CLUBS listings


I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. l0pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Groove Diggaz celebrate James Brown with Tony King on vocals on 15 May and Elemental return on 22 May.

I Joy at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 29 May.

I Jungle Magic at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £7 (£5). 22 May. Monthly. Formation Records present ‘The World of Drum & Bass LP Tour‘ with very special guests DJ SS and MC Warren G joining local heroes Kid. G-Mac and The General. The POLICITOW sound system is one of the best iii the country many a junglist will be wetting their knickers at the driving bass tonight. so bring spares for you anti a friend. See Phactfile.

I Le Freak at The Attic. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Seventies and chart music.

I Liquid at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Soulful house and garage at this busy night with DJ Andy Ford.

I Lizzard Lounge at Cafe Graffiti. l()pm—2am. £8 for 15 May; £6 (£5) normally. Weekly. Two enormous dates for your diary: DJ Pogo and The Lyricist Lounge drop by to jam with the local MCs. DJs are Pogo and The Dynamic Duo ( 15 May). see preview; Carlos Pena and The Muchachos make a return following their storming gig a few months ago (22 May). Quite simply one of the best clubs in the capital.

I Loveshack at The Jaffacake. 10.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream party night.

I Luver at Wilkie House. l0pm—3am. £l() (£6). 15 May. Monthly. Right. we are aware that we made mttch boo-ha about Luver leaving Wilkie in the past few issues but it seems that they have. at the last minute. decided to stay ptit. So once a month you cart still strut down to the Cowgate in your trendiest pieces of fabric immodestly covering your. er. bits and ‘ave it to some of the best hardbag and techno that Peter James and co can unleash. This gay club is one of the best of its kind anywhere. Period.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. lOpm—3am. £3 cone. and before llpm'. £4 thereafter. Weekly. World music with Sir ()ssie playing the full spectrum of African. soca. Latin. salsa. reggae and ragga sounds.

Club bite

Where? Barry Cabanas at Wilkie House

When? Fri 30 Apr.

Muchos style? Hawaiian shirts, Stetsons, dee‘iy boppers and biblical- style smocks the most fashion consCious crowd in all Edinburgh. Muchos cross-dressing? Put a man in the vilest of red puffball dresses and fishnet tights and vorla! a rare appearance from Maria Mantovani, the original Cuban Sista. Witness her mysterious transformation into a man dressed entirely in tights, who raps. And why not?

Muchos booty shakin'? Dance cross pollination galore With Archie the breakdancer and his tap dancmg missus bustiri' some fly moves in a head-to-liead dance off

(Mark Robertson)

70 THE LIST 13—27 May 1999

I Messenger Sound System at The Bongo Club. 9pm—3am. £6 (£5). 15 May. Fortnightly. For those that couldn‘t get through the door last time. the ‘Spiritual Dub Warrior‘ Jah Shaka returns. The leading exponent of roots reggae. expect a night of quality and spiritual dub. Apparently the folk in Edinburgh impressed him so much. he couldn’t wait to come back. Note the earlier opening time —- if you want to catch this gig. get there very early or you will miss out.

I Mingin' at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 5 May.

I Ministry Of Sound at The Potterrow. 9pm—3am. £8 (£6). 15 May. Monthly. London’s superclub invite Matthew Roberts ‘round to play on the super-duper sound system which everyone else is green about.

I The Mission at Studio 24. l [pm—3am. £4 (£3). 15 May. Fortnightly. Three rooms with metal and rock in the main. goth cyberpunk and industrial upstairs and ska. indie. dance and surf out the back.

I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. 10pm-3am. Free before 1 lpm; £2 after. Weekly. Well Stirred at the controls in this busy bar/club. dropping a mix of disco. funk. 60s. 70s. 80s. hip hop and cheese.

I Naughty at The Ark. 9pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Halfprice with flyer. A night for the office workers wanting to drink and dance to party tunes.

I Noa at Noa. lOpm—3am. £6. Weekly. Head through to the back room for quality garage and house with Taste’s Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie.

I Papa Jacks at The Holyrood Union. 9pm—3am. £4 (£2.50). 15 May. R&B. swing and soul featuring The Mad Ambassador.

I Phat Pharm at City 2. 9pm-lam. Free. 22 May. Fortnightly. The unmissable Yogi Haughton serving up real deal garage. rare groove and funk. I Raw at Negociants. lOpm-3am. Free. Weekly. Deep and funky house is the order of the day and Neil McDonald and Ben McCabe are the men who supply it with style.

I Reconstruction at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £5. 15 May. Monthly. Very popular Reading club Checkpoint Charlie bring up some of their finest. Well known for playing the very best of genres. Check out Matt Carter (Universe). Rad Rice (Crack Squad) and Nevel Watson (aka Protein Boy) playing funky techno in the main room; Sean Pearson in the bar playing house and Renegade and MC P-Fine iii the back room with drum & bass.

