10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1 with ticket).

I Panama Jax midnight till 3.30am. £1 .50. £1 ticket (available in gay bars beforehand). The long-running and ever-popular gay night.

I Savoy l 1pm—3am. £2. Another over 25s night.


I Shimmy Club at Bennets. 10.30pm—3am.

£1. Quite simply. the Shimmy (‘lub isa (ilasgow institution. For years. the straight night has been attracting people from all walks of life jtist wanting to relax and have a good time. The 60s soul. R&B. alternative and ska spots are still as popttlar as ever and the house section is beginning to attract a following as well. OTHERS

I The Alhambra Spin—midnight. Free. IJo Jo's at Tin Pan Alley.

10.30pm --3.30ant. £1.50. (iay night with cheap drinks.

I Rhythm 'n' Booze at the ('otton (Tub. llpm-3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket ).


I Hardcore at the (‘hoicc. £3.

llpm- 3.30am. .\'o white trainers here thank you very much. Hardcore is proving popular with the ultra-trendy and more mature clubbers vs ith excellent house and

rap. drinks promotions and fashion shows.

I Jeans & T-shirt night at the (‘otton ( ‘lub. llptn 73am. £3.50. Another popular Wednesday night club playing dance. but of a more commercial nature than Hardcore (and not soclitist ).

I Psychotic Reaction at the Mayfair.

10pm 3.30am. £1 .50. Typical Mayfair club. so that means teen trash.60.s

psy chedelia. psycho pop. garage punk and. just to be slightly different.

Atlantic Stax soul. Worth supporting though.


I The Alhambra 8pm -midnight. Free.

I Go West at ( ‘lcopatras. 10.30pmv2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).

I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 1 1pm—3am. £2.50. ()ver 25s disco.

I Panama Jax 1 1pm— 3.30am. l-‘ree before midnight. £1 after. (iay night.

I Pulse at SW1. 11p111—3.30am.£3.

I 508 & 70s Night at Mardi (iras.

10.30pm 3.30am. £2 (£1 withticket).


I Blackmarket at the Sub(‘|ub.

llpm » 3.30am. £2. My favourite ofthe Slam ('revs ‘s three nights at the Sttb isJoy. bttt if the tnusic at Blackmarket doesn't quite reach the high standards of Fridaysit makes tip for it in atmosphere and mobility ( ie it isn't quite sobusy).

I Terra Nera at the Mayfair. llpm—3am. £2. Still running despite my reservations about the venue. and still attractingthc most diverse crowd in the city. (ireat music to dance to —- Latin. Reggae. Rhumba. (‘alypso. Soca but when will the mixing improve‘.’


I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free party night.

I Bennets 1 lpm—3arn. £1.

I Bloomers at (‘Icopatras l0.30pnt--2.30am. £2 (£1 student).

I SOS Night at Mardi ( iras. l0.30pm-3.30am. £2 (£1 withticket).

I Freestyle at Rooftops. llpm—3.30am. llotisc & dance with DJ Austin 1.

I Rhythm ‘n' Booze at Tin Pan Alley. l0.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. '

I Savoy l 1pm—-3am. £2. Over 25s' disco. I SW1 11.45pm until late. 50p.

IThe Venue l lprn until late. £2. Thrash metal night.


I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street . 221 3260.

I Bennets 90 (ilasstord Street. 552 5761. I The Choice 2| Royal szchange Square

221 5323.

I Cleopatras. 508 Great Western Road. Is'elvinbridge. 334 0560. I Cotton Club 5 Scott Street. 33211712.

I Follies 193 Pitt Street. 332 7322/7522. I Fury Murrys 96 Maxwell Street. 221

651 l.

I Hollywood Studios 9 Brown Street. 248 6606.

I Joe Paparazzi 520 Sauchiehall Street. 331 21 1 1.

I Mardi Gras 73 Dunlop Street. 221 3623. I Maytair474 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872.

I Mr D's 54 Kilmarnock Road. Shawlands.

632 241 1.

I Panama Jax 30 Custom House Quay. 221 0865.

I Battles 15 Benalder Street. Partick ('ross. 334 5321.

