from Irvine Welsh and Paul Reekie plus special guests. Music from the Lift DJs. the Manga crew and Wiseblood from The Brix. London. To mark the launch of the underground fanzine’s new book Children ()j'A/himr Rovers.

I Trainspotter at The Subway. 10pm—3am. £1 (free for students with matriculation card). A mix of indie and dance.


I Aphroolslo at Club Mercado. ()pm—Aam. £10 from Xile and 23rd Precinct. 24 Dec. Pre-Christmas house front lan Thomson. AJ and Tease‘s Keith Baxter. Champagne Happy Hour 9—1 lpm. I Burger noeen at Radio One‘s Castle Street stage and Club Mercado. 10.30pm—l2.30am. Free. 31 Dec. Burger Queen take to the Radio One decks for an exclusive live slot. Stella Superstar will be keeping things pumping down at Mercado until they arrive after midnight. Tickets for Mercado are £20 and are on sale now. Be advised to get one as soon as possible. they're selling fast.

I New inferno at The Venue. 9pm—3am. £12. 31 Dec. One-off Disco inferno event to bring in the New Year. Sure to be mobbed.

I FBI at The Jaffacake. 9pm—3am. £5. Tickets entitle you to come and go from the venue as you please. 31 Dec. Bring in New Year the indie way.

I llooclt Christmas Eve Party at The Citrus. 1 lpm—3am. £4. DJs from Teasage and lots of drinks promos all night.

I lloose 011.0" at Cafe Royal Bistro Bar. 8pm— lam. £3 in advance; £5 on the night. 24 Dec. Gav and John Lyles welcome Santa with pumping house and dance. Last House Of Love event.

I la PM at The Attic. 9pm—3am. £5. 31 Dec. One-off Freak night to bring in the bells. Tickets enable you to come and go from the venue.

I Motherlonlt at The Venue. 10pm-3am.

Free. 17 Dec only. Massively popular funk and soul session with Gino and Fryer. Now on two floors because it‘s so bus .

I gee at The Citrus. [lpm-3am. £2. 17 and 24 Dec only. Drinks promos. Britpop and classic indie right through to 60s soul and mod.

I Poro at Meadowbank Sports Centre. iOpm—late. £22.50 in advance from usual outlets. Phone 557 6869 for info. 3| Dec. Pure World Party with Kevin Saunderson. Speedy J. U-Ziq. Weatherall Memory Foundation and The Metlowtrons. See Hit List.

I neurectien at Royal Highland Centre. 8pm—8am. £30. Call 01661 844 449 for ticket info. 31 Dec. Rezerection present The Awakening. twelve hours of stomping tartan techno. hardcore and rave. Acts appearing include Dye Witness. QFX and Ultimate Buzz. DJs include Tom Wilson. Marc Smith and Loftgroover. See Hit List.

I Tease at The Vaults. lOpm—late. Price tbc. 31 Dec only. Hogmanay party for glam house night Tease. Danny Hussain (Renaissance) is confirmed. Other Dis to be added nearer the time.

I Teasage at Citrus Club. llpm-3am. £7 in advance from the club or Ripping Records; £10 on the door. 31 Dec. Teasage DJs and lots of special Hogmanay goings on. Free Smirnoff drinks voucher on entry.

I Yln V” at La Belle Angele. 10pm—4am. £12. in advance from the club or 23rd Precinct. 3| Dec. Gareth Sommerville and Kevin Mckay with deep house and garage.


I oeroc at Moray House. 7.15—10.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Not 1 Jan. Energetic jive from France with varied music including blues. chart and reggae. Beginners class at 7.30pm. I Glob 97 at Traverse Theatre. 9.30pm—3.30am. £15. 1 Jan. Three floors

of ceilidh. easy listening and dancing. Featuring DJ s from Going Places and the East Coast iject. plus Eh? Wun.

I M W at Negociants. 10pm—3am. Free. Spiritually uplifting dub courtesy of the Rude boys.

I SDI-W m at The Venue. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). 18 Dec and 1 Jan. Fortnightly. House and trance in The Cooler.

I Taste at The Honeycomb. 11pm—3am. Price tbc. 25 Dec and | Jan. Two Festive one-offs for Taste. Expect the usual loony DJing from Fisher and Price playing a classics set on Christmas Day and more upfront on 1 Jan. Plus. one of the best crowds in the city.

