Keep The Faith Take two of Scotland's most important DJs and let them throw a garage party. Guaranteed to restore y0ur faith. The Citadel, Sat 26 Dec.

I Scratch at The Venue. l lpm—3am. £6 (£5). l9 Dec. Fortnightly. Soon to blow up. MC All Natural is making waves with his new LP no additives, IIU [)I't’.\'(’f\'llll'(.’.\' (Upper Cut Records). His real rhyme skills are second to none and you can be sure it will be another quality night of hip hop culture in house.

I Squeezed at Loca. l()pm-3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Whoop it up with Brian McGarry playing funky house. soul and disco in a refurbished venue.

I Substance at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £|() (£8). 26 Dec. Fortnightly. Residents in the iitainroom are Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton with fine garage. with massive guest Matthias Heilbronn (Body & Soul NYC) wowing the crowds. Big night for all concerned. I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. £ 1. Weekly. See Thursdays.

I Swing Junction at The Merlin. 8pm—Iam. £5. 2 Jan. Monthly. A brand new club getting into the swing of the 30s and 40s. Jive to Big Band swing and 40s Jump Jive. Swing is exploding in the States at the moment and this night is well worth a look.

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

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 1‘) Dec. Fortnightly except 2 Jan. French Connection party with DJ Ivan from Rex/Radio Nova on the main floor and Aqua Bassino spinning in the cooler. Ftill support from residents George T. H and Simone.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannermans. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it's mainstream dance cheese.

I Vegas at The Assembly Rooms. l().3()pm——3am. £10. 1‘) Dec. The Vegas Christmas Party lixtravagnza. Join the likes of Frankie Sumatra and Bugsy Seagull in this spanking new venue. Dance to swinging showtunes. Latin rhythms. disco and dare we say it. country. ()ne of Edinburgh's most popular nights.Tickets from Assembly Rooms Box ()ffice. Virgin and Ripping. I Vegas Vs Motherfunk at The Venue. l0.3()pm—late. £6 (£5). 2 Jan. A special post-Christmas party with Motherfunk on the middle floor. Vegas on the top. The Clash of the Titans. obviously!

I Voodoo at The Potterrow. 9pm~3am £7 (£5). 5 Dec. Monthly. A great progressive house night with Jay Stoiic and Neil McKay. guests to be confirmed. I Viva at Club Mercado. 9pm—4am. Free 9— |()pm'. £8 thereafter. I‘) Dec 8; 2 Jan. Fortnightly. Residents are the fabulous and divine Miss Viva. Mike and Betty Ford. Amanda Lyons and her sweet


vocals and Kenny Tomlinson with his sexy sax. Honey. you've got disco and funk. house and club. live cabaret and performers. Dress to make an impression. I Walkers 10.30pm-3am. £tbc. Weekly. Over 2ls. Smart dress. Party night with residents S. Chapman. C. Frame and Slimen. One for the local office workers and West Enders.

I Yush! at City 2. Free. 26 Dec. Fortnightly. Underground sounds representing the label. AJ from Blacka‘nized provides the hip hop and reggae flavour.


I Absent With Out Leave at Revolution. 10.30pm-3am. £2.50 before llpm; £3 llpm-midnight; £4 after. Weekly. A fusion of poptastic dance. chart and garage anthems from Alan Key and Adrian Luvdup. 27 Dec is an A.W.O.L. special Lisa Pinupjoins the residents for a big night of house anthems.

I Bare Story 7.30pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Drinks promos. Pre-club action with DJs dropping the garage and house vibe. Selected bottled beers £ 1.

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

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Make no excuses. just get there early. grab a table and enjoy the Taste DJs hyping everyone up for the start of a brand new week.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. ()plli-lillli. Free. Weekly. Kev and Mark play funky mellow house.

I Club Mojito at Cuba Norte. 8—l lpm. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro- Cuban and Latin cocktail.

I Creamed at The Ark. l lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. Half price with flier. Quality party favourites and mainline spirits at 49p. . . the weekends not over yet.

I eh1 More at ehl. ()pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Tim King plays his favourite hip hop. acid jazz. and ftiiik records in this pre-club bar.

