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Club guide: Overproof.

Ricksteady, ska, reggae and dub are being served up on the last Friday of each month at Overproof, based at The Medicine Bar in The Custard Factory. Among those spinning the decks and playing their favourite gramaphone records will be DJ Dick of Rickers Hi-Fi, Jah Grizzly, of G-Corp with lights and visuals provided by Sensateria. Overproof runs from 9pm to 2am starting this Friday with free admission before 10pm. Details from: 0121 603 0033.

REGULARS

Mondays:

Stoodi Bakers, 192 Broad Street, Birmingham 0121 643 5100. Chiller. Relaxed but exciting.

Cafe des Artistes, Custard Factory, Digbeth. Nubreed. The scratch 'n' sniff experience, apparently. 8 til 11. Info: 0121 604 7777.

Jug of Ale, 13 Alcester Road, Moseley 0121 449 1082. Easy listening. Dollops of cheese.

Fibbers, Corporation Street, Brum. Mix & Match. Footie and a few tunes.

Club Pals, Newhall Street, Brum. Rampant. 8pm til 2am. NUS free, humans pounds 2.

The Ministry Bar, Broad Street, Brum. Balearic Vibes. Across the board dance music. Info: 0121 643 2612.

Melange. Circo Bar, 6-8 Holloway Circus, Birmingham. "Classic cuts, funky breaks, choice grooves". 8.30pm-2am. Free. Residents Anton Debiage and Jamie Perry.

Tuesdays:

Jug of Ale, 13 Alcester Road, Moseley 0121 449 1082. All Flavas. Drum and Bass.

Medicine Bar, Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth. Coolin'. Soul and jazz simple with DJ Charlie Mingus. Free.

Cafe des Artistes, Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth. Cafe Latino. From 8.30pm. Free. Top Latin DJs playing the very best in Salsa and Merengue. 0121 604 7777

Fibbers, Corporation Street, Brum. Meltdown. Drum and Bass.

DNA, John Bright Street, Brum. UK Student Network. NUS cards only. 9 til 2am.

Wednesdays:

Stoodi Bakers, 192 Broad Street, Birmingham 0121 643 5100. Midweek Uplifter. Ambient sounds and cheap drinks.

The Ministry Bar, Broad Street, Brum. Mo-tonik. With residencies from Del'agua, Dave D'eclectic, Chris Read. Info: 0121 643 2612.

Sputnik Bar, Temple Street, Birmingham 0121 643 0426. Jazzitup. Classic jazz and funk. Free.

Cafe des Artistes, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Digbeth. Science the Sound of Dub. 7.30 til 11.30pm. Fantastic sounding night with Noah at the controls and guests.

Fibbers, Corporation Street, Brum. Jediknight. Phat beats.

Radio City, 28 Horse Fair, Bristol Road, Brum. Radio-Active. Pumpin' House & Trance. 7 til 11. Info: 0121 608 9952.

Pals, Newhall St Brum. Wicked Wednesdays. Classic anthems, garage, uplifting house. With DJ Daveboff. pounds 3.

Bakers, Broad St, Brum. B1. Kriss Rolo heads the talent with Ashley West and Chris Allister. Free before midnight, pounds 3 after and cheap drinks. Dress code stresses individuality.

Thursdays:

7 til 11.30pm. Substance @ Custard Factory. Hip Hop, D&B, Future Funk with hosts DJs Chris Read & ROc-1. Free entry, cheap drinks. Info: 0778 889 5242.

The Foundry, Beak St, Brum. Racket. Alt rock and shouty hip hop.

Cube Bar, Brindleyplace. Lost in Music. Bottled beer pounds 1.

DNA, John Bright Street, Brum. Squeeze. Club classics and dance tunes. 9 til 2am.

Stoodi Bakers, 192 Broad Street, Birmingham 0121 643 5100. Discotecha. Club classics from the 70s to the 90s from Yan's old record box.

Club Orleans, John Bright St, Brum. Delight. New night of UK underground garage with DJ Spoony from the Dreem Teem, plus guests. pounds 6 with flyer.

Jug of Ale, 13 Alcester Road, Moseley 0121 449 1082. Cortina. Classic 70s and 80s tunes.

Fibbers, Corporation Street, Brum. Pick Up the Pieces. Cool jazz.

Ministry of Sound Bar, Broad Street. Vocal.Booth. Pure New York Vocal House with Andy Ward.

