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 ■ Blitz at Electric Circus. 9pm–3am. £3 before 10pm; £5 before midnight; £6 after (discount entry in vintage clothing). 29 Apr. Night of vintage glamour and big band swing. ■ Bounce at Po Na Na. 10.30pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Thursday night mix of classic R&B, funky house and dance beats from Johnny Frenetic. FREE Dapper Dan’s at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. 6 May. Default and Picassio promise ‘a wonky cocktail of beats’. ■ Dub Kaoss at Citrus Club. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Weekly. Drum & bass and dubstep. ■ Illusion at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Funky tunes at this student night featuring games and cash prizes. ■ Octopussy at the HMV Picture House. 11pm–3am. £4. Weekly. Student night of chart, R&B, electro and indie classics. FREE Psychosis at the Banshee Labyrinth. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Four DJs across four rooms playing punk, ska, psychobilly, rock, bluebeat and other close relations. FREE Ride at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. 29 Apr. Electro, indie and hip hop from Lauren and Chekkie. FREE Sick Note at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Indie/electro night from the Cab, with residents from Clash and Spies in the Wires. ■ Stiletto at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Electro-pop, glam house classics and disco. ■ Thriller Night at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5 (£4 in fancy dress). 6 May. Michael Jackson/Thriller theme
night in the Speakeasy, organised by Jewel & Esk students to celebrate the end of the college year. ■ Thursdays at Bacaro. 10.30pm–3am. £3–£6. Weekly. New hip hop, R&B and urban party. ■ Twist & Shout at Medina. 10pm–3am. £3. 29 Apr. Live bands and 60s rock’n’roll and northern soul at this Fresh Air fundraiser. ■ Vanity at Opal Lounge. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Cutting edge soul, R&B, electro and funky house. Chart & Party ■ Let’s Go Retro at Stereo. 10pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 (£2) after. Weekly. Lets Go Retro is Stereo’s all new Thursday bash, and Edinburgh’s only weekly UV Party. Join resident DJ Bryan Kerr, who plays tunes from the 90s and early 00s.
1am–5am. £5. 30 Apr. Keep the Club ✽✽ Beltane Afterparty at the Caves. fires burning at the official after-party for the pagan rites up Calton Hill, live drumming, costumed mayhem and dance beats guaranteed from the likes of Tam O’Banter, Al Majik, Tekamine, Roddy the Piper and more. ■ 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. ■ Carry On! at Electric Circus. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Danny Chutes and JP Mason (Leith FM) host a musical party of classic hits and dancefloor favourites. ■ Dirt at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £2 before midnight; £4 after. 7 May. Techno, electro, breaks, dubstep and B- more as Simon Jackson and Tactus join the residents. ■ Disgraceland at the Voodoo Rooms. 8pm–1am. £3. 7 May. Deadly mix of punk, rock, blues, lounge and indie, now in a new home. ■ Flava at Shanghai. 11pm–3am. £6. Weekly. Hugely successful R&B, hip
Rise Ruled over by the fast-paced mash-up skills of Johnny Frenetic, Rise hosts a special bank holiday soundclash as DJ Kon-Tempt guests for a multi-genre head-to-head neon party. No genre will be safe as house, electro and club classics are fused with indie, rock and urban tracks to create new and funky Frankensteinian creations and remixes (plus free Don’t Blink mix CDs to the first 100 customers). ■ Opal Lounge, Edinburgh, Sun 2 May.
