CLUBS listings


I Midsummer Party at Ego. 9pm—3am. Free, but ticketed (get yours on 478 7435). 1 Jul only. More party shenanigans with drinks promos and sets from a whole host of regular Ego DJs.

I Mingin' at Studio 24 (upstairs). 10.30pm—3am. £5. 1 Jul. Fortnightly. No- nonsense clubbing for a gay-friendly crowd with dark and dirty trance from Alan Joy and Brian Dempster.

I The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm-3am. £5 (£4). 24 Jun. Fortnightly. Following the old Mission (Victoria Street) formula of three floors of alternative activity, with goth and industrial sounds on the top floor, rock and new metal strummings on the main floor, and indie-flavoured, skate, punk and generally weird goings- on in the back room.

I NASA at The Venue. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4); price includes entry to Magic Bus downstairs. 24 Jun. Fortnightly. Enjoy an all-too-rare dose of indie and post rock antics, featuring old favourites like The Stone Roses as well as breaking tunes, plus regular link-ups with local and up- and-coming bands.

I Noa at Noa. 10pm—3am. Free entry before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. Jon Flowers, Martin Valentine (Taste) and Craig Phillips mix up US house and garage.

I Nuspirit at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £7. 1 Jul. Monthly. Soul-jazz grooves with resident smoothies Mikey Stirton (Substantial), Bob Cairns and Scott Rapson. I Oxygen at Studio 24. Monthly. Next date 15 Jul with Rachel Auburn.

I Phosphorescence at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £8. 1 Jul only. Another one-off from the people who brought you the hugely successful Slinky Wizard event in May. The plan is much the same, with lashings of psychedelic trance in the old-school Goa vein. The DJ line-up is still to be confirmed, although a big name guest is expected. Contact the venue for details.

I Saturday Night Live at The Venue. Monthly. Next date 15 Jul. I Scratch at The Venue (top floor). llpm—3am. £6 (£5). 1 Jul. Fortnightly. Edinburgh’s premier hip hop night returns to normal after the extravagance of Saturday Night Live with residents Lyley, Richie Rufftone, Gino and Extra mixing up the beats with the breaks, in fine style.

I Shebang at Wilkie House. llpm-3am. £10 (£8). 1 Jul. Monthly. Keeping it hard and funky in the main room is Gail Sellars, with Simmone Black (Ruby Fruit) up-back with deep house and garage.

I Spectrum at Club Java. 10pm—2am. £5 (£4). 1 Jul. Fortnightly. Joseph Malik (Lizzard Lounge) is the man behind the decks at this new venture in sunny Leith, and we’re promised music across the spectrum (appropriately enough) from funk to reggae to Afro to drum & bass.

I Substantial at La Belle Angele. 10.30pm—3am. £8 before midnight; £10 after. 24 Jun. Monthly. Edinburgh’s premier soulful garage and house night returns after a bit of a break. Not only can you experience the talents of longtime resident Craig Smith (on three decks for four hours which is just showing off as far as we’re concerned), but you will also be privy to a live PA from Northside Connection featuring Angie Brown, who are promoting a new single on Substantial’s sister label, In Demand. A last minute addition to the line-up is a Scottish debut for house producer Sandy Rivera (Kings Of Tomorrow), who releases on Glasgow’s Under The Counter imprint. See panel. I Teaseage at The Citrus Club. llpm-3am. £4. Weekly. Indie, with a touch of dance and funk, played to a packed and sweaty crowd.

I Tribal Funktion at The Venue has now finished —- watch this space for more info.

I Ultragroove at La Belle Angele. Monthly. Next date is 8 Jul with the return of Ashley Beedle.

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I Vegas at Ego. 10.30pm—3am. £10. 24 Jun. Monthly. Life’s a gamble and, if swinging showtunes and country kitsch is your thing, you could do a lot worse than backing this horse. Nick Silver, Frankie Sumatra and DJ Love put the party in motion, with extra glamour provided by The Vegas Showgirls and more Elvis lookalikes than you’re likely to spot anywhere else outside Nevada.

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I Weekender at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Party and dance music at this capacity night.

I The Attic at The Attic. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. A bit of everything for everybody from the last four decades.

I The Big Night Out at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £6. Weekly. 705, 805 and 905 tunes. Over 255.

I Desire at Eros/Elite. 9.30pm—3am. £5 (£4) before 11pm; £6 (£5) before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Weekly. Mainstream chart and party grooves for over 21s at this heaving venue. To organise a bus. call the venue.

I Hanky Panky at Loca. lOpm—3am. £5 (£4 with flyer). Weekly. A shameless mix of 70s, 80s and 905 chart and dance tunes.

I Lovegroove at Gaia. 10pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. A smooth groove dance party on the main floor and easy listening 45s upstairs.

I The Party at Revolution. lOpm—3am. £5—£7. Weekly. Mainstream and dance anthems.

I The Subway at The Subway. 7pm—3am. £2 (£1). Week] .See Thu.

I The Subway West En at The Subway West End. 7pm—3am. Free before 9pm; £1~£3 after. Weekly. See Thu.

I Why Not? at Why Not? lOpm—3am. £7.50. Weekly. Chan, dance, mainstream and all your favourite club anthems at this popular city centre venue.



I East Coast Project Sunday Service at The City Cafe. 8pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Joseph Malik plays his favourite lUllCS.

