It's September and Freshers' Week is upon us! This year we are teaming up with The Art School, Night Of The Jaguar & NO GLOBE to bring you an all out party and guess what, it's FREE for everyone, not just our fresh-faced friends!
Vic Bar // NOTJ
Taking over the Vic Bar will be Art School residents and new Subcity show hosts, Night of the Jaguar. This party will mark their move to a new fortnightly residency.
Assembly Hall // Subcity Radio
For the Assembly Hall we decided to put some of our most exciting new shows alongside some of our oldest (one is in fact our longest-serving show).
Project Space // NO GLOBE
No Globe will be heading along the M8 from Edinburgh to start their new monthly residency at The Art School. Describing themselves as playing the best in 'Party Music Beyond Borders', it's bound to get sweaty in a 30 capacity room.
Posted at 12:45, 11th September 2014
Sleaze, sin and sex.
Posted at 20:50, 29th November 2013
Stereo Cafe Bar
Renfield Lane Glasgow
Wednesday 18th September
JD Twitch x Mother
Nightwave x Shaun Vitamins
Jasper James x Ryan All Caps
Bop Gun x Work For Love
To introduce all the new heads to Subcity we’ve gathered some of Glasgow’s most celebrated DJs and producers under one roof for a series of B2B performances.
One venue, two floors, nine acts.
The combined forces of Joe Crogan & Jordan Muir are installing a two floor visual production suite for your sensory pleasure.
Posted at 16:35, 13th September 2013
subcity x kill yr idols
The Berkeley Suite
Saturday 20th April
11:30pm - 3am
£3 / First 50 free
Work For Love
According to wikipedia and bearded men in music shops, records used to be pressed on WAX! Although this process has not been in use for nearly a century, the association of vinyl with wax is alive in our hearts, minds and youthful parlance enough to justify a club night and/or tenuous PR campaign. And that’s a FACT!
To mark International Wax Week (R.S.D), we are throwing an all-vinyl party with a lineup of some of the station’s best-loved record-lovers. This Record Store Day (I.W.W) dip your wick into the depths of the Berkeley Suite and get ready to gyrate repeatedly in a rhythmical fashion - for just a meagre £3 (that’s less than a cup of hot wax!)
To whet (or should that be WAX!!?) your appetite, we have asked our DJs to share their favourite WAX (wax) faxts (facts) exclusively for YOUR viewing PLEASURE?!
Can you BEE-lieve it!?
“The oldest burning candle was discovered in 1937 during the excavation of Ptolemy V’s tomb. Believed to have been lit in 689 BC, it is still burning to this day.” - Deena, 33, waxologist
WAX do you THINK of THAT!?
“In 1979 at the height of his fame, Lionel Richie bedded inconsequential TV personality Ruby Wax! The union produced a child, Vinyl Richie, who now works as a bus driver in Kilmarnock.” - Gordon Jr, 45, editor-in-chief WAX! magazine, Gary, also 45, friend of wax, Barrie, age undisclosed, friend of Gary
CANdle you believe it?!?!!
“The feminine form of wax is ‘waxxe’.” - Gordon VI, 78, unemployed, wax
WAX lyrical about THIS?!
“When converting ‘normal elvis’ to ‘obese latter day elvis’ Madame Tussauds Tennessee had to acquire an additional 15 tonnes of wax. That’s the equivalent of approximately 38,017 babybel wrappers, except not red.” - Liam, +8, amateur wax enthusiast
CANdle you BEE-lieve it!!!??!?
So come on guys - it’s time to buy shares in Discogs and live life to the WAX!
Posted at 20:30, 17th April 2013
The year’s drawing to a close; hand-in dates are now a terrifying reality instead of a distant nightmare, music blogs publish incessant best-of-year lists and people keep using that unholy C-word. But December isn’t all about overpriced poultry and the revival of cheesy Christmas jingles. It’s about sticking on some Waka Flocka, and doing your part for charity by teaching others how to dougie. (It’s also about Jesus.)
