GLASGOW HIGHLIGHTS Events are listed by day of the week, divided into weekly and monthly/one-off nights, then sorted alphabetically. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to firstname.lastname@example.org. Glasgow listings are compiled by Claire Hoyda. ✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Thursday Glasgow FREE Analogue Anonymous at Flat 0/1. 30 Jan & 6 Feb, 11pm–3am. Retro and experimental synth and electronic excursions or bring your own equipment for an electronica jam session. ■ Danse Macabre at Classic Grand. 6 Feb, 11pm–3am. £4 (£2). DJs Pasta and Catnip spin old-school goth rock and classic disco along with Italo, sleazy synthpop and the best alternative rock. ■ Different Drum at Saint Judes. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. A new night bringing big guests to Thursdays. ■ Misbehavin’ at the Cathouse. 6 Feb, 11pm–3am. £4 (£2). Dolly Daydream and Drucifer serve up a steamy mix of electro, disco, alternative and sleazy sounds. ■ The Reopening of the Star Dancer Portal at the Art School. 23 Jan, 9pm–3am. £10 (GSA students £8). Re-opening of the Glasgow institution. Expect everything everywhere including Murlo, Stellar OM Source, Svengalisghost, Charlotte Prodger, Fem Bitch Nation and Cvnt Traxxx. ■ Stone Love at Òran Mór. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. Indie classics from DJ Johnny.
■ Bigfoot’s Tea Party at the Sub Club. 24 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5–£7. An eclectic techno and electronic music party featuring Alden Tyrell.
✽ La Cheetah Presents at La Cheetah. 31 Jan, 11pm–3am.
£10. One of Glasgow’s most bangin’ basements selects guests for your approval including Martyn, Wardy and Dom D’Sylva. ■ Common People at the Flying Duck. 14 Feb, 9pm–3am. £5 (£3). The 90s are fair game for a nostalgia night now that a decade has passed, says this monthly night, and who are we to argue? With 90s bingo from 9pm. ■ Crookers at the Arches. 7 Feb, 11pm–3am. £15. Italian fidget/electro house from Phra. ■ Harsh Tug at Nice’n’Sleazy. 7 Feb, 11.30pm–3am. £4. ‘Get drunk and get crunk. Get hip-hopped oot yer nuts and dance like dickheads.’ Sold! ■ The Hot Club at Nice’n’Sleazy. 24 Jan, 11.30pm–3am. £4. Rafla (Nice’n’Sleazy) and Nobodaddy (The Phantom Band) play garage, punk, psych and rockabilly, with occasional live bands and art interventions. Eugene Tombs guests. ■ Kino Fist at Nice’n’Sleazy. 14 Feb, 11.30pm–3am. £4. Night of cross-genre delights, new wave, Krautrock, spiky pop and freak beat from Charlotte and Rafla. FREE Mirrors at Flat 0/1. 24 Jan, 11pm–3am. Party better than your parents did as the DJs spin funk, disco, house, techno on old school vinyls. ■ Missing Persons Club at Saint Judes. 24 Jan, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Raw house and techno from Glasgow’s TVO. ■ Optimo (Espacio) at the Sub Club. 31 Jan, 11pm–3am. £tbc. One of Glasgow’s most revered clubbing institutions. JD Twitch and JG Wilkes spin the sounds which defined Glasgow’s last decade. ■ Pressure at the Arches. 31 Jan, 10.30pm–3am. £16.50. More techno action from Slam at their monthly residency featuring Green Velvet, Paul Ritch (live), Yousef and D’Julz.
T T U B N H O J L E U M A S
TECHNO/ ELECTRO MODERAT The Arches, Glasgow, Sat 8 Feb
It’s a collaboration that on paper just shouldn’t work. Modeselektor (aka duo Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) and Apparat (aka Sascha Ring) were both moving in the same circles on the Berlin music scene but playing very different variations on the techno formula. The former specialised in glitchy bass-driven electro, the latter was moving into soulful melodic electronica, however their distinct styles perfectly complemented each other. Modeselektor provided the beats while Apparat added an emotional resonance and expressive vocals. Their first EP, Auf Kosten Der Gesundheit, was released in 2003, but it was another six years before their
eponymous debut album landed. In the meantime, both acts had strengthened their own standing within the world of dance music. Modeselektor released the critically acclaimed Hello Mom! and found a fan in Thom Yorke, while Apparat took time out to collaborate with Ellen Allien on Orchestra of Bubbles.
