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I colours Two big nights to look out for. The first. in association with Mixmag, showcasing the talents of Nicky Holloway. The second, at Hogmanay, with the sublime Alison Limerick (‘Where Love Lives’) singing live and the legendary Kevin Saunderson being flown in from Detroit. Open till 6am. The Vaults. Sat 16 Dec and Sun 31 Dec. Tickets £20 in advance from 23rd Precinct. Xile and The City Cafe.

I Fetish Festive Fetish frolics featuring a triple X-rated show from George Mac and co. Expect the usual musical madness and a bit more on the side. Don't miss out! La Belle Angele. Mon 25 Dec.

I Mercado Weekly session from A- One and G-Mac, playing anything from soul and swing to hip hop, funk arid jungle. New night, new venue. New Year . . . this is the way forward. Mercado. Sats.

I lied at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 17 and 24 Dec (not 31 Dec). New weekly Sunday session from Stuart and Stevie (Horny Monkey) and Kev Jones (Forth FM). This week Chad Jackson checks in for more of his mental house. I Shakeass at Mercado. 10.30pm—4am. £8. 7 Jan. Glam. gorgeous house music. with guest DJs. 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 The Venue. 11pm—3am. £5. 17. 25 Dec and 1 Jan. Taste settles (finally) at The Venue for more full-on house and nu- energy madness with residean Fisher and Price. Phone their Events Line on 557 4656 for further info. I Three Bag Brew at Negociants. 10pm-3am. Free. Three Bag Brew on the mix with their usual quality blend of hip hop. funk.jazz. soul. Latin and Brazilian soundtracks. Watch out for the New Year spectacular session with Neil from R.A.W. joining the usual Three Bag crew for more phar out antics. I Timewarp at The Rocking Horse. 11pm—3am. £2 (free before 12.30am). A very w-i-d-e playlist indeed: 60s. 70s. 80 and I The Good Ship Venus at The Can't/ash. 9pm-1am. Free. (Not 31 Dec). Andy Williams continues to do his own thing at this weekly excuse to go out drinking on a Sunday night. I The Tower at The Tower. All levels. all halls. 10pm-4am. £10. 24 Dec. House and garage in Level One. Hall One mainstream sounds in Hall Two and laid- back vibes in Level Three. Loads of excellent DJs. loads of Festive spirit(s). Don‘t miss out! I Turkey at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Optical Leo present a festive spectacular with DJs Miss Spice. M.B.S (Plexus) and Dave (Sativa) upstairs. Downstairs. catch Thee Process. The Happy One and Ji-ce. I Yip Yap at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—4am. £6. 31 Dec only. See Sat.


I Airport at St James Oyster Bar. 8pm-1am. Free. Monday night madness with residents Cocomix and Eelight and occasional guests. Hardcore.

I Asbestos at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £2. 18 Dec and 6 Jan. Punk. goth. industrial and alternative sounds and all the usual drinks promos.


I Digital Biscuit at Negociants. 10pm-3am. Free. trans-techno sounds courtesy of DJs Believe and Graftc from inner Space Magazine. D1 Pac from Life plus very special guests yet to be announced.

I Ebola at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. 18 Dec and 6 Jan. Techno. trance. acid and ambient vibes.

I Fetish at La Belle Angele. 11pm-3am. £5 (£4) (£3 members before midnight). 25 Dec only. See Fridays.

I Mocca at Negociants. 10pm-3am. Free 8 Jan. Fortnightly. A quality blend of house and techno from Chris and Dill (Soma). plus guests.

I Sublime at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £7 (£6). 25 Dec only. See Fridays.

I Taste at The Venue. 11pm. £6. 25 Dec only. Festive frolics from the Taste posse. I Trainspotter at The Subway. 10pm—3am. £1 (free for studean with matriculation card). 70s. 80s and 90s dance plus indie faves.


I iiay Algun Problema at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. 19 Dec and 2 Jan. 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. 26 Dec and 9 Jan. Top quality jazz night.

I Nice at The Citrus. 11pm-3am. £2. Drinks promos. Mixture of Britpop and classic indie right through to 60s soul. I 70s/80$ 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. 20 Dec. Weekly. Spiritually uplifting reverbs and depth- piumbing dubs courtesy 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 and peach schnapps. 50p a shot. Lager and 80/-. £1 a pint. Aptly-named student night with all-night drinks promos.

I Silver Sound at The Music Box. 10pm—3am. £2. Quality techno night from John (Thee Process) and Nick (Sativa).

