I Mayfair 474 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872.
I Metropolis Hamilton Street. Saltcoats. 0294 602213.
I MrO’s 54 Kilmarnock Road. Shawlands. 6322411.
I Nico’s 375 Sauchiehall Street.
I 147 Club Cheapside Street (next to the Daily Record building).
I Rallies 15 Bcnalder Street. Partick Cross. 334 5321.
I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.
I Savoy Savoy Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 332 0751.
IScalini 51 West Regent Street. 331 1980. I The Shelter 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 2484600.
I SW148 Carlton Place. 429 5559.
I Talk of the Town 46 West George Street. 332 3000.
I Tin Pan Alley 39 Mitchell Street. 221 5275.
I Venue 474 Sauchiehail Street. 332 3872.
I Hairy Cafe Coste. 10pm—2am. FREE. A new pre-club club organised by the owners ofthis laid-back bar. and run by various well-known city DJs. including Carol. formerly of Spanish Harlem and infinity. (Question — is she the only female DJ currently working in Edinburgh? Correct me ifl‘m wrong. but . . .) Anyway.the emphasis here is fixed firmly on fun. with an eclectic playlist incorporating a wide spectrum ofdance sounds. Worth a visit. i reckon. (And ifthere are any other women DJ-ing out there — let me know.) I Floral Blot Network 2. 10.30pm—4am. £2. Full of mop-top student types ﬂopping their fringes to the likes ofJames. Stone Roses and other current new-wave faves. Hot and sweaty and horribly busy. but inevitably enjoyable. Watch out for a few guest appearances in the near future. following their recent Teenage Fan Club coup.
I Zappa Wilkie House. 11pm-3am. £2.50 (£2). Perhaps the ultimate student club- ‘strangely strange. oddly normal'. and boasting a playlist of 60s and 705 music; Hendrix. Led Zepplin. Velvet Underground. The Doors. and em . . . Flcctwood Mac. Nothing to boast about that last one.
I Marley: Shady Lady's. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Living up to the name with a reggae night. of course. What else? I Pure The Venue. 11pm-4am. Members and guests only. No undesirables. no hassles. no admission until you complete a membership form and have a polaroid pic taken. Great idea. great club. The best in Edinburgh since the demise ofSpanish Harlem? Could be. Go see for yourself.
I Tangerine The Mission. llpm—3am. £2. Yet another indie club. Whatever happened to the dance revolution. kids’.’ Nah. l s'pose it's not that bad.
I Beatbox and Strangeways 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 of music. all sorts of people. Fine. if you like that sort ofthing.
I Green Banana Club Potterrow Student Union. 8pm—lam. Students and guests only. Traditionally an ‘alternative‘ night. but now moving more to the mainstream. Featuring on 14 Dec a live appearance by the one and only BMX Bandits. Yes. they're still around.
I The Amphitheatre lilpm—4am. £1.75 before 11pm/£3.50after.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3.30am. £1.50 before ll.30pm/£3 after.
I Blue Oyster Club 10.3opm—4am.
I Cale St James 8pm—2am. £1 members/£2 non members. Prices rise after 1 1pm.
I Chaplins at Finsbury Park. llpm—4am. £2.
I The Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm-4am. £3 before 11.30pm/£~l after.
I Madisons 9pm-3am. £1 before i lpm/£2 after.
I Millies 10pm—6am. £2 before 2.30am; £3 after.
I Hairy Cafe Coste. 10pm—2am. FREE. See Friday for details.
I Sex Beat Wee Red Bar. 10pm—3am. £2. After coming in a respectable ninth position in Sounds L'K Club TopTen. those lovely lads from Sex Beat return for yet more electronic body music. headwasting house. techno. ()n-L' and alternative dance sounds in the newly revamped Wee Red Bar. A Saturday night to beat all others. ()h. and congratsto them for donating the proceeds from their opening night to Edinburgh ACI’UP and Scottish AlDS Monitor.
