■ Misfits at the Hive. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 10pm; £4 after. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock, chart dance, R&B and retro with bargain drinks. ■ Nocturnal Disco at GHQ. Weekly 10pm–3am. £4–£5. Pop, chart, filthy house and electro sounds. ■ Planet Earth at Citrus Club. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £1 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). FREE The Rock Bomb at Opium. Weekly 10pm–3am. The best rock and metal from across the years. ■ Skite at City Nightclub. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Big chart tunes and dance music. ■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly (not 25 Nov) 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). Indie-electro night hosted by the Sick Note DJs. ■ Why Not? at Why Not?. Weekly 10pm–3am. £6. Chart, dance and house for the weekend masses.
Cabaret Voltaire. 19 Nov & 3 Dec, Monthly & One-Off Events ■ Asylum Presents: Shock Treatment at the Store. 19 Nov, 10pm–3am. £7. Night of hardstyle and hardcore featuring Paj, Bassbutcherz, David Rust, Audio Tech Club and more keeping it hard, fast and nasty. ■ Big’n’Bashy at the Bongo Club. 19 Nov, 11pm–3am. £7 (£6). Four deck mix of dubstep, reggae, grime, dancehall and jungle playing out over the Messenger Sound System. Mighty bass showdown as they take on the Nasty FM crew. ■ Dr No’s at Henry’s Cellar Bar. 19 Nov & 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. £5. After a break of several years Dr No’s is back with a steady stream of the best in ska, rocksteady, dancehall and 70s reggae. ✽✽ Gasoline Dance Machine at 11pm–3am. £tbc. A night of mixed genres and mutant disco at this new night from Cheap Picasso, Kris Wasabi and Nick Stewart. Erol Alkan drops in for a rare ‘Disco 3000’ set on 3 Dec (£13 entry for this date). ■ The Green Door at Studio 24. 19 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £2 before 11pm; £5 after. A night of rock’n’roll from classics to their mutant offspring. ‘For hepcats and squares alike’. ■ Jackhammer at the Caves. 19 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Techno night. Double bill of guests with a DJ set from Phil Kieran and a live set from Stephen Brown. ■ Musika at the Liquid Room. 19 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £5 before 11.15pm; £10 (£8) after. Edgy house and electro night Residents special as Derek Martin, Kirk Douglas, Laurie Neil and Jamie McKenzie take control of the decks. ■ Pop Rocks at Electric Circus. 19 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after (students £3). Launch of this new night of rock, 70s glam, 80s classics and 90s dance hits from the Beep Beep, Yeah! DJs. ■ Saturday Night Beaver at Cabaret Voltaire. 19 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £4 before 11pm; £5 after. Women’s club night Velvet becomes SNB now in the hands of The Street’s Trendy Wendy and Louise, with a kickin’ soundtrack for ladies, their invited male guests and LGBTI friendly door policy, in The Speakeasy. ■ Wasabi Disco at Sneaky Pete’s. 19 Nov, 11pm–3am. £3. Another dose of disco, new wave, punk and New York grooves as this ‘no holds barred disco death match’. Edinburgh clubland’s ‘enfant terrible’ is joined by Fudge Fingas to celebrate their third birthday. ■ Dare! at Cabaret Voltaire. 26 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5. Taking over the Speakeasy with a celebration of dance music from through the ages all from the masterful Jon Pleased Wimmin and Adam le Chic.
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The Trouble crew welcome back an old friend as MC Ratty B, now better known as Mr Bruce, returns as one half of electro swing outfit The Correspondents. Reappropriating vintage sounds for a modern audience, they give jazz and boogie a hip hop/electro/drum & bass makeover. And it’s a double bill of live acts as Auntie Flo joins the action with some electronic Afrobeat and world techno. ■ Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Fri 2 Dec.
