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catch the best Edinburgh Clubs this fortnight. ,

I Soma The infamous Soma returns to give people a reason to go out on a Thursday evening. Edinbugh’s very own Steve Brown (whose first release on Djax is released soon) graces the decks. Get there early. The Venue. Thurs 26 Oct.

I Colours The Ministry of Sound Tour hits Edinburgh in ever impressive style. bringing resident Harvey, New York house legend Kenny Carpenter and London’s Frankie Foncett. plus alive set from Love To Infinity. The Vaults. Sat 21 Oct.

I Sublime Finally proving that good, honest, hard-working house clubs can make it on a Friday night. Next week sees residents ldge and Reech joined by Geordie deck monsters Scott and Scooby. The .Vaults, Fri 27 Oct.

I Sole Fusion Quietly establishing a reputation as Edinburgh‘s one. and only, truly underground garage night. This is house music like it used to be and like it should be. Da nu- underground! The Vaults. Fri 20 Oct.


I Airport at St James Oyster Bar. 8pm—1am. Free. Monday night madness for all those party people who can‘t get enough. Underground house from residents Cocomix and Eelight with occasional guests like Donny Allan. Scott Ferguson and Fisher and Price. Mental. I Planet Alice at The Music Box. llpm-3am. £2.50. 30 Oct. Fortnightly. Drinks promos. Sophisticated mix of indie, dance. alternative. techno and funky hip hop.

I Pooh at The Music Box. 1 lpm—3am. £2.50. 23 Oct. Fortnightly. Foot-stompin‘ mix of indie faves to 60s classics.

I Soul Underground at Negociants.

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10pm-3am. Free. Weekly chill out with top quality street soul and funk.

I Trainspotter at The Subway. 10pm—3am. £1 (free for students with matriculation card). 70s. 80s and 90s dance plus indie faves.


I Insanity at The Subway. 10pm-3am. £1 (free for students with matriculation card). Pop. chart and indie sounds.

I Jazz in La Carte at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Top quality new jazz night at the increasingly eclectic Negociants.

I Nice at The Citrus. 1 lpm—3am. £2. Drinks promos. Mixture of Brilpop and classic indie right through to 60s soul.

I 708/805 Club at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). New club devoted to 70s and 80s chart hits. as the name suggests.

I Soul Underground at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Swingbeal. street funk and soul from resident DJ Wav.


I Bubblegum at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Drinks promos. In the 80s it would have been called alternative. Now. well it‘sjust good old- fashioned retro. Shuffle your winkle pickers/docs/cowboy boots to Pete Shelley. Siouxsie and The Banshees. The Clash and The Cult.

I Dolphin at The Subway. 9pm-3am. Free. Student night with loadsa drinks promos.

I Dub Department at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Spiritually uplifting reverbs and depth-plumbing dubs courtesy of the rather wonderful Rude boys. Check it out.

I Horizontal at Century 2(X)0. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£1 students with matriculation card). Vodka. whisky. tequila and peach schnapps. 50p a shot. Lager and 80/-. £1 a pint. Aptly-named student night with all-night drinks promos.

I Rubble at The Rocking Horse. 10pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). Drinks promos. Busy. student-orientated night mixing up the sort of pop. dance and indie sounds you‘ll hear at Katch or Shag. I Teasage at The Citrus. 1 lpm—3am. £2.50. Beers and spirits all 90p. Very busy midweek club. playing indie- orientated dance sounds alongside punk. disco. 80s and funk.

I The Transporter Room at The Attic. 10pm-3am. £3 (£1). Veteran jazz. hip hop and funk club with regular live bands (Captain Shifty. Freshly Squeezed. Papa‘s Magic Beard. etc) and hard bop avant garde grooves creatively cut up by DJS' Scotty and Sulu.


I Baby Boom at La Belle Angele. 7.30pm—midnight. 2 Nov.

Fortnightly. Groove to uplifting dancefloor tunes and still be in bed by one o‘clock.

I Century 2000 l lpm-3am. £3. See Fridays.

I Fiction at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. Previous success has ensured a regular spot for this weekly melodic techno night. Worth checking out. I Flux at The Music Box. lOpm—3an‘- £4 (£3). 26 Ocr. Fortnightly. The latest sensory extravaganza from The Music Box of delights. Thirty years of the world‘s best music. to make a refreshing change from beats-per-minute. shoegazing and handbag. Happy hour lOpm—midnight.

I Koochie at The Citrus. 1 1pm—3am. £2. Shameless chart hits all the way: from the

70s. the 80s and the 90s. Pre-club drinks and free tickets available from Christie‘s round the corner.

I lnnersense at The Venue. l lpm—3am. £4. 19 Oct. Top quality jungle night returns to The Venue. bringing appropriately talented DJs and MCs. Upstairs sees DJ Matrix (Formation Records) tearing it up on the decks ably assisted by Manchester-based residents Switch and Basic. Downstairs finds DJ Scuba dropping dub. DJ Chase cutting tip hip hop and Uprock getting retro with old skool hardcore. techno and trance. MCs for the night are Pablo and Marxman.

