pm-3ani. £1 . l).ls Paul and Vicki promise a Molotov cocktail of punk/alternative sounds with some 70s' stuff for light relief. (‘rowds increasing steadily. I Millionaire's l0pm—4am. £2 (£1 before 12). See Fri.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. Free. 80s' disco sounds. Cheap drinks.
I Chinese Night at Mardi Gras.
1 1pm—3.30am. Free before lam and £2 after. Disco night for the Chinese community.
I Jo-Jo's Gay Night at Tin Pan Alley. 10.30pm—3.30am. 50p with ticket.£l without. Eurobeat and Hi-NRG music. Cheap vodka.
I Palomino Club 9pm-3am. £2. Sec Fri. I The Shimmy Club at Bonnets. 10.30pm—3am. £1 . All drinks 75p before midnight. If you're bored on aTuesday and are looking for an eventfulevening. then a trip to Bennets is a must.
I Streetbeat at the Warehouse. llpm—3.30am. £4. David Walters with the latest chart and beat sounds.
I Chaplin's Leisure Centre 10pm—3am. Free. A night ofdance sounds at the former Rage.
I Cinderellas ﬂockenellas 9pm tilllate. 16 May only: £1 with ticket. 999 Emergency Night. Police. Fire Brigage. Ambulance Service have the privilege of hosting this evening with a raucous partyatmosphere.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. 8—12pm. Free. Club and chart night. I Go West at Cleopatras. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Go West young man. . . deep into the heart of bedsit land and discover this great midweek club. [A] I Club Nuovo at Knightsbridge SW1. £2.50. 75p lager. heavy. spirits (inc mixers). Vincent Valentini presents a new house night with John Cameron as D]. I Jeans and T-shirt Night at the Cotton Club. 11pm~3am. £3.50. One of the best clubs on a Wednesday. specially designed for solid dancing. I Kick at .loe Paparazzi. £3.50. 1 1pm—3.30am. ‘The most happeningclub in Glasgow.‘ says Joe‘s — who am I to disagree? Steve Strange (of Visage fame). will be involved. amongst others. Expect live PAs and a great night. I Libra at Hollywood Studios. llpm—3am. £2.50. Over 25s“ disco. I Mayfair 1 lpm-3am. £2. 60s‘ night — but sneak along earlier (7.30—1 1pm for traditional ballroom dancing! ). I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £2. See Fri. I Panama Jax l0pm—3.30am. Free before midnight ~ look out for live bands throughout '8‘). I Sixties' Night at Henry Afrikas. 10pm—3.30am. 60p before 11pm; £4 after. Look out for drinks promotions through the night.
I Coasters Wed 10 only: 5- 10pm. Tickets £2.50 from Coasters. Hit Man Roadshow visits Coasters for an under- 18s' night with pop and TV star Jason Donovan miming to records. (r 10pm.
I The Deep at the Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. (’urrent dance sounds with soul. jazz. and rare groove.
I Jeans a T-Shirt Night at Chaplin‘s l.eisure(‘entre 10pm»—3am. Free. Quality dance sounds w ith DJ Yogi.
I Millionaires “trim-4.30am. £2 (£1 before midnight ). See Fri.
I Potterrow Hprn~ 1am ( Happy Hour 8.30—9.30prn). Wide range ofdanee
THE HAPPY HOWDY
R 'n' B, Rock-a-billy, Jump Blues. Bluebeat/Ska, Soul are all listed for selection at the Happy Howdy. Each type of music lends its own distinctive character, raising and then calming the tempo of the evening, keeping the crowds busy on the dance floor.
The venue, The Rifle Lodge, is suited to the event, nothing too fancy but able to capture the atmosphere of the era when the records were first around. Also drinks for under a pound are a rare sight anywhere and much welcome after a jive, skiler or skank up on the floor.
