Events are listed by city, day, type then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least 16 days before publication to Glasgow listings are compiled by David Pollock. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry


One-Offs Danse Macabre at Nice’n’Sleazy. 22 Sep, 11.30pm–3am. £2 before midnight; £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. Freshtival Fortnight 2011 at Various Venues. 22 Sep–25 Sep, 10pm–3am. £20. A one ticket admits entry to all promotion taking in many of Glasgow’s best party venues on selected nights, including Bamboo, Karbon, Club 520, Garage, Boho, Sub Club, the Buff Club, Sugarcube and Chambre69. FREE Miss Electric Gypsyland at McChuills. 29 Sep, 8pm–midnight. Balkan beats and international sounds. Mixed Bizness at Club 520. 6 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5 (students £4). Cutting edge underground beats and classic dancefloor gems from resident Boom Monk Ben and rotating residents. With special guest Parker. Pussycat Lounge at Classic Grand. 29 Sep, 10.30pm–3am. £12.50. Burlesque night. Weekly Bitter Glitter at the Polo Lounge. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. Madame S (Utter Gutter) and Fraser Bone (Lock Up Your Daughters) with a weekly party, playing a mix of homo-disco, electronic treats, jackin’ house and tech beats. Common Room at Common. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3) after. DJs Craig Kelman and Craig McHugh play party tunes in a house party style. Eureka at Bamboo. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 (free with a matric card). DJ Toast plays rock, indie, dance and hip hop. iDJ at the Shed. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2. DJ Li’l Rich plays party sounds to start the weekend early. Monthly special events include bouncy castles, karaoke nights and the famous Shed roller disco. FREE Pour Homme, Pour Femme, Pour Queens at FHQ. Weekly 9pm–3am. New weekly night from TLC Glasgow with DJ Shawn Roberts, free entry and a whole lotta tunes. Rubbermensch and Jellybaby at O2 ABC2. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4. A night for indie lovers with Andy Wilson in charge. FREE Salsa Tumbao at Boteco do Brasil. Weekly 8pm–3am. Salsa and dancing with Farah Portela Alonso and Tumbao Salsa School. Skint at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 9pm–2am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. Stephen Foy plays indie dancefloor anthems, pop hits and classic house. Skint and Vengeance at the Cathouse. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 (£2 students). DJs Billy and Colin play rock, emo and pop-punk in the main room, while DJ Q Ball has the sickest black metal, death metal and thrash in the back. Sol’s Club at Sol’s Club. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Bollywood, Latin, Afro- Caribbean and reggae club nights. Soul Glo at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. DJ Snafu scratches funk, soul and old rhythm and blues. Sub Thursday at the Sub Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £tbc after. Some of the city’s best DJs and producers as residents,

including Bunty (Mixkings, 90s Hip Hop), Noface (Mixkings, Mixed Bizness, Electrikal), Homebass DJs (Jakebeats, Mixkings, Homebass), Floyd (Bangers & Mashup, Sub Friction), Foley (Voltaic) and more. Walk’n’Skank at Club 520. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 (£3). Mungo’s Hi-Fi crew, playing reggae and dancehall every Thursday. Also featuring DJ Kokoro and Breezak in the front room, and rotating monthly guests Metropolis Sounds, Mixkings, Matthew Craig and Ali T in the back. Zipper at Stairway Club. Weekly 5pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £5 after. Classic rock‘n’roll including Rolling Stones, Hendrix, The Who and Muddy Waters. With live bands.

