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
Thursday Clubs ■ Born To Be Wide at Electric Circus. 3 Feb, 7.30pm–1am. £5 (£3.50 Musicians Union; £2.50 for 16/17 year olds) before 9.30pm; free after. Music industry seminar/social club that aims to bring musos, journalists, promoters, record shop workers and musicians together. Starting the night with a Music Photographers Seminar with guest speakers Kevin Cummins, Alan Dunlop, Christina Kernohan and Brian Sweeney. Followed by a Buy What You Hear session from 9.30pm in aid of Oxfam. ■ 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. 3 Feb, 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 Ride at Sneaky Pete’s. 27 Jan, 11pm–3am. Electro, indie and hip hop from Lauren and Chekkie. 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. ■ 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. Chart & Party FREE Cheese & Crackers at Sin. Weekly 10pm–3am. ‘Cheesy’ classics and ‘cracking’ anthems. ■ Wonderland at Shanghai. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. DJ Calverto spins student anthems and cheese.
Clubs ■ Axis at Cabaret Voltaire. 21 Jan, 11pm–3am. £7 (£6). Techno night. Joined by 18-year-old techno wunderkind Dem Slackers, who has already remixed Lil’ Wayne and Foamo. ■ Bears Party at Cabaret Voltaire. 21 Jan, 11pm–3am. £3. A men-only night for bears, cubs, chubs and their admirers in the Cab’s Speakeasy all raising funds for Waverly Care and Gay Men’s Health. ■ Confusion is Sex at the Bongo Club. 21 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5 (in costume £3). Twisted and freaky mix of burlesque, glam techno, electro, indie punk and rock’n’roll. CiS goes to the circus and invites the freaks to join them in the ring. ■ Cosmic at Studio 24. 21 Jan, 11pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £6 after. A spaced-out night of psychedelic trance, with live percussion and visuals by VisualGnosis. FREE Everybody at Electric Circus. Weekly 10pm–3am. 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 11.30pm; £6 after. Edinburgh’s longest running indie night. With the usual mix 10.30pm–3am. Free before
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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of the best current and classic alternative and crossover tunes, Evol’s an institution. Indie legend Alan McGee (Creation Records) drops by for a DJ set alongside his Greasy Lips cohort Jamie Kelly (28 Jan, please note £6 entry all night for this date). ■ Funk Me It’s Friday at Sin. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before midnight; £4 after. Classic funk, disco and remixes. ■ Late’n’Live at the Jazz Bar. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Late night jazz and funk acts and DJs. Featuring hip hop vibes from The Ordinary All-Stars (21 Jan) and Paul Mills’ Funk Band (28 Jan). FREE Misfits at the Hive. Weekly 9pm–3am. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock and retro with bargain drinks. ■ Planet Earth at Citrus Club. Weekly 10.30pm–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. £8. Glamorous club hits. ■ 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 new glam and sexy night for Po Na Na. ■ Soulsville at the Bongo Club. 28 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5. Tsatsu and Argonaut spin the best in soul, doo-wop, funk and rock’n’roll now with an added kick of live dancers and a ‘new musical direction’. ■ StepBack at Wee Red Bar. 21 Jan, 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Heavy bass from WolfJazz and Eclair Fi Fi as StepBack makes its new home at the Wee Red. Joined by local legends including Duck, G-Mac (Volume!/Manga) and Taz Buckfaster (Numbers). ✽✽ Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire. 28 mash-up of breaks, beats, electro and anything else they can lay their hands from your hosts Utah Saints. Huge line- up to kick off Sugarbeat’s 2011 as Erol Alkan is joined by Clouds. ■ Techno For Breakfast at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 28 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5. Electro and techno from the skilled duo of Monkey Mind and Nostra Terra. Jan, 10.30pm–3am. £15. It’s a
house nights. See listings for details. crowd.
■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £3 (members free). Indie-electro night hosted by the Sick Note DJs. ■ Wee Dub Festival at Studio 24. 21 Jan, 10pm–3am. £12–£16. Dub special with dubstep, reggae and drum & bass from Vibronics, Radikal Guru, Brina, Jammin’ J, Selecta Mania and more. See preview, page 34. ■ Wolf Party at the Store. 21 Jan, 11pm–3am. £4 (students £3). Indie rock from the last 30 years, so expect to hear the likes of Pavement, Yeasayer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Animal Collective, The Maccabees and ‘their ilk’. 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.
Saturday Clubs ■ Basics at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 22 Jan, 11pm–3am. £5. Proper old school R&B, as in real-deal 50s and 60s rhythm and blues. ■ 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. ■ Bubblegum at the Hive. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. A student friendly chewed up, spat out mix of electro, pop, dance, disco, soul and indie. ■ Childline Headphone Disco at Ocean Terminal. 29 Jan, 10pm–2am. £10. A bunch of revellers with wireless headphones dance about to two separate DJs for a wonderfully surreal spectacle. Enjoy the silence in aid of Scotland’s ChildLine service – it’s actually jolly good fun.
■ 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.
■ 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 stylish venue in the heart of Edinburgh.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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.