I Apocalypse Chambers Street L'nion. 9pm—2am. Students and guestsonly. Chambers Street attempts to shake offits manic metal image by playing host to. .. wait for it. a dance club. incongruous 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 The Gag Club Wilkie House. 8.30pm—3am. £4.50'£3.50. A new nightlife concept. involving live music plus comedy in a club atmosphere. Check it out.
I Katch Shady Lady's. 11pm—3am. £2. indie. indie and yet more indie music ~but the lack of originality does not dismay 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.
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 Wheels The Mission. 1 lpm—3am. £1.50 before midnight £2.50 after. Horror! A rock night! Hairy men. motorbikes. Metallica T-shirts. leather trousers. A Nightmare on Victoria Street.
I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £2 before 11pm1£4 after.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm-4am. £2 before
I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am.
I Cate St James 8pm~2am. See Fri for details.
I ChaplinSat Finsbury Park. llpm—4am. See Fri for details.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £3 before llpm£4 after.
I Millies 10pm—6am. £2 before 2.30am: £3 after.
I Bliss Network 2. 10pm—4am. £2. From 9 Dec. A new indie-dance venture which aims to fill those tiresome Sunday evenings with some serious sounds. Should feature at least one band a month too. l'm told. Has great possibilities—we await the opening night with interest.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. £1 .51) before 1 1.30pm/£3 after. Have you checked out Busters on a Sunday recently? This is their soul-orientated night. and very good it is too. So pop down after listening to The Duke's dance vibeson Radio Forth.
IThe Amphitheatre l0pm—3am. £1 before 11pm, £2 after.
I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am.
I Chapps Madisons. l 1pm-4am.
I Miliies llpm-«lam. FREE.
I Xmas Party Network 1.9pm—4am. £3.50. Edinburgh‘s foremost indie clubs
join forces for a festive celebration which will no doubt bring out the city'sentire mop-top brigade. And so it should. with a great line-up including live sets from The Boo-Radleys and The lmpossibles. plus guest DJs and even a very special visit by Father Christmas himself. Ho. Ho. 1 lo! indeed. Tickets on sale at Avalanche now. I Base 23 Network 3. 10pm-3am. £2. A new indie—dance club organised by one halfof fab girly group The lmpossibles. with some help from lan of Floral Riot. Playing hard core dance plus indie music ‘without the jangly bits'. this should be worth a visit. What else is there to do on a Tuesday?
I The Final Solution The Amphitheatre. 10pm—3am. Members only. A new strictly gay-only club. boasting the turntable talentsol~ Fire island DJ Stuart plus regular cabaret events. A welcome addition to the city scene.
I Karaoke Night Cafe Royal Bistro Bar. Rpm-1am. FREE. Jumping on the Karaoke bandwagon with the newest. biggest machine in the city. A cross between state of the art Japanese technology and a good old-fashioned sing-song. this provides a great opportunity to get rat~arsed and make a complete anti utter idiot ofyourselfin front ofthe assembled company. Getsa triﬂe tedious after the sixth tuneiess rendition of ‘My Way'. but good for a giggle nevertheles.
I Millies 11pma-1am. FREE. 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 the re-decorated bits -a1a Keith Haring.
I Breathless Potterrow. 8pm-1am. Students 50p with matric card. guests £1.50. The best union club in Edinburgh. without a doubt. Lucozadc on draught and upfront dance music. What more could anyone want'.’ I Don’t walk Boogie The Amphitheatre. 11pm—4am. £2. The Dream Team are no more. bttt DJs Bootsy and Gregor continue with a dance night in theirown inimitable style. Gone is the house. the soul. in its place is 70s disco and funk. Luurrrve it. 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 Charlatans. James. Farm. Get the idea’.’ I Rubble Shady Ladys. llpm—3am. £2.50(£2). A new night from two new DJs. playing ‘classic rock and roll from three decades‘. Roughly translated this means 50s. 60s and 70s stuff— Hendrix. Cochrane et al. Might prove interesting—certainly the city has nothing ofthis nature running at the moment. 1'“ reserve judgement for a while. though. I I Millies llpm—4am. FREE. 1
I Fashion Show Buster Browns. Tickets in advance £3.50 at the door £5. Organised by l lardline Promotions and featuring live music by Blue Finger plus clothes by Naf—Naf. Tickets from Marni (Nal-Naf). Waverley Market. For more infophone 658 1291.
