Pesky Varmints playing everything from soul and garage. deep house to hip hop. I Flava at The Attic. l0.30pin—3am. Free. Weekly. Resident DJs Stigafoot. JC and TNT provide the quality soul. R&B. swing and hip hop sounds. Drinks promos. Phone 0403 483524.

I Fresh Air Presents at The Bongo Cltib. ‘)pni—s3aiu. £4 (£3). 28 Jan. lidinbtirgh's alternative radio station gathering the finest local talent in house. hip hop and techno with Murf (The lind) joined by the Ntitriotis arid Subtle Logic DJs. Live drumming and performance from l’ilou and Rodney Relax. This will be a good taste of things to come. look otit for their launch party at the end of February.

I Frog at Studio 24. l0.30pni--3ain. £3 before l().45pin; £5 after. 30 Jan. Monthly. Fclectic music policy with DJs Mike Shy. Strax. Runibler. Jared and Ftrgitive. Sooii to be members only —- get down there while you can.

I The Funky Underground at Revolution. l0pni—3ani. Free if in (i0s or 70s costume: £3 before llbm'. £4 after. Weekly. With drink promos aimed squarely at the students. a cheesy disco night to start your weekend off.

I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. l0pin--3aiu. £4 (£3). Weekly. The Grits 'n' (iray y Trio provide a classic night out for iii/.1. enthusiasts.

I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Cltib. llpm~3ani £2. Weekly. Get your classic old and new indie arid alternative here. Drinks promos as well.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar. ‘)pm--laiu. Free. 21 Jan 6’; 4 Feb. l-‘oitniglitly. Fasy listening. mellow jazz. lit-energy disco and tasty cheese.

I Larj at The Tap ()' Lauriston. ‘)piu--lani. Fiee. 2S .laii. l-‘oitnightly. Techno and trance tunes.

I Love Breaks at l’o ;\'a Na. llpm ~3aiu. Free before I lpni; £2 after. Weekly. Membership available. Various funky sounds with Simone and Dr Jon.

I Madchester at La Belle Angele. l0pni~3am. £7 (£0). 28 Jan. Madchesler celebrates its fifth birthday with a bang. Joining residents Del and Steven will be Lee (FBl ). the legendary Maui from The Stone Roses and Primal Scream and ()asis' toiir l).l. Phil Smith. A big night of crowd pleasing tunes.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0piu —3am. £3 coiic and before llpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Sir ()ssie runs with the

best in hip hop. swing. ftiiik. soul and Rth. ()ne of the longest running nights

in Scotland and still going strong.

I Red, Hot And Cool at Noa.

l0pni 3am. Free. Weekly. Sotil. hip hop and old school. .loliii Flowers is the resident plus guests.

I Ripped at The .laffacake. llpm 3am. £2. Weekly. A nits of bop and indie. Vodka is 20p a shot. tequila 50p and SL‘lL‘ClL'tl beers ()(lp.

I The Salsa Hut 7--l(l..“(lpltt. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant joining the dots between great food and great music. With l).ls.

I The Ska Club at The Venue.

10pm 3am. £44 Feb. Fortnightly. The

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ska revival is back. A mixture of original and 80s Brit ska. ‘Rude boys. skinheads and mods. your time is now?

I The Subway West End 4pin—3aiu. £ l. Weekly. Student-orientated venue froru the same people behind the Subway iii the Cowgate. The music is suitably varied from 60s to ‘)0s and the drinks are double cheap. ()pen seven nights a week with DJs on every night.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. l().30pm—3ain. £3. Weekly. Cheap drinks 50p for spirits. ciders and some beers plus ftiiik ' 70s action.

I Underworl Vibes at Banneriiian's. ‘)pin-lam. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes iii this popular bar. Tonight. it's funk. soul and hip hop.

I The Unspoken Thing at Negoeiaiiis. ‘)prn—3ani. Free. Weekly. Funk. hip hop and house with three DJs to bring it to


I Aabsoulution at The Vaults. l0.30pm—3am. £5. 2‘) Jan. l-‘oitnightly. Just imagine a club you can get down to disco. shake your thang to R8: B and wiggle to tropical beats. Happy days. it‘s here at last! A brand new night from M.l.B. with three rooms and loads of DJs. Mr H in the main room with 70s disco to ‘)0s dance; South Central in Rooiii Two; Rooiti Three holds Club Mojito v- a mix of African. salsa. samba and Latin law. I Al's All Night Joke Shop at The Bongo Cltib. l0pm*3aiu. £6 (£5). 22 Jan. Monthly. A brand new night at The Bongo over two rooms. one for bands and Dls and the other for cabaret and acoustic performance. The concept is to create a platform for performance and artistic display of many different mediums in a nightclub environment.

I Alpha Beat Soup at The l’ottei‘row. Monthly. Next date 12 Feb.

I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 5 Feb.

I Barry Cabanas at The Honeycomb.

l lpni—3am. £7 (£5). 2‘) .lan. Monthly. The mad and wacky goings on include Chelsea casual Joe 98. the Gothic stripper and the Man In Tights. The Cuban Brothers (see panel). DJ l’erchanski (Mr Todd) and the .lam Boys featuring (iarth playing (ch)easy listening through the back. lidinburgh's variety club for the fun-loving and misguided.

I Bass City Rollaz at The Venue. lop floor. Monthly. Next date 12 Feb.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. ‘)piii—laiu. Free. Weekly. Tribal Ftiiiktioii host tonight at this very funky bar.

