Clubs Edinburgh

Events are listed by city, day, type then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to Edinburgh listings are compiled by Henry Northmore. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry

Edinburgh Thursdays

Club Audacious at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £5. 23 Jul. Breakcore, hardcore and jungle in the mainroom with Scheme Boy, Machinochrist, PhetaMean and King Tom. Diamond Dollar at Faith. 11pm–3am. £2. Weekly from 6 Aug. Launch of On- Point’s new weekly dose of the best in bassline, house, dubstep and drum & bass across two rooms. Guests DJs will be dropping in on a weekly basis alongside residents DJ G-Mac (Bass Syndicate/Volume), Termite (Volume) and Paranoise (Volume). Jagerbomb at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Indie, electro and urban mash-ups. Kitsch! at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £2 after. Weekly. Chart, cheese and student anthems from the Big Cheese DJs. FREE Play at Why Not? 10pm–3am. Weekly. With DJs Chester Guns and Chad Hemmingway. Rude at Po Na Na. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. New night for Po’s with a mix of funky house, electro, urban licks and dirty mash-ups form John Hutchison. FREE Sick Note at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Indie/electro night from the Cab, with residents Clash and Spies in the Wires. FREE Sneaky Beats at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Hip hop, funk, soul and a dash of electro. Stiletto at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Electro-pop, glam house classics and disco. Vanity at Opal Lounge. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Cutting edge soul, R&B, electro and funky house. FREE We Can Be Heroes! at Electric Circus. 7pm–1am. Weekly. The Blonde Flash hosts a night of mixed genres, visual treats and kitsch. Chart & Party FREE Thrive at Espionage. 7pm–3am.

Weekly. Crossover mix of dance, cheese and party anthems. Edinburgh Fridays

Club Broke at City Nightclub. 10.30pm–3am. £2. Weekly. Huge student night of chart indie, hip hop, dance anthems and drinks promos. FREE Bubblegum Boogaloo at the Voodoo Rooms. 9pm–3am. 24 Jul. Night of ‘groovy retro, shaggadelic lounge, psychedelic pop, hip instrumentals and easy’n’sleazy listening’ from your hosts Tall Paul and Big Gus (The Go-Go). Club for Heroes at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). 24 Jul. Underground disco for freaks and lovers featuring special guests Dollskabeat and the Firecracker/Prime Numbers All-Stars. See preview, page 38.

✽✽ FREE Definition at Sneaky Pete’s. 10.30pm–3am. 24 Jul.

Dancefloor friendly underground house, electro, minimal and techno cuts on laptop, FX and decks with Mark Balneaves, Martin Lightbody and special guest Matt Edwards (Karnival). ✽✽ Departure Lounge at the Caves. 11pm–3am. £7 (£5). 24 Jul. World beats, electro jazz and Latin rhythms collide as Departure Lounge celebrate their sixth birthday with residents Astroboy, Mr Zimbabwe and Jimenez stepping up for a headline DJ set plus live support form Newcastle-based Diddley Squat blending reggae, dub, funk and gypsy. Disobedience at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £10–£12.50. 24 Jul. Minimal techno and house as Disobedience upgrades to the mainroom with special guests Format:B making their Scottish debut. DV8 at Spider’s Web Cellar Bar. 8pm–1am. £10 (members £5). 31 Jul. Fetish club with Footman John and Mistress Alana. The dress code asks for a minimum of smart black dresswear and a general fetish-wear door policy. They prefer that first-time visitors contact the organisers beforehand. Four Corners at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 31 Jul. Your local one-stop hop for funk/soul/jazz/Latin/Afro/reggae dancefloor action and sizzling live percussion. Funk Shui at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. DJ Fiona mixes up chart, dance classics and dirty house.

Glamour Night at Bacaro. 10pm–3am. £5–£6. 31 Jul. The best in hip hop, R&B, disco, reggae, ragga, conga, salsa, African and meringue featuring breakdance crew Psycho Styles and DJ Bayo. Kabarett at Electric Circus. 9pm–3am. £8 (£6 in advance). 24 Jul. An evening of dark cabaret ‘not for the faint hearted’ with Empress Stah, Vendetta Vain, The Creative Martyrs, Cat Aclysmic, Hettie Heartache, Lilly De Lure and Rapunzel Royal. KandiFlip at Po Na Na. 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. R&B, house and dance classics from Jay and Mark B. Kapital at the Caves. 10.30pm–3am. £12–£15. 31 Jul. Driving minimal techno and electro as Kapital celebrate their second birthday in the company of Ellen Allien (BPitch Control). See preview, page 38. Misfits at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock and retro with bargain drinks. Modern Lovers at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. 31 Jul. Modern Lovers presents ‘Here comes the Girls’ celebrating 60s girls groups to Motown divas to sister funk to b-girls and beyond with DJ Craig Jamieson, KRS Young and very special guests. Opal Lounge at Opal Lounge. 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Weekly. Funked up vocal house and dance classics from Jez Hill. FREE Overtime at Electric Circus. 10.30pm–3am. Weekly. Big tunes past and present to start your weekend with a bang. Planet Earth at Citrus Club. 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Music from 1976 through to 1989. In other words, a healthy dose of punk, new wave, new romantic and electro-pop (now with added 90s). RSVP at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £8 after. Weekly. Glamorous club hits. Skunk Funk at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Night of top funk from DJ Aki and live guests including funk, soul and Latin vibes from Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience (24 Jul) and reggae flavoured Latin from Das Contras (31 Jul). Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire. 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 31 Jul. Sugarbeat founders Tim and Jez (aka Utah Saints) step to the fore as

they headline this anything goes mash-up of breakbeat, drum & bass, electro and hip hop. Xplicit at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £5. 24 Jul. Hard drum & bass as Xplicit are joined by The General (Manga) for a special set of jungle/drum & bass.