Fraser, one of the DJs on the first night, emphasised the Howdy’s
eagerness to accommodate the differences in taste that can conlront what is the only club in Edinburgh playing ‘classic black-orientated dance music.‘
‘We aim to build musical bridges between all these forms and lind some common ground.’
Clubs playing this type of non contemporary music more often than not convey the passion with which the organisers feel for it. This iilters through to the crowd imparting a unifying atmosphere, honest, and a far cry from some social climbing exercises performed by so called ‘hip’ clubs. The Happy Howdy certainly has this honest quality with a staggering back catalogue to call on, at the worst it's an education, at the best it‘s a sound evening out.
Venue will be changing, possibly to Shady Ladies for 18 May so keep a look out for posters going up.
LUCKY 7 PLAYLIST
1. Cat, Squirrel: Doctor Ross (Horthwood 45)
2. Sugar and Spice: Soulettes (Studio 1 LP track)
3. Long Lone Lonesome Blues: Hollis Champion (Stripe '45)
4. Sex Machine: Aggravators (Jackpot 45)
5. As Long As i Don‘t See You: Johnny Taylor (Charly EP)
6. Jolly Time Twist: Reggie Msomi (New Sound LP track)
7. Bluest Boy in Town: Phil Gray (Unknown)
sounds making for an enjoyable mid-week jaunt.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. S—l2pm. Free. Party Night.
I Bennets l lpm—3am. £1 . Mainly gay. mainly Eurobeat.
I Blackmarkel at the Sub('lub.
1 1pm—3.30am. £1.50. After moving tothe Sub (Tub. Blackmarket has re-established itselfparticularly well. Drinks promosas well.
I Bloomers at (‘leopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with student matric card). New night specifically aimed at keeping students off their studies.
I Club Sandino at Tin Pan Alley. Thurs 11 only.
I Fury Murrys l lpm-—3.30am. The live music night (run in conjunction with Dance Factory). (‘heck rock listings for band details.
I Hardy MC at Mardi (iras. 10.30pm till late. £3. Hip-hop sounds.
I M8 Live at the (‘otton ('Iub. llpm~3.30am. £2.
I Mayfair l lpm-3am. £1 . ()ver 25snight disco.
I Mr D's 10pm~-2am. £3 on door (£1 .50 with ticket). The promotions night with cheap drink.
I Palomino Club ‘)pm ~3am. £2. See Fri.
I Raw at Tin Pan Alley l0.3llpm~3.3llattt. £1 . This has become one of the most popular clubs on a Thursday after a slow start.
I Rooftops £2.50. ()ver 25s. night w ith general dance music. Look out for the complimentary tickets on Fri. Sat and Sun I Savoy 1 1pm- 3am. £2. lager 85p. vodka 65p. The longest running ( )\ er 25s‘ night around town. [AI
I Seventies' Night at Henry Atrikas. l0pm-~3.30tim. 70p before 1 1pm. £3after. I Streetbeat at ('lcopatras. l lpm~230am £3 (£1 .50 w ith ticket ). David Walters ‘streetbeat' club: mixed dance music.
I The Venue l lpm-rlate. The reggae club.
IThe Amphitheatre 10pm» 3am. £2. llali price before 1 lprn. Disco inferno liglitsup l.othian Road. 111 a trial run for the weekend.
I we St James Spin—1am. Free. Something slightly different from your usual discothetiue. (iood atmosphere and choice soul and chart music
I Cinderellas Rockerfellas 9.30prn—3uni. £1 .50before 1 1pm; £2 after ll.\1ay only: Bankers Ball. ‘l‘ickthirculating round the banks and building societies. Always a good night out. £1 with ticket [AIIND] INTI
I Edgarst.‘ntier lts’s. 6.15—10.l5pm. £1
I Edgars 10pm-3am. £2. Alldrinks tonight and Sunday are 60p. [A]
I Hades above the Waterloo Bar. l0pm--2am. Free. lively tnixol alternative and glam sounds in a pleasant
I The Roadhouse at (‘haplin's Leisure ('entre. 10pm—3am. £1.50. The posters feature Marc Bolan. which cart only be a good sign. Also playing lggy . Doors and Home — sounds intriguing.
