I Elephant Noise Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free. Edinburgh guitar band most worth watching at the moment. Apologies for printing the wrong date last issue. but the Music Box‘s renovation seems to have thrown everyone into disarray.

I Bulb Cormorant Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. I Johnny Sunbeam Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 (i313. 9pm. Free.

TUESDAY 6 Glasgow

I Just Add Water Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 248 2859. 10pm. Free. Good Iidinburgh based pop band. Worth a visit.

I Bobby Wishart 1 tall Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 10pm. Free.


I Hawkwind PlayhoUse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. £o.50. £5.50. Perennial liippy favourites return. One wonders if they'll now be dogged by punters wearing smiley T-shirts and .lc‘stls badges. Just say no. kids.

I Dave Robb and Lucy Johnston ()ddfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. See Tues 2‘).

I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 (i313. 9pm. Free. ('ountry.

I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 22o 3816. 9.30pm. Free.

I Live band Cavern. ('owgatc. 22o 5(14 1 . Ifnconfirmed.


I Talltbacit Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 248 285‘). 10pm. Free. llavingoriginally parted with their singer. she has since rejoined and this is the first gig for a w hilc. Remains to be seen how it differs lrom previotisoutings.

I Big Ted's Party [.a Taniere. [.5 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free. \Vasn‘t Big Ted one of the starsol Play School‘.’


I The lmpotentTrout Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 (i313. 9pm. Free.

I Live band ('a\ cot. ('owgate. 22o5o41 . ITnconfirmed.

THURSDAY 8 Glasgow

I Street Cred Mayfair. 4‘)0Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. I hope the band realise how good they will have to be toeoiiyincc anyone in view of the worst name ofthe last year.

I Kilt House Bar Luxembourg. l‘)71’itt Street. 332 1 l i l. 10pm. Free. Highly polished. well play ed pop.

I Tokiten l.a Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free.


I Rick Astley l’lay house Theatre. (ireenside Place. 55" 2590. 2.30pm. £10. £9. Sec feature

I Head (TB('1 Verlue. (‘alton Road. 55‘~ 3073. And w hat greater contrast could there be than between Rick and the laddish goings-on of Head'.’ '1 o be lair.

they '\ e toned down a bit on the amiable quirkinessoi their first 1.1’. .-l Sung ()III/lt' Rocky . since their signing to the major league. but li\c they 'rc at their best. (‘heek that this has been confirmed before setting out.

I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 6313. 0pm. Free. ('ountry.

I The Brothers Preservation l lall. Victoria Street. 220 38th. 9.31 lpm. l-ree. Residency.

I Live band [out Darnley . West Port. 22‘) 4341. 10pm. Free. l'nconlit'med.

I Live band (ayci‘ii. (‘oys gate. 22b5o4 l. l'nconlirmed.


I Nightlife is listed as a diary first by day(in this section each of the two particular days of the fortnight are treated as one). then by city and then by venue. Special Club nights are listed undertheir club name followed by theirvenue.

KEY: students and guestsonly;

[ND] no denims; no trainers:

IA] avail for private hire on certain nights.


