I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. |()pm 3am. £3. Weekly. (‘lassic dance anthetns and funky vocal house from If. I The Pidgeon Club at (‘octeau Lounge (downstairs at ligo).
10.30pm ~ 3am. £3. 1 Apr. An all good happening of 60s. soul and psychedelic sweet stuff courtesy of] Pidgeon and P2.
I The Pogo Vogue Sessions at Medina. l()pm 3am. £2. 8 Apr. Fortnightly. A tnore intimate showcase for the eclectic take on music that goes down so well at Pogo Vogue. takitig in everything frotn electro and hip hop to deep house and jazz with the odd guest act.
I Poison at ()piutn. l lptn 3am. liree. Weekly. ()ld school metal with a glam edge as all the favourites are wheeled out in the shape of cuts from Alice (’ooper. Black Sabbath. Lynrd Skynrd. Aerosmith. Twisted Sister. Iron Maiden etc.
I Recreate at ('abaret Voltaire. Next date 2‘) Apr.
I Sizzlin’ Hot at Rlil) Vodka (‘lub. 8pm -3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. 'l'ony Barnes and lil Mari-a‘chi mix up the commercial dancehall. hip hop. reggae and R&B.
I The Snatch Social at the Liquid Rootn. 10.30pm 3am. £3.50 (£3). Weekly. A new era begins at the newly re-branded. filth-fixated. funky disco- ctnn-cabaret. comically compered by Tap Water Award winner Tony (‘arter
Stonebridge joins Stereotype, Sat 10 Apr
and Harry Ainsworth (aka Perrier Newcomer winner (iarth (‘ruikshankl back from the dead. Deck manipulated in a cod fttnk and hip hop stylee by Babes and Trendy Wendy (tnonthly resident).
I Sonica at ligo. ll).3()pm 3am. £5. 8 Apr. A new phase of futuristic beats has commenced as intelligent drutn 8; bass night Sonica returns with DJ Nookie a veteran on the scene with releases on all the labels that matter ((iood Looking). Support frotn the Skope and B-Raw.
I Trinity at ('abaret Voltaire.
l lptn 3am. £4 (£3). l Apr. New eclectic electronic music night frotn Stuart Irvine.
Chart & Party
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. liree before 9pm; £3 after (£2). Weekly. A week's worth of cheesy. party stttdenty nights. including a bungee rope on Sttn. Plus plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high. I A Tribute to . . . at Mood.
9pm 3am. l-‘ree before I lpm; £2 after (Free to members). Weekly. ('hart tunes front the 60s to yesterday. with live tribute acts dropping by each week.
I Vinyl at Massa. 8pm 3am. Free. Weekly. (‘ommercial chart and dance courtesy of Pattl liunkster. plus drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.
I Access at the Honeycomb.
l lptn 3am. Next date 23 Apr.
I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar (‘lub. Qpinu3am. Free. Weekly. Digging deep into their well-stocked boxes for hours of cool cuts with a transatlantic house ﬂavour frotn (‘raig (ice (2 Apr) and George T (9 Apr).
I Beatroot at ligo. 10.30pm 3am. £5» £6. 9 Apr. Funky house frotn Ryan Turner atid Mark Price with special guest (iraeme Marshall.
I Bio-Rhythm at the Honeycotnb. l().3()pm»-3am. £|() (£6 for London lilektricity ticket holders). 9 Apr. Monthly. (‘ontinuing their reverence for all things dance whatever the genre we get the a live set frotn the mighty Stanton Warriors. Also as a tie in with the live London lilektricity show earlier in the day at the Liquid Rootii we have some Hospital Records l).ls Nuz'l’one and Landslide as support (also reduced entry (£6) for London lilektricity ticket holders). See preview
I Blaze at ligo. l lptn 3am. £3 £4. 2 Apr. Fortnightly. James Longworth ignites the gay weekend. with plenty of £l drinks promos to fuel the frivolities. I Cab Fridays at (‘abaret Voltaire. 10.30pm 3am. £4 before midnight: 7 (£5) after. Weekly. New weekly club rummages about in the worlds of funk. soul. ska. reggae. classic hip hop. R&B and disco.
