Clubs listings

Edinburgh Clubs

Glasgow Wednesdays continued

I The Mother of a Superfly Hogmanay Freak Out! No 2. at the Woodside Social Club. 9pm—3am. £12. Hogmanay only. They put on a show every month. usually with a tongue-in-cheek cabaret touch. so this should be no different. There’s live funk from Glasgow outfit Cazale's Fat Laces. and Papa C00] D15 Billy and Batty join Duncan and Ian on decks for some super-cool New Year shenaniganery.

I New Flesh at Destiny. 9pm—3am. £4. Weekly. A night of Rock and nu metal - now back at its Camridge Street venue - that reflects the diversity of clubbing at the moment.

I Optimo at The Art School. l0pm—5am. £25. Hogmanay only. Johnny and Twitch are pulling out all the stops to make this one as memorable as the last four years at the Art School. ()ptimo is the broadest of musical churches and the bill reflects that with live music from from Midnight Mike and the Btig and local leftfield DJs Sister Motivator and Mingo-go guesting.

I Period at the Sub Club. 1 lpm—3ani. £3.99. 17 Dec. New night of extreme eclectica and perverse pleasures. With your hosts Lena and (Sill joined by Sons & Daughters (live).

I Retox at Bamboo. l lpm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly (not Christmas live. see below). Miguel Campos plays you into Thursday with a mixture of hip hop and R&B.

I Rub Down at Ad-Lib. l 1pm~~lam. £l0. lloginanay only. F.1ectro funkin’ bass for this NYli party with DJ Boab. B Funk. Beast and Beastly nuts (live).

I Shackass at Shack. l0.30pm—3.30am. £5 (£3). Weekly. The inimitable DJ Toast spins the finest in chart classics. with a healthy smattering of cheese also.

I 69 at Club ()9. 10.30pm—5am. £10. Hogmanay only. The ()9 Hogmanay party has been going ten years now. and it's set the club ablaze in the past. This year there's a very special guest they won‘t tell us about. Mysterious. eh‘.’

I Stud’essential at Jongleurs. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Fresh student night at the comedy club in the big building. Free entry and a shitload of drinks promos mean that the crowd will be in fine fettle.

I Subculture NYE 03-04 at the Sub Club. 1 lpm—4am. £22. Hogmanay only. Expect a knockout venue full of visual delights. aural pleasuring in the form of the best music of 2003 with a very special surprise live act to bring in the new year with a Subculture experience to remember. Harri and Domenic as always are in full control with a mix CD on offer to help bring back those hazy memories.

I men at Trash. 10pm—3am. £9 (£7) Christmas Eve; £15 Hogmanay. Christmas Eve & Hogmanay. TIT and Fluid DJs ensure Christmas and New Year kick right off with a helluva party.

I Traffic “am at Blanket (formerly Bed). 11pm—3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Stop at the lights and get into bed every Wed. There‘ll be intimate pillow talk in the front bedroom and sexy R&B and pop in the back bedroom. Watch out for the traffic police who give free alcohol to all those who dare to sit in the car seat.

I X-Factor and Chakra at the Soundhaus. ilplll 5am. £tbc. llogmanay only. The Soundhaus invites you to sink a long one this New Year. and they‘re not talking about golf. The big room is manned by the ('hakra DJs with their industrial- strength dance while (ilasgow's premier disco citizens X Factor provide the vibes in the wee rootii. This is going to be tip there with ()ptimo for underground music and bad haircuts.

I Xmas Eve at Bamboo. 1 1pm 3am. £10 (£8 with ticket). (‘hristinas live only. It's a Bamboo allstar cast with Stevie Sole. (ieoff Montford. Dominic Martin. Scotti B. Miguel Campos. and Robin B keeping you tip for Santa.

I XXX-Mas at Ail-Lib. 1 1pm; 4am.

£4— £5. (‘hristmas live only. lilectro funkin' bass to get you in the mood for (‘hritnbo with DJ Boab and Dillion.

