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Events are listed by city, day, type, then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to clubsGlist.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 Club. 9pm-3am. Free. Weekly. Start the weekend off nice and early with a selection of breaks. R&B and urban tracks from (i-Mac and (icorgc.
I Born to Be Wide at the Venue. l()pm—3am. Free. 18 Mar. New music industry social club that plans to bring musos. journalists. promoters. record shop workers and musicians together. With a varied soundtrack from various industry bods. 18 Mar sees sets from Colin L'slier (the lridie Channel). Adam Armit (Jewel 8; lisk) and Paul McLemman (Arts & Media Catering).
I Bounce at Po Na Na. l()pm—3am. £3-£4. Weekly. Student night down Po Na Na quite literally gets the place jumpin' with its mix of hip hop. Ré’eB and drinks promos.
I CC Blooms at CC Blooms. l().3()pm--3am. Free. Weekly. Trip the light fantastic to Hi-NRG dance action at this ever popular gay bar.
I Departure Sounds at Medina. l()pm—3am. £2. 18 Mar. Fortnightly. 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 pet’CUssion.
I El Barrio at Fl Barrio. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Nightly fiesta in the ruin- soaked Latin Quarter of Iidinburgh.
I Fast and Ride This Train at the Bongo Club. l()pm—3am. £5 (£4). lb’ Mar. Monthly. Two clubs for the price of one. Fast offers the best in high energy rock'n‘roll. garage and punk while Ride This Train goes all rebel country on your
I Genetic at Citrus Club. I lpni- 3am. Free before 1 |.3()pm: £2 alter. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soiree that showcases alternative. indie and lo-li. No smoking at the bar. mind.
I Gotham at City Cafe. Next date 8 Apr.
I Las Salinas at Faith. l().3()pni~ 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Laid back party with fantastic drink offers all night. RdL'B and funky house with live percussion from Pepe and friends.
I Live the GRAND Life at ()pal Lounge. Rpm—3am. Free. 18 Mar only. The house heads at Hed Kandi are teaming tip with (irand Marnier for one night down the Opal Lounge. lixpect plenty of cocktails and Kandi‘s unique style and sound from DJ Hatty Lovehearts. lintry is free btit you have to be on the guest list so mail miranda(0‘opallounge.co.uk or call 226 2275 to get on the list.
I Metrosexual at City: lidinburgh.
l lpm—3am. £3 before midnight: £4 after. 25 Mar. New gay night (straight friends are more than welcome) frorn the ever reliable James Longworth and urban music for the modern clubber from DJ Filthee. Launch night includes the Edinburgh heat of Mr (iay CK 2004.
I MIB2 at Cavendish/Diva. l()pmv- 2am. Free before midnight: £3 after. Weekly. The best in CS hip hop. ragga and R&B frotn Tee-'l'N'l‘ and Mr H Back with the same music you all loved so much as they take over this new venue.
I Nexus at Studio 24. l()pm 3am. £l. Weekly. A new night that mixes the best of rock. metal. industrial and goth with a
touch of cheese. From your hosts Smelly. Kynon. Ba]. and Ross.
I The Pogo Vogue Sessions at Medina. l()pm ~I3am. £2. 25 Mar. Fortnightly. A more intimate showcase for the eclectic take on music that goes down so well at Pogo Vogue. taking in everything from electro and hip hop to deep house and jazz. with the odd guest act.
I Poison at ()piurn. l lpm 3am. Free. Weekly. Old school metal with a glam edge as all the favourites are wheeled otit iii the shape of cuts frotn Alice Cooper. Black Sabbath. Lynrd Skynrd. Aerosrnith. Twisted Sister. Iron Maiden etc.
I Recreate at Cabaret Voltaire.
1 1pm 3am. £3. 25 Mar. Monthly. Edinburgh‘s only night representing ‘liquid ftink' style drum & bass from Queen B. with a second room of house to complement.
I Sanitarium at Subway. 8pm 5am. Free. Weekly. New rock night from Edinburgh 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 SiLENCiO at Counting House. 7.30pm lam. £3 (£2). 25 Mar. Monthly. Surreal and glamorous offerings as always courtesy of this innovative performance piece featuring experimental music. theatre. spoken word. visuals. comedy and more with surprise MC Ali and DJ Daniel. Creative vintage/glam encouraged.
I Sizzlin’ Hot at RliD Vodka Club. 8pm 3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Tony Barnes and lil Mari-a'chi mix tip the commercial dancehall. hip hop. reggae and R&B.
I The Snatch Social at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm 3am. £3.50 (£3). Weekly. 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 (iarth Cruikshank) back from the dead. Deck manipulated in a cod funk and hip hop stylee by Babes and 'l'rendy Wendy (monthly resident).
0 Sound Sauce: Chapter 3 at the Venue. l()pm 3am. £3 (plus donation). 25 Mar only. The exemplary charity night is back with a ‘Breaks. Bass and Live Drums’ special. Another fine selection of forward thinking artists including Mikey Magic (Breakbeat Malia and his last L'K gig). Big Big Sound (seven-piece live act from Dundee). Weird Attractors and Waa Sylla (tbc). And remember 50‘? of all proceeds go to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.
I Spring Equinox at (‘aharet Voltaire. l lpnt 3am. £5 (towards keeping Beltane on the Hill). IX Mar only. The Beltane Fire Society invite you to join them to celebrate the Spring liqtiinox with a cabaret of live musical and ritual performance. Featuring DJ skills frorn Sanskrit. Covalent. 'l'humping Valve. ()scura. Matchti P and Rowati working their way through everything from world beats and chill otit to drum & bass and trance.
Chart & Party
I City at City: lidinburgh. l lpm 3am. £4. Weekly. DJ Nathan gives you pop, chart. dance and R&B anthems of the day. I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Retro house night hosted by DJ Tom Wilson.