Now they are back with their second album, simply titled II. ‘We wanted to keep the open, spacious
cinematic thing from the first record,’ explained Ring in a recent interview with Resident Advisor, ‘but we wanted to make it less produced, a little more fucked-up sounding in parts, the drums less polished. But in the end, you go with the flow.’ This upcoming Arches gig almost didn’t happen. The show was originally scheduled for Substance’s seventh birthday last October, but Ring sustained multiple leg fractures in a motorcycle accident in his native Germany and the tour was cancelled. Substance rescheduled and posted a new date at the Picture House in Edinburgh for 8 February. Since then that venue has been snapped up by pub giants JD Wetherspoon and is now closed for live music business (see News, page 7). This string of bad luck has thankfully come to an end and now Substance heads down the M8 to Glasgow where Scotland will finally be able to enjoy the full Moderat live experience. (Henry Northmore)
■ Retro Reactor at 69 Below. 24 Jan, 9pm–3am. £12 in advance; more on the door. A night of UK hardcore anthems and floor fillers with Scott Brown and MC Wotsee. ■ Riva Starr: Eat Sleep Rave Repeat at 69 Below. 31 Jan, 10pm– 3am. £10. Famous for his collaboration with Fatboy Slim, Riva Starr takes his brand of house and techno on tour. ■ Sean Canty & The Guild of Calamitous Intent at Nice’n’Sleazy. 31 Jan, 11.30pm–3am. £4. One half of Demdike Stare takes to the decks for this one-off special.
✽ Shackleton at the Art School. 7 Feb, 10pm–3am. £12–£15. Electronic
music from the Skull Disco co-founder. FREE Shake Appeal at Bloc+. 31 Jan, 9pm–3am. Hip-shakin’ rock’n’roll, punk, blues, rock and metal. ■ Super Trouper at the Flying Duck. 24 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Expect to hear everything from ABBA to The Hives via Roxette and The Knife at this celebration of Swedish indie, rock and pop.
■ Terrorhythm Presents at Broadcast. 31 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5–10. Club night from the record label featuring Plastician, Scratcha DVA and DJ Milktray. ■ Twisted: Darkside v Infexious at Make Do. 31 Jan, 9pm–3am. £22. Hardcore v hardstyle with Paul Elstak, E-Force, Wasted Mind, DJ Thera and Andy the Core. FREE Void at La Cheetah. 24 Jan, 11pm–3am. Void Militia celebrate their second birthday with their brand of house, techno and electro. FREE Yes! at the Flying Duck. 7 Feb, 11pm–3am. A gay night that plays indie from classic artists such as David Bowie and Blondie and cutting edge acts like Django Django and Grimes. Saturday Glasgow
✽ notsosilent at La Cheetah. 25 Jan, 11pm–3am. £8–£12. Future garage
and bubbling dubstep sounds. ■ Adventures in Paradise at the Admiral. 15 Feb, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Soul, funk and disco from Glasgow label Big
Break Records (BBR) and residents Wayne Dickson, Malcolm McKenzie and Roddie Gibb. ■ All the Rage at Blackfriars. 8 Feb, 11pm–3am. £4. Hip mix of indie, post- punk, garage, indie pop, northern soul, pop and other music for dancing. ■ Back Tae Mine at the Flying Duck. 8 Feb, 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Going out is the new staying in, as this night offers booze, tea, toast, bands and a houseparty vibe with resident DJs Gav Dunbar (Camera Obscura) and Sci-Fi Steve (Bis). ■ Balkanarama at the Art School. 8 Feb, 10.30pm–3am. £8. A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session. ■ Black Tent at Nice’n’Sleazy. 1 Feb, 11.30pm–3am. £4. Errors and Rock Action DJs playing indie, house and techno and all genres in between. FREE Blue Sunshine DJ Set at CCA. 8 Feb, 9pm. Chad Palestine (Liquid Sky/Monrail) and Plasmatron (Mogwai) play some of their favourite records. 23 Jan–20 Feb 2014 THE LIST 47