Friday One-Offs AV at Chambre 69. 7 Oct, 10pm–3am. £7. A night of film and music featuring the AV residents Andrew Winton & Eddie Wagner, plus guests. With young Parisian producer Andrade (Poker Flat). Banjax at La Cheetah. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. £10. A bi-monthly night from Dave Shades, Tommy & McGarvatron and Data Rape aka Full Phat. This first birthday party will feature special guest Jerome Hill, label boss of Don’t, whose set takes in a vast range of musical styles including wonky techno, dubstep, garage, booty, breaks, hardcore, funk and hip hop. Black Tent at Nice’n’Sleazy. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. £3. Errors and Rock Action DJs playing indie, house and techno and all genres in between. Cut Down at La Cheetah. 14 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. A hugely exciting set from electronic music pioneer Maurice Fulton (producer of Crystal Waters and Ultra Nate, and one half of Mu), with support from Glasgow’s Jamie Thomson. Darkside at Soundhaus. 14 Oct, 8.30pm–2.30am. £15. Hardcore and industrial techno, gabba and drum’n’bass. With guests Paul Elstak (Offensive, Forze) and Re-Style (Masters of Hardcore). David Barbarossa’s Thing at Nice’n’Sleazy. 7 Oct, 11pm–3am. £3. Barbarossa, one of the leading DJs on Glasgow’s scene and a sometime Hung Up! resident, brings his new night to Sleazy’s. FREE Directions at the Admiral. 7 Oct, 10pm–2am. A new venture from the people behind Freeform and Soundclash Republic, bringing you beats and breaks, northern soul, post-punk and more. Display Copy at Berkeley Suite. 7 Oct, 11pm–3am. £tbc. With Trevor Jackson and Konx-om-Pax: ‘old school and new school graphic designers spinning weird party tunes.’ Freshers Reggae Party at Afro Caribbean Network Centre. 30 Sep, 8pm–1am. £5 donation. A student’s induction to the dub sound from a first class line-up of Prince Fatty Soundsystem, Hollie (daughter of Sex Pistol Paul) Cook, Horseman and Mutant HiFi. Friday Street at Blackfriars. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Classic mod sounds, 60s psych and northern soul at Scotland’s premier mod club, with regular DJs Mikey Collins and Paul Molloy. Gingers Go Free at La Cheetah. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. £2; free for ‘gingers’. They sure do, for the red of head must ‘bear the burden of evolutionary advantage.’ With Jongerre (Fortified), Mungo’s Hi-Fi (Craig), Benny Boom (Mixed Bizness), Wardy (Stay Plastic) and Visual Aids (‘The Ginger One’). Go Go Bad at Blackfriars. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. £5. A rock ‘n’ roll burlesque frenzy hosted by Babette Corvette. With fantastic burlesque performances from Babette, Katie Crossbones, Tom De Lish, Debay De Lux and Miss Molly Teaser, sexy records from Sophisticated

