£1 . The Shimmy Club has now reached almost legendary status. but it hasn‘t let fame go to its head. See if you can stay up throughout the Saturday Night Fever/Grease/ska section (usually between 805 pop and rap).


I The Alhambra 8pm-midnight. Free.

I Go West at Cleopatras. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).

I Hardcore at The Choice. 11pm-3.30am. £3.

I Jeans & T-shir‘t night at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3am. £3.50.

I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 11pm—3am. £2.50. Over 255 disco.

I 60s B 70s Night at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm-3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).

I Spank at Club Xchange. £1 admission and £1 all drinks.


I Exodus at The Sub Club. 11pm—3.30am. £2.

I Terra Hera at the Mayfair. 11pm—3am. £2. The crowd‘s a weird mixture and sois the music, ethnic rhythms guaranteed to keep you up skanking all night.


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

I Backtrack at Fury Murrys. 11pm—3.30am. £2.50.

I Bennets 11pm-3am.£1.

I Bloomers at Cleopatras. lO.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 student).

I 80: Hlpht at Mardi Gras. 10.30pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).

I Genes & T.Shlrt at Club Xchange. midnight—5am. 75p.

I Freakscene at Raffles. 10.30pm—3am. I Savoy 11pm—3am. £2. Over 255 disco. I Underground at The Choice. 11pm—3.30am. £2.

I The Venue 11pm till late. £2. Thrash metal night.


I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260.

I Bonnets 90 Glassford Street. 552 5761. I The Choice 21 Royal Exchange Square 221 5323.

I Cleopatras. 508 Great Western Road. Kelvinbridge. 334 0560.

I Club Xchange 23 Royal Exchange Square. 204 4599.

I Cotton Club 5 Scott Street. 3320712.

I Follies 193 Pitt Street. 332 7322/7522. I Fury Murrys 96 Maxwell Street. 221 6511.


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I Hollywood Studios 9 Brown Street. 248 6606.

I Joe Paparazzi 520 Sauchiehall Street. 331 2111.

I Mardi Gras 73 Dunlop Street. 221 3623. I Mayfair 474 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872.

I Mr 0'8 54 Kilmarnock Road. Shawlands. 632 2411.

I Nicos 375 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1585. I Rattles 15 Benalder Street. Partick Cross. 334 5321.

I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.

I Savoy Savoy Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 332 0751.

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

I SW148 Carlton Place. 429 5559.

I Tin Pan Alley 39 Mitchell Street. 221 5275.

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


I Beatbox Teviot Debating Hall 9pm—2am. (Students and Guests only.) FREE. Pseudo-trendy student disco playing the kind of slick. soul-boy fare that appeals to Edinburgh's sideburncd fraternity. Downstairs however. in the intimate surroundings ofthe Park Room. another (better) club takes

place. featuring the relentless pulse of indie dance crossover.

I Dream The Mission. 11pm—3am. £3 (£1 admission tickets circulating). See preview for details.

I Floral Riot Network 2. 10.30pm—4am. £2. Experience an indie explosion ofsonic flower grooves at what is currently Edinburgh‘s busiest club. From Primal Scream to The Pastels. from The Smithsto The Stone Roses. a carefully considered playlist is ensuring a packed dancefloor. I Green Banana Club Potterrow.

8pm— 1 am. Students 50p with matric card. guests £1. A ‘stimulating‘ student night. playing alternative indie thrash. Not for the faint-hearted or discerning clubber. though if hard core goth is your scene . .. Look out for live bands too.

I UFO The Venue. Midnight—4am. £2. Ok. so we haven‘t rated this very highly in the past. But it seems to be getting better. Upfront cuts ranging from indie dance to house to techno. with a Euro/US hardcore influence. Hyper-bass. sound effects and sampling.

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. A smaller crowd too. oflatc. though with the supposed upsurge in popularity of this kind of music you never know what might happen.


I The Amphitheatre l()pm—4am. £1.75 before 11pm/£3.50after.

I Buster Browns 1 1pm—3.30am. £2.75.

I Cale St James 8pm—2am. £1 members/£2 non members. Prices rise after 11pm.

I Chaplins at Finsbury Park‘s. 11pm—4am. £2.

I The Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £3 before 1 1.30pm/£4 after.

I Madisons 9pm—3am. £1 before 11pm/£2 after.


I Oxygen-2 Wilkie House. 10pm—3am. 23 June only. Oxygen crew follow up their hugely successful all-nighter with the launch of an exciting new monthly club. Expect a full live set from McDuke plus Benni-D. Colin and Paul-B. mimingan upfront fusion ofsoul. jazz. house and hip-hop. Added attractions are a free fruit bar. huge sound system and top security to ensure a jerk-free rave. Getting bigger and better.

I Apocalypse Chambers Street.

9pm—2am. (Students and guests only.) FREE. Currently packing them in for a night of hard rock music. Metallica T-shirts abound. Good unhygienic fun. I Bedrock Club The Venue. 9pm—4am. Live rock bands and disco. attract a good crowd to this popular night. See rock listings for details.

