■ Milk at Flat 0/1. 30 Oct, 9pm–3am. £3 in fancy dress; £4 if not. A new indie night with two live bands plus an acoustic act, visuals and DJs. Hallowe’en Party, with live bands including PAWS. ✽✽ Optimo Presents at the Sub Club. 30 Oct, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Optimo’s back . . . kind of. After the closure of their weekly Hung Up! night, Twitch and Wilkes return with a monthly party. This month – no Hallowe’en would be complete without Optimo’s annual Espookio party, for the finest fancy dress in all of Glasgow. Still unmissable after all these years. ✽✽ Tim Westwood at the Arches. 30 Oct, 11pm–3am. £8. Radio 1’s rap and urban don comes to the Arches. With special guests to be confirmed. ■ Instruments of Rapture at the Sub Club. 6 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5. House music from The Revenge, named after his label, with 6th Borough Project, Craig Smith and Ali OOFT. Weekly ■ Banana Split at Play. Weekly 9pm–2am. Free before 10.30pm; £5 (£3 students) after. James D plays house and indie. 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. ■ 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. ■ Hummingbird Sundays at Hummingbird. Weekly 9pm–1am. £tbc. Half price cocktails and party tracks. ■ Label at Stairway Club. Weekly 2–7pm. £tbc. Bring, buy or just listen at this celebration of vinyl, with a vinyl DJ and mini record fair. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to sell records. ■ 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. FREE The Mis’ry and the Blues at the Halt Bar. Weekly 9pm–midnight. The Mob T DJs play blues, soul and rock’n’roll. ■ Quids In at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £1. DJs Marky Mark and Mash playing a mix of electro, funk and disco. It’s £1 in, and at the end of the night all these pounds go in a pot and someone wins the lot. ■ Shed Sundays at the Shed. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2. Sisters Lisa Mafia and Li’l Gem present a house and R&B playlist. FREE Sports Sunday at FHQ. Weekly 6pm–3am. Live football, a free jukebox and party sounds. ■ 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. FREE Sundays at the Cathouse. Weekly 9pm–3am. DJ AM-Y playing killer rock, metal, punk and requests. ■ SuperSonic Electronic at Nice’n’Sleazy. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 (£3). A night of classic synthesizer sounds and music made for dancing. ■ 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.
Monthly & One-Off Events ■ Raven Reflections Hallowe’en Party at Chambre 69. 31 Oct, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Hallowe’en, zombies, dressing up, raving! Weekly ■ Alibi Mondays at the Garage. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Andy R plays requests from all genres. 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. ■ Duo at Club 520. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before midnight with wristband; £5 (£3) after. A new Monday trade night playing disco, electro, dubstep and more. ■ Hangout Mondays at O’Couture. Weekly 4pm–3am. £tbc. Indie, dance, pop and cheap drinks. FREE Passionality at FHQ. Weekly 11pm–3am. Passion’s the fashion on a Monday with this night from TLC and DJ Shawn Roberts.
Glasgow Tuesday Monthly & One-Off Events ■ Killer Kitsch at the Buff Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 (£3). Euan Neilson, Dave Sinclair and newly recruited resident Hushpuppy (RPZ, Death Disco) present the city’s best Tuesday-nighter. With guest Dubbel Dutch on Tue 25 Oct. ■ Wild Combination at Nice’n’Sleazy. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. Drunk disco, fun house and acid rock at this new midweek party. With ITAL (100% Silk) on 1 Nov.
Weekly ■ CU Next Tuesday at Chambre 69. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. New gay club night aimed at a ‘fierce’ young crowd. ■ Dubbed at FHQ. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. DJs Rob Technic and Colin Reid play house, R&B, hip hop and indie. ■ I AM 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. FREE Ipop at the Polo Lounge. Weekly 5pm–3am. Start the week very early with DJ Devine. ■ Juicy Tuesday at Kushion. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. A night to entertain the masses across two rooms. Room one sees Stevie Foy rocking out indie pop and electro, while Li’l L and Ray Woods get the party started with hip hop beats and R&B grooves in room two. ■ Lust at O’Couture. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3 students). Indie anthems and urban beats. FREE Nectar & Nails at Hummingbird. Weekly 5pm–1am. Off the wall party sounds with DJ Ed Nygma. ■ Play-Doh Tuesdays at Re-Play. Weekly 7pm–3am. Free entry before 11pm; £5 (£3) after. Ross McFadyen, Ian McNab and friends play house, electro and student anthems. ■ Quids at Queen Margaret Union. Weekly 9pm–2am. £1 before 11pm; £3/2 after. Gerry Lyons provides the soundtrack for this new student indie night. ■ Switch Tuesdays at Bamboo. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4 (free for students). Dan South and Robin B mash up hip hop, R&B, pop and electro. ■ Tuesday at Viper at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 9pm–3am. £tbc (free for students). Free entry to all students, as DJ Callum Lawson plays all the anthems you’ll hear down the union.
■ Y’Uptae Tuesday at the Garage. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £5 (£3) after. DJ Andy Wilson plays club anthems, party hits and requests, plus karaoke in the Snapshotz bar.
Glasgow Wednesday Monthly & One-Off Events ■ Laid at Bloc+. 26 Oct, 9pm–3am. £3. A new club night featuring live bands, DJs, visuals, free cookies and made-to- order milky beverages including white, mint and pink Russians. Playing at this opening party will be Meursault, Crayons, and Sebastian Dangerfield. ■ Shaka at Chambre 69. 2 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after (free before midnight for uni snow and surf club members). House, disco and electro based on the ‘shred/skate/surf and extreme sports lifestyles’, they tell us. With residents Jay Allan, Martin Bongo and Visual Experimentation, alongside live percussion.
