A guide to Glasgow club nights

Pressure, Octopussy, i Am, Killer Kitsch, Melting Pot, Love Music, Totally Visual Tuesdays and more

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This article is from 2012.

Glasgow club nights feature electro, bass, techno, indie, post-punk and disco

Pressure

Big room, big name house and techno events at Glasgow’s most impressive club space, courtesy of Slam Events, the team behind the Slam Tent at T in the Park. Typical guests include the likes of Laurent Garnier and Jeff Mills.
Arches, Glasgow, 565 1000, thearches.co.uk, last Sat of every month

Octopussy

The Arches’ resident mid-week student night, featuring a bouncy castle, swimming pool, hot tub and wedding chapel. The music is a credible selection of party and club tracks, courtesy of Johnny Whoop.
Arches, Glasgow, 565 1000, thearches.co.uk, every Wed

i Am

Seminal basement venue the Sub Club’s own mid-weeker, with great taste in contemporary house, electro and bass music from residents Beta and Kappa, and occasional special guests from the emerging local and national scene.
Sub Club, Glasgow, 248 4600, subclub.co.uk, every Tue

Killer Kitsch

For seven years the club with the most claim on being Glasgow’s most essential mid-week student night, residents sets are often augmented by guests such as Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), Drop the Lime, Alex Metric, Shir Khan and others.
Buff Club, Glasgow, 248 1777, thebuffclub.com, every Tue

Divine!

The best and longest-running indie night in Glasgow, whose legendary nights at the old Art School union would see members of Belle & Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand drop in, as well as people like Jarvis Cocker in the good ol’ days. Still going strong in a new venue.
Admiral Bar Basement, Glasgow, 221 7705, facebook.com/DivineGlasgow, last Sat of every month

Melting Pot

There are a few good disco nights in Glasgow, but it’s hard to see past this one as the best. Residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner play sets that combine the classic and the modern alongside guests such as Danny Krivit, Joe Claussell, Greg Wilson and Nicky Siano.
Admiral Bar Basement, Glasgow, 221 7705, meltingpotglasgow.com, first Sat of every month

Optimo

It’s an old-stager of the scene now, but having missed their sublime and world-renowned Sunday night collision of post-punk, techno, electro and many more genres besides, Twitch and Wilkes have returned with a showpiece Friday night party every two months, as well as irregular gig and club promotions around the city.
Sub Club, Glasgow, 248 4600, subclub.co.uk, bi-monthly Fri

Wild Combination

Nearly every night of the week, esteemed Glasgow indie bar and venue Nice ‘n’ Sleazy (or Sleazy’s) hosts a great underground music night. David Barbarossa’s Tuesday-night job is the pick of the student-friendly, mid-week bunch.
Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Glasgow, 333 0900, nicensleazy.com, every Tue

Love Music

Some of the biggest mainstream and indie-friendly student parties in Glasgow are at the ABC, and Saturday is the biggest. Gerry Lyons plays guitar anthems in the main room, with northern soul at Nowt But Northern and garage rock at Picante in the smaller rooms.
ABC, Glasgow, 332 2232, o2abcglasgow.co.uk, every Sat

Totally Visual Tuesdays

There’s no denying the fact that the Garage is one of the places a fresher in Glasgow will spend much of their time, and their Tuesday-nighter sums up what they do every night of the year. Cheap drinks, fun party music and gimmicks (in this case, a live video feed) abound. Inevitably rammed.
Garage, Glasgow, 332 1132, garageglasgow.co.uk, every Tue

This article is from 2012.

Killer Kitsch

Euan Neilson, Dave Sinclair and Hushpuppy (RPZ, Death Disco) present the city's best Tuesday-nighter with a mix of house, tchno, disco, boogie, soul and Motown.

The Buff Club, Glasgow

Tue 6 Dec

£3–£5 (Students £3) / 0141 248 1777

Tue 13 Dec

£3–£5 (Students £3) / 0141 248 1777

Tue 20 Dec

£3–£5 (Students £3) / 0141 248 1777

…and 13 more dates until 21 Mar 2017

Love Music

Soul, rock'n'roll, indie and electro with Gerry Lyons, with a different club each week in the ABC2, featuring Edinburgh's wheel-spinning multi-genre odyssey Magic Nostalgic on the first Saturday and others to be confirmed.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sat 10 Dec

£5 / 0141 332 2232

Sat 17 Dec

£5 / 0141 332 2232

Melting Pot

All things disco-house from residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner.

Hillhead Bookclub, Glasgow

Mon 26 Dec

£25 / 0141 576 1700

Boxing Day special with Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez

  • 19:00 – 01:00 Melting Pot Hillhead Bookclub, Glasgow

Divine!

Glasgow's longest-running club residency brings you a monthly dose of northern soul, heavyweight funk, Tamla Motown, 60s freakbeat, dynamite ska, easy listening and psychedelic soundtracks.

Pressure

More techno action from Slam featuring some big-name guests.

Optimo (Espacio)

Legendary Glasgow club night as JD Twitch and JG Wilkes team up for an eclectic mix of beats and other vaguely electronic music for dancing.

Octopussy

Student night of chart, R&B, electro and indie classics plus bouncy castles, a swimming pool, jacuzzi and plenty of promos.

Wild Combination

Drunk disco, fun house and acid rock at this party.

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