groove, acid jazz and jazzy dance- evcrything from A Tribe Called Quest to old Rod Stewart numbers in a laid-back. print-decorated area. in an attempt. they say. to escape both the pretentious and the commercial.

I The Network 10.30pm—late. £2. The Avengers: fun night with Continental house and Balearic beats. Drinks promos. I The Tunnel 10.30pm—late. £3. Dance music and PAs. Mel and Michael Kilkie DJ. 24 Nov only: Oceanic live; lDec ONLY: Transglobal Underground. with guest DJs Parks and Wilson see preview for bands.

I Bennet's 1 lpm—3.30am. 75p.

I Boy at Club Xchange. 11pm-late. 75p. I Fuddrultliers at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £1.

I Mardi Gras Rave 11pm—late. £8 (£6).

I Videodrome Rock Night at the Videodrome. 8pm~late. £2.50.


I Funltln' Mondays Rebirth at Club Xchange. 11.30pm-late. £1 before midnight. Mixed night at the gay venue has some of the worst publicity postcrsl have ever seen you know the ones. with a man emerging from an egg that looks like the jacket of a tacky sci-fi novel. That’s no reflection on the club though . which is an entertaining dance night.

I Juicy at The Volcano. 10pm—2am . £2. House/club night With Mel Barr and guests.

I Trinity Ragga at Rooftops. 10.30pm~3am. £2. Reggae night. alsoon Thursdays.

I The Tunnel 11pm—3.30am. £2. (iay Mondays. with a well-deserved reputation for a pleasant atmosphere and a good selection of current dance music. Good adverts too be there or be straight.

I ZFD at Fury Murry‘s. 11pm~3arn.£2. Sixties. 70s. 80s and indie 905 with a bit of pop dance thrown in for good measure at this eclectic Monday nighter.

{Tuesdays i I Cotton Club Reggae Night 1 lpm—3.30am.

£2. The Lion Sound System from

.f Handsworth specialise in roots reggae at

this brand new night.

I Menergy at The Volcano. 10pm—2am.

£2. Brian Leville does his turntable thang for this much-needed West End gay night. more or less on the lines ofTheTunnel‘s Monday with upfront dance and pop.

I Shimmy Club at Bennet‘s. 10.30pm-3am. £1.50.

I The Tunnel “pm-3.30am. £2.

2 Wednesdays

1 I Babylon at Rain. llpm—Iate. £2.51)

(£1 .50 with U840). Popular sound system E

with the best of ragamuffin and reggae— and any club that propagandises against compact discs on its posters has to have its

f heart in the right place. . I Chopper at Club Xchange. l 1pm—3am.

£1 with leaflet/UB40/matric card. Beware

? punters: Club XChange bouncers are

rigidly enforcing a students-only policy. so unless you can get hold ofa matric card or a free pass. don‘t even bother approaching

they bite. lfyou do get inside. you‘llfind '

Rory and Lindsey of Tankin‘ ‘fame' playing an across-the-board mix of

: alternative anti dance faves. from Billy

wednesdays 11pm >> 4am teasage thursdays 11pm >> 4am scott ferguson & michael ltilltte

iridays 11pm >> 4am


Bragg to Blur to The Beatles. to an across-the-board sort of crowd that ‘s surprisingly big for a Wednesday night. Vodka 50p and pints£l.

I Lava Rock at The Volcano. 10pm—2am. £2. Rock night with Barry Douglas. all right if you like that sort ofthing.

I Soul Cellar at the Tunnel. 11pm—3.30am. £3. New night alongthe old Soul Kitchen lines. with deep soul in an ambient. underground atmosphere in rooms two and three - ie not the main one. Colin Barr himselfis the DJ. playing classic (lance. rare groove and hip hop. with guests every week. Becoming more studenty.


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I I X8 at the Cotton Club. 11pm—3.30am. £2 (£1 with matric card). Dave Ross DJs this new student-oriented night of indie and alternative. Becks £1.

I Bennel's l 1pm—3am.

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

£2.50. Over-255 disco.

1 I The Network lOpm—Zam. £3 (£1 .50 before midnight). New midweek karaoke night for Paisley hosted by the infamous Tiger Tim.

g Thursdays

I Club Virunga at The Volcano. ' 10pm-2am. £2. Virunga means Volcano: DJ Chico. who did the original reggae night at Cinders many moons ago. plays 5 African. reggae. soca, Latin. soul and ska. g I Deep at the Sub Club. 10pm—3am. £3. New dance night with Larz of Rain. Eezy of London and Lex of Synergy. I llup at Heaven. 10.30pm-3.30am. £3 1 (£1.50 with flyer) or matric card. Indie 1 with an edge and drinks promos. I Kopyltat Club at Rain. 375 Sauchichall g Street. 11pm—late. £2.50. Upfront dance . from the ever-busy Slam crew, Orde. i Stuart and Harri. Promo drinks. l I Slut at the Mayfair. 10.30pm~3am. £2 (£1.50student, U840). Objectionable l l 1

name for studenty indie dance and rock i which tends towards the predictable.

I Superfly at Fury Murry‘s. 11pm—3am.

£2. Ex-Marmaladc Skies man Mark

Carapiet in soul. funk. Trojan reggae. ska.

bluebeat and two-tone timewarp situation. Nice posters and a thankfully original playlist have probably helped this newish club to success after a shaky start. I Trinity Ragga at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Reggae from the Gold-Ten posse.

