I Mr 0‘s 54 Kilmarnock Road. Shawlands 632 241 l.

I Hicos 375 Sauchiehall Street.

I 147 Club (‘heapside Street (next to the Daily Record building).

I Rallies 15 Benalder Street. Partick (‘ross. 334 5321.

I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.

I Savoy Savoy Centre. Sauchichall Street. 3320751.

IScalini 51 West Regent Street. 331 I980. I The Shelter 7 chfrew Court. 332 6231. I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 2484600. ISW148 (‘arlton Place. 429 5559.

I Talk Of The Town 46 West George Street. 332 3000

I Tin Pan Alley 39 Mitchell Street . 231 5275.

I Venue 474 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872.


I Dynamic 3 Soul Club ('laremont llotel. 7.30pm—lam. £2 before 9.30pm.£2.50 after. One year on and still going strong.

An anniversary party for all Northern Soul

circuit clubbers. featuring usual DJs plus guest DJ Sedge from ‘across the border’. Nice change from the omnipresent bleep-bleeps of modern dance music. I

IFloral Riot Network 2. l(l.30pm~-~lam. £2. Full ofmop top student types flopping their fringes to the likesofJames. Stone Roses and other current new wave faves. Hot and sweaty and horribly busy. but inevitable enjoyable. Watch out for a few ‘secret‘ guest appearances in the near future starting with Teenage Fan (‘lub

I Zappa Wilkie llouse. llpm-3am. £2.50 (£2). Perhaps the ultimate student club - ‘strangely strange. oddly normal‘. and boasting a playlist of60s and 70s stuff‘ Hendrix. Led Zepplin. Velvet Underground. The Doors. and em . . . Fleetwood Mac. Nothing to boast about that last one.

I Marleys Shady Lady‘s. l0.30pm-- 3am. £2. A reggae night. ofcourse. What else‘.’ I Pure The Venue. “pm-«4am. Members only. No undesirables. no hassles. no admission until you complete a membership form and have a polaroid pic taken. Great idea. great club. (it) see for yourself.

I Tangerine The Mission. 1 lpm—3am. £2. Yet another indie club. Whatever happened to the dance revolution. kids‘.’ I Beatbox Teviot Row Union. 9pm—2am. (Students and guests only. ) The biggest and busiest of the city's union discos. boasting huge attendance figures for their two Friday night clubs. All sorts ofmusic. all sorts of people. Fine if you like thatsort ofthing.


I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £1.75 before 11pm."£3.50after.

I Buster Browns 1 lpm—3.30am. £2.75.

I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am.

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

I Chaplins at Finsbury Park. llpm—4arn. £2.

I The Red Hot Pepper Club “rpm-4am. £3 before 1 l.30pm/£4 after.

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

I Millies 10pm—6am. £2 before 2.30am: £3 after.


I Apocalypse Chambers Street Union. 9pm—2am. (Students and guestsonly). Chambers Street attempts to shake offits manic metal image by playing host to. .. wait for it. a dance club. lncongruous as it may sound. the idea appears to be working well.

I Bedrock Club The Venue. 9pm—4am. Live bands plus a disco make this a popular night. See rock listings for details. I Katch Shady Lady‘s. 11pm—3am. £2.





‘Our club is very, very underground. We don't expect anybody to recognise any of the tunes. We don’t expect anybody to recognise any of the PAs. But hopelullythere is an element in Edinburgh who are adventurous enough to accept such a concept.‘

In 1989, two local lads went to London in search of lame and lortune. Twelve months were spent working in clubs, gathering knowledge, accumulating over 2000 hardcore uplront rave records. Now, Cutmaster B and DJ Kris have returned, with an ambitious plan to reinvent their home city's scene.

‘In Edinburgh nobody knows the true concept ol rave. And that is sad. What we are going to do is introduce that to them.’

Going underthe label or Freeze lorce,

the boys aim to run a club catering for

serious clubbers, playing house all night long in a trouble tree environment. Holding a rave, in tact.

Avoiding accusations of elitism, they

reckon that their role is an educational one, initiating Scotland to a sound that is something entirely ditlerent‘ Southern, in its approach.

‘People up here just play anything,’ Kris explains dismissively. ‘In London people are attracted to a club because they have never heard any 01 the records and aren’t likely to hear them again. In Edinburgh, people are attracted to a club because they will hear Happy Mondays records. We want to change that.’

Could be what we've all been waiting for.

Playlist (but don’t expect to recognise anything)

1. Let's Get Busy: Clubland Quartz 2. I Believe: Scram

3. lGet Lifted: John Shzatt

4. Tune With No Name: OJ Aubrey 5. Whipped Cream: Whipped Cream 6. Helight My Fire: Dan Hartman

7. Aaaaghlz Simon Mark

8. Found Love: Double 0 featuring Danny

9. EP: Lost Entity

10. EP: Chill

(Avril Mair)

Freeze Force at Madisons, Edinburgh on Thursdays,10pm‘4am, £3.

Indie. indie and yet more indie music but the lack of originality does not detract their band of faithful regulars who shamble along every week regardless. Worth the odd visit. as the playlist has been known to change on occasion. Seriously. though. a worthwhile Saturday option if this is your sort ofthing.

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

I Wheels The Mission. 11pm—3am.£1.50 before midnight/£2.50after. Horror! A rock night! llairy men. motorbikes. Metallica T-shirts. leather trousers. A Nightmare on Victoria Street.


