CLUBS: EDINBURGH SATURDAYS continued
looks after the Cooler. 1 Jan sees Mr Todd joining George T and Simone on the main floor, while Frosty J and Bootsy run amok in the Cooler. This is the last date until their birthday on 29 Jan, get your ﬁx while you can.
I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. 11pm-3am. £tbc. 25 Dec. Monthly. Four forces to be reckoned with in the capital take on La Belle. Catch residents Gareth Sommerville and Colin Cook doing the house thing, joined by Tribal Funktion’s George T and Substantial’s Craig Smith. It will no doubt be the finest house, garage and grooves that you ever heard on Christmas.
I Vegas Christmas Party at Eden. 10.30pm—3am. £8 (£6 in fancy dress). 18 Dec only. ‘It’s Christmas in Vegas and the grapevine is buzzin'. The question on everyone’s lips is who is this Santa cat and what’s his angle? Nobody sees him for a year, then he strolls in. jinglin' all the way, demanding milk and cookies.‘ You have to wonder what kind of a household the Vegas crew were brought up in, don’t you? No doubt the parties never stopped, which makes their Christmas bash an essential blow out for your diaries. It’ll be rammed with glammed up cats and kittens, having a riot to the showtunes, Latin, country and kitsch. Merry Christmas, y’all.
I Viva at Club Mercado. 10pm—4am.
Last Ever Midnight Blue It's time to say goodbye to this great dancefloor jazz, sool and funk club. Bring on the tissues. Cafe Graffiti, Thu 30 Dec.
£10 (£8). 18 Dec. Fortnightly. Gay and gay-friendly cabaret cum disco cum house club where everyone gets a little dressed up for the party. Tonight Viva throws a Snow Ball and goes all festive and frosty. Sure to be a glammed up and glitzy affair. Dress code: only a sprig of mistle-toe.
Chartliparty I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am.
Luvely This club is our main exhibit in proving that Edinburgh clubbing can pack a mean punch, and this date is one that will make you smile for months to come. Eden, Sat 7 Jan.
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I The Attic at The Attic. 11pm—3am.
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I Desire at ErosiElite. 9pm—3am. £4 (£2) before 11pm; £5 (£3) before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Weekly. Saturday night‘s alright . . . if it‘s good enough for Elton, it‘s good enough for Edinburgh‘s party people at this new club.
I Energise at Subway. llpm-3am. £2. Weekly. Various party sounds.
I Hanky Panky at Ia Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £5. Weekly. Mainstream tunes from the 70s to the 90s at this extremely popular night.
I Loca at Loca. 8pm—5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before lam; £5 after lam. Weekly. A fun mix of chart, dance and disco for a more mature. but no less sloshed crowd.
I Lovegroove at Gaia. 9pm—3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. The gorgeous refurbished Gaia opens its doors to this weekly smooth groove dance party on the main floor and easy listening 45s upstairs.
I Naughty at The Ark. 9pm-3am. £5. Half price with ﬂyer. Weekly. A night for the office workers wanting to drink and dance to party tunes.
I The Party at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £5-£7. Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.
I Sensation at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. A mix of 70s to 90$ smash hits for an over 255 crowd. I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.
I CC. Blooms 11pm-3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Catwalk at The Catwalk. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Ali Campbell dropping jazz funk and big beat with a French ﬂavour
I Club Mojito at Cuba Norte. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. An early evening Afro-Cuban and Latin cocktail. I eh1 More at ehl. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Eh'.’Wun! and Jonny Lyle on rotation at this popular and stylish city centre bar.
I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Every lady’s favourite Bob Cairns does the laidback Sunday session thing, taking elements of soul. funk, Latin grooves and future jazz and playing his way into our hearts . . . yes, we love
I Walk Of Shame at Harley’s Cellar Bar. 8pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Residents Alec, Chris and Derek mix up house, techno, garage and more to a friendly crowd.
I Boogie Mo Dynamo Meets Headspin at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-5am. £7 (£5 if in fancy dress; theme is sluts & aliens). 26 Dec. Monthly. One of the best nights in the capital, the big bad beats of Boogie Mo meets the funky stuff of Headspin.
I Galaxy at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Funk, R&B, smooth soul and disco.
I Icons at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 19 Dec & 2 Jan. Monthly (usually). A big night of glammed-up. tongue in cheek, fun club mixing up live entertainment and music for a gay/gay-friendly crowd. 19 Dec sees a Spice Girl Christmas. Prepare to spice up your life with the girls performing all their hits. Remember, there’s a free taxi shuttle from Planet Out to Mercado.
