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Final details for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014 celebrations revealed

17 Nov 2014

Including a Torchligh Procession through city centre, mini-festival Scot:Lands and the Loony Dook

The final programme for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2014 celebrations were announced today. Opening proceedings is the much-loved Torchlight Procession (Tue 30 Dec), in which 8 000 torchbearers will take to the streets to walk from George IV Bridge through the…

Opinion: Fielding Hope's contribution to Glasgow's underground live music scene

11 Nov 2014

Brains behind Cry Parrot live music is moving to London to become senior producer at Cafe OTO

After putting on some of Scotland’s weirdest, most fun, independent, DIY, new underground music events for almost eight years, Fielding Hope, the brains behind Cry Parrot live music, is moving to London to become senior producer at Cafe OTO. While it’s…

Cirque Du Soul club night comes to Edinburgh for the first time

11 Nov 2014

‘Taking over one venue at a time for a night of circus-themed debauchery’

‘Taking over one venue at a time for a night of circus-themed debauchery,’ is what Cirque Du Soul co-founder Will Weaver describes as the club’s overriding ethos. Founded in Leeds at the turn of 2013, it’s already found its way to nine cities across the…

DIVE presents Untamed is latest addition to Edinburgh's LGBT club scene

11 Nov 2014

‘An alternative performance party for curious creatures’ at Summerhall

Everyone's favourite offbeat venue Summerhall plays host to ‘an alternative performance party for curious creatures’ when popular Sunday night queer disco DIVE debuts Untamed, its quirky new Friday night event that is unlike anything you've seen…

Interview: Alex Ridha of Boys Noize

11 Nov 2014

Techno maestro discusses his favourite things ahead of Glasgow gig with recent signing SCNTST

A big, blow-out night dancing to Boys Noize seems as much a part of the Glasgow annual clubbing calendar as waiting in a windswept queue trying to locate your friends. And understandably so: there’s something about his intensely 4/4, synapse-addling…

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Preview: Nightvision with live sets from Kink & Neville Watson

10 Nov 2014

House DJs will perform at Edinburgh's La Belle Angele on Sat 29 Nov

While the prospect of short days and long nights may not delight everyone, those of us with a passion for clubs, dancing and DJs will welcome winter with open arms. A time when promoters pull out all the stops, there’s perhaps no better place to be than…

Christmas 2014: Top five Glasgow club nights

7 Nov 2014

Featuring DJ Luck & MC Neat, Secondcity, Huntleys & Palmers, Pressure Xmas Party and Big Foot

DJ Luck & MC Neat If you want to start the celebrations as soon as December hits, step back in time for some classic UK garage from the DJ / MC duo who gave the world 'A Little Bit of Luck', 'Masterblaster 2000' and 'Piano Loco'. Saint Judes, Fri 5…

Christmas 2014: Top five Edinburgh club nights

7 Nov 2014

Featuring Juice, Vegas!, Xplicit, Musika and Jackhammer

Juice The trap and dubstep night reaches its second birthday and rather fittingly hosts two parties to celebrate. Expect beeps and bleeps from Martyn at Part 1 followed by Bok Bok going head to head and back to back with Tom Trago for Part 2.

Preview: La Cheetah Fifth Birthday

6 Nov 2014

House and techno venue blows out some candles with Matthew Herbet, Levon Vincent and Theo Parris

‘It's a small space with a big sound system,’ says Graham Ward, La Cheetah events manager and resident DJ (as Wardy, alongside Dom D’Sylva), of the venue’s appeal. ‘The whole club is basically a dancefloor, so folk that come down get right into…

Magic Waves electronic mini-festival comes to Glasgow – Fri 24 Oct 2014

23 Oct 2014

Headliners include Black Devil Disco Club, Arthur Baker, DJ Mark Du Mosch and Alessandro Adriani

‘It's a party where you don't know what you're going to hear next, and one where we only play music from the heart,’ says Berlin-based Magic Waves founder Casionova of his pirate radio station venture turned international clubbing brand. ‘It's not…

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New club night FOAM opens at Glasgow's Art School

22 Oct 2014

'Not an extravagant, lasers-in-your-face gala, but a place to congregate, free from pretension'

‘With this in mind, I think this event has the potential to “go off”,’ confirms Guy Veale. He’s just gone through a long explanation of the careful considerations that have gone into planning this new collaboration between the Art School, himself and…

The best club nights – Oct / Nov 2014

22 Oct 2014

Including Leon Vynehall, Magic Waves, Erol Alkan, Eton Messy, Patrick Topping and FOAM

Leon Vynehall Two chances to see the hot young producer making warm, disco-tinged house blending old and nu school. Expect a set showcasing the records he loves, regardless of genre or credibility. La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, Fri 24 Oct; Sub Club…

Cross-genre music innovator Rustie brings Green Language tour to Glasgow

21 Oct 2014

Much anticipated homecoming show from Russell Whyte at the Art School

‘More serious,’ is what Glasgow’s own Rustie (aka Russell Whyte) says he wanted from his follow-up to 2011 debut album Glass Swords. The original, he apparently considered, had thrown too much into the mix in terms of trying to make itself heard with…

Students: The List is coming to you. And we’ve got Hornsby's Cider.