Drinks from £2 mean you can get merry and still afford those ultimately disappointing secret santa gifts that you are socially obliged to buy. Merry Christmas!
11:30pm - 3am
first 50 free/£3
Jackie Your Body
Masha (Deadly Rhythm)
Hosted in partnership with Shore
Posted at 01:36, 4th December 2012
Glasgow, among its other cultural accolades, boasts a rich and vibrant musical tapestry. Its venues, labels, bands and club nights are testament to its place as one of the most innovative and creative cities in the UK.
Subcity has and continues to provide a platform for the city’s musical community; throughout Freshers’ Week, we'll be showcasing a programme of stuff that interests us.
Bronagh Monahan (live)
Deadbeat Club Pub Quiz
Gutter Riddim Grime DVD Screening
Miaoux Miaoux (live)
Michael Cassidy (live)
'Paris Is Burning' DVD Screening
Poor Things (live)
Pronto Mama (live)
This Silent Forest (live)
As if that’s not enough, some of our contributors will be repping Subcity at the Freshers' Fair with DJ sets.
It all kicks off September 10th, so come down, get involved and immerse yourself in the city's cultural melting pot.
Posted at 15:44, 9th September 2012
Starring Michael J Fox as you, Andrew McCarthy as Grant Management and John Candy as the man who misses the urinal and pisses on your shoes.
Every small town kid dreams of moving to the big city, a glittering world of perms, glamour and chinese buffet restaurants open until 4 am. Well, now the time has come to leave those little league suburbs behind. Time to tell your parents ‘thanks, but your consistent love and support is, frankly, stifling’ (that’ll show them!). Time to pack yourself off to the metropolis!
These first few weeks are tough. Around every corner lurks a threat, be it a vice touting, leather jacket wearing maverick in wraparound Ray Bans, or a geography student wanting to know what you took at Higher. Stay alert; this city’s a dangerous place. If you’re not careful, you could end up becoming embroiled in its sleazy underworld, a blur of neon lights, bad dancing and hedonism.
But, if you’re too careful, then you might not be.
We’re having a party to corrupt your minds before Jack Bauer can.
Posted at 23:52, 2nd September 2012
Coming soon: this time, in Stereo!
Have we got a programme for you. Subcity presents... all your favourite radio stars under one roof. (Every third) Thursday nights will never be the same again, as we launch a new monthly series considered too vulgar for the BBC, too edgy for STV and too highbrow for channel five.
Drama! Romance! Cheap cans of Oranjeboom!
Episode 1 (pilot) - airs 16th Feb
First in a new series. Things kick off to an exciting start when the exam results come in - but will the vicar accept culpability? And what exactly has Gloria been keeping in her outhouse for all those months?
Episode 2 - airs 15th March
Pam has a proposition for Donald - but will Derek be able to accept it?
Posted at 18:26, 2nd February 2012
Face it. Summer’s gone, and it’s that time of year again where rollicking students in ties and fake glasses outnumber authentic school children 5:1.
It’s been a while since we last threw you kids a party, but this one should be enough to make you forget all about that demeaning summer job, and start remembering what it feels like to wake up knowing you’ve said goodbye to another two hearing grades. To kick off the year Subcity are heading underground, and we’re bringing the city with us. This is our night vision.
We’re not talking about the kind of night vision you’d find on ‘Derek Acorah’s Spookiest Bungalows’. There’ll be no heavy breathing, wobbly cameras or Early Learning Centre spy goggles. Instead, we’ve got some of the station’s finest DJ’s guiding you through the hottest records in their crates and pranging out the sweetest dubs for your bass starved ears.
Expect sound. Expect production. Expect hyperbole... licence pending.
Posted at 14:19, 5th September 2011
Lets get this started, there’s only soo many kicks to the kidneys by pricks shouting “here we fucking go!” that beautiful summer babies can take. This is the season of lil denim cutoffs, hating your day job the most and taking on those long summer nights with every kid in your city.
