I Malnstreet at Ex-S. lOpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Upfront club sounds with Kevin Jones from Radio Forth.

I Marley’s Reggae Klub at The Cavendish. llpm—4am. £3 (£2.50). The city‘s longest-running night. with a playlist consisting of roots. ragga. lovers. heavywei ht dub and dancehall.

I Minus fine at The Carlton Highland

Hotel. lOpm—3am. £5 (free for members).

A relaxed, very plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life.

I Neighbourhood at Moray House. lOpm—4am. £4. 22 Apr. Fortnightly. Smokin’ hip-hop and funk club with smashing creative decor and lighting. Well worth checking.

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 Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House. 9pm—3am. £2.50 (£1 for Heriot Watt. Edinburgh College of Art. Moray House and Galashiels students; free entry for all until 10pm). 29 Apr only. Fortnightly. All drinks £l.40. Three hours of ceilidh. including live sounds from Bon Accord. and three hours ofclassic disco.

I Phat at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £4. 22 Apr only. Fresh ‘n‘ funky blend of jazz grooves from A-One. Joseph and George. James Lavelle guests on 22 Apr. See preview.

I Pure at The Venue. l().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. Disco evangelist David Holmes preaches to the converted with some holier than thou techno (sorry. l know it‘s cheesy). Still cuts it.

I Red Hot Pepper Club lOpm—3am. £4. Mainstream and chart sounds.

I Satlva at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). 29 Apr only. Fortnightly. Bonkers soundclash of underground electronics. dub and ambient. Featuring three sound systems. some wonderful an installations, live MCs and percussion. Skankin‘. spliffed-up and spaced out.

£5 (£3). 29 Apr only. Fortnightly. Multi- media aquatic theme club. Capacious music policy 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 Truth at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £5. 22 Apr. Weekly. Edinburgh‘s rawest and deepest underground house night returns with Gareth and Colin segueing an inspired soundtrack of wild house traxx and hard- styled garage. Note its relocation to The Rocking Horse.

I Wiggle at The Pelican. lOpm—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 Boom Bap at Legends. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 30 Apr only. Fortnightly. Steve C. and Gizz with an essential hip hop selection.

I Burger Queen at The Vaults. lOpm-3am. £5. 30 Apr 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. undress or f=k off‘. Who says club elitism is dead?

I Buster Browns 10.30pm—4am. £4 (£2.50 before 11.30pm). Club dance. upfront chart sounds. Note the 2am curfew.

I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £5 (£3 before midnight). See Fridays.

I City 2 Downstairs at The City Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. See Fridays.

I olsco Inferno at The Venue. 11.30pm—3am. £4. 23 Apr only. Fortnightly. With 70s revivalism now a permanent fixture on the club scene this has to be one of its more polished exponents. So busy it's now on two floors. I nogtastlc at La Belle Angele. lOpm—3am. £5. 30 Apr only. Fortnightly. Canine (and canin‘) style night from Andy Williams and Scott Ferguson. (I suppose one hound type pun is obligatory). Usual joyfully irreverent music policy mashing in 80s pop flotsam with the house thru techno soundclash. I Earth Inferno at the Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am (1.30am curfew). £3. Happy Hour until 12.30am. ‘The rave from the grave' featuring gothic and industrial sounds. I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—4am. £2.50. 23 Apr only. Fortnightly. ‘Get your rocks off to some solid-gold easy-action music‘ or so they tell me. I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. Free. See Fridays. I Euphoria upstairs at The Calton. 10pm—3.30am. £5. DJs of the Rez and Fantazia ilk provide the banging rave sounds. I FBI at Moray House. llpm—4am. £3. 23. Apr 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 I Frottage at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 before 12.30am). 30 Apr only. Fortnightly. Wild 'n‘ free jam of diverse musical styles. Thrash meets techno meets dub meets disco. A frenzied sound collision of a club. I Jet at Ex-S. lOpm—3am. £5. Busy, intelligent techno night. I Joy downstairs at The Calton. lOpm—late. £4 (£3 before midnight). Uplifting. packed out gay night with a far healthier female turnout than many. DJs Maggie and Alan provide the arms-in-the- air house and disco for a seriously up-for- it crowd.

I Ketch at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm-3am. £2.50 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 90s. in this busy weekly club.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. lOpm—4am. £3 (£2.50). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. zouk. soca. calypso downstairs. and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie dishing up the global grooves for the hot ‘n‘ sweaty assembled pleasure seekers.

