I The Ugly Bug Ball at The Bongo Club. 10pm—5am. £10 in advance only. phone 556 5204 for ticket details. Hogmanay. Live music from members of Salsa Celtica and Peatbog Faeries. Plus DJing from DJs Mimekatz and Stan. Colin Reid eases you into the Hogmanay spirit with some virtuoso guitar playing. I Vertical Smile at The Vaults. 10.30pm—4am. £8 students; £10 others. Christmas Eve. Glasgow-based club presents Billy Nasty. DJ Roy (Love Boutique) and Bhaskar Dandona.

I Vinyl Grooves at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. Free. New weekly indie/big beat session on the top floor. It's free! Good drinks promos too. including a free tequila on entry. Not on Hogmanay. but back as normal after that.


I Absolut Groove at The Lane. 10pm—3am. Price tbc. Uplifting house and garage with Kevin Jones and Neil Ferguson at this trendy West End bar/club.

I Cafe Graffiti/Lizzard Lounge Hangover Rescue Party at Cafe Graffiti. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). New Year‘s Day. With Latino band Quinteto Coyoti live and DJ Joseph and pals on the decks.

I Catwalk 9pm-lam. Free. Open decks session - bring your own records and have a go. Closed on Christmas Day.

I C. C. Blooms 11pm—3am. Free. See Fridays.

I Club 98 at The Traverse. 9pm—3am. £15 in advance from the Traverse Theatre. New Year‘s Day. Four floors of partying featuring Bootsy from Groove Theory. Murray and Fred from Going Places and Trendy Wendy from Tackno. See Edinburgh's Hogmanay Guide. centre pages.

I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club.

1 1pm-3am. £2. A club working on the premise that guitars aren‘t going out of fashion. Classic indie and altemative. old and new. Drinks promos all night. Not on Christmas Day or New Year‘s Day.

I Homeless at La Belle Angele. Next date 16 Jan. For info/membership call 0410 323 066.

I Liquid Rooms Xmas Party 10.30pm-1ate. £5 in advance from the club. Christmas Day. With various local house DJs including Billy James (Liquid). Scott Bechelli (Taste). Trendy Wendy (Tackno). Alan (Joy). Kevin Jones (Forth FM) and Andy Ford (Groove Theory) at this Christmas party. I Liquid Rooms New Year's Day

Highs and lows 97

Craig Burger Queen Burger Queen resident, Club Mercado, Edinburgh Highlight of the year 'Getting told by my management in June that my DJing diary was booked up until the end of the year. That and DJing in Vancouver and Signing autographs afterwards for half an hour and signing them all Ned Flanders!’ Lowpoint of the year 'Hearing that Diana had died on the last day of my holiday in Ibiza. It was hellish I was touched and I never expected to be.‘

Party 10.30pm—late. £5 in advance from the club. New Year‘s Day. With various local house DJs including Billy James (Liquid). Scott Bechelli (Taste). Trendy Wendy (Tackno). Alan (Joy). Kevin Jones (Forth FM) and Andy Ford (Groove Theory) at this New Year's Day part .

I The Living Room 9pm—lam. Free. [)1 4th V presents a fusion of soul. funk and hip hop. Pre-club. Not on New Year's

Da . I {he Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—late. £4 (£3). Swing. hip hop. funk and soul. Not on New Year's Day. I The Night Fever Roadshow at The Cavendish. 9.30pm—3am. £3 before 10pm; £4 after. Big theatrical production (dancers. decor etc). various sounds and cheap drinks. Over 18s only. Getting very goaular. Not on New Year's Day.

