I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik takes up the reins from Yogi Haughton at this extremely popular pre-club night. The tunes will shift to the full spectrum of world music, as is his forte.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9pm-lam. Free. 3 Dec. Fortnightly. Extra special night down at the Cafe when

Mantis Records come up to play. As ever, '

Murray Richardson maintains control of this excellent deep house night.

I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. llpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci digs up the best in funk, disco, house, timeless gems and block rocking beats.

I TFI Friday at Club Mercado. 5—10pm. Free. Weekly. The capital’s original and most famous after-work iss-up with cheesy music courtes o Trendy Wendy. I TFI Friday After ork Party at The Ark. 4-7.30pm. £tbc. Weekly. Big Dave, the boy from Whoosh, takes care of all the sonic requirements for the office workers on a mission.

I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm-lam. Free. 10 Dec. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns throws down a mixture of jazz funk, old and new soul right through to Latin grooves and stomps firmly all over it.


I Alpha Beat Soup at The Potterrow. Next date in January.

I Apex at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£5). 10 Dec. Monthly. Apex residents battle it out at this very popular hard house, techno, eclectic underground club. I Barry Cabanas at Eden. £6.99; £5.99 members; £5 nutty dressers. 10 Dec.

Monthly. Settling in very comfortably,

thank you, is Barry’s at Eden. Why do so many punters love this variety club? Is it

the friendly, hip and pretty damn sexy crowd that treats it like their second

home? Perhaps the local celebs that head

down after a night on the bevvy and

disco dance with the best of them (hands

up George T and Simone Tribal, you were seen), or the ridiculous and almost offensive cabaret acts that strip before your unshielded and naive eyes? As

seasoned clubbing experts, we at The List

say that it’s all the underwear strung . accross the ceiling. And damn you, we want it back. Tonight will see the Barry Cabanas Christmas Party with Instant

Replay, the retro band that will have you

groovin away to all the oldies. I Biff ang Pow! at The Venue (top floor). 11pm—3am. £3. 3 Dec.

Fortnightly. lndie 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. Monthly. Next date 26 Dec.

I Circus Circus at Eden. Circus Circus has now finished.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club.

10.30pm—3am. £4—£6. 10 Dec. Monthly.

Essential night for the salsa fans in Edinburgh, Rhumba Caliente are back from an intensive stint in Cuba and are ready to lay on some outstanding music for the friendly and colourful crowd. Make sure that you head out the back to check out the exceptionally talented Capoeira dancers. There’s also Latin American food on sale. DJ support from Simon Hodge.

Barry Cabanas

Eden, monthly Fridays

- ’I really like the decor, all the Ingres paintings, a taste of the Baroque.’

- ’We’re dressed as cowgirls because we wanted tonight to be a good showdown. Our four musketeer motto is: "money talks, bullshit walks."'

- ‘There's Jarvis Cocker there!’

- ’The atmosphere, variety and difference between the clientele is great!’

- ’lt's a journey back to the OK Coral.’


- ’Barry Cabanas is our favourite club at Eden because it’s very tongue in cheek. It's

nice to be different.’

- 'OK, let’s get the guns out and see some of the action!’

