Events are listed by city, day, type then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to firstname.lastname@example.org. Edinburgh listings are compiled by Henry Northmore. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Edinburgh Thursday Clubs ■ Bounce at Po Na Na. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £5. 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. 2 Dec, 11pm–3am. Default and Picassio promise ‘a wonky cocktail of beats’ on decks and FX. FREE Frisky at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Chart and dancefloor anthems in the main room with indie and 90s hits out back. FREE Homegrown at Sneaky Pete’s. Thu 11pm–3am. New night focusing on up-and-coming drum & bass talent. ■ Ill Behaviour at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Dubstep and bassline for Thursday night from residents Taz Buckfaster, Cadenza, A Meldrum, Tekkerz and more. One of dubstep’s key figures, Skream (Magnetic Man) guests with MC Dread on 25 Nov (please note £10 entry). ■ Miasma at Wee Red Bar. 18 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). Dubstep, breakcore and electronica. ■ Movement at Electric Circus. Weekly 10pm–3am. £3 (£2). The best new indie and classic dancefloor killers. ■ Octopussy at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4. Student night of chart, R&B, electro and indie classics. FREE Packed with JT at GHQ. Weekly 11pm–3am. Start the weekend early with DJ JT. FREE Pop du Jour at CC Blooms. Weekly 8pm–3am. New weekly dose of cheesy dancefloor glue from DJ Paton, who accepts requests up to 11pm. ■ Roller Boogie at City Nightclub. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £6 (£5). Old skool roller disco (skate hire £1.50) with
a retro soundtrack. FREE Sick Note at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. 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. Weekly 11pm–3am. 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. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Electro-pop, glam house classics and disco. ■ Vanity at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Cutting edge soul, R&B, electro and funky house. FREE We Got Soul at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Funk and soul music from across the globe from Headspin’s Steve Austin and Soulsville’s Scott Walker.
Edinburgh Friday Clubs ■ Adventures in Sound at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £1 before midnight; £3 (£2) after. 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. Weekly 10pm–3am. £2. DJ Gentleman Johnny mashes-up chart indie, hip hop, dance anthems and drinks promos. ■ Compakt at Cabaret Voltaire. 19 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 (£5) after. Dark, moody techno from special guest Dustin Zahn who’s remixed the likes of Green Velvet, Dubfire and Adam Beyer. ■ Confusion is Sex at the Bongo Club. 26 Nov, 11pm–3am. £7 (in costume £5). Twisted and freaky mix of burlesque, glam techno, electro, indie punk and rock’n’roll. This month is ‘Church of the Poisoned Mind’ with a ‘holy/whore’ dress-up theme. ■ Departure Lounge at the Caves. 26 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £9 (advance £7). Heavyweight global sounds as Departure Lounge host another night of cosmic beats and futuristic funk. Tropical Soundclash special as the sounds of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean collide with guests Miles Cleret
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. ■ 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.
■ 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.
■ Faith Wilkie House, Cowgate, 225 9764. Commercial dance sounds, pop hits and R&B. ■ Karma Nights 23 Lothian Road, 229 9197. Club classics, chart nuggets and party tunes.
