Clubs ■ Dirt at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £tbc. 6 Nov. Techno, electro, breaks, dubstep and drum & bass from guests Djambe, Ameldrum and Tactus. ■ Dr Sketchy’s Birthday Boudoir at Cabaret Voltaire. 8pm–3am. £10 (£8). 6 Nov. The burlesque life drawing class celebrates one year in Edinburgh by taking over the Cab’s Speakeasy for a night of decadent cabaret and burlesque with Madame Myfanwy, Sakura Tsui, Captain Edric and more. Tickets from www.drsketchyedinburgh.com ■ Flava at Shanghai. 11pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Hugely successful R&B and urban night with Nick G, Phaze 2 and Prospect. ■ Furburger at GHQ. 11pm–3am. £4 (£3). 13 Nov. Monthly. DJs Dejaybird, Funki Diva, Boy Toy and Debi T provide aural stimulation for gay women and their closest friends. FREE Gumbo Funk at the Voodoo Rooms. 9pm–1am. 6 Nov. Monthly. New night of ‘Afro-Latin-infused funk’ from the brains of Astroboy and Jiminez (Departure Lounge and Four Corners). ■ Hooked! at Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm–3am. £3 (£2). 6 Nov. Wee Red Herring magazine party. ■ 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. ■ 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). 6 Nov. 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. ■ One Drop at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £6 (£4). 13 Nov. Reggae, dancehall and dubstep from C-Biscuit and Robigar. ■ Our House at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £6 (students two-for-one). 13 Nov. Tony K and Liam G take over the Speakeasy with some classic house and funky electro. ■ 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). ■ Pulse at the GRV. 10.30pm–3am.
£tbc. 13 Nov. A night of deep house and techno as Glasgow duo Silicone Soul (Soma) guest. ■ Skunk Funk at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Night of top funk from DJ Aki and live guests, including funk, dance and disco from Federation of Disco Pimp (6 Nov) plus funk-rock from Monkey See, Monkey Do (13 Nov). ■ The Snatch Club at Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). 13 Nov. Snatch returns with its famed mix of dance, hip hop, rock, funk and cheese as Harry Ainsworth hosts this night of musical mayhem and cabaret frolics with DJs Babes and Spectrum. ■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. 8pm–3am. £3 (members free after midnight). 13 Nov. The indie club/gig crossover night hosts a live set from Vancouver garage duo Japandroids with support from Super Adventure Club and Bronto Skylift. ■ Tokyoblu at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £10 (£6). 6 Nov. The Tokyoblu live band may have gone but John and Iain still dish out the best in house, electro and disco funk. They may be a bit late but they love Hallowe’en so much this is a dress-up Tokyboo special. ■ The Underground at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £6 (£4). 6 Nov. Monthly. New punk club night as Studio 24 returns, featuring classic punk, new wave, modern punk, ska and 80s alternative sounds. FREE Untitled at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. 6 Nov. Sneaky’s ‘flagship’ indie club playing everything from Kraftwerk to Cocteau Twins with a live set from ‘faux-italo’ pioneer’ Antoni Maiowi. ■ Velvet Underground at Opal Lounge. 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Weekly. Funked up vocal house and dance classics. ✽✽ Volume! at the Bongo Club. Nov. Expect dancefloor insanity as Stenchman guests for a night of oddball dubstep and this is a masked masquerade special just to up the mayhem. See preview, page 36. ✽✽ We Are . . . Electric vs Sick 10.30pm–3am. £12. 13 Nov. WA . . . E join forces with indie electro night Sick Note for special guest and multi-artform polymath Steve Aoki, head of Dim Mak Records the label who recently signed Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons and Scanners 11pm–3am. £7 (£6 with mask). 6
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so he knows his way around a cutting edge electronica track when he hears one. ■ Xplicit at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £10. 13 Nov. Hard drum & bass as Xplicit host the Crash Bang Wallop Album Tour featuring Logistics, NuTone and MC ID. Chart & Party FREE Code Red at Espionage. 7pm–3am. Weekly. A mash up of chart, cheese, party tunes, R&B and funky house. ■ Girls Come Out to Play at Mood. 9pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Chart and party hits all night long. ■ Hot at Stereo. 10.30pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 (£2) after. Weekly. A mix of classic chart and mainstream dance beats. ■ Passion at Lava Ignite. 10pm–3am. £6 (£1 before 11.30pm). Weekly. Stuart Lewis plays dance anthems and chart hits in the main room with everything from R&B to 60s-80s hits in various other rooms.
Edinburgh Saturdays Club ■ Ascension Goth Club at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm: £6 (£4) after. 14 Nov. In association with Edinburgh University’s Goth and Rock Society comes this mix of up-to-date darkness. Featuring all the latest goth, rock and industrial greats. ■ The Bang Bang Club at Electric Circus. 11pm–3am. £6. 14 Nov. Subversive club night ‘where Twin Peaks meets the Edinburgh underground’ with HK119, Kris Wasabi and visuals from iMan4D. ■ 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. ■ Beep Beep, Yeah! at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. 7 Nov. Beep Beep, Yeah takes over the Speakeasy with a staunchly retro soundtrack of 50s rock, 60s grooves and 70s psychedelia. ■ 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 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. New night with DJ Darren and Dowzer.
■ Curiosity Cabaret at the Ark. 8pm. £5 (£4). 14 Nov. An eclectic evening of cabaret delights, burlesque, magic, mystery, raffle, home-baking (from Cupcake Cuties) plus live music from The Chromium Gods (featuring members of The Rezillos). ■ Decklectic at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). 14 Nov. A mind expanding melange of psychedelic art, music and visuals with a mix of house, techno, go-go girls and eclectic sounds form David ‘Pork’ Brennand. See preview, page 36. ■ 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. ■ Fake at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. £2 (free to members). 14 Nov. Celebrating all things electro, breaks, punk funk and disco house with Disco Wizards. ■ Fish Fry at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy, including Newcastle hip hoppers 27 Club (7 Nov) followed by rare grooves, hot horns and bass from Man at the Window (14 Nov). FREE The 500club at the Voodoo Rooms. 8pm-1am. 14 Nov. Alternative rock club with live music from United Fruit, Vchecka and Fatalists. ■ Fuel at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm: £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Playing everything from rock to punk and indie to breakbeat, Fuel gives you just the kind of music you want to hear on a Saturday night. ■ Go-Go at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 (£4) after. 7 Nov. Swinging 60s garage, soul, mod, soul, new wave, surf and sleazy listening as residents Tall Paul and Big Gus return. ■ Grafik at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Another new night at Studio 24 with an energetic, cutting edge mix of rock, indie, punk and breaks. ■ Jam the Box at the GRV. 7pm–3am. £5. 7 Nov. Kicking off with five live bands (Kerrie Lynch, The Electric Ghosts, Green Man Running, The Nature Boys and Nevada Base) before disco, deep house, old school electro, dubstep and Detroit influenced beats. ■ Karnival at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–5am. £8 before midnight; £10 (£8) after. 14 Nov. House night which promises to indulge ‘every pleasure,
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.
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