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Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5. 8 May. The ■ Mumbo Jumbo at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £8 (£7) after. 1 May. 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. JD Twitch of Optimo fame guests. ■ 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. ■ Rollapaluza at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 11pm–3am. £tbc. 1 May. Roller racing competition and DJ action. ✽✽ Sick Note Saturday at Cabaret indie/electro night hosts another of its new monthly Saturday night specials joined by special guests Filthy Dukes who run London’s infamous Kill Em All at Fabric. FREE Soul Spectrum at the Voodoo Rooms. 9pm–1am. 8 May. 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. May. Heavy bass from WolfJazz and Keyte as they are joined by UK techno mainstay Jim Masters. ■ 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. ■ Touch at the Lane. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. 8 May. Tech- house night with Astma (Reclaim the Beats), Lolla Tek and Mark Crow (Storm Recordings). ■ Ultragroove at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £8 (£5) after. 1 May. Gareth Sommerville is joined by Milton Jackson (Dark Energy/Freerange) for a dose of deep UK house. ■ Va Va-Voom!!!! at Electric Circus. 10.30pm–3am. £5. 1 May. Decadent night of sultry sounds with burlesque, dance and theatre performances to put a bit of glamour back in your life with Chassy van Klass and Miss Honey Wild. ■ VEGAS! at the Voodoo Rooms. 8.30pm–1am. £5. 1 May. Monthly. Hep daddy swing, country classics and sleazy listening at the multiple award-winning, multi-genre club night for movers,
groovers, hipsters, flipsters, guys and dolls. ■ Velvet at Cabaret Voltaire. 10.30pm–3am. £4 before 11pm; £6 (£5) after. 8 May. After a lengthy absence the much-missed women’s club night with an inclusive LGBTI policy and some kickin’ tunes returns at a new venue – the Speakeasy – for a re-launch party. See Gay for preview, page 58. Chart & Party ■ 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. ■ 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 Jackhammer Boatparty at Cruz. 2pm–late. 2 May. Free bank holiday techno party from Keytes, Beefy, Wolfjazz, Pagowsky and friends. ■ Rise at Opal Lounge. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Johnny Frenetic mashes up a unique and energetic three-deck mix of funky house, sexy urban and indie infused electro, club classics and remixes. Neon mash-up bank holiday special on 2 May with Johnny Frentic vs Kon-tempt (entry £6 (£4) for this date only). ■ Sections at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Free. Weekly. A rock’n’roll journey with all the best cuts from classic metal and hard rock through to 80s glam and goth. ■ Tackno at GHQ. 10.30pm–3am. £8 (£7). 2 May. Back for more bank holiday shenanigans and a 'Celebrity!' theme (think Heat, OK and Hello!) alongside
Trendy Wendy's delicious mix of of kitsch classics, joyful cheese and pop anthems. ■ Taste at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £6 (£5). 2 May. Fisher & Price and Miss Chris in the main room playing an eclectic mix of the very best in underground dance music and classics. ■ 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’.
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. ■ Latin Quarter at Medina. 9pm–1am. £2. Weekly. DJs James Combe and Freddy Ramirez with real deal mix of salsa, merengue and world music (also salsa classes from 7pm–9pm, £5). 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. ■ Springtime Follies at the Voodoo Rooms. 9pm–1am. £5 (£3). 3 May. A kitsch springtime cabaret and burlesque show with residents Lilly de Lure and Captain Anchor plus special guests, Hettie Heartache, Whiskey Blitz and compere Madame Myfanwy. ■ 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.
Edinburgh Tuesdays Club FREE Antics at the Hive. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Rock, emo, punk and metal dispatches from Edinburgh’s alt.scene. ■ 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 Remote at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Mix of indie, electro, post punk, 80s synth pop and new wave.
Club FREE Axis at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Electro, techno, dubstep and bassline. ■ B-Sides at Medina. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after. 5 May. B- sides, covers, rarities and remixes with special guests from The Go-Go: Tall Paul and Big Gus. ■ 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 all under the watchful gaze of DJ Johnny Frenetic. 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. ■ We are . . . Electric at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after (free to members). Weekly. Electronic punk-funk, electro and underground acid-house classics with Gary Mac joined by Jacek (5 May) and Wolfjazz (12 May). Chart & Party ■ Boom Boom Cow at City Nightclub. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Chart and party night with plenty of drinks offers.
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.
40 THE LIST 29 Apr–13 May 2010