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I Passionality at Planet Peach. 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£2 with flyer). Weekly. Gay night that invites you to ‘come get passionate’. Funnin 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. Indie classics with the odd daft party tune thrown in for the usual crazy crowd.

I Spellbound at Archaos. 9pm. £5 (£3). 22 & 23 May only. A theatre-meets- clubbing experience which blends circus skills with clttb culture to present what is billed as an insightful and humorous take on the nightclub experience. The cast includes actor and general party person 'l'am Dean Burn, Sarah Jean Couzens, who has been entertainments manager at Archaos for the past four years and an international array of actors and performers.

Chart & party

I Cleopatra's at Cleopatra’s. l().30pm~-2.30am. £2 (£1). Weekly. Start the week with 70s and 80s hits.



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

I Club Salsa Sabrosa at Havana Bar. Spur-midnight. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. DJs Keith and Alexis provide you with a cool night of Latin tunes. with merengue and salsa classes from 8pm.

I Bar 10 at Bar 10. Weekly. A new chance for aspiring DJ talent to get noticed: every week three bedroom turntablists spin their discs, the best being selected by the crowd, who then progress to the linal. when DJs and promoters from various clubs grant tltc cream of the crop a chance to play at their venue or club. This month’s winner will get a chance to play at Archaos.


I Basics at g2. l 1pm-3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Jon Mancini from Colours playing out his usual high quality house. I Eden at Alaska. llpm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. One for the students. with the usual classics of academe downstairs thanks to Alan Ronald, plus some charging party tunes and a smattering of house upstairs from Scott Mackay of The Tunnel. Further proof that Tues are the new Thus.

I F.U.N. at Planet Peach. llpm~3am. £3. Weekly. Gay night featuring the traditional hodge podge of cheese and handbaggage courtesy of DJs Shawn and Georgie Boy. I Havana at October Cafe (Princes Square). Monthly. Next date 6 Jun.

I Spellbound at Archaos. 9pm. £5 (£3). 22 ck 23 May only. See Mon.

Chart & party

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

I Goo 600 at The Velvet Rooms. llpm~3am. £4 (£3). Paul Melon claims to be "The King of Cheese’, while Dave Mulholland wliacks out the commercial house and garage.

I Planet Pop at ()udos (Queen Margaret Union). l0pm—2am. £2 (£1)— students and up to four guests. Weekly. Pop. anthemic house and related silliness from 'l'am Coyle.

I Shooting Stars at The Garage.

I 1pm-—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Gerry and Iain keep the drunk kids happy with charty house and po ) hits. I The Shimmy Club at Bennet’s.

1 1.30pm 4-3am. £3 (£1.50). A straightish and studcnty night at the gay venue, with Raymond Davren maintaining the party atmosphere.

I Slave Boy Tuesday at Slave. l0pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Hostess Ms Mi-Mi-Martini and resident Jon Fraser with handbag and hardbag albums at the new clubs gay night.

I T.I.T. at Trash. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Rory Weller with hands-in-the-

air, foot-stomping house and trance, plus Graham churning out the student sounds in room two.



I Algo Differente at Havana Bar. 8.30pm—late. £4 (£3). Weekly. Arrive early for salsa tuition, then revel in the Salsa Sabrosa crew’s high octane Latin set.

I Jengaheads at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martyn Jengahead goes solo to showcase new releases, acetates and the like.

I Russell's at Russell’s. 9-11pm. Free. Weekly. DJ Yaw brings his world music extravaganza to the yuppie masses.

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

I The Works at Bar 10. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Graham Wilson with everything from hip hop to house and a few surprises thrown in.


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

I Deathlehem at The 13th Note Club. 11pm—3am. £2. Clearly a strong contender for club name of the year. Essentially, residents Dumptruck, Demonic and Craig look set to scare the punters silly with mean old rock and metal. Think Korn and Slipknot having a scrap with Black Sabbath and AC/DC. See Hitlist.

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 Future Cut at The 13th Note Club. 11pm—3am. £4. 24 May only. A one-off drum & bass showcase with special guests Future Cut from the sterling Renegade Hardware imprint. Backing them up will be Morphy playing live and DJ business from Simon D. and Geco, and digital visual manipulations from the in-house VJs. Plus, if you’re feeling particularly lazy, you can catch the lot live at www.5elekta.com

I Ghetto Flava at Reds. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Paul N’Jie with a smooth blend of house, garage, R&B and funk. I Joints And Jams at Planet Peach. 11pm—3.15am. £3 (£2). Weekly. High calibre night of hip hop, swing and R&B from a rotating roster of DJ talent including Martin llesketh. Puppa Shango, John Lyons, DMG and James FuHenon.

