BACK ' LIST
Street. 332 5883/5967. 10pm—2.30am. £2. Live Bands (see Rock Listings for details). 0 Tin Pan Alley 39 Mitchell Street. 221 5275. 11pm—3am. £2.50 with ticket: £3.50without. The Kennel Club: Soul. Beer 60p: spirits 40p.
0 Warehouse 85 Dunlop Street. 221 3623. 10.30pm—4am. £3. ‘Nightshift‘ Cheap booze. Jazz and funk. [NT]
O Calton Studios 26 (‘alton Road.
556 7066. Now open every night with a mixture ofdiscos and live bands.
0 Fire Island Disco 127 Princes Street. 226 4660. Sun. Mon and Wed 10.30pm—2am: Thurs 11.30pm—3am; Fri and Sat 10.30pm-2.45am. Long established gay disco.
0 Blue Monday Fire Island. 127 Prices Street. £1 .20(70p before 11pm). Predominantly ‘straight’ night with goth/punk favourites and compulsory Iii-energy. Overwhelming lighting system. 0 The Mission Victoria Street. Live bands (see Rock Listings). 10.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). Music to suit band.
o The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670. 1 1pm-4am. £2. 0 Coasters 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. 10pm—4am. £2. Gay night at Coasters. often attracting international cabaret with Hi-NRG in between.
0 The Mission Victoria Street. See Mon.
0 Cinderellas Boclterlellas 99 St Stephen Street. 556 0266. The Surgery: 9pm—2am. Student and Nurses Night. 50p with students/nurses 1D; £3 others. All drinks 70p. Dance. fun and charts. See also Tue. [A] [ND] [NT]
0 Dub Club Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 10pm till late. Heavy no-nonsense reggae club coming down on-U.
0 Fire Island 127 Princes Street. 226 4660. l 1.30pm—2am. £1.20 (70p before 10.45). Dance music 0 Kids Love Jelly Shady Ladies. 10.15pmti11 late. £1.50. Younger crowd attracted by a wide range of dance and novelty music. Curiosity to SKA.
o Strangeways Wilkie House. Cowgatc. 10pm-3am. £1. Indie chart stuff.
o The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670. 10pm-3am. £2 (half price before 11pm). [A] [ND]
0 Block Fire Island. 127 Princes Street. 226 4660. 11pm-2.30am. £2. Flashy house. rap and electro club.
0 Cinderella: Bocltertellas 99 St Stephen Street. 556 0266. Over 255. 9.30pm-3am. Before 11pm. £1 members. £2 non-members;
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after 1 1pm. £1 .50 members. £2.50 non-members. Double your money vouchers on sale till 11pm. General mix ofgolden oldies. Sec Tue. [A] [ND][NT] o Dillingers 28 King's Stables Road. 228 3547. 10pm-2.30am. £2. £100.000 worth ofvideo equipment has been installed — go and see the effects for yourself. Personal appearances and live bands some nights. 0 Edgars 96a Rose Street North Lane. 10pm—4am. £1.50. Newish nightclub venue. interesting layout. passages and alcoves to hide from lIi-NRG/Eurobeat music and acts staged on Thursdays. o Flannigan's Rose Street Lane (off precinct). 226 6458. lilpm—4am. Strictly over 21s. Members only. application forms at door. The former popular Bobby McGee's has been revamped. O Gatsbys 3—5 South St Andrew Street. 556 1020. Cocktail Bar with Disco. 5 video screens. 7pm—2am. Free. 0 Hotel Gassed All Weekendo The Mission. Victoria Street. £1 before midnight; £1 .50after. Alternative cabaret and music — enjoyed by the fun seekers. 0 Madisons Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 3807. 10pm—4am. £2. Re-opened and re-vamped. Free before 1 1pm. Normally over 21s. tonight it‘s over 25s. 0 Street Trash Shady Ladies. Victoria Street. 10pm—3am. £1 .50. Hard Core Punk Club.
o The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670. 10pm—4am. The Friday Night Spectacular. £3.50. Ilalf price before 11pm. Special drinks promotions night with guest appearances. Start the weekend with a swing. Live personal appearances most Fridays. [A] [ND]
0 Buster Browns 25-27 Market Street. 226 4224. 10.3(1pm—4am. £2.50. Half price admission and drinks before 11pm. Chart and dance music. Aims at over 20s atmosphere. [A]
o Cat's Pyjamas Goodtime Emporium. 6 Abbeymount. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). Charts. hi-cnergy and soul.
