A well starred night?: DJ Gemini guests at Higher Ground.

Joint throws open its doors to the Dave O'lliggins Quartet, when saxman O’lliggins touts his funky, soul-jazz. talents as demonstrated on new album The Grim/er ~s .lltmkt'y.

I The Profezzionals at Po Na Na. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Roddy and Jason offer a first class mix of 80s. filthy disco and house.

I Rebel Inc. at The Bongo Club. 8pm—lam. £4 (£3). 22 May. Monthly. A nigltt of readings, words, visuals and music from publisher Kevin Williams. ()n the literary front you’ve got limma Martin, murderer—turncd—artist Hugh Collins and San Francisco's Jason Flores-Williams, while Joseph Malik will be supplying the tunes.

Chart & party

I The Ark at The Ark. 1(1pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Charty. cheesy and cheerful. I Loca at l.oca. 8pm—3am. Free entry before 1 1pm; £2 before 1am; £4 after. Weekly. A commercial mix of chart, dance and disco.

I The Subway West End at The

La Belle Angele. Fri 12 May

Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Fri.

I Tratnspotter at The Subway. 10pm—3am. £1 (free for students with matriculation card). Weekly. A mix of indie and dance.

3 I Wacky at Why Not? 10pm—3am. £1—£5. 17 Apr. Fortnightly. Chart and party.



I Pivo at Pivo. 9pm—1am. Weekly.

Free. First Contact and DJ Ed rotate on a jazzy house and drum 62 bass tip.

I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa.

10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Hector in Latin heaven.


I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms.

1 1pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Gay bar and disco, tonight with 60s, 70s and 80s tunes.

I Future Shock at The Cocteau Lounge. 1 1pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Simmone

Black plays deep garage and soulful grooves.

I Jazz Joint at Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJ-only night.

I Knights Of The Turntable at Po Na Na. 11pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Sir Dance-A-Lot (how long did it take him to think that one up we wonder) holds the holy grail of smooth grooves and funky moves.

I Motherfunk at The Venue. llpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Exceptionally popular rare groove, soul and funk night hosted by Gino and Fryer.

Chart & party

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 Skool Disco at The Ark. 10pm—3am. Price the. Weekly. All your favourites from the school disco collection.

I The Subway West End at The Subway West End. 4pm—3am. £1. Weekly. See Fri.



I Baracoa at Baracoa. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. North African and Asian beats plus dance classes.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Colin Millar (Headspin) and Adam Bray lay on a superb mix of breaks and beats from hip hop to house, nu skool breaks to drum 8: bass.

I The Merry Pranksters at The Meadows Bar. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Noodles, Brains and Lady 'I‘eri take you into the future beat dimension with beats and breaks.


I C.C. Blooms at C.C. Blooms. 11pm-3am. Free. Weekly. See Fri.

I Freeform at The Cocteau Lounge. llpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Lyley of Scratch fame hosts this weekly hip hop and funk do.

I Freestyle Transmission at Studio 24. 10pm—3am. £1.50 before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. A non-profit making club (profits to charities) aiming to present

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the most original and the best quality music to go mental to, and to ‘fuck the commercial watered-down beer piss- infested vomit holes that get palmed off as entertaittment now people think Edinburgh is cool,’ say Matt and Gareth of Freest lo

I Jazz Singers' Night at The Jazz Joint. 9pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. 17 May - Subie Coleman sings classic soul-jazz numbers. 24 May Cathie Rae pays tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, of ‘Girl From lpanema‘ fame.

I Kero-Scene at Studio 24. 11pm—3am. £1.50. Weekly. Alternative night playing goth, industrial, metal and extreme. ‘Where every Wednesday night is a corpse paint night.’

I Metamorph at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). 24 May. Fortnightly. Popular student drum & bass night.

I Out 2 Lunch at Po Na Na.

1 1pm—3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Harry Lets Go puts the eclectic into electric. I Sleep at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £3. 17 May. Fortnightly. A new night which aims to tackle the lack of credible sounds in the city midweek. It’s hard house and trance on the main floor, with US-style house and garage upstairs. 'l‘onight’s event is sponsored by Levi’s, so expect loads of giveaways.

Chart & party

I Hump at The Ark. 9pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Student club with appropriate music and drinks promos.

I Loca at Loca. 8pm—5am. Free entry before 11pm; £2 11pm—1am; £4 after.

Weekly. A mix of chart, dance and disco. I Midweek Mayhem at The Liquid

Room. 10.30pm—3am. Free with matric

card before 12.30am; £2 otherwise.

Weekly. Cheesy, charty choons, cheap drink and lots of snogging apparently.

i I Shark at [Eros/"Elite. 9pm—3am. £3 (£2) t before 1 1pm; £4 (£3) after. Weekly. An independent student night.

I Viagraah at Revolution. 10pm-3am.

