Events

Friday 26 May

LIONOIL: SOICHI TERADA, JG WILKES (OPTIMO) & DAVID BARBAROSSA

23:00 - 03:00 £8 (adv ) / £10 (door)

Far East meets Near West for Lionoil’s first adventure at The Bongo, with 80s Japanese house royalty Soichi Terada’s Edinburgh debut, who plays live alongside Optimo’s J.G. Wilkes and lord of the disco diggers D. Barbarossa.  lionoilindustries.co.uk/soichi
Saturday 27 May

BIG N BASHY

23:00-03:00 £3 before 12 / £5

HAGGI > Local prodcuer with features and plays from some big hitters in the scene (Spooky, Jack Dat, Nico Lindsay + more). Lineup:  Haggi (LVLZ RADIO), Skillis (Headset), Deburgh,
Brother Most Righteous: Reggae / Garage / Grime / Dubstep.

Monday 29 May

COASTS (LIVE)

19:00-22:00 £12 + BF / MOTD

Having marked their return with infectious new single ‘Heart Starts Beating’, COASTS will embark on a six-date UK tour this summer. Cementing themselves as one of the most exciting acts on the scene and picking up support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, The Guardian and DIY Magazine, COASTS will bring their internationally acclaimed set to a handful of the intimate venues where the band first cut their teeth, culminating in a massive night at London’s Kentish Town Forum on 5th June.

Tuesday 30 May

WORKSHOP: BIG DRUMS

19.15-21.45 £10/weekly 2 hour session, £70 upfront for all 9 weeks

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Weekly Big Drums sessions throughout May and June at the Bongo Club. Exploring the basics of hand-to-hand drumming, running rhythms, middle-eastern/North African rhythms, trance rhythms, odd time signatures, hand independence and general rhythmic principles. We’ll be playing a number of large custom built drums, in unison, with sticks, with several people playing each drum. Everything required will be provided (aside from ear protection – not essential but recommended).

Wednesday 31 May

WORKSHOP: BIG DRUMS

14.45-17.15 £8/weekly 2 hour session, £60 upfront for all 9 weeks

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Weekly Big Drums sessions throughout May and June at the Bongo Club.  Exploring the basics of hand-to-hand drumming, running rhythms, middle-eastern/North African rhythms, trance rhythms, odd time signatures, hand independence and general rhythmic principles. We’ll be playing a number of large custom built drums, in unison, with sticks, with several people playing each drum. Everything required will be provided (aside from ear protection – not essential but recommended).

Wednesday 31 May

WORKSHOP: BIG DRUMS

19.15-21.45 £10/weekly 2 hour session, £70 upfront for all 9 weeks

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Weekly Big Drums sessions throughout May and June at the Bongo Club. Exploring the basics of hand-to-hand drumming, running rhythms, middle-eastern/North African rhythms, trance rhythms, odd time signatures, hand independence and general rhythmic principles. We’ll be playing a number of large custom built drums, in unison, with sticks, with several people playing each drum. Everything required will be provided (aside from ear protection – not essential but recommended).

Friday 02 June

HEADSET: FACTA & K-LONE (WISDOM TEETH)

23:00-03:00 £3 b4 12 / £6

Room 1: Garage / Techno / House with Facta & K-Lone (Tempa / Wisdown Teeth) plus Skillis (Headset / Big n Bashy)

Room 2: Old School Hip Hop, Funk and Reggae with Brother Most Righteous (Big n Bashy), Johnny Cashback (Four Corners) and DJ Sonny (Burgh Records) 

Saturday 03 June

SOULSVILLE

23:00-03:00 £5

Est. 2010, this is Edinburgh’s institutional shot of Deep Rhythms and Rugged Grooves. Residents Cameron Mason and Calum Evans will be spinning the finest cuts of Deep Funk, Latin Rhythms and Rare Groove into the early hours from 11pm -3am. Strictly party vibes.

Main Room: Deep Funk // Latin Rhythms // Rugged Blues // Rare Groove

Upstairs: TBC.

