Cheesy Pop at Queen Margaret Union, Weekly 9pm–2am. £3–£4 (£2 members). Rampant hordes of mucky- minded, vodka fuelled urchins still flock to hear DJ Toast’s edam selection. Damnation at Classic Grand. Weekly . £5 (students Free). Rock, metal, punk and emo. Hummingbird Friday at Hummingbird. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£3 students) after. Carlo Carozzi and Andrew Melrose take charge of two rooms of house and party tracks. Lip Service at FHQ. Weekly 6pm–3am. £tbc. Long-running lesbian club night with a focus on all things sensual. Includes facepainting, dressing- up box, spin the bottle booths and a ‘sexual postbox’. Ooh-er. Music For Pleasure at Bamboo. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before midnight with a matric card; £5 after. Gavin Sommerville, Gerry Lyons and Andy Wilson play R&B, hip hop, house and pop. My Mum Told Me I Could DJ at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£4 students) after. The West End comes alive with Friday night chart and party sounds from DJs Nelson and Richie McColm. NOW Fridays at Òran Mór. Weekly 11pm–3am. £6 (students £4). Chart, R&B, house and electro from Dave M. Old Skool at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £6; £3 entry through the Butterfly & Pig. Funk, soul and disco from DJs Craig Thompson, Jack and Gordie. FREE Only Fools and House at Flat 0/1. Weekly 9.30pm–3am. Tom, Anton and Ewan play a fine selection of New York and Chicago house, cosmic Italo disco and classic 80s electro. Riot Radio at Maggie May’s. Weekly 9pm–2am. £5. DJ Dan South presents indie rock’n’roll from the 60s to the present day. Sound at Club 520. Weekly 8.30pm–2.30am. £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 (Camera Obscura), featuring live music. 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. 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.

Glasgow Saturday Monthly & One-Off Events Balkanarama at Stereo. 22 Oct, 11pm–3am. £8. A night of gypsy/Balkan/klezmer madness, film, visuals and live music featuring gypsy belly dancing, live visuals, free plum brandy and more, with guests Gypsy Hill. Highlander Ibiza Reunion at the Arches. 22 Oct, 11pm–3am. £10. Big club tunes from the White Isle. Menergy presents the Fierce Ruling Divas Ball at Chambre 69. 22 Oct, 11pm–3am. £10. Channel your favourite diva and strut your stuff to Italo disco and Hi-NRG from the lovely people who bring you Menergy club nights, with a panel of VIP judges to decide who’s got the fiercest strut. Part of Glasgay! Singles Night at the Flying Duck. 22 Oct, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 (£3) after. Andrew ‘Divine’ Symington and Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes (Belle & Sebastian) play strictly 45s all

