Clubs ■ Az-Tech at the Caves. 10.30pm–3am. £7 (£6 members). 5 Feb. Breaks and electro as Az-Tech return after a winter break with a guest set from Sam Hell. ■ Broke at City Nightclub. 10.30pm–3am. £2 before 11.30pm; £5 after. Weekly. Huge student night of chart indie, hip hop, dance anthems and drinks promos. FREE Carry On! at Electric Circus. 10pm–3am. Weekly. Danny Chutes and JP Mason (Leith FM) host a musical party of classic hits and dancefloor favourites. ■ Cosmic at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £6 (£4). 12 Feb. A spaced-out night of psychedelic trance, with live percussion and visuals by VisualGnosis. ■ Dirt at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. 5 Feb. Techno, electro, breaks, dubstep and drum & bass. ■ EBC Bhangra Night at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £12 (£8 in advance). 5 Feb. Edinburgh Bhangra Crew host a live show from Panjabi by Narture. FREE ELECTROsexual at CC Blooms. 11pm–3am. 5 Feb. Lucky Luciano mixes up dirty bootlegs and ‘cheeky’ electro. ■ Flava at Shanghai. 11pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Hugely successful R&B, hip hop, UK funky and urban night with resident DJ Prospect. ✽✽ Four Corners at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 12 Feb. Your local one-stop hop for funk/soul/jazz/Latin/Afro/reggae dancefloor action and sizzling live percussion. Fifth birthday special featuring a full line-up of residents (Simon Hodge, Cashback, Astroboy and the return of Monkeyboy). ■ Furburger at GHQ. 11pm–3am. £5. 12 Feb. Monthly. DJs Dejaybird, Funki Diva and Boy Toy provide aural stimulation for gay women and their closest friends. ✽✽ Fuse at Berlin Bierhaus. 10pm–3am. £10. 5 Feb. Underground dance night joined by Kissy Sell Out (Radio 1) for a DJ set. FREE Gumbo Funk at the Voodoo Rooms. 9pm–1am. 5 Feb. ‘Afro-Latin- infused funk’ from the brains of Astroboy and Jiminez (Departure Lounge and Four Corners). ■ Isa & The Filthy Tongues Aftershow at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Free with gig ticket. 5 Feb. After launching their new album with a live gig the party continues in the
Speakeasy with DJ sets and a few surprise guests. ■ Jackhammer at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). 5 Feb. Hard techno and Detroit sounds from Stephen Brown (live). ■ JungleDub Friday Special at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £8. 5 Feb. The Scottish dub, dubstep and jungle night with a special weekend slot with Stagga and Kenny Ken. ■ Kabarett at the Voodoo Rooms. 7.30pm. £6. 12 Feb. An evening of dark cabaret ‘not for the faint hearted’. ■ 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. ■ Limbo at the Voodoo Rooms. 8.30pm–1am. £tbc. 12 Feb. The Black Spring DJs man the decks and present live sets from Found, Three Blind Wolves and Over The Wall. ■ 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. ■ Music Scotland TV Valentine’s Special at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £6. 12 Feb. Taking over the Speakeasy with funky house from DJ Lush (Scotland’s number one female DJ according to Mixmag) and electro house from Andy Cocozza (Feel It) and Keith Holland (Perversity). ■ One Drop at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £6 (£4). 12 Feb. Reggae, dancehall and dubstep from C-Biscuit, MC Premonitions (NorthernXposure), Robigan and Robtheft. Note that this club will be in the upstairs venue. ■ Planet Earth at Citrus Club. 9.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £6 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. 10pm–3am. £7. 12 Feb. The deep house and techno night is joined by rising star Alan Fitzpatrick (8 Sided Dice) who counts John Digweed, Carl Cox, Adam Beyer and Steve Angello amongst his fans. ■ Skunk Funk at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Night of top funk from DJ Aki and live guests, including Paul Mills Funk Band (5 Feb) and funky Hammond grooves from The Privates (12 Feb).
