Edinburgh listings

I Beat at The Vaults. l().3()pm—3am. Free. 25 Mar. Fortnightly. ‘House music prescribed' by Yelo and .l. Cammera. Watch otit for the mad poets and guest appearances froin the Underword boys. I Black Projects at The Honeycomb. Monthly. l lpm—3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after.

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

I CC. Blooms at (‘.(‘. Blooms.

llpm— 3am. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar. playing a mix of commercial dance and Iii-energy house. I Catwalk at Catwalk. t)pm-lam. Free. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or (HI I 807925 for more information.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte.

llipm lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Thaissa ( 18 Mari from Bra/il plays a tropical mix from samba to current dance hits and DJ .lorge (25 Mar) from Salsa Viva also guests.

I Digital Science at The Venue (top floor). Monthly. Next date l5 Apr.

I Don't Panic at The Tap ()‘l.auriston. UpliI-V-ltlill. Free. 25 Mar. l-‘ortnightly. 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 eh I. l)pm-- I am. Free. Weekly. l’t'c—cltll). House grooves.

I The Factory at La Belle Angele. l().3()pm- 3am. £4 (£3). IS Mar. ()ne-off. Fresh Air FM finds yet another yenue for its monthly party. joined this time by Robbie ((‘amel Beats) with regulars Subtle Logic and Alan all providing the house and techno times. For further info call: (ll3l 330 (3665.

I Flares at Flares. 9pm~ I am. Free. Weekly. DJs playing 7()s tunes.

I Funk at Bannerman's. ‘)pm- lam. Free. Weeklyl’reclub. Funk. soul and hip hop. I The Funky Underground at Reyolution. ltipm 3am. l‘ree if in 60s or 7()s costume; £3 before llpm; £4 after. \Vt‘c‘kl}. Cheesy tllsc‘t) Night.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's ('ellat‘ Bar. ltlpm -3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The Grits 'n' (irayy Trio/Band provide a classic night otit fot' jal/ enthusiasts.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar. downstairs. Upm- lam. Free. 25 Mar. Fortnightly. liasy listening. mellow jazz. lit-energy disco and tasty cheese.

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Where? The tax/ Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar

When? Sun 7 Mar

Highlight? Four geography teacher i()T)i;-Iillii(’S piz‘ivtttrt itiflky, danceable Jan

Stereotypes, a-hoy? Someone who had obviously read 'The 3!!) Book of Jazz

' 'v'li'lf; a parket cf GaulOise lying (.‘l‘. .‘i :ii'trie as testament to their stylistirms‘.

Painful to watch? The bloke attempting to :t‘.ti':<i;:<_e hints-alt to a young Iaydee oy in: kititi her than when she went up to the bar, then ’)il(‘flll’.] to share it With lzer when she got bat k Suave and sophisticated? l tn=iil; not (Dawn Kobe)

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I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. l lpm—3am. Free before 1 lpm; £2 after. Weekly. Membership available. Various funky sounds with Simone and Dr Jon.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lOpm—3am. £3 cone and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Sir Ossie 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. l0.30pm——3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The iii-house night of cheap bevvie. cheap thrills and much cheesy-tress.

I Phactory at City Cafe 2. 9pm—lam. Free. 25 Mar. Free. Each night has a different theme with the visuals. music and decor altering accordingly tonight it‘s ‘street'. Residents are Justanothabrotha and Vinnie.

I Red, Hot And Cool at Noa. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Soul. hip hop and old school.

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

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

I The Ska Club at The Venue. lOpm—3am. £4. l8 Mar. Fortnightly. The ska revival is back. A mixture of original‘ and 80s Brit ska. ‘Rude boys. skinheads and mods. your time is now.‘ Proi play live.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £ l. Weekly. DJs playing chart music.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. Students free with matric card before l2.3()am or in 70s costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. Disco and chart.

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

I Vibe at The Tap O'l.auriston. ()pm—lam. Free. 18 Mar & lApr. Fortnightly. New hip hop night.


I Al's All Night Joke Shop at The Bongo Club. l()pm—3am. Half price before I 1pm; £5 before midnight; £8 (£6) after. I‘) Mar. Monthly. This mixed media club returns with its bands. DJs. visuals and loads of other madcap stuff. Expect everything and you'll be pretty close to the mark.

I Alpha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 7 May.

I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 2 Apr with their first birthday and loads of special guests.

I Arakataca 2 at La Belle Angele. i‘vlonthly. Next date 9 Apr.

I Barry Cabanas at The Honeycomb.

l lpm—3am. £7 (£5). 26 Mar. Monthly. Very popular variety club. In the front room catch DJ Perchanski (alias Higher Ground’s Mr Todd). the Cuban Brothers. the return of the Ruth and Roger's ‘strange sex story‘. Greg the Drag Man and Chelsea Casual Joe. Through the hack catch The Jam with (ch)easy listening. a stand-up comic and a dodgy Korean trumpet player. The back bar is introducing the Chocolate Starfish Gallery and the Henna Paintings and don't forget the porn in the toilets. Mean anything to you'.’ Then you're just as depraved as thev are.

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

I Camel Beats at The Venue. l().3()pm—3am. £7 (£5). 26 Mar. Fortnightly. Techno. Special guest Oliver Ho (Blueprint. Meta) joins residents the Arabian Knights.

I Catwalk 8pm- lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik from Lizzard Lounge. Blacka'nized and the East Coast Project spins a selection of the best music from around the world.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 2 Apr.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte.

l()pm- lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio FlamenCo Puro live with DJs.