I cc Blooms at ('(' Blooms. 10.30pm 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 Club Hed at (‘ommplex
9.30pm 2am. £10 (£8). 16 Apr. Residents Blair & Ryan Harrower and DJ Beefy are joined for a subliminal and progressive workout by Steve (ierrard. I Dark City at 'l‘eviot Row l'nion. lllpm 3am. £tbc. ‘) Apr only. After kicking off at (iolham on Thu night the Dark (‘ity Festival moves into ftill gear with three floors of gothic club action. Ascension play out the best iii current gothic electro. Darc lintries feature alternative 80s music and l‘insternis with neo-classical. neo-folk and dark ambient sotnids. (‘heck Music listings for two days of live music at the ('orn Iischangc. also www'darkcity-edinburgh.eom for full details.
I Departure Lounge at the (‘av-es. l()pm 3am. £8 before I l.3()pm; £|() after. 2 Apr only. Departure Lounge returns once more to the caves for another night of world beats. electro jazz. attd Latin rhythms. This episode sees a live set front the littsion lispericnce alongside DJ skills frottt lXtra‘s Benji B a man who pushes at the boundaries of jazz. broken beat. nu- sottl. house and beyond. I‘iir this (lure only ‘xl-Ijsr't'unl huh/('12s gel £5 (wiry [Hf/Dre midnight.
I Dogma at Studio 24. ll).3()pm 3am. £8 (£6). 2 Apr. Monthly. Hard as tiails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order as Dogma welcome the B*‘ Wilder on board as a new resident. Big Beltattc special on the way cotne 3() Apr with the Youngsters.
I Dr No’s at Studio 24. l lpttt 3am. £5 (£4). l6 Apr. 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 Porkpie on stage at l2.45 approx.
I El Barrio at lil Barrio. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
0 Ephidrum at Honeycomb.
l lptn 3am. £8 £|(). 2 Apr. Psychedelic trance is back on the scene in a big way if liphidrum have anything to say about it. Hard. uplifting. bouncing and storming into the capital with a live PA front Scorb (Atnbivalent Records).
THE BEST CLUBS m EDlNBUGH
Ephidrum Goa trance has
been getting the shitty end of the stick in the press for a while
now. Ephidrum plan on redressing the balance with the best in upbeat. uplifting, upstanding trance tracks including a live set from Scorb. The Honeycomb, Fri 2 Apr.
Lemuria Anything COuld happen as the esteemed Rev D Wayne Love and Larry Love (Alabama 3) present their Larryoke act. a tripped out mix of country and dance. The Bongo Club, Fri 2 Apr.
Large Launch night and they plan on going large. Hip hop. soul and funk with Aim (Grand Central) dropping a DJ set on the opening night. Cabaret Voltaire, Thu 8 Apr.
30 Every week this three- clubs—one-entrance-price night is a killer. But this Good Friday Funkeymagic get a bit of guest action from Rithma (pictured) ‘the missing link between alternative rock and dance icons'.The Venue, Fri 9 Apr.
Musotica Easter in clubland's shaping up to be tastier than your auntie‘s hot cross buns. Keith Tenniswood (aka Radioactive Man. Andrew Weatherall‘s sparing partner) lays it down in a dark and gritty style. The Commp/ex. Sat 70 Apr.
Stereotype presents Glitterball But if you wanna take the glam root head for Hed Kandi's Stonebridge launching his ‘Can't Get Enough'. Decadent glamour at its best. Ber/in, Sat 70 Apr.
Drop the Anchor Joy. Luvely and Wiggle join forces for this gay (and their pals) eggstravaganza (oh come on. there had to at least one piss poor Easter pun this is3ue) of beats and frivolities. Ocean Terminal, Sun I 7 Apr.
The Trinity of Techno Far more fun than the Son. the Father and the Holy Ghost, it‘s an all out foot to the floor explosion from the great and good of the Edinburgh techno community. The Venue. Sun 77
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