■ Four Corners at the Bongo Club. 14 Jan, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Your local one-stop hop for funk/soul/jazz/Latin/Afro/reggae dancefloor action and live percussion. ■ Inkling at Cabaret Voltaire. 7 Jan, 11pm–3am. £tbc. The Speakeasy rocks to funk fuelled beats and breaks plus resident MC Silver Tongue. ■ Late’n’Live at the Jazz Bar. Sat 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Late night jazz and funk acts and DJs. Featuring the Hammond grooves of The Privates (8 Jan) and funk/soul from The Leonard Jones Potential (15 Jan). ■ Misfits at the Hive. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock and retro. ■ Planet Earth at Citrus Club. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £6 after. In other words, a healthy dose of punk, new wave, new romantic and electro-pop (now with added 90s). ■ Redeemer at Studio 24. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). The UK’s biggest alt.rock and metal club comes to Edinburgh. ■ Sahara Sessions at Po Na Na. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £6 after. Funky and disco tinged house and huge club classics at this glam and sexy night for Po Na Na. ■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). Indie-electro night hosted by the Sick Note DJs. ■ Tokyoblu at Cabaret Voltaire. 7 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 after (students £5). Chicago house, funky electro and disco. ■ Velvet at Cabaret Voltaire. 14 Jan, 10.30pm–3am. £3 before 11pm; £5 (£4) after. The women’s club night with an inclusive LGBTI policy with DJ Trendy Wendy.
Saturday Clubs ■ Bass Syndicate at Sneaky Pete’s. 8 Jan, 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 10.30pm–3am. £1 before midnight; £5 (£3) after. The Evol DJs dish out the best in twisted pop, indie and alternative beats.
15 Jan, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Four deck ✽✽ Big’n’Bashy at the Bongo Club. mix of dubstep, reggae, dancehall and jungle. Teaming up with Electrikal for a night of graff, dancers, lasers and more with dubstep from Reso and Doctor P. See preview, page 37. ■ Bubblegum at the Hive. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. Electro, pop, disco, soul and indie. ■ Driven at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 15 Jan, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £3 after. Industrial, EBM and goth. ■ His & Hers at Electric Circus. 15 Jan, 10.30pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. The best in indie, punk and alternative. ■ Liquid Soul at Po Na Na. Weekly 10pm–3am. £4 before 11pm; £7 after. Retro-disco and funky house night. ■ Lulu at Lulu. Weekly 9pm–3am. £4 before 11pm; £8 after. Electro, club hits, sexy disco and chart favourites. ■ Mumbo Jumbo at the Bongo Club. 8 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 (£6) after. Headspin’s Steve Austin and Colin Miller join forces with Tackno’s Trendy Wendy mixing up funk, soul, electro, house and party tunes. ✽✽ Musika at the Liquid Room. 8 Jan, after (free with Hogmanay ticket stub). Edgy house and electro night starting off 2011 with a residents special to give you a taste of Musika at a bargain price. ■ Rendezvous at the Lane. 8 Jan, 11pm–3am. £8. Mixing up fresh house and techno as they welcome special guest Robert James (Hot Creations). See preview, page 38. FREE Saturday Showdown at CC Blooms. Weekly 9pm–3am. DJ Shazza wants your dancing feet upstairs with her chart tunes, while DJ Blondie is standing up for herself downstairs with harder versions of pop and dance classics. ■ Sick Note Saturday at Cabaret Voltaire. 8 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). The indie/electro night hosts another of its monthly Saturday night specials. ■ Tease Age at Citrus Club. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £6 after. Edinburgh’s longest continually running indie night. ■ Ultragroove at Cabaret Voltaire. 15 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £8 after (students £5). Deep soulful house with a dash of disco from Gareth Sommerville. Joined by Harry Bennett for the first Ultragroove of 2011.
9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5
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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■ Wasabi Disco at Sneaky Pete’s. 15 Jan, 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). Another dose of disco, new wave, punk and New York grooves. ✽✽ We Own Refreshers Party at 10.30pm–3am. £6 in advance; £8 on the door. We Own mark their move to the Liquid Room with a double bill of drum & bass/grime/dubstep talent with special guests Shy FX and Tempa T. the Liquid Room. 15 Jan,
Clubs FREE Coalition at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro. FREE Mile High Club at GHQ. Weekly 11pm–3am. Join Cilla Slack for a night of mid-air frolics in the cockpit. ■ Rise at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5 (£4). Three deck mix of funky house, sexy urban and indie infused electro, club classics and remixes. FREE Sunday Roast at the Liquid Room. 9 Jan, 11pm–3am. The biggest indie, pop, electro and dubstep tunes. FREE Sunday Skool at CC Blooms. Weekly 11pm–3am. Weekly 90s nostalgia-fest with DJ Shelle La Belle. Bar open from 9pm. FREE The Sunday Rock Show at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Modern and classic rock anthems. ■ Tipsy at Lulu. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. R&B, urban and hip hop from residents Nick G and DJ Prospect at what they promise will be ‘the hottest Sunday night party in town’.
Monday Clubs ■ Decadence at Lulu. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. OK so fair enough, it’s Mon, but that’s no excuse. ■ Full Moon Monday at Shanghai. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Thai beach party and UV rave. FREE Mixed Up Mondays at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. R&B, hip hop, pop and floor fillers. FREE Nu Fire at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Showcase of underground hip hop, dubstep, drum & bass, electro and MCs. ■ Subzero at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Cool and classy trendy get-together.
house nights. See listings for details. crowd.
■ Trade Union at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2 (students/hospitality staff £1). A mix of techno, beats and pieces from WolfJazz, Beefy and guests. Tuesday
FREE Antics at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Rock, emo, punk and metal dispatches from Edinburgh’s alt.scene. ■ Couture at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £5. A space for ‘Edinburgh’s it-crowd to network’ with a cool soundtrack of hip hop, funk, R&B and party jams from Cunnie and Gino. ■ Dirty Sex at Lulu. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. Raunchy dance beats. FREE Soul Jam Hot at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Old school, real deal soul, garage and R&B. FREE Split at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. Drum & bass, electro, techno and breakbeat with Shadowskill, the Dropout DJs, Dogma and guests. ■ Zzzap! at the Liquid Room. 18 Jan, 11pm–3am. £7 in advance; £10 on the door. Launching at the Liquid Rooms with a DJ set from Kele (Bloc Party) whose new electro/techno heavy sound should fit the bill nicely.
Wednesday Clubs FREE Axis at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Electro, dubstep and bassline. ■ Bangers & Mash at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. £1 before 11pm; £3 after. Student night of chart R&B and dance from the Big Cheese DJs. FREE Hush at Electric Circus. Weekly 10pm–1am. Cult retro sounds. ■ Indigo at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £3 (£1). Midweek indie and alternative night from DJ Keiron (Evol). ■ Judgement at Shanghai. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. A night of Ibiza house, lasers, smoke machines and dancers. FREE JungleDub at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Showcasing the Scottish dub, dubstep and jungle scene. ■ Monaco at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. Glamorous night of house and beats from Jez Hill. FREE Slap Bang at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. Musical mish mash of disco, funk, house and electro from DFault and Picassio.
■ 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 (formerly known as The GRV) 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.