and funk acts and DJs. Featuring Afrofunk from Asazi Space Funk Explosion (19 Nov); funk/soul/jazz from Washington Street (26 Nov); Manchester funkers Rene Band (3 Dec) and blues and funk from Mike Kearney’s Ka-Tet (10 Dec). ■ Lulu at Lulu. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £5 before 11pm; £10 after. Electro, club hits, sexy disco and chart favourites. ■ Now That’s What I Call a Saturday at Mood. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Chart and party action. ■ The Opal Experience at Opal Lounge. Weekly 9pm–3am. £tbc. Glamorous vocal house and ice-cool electro with a hint of R&B. ■ Propaganda at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5. The UK’s biggest indie club night comes to Edinburgh. ■ Saturdays at Silk at Silk. Weekly 10pm–3am. £6 (£4). Robin Burgess and David Beatson mix up house, chart, dance and R&B. ■ Saturdays at Karma. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. Party night of chart, dance and R&B. ‘If you cant sing it, we wont play it’. ■ Shakedown at the One Below. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Funk and electro at this new night inspired by the lounge club scene in New York, Paris and Los Angeles. ■ Social Network at City Nightclub. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £10 (VIP £15). Big house, chart and R&B anthems with a live Facebook feed broadcast on screens across the club. ■ Studio 24 Rawks at Studio 24. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £2 before 11pm; £5 (£4) after. Studio 24’s re-rebranded rock, metal and alternative night with DJs Soo and Matt27. Live music from Torn Face on 19 Nov. ■ Tease Age at Citrus Club. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £1 before 11pm; £6 after. This indie stalwart dishes up everything from swinging 60s hits to baggy Manchester faves as well as a host of current ‘NME’ chart botherers with DJ Monkee Mickee. Edinburgh’s longest continually running indie night.
Edinburgh Sunday Monthly & One-Off Events ■ Coalition at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro
from the resident team every week. Night Slugs special (11 Dec) with L-Vis 1990 back-to-back with Bok Bok. Weekly FREE Espionage at Espionage. Weekly 11pm–3am. DJ Hammy keeps the party going with an eclectic dancefloor mix. ■ Fuzzy Logic at Lava Ignite. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Student night of dance, electro, R&B and indie. ■ Killer Kitsch at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2 (£1). Killer Kitsch returns to Edinburgh as Euan Neilson and David Sinclair import their mix of dance, electro, 80s synth pop, new wave and punk to the Cab. FREE Motown Howdown at GHQ. Weekly 10pm–3am. Motown and funk from DJ Lynne. ■ Rise at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Johnny Frenetic mashes up an energetic three deck mix of funky house, sexy urban and indie infused electro, club classics and remixes. FREE The Sunday Club at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Two rooms of chart, indie, pop and rock requests. ■ Sunday Sinners at Mood. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. ‘Essential’ R&B, chart and dance. FREE Sunday Skool at CC Blooms. Weekly 11pm–3am. Strictly 90s dancefloor fillers music policy from DJ Shelle La Belle. ■ Sundays at Karma. Weekly 10pm–3am. 1p. Cheap drinks and chary tunes. ■ 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’.
Monthly & One-Off Events ■ Stitch Up at the Bongo Club. 21 Nov, 11pm–3am. £10 (£8). New night of dubstep, electro and drum & bass. Weekly ■ Decadence at Lulu. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. OK so fair enough, it’s Mon, but that’s no excuse. ■ Flare at Why Not?. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Cheesy music old and new. ■ Magnum at the One Below. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. House and other glam electro beats from DJ Sholz.
FREE Mixed Up Mondays at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. R&B, hip hop, indie, pop and floorfillers. FREE Notorious at Espionage. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. R&B, hip hop and dancehall from P45 and P Stylz. FREE Nu Fire at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Showcase of underground hip hop, dubstep, drum & bass, electro and MCs. FREE Rockaoke at Opium. Weekly 10pm–3am. A metal/rock take on karaoke. ■ Secrets at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £4. Hip hop and sexy R&B mixed with electro and dance, plus surprise guests, monthly themes and other secret surprises. ■ Trade Union at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2 (students/hospitality staff £1). Taking care of Monday nights at the Cab with a mix of techno, beats and pieces from WolfJazz, Beefy and guests.
