CLUBS listings


I Disco Inferno at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £6. 2 May. Fortnightly. Three burning floors of hot disco action with MC Otis and DJs Love and Nick Silver. One of the busiest clubs in the capital. Now into its sixth year. Please note that Disco lnfemo are also at The Assembly Rooms on 9 May with a rescheduled live show from Odyssey. Tickets £12 from Ripping Records. Virgin Records and the Assembly Rooms Box Office. Get your tickets soon.

I The Egg at The Wee Red Bar.

1 1pm—3am. £3 members; £3.50 non-

members. A varied playlist taking in soul.

605. New Wave. indie. Northern. soundtracks and much. much more. There‘s a very cheap bar as well. Free photographic membership available on the night.

I eh1 More at ehl. 9pm—lani. Free. Free entry. quality music and good drinks promos in this pre-club bar. Yogi Haughton with the garage and old skool flavours on 2 May. Murray Richardson on 9 May with a deep house groove.

I Energise at Subway. I 1pm—3am. £2. Van'ous party sounds.

I FBI at Moray House. llpm—4am. £4. 9 May. Fortnightly. The busiest and best indie night in Scotland moves back to its spiritual home. Moray House. The good news is that the entry price is back to £4. the membership scheme is starting back up. it‘s open till 4am. drinks are cheaper. the playlist is better and there‘s a full video and lightshow!

I Fly at The Rocking Horse. llpm~3am. £3 (includes entry to Frenzy and Tomb Raider on the other two floors). Indie and chemical beats.

I Frenzy at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (includes access to Fly and Tomb Raider on the other two floors). Rock and alternative.

I Going Places at the Assembly Rooms. Next date 16 May.

I Hanky Panky at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £4. 9 May. Fortnightly. A shameless party crowd gets down to a mix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart and dance. Naughty but nice.

I Jakkara at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £9. 9 May. Monthly. Progressive house and trance with a live PA from L.S.G (Germany). Plus resident spinners Danny Howells (Jackpot Records) and Simon James. Garage and house upstairs with Gary and Gordon Mac. .

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4). The Ugly Groove Movement. a collective of DJs and musicians from around the UK. play 70s soul, with support from Eh? Wun! on the decks. This small venue fills up very attickly so get there early!

Joy at Wilkie House. lOpm-3atn. Members £5 before 11pm. £7 after; non- members £6 before llpm. £8 after. Membership available on the night. plus tapes and t-shirts. 2 May. Monthly. Maggie & Alan with happy. hard house and techno at this gay/gay friendly club. Trendy Wendy and Sally Findlay upstairs with whatever takes their fancy. Call info line on 0131 467 2551 for tnore.

I Joy Mingin' Party at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. Joy members free before 12.30am; £5 after; non-members £5 all night. 9 May. To celebrate nearly five years of Joy. it‘s a one-off return to old home Studio 24. for all those with fond memories of getting ‘mingin' down at the Calton. Yikes!

I Le Freak at The Attic. 1 1pm—3am. £4. A busy evening of hot 70s disco action. Drinks promos.

I Let's Party at JP‘s. 9.30pm—3am. £5. Smart dress. A cascade of cavorting chart classics. Over 21s.

I Liquid at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Resident Billy James with various rotating monthly guests like Scott Bechelli (Taste backroom). Alan and Maggie (Joy) and Trendy Wendy (Tackno). A smooth blend of dance. house and club anthems in this large venue.

I The Living Room 9pm—lam. Free. See Thursdays.

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5-. t, i Kathy Wood sings live at Substance, The Honeycomb, Edinburgh. Sat 2 May. Luke Coke from Fruitree and Phuture Trax 01s.

I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). Quite possibly the most exciting place to be of a Saturday night in Edinburgh. lixpect a repetitive beat-free zone. with Joseph Malik and friends dropping Afro-centric grooves that might be jazz one minute. rock the next. then soul. Plus regular live bands to make the experience even more worthwhile. Cracking atmosphere. cool crowd; 100% happening. Big Beat present The Paul Moran Sixtet on 2 May. a harmnond organ sixtet who have worked with various people. including Sister Sledge and Monty Python. They also wrote the theme to One Fun! In T/lt’ Grave! The Apricot Jam Band from London. plus MC Jonzi l). MC Ty and Shortee Blitz. guest on 9 May. with a hip hop flava.

