techno. dub. disco. rock and much more. I .loy upstairs at The Calton. 10pm—1ate. £5. 25 Dec. Joy Xmas Party with surprise guests and a fashion show.

I latch at Shady Lady’s. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 90s. in this busy weekly club.

I The love Boat at The Cruise Ship (formerly Ocean Mist). The Shore. Leith. 1 1pm—3am. £5. Sat 22 Jan and monthly. Buses every 30mins from 1 1pm from the City Cafe . Relive that seminal and tacky soap set on a boat (no. not Triangle) to a disco soundtrack.

I Maire it Phunlty at The Vaults. 10am—3pm. £5 (£4). Fri 24 Dec. Xmas Party and Sat 1 Jan. New Year special. Fortnightly thereafter. A-One and Joseph lay down the funk 'n‘ jazz rnissives with a hip-hop perspective.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. 10pm—4am. £3 (£2.50). 24. 25. 26. 30 and 31 Dee plus 1 Jan. Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. soca. calypso downstairs, and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie on the wheels of steel playing to a busy. hot. sweaty crowd right through the Yule season.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. £5 (free for members). See Fridays. I Misery at The Cooler. 10pm—4am. £5 (£3). 25 Dec. Fortnightly. Miserable club for all you seekers ofcrap music and heavy drinking. Keep an eye out for some exceptionally appalling theme nights. The nightmare continues. An unhappy Christmas guaranteed.

I lied ilot Pepper Club lOpm-3am. £4. See Fridays.

I Rock Orgasm at The Mission. 10.30pm—-3am. £2. Popular weekly rock night. with an all-encompassing playlist of all that is best in the world of rock music. Happy Hour llpm—lam.

I Boilercoaster at The Store. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Sister club of Evol - shiny. happy sounds with a bit of a raw gmngey edge.

I Bude at The Cooler. 10pm—3am. £2.50. 18 Dec and 1 Jan. Fortnightly. Packed out. sweaty night. playing an excellent mixture of ska. dub. reggae. ragga. dancehall and On-U sounds.

I Shait at Moray House Student Union.

1 1pm—4am. £4. Fortnightly with FBI. Perennially popular retro club of the platformoclomping. flare-swishing variety. Usual sounds of the decade that taste forgot. Shaft returns in January after a Christmas break.

I Sold 0n Paradise at The Pelican. 10pm-3am. Free. A beacon of sunshine in the Cowgate. DJ Simon spinning a mix of lovely music. including garage. soul. boogie and hip-hop.

I Urn Bongo at The Citrus Club.

I lpm—4arn. £5 (£10 on 24 Dec). Guest DJs aplenty cranking out the house juice alongside regulars Alan Dundas and Craig Smith. 18 Dec. Paul Wain (Venus) and 24 Dec. Um Bongo Party Night.

I Under 18s at The Calton. 6-10pm. £5. Weekly night with regular PAs and guest Dis. 18 Dec. Rhythmic State and 24 Dec. Ultra-Sonic and Dymension.

I Wave at The Venue. llpm-4am. Sat 18 Dec only. The trance-bound alter-ego of Pure terminates here. Don't miss your stop. Regular mixmasters are joined by Amsterdam‘s finest export Dmitri for a bit of dance-Europe express.

I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele.

l Ipm—3.30am. £5. 8 Jan. Smart. extremely busy and stylish club playing ‘happy house for well balanced individuals'. Take your analyst.

I Yogi and ilarri’s Christmas Experience at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £6. 25 Dec. Dance off the turkey with some premier house and garage courtesy of Joe Mustaphia. Yogi. Gareth Sommerville and Harri.


I Buster Browns 10.30pm-3am. £2 before 1 1.30pm (£3 after). Buster‘s

Sunday soul night.

I Century 2W0 10pm—4am. £3 (£2 before midnight). See Fridays.

I Citrus Cay/Mixed light at The Citrus.

1 1pm-4am. £10. 2 Jan. Jon (Pleased Wimrnin) the hostess with the mostest helping bring in the New Year.

I The Edge 4pm-2.30am. With a live band every week.

I lassoo at The Pelican Bistro. 9pm—2am. Free. Get your stetson and cowboy boots on for Sunday’s silliest (and only) country and westem night.

I Summer House at The Venue. 10pm—4am. £8. 25 Dec and 2 Jan (fortnightly thereafter). Two bumper yuletide nights of pumping house cuts and rare acid grooves. On Christmas Day. Robert Hood (Detroit) returns and on 2 Jan. Mad Mike and TlOOOjoin the proceedings.

