CLUBS listings


I Lizzard Lounge at ("are (ii-at'titi. l()pm»-2ani. £6 (£5). Weekly. .lamaican dancehall queen Nubia pays a y isit. bringing some Caribbeati vibes to Edinburgh on 24 Apr. The Lizzard Lounge All Stars provide her musical backing and Al arid .loseph Malik man the decks.

I Loveshack at The Jaffacake. l0.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstreatii party night.

I Luvely at Wilkie House. l()pni~-3atn. £l() (£6). l7 Apr. Monthly. This could possibly be the last ever l.tiyely at the Cowgate. so be sure and make it count. Expect a scorching night of hard house with Dis Peter James. Rich B and .lahred. Enjoy a more chilled-out vibe with house classics in the back with Scott ('i.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. l0piii—3atii. £3 cotic and before llpiii; £4 thereafter. Weekly. World music with Sir ()ssie playing the ftill spectrum of African. soca. Latin. salsa. reggae and ragga sounds.

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. llpm~3am. £6 (£5). l7 Apr. Fortnightly. ‘Fresh selections from all directions‘ is how Messenger‘s music policy has been described. The choicest cuts of ska. i‘ocksteady. roots. rub a dtib. rockers. steppei‘s and dubwi/e sounds all make it onto the turntables. l7 Apr sees the Bongo play host to a mighty Messenger vs Blacka'ni/ed soundclash with Joesph Malik and .»\.l playing an exclusive selection of pi'eyiottsly unreleased Blacka‘nized tracks with guest MCs. A night not to be missed.

I Mingin' at Stttdio 2-1. Monthly. Next date 8 May.

I Ministry Of Sound at The l’otterrow. 9pm—3am. £8 (£0). )7 Apr. Monthly. Dave Chambers makes a jaunt tip north to man the decks at the London superclub's Scottish residency.

I The Mission at Sttidio 2-1. llptii- 3am. £4 (£3). l7 Apr. Fortnightly. .-\nother victim of the closing down of the Rocking Horse relocates. this time to Studio 24. ()y er three rooms they aim to bring metal and rock in the main room. goth. cyberpunk. and industrial upstairs

and ska. indie. dance and surf otii the back. .-\ii tiiipi‘essp. e resurrection for one t)l l'itlilil‘tll'g’lii\ l‘t‘\l t‘\l(tl7ll\llt‘tl alternative clubs.

I Moroccan Clouds at l’o .\';i .\'a. ltipni 3am. Free before Ilpiii; £2 after. Weekly. Well Stirred .it the controls in this busy hat/club. dropping a Ilil\ of disco. itink. (it)s, 'Ttls .\l'\_ hip hop and cheese.

I Naughty at The .-\ik ‘inii 3am. £5. Hail. price with (her. Weekly. .\ night for the office workers wanting to drink and dance to party times

I Noa at No.1. ltlpiii 3am. Lo, \Veekly. Head through to the hack limit) for quality garage and house w ith 'l' st.-‘s Martin Valentine arid Stuazt lillllig

I Papa Jacks ill Ilillt‘ l’tillt‘iltiyy l'h't‘ launch night on l May.

I The Party at l-Zeyoltitioii lili‘tii 3am. £5 lt) llpiii; to llpni iititltitglit1£7 alter. \Vc‘t‘kly. l)t)()i' policy is dress to impress so dust offyotir (aye hits of l.yci'a and butt up your shinicst shoes. it's party time?

I Phat Pharm at (My 2. “pm Free. 2-4 Apr. l'ortnightly. Man-about- towii Yogi llattghtoii sei'y tng tip real deal garage. rare groove and funk.

I Raw at Negociants. lllpiii 3am. Free. Weekly. Deep and funky house is the order of the day and Neil Mel )onald and Ben Mct‘ahe are the men ys ho supply it with style.

I Reconstruction Lil ‘l’tie \‘aalis. ‘-).3()piii 1am. £llt ( £5 lit-tore itiptiii. l2 .-\pr. Monthly. This new itight at The Vaults boasts a varied music policy spread to er [ltlLL‘ rooms encompassing house. techno and diimi ty bass. The opening eyentiig makes space for a tech- hotise maestro l).iye .'\lt}2t‘l and a l’ork Records special leatizraig Bai‘y Matiimoth and litillitz \iits. Residents tiicltide l).l Renegade. Mitii'ay Richardson and Rick t'l.tik. See feature I Scratch at The Venue llpiii ‘atii. if) (£5 i. 2.1 .-\pr. l'ortniglttly The l’esky \I'it'tiiiiits lattiicii then y itin hip hop heat t'i'cakei‘y oti t!\ with iiit'H (let‘ttt lil’. "The Super lluiiiati t‘olossettiii' .izil this party sees them liye or! stage .iiitf head to tread w ith the Cutting (‘i'ew w ho count two l)M(‘ \Votld chainp l)_l \oise. Scratch

Magic and DJ L'niqtie in their ranks. All this and the Scratch regulars Lyley. Rtiftone. (iino and the Dynamic Duo get on sotiie hot deck action.