I The Tunnel 11pm—3.30am. £1 .50 with matriculation card, £3.50 without. Student-orientated music from indie to funk that packs ‘em in.

I Wanda at Papa Docs, Cumbernauld. 10pm—2am. Yet another attempt at getting a decent. regular club going in Cumbernauld. with Trevor Price and Iain Patterson playing Euro house and Balearic sounds.

I The Alhambra 8pm—midnight. Free. Pub with live DJ.

I Bloomers at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 student).

I Genes and T-Shirt at Club Xchange. Midnight-late. 75p.

I Karaoke Kapers at Hollywood Studios. 10pm—3am. £2 (£1 with ticket).

I Paradise Loop at The 147 Club. 11pm—late. £2 before 12.30am. £2.50 after.

I Strathclyde University Union 9pm—2am. Free.


I Banana Jalts 7.30pm—2am. Free. Newly re-opened venue playing Italian house on Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays. The rest ofthc week will feature live sets from the likes of Blue Finger.

I Beatbox. Altered States and Strangeways at Teviot Row Students Union. 7.30pm—2am. Students free/guests £1 before 9.30pm. 50p after. Three separate clubs on three separate floors playing very different music from the Manchester/Techno sounds ofAltered States to the the indie/goth of

on improving the lights and sound system so Teviot looks like. being as popular as

I Bliss Network 1. 10pm—4am. £2. Rave night with DJs Kevin Jones and Stephen Gray.

I Blitzkrieg at Shady Lady‘s. 10.30pm—4am. £2. 29 Nov only. New club from those responsible for Teasage at The Citrus Club.

I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 10pm—3am.


Strangeways. £150,000 has just been spent

I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—4am. Busy gay club with the usual mixture of Hi-NRG and disco. Relaxed and great fun. I Bubblegum at Potterrow Students Union. 8pm—1am. Students £l/guests £2. Still trying to shake off the goth reputation of a few years ago. Bubblegum will certainly be indie but not necessarily in the shoe-gazing mould. I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3.30am. £1 .50 before 11.30pm/£3 after. Mainstream chart sounds. Buster Browns is also available for private parties Monday to Thursday. I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £5. Over 21s only. 10pm—4am. £3 before midnight/£5 after. Dance night at one of Edinburgh‘s biggest and. arguably. busiest central discos. I Chaplin: at Finsbury Park. 11pm—4am. £2. Chart sounds and wild times. I Circles at Moray House Students Union. 11pm—4am. 29 Nov only. New fortnightly club with 605 and indie music. I The Citrus Club 11pm—4am. £5. Edinburgh‘s newest and best club venue gets into gear with regular DJ Scott Ferguson joined on 22 Nov by Greig Fenton of Manchester's Most Excellent and on 29 Nov by Craig Walsh. So far things haven't been as busy as expected but hopefully things will pick up soon. I Candles 10.30pm—4am. £3. Westend club catering to a more mature type of Clubber. Over 23s. I Dateless/Calhouse at The Mission. 10.30pm—4am. £2. The two longstanding clubs join forces from 29 Nov. I Evol at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. lndie club run by the originators of Chlorine Dream. Look out for occasional live bands. I Fireball Club at the Complex llotel. Penicuik. 9pm—1am. £1.50. I Hipster! at The Music Box. 10.30pm—4am. £2.50. Well. it‘s the end of an era as far as indie clubs in Edinburgh are concerned. Floral Riot is no more but do not fret as the spirit will live on in Hipsterl. Floral Riot DJs Ian and Mark have joined forces with visuals and special-effects maestro Sam. and promise upfront indie from the scene‘s most exciting movers. With psychedelic projection. films. slides. oil wheels and their usual excellent playlist it looks unlikely that Floral Riot will be missed for very long. I Industry at Designer Frames Gallery. llpm—4am. Enter through The Pelican. | Heavy. advanced Acid house for the 90s from the people behind Tattoo with DJs 1 Adrian. Gareth and Luke. I Madison's Roclt Night 10pm~4am. £2. Dave Doubledecks plays all the latest rock sounds. from Bryan Adams to Metallica. I Marley's Reggae Klub at Network 2. . 10.30pm—4am. £2. I Millionaires 10pm—6am. £3 members/£5 ; non-members. Mixed club that due to its 3 late licence attracts hardened drinkers and clubbers like moths to a flame. Music supplied by resident DJ. Hip. I The Paradox Club at Calton Studios (downstairs). 10.30pm—4am. £4. I Pure at The Venue. 11pm—4am. Members and guests only. Edinburgh's most popular (and best) hardcore dance club. Always busy and always happening. Look out for occasional PAs. I Rave Cave 11pm—4am. New dance club. See next issue for details. I Raw Hide at Chambers Street Students Union. 8pm—lam. Students 80p/guests £1.60. Another rock and blues night. I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £2.50 before 11.30pm/£3.50 after. I Shah at Heriot Watt Students Union. Riccarton. £2.50. 29 Nov only. Edinburgh club moves out of town for one night only. See Saturdays. I The Solution 8.30pm-4am. With a restaurant. three cocktail bars. cabaret and live music. The Solution provides the more mature clubbers (over 255) with a

BC The List 22 November- 5 December 1991