I Atomic hi-NBG Attack The l’cntliouse. Spin—lam. FREE. ifyou thought that hi-NRG ended with 'So Macho'. then think again. Most of tis wished that it had. but not Dave and Adam. who play the hottest new imports every week.
I Freeze Madisons. ilipm-4am. £3. A new rave experience hosted by two local lads with a London reputation. Playingallsorts ofstuff which you’ll never have heardol before. nevertheless worth a look. After all. the Happy Mondays doget a trifle tedious after a while.
I Hairy Cafe Coste. 10pm-2am. FREE. See Friday for details.
I Ice Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). The dashing Cooke duo play their own inimitable brand ofdance music to a huge and heaving crowd. Sadly ice stops for three weeks after 13 Dec. but the boys promise a final night to remember. with a great lightshow anti lots arid lots oflovely prizes. See y‘all after the holidays.
I Kick Teviot Row l'nion. Spm— 12.30am. Students and guests only. A new indie dance club run by students for students. Finishes for holidays after 13 Dec.
I Rock Night Chambers Street Student l'nion. Spm— 1 am. Students and guests only. (‘hambers Street reknown rock night (surprisinglyenough). Finishesfor holidays after 13Dec.
I Shag The Mission & Shady Lady's. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Are you shagging tonight'.’ The rest of the student population are. ()h. and they may have held a Xmas Party 111 September. btit they promise me they will hold another one on 13 Dec. ‘eos Graham ilali likes dressing tip as Santa. [don't think that'ssomething you should be publicising. Mr 1 lall.
I The Amphitheatre 10pm—3am. llalfprice before 11pm £2 after.
I Cale St James 8pm— 1 am. Free.
I Blue Oyster Club. 10.30pm—4am.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 10.30pm—3am. £1.50beforc 11.30pm £2.50after.
I Millles 11pm—4am. FREE.
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 Cate Royal Bistro Bar West Register Street. 557 4792.
I Cate St James 25 St James Centre. 557 2631.
I Chambers Street StudentUnion Chatnbers Street. 667 1011.
I Finsbury Park 3—5 South St Andrew Street. 556 1020.
I Liberty's Greenside Place. 557 3807.
I Madison's Greenside Place. 557 3807. I Mission Victoria Street. 225 3326.
I Mlllies Niddrie Street. 556 6050.
I Moray House Student Union liolyrood Road. 556 8455.
I The Network West Toilcross. 228 3252. I The Penthouse Home Street. Tollcross. 2292558.
I Potterrow Student Union Bristo Square. 667 0214.
I Red Hot Pepper Club so Fountainbridge. 229 7733.
I Shady Lady's Cowgate. 225 3326.
I Teviol Bow Student Union Bristo Square. 667 2091.
I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.
I Wee Bed Bar Edinburgh College ofArt. Lauriston Place. 229 931 l. I Wilkie House Cows ate. 225 2079.
A clubbers' guide to local radio
I 8PM Radio Scotland. Friday ll.30pm—12.30am. Radio Scotland'sone and only dance music show — unfortunately on air at a not-so-sensiblc time when all clubbers are otit. well . .. clubbing. Still. it features soul. rap. hip
- hop and house. so if you fancy a night in.
then... I Paul Welsh Clyde ()ne FM. Saturday 7.45-1 1pm. Ari essential programme
’ featuring hard core dance music plus big
I The Duke ( Radio Forth) Sun 7-10pm.
Alan NI} Campbell presents a real pot-pourri for those with their fingers on the pulse. Featuring on 9 Dec. interviews
with the much-hyped Spirea X and West Coast rapper Kid Frost. plus the
continuing history of reggae — this week
Rocksteady and Rude Boy. And on 16 Dec. talking to lan and Markof Edinburgh‘s best and busiest indie club. Floral Riot.
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