I loveshack at The Jaffacake. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Now over a year old. this mainstream party night bows to popular demand and moves into a new weekly slot. Expect a tnix of 70s. 80s and 90s chart hits. plus a revamped venue.

I Luvely at Wilkie House. Next date 16 May. Monthly.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana Cafe Bar. 8pm—lam. Free. Stuart Duncan (Triptonite North/J DJ) with house in this busy bar.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Reggae. ragga and rockers upstairs; African. Latin. salsa. soca and calypso downstairs.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. llpm—3am. £5 (£4.50). 2 May. Fortnightly. Roots reality. dancehall. dubwise sounds and upfront reggae on Scotland‘s No l heavyweight sound system. With special guests R.O.K. Hi-Fi from Brixton. London. featuring Markie Lyrics (Selecta) and Natty P.

I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. lOpm-3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Well Stirred at the controls in this busy bar/club. dropping a mix ofdisco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese.

I North at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am.

£5. 2 May. Fortnightly. Info on 0131 659

5230. Turning the guitar scene in the right direction by bringing in the best in new indie. big beat and 60s sounds with top live bands also appearing. Greenock guitar heroes Whiteout are the guests.

I The Place at Moray House. llpm—Jam. £2 with flyer. lndie and rock. Drinks £1 till midnight and £1.60 after. Students and guests only.

I RAW at Negociants. lOpm—3am. Free. Busy underground house night.

I Red On Red at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £8 before 11.15pm; £10 after. Legendary promoter Charlie Chester brings Edinburgh the proper big names frotn the garage. house and techno arenas. Scott Bond guests on 2 May. Residents are Keith Baxter. Sean Pearson and Alan Henderson. Dress code: smart clubwear essential. Info on 0131 558 9052.

I The Showcase at The Cavendish. 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s only. Smart tlress. Live bands every week.

I Substance at The Honeycomb. |1pm~—3am. £8 Solefusion. Groove Theory members; £ 10 others. 2 May. Fortnightly. Groove Theory and Solefusion combine to bring you a new proper garage/house night. Residents are Mikey Stirton and Craig Stnith in the Electric Sole main room. with Ross Keddie and Bootsy dropping the old skool sounds in the Smoove Grooves rootn through the back. Luke Coke (Fruitree Records) DJs and Kathy Wood sings on 2 May. Frankie Foncett is up on 30 May.

I The Subway West End 4pm-3am. Price tbc. See Thursdays.

I Teaseage at The Citrus. 1 lpm—3am. £4. Indie. with a touch of dance and funk. played to a packed and sweaty crowd.

I Tiswas at The Gallery. 10pm—3am. Price tbc. Happy alternative music. front indie to cult movie themes. Preceded by live bands. See Rock & Pop listings for details.

I Tomb Raider at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3 (includes entry to Frenzy and Fly on the other two floors). Gothic and industrial sounds.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5 members; £7 non- members. 9 May. Fortnightly. Three floors of cutting edge sounds. from drutn ‘n‘ bass to house and hip hop. New York‘s Twilo resident Doc Martin guests on the house floor. while London hip hop king DJ Serntex and soul diva Kle'shay are upstairs. Hold tight for the return of Mark Farina in June. and Green Velvet in July. See Hit list.

I Vegas at The Shooting Gallery. Next date 23 May. Monthly.

I Vena at Wilkie House. Next date 23 May. Monthly. Call 0131 556 3022 for more info.

I Walkers 10.30pm—3am. Price tbc. Over 21s. Smart dress. Total party night with residents S Chapman. C Frame and Slitnen.

I Yush! at City 2. 9pm—lam. Free. 2 May. Fortnightly. AJ from Blacka‘nized with hip hop. swing. soul. funk. ragga and old skool in Edinburgh‘s original pre-club bar.


I The Bare Story 7.30pm—lam. Free. Pre-club action with drinks promos and some of Edinburgh‘s top underground l)Js. Info on 0131 556 3953.

