clues LISTINGS Mondays

I Fonlrin' Mondays Rebirth at Club Xchange. 11.30pm—late. £1 before midnight. Mixed night at the gay venue has some of the worst publicity posters I have ever seen you know the ones. with a man emerging from an egg that looks like the jacket ofa 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

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30 Dec. Part 2. £4.

I Stoned at Christmas at Rooftops (downstairs). 10.30pm—3am. Oh dear oh dear . . . those craZee Psychotic Reaction boys are back with another Stones tribute. featuring beat and psychedelic music with some contemporary indie hits. But will they play the little known early number. Jumpin .lack Frost'.’

I Trinity Ragga at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm-3am. £2. Reggae night. also on Thursdays.

I The Tunnel “pm—3.30am. £2. Gay 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. llpm—3am. £2. Sixties. 70s. 80s and indie 90s with a bit of pop dance thrown in for good measure at this eclectic Monday nighter.


I The Bells, The Bells at The Volcano. 10pm—2am. £4/£6. 31 Dec only. Free Scotch broth at this Hogmanay bash.

I Cotton Club Reggae Night llpm—3.30am. £2. The Lion Sound System from Handsworth specialise in roots reggae.

I Crash Ceilidh at the Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £3 (students)/£4.50. 1 Jan only. Periods of Gay Gordons and Dashing White Sargeants interspersed with the usual Crash sound.

I Jingle Balls at Fury Murry‘s. 9.30pm-late. £6. Christmas Eve party.

I Menergy at The Volcano. 10pm-2am. £2. Not Christmas Eve. Brian 1.eville does his turntable thang for this much-needed West [ind gay night. more or less on the lines of The Tunnel‘s Monday with upfront dance and pop.

I Rendezvous at ('irca. 11.30pm-3am. £2 (£1.50 with tlyer). Another new gay club with a crap French name. widening the choice in the Glasgow scene even further. DJ is Raymond Davren. Phone for membership details.

I Shimmy Club at Bentlet's. 10.30pm--3am. £1.50.

I The Tunnel “pm—3.30am. £2.

I The Volcano Christmas Eve Party 10pm—2am. £4/£7.


I Babylon at Rain. 1 1pm ~-late. £2.50 (£1 .50 with UB40). Popular sound system with the best of ragamuffin and reggae and any club that propagandises against compact discs on its posters has to have its heart in the right place.

I Crash Christmas Party at the Cotton Club. llpm—3.30am. £3 (students)/£4.50. Christmas Day. Nothing festive ‘unless it‘s really good. like Shakin‘ Stevens'.

I Chopper at Club Xchange. I lpm—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 of a matric card or a free pass, don‘t even bother approaching - they bite. If you do get inside. you‘ll find Rory and Lindsey of Tankin‘ ‘fame' playing an across-thc-board mix of alternative and dance faves. from Billy 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 £1.

I Horizontal at The Volcano. 10pm—2am. £2. Not Christmas Day. New jazz-based night with Nick Peacock. playing an

guests. 23 Dec: the Juicy Party Part 1. £4. _

l intriguing mixture of contemporary ja7z dance tracks with older records from the l likes of Miles Davis.

? I Man-Date at Circa. 11.30pm—3am. £2

: (£1.50 with flyer). Still gay. still Raymond Davren. still upfront dance music. Bud and spirits £l.

I Shag's Big Night at Fury Murry's.

; llpm-2.30am. £4. Christmas Day. A ‘suck it and see‘ night from the Shag lads. ; who say that what they play will depend on ; what kind of presents they get. Better than i Christmas With Noel Edmonds or James Bond‘.’

I Soul Cellar at the Tunnel. llpm—3.30am. £3. Deep soul in an ambient. underground atmosphere in rooms two and three ie

DJ. playing classic dance. rare groove and hip hop. with guests every week. Becoming more studenty.

I The Volcano DJ Allstars Party 10pm~2am. £4. Christmas Day only. All the in-house DJs taking turns to play their own style of music. with Nick Peacock. Graham Wilson. Chico. etc.

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

I Bennet's llpm—3am.

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

I Libra at Hollywood Studios. 10pm—3am. £2.50. Over-25s disco.

I The Network 10pm—2am. £3 (£1 .50 before midnight). New midweek karaoke night for Paisley hosted by the infamous Tiger Tim.