This is the station dedicated to keeping it fresh, free-form and not-for-profit, so forget those sweatboxes pranging out dick slapping brostep, we have some of the station’s crate diggers to vibe with this bitch all night long. Cheap tickets, no bullshit, all fun at the newly refurbished SWG3. These long summer nights are for everyone - even you bb, even you.
- Paul Thompson (punk/disco/afro)
- Point to C (p-funk/dub/bass)
- NoFace (funky/hiphop/house)
- Build + Destroy (electronic/rave)
- Joe Crogan (visuals/installations)
Posted at 20:54, 2nd May 2011
Sweet Sixteen is going to be the envy of every over-indulged brat that’s ever wailed about their unicorn drawn carriage being the wrong shade of blue. This isn’t some simple legal convention, we are not coming of age: we know how to throw a party. So while there’s no gift wrapped Hummers sitting in our Daddy’s garage, or a thousand Taiwanese orphans putting the last few crystals into the platinum tiara that completes outfit no. ...7, we are giving over The Arches to the garish and tacky, with some of the station’s dreamiest pinups celebrating sixteen years of free-form radio that only a mother could love.
Posted at 20:29, 17th February 2011
Friday 21st Januaray 2011 Stereo 20 Renfield Ln (map) £6/7 door // 11pm-3am
January is the time for the universally dull to stop talking about their dreams, and start telling you about their resolutions, and Subcity are no exception.
After abandoning our initial resolution to give up hyperbole (it was too enormous a task) we’ve decided to make this the year of bringing you more. Why have two DJs when you can have four? Why have four when you can have eight battling it out across four different genres? Aye, why not. In this race against the clock showdown, Stereo will become our battleground, as we attempt to discover WHO DA BEST?
Come down and do the judging for us – like Louis Walsh, but without any self esteem issues.
- 2300 – 0000 // House & Techno:
Roll N Square vs No Sleep
- 0000 - 0100 // UK Funky & Garage:
Theez boyzvs BRAILLE
- 0100 - 0200 // Dubstep & Grime:
Al (Itch) vs Xtra Dust
- 0200 -0300 // No holds barred:
Shaun & Sam (Vitamins) vs Benny Boom (Mixed Bizness)
And remember what Drizzy said - you da fuken best. really, you all are.
Posted at 08:32, 13th January 2011
Thursday 2nd December
Nice n Sleazy
421 Sauchiehall Street (map)
£5 door // 12pm-3am
It’s snowing. Winter is well and truly upon us. Before you all start hiding nuts and entering hibernation mode, we’ve got a wee surprise- Subcity invite you to come dance with us for one last time this year.
The last few parties have been pretty crazy. September was 500 people and 28 TV screens in a warehouse to make sure y’all felt Fresh. Then there was the ridiculous set up at Halloween; a 16 ft Steel deck DJ structure, live video mapping and a dimension shifting entrance portal- our tech team’s hands have only just stopped bleeding. It was one of the most mental nights we’ve put on, thanks to the 900 souls who came to be transported to Dimension B with us.
But remember back before these monolith parties, when a Subcity night meant 200 fandans, a ridiculous PA and one strobe crammed into the Hetherington Research Club? Man, we miss that, so this time we’re going in small and taking it back to that vibe. Unfortunately, the Research Club ain’t around no more, and no amount of burglar bill-ing will see any sneaky parties in its old shell so instead we’re using the similarly sized basement of Nice & Sleazy for a one off claustrophobic, sweat off the ceiling party with a lineup of some of the stations most banging dj’s. Let’s get old school.
There’s no tickets in advance, it’s a show-up-on-the-night affair. 12 - 3am, this thursday, five dollah. Capacity for this wee sweatbox is a ridiculous 150 people.
Posted at 19:04, 29th November 2010
You can take our recent facebook silence as an admission that Party in Dimension B wiped us out.