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

Edinburgh Thursdays

Club GAudio Deluxe New Year’s Day

Party at the Honeycomb. l lpm—«4am. £15.

New Year‘s Day. This is rapidly becoming an annual pilgrimage for the Master at Work Kenny ‘Dope' (ionzales who returns for another 1 Jan special for all those who just can’t get enough of the best in house (also launch party for his new Defected compilation).

I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar Club. 9pm—3ant. Free. Weekly (not (‘hristmas Day). Start the weekend off nice and early with a selection of local talent.

I Daysleeps at ()pium. 1 lpm~3am. Free. Weekly (not (‘hristmas Day). Nu metal. thrash metal. industrial metal and just about every other type of metal you can think of.

I Departure Sounds at Medina. 10pm —3ain. £2. 11 Dec. Monthly. The Departure Lounge team bring their unique vibe to a smaller venue for a more regular party. With DJs Astroboy and Mr Zimbabwe spinning only the finest selection of electro jazz. Latin rhythms and funky global beats. accompanied by live percussion.

I Dope at Peppermint Lounge. 10pm—3am. £3. Weekly (not Christmas Day). A pure. unadulterated blend of classic and contemporary hip hop from Rob T and Skid.

I El Barrio at El Barrio. 10pm—3ani. Free—£5. Weekly (not Christmas Day). Salsa and inerengue with DJ Nano 8; the Latin Posse.

I Jungle Magic at Honeycomb. 11pm—3am. £l2—£15. 11 Dec only. Christmas comes early for drum & bass aficionados as Jungle Magic host this one off special with Andy C. DJ Hype and guest MC Wreck. The Manga/Jungle Magic crew provide support and there is a pre-club session at City Cafe 9pm—lam with DJ Kryptik.

I MIBZ at Cavendish/Diva. 10pm—2am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Weekly (not Christmas Day). The best in LS hip hop. ragga and R&B from Tee-TNT and Mr H. Back with the same music you all loved so much as they take over this new venue.

I Mothergroove at Berlin Bierhaus. llpm—Sam. £8 (£6). Christmas Day. Motherfunk and L'ltragroove once again join forces for an almighty party encompassing the best in funk and house. The impressive resident roster culled from two of Edinburgh‘s favourite clubs just can‘t help but turn it up for one more Christmas Day special. See preview.

I Mstc Fiesta Rumbareggaeska at (‘abaret Voltaire. 8pm 5am. £5 (£4). New Year's Day. A Spanish themed party night with live band Mi Stiena Tu ('ara. Support DJs playing rumba. reggae. ska with a totich of funk atid disco.

I Nexus at Studio 24. 10pm 3am. £1. Weekly (not ('hristmas Day). A new night that mixes the best of rock. metal. industrial and goth with a touch of cheese. From your hosts Smelly. Ky'non. Baz and Ross.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l0pni~3am. £3. Weekly. (‘lassic dance anthems and funky vocal house from J'l’. I Sanitarium at Subway. 8pm 5am. Free. Weekly (not Christmas Day ). New rock night from lidinburgh Rock. featuring live bands and interactive DJs (you can text your requests and there will be big screen visuals) plus plenty of drinks promos.

I Say Samba! at Cabaret Voltaire. llpin— 3am. £4 (£3). 18 Dec. Monthly. The



Liquid Room. Edinburgh. Boxing Day

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The baggy-tastic trip back to the summer of ‘91 that is Madchester has gained prominence as the best place to ‘e in Edinburgh on Boxing Day. At this essentially retro night harking back to the Mancunian indie sound which gave British music a kick up the arse and paved the way for Britpop, you can expect to hear all the classics (Roses, Mondays. Charlatans) and this time they’ve added an extra stamp of authenticity with the booking of the era’s Elvis: Shaun William

Ryder himself.

