Edinburgh listings

I As It Comes at The Wee Red Bar. 4—7pm. Free. Electronic music played live on computers. Also a late night session on 26 Feb and the third Fn' of every month (£3).

I Big Beat at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £3.50 before ll.30pm; £7.50 (£5.50) after. 27 Feb. Monthly. Big Beat present the biggest gig they’ve ever done with Hammond Organ player Charles ‘The Mighty Burner' Harland. so-called due to his fiery. frenzied style. Harland was probably the premier Hammond player of the 70s and his skills are as exciting today as they ever were. He's due on stage at 1 1.30pm so get there early to avoid disappointment. See Hit List.

I Boogie Mo Dynamo at The Venue. Next date 6 Mar with John Gosling from Agent Provocateur. Monthly.

I Catwalk 9pm—lam. Free. Moisey and Phil Alcock with garage. house. funk 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 llpm—3am. Free. Free club downstairs at this popular gay pub. Playing a party mix of commercial dance and hi-energy house. Full to bursting at weekends.

I Century 2000 l lpm—3am. £5. Over 18s. Commercial dance music fora mainstream city centre crowd. 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 l lpm. 20 Feb. Every four weeks. Very busy women only night. All proceeds to Lothian Lesbian Line. With DJs Alley Ve as and Debbi G.

I The Drop Out at The Wee Red Bar. l0.30pm—3am. £3 before midnight. £4 after. 20 Feb. The Drop Out returns to the art college with its mix of mod. beat. soul. psychedelia. soundtracks and 60s garage punk. Plus groovy visuals.

I eh1 More at ehl. 9pm-lam. Free. Local DJs spin quality house sounds in this smart. intimate pre-club bar. Gordon Mac on 20 Feb. Jim Byers 27 Feb. Free entry with good drinks promos.

I Evol at the Liquid Room. l0.3()pm—late. £4. A healthy mix of music. taking in anything from Blur. Pavement and ()asis to Public Enemy. Jackson 5 and Underworld. A long- runnin v and seriously popular night.

I Flas back at The Attic. llpm—3am. £4; £2 with flyer. Classic 80s from Duran Duran to Wham. Some spirits and selected drinks £l all night.

I Headspin at The Bongo Club. l().30pm—3am. £5 (£2.50). 20 Feb. Monthly. A funky blend of ass-quaking tunes.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £7. 27 Feb. Monthly. US house and garage in the front with Linds. Rare groove. disco and soul in the back with Lyley and Gino. Pre~club party downstairs in the City Cafe with A] (Blacka'nized).

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

I Homeless at The Shooting Gallery. l0pm-3am. Price tbc. 27 Feb. Monthly. Healthy mix of beats. ranging from deep and downtempo trip hop to beefy. bouncy big beat and quality drum 'n' bass. Tonight's guest is Alex Reece.

I Katch at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3; £2 with flyer. Price includes entry to Cathouse and Voodoo Chile. Eighties and 90s indie dance.

I Kerplunk First Birthday at Club Mercado. l0.3()pm—3am. £5. two for one with Snapfax. 27 Feb. Fortnightly. Trendy Wendy and Grandmaster Fly with

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party tunes from the 70s. Happy hour llpm-midnight. Free Kerplunk tape to the first 50 people in and lots ofother special birthday surprises.

I The Lane at The Lane. 1 lpm—3pm. £3 before midnight; £5 thereafter; members free. Residents Jon Flowers and Kev McGinley with a wide dance-based

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I {he 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 La Belle Angele. Next date 13 Mar. Monthly.

I Made In Iguana at lguana Cafe Bar. 8pm-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 70s music. Ground floor on] .

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pm—3am. 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.

l lpm—3am. £5 members; £7 non- members. 20 Feb. Monthly. Proper jumpup drum 'n’ bass/jungle with residents G-Mac and DJ Kid. Tonight's special guest is Nicky Blackmarket from the legendary Blackmarket Records in London. Plus MCs Pressure and Feelman. Live video visuals from Manga video and Mechaheadz. Watch out for the Manga show on Fresh Air FM on Thursday nights (8—10pm) throughout February. See Hit list.

