glasgow Tuesdays Clubs ■ Danse Macabre at Nice’n’Sleazy. 14 Dec, 11.30pm–3am. £2 before 1am; £3 after. DJs Pasta and Catnip spin old- school goth rock and classic disco (how does that even work?), along with Italo, sleazy synthpop and the best alternative rock tracks the 80s had to offer. ■ IAM at the Sub Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2–£4. A new house and techno night from hosts Beta and Kappa, whose aim is to try and recapture the Optimo vibe of old on a Tuesday night. ■ Killer Kitsch at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 (£3). Euan Neilson and David Sinclair play electro, house and rock upstairs, while Duncan Harvey and David Brown have the bootlegs and classics covered downstairs. 7 Dec will feature a guest set from New York’s eclectic and highly fashionable techno, bassline and electro DJ Drop the Lime, and fellow guest Wafa.
Glasgow Wednesdays Clubs ■ Electrikal at Nice’n’Sleazy. 15 Dec, 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). A soundsystem set whose ethos is no boundaries in music, from the resident Homebass DJs. With guests Taz Buckfaster and DJ NoFACE. ■ In About It! at Nice’n’Sleazy. 8 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3–£4. A brand new Wednesday nighter, with residents Twonko and Pasty Thirtytwo and more. Guests Dave Shades and Rebecca Vasmant will be making an appearance in December. ■ Muso at the Buff Club. Weekly 9pm–3am. £4 (£3). A night of up and coming bands, with DJs David Duffy and Amy Rew until 3am. ■ Nuke the Moon at the Flying Duck. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 (£2). DJs Quahaze and Math look back to the golden age of clubs and the birth of dance music culture with a set of funk, disco, jackin’ house and old school breaks. ■ Wednesdays at Flat 0/1 at Flat 0/1. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc. Darrell plays 80s and urban funk jams and Dom plays a mix of early 80s slap synth funk rap grooves.
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