Events are listed by city, day, type then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least 16 days before publication to email@example.com. Glasgow listings are compiled by David Pollock. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Monthly & One-Offs FREE Miss Electric Gypsyland at McChuills. 24 Nov, 8pm–midnight. Balkan beats and international sounds. ■ Cryotec at Classic Grand. 1 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3. Playing the best in EBM and industrial. Weekly ■ BeastMoves at Chambre 69. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc. A soundtrack of house, techno and funky, bassy tunes that won’t be hard on your wallet. ■ 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. ■ Bump at Hummingbird. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc. R&B and hip hop from DJs Naeem and Sketch. ■ 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. ■ Dirty Sexy Money at O’Couture. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc (free for students before midnight). That Tall Guy Scott plays cheese, pop and R&B. ■ Eureka at Bamboo. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 (free with a matric card). DJ Toast plays rock, indie, dance and hip hop. FREE Feel My Bicep at Flat 0/1. Weekly 11pm–3am. 80s sleaze, analogue funk, old school house, disco flexx and sweat on the walls. ■ The One at Re-Play. Weekly 6pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3) after. Geddes and Ross McFadyen play dance, chart and R&B, with a quiz from 6pm. ■ Onederful at Play. Weekly 5pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3) after. Party sounds from DJ Chris Stewart and Tobin. 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. FREE Ready Ready at Classic Grand. Weekly 11pm–3am. Hip hop and R&B from DJ Cool Master. ■ Rubbermensch at O2 ABC2. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4. A night for indie lovers with Andy Wilson in charge. ■ Rumble Thursdays at the Garage. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £5 (£3) after. Chart, pop, indie, R&B and hip hop fight it out for your aural affections. 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. ■ Thursday at Milan at Milan. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc. DJ Naeem and DJ Sketch present a night of sleek and sexy urban tracks to get you moving. ■ Thursdays 520 at Club 520. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (students £4). The brand new Thursdays at 520 with residents Mungo’s Hi Fi and Bunty Beats playing reggae, dancehall and hip hop every week. Also featuring rotating monthly guests Mixed Bizness, Sleaze Records, Mix Kings and Djamba in the back room. ■ Zipper at Stairway Club. Weekly 5pm–3am. £5; free before 10pm. Classic rock‘n’roll including Rolling Stones, Hendrix, The Who and Muddy Waters. With live bands.
Glasgow Friday Monthly & One-Offs ■ Alabama 3’s Charity Fundraiser at Soundhaus. 18 Nov, 10.30pm–2.30am. £10. Charity aftershow party for the rabble-rousing Londoners. With live bands Little Buddha and The Carlton Jug Band, plus DJ sets from Terry & Jason Pussypower, Jake (D Wayne Love) and Stevie McCole. ■ Argonaut Sounds at Blackfriars. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3. The Argonaut soundsystem returns playing reggae, dancehall and dub. With special guests, Sheffield’s Riddimtion Crew. ✽✽ La Cheetah Second Birthday Part 1: Clone Records Party at La Cheetah. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £8 after. With guests Dexter and Alden Tyrell, and La Cheetah regulars Dom D’Sylva and Wardy. ■ Common People at the Flying Duck. 18 Nov, 9pm–3am. £5 (£4). 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. FREE Ctrl+Alt+Del at Flat 0/1. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. A night devoted to electro, from the 80s to the present day. ■ Optimo at Berkeley Suite. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Its regular Sunday night party might have been replaced by a monthly Optimo Presents night at the Sub Club, but Glasgow's most famed party of the last decade is still counting off the years. This 14th birthday sees Twitch and Wilkes welcome live guests Organs of Love, the new project from Jim McKinven (Berlin Blondes, Altered Images, One Dove) and Alecia Mathews. Unmissable. ■ Supernova at the Arches. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. 2 Dec, 10pm–3am. £15. A regular electro-house, tech-house and minimal techno night from the Hell DJs. With Slovenia’s DJ Umek. ■ Friendly Fires at Chambre 69. 18 Nov, 10pm–3am. £4–£6. An aftershow DJ set for the Fires’ earlier gig. ■ Mr Scruff at the Arches. 18 Nov, 10pm–3am. £12.50. Eclectic Ninja Tune mixologist whose set could include jazz, soul, funk, disco, house or hip hop. But usually all of these things and more besides. ■ Banjax at La Cheetah. 25 Nov, 11pm–3am. £10. A bi-monthly night from Dave Shades (Mount Heart Attack), Tommy & McGarvatron (Bass Invaders) and Data Rape aka Full Phat (Obese, Concept Theory). With Michael Foreshaw and Ben Pest. ■ Dirtbox at Chambre 69. 25 Nov, 11pm–3am. £8 (£6). A house and techno party, with regulars Dirty Basement, Crocky DaMan and Foley Foliage. Liverpudlian bass guru Lee Mortimer returns to play Dirt Box’s debut night in Chambre.
