Edinburgh listings


I Apex at Studio 24. lOpm— 5am. £ 12 (£8). 31 Dec. Two floors. Hard house. techno and acid trance vibes from Steve Pace. Al Space. Laurie Highlander plus The Sativa Drummers. Tickets: Steve on 0836 756849.

I 8PM at Room at the Top. 9pm—3am. £12.50. 31 Dec. The bpm UK club tour touches down to celebrate Hogmanay. 015 David Dunne. George Bowie. Martin Mallone. Lovejoy. Paul Mendez. Nick Dellissen and Mark Main.

I Boo! at Loca. lOpm—3am. Free before midnight; £1 students; £2 everyone else thereafter. A night of solid student capers with DJ Steve in this refurbished club. With drink promos to get you in the

I CC. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar. playing a mix of commercial dance and hi-energy house.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Gorgeous new bar doing the pre-club thing with the Barry Cabanas. 24 Dec sees something very special when George T (Tribal Funktion) meets the one and only Aqua Bassino (F-Communications) for a night of top deck action. Get there early.

I Catwalk 9pm—lam. Free. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or 041 I 807925 for more information.

I Chicken Noodle Soup at The Venue. 10.30pm 3am. £3. 24 Dec. Monthly. Techno sounds. No dates in January.

I Club 99 at The Traverse Theatre. 9.30pm 3.30am. £25. 3| Dec. A night bringing together the funky twisted techno of Tribal residents George T. H and Simone with Lizzard Lounge DJs Joseph Malik. Uncle Fawaz and the Club Bezique posse. All over four floors. now that’s got to be a party.Tickets: 473 I999. SOLD OUT.

I Colours Of Love at Club Mercado. lOpm—4am. £20. 31 Dec. The Colours residean Jon Mancini. Phat Phil Cooper. Crosby and Murray Richardson play their excellent house. deep house and garage tunes to a dressy and up for it crowd. Tickets: Xile and Uber Disko.

I Crash at The Old GPO. 9pm—late. £25. 31 Dec. Over two floors. Easily the biggest club event in Edinburgh this Hogmanay. The basics include car wrecks and podiums. roller skating angels. a Gas Station bar. a Pitstop Cafe.

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Rebel Waltz Murray Richardson presents Spaced 1999, five hours of house classics from the late 80s and early 90s. A blissful way to start the New Year. City Cafe, Fri 7 Jan.


Seen Long considered to be one of Scotland’s best hip hop clubs, as time to give it up. Do it appropriately in fine style with DJ Noize and MC Supernatural. The Honeycomb, Fri 78 Dec.

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an upstairs Twilight Bar with glass roof ie: view of the fireworks at midnight. DJs include Michael Kilkie. Lawrence Nelson. Craig Burgerqueen. Zammo and ‘The Disco Queens'. that‘s lrvrne Welsh. Kris Need and K-Roka. A street pass will be included with every ticket.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Various DJs spin Latin sounds and Brazilian dance. I Disco Inferno at The Venue. |0.30pm—5am. £18. 3| Dec. A night of mad disco action over three crazy floors. baby. See in ‘99 dressed as though it's ‘79 and dance to everything in between. Tickets: Ripping and Virgin. The Venue is not sub'ect to licensing restrictions.

I Don't anic at The Tap O'l.auriston. 9pm—lam. Free. 17 and 31 Dec. Fortnightly. Techno and trance sounds at the revamped Tap.

I Dust at The Rocking Horse. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A night of metal. industrial. goth and punk with DJ Dave the Poet.

I The Edge at The Vaults. l() 30pm 5am. £18. 31 Dec. The residents bring in ‘99 in a storming way: Keith Baxter. Sean Pearson. the Mad Ambassador and. Alan Henderson. Big guest t.b.c. Tickets from The Vaults and Xile Clothing.

I eh1 more at eh l. 9pm—lam. Free. Dolphin Boy with quality house on the first and third Thursdays of the month. T- J Crossley on the second and fourth with hip hoppy. housey sounds. 3| Dec sees their ticket only party with Sleazy G playing his fave big beat tunes from his box and a late license until 3am. Tickets: 220 5277.

I ELNINO at The Venue. top floor. Monthly. Next date 28 Jan.

I Fiasco at The Honeycomb. l lptn - 3am. Free. l7 Dec. Monthly. An all-star lineup with Craig Smith. Murray Richardson. Mr Todd and Well Stirred in the main room. the Dynamic Duo. Eh'.’Wun!. Ruftone. 4th Varmint and the Pesky Varmints in the back. Between them they pretty much cover everything from soul. garage and house to Nu Yorican. hip hop and breaks.

I Flava at The Attic. l().3()pm—3aiti. Free. Weekly. Resident DJs Stigafoot. 1C and TNT provide the quality soul. R&B. swing and hip hop sounds. Drinks promos. Phone 0403 483524.

I Frog at Studio 24. l0.30pm~5am. £5. 24 Dec. Monthly. Chris (Nexxus Radio) and Straxx (Luvely) bring on Christmas with an eclectic playlist.

I Funky Stuff at City Cafe. 9pm-late. £20. 3| Dec. Two rooms. The Headworx with the real deal in garage and jazz- house from Yogi Haughton and Bruce Forrest. The Subway with rare groove and funk guru Keb Darge. Yogi Haughton and Mark Linton. Tickets from Uber Disko. Underground Solu'shn. Fopp. Xile. City Cafe.

