only. The biggest and busrest of the city‘s union discos, boasting huge attendance figures for the two Friday night clubs. All sorts of music, all sorts of people. I Green Banana Club Potterrow Students Union. 8pm—1 am. Students and guests only. Traditionally an ‘alternative' night, but now no longer dominated by those in black. Watch out for live bands in the near future. I Networltt 10.30pm—4am. £3. A retrospective night, incorporating a wide range of 705 sounds. I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £1.75 before 1 1pm, £3.50 after. I Buster Browne 10.30pm-3.30am. £1.50 before 11.30pm, £3 after. I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am. See Preview. I Cale St James 8pm-2am. £1 members. £2 non members. Prices rise after 11pm. I Chaplin: at Finsbury Park. llpm—4am.


I The Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—48m. £3 before 11.30pm, £4 after.

I Madison: 9pm—3am. £1 before 11pm,£2 after.

I Millie: l0pm—6am. £2 before 2.30am, £3 after. Getting more like the old Millionaires we knew and loved, with a larger. trendier crowd and a weird and wonderful music policy. The luminous painted figures are quite interesting, 100. Keith Haring, perchance'.’


I Kaleidoscope World Moray House. 9pm—3am. £2. 19 Jan. Please don‘t say “another indie club‘ they beg me. sol won't. What 1 will say. is that they aimto play 605 garage, indie-pop classics and other independent stuff, plus all your requests. Running on occasional Saturdays in Feb. mo. Watch for details. I Hairy Cafe Coste. lOpm—Zam. Free. See Fridays for details.

I Sex Beet Wee Red Bar. 10pm—3am. £2. The only club in the city playing electronic body music (what does that mean, boys?) plus techno, On-U and alternative dance sounds. Basically. lots of music with bleeps. . .

I Apocalypse Chambers Street Union. 9pm—2am. Students and guests only. A bustling union dance club which aims to shake off this venue‘s manic metal image. I Bedrock Club The Venue. 9pm—4am. Live bands plus a disco make this a popular night. Sec Rock listings for details.

I Boom Boom Club Calton Studios. 10.30pm—4am. £5. Probably 12 Jan only- you are advised to check with venue. An unknown quantity, but involving upfront dance music. Could be the place to show off that Fila T-shirt you got for Christmas. I Ketch Shady Lady‘s. llpm—3am. £2. Indie, indie and yet more indie music, attracting a motley assortment of mop-top student types.

I Mambo Club Network 2 & 3. 10.30pm—3am. £2 members, £2.50 non

members. Scotland’s only regular world music club, and as such, worth a visit. Sir Ossie on the wheels of steel mixes the best in African dance with calypso and soca around the world stylee.

I Wheels The Mission. 11pm—3am. £1 .50 before midnight, £2.50 after. A rock night with loads of hairy men, denim and leather, plus the usual assorted playlist.

I Club Exit 10pm-2am. See Fridays for details.

I Network 1 10.30pm—4am. £4. Playing chart disco and mainstream dance music. I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £2 before 11pm. £4 after.

I Buster Browns 10.30pm—4am. £2 before' 11.30pm, £4 after.

I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am.

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

I ChaplinSat Finsbury Park. 11pm—4am. See Fridays for details.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm-4am. £3 before 11pm, £4 after.

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


I Club Exit 2pm—6pm. Also 10pm—3am. See Fridays for details.

I Subway 7pm—11pm. £2. 13—18-year-olds only. See Fridays for details.

I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. £1 .50 before 1 1.30pm, £3 after. Have you checked out Buster’s on a Sunday recently? This is their soul-orientated night, and very good it istoo.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm-3am. £3. A karaoke night. Budding mega stars always welcome, they say. but the chances ofany appearing are well, minimal. to say the least.

I Madlcon: 11pm—4am. A newjoint venture by Millies and the Laughing Duck. featuring the turntable talents of DJs Phillip and Bootsy. Guaranteed tacky disco and chart house all night long. Great stuff.

I Networkt 10pm—2am. £2.

IThe Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £1 before 11pm, £2 after. I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am.


I Sshboomi Network 1,2,3. 10.30pm—4am. £2 in advance, £2.50 on

6 door. 21 Jan only. See Talking loud for


I Blackbird The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. From 21 Jan. An alternative club employing the turntable talents of Mackie, formerly of the old Backroom. Playing all things punk and goth , plus indie ‘but not indie~pop‘.

I Millie: 11pm—4am. Free.

Tuesdays I Millie: 11pm—4am. Free.


