CLUBS listings


I Helter Skelter at The Venue. l0.30pm-3am. £3 (£2.50). Tire V‘nue is back up and running for tnore mixed-up. student orierttated music. with retro tracks next to indie frotn Gordon Tennant.

I Hi Karate at the Glasgow School Of Art (upstairs). l0pm--2.30am. Free. The Hi Karate collective of Neil h'chillan. Andrew Divine and Crawford Tait. Big Beats. latinarnyl and punk funk.

I In Tone at Bar l0. 8pm--close. Free. Paul Cawley front Phar ()ut with a weird underground pre-club experience.

I Jengaheads Cul De Sac Bar. 9—l lpm. Free. Ali and Martyn of the Jengaheads with bigbeats and a wee bit more. Drinks protnos.

I Loveshack at Fury lvlurry‘s. l0.30pm—3.l5am. £5 (£3). Fine indie house and disco sounds in two rooms. Drinks promos.

I Minted at The Polo Lounge. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). l Jan only. Hard house action frorn Alan and Maggie of Edinburgh's finest gay club Joy with a ‘Can't wait. it's 98‘ special.

I Natural Selection at Lime (formerly The Cotton Club). llpm—3am. £3 (£2). laitt Fitzpatrick with furtky dance and indie. Drinks promos.

I Nectar at The Apartment. ly'lidnight—3am. £2. Disco. house and party tunes with £ I .50 selected beers and 60p vodka shots.

I Orange Peel at .let. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Deep house and techno with residents Dan and Chris.

I Rumble at The Garage. I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Cardow and Ross with an exceptionally busy night ofcharty dance faves. cheap drinks and drunk students. Snogtasticl ()pen 25 Dec and also 1 Jan when all drinks will be 98p.

I Salsa Classes at The time. 7.l5—l().30pm (class starts at 7.30pm). £4 (£3.30). Salsa classes. strictly for the hot blooded. no partner required. beginners welcome. Free pass for club after.

I Stefan 8r Grant Go West at The Bedsit. 9pm-lam. Free. The Wednesday night Asyltrtn posse with party tunes. Bedsit is closed 2l Dec 5 Jan.

I Subculture Xmas Party at The Sub Club. llpm-5am. Price tbc. 25 Dec only. Weekend residents are joined by London's fittest pierced bloke Derrick Carter who rocks the foundations of the club every time he appears.

I Wanna Play? l0pm» 3am. £4 (£2.50 with matric card). Student night featurittg Kevin arid Scott (Tunnel weekends) and Lisa. playing a mix ofclassic house anthems plus treasure hunts and wheel of fortune. ()pen 25 Dec and l Jan. Drinks promos.

I X-Rated at The Asylum (Caledonian University Student linion). 9pm—2am. £2 l ). Chart and dance in the main room with DJ Ray plus indie and live rmrsic in room 2. Note that the Asylum rs closed 21 Dec—.5 Jan.

Highs and lows 97

Colin Tevendale Tunnel, Saturdays, Glasgow.

Highlight of the year 'Getting remix work for major labels like Atlantic and East West.’

Lowpoint of the year 'Scottrsh hardcore producers (urnprng on the house bandwagon

94 THE LIST 19 Dec 1997—8 Jan 1998


Edinburgh listings

I Big at the Jaffacake. l0pm—3am. £4 (half price with matric card). Mainstream chart sounds with excellent booze promos. free bouncy rides. guzzle guns and plenty ofdrinking-related fun.

I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Venue. Next date 9 Jan with Touche from The Wiseguys. Monthly.

I Catwalk 9pm—lam. Free. Moisey and Phil Alcock with garage. house. ftrnk and beats.

I Cathouse at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Katch and Voodoo Chile. Popular night of rock/indie-based sounds.

I C. C. Blooms l lpm~3am. Free. Free club downstairs at this gay pub seven nights a week. playing a party mix of commercial dance and hi-energy house. Full to bursting at weekends.

I Century 2000 llpm—3am. £5. ()ver l8s. Commercial dance tnusic under the most expensive lights in Scotland. No ripped jeans. steel toe-caps or trainers.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. 9.30pm—3am. £5 waged; £3 unwaged (two for the price of one before I lpm). 26 Dec. Every four weeks. Resident Dl Alley Vegas keeps the girls happy at this strictly women only event.

