■ Sound at Club 520. Weekly 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). A collection of some of the finest DJs in Glasgow and beyond, with Derizen playing bass influenced party sets in T1 and the house sound of Biba Nights in T4. Meanwhile, Disco Disco kicks back in the cocktail lounge, playing soul, funk and disco. ■ Tardis at Stairway Club. Weekly 5pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £5 after. Northern soul, classic indie tracks and more from Gavin Dunbar. ■ Tech at Re-Play. Weekly 3pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3) after. Ray Woods and Craig McHugh play R&B, house, hip hop and electro. ■ Tempted at Tusk. Weekly 10pm–2am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Party sounds from DJ Norman Robinson. ■ 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.
Part 2 at La Cheetah. 26 Nov, Monthly & One-Offs ■ Code at La Cheetah. 19 Nov, 11pm–3am. £10 ; £7 advance. A well- established techno night which started at Paisley’s Club 69, with DJ Nick M and guests. A night of Berghain style techno with special guest Perc. ■ Death Disco at the Arches. 19 Nov, 11pm–3am. £14 ; £7 if on DD mailing list.. Electro, house, disco and gauche party tracks at the Arches’ most lurid monthly party, with residents Hush Puppy, Josh Jones and Wavy Graves. With Jacques Lu Cont, The 2 Bears and more to be confirmed. ■ The Fling at the Arches. 19 Nov, 10pm–3am. £12. A mix of clubbing and ceilidhing with a remixed take on traditional Scottish dancing as a DJ mixes in popular songs over a traditional Scottish band playing live. ■ Shout Bamalama at Blackfriars. 19 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Raucous rock’n’roll, groovin’ R&B, thumping soul and other sounds from the past that’ll make your backbone slip. ■ Shout Bamalama at Blackfriars. 19 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Raucous rock’n’roll, groovin’ R&B, thumping soul and other sounds from the past that’ll make your backbone slip. ✽✽ La Cheetah Second Birthday 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £8 after. With Alex Cortex (live), Dan Monox and The Wasp. ■ Fantazia at the Arches. 26 Nov, 9pm–3am. £25 in advance; £30 on the door. The legendary hardcore rave blowout returns for another huge party. This 20th anniversary party will be subtitled Northern Uproar, and will feature a massive international line-up including Dream Frequency, Shades of Rhythm, George Bowie, Mallorca Lee, Lenny Dee, Manu de Malin and more. ■ The Hot Club at Nice’n’Sleazy. 26 Nov, 8pm–3am. £6 before 11.30pm; £3 after. Rafla and Nobodaddy (The Phantom Band) play garage, punk, psych and rockabilly, with occasional live bands and art interventions. With live bands Django Django, Robert Redford, She’s Hit and Killer Street to celebrate Nice‘n’Sleazy’s 20th birthday. ■ Layo & Bushwacka’s Shake It at Chambre 69. 26 Nov, 11pm–3am. £10. The tech-house DJ duo start a new bimonthly residency in Glasgow. ■ A Little Mixed Up at Ivory Blacks. 26 Nov, 6pm–3am. £15; £12.50 advance. A mod music all-dayer, featuring live bands and DJ support. Featuring live bands The Mynd Set, The Laynes, Modus, Les Bof, The Amphetameanies, Berry Tweed and The Chasers, and DJs from Two Cat Records, Scottish Mod Scene, Starla Records and Nowt But Northern. ■ Menergy at Stereo. 26 Nov, 11pm–3am. £6. Monthly Italo disco and Hi-NRG gay dance party, hosted by Lady Munter and DJ Kid Zipper.
No one expected dubstep to go mainstream. Including Benga, one of the founding fathers who released early dubstep 12” ‘Skank/Dose’ on Big Apple back in 2002 at the tender age of just 15, now a colossus on a scene that has topped the charts and brought heavy, heavy bass productions to clubs the world over. Catch a DJ set from one third of Magnetic Man (with MC Youngman) at HYP? ■ How’s Your Party?, Sub Club, Glasgow, Fri 25 Nov.