I [lit at The Attic. 10.30pm-3am. 2am curfew. £3. Lager and special 95p a pint. Vodka and mixer 95p. Premium quality techno. trance and acid frotn residents Pac and McKenzie. and occasional special guests. Well worth checking out.

I Madchester at The Music Box.

I lpm—3am. £3. 19 Oct. Fortnightly. ()h yes. it's the dreaded return of baggy Stone Roses. Black Grape. The Charlatans. Happy Mondays and The lnspirals all feature on the playlist of this new club. Dig out those flares. adopt a Salford accent and start gurning now! Please note the change of venue.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Midweek edition of Sir Ossie's eternally popular Matnbo: expect the same uptempo sounds as Saturdays: Latin. salsa. reggae. funk and soul.

I The Mothership at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 2 Nov. Fortnightly.

Top notch jazz funk spun by resident DJs Gino and Fryer. Chilled roots reggae downstairs.

I Naked at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 26 Oct. Fortnightly. New night hosted by Peter Lomax. Darren Smith and Ross Keddie playing the best in house and garage.

I Pants at Stones. 8pm—lam. Free. Quality indie music from the Katch DJs with various drink promos to help you on your way. Spirits from 50p a nip.

I Soma at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). 26 Oct. The legendary Soma returns to kick some life into the capital's club scene after triumphantly selling out The Vaults in the summer. Next week sees Edinburgh‘s very own Steve Brown (Djax) doing his stuff on the decks. ably assisted by Jonny and Richie from Windup Records and Soma resident Chris. Expect phunky Chicago grooves upstairs and mellower stuff downstairs. See Hitlist.

I Tackno at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £4. 19 Oct. Fortnightly. Trendy Wendy continues her quest to fearlessly explore the realms of bad taste pop music. Dress to distress!

I Thelonious at The Basement. 9pm—lam. Free. The Thelonious posse jam it jazz-funk style in the Broughton Street bar.

I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. The Merry Pranksters host this weekly shindig with a lethal combination of trip hop. techno. ambience and general wierdness: from Mo Wax to Mu-Ziq. Prodigy to Portishead.


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

I The 13th Note 80 Glassford Street. 553 1638.

I Archaos 25 Queen Street. 204 3189. I The Arches Midland Street (offJamaica Street)..22l 9736.

I The Arena 15—27 Oswald Street. 221 3010.

I The Attic (enter through The Garage). 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1 120.

I Bar 10 10 Mitchell Lane (off Mitchell Street). 221 8353.

I Bar 9191 Candleriggs. 552 5211.

I The Bedsit 1 Park Drive. 3390432.

I Bennet’s 80—90 Glassford Street. 552 5761.

I Blackfriars Underground (below Blackfriars). 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. I Cate Clni 81 Renfteld Street. 353 2807. I The Cathotrse 9 Brown Street. 248 6606.

I Caledonian University Student Union 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 ()682.

I CCA Cate Bar 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7864.

I Cleopatra’s. 508 Great Western Road. Kelvinbridge. 334 0560.

I Club Xchange 25 Royal Exchange Square. 204 4599.

I The Corner 2 St George's Road. 332 1625.

I Cotton Club 5 Scott Street. 332 0712. I Fury Murry’s 96 Maxwell Street. 221 651 l.

I The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1 120.

I Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street. 332 0691.

I Glasgow University Student Union 32 University Avenue. 339 8697.

I Maxaluna 410 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1003.

I Nico’s 375 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5736.

I October Cafe Top floor. Princes Square (off Buchanan Street). 221 0303.

I Beds 379 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1635. I B.G.’S 73 Queen Street. 221 2200.

I Rhapsody 240 Bath Street. 353 2306. I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.

I Strathclyde University Student Union 90 John Street. 552 1895.

I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600. I The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street. 204 1000.

I The Venue 474 Sauchiehall Street. 353 1927.

I The Volcano l5 Benalder Street. 337

l 100.

I The Voodoo Room Cambridge Street. 332 3437.

.I The Attic Dyer's Close. Cowgale. 225


I The Basement Broughlon Street. 557 0097.

I La Belle Angele l 1 Hasties Close. 225 2774.

I Cavendish West Tollcross. 228 3252. I Century 2000 31 Lothian Road. 229 7670.

I The Citrus Grindlay Street. 2296697. I The Lane 7 Queensferry Street Lane. 226 6828.

I MGM Cinema Lothian Road. 228 1638. I Minus 0ne (Carlton Highland Hotel) North Bridge. 556 7277.

I Moray House Holyrood Road. 556 5184.

I The Music Box 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564.

I Negociants Lothian Street. 225 6313. I The New Calton Calton Road. 558 3776.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 3 Semple Street. Tollcross. 229 7733.

I The Rocking Horse Cowgate. 225 3326. I St James Oyster Bar 2 Calton Road.

I Stones 24—26 Frederick Street. 220 1226.

I The Subway Cowgate. 225 6766.

I The Vaults 15—17 Niddry Street.

I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.

I The Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh College Of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 1442.

04 The List 20 Oct-2 Nov 1995