who bring you Sonic and The Beat Club (nee ZFD). a newish venture with the same kind of musical spread.

I October Cale. 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.

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 at The 13th Note (upstairs). 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 10pm—2am. £4 (£2 with matric card). What can you say about this? It’s busy. baby!

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— 1 .30am. £1.50. A lethal combination of three happy hours with death metal and industrial sounds. A night of hardcore oblivion assured.

I Auld Year’s Night Party at The Citrus. llpm—4am. £10. 31 Dec. Hogmanay danced in with a few surprise guests.

I Anthem downstairs at The Calton. lOpm—late. £4. Regular DJs playing a mix of original underground sounds to a busy. sweaty crowd.

I Beatbox at Teviot Row Union. 7pm-2am. £2 (£3 non-students). Free before 9.30pm. Students and gues1s only. Big beat chart disco. with Strangeways offering more alternative sounds in the basement. Last night of 1993 is Fri 17. Teviot re-opens on Fri 14 Jan.

I Bubblegum at Potterrow. 9pm-2am. £1 (£2 non-students). Students and guests only. Indie music. Closes Fri 17. re-opens Fri 14 Jan.

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. llpm—3am. . £2.50 (£2 with flyer). Crowded night

running the gamut of rock from heavy metal to grunge to thrash. I Century 2000 lOpm—4am. £5. Mainstream. chart and oldies. I Cheeks at Moray House. I Ipm—3am. £4. Fri 24. Day-glo. poptastic club with a gloriously tacky. chart-bound music policy and giant smoke-dispensing buttocks. Fortnightly with Partyceilidhdisco.

I City 2 Downstairs at City Cafe. 8pm—Iam. Free. Underground house and progressive dance in the pre-club club.

I Cool lemon at The Citrus Club. Ilpm—4am. £7. 17 Dec. Zesty house tunes from regulars Trevor Price and Ian Paterson with Ralph Lawson (Back to Basics).

I buckioot 9pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50 before llpm). 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 Evol at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). lndie sounds from the 60s. 70s and 80s through to current releases on the indie scene. courtesy of resident DJs Kieren and Amanda. Regularly busy


I Joy upstairs at The Calton. 10pm-late. £5. Fri 31 Dec Hogmanay bonanza with squeaky wee Scottish disco diva Kelly Marie.

I Junction 69 at Riccarton Union. IOpm—3am. £1. 14 Jan. Students and guests. 69p drinks promos in the refurbished Heriot Watt union.

I Katch at Shady Lady‘s. l [pm—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. IIpm—4am. £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 Meltdown at The Calton. 10pm-8am. £15. 24 Dec. Christmas Eve party. Two floors of pulsating dance action with Ultra-Sonic. Dymension and Inner Seduction plus a bevy of DJs from the Rez/Fantazia stable.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—3am. £5 (free for members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the more 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 0pa| at Riccarton Union. 10pm—3am. £I. lndie to hip-hop. metal to mainstream. Taking a seasonal vacation until 21 Jan. I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House Student Union. 9pm—3am. £2.50 (£1 for Heriot Watt. An College. Moray House and Galashiels students; free entry for all until 10pm). Fri 31. All drinks £1.40. Three hours of ceilidh. including live sounds from Ben Accord. and three hours ofclassic disco.

I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 members). Weekly without fail. Organic techno-meisters Twitch and Brainstorm forge the soundtrack in this club/institution. Continuing the dressed- Iess ambience and future-perfect rhythms. I Bed llot Pepper Club 10pm-3am. £4. Mainstream and chart sounds.

I Squid at La Belle Angele. IOpm-3am. £5 (£3). Multi-media aquatic theme club. offering surreality. tropicality. liquidity and cabaret in unequal measure. Get there

. early to submerge in the more progressive 5 ambient wash of sound. Door reductions

for marine-themed attire.

' I Truth at The Store. 1 lpm—3am. £4. Uplifting mix of hot garage and - underground house provided by Gareth.

Colin and Stuart (23rd Precinct). 17 Dec. Andy Williamsjoins the regulars. 24 and

' 31 Dec. Truth winds up with some ; classics of '93. i I Twiggy upstairs at The Calton.

