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.


I Big Beat at La Belle Angele.

I lpm—«lam. £5 (£4). l Sept only. Please note that this is the last Big Beat until l3 ()ct. The cream in blunted. abstract grooves. dancefloorjazz 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 l lpm—3am. £5. Commercial dance music under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans or steel toe-caps.

I Club Americana at Fat Sams.

l lpm—3am. £5 (£3). Every night until 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. ivlidnight—3.30am. 25 Aug: £9 (£7). 1 Sept: £6 (£4.50). 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! 25 Aug: twelve piece Latin outfit Merengue Mania play live. 1 Sept: Brazilian samba-reggae fusionists lnner Sense are the special guests.

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 name guests. Free glass of wine for those arriving before l()ptn.

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

Every night except Monday until 2 Sept. See the show. then visit the club as an added enticement they‘ve roped in loads of Edinburgh's top 01s to play too! Check flyers for details. I Evol at The Music Box. ll.3()pm~4am. £3 (£2 before midnight). Happy Hour l().3()—l 1.30pm. All new visuals and shiny. happy. indie sounds with a bit of a raw, grungy edge. Resident DJ Kieren jamming 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 [pm—3am. £5 (£4): (£3 members before midnight). 25 Aug. Fortnightly. Cybertonics smart drinks stall. Practically the only place to dance to house and garage of a Friday night these days. DJs are George (Tribal Funktion). Nicci (Havoc Hussies) and George Mac (Squid). Well worth checking. I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 1 [pm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse. 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. l0pm—4am. £5 (£4). Two floors with African. Latin. salsa. reggae, soca. zouk and calypso downstairs and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie is now spinning his hip grinding selection of global grooves each and every night of the Festival until 2 Sept. An excellent bet for a 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 tnore mature seekers of night life. I Planet Earth at The Citrus. 1 lpm—«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 t£5). Twitch and Brainstorm orchestrate a gorgeous sweep through Detroit and Chicago at this. one of Scotland's top techno institutions. lixcellent 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. 25 Aug: Sabresonic tnatt and Pure fayoarite Andy \N'eatherall is the special guest Watch out for Chicago innovator Derrick Carter on the 9 Sept.

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

I Red Hot Pepper Club lupin-3am. £4 (£3). Mainstream arid chart sounds. Students free with matric card.

I Shaft at Adam House. 11.30pm ~lam. £5. Sparkling poptasttc mght of retro showcasing disco stunners from the 70s. 80s and 90s. Still packed out with wild and shameless boogie fanatics, An absolutely essential bet to round off [linsc‘ heady Festival nights - every l-riday and Saturday until 2 Sept. Sexy musicl

I Sole Fusion at The Vaults. l lpm 3am. £5 (£4). 25 Aug. Fortnightly. Deep L'S house and garage with Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton. 70s and 80s soul. electro and salsoul spun by Sugar Ray and Stylcr in the back room (aka The Cricket Club). I Sublime at The Vaults. l()pm-latc. £7 (£6). 1 Sept. Fortnightly. House and garage frotn residents Phil and Roger and occasional celeb guests.


I The Cavendish ()pm—Jam. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. I Century 2000 llpm ~3am. £5. See Fridays.

I Club Americana :tt tat Sanzs llpm—3am. £5 (£3) See Fridays

I Club latino at The Assembly Rooms Midnight»3.30am. 2o Aug: £9 I L“: 2 Sept: £5 (£4). 26 Aug. Merengue Mania. 2 Sept: it's the Latino Grand Finale. Sec Fridays.

I Colours at The Vaults. l()pm-3am. Tickets £12 from Xile and The (‘ity (the. 26 Aug. Fortnightly. This weeks guests at Streetrave's celeb-central club night are top underground garage spinner l’aul ‘Trouble’ Anderson (whose Wednesday night Loft club is currently the toast of London) and the rather wonderful Barbara

fucker (of Beautiful People and l Get Lifted fame). (iel down there!

I Damage at MS. .‘ylidnight—slam. £3 (£2). livery night except Monday until 2 Sept. See Fridays.

I oisco Inferno at The Venue, l().3()pm~3am. £5. 26 Aug. Fortnightly. With disco cut-ups all the rage in house and techno right now, why not check out the real thing - two floors of it in fact. Glammy. glossy anti downring gorgeous. I Earth Inferno at The Rocking Horse. l().3()pm 3am. £3. Happy Hour tmtil l2.3()am. No rave. just out of the grave gothic and industrial sounds.

I The Egg a: The Wee Red Bar.

1 1pm 4am. £3. Drinks promos. Solid gold easy-action sounds; more specifically indie. (ilis. 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. l(),3()pm 4am. £5. 2am curfew. .‘\l.unstream chart and progressive dance. I Going Places at The MGM Cinema. l.othtan Rd. “)pnr-2ain. £5. 2 Sept. Stereophonic subtlety and Bontempi bliss the name of the game here as Edinburgh's premier easy listening night takes up the slack tot” should that be slacks?) after lndigo's departure.

I Horny Monkey at The Vaults.

l()pm- 3.30am. £l() (£8). 2 Sept. Fortnightly. Arms in the air handbag anthenw. garage and house skillfully sequenced by Stuart Duncan. Stevie

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