Edinburgh Thursdays continued
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l0pm 3am. £3. Weekly. (‘lassic dance anthems and funky vocal house from J’l‘. I Raw Kus at lloney cotnh.
l0.30pm 3am. £tbc. 4 Dec. Deal Real present the Xmas launch of Raw Klls. Hosted by Doc Brown with one of tlte l'K’s top rappers Jehst bringing with hint fellow hip hop heads Asav iour and l'smaan on the mics. l’lus DM(’ under (8 champ DJ [Q on the decks with multi- instrumentalist and vocalist Diablo. with support from 'l‘erra l-irma. Drttm ck bass in rootn 2 if that hip hop ain't enottgh for you with DJ Set Speed. M(‘ l)i//ie l). DJ Sky attd Satnmy Peeps.
I Sanitarium at Subway. 8pm 5am. l’ree. Weekly. New rock night from lidinburgh Rock. featuring live bands aitd interactive DJs (you can text your requests and there w ill be big screen visuals) pltts plenty of drinks promos.
I SiLENCiO at (‘ounting llouse. 7.50pm lam. £3 (£2). 27 Nov. Surreal and glamorous offerings as always courtesy of this innovative performance piece featuring experimental music. theatre. spoken word. visuals. cotnedy and more with surprise M(' Ali attd DJ Daniel. (‘reative \ image/glam encouraged.
I Skintight at ligo. 10.30pm 3am. l‘ree before 1 lpm: £3 after. 4 Dec. DJs Jitnmy l-‘unk and ('harlie Sunshine playing funk and disco all night (what else could they play with names like that‘.’).
I The Snatch Social at the liquid Room. 10.30pm 3am. £3.50 (£3). Weekly. A new era begins at the new ly re-branded. lilth-lixated. funky disco- cum-cabaret. comically compered by Tap Water Award w inner 'l‘ony ('arter and Harry Ainsworth (aka l’errier Newcomer winner (iarth ('ruikshank) back from the
dead. Deck manipulated in a eod funk attd hip hop stylee by Babes and 'I‘rendy Wendy (monthly resident). Snatch Xmas party night on I 1 Dee. guests the.
I Sound Sauce at the Venue.
9pm 3am. £5 (£4). l 1 Dee only. The Third ('hapter: a showcase of local talent. hip hop M(’s and musicians. electronica. teclttto. drum & bass and soundsy stem organisers including Manga. Shadow skills. Tribal (irooves. Movement. Drop ()ut and l’ogo \‘ogue. ln Aid of the Sick Kids appeal. which helps around (00,000 children each year. I TLC at l’o Na Na. l0ptn 5am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New night for the Arabian theme bar with a selection of hot house. eomtnereial dance. cheese and charty action from DJ Toby.
Chart & Party
I City at (‘ityz lidinburgh. 9pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. (iet ittto office party mode all Dec at (‘ity and their ('bristmas Thu specials.
I Essential Karaoke at Abbar. 10pm 3am. Weekly. 70s and 80s classics all night with Stevie Yonder.
I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. 10.30pm 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 t)pm; £5 after (£2). \Veelsl}. A w eek’s worth ol cheesy. party studenty nights. includittg a bungee rope on Sttn. l’ltis plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high. I A Tribute to . . . at Moot).
0pm 3am. l-‘ree before I lpm; £2 alter (Free to members). Weekly. ('hart tunes from the (i0s to yesterday. with live tribute acts dropping by each week.
I Vinyl at Massa. 8pm 5am. l‘ree. Weekly. ('ommercial chart and dance courtesy of Paul l‘unkster. plus drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.
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OAccess at Honeycomb. l lpm 5am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 5 Dec. .Makrotek beats and dangerotts electronic music across all genres from the Dropout DJs (Bodyfunk. Rehab. llustler. Blend and ltos). And as they cross the road to their new home at the lloneyeomb they bring some mighty line guests with them by the names of Steve (ilencross' front legendary techno night Sativa and a live set from l.odestar.
I Audio Tourism at l’ivo Bar (‘luh 0pm 3am. liree. Weekly. Digging deep ittto their w ell-stocked boxes for hours of cool cuts.
I Bio-Rhythm at the Honeycomb. llpnt 3am. £8 (£7). 12 Dee. Bio- Rhythm continue to ntix things up with their love of all things beateentrie. Another one off special as they welcome London hip hop heads the Nexttnen mixing up jazz funk. rap and dancehall on their new alhtttn (in (her It.
I Blaze at ligo. l lptn 5am. £3 £4. 28 Nov. Monthly. James Longworth ignites the gay weekend. with plenty of £1 drinks promos to fuel the frivolities.
I Boompty at Berlin Bierbaus.
l lptn 3am. l’ree. 12 Dec. Quality house tnttsic from Steven Wattless and Martin Valentine.
I Bubble Breaks at Nichol lidwards. l0.30pm 3am. £2. Weekly. Body Movin' Productions presents Bubble Breaks. droppin' bombs of Rth. breaks and hip hop with lidinburgh’s newest DJ sensations l’artners'n' (‘rime and their trademark boilersuits.
I Cab Fridays at (‘abaret Voltaire. 10.30pm 3am. £4 before midnight; £7 (£5) alter. Weekly. New weekly clttb rummages about in the worlds of funk. soul. ska. reggae. classic hip hop. R&B and disco. Rutnba ('alinte bring a bit of live ja/‘I and funk to proceedings alongside I'ltragroove's (iaretb Somerville on the dex (28 Nov). For 28 .\'nt' only 'x'l-Ijs‘l ' (‘un/ holders gel [4 entry all night.
