Edinburgh clubs

Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city. then b day, then alphabetically by title. Clu Will be listed provided it to-date details reach our offices at east seven days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by Simone Baird.


I Bannermans at Bannerrnans. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Classic indie and rock.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.

I Gilded Saloon at the Gilded Saloon. 9pm—1 am. Free. Weekly. Niall Young plays the deepest Detroit techno and funky house grooves.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm—3am. Free. 11 May. Fortnightly. Easy listening, mellow jazz, hi-NRG, disco and tasty cheese.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm-1 am. Free. Weekly. Gary Mac (Sublime) brings a few boxes of his favourite soul, classics and funky nu skool tunes.

I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Popular salsa night with hot music, great ambience and friendly people. Call 225 5846 or for more info.


I Anonymi at Wilkie House. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). 27 Apr only. A Beltane warm-up party featuring UV lunatics and Beltane drummers, with electro, drum & bass and Detroit techno on the main floor, grooves through the back.

I Black Projects at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm-3am. £4. 11 May. Monthly.A student night as in run by students, not for drunken loons offering across the board sonic pleasures.

I Block-Party at Noa. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Weekly. Big, block rockin’ beats from some of the finest local DJs around. I C.C. Blooms at CC. Blooms. 11pm—3am. Weekly. Free hi~NRG club downstairs at this popular gay bar.

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. 11 May. Fortnightly.A range of alternative sounds from heavy rock, indie rock, hardcore, skate punk, industrial . . . you get the picture. Check out

I Easy at The Attic. 11pm-3am. £4 (£3). 4 May. Fortnightly. it’s all fat breaks and funky beats leaning towards the tech house side of things.

I The Greenhouse at Wilkie House. 11pm—3am. £2. 4 May. Fortnightly. On the music front, there’ll be Chicago house and Detroit techno, through the back there’s salsa, hip hop and beats. However, we wager that it’s the ‘Tag’ game that’ll bring them in.

I In The Groove at Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. 4 May. The Dave Milligan Trio lay it on live with support from Joseph Malik at this excellent and newly refurbished joint.

I Love Breaks at P0 Na Na. 11pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon play new and old classics from the realms of Latin, soul, R&B and disco.

I Perception at La Belle Angele. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). 11 May. Monthly. A change of venue for Perception (formerly at The Venue), taking their blend of progressive house and trance to the Old


I Snatch Club at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Weekly. From the people who bring you the brilliant Barry Cabanas, a new-ish night of depraved holiday camp antics. Set at

‘Borough Baws’, Kernel Snatch and Uncle Harold take the surprisingly cool crowd (let’s face it, midweekers rarely attract thehip and stylish) through a messy'mix' of everything from the Pet Shop Boys to tune-less singalongs amid an almost horrific mash up of bad decor. Drinks are mind-meltineg cheap, and you would be hard pressed to find a better night for a laugh any other night of the week.

I The Squalor Show at The Cocteau Lounge . 11pm—3am. 4 May. Fortnightly. lt’s Frosty vs Well Stirred and apparently they’re getting wiggy with it, or so it claims on their excellent flyer.

I 3 Piece Sweet at The Cocteau Lounge. 11pm-3am. £3. 27 Apr. Fortnightly. Sally F, Trendy Wendy and Nicci throw a musical party for us. Much cheapness on the door with plenty of cheap sauce inside.

I Thursday Night Heaven at EZK. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. A fine and kitsch blend of 705 and 805 retro classics.

I Windup at Club Nego (Negociants). 8pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. The finest hip hop and R&B with pro DJs Extra and Archie.


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

I Back To Basics at Why Not? llpm—3am. £5. Weekly. Favourites from the chart crypt.

I Blast at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student soiree featuring intergalactic dance from across the solar system and lo-fi/indie from Planet Earth. I Bubbalicious at Club Mercado. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 with flyer). Weekly. A student night at this very gorgeous venue with Vince Stilton the Cheesemaster and suitably discounted bevvy.

I Funky Underground at Revolution. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The student night at this giant venue with Daddy Cool laying on the fromage.

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

I The Kangaroo Klub at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Dance and chart club.

I Loca at Loca. 8pm-3am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 before 1am; £4 after. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco.


I Bannermans at Bannerrnans. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Underworld vibes from Sean Pearson and Neil Ferguson doing the garage and house thing.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba None. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Flamenco Puro pla live. DJs afterwards.

I The F y Bar at The Fly Bar. 9pm-1 am. Weekly. Local DJs of note at this laidback bar.

I The Friday Feelgood at Baracoa. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. The wonderful DJ Tinku plays an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, soul and hip hop.

I The Gilded Saloon at The Gilded Saloon. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. ln demand DJs offering smooth grooves.

I Immersed In Music at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Catch Chris Keegan on 5 May and George T on 12 May at this excellent pre-club hangout. I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. The practically legendary Jo Malik takes in the full spectrum of world music at this funky bar.

I NYC at Bliss. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Yogi Haughton guests at this pre-club which promises ‘a clubbers’ guide to the underground sound of New York’ from resident Kevin Jones.

I 02 at Oxygen. lOpm—lam. Free. Weekly. Craig Smith and Gareth Sommerville on rotation, which equals garage and house.

I Rebel Waltz at City Cafe 2. 9.30pm-lam. Free. 5 May. Fortnightly. Continuing a mighty fine residency, this deep house night from Murray Richardson. See Fourplay.