I The Amphitheatre l0pm—4am. £2 before 1 1pm, £4 after.

I Buster Browns l l.30pm—3.30am. £3.75. I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am.

I Cale St James 8pm—2am. See Fri for details.

I Chaplinsm Finsbury Park. llpm—Jam. See Fri for details.

I Red Hot Pepper Club input—4am. £3 before I lpm£~l after.

I Millies l0pm—6am. £2 before 2.30am: £3 after.

Sundays OTHERS

I The Amphitheatre 10pm~3am. £l before llpm£2 after.

I Blue OysterClub ll).30pm—~lam.

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

I Chapps Madisons. llpm—4am.

Mondays OTHERS

I Millies l 1pm—4am. FREE. Tuesdays

I Biological Sounds 10pm—3am. £2. (lnvites round colleges and universities).

l3 & 20 Nov only. The return of the little brother of the oh-so-charmingly-titled

F' ‘k lt. Drink promos. guest DJs. upfront dance music. Probably packed. if their last events are anything to go by. Probably quite good. too.

I The Final Solution The Amphitheatre. 10pm—3am. Members only. A new strictly gay-only club. boasting the turntable talents of Fire Island DJ Stuart plus regular cabaret events. A welcome addition to the city scene.

I Millies l 1pm-4am. FREE. Where else can you go on a Tuesday (or indeed a Monday) but Millics'.’ Formerly Edinburgh's foremost gay club; now no longer as busy or trendy. but still playing great chart disco and hi-nrg. and still the best place to head after the pubs have closed. Watch out for Dream Team DJ Bootsy‘s spot. for all those old 70s ‘classics‘. Ain‘t nothin' like a bit of tack at that time ofnight.


I Breathless Potterrow. 8pm— lam. Students 50p with matric card. guests £1.50. The best union club in Edinburgh. without a doubt. Lucozade on draught and upfront dance music. What more could anyone want?

I Dreamscape The Amphitheatre. llpm—4am. £2 (some free passesavailable for the usual pubs and clubs). Shaping up as a dance force to be reckoned with thanks to the efforts ofthe indomitable Bootsy (and let's not forget Kenny). Ignore the marble statuettes, and get on down to the best house sounds from the past decade. Go and check thisout.

I North The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £3(£2.50). Everything starts with an M at this indie-dance club which plays the sort of music originating somewhere in the north. surprisingly enough. Go and scuff your Timberlands to the Mondays. Roses. (‘harlatans.James. Farm . . .get theidea‘.’ OTHERS

I Millies l lpm—4am. FREE.


I Atomic hi-NRG Attack The Penthouse. 8pm—lam. FREE. lfyou thought that hi-NRG ended with ‘So Macho'. then think again. Most of us wished that it had. but not Dave and Adam. who play the hottest new imports every week.

I Freeze Madisons. 10pm—4am. £3. See preview.

I Ice Wilkie llouse. llpm—3am. £3. The dashing (‘ooke duo play their own inimitable brand of dance music to a huge and heaving crowd.

I Kick Teviot Row L'nion. 8pm—midnight. (Students and guests only). A new indie dance club run by students for students.

I Shag The Mission ck Shady Lady's. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Are you shagging tonight'.’ The rest of the student population are. (Will these stupid sexual innuendos ever end '.’ )


I The Amphitheatre 10pm-- 3am. l lalf price before 1 1pm£2 after.

I Cale St James 8pm— lam. Free.

I Blue Oyster Club. 10.30pm—4am.

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

I Millies11pm—4am.FREli.


I The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670.

I Blue Oyster Club 96a Rose Street Lane North. 226 6-158.

I Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 226 422-1.

I Cale St James 25 St James (‘entre.557 2631.

I Chambers Street Student Union (‘hambers Street. 667 101 1.

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

I Liberty’s Greenside Place. 557 3807.

I Madison's Greenside Place. 557 3807. I Millies Niddrie Street. 5566050.

I Moray House Student Union 1 lolyrood Road. 556 8455.

I The Network West Tolcross. 228 3252. I The Penthouse l tome Streetfl‘ollcross. 2292558.

I Potterrow Student Union Bristo Square. 6670214.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 56 Fountainbridge. 229 7733.

I Shady Lady's (‘owgate. 225 6569.

I Teviot Bow Student Union Teviot Row. 667 2091.

I The Venue (‘alton Road. 5573073.


Aclubber's guideto local radio.

I BPM (Radio Scotland) Fri 11.30pm—l2.30am. Radio Scotland's one and only dance music show~ unfortunately on air at a not-so-sensible time when all clubbers are out.

well . . .clubbing. Still. it featuressoul. rap. hip hop and house. and could well provide entertainment for those cold winter nights when you just can't drag yourself from the fireside.

I Paul Welsh (Clyde ()ne FM) Sat

745—] lpm. An essential programme. featuring hardcore dance music plus big name interviews —~ on 17 Nov talking with the multi-talented (‘aron Wheeler. whose amazing voice helped Soul ll Soul into the charts for the first time. and who is now there in her own right with a debut solo album L’K Blak.

I The Duke Radio Forth. Sun 7-~-10pm. Allan NB Campbell presents areal pot-pourri for those with tht‘vfingerson the pulse. Featuring on 11 Nov local lads Zulu Syndicate. whose streetwise hip hop sound is currently gaining interest on the basis of their live performances and a just-recorded demo tape. Check them out. [i for eclecticism but no more Karaoke renditionsof New York. New York


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