NICARAGUA AND THE NEW BEAT
Film Union, Edinburgh.
You’ll need to move fast to catch the SACTT, Film Union‘s night in support of Nicaragua. With Liberty’s still echoing with the vital spark of the Club Sandino the plight of Nicaragua, especially since the recent hurricane disaster, is still serious. In the past fouryears the Film Union has concentrated on supplying, ironically, mostly American equipment to Southern Nicaragua Community Radio stations after an affiliation struck up during filming over in their country. Proceeds raised this year may well go straight into the general relief fund, but eitherway it should be a great evening on 15 September, playing more accessible sounds than Sandino but with a similarly compassionate atmosphere. Tickets are available on the night, £3 waged, £2 unwaged.
At the other end of the issue, Paradise, staged by Fraser, formerly from the Underground, and Peterlrom the Junkyard, runs at the Venue on 28 September in anotherone-off night. On-U sounds and New Beat as well as some classic Buttholes and Big Black tracks are lined up for an uncanny night oltotal abandonment. The night should be great fun so don’t worry if you’re not entirely up on the latest sounds from Belgium or Mr Sherwood ’cause if it's played right the music is infectious anyway. Junkyard itself hosts a night of bands at Moray House on 16
Septemberwith, apparently, Turbo Amps being brought in to enhance the huge sound. Here’s a combined playlist as a sample of what to expect on both nights.
1. TACKHEAO: Mind at the End of the Tether.
2. BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS: Stop the Violence
3. FRONT 242: Commando Mix
4. SONIC YOUTH: BrotherJames
5. EROTIC OISSIOENTS: Body Language
6. KMFOM: Ganja Rock
7. LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRRY: Music and Science Lovers
8. BUTTHOLE SURFERS: Sweat Loaf 9. N.w.A.: Fuck Tha Police
10. BEANTNIGS: C.I.A.
I The 0 Zone at Cinderellas Rockerfellas. 7.30 10.30pm. £1 with ticket. Michealla Strachen tnakcs an appearance to introduce this new 'l‘uesday alcohol-free club for the under- 18s. 5le tickets will be around town for a few weeks.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street.22l 3260. 8- 12pm. Free. Club and chart night. Some spiritsfiilp.
I GO West atCleopatras.
10.30pm 2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). (io West young man . . . deep into the heartof bedsit land and discos er this great
midw eek club.
I Club NUOVO at Knightsbridge SW1. £2.50. 75p lager. heavy. spirits. Mainly gay . playing largely house.
I Expansions at the Warehouse. llpm»3,30am. £2. Promoting the best in hip-hop and house in Edinburgh on Tuesday s and (ilasgow on Wednesdays. I Jeans and T-shirt Night at the Cotton Club. 11pm 3am. £3.50. ()ne ofthebest clubs on a Wednesday. specially designed for solid dancing.
I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 1 lpm-—3am. £2.50. ()\c1‘ 25s‘disco.
I Mayfair l lpm-3am. £2. 60s' night —but sneak along earlier ( 7.30- 1 1pm for traditional ballroom dancing! ).
I Panama Jax 10pm 3.30am. £1. A gay night. playing house and l li-NRCJ.
IPanmino Club9pm 3am.£l. I Sixties“ Night at Henry Afrikas.
10pm ~.‘_31121m. 60p before 1 1pm; £4 after. Look out for drinks promotionsthrough the night.
' IThe Deep at the Mission. 10.30pm -3am.
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£2. '1 he only youthful place to goon a Wednesday . and one of the most attractive
musical selections around. Rare groove. soul and jazz. plus effects. make for a great eveningout.
I Reggae Night at Negociants. 7pm—2am. Free. Trial run for an informal reggae night dow nstairs at Negociants. starting on 20 Sept. More details next issue.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. 8—12pm. Free. Party Night. I Bennets l 1pm—3am. £1. Mainly gay. mainly Eurobeat. I Blackmarket at Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £1 .50. The Prodigal Son returns to the fold after a very short stint at Furys. Can‘t go wrong here for atmosphere and music. I Bloomers at Cleopatras. l0.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with student matric card). New night specifically aimed at keeping students off their studies. I Johnny's at the Choice. £2 entrance and £1 for beers. This will be a more upmarket gay night with cabaret. etc. I Mayfair l lpm—3am. £2. Reggae night at the Mayfair. I Mr D's l0pm—2am. £3 on door (£1 .50 with ticket). The promotions night with cheap drink. I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £1 . I Rooftops £2.51). Over 25s‘ night with general dance music. Look out for the complimentary tickets on Fri. Sat and Sun. I Savoy l lpm—3am. £2. Lager 85p. vodka 65p. The longest running Over 25s' night around town. |A| I Seventies' Night at Henry Afrikas. lflpm—3.30am. 70p before llprn. £3after. I Streetbeat at Cleopatras. llpm—2.30am. £3 (£1 .50with ticket). David Walters ‘streetbeat' club: mixed dance music. I The Venue l lpm—late. £2. Thrash metal night.