■ Friday Street at Blackfriars. 25 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5. Classic mod sounds, 60s psych and northern soul at Scotland’s premier mod club, with guest DJ Mark Robb (Starla Records). ■ How’s Your Party? at the Sub Club. 25 Nov, 11pm–3am. £12. Funky, dubstep, bassline and more at this well- respected party, with resident Boom Monk Ben. With very special guests Benga and MC Youngman. ✽✽ Pressure at the Arches. 25 Nov, 11pm–4am. £18. More techno action from Slam at this thirteenth birthday party, with guests Vitalic (live), Chris Liebing, Radioslave, Sebo K, Surgeon, The Black Dog (live) and Animal Farm. ■ ReFrame at Basura Blanca at the Brunswick Hotel. 25 Nov, 10pm–2am. £3. The brainchild of resident DJs Martin Lindinger and 27B, bringing you some fine quality house and techno. With guest Neill Murphy. ■ Squelch, Groove and Symbiosis at Soundhaus. 25 Nov, 10pm–3am. £tbc. Three clubs for the price of one, with guests including the Shindig DJs, Si Welsh, Kevin Hoodless, Denney (Abagarecords) and Y2D (Lifestyle). ■ Bigfoot’s at the Sub Club. 2 Dec, 11pm–3am. £tbc. An eclectic techno and electronic music party. The third birthday party with a live analogue set from NoiDoi, a young Romanian duo making their first UK appearance. ■ La Cheetah Presents at La Cheetah. 2 Dec & 9 Dec, 11pm–3am. One of Glasgow’s most bangin’ basements selects a guest for your approval. With ith Subject Detroit label boss DJ Bone and support from Stephen Brown (Subject Detroit, Transmat) and Dommm (2 Dec, entry £6 before midnight; £8 after) and house legend Chez Damier (9 Dec, £10 entry). FREE Directions at the Admiral. 2 Dec, 10pm–2am. A new venture from the people behind Freeform and Soundclash Republic, bringing you beats and breaks, northern soul, post-punk and more. ■ Elastik at Chambre 69. 2 Dec, 11pm–3am. £10. A house night from residents Dynamode. With special guest Solomun (Diynamic) and local names Vilmos (The Shimmy) and Ciar McKinley (Shakedown). ✽✽ Eyes Wide Open at Stereo. 2 psych and freakbeat brought to you by EWO DJs Holly and Sarah. The seventh anniversary night, with legendary ’60s psych band The Poets playing their first show since reforming and support from The Store Keys featuring Roy Moller and Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian). Plus local guests Craig and Jennifer Dishington (Grow Your Own), and Craig Reece (Get The Records On). ■ Infexious at Soundhaus. 2 Dec, 8.30pm–2.30am. £tbc. Hard dance, hardstyle and tech-trance at this regular rave, featuring residents including Rob Da Rhythm, Stu Laurie and more. ■ Soulful Allsorts at Blackfriars. 2 Dec, 10pm–3am. £5. Northern soul, R&B and Motown club night spinning off from the Subcity radio show of the same name. ■ Traktion at Basura Blanca at the Brunswick Hotel. 2 Dec, 10pm–2am. £4 before 11pm; £5 after. Residents Colin Forbes and Chaz Johnston deliver house and techno sounds. ■ United Noise: An Industrial Christmas at Nice’n’Sleazy. 2 Dec, 7.30pm–midnight. £5. Celebrate Christmas in an underground, industrial style. ■ Brandt Brauer Frick at Stereo. 9 Dec, 8pm–3am. £10 in advance; £12 on the door. Breathing new life into club music with their unique live show and a sound influenced by both modern techno and classical composers such as John Cage and Steve Reich, showcasing tunes from their highly acclaimed second LP Mr Machine. With an afterparty from the Men & Machines DJs. Dec, 8.30pm–3am. £7 (£6). Garage,
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Skweee ‘You know that it’s Skweee when you feel that it’s Skweee’ (Wikipedia). Proper noun: generally mid- to-low-tempo (80-105 bpm), cold, rhythmic electro-funk sub-genre pioneered by a small niche of Scandinavian artists, mostly soloists, using vintage analogue synths and samplers; quick, simple arrangement without too much processing or mixing, allegedly ‘squeezing’ as much juice/sonic interest as possible from the machines. ORIGINS Originally part of Grammy-award-winning production outfit Hundarna Fran Soder, Stockholm’s Daniel Savio (aka Kool DJ Dust) coined the term, after Pavan produced the first recordings and released them on 7” vinyl via his Flogsta Danshall label. Savio recognised electro, house and techno shared common soul, funk, jazz and disco samples with hip hop and was thus naturally inclined to develop an electronic style at a lower tempo. Pavan wanted to call the music Prim (for Primitive) but Finnish DJ Randy Barracuda thought Skweee was better. He then invited Savio and Pavan to DJ at a party in Helsinki, alongside Mesak and some other Finns, and the Swedish-Finnish sound of Skweee was officially born.
KEY FIGURES Flogsta Danshall and Finland’s Harmönia are the main labels, with the aforementioned artists at the forefront, followed by relative newcomers dødop in Norway, Mazout in Paris and Donky Pitch in the UK. Sweden’s Eero Johannes (Planet Mu) is famed for being a party animal as well as an accomplished producer with a very delicate touch. (hobbesmusic.co.uk) ■ Glasgow maestro Ben Butler & Mousepad is your local Skweee practitioner extraordinaire and helped enormously in the research for this feature (cheers, Joe!).
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