0 Cinderellas Bocltertellas 99 St Stephen Street. 5560266. 9.30pm-3am. Members £3; others £4. 50p drinks night. Music to get you up and dancing. See Tue. [A] [ND] 1NT1
0 Dillinger: 28 King‘s Stables Road. 228 3547. 10pm-4am. £2 before 11pm; £3.50 after. Video chart show disco.
0 Edgar: 96a Rose Street North Lane. 10pm—4am. Conventional weekend disco.
0 Flannigan's Rose Street Lane (off precinct). 226 6458. 10pm-4am. Strictly over 215. Members only. application forms at door. See Thurs.
o Gatsby: 3—5 South St Andrew Street. 556 1020. Disco 7pm-2am. Free. See Thurs.
o Goombay Beat Barbados Suite. 3 West Tollcross. 10pm—3am. £2. Crood move for the long
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established reggae/soul club returning after venue‘s renovation.
0 T-Bone Bermuda Triangle. Coasters. 3 West Tollcross. 10.30pm—4am. £2. Multi-media heavy funk. go-go. breakbeat club from the cats of the Blue Club Kindergarten.
O Liberty’s Playouse. Greenside Place. 557 3807. 4 Dec: Disco For
Nicaragua. 9pm—3am. £3 waged:
£1 .50 unwaged. Tickets on the door or contact 557 2512. Benefit disco for Radio Ferente
Sur. the free voice ofNicaragua.
Bound to be a great night with all profits going to the radio station.
0 Madisons Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 3807. ltlpm—4am. Free before 11.30pm. £2.50 after. Popular disco music in this renewed
0 Outer Limits Coasters. 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. 10.30pm—4am. £2 till 11.30pm. £3 after. Re-vamped disco for the masses. [A] [NT]
0 Reggae Club Shady Ladies. Cowgatc. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Best reggae selection in town. 0 Shake The Mission. Victoria Street. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Kanga‘s little brother. Funk. hip-hop based club.
0 Top 0' the Walk 25 St James
Centre. 557 2631 . Club 25 Disco
on Fri and Sat 8pm—1am. £1 members. £2 non-members. Membership £2. Older mix of music 1953—1986. Upmarket disco. [ND]
0 Zenatec 56 Fountainbridge. 229 7733. 10pm—3.30am. £2 before 11.30pm; £3 after. Intimate disco with superb lighting and laser. Mainly chart and update music.
o The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670. 10pm—4am. £4. Halfprice before 11pm. Entertain yourself in style in Scotland‘s Ultimate Nightclub. 1A1 [ND]
0 The Backroom Shady Ladies, Cowgatc. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Cloak and Dagger goth/punk club.
THE BLUES. . . AND THE CURE
Anyone with any sense would have visited the Madison: venue last Edinburgh Festival because. occupying Liberty's function room on the lirst floor. was the nippy Club Sandino, supplying Latin and Jazz from the moonlighting Wortting Weett- DJs-and impromptu cabaret from, amongst others, a Broadway Dance Troupe and - Bless ma apples and peers- young Lotty- what more could you want? Alas. back then the upstairs bit was having a few problems . . . The Madison Blues: how to politely shed some boisterous teenagers to make way for a more discerning over-21 clientele. The Solution: instal some astounding lights - a Moontlower System and impressive laser rig which lore cosy little place lilre this. enhances rather than
overwhelms. Also. at the root of , Club Sandlno mai occui both 3'13")
o Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 226 4224. 9.30pm—4am. £3.50. Half price admission and drinks before 11.30pm. Chart and dance music. [A] o Cat's Pyjamas Goodtime Emporium. 6 Abbcymount. 10pm-3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). See Fri. 0 Cinderella: Bocltertelle: 99 St Stephen Street. 5560266. 9pm—3am. Before 11pm;£l .50 members. £2.50 others. After 1 1pm; £3 members. £4 others. Hi-energy. funk and charts. See Tue. [A] [ND] [NT] 0 Coasters Coasters. 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. 6.30p—10pm. £1. Under 185 alcohol-f rec disco. 0 The Collective Wilkie House, Cowgatc. 225 2079. 10pm—2.30am. £1 .50 (£1). Videos and films. Broad mix including funk and soul. 0 Dillinger: Videotheoue 28 King‘s Stables Road. 228 3547. 10pm-4am. £2 before 11pm; £4 after. Live music as well as disco. 0 Edgar: 963 Rose Street North Lane. 10pm-4am. See Fri. 0 Flannigan’s Rose Street Lane (off precinct). 2266458. 10pm-4am. Strictly over 215. Members only. application forms at door. See Thurs. O Gatsby: 3-5 South St Andrew Street. 556 1020. 7pm—2am. See Thurs. O ooombay Beat Barbados Suite, 3 West Tollcross. lOpm-3am. £2. See Fri. 0 Kangaroo Club The Mission. Victoria Street. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Popular Club playing popular music to a lively crowd. 0 Madison: The Playhouse. Greenside Place, 557 3807 . 10pm—4am. Free before 1 1.30pm. £3.50 after. Busiest night at Madisons, playing similar sort of music to Fridays. 0 Outer Limits Coasters. 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. 10.30pm—4am. £2 till llpm,£3 after. See Fri [NT] 0 Top 0’ the Walk 25 St James Centre. 557 2631. Club 25 Disco. See Fri. [ND] 0 Texas Hoochie Coochie, 3 West Tollcross. 10.30pm—4am.
Return of successful funk/soul club. DJs make entertaining use of deck/video mixing. Soul Allnighter on 14 Nov with a national DJ line-up and prize draws. No Casino or Bingo I‘m afraid.
O Zenatec 56 Fountainbridge. 2297733. 10pm—3.30am. £2 before 11.30pm; £3 after. Over 21 disco [A]
o The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian
Half price before 11pm. Disco Night. Thrill to the best laser show in Europe. See Wed. [A] [ND]
0 Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 226 4224. 9.30pm—4am. £2. Half price admission and drinks before 11.30pm. Less
— gentler Sunday atmosphere. [Al
0 Cat’s Pyiamas Goodtime Emporium. 6 Abbeymount. 10pm-3am. £1 . Disco.
0 Cinderella: Bocltertellas 99 St Stephen Street. 5560266. Club 180 Plus. 10pm-2am. Members £2; others £2 (£2.50 after
0 Dillinger: 28 King's Stables Road, 228 3547. 10pm—2.30am. 100 Club now open.
0 Edgar: 96a Rose Street North Lane. 10pm—4am. See Fri
0 Flannigan’s Rose Street Lane (off precinct). 226 6458. lOpm—4am. Strictly over 21s. Members only. application forms at door. See Thurs.
0 Gatsby: 3—5 South St Andrew Street.'5561020.6.30—11pm. See Thurs.
0 Outer Limits Coasters. 3 West
Free until 10.30pm. £2 after. See Fri. [NT]
0 Parliament Zenatec. 56 Fountainbridge . 229 7733. 10.30pm-4am. £2. Much thought has gone into the layout with imaginative use of backdrops and lighting. Mainly funk and heavy Hip Hop (the real McCoy). Pulls in a good crowd making a worthwhile
night out. See panel.
Road. 229 7670. 10pm—3am. £2.
midnight). 50p drinks. [A] [ND]
Tollcross. 228 3252. 10pm—4am.
chart music and more soul music
the problem. a conscientious stall sitting through the crowds that turn up. Gerry Thomson. the General Manager, says thatslnce the revamp Madison: have had to turn away more than they admit- this seem: to be the right wayto gain the right crowd.
Also in the venue’s lavour are ex-DJ: trom the Amphitheatre and Cinderella: to mate the evening: go with a swing - it you can't last the pace, very comfy coucheslor gouchers.
Theme nights tor the Banking iratemlty and Doctor: and horses are occasional features which entice people to try the new-loolt place out and hopefully be impressed enough to come back.
In the near tuture. a Christmas Eve party is planned with guest appearances amongst other attractions and. loolrlng forward to the 1988 Edinburgh Festival, strong indications are that the
floors, the Disco downstairs in Liberty’s and Cabaret upstairs in Madisons. But, don’t leave ituntil then to pay a visit, go this week and see what you thinlrl (Stuart
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