ipped at The Jaffacake. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly session aimed at students. Vodka is 20p a shot. tequila 50p and selected beers 60p! They might as well give the stuff away. Not on New Year‘s Day. I Rocky Horror Picture Show Party at The Rocking Horse. l()pm—late. £2 before midnight; £3 after. New Year‘s Day. You know the score. Drinks promos. I The Subway West End 4pin—3ain. Price tbc. Student-orientated 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. Open seven nights a week with DJs on every night. I Taste's Christmas Party at The Honeycomb. 10pm—3am. £10 non- members; £8 members. Christmas Day. Membership is available on the night. All the usual residents and all the usual madness no doubt. See Hit list. I Taste New Year's Day Party at The Vaults. llpm—Sam. £8 members' £10 non-members. New Year‘s Day. Tickets in advance from Taste. Fisher 8: Price in the pants-in-the-air main room. Neil Byers. Martin Valentine. Stuart Barrie and possibly Nelson Rosado in the garage backroom. Guaranteed to be an amazing party. Only for the headstrong. See Hit list. I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Rooms. 10.30pm-3am. £3. Cheap drinks (selected draught and bottled beers £1. vodka and dash £1) and various indie/pop sounds. Hosted by Shuggy Bear. Mick Cool. Kevin Jones. Nick Silver and Lenny Love. Not on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. but back as normal after that. I The Unspoken Thing at Negocianis. 9pm—3am. Free. Trip hop. hip hop. drum 'n’ bass and beats ‘n‘ scratches from Edinburgh‘s deadliest sonic saviours. I Triptonlte North New Year Special at The Honeycomb. 11pm—5am. £7.50 members; £10 non-members. Tickets in advance from 23rd Precinct and Iguana Bar. Club info on 0468 038 052. New Year's Day. Hard party house with Jay Chappell.Tomis1av. Stuart Duncan and Adrian Davenport. Pre-club party at Iguana bar from 9pm. I White Christmas at The Venue. 10pm—5am. £10 in advance from Virgin. Ripping. 23rd Precinct and the City Cafe. £12 on the night. More info on 0385 720 875. Christmas Day. An impressive line- up of quality local garage and house DJs including Craig Smith (Solefusion). Craig and Huggy (Burger Queen). Gareth Sommerville (Atomic Baby). Crosby (Colours). Stuart Duncan (Triptonite North) at this festive bash. With AJ from Blacka'nized and Joseph from East Coast Project in the basement. On three floors. The same people are also running a New Year‘s Day party with Brandon Block and Michael Kilkie. Phone the above number for more info. See Hit list. I Zoology at Wilkie House. 11piii—3am. £4. Epic progressive house/breakbeat mayhem and large piss-up madness with Gordon Whittaker and Phil Alcock. Lager and spirits come in at around £1! Mine‘s a pint and a double matey! On Christmas Day (doors l()pm and £5 entry) and also New Year’s Day for a recovery piss-up.



I The 13th Note 80 Glassford Street 553 1638.

I The Apartment 23 Royal Exchange Square. 221 7080.

I Archaos 25 Queen Street. 204 3189. I The Arches Midland Street (off Jamaica Street). 221 4001.

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

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

I Babaza Royal Exchange Square. 0141 204 0101

I Baby Grand 3 Eliiibank Gardens. 248 4942.

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

I Bargo Albion Street. 552 2680.

I Bar Miro 36 Kelviiigrove Street. 3530475.

I The Bedsit 1 Park Drive.339 0432. I Bennet's 80 Glassford Street. 552 5761.

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

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

I The Cathouse 15 Union Street. 248 6606.

I Caledonian University Student Union (Asylum) 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681.

I CCA Cafe Bar 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7864.

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

I Cottiers 93 Hyndland Street.

357 5825.

I Cul De Sac Ashton Lane. 649 4717. I Fixx ll 86 Miller Street. 221 1568. I Fury Murry's 96 Maxwell Street. 221 6511.

I The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120.

I Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street. 3320691.

I Glasgow University Union 32 L'niversity Avenue. 339 8697.

I Ironhorse Bar West Nile Street. 332 2215.

I Jet 15 Benalder Street. 337 3777. I King Tut's Wah Wah Hut St Vincent Street. 221 5279.

I Lime (formerly The Cotton Club) 5 Scott Street. 3320712.

I McPhabb. 23 Sandyford Place. 221 0770.

I Media 8: Press Club 94 West

Re 'ent Street. 400 1033.

I ojo's Bath Street. 331 2257.

I Nice 'n' Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.

I Nico's 375 Sauchiehall Street.

332 5736.

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

I Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street. 553 1221.

I Queen Margaret Student Union 22 L'niversity Gardens. 339 9784.

