I Moist at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3arn. t £1. A mish-mash of poppy and studenty- type sounds. plus drinks promos. I Shimmy Club at Bennet‘s. 10.30prn—3ain. £2. Legendary. drunken: ‘niixed‘. longest-running club night in town with Craig Davis. Mainstream dance and chart. £1.10 promo beers. More girls in the boys' toilets than boys for some reason I Sly at The Tunnel. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£2). Student-orientated club which seems to be taking some of the more fresh faced ones away from Bennet‘s. Fine mix of music ranging from chart hip hop to fairly respectable house. plus they've got one of those human gyroscope thingurmnies set tip in front of the lasers. I The Tardis ill The Attic (formerly the (‘aiiieo Suite). 10.30pm- iam. £l. ‘A ; journey through space and time that takes you from the 60s to the 90s and back via rock/pop and soul'. All drinks £1. I Trading Post at Cleopatra's. l0.30pm—2._’40am. £2 (£1 with ticket). Chart. mainstream and ()0s ‘for the pub/club staff crowd'.


I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £5 (half price with flyer). House and garage with DJ Gary Men/.ies. Smart dress only.

I Bennet’s 11pm~3am. £1. Gay. 70p vodka and gin! DJ Sara.

I Ceroc at The Venue. 7.30—10.3()prn. Modern jive from France. Includes 45- nunute beginners” class at 7.30pm followed by dance sounds from the 40s to lllL‘ ()(lS.

I Chopper at Club Xchange. 10.30pm-3.30am. £3.50 (£2). Garage. house. 90s disco and pop. A principally student crowd enjoying fresh clubland credible music and quality cheap drink. Double vodka £1.10.

I Fab at Reds. llpm-«3am. £3 (£2). The Fab Boys play a many and varied funky and bassy soundtrack tojump along to. Miller £1. vodka-mix £1.

I Go West at Cleopatra's. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1 with ticket). A mainly ‘student-orientated' bill of fare.

I Horizontal at The Volcano. 10.30pm—A3am. £3 (£2). Jazz and rare groove from the eminently funky Nick Peacock. Horizontal is now much more of an event with atmospherics. visuals and guests jamming away.

I Love Train at Cafe Cini. ()pm—‘rnidnight. Free. Selected beers for £1. Joe Deacon playing the best in classic soul. funk and piano house.

I On The Up at Bar Belgos. 9pm~midnight. Free. Funk and jazz grooves.

I Parallelogram at Bar Miro. Spin—midnight. Free. J'llkes and l-la't'ch of Knucklehead get all pre-clubby with some ‘mind tnusic'.

I Planet Earth at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £1. An 80s revival night for all you Wham and Duran Duran fans. Doing unbelievably well.

I Sticky Fingers at The Attic (formerly the Cameo Suite). lt).30pm--3arn. £2 (£1). Gerry with indie and retro sounds. Drinks promos.

I Wednesday Night Fever at Cotton Club. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 with matric card). Positively a towering inferno of rekindled kitsch. Busy'.’ You betcha. Drinks promos.

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Songs tor swingin' dancers: 01’ Blue Eyes and others return

wag. ‘As well as a full range or

Hey there you high tlyin’ guys and gals. Has your lite been traumatised by techno? Has jungle iunked up your yin and yang? Do you need some mellow sounds to smooth the wrinkles I out or your karma? Well it’s time to

say a big Herb Alpert ‘Hi!’ to Edinburgh’s tirst Easy Listening club, Going Places.

Just slip into those M & S slacks or that slinky c & A nylon number and slide along to hear some classic K-Tel tracks too long consigned to the

t Woolworth’s bargain bin. Ladies and

I McKean, Guy Griffiths and Fred [ Deacon. So Mr Cheesy - sorry Murray 1


5 friends at the same time.’ and tie, party tracks and cocktail

the ladies, gentlemen will be expected to bring along their own pipes and slippers.’

