I Loose at The Variety Bar. ()pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Alt-country, classic 70s rock and blues from Paul Shields.

I Phat Dave at The Living Room.

9pm—1 lpm. Free. Weekly. Starting the week with ‘hedmuzik 4 beatfreakz’, which translates into English as hip hop, breaks, beats and the like.


I Burn at The Apartment. 11pm—3am. Free for bar staff of any pub or club; £3 to everyone else. Weekly. A top party atmosphere guaranteed thanks to the thumping dance classics unleashed by Norm and Richard.

I Passionality at Planet Peach. 11.30pm—3am. £5. Weekly. A brand new gay night that invites you to ‘come get passionate'. Funnily enough, the music, courtesy of DJ Shawn (Bennet‘s), promises to be cheesy chart, upfront house and

handbag. I Speedracer at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. lndie

classics with the odd daft party tune thrown in for the usual crazy crowd.

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I Cleopatra's at Cleopatra‘s. 10.30pm—2.30am. £2 (£1). Weekly. Start the week with 70s and 80s hits.



I Dub Night at The Variety Bar. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Stevie Donaldson (Bar 10) playing, oddly enough, dtib.

I L Is For Lovin' at llavana. 8pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Top notch selection of all things Latin with free dance classes for early birds.

I Stylophone at The l3th Note Cafe. 9pm—midniglit. Free. Weekly. The first leg of the Stylophone mobile club, with rock and garage sounds, plus the chance to pick tip free drink passes for the club proper.


I Alaska at Alaska. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. At the time ofgoing to press listings for Alaska were unavailable. but you can expect quality local talent. Call 248 1777 for details.

I A’queer’ous at Planet Peach. llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Sister club to Planet Peach’s i‘vlonday-nighter Passioriality, this is, as the name suggests. a new gay night featuring Martin and Shawn (Bennet‘s) with checsey faves. glam house and handbag.

I Basics at g2. 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Jon Mancini from Colours playing out his usual high quality hotise, and claiming. bizarrely, to beat the helm of the only student house night in Scotland.

I Stylophone at The 13th Note Club (ground floor). 9pm—3am. Free before 11pm; £2 after. Psychedelia, rock. 60s garage and a bit of punk. Go to the ‘Note Cafe beforehand, and you cart pick up free drink passes for the Club.

I Yang at Yang. llpm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. 1 Feb. Fortnightly. Another unnamed evening at Yang. but this time the usual house shenanigans have been put to one side to make room for some indie action. Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub) and Chris Geddes (Belle 0; Sebastian) man the decks with Northern Soul and funk. The night also features live music from local groups. See Phactfile.

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I Laid at The Temple. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A new student night with the cheesiest of cheese. regular tribute bands and the odd foam party.

I Lush at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Jim Da Best and CJ with naff pop and commercial house respectively. One for the students.

I Planet Pop at Qudos (Queen Margaret Union). 10pm—2am. £2 (£1 ); students and up to four guests. Weekly. Pop, anthemic house and related silliness from Tam Coyle. I Shooting Stars at The Garage.

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11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Gerry and Iain keep the drunk kids happy with charty house and pop hits.

I The Shimmy Club at Bennct's. 11.30pm-3am. £3 (£1.50). A straightish and studenty night at the gay venue, with Raymond Davren maintaining the party atmosphere.

I T.I.T. at Trash. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Rory Weller with hands in the air, foot-stomping house and trance. Graham churning out the student sounds in Room Two and Teeyitee with whatever seems appropriate in the cave.



I Edward's at Edward 's Bar. ()pni—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Louise with hits from the 80s.

I Jengaheads at The Living Room. ()pm-midnight. Free. Weekly. Peerless beatfreaks, Ali and Martyn continue to move the crowd with their breaks. bleeps and loops.

I Russell's at Russell‘s. 9pm—l 1pm. Free. Weekly. Fresh talent DJ Yaw brings his world music extravaganza to the yuppie masses. spinning Latin, African beats with a dash of funk and Rats.

I Shu Hirata at The Cul De Sac. 8pm—midnight. Jazzy breaks, hip hop, electro, drum 8; bass: whatever gets played out. it's bound to be the best available.


I Algo Diferente at Havana. 10.30pm—late. £4 (£3). Weekly. Arrive early for salsa tuition, then revel in the Salsa Sabrosa crew's high octane Latin set.

I Bennet's at Bennet's. 11.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. Sara with an upfront dance mix. Gay.

I Brand: Nu at Trash. 10pm—3am. £6. Wed 26 Jan only. Continuing the tradition established over the last couple of years, Trash plays host to an old school legend tonight in the form of Kool Herc. father of the breakbeat. 1f past appearances by the likes of Grandmaster Flash and Africa Bambatta are anything to go by. the place will be packed to the rafters with grinning hip hop kids high on hearing a hero. See Preview.

I F.A.B. at Babaza. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Skud blends garage. R&B and funky house, playing to a dressed-up crowd who help to make this one of the busiest midweek nights in Glasgow.

I Ghetto Flava at Reds. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Paul N‘Jie with a smooth blend of house. garage, Rth and funk.

I Joints And Jams at Planet Peach. llpm—3. 15am. £3 (£2). Weekly. lligh calibre night of hip hop, swing and R&B from Martin llesketh. 26 Jan sees the club celebrating its first birthday with guest Yogi llaughton. See llit list.

I Shag Tag at Archaos. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely successful night based on a complex numerical flirting system: everyone gets a number upon entry,

then. if someone catches your eye. you write their number on the board next to your own. with the idea being that they then rush

up to you and get all lewd. The lady or gent with the most numbers gets a free bottle of champers. Quite icky, really. but the kids love it, since it‘s less hassle than the old eye-contact, crap chat-up line method traditionally favoured at venues of this sort. Music wise, it’s banging house and trance in the main room and across the board ‘madness' from CJ downstairs.

