I Soul Kitchen at Maxaluna. 8pm—close. ' Free. A soulful vibe provided by DJ Kevin : McPharland plus real soul food from the Maxaluna kitchens.
I Sub City Radio at The Voodoo Room. £2 (£l.50). l2 Oct. and every Thursday through October. The station gets released into the community with a night from Alex and Lee from Phar Out.
I Swoon at The Arena. l0.30pm-3am. £3 (£2 with tnatric card). Those era/.y Swoon guys come back with more nights of bizarre shenanigans involving cross- dressing and fruit. Music from Mr Peaches and J.A.K. will be ‘whatever gets you hornv’.
I The Tunnel l0pm-3am. £4 (£2 with matric card). If you‘ve ever been to this student night in the last live years. then 1 it‘s still exactly the same as you remember it. Cheesy tnusic. tnobbed dancelloor and regrets in the morning.
I UK Gold at Sub Club. l lpm~3am. £3 (£2). Martin and Mark's underground club night with a strong following amongst the Sub Club regulars. 5 ()ct. Dave Angel
from Rotation records guesting. £5.
I Wax at Strathclyde University Student Union (Reds Bar). 9pm—2am. Free. Dance and indie pop.
extremely varied selection of the latest chart sounds. I Marley’s Reggae Klub at Cavendish.
lOpm—3am. £4. The city's longest-running . I The cavendlSh 9Pm—3am- 55- OVCF 35$
reggae night (situated on the middle floor
of Cavendish) with a play!ist ranging through roots. ragga. lovers. heavyweight ' dub and dancehall.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland
Hotel. l0pm-3am. £2.50 (free for
members). A relaxed. very plush venue for the more mature seekers of night life. I Partyceilidhdisco at Moray House. l0pm—3am. £l before I lpm. £2 thereafter. Fortnightly. 6 ()ct. As the name suggests. total dancelloor madness with a furious fusion of bonkers music. All
drinks £l. Wild!
I Planet Earth at The Citrus. l lpm—4am. £3. A celebration of 80s and 70s retro: playing everything from glam disco. to punk. to new romantic and hi-energy. Watch out for drinks promos.
I Pop Corny at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—4am. £2.50 before midnight. £3.50 thereafter. Weekly. New night throwing up an original blend of hip hop. funk. soul and themes. songs and tunes frotn film. television and the stage.
I Pure at The Venue. l0.30pm—3am. £5
5 (£3 members). Guest nights £7 (£5).
I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. llptn—3am. £5 (£4). l3 Oct. Monthly. 13 Oct sees Coco and the Bean and the Sarah Winton Band play live. You can also groove that goatee to laid-back blunted vibes from the highly recommended Thelonius crew. I Cavendish 9pm—3am. £5. ()ver 25s only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. 60s and 70s music. Ground floor only. I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llptn—3am. £3 (£2.50 with llyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile 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. steel toe-caps or trainers. Over 18s. I Club Sappho at Buster Browns. 9pm—3am. £3. Women only. Resident DJ Christine spins disco. chart. oldies and progressive dance with the occasional assistance of top guest names.
I Evol at The Music Box. I l.30pm-3am. £3 (£2 before midnight). Happy Hour l0.30—l l.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. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). (£3 members before midnight). 6 Oct. 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 Ruggy at The Attic. 1 lpm~3am. £4. 6 Oct. Fortnightly. The popular Sunday jazz. funk. Latin and soul shindig relocates to a Friday slot. featuring some exceptionally good drinks promos
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. Lively club with a playlist consisting mainly of 80s and 90s indie dance.
I Loungin’ at Negociants. lOpm-3am. Free. Firstrate and Finbar with all the latest licks in jungle. swingbeat. reggae and hip hop.
I Marmalade at Riccarton Student Union. lOpm—3am. £3. 6 Oct. Students and guests only. Loads of cheap drink offers
starting at an enticing 70p and an
Twitch and Brainstorm orchestrate a gorgeous sweep through Detroit and Chicago at this. one of Scotland's top techno institutions. Fxcellent guests (now
‘; not being announced until the posters go
up) from the electronic cutting edge. gifted residents and a sweaty. devoted crowd make sure this club‘s still one of the best.