19 Sep 2014

Grab your free List, and assorted goodies, at student events in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Students, The List is coming to you. And we’ve got cider. Students, The List is coming to you. And we’ve got Hornsby’s Cider. Yes, we come bearing gifts of goodie bags, complimentary bottles of Hornsby’s Cider and of course, the latest issue of The…

GENERATION By Night - Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh, Fri 12 Sep 2014

16 Sep 2014

Golden Teacher and Optimo enhance a celebration of contemporary Scottish art

We’ve already awarded a well-deserved five stars to Modern Art One’s strand of the GENERATION project, which celebrates the past 25 years of contemporary Scottish art. Our reviewer on that occasion was especially impressed by Douglas Gordon’s ‘24 Hour…

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Yes or No? 15 shows to help you make your decision for the Scottish independence referendum

12 Sep 2014

Need help deciding? Let the worlds of art, theatre, comedy, books and music lend a hand

Glasgow Early Days: The Arches Referendum Festival A week of special theatre commissions including work by Rob Drummond, Gary McNair & Davey Anderson and Robert Ormerod, with the Arches Political Party the night before and the What Now? Brunch the…

La Belle Angele: 'Don’t expect free-entry nights with cheap booze offers, that’s exactly what we’re not about’

11 Sep 2014

Manager Martin Coull talks us through Edinburgh's revived iconic club and gig venue

Anyone who made a habit of going clubbing in Edinburgh twelve years ago knows where they were in December 2002 on the night of the Cowgate fire. It was a Saturday, and many of them might have been heading to the old building which burned all night, the…

Interview: DJ/producer Greg Wilson on his Super Weird Happenings

11 Sep 2014

The events are a result of collaboration with Blind Arcade, aka Kermit Leveridge and producer EVM128

Just the name of Greg Wilson’s new label, Super Weird Substance, inspires a sense of intrigue. Established earlier this year, the legendary DJ has embarked on arguably his most ambitious and adventurous project to date. Inspired by the redemption of…

Student Guide 2014: a guide to the LGBT scenes in Edinburgh and Glasgow

10 Sep 2014

From university societies to the best gay-friendly bars and clubs, we've got you covered

Whether you’re just out of the closet, questioning your sexuality or out to everyone you know, university can be your chance to have that hectic social life you’ve always wanted, and meet the love of your life – or at least, of this week.   Luckily…

Student Guide 2014: Edinburgh's best club nights

10 Sep 2014

Featuring The Big Cheese, I Love Hip Hop, Witness and Mjölk

The Big Cheese The staple of the week for student night life. Spread over two floors of the Edinburgh University student union, cheap drinks abound as do feelings of 90s nostalgia when S Club 7 hits the speakers. It's worth staying until the end for…

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Student Guide 2014: Glasgow's best club nights

10 Sep 2014

Featuring ShangriLa, Propaganda, Neverland and Hip Hop Thursdays

ShangriLa The exalted industrial cave-like underground hosts some of the biggest names in dance and prides itself on the finest deco on the Glasgow club scene. This weekly night offers low-price drinks and an anything-goes attitude – perfect for…

Sven Vath to host Cocoon night at London's Building Six in November 2014

2 Sep 2014

Tickets for the techno titan's winter event are on sale now

Techno boss Sven Vath will headline another of his legendary Cocoon nights at Building Six, London on Sat 22 Nov. As well as label boss Vath, the event will feature an as-yet-unannounced line-up of some of Cocoon's biggest hitters – and, considering the…

Gorgon City, Annie Mac, Skream, Chase & Status and more line-up for Nightvision

26 Aug 2014

The series of big name club nights are set to transform Edinburgh's nighttime scene

Something exciting is about to happen in Edinburgh, and it’s not during August, and it takes place across the wee small hours. If we were talking about another capital city in Europe, this might not seem like such a significant statement but, as…

Interview: JD Twitch on the Last Big Weekend event in Glasgow's East End

26 Aug 2014

Friday line-up includes Jeff Mills, James Murphy, Hudson Mohawke and Golden Teacher

‘Having been involved in music in Glasgow for nearly three decades I think this is the most exciting time for the city I've known,’ says Optimo’s Keith McIvor, aka JD Twitch, ‘and it's great to have this chance to celebrate that.’ He is, let’s face it…

Jonas Kopp and DJ Deep set for date at Glasgow's Sub Club

26 Aug 2014

Argentinean producer and DJ guests at Animal Farm

You need only glance at Jonas Kopp’s tour schedule to appreciate his rocketing status; from Tresor to Trouw, Panorama Bar to Rex Club, the Argentinean producer and DJ has played to some of the most prestigious dancefloors in the world, each one moved by…