Edinburgh Clubs

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

Edinburgh Thursdays

Club 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 G-Mac and George. I Born to be Wide at the Venue. i()pm—3am. Free. 15 Jul. Music industry party this fortnight featuring Vic Galloway and Muslim Alim (BBC radio). Stevie and Kev (My Electric Love Affair) and The Operator. I Bounce at P0 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. R&B and drinks promos. I Club Slmba at the Cellar Bar. l()pm—3am. Free before i lpm; £2 after. Weekly. The Cellar Bar continues its reclamation as a quality clubbing venue with this mix of infectious African. Caribbean and Latin infectious beats. I Dfrnt Drum at Ego. Next date 5 Aug. I El Barrio at El Barrio. l()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Nightly fiesta in the rum- soaked Latin Quarter of Edinburgh. I Fast and Ride This Train at the Bongo Club. l()pm-3am. £5 (£4). 8 & 22 Jul. Fortnightly. 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 ass. Bit of special guest action this month with a solo live set from Paul Research frotn legendary Edinburgh act the Scars (8 Jul). I Filthee Disco at City: Edinburgh. l lpm~3am. £3 before midnight: £4 after. Weekly. Urban music for the modern clubber from DJ Filthee and Disco Dan. I Genetic at Citrus Club. 1 lpm—3am. Free before i l.30pm; £2 after. Weekly. Still a mighty popular soirée that showcases alternative. indie and lo-ti. No smoking at the bar. mind. I The GOuLaG BeAt at Ego. l().3()pm—3am. £4. 29 Jul. Punk. garage. new wave and good honest rock'n'roll from regulars Kaka. Oly. Mr Moo Moo and the Primitive Urge DJs. I Green Onions at RED Vodka Club. lOpm—3am. £2. 15 Jul. Monthly. With Edinburgh‘s liveliest duo MC Profisee (Scotland Yard) and Nasty P (Soul Biscuits) bringing the best in ‘music for acquired tastes‘ from old school hip hop to funk. I lnna Soul at RED Vodka Club. lOpm—3am. £2. 8 Jul. Monthly. Taking inspiration from the likes of King Tubby. Peter Tosh. Beenie Man. 100% Dynamite - all delivered to you by the Mighty Howard and the Inna Soul Band. I MIBZ at Cavendish/Diva. l()pm—2am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. The best in US 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 Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm—3am. £3. Weekly. Classic dance anthems and funky vocal house frotn JT. I Phuture House at RED Vodka Club. Next date 29 Jul. I The Pidgeon Club at Cocteau Lounge (downstairs at Ego). l().3()pm—3am. £3. 22 Jul. An all good happening of ()(JS. soul and psychedelic sweet stuff courtesy ofJ Pidgeon and P2. I Poison at ()pium. l lpm—3ani. Free. Weekly. Old school metal with a glam edge as all the favourites are wheeled out

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in the shape of cuts from Alice Cooper. Black Sabbath. Lynrd Skynrd. Aerosmith. Twisted Sister. lron Maiden etc.

I The Realness at Medina. l()pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Mixing tip underground hip hop on a weekly basis we have residents Jee-4ce. DJ EL. DJ Dave and lSP. With regular special guests and live visuals.

I Red Light Gang at RED Vodka Club. l()pm—3am. £2. 22 Jul. Monthly. Hip hop. soul and funk from the boys from Large inviting you to join them in a sultry evening with Mr Meaks (Smimoff DJ of the Year 2003). Wilson & Wilson and the legendary Lee Majors.

I Reflex at Why Not? lOpm—3am. £4. Weekly. New 80s revival night playing the best and worst tunes from

. the decade taste forgot. I Las Salinas at Faith.

10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Laid back party with fantastic drink offers all night. R&B and funky house with live percussion from Pepe and friends.

I The Snatch Social at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. 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 Trendy Wendy (monthly resident).

Chart & Party

I Espionage at Espionage. 7pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Five bars ovet‘ live lloors playing everything from R&B to mainstream chart action with plenty of dark corners for copping off. I A Tribute to . . . at Mood. 9pm—--3am. Free before 1 lptn; £2 after

a" Wiggle at Ego, Sat 17 Jul

(Free to members). Weekly. Chart ttmes from the ()(JS to yesterday. with live tribute acts dropping by each week.

I Vinyl at Massa. Spin—3am. Free. Weekly. Commercial chart and dance courtesy of Paul Funkster. plus drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.