I Electriscity at the Catwalk. l()pm—lam. Free. TJ Crossley and guests spinning hip hop. garage and house music in a great bar.

I Galaxy at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Funk. soul. Northern and disco. Selected drinks at 50p all night!

I Glam On Sundays at The Vaults. l()pm-4am. £10 (£8). 27 Dec. Darren Stokes (Tin Tin Out Records) guests. providing the hands-in-the-air anthems appropriate for the Festive season. Keith Baxter and Sean Pearson offer ftill support.

I Hot Lava at Negociants. l()pm—3am.

Free. Weekly. Bonalide Love from

Glasgow presents original reggae and hip hop sounds.


Boogie Mo Dynamo The boys throw their last party for a while and have decrded that it's all gomg to be in Bad Taste. Essential party. The Shooting Gallery, Sat 26 Dec.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. 7.30pm—3am. £3. Sixteen Ton plus Urban Soul Ensemble share the Sunday night residency. a must for the headz.

I The Kirk at Wilkie House. 2-7pm. £3 (£2 with flier). Weekly. I'm told that it's ‘Guys. girls. beer. bands. comedians. drinks promos. games. classic 70s. 80s and 90s music and other interesting stuff.‘ While away your Sunday afternoons.

I Lost at Loca. lOam-3am. £3. Weekly. Some fine dn'nks promos to wind your week down. or is that start your week off? Gareth Sommerville playing a mix of soulful house and garage.

I Lush at The Vaults. Next date tbc.

I Mad at The Attic. lOpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Chart and classic disco going happily hand-in-hand with very cheap drink promos.

I Noa 9pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £3 before midnight; £6 after. Proving that there is life in the West-End. this out-post is a diamond find. Not a bar. not a club. but definitely worth a look.

I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thursdays.

I Sundaze at P0 Na Na. I lpm-3am. Free before 1 lpm; £2 after. Weekly. Murray Richardson (Rebel Waltz) with dance classics from days gone by.

I Sunday Sunday at The Citrus Club. l0pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Drinks are £1 all night. Funk. dance. indie. big beat. disco. rock. 80s and much. much more.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. lO.30pm—late. £6; £5 fancy dress; £4 members. 20 Dec. Monthly. The Christmas Party . . . the Tackno Snow Ball. Fun filled flakes and fluffy frolics with Snow Queen Trendy Wendy and her little helpers. lt‘s Festive-themed dress. so be a snow-man. ice-maiden or the Virgin Mary. Santa Claus will be making an appearance big-style.

I Taste at The Honeycomb.

l [pm—5am. £8 (£6 mem). Weekly. No one throws a party quite like the Taste posse. get ready to have the time of your life. 20 Dec sees guest DJ Jacqui Morrison playing the favourites. 27 Dec and 3 Jan are residents nights with hectic house and garage duo Fisher & Price in the main room; Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie through the back. The best way to see in the week.

I Yush! at Noa. lOpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Residents Joseph Malik. Unkle Fawaz and AJ play all forms of black music hip hop. funk and soul.


I CC. Blooms l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Gay. kitsch and all things fab at this popular bar and disco.

I Happy Mondays at P0 Na Na.

l lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Various party tunes from DJ Jason and MC Loud in this bustling bar and club.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. lOpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Altered Beats ‘99 Preview: Phase One drum & bass. the jazz element. DJs Richie Ruftone and Vital Sign together with musicians Nick McCallum. Maxwell Daze and Gavin Sutherland.

I Nasty P at Negociants. l0pm—3am. Free. Weekly. New and old school lessons of funk. jazz and hip hop.

I N03 is available for hire. Contact Simone on 467 72l5.

I Random at The Venue. basement. Random has now finished.

I The Salsa Hut 7—l0.30pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant bridging the gap between great food and great music. With DJs.

I The Subway West End 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thursdays.

I 'I’.F.I. Christmas at Club Mercado. 4.30pm—3am. £5 over the Festive period. 2| Dec. Extra T.F.I. dates to make sure that you know it‘s the holiday season.

I Trainspotter at The Subway. I0pm—3am. £l (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly. A mix of indie and dance.

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