? £4 (£3). Weekly. Lots of drink promos to ; get the students acting, well, like drunk students.


venues mm- i

I Air Organic 36 Kelvingrove Street, 564 52111.

I Alasksa 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. I The Apartment 23 Royal [Exchange Square, 221 7808.

I Archaos 25 Queen Street. 2114 3189.

I The Arches Midland Street (off Jamaica

Street), 221 411111.

I Babaza Royal lixchange Square. 204 (11111.

I Bar 10 11) Mitchell Lane, 221 8353. I The Bedsit 1 Park l)rive,339 0432.

I Bennet's 811 Glassfotd Street, 552 5761. I Bonkers Hope St. 248 5884.

I Brel 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966.

I Budda 142 St Vincent Street. 221 5660. I Caledonian University Student Union (Asylum) 70 (‘owcaddens Road, 33211681.

I The Cathouse 15 L'nion Street, 248 66116.

I Cleopatra's 5118 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, 334 0560.

I Club Budda 142 St Vincent St, 221 2213.

I Cul De Sac Ashton Lane, 334 8899. I Destiny 18 Cambridge Street, 353 6555.

I Eat Drink Man Woman 34-44 King St, 552 9227.

I Fury Murry's 96 Maxwell Street,

221 6511.

I The Garage 4911 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120.

I Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street, 3320691.

I 92 474 Sauchiehall St (behind the Garage), 353 3111.

I Havana 50 Hope Street, 248 4466.

I Life (basement of Corinthian), 191 lngram Street, 552 1101.

I The Living Room 5 Byers Road, 339 851 1.

I McChuills Way Out West 14 Kelvinhaugh Street, 221 5569.

I Nice ‘n' Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637.

I Planet Peach 34 Queen Street, 226 8990.

I Polo Lounge 84 Wilson Street,

553 1221.

I Queen Margaret Student Union 22 University Gardens, 339 9784.

I Reds, 375 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1635. I Rocksy’s Basement 40 New Sneddon Street, Paisley, 552 5791.

I Russell's 77 Byers Road, 334 4973.

I Scaramouche Bar, 140 Elderslie St, Charing X, 572 0828.

I The State Bar 148 Holland Street, 332 2159.

I The Shed 26 Langside Avenue, 649 9473.

I Strathclyde University Union John Street. 567 502.

I Strawberry Fields 56 Oswald Street, 221 7871.

I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street, 248 4600. I The Temple 193 Pitt St, 332 7522.

I 13th Note 260 Clyde Street, 243 2177 I Trash 197 Pitt Street, 572 3372.

I The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street, 2114 1000.

I Variety Bar 4OISauchiehall Street. 332 4449.

I The Velvet Rooms Sauchiehall Street, 3320755.

I Yang 33 Queen Street. 248 8484.

I The Ark 3 Semple Street, 229 7733.

I The Attic Dyer’s Close, Cowgate, 225 8382.

I Baracoa 7 Victoria Street.

I La Belle Angele 11 Hasties Close, 225 7536.

I The Bongo Club 14 New Street, 556 5204.

IThe Black Bull, 12 Grassmarket, 225 6636.

I Cavendish West Tollcross, 228 3252. I C.C. Blooms 23—24 Greenside Place, 556 9331.

I The Citrus Grindlay Street, 622 7086. I The City Cafe Blair Street, 220 0125. I The Cocteau Lounge (EZK), Picardy Place (entrance through The Outhouse Gardens, Broughton Street Lane, 478 7434.

I EZK Picardy Place, 478 7434.

I eh1 197 High Street, 220 5277.

I Eros/Elite Fountainpark, Dundee Street. 228 1661.

I Gaia King Stables Road, 229 7986. I Iguana 41 Lothian Street, 220 4288. I Jazz Joint Henry ‘s Cellar Bar, Morrison Street. 221 1288.

I The Liquid Room 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564.

I Loco 235 Cowgate, 225 5413.

I The Meadow Bar Buccleuch Street, 622 7680.

I Club Mercado 36—39 Market Street, 226 4224.

I Bar Nego at Negociants Lothian Street, 225 6313.

I Noa 7 ()ueensferry Street Lane, 226 6828.

I Oxygen 3-5 Infirmary Street, 557 ()1)()7.

I Pivo 2—6 Calton Road, 557 2925.

I Po Na Na 26 Frederick Street, 226


I The Potterrow Bristo Square, 650 9195.

I Revolution 31 Lothian Road, 229 7670. I Studio 24 Calton Road, 558 3758.

I The Subway Cowgate, 225 6766.

I The Subway West End Lothian Road, 229 9197.

I The Venue Calton Road, 557 3073.

I Walkers l2 Shandwick Place, 476 7073.

I The Wee Red Bar Edinburgh College ()fArt, Lauriston Place, 229 1442.

I Why Not? 1 1 George Street, 624

831 l.

I Wilkie House Cowgatc, 225 2935.

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