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I C.J.D. at The Apartment 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student frolics with Marcello, Alan Belshaw and Ryan Mathie.

I Klass at Destiny. 10pm—3am. £2 before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. For those who fancy a party night out, but can‘t stand those

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I Pop & Tarts at The Cathouse. llpm-3am. Weekly. Free before 11.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. Party-up disco and funk.

I Souped Up at The Garage. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student pop piftTe from lain Hanlon.


Edinburgh clubs


I Catwalk at Catwalk. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or ()411 807925 for more information. I Club Java at Club Java. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. A restaurant, bar and club which could be your one-stop shop. The club opens at around 10pm playing mainstream music.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Great Cuban bar and restaurant with salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm—3am. Free. 20 Jan. Fortnightly. liasy listening. mellow jazz. hi- NRG disco and tasty cheese.

I Made In Iguana at lguana.9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Gary Mcintosh (Sublime) takes the breakbeats and soulful tunes he knows so well out of the Blue Room and into your hearts.

I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Hector maintains an exCeptionally popular salsa night with hot music, great ambience and friendly people. (.‘all 225 5846 or salsacluber for more info.


I Anonymi at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 20 Jan. Monthly. Alchemical beats for your clubbing pleasure. featuring live performances by Mr Meltdown, Jungle Ansy and The Sativa Drummers. Imaginative costumes encouraged at this experimental evening.

I Al's All Night Jokeshop at The Bongo Club. l0pm—3am. £5. 3 Feb. Monthly. Live TV club night taking over The Bongo, with music and mayhem hosted by Garth Cruickshank and Keats (Cuban Brothers). Resident jokeshop Kinks tribute band The Konks, plus DJs from lleadspin and Boogie Mo. Guaranteed to be a surreal affair.

I Aswang at The Venue. 10.30pm-3am. £6 (£5). 10 Feb. Monthly. Not just a club playing the best in psychedelic trance but an all-round sensory experience including hammocks, stalls. massages and freebies all in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

I Black Projects at La Belle Angele. Monthlv. Next date 16 Mar.

I Block-Party at Noa. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Weekly. Striking a chord with the punters is this two-room hip hop, beats, funk and drum a bass feast.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 11pm-3am. Weekly. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar, playing a mix of dance and hi-NRG house.

I Club Nego at Negociants. 8pm—3am. £2 after midnight. Weekly. Mammoth hip hop session from Nasty P.

I Da Break at La Belle Angele. llpm—3am. £4. 27 Jan. Monthly. Funky hip hop and rare classic soul at this pre- weekend swingfest. Residents Demon and Bertie play host, with breakdancers, free stuff and a madcap crowd guaranteed to get you in the mood for the weekend.

I Dust at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Popular alternative club offering up a selection of metal, industrial, goth and a bit of punk to an appreciative crowd.

I Dysfunction at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £3. 20 Jan. Fortnightly. Alternative night. playing new rock and hardcore industrial. I The Kangaroo Klub at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A new dance and chart club, giving away a return flight to the land of the kangas (Australia) on 27 Jan.

I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. llpm-3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon do the new and old classics thing.

I Martin Kershaw Quartet at Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 20 Jan. Fortnightly. Scotland's no 1 heavy jazz brat brack let loose with dex support from Unkle Fawaz. I The Money Shot at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm-3am. £3. 27 Jan. Monthly. Hip hop, funk and drum 8; bass from fresh princes. Richie Rufftone, Eh‘.’Wun! and Nasty P.

I Perception (formerly Progression) at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £4. 27 Jan.


listings CLUBS

The best in Edinburgh ’5 Clubland this fortnight

Manga Manga celebrate their fourth birthday in style vvith yet another Scottish exclusive. This time it‘s top drum & bass producers lemon D and Dillinja and, as if that wasn’t enough, 6 Mac has also lined up Glasgow's breakbeat heroes, The Jengaheads. Get down there and make the most of it. La Bel/e Ange/e, Fri 28 Jan. Tribal Funktion Everyone's birthdays always come at once, don't they? Making Manga look like a mere toddler, Tribal celebrate eight years of rocking the capital With their special brew of house, hip hop, techno and disco. Destined to be a big ole party, there’s even a breakdancing comp on the top floor. The Venue, Sat 29 Jan.

Pure Simon Begg, also known as Buckfunk 3000 (Big Beat Boutique resident), goes live in the capital with his cross-genre, inter-breeding electro experiment. A club that never disappoints, Pure delivers uncut beats for the brave and reckless out there. The Venue, Fri 2] Jan,

The Lizzard Lounge Family Reunion Party Try and contain your exotement for this one-off get- together of The Lizzard Lounge crew. Graffiti may be no more but the Spirit goes on strong, so show you care and make it a family affair. The Bongo Club, Sat 29 Jan.

Messenger Sound System The Discrples, pioneers of contemporary British roots ’n’ dub and one of the UK’s premier Dub Studios, play live with MC support from Jonah Dan. So there's no excuse for you not to do your Roots this weekend, man. The Bongo Club, Sat 22 Jan.

Monthly. A smooth and frothy blend of deep and progressive house, featuring residents Grant Paterson, Derrick Martin and Gav Grant. Drinks promos an added bonus.

I Son Son at Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 27 Jan. Fortnightly. Reggae roots five piece playing dubbed out grooves to a regularly packed out crowd.

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I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3aiii. £4 (£2). Weekly. Mind-melting drink promos and full-0n party music to take you into the wee hours.

I Bubbalicious at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 with flyer). Weekly. A new student night at this very gorgeous venue with Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster and suitably discounted bevvy.

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