6 of the Best Club Nights in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Article by Andrew Cooke | 17 Mar 2006
6 of the best CLUB NIGHTS in EDINBURGH

Glenfiddich Independent Mix @ Cabaret Voltaire, Thursday Mar 2, £6
Getting old but still on it, Radio 1 jazzy guru Gilles Peterson finally plays at the free whisky event, supported by local bands Livesciences and the Joe Acheson Trio.

Four Corners @ The Bongo Club, Friday Mar 3, £5
Big Beat oldies and new funkers Simon Hodge, Astroboy, Bob Cairns & DJ Ketch play afrobeat, jazz, groove, funk & soul with the essential live percussion from Cammy.

The Hellfire Club @ The Caves, Friday Mar 10, £8
Something a little different here - live jazz, circus acts, freaks & the Trouble DJs (freaks) with a preferred 'debauched Victorian' dress code - quite.

Kombustion @ Subway Cowgate, Thursday Mar 16, £3
Mid-week nights in Edinburgh don't come harder than this. If you've got a day off, come for some proper hardness from The Skum Berry Soundsystem, with a live P.A. from David Green (Infrabass France).

Club Michigan @ The Venue (Top Floor), Friday Mar 17, £10
The last one was good, this one is sure to be better. Guest DJ 3000 of Underground Resistance performs a hi-tech electronic assault from the Motor City with the residents as reinforcements.

Mundo a Go-Go @ The Venue (Top Floor), Saturday Mar 25, £6 (£5)
Tall Paul Robinson & Angus are joined by that fella wot used to own that shop – DJ - Professor Plastic. Expect a helping of 60s Euro beat & pop, soundtracks & ska.

6 of the best CLUB NIGHTS in GLASGOW

Timelines @ The Sub Club, Friday Mar 3, £8 (£6)
Super Dutch label Eevo Lute put on a showcase with Stefan Robbers (Terrace) & The Moderator playing live sets with a DJ set from the lady Estroe. Soulful, melodic techno all the way.

Monkey Bars @ QMU, Saturday Mar 11, £6
Mr. Thing of the DMC-beasts The Scratch Perverts shows how much his fingers are worth, plus Glasgow regular Boom Monk Ben & DJ Rico in the wings.

Subculture @ Sub Club, Saturday Mar 11, £12
Joining Harri & Domenic tonight is the deep house duo Amé (Sonar Kollectiv). They have been consistent in their releases taking inspiration from Detroit & influences from soul artists.

Abomination @ Glasgow School of Art, Friday Mar 24, £10
LiveVevil might be over but a new drum & bass night takes off this month with Counterstrike, Robyn Chaos & Paul Reset, plus breaks from Dangamouse & Bloodruncold.

Melting Pot @ Riverside Club, Saturday Mar 25, £10
The sizzling 5th birthday with legend Bill Brewster (Last Night A DJ Saved My Life). His knowledge of the history of the disc jockey is as deep as his record bag.

Optimo @ The Sub Club, Saturday Mar 26, £7 (£6)
JD Twitch & JG Wilkes are joined by experimental and magical human-beatbox Mark Boombastik. Mark uses analog effects and live loops on his voice 'like Jimi Hendrix his guitar or Mozart the piano.'