Edinburgh Clubs

Events are listed by city, day, type, then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to clubsQlist.co.uk, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Edinburgh listings are compiled by Henry Northmore.

Edinburgh Thursdays


I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar ('lub. 9pm 3am. liree. Weekly. Start the weekend off nice and early with a selection of local talent.

I Black Market Records at lloneycomb. | lpm 3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 23 ()ct only. The mainman Nicky Balckrnarket lays down the drum & bass over a two hour set with back up from the Manga crew.

I CC Blooms at (‘(‘ Blooms.

|tl.3t)pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to lli-NR(i dance action at this ever popular gay bar.

OClub Together ill the Venue.

0pm 3am. £5. 30 ()ct only. lidinbiirgh student radio station l‘resh Air provide the perfect cliib primer for new students (and the perfect party for everyone else). So a brief introduction to all lidinburgh's hottest nights with drum & bass. hip hop and funk on tlte top floor from Mischief. Scratch and Motherfunk. lloiise. prog and techno from Progression. Majestica. Dogriia and the Dropul DJs on the rttiddlclloor. lilectronics. house and live stuff in the cooler from l'ltragroove. Pogo Vogue and the Fresh Air DJs themselves. I Daysleeper at ()pium. | lprii 3am. liree. Weekly. Nu metal. thrash metal. industrial metal and just about every other type of metal you can think of.

I Dope at Peppermint Lounge.

ltlpm 3am. £3. Weekly. A pure unadulterated blend of classic atid contemporary hip hop from Rob T and Skid.

I El Barrio at lil Barrio. ltlpm 3am. l‘ree £5. Weekly. Salsa and merengue with DJ Nano & The Latin Posse.

I Genetic at ('itrus (‘lub I lpm »3am. l’ree before I |.3t|pm; £2 alter. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soiree that showcases alternative. indie and lo-fi. No smoking at the bar. mind.

I lndigitous at the Venue.

lt).3t|pm 3am. £6. |() Oct. Psychedelic trance party in the main rooln with dub in the (‘ooler.

I MIB2 at (‘av'endish/l)iv'a. lllpm- 2am. l-‘ree before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. The best in LS hip hop. ragga and R& B from 'l‘ee-TN'l‘ and Mr ll. Back with the same music you all loved so much as they take over this new venue.

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I Nexus at Studio 24. ltlpm 3am. £l. Weekly. A new iirglit that lill\Cs the best of rock. metal. industrial and goth with a touch of cheese. From your hosts Smelly. Kyiion. Ba/ and Ross.

I Noche at ('ity: lidinburgh.

| lpm 3am. £3 before midnight; £4 alter. Weekly. A night of familiar classics to cutting edge releases from Tokyoblii with live percussion from Pepe Santa Maria.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. ltlpm 3am. £3. Weekly. ('lassic dance anthems and funky vocal house frorii JT. I Rhythm of Life at the Bongo (’Iub. 9pm 2am. £(i (£5). 30 ()ct. African night starring Diw an with Samba Sene. drummers. African Dance l)Js and food from Ndebele.

I Sanitarium at Subway. 8pm 5am. l-‘ree. Weekly. New rock night frorii lidinburgh Rock. featuring live bands and interactive DJs (yoti can test your requests and there will be big screen visuals) plus plenty of drinks promos. I Say Samba! at ('abaret Voltaire.

l lpm 3am. £7 before I l.3t|pm; £8 after. 16 ()ct. Monthly. The true sound of the Brazilian underground with live action from Fernanda Porto (with her seven- piece band). (‘lassically trained in electroacousties at the l'niversity of Sao Paulo. a massive star in Bra/il here performing material from her new album as well as tracks from Sum/mlmw Until/tun Drum A" Busy ('luyyiiiv. \Vilh maximum support and beats from residents Xagtteiro. llobbes. lirik' Da Viking and Dom l-‘lanagan.

I The Snatch Social ai the Liquid Room. 10.30pm 5am. £3.50 (£3). Weekly. A new era begins at the newly re-branded. filth-fixated. funky disco- cuiii-cabaret. comically compered by Tap Water Award winner Tony (‘arter and Harry Ainsworth (aka Perrier Newcomer winner (iarth ('ruikshank) back from the dead. Deck manipulated in a cod ftiiik and hip hop stylee by Babes and Trendy Wendy (monthly resident).

