I FrOOt at Red. I lpm-3am. £tbc. 31 May. Techno and tech-house with Junior Lazarou and Craig Robb. I Give it Some! at the Bongo Club. 1 lpm—3am. £4 before midnight; £6 after. 3| May. One for the dancers as DJRed6 whips up a storm with a fine selection of funk. soul. jazz. 60s R&B and beyond. I I Am Digital at the Voodoo Rooms. 9pm—lam. £7 (£5). 3| May. Digital art meets live music via multi-media. animation. photography and dance with sets from ZorTas and Azazi Space Funk. Jackhammer at the GRV. l().3()pm—3am. £l() (£7). 24 May. Mighty ftne techno night making a trip to the GRV. featuring Underground Resistance hero DJ Rolando. plus a live set from Stephen Brown. I Ladylest Edinburgh Closing Party at Henry‘s Cellar Bar. 8pm—3am. £5. 31 May. The Duloks head up an evening which also sees The Fnords. Futuristic Retro Champions. Fool For A Pretty Face and DJ Dolly Mixture bringing festivities to an ear-bashing close. Part of Ladyfes! Iz'dinburgh. I Liquid Soul at Po Na Na. l()pm—3am. £3 before i lpm; £6 after. Weekly. Retro- disco and funky house night. featuring Po‘s own Mark B on the decks fusing classic and bang up-to-date funky house for those in the know. I Lulu at Lulu. 8pm—3am. Free before i lpm; £7 after. Weekly. See Fri. I Messenger Sound System at the Bongo Club. I lpm—3am. £5 before

midnight; £6.50 after. 24 May. The mighty

Messenger blasts out the best in righteous reggae and roots.

I Music Box at Berlin Bierhaus. l().3()pm—3am. £6 before I l.3()pm; £8 after. 24 May. Celebrating their first birthday with three rooms of music ranging from house and electro to disco and R&B from Dean Newton. Warner Powers and Marco Smith joined by Damon Melvin and P Stylz.

I Optimo at Cabaret Voltaire.

l [pm—3am. £l(). 31 May. The ntost riotously inventive club night in Scotland takes over a new Edinburgh home.

I Red Star Institute presents: TOOB at Red. l(lpm—3am. Free before

1 lpm; £3 (£2) after. 24 May. ()ne off special with T()()B aka Jake One (Red Snapper).

I Retribution at Studio 24. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Retribution takes the

place of the Mission bttt still plays the best in rock. metal and tracks frotn the dark side all night long. I Shoot the Pump at the (RV. |()pm—3am. £5 before midnight; £8 after. 3| May. New night of underground disco. electronic funk and ‘a few sonic surprises' from Nick Yuill (Solescience) and Gareth Sommerville (Ultragroove) plus special guest DJ Beefy. I Soul Spectrum at the Voodoo Rooms. 9pm—lam. £4. 24 May. Hard- edged soul. 60s and 70s gems and disco frotn Fryer and Jason Stirland. A Norwegian Soulboy Special as they are joined by the Oslo Soul l)Js. I Stereotype at Berlin Bierhaus. l().3()pm—3am. £6 before midnight; £ l() (£6) after. 31 May. Huggy's top notch house night presents a local talent showcase with Ryan lillis. Ray Wong. Ricky Reid. Barry Sharp. Master (‘aird and Die Bruder Wilson.

Street Knowledge at (‘abaret

Voltaire. llpmr—3am. £l(). 24 May. A new night of drum & bass launches with Fabio. Nicky Blackmarket. (‘ode Nine. MC Darrison and M(‘ Feelntan. Plus in tooth two Termite and J Bostrott spin dttbstep. See preview. page 38. I Tease Age at (‘itrtts (‘lub l lpm—3am. Free before I Ipm; £6 after. Weekly. This indie stalwart dishes up everything front 60s hits to baggy classics and a host of current .VMI'.’


I VEGAS! at the Caves. l()pm~ 3am. £l() (£8 if ‘fabulously dressed' ). 31 May. Hep daddy swing. country classics and sleazy listening at the multiple award—

, winning. multi-genre clttb night for

movers. groovers. hipsters. llipsters.

guys and dolls as Vegas! continues its 1 tottr of lidinburgh clttb venues.

I All Back to Mine at ()pal Lounge.

|()pm-~3am. Free before midnight; £3

after. Weekly. Edinburgh‘s best DJs dig

itt their crates for an eclectic mix of personal favourites.

I Booty at Medina. l [pm-«3am. £4. 25 May. lsla Blige. DJ Dale Lush and Simmone Black provide the mix of R&B. hip hop. soul and funk at this

Sunday social.