I Shebang at Wilkte House. Monthly. .\'e\t date 3 Mil-y.

I Squeezed at Loca. 7pm~3ani Free. Weekly. Whoop it tip with Brian .\lc(-iairy and Kevin (‘liffe playitig funky house. sottl and disco.

I Substance at The Honeycomb.

llpni -3am. £l() (£8). l7 Apr.

l-‘ortiiiglitly. Top garage tiiglit with residents (‘iaig Smith. Mikey Stii'ton iii the main room and Ross Kedthe and Bootsy out back.

I The Subway West End slplii—giillii. £1. \Veekly. See 'l'hurstlays.

I Teaseage at The ('itrtis. llpm—3atii. £4. Weekly. lndie. with a touch of dance and tank. played to a packed and sweaty crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue.

llpm 3am. £7 (£5). 24 Apr. Fortnightly. Rated as one of the best technical Dis in the world. (‘hicago‘s Mark Farina pays his third visit to The Venue to treat the masses to another dose of his trademark house and fttnky techno selections. Downstairs the hardest working man in slutty-business. Yogi Haughton. sets The (‘ooler on lire (not literally you understand) with his own brand of funky lictlls.

I Vegas at (hand (irafliti (upstairs at (’ale (it'alliti). ltlptii 2am. £7 (£5). 2-1 .-\pr. Monthly. l)ino. Frankie and the boys are still hiding out iii the old church since getting itirlcd otit ol' the casino. So get yer best suit on. the tip your Cadillac. get down there and torn iii the debauchery. Show times. dancing girls. the lot. What Saturday s are supposed to he like.

I Violate at ('ate Royal. Next date S May.

I Viva at Club Mercado. ltlpiii~~laiii £8. 2-1 .-\pi. l’oitnightly. .-\ t'ttii. sesy‘ and kitsch molotoy cocktail of disco anthems. ptiiiiping house. .i say player and the

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I Yush! at City 2. Free. l7 Apr. Fortnightly. Underground sounds representing the label. A] from Blacka‘nized provides the hip hop and reggae flavour.


I Absent Without Leave at Revolution. l().30pm—3am. £2.50 before llpm; £3 llpm—niidnight; £4 after. Weekly. A fusion of poptastic dance. chart and garage anthems from Alan Key and Adrian Luvdup.

I Bare Story at The Bare Story. 7.30piii—lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club action with [Ms chopping the garage and house vibe.

I CC. Blooms llpm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thursdays.

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. ()pni—lam. Free. Weekly. Two of Edinburgh’s best clubs - Manga and Sublime —- on rotation at this friendly. funky bar.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Kevin Panache and Neil Friday pump out the handbag house.

I Club Molito at Cuba Norte. 8—1 lpiii. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro- Cuban and Latin cocktail.

I Creamed at The Ark. l lpm-3ani. £4. Half price with tiyer. Weekly. Quality party favourites and mainline spin'ts at 49p. . . lnebriation is surely only a few pounds away.

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

I Flares at Flares. ()pni—lam. Free. Weekly. DJs playing a range of 70s tunes. I Galaxy at The Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Funk. R&B. smooth soul and disco.

I Glam at The Vaults. lt).30pm—3am. 18 Apr. £8. Who said Sunday tiights were for trying to recover from the weekend? lt still is the weekend. All staying-in debates are thrown out the window as .ludge Jules teams tip with residents. Keith Baxter and Sean Pearson. letting loose with a healthy helping of the best in upbeat house.

I Hot Lava at Negociants. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Reggae beats.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. 8piii—3aiii. £3. Weekly. Jazz pianist Brian Kellock and his trio perform the early set while jazz-soul outfit Tasty take the stage for the late shift.

I Lost at Loca. l()am—3am. £3. Weekly. Some fine drinks promos arid house and garage sounds to wind your week down. or is that start your week off.’

I Mad at The Attic. l()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Chart and classic disco going happily liand-in-hand with very cheap drinks promos.

I None Of The Above at the Bongo Club. Spin—lam. £6 (£4). l8th Apr. Monthly. A chilled-out evening with the intimate atmosphere of an old jazz club featuring music from Bag 0‘ Cats. Benny Tetteh-Lartey and Galo.

I The Subway West End 4pm—3aiii. £1. Weekly. See Tliti.

I Sundaze at Po Na Na. I lpiii—3ani. Free before I Ipni; £2 after. Weekly. Murray Richardson (Rebel Waltz) with dance classics from days gone by.

I Sunday Sunday at The Citrtts Club. IOpm-3am. Free. Weekly. Funk. dance. indie. big beat. disco. rock. 80s and much. much more.

I Tackno at Club Mercado. lt).3()pm~3am. £4 (£5/£o). Monthly. 25 Apr. Well tonight. Matthew. I am going to be . . . That's right its ‘Stars In Your liyes' Tackiio. Hosted by Matthew Smelly and soundtrack by Trendy Wendy. there is no limitation to your imitation. Come dressed as your favourite performing celebrity. Arrive early to register for your live minutes of fame. Check otit the Trendy Wendy web site:

I Taste at The Honeycomb. Ilpm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. That pesky