: disco with grown up music.’ Forget

on Cowgatetrom11pm—4am. £5. Sat : 21 Jan and monthly.


gentlemen, the Alan Wicker cream safari-suit is back with a vengeance and is to be seen schmoozing and grooving in downtown Edinburgh.

The guilty parties responsible for this onslaught of man-made tibres not to mention resurgence in Gentleman Jim Reeves, Neil Diamond, The Carpenters

and twelve-piece orchestral theme j .. . . . . downstairs oltertug a tunked-up jani ot ragga. hip hop. soul and Motown.

tunes are those Misery boys Murray

what can the youngsters expect

when they enter the land or the Hammond organ and schmaltzy I ' ; crooner? ‘Well, it’s really harking back 1 3 to the Mecca ballroom era,‘ says our

cravatted DJ, ‘the accent is heavily on socialising, not just the music. It’s the perfect evening really you go out yet it’s like staying in and chatting to

As with most Easy Listening clubs there’s an attempt to keep up appearances. ‘lt’s very much a shirt

dress occasion,’ says our resident

cocktails, champagne and cigars tor

Obviously this is a club with a certain ie ne sais quois n’est-ce pas? ‘Dh yes,’ agrees Murray. ‘lt’s almost a singles club actually it’s a primary school

kitsch, forget camp, let’s get cheesy! (Ann Donald) Going Places is above the 369 Gallery


I 1999 at Cotton Club. llpm 3am. £3 (£2). liighties hits and a mixed bag of

; funky tunes.

| I Banus l().30pm--3am. £5 (halt price with tlyer). House and garage with DI

Q Gary Menzies.

' I Bloomers at Cleopatra's. l0.30pm—2.30am. £3 (£2 with ticket). Mainstream pop and dance.

I Club Xchange llpin- 3am. £2.50 (£2). Gay. DJ Stella and Happy Hour all night. I Dee Jays in Disguise at The Variety. 8pm~close Free. J’ilkes and lla‘t'ch with

a dubby mix of new dance and techno. I D.I.S.C.D.1nterno at Reds. llpm— 3am. £2. Seventies disco, pop and glam plus

I Bud and vodka for' £1 all night. A night of .

classic disco peppered v'ith the best of

contemporary house and garage.

I Donkey at The Cathouse.

I 10.30pm-3am. £2 (£1). Studenty mix of

i grunge rock. indie dance and pop.

I loreshack at Fury Murry is.

10.30pm—3am. £2. ‘Jim and Sean playing

a mix of student classics. disco, dance and


I October Cate 7pm~midnight. Free. A

l busy. booinin' and bumpin‘ ()ctober Cafe

is aurally contented by Dls Steve and

Derek offering up a cool and current

selection of dance tunes. l’erfcct as a pre- Tunnel warm-up and with mor'e promos

than you cart shake a short review at.

L I Rage at Strathclyde University Student Union. ‘)pm--2am. Free. The level S barn once more fills up with the bright young things letting their cardigans slip off their

shoulders as they gaze at the floor.

‘I I Rumble at The Garage. 1(1,_‘~()pm-~3am.

The legendary Rumble night that used to

be at the now defunct Joe l’aps returns

i I Shatt at The Cathouse. 10pm—2am. £2. A shameless 70s disco funfest. with the ~ added attraction of regular drinks promos.

1 time in Glasgow, jungle. Booyaka. baby. : 2o Jan. Shabeen play host to Misty and

Roots playing live. Red Stripe £1.

1 I Spangles at Strathclyde University

I Sugar Hill at The Volcano. 2 l0.30pm--late. £3 (£2). l’aul N'Jie with a

night quite as big as this one. 9am lecture'.’ ; What 9am lecture‘.’ Mainstream dance and club classics.

