10.30pm–3am. £15. The techno Messenger Sound System at the Bongo Club. 5 Nov, 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £7 after. The mighty Messenger Sound System blasts out the best in righteous reggae, dub and roots. ✽✽ Pulse at the Liquid Room. 5 Nov, night is joined by one of electronica’s most eccentric stars Green Velvet for their second birthday celebrations. FREE Wired For Sound at the Village. 5 Nov, 9pm–1am. Funky mix spanning the decades as Allan Dunbar (Headspin) and Steven Wanless (Taste/Frisco Disco) dig deep into the vaults. Remember the 5th of November as WfS celebrate their first birthday with a bang. Bass Syndicate at Sneaky Pete’s. 12 Nov, 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. The Den at Electric Circus. 12 Nov, 10pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. Jive, rock, blues, funk and soul. Eden at Cabaret Voltaire. 12 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after (students £3). A hedonistic mix of funky house and electro in the Cab’s Speakeasy. Land of 1000 Dances at Studio 24. 12 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £2 before 11pm; £5 (£4) after. Dedicated to garage punk, northern soul, Stax records, Detroit soul, rock boogaloo and Chicago blues from the 50s and 60s. Mumbo Jumbo at the Bongo Club. 12 Nov, 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 good time party tunes. Rewind at the Liquid Room. 12 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £5. Mick and Shuggy return for this Edinburgh favourite of 70s, 80s and 90s hits. Sick Note Saturday at Cabaret Voltaire. 12 Nov, 11pm–3am. £tbc. The indie/electro night hosts another of its monthly Saturday night specials.

Weekly Bubblegum at the Hive. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 after. A student friendly chewed up, spat out mix of electro, pop, dance, disco, R&B and indie. The Egg at Wee Red Bar. Weekly 10pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5

after. Indie, 60s garage, electro, northern soul, ska, 70s punk and new wave. Late’n’Live at the Jazz Bar. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Late night jazz and funk acts and DJs. Acid jazz from Gecko 3 (22 Oct), hip hop, jazz and funk from The Ordinary Allstars (29 Oct), ex-Codeine Velvet Club vocalist Lou Hickey (5 Nov) and Bristol’s Yes Sir Boss (12 Nov). Propaganda at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 10.30pm–2am. £5. The UK’s biggest indie club night comes to Edinburgh. Special DJ set from The Vaccines on 22 Oct. Shakedown at the One Below. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £5. Funk and electro at this new night inspired by the lounge club scene in New York, Paris and Los Angeles. 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. Tease Age at Citrus Club. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £1 before 11pm; £6 after. Indie night.

Edinburgh Sunday

Monthly & One-Off Events FREE Coalition at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 9pm–1am. Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro. Justin Martin who runs Dirtybird with Claude Von Stroke guests on 6 Nov for a mix of UK funky and US techno (please note entry £3 members free for this date only). Weekly FREE Casual Sundays at Opium. Weekly 10pm–3am. Laid back rock to ease you into the week. Contagious Behaviour at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £5 (£4). New stylish student night with a mix of house, electro, and drum & bass plus pyro, sound and light FX and Red Bull giveaways. Killer Kitsch at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 8.30pm–1am. £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. Rise at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Johnny Frenetic mashes up a unique and energetic three deck mix of funky house, sexy urban and indie.

Edinburgh Monday

Monthly & One-Off Events A Hallowe’en Damn Fine Jamboree at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 31 Oct, 7pm–1am. £4. Featuring live performances from ‘indie absurdists The Lovely Eggs, indie popsters Heats! Attack and skewed pop from Vienetta plus punk, new wave, ragga and more from the Rascals DJs Joel, Kieran and Marcus. Samhuinn Afterparty at the Bongo Club. 31 Oct, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Celtic celebration of summer’s pass into winter at this afterparty from the Beltane Fire Society. Trade Union at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £2 (students/hospitality staff £1). A mix of techno, beats and pieces. Big Hallowe’en party on 31 Oct (please note £3 entry for this night only). Weekly Magnum at the One Below. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. House and other glam electro beats from DJ Sholz. 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. Underground hip hop, dubstep, drum & bass and electro.

Edinburgh Tuesday Weekly Cool Kids at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. New student night for the Speakeasy with a hip hop, house, electro and dubstep soundtrack. 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. Jelly Baby at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £3. New student night with jelly shots, cocktail buckets and ‘jello fun’. Motion at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £2 (£1) after. An eclectic mix from across the decades. 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.



Edinburgh Wednesday

Monthly & One-Off Events FREE Witness at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 11pm–3am. Garage, UK funky, dubstep and bassline house. Dubbel Dutch (aka Marc Glasser) presents his XLR8R mix show (26 Oct, free but tickets can be booked for queue jump). Weekly 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. 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. FREE JungleDub at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. Showcasing the Scottish dub, dubstep and jungle scene. FREE Miss Guided at Espionage. Weekly 11pm–3am. A night of pop guilty pleasures. FREE The Pit at Opium. Weekly 10pm–3am. Rock and metal night by rock and metal fans for rock and metal fans. 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.


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 Left Bank 7 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. Intimate club venue mixing art, techno, dub, live acts and beats. See listings for details.

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.

Stereo King Stables Road, 229 7986. More big

party tunes and drunken dancing. Studio 24 Calton Road, 558 3758. Down and dirty club nights, specialising in techno and rock. See listings for details.

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. Why Not? 14 George Street, 624 8311. Hits from the 80s to last week.

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