Glasgow Clubs

Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then b day. then al habetical by title. Clu s will be isted prov ded upoto-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Lack of information ma result in clubs being omitted. Clu listings compiled by Jack Mottram (Glasgow) and Simone Baird (Edinburgh).



I Bughouse at The Basement. 8pm-11pm. Free. Weekly. A brand new evening of funky house from Dan and Chris.

I Burd Called Gur at Eat Drink Man Woman. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. A new night at a new venue for Ms Ger featuring hip hop, funk and reggae and aimed at a student crowd.

I Deejays In Disguise at The Variety Bar. 8pm—close. Free. Weekly. The Knucklehead crew take a breather from their usual hectic style and concentrate on the dubbier end of the techno spectrum.

I Edward's at Edward ’5. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Keith Pyper with the latest Clubland has to offer.

I Free Party Power at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Quality underground house action, spiced up with a bit of skewed disco.

I Pousey Power at Air Organic. 8pm-11 pm. Free. Weekly. Shifting up a gear after the move from Sunday nights, the Jengaheads get you stoked up for a night out with a mixed bag of beats, from electro through to house.

I Phatboy's Kitchen at McChuili’s Way Out West. 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Hip hop, breaks and beats courtesy of G Man and The Wax Monkey, with the added attraction of live graf writing and breakdance crews on occasion.

I Virunga at Brel 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. A top selection of tunes with a world bias, including soca, Latin dance, African sounds and reggae.


I Alaska at Alaska. 11pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. At the time of going to press listings for Alaska were unavailable, but you can expect quality local talent. Call 0141 248 1777 for details.

I 1210 at Babaza. 8pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. House, garage and trance from lan Thom son and David Gilmore. Between pm and 11 pm, the residents step aside and let up and coming young talent on the Technics. For details of how to articipate, call the club on 204 0101. I ennet's at Bennet’s. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Shaun with a commercial dance mix in the main room, while Annie supplies 708 and 805 hits. Gay.

I Blood at The Sub Club. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). 16 Dec and weekly. Paul Flynn, Lawrence Hughes and Kieran McCann with top house action. Fingers crossed this night will host the reopening of the Subby featuring the legendary Derrick Carter. Call 0141 332 9900 for details.

I Breakin‘ Point at The 13th Note Club (basement). 9pm-3am. Weekly. Free before midnight; £2 after. As the name

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Psy Phi

'The music is an obsession for us.’ says Paul Cawley of his monthly night Psy Phi. ‘We always try to be super upfront as much as we can and keep the music exclusive.’

The night emerged out of the Art School Phar Out sessions and has been at the Subby since '97, each month pushing out the best of break-based music with a hefty chunk of hip hop at the centre. Cawley and Psy Phi partner Alex Horton had enough conviction in what they were doing to book the names well before they made it onto the covers of the dance magazines, taking the risk of losing serious money to get the right people for the club. They had the likes of Jurassic 5, Kruder 8r Dorfmeister and the Grand Central mob way back. and they've created a boundary breaking environment of creativity.

'We've made lots of friends all over the world that really rate the club and respect the fact that. financially. it might not be worth doing,’ admits Cawley. 'But we make it work. getting sponsors involved. because noone would take the chance to put these people on. We're prepared, though, to put our necks out for some of these people, and this year we've managed to consolidate it.’

They got the pick of the date for the Gilles Peterson tour and after playing the night. he said it was the most sussed crowd he's played in front of for a long time.

The club gave Cawley a stepping stone to set up his own label, Fenetik, in conjunction with Soma, but selflessly hasn’t used the night as a showcase for the label. Sure. he and Horton play the records, but there's never been a mention of the label on any artwork or sets from his artists. 'I don't want it to seem like some big club with all my pals.’ he says, even though it easily could be if he wanted. But he doesn't. It's all about the music and then some. (Rory Weller)

I Psy Phi is at The Sub Club, Fri 77 Dec.

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willful disregard for convention.

I Hi Karate at The Glasgow School of Art. 10pm-2am. Free before 11pm; £1.50 (£1) after. Andrew Divine and Neil McMillan get dirty with ragga, hip hop, two-step, electro and whatever else takes their fancy, all shot through with a serious dose of the funk.

I Last Exit at Club Budda. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Disco and house from Stevie Smith.

I MFI at Universe (Coatbridge). 11pm-2.30am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Big telly man Ewan Mcleod and DJ Bob with a disco-tinged selection of house old and new.

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suggests, an evening of electronic breaks and beats. I Casino Royale at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Bossa nova beats, Hammond grooves, soundtracks and loungecore from your hosts Frankie Savaloy and Kirk St Moritz. Additional entertainment value added by the Bedazzled comedy collective and Monty Cantsin of Bear Room fame. I Coiumbian at The Asylum Back Room. 8pm-lam. £1 (free to CUSU members). Weekly. Music with breaks, ffrlom hip hop and big beat to soul and nk.

