Well. I haven‘t mentioned this before because I'm not allowed to disclose the venue. but as everyone seems so curious. let me tell you that it‘s a club run by Fred and Amanda of Thunderball fame. playing soul and funk in a central (Cowgate-ish) location; it‘s small. intimate and more like a party than any
usual event; and ifyou don‘t know where it‘s at then you shouldn‘t be there anyway. I Okay?
I Club Sandino Liberty's. 10pm-3am. Latin. jazz and soul in aid of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign.
I Kaleidoscope World Moray House. 9pm—3am. £2. Please don‘t say ‘another indie club” they beg me. so I won't. What 1 will say. is that they aim to play 60sgarage. indie—pop classics and other independent stuff. plus all your requests.
I Hairy Cafe Coste. 10pm—2am. Free. See Friday for details.
I Sex Beal 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. . . Busier every week. though.
I Apocalypse Chambers Street Union. 9pm-2am. Students and guests only. A bustling union dance club which aims to shake off this venues manic metal image. I Bedrock Club The Venue. 9pm—4am. Live bands plus a disco make thisa popular night. See rock listings for details. I Boom Boom Club Calton Studios.
11pm-4am. £5. An unknown quantity. but involving upfront dance music. Could be the place to show off that Fila T-shirt you got for Christmas. . .
I Kalch Shady Lady's. 11pm—3am. £2. Indie. indie and yet more indie music. attracting a motley assortment ofmop-top student types.
I Mambo Club Network 2 (Si 3. 10.30pm—3am. £2 members £2.50 non members. Scotland‘s only regular world 3 music club. and as such.worth avisit.Sir Ossie on the wheels of steel mixes the best
in African dance with calypso and soca around the world stylee. Getting increasingly busy as the word gets out.
I Wheels The Mission. 1 lpm—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 Friday for details.
I Network 1 10.30pm—4am. £4. Playing chart disco and mainstream dance music. I the Amphitheatre 10pm—4am. £4.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm-4am. £2 before 1 1.30pm/£4 after.
I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am.
I Cale Sl 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 11pm/£4 after.
I Millies 10pm—6am. £2 before 2.30am; £3 after.
I Exit 2—6pm. Also 10pm—3am. See Friday for details.
I Subway 7—11pm. £2. 13—18-year-olds only. See Friday for details.
I Bliss Network 2. 10pm—4am. £2.50. From 3 Feb. An indie-dance venture which aims to fill those tiresome Sunday evenings with some serious sounds. Returning after their minor hiccup with two live bands- White Out and Swerve— both ofwhom share Spirea X‘s management are are reputedly just as good as the much-hyped-ones.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. £1 .50 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.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 10am—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 Madisons 11pm-4am. A new joint venture by Millies and the Laughing Duck. featuring the turntable talents of luurrvely DJs Phillip and Bootsy. Guaranteed tacky disco and chart house all night long. Great stuff.
I Network 1 10pm—2am. £2.
I The Amphitheatre 1(ipm—late. £3.
I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am.
I Blackbird The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. 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 Millies l lpm—4am. Free.
I Millies l lpm-4am. Free. VVednesdays
I Subway 7pm—1 lpm. £2. See Friday for details.
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?
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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 theidea'? I Bubble Shady Ladys. 11pm—3am. £2.50(£2). Playing ‘classic rock and roll from three deeades‘. Roughly translated this means 50s. 60s and 70s stuff— Hendrix. Cochrane et a1. Not my cup of Jack Daniels. but someone must like it.
I Millies 11pm—4am. Free.
I Ice Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £3/£2. Well. I hear that the Cooke twins are soon to become pop stars. with an interesting piece of vinyl being released in the near future. Carry on DJing boys!
I Chocolate Cily The Venue. 1 1pm—4am. £3. 24Jan. Not just playing non-stop George Clinton as one would expect. but embracing funk. rare groove and house. plus Latin. African and reggae. A possible regular one-nighter. depending on the audience reaction.
I Atomic hi-NBG 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 Hairy Cafe Coste. 10pm-2am. Free. See Friday for details.
I Shag The Mission. 10.30pm—3am. £2. It‘s Thursday. so it‘s time to goShagging. Eh. kids?
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 oftheir favourite singer. Well. that‘s thetheory. I Club Exit 10pm—2am. See Friday for details.
I Networitl 10pm—2am. £2.
IThe Amphitheatre lopm-Iate. £2.
I Cale St James 8pm— 1 am. Free.
I Blue Oyster Club. 10.30pm-4am.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 10.30pm—3am. £1.50 before 11.30pm/£2.50 after. I Millies l 1pm—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 Cale St James 25 St James Centre.557 2631.
I Chambers Street Student Union Chambers Street. 667 101 l.
I Exit Victoria Street. 225 2564.
I Finsbury Park 3—5 South St Andrew Street. 556 1020.
I Libertys Greenside Place. 557 3807.
I Madisons Greenside Place. 557 3807. I Mission Victoria Street. 225 3326.
I Millies Niddrie Street. 5566050.
I Moray ilouse Student Union 1 lolyrood Road. 556 8455.
I The Network West Tollcross. 228 3252. I The Penthouse Home Street . Tollcross. 229 2558.
I Potterrow Student Union Bristo Square. 6670214.
I Red Hot Pepper Club 3 Semple Street. Tollcross. 229 7733.
I Shady Ladys Cowgale. 225 3326.
I Subway 69 Cowgate. 225 9916.
I Teviot Row Student Union Bristo Square. 667 2091.
I The Venue (‘alton Road. 557 3073.
I Wee Red Bar Edinburgh College ofArl. Lauriston Place. 229 9311.
I Wilkie House Cowgate. 2252079.
A clubbers' guide to local radio.
I BPM Radio Scotland. Fri
1 1 .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 hopand house — but who listens'.’
I Paul Welsh Clyde One FM. Sat
7.45—1 lpm. Champion DJ Paul nips in to 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 — on 26 Jan Working Week. andon 2 Feb Alexander O'Neill and the Stereo MC‘s. See Turntable for his all-time top five fave tracks.
I the Duke Radio Forth. Sun 7— 1(1pm. in between keeping a restraining hand on Bryan Burnett and Janice Forsyth. Allan NB (‘ampbell presents a pot-pourri for those with their fingers on the pulse. Featuring on 27 Jan an interview with (‘alton. and on 3 Feb the wonderful Massive Attack. Also watch out for America's Rap (hurts. and a regular (‘ounlry Round L'p from your man on the range. Alistair Mackay.
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