I Club Virunga at The Volcano. 10pm—2am. £2. Virtmga means Volcano: DJ Chico, who did the original reggae night at Cinders many moons ago. plays African. reggae. soca. Latin, soul and ska. 26 Dec: Virunga Beach Party. to get away from all that festive fare.

I Dizzy at Fury Mtlrry's. 11pm—3am. £2. Imagine Bennet‘s on a Tuesday a few years ago. Then take away all the good-time atmosphere. most of the punters and add some men in suits and girls in stilletoes. 80s classics. Motown and a few new chart hits. If you hear a single record all night that you don't immediately recognise what are you doing out drinking at your age'.’

I Greed at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Jim Downie and Sean Webster present a new indie night for your delectation. with a smattering of dance.

I Hup at Heaven. 10.30pm—3.30am. £3 (£1.50 with flyer) or matric card. Indie with an edge and drinks promos.

I JuJu at the Sub Club. 10pm—3am. £3. Dance night. with ()scar and co.

I Slut at the Mayfair. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (£1.50 student. UB40). Objectionable name for studenty indie dance and rock which tends towards the predictable.

I Trinity Ragga at Rooftops. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Reggae from the Gold-Ten posse.

I The Tunnel llpm—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. Cumbcrnauld. 10pm—2am. Yet another attenth 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-Shilt 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. llpm—late. £2 before 12.30am. £2.50 after.

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

not the main one. Colin Barr himself is the


I Banana Jaks7.30pm—2am. Free. Lothian Road venue playing Italian house on Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays. The rest of the week will feature live sets from the likes of Blue Finger.

I Beathox, Altered States and Strangeways at Teviot Row Students Union. 8pm—lam. Students £l/guests £2. Three separate clubs on three separate floors playing very different music from the Manchester/ Techno sounds of Altered States to the the indie/goth of Strangeways. £150.000 has just been spent on improving the lights and sound system so Teviot looks like being as popular as ever.

I Bliss Network 1. 10pm «lam. £5. Rave night with DJs Kevin Jones and Stephen Gray.

I Blitzkrieg at Shady Lady's. 10.30pm—4am. £2. Punk/New Beat/goth. anything remotely ‘alternative‘ really. With rockabilly sets throughout the night. I Blue Oyster Club 11pltt—4am. £1 before 12.30am/£2 after. Busy gay club with the usual mixture of Hi-NRG and disco. Relaxed and great fun.

I Bubblegum at Potterrow Students Union. 8pm—lam. 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. Look out for a Sarah Records night on 15 Nov with The Field Mice and The Wake.

I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3.30am. £1.50 before 11.30pm/£3 after. Mainstream chart sounds.

I Cathouse at The Mission. 10.30pm—4am. £2.50/£2 with flyer. Glam rock from the 70s.

I century 2000 10pm—«lam. £5. Over 21s only. 10pm-4am. £3 before midnight/£5 after. Dance night at one of Iidinburgh's biggest and. arguably. busiest central discos.

I Chaplins at Finsbury Park. 11pm-4am. £2. Chart sounds and wild times.

I The Citrus Club llpm--4am. £5. So far this is proving to be the busiest night of the week at The Citrus Club probably due to the excellent line-up of guest DJs they have had since opening. The trend continues with Kevin llurry attd Kevin Swain (20 Dec). Lofty and Scott Braithwaite (27 Dec). a Most Excellent party with Justin Robertson (who has just remixed the Fini Tribe‘s ‘Ace Love Deuce' single) and Greig Fenton (3 Jan) and. finally this issue. Nicky Holloway and Shoom (10 Jan).

I Dandies 10.30pm—4am. £3. West endclub catering to a more mature type of clttbber. ()ver 23s.

I DateleSS/Cathouse at Shady Lady's. 10.30pm—4am. £2.

I Dynamic 3 Soul club at Claremont Hotel. 15 Claretnont Crescent. 7.30pm—lam. £2.50. 20 Dec only. Another one-off Northern Soul night following their highly successful second anniversary bash a couple of months ago. Guest DJ is Aberdeen's Acky.

I Evol at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—-3am. Indie club with occasional live bands.

I Groover The Wee Red Bar. 10pm—3am. £1 .50/£1 with flyer. Dance. ragga. Techno and rap.

