Weekly. A new student night at this very gorgeous venue with Vince Stilton the (bee master and suitably discounted licvvy'.

I Funky Underground at Revolution. l0prn- F 'm. £40.13). Weekly. The student night at this giant venue with Daddy Cool laying on the cltccsc.

I Graduate :tlfi.tl;l.()l)111--3um. Free before midnight: £3 after. Weekly. There's lull-on party music on the main floor. and make srrre that you check out the excellent lo-fi and electro upstairs.

I Ignition at liros/lilite. 9pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. New venue for the mainstream party crowd. Big student rtight.

I Loca at loca. 8pm- 3am. Free entry before llpm; £2 before 1am: £4 after lam. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco in the city centre.

I Mother's Milk at Wilkie llouse. l0.30pm~3am. Free. Weekly. Chart and mainstream dance.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West 13nd. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. DJs playing chart music for a drinking crowd.

I Thursday Night Fever at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. Students free with rnatric card before 12.30am or in 7()s costume; £3 otherwise. Weekly. ‘Slick- ass funk and disco all night’ for those that wanna go-go.



I Baracoa at Baraeoa. ()pm—lam. Free. Weekly. If you‘re lucky. you might catch The ('uban Brothers dropping by for a bit of cabaret naughtiness.

I Club Java at Club Java. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Combining restatrrant, bar and club in the new development of Commercial Quay. The club starts up around l0pm-ish with DJ Jonny'.

I Cuba Norte at ('uba Norte. l0pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro play live. DJs afterwards.

I eh1 more at ehl. ()pm—lam. Free. DJs

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on rotation at this popular city centre bar. I Keep It In Czech at Pivo. 9pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Pre-club. Very popular bar with the in-crowd (they paid me to write that), featuring the cream of local 015.

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. Colin Cook takes up the reigns on 24 Dec. 31 Dec sees Colin Cook and Gareth Sommcrville see in the new year.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. Next date 14 Jan.

I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. 11pm—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 piss-up with cheesy music courtesy of Trendy Wendy.

I TFI Friday After Work 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—1am. 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 Absolute at Eden. llpm-3am. £7 (£6). 24 Dec only. Christer McNulty, Joe McShane and Jamie Buchanan play house.

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

I Apex at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 7 Jan. See Black & White Party listing for 31 Dec.

I Barry Cabanas at Eden. Monthly-ish. Next date 7 Jan. Please note that they have extra dates on Thu 30 and Fri 31 Dec, see separate listings.

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I Biff Bang Pow! at The \tnu: (top floor). 11pm—3am. £3. 17 Dec. Fortnightly. lndie classics. (3th pop soul. swingers with some northern soul and Hammond grooves showing cult videos. I Black 8: White Party at Studio 24. lOpm—(iam. £30. 31 Dec only. Three of the Studio's most popular clubs merge to lay on a night of twisted acid trance attd techno. hard house and other bangirtg grooves. Apex. Mingin‘ and l’illbox pool their resources and their DJs for this bash, with all proceeds going to Waverly Care, an AIDS trust.

I Bongo's Big Bash at The Bongo (‘lub. 8pm—6am. £50. 31 Dec only. The Bongo's Hogmanay bash sees an enormous list of bands. artists and [Us representing the best of the Bongo (‘lub. a venue dear to ntost people‘s hearts. The ticket price includes a 'l‘hai'.»\frican dinner between 8-1 lprn.

I Citrus Millennium Party at The Citrus. £18.50 in advance from Ripping. Virgin and The (‘itrusz £30 on the door. 31 Dec only. Featuring DJs from 'l’easage playing indie and big beat arid Planet Earth laying late 7()s and 80s.

I Clu Latino at The Bongo (‘lub Monthly. Next date 7 Jan.

I Club Mercado's Christmas Cracker at Club Mercado. 8pm—late. £15 on door; £10 in advance. 2-1 Dec only. 'l‘rcndy Wendy and Vince Stilton the Cheesemaker spin the very best ttrnes of past and present.

I Colours Masters Of The Millennium Party at (‘entrelink 5 Complex. Shotts. See Glasgow listings.

I Dr Noi's at The Bongo t‘lub. llpm—Sant-ish. £5. 24 Dec. Bi monthly. llot scorching original ska. Resident l)ls in the mairt room with ska. arid very rugged soul through the back. ‘Ska'd for life.’ they promise.

. EVOl 211 The Liquid Room.

10.30pm ~3am. £4. Weekly. l'dinburgh‘s original indie night still going strong.

I Funk Latino at (iaia. 9pm 3am. l:va before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. l’unk artd l.atino on the main floor while

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upstairs goes all Salsa Con Sabor with DJ llector. playing l.atino. salsa. inerengue arid l.atrn pop. There are dartce classes upstairs it you get there early.

I Gaia 2000 at (iaia. 31 Dec only. Details of their llogmanay bash to be announced. (‘alll 22‘) 0438 for information.

I Graffiti Farewell Hogmanay Party at (‘afe (iraffiti. l0pm—3am. £00. 31 Dec only. l’cople. this is rt. The ertd of an era is upon us and it's titne to say goodbye to one of the best things that Edinburgh ltas ever seen. ('afe (iraffiti is closing its doors as a club attd everyone who has

cy er had anything to do with this wonderful venue \\ ill be there. Look out for live bands. films. food artd fantasy on two floors artd in the tcntcd gardens, with the Belle Star Band. the Midnight Blue Band. the lizard lounge All Stars and all tltc usual suspect DJs. Tickets from Virgin arid the Hub; discounted tickets cart be purchased at the (iraffiti Box Office (557 8330).

I The Grand Millennium Ball at The Art ('ollege. 10.30pm 5am. £00. The ruost sw ingiug shindig irt town front those ultra cool cats at Vegas. A huge line up befitting such a party is planned, with everyone frorn The Soul Kings. Frankie Sumatra. Bugsy Seagull, Dino Martini and the King lriruself lay ing on the

grooy y sounds. There are a pair of tickets to that most high rolling of destinations l.as Vegas ~~ to be won at lam.

I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 21 Jan.

I Hogmanay '99 at Revolution. £20 in adyancc; £35 at tltc door. 3| Dec only. The cltartcc to w ill a scooter to drive yourself into the new year at this massive mainstream club.

I Intergalactic at The l’ottcrrow. Next date mid January.

I Jazz Joint at Henry 's ('ellar Bar. 10pm --,’~ant. £5 (£4). Weekly. Local jazz and funk bands w itlt 1)] support.

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