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Edinburgh Thursdays Clubs FREE Animal Hospital at Sneaky Pete’s. 9 Dec, 11pm–3am. Techno and minimal night with decor and live visuals. ■ 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. ■ Bounce at Wee Red Bar. 9 Dec, 11pm–3am. £1. Hip hop, dubstep and Euro beats taking the likes of Missy Elliot, Caspa, New Order, Jay-Z and Daft Punk. 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. ■ The Embassy Gallery at Wee Red Bar. 16 Dec, 10.30pm–3am. £4 (£3). Charity club night. 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. 16 Dec, 11pm–3am. New night focusing on up-and-coming drum & bass talent. ✽✽ Ill Behaviour at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £7. Dubstep and bassline for Thursday night from residents Taz Buckfaster, Cadenza, A Meldrum, Tekkerz and more. Digital dub from Toddla T and MC Serocee. ■ 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. 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 a guest set from Italian producer/DJ Reset! (2 Dec). 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.
Chart & Party ■ Skint at Stereo. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £4 (free before midnight;£2 after). Student night of dance classics and club anthems. ■ Wonderland at Shanghai. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. DJ Calverto spins student anthems and cheese.
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.
✽✽ Balkanarama at Studio 24. 10 Dec, 10.30pm–3am. £7 before 11pm; £9 after. A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session. Live guests include Munich’s Tuna Trio, Bosnia’s Asmir Sabich and Hungarian violins from the Jani Lang Band. ■ Broke at City Nightclub. Weekly 10pm–3am. £2. DJ Gentleman Johnny mashes-up chart indie, hip hop, dance anthems and drinks promos. ■ 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 from 1960-2010.
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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■ Fakin’ It at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 3 Dec, 8pm–3am. £tbc. Hard-tek, jungle, dubstep, hip hop and electro. ■ Four Corners at the Bongo Club. 10 Dec, 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. ■ Fuse at the Lane. 3 Dec, 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). Underground dance night of electro, techno dubstep and house. ■ Hot Mess at Wee Red Bar. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3. 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). ■ Innuendub at Cabaret Voltaire. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. £10. Dubstep and seriously heavy bass as Innuendub return for their end of year party with special guests Joker and A1 Bassline. ■ Late’n’Live at the Jazz Bar. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Late night jazz and funk acts and DJs. Featuring Raymond Harris Fusion Experience (3 Dec) and Aki’s Hendrix Tribute (10 Dec). FREE Memorabilia at the Village. 10 Dec, 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 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock and retro with bargain drinks. ■ 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 9pm–1am. £8. Glamorous club hits. ■ Redeemer at Studio 24. Fri 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). The UK’s biggest alt.rock and metal club comes to Edinburgh. ■ Sahara Sessions at Po Na Na. Weekly 8pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £6 after. Funky and disco tinged house and huge club classics at this new glam and sexy night for Po Na Na. ■ Soulsville at the Bongo Club. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £5. Tsatsu and Argonaut spin the best in soul, doo-wop, funk and
house nights. See listings for details. crowd.
Dec, 11pm–3am. £7. John rock’n’roll now with an added kick of live dancers and a ‘new musical direction’. See preview, page 38. ■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly, 11pm–3am. £3. Indie-electro night hosted by the Sick Note DJs. Joined by experimental grime artist Becoming Real (3 Dec). ✽✽ Tokyoblu at Cabaret Voltaire. 3 Hutchison and Iain Gibson dish out the best in Chicago house, funky electro and disco as they host another ‘CD Grab’ as each DJ (also including David McGeorge, Niall and Denis McKervey) on the night will have 50 mix CDs to give away. ■ Vintage Violence at Wee Red Bar. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. £4. A night of ‘anti- anthems’ with a mix of raw garage rock, girl groups, dirty soul, junk shop glam, new wave and rockabilly. Joined by the sleazy rock of Her Royal Highness (live). See preview, page 38.
Chart & Party ■ Hot & Gold at Stereo. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 (£2) after. Disco, dance and raunchy R&B on the mainfloor while upstairs you get 80s classics. ■ Kinky Disco at GHQ. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Pop, camp classics and dance hits from Cilla Slack and funky house and electro from DJ Michelle. ■ The Reunion at Lava Ignite. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after. Ibiza party every Friday all through summer with chart dance hits and Lava’s notorious hot tubs.
Edinburgh Saturdays Clubs ■ Bass Syndicate at Sneaky Pete's. 11 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). 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. 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. ■ Beep Beep, Yeah! at Cabaret Voltaire. 4 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3. Taking over the Speakeasy with a staunchly
■ 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 venue mixing art, techno, dub, live acts and beats. 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.