Edinburgh Fridays Club ■ Adventures in Sound at the HMV Picture House. 11pm–3am. £1 before midnight; £3 (£2) after. Weekly. Andy Wilson takes charge with a mixed soundtrack of indie, electro and alternative classics as the Picture House club nights go weekly once again. ■ Broke at City Nightclub. 10pm–3am. £2. Weekly. DJ Gentleman Johnny mashes-up chart indie, hip hop, dance anthems and drinks promos. ■ Cosmic at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £6 (£4). 15 Oct. A spaced-out night of psychedelic trance, with live percussion and visuals by VisualGnosis. ■ Departure Lounge at the Caves. 10pm–3am. £10 (£9). 8 Oct. Heavyweight global sounds as Departure Lounge host another night of cosmic beats and futuristic funk from pharmacologist-cum-DJ Floating Points (live PA featuring Fatima) and Edinburgh eight-piece funksters Digital Jones. ■ Elements at the Lane. 10.30pm–3am. £6 (£5). 15 Oct. Trance and progressive house night. ■ Everybody at Electric Circus. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. The night starts with live band karaoke (until midnight) followed by a mix of pop, rock, indie, electro, disco and party tracks from 1960-2010. ■ Evol at the Liquid Room. 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £6 after. Weekly. Edinburgh’s longest running indie night. With the usual mix of the best current and classic alternative and crossover tunes, Evol’s an institution. ■ Frisky Fridays at Bacaro. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Urban night featuring resident DJ Prospect, with regular guests from Radio 1 and 1Xtra. ■ Furburger at GHQ. 11pm–3am. £4 (£3). 8 Oct. DJs Dejaybird, Funki Diva and Boy Toy provide aural stimulation for gay women and their closest friends. ■ Get Funk’d at Medina. 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. 15 Oct. R&B, funk and soul from resident Isla Blige. ■ Heavy Gossip at Medina. 11pm–3am. £7 (£5). 8 Oct. Fresh house cuts, disco funk and reworked edits as Craig Smith and Nick Yuill are joined by
the deep disco sounds of Retro/Grade (aka Tom Neville and Serge Santiago). ■ Hot Mess at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). 8 Oct. Brand new gay club night for Edinburgh, where the focus is on the music, which is a heady mix of disco, hi-NRG, acid house, italo and electro from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron (Club for Heroes/Devil Disco Club). See LGTB preview, page 49. ■ Ikon at Opal Lounge. 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Weekly. Glamorous, luxurious and exclusive party night of sexy house. ■ Lab Project at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £tbc. 8 Oct. Intriguing new club/music/art collective. FREE Memorabilia at the Village. 9pm–1am. 8 Oct. Fortnightly. Fortnightly date from Jon Pleased Wimmin, playing house blasts from the past, present and future. ■ Misfits at the Hive. 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. Weekly. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock and retro with bargain drinks. ■ The Noize Factory at the Lane. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). 8 Oct. Tech- house, trance, indie electro and house playing out the likes of Daft Punk, Vitalic, Fake Blood and Soulwax. ■ Numbers a at Sneaky Pete's. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. 15 Oct. One of Glasgow's most eclectic clubbing successes launches in Edinburgh with a residents special of Jackmaster and Nelson. ■ 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). ■ RSVP at Lulu. 10.30pm–3am. £8. Weekly. Glamorous club hits. ■ Sahara Sessions at Po Na Na. 10.30pm–3am. £4 before 11pm; £7 after. Weekly. Funky and disco tinged house and huge club classics at this new glam and sexy night for Po Na Na. ■ Skunk Funk at the Jazz Bar. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Weekly. Night of top funk from DJ Aki and live guests including Leeds-based vocalist Terri Shaltiel and her funk band (8 Oct) and the high energy DC Ellis Band (15 Oct). ■ Souloco at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 (£2) after. 15 Oct. Deep techy house as Souloco take over Cab’s Speakeasy.