I Breakbeat Culture at The Liquid Rootn. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 with liter). A new weekly Sunday breakbeat/jungle/ drum 'n' bass session hosted by The Reflex Crew. featuring Kontrol. Killer B. Kid and Tn'xter. plus MCs Smilee and Shakedown. Selected beers and spirits £1. Ratty is up on 10 May. More info on 0973 142 195.

I CC. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free. See Thursdays.

I eh1 More at ehl. 9pm—lam. Free. Chill out to acid jazz. funk and hip hop with resident Tim King. Plus regular guests. Drinks promos.

I Electriscity at The Catwalk. 9pm—lam. Free. Chill out with a nice selection of sounds which runs from hip hop to funky house. Check the early afternoon session before this one kicks

I Hongkongfooey at The Bongo Club.

10pm—3am. £3. 3 May. Partying into Bank Holiday Monday with funk. old skool. big beat. drum ‘n' bass and kung fu songs. Bring chop sticks!

I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. 10pm—3am. £3. New talent night with DJ Gravity and live bands. Get along there and check one of the most relaxed. informal sessions in the city. Brilliant vibe.

I Karma at Po Na Na. 10pm-3am. Free before llpm; £2 after. Murray Richardson (Zodiac. Sutra) starting with early and late 80s tunes. building into current house and garage trax. before finishing with dance classics. Busy and fun.

I Mad Sundays at The Attic. IIpm—3am. £3. Party dance with spirits at 20p and pints £I all night.

I Mambo Club at Cavendish. lOpm—late. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Swing. hip hop. soul and disco.

I MIB Present The Grind at JPs. 10.30pm—2am. £3. Swing and hip hop with regular freestyle sessions. Good drinks promos. Busy and vibing. Please note the change of venue.

I Peekaboo at The Wee Red Bar. Next date 17 May. Monthly.

I Pillow Talk at P0 Na Na. 7.30—10.30pm. Free. Easy listening and love hits for lovers. lonely hearts and lechers alike in this busy bar.

I Shuffle at The Tap ()‘l.auriston. 8pm—lam. Free. 10 May. Fortnightly.

Re ygae vibes in the re-vamped Tap.

I Sublime Bank Holiday Special at Wilkie House. llpm—3am. Free to members; £6 non-members. 3 May. Resident ldge drops a live hour set of quality trance at this members payback party. Garage upstairs with Gortlon and Gar Mac.

I T e Subway West End 4ptn—3atn. Price tbc. See Thursdays.

I Suck Our Sound at Catwalk. 4—9pm. Free. Van'ous funky chilled sounds to keep your Sunday afternoon ticking over.

I Summit at The Attic. llpm-3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Uplifting house with DJ P.

I Sunday Night Fever at Century 2000. llpm—3am. £3. Drinks at 70p. 80p and 90p. appropriately accompanied by music frotn the 70s. 80s and 90s.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. Next date 24 May for Sporty Tackno. Monthly.

I Taste at The Honeycomb. l 1pm—-3am. £6 members; £8 non-members. Membership is available on the night. One of the tnost essential clubbing experiences in the capital. Residents Fisher & Price take you on a journey frotn vocal garage and anthemic house to harder. faster hands-in-the-air happy stompers. With a boisterous mixed/gay/ strai ht crowd.

I T. .I.S at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £3. New night with drinks promos and a soundtrack that takes in indie. 2 Tone and anything you want really.

I Yush at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Kicking funk. soul. disco. swing and old skool beats from the 70s to the 90s. With AJ from Blacka’nized.


I Buddha at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. ll May. Fortnightly. Funk and hip hop in the Negociants basement.

I Catwalk 9pm-1am. Free. Classic old skool from Styler of Solefusion backroom fame. Downstairs in this smart new bar.

I CC. Blooms l lpm-3am. Free. See Thursdays.

I Ceroc Dance at Moray House. 7.30—10.30pm. Price tbc. See Thursdays.

I Digital Biscuit at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. 4 May. Fortnightly. Skilled up tunes and grooves from the skilled up duo of Paul (Snafu Records. Lift) and Believe (Nu Phonik Sound). From big beatz to funky house and groovin’ techno. With fresh pressure from underground guests.

I Flare at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am.