I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. 8prn—midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds. I The eatcave at Henry Afrikas. l 1pm—3.30am. £3. Your DJ .Mel Barr has established the Batcavc very well on Fridays but . . .(to be continued? ). l.ookat Sundays! I Bennels11pm—3.30am.£2.50.Mainly (lay with Hi-NR(i music. I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £3. Non-stop mixed disco sounds in the West [A] I Colors at Joe Paparazzi. 1 1pm till late. £1.50. Duncan Reid describes it as ‘1)ecp house. Dope beats and funky jams‘. Destined to be massive if their publicity campaign is anything to goby. I Cotton Club 1 1pm--3.30am. £3. Special drinks promotion with vodka and lager 80p. I Cruise Club at the Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. Free before 9pm (go to the bars on board? ); £3 between ‘) and 10pm ; £5 after 10pm. ()n weekdays £3 after‘)pm. IJoy at Sub (‘Iub. 11pm—3.30am. £3.50. No. this isn't a new club. btit licstasy under a different name. Due to all the press publicity they've had to change their name to avoid legal action. l.ook out for not only acid but Acid Jazz. deep house and P-funk. IFollies 10.30pm—-3.30am. £3.50. (‘hart-based disco sounds. [ND] [NT] I Hard Rock Cane at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. Live music and disco. I Hollywood Studios 10pm 3am. £3.5o. ()ver 21 House disco. I Mayfair l lpm--3am. £3.50. Over 25s night in the ballroom and Radio ( ‘ity at the (’amco Suite. See below. I Mardi Gras 10.30pm— 3.30am. £3 with ticket. Shaft drinks promotions as well. A mixture of Acid house and chart sounds. [Al I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £4. l)isCti sounds. I Panama Jax 10.45pm 3.30am. £3.50. Soul and mixed chart music with resident DJs. Tommy Arnold or Raymond Davren. I PZaZZ10.30pm-3.30am. £4. Mixed sounds. I Radio City at the Mayfair. 10pm 2am. £1.50. (iroovy psychedelic revivalist club (aren't they all'.’i. Well worth a \lslt. but it can seem like a Stephen Pastel lookalike competition at times. I Rattles10.30-3am.£3. Discosounds with [)J Roddy" Stewart. I Texas Fever at 46 “est 1 lpm-- 3am. £2. 46 West is open again and w ith it comes the famous alternative club Texas Fey er. This is its second comeback. I Tin Pan Alley 10.30pm—3am. £3. Selected cheap drinks are 75p till 1am. All sorts of danceable music tonight. IViva £1.50 before 11.30pm; £3.50alter. Allspirits 80p (inc mixer). Lager. heavy and cider £1 per pint. l.ook out for live I’As. I Warehouse 1 1pm 3.30am. £3 \\ ith tickctz£4 without. Blend of House and

Commercial Soul. [A]

I Whizz at the Sub (‘1th ( 14—18s night). 7-1 lprn. £2. The popular under 18s‘ night has a name now and is on Fridays as wellas Saturdays.

I Young and Fresh at Mardi Gras. 7—1 1pm. Under 18s' disco.

I Zico's 10pm~3am. £3. ('hart based disCo sounds.

I Zoom the acid house ball at Fury Murry's. llprnw3.30am. £3.50. Colin Barr‘s massive extravaganza of Acid and Balearic is still pulling in the crowds after the ‘summer of love'.


I The Amphitheatre lllpm—4iim. The Friday Night Spectacular. £3.50. [A] [ND] I Bustererowns l lpm—3.30am. £2.75; half price drinks and admission before midnight. Chart and dance music. Aims at over 20s atmosphere. Buster Browns' linder- 18s disco. 8pm—l 1pm. Very popular with the early teens. [A]

I Cate St James (‘lub 25 Disco Fri and Sat Spin—2am. £1 members: £2 non-members. Membership £2. A wide range ofpop sounds played to a relaxed. friendly crowd. [ND]

I Chaplins at Finsbury Park's Night Club. 1 1.30pm—oam. £2. Free before midnight. the middle floor of Finsbury is nowopen serving snacks throughout the night. Dancing upstairs. [NT]

I Cinderellas Bockertellas 9pm~3am. £3 before 1 1pm: £3.50after. From 1 Dec ('inderellas starts serving (‘hristmas meals. [A] [ND] [NT]

I Edgars 10pm-A4am. £1 before 11pm;£2 before midnight; £3 after. Quirky interior with plenty of dark corners. Also Iidgars has probably the most expensive air conditioning. very cool. [A]

I Goombay Beat at Barbados Suite (Coasters). 10pm—3am. £2. Well established club but has a Sham b‘) reggae pick tip atmosphere and a bland music selection.

I Millionaire‘s lllprii—bam. £2 (£1 before midnight). Friendly gay club with lli-NR(i sounds supplied by DJ Tam.

I The Mojo Club at The Mission. lllpni-s4am. £2. The Mojo presents ‘liuphoria'. its Acid night.

I Outer Limits at Coasters. 10.30pm—4am. £2 till 1 1pm; £3 after. Very popular conventional disco. [NT]

I Potterrow 8pm- lam (Happy Hour 8.30—9.30pni i. Students Free: (iticsts 50p. A lively night with an alternative soundtrack.

I Reggae Club at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm~-3am. £2. Best conventional reggae selection in town complementsa good skank atmosphere.

I The Renaissance at Bermuda Triangle. ltlpm- 3am. New club featuring independent dance music.

