I Teasage at The Citrus. l lpm—3am. £2.50. Beers and spirits all ‘)()p. Very busy midweek club. playing indie- orientated dance sounds alongside punk. disco. 80s and futtk.


I Baby Boom at La Belle Angele. Taking a break over the Festival period. Returning on 14 Sept.

I Bluefest at The New Calton. Midnight—late. Price tbc. 17 Aug only. Boy George in the house for one night only at this gay cabaret and theatre venue attd believe it. he really is one of the country‘s best house DJs. Expect a night of complete disco deviancy.

I Bop Til You Drop at The Attic. llpm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50 with matric card or flyer). 2am curfew. Weekly. House. nu disco and euro energy fused together by resident Da Houseman.

! I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £3. See Fridays.

I Club Latino at The Assembly Rooms. lvlidnight—3.30am. £5 (£4). See Fridays. I Colours at The Vaults. l()pm—3am. £8 (£7). 17 Aug. Streetrave present the first of two extra Colours dates this one has that gorgeous. glatntny diva of the Technics Jon Pleased Wimmin at the helm. the next (on 3l Aug) Graeme Park. [)0 not tniss!

I El Bincon Latino at Minus One. ‘)ptn—3am. £5 (£4). See Sundays.

I Genetic at The Rocking Horse.

l lpm—3am. £2.50. Hardcore industrial club charting the points where grungey rock meets sleazy metal and grinding techno.

I Litt at The Attic. 10.30pm-3am. £3. 17 Aug. Premium quality techno and acid from resident McKenzie.

I Madchester at The Rocking Horse.

1 lpm—3am. £3. Oh yes. it's the dreaded return of baggy Stone Roses. Black Grape. The Charlatans. Happy Mondays and The lttspirals all feature on the playlist of this new club. Dig out those flares. adopt a Salford accent and start gurning now!

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. lOpm—4am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.

I Naked at The Venue. l0pm—4am. £4 (£3 with flyer). 17 Aug. Monthly. Young. trendy and well up-for-it new night of house (with lots of snogging apparently!) Dls are Darren Smith and Peter Lornax. Chill out room downstairs.

I Pants at Stones. 8pm—lam. Free. Underwear-orientated club. but don‘t worry. the ones on the flyers are only obligatory for staff. Indie music.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llpm—3am.

£3 (free before midnight). From new wave ; -. gentle start to your weekend. " I Squid at La Belle Angele. 1 lpm—4am.

and synth pop to acid house and Madchester: the soundtrack of the 80s



Jon Pleased Wlmmln

Confused after that last absurdist puppet theatre interpretation of vintage Crossroads? Fed up with mime artists enacting War And Peace - the fifteen minute version on the corner of every street? Need respite from the stampeding crowds of luvvies? Or simply need to lose it? Well it should come as no surprise that the best way to do it comes after 11pm and doesn’t involve sitting in a musty community

centre for three hours.

As the Fringe heads into overdrive, the best bet is to head to Edinburgh’s finest nightspots and over the next three weeks you’ll find some of the best jocks in the world arriving at the same conclusion.

House highlights first: On a hardbag tip, Boy George returns to Edinburgh

3 on Thurs 17 Aug to play Bluefest at

The Calton. Also on 17 Aug, Jon Pleased Wimmin sashays into town to

glam it up at Colours, The Vaults.

Garage purists should head for Colours (the Vaults) on 26 Aug when Barbara Tucker sings live and London legend Paul ’Trouble’ Anderson works the technics. Hacienda man Graeme Park plays Colours on 31 Aug.

Techno wise, there’s plenty to get excited about too: Pure’s fifth birthday on 11 Aug (at The Venue) and their Glasgow Barrowland bash on 19 Aug with Derrick May, Armando, Speedy J and Jake Slazenger (tickets from TDCTA; buses going from Edinburgh). Andy Weatherall plays Pure on 25 Aug and Chicago man of the moment Derrick Carter on 8 Sept. On a more ambient/avant-garde note, watch out for a twelve-hour festival of electronic music on 3 Sept at Edinburgh College Of Art featuring the likes of ‘Biiirk legal-wrangle’ phone terrorist Scanner, Muslimgauze and Cristian Vogel, and ex Black Dog duo Plaid lay it down live at The Venue on 23 Aug.

Trip hop types have plenty to look forward to as well, this festival. Expect a formidable dub-reverb/ electro/breakbeat style soundclash when .l Saul Kane (of Depth Charge) hits Squid at La Belle Angele on 17 Aug, they also have Andy Smith, DJ with Portishead on 24 Aug. Last but not least, drum and bass fans should get down to Street Knowledge, The Venue on 31 Aug, where Coventry hardcore maestro hits the deck along with Scottish jungle dons KMC and Kid.

And that’s not to mention Easy Listening shindig Indigo and the ever popular Club Latino at The Assembly Rooms. Make it round this lot and you’ll soon forget the Festival ever existed. (Bethan Cole)

lives again. Also incorporating ‘Chopper‘ (no relation to the Glasgow one) sounds of the 70s.

j I Sleepless Nights at St James Oyster Bar. 8ptn—1am. Free. Easy listening

sounds from Grain Parsons and The

Beach Boys to Portishead and Uncle Tupelo. Based loosely on the Teardrops

nights in Glasgow. this club promises a

£6 (£5). 17 Aug. The 'culture bending club experience' that is Squid makes a comeback for the festival period. Fresh’n’funky grooves ably segued by George Mac and A One the perfect place to escape luvvie overkill drink. dance and chill out. 17 Aug. 1 Saul Kane (Depth Charge) guests. Very highly recommended.

I Thelonlous at The Basement. 9pm-lam. Free. The Thelonious posse



now available.

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Jam ttjazz-funk style in the Brottghton Street bar.

I The Unspoken Thing at Negotiants. 10pm—3am. Free. The Merry Pranksters host this weekly ambient shindig. Soundtrack is varied: frotn Mo Wax lo Mu-Xiq. Prodigy to Portishead.


Place. 229 4041.

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

I Assembly Rooms 54 George St. 226 2428.

I The Attic Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382.

I The Basement Bar Broughton St.

I La Belle Angele t l Hasties Close. 225 2774.

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

I Cavendish West Tollcross. 228 3252. I Century 2000 3l l.othian Road. 22‘) 7670.

I The Citrus Grindlay Street. 22‘) 6697. I The City Cafe 32 Blair Street. 220 0125.

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

I The Lane 7 Oueensferry Street Lane. 226 6828.

I Legends 7] Cowgate. 225 8382.

I M8 12 Shandwick Place. 226 2266.

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

I Moray House Holyrood Road. 556 5184.

I The Music Box ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2564.

I Negotiants Lothian Street. 225 63 l3. I The New Calton Calton Road. 558 3758.

I Dddfellows Bar Forrest Road. 225 8027.

I Potterrow Student Union Bristo Square. 650 8090.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 3 Setnple Street. Tollcross. 22‘) 7733.

I The Rocking Horse Cowgate. 225 3326. I St James Oyster Bar 2 Calton Road. I Stones 24—26 Frederick Street. 220 I226.

I The Subway Cowgate. 225 6766.

I The Tap 0t Lauriston 80 Lauriston

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

I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.

I The Wee Bed Bar at Edinburgh College OfArt. Lauriston Place. 229 1442.

I The Wide Awake Club Cowgate. 226 2151.

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