I Jamboree at Club Mercado. Monthly. Next date 9 Jan. Please note extra date on Thu 30 Dec. See separate listing.
I Jazz Joint at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 10pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Jazz, funk and drum & bass bands with DJ support.
I Kinkie Indie at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2. 2 Jan. Monthly. Indie sounds.
I Kute at P0 Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Murray Richardson and Flash man a night of sweet house music at this bar cum club.
I Lemon Juice at La Belle Angele. 11pm—3am. £1. 2 Jan. Fortnightly. Blending together some of the best fresh juicy house music.
I Luvely at Wilkie House. llpm—Sam. £10 (£7). 26 Dec only. Moving to a Sunday night (here's a concept: club’s stick to their normal slots for an entire festive season for a change!), Luvely prepares to rock your Christmas in a truly glam and wicked style. The theme is ‘space babes’ so don your most glittery and cosmic bits of rag. baby. Jared, GP and Rich B do the hard house thing in the main room while it‘s the finest speed garage through the back with Scott G and Andy Jnr. Unmissable. Tickets for both tonight and the Sat 1 Jan do at Eden are £20 (£15).
I Madchester at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £5. 26 Dec only. Coming back for a one off night of big indie beats and crossover nonsense.
I Queer Sunday at Eden. 11pm—3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. A new weekly gay night with an ‘unashamedly vibrant, happy, commercial gay dance music policy’ with the stunning DJ Venus upstairs while downstairs is taken over by the Torch Song Divas doing the cabaret thing. Watch out for Sheila Blige on the door — be nice now.
I Red Star Presents at La Belle Angele. 8pm—1ate. £4. 26 Dec. Fortnightly. Live music with DJ support.
I Tackno at Club Mercado. 10.30pm-3am-ish. £6 (£5). 26 Dec. Monthly. It's Boxing Day Tackno and two of Edinburgh’s supergroup's are going head to head - the Cuban Brothers and 3 Piece Sweet do the kitsch DJ thing. If there‘s going to be a funny one this season, it is without question this party. Make sure you check it out. You'll thank us for it later (after the hangover wears off).
I Taste at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. It all gets a little complicated. so you‘re going to have to read carefully (and I’ll use small words). This outstanding and most fuck off of Scottish clubs are throwing many a hedonistic bash over the next three weeks. Main room residents Fisher & Price lay on the biggest, baddest tunes on a house and hard house tip, while it’s all UK and American garage through the
back with Martin Valentine and Stuart Barrie. The ones at Wilkie are: 19 Dec which sees them joined by the Sharp Boys (Heaven), while 2 Jan is a residents' night. There is no 26 Dec date. Check listings for extra Saturday Taste dates in Edinburgh.
I Tokyo Blue at Gaia. 9pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Craig Burger Queen has a new pet project and tonight is it. He and select guests will be laying on glam and sexy house while Tim Cuban Brother will be DJing in the upstairs bar.
I 2 Darn Soulful at Walkers. 9pm—6am. £10. 2 Jan only. Keep the party going at this soul all-nighter in the West End. Four rooms will cover four decades — two rooms of 605 and 705 northern soul, oldies, newies and rarities; two rooms of 705-905 soul, club classics, R&B, jazz funk and garage. The main man is the legendary Keb Darge. joined by Soul Sam, Arthur Fenn. Yogi Haughton, Craig Smith and about fifteen others that we don‘t have the space to spell out. Essential night.
I Vibe at The Liquid Room. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A new night of dancehall, R&B and old skool hip hop from the Mad Ambassador and Archie.
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I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. With supercheap bevvy, you might want to take Monday off.
I Chocolate Sundae at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £2-£5. Weekly. Soulful house and disco dubs.
I Kiss at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Weekly. A little bit of something for everyone where the promoters encourage you to ‘let your hair down and snog a stranger' to the sounds of house, chart and dance.
I Loca at Inca. 10pm-3am. Free. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco.
I Mad Sundays at The Attic. 8pm-5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before 1am; £4 after. Weekly. Chart and classic disco going happily hand-in-hand with very cheap drinks promos.
I Replay at Eros/Elite 9pm-3am. £2 (£1) before 11pm; £3 (£2) before midnight; £4 (£3) after. Replay sees the hits of the 705 and 80s, er. replayed while kids (over 18s, of course) in Meltdown relax to chart and countdown anthems.
I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Thu.
Club Zero Zero See in the new year With the likes of aCld house pioneer DJ Pierre, local god Aqua Bassmo and deep house master Murray Richardson. Traverse Theatre, Sat 7 Jan.