Weekly ■ Clubhouse at the Viper Bar & Club. Weekly 9pm–2am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£3 students) after. DJ Nelson plays ‘Rihanna to Bananarama.’ ■ Foreplay at FHQ. Weekly 6pm–3am. Free. DJ Shazza presents a party for girls. ■ Gaga Wednesdays at the Garage. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Chart, classic and current hits, and drink promos too. Free entry for UWS and Glasgow University students. ■ Gay as F**k at Play. Weekly 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £3 after. Cheap drinks and gayness with DJs Darren and Michael. ■ Lollapalooza Wednesday at O’Couture. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3 students). Derek Ho, Rob Etherson and Stevie ‘Lost’ Foy play indie, pop, cheese and R&B. ■ Muso at the Buff Club. Weekly 9pm–3am. £4. A night of up and coming bands, with Detour DJs Ally McRae and David Weaver until 3am. ■ Octopussy at the Arches. Weekly 11pm–3am. £7 (students £5). Jacuzzis, bouncy castles and a Chapel of Love at this weekly student night of indie, pop and electro. ■ Re-Play Rocks at Re-Play. Weekly 7pm–3am. Free before 11pm (midnight for students); £4 (£3) after. Will Ruane and Craig McHugh play indie, electro and student anthems. ■ Spiral at Stairway Club. Weekly 5pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £5 after. The darker side of indie from Gavin Dunbar (Camera Obscura), such as Queens of the Stone Age, Joy Division and The Kills. Featuring live music. ■ Subversion at Classic Grand. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. DJs Catnip and Pasta mix up 80s/90s alternative pop hits, dance, industrial and classic rock. ■ Tongue in Cheek at Bamboo. Weekly 10pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £5 (£4) after. Gavin Sommerville plays R&B in the main room, DJ Toast plays chart in the lounge and Andy Wilson plays rock in the red room. ■ Twisted Fairytale at Kushion. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £3 (£2 students) after. DJ Big Al takes charge, with cheap drinks and teapot shooters. ■ Vice City at Club 520. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£4). An indie and alternative night for the midweek market. ■ Vicious Circle at Hummingbird. Weekly 10pm–1am. £tbc. Party sounds from DJ Iain Thompson. ■ We Play Records at Bar Petite. Weekly 8pm–midnight. Free. An electronic pre-party, with Level32 and friends. ■ 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.
EDINBURGH Events are listed by city, day, type then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least 16 days before publication to email@example.com. Edinburgh listings are compiled by Henry Northmore. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Monthly & One-Off Events ■ Akimbo Divine at the Third Door. 20 Oct & 27 Oct, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Meek beat, wonky soul and mutant disco. FREE Spare at Sneaky Pete’s. 20 Oct & 17 Nov, 11pm–3am. Dan Druce and friends play hench beats. ■ La Mascarade at Ghillie Dhu. 27 Oct, 7.30pm–3am. £25–£35. A masked ‘formal’ Hallowe’en ball (masks are ‘mandatory!’) with a glass of bubbly on arrival, buffet, live music, DJs and ‘surprise entertainment’. FREE Ride at Sneaky Pete’s. 27 Oct, 11pm–3am. Electro, indie and hip hop. ■ Stacks at Wee Red Bar. 27 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £4. Soul, funk, Motown, R&B, swing and old time rock’n’roll. FREE Dapper Dan’s at Sneaky Pete’s. 3 Nov, 11pm–3am. Default and Picassio promise ‘a wonky cocktail of beats’ on decks and FX. ■ 14p Party at Wee Red Bar. 3 Nov, 10pm–3am. 14p. ‘Intermedia multimedia dance party’ that costs just 14p to get in. ■ Kissy Sell Out at the Liquid Room. 3 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £6. Radio 1’s electro jock Kissy returns to Scotland for a typically hyperactive set and a big brash light show. FREE Animal Hospital at Sneaky Pete’s. 10 Nov, 11pm–3am. Techno and minimal night with decor and live visuals. ■ Mr Scruff at the Venue, Potterrow. 17 Nov, 10pm–3am. £12.50 in advance; £15 on the door. Eclectic Ninja Tune mixologist whose set could include jazz, soul, funk, disco, house or hip hop. But usually all of these things and more besides. See feature, page 16. Weekly FREE Funky Doodle Do at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. DJRed6 (of Give it Some! fame) returns with classic hip hop, funk, soul, disco, R&B and reggae. ■ Monstar Mash at the Liquid Room. Weekly (not 3 Nov) 10.30pm–3am. £2 before midnight; £3 after. Mash-ups club special from the Liquid Rooms where dance, indie, rock and electro collide. ■ Octopussy at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. 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. Indie, hip hop and a dash of electro. ■ Spin! at Electric Circus. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before midnight; £2 after (students £1). Magic Nostalgia’s infamous wheel of chance, that gets an underground remix as dubstep, techno, indie, electro, drum & bass and more get added to the selection. ■ Social at Silk. Weekly 10pm–3am. 29 Oct, 10pm–2am. £4 (£2). Chart dance and R&B anthems on the mainfloor.
Edinburgh Friday Monthly & One-Off Events ■ Balkanarama at Studio 24. 21 Oct, 9pm–3am. £7 before 10pm; £9 after. A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats. Live guests Gypsy Hill supported by DJ Kobayashi and local favourites Black Cat.
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