■ PLAY Saturdays at Play. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £8 (£6) after. Big room tunes from Will Ruane, Iain Pollock and Ross McFadyen. ■ Project Vegas at Walkabout. Weekly 9pm–3am. £2–£3. Vegas themed spectacular featuring shows on the hour (firebreathers, stilt walkers, angle grinders, etc). ■ Re-Play Saturdays at Re-Play. Weekly 3pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £8 after (£5). Will Ruane, Ian Pollock and Ross McFadyen play dance, house, R&B and chart anthems. ■ Saturday at Milan at Milan. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. DJs Robbie and Cruz serve up chart, dance, R&B and hip hop. FREE Trophy Room at FHQ. Weekly 11pm–3am. Cheesy pop night, formerly at the Polo Lounge. ■ Where It’s At at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 7pm–2am. Free before 11pm; £6–£8 after. DJ Ross McMillan playing chart, dance, R&B and electro. ■ Yoyo at the Shed. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before midnight; £6 after. DJs Euan and Derek play pop and hip hop hits. ■ oVo Saturdays at oVo. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £5 after (£3 students). Chart and club sounds, with DJs Stevie Lennon, Naeem, AJ and Asim.
Clubs ■ Bar Petite 3rd Birthday Party at Bar Petite. 5 Aug, 3pm–midnight. £7 including afterparty; £5 afterparty only. A celebratory all-day party featuring local guests Simon Forbes, Kev McDonald, Billy Jones, Stu Laurie and more, with an afterparty at the Berkeley Suite. ■ Instruments of Rapture at the Sub Club. 5 Aug, 11pm–3am. £5. House music from The Revenge, named after his label, with 6th Borough Project, Craig Smith and Ali OOFT. FREE The Mis’ry and the Blues at the Halt Bar. Weekly 9pm–midnight. The Mob T DJs play blues, soul and rock’n’roll. FREE Slammin! in aid of Cosgrove Care at Home. 5 Aug, 2pm–midnight. Ten of Glasgow’s top DJs come together (including Barrientos, Dirty Basement, Elliot Castro, Ed Marco, Rebecca Vasmant and Floyd) all playing out over the Funktion-One Soundsystem for an all day party in aid of Cosgrove Care, a Glasgow based charity who help local children and adults with learning disabilities. The event will also feature a masseuse, photographer, magician, face and body artist, and a grand prize raffle. FREE Sleazy’s Jiving Sunday Diner at Nice’n’Sleazy. Weekly 5–8pm. Live rock’n’roll, finger lickin’ food from Where the Monkey Sleeps and special cocktails at this Sunday evening recovery session. FREE Sunday Dub Club at Dukes Bar. Weekly 8pm–midnight. Casual Sunday evening dub sessions with DJ Greenman and guest selectas delivering authentic reggae flavours, alongside a Sunday soul food menu and drinks promos. ■ Sunday Soul Night at Grahamston. 5 Aug, 7pm–1am. £3. Put the wooden dancefloor through its paces with a mix of soul from every era, from Northern and Motown to modern sounds, with DJs Jim Wilson (Somethin’s Kookin!), Fraser Dunn (Soulful Allsorts) and Frank Murphy (South Side Soul). ■ anRk at Classic Grand. 5 Aug, 11pm–3am. £4. Classic Grand’s punk rock anti-jubilee party, blasting punk and ska tunes from the 70s right through to the present day. Chart & Party ■ Banana Split at Play. Weekly 9pm–2am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£3 students) after. James D plays house and indie.