I Scratch at The Venue. l lpm—3am. £6 (£5). 22 May. Fortnightly. Manchester- based hip hop act Krispy will be celebrating the release of their new album Straight F mm Cuttltlry on the prestigious Bomb Records label (USA). Definitely one of the UK’s leading hip hop acts. Krispy have been around for nigh on five years but this release will put them bang on the map. Joined as always by Gino. Lyley. Ruftone and The Dynamic Duo.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 5 Jun.

I Squeezed at Loca. 7pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Whoop it up with Brian McGarry and Kevin Cliffe playing funky house. soul and disco.

I Substance at The Honeycomb. llpm—3am. £10 (£8). 15 May. Fortnightly. Yet another enormous night for the garage massive - Kenny Carpenter jets over from the States. One of the disco legends at Studio 54 in New York back in the day. this is your chance to witness the man in the flesh. He will be supported by the continually rising stars that are Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton in the main room.

I The Subway West End 4pm—3ain. £1. Weekly. See Thu.

I Teaseage at The Citrus. 1 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). 22 May. Fortnightly. Fred Everything guests tonight at this internationally renown (yes. really) funky house and techno club. From Montreal. Fred's latest record ‘l'iverything Under The Sun' on 20/20 Vision is doing very well indeed. A popular guest at The Sub Club. Basement Jaxx and The Bomb amongst others. it makes you wonder what they put in the water across The Atlantic. He joins Mikey Stirton (Substance) who is guesting in The Cooler. They join George T. Simone and H for a night that will rock.

I Uprising at The Vaults. Monthly. Next

date 5 Jun with Marshall Jefferson. I Vegas at Assembly Rooms. 10pm—3am. £9 in advance subject to booking fee. 15 May. One off. A fabulous l affair featuring two spectacular rooms of entertainment. Two live acts for your enjoyment in Club Copacabana while the Stardust Lounge Casino will keep more than a few occupied. Tickets from: Virgin. Ripping and the Assembly Rooms Box Office or credit cards on 220 4349. I Viva at Club Mercado. l()pm—4am. Free before 10.30pm; £ 10 (£8) after. 22 May. Fortnightly. A fun. sexy and kitsch molotov cocktail of disco anthems. pumping house and cabaret a go-go. Expect divas and fire-eaters. cabaret performers and gorgeous trannies.

I Walkers 10.30pm—3am. Price the. Weekly. Over 2ls. Smart dress. One for the local office workers and West Enders. I Yush! at City 2. Free. 17 Apr. Fortnightly. Underground sounds representing the label. A] from Blacka'nized provides the hip hop and reggae flavour.


I Bare Story at The Bare Story. 7.30pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club action with DJs dropping the garage and house vibe.

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

I Cafe Aquarius at Cafe Aquarius. 9pm_— 1 am. Free. Weekly. Two of Edinburgh's best clubs Manga and Sublime on rotation at this friendly. funky bar.

I Catwalk at The Catwalk. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell dropping jazz ftitik anti big beat with a French flavoun

I Chocolate Sundays at Revolution. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Resident DJ Craig Forrest plays club classics and groovy tunes. Look out for Mike Cosford on 30 May playing a two hour set.

Spin doctor: Stuart Duncan at Iguana

I Club Climax at The Vaults. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6). 16 May. Monthly. A Bank Holiday Special with Dan Davis (lce Factory). Gail Sellers (Shebang) and Barry Nicholson (Fire Island) playing mainstream house.

I Club Mojito at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro-Cuban and Latin cocktail. I Creamed at The Ark. llpm-3am. £4. Weekly. Half price with flyer. Quality party favourites and mainline spin'ts at 49p. . . lnebriation is surely only a few pounds away.

I Eden at Cafe Graffiti. Next date 30 May. Sure to be yet another sell out gig with the likes of The Peatbog Faeries playing off their forthcoming album and a few DJs to boot.

I eh1 More at ehl. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Tim King plays his favourite hip hop. acid jazz and funk records in this pre-club bar.

I Flares at Flares. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJs playing a range of 70s tunes. I Galaxy at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Funk. R&B, smooth soul and disco.

I Hot Lava at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £1. 23 May and weekly. Bonaftde Love bring to La Belle this new weekly night of R&B. reggae and hip hop. With a shortage of quality clubs with this sort of playlist. this should hit the spot.

I Icons at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 6 Jun.

I International Bright Young Thing at Studio 24. llpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Anything goes with a mix of indie and rock night used as a rendezvous for international travellers and backpackers. Travellers can meet compadres from back home or locals can come and scope the multi-national talent.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. Spin—3am. £3. Weekly. Jazz pianist Brian Kellock and his trio perform contemporary jazz. The very excellent Kulu. Sly Si and Unkle Fawaz provide sounds for the weekend recovery session. I Lost at Loca. 10am—3am. £3. Weekly. Some fine drinks promos and house and garage sounds to wind your week down. or is that start your week off?

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

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

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