✽✽ Edinburgh Rocks Casino at Royal Botanic Garden. 26 Nov, 6pm–1am. £8 in advance; £12 on the door. A special charity fundraiser in aid of Sick Kids Foundation featuring the cream of Edinburgh house community with representatives form Luvley, Musika, Ultragroove, Heavy Gossip, Souloco and Taste, plus entertainment from the Vegas! showgirl, cabaret and three casino gaming areas (official afterparty at Heavy Gossip & Ultragroove, see below). See preview, page 56. ■ Heavy Gossip & Ultragroove at the Green Room. 26 Nov, 10pm–3am. £8 before midnight; £10 after (students £8). Two of Edinburgh's best house nights merge into one almighty celebration of disco beats. Norwegian re-edit master Todd Terje is supplies the funk, disco, techno and house. ■ Karnival at Cabaret Voltaire. 26 Nov, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Forward-thinking house night. Residents party. ■ Lucky 7 at Studio 24. 26 Nov, 10pm–3am. £2 before 11pm; £5 (£4) after. Ska, reggae, bluebeat and 2-Tone with DJs Tall Paul and Tony 2-Eyes. ✽✽ LuckyMe at Sneaky Pete’s. 26 Nov, 11pm–3am. £10. The scene setting taste makers at Glasgow record label/art collective LuckyMe head over to Edinburgh for more hip hop, dubstep and funky abstract beats. A rare chance to see Hudson Mohawke in such a tiny, intimate venue. Advance tickets already sold out, more on the door, so get there early. See preview, page 56. ■ Madchester at the Liquid Room. 26 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £6. Back where it belongs at the Liquid Room, Madchester plays the best the baggy era had to offer (think Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and The Charlatans) ■ Magic Nostalgic at Electric Circus. 26 Nov, 10.30pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £6 after. ‘The Wheel’ decides the playlist be it disco, 80s, rock gods, 90s rave, power ballads, one hit wonders or movie music, at this multi-genre nostalgia fest. ■ Soulsville at the Bongo Club. 26 Nov, 11pm–3am. £5. Tsatsu and DJ Red- 6 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’.
■ VEGAS! at the Voodoo Rooms. 26 Nov, 8.30pm–1am. £5 in advance; £6 on the door. Hipster swing, jump jive, rockin’ R&B, dancefloor jazz, sleazy listening and gangster grooves at the multiple award-winning, multi-genre club night for movers, groovers, hipsters, flipsters, guys and dolls. ■ Beep Beep, Yeah! at Cabaret Voltaire. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3. Taking over the Speakeasy with a staunchly retro soundtrack of 50s rock, 60s grooves and 70s psychedelia. ■ Fever & Lovechild at the Liquid Room. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £12. House, funky house, electro and tribal sounds as gay clubbing sensation Lovechild presents Superlove with DJs Alessandro Londra, Fisher & Price, Miss Chris and a live PA from Reeson plus the Lovechild dancers and performers all night long. ■ The Go-Go at Studio 24. 3 Dec, 10.30pm–3am. £2 before 11.30pm; £5 (£4) after. Swinging 60s garage, soul, mod, new wave, surf and sleazy listening from residents Tall Paul and Big Gus. ■ Messenger Sound System at the Bongo Club. 3 Dec, 11pm–3am. £6 before midnight; £7 after. The mighty Messenger Sound System blasts out the best in righteous reggae, dub and roots with MC Ras Echo. FREE Anagram at Spider’s Web Cellar Bar. 10 Dec, 7.30pm–1am. A mix of techno and punk from residents Dijimij, Steev-e and Kol for some free party acid, tribal techno with old skool punk and ‘random stuff inbetween’. ■ Ascension at the Banshee Labyrinth. 10 Dec, 10.30pm–3am. £4. Mix of up- to-date and classic darkness, electro, industrial, EBM, with goth, rock and alternative 80s in room 2. ■ Bass Syndicate at Sneaky Pete’s. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3 (members free). Bass Syndicate returns with a mix of bass heavy breaks, beats, electro and house. ■ Eden at Cabaret Voltaire. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. £5. A hedonistic mix of funky house and electro in the Cab’s Speakeasy. ■ Land of 1000 Dances at Studio 24. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £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. 10 Dec, 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. ■ Pulse at the Liquid Room. 10 Dec, 10.30pm–3am. £15. The techno night is joined by Umek for their Xmas party. ■ Sick Note Saturday at Cabaret Voltaire. 10 Dec, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. The indie/electro night hosts another of its monthly Saturday night specials. ✽✽ Torture Garden at the Caves. 10 Dec, 9pm–3am. £18 in advance; £20 on the door. The world’s leading body art, fetish and twisted burlesque club makes another trip up north with a hard house, electro, dubstep, rock’n’roll and mash-up playlist. Special guests include Polish art collective Suka Off, two ‘freakshow’ performances from Chrisalys, exotica from Cherry Loco and burlesque form Cat Aclysmic and Vendetta Vain. Remember fetish wear/fancy dress is compulsory. Weekly ■ The Big Cheese at the Venue, Potterrow. Weekly 9pm–3am. £5 (students £3) before midnight; £6 (£4) after. Student night with the best in cheddar flavoured chart tunes and anthems. ■ The Bomb at Why Not?. Weekly . £5 before 11pm; £10 after. Chart tunes, cheesy pop favourites and plenty of drinks promos to keep you well lubricated. ■ 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 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Indie, 60s garage, electro, northern soul, ska, 70s punk and new wave at this Edinburgh institution for those in the know after a quick fix of decent music and attitude-free clubbing. FREE Going Underground at Teviot Row Union. Weekly 10pm–3am. Student indie and electro club night. ■ Late’n’Live at the Jazz Bar. Weekly 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). Late night jazz