I BumFunk at (‘abaret Voltaire. l lpm—3am. £5 (£4 members). Weekly. A


Club venues

I El Barrio 119 Rose Street, 226 4311. Spanish fiesta

now on Rose Street.

I Berlin

3 Queensterry Street Lane, 467 7215. Selection of cool house nights. See listings for details.

I The Bongo Club Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558

in town. See listings for details.

I Cabaret Voltaire 36-38 Blair Street, 220 6176. Mixed bag from house and techno to drum & bass and indie. See listings for details. I The Caves

venue (as the name suggests) getting more

its unique atmosphere.

See listings for details.

I CC Blooms

23-24 Greenside Place, 556 9331. One of the

i new Sunday nighter for the (‘ab from

some of the talent behind Taste as Marco Smith. Kattpuss and Miss (‘hris deliver

3 the best in funky house and electro.

FREE Coalition at Red. 1 lptn 3am.

i Weekly. Drum & bass. breaks. dubstep.

techno and electro from residents

Treason. Drummel and Paranoise.

. I Hobo at the Bongo (‘lub. l lpm-3am. £3. Weekly. ‘Sonic adventures. from

'l'ransylvania to The (ireat Wall of

(‘hina‘ as llobo returns. Live guests

include Starvation Box (25 May) and

Mv [Electric Love Affair (1 Jun). Musika and Stereotype present: Booka Shade at the

Liquid Roont. 9pm 3am. £l3. 25 May.

See preview. page 38.

I Neue Liebe at the Voodoo Rooms. 8.30pm latn. £7 (£6). 25 May. Featuring poets. singers. acrobats. lire dancers. clowns. burlesque girls. musicians attd more. this should be a night of exhilarating cabaret. (iuests include Swimmer ()ne. Ash Dickson. (‘heer Up Jenny and Fanattica.

I Playgirl Mansion at Lulu.

8pm 3am. £5. Weekly. A night of laid- back lounge music and gttilty pleasures.

(‘utting edge electronic disco and classic house brings a touch of Studio

54 to lidinburgh with Trendy Wendy. I Shake at Shanghai. |()pm 3am. Free

before I lpm; £3 after. Weekly. Soulful

vocals and funk-laced house party

. anthems front John Hutchinson. percussionist (iary J and Saxingh on

FREE The Sunday Social at the Hive. I 1pm 3am. Weekly. A rock'n'roll journey with all the best cuts from classic metal and ltard rock through to 80s glam and goth.

I Supa Sundays at Base. 1 lpnt 3am.

£3 before midnight; £5 after. Weekly.

; (‘lub bangers attd urban party rockers from the Mixkings l)Js.


I La Vida at Lulu. 9pm 3am. Free

before |()pm; £5 after. Weekly. A heady

mix of classics and disco from Jel. ilill.

. I Trade Union at (‘abaret Voltaire.

l lpm 3am. Free before midnight: £2 after. Weekly. (living sontething back to the bar and club workers with

everything except cheese from Beefy and Wolfjazz.

E Edinburgh Tuesdays

FREE Antics at the Hive. l lptn 3am. Weekly. Rock. ento. punk and metal dispatches from lidinburgh's alt.scenc. FREE Motherfunk at ()pal Lounge. |()pm 3am. Weekly. (iino and Fryer are back with their 'l‘uesday institution as they spin rare attd classic futtky assed. floor- shaking 60s and 70s grooves. deep funk.

Latin. soul and so ntuch tnore. « FREE Red Tape at Red. |()pm 3am.

Weekly. Andrew (‘hadwick spins Motown.

. acid house. indie. crttnk and tttore. FREE Split at (‘abaret Voltaire.

l lptn 3am. Weekly. Drum & bass. electro. techno and breaks with the

Dropout l)Js. Shadowskill. and Dogma.

I Synthetic Love at Lulu. 8pm 3am. Free before |()pm; £4 after. Weekly.

Soulful. eclectic sets taking in everytlting . from new wave to rare groove front

lidinburgh's linest underground l)Js llobbcs (Trouble) and Dava llleadspitt).

2 Edinburgh Wednesdays

I Chairmen Meow at Shanghai.

|()pm 3am. £l £4. Weekly. liclectic

chart. dance and indie from (‘alvcrto attd Harry Ainsworth.

I Chambles at ()pal Lounge. 10pm 3am. £4 »£5. Weekly. Night of sexy music. fantastic cocktails and fabulous people. Dress to impress.

I lndi-Go at the Liquid Room. l().3()pm-3am. £2 l£l ). Weekly. The

latest indie night to hit the capital with

the best in new music (and the DJs are happy to take requests). FREE Jerk Alert at Red. |()pm 3am.

t Weekly. ‘Achingly ttttcool dancelloor

fun' at this indie-meets-youth-club ttigltl of old rave and 90s hits.