I RAF Club 27 Ashley Street. 332 4465

I Rat Trap 9 Brown Street. 221 7233. I Reds 379 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1635.

I R.G.'s 73 Queen Street. 221 2200. I Rocksy's Basement 40 New

Sneddon Street. Paisley. 552 5791. I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.

I Sadie Frost‘s 8—1() West George Street. 3328005.

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

I Strawberry Fields 56 ()swald Street. 221 7871.

I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600.

I Tin Pan Alley Mitchell Street. Glasgow. 248 8832.

I Times Square St Enoch Square. 221 6579.

I Trash 197 Pitt Street. 572 3372. I The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street. 204 1000.

listings CLUBS

I Variety 401Sauchieliall Street. 332 4449.

I The Velvet Rooms Sauchiehall Street. 3320755. I Yo Yo 31 Queen Street. 248 8484.


I ABC Film Centre 120 Lothian Road.

228 1638. I The Attlc Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382.

I Assembly Rooms George Street.

2204348. I The Basement Broughton Street. 557 0097.

. I La Belle Angele 11 Hasties Close. 774

‘33s ‘7

i I The Bongo Club 14 New Street.

556 5204. I Cafe Graffitti Mansfield Place Church (bottom of Broughton Street). 557 8003.

I Cgtwalk Broughton Street. 225

I Cavendish West Tollcross. 228 1‘7 '3

i I C.C. Blooms 23-24 Greenside i

Place. 556 9331. I Century 2000 31 Lothian Road. 2297670.

I The Citadel 39 Commercial Street.

l.eith. 555 5622.

I The Citrus Grindlay Street. 622

7086. . I The Ctty Cafe Blair Street. 220 0125

I Edinburgh Rock Cafe 125a Princes

i I Gran Via-Tasca 3 South St Andrew

I The Hone comb 36—38A Blair

Street. 226 1664. I eh1 Bar And Brasserie 197 High ; Street. 220 5277. 1 I Filmhouse Bar Lothian Road. 228 2688. I The Gallery 232 Cowgate. 225


Street. 556 1020. I Henry’s Cellar Bar Morrison Street. 221 1288.

Street. 220 4. 81.

I The Jaffacalte 28 Kings Stables Road. 229 7986.

I JP's Nightclub 3 Semple Street. 229 7733

I The Lane 7 Queensferry Street

Lane. 226 6828.

I The Li uid Room 9c Victoria

Street. 22. 2564

I The Living Room 235 Cowgate. . 225 4628. I The Meadow Bar Buccleach Street. 622 7680.

I Club Mercado 36/39 Market Street.

226 4224.

I Minus One (Carlton Hi 'hland Hotel) North Brid e. 556 277. 5 I Moray House olyrood Road.

556 5184.

I The Moscow Bar South St. David‘s

. Street. 556 6375. ~ I Ne ociants1-othian Street.

225 6. 13.

I Oddfellows 14/16 Forrest Road. 220 1816.

I PJ. Lyles 138—140 Leitli Walk. 467 7051.

I Po Na Na 26 Frederick Street.

226 2224.

I Potterrow Union Bristo Square. 650 8090.

I Rockin Horse Cowgate; 225 3326. I Royal ighland Exhibition Centre In yliston.

I‘gfhe Sanctuary Blair Street (next to the Honeycomb. -25 6885

I The Shooting Gallery 32 Broughton Street. 557 1785.

I Stones Frederick Street. 226 1226. I Studio 24 Calton Road. 558 3758. I The Subway Cowgate. 225 6766. I The Subway West End Lothian Road. 229 919 .

I The Ta O'Lauriston Lauriston Place. 22 4041.

I Teviot Row Bristo Square. 650 4673.

I Tex Mex 47 Hanover Street. 225 1796.

I Traverse Theatre Bar Cambridge Street. 228 1404.

I The Vaults Niddry Street. 558 9052. I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3073. I The Wee Red Bar Edinburgh College OfArt. Lauriston Place. 229 1442.

I Walkers l2 Shandwick Place. 226 2887.

I Why Not? The Dome. George Street. 624 8633.

I Wilkie House Cowgate. 225 2935.

19 Dec 1997—8 Jan 1998 THE ll3T 97