It was the most technically ambitious event Subcity's ever thrown. A big shout out has to go to the techs who worked silly hard for three days constructing the monster amounts of steel deck for the stage and entrance portal. Shout outs also to the PR team for running around town with bundles of posters and flyers on miserable days to get the tickets sold out, to the events team for managing the whole thing, and to the design crew who busted their asses to make a 22 page comic for the night. We can’t remember the last time a club night had its own comic. Props. Final shout out goes to the 900 people who came down dressed up to spend yet another night partying with us, we’re glad you enjoyed yourselves, hell Skream and Benga turned up just past midnight and they enjoyed themselves too.
Subcity is run completely by volunteers. No one in charge of organising, publicising, building, managing or playing at any of these ridiculous events does it for any kind of wage- we do it because we enjoy doing it, and enjoy knowing we can put a smile on the faces of a couple of hundred sweaty idiots nearly every month. Working for free is how nights involving such mega effort can have such low ticket prices. The ticket prices are set to make a little amount of money just so that our radio station can keep playing out nearly 24 hours a day- which it does thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of over 80 shows involving over 250 volunteers, and thanks to the tech team and web geeks who work to keep the hand-coded website and studio equipment from breaking under the mammoth amount of usage they get. We’re glad so many of you enjoy coming to our parties and listening to some of the brilliant, original shows that go out on the station, day in, day out. We’re even gladder that we’ve got with us such a brilliant team of dedicated, creative and talented souls who bust their balls all-nighter after all-nighter to make Subcity as exciting as it is. So, to everyone, thank you. This is why we do this shit.
Now we’ve got you teary eyed, have a swatch of the photos from Dimension B: http://www.flickr.com/photos/subcityradio/sets/72157625321000174/
Finally, a wee heads-up: the next party might be on 2nd of December, but it’s not for sure just yet. It’s been a while since Subcity threw one of the tiny sweaty rammos we used to be famous for. Now the nights are getting colder, everyone could do with a bit of collective body-heat... stay tuned.
Posted at 20:40, 14th November 2010
From the makers of Stay Fresh and the people who brought you the Party in Dimension B facebook event comes... the Party in Dimension B comic book!!!
The cash-grab prequel to the sequel that no one asked for.
Are you a misanthropic virgin? Got an aversion to getting bokeh'd whilst in costume? Want to enjoy the mega wizzo aesthetic and hyper-relevant narrative background of a Subcity party in another dimension without all the fun, loud noises and social interaction? Look no further. This is one for the serial masturbators, chin-strokers and 'concept' appreciators. What's more, you can enjoy all this from the comfort of your own home - the internet!
With colours too vivid to print, a plot-line too contrived to question, and artists too important to talk about; the Party in Dimension B comic book offers the perfect accompaniment to super serious clubbers who take their clubbing super seriously AND the ideal substitute to those too skint to dish out a tenner to get in.
Experience the real thing in motherfucking 4d on the night, or enjoy the heavily punctuated spin-off at any time of your choosing on your own internet book: at home?!, work!? or play!?
Bold idea, bolder execution, bolderest illustrations - effects are instantaneous and guaranteed.
This online internet comic is available now through online, at the internet and in websites now!
The Subcity Party in Dimension B comic book: like a flyer, but 12 pages long!!
Posted at 17:02, 28th October 2010
Saturday 30th October
Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street (map)
£8 early bird (SRC, Vic Bar), £10 advance (SRC, Vic Bar, Tickets Scotland), £10 door
From the makers of Stay Fresh, comes a story of survival...
In a world where joy is measured by the consumption of cold Happy Meals and talk revolves wearily around last night’s TV. A world splattered with endless facebook events, hiding the next auto-tuned meme from your idiot "friends" under waves of ‘2 more sleeps!!! till the bass fueled party’ updates. A world where everything is getting boring, something is brewing...
Subcity Radio invites you to join us on the other side. It’s time to choose between all that you know and another, better place. A world where the freaks, mutants and renegades roam free. It might not be pretty, but imagine the old worries: tinnitus, deadlines, awkward small talk - all eradicated, given up and replaced with a life of simple hedonism in a futureshock asylum. A Party in Dimension B.