I Roadblock at P0 Na Na. 11pm-3am. £3. Weekly. Nicci F digs up the best in funk, disco, house, timeless gems and block rockin’ beats.

I TFI Friday at Club Mercado. 5—10pm. Free. Weekly. Good old-fashioned after- work mayhem, hosted by everyone’s favourite good time girl, Trendy Wendy. I What It Is at City Cafe 2. 8pm—1 am. Free. 28 Apr. Fortnightly. Bob Cairns doing the jazz, soul and funk thing.


I Anomalos at The Wee Red Bar. 10pm-3am. £5 (£4). 12 May. Monthly. A mix of electro, drum & bass and Detroit techno.

' I Apex at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £7

(£5). 28 Apr. Monthly. Steve Pace and Al Space are joined by Pearsall Helms, winner of the Apex Open Decks competition, for a night of acid trance, techno and hard house.

I Arakataca! at The Bongo Club. 11pm—3am. £5. 28 Apr. Monthly. Easily taking its place at the forefront of ‘interesting club nights in Edinburgh’, expect a firey mix of tropical dance music, past, resent and future.

I Barry Ca anas at EZK. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2); £4 in fancy dress to the theme. 28 Apr. Monthly. Apparently the Barry’s lot are feeling quite religious it being Easter and all that so they’ve dedicated an entire evening of debauchery to the letter B. Aside from the obvious evangelical epiphany readers, expect to see eccie heads, caster bunnies, elongated eels . . . you get the picture.

I Big Beat at The Bongo Club. 10.30pm—3am. £7 (£6). 12 May. Monthly. With a consistent track record of exemplorary nights, a few Big Beats still manage to stand out from the rest as ‘do you remember?’ dates. And tonight is sure to be one. Hailing from New York, Lee Fields and The Soul Providers have them all very, very excited. Adored on the funk circuit, Lee is one of the originals from the days of James Brown, has the most amazing gravely voice and more personality than someone with loads of personality. Throw every cliche in the book at it: ‘do not miss’, ‘essential’, ‘mark in your diary’.

I Club Latino at The Bongo Club. Monthl . Next date 12 May.

I Disu 0 at E2K. 10.30pm-3am. £5. 5 May. Monthly. Settling in quite nicely, thank you, this twisted disco and funky house night. Welcoming Timmy S (Muzik magazine Bedroom Bedlam winner) with open arms tonight, residents upstairs are Murray Richardson and Malks, while Babes and Frosty rule the roost downstairs.

I Divine Divas at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 12 May with their third birthday.

I Evol at The Liquid Room. 10.30pm—3am. £4. Weekly. The original alternative crossover club shakes off its walking stick (eight years young) and gets down to a heady mix of Public Enemy, Sonic Youth, Deee-Lite and Mogwai.

I Frogger at Club Nego (Negociants). 8pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Reaktronic squares up to the decks on his succulent froggy French legs to play some Gallic house music.

I Funk Latino at Gaia. 9pm—3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Funk and Latino on the main floor while upstairs goes all Salsa Con Sabor with DJ Hector, playing Latino, salsa, merengue and Latin pOp.

I The 60-60 at Walkers (upstairs). llpm—3am. £5 (£4). 28 Apr. Monthly. Swinging 60$ sounds, boss rock ‘n’ roll, 60$ beat, garage, R&B, soul, sleazy listening and groovy soundtracks.

I Higher Ground at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date 12 May with Gemini.

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listings CLUBS

Essential. In Edinburgh.


Pure What can you say about Claude Young and indeed Pure that hasn't already been said? Arrange these words into a popular phrase: 'Detroit’, 'master’, ‘techno'. The Venue, Fri 28 Apr

Sublime Rulers of the new breed, or so Global Underground Records claim, Craig and Lee move in on the 'Row for this essential night of wicked sweepy trance and breaks from the Tyrant Sound System. And we are greatly pleased. The Porterrow, Fri 28 Apr.

Ultragroove On the Hit list not only because their club deserves a massive shout out, or that they have San Francisco’s brilliant deep house DJ cum producer Miguel Migs guesting, but Gareth and Colin actually give a shit about the music that they play at their club (or at least make us think that they do). See preview. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 28 Apr.

The Linard Lounge Pop quiz: what's Nonivegian, has something to do with the very cool Ultimate Dilemma imprint and has played for Wigan FC? The Bobby Hughes Experience, obviously. Check out the vast talents of one Espen Home (with band in tow) when he gets hip hop and jazzy on yo‘ ass. La Belle Ange/e, Sat 6 May.

Tribal Funktion It's with heavy hearts and tear-stained cheeks that we pen this final, never-to-be-written again Hit list for the utterly superb Tribal Funktion. Rocking our world for eight years now (great going, considering they’re all only 21), it seems that this party, at least, is finally over. So let the chunky-assed, twisted disco and wicked Chicago house reign supreme for one last bash. And then goodbye. The Venue, Sat 6 May.

Queer Sunday C’mon boys, sing along! ’lt’s raining men, hallelujah, it’s raining men . . .' and it certainly will be when the final lot of Mr Gay UK wannabes fight it out for the last chance to make the grand final tonight. Expect some hunky pecs, bright white smiles and nice moves. See Frontlines. E2K, Sun 30 Apr. Tackno It’s a futuristica kind of space age thing, with lots of tin foil, laser- spex, ray guns and bad Trekkie outfits at Tackno of the Future tonight. Hello earthlings, we come in peace . . . Club Mercado, Sun 30 Apr.

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