Clubs listings

Edinburgh Thursdays continued

I Opal Lounge at ()pal I.ounge. l()ptn 3am. £3. Weekly (not 2‘) Jan see Loop above). (‘lassic dance anthems and funky vocal hottse froin JT.

I People 5 Planet at ('abaret Voltaire. l lpm 3am. £tbc. 22 Jan only. One off fundraiser with live twisted and misshapen fonk frotit the Abdominal Showmen featuring Sttrface Iimpire.

I Recreate at (’abaret Voltaire.

l()pm- 3am. £6. 2‘) Jan. Metalhead/ John B heads this night of trancey drtttn & bass. a light-hearted gtiy with some heavy tunes in his box. Back tip comes frotn Queen B (no relation).

I Sanitarium at Subway. 8pm- 5am. Free. Weekly. New rock night from Iidinburgh Rock. featuring live bands attd interactive l)Js (you can text yottr requests and there will be big screen vistials) plus plenty of drinks promos.

I Say Samba! at (‘abarct Voltaire. Next date 4 Mar.

I SiLENCiO at (‘ounting House. 7.30pm lam. £3 (£2). 2‘) Jan. Surreal and glamorous offerings as always. courtesy of this innovative performance piece. featuring experimental music. theatre. spoken word. visuals. comedy and more with surprise M(‘ Ali and DJ Daniel. ('reativc vintage/glam encouraged.

I Skintight at ligo. l().3()pm 3am. Free before I lptn: £3 after. Weekly. l)Js Jimmy Funk attd ('harlie Sunshine playing fttnk and disco all night (what else could they play with names like that?)

I The Snatch Social at the Liquid Rootn. l().3()pm 3am. £3.50 (£3). Weekly. A new era begins at the newly re- branded. filth-fixated. funky disco-cum- cabaret. comically compered by Tap Water Award winner Tony (’arter and Harry Ainswortlt (aka Perrier Newcomer winner (Earth ('ruikshank) back from the dead. Deck manipulated in a cod ftittk and hip hop stylee by Babes and Trendy Wendy (monthly resident).

I Velcro at Potterrow. l()pm 3am. £3 (£2). 5 Feb. New Indie night.

I Vinyl at Massa. 8pm 3am. Free. Weekly. (‘omtnercial chart and dance courtesy of Paul Funkster. pltis drinks promos aplenty for those who want to start the weekend fashionably early.

Chart & Party

I TLC at Po Na Na. l()pm 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New night for the Arabian theme bar with 1! selection of hot house. commercial dance. cheese and charty action frotn DJ Toby.

I City at ('ity: lidinburgh. l lpm- 3am. £4. Weekly. DJ Nathan gives yott pop. chart. dance and R&B anthems of the day. I Essential Karaoke at Abbar.

l()ptti 3am. Free. Weekly. 70s and 80s classics all night with Stevie Yonder.

I Old Skool Disco at Revolution. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£2). Weekly. Retro house night hosted by DJ Tom Wilson.

I Subway West End at Subway West lind. 7pm 3am. Free before £‘)pm: £3 after (£2). Weekly. A week’s worth of cheesy. party studenty nights. includittg a bungee rope on Sun. Pltis plenty of drinks promos to keep the spirits high.

I TLC at Po Na Na. l()ptn 3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. New night for the Arabian theme bar with a selection of hot house. commercial dance. cheese and charty action frotn DJ Toby.

I A Tribute to . . . at Mood.

9pm - 3am. Free before £l lpm: £2 after (Free to members). Weekly. (‘hart tunes from the ()()s to yesterday. with live tribute acts dropping by each week.

Edinburgh Fridays


0 Access at the Honey comb.

l lpm 3am. £5 before midnight: £7 after. 3() Jan. Monthly. Makrotek beats and dangerous electronic music across all genres from the Dropout l)Js (Bodyfttnk. Rehab. llttstler. Blend and ltos). Joined

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by Fabric mainstay Pure Science. DJ lace and Neil Templar.

I All Mixed Up at Berlin Bierhaus.

l lpttt 3am. Free. 23 Jan. Jon Flowers plays soulful classics.