listings CLUBS I Cosmic at The Vaults. The Vaults is _ closed until January. “v‘ . I Disulto at Wilkie House. 10 Dec. ._.5' Monthly. ??? h I Evol at The Liquid Room. E- 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. Edinburgh’s ori inal indie night still going strong. I unk Latino at Gaia. 9pm-3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Funk and Latino on the main floor with DJ Chidi while upstairs goes all Salsa Con Sabor with DJ Hector. I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 24 Dec. I Intergalactic at The Potterrow. lOpm—3am. £5 (£3). 3 Dec. Monthly. Big beat and indie student night. I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. The Basic Collective (3 & 17 Dec) return, headed by the divine Nicola King, while High Heel Sneakers (10 Dec) do the heacy funk thing. DJ 81 Si supports all night. I The Mambo ub at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Reggae, ragga, soul, funk, swing and R&B deli hts provided by Sir Ossie. I anga at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £9 (£7). 3 Dec. Monthly. Following the way early lock out for last month’s Krust gig, tonight will see no slacking off on the massive drum & bass noise front. The Moving Shadow All Points Tour touches down, featuring EZ Rollers - The Lady Roller, MC Jakes and Calyx. This will be their final date of the year, next one 28 Jan with their fourth birthday, so make sure that you’re there. Check out: www.basstrap.com I Mi Salsa at The Bongo Club. Monthly. Next date 17 Dec. I Midnight Blue at Cafe Graffiti. lOpm—Zam. £5. Weekly. Sister Soul (3 Dec) return after their sellout debut in April, the trio now command a popular following in the capital, and deservedly so. It’ll be Midnight Latin Blue (10 Dec) with some serious dancefloor Latin jazz while the final Midnight Blue (17 Dec) will have just about anyone who has ever graced the club there. They are also doing a special finale thing (Thu 30 Dec) so look out for details in the next issue. I Moroccan Clouds at P0 Na Na. lOpm-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. lOpm-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. Next date 21 Jan with the Space DJz. I North at The Venue. No information available at time of going to press. I Pillbox at Studio 24. Monthly. 3 Dec. No further information available at time of going to press. I Planet Earth at The Citrus. 10.30pm-3am. £4. Weekly. From 1976-1989, it’s all that new romantic, pop and punk stuff that made our lives so enjoyable way back when. I Pure at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £9 (£7). 10 Dec. Fortnightly. The Pure regular, the not so mean and moody Dave Clarke, returns with no doubt a gargantuan record box in tow, full of the finest techno, electro and bleeps for a no nonsense set of the highest order. All the residents will be in full support, that’s 'I\vitch, Brainstorm, Dribbler and The Bill for your sonic stimulation. I Radio Babylon at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £4-£6. 3 Dec. Monthly. Barry Jams, Kelvin Bridge and The Merry Pranksters in the main room cutting up a fine selection of eclectic sounds while Penny Pomstar will be going down in the back room with her XXX rated chat. I Salsa Viva at The Venue (top floor). 10.30pm—3am. £5 before 11pm; £7 after. 10 Dec. Monthly. An enormous night for the Salsa Viva lot, tonight they celebrate their fourth birthday. That’s four years of laying on some of the best salsa and Latin nights in the capital, warming up locals and visitors alike.


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Manga Tonight the EZ Rollers are popping by as part of their national tour. Vocal led, their drum & bass rolls like two steamrollers at a roller disco. Which is nice. La Belle Angele. Fri 3 Dec.

Pure Punch the air and get a little sweaty when Mr Dave Clarke guests tonight. The Venue, Fri 70 Dec.

Sublime Take your place in the crowd when Billy Nasty and the Holy Ghost (live) rip apart the system. Both have a masterful and controlled grasp of techno sets. Grrr. The Potterrow. Fri 10 Dec.

Wile lives New night at Eden, this time on a tech-house tip, which is something a little different and therefore a good thing. Eden, Fri 3 Dec.

Scratch Essential hip hop fodder with the Unpoken Heard, Lone Catalysts and J Live all touching down from the US. Massive. The Venue, Sat 4 Dec.

Tribal Funktion The one and only Gene Farris comes back to his 'second home’ for a couple of dates, with tonight marking his east coast gig. The Venue, Sat 4 Dec. Substantial They’re back in fine style Matthias Heilbronn joins Craig Smith and Mikey Stirton for some proper garage, and Edinburgh is a better place again. Eden, Sat 71 Dec. Atomic Baby Second night for this Euro-housey kind of night, with Michael Kilkie, Zammo and pals doing what they do best. Eden, Sat 4 Dec.

Big Beat Their last ever night at Graffiti, with Push guesting. Your last chance to catch a bit of an amazing era. Cafe Graffiti, Sat 4 Dec.

Monte Carlo 0r Bust The Vegas crew take a break from the bright lights . . . Club Java, Sat 4 Dec.

Po Na Na's Fifth Birthday The Cubans and Murray Richardson help celebrate at this black tie do. Po Na Na, Sun 5 Dec.

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