Killer Kitch Street Party
Although not exactly over-endowed with good quality, alternative midweek club nights, Glasgow has at least one star operating on Tuesdays, the Buff Club’s Killer Kitsch. ‘When we started,’ says co-founder, promoter and resident DJ Euan Neilson, ‘the only choices for Glasgow on a Tuesday night were Sauchiehall Street clubs, which are fine as far as they go. But we [KK’s co-founder is Dave Sinclair] thought it would be good to do a night for students that was a bit to the left of the mainstream, and we wanted to reflect our own taste for things like 2 Many DJs, Basement Jaxx and Groove Armada, and for older music like Blondie and The Human League.’
That was five years ago, and now Neilson, Sinclair and fellow residents Duncan Harvey and David Brown will be celebrating their half-decade anniversary in unique fashion. For one night only Bath Lane will be transformed into a mini festival site, with Neilson and Sinclair playing on a specially constructed outdoor stage with a full lighting rig and PA. ‘The lane will have its own bar,’ they promise, ‘but sadly no burger van.’ And if the weather disappoints, as it can do at Scottish festivals, the club’s 400 plus regulars will still have the run of the Buff Club and the adjoining Butterfly & Pig bar.
This isn’t KK’s only highlight of 2010, though. They’re also looking to start a monthly weekend date, beginning with guest Alex Metric at the Sub Club in July, while Grum will also be appearing at the regular Tuesday-nighter that same month. ‘The ambition is,’ laughs Neilson, ‘to run a club that people like enough to queue for.’
The Buff Club & Bath Lane, Glasgow, Tue 1 Jun