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Events

Tuesday 30 November

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 

Friday 03 December

THE BEAT ROUTE

19:00 - 22:00 £4

‘The Beat Route is back!!’ they say.  ‘It’s been two years but we are back to bring you some spicy West African rhythms and high-energy dancing!’  Performances starting from 7.15pm (set times TBC).  Tickets: £4 (pay on the door – cash or card).
Friday 03 December

HOMETOWN SESSIONS: 30 YEARS OF IRATION STEPPAS

23:00-03:00 £8 // £10 // £12 // MOTD

NB DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING + Q&A WITH MARK IRATION AT THE CAMEO BEFORE THE SESSION.  ‘Join us at The Bongo Club for a night of high quality dub reggae sound system – headlined by one of the greatest to ever do it,’ they say:  IRATION STEPPAS (DJ SET), playing DUBZ up to YEAR 3000 style, celebrating 30 Years in DUB; HOMETOWN PROMOTION SOUNDSYSTEM – Glasgow’s Reggae Rockers playing Rub a Dub inna Dance Hall Style; MC CAMPEAZI – The Scottish Sound System scene’s original Raggamuffin Master of Ceremonies. Tickets start at £8 (very limited) and are also available on Eventbrite, via Facebook or direct.

Saturday 04 December

PULSE 12TH BIRTHDAY: BLAWAN

23:00-03:00 £10 (sold out) // £13 // £15

Blawan returns to Edinburgh as part of our 12th Birthday celebrations and also his first appearance at The Bongo Club in 6 years. LINE UP: Blawan, Darrell Pulse, Sean Laird, Shaun Johnston. TICKETS

Tuesday 07 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 

Friday 10 December

DROPKICK + DANIEL MCGEEVER & BAND + THE VAPOUR TRAILS + SHAUN MCLACHLAN (LIVE)

19:00 - 22:00 £15

Dropkick celebrate their recently released ‘Best of’ compilation with an evening of amazing Scottish melody makers.

 Hailing from the east of Scotland, Dropkick have drawn on influences such as Wilco, Teenage Fanclub and The Jayhawks to produce their own blend of harmony-driven, power-pop for well over a decade.  This is a rescheduled show, partly to finally celebrate the 2020 release of the band’s new record, The Scenic Route, while also focussing on the ‘Best of Dropkick’ compilation, released since then.
“This is country-pop at its finest.” Maverick Magazine

“Those who have yet to latch onto them are surely missing something special….Indie, powerpop, accomplished harmonies, alt.country tendencies. What’s not to love?” The Herald newspaper

Making their Edinburgh debut are the fantastic Vapour Trails from Aberdeen. A band filled with jangling guitars, catchy melodies and tight harmonies but with their own psychedelic twist. After a very well-received debut album in 2019 , they followed it up with another set of songs in 2020, packed with more great tunes, before releasing a new mini-album during lockdown. Prolific! “…mini-album of seven of the catchiest songs I’ve heard in a long time.” Daggerzine

Joining the band for this show is local singing genius Daniel McGeever, who will be performing with his band. As well as being a member of Delta Mainline and The Wellgreen, Daniel released his first solo record with renowned Spanish label, You Are The Cosmos recently and will be showcasing material from that record.

“A great romantic album that stands up to multiple listens, and highly recommended.” Powerpopholic

Opening the show is the hugely talented, Shaun McLachlan. Best known for his role in local legends, Delta Mainline, this gig will be Shaun’s first as a solo artist. He’ll be performing new songs, including his first single ‘ When we dance’, and a feew stripped back songs from the Delta Mainline catalogue.

‘Pick of the Week ‘ BBC Introducing
‘Daniel Lanois meets Spiritualized’ Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland / 6 Music)

‘Massive Dream Pop, shoegaze’ Jim Gellatly

Please note this is an early show – Doors open 7pm, first act will begin at 7.15pm prompt, strict 10pm curfew.