I Tear at the Venue. |().3t)pm 3am. £4 (£3). 23 ()ct. Bouncy house and wiggly techno from Don ()‘Kane and the Red (‘hell

I TLC at Po Na Na. ltlpm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New night for the Arabian theme bar with a selection of hot house. commercial dance. cheese and charty action from DJ Toby.

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I Essential Karaoke at Abbar. l()piii—-3am. Weekly. 70s and 80s classics all night with Stevie Yonder.

I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. l().3()pm-r 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Retro house night hosted by DJ Tom Wilson. I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm—-3am. l‘ree before 9pm: £3 after (£2). Weekly. A week's worth of


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cheesy. party studenty nights. including a bungee rope on Sun. Plus plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high I A Tribute to . . . at Mood.

‘lpm 3am. l'ree belore l lpm. £2 attcr (l-ree to members) Weekly ('hait tunes from the bits to yesterday. with live tribute acts dropping by each week

I Vinyl at Massa. Spit) 3am. l'rce Weekly. ('oniinercial chart and dance courtesy ol Paul l-uiikster. plus drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early

Edinburgh Fridays


I Adrenaline at Tev iot Row l'nion. 10.30pm 3am. £3 (£2 members). I" (let New night of rock. metal. punk and alternative tunes from liD(iitR,

I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar (‘lub 9pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. Digging deep into their w ell-stocked bo\cs for hours of cool cuts.

I Beyond Polarities at ('abat‘et Voltaire. lt).3t)pm 3am. £7 (£5). 3| ()ct only. A Beltane l‘ire Society ltindraiser. ()n the dance floor tribal drums hour the winter court druiiimer‘s. live African dance rhythms from Waa Sy lla. deep and progressive ritual trance from ('harlie Monro (l’lying Rhino) and Pagan. In the chill out area I)ubvoticethrhifunkadelic DJs include Yogat't Weaver and Sanskrit. Also featuring from beyond the veil: psychedelic and sacred art and sculpture. live l'V performers and my steriotis mischief.

I Big Beat at (‘abaret Voltaire.

l lpm 3am. £3.50 before I lpm; £7 (£(i) after. 24 ()ct. Monthly. Serious dancelloor funk. soul and ja/l as residents Simon llodge. Stuart Bennett and DJ Tinku turn tip the funk. Residents special as they gear tip for their 10th birthday celebrations. now on hold until 2| Nov (with Reuben Wilson).

I Blaze at ligo. llpiii 3am. £3 £4. I? (M. James Longworth ignites the gay weekend. with plenty of £| drinks promos to fuel the frivolities.

I Bubble Breaks at Nichol lidwards. ll).3(lpm 3am. £2. Weekly. Body Movin‘ Productions presents Bubble Breaks. droppin' bombs of R&B. breaks and hip hop with lidinburgh's newest DJ sensations Partners'n'('rime and their trademark boilersiiits.

I Cab Fridays at (‘abaret Voltaire. l().3()pm 3am. £4 before midnight; £7 (£5) after. Weekly. New weekly club (not 24 ()ct) rumriiages about in the worlds of funk. soul. ska. reggae. classic hip hop. R& B and disco. Audio Deluve‘s Stevie Willisoii and Ryan Payne join Bertie bringing a touch of house to proceedings. I'iil‘ /7 ()('I only '.-l-I.l'\!‘('(ll'(/ ltn/r/t'l‘y L't’l 2101' l (‘Illl'l' lie/ore "iii/night.

I Candela! at ('onimples. ltlpm 2am. £10 (£7). 24 ()ct. Brand new ('uban music/dance club with live music from ()sv‘aldo ('hacorr Y Sti Timba (salsa baitd direct from llavana). guest ('uban DJs and professional ('iiban dance couple. Plieva All proceeds go towards a creative arts centre in Old Havana. rm- rliiv (lute oir/v‘ '.-l-/,tv!'i‘m‘(/ Itii/(li'l'v err 13 it” (four prii‘i' rill night.

I CC Blooms at (‘(’ Blooms.

lt).3t)pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high camp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening prling\\C\.