Edinburgh Fridays


0 Access at the Honeycomb.

l lpm—3am. £5—£7. 16 Jul. Techno. electro and house from the Dropout DJs (Bodyfunk. Rehab. Hustler. Blend and ltos) who host their first ever residents' night at the Honeycomb to mark their first birthday. Expect plenty of giveaways including free CDs. free T—shirts and free membership. Plus the back room hosts a l-on-l all comers DJ battle for any turntabalists who want to show their skills (entry forms available from Underground Solush‘un and Route l).

I Audio Deluxe at the Honeycomb. Next date 30 Jul.

I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar Club. 9pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Digging deep into their well-stocked boxes for hours of cool cuts with a transatlantic house flavoun

I Berlin at Berlin Bierhatts.

l lpm—3am. Free. 23 Jul. Berlin provide resident DJs playing everything from soul and R&B to house and garage.

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

I Bubble Breaks at Nichol Edwards. l().3()pm—3am. £2. Weekly. Body Movin' Productions presents Bubble Breaks. droppin‘ bombs of R&B. breaks and hip hop with Edinburgh‘s newest DJ sensations Partners‘n'Crime and their trademark boilersuits.

I Cab Fridays at Cabaret Voltaire. l().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 Departure Lounge at the Caves. lOpm—3am. £tbc. 23 Jul. Departure Lounge returns once more to the caves for another night of world beats. electro jazz and Latin rhythms. This episode marks their first birthday party so we get two live acts (Diwan and the Edinburgh Samba School) joining the resident DJs. I Dogma at Studio 24. 10.30pm—3am. £tbc. 23 Jul. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order as the Dogma residents turn it up a notch in Jul.

I Dr No’s at Studio 24. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). 9 Jul. 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.

I El Barrio at El Barrio. l()pm-3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

0 Evol at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Edinburgh‘s longest running indie night. having

. turned 12 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 (now manned by the venerable Chow and Horizontal on dex and laptops with an ‘anything but indie‘ remit). the future looks like a happy place for all things Evol.

; I Flaunt Presents . . . Strictly Funky at City: Edinburgh. Next date 30 Jul.

I Frisco at Berlin Bierhaus.

l lpm—3am. £5. 9 Jul. Residents Martin Valentine. Harri (Subculture) and Steve Wanless dish out the classic house.

I The 60-60 at Cocteau Lounge

. (downstairs at Ego). l lpm—3am. £6. 16

Jul. Monthly. Swinging ()(JS garage. soul. mod. soul. R&B and sleazy listening. The righteous Tall Paul Robinson and Angus A (io-(io remain resident.

I Jailhouse Rock at L‘Attache.

l lpm—3am. £5 (£4 members). 16 Jul. Tweak. Steve and cRYPtmeister spin old skool rock and metal along the lines of: ACIDC. Motorhead. Black Sabbath. Scorpions. Alice Cooper. Judas Priest (vou get the picture?)

Manga at Honeycomb. l lpm—3am. £7 (£5 members). 9 Jul. Monthly. Scotland‘s premier drum & bass session present their summer showdown. Expect blood on the dancefloor as Paul Reset takes on DJ Kid. ENO battles Morphy and it‘s Code Nine v G-Mac in the main room. Hip hop sounds fill out the back room with Spectrum. Manga‘s pre-club session the BassTrap is at Bambu every Fri from 8pm with DJ G-Mac and guests.

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I Nuklear Puppy at Ego. l lpm—3am. £8 (£7 members). 9 Jul. Residents Jason Conez and Phil York keep the hard dance flag flying in the capital and have picked up nominations for Best Scottish Club 2003 from Mixmug and Best Small Club from the Hard-Dance Awards.

I Opal Lounge at Opal Lounge. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Funked up vocal house and dance classics from Stevie (i and Callum Murray.

I Pop Fiction (lormeriy Time Tunnel) at Massa. l()pm—3am. £5. Weekly. Trendy Wendy and regular guests (inc Betty Ford) lay down a the coolest blend of bop. 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 Ego. l().3()pm—3am. £5. 23 Jul. Monthly. Radio Babylon strikes back. The Merry Pranksters. Brainstorm and your hostess the divine Miss Penny Pornstar guide you through an eclectic mix of groovy dance music. electroid-disco-breaks and post- skool funk.