I The Sunday Club at The Red Hot Pepper Club. 11.30pm—4am. £4 (£3). Free for students with matn'c card. The unmissable gay night still as busy and as

, sassy as ever and featuring some

i interesting top quality PAs.

3 I The Sunday Club Hogmanay All-lighter at The Vaults. llam—3am. £10. 31 Dec.

I One off party with Mary Cianni (FTP)

and Hazel Dean. A high energy

= Hogmanay for sure.

I Timewarp at The Mission. llpm—3am. Free before 12.30pm. (£2 after).

I Timewarp starts up again with a very f w—i-d—e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80s.

90s and onwards.

% Mondays

I Citrus Club Party Night at The Citrus. llpm-4am. Free. 27 Dec. End of year retrospective with all the best dance tunes of ‘93.

I The Monday Club at The Citrus. 10pm—3am. £2. Taking a well earned break over the festive season. the premier alternative club resumes at the start of Jan.


I Invisible Insurrection at La Belle

Angele. 9pm—1ate. £6 (£4). 21 Dec.

See preview.

I Sativa/llatas at The Vaults. 10pm-3am. Price tbc. 28 Dec. Anti-Christmas night of the usual high quality dub. trance and heavy dance club. Skankin'. spliffed-up and spaced out as ever.


I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 22 Dec. A pre- Christrnas bash for the deservedly packed- out Big Beat. Usual jazz-dance purism spliced with funk. hip-hop and Latin.

I Breeze at The Store. 10.30pm-3am. £3.50. House and garage sounds in this uptempo student night; all spirits £1.

I oeliriurn at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). A wide mixture of excellent music. including the likes of The Dead Kennedys. Bob Marley. RDF. Jethro Tull and a heck of a lot more. One of the best midweek nights around. I Juice at Teviot Row Union. 8pm-1am. £2 (£1 with flyer). 70s. 80s. ragga. house and soul.

I love Shack at Century 2000. lOpm—3am. 50p with matriculation card. Century 2000's busy student night with drinks promos.

I ilation at The Vaults. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). 29 Dec. Ragga and hip-hop night hosted by the Zulu Posse with MD3. Lickshot and MCM aka Caveman. Highly recommended one-off return for the Syndicate who always manage to induce some of the most exciting live MCs and rappers up to Edinburgh.

I Prince ilite at The Citrus. llpm—4am. £3. 29 Dec. The last word in 805 funk from his most purple highness.

I Teaseage at The Citrus. llpm-3am. £2. One of the busiest mid-week clubs. playing indie-orientated dance sounds alongside punk. disco and funk. with drinks promos most weeks.


I Apocalypse at Shady Lady's.

1 1pm-3am. £2.50. Happy Hour llpm—3am. Excellent ‘altemative‘ club with a diverse playlist including industrial. techno. indie. grunge and thrash. Busy night with some superb sounds.

I Big City Receiver at The Vaults. lOpm-3am. £3. 30 Dec and 13 Jan. New happy house and trance focused club.

I Carnival at The Calton. 10pm-3am. £3 (half-price before midnight). Student night with drinks promos and free food. I Century 2000 lOpm—late. £3 (£2 before midnight). Dance and chart sounds.

I Chambers Street lioclt light 8pm-3am. £2 (£1). As the name suggests.

I Chocolate City at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 members). Thurs 16. Fortnightly. Longest established future-retro funk night in the city with deleted funk upstairs and chill-out reggae. dub and jazz downstairs in the Cooler. One for the old skool Adidas brigade.

I Coma at The Music Box. 10pm—3am. £2. Weekly. New club claiming to be the official supplier of patients to the Royal Infirmary. Very cheap drinks £1.50 for three bottled beers comedy. party games and bouncy music. Sounding very similar to a Club 18—30 holiday.

I Cosmic Kipper at La Belle Angele. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Night of folk/world sounds and cross ethnic dance

.(in the Whirl-y-Gig vein) with DJs from

Rude and Squid.

I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. See Fridays. I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. £2.50. See Fridays.

I Shag at The Mission. 1 1pm—3am. £2.50. Popular student club. noteworthy for its truly appalling playlist and free chocolate.

I Snipe at The Store. 1 1pm-4am. £3. Dope beats and friendly vibes from the serious black music club. Original rockers delight.

I Supennoist at The Citrus Club. lOpm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly from Thurs 13 Jan. Day-gio pavement terrorism is the method of promotion for this new club; musical inclination is house. dub and trance with DJs Stuarty and Valentine (Wiggle).