I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.

I Savoy Savoy Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 3320751.

IScalini 51 West Regent Street. 331 1980. I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600.

I SW1 48 (‘arlton Place. 429 5559.

I Tin Pan Alley 39 Mitchell Street. 221 5275.

I Venue 474 Sattchiehall Street. 332 3872. I Warehouse 85 Dunlop Street. 221 3623.



I Barrio Negro Network 2. 10.30pm—4am. £2.50. Forget (.‘armen Miranda and groove on down to laid-back latin. jazz and soul at this increasingly popular club. A pleasant change from mega K I’A's. in the best East coast tradition.

I Beatbox‘l‘ev-iot Debating Hall 9pm—2am. (Students and (iuests only). FRI-IE. Pseudo-trendy student disCo playing the kind ofslick. soul-boy fare that appeals to Edinburgh's sideburned fraternity. Downstairs however. in the intimate surroundings of the Park Room. another (better) club takes place. featuring the relentless pulse ofindie dance such as the Beloved.

I Dream The Mission 10pm—3am. £3. Upfront house fusion mixed by Edinburgh‘s Dream and some of Glasgow's Slam crew. Using the venue and music selection to its fullest. look out for the £1 entry leaflets bearing that by now familiar Chanel rip-off logo. Time for a change perhaps. boys‘.’

I Green Banana Club Potterrow 8pm- 1 am. Students 50p with matrie card. guests£l. A ‘stimulating‘ student night. playing alternative indie thrash. Not for the faint-heartedor discerning clubber. though if hard core goth is your scene. .. I U.F.O The Venue. 12pm—4am. £2. (‘overing contemporary dance music

'across the board. from On-U sounds to

Mancunian ravers The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses. occasionally crossing into House and Techno. Worth checking out if you are into the more alternative end of dance clubs.

I Marleys Shady Lady‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Living up to its name. the club plays mostly MOR reggae to a mostly older crowd. Just what did you expect?


I The Amphitheatre lUpm—4am. £1.75 before 1 1pm/£3.50after.

I Buster Browns 1 lpm—3.3()am. £2.75.

I Care St James Rpm—2am. £1 members/£2 non members. Prices go up after 1 1pm.

I Chaplins at Finsbury Park‘s. I 1pm—4am. £2.

I Cinderellas Bockertellas 9pm—2am. £1 before 10/£2 before llpm/£3 after.

I The Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £3 before 11.30pm/£4 after.

I Madisons 9pm—3am. £1 before 1 lpm/£2 after.


I Apocalypse Chambers Street. 9pm—2am. (Students and guestsonly.) FREE. (‘urrently packing them in fora

night of hard rock music. Metallica t-shirts abound.

I Deadroctt Club The Venue. 9pm—4am. Live rock bands and disco. attract a good crowd to this popular night. See rock listings for details.

I Infinity Oblomovs. 9pm—1am. FREE. Billed as a pre club ‘club‘ mostly playing House and Techno courtesy of DJ‘s Bootsic. Kasi M and Brainstorm. mixingit live on a Saturday night. check thisout.

I Immigrant Club Shady Lady's. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Following in the footsteps of the Backroom. the Immigrant revamps this venue‘s history for hosting Independent music mixed with classic bands like SLF and the Ramones. Still a popular Saturday option.

I Mambo Club Network 3. 10.30pm—3am. £2 members/£2.50 non members. Sir Ossie on the wheels of steel mixingthe best in African dance with calypso and soca around the world stylee.

I Oblivious Moray House. 9pm—2am. £1 . March 10 only. You likeindie music? Well this is yet another ofthat sort ofclub— Pixies. House of Love. Wedding Present—- all gets a bit predictable though.

I Parade Wilkie House. 1 1pm—3am. £3. (students £2.50). See panel.

I Power The Mission. 10pm—3am. £3. Following in the footsteps ofthe long-running Kangaroo Klub. this aims to banish the prevalent sense offashionable elitism which exists in city clubbing by featuring swing beat and house in a less style-conscious atmosphere. And with the demise of Spanish Harlem last week. it might well succeed.


