svveet stttff courtesy ofJ Pidgeon attd P2. I Poison at ()pittnt. l lptn 3am. Free. Weekly. Old school metal vvith a glam edge as all the favourites are vv heeled otlt in the shape of cttts from Alice (‘ooper. Black Sabbath. l.ynrd Skynrd. Aerosmith. 'l'vvisted Sister. Iron Maiden etc.

I The Realness at Medina.

l()ptn 3am. £2. Weekly. .Mixing tip underground hip hop on a vveekly basis vve have residents Jee-4ce. DJ lil.. DJ Dave and lSP. With regular special guests and live visuals.

I Red Light Gang at Riil) \‘otlka (‘lub. l()pm 3am. £2. 22 Jul. Monthly. Hip hop. sottl attd funk from the boys from Large inviting yott to join thetn in a sultry evening vvith Mr Meaks (Smirnoff l)J of the Year 2003 l. \Vilsotl 6'; \Vilson and the legendary Lee Majors.

I Reflex at Why Not'.’ l()pttt 3am. £4. Weekly. .\'evv Slls revival night playing the best and vvorst tunes from the decade taste forgot.

I Las Salinas at l‘aith.

l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. laid back party vvith fantastic drink offers all night. R&B and funky house vvitlt live percussion from Pepe and friends.

I The Snatch Social at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£3.50). Weekly. liunky disco-cum-eabaret compered by Tap Water Avvard vvinnet‘ Tony ('arter and Harry .-\insvvorth. With fttnk and hip hop tttnes from Babes and 'l‘rendy Wendy (monthly resident).

I Toxic at ligo. l lptn 3am. £tbc. Weekly. Billed as ‘gay life on the edge' vvith Mike 'I‘hornton and guests (not to be confused vvith the metal night of the same name dovvn ()pium).

Edinburgh Fridays


I 33/45 at ('abaret \"oltaire.

l().3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Damn sexy. sottlfttl hottse from l)Js Leon and ('asper. I Alterna at ()pium. 8pm 3am. l’ree. Weekly. lidinburgh‘s home of rock goes alternative for its end of vveek session. 0 Audio Deluxe at the llotteyc‘ottth. l().3()pm 4am. £l2 £l5. 3() Jtll. Smooth.

KlTSCH TACKNO Sun 25 Jul, Massa, Edinburgh

soulful hottse at this shindig hosted by resident ('raig Smith (llttsh llttslt). vvho even has the like of Kenny ‘Dope' (ion/ales singing his praises. Joined by Bla/e featuring Kevin lledge and Josh Milan. famous as originators of the Nevv Jersey house sound as Hedge spins the tttnes and Milatt adds live vocals and instrumentation.

I Audio Tourism at Piv’o Bar ('lub. 9pm 3am. l-‘ree. Weekly. Digging deep into their vv ell-stocked boxes for hottrs of cool cuts vvith a transatlantic house liavour.

I Berlin at Berlin Bierhaus.

l lptn 3am. l-"ree. 23 Jul. Berlin provide resident l)Js playing everything from sotll and R&B to house and garage.

I Blaze at ligo. llpm 3am. £3 £4. Weekly. James Longvvorth ignites the gay vvcckend. vvith plenty of £l drinks promos to fttel the frivolities.

I Bubble Breaks at Nichol litlvvnrds. l().3()pm 3am. £2. Weekly. Body Movin' Productions presents Bubble Breaks. droppin' bombs of R&B. breaks and hip hop vvith lidinburgh's nevv est DJ sensations Partners'n'('rime and their trademark boilersuits.

I Departure Lounge at the (‘av es. l()pm 3am. £7. 23 Jul. Departure Lounge returns once more to the cav es for another night of vsorltl beats. electro

jaw and Latin rhythms. This episode

marks their first birthday party so vve get tvvo live acts (Divv'an and the lidinburgh Samba Schoolljoining the resident l)Js. I Dogma at Studio 24. l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5 members). 23 Jul. Monthly. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order as the Dogma residents turn it tip a notch in Jul.

I Dr No’s at Studio 24. llpitt 3am. £5 (£4). (i Aug. Monthly. The original Jamaican ska and classic rocksteady night migrates to Studio 24's intimate upstairs space. novv featuring the Dr .\'o's hottse band (on stage at lath approx).

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

I Evol at the Liquid Room.

l().3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. titlinburgh's longest running indie night. having

turned l2 last Attg. With the usual mix of

Got anything better/more recent Henry? Those trannies are ancient and were specifically for the student guide.

Monthly kitschfest Tackno is a regular of distinction on the pop pundit’s calendar. Brandishing a well-honed two fingered salute to Sunday’s proverbial blues, the night has dominated the big G’s day of rest for longer than most of its stalwarts care to remember. With one of the capital’s best loved DJs, Trendy Wendy, at the helm, Tackno effortlessly fronts the best of Edinburgh's tongue’n’cheek scene with its pied party themes and

outlandish dress code.

As the night prepares to receive some well-timed ninth birthday bumps, Wendy considers the best is yet to come, as she dons her hard hat and prepares to raise the alarm on their 999 Emergency celebratory bash. ‘It’s hard to believe we’ve been going for nine years. I don’t want to feel old enough for that yet so we just want to have a bit of a laugh with the whole 999 thing. Think A&E style. Hopefully it’s going to be a huge one with all the emergency services making an appearance: fireman, policeman, nurses,

the works, really.