I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. Free before 0pm; £3 after (£2). Weekly. A w eek‘s worth of cheesy. party sttidenty' nights. including a bungee rope on Stiti. Plus plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high.
I A Tribute to . . . at Mood.
9pm 3am. Free before I lpm: £2 after (Free to members). Weekly. Chart tunes from the (i()s to yesterday. with live tribute acts dropping by each week.
I Vinyl at Massa. 8pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Commercial chart and dance courtesy of Patil Ftinkstcr. plus drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.
I Access at the Honeycomb.
l lptii 3am. £6 before midnight; £8 after. 26 Mar. Monthly. Techno. electro and house from the Dropout DJs (Bodyfunk. Rehab. lltistler. Blend and ltos). Joined by Cymbol and Michael Forshavv both bringing a live set to the floor.
I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar Club. 9pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Digging deep into their well-stocked boxes for hotirs of cool ctits with a transatlantic house flavour from Craig (iee ( l‘) Mar) and (ieorgc T (26 Mar).
I The Bash at Wee Red Bar. l().3()pm-3am. £5. l‘) Mar. The drum & bass party returns to mash up the Wee Red Bar. featuring MC Menace.
I Bio-Rhythm at the Honeycomb. Next date ‘) Apr.
I Blaze at iigo. l lpm 3am. £3 £4. Weekly. James Longworth ignites the gay weekend. with plenty of £1 drinks promos to fuel the frivolities.
I Bubble Breaks at Nichol lidwards. l().3()pm-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‘Crime and their trademark boilersuits.
I Cab Fridays at Cabaret Voltaire. l().3()pm 3am. £4 before midnight; £7 (£5) after. Weekly. New weekly club rummages about iii the worlds of funk. soul. ska. reggae. classic hip hop. R&B and disco.
I CC Blooms at CC Blooms.
l().3()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her inimitable selection of high catnp and disco classics. moving on to pumped-up house and dance as the evening progresses. I Dogma at Studio 24. l().3()pm 3am. £tbc. 2 Apr. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order as Dogma welcome the
B *‘Wilder on board as a new resident.
I Dr No’s at Studio 24. l lpm 3am. £5 (£4). l‘) Mar. 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 and special guests Skaramanga on stage at l2.3() approx.
I El Barrio at Iil Barrio. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Evol at the Liquid Rootn. l().3()pm-3am. £5. Weekly. lidinburgh's longest running indie night. having turned l2 last 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. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol.
I Finsternis at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar. Next date 23 Apr.
I Flippin’ at the Bongo Club.
10.30pm 3am. £6 (£5). l‘) Mar. Monthly. Another huge B-Boy night with live action. DJs. plenty of hip hop. skate films. ramps. competitions and prizes. For this (lute mt/yv 'xi-Us'l ' um! holders gt’! half price entry all night.
I The 60-60 at Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Iigo). l lpm 3am. £5 (£4). l‘) Mar. Monthly. Swinging (ills garage. soul. mod. soul. R&B and sleazy listening. The righteous Tall Paul Robinsoti and Angus A (io-(io remain resident alongside regular guest Professor Plastic.
0 Manga at Honeycomb. l lptn -3am. £9 (£7 members). If) Mar. Monthly. Scotland‘s pretnier drum & bass session having just celebrated their eighth birthday. They keep tip the quality with special guest Concord Dawn (Renegade Hardware) on the Slum! uf/lanlknm‘ks LP tour and liN(). Manga's pre-club session the Bass'l‘rap is at Barnbu every Fri from 8pm with DJ (i-Mac and guests. For more info check ()783-767-60fil or www.basstrapcom. l-br this date only“ ‘A- Lisl't'unl holders gel [3 HIV/Vilma)“ price lie/ore midnight.
THE BEST CLUBS m EDINBURGH KW:-
Manga This bastion of drum & bass rarely bows out of our Hit List column. New Zealand production duo Concorde Dawn bring their broken beats with “em from the land down under. The Honeycomb. Fri 79 Mar.
Club-Red Another welcome visitor to our shores in the shape of Israel’s Moshic, renowned for his dark, progressive sound. This is a UK exclusive, folks. The Commp/ex, Sat 20 Mar.
Colours Now this is one we‘ve all been waiting for: the mighty power of a live set from Dave Clarke. Nope. you're eyes aren‘t deceiving you: Colours are going all techno for the night with back up from Ireland's finest, Phil Kieran. The Liquid Room, Sat 20 Mar.
Sound Sauce Forget all night telethons and mugs hassling you on the street - this is how all charity nights should be. Not only a good cause (Sick Kids“ Friends‘ Foundation) but some fine, fine music from the likes of Manga, Weird Attractors, Big Big Sound and Mikey Magic. The Venue, Thu 25 Mar.
100% Dynamite Some good news for all you lucky people out there: 100% Dynamite is to become a quarterly fixture at the Bongo. The SOul Jazz Sound System mixes up reggae, roots. soul and funk on a regular basis. Result. The Bongo Club, Fri 26 Mar
React v Radio Babylon One young buck and one old hand join forces for a no holds barred freebie. Neither is fond of boundaries, with a skewed take on the techno, electro and anything that takes their fancy. Ego, Fri 26 Mar.
Readspin Another band showcase and this time around it's headed by Super 8 with a bit of help from the Vectors and Dope Matrix. Make sure you get there early to catch the live action followed by a funky work out from the residents. The Bongo Club, Sat 27 Mar.
I Mixed Emotions at Cornrnplex. ()pm-—2arn. £5. 26 Mar. Live acts arid DJ skills combine at this night of new ideas. with projections. live sax. DJ David (ieorgc and Harvey (live).
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