I The Amphitheatre 10pm-4am. £2 before 1 1pm/£4 after.

I Buster Browns 1 1.30pm—3.30am. £3.75. I Cale St James 8pm—2am. Sec Fri for details.

I ChaplinSat Finsbury Park. 1 1pm—4am. See Fri for details.

I Cinderellas Bockertellas 9pm—2am. £3. before 10.30pm/£3.50after.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £3 before 1 1pm/£4 after.


I MIDI Network 2 + 3. 10pm—4am. £2. From 11 March. Finally a club thatcaters for those whose weekend doesn‘t come to an abrupt end on a Saturday. Current dance sounds. a massive 9.5k turbo rig. live rapping and guest DJ's should make this as compulsory as Friday nights at Wilkie House.


IThe Amphitheatre lllpm—3am. £1 before llpm/£2 after.

I Buster Browns 10pm—4am. Halfprice before 1 1pm/£2.75 after.

I Cinderellas Bockenellas 9.30pm—lam. £1.50.


I Messenger Reggae Sound System The Venue. 9pm—late. £2 (£1 .50). For the first time in this city a reggae club that plays Ragamuffin. Lovers rock and some massive Dub sounds instead ofchart reggae. On the night live MC Zeb. selecting rythms rough and rugged. whilst using the 4k PA to its fulleffect.

I o-Zone Cinderellas Rockerfellas. 7.30—10.30pm. £1 .50(50p with ticket). Trendy teen disco for 14—18 year olds. 50p tickets should still be in Circulation.


I Breathless Potterrow. 8pm—1am. Students 50p with matrie card. guests £1.50. Breathless continues to not only draw a good student crowd but also to encompass more up-to-date sounds. combining Prince. Electribe 101 and De La Soul for a night that is perhaps the best of its kind. Maybe the fact that they have the cheapest bar prices in town helps it retain a sense of fun.

I The Deep The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Widely reputed for having one ofthe

best playlists in town. The Deep supplim serious rave for the middle of the week. Not. however. that many Edinburgh clubbers seem to have noticed.

I F"K 11 Red Hot Pepper Club. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50 with leaflet and £3 on the door. With DJ's Steve. Murray.

Martin and Paul on the turntables. Pure funk. Just a shame about the venue.


I Chateaux Cha Cha Blue Oyster (.‘lub. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Designer gear a go-go at this stylish club which combines the best of both the gay and straight scenes under one groove. Suffering a steady decrease in popularity though Roxy‘s days would seem to be numbered.

I Atomic hi-NBG Attack The Penthouse. 8pm—lam. Hi-NRG. UK imports, remixes. chart and dance music.

I Shag The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £1.50. Those fun-loving Shag boys pick up where Carry On . . . left off. to producea club with a squeaky clean sense of humour. Edinburgh's largest collection of tacky records continues to grow. but you can now get housey downstairs. More fun than edible wallpaper. they tell me and that's saying something. Be warned though; the doors close when the chocolate runs out.


I The Amphitheatre l0pm—3am. I lalfprice before 1 1pm./£2 after.

I Cale St James 8pm— 1 am. Free.

I Cinderellas Bockertellas 9.30pm—2am. £2 before llpm/£2.50after.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10.3pm—-3am. £1 .50 before 11.30pm/£2.50after.


I The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670.

I Blue Oyster Club 96a Rose Street Lane North. 226 6458

I Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 220 4224.

I Cale St James 25 St James Centre. 557 2631.

I Chambers Street Student union Chambers Street. 667 1011

I Charlie Parker's South Bridge (oppTron Kirk). 556 6050.

I Cinderellas Bockerlellas 99 St Stephen Street. 5560266.

I Finsbury 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 Student Union 1 Iolyrood Road. 556 8455.

I The Network West Tollcross. 228 3252. I The Penthouse Home Street. Tollcross. I Potterrow Student Union. Bristo Square. 667 0214

I Red Hot Pepper Club 56 Fountainbridge. 2297733

I Shady Lady's Cowgate. 2256569.

I Teviot Bow Student Unionch-iot Row. 667 2091

I Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.





72 The List 9 22 March 1990