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue.

l 1pm-3am. £4 (£3). 23 and 30 Dec. Fortnightly. Tip-top. well orchestrated house upstairs. rockin‘ hip-hop and funk downstairs; this club just keeps on getting better.

I Ilanger 13 at Dam Park Hall. Ayr. 8pm—4am. £23 (plus booking fee). Fri 31 Dec. PAs from Ultra-Sonic. Hardfloor and Q-Tex. Unfortunately neither Runrig or The Corries are playing this year. they inform us. so 1 for one won’t be going. Tickets from 23rd Precinct. Up Records and Hanger l3. Ayr. Coach details on 0292 265489.

I Benrection at The Royal Highland Centre. lngliston. 8pm—8am. Fri 31 Dec. The complete Hogmanay package deal. replete with an all-star rave scene line-up. PAs from Carl Cox‘s band Concept. N- Joi. Suburban Delay and QFX. On the decks Carl Cox. Seduction. SS. Tom Wilson. Bass Generator and Dell. Oh. and a few MCs too. Tickets from usual outlets.


All clubs listed above take place at one of the tollotving venues, which can be contacted for further details.

I The Arches Midland Street (off Jamaica Street). 221 9736.

I Bar 10 10 Mitchell Lane (off Mitchell Street). 221 8353.

I Bennet’s 80—90 Glassford Street. 552 5761.

I Blacktriars 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. I Cate Cini 81 Renfield Street. 353 2807 I The Cathouse 9 Brown Street. 248 6606.

I Circa Custom House Quay. 221 0865. I Cleopatra’s. 508 Great Western Road. Kelvinbridge. 334 0560.

I Club Xchange 25 Royal Exchange Square. 204 4599.

I Cotton Club 5 Scott Street. 332 0712. I Floozys Bonkers. 67 Hope Street. 248 5884.

I Follies 193 Pitt Street. 332 7322/7522. I Fury Murry’s 96 Maxwell Street. 221 651 l.

I Glasgow School oi Art 167 Renfrew Street. 332 0691.

I The ilive Glasgow University Union. 32 University Avenue. 339 8697.

I 0ctober Cate Top floor, Princes Square (off Buchanan Street). 221 0303

I 0.M 22 University Gardens. 339 9784. I Beds Upstairs at Nico‘s. 379 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1635.

I Rhapsody 240 Bath Street. 353 2306. I 11.1333 73 Queen Street. 204 0953.

I Booitops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.

I Sound Factory 6 Chalmer Street. Clydebank, 951 4807.

I Spiral’s Nightclub Maryhill Shopping Centre. Shakespeare Street. 945 5339

I Strathclyde university Union 90 John Street. 552 1895.

I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600. I Sunset Boulevard 1710 Gr. Western Road. Clydebank. 0389 890000.

I The 13th ilote 80 Glassi'ord Street. 553 1638.

I The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street. 204 1000.

I The Tuxedo Princess Anderston Quay. Broomielaw. 204 I 150.

I Under Ventura 50—60 King Street. 552 1388.

I The Volcano 15 Benalder Street. 337 1100.


I Buster Browns 25—27 Market Street. 226 4224.

I The Calton Calton Road. 558 3758.

I Cavendish West Tollcross. 228 3252. I Century 2000 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670.

I The Citrus Club 40—42 Grindlay Street. 229 6697.

I The Cooler (Under The Venue) Calton Road. 557 3073.

I The Edge 37b George Street. 226 3111. I Ex-S l2 Shandwick Place. 226 2266. I la Belle Angela 11 Hasties Close. 225 2774.

I Minus 0ne (Carlton Highland Hotel) North Bridge. 556 7277.

I The Mission Victoria Street. 225 3326. I Moray ilouse Student Union Holyrood Road. 556 5184.

I The Music Box 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564.

I The Pelican 235 Cowgate. 225 5413. I The Phoenix Cowgate. 225 8382.

I Potterrow Student Union Bristo Square. 650 8090.

I lied llot Pepper Club 3 Semple Street. Tollcross. 229 7733. .

I The Store 2 Niddry Street. 556 6050. I Shady lady’s Cowgate. 225 3326.

I The Subway Cowgate. 225 6766.

I Teviot Student Union Bristo Square. 650 4673.

I The Vaults 15-17 Niddry Street. 556 0001.

I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.

I The Wee lied Bar Edinburgh College Of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 1442.

I Wilkle House Cowgate. 226 2151.

78 The List 17 December 1993—13 January 1994