Tuesday 21November

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00
New weekly Tuesday powered by Electrikal Sound System.
DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more!
Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50. Entry: £3 guestlist / £4 otd.
£3 guestlist / £4 otd.
Thursday 23November

DETROIT '67: MEMPHIS '68

20:00-21:30

Scottish author, football pundit, broadcaster and iconoclast, Stuart Cosgrove, talks about his two recent books, Detroit ’67 and Memphis ’68.  The books explore two US cities in two crucial years.  Think Classic Motown icons like Smokey Robinson, the Temptations and Marvin Gaye (just a few crucial years before What’s Going On); Otis Redding dying in a plane crash; the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr; race riots across America: musical riches; social and political impoverishment – a time of great change, with an incredible soundtrack….  ‘Erudition, lightly worn, mixed with pub banter, lightly sworn’ Peter Ross (The Herald) // ‘Cosgrove weaves a compelling web of circumstance’ The Independent
£8
Friday 24November

ROMANTYCY LEKKICH OBYCZAJÓW + TRANSSEXDISCO (LIVE)

18.00-22.00

RLO is an alternative-music band gaining popularity in Poland during last few years. They were invited to the biggest festival in Europe – Woodstock Festival by its founder – Jurek Owsiak, to play for thousands of cheering fans. The band is known for its unique lyrics in Polish, and colourful concert versions of their songs. RLO duo is Damian Lange and Adam Miller, though they play concerts with 2 additional musicians. They released 2 LPs with a popular alternative record label – S.P.Records, and played over 100 gigs across the country.
TSD is a rock band celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.  Damian Lange is a founder of the band, and also the author of all lyrics. Sławek Pietrzak (head of S.P. Records music label) said, ‘As far as lyrics are concerned, Damian Lange could share the title of best Polish songwriters with Kazik (Kult), Grabaż (Strachy Na Lachy, Pidżama Porno) and Kasia Nosowska (Hey).’  Music of Transsexdisco is influenced by metal, punk, electro and pop. They released 3 LPs with S.P.Records, and played over 300 gigs across the country.

£15 (adv) / £20 (door)
Friday 24November

SUBSTANCE

23:00 - 03:00

Recognised by the authoritative Resident Advisor to be “one of Edinburgh’s most important outposts for house, techno and bass”, Substance brings a wide ranging collage of classic and cutting edge underground electronic music to the Bongo.

TBC
Saturday 25November

FLINT & PITCH: THE DANGEROUS WOMAN'S GUIDE TO TRANSGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR

19:00-22:00

There are women who have always refused the life of the socially acceptable woman. There are women who have been forgotten, erased, misinterpreted or much maligned by history. From warrior queens, defiant writers, unsung heroes, suffragettes and the plight of the ‘creative muse’; come join five writer/ performers as they re-tell the stories of some truly transgressive women in a night of storytelling, poetry, song and music.
Featuring: Lucy Ribchester on the Suffragettes! Magi Gibson on Camille Claudel, Stella Cartwright and other muses! Jenny Lindsay on Sonia Orwell! Mara Menzies on Queen Nzinga of Angola! and very special guest Emma Pollock, with songs from ‘In Search of Harperfield.’ TICKETS

£8
Saturday 25November

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00

Messenger Sound System, the original roots advertiser, consistently programmes the heights of conscious reggae music, dub-wise and otherwise!  Crazy to think now that it first started in Edinburgh back in 1987 and that it’s been keeping the fires burning, every month, at the Bongo for two thirds of that time.  That’s 30, THIRTY, years at the heart of Edinburgh’s reggae scene, and 20 years here at the Bongo!  Upstairs: ‘Sound System Legacies’ will explore the legacy of dub / reggae / roots music and sound system culture on more contemporary club / dance music styles such as grime, dubstep, jungle, d n b, garage etc, featuring various guest DJs…  Look out for some of the mighty Messenger Sound System in here as well!

£5 b4 12 and £6 after / £5 all night (students)
Tuesday 28November

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00
New weekly Tuesday powered by Electrikal Sound System.
DnB, Jungle, Bassline, Grime & Garage with DJs from Junglism, Big n Bashy, Electrikal, Roots, Witness, 59th Degree + more!
Drinks from £1.50, Red Stripe £2.50. Entry: £3 guestlist / £4 otd.
£3 guestlist / £4 otd.

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Late Nite Tuff Guy brings his Prince tribute show to the Bongo this Fri 13th Oct

Late Nite Tuff Guy brings his Prince tribute show to the Bongo this Fri 13th Oct
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