I ehl More at ehl. 9pm- lam. Free. Various local Dls spin in this smart pre- club bar. Free entry. quality music and good drinks promos. Solefusion party on l9 Dec and 26 Dec. Sublime party with Gary McIntosh.

I Evol at the Liquid Room. lO.30pm—late. £4. The original indie/a1ternative/crossover club regularly pulling in well over 500 punters. Now in its seventh year. and still committed to supporting new music. Expect a wide selection of indie. 60s. 70s. pop. noise. hip hop. big beat and dance with regular promos from record labels. Look out for the Boxing Day bonanza.

I Flashback at The Attic. l lpmr—3am. £4 (£2 with llyer). From Duran Duran to Wham. Some spirits and selected drinks £l all night.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. llpm—Sam. £7. l9 Dec. Monthly. Special Festive night at Higher Ground with residents l.inds and Dr Ariun joined by fortner Yip Yap man and current Atomic Baby resident Gareth Sommerville. A] from Blacka'nized guests in (he backroom with Lyley (Tribal Funktion) and Gino (Motherfunk) supporting. Pre- club party in City Cafe 2 with Gayle Sellers.

I High Rollin' at Negociants. 9pm--3am. Free. Extremely popular Friday night with Dr A] (Astromotel. Higher Ground). Joni Lyley (Tribal Funktion. Scratch). Al (Blacka'nized) and Gino (Higher Ground) mixing soulful house with hip hop. funk and disco.

I The Hub Club at Henry's Cellar Bar. l0pm—3am. £4 (£3). 26 Dec. Fortnightly. A mix of live bands and DJs with various sounds from indie to dance. l.ast Hub Club ever.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Catltouse arid \‘oodoo Chile. Eighties attd nineties indie dance. I Kerplunk at Cltib Mercado. l0.3()pm-3attt. £5 (two for one with student snapfax). [9 Dec. Fortnightly. Bounce on down with the 70s retro boppers and space hoppers at this fab night. Happy Hour llpm—midnight. Next date 2 Jan (£2 with llyer).

I Kingdom at The ()uthouse. 8pm— lam. Free. Happy house. garage and disco with John McDonald.

I The Lane at The Lane. I lpm—3pm. £3 before midnight; £5 thereafter; members free. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance-based playlist.

I The Living Room 9pm-lam. Free. Andrew Moisey. Dillon and Christopher Wright with a freestyle mix of dance

sounds in this well-situated bar.

I Madchester at The Gallery. llpm—3am. £3.50 members; £4 non- members. 26 Dec. Fortnightly. Baggy Boxing Day action from Steven 8: Del Kahuna Boy upstairs. A mix of big beat and new indie downstairs with DJ Fabio Lee front FBl.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. Spin—lam. Free. Gareth Sommerville (Cream. Hard Times. Shindig. Sub Club. Yip Yap. Atomic Baby) with a relaxed selection of hip hop. garage and house in this bus bar.

I Magic Moments at The Cavendish. 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart dress. No jeans. no trainers. Live bands every week. Sixties and seventies tnusic. Ground floor only.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pm—3arn. Price tbc. Swing. hip hop and soul upstairs. reggae and ragga downstairs at this long-running night hosted by Sir Ossie.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. Next date 3l Dec. Monthly. See Wednesdays for details of the Manga Hogmanay party. Next date 2nd birthday party on 23 Jan with Grooverider.

I M.I.B at Clth Mercado. l0.30pm—3am. £5. 26 Dec. Fortnightly. DJs T.N.T and Mr H with rap. funk. hip hop. soul. soca. ragga and R&B. Happy Hour llpm—midnight. Next date 9 Jan.

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. l0.30ptn—2am. £4. A vibing new Friday night home for Edinburgh's jazz. soul and blues fans. With live music frotn some of the city's finest bands. singers and DJs. Simon Hodge from Club Latino guest 01s on 2 Jan with Tinku. Subie Coleman and her band play on 26 Dec and 2 Jan.

I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. l0pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. DJ 4th Varmint with disco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese at this busy bar/club.

I Music For The Masses at Oddfellows. 8.30pm—lam. Free. Local Dls mix old classics with modern chart and student faves.

I Normal at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £l0 (£8). Tickets in advance from 23rd Precinct. 26 Dec. Fortnightly. Tech-house and future funk at this newish night. Darren Price guests. Jim Masters guests on 9 Jan.

I The Outhouse 5-7pm. Free. Chill out downstairs after work with chilled tunes and cheap booze.