FREE The Pit at the Hive. l lptn 3am. Weekly. Rock and metal night by rock and metal fans for rock attd metal fans. FREE Robotales at the (iRV. 9pm 3am. 4 Jun. Sophisticated beats combined with live art performance and exhibitions.

I Show and Tell at the (RV.

|()pm 3am. £4. 28 May. Post-punk. soul. indie attd electronica.

I We Are . . . Electric at ('abaret Voltaire. l lpm 3am. Free before midnight: £2 (members free) after.

Weekly. (iary Mac continues to champion

deep electronic minimal beats joined by Xenia (28 May).

every night of the week.

7604. One of the coolest and most eclectic clubs

Niddry Street South, 225 5440. Great subterranean

and more popular due to

city’s most enduring gay clubs, with hi-NRG tracks every night of the week.

I The Citrus Club Grindlay Street, 622 7086. Mainly studenty venue that goes for an indie vibe as well as a dash of punk, new wave and 808 classics. See listings for selected highlights.

I City: Edinburgh

13 Market Street. 226 9560. From student nights to big house and guest DJs. See listings for selected highlights. I Club Pivo

2-6 Calton Road. 557 2925. A selection of the best Edinburgh DJs play every night for free.

I Ego

Picardy Place, 478 7434.

Home to some of the capital‘s best loved nights as well as a selection of big gay clubs. See listings for details.

I Espionage

4 India Buildings. Victoria Street, 477 7007. Five floors of varied chart and dancey acuon.


4 Picardy Place, 550 1780. New swish gay club. See listings for details.


7 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. Intimate club venue mixing art and beats. See listings for details.

I Henry’s Cellar Bar 8-163 Morrison Street, 228 9393. Eclectic and experimental night form surf rock to electro. See listings for details.

I Hive

15-17 Niddry Street, 556 0444. New home for most of the Subway Cowgate’s nights of rock, indie and electronica. See listings for details.

I The Hudson Club Hope Street Lane. 247 7000. Quality eclectic nights from big house to student nights from some of Scotland's best DJs.

I Jam House

5 Queen Street. 226 4380. Primarily a live music and jazz venue open until 3am, but home to the odd club special, including Club Noir. See listings for details.

I The Jan Bar

1 Chambers Street. 467 2539. Cool beats from global sounds to straight ahead jazz. See listings for details.

I The Liquid Room 90 Victoria Street. 225 2564. One of the top venues in town for guest DJs and live music. See listings for details.

I Lulu (under Tiger Lily) 125D George Street. 561 2245. Cool funk. house and other grooves from the people who brought you the Opal Lounge.

I Mariners Commercial Street. Leith, 555 5622. Semi regular nights in this old church from lesbian club Velvet to techno and house. See listings for details.

I Massa

36-39 Market Street. 226 4224. Glam house. party nights and hip hop and R&B on a Sunday with Tipsy.

I Medina

45-47 Lothian Street. 225 6313. Laid back vibes with cool hip hop and other sounds. See listings for details.

I Le Monde

16 George Street, 270

3900. New slick and stylish venue in the heart of Edinburgh.

I Mood

Omni, Greenside Place, 550 1640. Chart and party tunes.

I Opal Lounge

51 George Street, 226 2275. House and funky beats for a dressed up crowd.

I Opium

71 Cowgate, 225 8382. Rock, punk and metal, no messing.

I Po Na Na

43b Frederick Street. 226 2224. Student nights, funky beats, house and more. See listings for selected highlights.

I Potternow

Teviot, Bristo Square, 650 9195. Student heaven.

I BE!) Vodka Club

73 Cowgate, 225 1757. From house to reggae. See listings for details.

I Siglo

184 Cowgate, 240 2850. Charty. party. indie nights until 3am.

I Stereo

King Stables Road, 229 7986. More big party tunes and drunken dancing.

I Studio 24

Calton Road. 558 3758. Down and dirty club nights. specialising in techno and rock. See listings for details.

I The Subway West End

Lothian Road. 229 9197. Another one for the after office crowd.

I Time

24a Frederick Street. 220 1226. Chart songs and plenty of booze all night long.

I Mist

26b Dublin Street, 538 7775. Gay bar with a club space in the basement. I The Voodoo Rooms 193 West Register Street. 556 7060. New venue promising sophisticated clubbing and entertainment. See listings for details.

I The Wee Red Bar Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place, 229 1442. Student nights for the arty set including dub and techno. See listings for details.

I Why Not?

14 George Street. 624 8311. Hits from the 805 to last week.

42 THE LIST 22 May—5 Jun 2008