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Tuesday 06 June

WORKSHOP: BIG DRUMS

19.15-21.45 £10/weekly 2 hour session, £70 upfront for all 9 weeks

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Weekly Big Drums sessions throughout May and June at the Bongo Club. Exploring the basics of hand-to-hand drumming, running rhythms, middle-eastern/North African rhythms, trance rhythms, odd time signatures, hand independence and general rhythmic principles. We’ll be playing a number of large custom built drums, in unison, with sticks, with several people playing each drum. Everything required will be provided (aside from ear protection – not essential but recommended).

Wednesday 07 June

WORKSHOP: BIG DRUMS

14.45-17.15 £8/weekly 2 hour session, £60 upfront for all 9 weeks

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Weekly Big Drums sessions throughout May and June at the Bongo Club.  Exploring the basics of hand-to-hand drumming, running rhythms, middle-eastern/North African rhythms, trance rhythms, odd time signatures, hand independence and general rhythmic principles. We’ll be playing a number of large custom built drums, in unison, with sticks, with several people playing each drum. Everything required will be provided (aside from ear protection – not essential but recommended).

Thursday 08 June

WORKSHOP: BIG DRUMS

19.15-21.45 £10/weekly 2 hour session, £70 upfront for all 9 weeks

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Weekly Big Drums sessions throughout May and June at the Bongo Club. Exploring the basics of hand-to-hand drumming, running rhythms, middle-eastern/North African rhythms, trance rhythms, odd time signatures, hand independence and general rhythmic principles. We’ll be playing a number of large custom built drums, in unison, with sticks, with several people playing each drum. Everything required will be provided (aside from ear protection – not essential but recommended).

Friday 09 June

BOOKFELLAS: SINGER-SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE

19:00-22:00 £5 (all profits to SBT's Bookfellas initiative)

Bookfellas is a Scottish Book Trust initiative that brings together 50 men and aims to raise £50,000 to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the same opportunity to thrive through reading and writing. We want to encourage more men to read for pleasure and highlight the importance of dads reading to their children.  As part of this, we are putting on an event to showcase some excellent Scottish Singer-Songwriters – an evening of excellent music for your enjoyment. All funds raised will go directly to the Scottish Book Trust’s Bookfellas initiative.  Three singer-songwriters plus one full band perform live:  The RichLiam KiddRyan MacReadyHarry Bodley-Scott.
Friday 09 June

SUBSTANCE: SUGAR EXPERIMENT STATION (LIVE)

23.00-03.00 £TBC

Sugar Experiment Station aka Edinburgh techno legends Neil Landstrumm and Tobias Schmidt (Peace Frog, Tresor, Scandinavia, Disko B, Sativae, Penalty, Drought, Mosquito etc) bring a rare dual live PA to the Bongo, their first joint live set in Edinburgh in eight years. Both artists are internationally acclaimed in their own right, having emerged from the fiercely ground-breaking, often savagely uncompromising, ‘wonky techno’ scene of the Nineties (also including Dave Tarrida, Cristian Vogel, Jamie Lidell and Si Begg, among others) and both continue to play out regularly across the globe to this day.   Imported D&B sound to boot: guaranteed to re-arrange your intestines as well as your head-space!  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.

Saturday 10 June

MESSENGER

23:00-03:00 £6 b4 12 / £7 after

Edinburgh’s original roots and dub reggae lion (established ’87), the Messenger Sound System keeps the fires burning for all lovers of proper roots reggae music and rasta culture.

Tuesday 13 June

WORKSHOP: BIG DRUMS

19.15-21.45 £10/weekly 2 hour session, £70 upfront for all 9 weeks

BigDrums_pic

Weekly Big Drums sessions throughout May and June at the Bongo Club. Exploring the basics of hand-to-hand drumming, running rhythms, middle-eastern/North African rhythms, trance rhythms, odd time signatures, hand independence and general rhythmic principles. We’ll be playing a number of large custom built drums, in unison, with sticks, with several people playing each drum. Everything required will be provided (aside from ear protection – not essential but recommended).


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