Edinburgh Fridays continued
I Evol at the liquid Room.
10.30pm 3am. £5. Weekly. lidinburgh's longest running indie night. haying turned 12 this Aug. With the Usual tnix of the best current atid classic alternatiye. 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 lltltlgs l':\Ul.
I Finsternis at the Pleasance (‘abaret Bar. Next date 21 May.
I Flippin’ at the Bongo ('lub.
10.30pm 3am. £(i (£5). 14 May. Another huge B-Boy night with live action. 1)Js. plenty of hip hop. skate films. ramps. competitions and pri/es.
I Globalista at the Bongo ('luh. Next date 21 May.
I The 60-60 at ('octeau Lounge (downstairs at ligo). Next date 28 May.
I Hed Kandi at (’ity: lidinburgh.
1 lpm 3am. £13.50. 30 Apr only. After their massiy e llogmanay special at ('ity. lled Kandi bring their wares and decadence back to the capital. Andy Norman. Paul Wilkins and Matt ('ollins are on hand to spin their infamous brand of tip front ltottse.
I Manga at Honeycomb. l lptu 3am. £10(£S). 14 May. Monthly. Scotland's premier drutn ts bass session having just celebrated their eighth birthday. They keep tip the quality with the return of lreland‘s top drutn a bass exponent ('alihre. Manga’s pre-club session. the Bass'l'rap. is at Bambu every Fri from 8pm with DJ (3- Mac and guests. For more info check 0788- 767-6001 or w w w ,liusslt‘upt‘ntn,
I Mocha Rocka! at Berlin BierhaUs. 11pm 3am. £5. 30 Apr. Monthly. Two of lidinburgh's best collectiyes join forces. Space Face residents Spider and the Blonde Flash bring the Rth. hip hop. fttnk. disco and tnore while 'l'okyo Blu take care of the house.
I Modern Lovers at ligo. 1 1pm 3am. £5 before midnight; £(i after. 7 May. Monthly. l'p-beat mix of Northern Soul. deep funk. hammond tan and retro soundtrax served tip by yottr hosts ('t'aig Jamieson and Andrew Divine (Divine. Funk Room). The lirst 100 punters through the door for this session will receive an exclusive mix (‘1) of club favourites and the odd surprise nugget.
I Nuklear Puppy at ligo. l lptn 3am. £tbc. 14 May. Residents Jason ('orte/ and Phil York keep the hard datice flag flying in the capital and haye picked up nominations for Best Scottish ('1th 2003 from .llitmue and Best Small ('1th from the llard-l)ance Awards joined by Judge Jules.
I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge.
10pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Funked tip vocal house and dance classics from Stevie (i and ('allum Murray.
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I Planet Earth at (‘itrus Club. 10.30pm—3ani. £5. Weekly. Music frotn 1976 through to 1989 or. in other words. a healthy dose of punk. new wave. new romantic and electro pop. For 30 Apr & 7 May only 'zl-Ijs! ' card holders get FREE entry all night.
I Pop Fiction (formerly Time Tunnel) at Massa. 10pm—-3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and regular guests (inc Betty Ford) lay down a the coolest blend of pop. funk. soul. disco. R&B. hip hop and house with a real sense of fun. Plenty of drinks promos on offer an' all. I Radio Babylon at tigo. Next date 28 May.
I Roadblock at Po Na Na. 10pm—3am. Free before 1 lpm; £5 after. Weekly. Nicci F stops the traffic in bad music when she digs tip the best in funk. disco. house and block rockin' beats.
I 30 at the Venue. Next date 14 May.
I To Rococo Rot, Colleen, Thomas Fehlmann and the Pastels at Honeycomb. 1 lpm—3am. £10.50. 30 Apr only. The Geographic label combines to bring this ethereal night together with avant-garde minimalism from To Rococo Rot. delicate. haunting songs from (‘olleen and a 1)] set from (Eeographic's owners the Pastels. While not on the same label. German Fehltnann fits the mood perfectly with his mix of acid. electro. dub and micro-house. I’m-I of 'l'riptyt'h.
I Triptych at the Venue. 1 lpm-3am. £14. 30 Apr only. (‘onfusion reigns as both Prince Paul and Prince Po share the bill. The fortner had a hand in the successes of De La Soul. (iravediggaz and Handsome Boy Modelling School. the latter is an affiliate of the Anticon learn. Also featured are Sage Francis and Peanut Butter Wolf (unfortunately Danger Mouse has cancelled).
I Trouble at the (‘ellar Bar. 9pm—3am. £2.99 £4.99. Weekly. The Beat Jazz Basement is reborn in a slightly different fortnat as the Trouble guys bring their ja/l inllected dance selection back home. (‘hicago house jock Stacey Kidd guests (30 Apr) followed by a live show from local hip hop favourites the Yard limcees. .St’t’ [)I't’i'ft'u‘.
I UTI presents: CHECKERED at Studio 24. l0.30pm--3am. £8 (£5 members). 7 May. Monthly. Underground techno night with a residents special frotn 1)Js Semaj. Johnny ()h! and Nimrod 33 playing the best of electro through to hard techno.
Chart & Party
I Blend @ City at (‘ityz Edinburgh. 1 lptn -3am. £5. Weekly. 1)] Babes entertains the masses with the best in current and classic chart action from Blondie to Beyonce.
I Office Party at Cavendish/Diva. 4pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Night of after work silliness and cheesy fun. Bucking broncos. games and more to keep the suited tuasses entertained. Buffet for pre- booked parties (as well as a bus pick up service).
I Ascension Goth Club at Teviot Row Union. Next date 15 May.
I Asylum at Studio 24. 1 lpm—3am. £5. 8 May. Fortnightly. The Mission‘s down and dirty brother specialising in rock. nu metal and other hardcore sounds.