night, from punk to hip hop, rock’n’roll to soul. Spinbox at La Cheetah. 22 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5. A new techno and house night, with residents Fin and Paul McDonagh. With local guest DJs Derrick Walsh and Steven Mcdonagh. Wonk the Line at Soundhaus. 22 Oct, 10pm–2.30am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Three Glasgow-based DJs, Jonathon Gillies, Late Nate and Robert Sayer, bring you a tasteful selection of house and techno. Anthem City at Retrospect. 29 Oct, 10pm–3am. £5. Old skool techno and rave with residents Paul Norval, Tony Oldskool, Marc Loage and Shaun K. This second birthday party features Inside Out’s William Daniel. Classic Grand Hallowe’en Party at Classic Grand. 29 Oct, 10pm–3am. £7. A traditional Hallowe’en: punk, rock, metal, dooking for apples and a prize for best costume. Club Noir: Hallowe’en Burlesque at O2 Academy. 29 Oct, 9pm–3am. £15.50. It’s Hallowe’en, and the theme should be self-explanatory for this latest edition of Scotland’s biggest burlesque club. Dressing up is positively encouraged, remember. With live ‘60s band Modus. Creatures of the Night at Ashton Lane. 29 Oct, 8pm–1am. £12. Hallowe’en street festival taking over Ashton Lane, featuring DJ sets by Pendulum in the Grosvenor bar and Foals out on the street, plus live beatboxing from Killa Kela, among other performances. Divine at the Admiral. 29 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 (£5) after. Glasgow’s longest-running club residency brings you a dose of northern soul, heavyweight funk, Tamla Motown, 60s freakbeat, dynamite ska, easy listening and psychedelic soundtracks. Dress to Distress at Bar Gambrino. 29 Oct, 7.30pm–midnight. £tbc. Drinks promotions, DJ sets, a raffle and fancy dress if you fancy, all in aid of the Thee Mr Mister Trust, a cancer charity named after the DJ Thee Mr Mister (Paul Nicholls) who sadly lost his battle with cancer last year. FREE Hallowe’en Disco Party at the Halt Bar. 29 Oct, 4pm–midnight. All day disco party. Horror Hop at Flat 0/1. 29 Oct, 8pm–3am. £5. With live rockabilly and blues band The Shiverin’ Sheiks playing two 45-minute sets and a club night afterwards. FREE IOXL at the Courtyard. 29 Oct, 8–11pm. Resident Colin Bell and Michael Hutcheson, LOCA, Danny Smith and Iain McGinty, playing Inside Out in its new guise. Inside Out at the Arches. 29 Oct, 9pm–3am. £20. Banging house, techno and trance from the long-serving club night, now no longer monthly. This return one-off date is an XL Hallowe’en Masked Ball, featuring guests Eddie Halliwell, Kryder, Tim Mason, DOD, D-Block & S- te-fan and more. ✽✽ A Masquerade Dungeon Of Ill- Repute at Berkeley Suite. 29 Oct, 10pm–3am. £5. A Hallowe’en party with a masked Venetian brothel theme, featuring a special live set from Organs of Love, a sleazy sonic slaying by The Executioner, tales of a Grim(m) nature from Louna Productions, a spooky slice of erotic DJing exotica from Mingo-Go plus scandalous decor from 85A. Capacity is limited to 200, with the hopeful stipulations: ‘Removal of masks discouraged. Likewise speaking. We strongly encourage communication by touch only.’ Pass the Peas at Blackfriars. 29 Oct, 11pm–3am. £6. Andy Taylor (Resense, Wack Records) and weeG (Four Corners) play the international funk and soul. With live guests Federation of the Disco Pimp. Souled Out at Chambre 69. 29 Oct, 10pm–3am. £7 (£5). Club night from 54th & West and Soulboy. A Hallowe’en special with Atjazz. The Monster Ball Hallowe’en Horror Show at SWG3. 29 Oct, 10pm–3am. £10. A Saturday night horrorshow with music from Der Supermax Løve Machine and Thunder Disco Club DJs. ‘Dress up 2 kill!’ they insist. Titanic Piranha at Soundhaus. 29 Oct, 10pm–2.30am. £7 (members £5). It’s nearly Hallowe’en so chart your course for the Soundhaus and a night of music, pillage and grog drinking. With DJs Tracy Twocat, Terry Pussypower, Scottywot, Kenny Kitchen Sessions and more to be confirmed. their fancy dress suggestions include pirates, wenches, mermaids, sea monsters and the deep. Traktion at Basura Blanca at the Brunswick Hotel. 29 Oct, 10pm–1am. £4 before 11pm; £5 after (students £3). Residents Colin Forbes and Chaz Johnston deliver house and techno sounds. With local guests Stan Shopp and Gordon Langridge (Wired, Kreep). All Tore Up at Blackfriars. 5 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5. Maximum rhythm and blues, rock’n’roll and rockabilly at this 1950s record hop. Annie Mac Presents at the Arches. 5 Nov, 11pm–3am. £10. Radio 1’s doyen of dance music hits Scotland with a suitably tremendous line-up once more. Erol Alkan has been confirmed with more names tbc. FREE BackIIJack at the Common Room. 5 Nov, 8.30pm–midnight. Old hands the BackIIJack boys put the jack back into funk, disco and house, with regular guest DJs. Highlife at La Cheetah. 5 Nov, 11pm–3am. £10. A 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 aka Brian d’Souza. ‘Journey to the Depths of the Black Atlantic’, with Actress (Honest Jon’s, Werk Discs). Intenzifi at Apollo 23. 5 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £15. A UK hardcore and gabber night with a reliably huge line-up of residents and special guests. The third birthday bash, with Gammer, Hixxy, S’Aphira, Mekanika, MC Storm and MC Whizzkid. La Roche Rumba at Pollok Ex- Servicemens Club. 5 Nov, 8.30pm–1am. £6. The usual funked up, down and dirty mixed bag of sounds from Rumba DJs Slim Jim and Vince D. With live band Little Buddha. Melting Pot at the Admiral. 5 Nov, 11pm–3am. £10. All things disco-house from residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner. With Tim Sweeney (Beats in Space, DFA) and JD Twitch (Optimo). No Strings Attached at Chambre 69. 5 Nov, 10pm–3am. £10. House and techno night from residents Justin Wilson, Steve Cass and RYZO. With special guest Deetron at this opening party. See preview, page 54. Nomad at the Ferry. 5 Nov, 11pm–4am. £12. Tech-house grooves and subtle minimal undertones at this night from Ivan Kutz. The first birthday party, with guests Troy Pierce and Hans Bouffmyhre. Pandemic at Nice’n’Sleazy. 5 Nov, 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.’ The Freak-Beats Club at the Flying Duck. 5 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5. A happening 60s 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. Azari & III, L-Vis 1990 & Visions Of Trees at the Arches. 12 Nov, 9pm–1am. £8. Throbbing Detroit techno and soulful funk influences mixed with 90s rave and New York disco. See Music preview, page 81. DC Sessions at Ad Lib. 12 Nov, 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £8 after. A brand new party from the team behind Depth Charge, with guest Soul Minority.


CLUBBERS’ Decktionary




Chillwave aka glo fi, proper noun. Generally down-tempo to mid-tempo (ie 80–120 bpm) danceable American indie/electro-pop style; usually made by solo artists with a laptop or small outfits; predominantly influenced by 80s analogue and electronica, late 80s/early 90s shoegaze (hence the ‘nu gaze’ strand) and ambient, plus some 60s psych and folk.

ORIGINS Allegedly coined by Carles, the author of scathingly satirical US blog Hipster Runoff, the term is a controversial one. Its main proponents claim it isn’t a genuine musical scene/genre so much as a geographically disparate bunch of artists who have been pigeon-holed by bloggers and critics in that perennial rush to identify a hip new trend. Most of these acts have been around for three or four years, but 2010 was credited with a ‘summer of chillwave’ by the US critics. Panda Bear (founding member of acclaimed Baltimore/New York psychedelic indie band Animal Collective) and LA’s Ariel Pink have both been identified as forerunners of the scene, while Baltimore outfit Beach House may also have had an influence via their self-titled 2006 album.

KEY FIGURES New Jersey’s Memory Tapes is one of chillwave’s biggest stars, alongside Texas’s Neon Indian and South Carolina’s Toro Y Moi, although all three have either directly disputed the tag or seemed keen to shrug off its shackles. Com Truise, also from New Jersey, and Georgia’s Washed Out, are hot on their heels, while Ohio’s Teengirl Fantasy flirted with a similar sonic palette on their debut album, 7 AM. New York’s Twin Sister, Small Black and Warm Ghost have all also been affiliated with the style. ( Twin Sister play live at Captains Rest, Glasgow, Wed 9 Nov.

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