I Bennet’s I Ipm—2am. £1. 60p vodka! I Ceroc at Circa. 7.30—1 1. 15pm. Modern jive based on French LeRoc. Beginners class for 45 minutes from 7.30pm then dancing till IO. 15pm.
I Chopper at Club Xchange. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Long established. busy night combining garage. house. rap. funk. disco and pop with very cheap drink.
I Club Havana at the October Cafe. 9pm—midnight. Free. Run by DJ Jazz of the Sunday (with the same name) at the Cotton Club. Promo Mexican and Columbian beers and spirits go down happily with two pints of sangria for a ﬁver
I Fab at Reds. 10pm—2am. £3. Starting on 13 Oct. the Fab Boys play a many and varied funky and bassy soundtrack to jump along to. Bring your granny and get in free. they say. Okay. they asked for it. I Go West at Cleopatra’s. l lpm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Horizontal at The Volcano. 10.30pm--2.30am. £3 (£2). Jazz and rare groove from the highly respected Nick Peacock doing his level best to spice up a Wednesday night in Partick.
I love Train at Cafe Cini. 9pm—midnight. Free. Selected beers for £1. Joe Deacon playing the best in classic soul. funk and piano house. ~
I Planet Earth at The Cathouse. 10pm—2am. 80p. A new 80s club to pre- empt the latest revival.
I Rampant Sound at Under Ventura. Spin—midnight. Free. Dub of the highest order.
I Time at Rhapsody. 10.30pm—2. 15am. £3. Brian Warwick and George Bowie getting hold of an extremely large board. going right across it. and maybe under it too. Glatn 70s to modern commercial dance.
I Wednesday Night Fever at The Cotton Club. 10pm—2am. £2 (£1 with matn'c card). Very busy 70s night with a lot of people having a lot of fun. Becks at £1.
I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Rub A Dub Records guesting on the last Thursday ofevery month with Stevie. Dominic and Nick taking it in turns on the intervening weeks.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra‘s. llpm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Club Havana at the Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 9.30pm—lam. Free. See Cotton Club Sundays.
I Club latoltah at Caledonian University Union. Cowcaddens Road. 9pm—2am. £2.50 (£1). Students and guests. Progressive fortnightly house club. With DJs Bizzy and Danny from Desert Storm. I Club le Gangster downstairs at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. The ‘street sounds of the 70s — that means the Two Tone sound.
I Club Virunga at The Volcano. 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2). DJ Tchico plays African. reggae and similar groovy sounds.
I Club Xchange l lpm—3am. £2.50 (£2 with flyer). DJ Stevie and happy hour all night.
I Contamination at The Power Station. Cheapside Street. lOpm—2am. £2. The popular industrial and goth club relocates and continues to plug a gaping hole in Clubland.
I 0.I.S.C.0. Inferno at Reds. 10.30pm-2am. Students £2 (before 11.30). Seventies disco. pop and glam plus Becks for £1 (all drinks £1 before midnight).
I Disney Fist at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—2am. £2. Alternative sounds to replace the departed Contamination.
I Glamorous Glue at Rhapsody (under Follies). Dave Ross attempting to utilise the full potential of the venue. A dance- orientated playlist combines with live acts and ‘events‘ through the back.
I Holy Cow at the Arches. 10.30pm—2am. £2. Student night with live music every week. happy house sounds from DJ Malkie. free sweets and a pantomime cow. I loveshaclt at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm—2am. £2 (£1). From the people who bring you Sonic and The Beat Club (nee ZFD). a newish venture with the same kind of musical spread.
I October Cate 7pm—midnight. Free. A packed October Cafe is aurally contented by DJs Steve and Derek offering up a cool and current selection of dance tunes. Perfect as a pre-Tunnel warm-up and with more promos than you can shake a short review at earning its ‘Happy music for happy people’ tag. Look out for its first
I Shaft at The Cathouse. 10pm—2am. £2. A shameless 70s disco funfest. with the
added attraction of regular drinks promos. I Shine at the Cotton Club. 10pm—2am. £2. DJ Scud plays happy house and funk. Becks at £1.
I The Slow Club upstairs at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. The original ambient club with Michael Feney ensuring a discerning crowd get happy in a quiet kind of way.
