Clubs listings

Edinburgh Fridays

Chart & Party

I TLC at Po Na Na. l()pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New night for the Arabian thetne bar with a selection of hot house. commercial dance. cheese and charty action frotn DJ 'l'oby.

I City at (‘ityz lidinburgh. I lpm 3am. £4. Weekly. DJ Nathan gives yott pop. chart. dance and R&B anthems of the day.

I Essential Karaoke at Abbar. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. 7()s and 80s classics all night with Stevie Yonder.

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

9pm - 3am. l'ree before I lpm; £3 after (Free to members). Weekly. ('hart tunes frotn the (ills to yesterday. with live tribute aets dropping by each week.

Edinburgh Fridays


I All Mixed Up at Berlin Bierhatts.

l lpm 3am. Free. 33 Jan. Jott l‘lowers plays soulful classics.

I Audio Tourism at Piyo Bar ('lttb. 9pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Digging deep ittto their well-stocked boxes for hottrs of eool ettts.

I Blaze at ligo. l lpm 3am. £3 £4. Weekly. James Longworth ignites the gay weekend. witlt plenty of £l drinks promos to fuel the frivolities.

I Bubble Breaks at Nichol lidwards. l().3()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. Body Movin' Productions presents Bttbble Breaks. droppin' bombs of Rth. breaks and hip hop with lidinburgh's newest DJ sensations Partners ‘n' (‘rime and their trademark boilersuits.

I Cab Fridays at ('abaret Voltaire. l().3()pm 3am. £4 before midnight: £7 (£5) after. Weekly. New weekly club that rummages about in the worlds of fttnk. soul. ska. reggae. classic hip hop. Rth and disco. Jazz soul from vocalist Becc Sanderson (9 Jan) while there are coy ers and tnore front the seriously funky llerjira ( lo Jan).

I Dogma at Studio 34. l().3()pm 3am. l-‘ree. 9 Jan. Monthly. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order as Dogma celebrate their third birthday. Another of their infamous free parties to welconte you to 3004.

I Dr No’s at Studio 34. llpm 5am. £5 (£4). 33 Jan. Monthly. The original Jatnaiean ska and classic rocksteady night migrates to Studio 34's intimate upstairs space. now featurittg the Dr No's house band.

I El Barrio at lil Barrio. l()ptn 3am. l-‘ree £5. Weekly. See 'l‘hu.

I Evol at the Liquid Room.

l().3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. lidinburgh's longest running indie night. having turned l3 this Aug. With the usual mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes. it's an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. playing host to .Mr & Mrs Mogwai. the fttture looks like a happy place for all things lfy‘ol.

I Finsternis at the Pleasance ('aharet Bar. 9pm lam. £3. ‘) Jan. The lighter side of goth (if such a thing truly exists) w ith a tnix of dark ambient. neo-classical and ethereal tracks front Petit Scarabee. Deception Boy and (iltosl Dancer plus special guest D] (the) to mark their second anniversary. (‘heck for more info.

. Free Range at Wee Red Bar. l().3()pm 3am. £l before midnight: £3 after. Weekly. As long as it‘s good they‘ play it: funk. D&B. hip hop. (ills, 7()s. disco. metal. country. punk. blues. ts’ns. 90s. dattce. old skool. you name it.

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Nicol Edwards. Edinburgh, Sun 11 Jan

Every city has its goth scene - it’s a thriving underground community that has existed for years. Edinburgh is no exception, with the likes of Ascension, Finsternis and the Mission. One of the newest players on the block, Gotham, is taking a slightly different angle by upping the fetish element, with a strict (and we mean very strict) door policy, fetish and gothic only, to ensure a safe environment. ‘This is a community event, not a voyeuristic one,’ points out promoter John Vassallo. ‘The main factor in doing this has been finding a venue liberal enough to let us do this. It‘s a club for fabby, beautiful people into body art, goth and alternative scenes. Gothic sexuality is sort of androgynous and ambivalent and our club is very inclusive and welcoming. But we are

essentially a music club at the core.‘

With respected DJs like DJX, Sublevel3, lan H and TEKHED supplying the darkwave, industrial and EBM sounds, this should appeal to everyone who likes their music pitch black. ‘We could bin all the fetish elements and just have those DJs on and it would still fill out the club,‘ according to Vassallo. But hey, then we’d miss out on delights such as the Ministry of Burlesque (‘a satirical burlesque dancing outfit’), films, art installations and way, way more. More of a lifestyle than just a club.

(Henry Northmore)

I The 60-60 at ('octeau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). llptn 3am. £5 (£4). lo .lan. Monthly. Swinging (ins garage (of the rock \ariety sorry to disappoint arty So Solid wannabes). soul. mod. soul. Rth and slea/y listening. 'l‘he rigliteous lall Pattl Robinson and Angtts A (io-(io remain resident with special guest David Stone from (ilasgow 's llit? club.

I Manga at Honeycomb.

l().3()pm 4am. £l() (£3 members). 33 Jan. Monthly. Manga don't follow the crowd they lead ‘em with their irresistible drum ck bass sounds. The first of their eighth birthday sessions with the legendary l)oc Scott (.il Records)joined by M(‘ l‘oxy. Manga's pre—cluh session the Bass’l'rap is at Bamth eyery l-‘ri from 8pm will) DJ (i—Mac and guests. for ttlot'e info check (fists—Minot») or

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I Mixed Up Emotions at ('ommplex. 9pm 3am. £tbc. 33 Jan. New night of live bands and Dls. A refreshing take on the club format with projections galore and sax players

jamming along with the Dls.

I Mocha Rocka! at Berlin Bierltaus. Next date 30 Jan.