11pm–3am. £5. 8 Oct. Tsatsu and ✽✽ Soulsville at the Bongo Club. Argonaut spin the best in soul, doo-wop, funk and rock’n’roll now with an added kick of live dancers and a ‘new musical direction’. ✽✽ Telefunken at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £12. 15 Oct. Expansive Chicago house as Telefunken secure the considerable talents of Derrick Carter to help them celebrate their sixth birthday. ■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). Weekly. Indie-electro night hosted by the Sick Note DJs. ■ This is SICK! at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £6–£9. 8 Oct. Expect a whirlwind of house, electro, dub and ghetto techno with big bass-fuelled house from special guests Lee Mortimer and Last Japan. ■ TrusT Label Launch at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £tbc. 8 Oct. Hemlock Nights and MAPt present this night of electro and techno with Inigo Kennedy, Ben Wollard, Casual Violence, Siege and Mr Pyz. ■ Vintage Violence at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £4. 15 Oct. A night of ‘anti- anthems’ with a mix of raw garage rock, girl groups, dirty soul, junk shop glam, new wave and rockabilly. ■ Wolf Party at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). 15 Oct. Indie rock from the last 30 years, so expect to hear the likes of Pavement, Yeasayer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Animal Collective, The Maccabees and ‘their ilk’. ■ Wu Hui at Shanghai. 10pm–3am. £8 (£6). Weekly. Feel good party night and uplifting house. ■ Xplicit at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £4. 15 Oct. Residents special at Edinburgh’s drum & bass HQ.
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. ■ Kinky Disco at GHQ. 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Weekly. Pop, camp classics and dance hits from Cilla Slack and funky house and electro from DJ Michelle.
■ The Reunion at Lava Ignite. 10pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. Weekly. Ibiza party every Friday all through summer with chart dance hits and Lava’s notorious hot tubs.
Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £5. 9 Oct. The Club ■ Annie Mac Presents at Ocean Terminal. 9.30pm–3am. £18–£20. 16 Oct. Radio 1’s doyen of dance music hits Edinburgh with a suitably tremendous line-up featuring Miss Mac herself, Felix da Housecat, Caspa and MC Rod Azlan. See preview, page 40. ✽✽ Bare Saturday at Cabaret Cab’s new Monday night special branches out with a one-off Saturday nighter featuring the drum & bass/dubstep fusion of Nero, who recently signed to Chase & Status’ MTA label. ■ Bass Syndicate at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. 9 Oct. Bass Syndicate returns with a mix of bass heavy breaks, beats, electro and house from G-Mac, Believe and Silver Storic. ■ Beat Control at the HMV Picture House. 11pm–3am. £1 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. ■ Bubblegum at the Hive. 10pm–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 from DJ Darren and Dowzer. ■ Definition at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. 23 Oct. Dancefloor friendly underground house, electro, minimal and techno cuts from residents Mark Balneaves and Martin Lightbody. ■ Disco Inferno at Sportsters Bar. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Disco all night long as Edinburgh’s clubbing institution struts its stuff once more all under the watchful gaze of DJ Johnny Starr (strictly over 25s). ■ The Egg at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £1 before 11.30pm; £3 after (ECA students free before 11.30pm; £2
EDINBURGH CLUB VENUES
■ Bacaro 7–11 Hope Street Lane, 247 7004. Stylish bijou clubbbing and cocktails.
■ 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.
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■ 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.
for details. ■ The GRV 7 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. Intimate club venue mixing art, techno, dub, live acts and beats. See listings for details.
■ City: Edinburgh 1a Market Street, 226 9560. From student nights and pop to big guest DJs. See listings for selected highlights. ■ Henry’s Cellar Bar 8-16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. Eclectic and experimental nights from surf rock to electro. See listings for details.
■ 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
■ 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.
■ The Lane 3 Queensferry Street Lane, 467 7215. Selection of cool house nights. See listings for details. ■ Lava Ignite 3 West Toll Cross, 228 3252. Chart favourites, pop hits and R&B.
■ The Liquid Room 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. Home to indie, electro, dubstep, house and visiting big name DJs. ■ 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. stylish venue in the heart of Edinburgh.
■ 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 some 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
■ 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.