I The Mortar noont at The Attic. 9pm—3am. £3 (£1). Not 1 Jan. 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 Venue Christmas Party at The Venue. 10pm—4am. £10 from Virgin. Ultimate Mix. 23rd Precinct. Ripping. Xile and The Venue; more expensive on the door. Best of Edinburgh night with DJs including Crosby. Craig Smith. Huggy. Alan Joy. George T. Kilkie and Sommerville.

I Vocab at The Venue. 10pm—3am. Free. 18 Dec. One-off hip hop on the top floor. I Whale at The Jaffacake. lOpm—3am. £2 with matric card or student ID. Not 1 Jan. Three floors of 70s. 80s. indie. house and chart anthems. With drink promos. Happy Hour 10—1 lpm with selected drinks only 50p. Also. selected drinks £1 all night.


I loch To Tho Old Skool at The Lane. llpm—3am. Free. Soul and funk vibes. I Blob Inolho at The Mission. Entry through Shady Lady‘s in the Cowgate. 10pm-3am. £3. The latest in dancehall. ragga and reggae.

IBlrlIootoloyBochtollPl‘lyatThe Citrus. 11pm—3am. £2. 26 Dec. A journey into the wonders of easy listening. girl groups. disco and Latin where mirrorballs. lava and haute coiffure collide. With appropriate drinks promos. I Glitch at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). 26 Dec. Fortnightly. Dirty techno with Network 23's LS Dub (Paris) live. I I'm at the Music Box. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Mainstream indie and dance with exceptional drinks promos.

I Tho llvllg noon 9pm—lam. Free. DJ 4th V presents a fusion of soul. funk and hip hop. Pre-club.

I love 0r lost at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5. 19 Dec and 2 Jan. Fortnightly. Techno and happy house.

I Madcheeter at The Jaffacake.

l lpm—3am. £3 member; £3.50 non- members. 26 Dec. Fortnightly. Special Boxing Day spectacular for Edinburgh's busiest midweek night playing baggy Manc classics.

I Tho "Intro Clob at The Cavendish. lOpm-late. £4 (£3). Midweek edition of Sir Ossie's eternally popular Mambo: expect the same uptempo sounds as Saturdays: funk. soul and rap.

I Pants at Stones. 10pm—1am. Free. Indie session with spirits at 50p a shot.

I Shoo at The Rocking Horse.

1 lpm—3am. £3. The infamous Shag returns to make everybody‘s Thursday nights brighter. Expect the usual nonsense from bubble-blowing comps to dangerous drinks promotions and Egyptian dancing contests. Lots of pleasing drinks promos. I Tho Unspoken Thlng at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Trip hop. hip hop and drum ’n‘ bass from Edinburgh's deadliest sonic saviours.

I Venn at Wilkie House. lOpm-4am. £6 before 11pm; £8 after. 26 Dec (and Sat 4 Dec). Promising new night featuring Belfast‘s Jay Kay and a set from Taste‘s residents Fisher and Price. Bound to be busy so get there early. See Saturdays for details of4 Jan.

CLUBS .1111:-

111 clone listed above tote place at one or the following venues, which can be contacted for further details.

I Tho 13th late 80 Glassford Street. 553 1638.

I Apartment 23 Royal Exchange Square. 221 7080.

I Arches 25 Queen Street. 204 3189. I Tho Arches Midland Street (off Jamaica Street). 221 9736.

I Tho Arena 15-27 Oswald Street. 221 3010.

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

I Baby Brand 3 Elmbank Gardens. 248 4942.

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

I Barge Albion Street. 552 2680.

I Bor Miro 36 Kelvingrove Street. 353 0475.

I Tho newt 1 Park Drive.339 0432.

I Bennet'e 80 Glassford Street. 552 5761.

I Betty’s Mayonnaise 37 Queen Street. 221 5934.

I Blacktriars Underground (below Blackfriars). 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. I Brel 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966.

I Brewery Top 1055 Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866.

I Borlln’ Jocks 214 St George’s Road. 332 1625.

I Tho Cathenee 15 Union Street. 248 6606.

I Caledonia university llnlon 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681.

I cements: Princess Anderston Quay. Broomielaw. 204 1150.

I 00‘ Gate 38 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7864.