Growing old disgracefully - I like it. (Anna Millar)

the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes. it's an institution already and vvith the recent addition of the back room (novv manned by the venerable (‘hovv and llori/ontal on dex and laptops vvith an ‘anything but indie' remit). the fttture looks like a happy place for all things l{\'ol.

I Flaunt Presents . . . Strictly Funky at ('ity: tidinburgh. l lpm 3am. £6. 30 Jul. .\'evv monthly night from the funky house promoters vvith their second night starring special guest Allister Whitehead. Residents 'l'ommy (iallo and Jon lidvvards kick the night off vvith a pre-club in Sportsters at 9pm.

I Manga at Honey comb. l lpm 3am. £9 (£7 members). (i Attg. Monthly. Scotland's premier drtttn & bass session is joined by the magnificent DJ Pierce (Quarantine Records) to start the Festival off in style. Manga's pre-club session the Bass'l‘rap is at Batnbtt every Hi from 8pm vvith DJ (i-Mac and guests. for more info check vv I Modern Lovers at lign.

l lptn 3am. £4 before midnight: £5 alter. (t Attg. Modern Lovers. l'pbeat mix of Northern Sottl. deep fttnk. hamtnond (all and retro soundtrax served up by your hosts ('raig Jamieson and Andrevv Divine (Divine. l‘tmk Rooth).

I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. l‘ttnked up vocal house and dance classics from Stevie (i and ('allum Murray.

I Pop Fiction (formerly Time Tunnel) at Massa. l()ptn 3am. £5. Weekly. 'l‘rendy Wendy and regular gttests (inc Betty l’ord) lay dovvn a the coolest blend of pop. fttnk. soul. disco. l{&B. hip hop and house vvith a real sense of fttn. Plenty of drinks promos on offer an’ all.

I Radio Babylon at tign.

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.

I Roadblock at Po .\'a .\'a.

l()pm 3am. l‘ree before I lpm; £5 alter. Weekly. .\'icci l" stops the traffic in bad music vvlien she digs tip the best in funk. disco. house and block rockilf heats.

I Rogue State at the Venue. l().3()pm 3am. l-‘ree before i lpm; £5 after. 30 Jttl. Hip hop and drum & bass shindig vvhich plans to highlight the best up-and-coming underground stars this month focusing on the lidinburgh scene vvitlt DJ lixtra. .\'asty P. Blag l. ('tmnie and P-Styles.

I Solescience at the Venue.

l().3()pm 3am. l’ree. 23 Jul. Dedicated to bringing the best of tmderground house. digital disco and trackhead sottl vvith residents Nick Yuill. Rob Matltie. Barry l-‘ell and Don ()‘Kane. l’ree summer iarty to vvelcome friends old and nevv.

Stet at the Bongo (‘lub. l lpm 3am. £5. 30 Jttl. Novv‘ this one is hard to sum tip so vve'll have to let them do the talking. ‘With a purposefully erratic aim. at night at Stet ventures objectively through sonic fields of surging bass. forests of micro-sampled clicks and vvhirrs. even driving through the marshland of eski-dub and grime.’

I Thee Jailhouse at l.'.-\ttache.

l lpttt 3am. £5 (£4 members). 3() Jul. Righteous rock and old school metal in a classic A('/l)(‘. Motorhead and Saxon vein. plus a levy of the nevv contenders that meet the grade: Audioslave and that kinda thing.

Trouble at the (‘ellar Bar. 9pm 3am. £2.99 £4.99. Weekly. The Beat Jil/l Basement is reborn in a slightly different format as the 'l’rouble guy s bring their jaH inflected dance selection back home. Manchester's line purveyors of deep grooves and funky beats the l'nabombers drop by on 23 Jul follovved by l'ltragroove's (iareth Sommerville guesting at Hobbes birthday party (30 Jill).

listings Clubs

I Trouble First off, the ever reliable Trouble. Always a killer night but these two are a bit special as Manchester's Unabombers drop by (23 July) swiftly followed by Gareth Sommerville who's spinning at Hobbes' birthday party (30 July). Cellar Bar. week/y Fri.

I Do This Do That Good to see these guys back in the ‘burgh. especially when they attract guests of the quality of DJ Sneak. This is what house should sound like. The Honeycomb, Sat 24 Jul.

I Fever The Taste folk are true local heroes (especially if you don't work Mondays). and their new Saturday night party is gonna be huge. This time around they have special guest yOung buck Paul Heron and his ‘dirty pumping funk and house’ selection. Ego, Sat 24 Jul.

I Messenger Sound System Another local night of mighty fine repute. only the best in dub and reggae vibes. This night is a Ras Tafari birthday session and that means vibes should be sweet. sweet. sweet. The Bongo Club. Sat 24 Jul

I Audio Deluxe More smooth house from the Audio Deluxe crew joined by Blaze (pictured) (AKA Kevin Hedge and Josh Milan) mixing live vocals and sculful. deep house. The Honeycomb. Fri 30 Jul

I Stet Genre ignoring night of anything goes attitudes. going for a full on scundscape rather than sticking to any formulas. The Bongo Club. Fri 30 thl

I Disko Bloodbath Something new for the gay scene as this new alternative night launches, mixing up indie. electro. rock and punk certainly makes a change from the usual ‘homo-genised scene'. Ego. Wed 4 Aug.

I Dfrnt Drum Another night whose genre is indefinable and we like it that way. Creme de Menthe turns it up in a freaked out electronica stylee. Ego. Thu 5 Aug.


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