I Shaft at Moray House. 1 1pm—4am. £4. 2 Dec. Fortnightly. Now nearly five 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 Soma at The Attic. 10pm—3am. £5. 9 Dec. The infamous Soma returns to haunt the Edinburgh club scene once again. Expect some seriously good techno.

I Stripped at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 9 Dec. Fortnightly. Big. big anthems attd a rather large helping of the BT—style. UK trancey-house vibe with a well-dressed. up-for-it crowd. Clubbing. Saturday night style.

I Teasage at The Citrus. 1 1pm-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 fora friendly student-orientated crowd.

I TNT at the Riccarton Student Union. 10pm—3.30am. £3. 2 Dec. Fortnightly. Promising night offering the harder side of house music. Students and guests only. I Torpedo at Bloo. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). 9 Dec. Fortnightly. Mainstream dance night featuring the usual drinks promos and an assortment of oddities like bouncy boxing and karaoke. Party till you drop.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue.

l 1pm—3am. £5. 9 Dec. Fortnightly. Tribal continues to fly in the face of fashion by playing the real underground sound of American house. not the remixed. watered down. chartbound version favoured by most clubs. Downstairs. the tn'ppy, filmic sounds of East Coast hip hop reign supreme: quality all round.

I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £6. 2 Dec. Fortnightly. Two years on and still as busy as ever. Deep. underground house. real garage. hand(bag)s-in-the-air vocals. polite door staff. friendly faces. little—or-no attitude. occasional celebrity jocks and two of the best resident DJs in the country. An excellent night out. Selling out by midnight. Get there early.


I Chocolate Box at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 3 Dec. Fortnightly. New Sunday nighter featuring the talents of Gary Mellis and Mikey Stirton (Sole Fusion). Quality house music. I Elevator at Wilkie House. 10.30pm-3am. Another new weekly Sunday nighter hits town. promising various guests alongside the occasional visit from Alan and Maggie (Joy). I Masterplan at The Lane. 10pm—-3am. Free. Acid jazz. funk and hip hop. I The Mothership at The Basement. 9pm—1am. Free. Chill out. jazz funk-style. with residents Gino and Fryer. I Northern Exposure at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. 10 Dec. New house club with surprise special guest. I Bed at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 3 Dec. New weekly Sunday session from Stuart and Stevie (Horney Monkey) attd Kev Jones (Forth FM). Opening night sees Tony De Vit (Trade) taking to the decks. Next week Princess Julia guests. Watch out for future visits from the likes of Park. Tong and Healy. it's gonna be 810 I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000. 11pm—3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p. appropriately accompanied by music from the 70s. 80s and 90s. I Taste at 8100. llpm-3am. £5. 3 Dec. Capable of larging it big style. Taste is still worth getting excited about. Nice venue. good crowd. mental music. This week sees a visit from DJ Dimitri. I Three Bag Brew at Negociants. lOpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Three Bag Brew on the tnix with their usual quality

blend of hip hop. funk. jazz. soul. Latin attd Brazilian soundtracks.

I Timewarp at The Rccking Horse. llpm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A very w~i-d-e playlist indeed: 60s. 70$. 80 and 90s.

I The Good Ship Venus at The Carwash. 9pm—1am. Free. Andy Williams continues to do his own thing at this weekly excuse to go out drinking on a Sunday night.


I Airport at St James Oyster Bar. 8pm—1am. Free. Monday night madness with residents Cocomix and Eelight and occasional guests like Donny Allan. Scott Ferguson and Fisher and Price. Hardcore. I Asbestos at The Music Box. 10.3(1pnt--3am. £14 Dec. Fortnightly. New club featuring punk. goth. industrial and alternative sounds. attd all the usual drinks promos. Scary.

I Ebola at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. 4 Dec. Fortnightly. Techno. trance. acid and ambient vibes with DJ Pac (Lift) joined by DJs Graffik and Believe from Inner Space magazine.

11 Dec. Fortnightly. A quality blend of house and techno front Chris and Dill (Soma). plus guests.

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


I Hay Algun Problema at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. 5 Dec. Fortnightly. Latin jazz from Finbar (Copacabana).

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

I Jazz A La Carte at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. 12 Dee. Fortnightly. Top qualityjazz night.

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

I 708/808 Club at The Rocking Horse. 10.30pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). 70s and 80s chart hits. as the name suggests.


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 3 of the rather wonderful Rude boys. Check it out.

I Horizontal at Century 2000. 10.30pm-—3am. £3 (£1 students with matriculation card). Vodka. whisky. tequila attd peach schnapps. 50p a shot. Lager and 80/-. £1 a pint. Aptly-named student night with all-night drinks


I Silver Sound at The Music Box.

1 10pttt—3am. £2. Quality techno night frotn 1 John (Thee Process) and Nick (Sativa).