■ Socially Acceptable at GHQ. 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£4) after. Weekly. Mainstream and cheese from Cilla Slack while DJ Michelle mashes up electro house and bootlegs. ■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). 5 Feb. The indie club/gig crossover night with a new weekly slot from DJs Tallah Disco and Bargain Harold (live acts tbc). ■ Unpop at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £4. 12 Feb. ‘Indie pop dance party’ of C86, twee and janglesome indie from the likes of Camera Obscura, Pavement, Felt, Belle & Sebastian and many more. ■ We are . . . Electric at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5. 12 Feb. The midweek punk funk club’s new Friday night special continues with breaks and bass from guest A1 Bassline. Chart & Party ■ Hot & Gold at Stereo. 10pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 (£2) after. Weekly. Disco, dance and raunchy R&B on the mainfloor while upstairs you get 80s classics. ■ Lush at Karma Nights. 10.30pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Chart, dance and commercial R&B. ■ Passion at Lava Ignite. 10pm–3am. £6 (£1 before 11.30pm). Weekly. Stuart Lewis plays dance anthems and chart hits in the mainroom with everything from R&B to 60s-80s hits in various other rooms.
Edinburgh Saturdays Club ■ Ascension at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 (£4) after. 13 Feb. 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 in the upstairs room. ■ The Bang Bang Club at Electric Circus. 11pm–3am. £5. 13 Feb. Subversive club night ‘where Twin Peaks meets the Edinburgh underground’, with an eclectic soundtrack of underground rock’n’roll. ■ 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. £3. 6 Feb. Taking over the Speakeasy with a staunchly
retro soundtrack of 50s rock, 60s grooves and 70s psychedelia. ■ Big’n’Bashy at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £7. 13 Feb. Four deck mix of dubstep, reggae, dancehall and jungle. Taz Buckfaster guests for a night of hard dubstep and grime. See preview, page 38. ■ 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–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Pop and dance tunes across two rooms DJ Darren and Dowzer. ■ The Egg at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £1 before 11.30pm; £3 after. Weekly. Indie, 60s garage, quality rock, 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. ■ Etienne de Crécy at the HMV Picture House. 7pm. £12. 6 Feb. CANCELLED. ■ Fish Fry at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy, roots and reggae from Glasgow’s Man at the Window (6 Feb) followed by Acid jazz and funk from Gecko 3 (13 Feb). ■ Fuel at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm: £6 (£4) after. Weekly. Playing everything from rock to punk and indie to breakbeat plus a dash of metal (this is Studio 24 after all), Fuel gives you just the kind of music you want to hear on a Saturday night. ■ The Go-Go at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 (£4) after. 6 Feb. Swinging 60s garage, soul, mod, soul, new wave, surf and sleazy listening as resident Tall Paul and Big Gus pay tribute to Lux Interior and the music of The Cramps at this ‘A Night For Lux’ special. ■ Guru at Karma Nights. 10.30pm–3am. £7. Weekly. Floorfillers, clubland classics and dancefloor party tunes. ■ Here Come the Girls! at City Nightclub. 10.30pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 (£5) after. Weekly. One of Scotland’s top female DJs Casey Cooper mixing up the finest floor-fillers and anthems. ■ Jam the Box at the GRV. 7pm–3am. £5. 6 Feb. Live bands (New Vinyl, Ayahuaska, William Douglas and
EDINBURGH Club venues ■ Bacaro 7–11 Hope Street Lane, 247 7004. Stylish bijou clubbbing and cocktails. ■ 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 and pop to big guest DJs. See listings for selected highlights. ■ 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. ■ Faith Wilkie House, Cowgate, 225 9764. Commercial dance sounds, pop hits and R&B. ■ GHQ 4 Picardy Place, 550 1780. Swish gay club. See listings for details. ■ The GRV 7 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. Intimate club venue mixing art, techno, dub, live acts and beats. See listings for details. ■ Henry’s Cellar Bar 8-16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. Eclectic and experimental nights from surf rock to electro. See listings for details. ■ Hive 15–17 Niddry Street, 556 0444. Rock, indie, student nights and electronica. See listings for details. ■ HMV Picture House 31 Lothian Road, 0844 847 1740. Home to indie clubbing and big name one-off special events. 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. ■ Karma Nights 23 Lothian Road, 229 9197. Club classics, chart nuggets and party tunes. ■ Lava Ignite 3 West Toll Cross, 228 3252. Chart favourites, pop hits and R&B. ■ 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. ■ Mood Omni, Greenside Place, 550 1640. Chart, dance 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 and home to soem big one off parties. ■ Sneaky Pete’s 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. Underground clubbing at its best, from techno and dubstep to indie. See listings for details. ■ Shanghai Le Monde, 16 George
Street, 270 3900. Slick and stylish venue in the heart of Edinburgh. ■ 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 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 4–18 Feb 2010