I Annual Flippin’ Breakdance Championship at the Bongo (‘ltth l().3()pm 3am. £5 £6 (free for competitors). 3() Jan only. liMB. Ruftone and Reed Richards provide the hip hop tunes for this breaking showdown jttdged by Aljo and liMB. with massive pri/es on offer.

I Annual Flippin’ Breakdance Championship (Under 18s) at the Bongo ('lub. 7.3()~‘).3()pm. £3 (free for competitors). 3() Jait only. liMB. Ruftone and Reed Richards provide the hip hop tunes for this under l8s comp.

I Audio Tourism at Pivo Bar ('lub. 9pm 3am. Free. Weekly. Digging deep into their well-stocked boxes for hours of Cool cuts.

I Big Toe Reggae Hi-Fi at Wee Red Bar. l().3()pm 3am. £4 (£3). 3() Jan. As the name suggests reggae and other dttbby gt‘ooVL‘s.

I Bubble Breaks at Nichol lidwards. l().3()pm 3am. £2. Weekly. Body Movin' Pt'txluctions presents Bubble Breaks. droppin' bombs of R&B. breaks and hip hop with Iidinburgh‘s newest DJ sensations Partners'n'('rime and their trademark boilersuits.

I CC Blooms at ('(' Blooms.

l().3()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. DJ Ally does the decks duty at this gay night with her initnitable selection of high catnp attd disco classics. tnoving on to pttmjwd-up house and dance as the evening progresses. I Cab Fridays at ('abaret Voltaire. l().3()pm 3am. £4 before midnight: 7 (£5) after. Weekly. New weekly club t'timmages about iii the worlds of funk. sottl. ska. reggae. classic hip hop. R&B and disco. lnnasoul featuring Howard Booker Bridges with soul-reggae attd funky ska are the special guests on 23 Jatt.




Fatrick Forge guests at the Departure Lounge, Fri 30 Jan

I Club Hed at ('ommplex. 9pm 2am. £tbc. 3() Jan. Progressive house and breaks from Stuart Munro and Stuart McKeown. special gtiest is still a mystery at the moment bttt rumours have it that you won’t be disappointed. For [his (late only ‘xl-Ijxl't'un/ holders gel £2 (ll/idum' [HT('(’ (1” night.

Departure Lounge at the ('aves. l()pm 3am. £8 before l l.3()pm; £l() after. 3() Jan. Departure Lounge returns once more to the caves for another night of world beats. electro jazz atid l.atin rhythms. This episode sees a live set from Weird Attractors bill in headline position is Patrick Forge one of Kiss FM's original spinners and resident at such seminal ttights as Talkin' l.oud Inspiration Information. For this (late only ‘.-l-l.isi' card holders get £5 entry before midnight. I Dogma at Studio 24. l().3()pm 3am. £|() (£8). 6 Feb. Hard as nails and as underground as moles. techno of the highest order as Dogma welcome the intense sounds of Subhead ('l’resot') for a live workout.

I Dr No’s at Studio 24. l lpiti 5am. £5 (£4). 23 Jan. Monthly. The original Jamaican ska attd classic rocksteady night migrates to Studio 24's intimate upstairs space. now featuring the Dr No's house band.

I El Barrio at F.| Barrio. l()pm 3am. Free. Weekly. See Thu.

I Evol at the liquid Room.

l().3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Iidinbttrgh's longest running indie night. having tttrned l2 this Atig. With the usual mix of the best current and classic alternative. crossover tunes. it‘s an institution already and with the recent addition of the back room. playing host to Mr & Mrs Mogwai. the future looks like a happy place for all things livol.

I Finsternis at the Pleasance (‘abaret Bar. ()pm lam. £3. 6 Feb. Monthly. Mix of dark ambient. neo-classical and ethereal tracks. (‘beck for more info.

I FreakLab at Studio 24.

l().3()pm 3am. £7 (£5 Dogma members). 23 Jan. Monthly. A new night from the folk at Dogma on a mission to explore new territories atid experimental sounds. With no constraints on musical style. each night will flow differently yet smoothly through every genre from freaked out house. tech-funk and disco to drttm & bass. fucked tip breaks. twisted dttb atid (lil‘ly electro.

