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

I A Lick of Latin at Havana Bar. Rpm-40pm. £4. Weekly. Music from around the globe with that all-important Lick of Latin and there‘s a salsa dance class with Maggie.

I Bar 10 at Bar lt). 7pm—late. Free. Weekly. A 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 final. where l)Js and promoters from various clubs grant the cream of the crop a chance to play at their venue or club.

I Passion Pour La Vida at October. 8pm -midnight. Free. Weekly. The award- winning DJ Jazz drives up the temperature in Princes Square with a Latino/Spanish extravaganza.


I Discolite at Q. llpm--3am. £3. Weekly. A new gay night ofdisco. both cheesy and classic. from l)Js Wayne and Darren who'll be spicing things up with the odd disco-flavoured pop hit.

I Eden at Alaska. I lpm- 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. ()ne for the students. with the tisual classics of academe downstairs thanks to Alan Ronald. plus some charging party ttiiies and a smattering of house upstairs from Scott Mackay of The Tunnel. Further proof that Tuesday is the new Thursday.

I F.U.N. at Planet Peach. 1 lpm—3am. £3. Weekly. Gay night featuring the traditional hodge podge of cheesy chart action aiid camp handbaggage courtesy of DJ Georgie Boy and regular live PAs.

I Media at Media. l lpm-~3am. £tbc. Weekly. A full-on flavoured mix from lain Thomson.

I Whadsup? at Reds. £3 (£2). Weekly. House and garage anthems from Fraiser Latta.

Chart & Party

I Laid at Shack (formerly The Temple). l().3()pm—3am. £3 (£2). W 'ekly. Student night with the cheesiest of cheese. regular tribute bands and the odd foam party.

I Goo Goo at The Velvet Rooms.

1 lpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Paul Melon claims to be ‘The King of Cheese‘. while Dave Mulholland whacks out the commercial house and garage.

I Mashed at Mas. l lpm—3atn. £4 (£2). Weekly. A lethal combination of dancefloor fillers from DJs Jim Da Best and Jay-me and outrageous party games. I Shooting Stars at The Garage.

I lpin--3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Gerry and Iain keep the drunk kids happy with charty house and pop hits.

I The Shimmy Club at Bennei‘s. ll.3()pin—3am. £3 (£1.50). Weekly. A straight-ish and studenty night at the gay venue. with Raymond Davren maintaining the party atmosphere.

I Tentastic at The Liquid Lounge.

1 lpm—3am. £ ll). Pay a tenner on the door and drink as much as you want.

I T.I.T. at Trash. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Grahame Ferguson and Robert and Scott Free spin upfront house in the main room. pop for the studes in room two and relaxed grooves. The kids love it. despite the name.

I Yang at Yang. I lpm—3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. Northern soul and funk grooves from Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub) and Chris Geddes (Belle And Sebastian). Live bands appear on an ad hoc basis upstairs.

Glasgow Wednesdays


I L is for Latin at Havana Bar. 8pm~l()pm. £4. Weekly. Latin dance classes with Michel. and all the Latin sounds you could ask for.

I Club Santiago ai Brel. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Latino grooves with Marcelo and Manuelo Cifuentes.

I The Jengaheads at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Martyn Jengahead is at the helm of this night. which showcases new releases. acetates and the like. With occasional bongo action.

I Fluid at The Polo Lounge. l()pm~lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Wayne Dixon mixes up classic funk. soul and disco with a dash of contemporary business. and there are half price cocktails to make sure things go with a swing.

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

I Shu Hirata at The Cu] De Sac. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Jauy breaks. hip hop. electro. drum & bass: whatever gets played out. it‘s bound to be the best available.

I Take A Stand at The Stand. 8pm~l lpm. £2. Weekly. ()pen-stage night where poetry performers. musicians. comedians and l)Js are encouraged to get up and do their stuff. I Yang at Yang. 8pm vlam. Free. Weekly. Michael Peck mixes. cuts and breaks those beats.


I Back To Life at Mas. l lpiii ~3ain. £tbc. DJ Naeem launches a new night geared towards pleasing all you hip hop and R&B freaks out there.

I Basis at Yang. 1 lpm-—3am. £4 (£3). 25 Apr. Fortnightly. Pauly D. DJ Limit and MC Pedro supply a ftill spectrum of drum 62 bass and jungle in the main room. while Mr Brown (Vision Crew) provides a smooth blend of hip hop and reggae dancehall through the back.

I Bennet’s at Bennet's.

l l.3()pm—3am. £2.50 (£l.5()). Weekly. Sara with an upfront dance mix. Gay.

0 Elastik at The 13th Note Club.

l lpm--3am. £2. Weekly. I-iclectic is such an ugly word. so we‘ll just say they play good music at lilastik. without bothering themselves with boring old genre con- straints. This means your liable to hear Led Zep. The Human League and Tortoise all in the same night. The unstoppable force that is (‘nut play live on IR Apr. along with Pro Forma. See Hiitist.

I F.A.B. at Babaza. l lpm--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 Hotdog at Reds. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. An Ann Summers- sponsored night that's about to spice tip your life. Music comes in the forth of dance classics from Keith Pyper. but it’s the PVC underwear. joy juice and willy- shaped ice-cube makers that we‘re after. I Joints And Jams at Planet Peach. llpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. High calibre night of hip hop. swing and R&B from a rotating roster of DJ talent including Martin Hesketh. Puppa Shango. John Lyons. DMG and James Fullerton.

I Overground at The Velvet Rooms. l lpm-3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. lndie sounds and chart classics from Joe McKay.

Chart & Party

I Cheese On Toast at Shack (formerly The Temple). l().3()pm~3am. £3 (£2). Cheesy tunes with booze sauce to help wash it down.