I Chuboro 57 Cochrane Street. 552 1740.

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

I Glob Xclanoe 25 Royal Exchange Square. 204 4599.

I Cottlera 93 Hyndland Street. 357 5825. I Fldolor’o Coon 45—47 Bell Street. 552 3539.

I PIX! ll 86 Miller Street.22| 1568.

I Fory Mb 96 Maxwell Street. 221 651 1.

I Tho Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 l 120.

I Gleason School oi M 167 Renfrew Street. 332 0691.

I olaenen University llnlon 32 University Avenue. 339 8697.

I liotehote The Quay. off Paisley Road. 418 0088.

I Ironneree It West Nile Street. 332 2215.

I line (formerly The Cotton Club) 5 Scott Street. 332 0712.

I m ollleanlee 28 Cheapside Street. 204 4606.

I Malena 410 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1003.

I Hale’s Bath Street. 331 2257.

I nice ’I’ Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.

I olco’e 375 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5736.

I octooer Cate T0p floor. Princes Square (off Buchanan Street). 221 0303.

I Polo lonnne 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221.

I Prince Arnany‘e Clyde Place (next to Chan e at Jamaica). 420 6660.

I 22 University Gardens. 339 9784.

I W Glob 27 Ashley Street. 332 4465. I not Trap 9 Brown Street. 221 7233.

I lied: 379 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1635. I Renfrew Ferry Clyde Place. 552 0767. I 11.6.3 73 Queen Street. 221 2200.

I Rhapsody 240 Bath Street. 353 2306. I llocksy‘e Wt 40 New Sneddon Street. Paisley. 552 5791.

I lleoltone 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.

I Soolo Frost’s 8-10 West George Street. 332 8005.

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

I Sob Glob 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600. I Tho Toono184 Mitchell Street. 204 1000.

I Variety 401 Sauchiehall Street. 332 4449.

I Tho Velvet Boonie Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755.

I Tho Volcano 15 Benalder Street. 337

l 100.


I Tho Milo Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382.

I Mbly nee-e George Street. 220 4348.

I Tho 3m! Broughton Street. 557 0097.

I to Belle Angele ll Hasties Close. 225 2774.

I Care Brattlti Mansfield Place Church. Broughton Street. 557 8003.

I onto Royal Bistro Bot 17 West Register Street. 557 4792.

I Cavendish West Tollcross. 228 3252. I Century 2” 3| Lothian Road. 229 7670.

I Tho Clint Grindlay Street. 622 7086. I T” olty CIT. Blair Street. 220 0125. I Ell-hence 38 Lothian Road. 228 2688.

I llenry’e Ooh. I. Morrison Street.

221 1288.

I Gran Via-Tosca 3 South St.Andrew Street.

I Tho Honeycomb 36—38A Blair Street. 220 4381.

I Tho Jaflacalte 28 King‘s Stables Road. 229 7986.

I The lane 7 Queensferry Street Lane. 226 6828.

I Tho living noont 237 The Cowgate. 225 4628.

I Clob Mercado 36—39 Market Street. 226 4224.

I Minna one (Carlton Highland Hotel) North Bridge. 556 7277.

I Moray Iloooo Holyrood Road. 556 5184.

I Tho Moscow oar South St. David‘s Street. 556 6375.

I Tho Mnelc Box 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564.

I Negocianta Lothian Street. 225 6313. I 01‘ Poet ottlce Waterloo Place.

I M. lylee 138-140 Leith Walk. 467 7051.

I Potterron llnlon Bristo Square. 650 8090.

I hocking lioree Cowgate. 225 3326. I lloyal Chboo 3 Royal Terrace. 556 6918.

I Royal Illnhlfld Centre. lngliston. 333 3036.

I Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. I Stoolo 24 Calton Road. 558 3758.

I Tho Sobon Cowgate. 225 6766.

I Tho Tn 018M“ Lauriston Place. 229 4041.

I Tronroo Thom Bot Cambidge Street. 228 1404.

I Tho VI"! Niddry Street. 558 9052. I Tho Venue Calton Road. 557 3073. I Tho Wee Boo oar Edinburgh College Of Art. Laun'ston Place. 229 1442.

I “I” 12 Shandwick Place. 226 2887.

I WIIlo lionee Cowgate. 225 2935.

The List 13 Dec 1996-9 Jan 1997101