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DANCE FESTIVAL LET’S GO BACK . . . WAY BACK! OLD SKOOL WEEKENDER The Station Hotel, Ayr, Sat 4 & Sun 5 Aug
Although there’s a hint of the Southport Weekender in this brand new event from the promoters of Glasgow’s finest and most respected old-school club night, and also of last year’s inaugural edition of Yogi Haughton’s Scottish Soul Weekender in Dumfries, what’s being billed as Scotland’s first ever weekender dedicated to classic dance music takes its main inspiration from other sources. ‘We’re inspired by the clubs that made the acid house sound happen in 88, 89,’ says co-promoter Nick ‘Bosco’
Stewart. ‘Like Club 9 and Hooch in Edinburgh, the Sub Club in Glasgow when it was called Atlantis, and obviously the Hacienda. Ayr Pavilion was also a big favourite of mine, that’s why we’re holding it down there.’ Most of the names he’s mentioned are represented here, with Hooch’s own Haughton, the Sub Club’s Harri and special guest Justin Robertson, once of the Hacienda, all on the bill.
There will also be appearances at this planned annual event by the Tunnel’s Michael Kilkie and Pure’s DJ
Dribbler, while a younger generation of Scots talent is represented with a disco backroom hosted by Supermax’s Billy Woods (above) and Million Dollar Disco’s Al Kent, among others. ‘The key to who we’ve booked is that they’re as knowledgeable as they are talented,’ he says. ‘That matters more than age, that you’ve got a handle on how a dancefloor works, and DJs with 20 or 30 years’ experience know that better than anyone.’ (David Pollock)
■ Big in Japan at O’Couture. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc. Dance if you want to, or take advantage of the cheap drinks instead. ■ Cosmic Ballroom at Re-Play. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 (£3) after. Craig McFadyen, Ian Pollock play chart, party and dance anthems. ■ Discobadger at Bamboo. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm with a matric card; £5 (£4) after. DJ Kash, Domsko and Gerry Lyons play hip hop, house, funk and electro. ■ Encore at Kushion. Weekly 9pm–3am. £5 (£3). Party sounds, and note it’s free entry all night with a retail wage slip. ■ Hummingbird Sundays at Hummingbird. Weekly 9pm–1am. £tbc. Half price cocktails and party tracks. ■ Liquid Cool at Common. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. Iain Thomson, AJ and Gordon ‘Harri’ Miller play vocal garage and house. ■ Quids In at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £1. DJs Marky Mark and Mash playing a mix of electro, funk and disco. It’s £1 in, and at the end of the night all these pounds go in a pot and someone wins the lot. ■ Shed Sundays at the Shed. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2. Sisters Lisa Mafia and Li’l Gem present a house and R&B playlist.
FREE Sports Sunday at FHQ. Weekly 6pm–3am. Live football, a free jukebox and party sounds. ■ Sunday ’Sentials at Play. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £tbc after. Party sounds from DJs Chris Stewart and Ross McFadyen. ■ Sunday Roaster at the Garage. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £5 (£3) after. Cheesy chucks tunes at you in G2 while you dance wildly. ■ Sunday Service at Òran Mór. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (students £3). Chart, R&B, house and electro from Dave M. ■ Sunday Sesh at Boho. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3 students before midnight). Resident DJs play party anthems to wind you down or pick you up. ■ Weekends With a Bang! at the Polo Lounge. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. DJ Leah takes you out with a bang at this explosive end to the week.
Glasgow Monday Clubs FREE Boteco 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. ■ Duo at Club 520. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before midnight with wristband; £5 after (£3). A new Monday trade night playing disco, electro, dubstep and more. ■ Strictly Festival at O’Couture. 6 Aug, 6pm–3am. £6. A festival-themed all day party, with live bands Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, No More Idols, The Number 9’s and 28MPH in the evening, and guest DJs including Ross Telford (Sub Club), Darren Quail (Animal Farm) and Rebecca Vasmant (Ministry Of Sound) into the night. Chart & Party ■ Hangout Mondays at O’Couture. Weekly 4pm–3am. £tbc. Indie, dance, pop and cheap drinks. ■ Monday Night Heat at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 9pm–2am. £3–£5 (free entry to all trade staff). Trade night with DJ Ross McMillan playing chart, dance, student anthems. FREE Passionality at FHQ. Weekly 11pm–3am. Passion’s the fashion on a Monday with this night from TLC and DJ Shawn Roberts.