I Curios? Hallowe’en: The Carnival oi the Dead at the Bongo ('lub. |()pm~3arn. £6 (£5 in costume). 3| ()ct only. The distinctly weird collective ptit on another of their odd sliiiidigs and this night in particular suits them down to the ground. With fairground games. Iombies and graves all in abundance. Hip hop. Afro. funk. disco and house will be the soundtrack to shuffle your undead feet

O Dogma at Studio 24. lt).3()pm—3am. £|() (£8 members). 17 ()ct. Monthly. Hard

as nails and as underground as moles. techno ot the highest order as (ilenn Wilson brings his album. [In \ieiii Mir/r (Punish Records). launch party to the Dogma massive Dropping an c\c|usive two hour live set plus some DJ skills utilising the magnificent l'lll.ll Scratch set tip for Ith (1.11. orr/v ‘l-livr'iim/ I'm/(firs er! 1.‘ off (four [mi i' all Night

I El Barrio at lil Barrio Itlpiii 3am litcc £5 Weekly See Thu

0 El Segundo at the Bongo ('lub

Ill 3(lpm 3am £5 bctoi'e midnight. £7 after I" (let Monthly l.ive hip hop with Yard Mt's (Scotland Yard Recordings). ioimng the party tor five years ol |-.| Segundo (‘elebrate in style with local legends Jrnv. l’r‘ofisce. Nacar'iis and Seannre B whose current single is out now on One Little Indian

I Evol at the liquid Room

|t|.3tlpm 3am. £5 Weekly l-dinbiiigh‘s longest running indie night. having rust turned II this Aug With the usual llll\ ol the best current and classic alternative. crossover times. it's an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. playing host to Mr is Mrs Mogwai. the future looks like a happy place hit all things livol.

I Finsternis at the Pleasarice ('aharet Bar. Nc\t date l4 Nov

I FreakLab at Studio 24.

|tl.3()pni 3am. £7 (£5 Dogma members) 3| ()ct. Monthly. A new night from the folk at Dogma on a mission to cvplore new territories and esperiniental sounds. With no constraints on musical style. each night will llovv dillerently yet smoothly through every genre lrom freaked out house. techv funk and disco to drum a; bass. fucked up breaks. twisted dub and dirty electro.

I Free Range at Wee Red Bar. ltl.3tlpiii 3am. £l betore midnight; £2 after. Weekly. As long as ll‘S good tltey ill play it: ftiiik. DikB. hip hop, (ills_ 7tls. disco. metal. country. punk. blues, ls‘tls. ‘Jlls. dance. old skool. you name it.

I Groove Collective ill Berlin Bier'lraus. llpiii 3am. £5. 24 ()ct. House and other grooves from the DJ tag team behind nights such as t-‘nseo Disco and Blast: Martin Valentine. Steve Wariless. (iav Anderson. llarry. lliiggy and Markell. Also special l‘riday party on 24 (M with local legend Yogi llatiglitoii.

I Henry’s Late Nights at Henry 's Jan ('ellar. Midnight 3am. £5 £6. Weekly. Top quality tall and DJs from Henry 's Ja/I ('ellar. Hip hop iii/l fusion from Rubberneck ( l7 ()ct ). Latin llavours front the Latin Quarter (24 ()ct) making their debut then driving ran with deep soul vocals from Subie (‘oleinan and Soundboiie (3| ()ct ).

I incognito at City at (‘iiyz lidinburgh. | lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. Rob T spins the best in R&B grooves lor your pleasure.

I Manga at lloney comb. l lpm 3am. £|| (£9 members). 3| ()ct. Monthly. Manga don‘t follow the crowd they lead ‘em with their irresistible drum is; bass sounds. There‘s no letting up as DJ Marky. XRS and Stamina M(' provide a dex and PX showcase of tip-beat Bra/ilina drum 6: bass. Manga's pre-clttb session the Bass'l‘rap is at Bambu every liri from 9pm with DJ (i-Mac and guests. l‘or more info check ll7XS-7fi7-(illfil or

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0 Mischief at the Venue. | lpm 3am. £l2. 17 ()ct. Second birthday bashment as the three story hip hop and drum & bass block party returns with another mighty fine line-up. Manning the drum 1%; bass Reload arena we have lid RUsh. Mickey l‘in and M(' Shabba alongside residents liN() and Vader. While iii the Body rock hip hop arena we have Task l‘orce. Louis Slippal. Yuri (inn and residents Richie Rufftone and Nasty P. While as iisual Ambassador and Blag l dish out the best in ragga and R&B in the (‘ooler.

I Mocha Rocha! at Berlin Bierhaus. llpm—3am. £5. 3| ()ct. Two of lidiiiburgh's best collectives join forces. Space Face residents Spider and the Blonde l’lash bring the R&B. hip hop.