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Optimo's Foodbank Fundraiser aims to help Glasgow's hungry

26 Feb 2015

JD Twitch and JG Wilkes to raise money for city foodbanks at Art School event

Glasgow's Art School is being taken over for a fundraising event supporting Glasgow foodbanks on Fri 13 Mar. The line-up includes Optimo (organisers, along with Autonomous Glasgow), Nightwave, Harri & Domenic, MWX and many more, as well as visual art…

Selected Abandoned Works: Aphex Twin demos party at Sleazy’s

6 Feb 2015

Did Aphex Twin really dump 100 tunes onto Soundcloud? Who cares, let's just play 'em loud and party

Smartphones and Spotify have made it easier than ever for music to be a permanent fixture in our lives, yet this entails a risk of it becoming wallpaper, a backdrop to working, exercising, cooking, reading, idly scrolling away our lives on Facebook.

Preview: Kölsch at The Arches

28 Jan 2015

Multi-monikered Danish DJ-producer blends underground and overground

He’s remixed Coldplay and Deadmau5 while 2003’s ‘Calabria’, released under his Rune RK moniker, was the kind of international, played-everywhere hit so big it got turned into a cheap vocal chart hit, complete with trashy video. This is because Rune…

My Year in Clubbing: i AM

24 Dec 2014

From Walk 'N' Skank to DJ Funk, promoter and DJ Matthew Craig breaks down 2014

I genuinely cannot remember most of the nights this year because so many have been great – and, I’ve been to far too many. Subcity's Stereo 54 party was great, and the one time I managed to get a night off to attend Walk 'N' Skank was great, but in…

Ten Years of Animal Farm

15 Dec 2014

Darren Quail on ten years of club nights and Glasgow's burgeoning techno scene

It began with techno. Or, more specifically, two friends bonding over Richie Hawtin's Decks, EFX & 909, a Dave Clarke mix recorded at Fuse, Belgium, and frequent visits to a night called TEST at the Art School — ‘a random find in the Metro one weekend’…

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Huntleys and Palmers Seventh Birthday

10 Dec 2014

The Glasgow-born club returns to its home town with John Talabot and Axel Boman, aka Talaboman

Seven years is a decent age for a club, but it must feel like a lifetime for Huntleys & Palmers promoter Andrew Thomson. Started in December 2007 at the late Research Club in Glasgow (‘it was a snowy night... it had a small house party feel,’ he recalls…

Hogmanay Clubs: Edinburgh 2014

4 Dec 2014

Featuring Witness, Mungo Hi Fi, Microtrauma, Craig Smith and Gasoline Dance Machine

If Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party isn't your cup of champagne and you'd rather see in the new year dancing underground, up close and personal with disco lights for fireworks, here's your guide to the best clubs to get your groove on...

Hogmanay Clubs: Glasgow 2014

4 Dec 2014

Featuring Animal Farm, I-F, Dixie Avenue, Boot & Tax, Whilst, Chez Damier, The Revenge, I AM

Wondering where to throw those shapes you've being saving up for Hogmanay? We've got you covered. Check out The List's pick of the parties to celebrate New Year in Glasgow...

Final details for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014 celebrations revealed

17 Nov 2014

Including a Torchligh Procession through city centre, mini-festival Scot:Lands and the Loony Dook

The final programme for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014 celebrations were announced today. Opening proceedings is the much-loved Torchlight Procession (Tue 30 Dec), in which 8 000 torchbearers will take to the streets to walk from George IV Bridge through the…

DIVE presents Untamed is latest addition to Edinburgh's LGBT club scene

11 Nov 2014

‘An alternative performance party for curious creatures’ at Summerhall

Everyone's favourite offbeat venue Summerhall plays host to ‘an alternative performance party for curious creatures’ when popular Sunday night queer disco DIVE debuts Untamed, its quirky new Friday night event that is unlike anything you've seen…

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Opinion: Fielding Hope's contribution to Glasgow's underground live music scene

11 Nov 2014

Brains behind Cry Parrot live music is moving to London to become senior producer at Cafe OTO

After putting on some of Scotland’s weirdest, most fun, independent, DIY, new underground music events for almost eight years, Fielding Hope, the brains behind Cry Parrot live music, is moving to London to become senior producer at Cafe OTO. While it’s…

Cirque Du Soul club night comes to Edinburgh for the first time

11 Nov 2014

‘Taking over one venue at a time for a night of circus-themed debauchery’

‘Taking over one venue at a time for a night of circus-themed debauchery,’ is what Cirque Du Soul co-founder Will Weaver describes as the club’s overriding ethos. Founded in Leeds at the turn of 2013, it’s already found its way to nine cities across the…

Interview: Alex Ridha of Boys Noize

11 Nov 2014

Techno maestro discusses his favourite things ahead of Glasgow gig with recent signing SCNTST

A big, blow-out night dancing to Boys Noize seems as much a part of the Glasgow annual clubbing calendar as waiting in a windswept queue trying to locate your friends. And understandably so: there’s something about his intensely 4/4, synapse-addling…

