(£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). Weekly. The indie club/gig crossover night with a new weekly slot from DJs i-Tallah Disco and Bargain Harold with a Copy Haho afterparty (5 Mar) followed by the Detour Podcast launch party (12 Mar). ■ Tokyoblu at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £8 (£5). 5 Mar. John Hutchison and Iain Gibson dish out the best in Chicago house, funky electro and disco. ■ Vintage Violence at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £4. 5 Mar. Monthly. A night of ‘anti-anthems’ with a mix of raw garage rock, girl groups, dirty soul, junk shop glam, new wave and rockabilly. ■ Volume! at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £8. 5 Mar. The dubstep night is joined by dark UK garage pioneer EL-B (Ghost Records) and the leftfield techno, dubstep and breaks from Neil Landstrumm. 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. ■ Iconic Fridays at Mood. 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. Essential dance, R&B, 90s hits and anthems. ■ 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 ■ Alternative at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5. 13 Mar. Minimal, ghetto-tech, electro and techno as Alternative returns to Edinburgh. ■ Ascension at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm: £6 (£4) after. 13 Mar. 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. FREE Audio Pawn at City Café. 8pm–1am. 6 Mar. Monthly. House classics, unforgettable anthems and future breaks. ■ The Bang Bang Club at Electric Circus. 11pm–3am. £5 (free with Paul Vickers tickets). 13 Mar. Subversive club night ‘where Twin Peaks meets the Edinburgh underground’, with an eclectic soundtrack of underground rock’n’roll. ■ Beep Beep, Yeah! at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £3. 6 Mar. 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. £8. 13 Mar. Four deck mix of dubstep, reggae, dancehall and jungle. Joined by producer/MC Jammer and DJ Magic for a night of energetic grime. ■ Bubblegum at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £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, 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.
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■ Fake at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. 6 Mar. ‘Bassline, bashment and rave warriors’ at this breaks night with Mikey Magic and Walkthedinosaur. ■ Fish Fry at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy, with dancefloor funk from Washington Street (6 Mar) and drummer Paul Mills’ Funk Band (13 Mar). ■ 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. ■ The Go-Go at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 (£4) after. 6 Mar. Swinging 60s garage, soul, mod, soul, new wave, surf and sleazy listening as resident Tall Paul and Big Gus. ■ Guru at Karma Nights. 10.30pm–3am. £7. Weekly. Floorfillers 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. 11pm–3am. £8. 6 Mar. Welcoming old skool rave hero Mark Archer (ALTERN8) and the AGT Rave Cru with hardcore classics and glowstick action from the residents. ■ 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 Jon Hutchison playing club hits and chart favourites. ■ The Mission at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 (£4) after. 13 Mar. Edinburgh’s most famous (or should that be infamous) night of metal, rock, industrial and goth. ■ Mumbo Jumbo at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 (£6) after. 6 Mar. Monthly. Headspin’s Steve Austin and Colin Miller join forces with Tackno’s Trendy Wendy mixing up funk, soul, electro, house and good time party tunes. ■ Musika at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £10. 13 Mar. Rotterdamn producer Joris Voorn guests for a night of cutting edge house and techno. ■ Opal Lounge at Opal Lounge. 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Weekly. Late night soiree featuring DJ Dave Shedan and a fusion of glamorous vocal house and accessible electro with a hint of R&B. FREE Soul Spectrum at the Voodoo Rooms. 9pm–1am. 6 Mar. Night of funk, hard-edged soul, 60s and 70s gems and even a dash of disco from Fryer (Motherfunk and JazzmanRecords). ■ StepBack at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. 13 Mar. Heavy bass from WolfJazz, Keyte and DJ Beefy (Trade Union) as Stepback moves to a new Saturday slot. ■ Substance at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £tbc. 13 Mar. Underground techno night, details to be confirmed. ■ Tease Age at Citrus Club. 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £6 after. Weekly. This indie stalwart dishes up everything from swinging 60s hits to baggy Manchester faves as well as a host of current NME chart botherers with DJ Monkee Mickee. Edinburgh’s longest continually running indie night. ■ Tiësto at Royal Highland Centre. 6pm–4am. £40 (VIP £60). 6 Mar. Huge night of trance from probably the biggest DJ in the world right now with
an accompanying laser and lights show for this Kaleidoscope tour. See preview, page 37. ■ Ultragroove at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £8 (£5) after. 6 Mar. Gareth Sommerville hosts a very special edition of the house night that matters, as it’s their 250th ever club night. Todd Terje flies in from Oslo with a deep funky mix to help them celebrate in style. LuckyMe’s The Blessings take control of room two. ■ Va Va-Voom!!!! at Electric Circus. 10.30pm–3am. £5 before 11pm; £6 after. 6 Mar. Decadent night of sultry sounds with burlesque, dance and theatre performances to put a bit of glamour back in your life. Chart & Party ■ The Big Cheese at Potterrow Student Union. 9pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Weekly. Student night with the best in cheddar flavoured chart tunes and anthems. ■ Embrace at Lava Ignite. 10pm–3am. £7 (£2 before 11pm). Weekly. Chart dance hits from Stuart Lewis plus R&B, 60s, 70s and 80s anthems across the other dancefloors. ■ Lets Party at Mood. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Big party night of club, chart and pop hits. ■ Love Groove at Stereo. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£2) before midnight; £6 (£3) after. Weekly. Mix of chart anthems, disco and classic dance tunes. ■ Musicology at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £10 (£8). Weekly. Funk, dance, chart hits and classics accompanied by their appropriate videos from VJ Scott Granger.
