Events are listed by city, day, type then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to email@example.com. Edinburgh listings are compiled by Henry Northmore. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Edinburgh Thursdays Club FREE Born to Be Wide at the Voodoo Rooms. 7.30pm–1am. 5 Nov. Music industry social club that aims to bring musos, journalists, promoters, record shop workers and musicians together. FREE Club for Heroes at the GRV. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Underground disco for freaks and lovers with your hosts Jetlad and Honey Sweetcheeks. ■ Jagerbomb at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Indie, electro and urban mash-ups. ■ Octopussy at the HMV Picture House. 11pm–3am. £4. Weekly. Student night of chart, R&B, electro and indie classics. ■ Rude at Po Na Na. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. A mix of funky house, electro, urban licks and dirty mash-ups from John Hutchison. ■ Shuffle at Potterrow Student Union. 9pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Big beats and hip hop from Nasty P. FREE Sick Note at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Indie/electro night from the Cab, with residents from Clash and Spies in the Wires. Swedish three- piece Miike Snow guest (29 Oct) for a night of weird pop. FREE Sneaky Beats at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Hip hop, funk, soul and a dash of electro. FREE Speaker Bite Me at Espionage. 10.30pm–3am. Weekly. The Evol DJs take charge at this alternative disco night of indie, hip hop and a dash of electro, which features everything from Chic and Dizzee Rascal to The Cribs and Crystal Castles. ■ 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. ■ Zombie Halloween Party at Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). 29 Oct. Halloween party night of techno, house and electro with an undead theme.
Edinburgh Fridays Club ■ Adventures in Sound at the HMV Picture House. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. Andy Wilson takes charge with a mixed soundtrack of indie, electro and alternative classics as the Picture House club nights go weekly once again. ■ Alternative at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. 23 Oct. Minimal, ghetto-tech, electro and techno as Alternative returns to Edinburgh. FREE Audio Pawn at City Café. 7pm–1am. 30 Oct. House classics, unforgettable anthems and future breaks. ■ Ay Caramba! at the Caves. 9pm–3am. £10 (£8). 23 Oct. Ignite your inner passions and bring out your Latino fashions with super hot Cuban band El Salsón and Ay Caramba! DJs Nano and James Comb. FREE Carry On! at Electric Circus. midnight–3am. Weekly. Danny Chutes and JP Mason (Leith FM) host a musical party of classic hits and dancefloor favourites. ■ Club Absynth at Cabaret Voltaire. 9pm–3am. £5–£7. 30 Oct. Experimental music club playing out electronica industrial and retro-goth (ie the likes of NIN, Combichrist, Fields of the Nephilim, Front 242) at this Halloween party.
✽✽ Come at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. £3 (free to members). 30 Oct. Heavy psych-rock and African beats from live guests BLK JKS. ■ Confusion is Sex at the Bongo Club. 10.40pm–3am. £6 (£4). 30 Oct. ‘A multi-sensory party’ at the Halloween Confusion is Sex Ball, featuring two performances from the Craft Theatre Company with a dark burlesque theme and the Freaky Brides.
✽✽ FREE Definition at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. 23 Oct.
Dancefloor friendly underground house, electro, minimal and techno cuts as residents Mark Balneaves and Martin Lightbody are joined by Matt Dirt (live) and Iain Gibson (TokyoBlu) for this second birthday celebration. ■ Diva Monsters Ball at Berlin Bierhaus. 10pm--3am. £5 (£4 in fancy dress). 30 Oct. Haunted house and spooky electro anthems from Tommy Gallo, John Marr and Craig Fraser. ■ Evol at Faith. 10.30pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Edinburgh’s longest running indie night. With the usual mix of the best current and classic alternative and
crossover tunes, Evol’s an institution. ■ Flava at Shanghai. 11pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Hugely successful R&B and urban night with Nick G, Phaze 2 and Prospect. ■ Four Corners at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 23 Oct. Your local one-stop hop for funk/soul/jazz/Latin/Afro/reggae dancefloor action and sizzling live percussion. ■ 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. ■ Hed Kandi: Disco Heaven at the Caves. 10pm--3am. £10 (VIP £15). 30 Oct. The big name house label returns with a night of deep down and dirty disco featuring Colin Airy, Trav on sax and guests. ■ Lulu at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Soul, house, funk, electro-disco and Latin from the resident DJ squad. ■ Misfits at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £4 after. Weekly. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock and retro with bargain drinks. ■ Motherfunk at Potterrow Student Union. 10pm–3am. £4 (£3). 23 Oct. Monthly. Motherfunk is back as Gino and Fryer move their funk institution to a Friday spinning rare grooves, classic funk, floor-shaking 60s and 70s soul, deep disco, Latin and so much more. It’ll be a night of tropical funk from special guest Hugo Mendez. ■ Noise Pollution at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £2 (free for members and students). 30 Oct. New techno night as Studio 24 continues its return. ■ 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). ■ Riddim Tuffa Sound at the GRV. 10.30pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £6 after. 23 Oct. The reggae, dubstep, jungle and dub night welcomes special guests Bass Warrior. ■ Skunk Funk at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Night of top funk from DJ Aki and live guests, including Latin from Son Central (24 Oct) and funk from DC Ellis Band (30 Oct). ✽✽ Soul Weekender at £10 for weekend pass; £6 per night (hotel prices: double room £50 per night; triple room £70 per night; quad room Northumberland Hotel. 7pm–1am.
£85 per night all include weekend pass and B&B). 23 Oct. A full weekend of soul hits from though the years with ‘Northern Oldies’ night (Fri) ‘Across the Board Soul’ (Sat) and ‘Open Decks Day’ (Sun) featuring names like Soul Sam, Kenny Burrell, Keith Whitson and more across the weekend. ■ Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire. 10.30pm–3am. £7 before midnight; £9 after. 30 Oct. Sugarbeat founders Tim and Jez (aka Utah Saints) are joined by Calvertron and AC Slater for a mash-up of breakbeat, drum & bass, electro and hip hop. ■ Telefunken at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £12. 30 Oct. The underground house night reaches its fifth birthday and keeps the party going with a second night of celebrations featuring the big man of the Chicago scene, DJ Sneak. ■ Un-pop at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £4. 30 Oct. New indie pop night inspired by the heady days of Glasgow’s now defunct National Pop League and Edin Uni Indiesoc. ■ Velvet Underground at Opal Lounge. 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Weekly. Funked up vocal house and dance classics.
Edinburgh Saturdays Club ■ Beat Control at the HMV Picture House. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £5 (£3) after. Weekly. The Evol DJs dish out the best in twisted pop, indie and alternative beats as clubbing returns to the Picture House. ■ Big’n’Bashy at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 24 Oct. Four deck mix of dubstep, reggae, dancehall and jungle. ■ 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. ■ Circus at GHQ. 9pm–5am. Free before eleven; £5 after. Weekly. New night with DJ Darren and Dowzer. FREE Edinburgh Dream Factory at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. 24 Oct. ‘New adventures in rave’ featuring Beeds, Bruno FK, Bill Spice and Dr Chop. ■ 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
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.
44 THE LIST 22 Oct–5 Nov 2009