■ GHQ 4 Picardy Place, 550 1780. Swish gay club. See listings ■ The Lane 3 Queensferry Street Lane, 467 7215. Selection of cool
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(Soundway Records), Asazi Space Funk Explosion (live) and your hosts Astroboy, Jiminez and Mr Zimbabwe. ■ Diva at the Lane. 26 Nov, 10pm–3am. £tbc. Big house sounds, club classics, electro and party anthems. ■ Everybody at Electric Circus. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. The night starts with live band karaoke (until midnight) followed by a mix of pop, rock, indie, electro, disco and party tracks form 1960-2010. ■ Fakin’ It at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 19 Nov, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Hard-tek, jungle, dubstep, hip hop and electro. ■ Four Corners at the Bongo Club. 19 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Your local one-stop hop for funk/soul/jazz/Latin/Afro/reggae dancefloor action and sizzling live percussion. ■ Frisky Fridays at Bacaro. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). Urban night featuring resident DJ Prospect, with regular guests from Radio 1 and 1Xtra. ■ Glitch Biscuit at the Lane. 19 Nov, 10pm–3am. £6. Electro, house and a bucket load of wobble. Featuring the hard, fast electro kicks of special guest Calverton. ■ Jackhammer at Wee Red Bar. 26 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £5 (students £4). Techno night. Showcasing some of Edinburgh’s best techno DJs from through the years with Brainstorm (Pure), Stephen Brown (live) and WolfJazz. FREE Memorabilia at the Village. 19 Nov, 9pm–1am. Fortnightly date from Jon Pleased Wimmin, playing pop, disco, new wave and glam blasts from the past, present and future. ■ Misfits at the Hive. Weekly 9pm–1am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock and retro with bargain drinks. ■ Modern Lovers at the Store. 26 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £6 (£5) after. Soul, funk, garage, freak beat, psyche and more from Craig Jamieson. Slight change of pace as Groove Armada’s Mike MC guests for a night of bluebeat and rockin’ rhythms. ■ Planet Earth at Citrus Club. Weekly 9.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £6 after. 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. Weekly 10.30pm–3am.
house nights. See listings for details. crowd.
£8. Glamorous club hits. ■ Sahara Sessions at Po Na Na. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £6 after. Funky and disco tinged house and huge club classics. ■ Soul Kitchen at Medina. 19 Nov, 10pm--3am. £5 (£4). Dale Lush and Isla Blige launch a new night of smooth soul, hip hop, funk and uplifting disco. See preview, page 36. ■ StepBack at Wee Red Bar. 19 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £2–£4. Heavy bass from WolfJazz and Eclair Fi Fi as StepBack makes its new home at the Wee Red. Doc Daneeka (Ramp, Fabric, Ten Thousand Yen) is the special guest at this month’s edition. See preview, page 36. ✽✽ Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire. 26 Nov, 11pm–3am. £15. It’s a mash up of breaks, beats, electro and anything else they can lay their hands from your hosts Tim & Jez (Utah Saints). Big bill of guests as Fake Blood and The Count & Sinden provide the fresh house and sharp electro.
Edinburgh Saturday Clubs FREE Akimbo Divine at Roxy Art House. Weekly 7pm–1am. Meek beat, wonky soul and mutant disco. ■ Beat Control at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £1 before midnight; £5 (£3) after. The Evol DJs dish out the best in twisted pop, indie and alternative beats as clubbing returns to the Picture House. ■ Big’n’Bashy at the Bongo Club. 20 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5. Four deck mix of dubstep, reggae, dancehall and jungle all blasted out through the might Messenger Sound System. Double bill of local heroes with Tekkerz (formerly known as Tekamine) and Era guest. ■ Bubblegum at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. A student friendly mix of electro, pop, dance, disco, soul and indie. ■ Bumpin & Stompin at Tynecastle Stadium. 27 Nov, 8pm–1am. £10. The best of Northern Soul, R&B, garage and everything in between as the Soul Boys return with Terry Perkins, Derek Rubberman Robertson, Kenny Burrell, Martin Wright and John Sharp. ■ Chase & Status at the HMV Picture House. 20 Nov, 7pm. £14. Live show from the hard drum & bass duo, following Pendulum into the charts.
■ 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.
■ Stereo King Stables Road, 229 7986. More big party tunes and drunken dancing. ■ The Store 7 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. Intimate club mixing techno, dub and beats (formerly known as the GRV). See listings for details.
■ Studio 24 Calton Road, 558 3758. Down and dirty club nights, specialising in techno and rock. See listings for details.
■ Sneaky Pete’s 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. Underground clubbing at its best, from techno and dubstep to indie. See listings for details. ■ The Voodoo Rooms 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. Sophisticated clubbing and entertainment. See listings for details.
■ Shanghai Le Monde, 16 George Street, 270 3900. Slick and stylish venue in the heart of Edinburgh. ■ The Wee Red Bar Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. Student nights for the arty set. 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.
■ Opal Lounge 51 George Street, 226 2275. House and funky beats for a dressed up
■ Siglo 184 Cowgate, 240 2850. Charty, party, indie nights until 3am. ■ Why Not? 14 George Street, 624 8311. Hits from the 80s to last week.