Edinburgh Sundays Club FREE Coalition at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro from residents Treason, Drummel and Paranoise. FREE Killer Kitsch at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Killer Kitsch returns to Edinburgh as Euan Neilson and David Sinclair import their mix of dance, electro, 80s synth pop, new wave and punk to the Cab. FREE The Pit at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Rock and metal night by rock and metal fans for rock and metal fans. ■ Rise at Opal Lounge. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Johnny Frenetic mashes up an energetic three deck mix of funky house, sexy urban and indie infused electro, club classics and remixes. FREE Sections at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Weekly. A rock’n’roll journey with all the best cuts from classic metal and hard rock through to 80s glam and goth. ■ Tipsy at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. R&B, urban and hip hop from residents Nick G and DJ Prospect at what they promise will be ‘the hottest Sunday night party in town’.
Chart & Party ■ Destiny at Karma Nights. 10.30pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Big party anthems from the 90s and 00s. ■ DNA at Lava Ignite. 10pm–3am. £7 (£5). Weekly. Student night of cheesy classics, R&B and chart hits.
Edinburgh Mondays Club ■ Decadence at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. OK so fair enough, it’s Mon, but that’s no excuse. ■ Forbidden at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. R&B, hip hop, urban electro and chart tracks at this Monday night student special. FREE Mixed Up Mondays at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Weekly. R&B, hip hop, pop and floor fillers. FREE Nu Fire at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Showcase of
underground hip hop, dubstep, drum & bass, electro and MCs. ■ Subzero at Opal Lounge. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Cool and classy trendy get-together. ■ Trade Union at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £2 (£1). Weekly. DJ Beefy and Wolfjazz mix up house, electro, hip hop, techno, breaks and more besides.
Club FREE Antics at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Rock, emo, punk and metal dispatches from Edinburgh’s alt.scene. ■ Avoid at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 16 Mar. Laidback house and deep dub night raising funds for Wateraid with live music, DJs and art. FREE Barbed Wire Kisses at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Indie and post-punk night. ■ Couture at Opal Lounge. 10.30pm–3am. £5. Weekly. New Tuesday night for Opal which aims to provide a space for ‘Edinburgh’s it- crowd to network’ with a cool soundtrack of hip hop, funk, R&B and party jams from Cunnie and Gino. ■ Dirty Sex at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Raunchy dance beats. ■ Enigma at Shanghai. 11pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Glamorous student night. FREE Love Traffic at GHQ. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Pulling doesn’t get any easier than this. At a traffic light party everyone knows where they stand: red for no thanks, amber for maybe, green for definitely. With DJ Dale Lush. FREE Split at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Drum & bass, electro, techno and breakbeat with Shadowskill, the Dropout DJs, Dogma and a smattering of very talented local guests. Chart & Party ■ ShagTag at Stereo. 10pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Successful night based on a complex numerical flirting system.
Edinburgh Wednesdays Club FREE Axis at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Electro, techno, dubstep and bassline. ■ Bangers & Mash at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. Student night of chart R&B and dance from the Big Cheese DJs. ■ Chambles at Opal Lounge. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Night of sexy music, fantastic cocktails and fabulous people. Dress to impress. ■ Guilty at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Expect everything from 90s club anthems and club classics to sexy R&B and huge hip hop through 80s to original remixes of the biggest hits of today with TV and film theme tunes thrown in for good measure. FREE JungleDub at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Showcasing the Scottish dub, dubstep and jungle scene. FREE Mala Vida at the GRV. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Latin special with a selection of Spanish DJs. ■ Mischief at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. DJs Tiny Tim, Kunal and Beef play a cut-up mix of the latest house, R&B and student anthems. FREE Volume Dealer at Studio 24. 10pm–3am. Weekly. Metal club with a touch of punk and classic rock. ■ We are . . . Electric at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. Electronic punk-funk, electro and underground acid-house classics with Gary Mac joined by Kev Wright (10 Mar) and Wolfjazz (17 Mar). ■ We is Electric at Cabaret Voltaire. 10.30pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after. Weekly. Default and Picassio take over the Speakeasy with a mix of beats, bleeps and breaks.