I Subway 7pm—l 1pm. £2. See Fridays for


I Breathless Potterrow. 8pm—1am. 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 Don’t Walk Boogie The Amphitheatre.

l 1pm—4am. £2. The Dream Team are no more, but DJ 5 Bootsy and Gregor continue with a dance night in their own inimitable style. Gone is the house , the soul . . . in its place is 705 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..lames, Farm . . . get theidea? I Bubble Shady Lady's. 11pm—3am. £2.50(£2). Restarts 9 Jan. A new night from two new DJs. playing ‘classic rock ‘n‘ roll front three decades‘. Roughly translated this means 505. 605 and 705 stuff Hendrix, Cochrane eral. Might prove interesting— certainly the city has nothing of this nature running at the moment.

I Mlllle:11pm-4am. Free.


I lee Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £3,

, £2. A welcome return for the Cooke twins,

who will be plying their inimitable blend of dance music to the usual huge and heaving crowd. One of the most enjoyable nights on the go at the moment, without adoubt. I Atomic hl-HBG Attack The Penthouse. 8pm-1am. Free. If you thought that hi-NRG ended with ‘So Macho', then think again. Most of us wish that it had, but not Dave and Adam, who play the hottest new imports every week.

I Freeze Madisons. 10pm—4am. £3. A rave experience hosted by two local lads with a London reputation. Playing all sorts of stuff which you’ll never have heard of before, nevertheless worth a look if only for its educational value.

I iiairy Cafe Coste. 10pm—2am. Free. See Fridays for details.

I Shop The Mission. 10.30pm-3am. £2. While Shag may not be as busy as itonce was, it still remains a ‘fun’ nightout. combining novelty records with good mainstream dance music. Oh, and lots of free chocolate, of course.

I Karaoke Night Cafe Royal Bistro Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. A cross between state of the art Japanese technology and a good old-fashioned sing-song, this allows anyone talented enough, brave enough or, more probably, drunk enough, to get up and do a passable imitation of their favourite singer. Well, that‘s the theory.

I Club Exit 10pm-2am. See Fridays for details.

I Network 1 10pm—2am. £2.

I The Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. Half price before 11pm, £2 after.

I Cate StJamea 8pm-1am. Free.

I Blue Oyster Club. 10.30pm-4am.

I lied Hot Pepper Club 10.3pm-3am. £1.50 before 11.30pm, £2.50 after.

I Millie: llpm—4am. Free.


I The Amphitheatre 31 Lothian Road, 229 7670.

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

I Butter Browne 25—27 Market Street, 226 4224.

I Cate Royal Bistro Ber West Register Street, 557 4792.

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

I Chambers Street Student Union Chambers Street, 667 1011.

I Club Exit Victoria Street, 225 2564.

I Finebury Perk 3—5 South St Andrew Street, 5561020.

I Liberty's Greenside Place, 557 3807.

I Madison's Greenside Place, 5573807. I Ml::lon Victoria Street, 225 3326.

I Millie: Niddry Street, 556 6050.

I Moray Noun Student Unlon Holyrood Road, 556 8455.

I The Network West Tollcross, 228 3252. I The Penthouse Home Street, Tollcross, 229 2558.

I Potterrow Student Union Bristo Square, 667 0214.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 3 Semple Street, Tollcross, 229 7733.

I Shady Lady’s Cowgate, 225 3326.

I Subway 69 Cowgate, 225 9916.

I Teviot Bow Student Union Bristo Square, 667 2091 .

I The Venue Calton Road, 557 3073.

I Wee Bed Bar Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place, 229 9311.

I Wilkie House Cowgate, 225 2079.


A clubbera' guide to local radio

I BPM Radio Scotland, Fri 11.30pm—12.30am. Radio Scotland’s one concession to dance culture, unfortunately on air when all clubbers are out, well . . . clubbing. Featuring soul, rap, hip hop and house but who listens?

I Paul Welsh Clyde One FM, Sat

7.45—1 1pm. Champion DJ Paul nipsinto the Clyde studios to spin some dance tracks before heading down to his one-nighter. Featuring regular big name interviews, depending on who is visiting the city.

I The Duke Radio Forth, Sun 7—10pm. In between keeping a restraining hand on Bryan Burnett and Janice Forsyth, Allan NB Campbell presents a pot-pourri for those with their fingers on the pulse. Featuring on 13 Jan Edinburgh's Apples, plus Fred and Amanda of Wildlife, and the penultimate part of the ongoing reggae series. Watch out for America's Rap Charts too, and a regular Country Round-Up from your man on the range. Alistair Mackay.


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