Clubs 7pm; intermediate–advanced at 8pm), salsa dance performance from professional dancers and DJ set. ■ Audiobol at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. £tbc. 26 Mar. New night from Mark Price (Taste) and Iain Gibson (Tokyoblu) for an intimate house and techno party. ■ 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. ■ Chicken Wire Blues Bar at Studio 24. 8pm. £3. 19 Mar. Blues night with live bands (including house band Jed Potts & The Hillman Hunters) followed by DJs, Big Guss (The Go-Go) and Muddy Garters. ■ Compakt at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £6 (£4) after. 19 Mar. Hans Bouffmyhre (Soma/Viva Music) guests for a night of fresh techno cuts. ✽✽ Confusion is Sex at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £7 (£4 in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ dress code). 19 Mar. Dolby Anol are the DJ stars at this night of electro, white trash and other eclectica. Playing host to a ‘Mad Hatter Tea Party’ with a Rocky Horror tribute from the Freaky Brides plus live music from Sara & the Snakes and The Leg. ■ Devil Disco Club at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 26 Mar. Trouble is back with a new darker incarnation, and the residents step to the fore with a night of vintage disco, electro funk, proto house and New York classics. Joined by special guest Giles Walker (Mixtape) and Nevada Base (live) while welcoming new resident Simonotron (Club for Heroes). See preview, page 36. ■ Flava at Shanghai. 11pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Hugely successful R&B, hip hop, UK funky and urban night with resident DJ Prospect. ■ The Green Door at Studio 24. 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. 19 Mar. A night of rock’n’roll from classics to their mutant offspring. ‘For hepcats and squares alike’. ■ I-tal Faya Sound at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £6 (£4 ‘for ladies’). 26 Mar. Reggae and dub bassline in the Cab’s Speakeasy as I-tal Faya Sound are joined by Italian vocalist Mama Marjas.
■ Ikon at Opal Lounge. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Glamorous, luxurious and exclusive party night of sexy house. ■ Jive Candy at the Voodoo Rooms. 8.30pm–1am. £5. 19 Mar. DJ Bubinja and live band The Jive Candy Allstars provides the funk, rare groove, Acid Jazz and yet more funk. ■ KandiFlip at Po Na Na. 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. R&B, house and dance classics from Johnny Frenetic. ■ Maps at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). 19 Mar. Indie pop night. ■ 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; £6 after. 26 Mar. Soul, funk, garage, freak beat, psyche and more from Craig Jamieson joined by very special guest Andy Lewis (Paul Weller’s bassist and Acid Jazz stalwart). ■ One Drop at Studio 24. 10.30pm–3am. £8 before midnight; £10 after (£6 in advance). 26 Mar. Reggae, dancehall and dubstep with very special guest Skinnyman for a live set of UK hip hop (and he’ll be putting in a DJ set after). See preview and competition, page 36. ■ 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). ■ Random at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). 26 Mar. Psy-trance with DJ Flow. ■ Riddim Tuffa Sound at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £6 after. 19 Mar. Reggae, dubstep, jungle and dub night with extra bass from the Bass Alliance Sound System. ■ RSVP at Lulu. 10.30pm–3am. £8. 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 rock/funk/indie dance grooves from The Number Nine (19 Mar) and soul pop from Uberjuice (26 Mar). ■ 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. ■ Souloco at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4
(£2) after. 19 Mar. Deep techy house as Souloco take over Cab’s Speakeasy. ■ Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £10. 26 Mar. It’s a mash up of breaks, beats, electro and anything else they can lay their hands on as hosts Tim & Jez (Utah Saints) are joined by Hostage. ■ 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 an Egyptian Hip Hop afterparty (19 Mar). ✽✽ Xplicit at Potterrow Student Union. 11pm–3am. £10. 19 Mar. Hospital Records special at the drum & bass night with Danny Byrd, Logistics, Cyantific and Nu Tone. 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 ■ 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. ■ Bumpin & Stompin at the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel. 8pm–2am. £10. 27 Mar. The best of Northern Soul, R&B, garage and everything in between as the Soul Boys return featuring Martin Wright, Kenny Burrell, Jim Sim, Zander and Keith Whitson. Sorry strictly no talc. ■ Circus at GHQ. 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Pop and dance tunes across two rooms DJ Darren and Dowzer. ■ Dare! at Cabaret Voltaire. 10.30pm–3am. £5. 27 Mar. Taking over the Speakeasy with a celebration of dance music from through the ages (from
Gorgio Moroder to Mylo) all from the masterful Jon Pleased Wimmin. ■ 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. ■ Fish Fry at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy. The line-up includes synths, funk, samples and loops from Joe Acheson Quartet (20 Mar) and big funk tunes from The Union (27 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. ■ Grind Sight Open Eye at Roxy Art House. 7pm. £5. 20 Mar. Free improv, noise, electro-acoustic and experimental music from Grind Sight Open Eye, featuring members of Whitehouse. ✽✽ Headspin at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £8. 20 Mar. Mixing funk, hip hop, disco, house and beats, Headspin continues to push the boundaries and raises clubbing to an art form. With added hip hop funk with the return of DJ Format. ■ Karnival at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 27 Mar. It’s a residents and pals special down Karnival for a selection of forward thinking house cuts (plus a surprise guest on the night). ■ 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. ■ Magic Nostalgia at Electric Circus. 10.30pm–3am. £6. 27 Mar. Disco, 80s, rock gods, 90s rave, soft rock, one hit wonders and more at this multi-genre nostalgia fest. ■ Masked Techno Ball at the GRV. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after. 20 Mar. Techno masquerade. ■ Messenger Sound System at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £6 before
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.
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