I Strathclyde University Union 9pm—2am. Free. A legendary night in the annals of studentdom. Michael Davis in Level 8 and Retro Active in Reds.
I The Tunnel lOpm-Zam. £4 (£2 with
matric card). Well-mixed indie and dance . tunes for the assembled student throng. I XlB-B at The Hive. lOpm—lam. Free.
Students and guests. Top gear dance sounds with DJ Paul McGilly. Plus drinks promos.
I Alternator at the Subway. 8pm—l.30am. 3
£1.50. A lethal combination ofthree happy hours with death metal and industrial sounds. A night of hardcore oblivion assured.
I Anthem downstairs at The Calton. 10pm—late. £4. Regular DJs playing a tnix of original underground sounds to a busy.
3 sweaty crowd.
I Back to the Old School at The Citrus Club. llpm—4am. £5 (£4). Fri l0 Dec and fortnightly. Recent retro from Acid House onwards (‘88—‘92) courtesy of Scott Gallagher and friends. 10 Dec. special guest DJ Stanz.
I Beatbox at Teviot Row Union. 7pm—2am. £2 (£3 non-students). Students and guests only. Big beat chart disco. with Strangeways offering more alternative sounds in the basement.
I Bubblegum at Potterrow. 9pm—2am. £1 (£2 non-students). Students and guests only. Indie music.
I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. Girls free before midnight (£2 after). guys £2 before midnight (£3 after). Mainstream.
chart and oldies. Available Mon—Thurs for .
private parties. I Cathouse at The Mission. 1 lpm—3am. £2.50 (£2 with ﬂyer). Crowded night
: running the gamut of rock from heavy
metal to grunge to thrash.
I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £5. Mainstream. chart and oldies.
I Cheeks at Moray House. 1 lpm—3am. £4. Day-glo. poptastic club with a gloriously tacky. chart-bound music
i policy and giant. smoke-dispensing . buttocks. Fonnightly with
I City 2 Downstairs at City Cafe. 8pm—1am. Free. Underground house and progressive dance in the pre-club club.
I Ducktoot 9pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50 before I 1). New weekly night of house and garage.
I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. Mainstream. chart and oldies. Happy Hour 4-10pm. Available for private hire Mon—Wed.
I Eyol at Wilkic House. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Indie sounds from the 60s. 70s and 80s through to current releases on the indie scene. courtesy of resident DJs Kieren and Amanda. Regularly busy night.
I Forest of Funk at The Wee Red Bar. lOpm—late. £3. Fri 3 Dec only. Melange of 70s. jazz and funk with Skunk Tree live. Returning on a regular basis in January. I Junction 69 at Riccarton Union. 10pm—3am. £1. Fri 3. Students and guests. 69p drinks promos in the refurbished Heriot Watt union.
I Katch at Shady Lady‘s. llpm—3am. £2.50 (£2 with flyer). Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.
I Made In Heaven at The Pelican. 10pm—3am. Free. Back to ye olde golden days of late night Pelican pranks. with DJ Simon playing a mix of garage. house and a dose of funky stuff.
I Marley’s Reggae Klub at The Cavendish. llpm—Jam. £3 (£2.50). The city's longest-running night. with a playlist consisting of roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dub and dancehall. Busy night guaranteed.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—3am. £5 (free for members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the tnore mature seekers of night life.
I 99 Club at The Music Box. 9pm—3am. £2.99. Funked-up dance. chart and 70s from the regular DJs with all pints. selected bottles and spirits at 99p.
I Opal at Riccarton Union. 10pm—3am. £1. Fri 10. Indie to hip-hop. metal to mainstream.
I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House Student Union. 9pm—3am. £2.50 (£1 for Heriot Watt. Art College. Moray House and Galashiels students; free entry for all until 10pm). Fri 19. All drinks £1.40. Three hours ofceilidh. including live
. sounds from Bon Accord. and three hours
of classic disco. I Passion at The Vaults. 10am—3pm. £5
; (£4 before midnight). Fri 3 Dec. Tranny
: excess and camp chaotics from the
: legendary Kinky Gerlinky and Queen
l Maxine in the main vault. abetted by hip- : hop and reggae in the chill-out area.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £7
(£5 members). Organic techno-meisters
Twitch and Brainstorm forge the soundtrack in this club/institution. Continuing the three-year-oltl tradition of dressed-less ambience and future-perfect rhythms.
