I Machine at The Tap O’Lauriston. 8pm-lam. Free. Weekly. A new night ‘trying to provide a forum for underground indie music in a city where the only places playing guitar music are mainstream clubs or the standard goth grind’. Expect punk to Pavement, sonic sound to Chemikal Underground.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. George Mac (Manga) presents all the latest liquid funk, break beats and drum & bass at this popular bar. I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Still going strong - Sir Ossie offers a mix of salsa and R&B.

I Meta at The Bongo Club. 9.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). 28 Oct only. Crew 2000’s night to promote safe clubbing, a great cause worthy of everyone’s support, wouldn’t you agree? The DJs giving up their time are Maggie (Joy), Kev Wright (Sublime) and Jon Mancini (Colours). See Agenda, page 25.

I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. 11pm-3am. £2. Weekly. Ska, mod, Northern soul and 605 beats.

I The Money Shot at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 4 Nov. Monthly. Formerly of The Wee Red Bar, this hip hop, funk and drum & bass night with Glasgow’s The Tablist Lounge the special guests.

I Motherfunk at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. Price £8 (£6). 21 Oct only. A one-off special to celebrate Motherfunk’s third birthday. The exceptionally popular Tuesday nighter that has packed ’em in with a mix of hip hop, funk and soul, throws in an extra night for kicks. The fact that they could get Mr Gilles Peterson as well probably helped. The owner and founder of Talkin’ Loud Records (who signed, among others, Roni Size) is adored for his eclectic hip hop, jazz, drum & bass and soul and tonight will be a highlight of the calendar for consumers of quality music. As usual, get there early or you will probably be one of the sad kids locked out. See Phactfile.

I Negociants at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Archie offers up his fave selection of hip hop and ragga.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. DJs playing chart music for a drinking crowd.

I Thursday Night Fever at the Liquid Rooms. 10.30pm—3am. Students free with matric card before 12.30am or in 705 costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. ‘SIick-ass funk and disco all night’ for those that wanna go-go.

I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Hector maintains an exceptionally popular salsa night with hot music, great ambience and friendly people. Call 225 5846 or for more info. I Sushi at Heriot Watt Union. 10pm-2am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly until 18 Nov. House music all night long at this student bar.


I Alpha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. lOpm-3am. £5 (£3). 29 Oct. Monthly. A night of big beat with residents Menace and Supa Soul.

I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 12 Nov.



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I Barry Cabanas at Eden. Monthly. Next date 12 Nov.

I Biff Bang Pow! at The Venue (top floor). 11pm—3am. £3. 22 Oct. Fortnightly. A brand new night of indie classics, 605 pop, soul, swingers with some Northern soul and Hammond grooves showing cult videos.

I Boogie Mo Dynamo Meets Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5 sluts and aliens). 29 Oct only. One of the most successful nights in the capital at the moment with Smack and Believe of Boogie Mo fame doing the devastating big beat thing while dressed in drag; the Headspin all- stars mashing up house, trip hop and soul. Word of advice: get there super- early or you’ll be queueing up to the Royal Mile.

I Boogie Nights at Walkers. llpm—3.15am. £5 (£4). 22 Oct and fortnightly. It’s 705 vs 905 disco and dance, K001 and the Gang to Blockster. I Circus Circus at Eden. 10pm—3am. £6. 22 Oct. Fortnightly. Mr Todd (Higher Ground) and Simone (Tribal Funktion) dish out a mix of funk, soul, disco and garage.

I C ub Java at Club Java. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. A new place combining restaurant, bar and club in the new development of Commercial Quay. The club starts up around 10pm-ish with DJ Jonny.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 12 Nov.

I Cosmic at The Vaults. llpm—late. £5. Weekly. No pretentions necessary with DJs Yoshi & Gibbo and Ross Keddie playing an eclectic mix of house and tech house tunes. Head through the back for hip hop, reggae and the cheekiest funk. I Crackerjack at Noa. 4.30—l0pm. £1. Weekly. An after-work bash at the coolest club in the West End.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Flamenco trio Flamenco Puro live with DJs afterwards.

I Disulto at Wilkie House. Monthly. Next date 12 Nov.

I eh1 more at ehl. 9pm-lam. Free. Smack bang in the city centre, catch the very talented Sleazy G and Gav LyaII on rotation for big, rockin’ beats a plenty. Excellent stuff.

I Don‘t Stop at The Cocteau Lounge. Midnight-3am. Free. Weekly. Entrance through The Outhouse Gardens (Broughton Street Lane). For the nocturnal drinkers among us, get down for different DJs every night.

I Evol at The Liquid Rooms. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh’s original indie night still going strong.

I Flirt at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £6. Weekly. A heady mix of 705 to 905 hits for an over 255 crowd.

