■ Boho Saturdays at Boho. Weekly 9.30pm–3am. Free before 10.30pm; £8 after. Li’l Rich packs the dancefloor every Saturday with a li’l bit of everything. ■ FHQ Saturdays at FHQ. Weekly 6pm–3am. Free. The party starts here with DJ Steven Devine playing upbeat pop anthems. ■ Homegrown at Bamboo. Weekly 10pm–3am. £7 (£5 with a matric card). Big Al, Dominic Martin and Robin B play R&B, indie, rock and soul. ■ Hummingbird Saturdays at Hummingbird. Weekly 5pm–3am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£3 students) after. Party sounds from DJs Aaron Petrie and Kid Sleazy. ■ I Love Garage at the Garage. Weekly 11pm–3am. £7 (£5). Chart, indie, R&B and hip hop, with karaoke in Snapshotz. ■ Kinetic Blue at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 9pm–2am. Free before 10.30pm; £6 (£5 students) after. Indie and funky house from Ross McMillan. ■ Kinky Disco at Kushion. Weekly 7pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £7 (£5 students) after. The self-styled sexiest party in town is hosted by DJs Stevie Foy and Gav Somerville. playing house, electro and urban hits. ■ O’Couture Saturdays at O’Couture. Weekly 11pm–3am. £8 (£5 students). Big-room party, dance and R&B sounds from Rob Etherson and That Tall Guy Scott. ■ PLAY Saturdays at Play. Weekly 5pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £8 (£6) after. Big room tunes from Will Ruane, Iain Pollock and Ross McFadyen. Note that opening time will be 10pm on the first Saturday of every month. ■ Saturday at Milan at Milan. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. DJs Robbie and Cruz serve up chart, dance, R&B and hip hop. ■ Stepping Up a Notch at the Polo Lounge. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. DJs Suave Gav and Leah give it their all on Saturday nights. ■ This Is . . . at Common. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £7 (£5 students) after. Funky indie. ■ Worship at Tusk. Weekly 5pm–2am. Free before 11pm; £5 after. Party sounds from DJ John Heally. ■ Yoyo at the Shed. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before midnight; £6 after. DJs Euan and Derek play pop and hip hop hits.
Clubs FREE Button Up at Flat 0/1. Weekly 9pm–2am. Duncan Harvey and Jack Isosceles play a mix of sleazy R&B, 50s and 60s pop, jump jive, Jamaican vibes and exotica from a bygone age. ■ Optimo Presents Hung Up! at the Sub Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Sundays aren’t dead yet! A new weekly event curated by Optimo DJs JD Twitch and JG Wilkes, taking up where their old night left off but with added input from some of Glasgow’s finest DJs. ■ Sin City at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 (free for students). Marky Mark and Mash brings you disco, funk, soul and house. FREE Sundays at the Cathouse. Weekly 11pm–3am. DJ AM-Y playing killer rock, metal, punk and requests. Chart & Party ■ Banana Split at Play. Weekly 9pm–2am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£3 students) after. James D plays house and indie. ■ Discobadger at Bamboo. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm with a matric card; £5 (£4) after. DJ Kash, Domsko and Gerry Lyons play hip hop, house, funk and electro. ■ Encore at Kushion. Weekly 9pm–3am. £5 (£3). Party sounds, and note it’s free entry all night with a retail wage slip.
■ Hummingbird Sundays at Hummingbird. Weekly 9pm–1am. £tbc. Half price cocktails and party tracks. ■ Liquid Cool at Common. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. Iain Thomson, AJ and Gordon ‘Harri’ Miller play vocal garage and house. ■ Mayhem Sundays at Bennets. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc. Party tunes for an up for it gay crowd with Marc. ■ Shedkandi at the Shed. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2. Sisters Lisa Mafia and Li’l Gem present a house and R&B playlist. ■ Sports Sunday at FHQ. Weekly 6pm–3am. Free. Live football, a free jukebox and party sounds. ■ Sunday ‘Sentials at Play. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £tbc after. Party sounds from DJs Chris Stewart and Ross McFadyen. ■ Sunday Service at Òran Mór. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (students £3). Chart, R&B, house and electro from Dave M. ■ Sunday Sesh at Boho. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3 students before midnight). Resident DJs play party anthems to wind you down or pick you up. ■ We Started Everything at the Garage. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £5 (£3) after. A night of ‘unadulterated musical magnificence’ (we’re quoting) with Brian McMaster. ■ Weekends With a Bang! at the Polo Lounge. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. DJ Leah takes you out with a bang at this explosive end to the week.