Preview: Nightvision with live sets from Kink & Neville Watson

10 Nov 2014

House DJs will perform at Edinburgh's La Belle Angele on Sat 29 Nov

While the prospect of short days and long nights may not delight everyone, those of us with a passion for clubs, dancing and DJs will welcome winter with open arms. A time when promoters pull out all the stops, there’s perhaps no better place to be than…

Christmas 2014: Top five Edinburgh club nights

7 Nov 2014

Featuring Juice, Vegas!, Xplicit, Musika and Jackhammer

Juice The trap and dubstep night reaches its second birthday and rather fittingly hosts two parties to celebrate. Expect beeps and bleeps from Martyn at Part 1 followed by Bok Bok going head to head and back to back with Tom Trago for Part 2.

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Christmas 2014: Top five Glasgow club nights

7 Nov 2014

Featuring DJ Luck & MC Neat, Secondcity, Huntleys & Palmers, Pressure Xmas Party and Big Foot

DJ Luck & MC Neat If you want to start the celebrations as soon as December hits, step back in time for some classic UK garage from the DJ / MC duo who gave the world 'A Little Bit of Luck', 'Masterblaster 2000' and 'Piano Loco'. Saint Judes, Fri 5…

Preview: La Cheetah Fifth Birthday

6 Nov 2014

House and techno venue blows out some candles with Matthew Herbet, Levon Vincent and Theo Parris

‘It's a small space with a big sound system,’ says Graham Ward, La Cheetah events manager and resident DJ (as Wardy, alongside Dom D’Sylva), of the venue’s appeal. ‘The whole club is basically a dancefloor, so folk that come down get right into…

Magic Waves electronic mini-festival comes to Glasgow – Fri 24 Oct 2014

23 Oct 2014

Headliners include Black Devil Disco Club, Arthur Baker, DJ Mark Du Mosch and Alessandro Adriani

‘It's a party where you don't know what you're going to hear next, and one where we only play music from the heart,’ says Berlin-based Magic Waves founder Casionova of his pirate radio station venture turned international clubbing brand. ‘It's not…

The best club nights – Oct / Nov 2014

22 Oct 2014

Including Leon Vynehall, Magic Waves, Erol Alkan, Eton Messy, Patrick Topping and FOAM

Leon Vynehall Two chances to see the hot young producer making warm, disco-tinged house blending old and nu school. Expect a set showcasing the records he loves, regardless of genre or credibility. La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, Fri 24 Oct; Sub Club…

New club night FOAM opens at Glasgow's Art School

22 Oct 2014

'Not an extravagant, lasers-in-your-face gala, but a place to congregate, free from pretension'

‘With this in mind, I think this event has the potential to “go off”,’ confirms Guy Veale. He’s just gone through a long explanation of the careful considerations that have gone into planning this new collaboration between the Art School, himself and…

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Cross-genre music innovator Rustie brings Green Language tour to Glasgow

21 Oct 2014

Much anticipated homecoming show from Russell Whyte at the Art School

‘More serious,’ is what Glasgow’s own Rustie (aka Russell Whyte) says he wanted from his follow-up to 2011 debut album Glass Swords. The original, he apparently considered, had thrown too much into the mix in terms of trying to make itself heard with…

Students: The List is coming to you. And we’ve got Hornsby's Cider.

19 Sep 2014

Grab your free List, and assorted goodies, at student events in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Students, The List is coming to you. And we’ve got cider. Students, The List is coming to you. And we’ve got Hornsby’s Cider. Yes, we come bearing gifts of goodie bags, complimentary bottles of Hornsby’s Cider and of course, the latest issue of The…

GENERATION By Night - Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh, Fri 12 Sep 2014

16 Sep 2014

Golden Teacher and Optimo enhance a celebration of contemporary Scottish art

We’ve already awarded a well-deserved five stars to Modern Art One’s strand of the GENERATION project, which celebrates the past 25 years of contemporary Scottish art. Our reviewer on that occasion was especially impressed by Douglas Gordon’s ‘24 Hour…

Yes or No? 15 shows to help you make your decision for the Scottish independence referendum

12 Sep 2014

Need help deciding? Let the worlds of art, theatre, comedy, books and music lend a hand

Glasgow Early Days: The Arches Referendum Festival A week of special theatre commissions including work by Rob Drummond, Gary McNair & Davey Anderson and Robert Ormerod, with the Arches Political Party the night before and the What Now? Brunch the…

Interview: DJ/producer Greg Wilson on his Super Weird Happenings

11 Sep 2014

The events are a result of collaboration with Blind Arcade, aka Kermit Leveridge and producer EVM128

Just the name of Greg Wilson’s new label, Super Weird Substance, inspires a sense of intrigue. Established earlier this year, the legendary DJ has embarked on arguably his most ambitious and adventurous project to date. Inspired by the redemption of…