■ Pass the Peas at Blackfriars. 26 Nov, 11pm–3am. £6. 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. With live band The Hook & Slingers. ■ Skrillex at O2 ABC. 26 Nov, 7pm. £12.50. Ridiculously hard dubstep action from the infamous Skrillex. Support comes from Feed Me (DJ set). See 5 Reasons, page 60. ■ All Tore Up at Blackfriars. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £5. Maximum rhythm and blues, rock’n’roll and rockabilly at this 1950s record hop. ■ Chungo-Bungo at Chambre 69. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £7. Reggae, dancehall and dub from the CB crew. With guests Reggae Roast and MC Ishu from London. ■ Club Noir’s Christmas Party at O2 Academy. 3 Dec, 9pm–3am. £15.50. Two world-class burlesque shows at this reliable staple of the Glasgow scene, while DJ Loveless plays vintage and modern music. Dress up is actively encouraged, but no jeans or trainers. Also featuring live music from Blondie tribute band Dirty Harry. ■ Deathkill4000 at Bloc+. 3 Dec, 10pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after. An industrial rock noise party. With the doom-laden might of special live guests Divorce. ■ Fergie at the Arches. 3 Dec, 10pm–3am. £12.50. Colours bring Fergie to the Arches as part of his ‘Are You All Ready?’ tour, featuring the legendary DJ and a host of Scottish talent. This will also be your last chance to see him in Scotland before he relocates to America in 2012 to start his new project as Rob Guson. ■ The Freak-Beats Club at the Flying Duck. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £5. A happening sixties dance party, playing mod, soul, psych, ska and much more. Free guest passes available from pre-club party Get the Records On! at the CCA Bar. ■ The Guild of Calamitous Intent at La Cheetah. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3. A new night presenting some favourite electronic artists. With LIES and Perseus Traxx. ■ Let’s Go Back . . . Way Back at Stereo. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £10 (£8 students or with Plastikman ticket stub). Old school house, rave and dance music from the genres’ early days. Ex-Happy Mondays dancer Bez presents an acid house party. ■ Melting Pot at the Admiral. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £10. All things disco-house from residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner. With Andrew Weatherall. ■ Monkey Business and UP4IT at Soundhaus. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Dumbarton-based series of free minimal techno parties Monkey Business teams up with the UP4IT crew. ■ Pandemic at Nice’n’Sleazy. 3 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.’ ✽✽ Plastikman at Barrowland. 3 Dec, 8pm–midnight. £25. Live techno as Richie Hawtin presents Plastikman 1.5. See preview, page 55. ■ Strangeways Presents Smithsmas at Heavenly. 3 Dec, 8pm–midnight. £2. Thrice-yearly Smiths/Morrissey club night puts on a Christmas special. There’s guest DJs, uninhibited dancing, more gladioli than you can shake a stick at, and a visit from Santa Moz. All money raised goes to PDSA. ■ Huntleys & Palmers Audio Club at Stereo. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. £5. Intelligent techno, wonky electro and many more genres besides. The fourth birthday party, with John Talabot and H&P regular Auntie Flo. ■ Night Slugs at La Cheetah. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. £10. The Night Slugs label’s finest Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 present a four hour back to back set. ■ No Sleep at Chambre 69. 10 Dec, 10.30pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £10
after. A forward-thinking house night from residents Adam Watt and Jonathan Carroll (Why Eleven). With Daniel Bortz, Milton Jackson and Jacksonville. ■ Osmium at Blackfriars. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3. DJs Blair Benzini and Gary Dance Commander play Italo, disco, synthpop, funk and a whole bunch of other stuff . ■ Pretty Ugly at the Admiral. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after (£3 students). The Pretty Ugly girls will be playing sexy, glamorous indie rock‘n’roll, electro beats, 60s soul and experimenting with some new artists to get everyone in the mood for dirty dancing. A ‘Pretty Snugly’ Christmas special. ■ Wrong Island at Nice’n’Sleazy. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £3 after. A monthly party hosted by Dirty Larry and Teamy, playing a tracklist of everything dancable from 80s disco all the way to modern post-dubstep stompers. Weekly ■ Absolution at Classic Grand. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (students free). Rock, metal, industrial and punk to liven up your Saturday night. ■ Back Tae Mine at the Flying Duck. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Going out is the new staying in, as this night offers booze, tea, toast, bands and DJs to create a house party vibe. After a sabbatical it’s back on weekly Saturday nights at the Flying Duck, with rotating resident DJs including Andy Divine and Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes from Singles Night and Jamo from Freakbeats. ■ Base at the Tunnel. Weekly 11pm–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 11pm–3am. £8. Chart, R&B, house, indie and electro with DJ Bobby Bluebell.
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