I Shooting Stars at The Garage. llpm—3am. £4 (£2). Insane. drunken shenanigans eased along nicely by the charty choons of Gerry and lain in the main room.

I The Shimmy Club at Bennet‘s.

l 1.30pm—3am. £3 (£1.50). Raymond Davren's party-type affair at the straight night in this gay venue.

I Solo at The Temple. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Student night with Mr Cheese to Please. Jim Da Best (Apartment) bringing his party mayhem to the Temple joined by Stevie Anad.

I Hot Traxx at The Lime. l lpm-3am. £3 (£2). Classic 70s tunes from Bob Peck.

I T.I.T at Trash. lO.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Studentish night featuring DJ Rory with house classics and future anthems in the main room and Grahame with full-on student faves in the second room and an invisible DJ playing across the board in the cave.


I 705 Wonderland at The Cathouse. llpm—3am. £2 (£l.50; free

beforel 1.30pm). Silly 70s disco and funk.

I La Academia De La Salsa at Havana. 3.30—5pm. £4 (£3). Salsa and merengue dance classes for beginners every week. New class for absolute beginners starts 24 Feb. For more details call: 0l4l 564 I983. I Bennet's at Bennet‘s. l l.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). DJ Sara with up beat dance. Gay.

I Big Daddy at The l3th Note Club (upstairs). llpm—3am. £l. Big Daddy ensures us he‘s presenting a ‘half-nelson of funk. jazz. hip hop and petite beats‘ every week so there you go. make of that what you will.

I Chopper at Archaos. l0.30pm—3.30am. £3 (£2). Commercial house and disco from Matt Mortin.

I East Village Pharmacy at Yang. 6pm-midnight. Night of hip hop. breaks and beats from Stewart and Leon. held in conjunction with Concrete Skates. Look out for full scale forthcoming activities. I FAB at Babaza. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). DJ Skud with funky house and garage grooves for a cheery crowd. Probably the busiest club in town tonight.

I Jengaheads at The Living Room. 9pm—l lpm. Free. Mainly big beat session with some daft tunes thrown in for good measure. from the stars in the ascendant Martyn and Ali.

I Kraze at Victoria‘s. lO.30pm-3am. £5. Massive night of commercial dance tunes from Kensitas Club DJ of The Year Steve Lockie and Dave Young playing to an up- for-it club crowd.

I lick at Trash. llpm-3am. £3 (£2). Paul N'Jie playing house. hip hop and funk in the smaller. cosier room of Trash. I No Fakln' Tour at g2. llpm—3am. £5. 3 Mar only. New York meets Manchester head to head in a hip hop soundclash. L- Fudge and DJ Crossphader from Company Flow’s NY Rawkus label join Grand Central’s Peter Parker and Chubby Grooves.

I Planet Peach at Planet Peach. lO.30pm—3am. £5 (£3); free before midnight. Night of R&B and up-tempo s0u| from Martin Hesketh.

I Relax at The Lime. I lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Your chance to relive the 80s in this commercial venue.

I Rio at The Asylum (Caledonian University Union). lOpm—2am. Free.Classic 80s night from DJ Paul.

I Shu Hirita at The Cul De Sac.

8pm-l lpm. Free. New jazzy drum & bass pre-club from fresh name to the circuit Shu Hirita.

I Souped Up at The Garage. lO.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). lain Hanlon with WW student good time party tunes.

0 Tons 0 Fun at Club Budda. llpm—3am. £3. Chunky garage and vocal house from Geoff Montford and Chris Harris.

I Universe Sculpting at The Cross Bar. 9pm-midnight. Free. hip hop. breakbeats and jungle.

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I Beat at The Vaults. l().30pm-3am. Free. l8 Feb. Fortnightly. House music through the front. interesting back room stuff in the er. back. ‘House music prescribed.‘

I Black Projects at The Honeycomb. lO.30pm—3am. £3 before midnight; £5 (£4) after. 4 Mar. Monthly. With a music policy aiming to cover the entire spectrum. catch Jamie Watt and Ross Duckering in the front room with the housier side of things and Richie Ruftone and pals though the back on a more hip hop tip.

I Boo! at Loca. l()pm—3am. Free before midnight; £l students: £2 everyone else thereafter. A night of solid student capers with DJ Steve in this refurbished club.

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

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

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. l0pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Various DJs spin Latin sounds and Brazilian dance. I Don't Panic at The Tap O'l.auriston. 9pm—lam. Free. l8 Feb. Fortnightly. Techno and trance sounds.

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

I eh1 more at ehl. ()pIn—lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. House grooves.

