Belle of the ball at party

YES, Belle and Sebastian fans dance.

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Of course they do: it's not all cross-stitch and artisan bean grinding in the world of a Stuart Murdoch acolyte.

I should know - I am one. I know all the words to every song on Dog on Wheels.

I've got an original vinyl copy of Tigermilk tucked away somewhere.

I even left a note on Stuart's windscreen when they played at the Barrowland as a few years ago; it was one of the best gigs I've ever seen and I had to let him know. I haven't told anyone else that, actually. Probably shouldn't.

So, naturally, I'm buzzing about tomorrow's Fans Only: a B&S-themed Flying Duck club night.

A chance to shimmy around the Duck's sticky dancefloor to the finest twee indie pop; sashaying to Seeing Other People, jiving to Jonathan David.

And given the band's famously fey fanbase, I'm sure no-one will mind if the dancing gets too much and you need to take a coffee and book break: just mind and bring your own. If only every club were the same.

l Fans Only: A Belle & Sebastian Dance Party, tomorrow, The Flying Duck, 11pm-3am, £5

Dark arts

ABOUT as far as you could get from the indie pop of Belle and Sebastian, Darkside - the side project of Nicholas Jaar and Dave Harrington - make hypnotic soundscapes with electronic beats and guitar solos.

That sounds terrible on paper, but in their immersive pieces Harrington's reverb-drenched guitar is deployed subtly, blending into Jaar's schizophrenic electronic noise.

When it does come to the fore, it's more psychedelic than Slash-style shredding.

The result is dreamy and thrilling all at once. Their gig at the Art School is sold out, but you can catch them DJing at Saint Judes straight afterwards.

Or, if hills are a bit of a problem, you can stick around on Scott Street for JD Twitch's set at Night of the Jaguar and jump around to his Autonomous Africa edits for free.

l Darkside, Wednesday, The Art School, 7pm-11pm, sold out

l Darkside DJ Set, Wednesday, Saint Judes, 11pm-3am, £5

l Night of the Jaguar presents JD Twitch, Wednesday, The Art School, 11pm-3am, free

Tron tribute

A CULT '80s sci-fi film seems an unlikely jumping-off point for a Sub Club night, but back in 2012 iAM's Enter Tron transported clubbers into the digital realm.

On Tuesday, residents Beta and Kappa provide the soundtrack for their Return To Tron .

Before that, Rubix celebrates turning two with London-based producer Funkineven tonight, and Kobosil makes his Glasgow debut alongside Norwegian techno Viking Rødhåd tomorrow.

l Rubix with Funkineven, tonight, Sub Club, 11pm-3am, £6/7

l Animal Farm with Rødhåd and Kobosil, tomorrow, Sub Club, 11pm-3am, £12

l iAM: Return to Tron, Tuesday, Sub Club, 11pm-3am, £5

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