groove from the highly respected Nick Peacock.
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 before going on to his Soul Train at Banus.
I lied October at the October Cafe. 8pm-midnight. Free. Gavin Lawson and Paul Crainie mixing up a bit of house. disco and garage to keep you off the streets of a Wednesday night.
I Paradise lost (your chance to reclaim it) at Fury Murry’s. 10.30pm-3am. £1. See Club news.
I Planet Earth at The Cathouse. lOpm-3am. 80p. An 80$ club to pre-empt the latest revival.
I Positive Noise at the Sub Club. 10.30—late. £2.50 (£1). ‘Si’ly student' drinks promos: pints and vodka £1 with cheap bottled beers. Newish club, pitched at students bored with the same offerings night after night. Featuring a playlist of chart dance. funk. classic indie and new indie.
I Rampant Sound at Under Ventura. 8pm—midnight. Free. Dub of the highest order.
I Soul Train at Banus. lO.30pm-late. £3. Over 215. Schlitz £1 all night. Piano music and soul from Joe Deacon hot from his Love Training earlier in the night.
I Tantla Motown at The 13th Note. Free. Listen to Marvin all night long at this pre- club celebration of 60s and 703 classic soul from labels like Motown. Stax, Atlantic, Okeh and Ric-Tic.
I Wednesday Night Fever at The Cotton Club. 10.30pm-3am. £2 (£1 with matric card). Positively a towering inferno of rekindled kitsch. Busy? You betcha.
I Bloomers at Cleopatra’s. 11pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket).
I Brian lavelle’s Party light at Bennet’s. llpm—3am. £2. Upfront Dance from DJ Grant Duff.
I Club Virunga at The Volcano. 10.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2). Erupting on a Thursday night with DJ Tchico playing African, reggae and similar groovy sounds to a mighty appreciative audience.
I Club Xchange llpm—3am. £2.50 (£2). Gay. DJ Stella and happy hour all night. I Contamination at The Power Station. 10pm-3am. £2. The popular industrial and goth club relocates and continues to plug a gaping hole in clubland.
I II.I.S.C.C. Inferno at Reds. llpm—3am. £2. Seventies disco, pop and glam plus Bud and vodka for £1 all night. A night of classic disco peppered with the best of contemporary house and garage.
I Disney Fist at The Cathouse. Studio 3.
l m—3am. £2. Alternative sounds.
I oly CW at The Arches.
10.30pm—3am. £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-3am. £2 (£1). From the people who bring you Sonic and The Beat Club. a 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
hap y ople' tag.
I Shag: at The Cathouse. 10pm-2am. £2. A shameless 70s disco funfest, with the added attraction of regular drinks promos. I Something Fishy at The Sub Club. 10.30pm-3am. 24 March. New monthly club with a fishy theme. Graeme Park guesting this month.
I Strathclyde University union 9pm—2am. Free. A legendary night in the annals of studentdom. Tam Coyle doing his thang on Level 8 (now calling itself
the Octopus club) and Retro Active in Reds.
I The Tunnel 10pm—3am. £4 (£2 with matric card). Ain't never been a student night quite as big as this one. What 9am lecture? Mainstream dance and club classics.
I ‘rhureday at the Cotton Club at the Cotton Club. 11pm-3am. Right across the board dance mix with DJ John ' Richardson.
I XIII-8 at The Hive. 10pm-1am. Free. Students and guests. Top gear dance sounds with DJ Paul Me and guests. Drinks promos. Tickets available from the Union bars.
EDINBURGH ' Fridays
I Anthem downstairs at The Calton. lOpm-late. £4. Regular DJs playing a mix of original, underground sounds to a busy, sweaty crowd. I Blue at Legends. llpm—3am. £5. 18 Mar only. Fortnightly. Blissful night of house and garage with Gareth Sommerville. David Brown and Gordon Mac. I Bubblegum at Potterrow Student Union. 9pm—2am. £1 (£2 non-students). Students and guests only. Indie music. I Buster Browne 10.30pm-3.30am. £3 (girls free before midnight, £2 after; guys £2 before midnight). Mainstream, chart and oldies. Available Mon-Thurs for private parties. Curfew 2am. I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £2.50 (£2 with ﬂyer). Crowded night running the gamut of rock, from heavy metal to grunge to thrash. I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £5. Mainstream and chart. Drinks promos. I City 2 Downstairs at City Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. Underground house and progressive dance in the pre-club club. I The Edge 4pm-2.30am. Free. Mainstream, chart and oldies, Happy Hour 4—10pm. Available for private hire Mon—Wed. I Euol at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2.50). Shiny, happy indie sounds, with a bit of a raw, grungey edge from resident DJs Kieren and Amanda. I Ciro at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £2.50 (£2). A playlist with ﬂoor-shaking tendencies: techno/acid, funk/death metal and rap. 'The most intense sounds in Edinburgh.’ Promising to play your own records and CDs if you take them along. I Impact at Legends. 9pm—3am. £2. 11 Mar only. Fortnightly. Grunge, hip-hop and indie club. I Junction 69 at Riccarton Union. 10pm-3am. £1. 11 Mar only. Fortnightly students and guests. 69p drinks promos in the refurbished Heriot Watt union. I latch at The Rocking Horse. 11pm—3am. £2.50 (£2 with ﬂyer). Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 805 and 905 indie dance. I Kiss at Teviot Row Student Union. 7.30pm—2am. £2 (£3 non-students). Free before 9.30pm. Students and guests only. Happy Hour 7.30pm—9.30pm. Featuring Beathox upstairs, playing mainstream chart disco and Juice downstairs, with hip-hop, funk and 705 disco. I Malestreet at Ex-S. lOpm-3am. £3. Weekly. Upfront club sounds with Kevin Jones from Radio Forth. I Marley’s Reggae ultrh at The Cavendish. 11pm—4am. £3 (£2.50). The city’s longest-running night, with a playlist consisting of roots, ragga, lovers, heavyweight dub and dancehall. I Minus he 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 helghhourhood at Moray House. 10pm-4am. £4. 11 Mar. Fortnightly. Smokin’ hip-hop and funk club with smashing creative decor and lighting. Kicking off to a very promising start. I 99 Club at The Music Box. 10pm-3am. £3. 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. 18 Mar only. Fortnightly. lndie to hip- hop, metal to mainstream.