I RAW at Negociants. l()pm—3am. Free. David Brown (Yip Yap) arid Neil o MacDonald playing undergtound house
i and garage.
I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix ofchart. dance and classic disco.
I Red Hot Pepper Club l0pm-3atn. £4 (£3). Mainstream and chart sounds. Students free with matriculation card.
I Revolution at Riccarton Student Union. l0pm~3am. £3. l3 ()ct. Students and guests only. More drink promos (vodka and mixer for 70p) and the best in nightclub dance music (apparently).
I Sativa at The New Calton. l0pm—3am. £6 (£5 students/UB40). £4 (members). 6 ()ct. Fortnightly. Scotland's tnost furious and innovative hardbeat night continues to weld raw Chicago house. white noise. drtnn and bass and metallic techno into a coruscating aural assault every other Friday. The Massive Bereavement sound system controls the underground electronic side of things. whilst Thee Process segues dub and ambient grooves to chill out to. Four sound systems. art installations. live ivle and percussion. As ever. don't miss the drummers! DJ Hell and Spiral Tribe return soon.
I Sole Fusion at The Vaults. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). 6 Oct. Fortnightly. lidinburgh's first real garage night. Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton spinning the best in deep US house and nu-soul keeping the true spirit of house alive. 70s and 80s soul. electro and salsoul spurt by Sugar Ray and Styler in the back room (aka The Cricket Club). Da nu-underground! Highly recommended. See Hitlist.
I Speeder at The Wee Red Bar. llpm—late. £2.50. 6 Oct. After a triumphant debut in the summer the DJs frotn Speeder return with more wierd and wonderful tunes under their arms. The playlist ranges from the Bay City Rollers to Teenage Fanclub and the drinks are cheap. What more do you want?
I Sublime at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £7 (£6). 13 Oct. Fortnightly. Increasingly busy house and garage night doing well to survive in the traditionally difficult Friday night slot. With occasional guest jocks.
I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3. Price includes entry to Cathouse and Katch. Popular indie affair.
only. Smart dress. Live bands every week. I Century 2000 l lpm-3am. £5. See Fridays.
I Colours at The Vaults. lOpm—3am. Tickets £12 from Xile and The City Cafe. 7 Oct. Fortnightly. Scotland’s answer to Cream and Renaissance (run by Streetrave) continues to pull in the top spinners on the celebrity DJ circuit. Dress up. because it's glamorous in an archetypal handbag kinda way with satin. babydolls and linen shirts (le rigueur. This week sees residents Mancini and Boney joined by the much-respected CJ. Mackintosh. Look out for the Ministry of Sound tour on 2l Oct and the Tribal UK tour in November. Big names = big night out. '
I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 7 Oct. 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. Glamtny. glossy and downright gorgeous. I Earth Inferno at The Rocking Horse. l0.30pm—3am. £3. Happy Hour until 12.30am. No rave. just out of the grave gothic attd industrial sounds.
I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.
1 1.30pm—4am. £3. Drinks promos. Solid gold easy-action sounds; more specifically indie. 60s. new wave and soul.
I FBI at Moray House. I lpm-3am. £4. 14 Oct. Fortnightly.
Excellent indie night playing the sassiest. smartest and sharpest in Britpop frotn Cast to Oasis to Supergrass. Always busy. Sister club Mi5 (alternate Saturdays at The Attic) is equally worth checking out. I Friji at The Palais. 10.30ptn—3am. £5. Weekly. A smooth and creamy blend of the kitschist house and garage.
I Fun Factory at Buster Browns. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 2am curfew. Mainstream chart and progressive dance. I Going Places at MGM cinema.
I lpm—3am. £5 (£7). 7 Oct. Fairly mad. mixed crowd kitsching it up in all kinds of wierd and wonderful outfits at this alarmingly popular easy listening night. Also features disco. karaoke and classic film. Extreme and extrovert.