I Funk Train at The Potterrow. 10pm-3am. £7 (£5). 22 Oct. Monthly. The very best in commercial funk and soul at this super-popular student venue. I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—33m. £6 (£5). 29 Oct. Monthly. After the closure of The Honeycomb, Higher Ground have moved to La Belle and tonight sees not only the first night of their new residency, but their second birthday. A perfect example of just how good Edinburgh clubbing can actually be, Higher Ground have made ‘rcal deal deep house’ their own, standing by their residents and booking occasional guests who are rarely seen in the capital. A favourite of many punters in the city, tonight will be one of the best around. I Ignition at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). 22 Oct. Monthly. Head through to the main floor with Billy Ritchies original Mission rock night while upstairs at Overload it’s nu metal and alternative with Duncan Gray and Claire.

I Intergalactic at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 5 Nov.

I Jam Friday at Heriot Watt Union. 4.30—9.30pm. Free. Weekly. Some very cheap promos and charty music to kick start the weekend.


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‘Cruisin’ into the Copa' just after midnight and all the gang’s here: Frankie,

Dino, Sammy, Bugsy, The King. Lola Las Vegas, Dino's Latino buddy Senor Love Daddy, Bronco Billy of Bronco Billy's Buckaroo Bonanza fame, and Johnny Shaft. the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks. These cats are hotter than Georgia asphalt but the real stars are the crowd. The joint’s packed with sugar daddys and sin-derella's havin' a ball and not a pumpkin in sight. Wall to wall wiseguys dressed to kill. If the suits don't get you. the suntans surely will. High society's most eligible bachelors and the FBI's Ten Most Wanted, uptown girls and downtown guys, dazzling debutantes and swinging socialites. That's the wonder of Vegas!’ Frankie


I Vegas is at The Cruise Ship, Sat 23 Oct and ABC Cinema, Sat 30 Oct.

I Jazz Joint at Henry's Cellar Bar. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Catch the High Heeled Sneakers on a weekly residency at the Joint. DJ Sly Si supports both nights.

I Keep It In Czech at Pivo. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Martin Valentine (Taste) cooks up a garage feast (22 Oct) while Murray Richardson holes up for a night of deep house and funky odds and ends (29 Oct) at this outstanding bar.

I Loca at Loca. 8pm-3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 llpm—lam; £4 after 1am. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature crowd.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton blends the best in black music, R&B, future jazz, obscure boogie cuts and rare grooves. That’s the way, uh huh uh huh, we like it

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga, soul, funk, swing and R&B delights provided by Sir Ossie.

I Manga at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 5 Nov. Check out:

I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. 10pm-2am. £5. Weekly. Midnight Blue kicks into its final season with Subie Coleman and the band serving up a new helping of soul and jazz classics. All the best DJ action from Stuart of Big Beat fame.

I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. l()pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Weekly. The still gorgeous DJ Nicci plays disco. funk and house in this very groovy and popular bar.

I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers in the main room with smooth-as-you- like garage; Paul Dixon through the back with old skool, soul and funk.

I Nomad at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £7. 29 Oct only. A new night where the ethos is to avoid a specific music policy or home (hence the name), and rather seek out the best in dance and electronic music, whatever the genre. Tonight they welcome with open arms Dr Alex Paterson, founder of the Orb and awesome DJ in his own right, Egon Z0 (Deviant), renowned in the world of dub, and Nomad resident Flix. If you’re one of the many that have been moaning for ‘something a little different’ in Edinburgh, then this is your night. See Alex Paterson preview.

I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 5 Nov.

I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £8 (£6). 29 Oct. Fortnightly. Following the spate of enormous guests, they show no signs of slowing down with Luke Slater offering a DJ set to the Pure faithful. After the success of Frcek Funk, Luke hasjust released the electro punk (as he calls it) LP Wireless. His sets always feature loads of attitude and tonight will be a highlight of many a techno calendar. Sec panel.

I Radio Babylon at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 5 Nov.

I Reaction at The Subway. 11pm-3am. Free for students with matriculation card; £2 otherwise. Weekly. A mix of chart, dance and classic disco.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe. 9pm-3am. Free. 22 Oct. Fortnightly. Somethings never change and it’s good to see that Murray Richardson is still at the Cafe once a fortnight, mucking about on the decks as though he knows what he is doing (only kidding), playing deep house.

I The Second Coming Of Satan Party at Studio 24. llpm—3am. £6 (£4 costumed). 29 Oct only. The Subtle Logic people bring you a night during which they promise to raise Satan. Well, that’s what they told us, anyway. DJs include Flaming Ross, Psycho Brown, SAm (T) beAN, Wrath of Rod, Father Matt and Chaplin Juggernaut playing a heady mix of acid trance, techno and the like. Keep your diaries open for their birthday in November, lots of great things have been planned.

I Sublime at The Potterrow. Monthly. Next date 12 Nov.