I The Revival at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm—3am. £1.50. Pretty self-explanatory really. Rock'n'Roll sounds from the 50s. 60s and '70s.
I ROCK Night at (‘hambers Street llotise. Spin-lam (Happy Hour SUpm). 50p. Predictable rock disco but popular nonetheless. [S]
I Shag at the Mission. 1 lpm-3am. £1 Kitsch sounds still pulling in the crowds.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 326“.
I BBMIBtS ‘)ll(il1iss‘fortl Street. 552 5761. I The Choice 21 Royal littchange Square. 22] 5323.
I Cleopatras Belmont l.ane. Kelvinbridge. 334 0560.
I Cotton Club 5 Scott Street. 3320712.
I Follies 193 Pitt Street. 332 7322 7522.
I 45 West 46 West (ieorge Street. 332 30011.
I Fury Murrys on Masts ell Street. 221 6511.
I Henry Airikas 13 15 York Street. 221
61 l l.
I Hollywood Studios 9 Brown Street. 248 6606
I Joe Paparazzi 520 Satichiehall Street. 331 21 l l.
I Knightsbridge SW14S’ (‘arlton Place. 42‘) 555‘).
I Mardi Gras 731)unlop Street. 221 3623. I Maytair474 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872.
I Mr D's Kilmarnock Road. 632 2411.
I Palomino Club 51 West Regent Street. 3326223.
I Panama Jax (‘ustom lloiise ()uay. 221 0865.
I Peggy Sue's 46 West (ieorge Street , 332 3le“.
I Raffles l5 lienaltler Street. Partick ('ross.33-1 5321.
I Rooftops ‘)2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5383.
I Savoy Savoy (‘entre. Satichiehall Street. 332 0751.
I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 248-1600. I Tin Pan Alley 3‘) Mitchell Street . 22l 5275.
I Venue 4'74 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. I Warehouse 85 l)unlop Street. 221 3623.
IThe Amphitheatre 31 lothian Road. 22‘) 7(17”
I Bermuda Triangle ll1 ( 'oasters ( 'omples. I Buster Browns 3S :7 Market Street. 226 4224
I Cale StJames 25 St James ( 'entre. 557 3h3l
I Chambers Street House It»( ‘humhers Street
I Chaplin's Leisure Centre 1 tot merly Rage). 2.3 l.othian Road. 2298291
I Cinderellas Rockerlellas W St Stephen Street. 5560266
I Coasters Complex 3 West lullertis's. 226 3252
I Edgars 96a Rose Street North I one.
I Finsbury Park 3 5 South St Andrew Street. 550 1‘12”
I Grindlay Street Union 3t 1 ( irmtilm Street. 23‘) 35—11
I Hailes Hotel: \\ cslet l lattes ( ‘enlre. 4-12 3382
I The Kasbar 21(‘ow gale.
I Liberty's ( ireensttle Place. 5.57 3807.
I Madisons ( iteensttle Place. 557 3:407. I Millionaires Nttitirte Street. 556 (>050, I The MlSSlOﬂ Vleltirttt Street. 225 (350‘). I Oblomov ll l3.\'orth Batik Street.220 0054
I Outer Limits lll ( ’oasters( ~omplev.
I Potterrow Student Centre House liristu Street.
I The Rifle Lodge Broughton Street.
I Shady Ladies ( if)“ gate. 225 050‘).
I Teviot Row House limit» Square.
I Venue ( liltth Road. 557 31173.
I Waterloo Bar Waterloo Place
I Wilkie l‘lOUSCCtmgale.
I Zenatec 56 l-‘ountatnbritlge. 220773}
55 The List 5 — 18 May 198‘)