I Roadrunner at the Music Box.

10pm ~—3am. £2. Opening 2 Dec. Roadrunner will feature hard funk.deep house and soul spun by the prolific Yogi. Food will be available and guest DJs will feature.

I Spanish Harlem at \Vilklc l louse.

10pm -3am. £2. 1-.clectic mix of l louse. Soul. R& B and myriad dance sounds with a cafe to relax in.

I Teviot Row 7pni~2am (Happy Hour 8.30-9.30pm ). Teviot now boasts four bars. two discos and live bands on a Friday. ensuring a hectic atmosphere. An cn|oyable night it you're feeling ‘up'and able to tolerate the trappings of most student unions. [S]

IZenatec 10pm 3.30am l'ree before

10.30pm: 50p before 11pm: £1 before 7 11.30pm; £3.50 after. The aptly-named ‘Beat the Clock‘. All drinks are halfprice before 11.30pm.


I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. 8pm—midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds.

I Bonnets 11pm—3.30am. £3. Mainly (lay with Hi-NRG music.

I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.30. £3. Non-stop disco sounds in the West End.

I Cotton Club 1 1pm—3.30am. £5. The night at the Cotton Club. What more can be said'.’ [A]

I Disco Viva 10pm—3am. £3.50. Two floors of solid dancing with personality DJs.

I Escape Club at Pzazz. 11.30pm—3.30am. £4. All drinks£l. Brian Sweeneypresents a new club for Saturdays at Pzazz for those of you who like uncut funk. streetsounds and club classics.

I Follies 10.3()pm—3.30am. £4.50. [ND] INT]

I Hard Rock Cane at the Venue. 11pm till late. £3.50. With DJ George.

I Hollywood Studios 10pm—3am. £3.50. See Fri.

I House Live at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50. The House Live is back on the top floor ofTin Pan Alley by popular demand.

I Joe Paparazzi 1 1pm—3.30am. £5. The busy. hip trendy night at JPs witth Nicky Koranskye often with a theme, IN

I Kraclt at Fury Murrys. 1 1pm- 3am. £3.50. 26 Nov only: the (irease Special at Krack. so learn the songs and the dance routines off by heart! Look out for the special Pink Lady cocktails for £1 .

I MardiGras10.30pm—3.30am.£4.Mardi Gras Club Night. A mixture of Acid house and chart sounds. [A]

I Mayfair]1pm--3am.£3.50.()ver 21s disco in the ballroom and the SWDS club in the (‘ameosuite

I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £4. Disco sounds.

I Panama Jax llpm—3.30am. £4. Soul and mixed chart music with rcsident1)1s. Tommy Arnold or Raymond Davren.

I Rattles 10.30—3am. £3. Discosounds with DJ. Roddy Stewart.

I Savoy l lpm—3am. £3.50. ()ver2ls‘ night at Glasgow’s largest disco. [A]

I SLAM at Tin Pan Alley.10.30pm—3am. £3.50. SLAM have been havingtheir busiest nights recently. proving a more than adequate rival to the Sub (‘lub et al. I Sub Club 1 1pm—3.30am. £3.50. Still popular as ever due to their policy of playing brilliant dance music. [A]

I SWDS (Single. Widowed. Divorced. Separated club) at Rooftops. This runs every night of the week and plays oils-and 70s music. Members £1 (£5 tojoin); non-members £2.

I The Underground at Henry Afrikas. 11pm-3.30am. £2.50 with an elusive ticket (Thank you Janet?) £4 without. DJ Jim Efferson will be playing the best in Balearic beats. soul and house.

IViva See Fri.

I The Warehouse 11pm—3.30am.£4. Warehouse (’lub Night the busiest night in town. so come early. Largest part ofthe sounds is house and acid house. [A]

I Whizz at the Sub ('lub. 14-18s' night. 7—1 1pm. £2. See Fri.

I Zico's 10pm—3am. £3. (‘hart based disco sounds.


IThe Amphitheatre l 1.30pm—4am. £4. Halfprice before 11.30pm. Entertain yourselfin style in Scotland's L'ltimate Nightclub. [A] [ND]

I The Backroom at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Undergoing something of a new lease of life with crowds on the increase.

I BigBird at Wilkie House. 11pm—4am.

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