I Klass at Destiny. l()pm—3am. £2 before I lpm; £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 & Tarts at The Cathouse.

l lpm—3am. Free before I 1.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. Party-up disco and funk.

I Souped Up at The Garage. l().3()pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Daft pop and student antics.


h Clubs '9

Regular weekly clubs plus one off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetical by title. Clubs will be listed, provided that up to date details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Lack of information may result in clubs being omitted. Edinburgh club listings compiled by Catherine Bromley.

Edinburgh Thursdays


I Eccentric at Bambou. 0pm lam. l2 Apr. Fortnightly. litian James and Phil York play house and trance for the discerning pi‘e-cltibbcr at this semi- swanky. ()riental style bar.

I Electronic Music Club at ()xygeii. ()pm lam. Free. Weekly. linjoy the cosmopolitan. litii'opean vibe of the Mtisic Club. where all manner of local live performers drop by to turn on. tune iii and freak otit.

I Fuel at Rtish. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Raymi B generates a high- voltage supply of hip hop. funk and house.

I Funk de Fino at Q Bar. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. A whirlwind totir of the musical spectrum. stopping off at ftiiik. sotil. hip hop and breaks with your guides Kas and Hitchens.

I Immersed In Music at Five. 9pm lam. Free. Weekly. Tim Makon plays delectable house grooves for the laid-back drinking crowd.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadow s Bar (downstairs). ()pin lam. Free. 1‘) Apr. Fortnightly. Wake tip and smell the cheese from Edinburgh's original li-'/. slea/ies AI and Kain the Mullet.

I Made In Iguana at Iguana.

9pm lam. Free. Weekly. (iareth Sommerville breaks the mould of his l7ltragroove guise. playing warm New York house. disco and old-school hip hop.

I Mellow Mellow Right On at The Carwash. 9pm 7 lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Sofa Boy gets comfortable with an eclectic mix of chilled funk and mi ja/l sounds.

I Prefix at Bar L'nion. ()pm lam. Free. 1‘) Apr. Fortnightly. ('hris Bryant and Derek Selmes sort the deep and funky wheat from the house chaff.

I Rookie Night at l’opRokil. l()pm~lam. Free. Weekly. The tension mounts as the city's unknown l)Js get closer to that all important competition final that could win them a set at the new Honeycomb. Send your tapes to Honeycomb lints.. PO Box 23377. lidinburgh liHS ‘)Wl,'.

I Salsa at lil Barrio. 7pm late. Free. Weekly. Learn salsa and merengue with some top Latino experts and then kick loose till the early hours at the clubbing event La Pena de lispai‘ia. See (‘lassified for more info.

I Salsa Viva at Baracoa. h’pm lam. Free. Weekly. DJ Jorge plays the Latino grooves to make you salsa at this long- standing night.

I Shadowskill at Bamboti. 9pm lam. £2. 1‘) Apr. Fortnightly. Confucius say this new ()riental style bar got plenty good drum a: bass and hip hop with DJ Sam and Redo.

I Soft Rock at The Pond Bar. ()pni-lam. Free. Weekly. Wear tight stonewash jeans and strike silly air guitar poses to some 'orrible .solt rock in the comfortable surroundings of Leith's premiere watering hole.

I Strange Beats at The Watershed. Spin—lam. Free. Weekly. A solid funk and soul selection at this Stockbridge style bar.

I Tango el Porteno at Club Java. Spin—midnight. Free. Weekly. Informal tango night with free beginners class from 8pm.

Big Beat After whettiiig your jajj funk appetite at Roy Ayers, hot foot it down to la Belle for some solid danceflooi action With the hep daddies from london's .la.".’ Cafe. Dcls Siiov.'bo\_._ Adrian Gibson and Phil teyene \Vlll all be in fine lit/X fettle for the occasion. la Bel/e Ange/e, fr/ JV AIDA Easter Party lhose that recall the positiver massive bash of last year's Club festival Will know that when the capital's gay friendv. hard house success stories (namely Taste. .Joy and luvelvi come together. a heck of a good time is bad by all. As mightv ti‘iumvirates go. they're really guite impressive. lei/rot Row House. Sat M Apr.

Keep It Moving What With the current trend towards massive line-ups that cost the pi‘oiiioter and the punter a pretty penny. it's nice to see folk who care about giving us value for money. Cheap and most definitely cheerful D.) action then from Al Bee (The Project). Trendy Wendy (Tackno). Steve Austin (Headspin) and Mary Doll (Dr No's). The Bongo Club. Sun 15 Apr.

Pure Derrick May and Keyin Saunderson together in a four deck spectacular? Stop pinching yourself already because it's not a dream. It's true. And you should buy your tickets now or peruse Word Up for details on how to go for free. Studio 24, Fri 27 Apr. Tackno Fred Deakin —- graphic artist par excellence. founder of easy—listening phenomenon Going Places and one-half of the duo behind the enormously popular Lemon Jelly album —- makes his long-anticipated return to the capital. Club Mercado, Sun 22 Apr.

Texture Edinburgh's Texture Records (no. me neither) join forces with the Red Tour 2001 to bring us a very special guest in the form of the lovely Lottie (pictured) and some deep. tech-house to boot. La Bel/e Ange/e, Fri 73 Apr. Underground Solu’shn George T. Simone. Gav Sutherland. Mikey Stirton. Lyley and Ritchie Ruftone change the record of their shop aSSistant routine (penny change. receipts in the bag' etc.) to bring us all a spectacular new clubbing

experience. The Honeycomb. Fri -z-.. J-._' .'L- I; . . -1. .11.“: .22 .‘LJLCS‘LAJ 25.1: -.. . -42-;3'ijflli

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