dubstep/drum & bass chart star who hit the top spot with ‘Louder’. ■ Legends at Chambre 69. 23 Nov, 9pm–3am. £7 (students £5). Music from 2Pac and the Notorious BIG, plus live performances and an East coast versus West coast DJ battle. ■ Shaka Events & Snowboard Asylum present Unleash the Lens at Chambre 69. 7 Dec, 8pm–3am. £5 (£4; uni snow/surf club members free). The première of two snowboard films plus DJ action from Jay Allan with Martin Bongo (Percussion) and Visual Experimentation (visuals). Weekly ■ Clubhouse at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 9pm–2am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. DJ Nelson plays ‘Rihanna to Bananarama.’ ■ Foreplay at FHQ. Weekly 6pm–3am. Free. DJ Shazza presents a party for girls. ■ Gaga Wednesdays at the Garage. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Chart, classic and current hits, and drink promos too. Free entry for UWS and Glasgow University students. ■ Gay as F**k at Play. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Cheap drinks and gayness with DJs Darren and Michael. ■ Lollapalooza Wednesday at O’Couture. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3 students). Derek Ho, Rob Etherson and Stevie ‘Lost’ Foy play indie, pop, cheese and R&B. ■ Muso at the Buff Club. Weekly 9pm–3am. £4. A night of up and coming bands, with Detour DJs Ally Mcrae and David Weaver until 3am. ■ Octopussy at the Arches. Weekly 11pm–3am. £7 (students £5). Jacuzzis, bouncy castles and a Chapel of Love at this weekly student night of indie, pop and electro. FREE Open Mic at Boteco do Brasil. Weekly 8pm–3am. If you like to play music for others or just like listening to live artists then Boteco’s new open mic night is for you. ■ Re-Play Rocks at Re-Play. Weekly 7pm–3am. Free before 11pm (midnight for students); £4/3 after. Will Ruane and Craig McHugh play indie, electro and student anthems. ■ Spank at Milan. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc. DJs Kris Keegan and Ian Stirling spin disco, house and classic anthems. ■ Spiral at Stairway Club. Weekly 5pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £5 after. The darker side of indie from Gavin Dunbar (Camera Obscura), such as Queens of the Stone Age, Joy Division and The Kills. Featuring live music. ■ Subversion at Classic Grand. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. DJs Catnip and Pasta mix up 80s/90s alternative pop hits, dance, industrial and classic rock. ■ Tongue in Cheek at Bamboo. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£4) after. Gavin Sommerville plays R&B in the main room, DJ Toast plays chart in the lounge and Andy Wilson plays rock in the red room. ■ Twisted Fairytale at Kushion. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£2 students) after. DJ Big Al takes charge, with cheap drinks and teapot shooters. ■ Vice City at Club 520. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). An indie and alternative night for the midweek market. ■ Vicious Circle at Hummingbird. Weekly 10pm–1am. £tbc. Party sounds from DJ Iain Thompson. FREE We Play Records at Bar Petite. Weekly 8pm–midnight. An electronic pre-party, with Level32 and friends. ■ Wednesdays at Flat 0/1 at Flat 0/1. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc. Darrell plays 80s and urban funk jams and Dom plays a mix of early 80s slap synth funk rap grooves. ■ West End Wednesdays at Boho. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3 students before midnight). A student night with cheap drinks, chart and party favourites and plenty of all night dancing.
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■ Spin! at Electric Circus. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after (students £1). The Nu Fire and Axis DJs are controlled by Magic Nostalgia’s infamous wheel of chance, that gets an underground remix as dubstep, techno, indie, electro, drum & bass and more get added to the selection. ■ Vanity at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Cutting edge soul, R&B, electro and funky house.