Posted at 19:33, 15th October 2010
FAO all humans,
your current dimension will be deleted at 0200 31.10.10.
If you would like to transfer to the backup dimension, a portal will be available outside the art school on Renfrew street from 2230-0000 30.10.10.
Please alter your physical attributes so as to fit the backup dimension schema, details of which will be available online closer to the time.
IT Systems Manager
Posted at 07:39, 4th October 2010
Wednesday 15th September
SWG3 Studio Warehouse
100 Eastvale Place (map)
£0 Freshers Pass, £5 adv (SRC, Tickets Scotland), £7 door // 10pm-3am
OH-KAY. Summer’s over and it’s back to school, back to reality. We haven't been gallivanting for the last 4 months like the rest of you dafties. We've been in the lab, with a pen and a pad, trying to get this damn party sorted out. We're ready to remind the old crew and show the new kids on the block how we do things around here. Now some o yall been runnin around talkin about bass like we ain't got none. What, you think we sold it all? Bitch please. This time it's going off in Studio Warehouse SWG3 with a soundsystem that will finally do the space justice and a lineup that is guaranteed to boot the baws out of it. Add to this a bass fuelled visuals battle between Joe Crogan and Visual Aids on the heaviest CRT set up yet and we’ve got ourselves a party worthy to kick start the clubbing season.
Posted at 00:47, 31st August 2010
Subcity at the West End Festival
Sunday 13th June // Kelvingrove Park // 1pm-6pm
Subcity will once again be providing an accessible introduction to our very own brand of summer frivolity at the West End Festival for hardened party-goers and pre-school bass enthusiasts alike. We've been allowed back to our own wee corner in Kelvingrove Park again, just slightly detached from the belly dancing and face painting, which we plan on packing with PA and party tunes. Come down and soak up up some sun with our spot-on blend of soul, funk, reggae, dancehall and a bit of mental chiptune thrown in to get things going.
We've carefully selected the day's DJs with the aim to get you dancing and right in the mood for summer. Get Back to 8 Bit will be supplying the video-game inspired kickoff followed by Does Not Affect Play, Felonious Munk, Broomhill Mix, Funkey Dorey and Roots, Rock, Reggae serving up a healthy dose of soul and funk. Tarantism have been known to play everything from italo to techno, we're hoping for all this plus some sweet percussive balearic house to keep it chilled whilst offering the perfect beat to keep us dancing away to. Argonaut Sounds have rocked the Subcity stage three years in a row and have never failed to deliver. They will be returning once again to headline with their signature reggae and dancehall sounds -we reckon their set should be just enough to mellow out Festival security and keep the cops at bay, so we can keep on partying.
Posted at 19:55, 18th May 2010
Subcity LASER Party
Sunday June 13th // The Art School // 2300-0300
Beam me up, Subcity
After a family-friendly, sun-soaked party in the park, Subcity will be seriously messing with your sense of time and space. When the daytime fun ends we invite those of you who are ready and willing to jump on your Tron lightbikes and head down to the Art School, where you will be trapped inside an electronic arena of LASERS and bass, programmed by our very own master control. Jeff Bridges might even be there.
Expect to be enveloped in sound in our dance sphere, completely surrounded by a specially tailored soundsystem from our pals Cheesy & Zambo. And then there's the lasers. Think huge production, restricted capacity. The place will be saturated with laser action. As for the music, we'll be providing an apt, prime selection of bass and beats --dubstep, drum n bass, garage, hip hop, electro and grime all to keep you immersed in the surroundings and dancing all night.
This will be the last Subcity party of this year's broadcast, and after the our blow-out 15th Birthday Bash, we want to make it extra special. How? MEGA TURBO LASER BASS. YASSS.
£4 Limited Advance Tickets available from Glasgow University SRC (65-67 Southpark Avenue), GSA Vic Bar and Tickets Scotland from Friday 21st May.
Posted at 21:21, 13th May 2010