I Overground at The Velvet Rooms.

1 1pm—3am. £4 (£2). Indie sounds and chart classics from Joe McKay.

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 biz-ay. Music-wise, it’s banging house and trance in the main room and across the board ‘madness’ from CJ downstairs.

Chart &. party

I CJ.D. at The Apartment llpm—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 pesky kids cluttering up the joint. Over 28s only.

I Pop 8: Tarts at The Cathouse. 11pm—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 piffle from lain Hanlon.


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 u ~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 Abi Bremner.



I 4Play at Bannermans. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Classic indie and rock from Simo and Spock (it even rhymesl).

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latin DJs on rotation.

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

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar, downstairs. 9pm—3am. Free. 18 May. Fortnightly. Easy listening, mellow jazz, hi-NRG disco and tasty cheese.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—1am.

Free. Weekly. Gary Mac (Sublime) brings .

a few boxes of his favourite soul, classics and funky tunes.

I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa. 10.30pm-lam. Free. Weekly. Popular salsa night with hot music, great ambience and friendly people. Call 225 5846 or salsaclubCQhotmailcom for more info.

I ULTrainthATE at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Stuart Duncan (Atomic Baby) plays out the deep house.


I Anonymi at Wilkie House. lllpm—3am. £4 (£3). 18 May. Monthly. With a new monthly slot down at Wilkie House, Anonymi provides electro, techno and drum & bass action on the main floor courtesy of Mr Meltdown and Covalent, plus special live guest Transgenic (Pillbox). Up back it gets more mellow, with Sanskrit and Mikey Magic. Visit www.anonymi.co.uk.

I Black Projects at La Belle Angele. See Sun.

I Block Party at Noa. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Weekly. Big, block rockin’ beats from an ever-changing selection of local DJs.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms.

l 1pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Hi-NRG dance action downstairs at this always hoaching gay bar.

I Dust at Studio 24. lOpm—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 (top floor). 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 www.dysfunction.co.uk

I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. ltlpm—3am. £6 (£5). 18 May. Monthly. Another dose of live hip hop from the Naked Circle posse, with a backroom jam from some, all or none of Big Henry’s Soul Cats and Ten Little Animals.

I Funk Junkies at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 18 May. Fortnightly. A funk, soul and groove selection at this fortnightly event, featuring a resident band representative of the cream of the local funk scene. DJ support.

I Impulse at Wilkie House. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). 25 May. Monthly. The re-launch of this hard house and trance night, formerly of Studio 24, with a guest slot from The Tunnel‘s Colin Tevendale, playing alongside residents Robert and Scott.

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Capital choices for your clubbing pleasure in Edinburyi this fora-light

Big Beat A slap-up serving of soul- funk action as Big Beat treat us to a live performance from one Mr Lee Fields. This man is a 70s legend, having drawn comparisons to James Brown for his raw energy. La Belle Ange/e, Fri 72 May.

Eurovision Night Forget the Euro and BSE: let’s come together with our European brothers and sisters for one colossal night of pure pop nonsense. With giant TV screens and a PA from 1998’s UK Euro-hopeful Imaani (picture), what better way to experience European union than at this Queer Sunday event. 52K, Sat 73 May.

Adam's Dream presents Phospheressence Get your hands in the air and your hippy clothes out of the wardrobe for this one-off night celebrating Flying Rhino records. The special guests are Slinky Wizard, who have been doing the psychedelic trance thing since the whole scene kicked off in those heady days of Goa and Return To The Source. The Venue, Sat 20 May.

NASA A badly-needed new night for all you lovers of indie and post-rock antics. Brought to you by the people behind FBI, the club will also feature regular promotions for breaking bands, and those who prefer more retro grooves can bop to the sounds of the 605 downstairs at Magic Bus. The Venue, Sat 73 May.

Manga Dread Recordings’ Ray Keith is the man with the drum & bass plan down at Manga this month. And that’s not all you’ll be getting for your cash: the breaks room features Hyper of the much respected Y3K label and Glasgow’s beats ambassadors The Jengaheads. La Be/ie Ange/e, Fri 79 May.

Divine Divas There might not be many ladies down there, but they’re all women: Divine Divas, Edinburgh’s female-only night, celebrates its third birthday in style, with regulars Alley Vegas and Norma laying on the party tunes. The Venue, Fri 12 May Nature Subversion, the new mix CD from Glasgow's Sub Club, gets its east coast launch at Nature, with resident Domenic, the man who did the mixing, being joined by Murray Richardson of Rebel Waltz fame. The Attic, Fri 79 May.

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