Edinburgh Saturdays

Club Big’n’Bashy at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 1 Aug. Four deck mix of dubstep, reggae, dancehall and jungle with special guest DJ Bizzy B (Brain Records). Bubblegum at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. A student-friendly chewed-up, spat-out mix of electro, pop, dance, disco, soul and indie. The Egg at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £2.50 before 11.30pm; £5 after. Weekly. Indie, 60s garage, electro, northern soul, ska, 70s punk and new wave at this Edinburgh institution for those in the know after a quick fix of decent music and attitude-free clubbing. Fish Fry at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy, including funk and soul from The Union (1 Aug). Grand Theft Audio at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £3. Weekly. Saturday nighter in the Speakeasy playing out hip hop and funk. ✽✽ Jam the Box meets Rebel £5. 1 Aug. Disco, deep house, old school electro, dubstep and Detroit influenced beats from Jam the Box as they welcome underground house heroes form Barcelona/London’s Rebel Waltz with a back-to-back set from Murray Richardson and Stuart Patterson. Know Your Limits at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £tbc. 1 Aug. New night taking over the Cab’s Speakeasy space with DJs Rawman and Blanche. Liquid Soul at Po Na Na. 10pm–3am. £4 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Get down early for this consistently capacity 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. Lulu at Lulu. 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Weekly. Gareth Somerville, Danny T and John Hutchison playing club hits and chart favourites. Waltz at the GRV. 10.30pm–3am.

EDINBURGH Club venues Berlin 3 Queensferry Street Lane, 467 7215. Selection of cool house nights. See listings for details. The Bongo Club Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. One of the coolest and most eclectic clubs in town. See listings for details. Cabaret Voltaire 36-38 Blair Street, 220 6176. Mixed bag from house and techno to drum & bass and indie. See listings for details. The Caves Niddry Street South, 557 8989. Great subterranean venue (as the name suggests) getting more and more popular due to its unique atmosphere. See listings for details. CC Blooms 23-24 Greenside Place, 556 9331. One of the city’s most enduring gay

clubs, with hi-NRG tracks every night of the week. 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 80s classics. See listings for selected highlights. City: Edinburgh 1a Market Street, 226 9560. From student nights to big house and guest DJs. See listings for selected highlights. Club Pivo 2-6 Calton Road, 557 2925. A selection of the best Edinburgh DJs play every night for free. Electric Circus 36-39 Market Street, 226 4224. Eclectic dance beats and indie plus private rooms for a unique clubbling experience. Espionage 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, 477 7007. Five floors of

varied chart and dancey action. GHQ 4 Picardy Place, 550 1780. New swish gay club. See listings for details. The GRV 7 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. Intimate club venue mixing art and beats. See listings for details. Henry’s Cellar Bar 8-16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. Eclectic and experimental night from surf rock to electro. See listings for details. 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. The Hudson Club Hope Street Lane, 247 7000. Quality eclectic nights from big house to student nights from some of Scotland’s best DJs. 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. The Jazz Bar 1 Chambers Street, 467 2539. Cool beats from global sounds to straight ahead jazz. See listings for details. The Liquid Room 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. Currently closed due to fire damage. More news when we get it. Lulu (under Tiger Lily) 125b George Street, 561 2245. Cool funk, house and other grooves from the people who brought you the Opal Lounge. Medina 45-47 Lothian Street, 225 6313. Laid back vibes with cool hip hop and other sounds. See listings for details. Le Monde 16 George Street, 270

3900. Slick and stylish venue in the heart of Edinburgh. Mood Omni, Greenside Place, 550 1640. Chart and party tunes. Opal Lounge 51 George Street, 226 2275. House and funky beats for a dressed up crowd. Opium 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. Rock, punk and metal, no messing. Po Na Na 43b Frederick Street, 226 2224. Student nights, funky beats, house and more. See listings for selected highlights. Potterrow Teviot, Bristo Square, 650 9195. Student heaven. Sneaky Pete’s 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. From techno and dubstep to indie. See listings for details. Siglo 184 Cowgate, 240 2850. Charty, party, indie nights until 3am. Stereo King Stables Road, 229 7986. More big party tunes and drunken dancing. Studio 24 Calton Road, 558 3758. Down and dirty club nights, specialising in techno and rock. See listings for details. The Subway West End Lothian Road, 229 9197. Another one for the after office crowd. The Voodoo Rooms 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. Sophisticated clubbing and entertainment. See listings for details. The Wee Red Bar Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. Student nights for the arty set. See listings for details. Why Not? 14 George Street, 624 8311. Hits from the 80s to last week.

42 THE LIST 23 Jul–6 Aug 2009