I CC Blooms at (‘(' Blootns. I().30pm 3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of ltigb camp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses.
I Departure Lounge at the ('aves. l0pm 3am. £8 before I l.30pm; £10 alter. 28 Nov only. Departure Lounge returns once more to the caves for another night of wolrd beats. electro
jaw and Latin Rhythms. This episode
sees a live set from seriously funky hip hoppers l.ivesciences and a set of jazz breaks from the Funky I.ow lives.
I Dirt-Houz at ligo. l0pm 3am. £5. 28 Nov. New night from Diverse Frequencies and l’NR and their Usual brand of pumping techno from the Dirt- llou/ residents Sekonz. Fink-Nut. Morph (live). l-‘iddla and Ramkanman.
I Dogma at Stttdio 24. (0.30pm 3am. £tbc. l2 Dec. Monthly. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order as Dogma celebrate their third birthday.
I Dr No’s at Sttidio 24. l lpm-3am. £5 (£4). 28 Nov. Monthly. The original Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady night migrates to Studio 24‘s intimate upstairs space. now featuring the Dr No‘s house band.
I El Barrio at lil Barrio. l0pm 3am. l-‘ree £5. Weekly. See Thu.
I Evol at the Liquid Room.
(0.30pm -3am. £5. Weekly. lidinburgh's longest running indie night. having just turned l2 this Aug. With the usual mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover ttmes. it’s an institution already attd with the recent addition of the back room. playing host to Mr & Mrs Mogwai. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol.
I Finsternis at the Pleasance (‘abaret Bar. t)pm- lam. £3. l2 Dec. The lighter side of goth (if such a thing truly exists) with a mix of dark ambient. neo-classical and ethereal tracks from Petit Searabee. Deception Boy and Ghost Dancer plus special live guests Sieben: progressive neo-folk from Matt llowden (ex-Sol lnvietus). (‘heek w'ww'.linsternis.org.uk for more info.
I FreakLab at Studio 24.
10.30pm 3am. £7 (£5 Dogma members). 28 Nov. Monthly. A new night from the folk at Dogma on a tnission to explore new territories and experimental sounds. With no constraints on musical style. each night will flow differently yet smoothly through every genre from freaked ottt house. tech-funk and disco to drttm 8; bass. fucked up breaks. twisted dub and dirty electro.
I Free Range at Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm - 3am. £1 before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. As long as it’s good they'll play it: funk. D&B. hip hop. ()0s. 70s. disco. metal. country. punk. blues. 80s. 90s. dance. old skool. you name it.
Q Globalista at the Bongo (‘lub. l0pmr3am. £6 (£4 --£5). 28 Nov. DJs Jaffar (Senegal). linrique (Sonderumha) and '/.uppa lnglese (Bogota) the folk behind Arakatacal are back with more African. Latin. Caribbean. Salsa attd Arabesque beats pltts belly dancing from Kalirah. ‘The past present and future sound of tropical dance.’
I The 60-60 at (‘oeteau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). Next date 1‘) Dee. I Incognito at City at City: lidinburgh. l lpm-3am. £5. Weekly. Rob T spins the best in R&B grooves for your
b Manga at Honeycomb. l lpm~3am. £10 (£8 members). 28 Nov. Monthly. Manga don't follow the crowd — they lead ‘em with their irresistible drum 8; bass sounds. There‘s no letting up as Shy l-‘X drops by on guest duty. Manga‘s pre- cluh session the Bass'l'rap is at Batnhu every l-‘ri from 9pm with DJ (‘x-Mae and guests. For tnore info check 0788-767- ()()()l or www.hasstrap.com.
0 Modern Lovers at ligo.
l lpm 3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. 5 Dec. Monthly. l'p-beat tnix of Northern Sottl. deep funk. hammond jazz and retro soundtraxs served up by your hosts (‘raig Jamieson and Andrew Divine (Divine. l-‘unk Room). Third birthday Dart)‘ so a free mix (‘1) is on the cards to remind you of the good times.
I Nu:0rder at ()pium. 5 0.30pm. £5 (£l off with flyer). Weekly. New night for l4- 17 year olds. focusing on what the ()pittnt does best metal. rock. punk. ska. emo. alternative and grunge. No aleopops but free drink refills.
I Nuklear Puppy at ligo.
l0pm 3am. £l0. 12 Dec. Residents Jason (‘orte/ and Phil York keep the hard dance flag flying in the capital and have picked up nominations for Best Scottish (‘lttb 2003 from .llixmug and Best Small (‘lub from the Hard-Dance Awards. Aiming to end on the satne high that they started 2003 they welcome back their first guest of the year the ever so glamourous Anne Savage.
I 100% Dynamite at the Bongo (‘lub. l0.30pm--3am. £8 (£7). 5 Dec only. Soul Jazz Records bring the legendary reggae night and label I009} Dynamite for a night of danceball. roots. rocksteady. ska and duh. See preview:
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l0pm 3am. £5. Weekly. l‘unked tip vocal house and dance classics frotn Stevie (i and (‘allum Murray.
I Planet Earth at (‘itrus (‘lub 10.30pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Music from (976 through to (98‘) or. in other words. a healthy dose of punk. new wave. new romantic and electro pop.
I P090 Vogue at the Bongo (‘lub. Next date l‘) Dec.
I 8&8 Has Killed El Segundo at the Bongo (‘lub. 10.30pm 3am. £5. 12 Dec only. Hip ltopjalt) from DJ lixtra (Mixologists/l’enpushers). Blag l