3 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 i indie sounds you‘ll ltear at Katch. ; I Sexual Chocolate at Bloo. 10.30pm-3am. Successful student night

i returns fora new weekly knees-up.

playing anything from Abba to Nirvana. I Teasage at The Citrus. llpm—3am.

£2.50. Beers and spirits all 90p. Very busy midweek club. playing indie- orienlated dance sounds alongside punk. disco. 80s and futtk.

I The Transporter Room at The Attic.

' 10pm—3am. £3 (£1). Veteranjazz. 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 Scolty and Sulu.

I Mocca at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free.


I Bitches’ Bru at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 7 Dec. Fortnightly. Sugar Ray and Styler stirring up the sexiest. funkiest tunes this side of groovesville.

I Burger Queen at The Wide Awake Club. 11pm—3am. £4. New weekly outing for the irrepressible Burger Queens. lfyou need an excuse to go out on a Thursday. look no further.

I Century 2000 1 1pm—3am. £3. See Fridays.

I Boggystyle at Potterrow Student Union. 8.30pm—1am. £3. Edinburgh’s newest and freshest hip hop. funk and soul club.

I Fiction at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 7 Dec. Fortnightly. Hard. upfront techno from DJs Barney. lvan and Max at this extremely popular night.

I High Jinks at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £4. 30 Nov. Fortnightly. Busy midweeker offering decent house music.

I Innersense at The Venue. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). 7 Dec. Asjungle struggles to make its mark in Edinburgh this is one night definitely worth checking out. Join lntalect. Matrix (Formation Records) attd Switch and Basic (Manchester) forjungle and drum ’n' bass upstairs. or chill downstairs with Chase. Rootsie. Kesh and Potion. See Hit List.

I Junction 59 at The Tower. 10pm—3am. £3. One of the most successful clubs ever at Heriot-Watt Student Union finds a new

home at The Tower. Playlist features a mix of classic dance and the best of 70s and 80s retro.

I Koochie at The Citrus. 1 lpm—3am. £2. Shameless chart hits all the way: from the 70s. the 80s and the 90s. Pre-club drinks and free tickets available frotn Christie's round the corner.

I lift at The Attic. 10.30pm—3attt. 2an. curfew. £3. Pretniunt quality techno. trance and acid frotn residents Pac and McKenzie. and occasional special guests. Well worth checking out.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lOpm-3am. £4 (£3). Midweek edition of Sir Ossie’s eternally popular Mambo: expect the sante uptempo sounds as Saturdays: Latin. salsa. reggae. funk and soul.

I The Mothership at The Venue. lOpm-o3am. £4 (£3). 14 Dec. l-‘orlniglttly. Top notch jazz funk spurt by resident DJs Gino and Fryer with a live jam. Chilled roots reggae downstairs.

I Tango’d at Bloo. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 14 Dec. Fortnightly. Big night featuring resident Craig Giliespie and assorted guests. Uplifting house music.

I Thelonious at The Basement. 9pm—1am. Free. The Thelonious posse jam itjazz-funk style in the Brottgltton Street bar.

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

CLUBS until:-

All clubs listet; above take place at one or 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 (off Jamaica Street). 221 9736.

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

I The Attic (enter through The Garage). 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120.

I Bar 1010 Mitchell Lane (off Mitchell Street). 221 8353.

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

I Betty’s Mayonnaise 37 Queen Street. 221 5601.

I Blackiriars Underground (below Blackfriars). 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. I The Cathouse 15 Union Street. 248 6606.

I Caledonian University Student Union 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 0682.

I CCA Cafe 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 1.

I The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 l 120.

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

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

I Natt Club 228 Clyde Street. 226 5055. I Maxaluna 410 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1003.

I Rico's 375 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5736.

I Queen Margaret Union 22 University Gardens. 339 9784.

I Beds 379 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1635. I 3.835 73 Queen Street. 221 2200.

I Rhapsody 240 Bath Street. 353 2306. I Bocksy's Basement 40 New Sneddon Street. Paisley. 552 5791.

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 15 Benalder Street. 337

l 100.

I The Voodoo Boom Cambridge Street. 332 3437.

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

I The Basement Broughton Street. 557 0097.

I la Belle Angela 11 Haslies Close. 225 2774.

I 8100 King's Stables Road. 229 2234. I Cavendish West Tollcross. 228 3252. I Century 2000 31 l.othian Road. 229 7670.

I The Citrus Grindlay Street. 2296697. I The City Cafe Blair Street. 220 0125. I The Lane 7 Queensferry Street Lane. 226 6828.

I MGM Cinema l.othian Road. 228 1638. I Minus One (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 l.othiatt Street. 225 6313. I The New Calton Calton Road. 558 3776.

I lied 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 The Subway Cowgate. 225 6766.

I The Tower 12 Shandwick Place. 226 2266.

I The Vaults 15— l 7 Nitldry Street.

I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.

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

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