I Partycellldhdleco at Moray House. 9pm—3am. £2.50 (£1 for Heriot Watt, Art College, Moray House and Galashiels students; free entry for all until 10pm). 18 Mar only. Fortnightly. All drinks £1.40. Three hours of ceilidh, including live sounds from Bon Accord, and three hours of classic disco.
I Phat at La Belle Angele. llpm-3am. £4 (£3). 18 Mar only. Fortnightly. Fresh jivin’ ﬂavas from George, A-One and Joseph. Freestyle format with live jams and lots of pre-release Mo’ Wax.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3 members). Guest nights: £7 (£5). Organic techno-meisters Twitch and Brainstorm forge the soundtrack in this club/institution. Dressed-less ambience and future-perfect rhythms its hallmarks. Still cuts it. 11 Mar, blonde pop-icon and formidable DJ Mr C guests. See preview. I Bed Ilot Pepper Club 10pm—3am. £4.
Mainstream and chart sounds.
I Rhythm lab at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £4. 11 Mar only. Fine night of trance and deeper grooves.
I Sanctuary Rock Club at The Calton. 10pm-3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). New night playing all types of rock music.
I Satin at The Vaults. lOpm-3am. £4 (£3.50). 18 Mar only. Fortnightly. Bonkers soundclash of underground electronics, dub and ambient. Featuring three sound systems, some wonderful art installations, live MCs and percussion. Skankin’, spliffed-up and spaced out.
I sun. at The Citrus. 1 1pm-4am. Price tbc. With Simon DK from the DlY sound system and Callum from Club Cuba.
I Squld at La Belle Angele. l 1pm-3am. £5 (£3). 11 Mar only. Fortnightly. Multi- media aquatic theme club. offering surreality, tropicality and liquidity in unequal measure. Capacious music policy courtesy of A-One, George, Steve and Frosty taking in the ﬁner points of ambient, hip-hop, bhangra and anything on Nation records. The nearest thing to Whirl-y-gig this side of the border.
I Wiggle at The Pelican. 10pm-3am. Free. Dance, funk and soul in the crammed pub. Curfew is 1.30am.
I Club Alpha at The Subway. 9pm—3am. £2. Popular fusion of a wide scope of alternative sounds including punk, indie, rock, heavy metal, goth. hardcore and industrial.
I Burger Queen at The Vaults. 11pm—3am. £5. 19 Mar only. Fortnightly. Media-friendly concept club with truckloads of attitude (and trannies too). Punk-styled attire de rigeur and watch for the new, tight door policy, ‘dress up,
I Ielglltcerhood Excellent decor, creative ﬂyers, dope beats and a mellow, friendly crowd. Like a lot. Moray House, Fridays. IBurgerCueethhtheamountof media coverage this club has received how can it fail? Claiming to attract people who look like they've walked off an i-D fashion shoot. 1 beg to differ. The Vaults, Saturdays.
I Ketch Extremely popular indie night. Happy, shiny, janeg and shufﬂe-tastic with more dance sounds than you’d expect. The Rocking Horse, Fridays.
undress or f=k off’. Who says club elitism is dead? I Buster Browns 10.30pm-4am. £4 (£2.50 before 1 1.30pm). Club dance. upfront chart sounds. Note the 2am curfew. I oenhrry 2000 llpm—3am. £5 (£3 before midnight). See Fridays. I City 2 Downstairs at The City Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. See Fridays. I Club Cubana at The Pleasance. 8pm-lam. £3 (£2). 19 Mar only. Latin American music and salsa in aid of the Scottish Cuba Defence Campaign. I Bisco Inferno at The Venue. 11.30pm-3am. £4. 12 Mar only. Fortnightly. With 70s revivalism now a permanent fixture on the club scene this has to be one of its more polished ex nents. So busy it's now on two floors. I Egg at the Wee Red Bar. llpm—4am. £2.50. 12 Mar only. Fortnightly. Free-ranging (ho-ho) club playing indie, 60s, new wave, soul, Motown, Stax and Acid Jazz. I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. Free. See Fridays. I Euphoria at The Calton. 10pm—3.30am. £6. DJs of the Rez and Fantazia ilk provide the banging rave sounds. I FBI at Moray House. 11pm—4am. £3. 19 Mar only. Premier quality indie and 60s dance club. Fortnightly with Shaft. I Funky Worm at Wilkie House. lOpm-late. £4. Planet funkety-funk satellited by the all-important chill-out room. I Frottage at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2 before 12.30am). 19 Mar only. 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 Jet at Ex-S. 10pm—3am. £5. Busy intelligent techno night. I Joy upstairs at The Calton. lOpm—late. £4 (£3 before midnight). Uplifting. packed out gay night with a far healthier female turnout than many. DJs Maggi: and Alan provide the arms-in-the-air house and disco for a seriously up-for-it crowd.
The List 11—24 March 1994 I