I Camel Beats at The Venue. l0.30pm-r3am. £7 (£5). 2‘) Jan. Fortnightly. Your favourite hosts the Arabian Knights presenting special guest Martin (Rtib a Dtib Recs. Club 69) providing the true deep underground sounds.

I Catwalk Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from Lizzard Lounge. Blacka'ni/ed and the Fast Coast l’l‘Dlt‘Cl spins a selection of the best music frqu around the world.

I Cathouse at The Attic. llpiii~3ani.

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£2 before I 1.30pm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. Rock and indie with a play list that can range from Metallica and Marilyn Manson to Oasis and The Beastie Boys. With student-friendly drink )rontos.

I Clu Fondue at Noa. From 5pm. Free. Weekly. Wind down your hectic week with all that‘s cheesy. Cocktails are £2.50 and bottles of champagne £ l 2. Loads of nibbles and dips too.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Motitlily. Next date 5 Feb.

I Core at Studio 24. Fortnightly. Next date the i'e-latinch on 6 Feb.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l0piti--lani. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco l’tii'o with dancers Tote Conic and DJ Simone.

I Defcon One at La Belle Angele. llpm-3am. 2‘) Jan. Monthlv. £5. The first

night of the Defcon ()iie-FliNlM) merger

brings together as residents the tip-and- coming DJ Colin Millar and (ilasgow‘s The Jengaheads. A night of big breaks and funky beats. Drinks promos.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. l0piii--3aiii. £5 (£3); two for one before llpm. 22 Jan. Monthly. Beat the January blues with the girls. a great performance by the ltupact Women's Drummers and the wonderful and kitsch DJ Sally Findlay. ()ne of the country’s best women-only clubs.

I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm laitt. Fiee. Stylish prewlub bar. (Jordon Mac (aka Stibliiiie's Beaity ) plays on the first Friday of the month. the big beat sounds of Sleazy (i on the second and fourth whilst you cart catch (iay Lyell on the third Friday each month.

I Esteem at The Vaults. 10.30pm 3am. £7. 22 Jan. Foitnightly. A great selection of DJs playing shake—ass funky house. ('heck Andy Ford. Dave Siiiilli. Numb. Ray and TJ t‘i‘ossley' hanimiiig it tip. In assocatioii with Rogue Mtisic.

I Evol at the Liquid Room. l0..‘0piii-.‘~am. £4. Weekly. A healthy mix of music. taking in anything from Blur. l’ayeiiient and ()asis to Public i‘.llt‘lll_\. Jackson 5 and l'nderworld.

I Fat Vibration at The Bongo ('Itib. Next date unconfirmed.

I Fiesta Latina at Tet iot Row. Monthly. Next date l3 Feb.

I Frontier at Revolution. lllpm 3am. £5 before I lpm'. £(i between

llpm midnight: £7 after. Weekly. Residents are Kevin Jones and Vanessa Motion. (‘hart and house night with enormous capacity.

I Funk Train at The l’otlei‘row. Monthly. Next date 5 LCD

I Gold at The Attic. llpm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Willi nights like this the Slls will llt‘VCl‘ tllt‘.

I Hawaii at The Bongo ('liib.

l0.30piii 3am. £(i (£5). 2‘) Jan. A brand new night of grass skills, bright sliiits and hot gt‘ooyes.

I Higher Ground at The llotlt'yt‘iiiltb. Kliilllilly'. Nt‘\l dale J: Feb.

I Jazz Joint at Henry 's ('ellar Bar.

l0piii 3am £5 (£4 i. The quintet The Jan Incident (22 .laii) take to er llub (.‘ciitral‘s slot on 22 Jan followed by the sublime


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What a fortnight in Edinburgh - see you at this lot.

Manga Take your monthly dose of Manga concentrate for a healthy drum & bass lifestyle. La Bel/e Ange/e, Fri 22 Jan.

Sublime Presents Return To The Source Returning to Edinburgh for the first time in ages, it’s guaranteed that folk Will come out of the woodwork for this one. The Potterrou; Fri 22 Jan.

Lizzard Lounge It's the Fiesta De Funk —~ that’s the Yo Yo Fashion Show, Dis Haroldo and Frosty plus The Cuban Brothers. What a combination. Cafe Graffiti, Sat 23 )an.

Luvely One of the best clubs in Edinburgh has every reason to celebrate it’s their birthday. l/t/i/kie House, Sat 2‘ Jan.

Tribal Funktion lvlr Aqua Bassino Will be playing live and we are already queuing to pay homage. The Venue, Sat 30 Jan.

Scratch Be prepared to be dope-struck by The Scratch Perverts. Enough said The l/iviue, Sat 30 Jan. Big Beat iglake no mistake, this is the gig With cred. Pucho and The Latin Soul Brothers JOlli the Big Beat posse. Cafe Graffiti, Sat 30 Jan

sounds of the Basic Collective (2‘) Jan). I Lift at Wilkie llotise. Lift has now finished at Wilkie House. Next date 5 Feb at La Belle Angele.

I Live at lguana. ‘)piii ~laiii. Free. Weekly. ()ne of the best bars around with some of the best house DJs. Catch Coliit Cook on 22 Jail for the 'l‘i‘iptonite North pi'ecliih bash and Stuait Duncan on 2‘) .Ian.

I The Living Room ‘)pm lain. Free. Weekly. Andrew Moisey'. Dillon and Christopher Wright with a freestyle mix of dance sotiiids in this well-situated bar.

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