I Cop at Archaos. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Absoluter colossal student night, with hard partying house anthemics in the main room and daft classics from Tam Coer downstairs. As ever, things are livened up by the Archaos ymnastic entertainers.

I Daze 8r Confused at Qudos (Queen Margaret Student Union). 7.30pm-Zam. £2 (£1). Students and up to four guests. Weekly. Live music every week from aspiring local talent until around 10.30pm, when the residents take over, spinning a retro set encompassing funk, soundtracks and indie classics.

I Freedom at The Shed. 10pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Paul N’Jie with a smooth mix of garage, funk and commercial house.

I Funky Fursday at Planet Peach. 11pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Stevie G with disco classics spiced up with the latest in disco flavoured house.

I G.M.‘l’. at Bonkers. 11 m—3am. £3. Weekly. Live music, student tunes and absolutely ludicrous drinks promos make for a fun night out, of sorts.

I 60 Bang at Reds. 11pm-3am. £3. Weekly. A new night from the team behind Optimo, Jilkes and Twitch with electro, Detroit techno and the usual

Free entry before 11 pm, £3. Weekly. A peculiar mix of independent and electronic, with the emphasis on eclectic choices.

I Pirate TV at The Arches. 10pm—3am. £8 plus bf. 2 Dec only. Coldcut return with a multimedia cut & paste thing, because the can. See preview.

I Salsa Sa rosa at Havana. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Top notch Latin sounds, with all hip-shaking genres covered.

I Skint at The Cathouse. 11pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Tough chemical breaks and beats, rock and indie for a studenty crowd.

I Tune! at g2. 11pm-3am. Free entry before 11pm; £3 (£2). Weekly. Simon Morrison and Andy Horn select brand new house, trance and Ibiza favourites at this new ni t.

I Tunnel ursdays at The 'Itinnel. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A student night with Tunnel regulars Kevin McFarlane and Scott Mackay spinning contemporary house in the main room, plus Lisa Littlewood in room two with vocal house and garage.

The 13th Note Club (upstairs). 9pm-3am.

I Upfront at The Asylum. 10pm-3am. £1 (free to CUSU members). Weekly. Eddie Tonner and Scott Mochar with quality house and trance.

I Yang at Yang. 11pm-3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. Fantastic night featuring live funk action from Elevation Trio in the bar and weekly residents Bob Peck and Charlie lnman slamming out their trademark block party hip hop, funk and breaks.


I Cafe Coco at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Cheesy party selections courtesy of Paul Melon in the front room, with Rory Weller banging out house favourites in the back.

I Loveshack at Fury Murry ’s. 11pm-3.15am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Jim Downie with a blend of commercial classics, vintage indie and a touch of disco.

I Rumble at The Garage. 11pm—3am. £4 (2). Weekly. Absolutely crackers student night, stuffed to the gunneis every time with kids sharking to the sounds of chart hits, indie favourites and lowbrow house.

I Superstar at Trash. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Party tunes, pop and indie faves for students and the like-minded. I Klass at Destiny. 10pm-3am. £2 before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. Casual night at the new wrought-iron exhibition- cum-club, with commercial sounds and the only time when denim and trainers are acceptable apparel.



I Brian Murnin at The Living Room. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. A year on, and Brian continues to ‘play the songs that make the whole world sing’.

I Budda at Bar Budda. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chris Harris spinning groove-led house to a party up crowd.

I Bughouse at Balsa. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Chunky house grooves to liven up the city centre.

I Cul De Sac at Cul De Sac. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Tech- phunk sounds from Anton and Doug.

I Edward's at Edward’s. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Upbeat selections from Keith Pyper to get you going for the weekend.

I Paul Cawley at Air Organic. 9pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. in addition to running Soma’s break beat sister label Fenetik and Psy Phi, Paul Cawley warms up for the weekend with brand new breaks, hip hop and drum & bass.

I Radar at The Cross Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Wiggy selection of esoteric dub and progressive techno.

I Soaterama at Nice ’n’ Sleazy (ground floor). 8pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. An across the board blend with an emphasis on the unexpected, from punk to drum & bass.

I Soulsa at Diablos. 9pm-late. Free. Weekly. Situated in the tiny basement of the Brunswick Hotel, this new night promises ‘more bounce to the ounce’, which translates as disco funk grooves with a house feel.

I Stateside Sounds at The State Bar. 4pm-7pm. Free. Weekly. Paul Shields selects alt-country favourites, rock classics and blues cuts.

Club I The Ark at The Tunnel. 10.30pm-33m. £7 (£5). Weekly. The mighty triumvirate of Scott Mackay, Michael Kilkie and Zammo keep the crowd on their toes with top quality hard house, while Simon Foy kicks out vocal house and garage in the back room. 17 Dec sees The Ark go Supernova with cheap drinks all night to celebrate their last event of 1999. I Alaska at Alaska. 11pm-3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. At the time of going to press listings for Alaska were unavailable, but ou can expect quality local talent. Call 0141 248 1777 for details.

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