I M.I.B. Presents South Central at Club Mercado. l().3()pm—3am. £5. 20 Feb. Fortnightly. Rap. funk. hip hop. soul. soca. ragga and R&B with DJs TNT and Mr H.

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. l0pm—2am. £5 (£4). Fresh jazz/soul/blues night which promotes a healthy mixture of live music and DJs. Yogi Haughton guests on 2() Feb. followed by Daddy G on 27 Feb. Regularly pulling over 250 people. Well worth checking.

I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. DJ 4th Vartnint with disco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese at this busy bar/club.

I A Night Less Ordinary at The Jaffacake. l0pm—3am. £4. New Friday with an anything goes attitude. Gameshow-type fun and frolics with outrageous drinks promos. lixpect a freestyle mix of mainstream music. Door policy: tight but polite.

I Normal at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £7 members; £8 non- members. 20 Feb. Fortnightly. Hard house and funky techno with guest Dave Angel. Murray Richardson in the back room. Euan Mackenzie from Lift also guests in the main room. Tony Sapiano. Colin Dale. Luke Slater and CJ Bolland are to follow.

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

I Planet Earth at The Citrus.

l lpm—3am. £4. A busy and long-running 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 Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £4 members; £6 non~members. Prices vary when guests appear. Info. on (H31 558 3824. One of the tnost respected house and techno clubs in the UK - now with sister nights in Glasgow (20 Feb. Sub Club). Aberdeen (28 Feb. Exodus) and Dublin (27 Feb. The Funnel Club) with residents Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and The Bill. With a mixed. friendly. dressed-down crowd. Forthcoming guests for Mar and Apr include Surgeon. David Holmes. Weatherall and Dave Clarke. Beat that ifyou can.

I Purple Moon at Studio 24.

10pm~3am. £4 members; £7 others. 20 Feb. First date at Studio 24 for this trance and techno club. Colin Favor guests. Trip hop upstairs.

I Radio Forth Fridays at J P‘s. 9.30pm-3am. Price tbc. A fun-filled night with the Radio Forth team. Over 2 ls only. No denims or trainers.

I Reaction at The Subway. llpm—3am. £2: free for students with matriculation card. Weekly mix of chart. dance and classic disco.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm—lam. Free. Murray Richardson (:1 winner of Mitzi/t magazine‘s ‘Bedroom Bedlam' competition) drops deep house vibes in Citv 2. Free entry and drinks promos.

I Scooter at The Wee Red Bar. Next date 6 Mar. Monthly.

I Scratch at La Belle Angele. Next date 6 Mar with The Runaways. Monthly.

I Seen at The Honeycomb. Next date 13 Mar with Tony Vegas. Harry Love and Roots Manoeuvre. Monthly.

I Skuff at The Vaults. l lpm—3am. £7 (£6); prices vary on guest nights. 27 Feb. Fortnightly. Underground techno night with residents Vinyl Matt. Charis. Mori and Hugo. Conemelt play live. Claude Young visits in March.

I Sorree at The Vaults. l lpm—3am. £8 (£6). 20 Feb. Monthly. Neil Mckay warms up with garage and house. then it's over to the two Taste nutbags Fisher & Price for ftill steam ahead party action. Trance in the backroom. R&B in the front. With guests tbc.

I Sublime at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. £6 members; £8 non- members. 27 Feb. Fortnightly. Residents night at this very popular trance night. Willi Kev Wright and ldge in the main room. plus Gordon Mac and Gary Mclntosh in the back with garage and house. The Light (whose previous singles have been supported by the likes of ()akenfold. Sasha and Digweed) perform live. Forthcoming guests include Sublime faves Billy Nasty ( 13 Mar) and Paul Van l)yk ( l() Apr). More info. on ()l3l 668 3043. -

I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. 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. ()pen seven nights a week with DJs on every night.