Edwards No. 8, Lower Severn St, Brum. Student Night. Cheap beer, not sure about musical policy.

Satan's Paradise, 464 Moseley Rd, Brum. Ibiza. New weekly night aimed at recreating that Balearic vibe. With exotic dancers. pounds 3/pounds 4. 9.30 til late. Info: 0121 4406633.

The Printworks, behind the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton. The Sonic Suite. Breaks and beats with quality guest DJs and it's free. 9pm til 1am. Info: 07977 432723.

The Gallery, Smallbrook Queensway. Underground Central. drum 'n' bass, hip-hop, breakbeat. 07977 405093.

Fridays:

Stoodi Bakers, 192 Broad Street, Birmingham 0121 643 5100. Full On. As good a place as any to start the weekend. Bonds, Hampton St, Brum. Savage. Dress posh for this groovy night out. pounds 7/pounds 5. Info: 0121 212 2104.

The Groovebox, Smallbrook Queensway, Brum. Fried. pounds 4/pounds 3. Summer fun with Del'agua and Adam Regan. Funk, Latin, reggae and disco. 10pm til 2.30am. Value for money.

DNA, John Bright Street, Brum. Eclipse. The world's biggest dance anthems. 9 til 3am.

Radio City, Horsefair, Brum. DIY Fridays. Free funky pumping music each Friday from house to big beat. Info: 0121 687 5486.

Satan's Paradise, 464 Moseley Rd, Brum. Fused. Weekly underground house & breakbeat night with great DJs on rotation. pounds 4/pounds 5. 9.30 til late. Info: 0121 4406633.

Dusk Til Dawn Navigation St, Brum. Fresh n' Up. Upfront dance night with top city DJs. pounds 3.50/pounds 4.

The Venue, Branston Street, Hockley. Crunch. 10.30 til 6am. pounds 6/pounds 7. Info: 0973 596 380.

Raymondo's, Waterways Yard, Broad St, Wolverhampton. Mustang Salad. pounds 4 before 10.30, pounds 6 after 11.

Klub Kudos, Queensway, Brum. Friday Night Fever. 9 til 3am. pounds 6. Soulful UK pressure.

The Ben Johnson, Corporation Street, Brum. The Fizz. Indie, alternative & Britpop sounds, plus live bands. Free.

Jug of Ale, 13 Alcester Road, Moseley 0121 449 1082. Cafe Couleur. Latin ska and chemical beats.

The Steering Wheel, Wrottesley Street, Birmingham, (10 til 2.30am) then at the Hush, 55 Station Street. (2.30am til 6am). S.L.A.G Allnighter. pounds 6 to pounds 4 admission, pounds 5 to pounds 3 Hush only. Info: 0121 687 5664.

Wolverhampton Civic Hall, North Street. Cheeky Monkey. Seventies disco, 80s pop & indie with Female Trouble DJs. Cheesy sounds in the bar. All drinks pounds 1.80. pounds 4/pounds 3 NUS/UB40. 9.30 til 2am.

The Birmingham Sanctuary, Digbeth High St. God's Kitchen. 9.30 til 4 am. Guaranteed entrance: 01604 474591.

Edwards No. 8, Lower Severn St, Brum. The Void (downstairs). Alternative sounds. Eighties and industrial upstairs. pounds 3 with flyer.

Horny. Bakers, 162 Broad St, Brum. pounds 3 before 11 (members) pounds 8 non-members. Info: 0121 633 3839.

The Ministry Bar, Broad Street, Brum. Sessions. With various top DJs. Info: 0121 643 2612.

Immortal. XL's club, 34 Auchinleck Square, Fiveways, Birmingham. 9pm-6am. 0121 456 3467.

Saturdays:

Civic & Wulfrun, North Street, Wolverhampton. 9.30pm til 2am. Blast Off. Alternative chemical beats and 60s soul in the bar. Every Saturday.

DNA, John Bright Street, Brum. 4141 Experience. Commercial dance party music. 9 til 3am.

Bonds, Hampton Street, Birmingham. Miss Moneypenny's. 9.30pm til 2.30 am. pounds 10/pounds 12. Three rooms of quality house, funk and garage.

Branston St, Hockley. Wobble. pounds 7/pounds 9. 11pm til 5.30am. Funky disco, filtered house and garage.