In addition to making his name as the lead singer of the Happy Mondays and Black Grape. Ryder fostered his mighty reputation on a series of unlikely, frightening, misadventures. Among the well- documented highs and lows have been a one-day career as a porn mag editor; his Sunday Sport column; a working holiday in Barbados where he became addicted to crack, and the time he almost got the teatime- broadcast TFI Friday taken oft air by filling Black Grape‘s cover of the Sex Pistols‘ ‘Pretty Vacant’ with more fucks than a cheap sauna.

(David Pollock)

true sound of the Brazilian underground with a Christmas party featuring a Capoeira show by Professor Pedro Gatuno's (iroup Senzala Scotland. With maximum support and beats from residents Zagueiro. Hobbes. Erik Da Viking and Dom Flanagan. For this date only 'A-let' card holders gel £3 entry all night.

I Skintight at Ego. 10.30pm—3am. Free before 1 1pm; £3 after. Weekly (not Christmas Day). DJs Jimmy Funk and Charlie 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

(not Christmas Day and New Year‘s Day).

A new era begins at the newly re-branded.

filth-fixated. funky disco-cum-cabaret. comically compered by Tap Water Award winner Tony Carter and Harry Ainsworth (aka Perrier Newcomer winner Garth Cruikshank) back from the dead. Deck manipulated in a cod funk and hip hop stylee by Babes and Trendy Wendy (monthly resident). Snatch Ninas party night on 1 1 Dec. guests the. while IS Dec sees Boogie Mo Dy namo's Wreckage tk Believe returning.

I Sound Sauce at the Venue.

0pm 3am. £5 (£4). 1 1 Dec. The Third ('hapter: a show case of local talent. hip hop M(‘s and musicians. electronica. techno. drum & bass and soundsy stem organisers including Manga.

Shadow skills. Tribal (ii'oov es. Movement. Drop ()tit and Pogo Vogue. 1n Aid of the Sick Kids appeal. which helps around 100.000 children each year.

I Taste & Luvely: New Year’s Day Special at the Liquid Room. llpiii 5am. £10 £12. New Year's Day. ()ften more decadent than lloginanay itself. the faithful keep the spirits high and the dancellooi' pumping as the Taste and Ltively residents turn it up one more time.

I Taste: Escape Christmas Party at Cabaret Voltaire. l [pm-5am. £10—£15. Christmas Day. l’arents' nagging getting you down'.’ Granny getting a bit tipsy"? Another jumper from Aunt Sue‘.’ Or just dedicated to the cause of partying? aste offer you the answers to all these questions. get oot the house and get a dose of full on. up-front house.

I TLC at Po Na Na. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly (not Christmas Day). New night for the Arabian theme bar with a selection of hot house. commercial dance. cheese and charty action from DJ Toby.

I Ultimate Christmas Party Nights at Massa. 5pm—3am. £5. 18 Dec. Party anthems from Trendy Wendy and the infamous Massa happy hour. with selected drinks £1.50 all night long.

I Vibe New Year’s Extravaganza at City: Edinburgh. llpm—3am. £5. New Year's Day. Gay night Vibes hits City fora one-off welcome to 2004 special featuring all the Usual fun and frolics you'd expect from James Longworth and pals.

Chart & Party

I City at ('ity: lidinburgh. 0pm 3am. Free. Weekly (not (’hristnias Day is New Year‘s Day 1. (iet into office party mode all Dec at ('in at their ('hi‘istnias Thu specials. I Essential Karaoke at .'\DD;11'.

10pm 3am. Weekly (not 25 Dec). 70s and 80s classics all night with Stev ie Yonder. I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. 10.30pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly (not Christmas Day S New Year's Day ). Retro liouse night hosted by DJ Tom Wilson.

I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. Free before 0pm; £3 alter (£2). Weekly (not (‘hi'istmas Day is New Years Day ). A \\ cek's worth of cheesy. party studenty nights. including a bungee rope on Sun. l’lus plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high.

I A Tribute to . . . at Mood.

9pm 3am. Free before 1 1pm; £2 after