I Horny Monkey at The Vaults. l0pm—3.30am. £l0 (£8). 14 Oct. Fortnightly. Arms in the air handbag anthems. garage attd house skillfully sequenced by Stuart Duncan. Stevie Livingston. Colin Cook and Alan Dundas. I Joy at The New Calton. l lpm—4am. £8 (£7 members. £5 and £6 before midnight). 7 Oct. Gay night. 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. whilst the crowd prove effortlessly that no one (not New York. not San Francisco) can party as hard as the Scots. Unsurpassable! This week sees the fabulous Eve Gallagher performing live on stage. Watch out for a visit from nu energy queen Rachel Auburn (Candy Girls) on 2l Oct.
I Katch at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—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—3am. £4 (£3). Two ﬂoors with African. Latin. salsa. reg yae. zouk and calypso downstairs. and dub. lovers and dancehall upstairs. Sir Ossie is your selector. dropping the finest in global grooves each and every week.
I Ml5 at The Attic. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3 before midnight). 7 Oct. Fortnightly. Sister club to FBl playing a similar soaraway mix of Britpop and indie. Get there early to take in some marvellous drinks promos ( lOpm—midnight). Playlist. as ever. includes the \ :. v best of contemporary indie: Sanarrgrass. Elastica. Oasis. Black Grape. ls” .nmended.
Catch the best Edinburgh clubs this fortnight.
-‘,‘\, , . I listen Loop Guru and Der-Ri- Mental play live at this up and coming night of Detroit techno. trance and electronica. Well worth checking out. The Venue. Sun 8 Oct. I Ylp Yap Two years old and still rockin‘ the dancefloor. Celebrate in usual Yip Yap style with highly respected Wild Pitch guru DJ Pierre and ever reliable residents Gareth Sommerville and David Brown. Respect. La Belle Angele. Sat 7 Oct. I Kltscharama Can Craig Burger Queen make Wednesday night special? lfanyonc can, he can. Opening night sees Craig joined by fellow deck queens Mrs Woods, Jacqui Monison and Stella for some seriously pumpin’ nu-energy and hardbag. T/ze Vaults, Wed I 1 Oct.
I Minus One at The Carlton Highland Hotel. 10pm—3am. £2.50 (free for members). See Fridays.
I 0 at The Music Box. I l.30pm~3am. £4 (£3). ‘lidinburgh's coolest subterranean pleasure zone' according to the promoters. Music policy moves frotn smooth grooves through to tnore phat and funky sounds. I Red Hot Pepper Club l0pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fridays.
I Rock Orgasm at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Climactic night of heavy guitar sounds.
I Shaft at Moray House. I lpm—3am. £4. 7 Oct. Fortnightly. Now nearly live years old. Shaft is moving away somewhat from its disco origins to take in the funky. jazzy side of house too. Quite simply a poptastic club. where an unrelenting onslaught of boogie-fuelled retro and contemporary tunes gets everyone shakin' their stuff on the dancefloor.
I Stripped at La Belle Angele.
l lpm—3am. £5. 14 Oct. Fortnightly. The anthems ‘R‘ us of Saturday night clubbing. This week sees residents Zammo and Kris Keegan joined by Australian DJ and former DMC World Mixing Champion Antony Pappa. Huge anthems. stnooth mixing and an enthusiastic crowd take this night on an unquestionably cheesy course to handbag heaven.
I Teasage at The Citrus. 1 lpm—4am. £3. Happy Hour: all drinks £1. Popular indie dance night. DJs Sarah and Niall jam a superb selection of punk. disco. 80s and funk for a friendly student-orientated crowd.
I TNT at Riccarton Student Union. 10pm-3.30am. £3. 7 Oct. Fortnightly. Promising night offering the harder side of house music. Students and guests only. I Tribal Funktion at The Venue.
l lpm—3am. £5. l4 Oct. Fortnightly. Tribal continues to rock it with the sort of garage/trance. house thru techno meltdown popularised by Vasquez and Tenaglia upstairs. Downstairs. the trippy. ﬁlmic sounds of East Coast hip hop reign supreme: quality all round — check it out.
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