I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar Club. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. A serious alternative to conventional night clubbing with chunky. funky house tracks.
I Berlin presents Craig Smith at Berlin Bierhaus. Next date 15 May.
I Big School at the Venue. Next date 15 May.
I CC Blooms at CC Blooms. 10.30pm-3am. Free. Weekly. 1)] Ally is back again with more of her trademark high-canip-to-house decknical expertise at this always hoaching gay venue.
I Colours Live! at the Liquid Room. Next date 15 May.
I DEFinition at the (‘ellar Bar. 10pm—‘3am. £5. 1 May. Nasty P and P- Stylz host a night of turntablism hip hop as [)1iFinition makes its return. Focusing on Scottish talent hosted by Sum Won with special guests three-piece trip hop act Joe Public.
I Diggit‘y at the listablishment. 10pm-—3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. DJ Fabulol. and Harry LG get down with their bad selves. playing wildstyle R&B. hip hop and street soul.
I The Egg at W 'e Red Bar.
1 lpm-3am. £4.50 (£3.50). Weekly. Still the best mix of indie. (30s garage. northern soul. ska. 70s punk and new wave you‘re likely to stagger across. A well loved institution that refuses to change.
I El Barrio at [£1 Barrio. l0pm--3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.
I Fever at ligo. l lptn ~3am. £10 (Free to Taste members before 1 1.15pm; £8 for members after). 1 May. Monthly. The folk at Taste (lidinburgh‘s original and longest running weekly gay-friendly night) launch a new monthly venture. Taking over a Sat night for those who really do have to work on Mon. Taste mainstays Fisher 8; Price and Martin Valentine take care of the mainlloor while the Visitor and Kaupttss take an anything goes attitude in the (‘octeau lounge. Pre-club party at Planet Out from 9pm.
Lee Cabrera guest at Progression, Sat 8 May
I Fiesta Latina at 'l‘eviot Row Union. Next date 22 May.
I Flaunt at Massa. 1 1pm- 3am. £()—£10. 8 May. Fortnightly. Moneypenny‘s present this night of timeless club classics that tnade house music what it is today. With Tommy (iallo. Marco Smith and Jon lidwards. I Funkysensual at Po Na Na.
9pm- 3am. Free before 1 1pm: £5 after. Weekly. llot mix of sexy. funky house music from Mark B.
I Give it Some! at the Bongo (‘lub.
l lpm~~3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 8 May. Featuring the best in funk. soul. jazz and all that inspired hip hop.
I Headspin at the Bongo (‘lub Next date 22 May.
I Hoffbeat at Berlin Bierhaus.
1 lpm—3am. £5. 1 May. Monthly. The Funkeymagic guys (and friends) hold court for a special relaunch for their updated website www.funkeymagic.co.uk.
I Inter-Zone at ()pium. 5.30 9pm. £5. 8 May. Fortnightly. Alternative night for the under 18s with films as well as the usual mix of trash. goth. metal. punk and industrial.
I Jak-N at the Venue. 1 lptn 3am. £5 (£4 members). 8 May. Monthly. The Diverse Frequencies collective are back for more techno and hard beats with residents Fttk Nut and Sekonz. Joined by special guest S(‘S1 Fucker (aka Patrick Walker) for a live set of what he affectionately terms ‘porn-techno.’.
I Joy at the Venue. 11pm r 3am. £10(£X members). 8 May. l'p-front. dirty house grooves on the main floor from Alan ck Maggie Joy and Brett King to work you up into a lather on the tnain floor. Pltis Trendy Wendy and Sally F's cheeky mix of soul. funk and chart in the downstairs suite. Note that Joy is a club for gay temple and their friends.
b Jungle Magik at Honeycomb.
1 1pm- 4am. £10 before midnight: £13 after. 1 May only. Jungle Magik promise four memorable events through 2004. and we‘re pleased to report they are failing to disappoint. This time around they have the king of liquid breaks. Radio 1‘s Fabio. for an exclusive two hour set. Back up comes frotn Mikey Dean. Jnr Bryson. I)J Kryptik. Morphy and (‘ode Nine and a surprise big name mystery guest (we promise you won't be disappointed). See [H't't'it'uz
I Kiss Kiss Bang Bang at Massa. 10.30pm 3am. £5 before midnight: £8 after. 1 May. Fortnightly. Fresh. new fortnightly Sat party for bold and beautiful girls and boys hitting the target with a blend of glorious vocal house and funky disco beats.
I Luvely at the Liquid Room. 10pm—5am. £12 (£10 members). 1 May. Monthly. A saucy soiree. geared towards a gay/mixed crowd and featuring a music policy of full-on. driving house from residents Tomtny K. (31’. Newton & Stone and Jared. Yet another crazy month for the 1.uvers as they invite you to their Mad in the Lab party. Scientists. professors. l-‘rankensteins and other chemical and biological oddities are positively encouraged.
I Majestica at the Venue. Next date 22 May.
I Messenger Sound System at the Bongo (‘1ub. 11pm Ram. £7. 1 May. Fortnightly. Bass of bowel-shifting proportions as the mighty Messenger Sound System blasts otit the best in righteous roots and dttb reggae.
I Mingin’ at the Venue. l lptn 3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. 15 May. Residents Brian Dempster and Alan Joy host the usual Mingin' madness. filthy house and twisted trance for a frisky and predominantly gay crowd. Plenty of drinks promos from 1 lptn so well worth turning up early as they tnove up the road to their new venue.
I Mission Jnr at Studio 24. 7 10pm. £5. Weekly. (ioth. rock. punk and of course all that nu metal sttiff that the kids crave so much. So if you ever wondered