IThe Amphitheatre 10pm—late. £2. Half price before 11pm. Disco inferno lights up Lothian Road. in a trial run forthe weekend. Over 21s Jeans and T-shirt night.
I Cafe St James 8pm— I am. Free. Something slightly different from your usual diseotheque. Happy Hour from 8—9pm gets you in the mood for some fave raves from the 60s. 70s and 80s.
I Cinderella Rockerfellas 9.30pm—2am. £2 before 11pm; £2.50 after. Over 25s night with a well-established crowd intent on pre-weekend adventure. Perfect start for the weekend discotheque circuit. 21 Sept only: Yet another in the series ofvery popular 999 Emergency Services nights. [AllNDllNTl
I Paradise The Venue. 10pm—3am. £2.28 Sept only: The best ofthe Underground and Junkyard combine to give an ()n-U . New Beat extravaganza. See Playlist.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £1.51) before 1 1 .30pm; £2.50 after. Thursday is over 25s night and features a resident band and Seventies and Eighties pop sounds.
I Shag at the Mission and Shady Ladies. 10pm—3am. £2. Youthful (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) night on both ﬂoors of this venue. supplying easy dance sounds to a large if not tall crowd.
I Subway at Charlie Parkers. l0pm—3am. Wide range of non-mainstream sounds with live cabaret and fashion shows gives this adventurous alternative club a fighting chance. T-Rex. Front 242. etc.
I This Way Up 10pm—3am. £2. Cabaret. live music and films are regular eventsat this popular contemporaryclub.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260.
I Bennets 90 Glassford Street. 552 5761. I The Choice 21 Royal Exchange Square. 221 5323.
I Cleopatras Belmont Lane. Kelvinbridge. 334 0560.
I Cotton Club 5 Scott Street. 3320712.
I Follies 193 Pitt Street. 332 7322/7522. I Fury Murrys 96 Maxwell Street. 221 6511.
I Henry Afrikas 13/15 York Street. 221 6111.
I Hollywood Studios 9 Brown Street. 248 6606
I Joe Paparazzi 520 Sauchiehall Street. 331 2111.
I Knightsbridge SW148 Carlton Place. 429 555‘).
I Mardi Gras 73 Dunlop Street. 221 3623. I Mayfair474 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872.
I Mr D’s Kilmarnock Road, 632 2411.
I Palomino Club 51 West Regent Street. 332 6223.
I Panama Jax Custom House Quay. 221 0865.
I Peggy Sue’s 46 West George Street. 332 3000.
I Raffles 15 Benalder Street. Partick Cross. 334 5321.
I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.
I Savoy Savoy Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 3320751.
I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 2484600.
I Tuxedo Princess Anderston Quay. 204 1150.
I Venue 474 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. I Warehouse 85 Dunlop Street. 221 3623.
I The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670. I Bermuda Triangle in Coasters Complex. I Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 226 4224.
I Cafe St James 25 St James Centre. 557 i 2631.
I Charlie Parkers South Bridge (opp Tron Kirk). 5566050.
I Cinderellas Rockerfellas 99 St Stephen Street. 556 (I266.
I Finshury Park 3—5 South St Andrew Street. 556 1020.
I Liberty's Greenside Place. 557 3807.
I Madisons Greenside Place. 557 3807.
I Moray House The Pleasance.
I Negociants Bristo Square. 225 6313.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 56 Fountainbridge. 229 7733.
I Shady Ladies Cowgate. 2256569.
I Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.
— NIGHT BUZZ, EDINBURGH
Closet Clothing at Cruise show. See below.
Edinburgh’s nightlife, still on the rebound from the Festival is relatively quiet at the moment, but already new clubs are popping up.
Charlie Parker’s, previously Millionaires, on Niddrie Street, hosts the Subway on Thursdays. Described by organiser Linda Murry as ‘The ultimate in non mainstream night clubs with regular cabaret and fashion shows' the club has an exotic kink with its connections to ‘Void' fashion wear in Cockburn Street. Subway’s music policy aims to be more wide reaching than previous efforts like ‘Hades’ in the Waterloo Bar, although the glam/punk element still rides easy with ‘The Alternative Chic of Void’s X-cert CoHecuonK
The Spanish Harlem team open up a new club on Fri 29, and anotherthe following week, dominating the weekend’s events in the Cowgate with the latest in dance sounds from across the world. If you’re wondering what's happened to Coasters at Tollcross, it
seems due to the Local Government strike before the Festival.
Complications having arisen with their licence, November is the earliest we can expect to see it resume. Already clubs are lining up for nights in Coasters‘ two Club venues but details are still vague. (Stuart Raiker)
I STOP PRESS. Cruise Clothes mount their first fashion show in three years on 30 Sept at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Market Street, Edinburgh. The night will feature music from 0 Zone until 3am and catwalk clothing from “pm-midnight. Tickets from all branches of Cruise, the Fruitmarket and other outlets. The List takes a closer look next issue.