Quo Vadis, 190 Corporation St, Brum. Vegas. Jazzy funky, hip hoppy night of breaks and beats. 8.30 til 1am. Free.

Klub Kudos, Queensway, Brum. The Funk Factory. 9 til 3am. pounds 6.

Bluprint @ Fibbers. Get Funked. Charming! Free night, open til 11, with the Boogie Down Brum crew. Cheap booze.

XL's Nightclub, Five Ways Shopping Centre, Broad St, Brum. Sorted. Indie, alternative, big beat and party tunes. Cheap booze.

Simply Blue, 55 Newhall Street. Latin Motion. 9 til late. pounds 4.50/pounds 3.50 members. Birmingham's top Latin club (the music, not the language).

Jug of Ale, 13 Alcester Road, Moseley 0121 449 1082. Bostin Saturdays. Indie & alternative sounds.

Stoodi Bakers, 192 Broad Street, Birmingham 0121 643 5100. Full On. The ultimate in theatrical dance in the UK (it says here) with computerised light show, lasers, dancers and pyrotechnics.

Quo Vadis, 190 Corporation Street, Brum. Vegas. 8.30 til 1am. Free. Jazzy funky hippy hoppy affair.

Fibbers, 205 Corporation St, Brum. Sunflower. Northern soul, big beat, funk, 60s and jazz grooves.

Flava's Cafe Bar (underneath Dusk Til Dawn). Tasty. Funky and uplifting house with Future FM DJs. Info: 0956 405 430.

The Gallery, 76 Smallbrook Queensway, Brum. Birmingham Bass Odyssey. Slammin' beats at popular pre-club bar.

The Sanctuary, 78 Digbeth, Brum. Ramshackle. pounds 3 before 11.30pm with flyer. Stopin' indie and funky fun.

Radio City, Horsefair. Time. 7.30 til 11pm. Tunes from a decade of dance.

Steering Wheel, Wrottesley St, Brum. Ultimate Freedom. 10 til 3am. Best new DJs from Brum. pounds 5/pounds 3. Info: 0121 666 6799.

The Hush, 55 Station St, Brum. Underground. Bostin night out with some excellent names on the decks. 2am til 7am. pounds 12-pounds 8. Info: 0121 242 6607.

Bakers, 162 Broad Street, Birmingham. Republica. Andy Cleeton and Dean Martin resident DJs. 0121 633 3839.

McClusky's. Smallbrook Queensway. 0121 616 3939. Fever.

Sundays:

Stoodi Bakers, 192 Broad Street, Birmingham 0121 643 5100. Sunday Service. Eight years of classic dance anthems and drinks promos.

Satan's Paradise, 464 Moseley Road, 5pm til midnight. Sunday Chimes. Bedroom DJs night out. Two rooms, pounds 3 on the door. Membership: 0121 440 6633.

St Paul's Bar, 50-54 St Pauls Square, Hockley. Sacre Bleu. Mellow jazzy vibes to unwind to. Free. 5 til 10.30pm.

Jug of Ale, 13 Alcester Road, Moseley 0121 449 1082. Roll Up Sunday. Sixties pop-mod soul tunes.

Circo, 6-8 Holloway Circus. Just Illin'. Hip Hop, Electro & funky beats. Free.

Fibbers, Corporation Street, Brum. Unitunes. Student music.

The Gallery, Queensway, Brum. Sunday Chill. Free. 7 til 11am. Mellow drum and bass for the Sabbath.

Klub Kudos, Queensway, Brum. Sunshine. pounds 5, 7 til midnight. Plenty of garage.

Edwards No. 8, Lower Severn St, Brum. Summersault (upstairs). Indie/alternative/big beat. Asylum (downstairs). Rock/metal. pounds 3 with flyer.

Quantum, Hagley Road, Bearwood. Fine Line. 8 til 10.30pm. Mellow Sunday session on the number 9 bus route.

Medicine Bar, Digbeth. Philtre. DJs from Boogie Down Brum and Re:Percussion. Drum and bass and future funk. Cheap booze, free admission. Doors open at 6. Get to it!

You are advised to check with the venue before you set off to protect against cancellations. Please send listings to Simon Evans, The Birmingham Post Features, 28 Colmore Circus, Birmingham B4 6AX.

Pulse, Hurst Street, Birmingham. Sundissential. 9.30pm-4am. 0121 236 8339/0930 11 33 33.
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