I Bubble 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. 11pm-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. lOpm—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 Bitches’ Bru at The Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 21 Dec and 4 Jan. Sugar Ray and Styler stirring up the sexiest. funkiest tunes this side of groovesville.

I Burger uueen at The Wide Awake Club. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 14. 28 Dec and 9jan. The Burger Queens play host tc Pete and Russel from Derby's Progress night.

I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £3. See Fridays.

I Deep at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5. 21 Dec only. A one-off night of deep

harder-edged house music. with an awesome light show. lending things an extra dimension.

I High Jinks at '1 he Vaults. 10.30pm-3am. £4. 14. 28 Dec and 9 Jan. Busy midweeker offering decent house music.

I Itoochie at The Citrus. 11pm—3am. £2. Shameless chart hits all the way: from the 70s. the 805 and the 90s. Pre-ciub drinks and free tickets available from Christie's round the comer.

I lift at The Attic. 10.30pm-3am. 2am curfew. £3. Premium quality techno. trance and acid from residents Pac and McKenzie. and occasional special guests. Well worth checking out.

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

I Madchester at The Music Box.

as strong as ever playing the best in retro Manc/indie cool. everything from the Charlatans to Black Grape and the

are trained in flare measurement.

I Mercado at Mercado. 10pm-3am. £5. Crazy Motown classics for an older crowd. .

I The Mothersltip at The Venue.

11pm—3am. £3. 14 and 28 Dec. Still going

lnspirals. Be warned though. the doorstaff

lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). 14. 28 Dec and 9 Jan. Top notch jazz funk spun by resident DJs Gino and Fryer with a live jam. Chilled roots reggae downstairs.

I Thelonious at The Basement. 9pm—lam. Free. The Thelonious posse jam itjazz-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.

I Pure at Barrowland. 7pm-2am. £14.30. 30 Dec. Edinburgh’s favourite full-on. tops-off. dance-till-you-drop night brings its techno-madness to the West Coast. DJ line-up includes top Chicago man Mike Dunn. Dutch DJ Michel De Heij. Pure's own Twitch and Brainstorm and Dribber and The Bill. Playing live are Carl Craig, Secret Cinema and Jimi Tenor. See Hit List.

I iiezerection at The Royal Highland Centre. 8pm—8am. 31 Dec. With DJs and MCs from all over the globe. this promises to be one of the finest events of the year. Check out the famous Rez funfair. the pipe band. stage dancers. jugglers and laser show. Its gonna be BIG. Tickets on sale now.


All clubs listed above take place at one oi the tollowieg venues, which can be contacted for turther details.

I The 13th llote 80 Glassford Street. 553 1638. I Archaos 25 Queen Street. 204 3189.

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 5934.

I Blackiriars Underground (below Blackfriars). 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. I Cate Cini 81 Renfteld Street. 353 2807. . I The Cathouse 15 Union Street. 248


I Caledonlan University Student Union . 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681.

I CCA Cafe Bar 350 Sauchiehall Street. 1 332 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 6511.

I The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120.

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

I Glasgow University Union 32 University Avenue. 339 8697.

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

I lllco's 375 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5736.

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

I Queen Margaret Student Union 22

University Gardens. 339 9784.

I The Arches Midland Street (off Jamaica

I The ltat Trap 9 Brown Street. 221 7233.

I Beds 379 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1635. I Bentrew Ferry Clyde Place. 885 2123. I 11.63: 73 Queen Street. 221 2200.

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

I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.

I Strathciyde 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 Velvet Boom Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755.

I The Volcano 15 Benalder Street. 337

i 100.

I The Voodoo Room Cambridge Street. 332 3437. '

I The Attic Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225


I The Basement Brotrghton Street. 557 0097.

I La Belle Angel: 11 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 City Cate Blair Street. 220 0125. I The lane 7 Queenst'erry Street Lane. 226 6828.

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

I Moray iiouse 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 The Tunnel Forrest Road. 1:0 1816. I Red Hot Pepper Club 3 fie-triple Street. Tollcross. 229 7733.

I The Rocking Horse C‘owgatc. 325 .1326. I St James Oyster Bar 2 Calton Road. 557 0097.

I Stones 24-26 Frederick Street. 220 1226.

I The Subway Cowgate. 225 6766.

I The Tower 12 Shandwick Place. 226 2266.

I The Vaults 15—17 Niddry Street.

I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.

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

“The List 15 Dec 1995-11 Jan 1996