Boom Boom and comperes Babes Beyond the Barras. ✽✽ Highlife at Stereo. 7 Oct, 11pm–3am. £3. A bi-monthly night with excellent pedigree, from the people who bring you Slabs of the Tabernacle and Huntleys & Palmers Audio Club. Expect Afrobeat, jackin’ house, Italo, 80s electro, UK funky, and Latin beats from resident Auntie Flo. With Buenos Aires’ DJ team Pareja. See preview, page 48. How’s Your Party? at the Sub Club. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. £8. Funky, dubstep, bassline and more at this well-respected party, with resident Boom Monk Ben. Featuring guests Jack Beats and Djamba. Infexious at Soundhaus. 30 Sep, 8.30pm–3am. £15. Hard dance, hardstyle and tech-trance at this regular rave. Fourth birthday party with The Pitcher, Crypsis and more. Itch! at Chambre 69. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. £8 (£6). Dubstep, garage and house from regulars MatthewOneMoreTune, Gnarlyface and Mark David. The second birthday party, with guests Richy Ahmed back-to-back with Russ Yallop, Mia Dora and TOW. Lock Up Your Daughters at the Flying Duck. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). Ass-shaking session from the LUYD fanzine pitched as ‘a response to the boredom and brain dead stagnation that plagues modern gay culture’, with residents DJ Suezz, Lock Up Your DJs and Skeleton Boy. Panoramic at Flat 0/1. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). Techno and deep house from a bunch of young Glasgow DJs. Pinup Nights at the Flying Duck. 30 Sep, 9pm–3am. £7. Glasgow’s biggest indie night. An extra special freshers special entitled Red Light Night. With DJs Frank McAvennie (yes, that Frank McAvennie) and Aidan Moffat, bands For Abel and Scunner, and burlesque performers Vendetta Vain, Electra Volt, Tom Delish and Scarlett Flame. ✽✽ Pressure at the Arches. 30 Sep, 11pm–4am. £14. More techno action from Slam at their monthly Arches residency. Soma’s 20th birthday party special with a selection of the label’s favourite artists including Slam (of course), Funk D’Void (live), Silicone Soul, Gary Beck and DeepChord (live). Sensu at the Sub Club. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. £10. A typically great house, techno and electro night from the Sub Club. With special guests Guti (Crosstown Rebels, Wolf & Lamb) and Tini (Desolat). Skwee at Nice’n’Sleazy. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. £3. Club night. FREE Sono at the Courtyard. 30 Sep, 8pm–midnight. Deep house and techno from the Sono residents. With guests Adam Watt, Why Eleven? (No Sleep) and Dynamode (Elastik). The Big Bad Bash at the Arches. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. £8. R&B, hip hop, house, dubstep and indie at this huge student party (although non-students are welcome). 2300-0300 The Gatsby Club at GUU Debating Chamber. 14 Oct, 8pm–2am. £12 (£10). 1920s-themed club night of live jazz, swing, music hall, comedy, burlesque, cocktails and retro tunes. Part of Glasgow Cabaret Festival. Tribute at La Cheetah. 7 Oct, 11pm–3am. £10. Representatives of Glasgow nights Stay Plastic, Pest Control, All Caps, Scrabble and Jelly Roll Soul team up with very special guest DJ Stingray, the central force behind Urban Tribe whose numbers also include Moodymann, Carl Craig and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir. Triple Drop at Soundhaus. 7 Oct, 9.30pm–3am. £tbc. A new night of bass with residents Brutalone, LZWretch and Destroy the Nemo. Mutant Bass Records tour with Kanji Kinetic and Submerse. Weekly Audiofilth at Common. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £7 (£5


CLUBBERS’ Decktionary




Chiptune proper noun. also 8Bit, Nintendocore, Bitcore. Any tempo but generally fast (ie 130-180bpm), the sound of 8-bit and 16-bit micro- chips from classic arcade games from the late 70s and early 80s, hand-held games from Nintendo and home computers

ORIGINS Tokyo pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra’s seminal ‘Computer Game’ sampled the sound of arcade games in 1978, as did much of their eponymous debut album. In 1982, Ohio duo Buckner & Garica scored a US top ten hit with novelty record ‘Pac-Man Fever’. Two years later, YMO’s Haruomi Hosono released Video Game Music, the first album produced entirely from arcade game samples. In 1985, Rob Hubbard started programming sounds for the Commodore 64’s SID chip, ensuring his status as a chiptune legend. KEY FIGURES The last decade has seen a huge proliferation, mainly due to the release of software such as LittleSoundDJ and Nanoloop for the Gameboy. Pioneering label 8bitpeoples launched in 1999, releasing Finnish artist Huoratron’s 2006 debut ‘Liquid Acieeed’, and ‘Chiprape’ by Atari ST fan Stu of legendary Swiss collective Drop da Bomb. Armed only with a Gameboy and a megaphone, Japan’s DJ Scotch Egg emerged in 2005 and has been frightening grannies ever since, while genius live performer André Duracell creates his own programs linked to a drum- kit, triggering notes from his Sega Mega Drive with each drum-hit. Latterly Crystal Castles have done much to popularise the genre. ( Edinburgh’s Les Enfant Bastard (who helped enormously in the research for this feature - cheers Cammy) was the main champion in Scotland until he was joined by Leith teenage sensation Unicorn Kid.

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