I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. l0pm-3am. £3 (£2). 25 Feb. l.ive hip hop with MC Toastie Taylor (Big Dada. Ninja Tunes). DJs Red 6. Jed l()4. Cova and Kristo playing hip hop. funk and reggae. MCs Out of Order. Jed HM and Trenton.

I Fiasco at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £3. 25 Feb. Monthly. Soul. garage. underground disco. Nti Yorican. house. breaks and funk 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 through the back. An excellent selection of the capital's finest. we say. See Hit List.

I Flares at Flares. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJs and disco.

I The Funky Underground at Revolution. l0pm—3am. Free if in 60s or 70s costume; £3 before I lpm: £4 after. Weekly. Cheesy disco night.

I The Gathering at The Vaults. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). 25 Feb. Monthly. Fresh Air‘s second instalment after the successful Bongo Club gig last month sees Andy (Underword) and Sam (Normal). other DJs tbc. Also. spoken word. percussion and light show.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. l0pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The Grits ‘n‘ Gravy Trio/Band provide a classic night out for jazz enthusiasts.

I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club.

I lpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Classic old and new indie.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar. 9pm-lam. Free. l8 Feb. Fortnightly. Easy listening. mellow jazz. iii-energy disco and tasty cheese.

I Larj at The Tap 0’ Lauriston. 9pm—lam. Free. 25 Feb. Fortnightly. Techno and trance tunes.

I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. l lpm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. Membership available. Various funky sounds with Simone and Dr Jon.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0pm—3am. £3 cone and before I lpm'. £4 thereafter. Weekly. Sir ()ssie runs with the best in hip hop. swing. funk. soul and R&B. One of the longest running nights in Scotland and still going strong.

I Pants at Wilkie House. lO.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The in-house night of cheap bevvie. cheap thrills and much cheesy-ness.

I Phaetory at City Cafe 2. ()ptn-lam. Free. 25 Feb. Monthly. A new night with

an ‘eclectic. electronic and eccentric' music policy. Each night will be themed. tonight it's Space l999.

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

I Ripped at The Jaffacake. l lpm-3am. £2. Weekl . A mix of pop and indie.

I The Sa sa Hut 7— lO.30pm. Free. Cool little Mexican restaurant joining the dots between great food and great music. With DJs.

I The Ska Club at The Venue. l0pm—3am. £4. 4 Mar. Fortnightly. The 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 4pm-3am. £ l. Weekly. DJs playing chart music.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. Students free with matric card before l2.30am or in 70s costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. Disco and chart.

I Underworld Day at La Belle Angele. l lpm—3am. £3. 25 Feb. A part of the national pre-release launch of the new Underworld album Bcuumup Fix/i. you can hear the new album in full as well as selected remixes and a selection of their older stuff. A few promos to be won.

I Underworld Vibes at Bannerman‘s. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin pre-club vibes in this popular bar. Tonight. it's funk. soul and hip hop.

I The Unspoken Thing at Negociants. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Freestyle break beats.


I Al's All Night Joke Shop at The Bongo Club. l0pm—3am. £8 (£6). l9 Feb. Monthly. In the format of a TV

show which you watch or take part in. A huge night of live performance and DJs - catch Wreckage. Dolphon Boy. Frosty J and Sly Si playing anything from breakbeat to ambient grooves. old school hip hop to drum & bass. Visuals from Delta. See Hit List.

I Alpha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 12 Mar with the Deadly Avenger.

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

I Barry Cabanas at The Honeycomb.

I lpm-3am. £7 (£5). 26 Feb. Monthly. Totally unPC. this clubjust gets more and more insane. Grab a pint and check out the antics of Chelsea casual Joe ‘98. the stripper. the belly dancers. the Man In Tights. The Cuban Brothers with musical accompanyment from DJ Perchanski and the Jam Boys playing (ch)easy listening. Edinburgh's variety club for the fun- loving and misguided.

I Bass City Rollaz at The Venue. top floor. Bass City Rollaz has now finished. See Club News.

I Bedrock at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 5 Mar.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. ()pin—lam. Free. Weekly. Tribal Funktion man the decks at this very funky bar.

I Camel Beats at The Venue. lO.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 26 Feb. Fortnightly. Techno. Catch local boy Dave Tarrida (Tesor. Sativa. Mosquito) play out for the first time in ages. This guy is something else and will have the full support ofthose lovely lads The Arabian Knights playing deep minimal techno and funk house grooves. Recommended.

I The Cathouse at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 5 Mar.

I Catwalk 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from Lizzard Lounge.


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