I HIS at the Subway. l [pm-3am. £3. 30 April. Fortnightly. A sister club which alternates with the busy FBI. playing a similar mix of indie and rap.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—3am. £5 (free for members). See Fridays.

I Misery at The Cooler. 10pm-4am. £5 (£3). 30 Apr only. Fortnightly. Tack- seekers of the world, unite and take over. Not a Prozac taker in sight.

I 99 Club at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Continuing the serious party ethic of the similarly named Friday spot; drinks promos et al.

I Pasha at Legends. 1 lpm—3am. £4 (£3). 28 Apr only. Fortnightly. House and hype with Aibe Tonnance and Valentine.

I Red Hot Pepper Club lOpm—3am. £4. See Fridays.

I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Climactic weekly rock night. playing those live fast. die young kinda guitar sounds. Happy Hour

1 lpm—lam.

I Shaft at Moray House. 1lpm—4am. £4. 30 Apr only. Fortnightly with FBl. Perennially popular retro club of the platform—clomping, ilare-swishing variety. Usual sounds of the decade that taste forgot.

I Sold 0n Paradise at The Pelican. lOpm—3am. Free. Garage. soul. boogie and hip-hop.

I Treasure at The Shack. 8pm—2am. £2 (£1.50 before 10.30pm). Students and guests. DJs from top clubs: Love Boat. Disco Inferno. Funky Worm and The Citrus and apparently ‘cheap men. cheap women and cheap entry’.

I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 23 Apr only. Fortnightly. Delicious. tuneful highs and superlative mixing from Gareth and David. The raw groove and distilled pure spirit of ’86 house lives on. Check it out.


I The Blue Boom at The Cooler.

1 lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Deep and lovely ambience to embalm. soothe and stimulate on a Sunday night. Phew!

I Buster Browns 10.30pm—3am. £2 before 11.30pm (£3 after). Buster‘s Sunday soul night.

I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £3 (£1 with ticket). See Fridays.

I Club Couture at Ex-S. lOpm-3am. £3. Made to measure club for the fashion victims amongst you. sponsored by Versace (the label beloved of footballers’ wives and lvana Trump).

I Drifter at The Venue. llpm—3am. £3. Weekly. New esoterically-named night of hardcore techno.

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

I Jon Pleased Vitamin at The Citrus Club. llpm—4am. Price tbc. I May. La Pleased holds court in the Citrus.

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

I The Sunday Club at The Red Hot Pepper Club. 11.30pm—4am. £4 (£3). Free for students with matric card. Fierce gay night with occasional PAs. Busy. sassy and highly hedonistic; ifyou thought the weekend ended on a Sunday. you thought wrong.

I Thelonious at Carwash. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Eclectic, choice jazz cuts from the Thelonious team.

I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A very w—i-d—e playlist indeed: 608. 70s, 80s. 90s and onwards.


I The Monday Club at The Citrus Club. 10pm—3am. £2. Nineties new wave from DJs Dougie Death and the Sorcerer. Definitive excursions in rock; from Seattle to goth to industrial.

I Planeuulce at The Music Box. lOpm-3am. £2. 25 Apr only. Fortnightly. ‘A new intriguing trip for the more alternative being.‘


I Fillet of Soul at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £3. 26 Apr only. Fortnightly. Motown soul night with Dave Cooper from Jump Around.


I Delirium at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). A trawl through the realms of punk, reggae and dance. Redefining the word eclectic.

I Ether at Ex-S. lOpm—3am. £3 (£2). Live electronic sets and techno-orientated sounds.

I Horizontal at Century 2000. llpm—3am. £3 (£1 with matric card). Drinks promos every week: pints £1. spirits 50p.

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


I Apocalypse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2.50. Happy Hour llpm—3am. Excellent ‘altemative' club with a diverse playlist including industrial, techno. indie. grunge and thrash.

I Carnival at The Calton. lOpm-3am. £3 (half-price before midnight). Student night with drinks promos and free food. I Century 2” llpm—3am. £3 (£l with ticket). Dance and chart sounds.

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

I The Edge 4pm—2.30am. Free. See Fridays.

I Enterprise at The Shack. 8pm—2am. £2 (£1 before llpm). Students and guests. Dance music of all persuasions in the Napier Union.

I Ex-S 10pm~3am. Free. Weekly house and garage night.

I Hump at The Music Box. 10pm—3am. £2.50 (students free with ID before midnight). ‘An oasis in the desert of student nightlife. playing exceptional music to hump to!’ Prizes and give-aways every week.

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