I The Funky Underground at Revolution. lOpm—3am. Free if in 60s or 70s costume; £3 before I lpm; £4 after. Weekly except 31 Dec. With drink promos aimed squarely at the students. a cheesy, disco night to start your weekend off. 24 Dec is Daddy Cool’s Christmas party; cover charge £15.

I Going Places at ABC Cinema. lOpm—4am. £20. 31 Dec. What a way to see in the New Year. Featuring will be one of Sean Connery's Bond tnovies. dress to stun. The usual fun and games to be had. made even more ridiculous by the flowing champagne. Tickets only available in advance from Fopp and Alphabet Video. Marchmont Road. Graffiti Winter Palace Hogmanay Party l0.30pm—3am. £25. 31 Dec. Over two floors and the garden a night incorporating the many styles of music that the Cafe is renown for. Belle Star Band. Deaf Heights Cajun Aces. DJs Tinku. Simon Hodge and Stuart Bennet and more. Tickets: 557 8330. Hogmanay at The Potterrow. 9pm—5am. £35.31 Dec. The Ministry of Sound featuring RIP on four decks and Jazzy M bring the New Year in. Tickets available from Virgin. Avalanche. Uber Disko. The Potterrow Box Office and on the night if not sold out.

I Hogmanay at Revolution. 9pm—3am. £l5 (£10 with flier). 31 Dec. Live link-up to London's Big Ben at midnight. Don‘t fret. Lothian Road is outside ofthe party restrictions so you won't need a street pass.

I I’d Rather Be At The Bongo . . . at The Bongo Club. 3| Dec. Tickets and info from Wed l6 Dec on 558 7604. A night as only the Bongo can do cabaret. ceilidh. live music. DJs. jazz . . . enjoy. I Identity at The Vaults. lOpm—4am. £5. 24 Dec. A night of hard house and trance to welcome Santa to the capital. The Zzizoo Records party with Martin Kay. Grahame. Kev Wright. Jay Storic and Graeme McLean.

I Jazz Joint at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. l0pm—3am. £4 (£3). l7 Dec and 7 Jan sees Colin Steele's Grits ’n' Gravy when Colin Steele teams up with Andor. Paul Harrison and Paddy Flaheny. 24 Dec (£5/£4) sees the Christmas Special hosted by groovers Hub Central and special guest performers. 3| Dec sees their Hogmanay party with The Ugly Groove Movement with special guests. Cool Yule. I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Get your classic old arid new indie and alternative here. Drinks promos as well.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. 17 Dec and 1 Jan. Fortnightly. liasy listening. mellow jazz. hi-energy disco and tasty cheese. Please note different dates.

I Larj at The Tap O' Lauriston. 9pm—lam. Free. 24 Dec. Fortnightly. Range of techno sounds at the revamped Tap. Make mine a Larj one.


Taste If that Santa bloke could take time out to party, he'd be at the front, water bottle in hand, leaping joyfully to the not-so-dulcet tones of Fisher & Price. The Citadel, Fri 25 Dec.


Vegas The badly dressed hilarity that is 3 Vegas party touches down once more - it's showtime! The Assembly Rooms, Sat 79 Dec

I Life at The Attic. l0.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. New night of happy house and alternative dance with DJ Manson and guests recently moved from The Ark. I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. llpm—3am. Free before llpm. £2 after. Weekly. Membership available. Various funky sounds with Simone and Dr Jon.

I Luver Joy Spaced 99 at Wilkie House. 9pm-5am. £22 (£l8). 31 Dec. Two of Edinburgh's best gay/mixed clubs join forces to see in the New Year. Expect mad hard house and techno sounds in the main room from Maggie & Alan. Peter James and Jahred with kitsch. cheesy. housey sounds through the back with Trendy Wendy. Scott G and Sally Finlay. Champagne reception from 9—9.30pm. Tickets: Wilkie Office: phone 225 5583 or from Out Of The Blue. Please note that non-members must be accompanied by a member to purchase tickets and there's a maximum of three non-mem's per member.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lOpm-3am. £3 conc and before llpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Sir Ossie runs with the best iri hip hop. swing. funk. soul and R&B. One of the longest running nights in Scotland and still going strong.

I Mercado Staff Bash at Club Mercado. 9pm—3am. £l0 on door; £5 in advance. 24 Dec. Celebrate Christmas with the Club Mercado gang. be sure to catch the famous happy hour from

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I Pants at Wilkie House. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3 with flyer). The last Pants is on l7 Dec. To think. I never wear any.

I Rebirth at Studio 24. l().30pm—5am. £|(). 25 Dec. Monthly. The old-school house celebration.

I Red, Hot And Cool at Noa. lOpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Soul. hip hop and old school. John Flowers is the resident plus guests.

I Ripped at The Jaffacake. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A mix of pop and indie. Vodka is 20p a shot. tequila 50p and selected beers 60p.

I The Salsa Hut 7—l().3()pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant joining the dots between great food and great music. With DJs.

I Soulville at The Venue. basement. Soulville has finished until January.

I T.F.I. Christmas at Club Mercado. 4.30pm~3arti. £5 over Festive period. l7 Dec. The famous after-work party just got messier.

I Substance at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £20. 31 Dec. Garage and house. Substance pull the best of the bunch together to host a mother-party. Gareth Sommerville. Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton count down in the main room whilst Boosty and Ross Keddie mimic the bells through the back. Watch out for The Cuban Brothers wreaking hysterical havoc. Tickets: Uber Disko.

I The Subway West End 4pm-3am. £l. Weekly. Student-oriented venue from the same people behind the Subway in the