Edinburgh clubs are listed by day, then alphabetically by title. Club listings compiled by Bethan Cole.

(min—«lain. £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 Damage at M8. Midnight—4am. £3 (£2).

For details of Glasgow Clubs, see pages 101 and 102.


I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. llpm—4am. £5 (£4). l8 Aug. The cream in blunted. abstract grooves. dancefloor jazz and drum'n'bass segued with panache by the Thelonious DJs. Mellow bohemian crowd who shuffle stylishly in their shell toes. Highly recommended.

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.

l 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 llpm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans or steel toe-caps.

I Club Americana at Fat Sam‘s.

l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Every night from 17 Aug to 2 Sept except Mondays and Tuesdays. Cajun and rhythm and blues club with DJs Rick. Paul. Andy (Soul Scene) and special guests from Al Rockin' Club. Limbo Lounge. The Chicken Shack. Gator Club and TOJO's Hemsby Hop.

I Club Latino at The Assembly Rooms. Midnight—3.30am. £8 (£6). 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 those Stella Dry promos! l8 Aug. Columbian Latin outfit Toto La Momposina return.

I Club Sappho at Buster Browns.

livery night except Mondays until 2 Sept. See the show. then visit the club ~ as an added enticement they've roped in loads of Edinburgh‘s top Dis to play too! Check llyers for details.

I Evol at The Music Box. I l.3()pm—4am. £3 (£2 before midnight). Happy Hour 1030—] 1.30pm. All new visuals and shiny. happy. indie sounds with a bit of a raw. grungey edge. Resident DJ Kieren iamming together those l-Ivol favourites old and new. Look out for occasional live

guests creamed from the cutting edge of the indie scene.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 1 lpm—-3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price

‘= includes entry to (‘athouse Lively club

with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.

I Loungin' at Negociants. 9pm—3am.

Free. Weekly. Firstrate and Finbar with all

the latest licks in jungle. swingbeat.

reggae and hip hop.

? I Mambo Club at Cavendish. l()pm—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 ofglobal 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. l()pm~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. 1 lpni—«lam. £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.

I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2 (free for students with matric card). Weekly mix of chart. dance and classic disco.

I Red Hot Pepper Club lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). Mainstream and chart sounds. Students free with matric card.

I Shait at Adam House. I 1.30pm—4am. £5. Sparkling poptastic night of retro showcasing disco stunners from the 70s.

i 80s and 90“. Still packed out with wild

and shameless boogie fanatics. An absolutely essential bet to round off those heady Festival nights every Friday and Saturday until 2 Sept. Sexy music!

I Sublime at The Vaults. l()pm—late. £7

(£6). 18 Aug. Fortnightly. House and garage from residents Phil and Roger and occasional celeb guests.


I The Cavendish 9pm—4am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. See Fridays.

I Club Americana at Fat Sam's.

llpm—3am. £5 (£3). See Fridays.

I Club Latino at The Assembly Rooms. Midnight —3.30am. £8 (£6). 19 Aug.

C olumbian Latin aficionados play live. See Fn'days.

I Damage at M8. Midnight—4am. £3 (£2).

Every night except Monday until 2 Sept. See Fridays.

I Earth lntemo at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour until I2.3()am. No rave. just out of the grave gothic and industrial sounds.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.

1 lpm—4am. £3. Drinks pronios. 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. 10.30pm—4am. £5. 2am curfew. Mainstream chart and progressive dance. I Horny Monkey at The Vaults. lOpm—3.3()am. £10 (£8). l9 Aug. Fortnightly. Arms in the air handbag anthems. garage and house skillfully sequenced by Stuart Duncan. Stevie Livingston. Colin Cook and Alan Dundas.


Mash it up in style: Bethan Cole selects those nights you can’t afford to miss. See Venues on next page for addresses and phone numbers.

I Club latino The Assembly Rooms. Fri I 8 Aug and Sat l 9 Aug. midnight—3am. £8 ( £6)

I Shaft Those festival boogie nights are here again prime exponents have to he the Shaft posse working those disco scorchers and pop anthems to the max. Adam House. Fri and Sat. [1.30/nn—4um. £5

I Joy The East Coast‘s fiercest queerfest gears up for another Festival of full-on. nutter central. leather'n‘satin clad dancefloor chaos. London diva Queen Maxine rocks the house this Saturday! The New Cll/lUIl. Sul 19 Aug. midnight—lure. £7 (£5)

I Stripped The anthems‘r'us of Edinburgh clubbing: Zammo and Kris Keegan drop those house. garage and cheesy stormers in the BT/Stress big tune vein. Arms in the air obligatory [xi Belle Angele. So! I 9 Aug. 10.30pm—4am. £6 (£5)

I Indigo Stereophonic subtlety and Bontempi bliss is the name of the game here as Count Indigo brings the smoothest club in Britain north ofthe border. The Assembly Rooms. Sun 20 to Thurs 23 Aug, midnight—3am. £7 (£6) I Madchester Baggy is back and as if you needed proof check this new weekly shrine to The Stone Roses. Black Grape et al. The Rocking Horse. Thurs, l [pm—3am. £3

I Squid Portishead DJ (Andy Smith) joins residents George Mac and A One to cut up and scratch those distinctive melancholic hallmarks onto the 90s hip hop oeuvre. La Belle Ange/e. Thurs 24 Aug. llpm—4am. £6 (£5)

I Mambo Club Heatwave-inducing global grooves skilfully selected by Sir Ossie each and every night of the Festival. The Cavendish. every night. lOpm—4um, £5. (£4)

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