Tucked away in the heart of Edinburgh, Electric Circus is an enjoyably bizarre affair: a neon lit, Clockwork Orange inspired club bar. The club space doubles up as an intimate gig venue with plenty of up-and-coming bands gracing the stage, while the private karaoke rooms provide the perfect opportunity to embarrass yourself in front of your friends. Describing itself as a ‘boutique venue’, Electric Circus promises a relaxed, house party-style experience, with a club night and a drink to suit almost any taste.
James Walsh7:00pm – 10:00pm, £12.50 adv.Electric Circus
The Starsailor frontman plays it solo, his enormous yet fragile vocals all well and in place.
Pop Tarts10:30pm – 3:00am, Free (£5 after 12)Electric Circus
The occasional fun night takes on a new regular Friday night slot, with the DJs from some of their favourited existing nights - including Magic Nostalgic and Pop Rocks.
The Stantons7:00pm – 10:00pm, £10 adv.Electric Circus
In celebration of the launch of their new album, Le Cirque de Muerta, Edinburgh ensemble The Stantons showcase a multimedia circus-styled fun night of music, film and performance. Alas the...
The Temperance Movementtimes vary, prices varyvarious venues
Alternative, blues-drenched rock'n'rollers formed between London and Glasgow in the summer of 2011.
Annie Christian, X-Tigers, Sawyer7:00pm – 10:00pm, £3 adv.Electric Circus
A selection of bands reform for a one-off celebration of all things Cas Rock; go get wistful.
Pih7:00pm – 10:00pm, £15 adv.Electric Circus
A former member of Polish hip-hop outfit JedenSiedem, Adam Piechocki plays under his solo guise, Pih.
Magic Nostalgic10:30pm – 3:00am, £6 (£7 after 12)Electric Circus
A hodgepodge of quality tracks chosen by JP's spinning wheel. Expect anything from 90s rave to power ballads, and a whole lotta one-hit wonders.
Speaker Bite Me10:30pm – 3:00am, £5Electric Circus
The Evol DJs worship at the alter of all kinds of indie-pop, as long as it's got bite.
Raglans7:00pm – 10:00pm, £5 adv.Electric Circus
Dublin-based quartet formed in a festival tent back in 2010, riding along on muscular new wave guitars, gritty pop melodies and indie-folk arrangements.
Beep Beep, Yeah!10:30pm – 3:00am, £4 (£5 after 12)Electric Circus
Retro pop stylings from the 50s to the 70s, via a disco tune or ten.
Miaoux Miaouxtimes vary, prices varyvarious venues
Muti-tasking chap Julian Corrie (aka Miaoux Miaoux) plays a special show to introduce two new stage members to his live sound – with drummer Liam Chapman and bass player Liam...
Pop Rocks!10:30pm – 3:00am, £4 (£5 after 12)Electric Circus
Pop and rock gems, taking in motown, 80s classics and plenty danceable fare (well, the Beep Beep, Yeah! crew are on decks after all).
Baby Loves Discotimes vary, £6.00 – £8.00Electric Circus
The original daytime family dance party with club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Licensed bar, private karaoke, chill-out room, face painting, dressing up, kids’ healthy snacks and much more....
Pop Lock-in2:00pm – 4:00pm, £6.00 – £8.00Electric Circus
An afternoon lock-in at Edinburgh's funkiest nightclub! DJ spins non-stop chart tunes, street dance instructor gets junior clubbers popping and locking, there's free mocktails, cupcakes, pampering, DJ Hero, Karaoke and...