Edinburgh clubs are listed by day, then alphabetically by title. Club Listings compiled by Bethan Cole.
For details of Glasgow Clubs, see pages 97 and 98.
Fridays I The Cavendish 9pm—4am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. 60s and 70s music. Ground floor only. I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. 1 lpm—3am. £3 (£2.50 with flyer). Price includes entry to Katch. Crowded night running the gamut of rock. from heavy metal through grunge to thrash. I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans or steel toe-caps. I Club Latino at The Assembly Rooms. Midnight—3.30am. £5 (£4). ll Aug and every Thursday. Friday and Saturday until 2 Sept. The Latino posse take up another frenetic residency at The Assembly Rooms over the festival. Classic salsas. the latest merengues. rumbas. cumbias and every South American dance style imaginable shape the soundtrack at this feverish night of hip grinding action. Watch out for Toto La Momposina and Merengue Mania live over the next three weekends. Look out for those Stella Dry promos! I Club Sappho at Buster Browns. 9pm—4am. £3. Women only. Resident DJ Christine spins disco. chart. oldies and progressive dance with the occasional assistance of top guest names. Free glass of wine for those arriving before 10pm. I Evol at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour from l0.30—l 1.30pm. All new visuals and shiny. happy. indie sounds with a bit of a raw. grungey edge. Resident DJ Kierenjamming together those Evol favourites old and new. Look out for occasional live guests creamed from the cutting edge of the indie scene. I Fetish at La Belle Angele. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4); £3 members before midnight. l 1 Aug. Fortnightly. Cybertonics dishing up the smart drinks. Fruity. fecund and flirtatious fusion of house. hip hop and dub from Nicci (Havoc Hussies). George (Tribal Funktion) and George (Squid).
I Katch at The Rocking Horse.
l lpm—3am. £3 (£2 with liyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse. Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.
I Loungin’ at Negotiants. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Firstrate and Finbar with all the latest licks in jungle. swingbeat. reggae and hip hop.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l0pm-4am. £5 (£4). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae. soca. zouk and calypso downstairs and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir ()ssie is now spinning his hip grinding selection of global grooves each and every night of the Festival until 2 Sept. An excellent bet fora hot. sweaty and wild summer night out.
I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Cavendish. Taking a break over the Festival period. Back on 8 Sept.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. lOpm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life. I Planet Earth at The Citrus. l lpm—4am. £3. Curfew 2am. The 80s retro club: playing everything from new wave to synth pop to acid house and Madchester. Watch out for drinks promos.
I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm—4am. £5 (£3 members). Guest nights £7 (£5). Twitch and Brainstorm orchestrate a gorgeous sweep through Detroit and Chicago at this. one of Scotland's top techno institutions. Excellent guests (now not being announced until the posters go up) from the electronic cutting edge. gifted residents and a sweaty. devoted crowd keep this club kicking. ll Aug. Pure celebrate five years at the top of the Scottish techno league. Happy Birthday! Andy Weatherall and Derrick Carter visit in the near future.
I Reaction at The Subway. l [pm—3am. £2 (free for students with matric card). Weekly mix of chart. dance and classic disco.
I lied Hot Pepper Club lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). Mainstream and chart sounds. Students free with matric card.
I Shaft at Adam House. 1 1.30pm—4am. £5. Sparkling poptastic night of retro showcasing disco stunners from the 70s. 80s and 90s. Still packed out with wild and shameless boogie fanatics. Absolutely essential to round off those heady Festival
nights — every Friday and Saturday until 2 Sept. Sexy music!
I Sole Fusion at The Vaults. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). ll Aug. Fortnightly. Deep US house and garage with DJs Craig Smith (Colours) and Mikey Stirton (City 2). 70s and 80s soul. electro. salsoul. jazz. old- school hip hop and funk in the back room with Dis Sugar Ray and Styler.
I The Cavendish 9pm—4am. £5. ()ver 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. See Fridays.
I Club latino at The Assembly Rooms. Midnight—3.30am. £0 (£4.50). 12 Aug. ‘Salsa Celtica' night. See Fridays.
I Colours at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. Tickets £12 from Xile and The City Cafe. Membership available on the night. 12 Aug. Fortnightly. Streetrave's star-studded extravaganza (featuring the top names in garage and house) may now be fortnightly but those celebrity guestsjust keep rolling on in. 12 Aug sees Carolyn Harding. the veteran house chanteuse responsible for underground garage hit ‘Sing A Song'. perform alive PA. Ministry ()f Sound man Justin Berkman spins the tunes. Colours also have an extra festival date on 17 Aug featuring the undisputed talents of Jon Pleased Wimmen. See Thursdays.
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. l|.30pm—3am. £5. 12 Aug. Fortnightly. Polished exponent of 70s revivalism. Two floors of bump ‘n‘ hustle disco gloss. Extremely busy.
I Earth lnterno at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour until 12.30am. No rave. just out of the grave gothic and industrial sounds.
I The £99 at The Wee Red Bar.
1 lpm—4am. £3. Drinks promos. Solid gold easy-action sounds; more specifically indie. 60s. new wave and soul.
I FBI is taking a temporary break this summer and will return on 9 Sept. In the meantime why not check sister club Mi5‘? See below.
I Fun Factory at Buster Browns. l0.30pm—4am. £5. 2am curfew. Mainstream chart and progressive dance. I Joy at The New Calton. lOpm—late. £7 (£6 members. £5 and £4 before midnight). Members and guests only. Proving itself to be the East Coast's wildest. coolest and
sweatiest gay night by far. Maggie and Alan meld a seriously uplifting mix of tribal house. trance and top handbag tunes. while the crowd prove effortlessly that no one (not New York. not San Francisco) can party as hard as the Scots. Unsurpassable! Queen Maxine returns next week. See preview.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. l().30pm—3am. £3 (£2). A veritable cornucopia of indie music from the 80s and 90s. in this busy weekly club.
I Mambo Club at Cavendish. lOpm—4am. £5 (£4). See Fridays. Now running every night until 2 Sept.
I Mi5 at The Attic. lOpm—4am. £4 (£3 before midnight). Weekly. Sister club to FBI playing a similar soaraway mix of Britpop and indie and now weekly for the Festival period. Get there early to take in some marvellous dn'nks promos (lOpm—midnight). Playlist as ever includes the very best of contemporary indie: Supergrass. Elastica. Oasis. Black Grape. Recommended.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). See Fridays.
I 0 at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). ‘Fdinburgh's coolest subterranean pleasure zone‘ according to the promoters. Music policy moves from smooth grooves through to more phat and funky sounds. ‘Arrive early.‘ they urge.
I (lunch at Negotiants. 10pm-3am. Free. Neil from Dig and guests playing uplifting house.
I lied Hot Pepper Club lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.
I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. l0.30pm-—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I Shaft at Adam House. I 1.30pm—4am. £5. See Fridays.
I Teasage at The Citrus. 1 lpm—4am. £3. 2am curfew. Happy Hour: all drinks £l. Popular indie dance night. DJs Sarah and Niall jam a superb selection of punk. disco. 80s and funk for a friendly. student- dominated crowd.
I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele.
l lpm—3am. £6. 12 Aug. Fortnightly. Spiritually-uplifting house. depth- plumbing garage: you really have to visit this club to realise why it's still one of the best nights in the whole of Scotland. Divas. pianos. delicious. tuneful highs.
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