10pm-1ate. £4 (£1.50 before midnight).

; Fortnightly. Retro-haven of 60s pop ; classics offset by more contemporary indie sounds.

I Wiggle at The Pelican. Dance. funk and l

soul in the crammed pub. Free entry.

curfew is l.30am.


I Club Alpha at The Subway. 9pm—3am. £1.50. Busy night playing a wide scope of alternative sounds including punk. indie. rock. heavy metal. goth. hardcore and just a touch ofindustrial. Fri 31 Dec. Hogmanay special. £4 before midnight. £5 after. Closed l Jan.

I Burger Queen at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am (doors close 1.30am). £3.99 (£2.99). 18 Dec. Burger Queen Christmas Party at La Belle Angele. The last whopper night before the ‘flame-grilled posse’ move to the more capacious Vaults. You want more room? You got it. 26 Dec is the first night of ‘bun-filling fun‘ in the new venue. Fortnightly thereafter from

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Sat 8 Jan.

I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. £2 before 11.30pm (£4 after). Club dance. upfront chart sounds.

I The Calton Christmas Party at The Calton. IOpm—Iate. £10. 18 Dec. With N- Joi. QFX and Space Tripper in the PA line up and Mikey-B and Bass Generator on the decks.

I Carbolick Froliclt at Ex-S. l Ipm—4am. £5. Weekly mixture of rollicking good dance sounds. with full Carbolick decor and matey antics from Andy Williams et al. Festive frolicks occuring on 24, 25 and 31 Dec. Details of Opening times and prices to be confirmed. Watch the flyers. I City 2 Downstairs at the City Cafe. 8pm—Iam. Free. See Fridays.

I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 11.30pm—3am. £4 (£5. 1 Jan). The 70s retro night moves to a fortnightly spot from 1 Jan (New Years Day Party). Busy and boogie-bound.

I The Egg at Edinburgh Art College Wee Red Bar. IIpm—4am. £2.50. 15 Jan. Fortnightly. Free-ranging (ho-ho) club playing indie. 60s. new wave. soul. Motown, Stax and Acid Jazz.

I Eternal at Chambers Street Union. 8pm-3am. £2 (£1). Mixed bag student disco.

I FBI at Moray House Student Union. IIpm—4am. £3. Sat 18. FBI returns playing the usual mixture of anything falling into the wide category that is indie music. Fortnightly with Shaft.

I Feel heal at The Vaults. lOpm—3am. £7. 18 Dec. Rhythm Doctor. Evil Olive and E-Mix fusing live and vinyl house and garage sounds.

I Funky Worm at Wilkie House. lOpm—late. Planet funkety-funk satellited by the all-important chill-out room.

I Frottage at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 before 12.30am). Sun 26 Dec. Fortnightly. Diversity knows no bounds for the Frottage DJs. playing a very wide mix of sounds indeed. including; thrash.

1 "Tee aTii iii E's s: i list mum after their new mum. at the” year.


I Film Mike Leigh’s Naked.

I Live Band Guru’s Jazzamatazz at the Forum in London in July. '

I l? D Note’s Babel and Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Vol I. I Theatre Show King Lear - RSC at Stratford in September.

I Art Exhibition Calum Colvin’s The Seven Deadly Sins And The Four Last Things - Portfolio Gallery. Edinburgh.

I TV Show The Buddha 0f Suburbia. I W Soap Bmokside (and Cell Block).

I look Er Tu Babe - Mark Leyner, In The Fascist Bathroom - Greil Marcus.

I Sporting Highlight Ryan Giggs.

I Fashion Designer Joe Casely Hayford.

I Festive Plans Hard-edged glamour in the West Midlands and Wales.






Please note we are open on: Thursday 23rd Dec 1993 Xmas EvesFriday 24th Dec 1993 Xmas Day: Saturday 25th Dec 1993 also on Thursday 30th December 1993 Hogmanay: Friday 3lst Dec 1993 New Year's Day: Saturday 1st Jan 1994 THE ACTION IS ON TWO FLOORS AT 3 WEST TOLLCROSS EDINBURGH (Next Door to Cavendish)

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