I T.F.|.F. at Club Mercado. 4pm— l()pm. Free. Friday nights have changed forever thanks to Happy Hour 5—6.3()pm. £l drinks. £ 1 0 bottles ofchampagne and great. nostalgic music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.

I Transient Records Night at Studio 24. 9pm—3am. £5 before lOpm; £7 (£6) after. 27 Feb. Psychedelic trance and techno with Cosmosis playing live to mark the launch of their album. With DJs Alex. Pied Piper (both Transient Records) and Felix (Return To The Source). Experimental future beats upstairs. plus massage. stalls. face paints and juice bar.

I Triptonite North at The Honeycomb. Next date 6 Mar. Monthly.

I Triptonite II at The Honeycomb. l().30pm~3am. Price tbc. 20 Feb. Monthly. New night ofdeep house grooves. Jason Moore (JDJ International). Kevin Mckay (Glasgow Underground Recordings see Phactfile). Stuart Duncan (Triptonite North) and Colin Cook (Luna. Dundee) guest. Underground music for overground ears. Harri (Subculture) is next on 20 Mar. See Hit list.

I Twisted at The Venue. l lpm—3am. £4 Joy/Luvely members; £5 others. 27 Feb. Fortnightly. New mixed/gay night from Joy and Luvely with Maggie & Alan your hosts. Top floor only. Phone the Joy information line on ()l3l 467 255l for


I Voodoo at The Vaults. Next date 6 Mar with Blu Peter. Monthly.

I Voodoo Chile at The Rocking Horse. llpm-3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Price includes entry to Cathouse and Katch. Full of lovely boys (and girls) headbanging to heavy metal

I The Wheel at Moray House.

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Big Beat Big Beat welcome New York’s Hammond Organ king Charles ’Mighty Burner' Earland to the capital for what promises to be their best night yet. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 27 Feb and monthly. Manga Properjump-up drum 'n' bass/Jungle with G-Mac, DJ Kid and special guest Nicky Blackmarket from London. Plus visuals from Manga video and Mechaheadz. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 20 Feb and monthly.

Bent Fab gay night settles in the heart of Broughton Street with Trendy Wendy and Maggie Joy at the helm. There's also a new Touchy Up Feely Room if you get bored. The Shooting Gallery, Sat 21 Feb and monthly.

Triptonite ll Triptonite North spawns this deep house sister club. First night hosted by Kevin Mckay, Jason Moore. Stuart Duncan and Colin Cook. The Honeycomb, Fri 20 Feb and monthly. Fresh Air FM Party The student radio station takes two floors at The Venue and fills it with loads of excellent DJs. With, among others, Gareth Sommerville. Ritchie Ruftone, Dr Jon and Stuart Duncan. The Venue, Sun 22 Feb.

llpm—4am. £l students; £2 guests. A mix ofdance and pop. Drinks £l before midnight. £1.60 after. Students and guests only.


I Atomic Baby at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £8. 28 Feb. Fortnightly. Big. bouncy. Euro-housey party pumpers from Darren Davies. Michael Kilkie and Zammo in the main room. Garage and deeper sounds through the back with Gareth Sommerville. Busy and dressy. with a good atmosphere.

I Bent at The Shooting Gallery.

I lpm—3am. £5 before midnight. £7 after. 2l Feb. Monthly. The fantastic Bent returns to a rather well-situated new home on Broughton Street. Trendy Wendy and Maggie Joy play house classics from past and present in the main room. while Mr Guy Christmas plays stuff your granny would be proud of upstairs. There's also a new Touchy Up Feely Room but I've no idea what that‘s all about. Call the info. line on ()l3l 467 255l for tnore. See Hit list.

I Burger Queen at Club Mercado. llpm—4am. £8 (£7). 28 Feb. Fortnightly. For more info. call ()l3l 622 7220. Notorious pants-in-the-air glam house party heaven fora dressy and loyal crowd. Your hosts are Craig and Huggy. Make the effort to get in.

I Catwalk 9pm—lam. Free. Gordon Whittaker and Farley Smoove playing a varied selection ofcultured beats to shake your thing to.