I lied Hot Pepper Club lOpm—3altt. £4. Mainstream and chart sounds.
I Rumba Club at The Citrus Club. llpm—4am. £11. Fri 3 Dec. Monthly Dundonian occupation of The Citrus with veteran Shoomer Danny Rampling roped
I Rhythm Lab at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Fri 10 Dec and monthly. House and garage in the main vault. reggae next door to wind down to. and a guest spot from DJ Searus (Pollen. Manchester).
I Squid at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £5 (£3). Multi-media aquatic theme club. offering surreality. tropicality. liquidity
and cabaret tn unequal measure. Get there early to submerge in the more progressive ambient wash of sound. Door reductions for marine-themed attire. Fri 10. bhangra hip-hop fusion from Sons of Arqa.
I Truth at The Store. I lpm—3am. £4. Uplifting mix of hot garage and underground house provided by Gareth. Colin and Stuart (23rd Precinct). Friendly. wised-up crowd and a melodic sensibility guarantee satisfaction. End of year guests include Harri (Sub Club) 10 Dec. and Andy Williams (Carbolick Frolick) doing a 90s disco and garage set on the 17 Dec. I Twiggy upstairs at The Calton. lOpm—late. £4 (£1.50 before 12). Fri 10. Fortnightly. Retro-haven of 60s pop classics offset by more contemporary indie sounds. Fri 10. rockabilly outﬁt The Kaiser's live.
I Wiggle at The Pelican. Dance. funk and soul in the rammed pub. Free entry. curfew is 1.30am.
I Women’s Network Disco upstairs at The Calton. 10pm—3.30am. £3. Fri 3 and first Friday of every month. Women only night.
I Club Alpha at The Subway. 9pm—3am. £1.50. Busy night pulling in a big crowd and playing a wide scope of alternative sounds including punk. indie. rock. heavy metal. goth. hardcore and just a touch of industrial.
I Burger dueen at La Belle Angele. lOpm—3am (doors close 1.30am). £3.99 (£2.99). Sat 4. ‘ 100 per cent happy house' and ‘flame-grilled DJs’ including Alan Luvdup. You want more sweat? You got it? Less pie-eyed club crazies? You got it. I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. £2 before 11.30pm (£4 after). Club dance. upfront chart sounds.
I Carbolick Frolick at Ex-S. llpm-4am. £5. Weekly mixture of rollicking good dance sounds. with full Carbolick decor and matey antics from Andy Williams at (1]. Memberships available now.
I Catch-a-Groove Records Night at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. Sat 4 Dec only. Release the Pressure and Ministry of Sound DJs Ricky Morrison and Jeremy Newall grace Edinburgh with their expansive underground house sounds. Merchandise from Catch-a-Groove records will be on sale.
I Century 2000 10pm—4am. £5 (£3 before tnidnight). See Fridays.
I City 2 Downstairs at The City Cafe.
8pm—lam. Free. See Fridays.
E I Bubble Dip at Potterrow Union. 9pm—2am. £3 (£2). Sat 4 and fortnightly. ' Downstairs dub. reggae and ambient;
upstairs. more upfront dance.
I The Egg at Edinburgh Art College Wee Red Bar. llpm—4am. £2.50. Sat 11. Fortnightly. Free-ranging (ho-ho) club playing indie. 60s. new wave. soul. Motown. Stax and acid jazz.
I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. See Fridays. I Eternal at Chambers Street Union. 8pm—3am. £2 (£1). Mixed bag student disco.
I FBI at Moray House Student Union. llpm—4am. £3. Sat 4. FBI returns playing the usual mixture of anything falling into the wide category that is indie music. Fortnightly with Shaft.
I Funky Worm at Wilkic House. lOpm—late. Get up. get down and get yourself one of their new membership cards. available every Saturday. Planet funkety-funk satellited by the all- important chill-out room.
I Frottage at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 before 12.30am). Sat 11. Fortnightly. Diversity knows no bounds for the Frottage DJs. playing a very wide mix of sounds indeed. including; thrash. techno. dub. disco. rock and much more. I Joy upstairs at The Calton. lOpm—late. £5. Upbeat gay night with occasional live bands and guest DJs. Always busy and attracting a healthier female turnout than most.
55 The List 3 16 December 1993