I Dimension-25 Oblomovs. 9pm—1am. FREE. Billed as a pre-club ‘club‘ with a balearic attitude diverse dance and upfront sounds mixed with classics. With lighting by WAR and backdrops by Dark Angel.

I Katch Shady Lady‘s. 11pm—3am. £2. The ever-popular Immigrant club changes its name and playlist but not. we would suspect. its faithful band of regulars. 605 and 705 stuff combined with more up to date Mancunian nonsense. as well as indie faves like REM. Wonderstuffand New Order. A consistently good Saturday

I option with not a hooded top in sight.

I Lesbian Line Disco Liberty‘s. Sat 16 only. 9.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). A benefit to raise funds for Edinburgh Lesbian Linc. Women helping women helping women. 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 Power The Mission. 10pm—3am. £3. Following in the footsteps ofthe long-running Kangaroo Klub. this aims to banish the prevalent sense of fashionable elitism which exists in city clubbing by featuring swing beat and house in a less st yle-conscious atmosphere. I Sex Beat Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College of Art Union. 10pm—3am. £2 (look out for £1 invites). June 23 and 30 only. this month. lftheem. . .unusual advertising campaign doesn‘t get you along to this new dance club. the eclectic playlist should. Hard and heavy new beat. electro. acid and hip hop. You will come . . OTHERS I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £2 before 11pm/£4 after. I Buster Browns 11.30pm—3.30am. £3.75. I Cale St James 8pm—2am. See Fri for details. I Chaplinsat Finsbury Park. 11pm—4am. See Fri for details. I Red Hot Pepper Club l()pm—4am. £3 before 11pm/£4 after.


I Mambo Club Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College ofArt Union. 8.30—3am. £2 (£1 ). June 24 only. Special one-off organised by the Namibia Support Group as part ofan

'African Awareness Fortnight. Sir Ossie

leaves his usual spot at Network to spin the best in African dance. Pay this a visit and help free frontline Africa.


I The Amphitheatre 10pm—3am. £1 before 11pm/£2 after.

I Buster Browns 10pm—4am. Halfprice before 11pm/£2.75 after.


I Bass Rock The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. A newish club playing house. hip hop. soul and. wait for it. predictably enough Manchester sounds. This should get those flares a-flapping.

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 rhythms rough and rugged. while using the 4k PA to its fulleffect.


I Breathless Pottcrrow. 8pm—1am. Students 50p with matric card. guests £1.50. Breathless continues not only to draw a good student crowd but also

encompasses more up-to-date sounds. combining Prince. Electribc 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 Loaded The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Innovative. trendy ‘alternative‘ dance club. playing an appealing mix of indie and house. Happy Mondays. Public Enemy. Soul 11 Soul. etc.

I Lile Shady Ladys. 9.30pm—2am. £2. An unknown quantity no more! Life plays indie all night. and yes. the lnsipid Carpets cow on their flyers does point towards music with a Mancunian bias.

I Zappa Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). Yet another new mid-week club. Billed as ‘strangely strange.oddly normal‘. their posters boast an impressive range of 60s and 70s stuff— Hendrix. Led Zepplin. Velvet Underground. The Doors. and em . . . Fleetwood Mac. Nothing to boast about that last one.


I Chateaux Cha Cha Blue Oyster Club. 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-NRG Attack The Penthouse. 8pm—1am. FREE. lfyou thought that hi-NRG ended with ‘So Macho‘. then think again! DJs Dave and Adam play the hottest new imports. and if you don‘t burn out after that they also include some chart and dance music to ensure you do.

I Insomnia Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £3/£2. Experience the ultimate rave with an eclectic blend of indie dance. garage and deep house. The Shamen. That Petrol Emotion. 808 State. Happy Mondays. etc combine to come up with something really worth losing sleep over. Watch out for a visit by DJ Jazzy Q from the Soul "Soul Sound System on June 14. Also appearing will be another unconfirmed memberof the collective. live rappers and a Kiss FM DJ. Tickets £6.50 from Avalanche. FOPP or on the door.

I Shag The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Well. the price may have increased. but nothing stops the youth of Edinburgh from Shagging). A word ofwarning Thurs 14 June is end-of-term party night. so be early or be elsewhere.


IThe Amphitheatre 10pm—3am. Half price before 11pm/£2 after.

I Cale St James 8pm-lam. Free.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10.3pm—3am. £1.50 before 11.30pm/£2.50 after.


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. 226 4224.

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

I Chambers Street Student Union Chambers Street. 667 1011.

I Charlie Parkers South Bridge (opp Tron Kirk). 556 6050.

I Finsbury Park 3—5 South St Andrew Street. 556 1020.

I Liberty’s Greenside Place. 557 3807.

I Madlsons Greenside Place. 557 3807.

I Moray House Student Union Holyrood Road. 5568455.

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. 229 7733.

I Shady Lady’s Cowgate. 225 6569.

I Teviot Bow Student UnionTeviot Row. 667 2091.

I Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.

68 Th-CWLisi i5— 28 June 1990