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Monthly & One-Off Events FREE Spare at Sneaky Pete’s. 17 Nov & 15 Dec, 11pm–3am. Dan Druce and friends play hench beats. ■ Born To Be Wide at Electric Circus. 1 Dec, 7.30pm. £5 (Musicians Union £3.50; under 18s £2.50). Music industry seminar/social club that aims to bring musos, journalists, promoters, record shop workers and musicians together. Seminar on ‘Studio Time’ covering all the important things artists should know before going into the studio. The seminar will be followed by DJ sets from the panellists. FREE Dapper Dan’s at Sneaky Pete’s. 1 Dec, 11pm–3am. Default and Picassio promise ‘a wonky cocktail of beats’ on decks and FX. FREE Animal Hospital at Sneaky Pete’s. 8 Dec, 11pm–3am. Techno and minimal night with decor and live visuals. ■ Radio Forth Jingle Ball: X- Factor Special at the Liquid Room. 8 Dec, 10.30pm–3am. £16. Big chart dance hits from the Forth One DJs with a live appearance from whoever comes in fourth (see what they did there?) in this year's X-Factor. Weekly FREE Boom! at Karma. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Cheap drinks, chart tunes, free entry. FREE Camp at CC Blooms. Weekly 11pm–3am. Deejay Bird spins camp classics from Hi-NRG and disco to pop. FREE Frisky at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Chart and dancefloor anthems in the main room with indie and 90s hits out back. FREE Frisky Disco at GHQ. Weekly 10pm–3am. Start the weekend early with DJ Dale. FREE Funky Doodle Do at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. DJRed6 (of Give it Some! fame) returns with a night of ‘big drums, fat bass, soaring horns and chunky grooves’, in other words classic hip hop, funk, soul, disco, R&B and reggae. ■ Jukebox at Mood. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Rock, chart, pop, 80s and 90s hits with DJs taking requests all night long. ■ Madame Belle’s at Lulu. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Hip hop, R&B, electro, house and dancefloor anthems with a burlesque twist. ■ Monstar Mash at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10pm–3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Mash-ups club special from the Liquid Rooms where dance, indie, rock and electro collide. ■ Octopussy at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. Student night of chart, R&B, electro and indie classics plus bouncy castles, a swimming pool, jacuzzi and plenty of promos. FREE Ride at Sneaky Pete’s. 24 Nov, 11pm–3am. Electro, indie and hip hop from Lauren and Chekkie. FREE Sick Note at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. Indie/electro night from the Cab, with residents from Clash and Spies in the Wires. ■ Social at Silk. Weekly 10pm–3am. £4 (£2). Chart dance and R&B anthems on the mainfloor with dubstep and drum & bass in the loft. ■ Speaker Bite Me at Electric Circus. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. The Evol DJs take charge at this alternative disco night of indie, hip hop and a dash of electro.
Monthly & One-Off Events ■ Audacious at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. £4. Breakcore, hardcore and jungle. Headed by Eraserheand and Gizmode (both form Bristol’s Lovelove Records) and Lobotomist (Necropolis). ■ Axis at Cabaret Voltaire. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5. Techno night. Residents special. ■ Damn Hot! at Cabaret Voltaire. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3. Club night in the Speakeasy from the people who brought you Soul Jam Hot with a mix of funky disco, hip hop and soul. ■ Four Corners at the Bongo Club. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Your local one-stop hop for funk/soul/jazz/Latin/Afro/reggae dancefloor action and sizzling live percussion. ■ Kapital at the Caves. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. £tbc. A melodic mixture of deep minimal house and stripped down techno. ■ Retro Catz at Electric Circus. 18 Nov & 2 Dec, 10.30pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. New retro club night hosted by the Pussy Galores with disco classics, 60s, 70s and 80s hits. ■ Soundburger at Studio 24. 18 Nov, 11pm–3am. £2 before 11.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Specialising in funk, rare groove, rock, psychedelia and jazz. ■ Trash at Wee Red Bar. 18 Nov, 10pm–3am. £4. Rockabilly, 60s rock’n’roll, glam and old school hip hop from Your Mistress of Cemeteries, That Rockabilly Cat and Professor Plums. ■ The Underground at Studio 24. 18 Nov, 9pm–3am. £5. Classic punk, new wave, goth, rock, modern punk, ska and 80s alternative sounds. Featuring live sets from The Gin Goblins, Spat, Threats and Critikill. ■ [Awry] at Studio 24. 25 Nov, 9pm–3am. £6 (£5) before 11pm; £7 after. ‘Psychegaelic ceilidh’ and DJs playing a wide range of styles. ■ Big Time at Electric Circus. 25 Nov & 9 Dec, 12–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. The best in old and new disco, funk, soul, reggae and rock’n’roll from Gav (Dapper Dan’s) and Jack (Slap Bang). ■ Confusion is Sex at the Bongo Club. 25 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5 in advance; £6 in fancy dress; £7 on the door. Twisted and freaky mix of burlesque, glam techno, electro, indie punk and rock’n’roll. 1977 theme, think Heatwave/Boogie Nights. FREE Friday Funk at CC Blooms. 25 Nov, 11pm–3am. DJ Shelle la Belle does her best to get your booty shaking with a mix of funky tunes from past and present. Bar is open from 6pm. ■ Playdate at Sneaky Pete’s. 25 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). House night with a few leftfield cuts from Steven and Stewart. Joined by special guest Casper Clark. ■ Stacks at Wee Red Bar. 25 Nov, 11pm–3am. £1 before midnight; £3 after. A new monthly night of soul, funk, Motown, R&B, swing and old time rock’n’roll. This month featuring guest Jamie Spectrum of Motherfunk/Underground Solush’n fame. ■ Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire. 25 Nov, 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). It’s a mash up of breaks, beats, electro and anything else they can lay their hands from your hosts Tim & Jez (Utah Saints). With Vincent Vega.