I Defcon One at La Belle Angele. Defcon ()ne has now finished.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. lOpm-3am. £5 (£3); two for one before

I lptn. l9 Mar. Monthly. Women only. DJs Christine (CC's) and new recruit 8002. their own lesbian firewoman. play a mixture of kitsch. meaningful house. disco. chart - all the necessary ingredients for a happy party. Surprise performance and racy videos by Lou Lou L‘amore.

I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm-lam. Free. Stylish pre-club bar with house and big beat DJ s on rotation.

I Esteem at The Vaults. Monthly. Next date 2 Apr.

I Evol at The Liquid Rooms. 10.30pm-3am. £4. Weekly. A hardy mix covering indie and pop to 60s and dance. I Fat Vibration at The Bongo Club. l0.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 26 Mar. Monthly. Live funk from Elemental with DJ support from Eh?Wun! and Andy 8.

I Flares at Flares. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJs playing a range of 7()s disco. I Frontier at Revolution. l0pm—3am. £5 before I lpm; £6 between

l lpm—midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Residents are Kevin Jones and Vanessa Motion. Chart and house night with enormous capacity.

I Funk Train at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 23 A r.

I The Gathering at The Vaults. l().30pm—3am. Students free before midnight; £5 after and otherwise. 26 Mar. Fortnightly. Fisher & Price (Taste) play the hands in the air house tunes for which they are universally adored.joined by the no less funky Graeme McLean in the loun e.

I Higher Ground at The Honeycomb. Monthly. Next date 9 Apr.

I House at Bannerman‘s. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Local DJs spin house vibes.

I Identity at The Vaults. lO.3()pm-3am. £8 (£5). 19 Mar. The last Identity on a Friday night next issue it moves to the Saturday slot. Spacepunks guestjoining Martin Kay. Jay Storic. Gail Sellars and Graham McLean.

I Intergalactic at The Potterrow. Monthly. 26 Mar has been cancelled. Next date 30 Apr.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4). Groove Diggaz. the heaviest soul-funk outfit this side of the border play their fortngihtly residency (l9 Mar) rotating with the soul and blues Basic Collective (26 Mar).

I The Komodo Club at Wilkie House. l0.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). l9 Mar. Fortnightly. A brand new night of big beat anthems attd angelic house. 20% of all proceeds are going to Music Therapy. DJ Tickle (London) and residents.

I Lift at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 2 Apr with Chris Liberator.

I Live at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. One of the best bars around with some of the best house DJs.

I Lost In Bass at Studio 24. No information available at time ofgoing to press.

I Lucious at The Ark. lOpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream party music.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l()pm—3am. £3 conc and before I lpm; £4 thereafter. Weekly. Make tracks and hear an array of reggae. ragga. soul. funk. swing and R&B sounds provided by Sir ()ssie.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £7 (£5). 19 Mar. Monthly. Big night ofdrum & bass with the girls Wildchild. One True Parker and Tania Swift guest and will undoubtably rock the pants off the boys. DJs Kid and G- Mac in residence.

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. 9.30pm—2am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Jazz. and soul. l9 Mar sees the start of a two week Latin Fiesta with bands and Joseph MAlik stepping up as DJ support. 26 Mar follows on with vocalist Subie Coleman joining the band.

I Moroccan Clouds at Po Na Na. l()pm—3am. Free before I lpm; £2 after. Weekly. The gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco. funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar.

listings CLUBS


Club until you passout, then get up and do it all again . . .

Messenger Sound System A whole night given over as a tribute to the musical genius of Lee Perry, the dub reggae master. The Bongo Club, Sat 20 Mar.

Manga With the likes of DJ Wildchild, One True Parker and Tania Swift manning the decks, the girls are going to rock La Belles brand new sound system, guaranteed. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 79 Mar.

Pillbox Their second night sold out they must be doing something right. Expect a night of hard edged dance with a ravey atmOSphere. Studio 24, Fri 26 Mar.

Fire Island Trade resident Steve Thomas makes a return visit to the club. Each of his sets before have rocked, don’t miss. Wilkie House, Sat 27 Mar.

Lizzard Lounge Local hip hop group Blacka'nized (pictured above) play live, Joined by vocalist Rowena Sure to busy and with good reason. Cafe Graffiti, Sat 27 Mar.

I Noa at Noa. l()pnr--3am. £6. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room playing garage; Paul Dixon through the back mixing old skool. soul atid funk.

I Orange Sun at Studio 24. ()tllli 511m. £5. l9 Mar. Monthly. A night of DJs. bands and performers. DJ (‘ht'is (‘entral spans the 60s attd 7()s running through to present day techno.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. l().3()pm 3am. £6 (£4). 26 Mar. Monthly. This night has come from out of nowhere (their second night sold out) to blow away your weekend. lixpect a night of hard edged nu NRC}. trance and techno with i the atmosphere nodding to the old I skool rave vibe. Tonight sees special guest Karim (Tinrib Rees) joining residents Marcus Taylor. Slickle.

Captail Kava and Kanobi iii the main room with Solar l’erplexus (PA) downstairs with ambient break beat. ‘neuroleptic trip hop. drum tk- bass and spoken word‘.

I Planet Earth at The Citrus. l lpm—3am. £4. Weekly. A busy and long running night of 7()s and sits sounds

where New Romantics. punks. glam

rockers and disco freaks relive the era

that others do their best to forget.

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