Edinburgh Tuesday Weekly FREE Antics at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Rock, emo, punk and metal dispatches from Edinburgh’s alt.scene. ■ Dirty Sexy at Lulu. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. Raunchy dance beats. FREE I Love Hip Hop at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Hip hop classics and brand new rap tracks, plus live performances, MCs and guest DJs. FREE Espionage at Espionage. Weekly 11pm–3am. Chart and party anthems. ■ Jelly Baby at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. New student night from the Octopussy team with jelly shots, cocktail buckets and ‘jello fun’. ■ The Opal Lounge at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. Everything from sexy disco and fiery Latin through to ice-cool electro. FREE Poison at Opium. Weekly 10pm–3am. Classic rock night. FREE Pop du Jour at CC Blooms. Weekly 11pm–3am. Chart, dance and pop from DJ Paton. 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 a smattering of very talented local guests.
FREE Twisted Tuesday at GHQ. Weekly 10pm–3am. DJ JT plays commercial house, electro and chart tracks, plus giant jenga, twister, etc. Edinburgh Wednesday
Monthly & One-Off Events ■ Calvin Harris at Lava Ignite. 23 Nov, 10pm–3am. £10. Catch the Scottish electro-chart topper on the decks at this special DJ set.
✽✽ FREE Witness at Sneaky Pete’s. Wed 11pm–3am. Garage, UK
funky, dubstep and bassline house from residents Attic Kings and Blackwax. Hosting the Visions tour with Brenmar, Dillon Francis and Mele for a mix of moombahton, garage, house and dubstep (20 Nov, £3; members free) followed by a full live show from Hyetal with a dark mix of witch house and post dubstep (7 Dec). Weekly FREE Akimbo Divine at the Third Door. Weekly 11pm–3am. Meek beat, wonky soul and mutant disco. ■ Candyboxx at GHQ. Weekly 11pm–3am. £6. Gay student night of electro and house. ■ Electrosex at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). Up-and- coming DJs playing filthy electro. ■ Indigo at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £3 (students £1). Midweek indie and alternative night from DJ Keiron (Evol). FREE JungleDub at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Showcasing the Scottish dub, dubstep, drum & bass and jungle scene. ■ Libido at Lulu. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Funky house and Ibiza classics. FREE Minimalism at the Store. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Night of underground minimal house and techno (unsurprisingly) from Pagowsky. FREE The Pit at Opium. Weekly 10pm–3am. Rock and metal night by rock and metal fans for rock and metal fans. ■ Play On at Opal Lounge. Weekly 9.30pm–3am. £tbc. Classy beats, pop and dance tracks at the official club night for Napier Students Association. ■ Slap Bang at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2 (free). Musical mish mash of disco, funk, house and electro as DFault and Picassio take over the Cab’s Speakeasy.
EDINBURGH CLUB VENUES
■ 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. Fantastic club space with a mixed line-up of house and techno to drum & bass and dubstep or 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.
■ 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 highlights. ■ City: Edinburgh 1a Market Street, 226 9560. From student nights and pop to big guest DJs. See listings for highlights.
■ Electric Circus 36-39 Market Street, 226 4224. Eclectic dance beats and indie plus private rooms and karaoke for a unique clubbling experience. See listings for details.
■ Espionage 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, 477 7007. Five floors of varied chart and dancey action.
■ CC Blooms 23-24 Greenside Place, 556 9331. One of the city’s most enduring gay clubs, with free entry and hi-NRG tracks every night of the week.
■ GHQ 4 Picardy Place, 550 1780. Swish gay club. See listings for highlights. ■ 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.
■ Karma Nights 23 Lothian Road, 229 9197. Club classics, chart nuggets, 80s and party tunes.
■ The Lane 3 Queensferry Street Lane, 467 7215. Selection of cool house nights. See listings for highlights.
■ Lava Ignite 3 West Toll Cross, 228 3252. Chart favourites, pop hits and R&B. ■ The Liquid Room 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. Big gig/club space and home to indie, electro, dubstep, house and visiting big name DJs. See listings for details.
■ Lulu (under Tiger Lily) 125b George Street, 561 2245. Cool funk, house and other grooves from the people who brought you the Opal Lounge.
■ 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 crowd. ■ Opium 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. Rock, punk and metal, no messing.
■ Potterrow Teviot, Bristo Square, 650 9195.
Student heaven and home to some big one off parties. ■ Sin Wilkie House, Cowgate, 225 9764. Commercial dance sounds, pop hits and R&B.
■ 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. ■ Siglo 184 Cowgate, 240 2850. Charty, party, indie nights until 3am.
■ Silk King Stables Road, 229 7986. More big party tunes and drunken dancing.
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 Third Door 45- 47 Lothian Street, 225 6313. Laid back vibes with cool hip hop and other sounds. See listings for highlights.
■ The Voodoo Rooms 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. Sophisticated clubbing, cabaret 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.
■ The Store 7 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. Intimate club venue mixing art, techno, dub, live acts and ■ Why Not? 14 George Street, 624 8311. Hits from the 80s to last week.
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