I Out Of The Blue Fundraiser at The Bongo Club. l0pm-3am. £5 (£3). l9 Dec. Nine-piece world jazz battd with an African bias. With DJs.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. llptn—3am. £4. A busy and longa‘unning night of 70s and 80s sounds where New Romantics. punks. glam rockers and disco freaks relive the era that others do their best to forget.

I Pure at The t’enue. l0.30pm—3am. £4 members; £6 non-members. Prices vary when guests appear. ()ne of the tnost respected house and techno clubs in the UK now with sister nights in Glasgow (l9 Dec at The Sub Club). Aberdeen (27 Dec at Exodus). Dublin (20 Dec at The Funnel Club) and London ( l0 Jan at Gray's Inn) with residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill. See Glasgow listings for details of Pure's Hogmanay bash at The Old Fruitmarket. I Purple Moon at Moray House. llpm—4am. Price tbc. 26 Dec. Fortnightly. Tribal techno and acid trance. Residents Julz and Patrick Hart. Info on 0|3l 668 I458.

I Radio Forth Fridays at JP's. 9.30pm—3am. Price (be. A fun-filled night with the Radio Forth team. ()ver 2 Is only. No denirns or trainers.

I Reaction at The Subway. l lpm—3am. £2 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly mix ofchar't. dance and classic disco.

I Scooter at The Gallery. I lpm—3am. £4. l9 Dec. Fortnightly. New and old ittdte beats downstairs. 60s and early 70s upstairs with the Magic Bus. Next date 2 Jan.

I Scratch at La Belle Angele. Next date 9 Jan. Montth. Info on 0l3l 226 2242.


Highs and lows 97

Gareth Sommerville Atomic Baby resident, The Honeycomb, Edinburgh Highlight of the year 'Gorng to Body & Soul in New York, because it was everything I thought club music should be about. It was proper.’ Lowpoint of the year 'er Yap degenerating into a pantomrme.’

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I Seen at The Honeycomb. 9pm—5am. £5 members; £6 others. 26 Dec. Monthly. Boxing Day bash for this hip hop-based night. With 3 Families in the backroom and Eh? Wun! and Nasty P in the front. Plus. as ever. the Early Doors Lounge frotn 9pm with open mic and decks and cheap drinks.

I Skuff at The Vaults. llpm—3am. Price tbc. l9 Dec. Fortnightly. The techno night returns to The Vaults with guest Tim Taylor (Missile Records). Also on 2 Jan with Robert Armani guesting.

I Solefusion at The Honeycomb. l0.3()pm—5am. Members and NUS half- price; £6 others. 2 Jan. Monthly. For info on Soleftrsion or ln Demand Recordings call 07000 463 362. Residents night with Craig Smith and Milky Stilton dropping the real garage and house liavas to a loyal crowd of music lovers. R&D. the residents from the legendary Manifesto do the backroom. Pre-club party in ehl More frotn 9pm. Next date 30 Jan.

I Soundclash at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £6 (£5) before midnight. i more after. 19 Dec. Monthly. Info on 0973 I42 I95. Boombastic dancehall. : ragga. hip hop. swing and R&B from ; residents The Mad Ambassador and Table Mannerz. Plus special guests the Dynamic Duo (Seen). Bazil Blade

(Westside) arid liarly B. Also with freestylers Madd Demon. Nutty P. Mrsta Jinx. Blood Boyle and MC Matic.

I Sublime at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £6 members; £8 non- members. l‘) Dec. Fortnightly. Hard trance action at this extremely popular night. Residents Kev Wright and ldge are on their own this time. with Gordon Mac and Gary Maclntosh in the back. With visual enlightenment frorn Delta 9. For i more info call Sublime on 0l3l 668 3043. Next date 2 Jan.

I The Subway West End 4pm-3am. Price tbc. Studentorientated venue from the same people behind the Subway in the Cowgate. The music is suitably varied. from 60s to 90s. and the drinks are double cheap. ()pen seven nights a week wttlt DJs on every night. . I T.F.I.F. at Club Mercado. 4— l0pm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour 5~6.30pm. £l drinks. £ l0 bottles of champagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.

I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb. Next date 1 Jan. Monthly. See Thursdays for details of Triptonite's New Year's Day party.

I Vertical Smile Present Logical . Progression at The Vaults. 10.30pm—4am. £ l0 students; £l2 others

26 Dec. Glasgow-based club presents

l.TJ Bukem. Blame. KMC. PHI).