hop, UK funky and urban night with resident DJ Prospect. ■ Four Corners at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 7 May. Your local one-stop hop for funk/soul/jazz/Latin/Afro/reggae dancefloor action and sizzling live percussion. ■ Get Funk’d at Medina. 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. 30 Apr. R&B, funk and soul from Isla Blige Master Caird and P-Stylz. ■ I-tal Faya Sound at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £6 (£4 ‘for ladies’). 30 Apr. Reggae and dub bassline in the Cab’s Speakeasy as I-tal Faya Sound are joined by MC Brother Culture. ■ Ikon at Opal Lounge. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Glamorous, luxurious and exclusive party night of sexy house. FREE Inkling at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. 7 May. The Speakeasy rocks to funk fuelled beats and breaks plus resident MC Silver Tongue. ■ Jackhammer at the Caves. 10.30pm–3am. £8 (£6). 7 May. Techno and house action as Jackhammer tempt Slam (Soma) to the east, with support from Stepback and Gee Dubs. ■ KandiFlip at Po Na Na. 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £6 after. Weekly. R&B, house and dance classics from Johnny Frenetic, with added live sax from Trav SaXing Panesar on Good Friday (2 Apr). ■ Milk at Medina. 10pm–3am. £5. 7 May. Hip hop, R&B, soul and funk night presents a night of B-boy jams from Tony Thrills, P-Stylz and guests. ■ 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. £7. 30 Apr. Soul, funk, garage, freak beat, psyche and more from Craig Jamieson joined by special guest Caroline McKay (ex-Glasvegas). ■ 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). 30 Apr. Psy-trance with Brad Gamma, Toto and Dharma. ■ 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 Paul Mills’ Funk Band (30 Apr) and James Brown is Annie (7 May). FREE Stormbringer at the Banshee Labyrinth. 9pm–3am. Weekly. Classic rock night. ■ Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £tbc. 30 Apr. 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 SB regular and breakbeat master Krafty Kuts. ■ 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 eagleowl EP launch afterparty as the band take to the decks (30 Apr, gig starts at 7pm) plus live guests Bronto Skylift launch their new album (7 May, gig starts at 7pm). ■ Tokyoblu at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £8 (£5 members). 7 May. John Hutchison and Iain Gibson dish out the best in Chicago house, funky electro and disco. Joined by Rebel Waltz mainstay Murray Richardson returning to Edinburgh for a night of upfront underground house. See preview, page 35. ■ Xplicit at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £5 before 12.30am; £7 after. 30 Apr. Hard drum & bass specialists Xplicit host a dubstep vs D&B soundclash with special guests Eclair Fifi (LuckyMe) and Tekamine (JungleDud) going head-to-head with residents ENO and Paul Reset.
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.
Club FREE Audio Pawn at City Café. 8pm–1am. 1 May. House classics, unforgettable anthems and future breaks. ■ The Bang Bang Club at Electric Circus. 10.30pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. 8 May. 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. 1 May. 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. £6. 8 May. Four deck mix of dubstep, reggae, dancehall and jungle. Joined by DJ Uncle Dugs (Kool FM, Revival, Jungle Fever). ■ 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. ■ 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. ■ Fake at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). 1 May. ‘Bassline, bashment and rave warriors’ as Clouds make their Edinburgh debut with a breaks and techy electro set. ■ Fish Fry at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Scottish jazz, funk, soul and Latin bands join DJ Astroboy, with quirky pop from The Banana Sessions (1 May) followed by high energy dico-funk from Federation of the Disco Pimp (8 May). ■ 4 Fried Chickens at Teviot Debating Hall. 8pm–3am. £5. 8 May. Night of ska, soul, pop and rhythm’n’blues from four live acts: Big Hand, Deccapods, The Hustlers and a jam session from Big Henry’s Soul Cats. ✽✽ Ghantin at the GRV. 11pm–3am. Underground beats, hard drum & bass, technoid breakcore and hardcore with a fast and furious bassline special from Kanji Kinetic, the self-proclaimed king of ‘splatterbass’. ■ Jam the Box at the GRV. 7pm–3am. £6. 1 May. Five bands play live (Alfonzo, The Set Up, The High Lines, The Albion and The Ragged Army) followed by DJs spinning house, techno, soul and funk. ■ 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. ■ Much More at Medina. 10pm–3am. £5 (two-for-one entry before 11pm). Weekly. Hip hop from Nasty P and Cunnie. £5 before midnight; £7 after. 8 May.
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