Monday Clubs FREE Boteco Intimo at Boteco do Brasil. Weekly 8pm–3am. Explore the intimate sounds of bossa nova, tropicalia, exotica and breezy lounge pop every Monday with your hostess DJ Mingo-go. ■ Burn at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Burn provides all the disco songs you’ve forgotten about and the ones you can’t forget. Presented by Normski, Zeus and Mash.
Clubs ■ Danse Macabre at Nice’n’Sleazy. 11 Jan, 11.30pm–3am. £2 before 1am; £3 after. DJs Pasta and Catnip spin old- school goth rock and classic disco (how does that even work?), along with Italo, sleazy synthpop and the best alternative rock tracks the 80s had to offer. ■ IAM at the Sub Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2–£4. A new house and techno night from hosts Beta and Kappa, whose aim is to try and recapture the Optimo vibe of old on a Tuesday night. ■ Killer Kitsch at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 (£3). Euan Neilson and David Sinclair play electro, house and rock upstairs, while Duncan Harvey and David Brown have the bootlegs and classics covered downstairs.
Wednesday Clubs ■ In About It! at Nice’n’Sleazy. 12 Jan, 11pm–3am. £3. A brand new Wednesday nighter, with residents Twonko and Pasty Thirtytwo and more. ■ Muso at the Buff Club. Weekly 9pm–3am. £4 (£3). A night of up and coming bands, with DJs David Duffy and Amy Rew until 3am. ■ Nuke the Moon at the Flying Duck. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 (£2). DJs Quahaze and Math look back to the golden age of clubs and the birth of dance music culture with a set of funk, disco, jackin’ house and breaks. ■ Wednesdays at Flat 0/1 at Flat 0/1. Weekly 11pm–3am. £tbc. Darrell plays 80s and urban funk jams and Dom plays a mix of early 80s slap synth funk rap grooves.
■ Stiletto at Lulu. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Electro-pop, glam house classics and disco. 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.
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. ■ Bedbug at Cabaret Voltaire. 14 Jan, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Dubstep and bass heavy club night, guest tbc. ■ Bound For Glory at Cabaret Voltaire. 14 Jan, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Fudge Fingas, Beefy and Flyin’ Saucer launch this new monthly night that aims to raise funds for Oxfam, with a funk, house and electro soundtrack in the Cab’s Speakeasy. ■ Disgraceland at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 14 Jan, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Deadly mix of punk, rock, blues, lounge and indie, now in a new home. ■ The Egg at Wee Red Bar. Weekly (from 15 Jan) 11pm–3am. £1 before 11.30pm; £3 after (ECA students free before 11.30pm; £2 after). Indie, 60s garage, electro, northern soul, ska, 70s punk and new wave at this Edinburgh institution for those in the know after a quick fix of decent music and attitude free clubbing. ■ Everybody at Electric Circus. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 after. 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. ■ Evol at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 after. Edinburgh’s longest running indie night. With ` mix of the best current and classic alternative tunes.
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Edinburgh Thursdays Clubs FREE Animal Hospital at Sneaky Pete’s. 13 Jan, 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. ✽✽ FREE Dapper Dan’s at Sneaky Pete’s. 6 Jan, 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. 20 Jan, 11pm–3am. New night focusing on up-and-coming drum & bass talent. ■ Ill Behaviour at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Dubstep and bassline for Thursday night from residents Taz Buckfaster, Cadenza, A Meldrum, Tekkerz and more. ■ Octopussy at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4. Student night of chart, R&B, electro and indie classics. FREE Sick Note at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. Indie/electro night from the Cab, with residents from Clash and Spies in the Wires. 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.
New night for the Liquid Room and it’s launching in style with a DJ set from Kele. Best known as the frontman of Bloc Party, Kele has been taking the band in a more electronic direction over their last few albums, before releasing his own solo album, The Boxer, earlier this year, which was a full on electro record, so he should know what he’s doing behind the decks. ■ Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Tue 18 Jan. 6–20 Jan 2011 THE LIST 41