I Nuklear Puppy at ligo.

llpm 5am. £8 (£7 members). 33 .lait. Residents .lttson (‘ot‘le/ and Phil York keep the hard dance flag flying in the capital and hay e picked up nominations for Best Scottish ('lth 3003 frotn .l/itmue and Best Small ('luh from the llard—l )ance Awards.

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. l’unked tip vocal house and dance classics from Stevie (i attd ('alltim Mttrray.

I Pogo Vogue at The Bongo ('lub. l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5). ll) Jan Monthly. lixperimental electronica night. For this r/(llt' “NINA-[.138]((ll'l/IIH/l/UI'S I'r't‘ir't‘r' £3 o/ftvzlmnre price Ire/ore Inn/night.

I React at ligo. l()pm 3am. Next date 3() Jan.

I Roadblock at Po Na Na.

l()pm 3am. l‘ree before I lpm: £4 £5 after. Weekly. Nicci l5 stops the traffic in bad tnusic when she digs tip the best in fttnk. disco. house and block roekin‘ beats.

I Roots at Berlin Bierhaus.

l lpm 3am. l-‘ree. lo .lan. New night for soulful house master ('raig Smith (Audio Deluxe. llttsh llttslt) attd his pals.

I Sessions at ('ity: lidinbttrgh.

l lptn 3am. £4 £5. Weekly. R&B night featuring the likes of Paul N‘Jei. Paul Mendel and David (‘raig.

I Shakedown at the Venue. (v l()pm. £5 (£4 members). Weekly. l'nder lSs night as Nick (i attd J spit) ottt the hardest hip hop and R&B with lashings of ragga and commercial cuts. pltis limcee ('ha/el proy ides the shout outs on the mic.

I 30 at the Venue. l().3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. A new concept at the Venue as each week three big name clubs are gathered together under one roof for one tiny entrance fee. Pogo Vogue. lleadspin and Manga join forces (9 Jan) while

()bscene. Dogma and l’unkeymagic take over ( l() Jan).

I The Time Tunnel at Massa.

l()pm 3am. £5 (£4 with llyer). Weekly. 'l'rendy- Wendy. Showbiz Jase and Betty liord disrupt the space-time continuum with tunes from the (ins. 70s and 80s. ()r maybe it's just the alcohol.

I Tokyoblu at ligo. l lpm 3am. £3. 9 Jan. l'p-and-coming double act plying their trademark blend of funky home and classic grooves reaching. See preview:

I Vinyl at Massa. 8pm 3am. l’ree. Weekly. ('ommereial chart and dance courtesy of Pattl l’tmkster. plus drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.

Chart & Party

I The BIG One! at Mood. 9pm 3am. l‘ree before £l lpm: £3 after (free to members). Weekly. A fantastic start to the weekend as you eavort to all those pop classics from the last five decades.

I Boogie Juice at l.‘ Attache. l().3()pm 3am. £3 before I lpm: £5 after. Weekly. Playing ottt the best in R&B. chart and funky favourites.

I The Dog’s Balearics at Revolution. l().3()pm 3am. ££5 before midnight; £b after (£3 £4). Weekly. The best Ibiza and chart dance numbers from throughout the summer.

I Fridays @ City at ('ity: lidinburgh. l lpm 3am. £5. Weekly. DJ 'I‘ony entertains the masses with the best in current house. R&B and chart.

I Office Party at ('avendish/Diva. 4pm 3am. l‘ree. Weekly. Night of after work silliness and cheesy fun. Bucking broneos. games and tnore to keep the suited masses entertained. Buffet for pre- booked parties (as well as a bus pick up service).

I The Party Continues . . . at Peppermint Lounge. l()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. The Peppermint Lounge all-stars bring the weekend revellers the best music selection in town. Stevie (i. Jeremy 'l'homs and Toby Saltonstall drop R&B and classics alongside an upfront mix of chart hits.

I Relight my Fire at Abbar.

9pm 3am. Free. Weekly. More 7()s and 80s favourites with a smattering of Karaoke numbers from the inebriated punters.

Edinburgh Saturdays


I Ascension Goth Club at Marco’s Leisure ('entre. l().3()pm 3am. £5 (£3 liD(i&R members). 34 Jan. Monthly. In association with lidinburgh l'niversity’s (ioll) and Rock Society comes this cheery mix of up-to-date darkness featuring all the latest goth. rock and industrial greats. I Asylum at Studio 34. l lpm 3am. £5. to Jan. Fortnightly: 'l‘he Mission‘s down and dirty brother specialising in rock. nu metal and other hardcore sounds.

I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar ('lub. 0pm 3am. Free. Weekly. A seriotis alternative to conventional night clttbbing.

I Berlin at Berlin Bierhaus. 9pm 3am. £3. Weekly. Berlin provide resident DJs playing everything from soul and R&B to house and garage.

I Bio-Rhythm at the lloneycomb. l().3()pm 3am. £8 (£7). l7 Jan. Bio— Rhythm continue to mix things tip with their love of all things beateentrie. Hosting a night of ‘distortion and chaos dex and FX' with a DJ set from the Lt) liidelity Allslars.

I Colours Live! at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm 3am. £10. 34 Jan. Monthly. (‘olours invite their pals for another session of the best in ltouse. Kicking off New Year with a big ()l' house party as Seb l-‘ontaine joins residents Jon Mancini and Smokey & the Bandit.

I DIPT at lluman Be-ln. ()pm lam. £tbc. 34 Jan. (‘hile and Lime presents this ever popular hip hop night with resident (‘unnie cooking up a party mix of hip hop classics. funk and R&B.