■ Balkanarama at Studio 24. 2 Dec, 9pm–3am. £7 before 10pm; £9 after. A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session. ■ Cab Vol Stars at Cabaret Voltaire. 2 Dec, 11pm–3am. £5. The Cab Vol staff step to the fore and wrestle control of the decks, but then, seeing as their staff DJ at nights such as Xplicit, Coalition, This is Music, JungleDub and more, you’re still in safe hands. ■ The Den at Electric Circus. 2 Dec, 10pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Jive, rock, blues, funk and soul. Christmas special. FREE ELECTROsexual at CC Blooms. 2 Dec, 11pm–3am. Lucky Luciano and Kenwai are spinning the usual dirty bootlegs and ‘cheeky’ electro at this remix-lovers’ haven. ■ Wonky at the Bongo Club. 2 Dec, 11pm–3am. £8 in advance; £10 on the door. Another night from the heads at Trouble who team up with Wolfjazz for a night of hip hop, beats, bass and dubstep with Afrobeat. Joined by the electro swing of The Correspondents (featuring one time Trouble resident MC Ratty B aka Mr Bruce). ■ Bedbug at Cabaret Voltaire. 9 Dec, 11pm–3am. £10. Dubstep and bass heavy club night. Featuring Joker, MC Nomad and Jigsaw. ■ bETAMAX at Studio 24. 9 Dec, 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £5 (£4). New mutant disco, post punk, new wave and 2Tone night hosted by Chris Fast (Vintage Violence), Gig Gus (The Go-Go) and Jake Barnes (Confusion is Sex). ■ Bound For Glory at Cabaret Voltaire. 9 Dec, 11pm–3am. £5. Beefy and Flyin’ Saucer host this monthly night where all the door money goes to Oxfam, with a funk, house and electro soundtrack in the Cab’s Speakeasy. ■ Cosmic at Studio 24. 9 Dec, 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £6 after. A spaced-out night of psychedelic trance, with live percussion and visuals by VisualGnosis. ■ Xplicit at the Bongo Club. 9 Dec, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Drum & bass, dubstep and other bassy beats. Weekly ■ Broke at Lava Ignite. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5.50. Chart indie, hip hop, dance anthems and drinks promos. ■ Buddha Fridays at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. Glam and luxurious house and dance party with Gus Armstrong, Jez Hill and Kim Huse. ■ Citadel at the One Below. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Grey Goose presents this night of underground vibes and urban beats. ■ Durty Disco at Mood. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Big R&B, chart and dance anthems. FREE Espionage at Espionage. Weekly 11pm–3am. Five bars over five floors, playing everything from R&B to mainstream chart action. ■ Fritini Fridays at Silk. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. R&B, dance anthems and house from DJ Prospect and Craig Wilson. ■ GoGo at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. Mash-up mayhem from DJ Gentleman Johnny manning the decks. ■ Hideout at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after (students £3). New Friday nighter with indie, pop and electro peppered with classic disco, funk and hip hop from Master Caird and Steve C. ■ Late Lounge at Lulu. Weekly 9pm–3am. £tbc. House mixed with chart dance, electro pop and funk. ■ Late’n’Live at the Jazz Bar. Weekly 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Late night jazz and funk acts and DJs. Rockin’ jazz from The Number Nine (18 Nov); indie rock from The Dark Jokes (25 Nov); funk and soul from The Privates (2 Dec) and reggae seven-piece Man at the Window (9 Dec).
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