I Hipster! at The Music Box. 10.30pm—4am. £2.50. Indie club carrying on the fine tradition of Floral Riot.

I Madison's flock Night 10pm—4am. £2. lan. Mark and Mark get radical with the latest rock sounds.

I Marley‘s Reggae Kluh at Network 2. 10.30pm—4am. £2.

I Millionaires 10pm—6am. £3 members/£5 non-members. Mixed club that due to its late licence attracts hardened drinkers and clubbers like moths to a flame. Music supplied by resident DJ. Flip.

I The Paradox Club at Calton Studios. 10.30pm-5am. Members

£S/non-members £6. Cubik DJs Davie. Brian and Kelly. join up with Ross to present an increasingly popular night which thankfully avoids relying on Techno to pull in the punters. Look out for the chill-out room upstairs. 20 Dec only there will be a five-hour sponsored ‘danceathon' with all profits to the Sick Kids Appeal. The best dancer will receive a £50 clothes voucher.

I Pure at The Venue. llpm—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 Raw Hide at Chambers Street Students Union. 8pnt-lam. Students Slip/guests £1.60. Another rock and blues night.

I Red Hot Pepper Cluh 10pm—4am. £2.50 before 1 1.30pm/£3.50 after.

I The Solution 8.30pm—4am. With a restaurant. three cocktail bars. cabaret and live music. The Solution provides the tnore mature clubbers (over 25s) with a relaxed venue for late night socialising.


I Apocalypse at Chambers Street Students Union. 8pm—1am. Students Slip/guests £1.60. Typical student disco although the absence of novelty and kitsch records means it is better than most.

I Banana Jaks 7.30pm—2am. Free. See Fridays.

I Blue Oyster Club 10.30pm—6am. £2 before 12.30am/£4 after. See Fridays.

I Buster Browns 10.3(lpm—4am. £2 before 11.30pm/£4 after. 21 Dec only. at 8pm appearance from The Dream Girls. See Fridays.

I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £5. Mega Party Night with regular PAs.

I Chaplins at Finsbury Park. llpm—4am. See Fridays.

' I The Citrus Club llpm—«lam. £5. Regular

DJs Scott Ferguson and Richard Bell supply the Balearic beats every Saturday. I Club Solution at Calton Studios (downstairs). llpm—4am. Rave sounds for a young and enthusiastic crowd.

I Cubik at the Music Box. 10pm—4am. £4. Featuring the DJs from The Paradox Club.

I Dandies 10.30pm—4am. £3. See Fridays. I Katch at Shady Lady‘s. llpm—4am. £2. 80s and 90s indie.

I Lacuna Head at Calton Studios (upstairs). 11pm—4am. £2.50/£2. 21 Dec and 28 Dec only. Playing anything at the noisy end of the indie spectrum. you know Big Black. Dinosaur Jr. MCS. that sort of thing.

I Madison‘s Rock Night 10pm-4am. £2. Ian. Dave. Mark and Mark play all the old favourites front AC/DC to ZZ Top.

I Mambo Club at Network 2 8c 3. 10.30pm~-3am. £2 members/£2.50 non-members. MC Sir ()ssie spins the world-wide selection of good grooves.

I Millionaires 10pm—6am. £3 members/£5 non-members. See Fridays.

I Networkt 10.30pm—4am. £1 before midnight/£3 after. ()pen every night until 5 Jan.

I Pandemonium at Moray House Student Union. 4 Jan only.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 10pm—4am. £3 before 11.30am/£4 after. See Fridays.

I The Solution 8.30pm—lam. See Fridays. I Some at Wilkie House. 11pm—3.30am. Members £3/non-members £4. Chris. Grant and Dil of Sexbeat and Ahoy! renown join forces with former Dream DJ. Luke to deliver some of the hardest dance sounds around rave. Techno and House but leaning towards acid and Detroit sounds rather than the usual Belgian fare. Look out for guest DJs and live acts.

I Static Age at Moray House Student Union. 10pm—4am. £1. Not 4 Jan. Alternative/punk/psychedelic/hardcore with all profits to The Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home.

I Tattoo Designer Frames Gallery. llpm—3am. Members only. Enter through The Pelican. Still as busy with playlist

76 The List 20 December 1991 - 16 January 1992