I Latino Loco at Baracoa. 9pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Salsa and Latino action following on from Tango El Domingo (see below). -

I Latino Sundays at Loca. 9pm—1am. £2. Weekly. Head down for salsa, merengue and Latin pop with DJs, live music and percussion.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—Iam. Free. Weekly. Bob Cairns does the laid- back Sun session thing, taking in soul, funk, Latin grooves and future jazz.

I The Outhouse Garden Party at The Outhouse. 2—5pm. Free. Weekly. Now that summer is upon us, take advantage of The Outhouse’s generous offer of free barbecue food and chill to the alternating tunes of Harvey and Neil Ferris or Gail Sellars and Simmone Black.

I PopRokit at PopRokit. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Mellow Sunday vibes from a rotating pool of DJs, including soul man Yogi Hau hton on 25 Jun.

I Rotary Fun at Negociants. 9pm—3am. Free. The Rotary lads, who also run a night at The Venue, supply the funk favourites.

I The Sunday Session at Cuba Norte. 8pm~1am. Free. Weekly. Old meets nu, on a jazz-funk-soul tip, with Ben and Gav.

I Tango El Domingo at Baracoa. 5.30—9pm. Free. Weekly. A new, early evening hang-out for fans of tango, with beginners and non-dancers welcome. The Latin action continues with Latino Loco (see above).


I CC. Blooms 10.30pm—3am (bar from 8pm). Free. Weekly. The best tunes from across the genres to shake your booty to at this gay club.

I Doublezero at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). 25 Jun. Fortnightly.

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' . is B RTHDAY CELEBRATIONS Pivo Caffe Edinburgh: 2—6 Calton Road, Fri 30 Jun & Sat 1 Jul.

Since the venue was transformed into a Czech-themed bar, with lots of pine- cladding and trendy, minimalist furniture, Pivo has been a consistantly popular pre-club choice for Edinburgh punters. It was the first of the city's pubs to reject the resident DJ format, preferring instead to showcase different sounds each weekend. 'It just keeps things fresh,’ explains Stuart Duncan of Angel One, who programmes each night. ’It allows people to experience different styles of Dling, and you create a slightly different environment in the bar every single night.’ And the faces which have graced the decks represent a who's who of club talent in the central belt, with Sublime's Kev Wright, The Sub Club’s Harri, Tribal Funktion’s George T and Ultragroove's Gareth Sommerville being just a few of the notable luminaries.

With the first birthday upon us, Pivo is pulling out all the stops for a weekend of pub entertainment which outshines most of what you'll find at club venues proper. Friday night sees Cream's Dean Wilson step up to the turntables, with Glasgow big beat heroes The Jengaheadz doing their supremely funky stuff on the Saturday. Alongside top tunes, there will be booze freebies (we won’t give too much away here, but suffice it to say that that favourite green faerie, Absinthe, will be raising her tempting head on Friday night) and a celebratory CD featuring the tracks that have defined the venue over the past year will be available in conjunction with the drinks promos. And looking to the future? 'We’ve got a few things planned for the festival, and we're looking into the possibility of bringing up a guest DJ every month,‘ states Duncan. ‘But our plans are a little bit short term at the moment, what with organising the birthday party.‘ Fair enough, we say.

(Abi Bremner)

main room, with additional hip hop, funk and big beat goings-on from Speshul K, Andy H and Paz. Tonight’s special guest is DJ Lewis of Jazz Joint fame, who’s goin away (ahh, boo).

I G Itter at The Venue (top floor) has now finished.

I Icons at Club Mercado has now finished.

I Jazz Joint at The Jazz Joint. 10pm—3am. £2. Weekly. A DJ-only night covering the whole spectrum of jazz- influeneed vinyl, featuring Demus (Paralax) on 25 Jun and Joseph Malik (Lizzard Lounge) on 2 Jul.

I Kinky Indie at The Citrus Club. 11pm—3am. £2. 2 Jul. Monthly. The popular monthly instalment of indie and alternative tunes.

I Kute at P0 Na Na. llpm—3am. Free. Weekly. Murray Richardson and Flash man a night of sweet house music at this bar-cum-club.

I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £3. 25 Jun. Monthly. A retro mix of funk, mod, ska, blues and rock. I None Of The Above at The Bongo Club. 8.30pm—12.30am. £7 (£5). 2 Jul.

Monthly. Out Of The Blue’s flagship event indulges in its monthly bout of genre-bending. Tonight’s bill features cabaret-come-classical ensemble Mr MeFall’s Chamber (featuring Valentina Martinez), who are not adverse to chucking some folk, jazz or rock into the mix either. There’s four-piece folk/rock outfit The String Company as well who, topically enough, have a fiddler who likes to play naked. Rounding off the night are saxophone foursome The Hung Drawn Quartet, who are building a reputation for highly inventive musicianship.

I Parliament at The Venue. lOpm—3am. £9 (£7 advance). 25 Jun. Monthly. Birmingham superclub God’s Kitchen will be taking over The Venue on a monthly basis under the guise of Parliament, ensuring another addition to Edinburgh’s ‘big name’ roster. And they don’t get much bigger than the opening night line-up: Sasha and Allister Whitehead will join forces with Scotland’s premier trance merchant Trevor Reilly, alongside Parliament resident Jamie Allen.