I UK Gold at Sub Club. 1 1pm —3am. £3

(£2). Marc Ryall and Martin (‘ollins

j l‘llSy. Sils’st’tl-ltt‘ ctms tl

with DJs (‘ardow and Ross. C‘harty dance faves for the student masses.


I Shabeen at The Voodoo Room. l0.30pm--3am. £4 (£3). 1)] Tchico with ragga. reggae. hip hop and. for the first

Student Union. ()pm-—2am. Free. Gordon Tennant of llelter Skelter with soul. dance and pop.

I Soundclash Republic at (ilasgow School of Art. ‘)pm— late. Free.

mainstream mix of house. hip hop and funk. Rolling Rock £1.20.

I The Tunnel l()pm~3am. £4 (£2 with matric card). Ain't never been a student

taking the \ ibe from garage to house fora


I Beat Bop at Negociants. llpm—3am. Free. The dopiest mash of hip hop. funk. jazz. old-school and dancehall courtesy of premier Technics b-boy A-One. and Frosty J.

I Beatbox at chiot Row Student Union. 9pm—2am. Students free. guests £1. Happy Hour ‘)—l()pm and midnight—lam. selected shorts ()‘)p. Mainstream chart disco and drinks promos with Juice

Guaranteed busy student night out. I Beta at Moray House. 10pm—4am. £3

. (£1 for Moray llouse students and staff.

free before 1 lptn). 3 Feb. Fortnightly. ()ne

hour of disco. one hour of live music. then

four hours of disco.

; I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. ' 11pm--3atn. £6 (£5). 27 Jan. Monthly

excursion into territoriesjazzual with Mark. Simon and Angus spinning the syncopated cttts. Laid-back crowd and innovative visuals from Napier film students.

I Boogie Wonderland at The Citrus. llpm~4anr £4 (£3). 2am curfew. New weekly ‘frothin'. funkin' jam of disco. Motown and soul.

I Buster Browns l().3()pm»-3.30am. 2am curfew. £3 (girls free before midnight. £2 after". guys £2 before midnight). Mainstream. chart and oldies. Available Mon~'l‘hurs for private parties.

I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with tlyer). Price includes entry to Katch. Crowded night running the gamut of rock. from heavy metal through grunge to thrash.

I Century 2000 11pm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans or steel toe-caps.

I Evol at The Music Box. 10.30pm-3am.

i £3. Happy Hour from 10.30pm. All new

visuals and shiny. happy. indie sounds

w ith a bit of a r'aw. grungy edge. Resident DJ Kieren jamming together those livol favourites old and new. Note that livol has returned to its original venue.

I Extraordinary Sensations at The Calton. ‘)pm-3ain. £3. 3 Feb. Fortnightly. Mod sounds from Booker T. to Blur to Tamla Motown. (iet those tishtail parkas on now!

I Fetish at In Belle Angele. llpm--3am. £5 (£4). 3 Feb. Fortnightly. Fruity. fecund and flirtatious fusion of house, hip hop and dub from Colin Cook (23rd Precinct) and Nicci.

I Fever at The Wide Awake Club. llpm--3am. £4 (£3 with matric card. £2 before midnight). Happy Hour

llpm- midnight. lledonistic disco. soul. funk and Motown.

I Junction 59 at Riccarton Student lfnion. 10pm—3am. £1. Students and

guests only. 27 Jan. Fortnightly. Drinks l promos. All vodka o9p. Classic disco

; tunes from the 70s and 80s plus current Q chart stormers.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with llyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse. Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of S0s and 90s indie dance.

I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Cavendish. l0pm-—4am. £3. The city's longest-running reggae night. with a playlist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight dtib and dancehall.

I Minus One at The Carlton Highland llotel. 10pm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life. I Hitrozone at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3.30ani. £4 (£3). The recently refurbished top level of The Rocking Horse plays host to a new noise club (their words not mine). lixpect industrial techno and sleazy. grungy guitar sounds.

I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House.

I 10pm 3am. £2 (£1 for lleiiot Watt.