18+ show
Friday 10 December

SSL XL (3RD BIRTHDAY): JUNGLE & DNB SPECIAL

23:00-04:00 (4AM TBC) £5 // £8 // £10

SSL XL turns 3… Join us for an evening of Jungle pressure at Edinburgh’s original underground venue – The Bongo Club (est. ’96) Massive line up of DJs & selectors from around Scotland, playing on the newly upgraded Messenger Sound System across 2 rooms ROOM 1 [Jungle / DnB / Breaks] Creep Woland Mrs Magoo Skillis Tez The General + more tba. ROOM 2 [Dancehall / Dub / Roots] Brother Most Righteous Steadfast Sylvatica + more tba. Past guests: Sully, Om Unit, DJ Storm, Noodles, Proc Fiskal, Mez, Grandmixxer, Sicaria Sound, Riz La Teef, Commodo, Vivek, Slimzee, Spooky, Ishan Sound, Foamplate, Tubby, Noodles, K-Lone, Facta, Mother, Creep Woland, Mrs Magoo, Anikonik, Uno MC, Onyx Stone, Dego Ranking, Riddim Tuffa, Electrikal Sound, Messenger Youth, G-Mac, The General, Deburgh, DJ Crud, Deburgh, Delahunt, Plaq, DV60, Webber, Big Alf, Skillis, Vaj Power, Kami-O, Feena (4am tbc).  TICKETS

Saturday 11 December

SOULSVILLE INTERNATIONAL

23:00 - 03:00 £3 // £6 (adv & students) // £8 (door)

“Final party of 2021 and we bring the curtain down with a brother from across the tracks: Tuesday Gonzalez Soul Jam founder and Sneaky’s mainstay for over a decade (time flies..),” they say.  “Tuesday brings the business with his own uncompromising style of chugging boogie and glorious soul-affirming-disco.”  Deep Soulful Sounds • Ruckus Worldwide Rhythms.  ALL TICKETS VIA RESIDENT ADVISOR

Tuesday 14 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 

Tuesday 14 December

MIDNIGHT BASS: CREATURES

23:00-03:00 £3-7

Creatures, ZDS (2) + more TBA. Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. TICKETS NB PLEASE READ OUR COVID POLICY HERE: NO TEST = NO ENTRY!  STAY SAFE. 🙂

 

Friday 17 December

DISCO MAKOSSA

23:00-03:00 £6 (advance) // £8 (on the door)

“After a totally scorching re-entry at the Bongo in October, Disco Makossa is back for more,” they say. “Residents Astrojazz, Geez Wax & Just-Arch will hold down the main room with a journey into African flavours of funk, disco, synth, house and techno. Upstairs we invite the long-running and much respected Reggae Got Soul crew to spin just that. COME TO DANCE!” TICKETS *Contactless card and cash accepted*

Saturday 18 December

DARREL HIGHAM & THE ENFORCERS + CUTTIN' A RUG, THE THREE 'N' EIGHTS & BEST BAD INFLUENCE (LIVE)

18:00 - 22:00 £10

A Christmas Night of Rock n Roll and Rockabilly Music.  A living legend plus three of Scotland’s talented Rock n Roll / Rockabilly bands bringing their own style to Edinburgh.  Plus one of Scotland’ s best known Rockin DJ Paul Downie spinning some discs and Compere.  TICKETS
Saturday 18 December

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00 £7 / £8

Originally established way back in 1987 (!), Messenger, the original roots advertiser, consistently programmes the heights of conscious reggae music, dub-wise and otherwise!  Upstairs: Sound System Legacies explores the legacy of dub / reggae / roots music and sound system culture on more contemporary club / dance music styles such as dubstep, jungle, d n b, garage etc, featuring DJ Skillis plus guests…  Look out for some of the mighty Messenger Sound System in here as well!  2 Floors of music – Don’t miss!  Powered by Messenger Sound System.

Tuesday 21 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 

Tuesday 28 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00-03:00 £3 - £6

Scotland’s dedicated weekly drum & bass night. DnB | Jungle | Bass | Footwork | Grime.Drinks promos from £1. LINKTREE

 


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