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 FREE Animal Hospital at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. 11 Nov. Techno and minimal night with decor and live visuals. ■ Bollynights at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £6 (£4). 4 Nov. DJs playing the best of Bollywood, bhangra and desi beats. FREE Born to Be Wide at Electric Circus. 9.30pm–midnight. 4 Nov. Music industry seminar/social club that aims to bring musos, journalists, promoters, record shop workers and musicians together. ■ Bounce at Po Na Na. 10.30pm–3am. £5. Weekly. DJ Johnny Frenetic will be providing the best in electro, house and chart mash-ups for your musical pleasures. FREE Dapper Dan’s at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. 4 Nov. Default and Picassio promise ‘a wonky cocktail of beats’ on decks and FX. FREE Frisky at the Hive. 10pm–3am. Weekly. Chart and dancefloor anthems in the main room with indie and 90s hits out back. FREE Homegrown at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. Weekly. New night focusing on up-and-coming drum & bass talent. ■ Miasma at Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). 18 Nov. Dubstep, breakcore and electronica. ■ Movement at Electric Circus. 10pm–3am. £3 (£2). 4 Nov. The best new indie and classic dancefloor killers. ■ Octopussy at the HMV Picture House. 11pm–3am. £4. Weekly. Student night of chart, R&B, electro and indie classics. FREE Packed with JT at GHQ. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Start the weekend early with DJ JT. FREE Pop du Jour at CC Blooms. 8pm–3am. Weekly. New weekly dose of
cheesy dancefloor glue from DJ Paton, who accepts requests up to 11pm. ■ Roller Boogie at City Nightclub. 10.30pm–3am. £6 (£5). Weekly. Old skool roller disco (skate hire £1.50) with a retro soundtrack. FREE Sick Note at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Indie/electro night from the Cab, with residents from Clash and Spies in the Wires, with live music from electro rockers Dansette Junior (18 Nov). FREE Speaker Bite Me at Espionage. 11pm–3am. Weekly. The Evol DJs take charge at this alternative disco night of indie, hip hop and a dash of electro, which features everything from Dizzee Rascal to The Cribs. ■ Stiletto at Lulu. 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Electro-pop, glam house classics and disco. ■ Vanity at Opal Lounge. 10pm–3am. £5. Weekly. Cutting edge soul, R&B, electro and funky house. FREE We Got Soul at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. Weekly. Funk and soul music from across the globe from Headspin’s Steve Austin and Soulsville’s Scott Walker.
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. ■ Az-Tech at the Caves. 10pm–3am. £7 (members £6). 5 Nov. Breaks and electro as Az-Tech host their closing party with the residents taking the headline slot and a ‘very special mystery guest’ to be announced on the night. For membership just email firstname.lastname@example.org. See preview, page 32. ■ Broke at City Nightclub. 10pm–3am. £2. Weekly. DJ Gentleman Johnny mashes-up chart indie, hip hop, dance anthems and drinks promos. ■ Broke! Bonfire Night Bonanza at Ocean Terminal. 10pm–3am. £10. 5 Nov. Hip hop, breaks and beats from Scratch Perverts and guests. ■ Cosmic at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £5. 12 Nov. A spaced-out night of psychedelic trance, with live percussion and visuals by VisualGnosis.
■ Elementary at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 12 Nov. New house, techno and electro night, launching with a headline set from Toni Jarvis with support from Bruno FK and Prof. ■ 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. £6. 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. ■ Fakin’ It at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 8pm–3am. £5. 5 Nov. Hard-tek, jungle, dubstep, hip hop and electro. ■ Frisky Fridays at Bacaro. 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Urban night featuring resident DJ Prospect, with regular guests from Radio 1 and 1Xtra. FREE Inkling at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. 5 Nov. The Speakeasy rocks to funk fuelled beats and breaks plus resident MC Silver Tongue. ■ Izu at the GRV. 11pm–3am. £5. 12 Nov. Unpredictable night of techno, electro, funk and soul moving through techno on laptop, decks and FX. FREE Memorabilia at the Village. 9pm–1am. 5 Nov. Fortnightly. Fortnightly date from Jon Pleased Wimmin, playing pop, disco, new wave and glam 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. ■ 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). ■ Poptastic at GHQ. 10pm–3am. £4 (£3). 5 Nov. Queer clubbing night with indie/electro from Phil Bakstad in room one and retro pop/trash from Paul McAvoy in room two. FREE Reggae Rewind at Wee Red Bar. 10.30pm–3am. 5 Nov. Presenting I’m Just a Guy for a night of ska, dub, reggae and dancehall. ■ RSVP at Lulu. 10.30pm–3am. £8.
Weekly. Glamorous club hits. ■ Sahara Sessions at Po Na Na. 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £6 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 high energy funk from Federation of Disco Pimp (5 Nov) and reggae from Man at the Window (12 Nov). ■ Souloco at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 (£2) after. 12 Nov. Deep techy house as Souloco take over Cab’s Speakeasy. ■ Spaceball at Studio 24. 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £8 after. 5 Nov. Heavy bass, neon decor, lasers and warped visuals with the toxic rave. ■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). Weekly. Indie-electro night hosted by the Sick Note DJs. ■ Tokyoblu at Cabaret Voltaire. 11pm–3am. £8. 5 Nov. John Hutchison and Iain Gibson dish out the best in Chicago house, funky electro and disco augmented by live music from Epic 26. ■ Vintage Violence at Wee Red Bar. 11pm–3am. £4. 12 Nov. A night of ‘anti- anthems’ with a mix of raw garage rock, girl groups, dirty soul, junk shop glam, new wave and rockabilly. ■ Wonky at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. 5 Nov. Another new night from the heads at Trouble who team up with Wolfjazz for a night of UK funky, hip hop, beats, bass and dubstep with Afrobeat from Mim Suleiman. Official party for the Africa in Motion Film Festival and Noir! Fashion show. ■ Xplicit at the Bongo Club. 11pm–3am. £8. 12 Nov. Hard, dark drum & bass as Dutch trio Black Sun Empire tour their fourth album Lights and Wires plus DJ set from Teebee (Subtitles/Momentum).
Edinburgh Saturdays Club FREE Akimbo Divine at Roxy Art House. 7pm–1am. Weekly. Meek beat, wonky soul and mutant disco. ■ Bass Syndicate at Sneaky Pete’s. 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). 13 Nov. Bass Syndicate returns with a mix of
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.
■ 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.
36 THE LIST 4–18 Nov 2010