I Groove City Radio at the Bongo (‘lub. l()pm» 3am. £3 before midnight: £5 after. 23 Jan. The true sound of disco with real deal disco classics and a dose of heavy fttnk. I Jungle Magik at the Honeycomb. llptn~3am. £l2~£l5. (1 Feb. Jungle Magik promise fottr memorable events through 2004. kicking off with this monster featuring the legendary Ray Keith and Kenny Ken with special guest M(' Navigator. Support comes from DJ Tex and Queen B plus in the back room for an old skool session ofjungle sounds DJ Kid. (i-Mac and KM(‘.

Manga at Honeycomb l().3()pm ~4am. £|() (£8 members). 23 Jan. Monthly. Manga don't follow the crowd they lead ‘em with their irresistible drutn & bass sounds. The first of their eighth birthday sessions with the legendary Doc Scott (3| Records) joined by M(‘ Foxy. Manga’s pre-club session the Bass'I‘rap is at Bambu every Fri frotn 8pm with DJ (i-Mac and guests. For more info check ()788-767-006! or www.basstrapcom. Sew preview. I Mixed Up Emotions at (‘ommplex. 9pm 72am. £tbc. 23 Jan. New night of live bands and l)Js. A refreshing take on the club fortnat with projections galore and sax players jamming along with the DJs. I Mocha Rocka! at Berlin BierhaUs. l lpttt 3am. £5. 30 Jan. Monthly. Two of Edinburgh’s best collectives join forces. Space Face residents Spider and the Blonde Flash bring the R&B. hip hop. funk. disco and tnore while Tokyo Blti take care of the house. I Nuklear Puppy at Iigo. I lpm 5am. £8 (£7 members). 23 Jatt. Residents Jason (‘orte/ and Phil York keep the hard dance flag flying in the capital and have picked tip nominations for Best Scottish (‘lub 2003 from Mitmug and Best Small (‘lub frotn the Hard-Dance Awards. I Opal Lounge at ()pal Lounge. l()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. Funked tip vocal house and dance classics front Stevie (i and (‘allum Murray. I Planet Earth at (‘itrtis (‘Iub. l().3()pm~3am. £5. Weekly. Music frotn l‘)7b through to l‘)8‘) or. in other words. a healthy dose of punk. new wave. new romantic and electro pop. I Pogo Vogue at the Bongo (‘lub. Next date l3 Feb. I Radio Babylon at ligo. l().3()pm ~3am. £5. 23 Jan. Monthly. Radio Babylon strikes back. The Merry Pranksters. Brainstorm and your hostess the divine Miss Penny Porttstar guide you through an eclectic mix of groovy dance music. electroid—disco-breaks and post-skool funk. 0 React at ligo. l()ptn 3am. £5 before midnight: £7 after. 3() Jan. Monthly. The raw techno night is back for a second instalment with Space DJ/ Jamie Bissmire mixing tip the tuff grooves. Ftill guest line-up includes Brainstorm (Pure). .llll‘ I.a/arou (live). Bill Spice and Mr Mttslgroove. I Roadblock at Po Na Na. l()pm 3am. Free before I lpm; £4~£5 after. Weekly. Nicci F stops the traffic in bad ttittsic when she digs tip the best in funk. disco. house atid block rockin' beats. I Sessions at (‘ityz Edinburgh. l lpm- 3am. £4. £5. Weekly. R&B night featuring the likes of Paul N'Jei. Paul Mendel atid David (‘raig. I Shakedown at the Venue. b l()piti. £5 (£4 members). Weekly. l'nder l8s night as Nick (i and J spin ottt the hardest hip hop and R&B with lashings of ragga and commercial cttts. plus limcee (‘ha/el provides the shout otits on the mic. I 30 at the Venue. l().3()pm 3am. £5. Weekly. A new concept at the Venue as each week three big name clubs are gathered together under one roof for one tiny entrance fee. Scratch. Motherfunk and I'llt'agroov e join forces (23 Jan) while it's 3D present 2|) with Rogue State v (‘ttt'ves atid lil Segundo (3() Jan).