Upcoming Events

Tuesday 21 November

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

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.
Thursday 23 November

DETROIT '67: MEMPHIS '68

20:00-21:30 £8

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
Friday 24 November

ROMANTYCY LEKKICH OBYCZAJÓW + TRANSSEXDISCO (LIVE)

18.00-22.00 £15 (adv) / £20 (door)

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.

Friday 24 November

SUBSTANCE

23:00 - 03:00 TBC

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 25 November

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

19:00-22:00 £8

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

Saturday 25 November

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00 £5 b4 12 and £6 after / £5 all night (students)

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!

Tuesday 28 November

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

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.
Friday 01 December

ELECTRIKAL x BUTTERZ

23:00 - 03:00 £10 (EB) / £12 (ADV) / MOTD

Saturday 02 December

MUMBO JUMBO w/THE GOGO

23:00 - 03:00 £3 B4 12 / £7 after / £5 (concessions)

Mumbo Jumbo is a night with a mix of musical styles from funk and hip hop to house and electro care of resident DJs Trendy Wendy (The Street) and Steve Austin (Headspin).  There’s also live congas and percussion by Bongo Dave and rotating guests from the local circuit upstairs.  Mumbo Jumbo joins-the-dots between the genres, all sprinkled with character and liberal helpings of cracking vocals!  This is Saturday night party music at its best!

Monday 04 December

WINTER REGGAE FEVER WITH GYPTIAN (LIVE)

19.30-22.30 £15 +BF (adv) / MOTD

Headlining this event will be the 2010 Mobo and Soul Train award winner ‘GYPTIAN’, who along with Sean Paul and Damion Marley is noted as the other Jamaica artist who has achieved ‘GOLD STATUS’ in the last 15 years.  Gyptian (born Windel Beneto Edwards, 25 October 1983, in the rural district of St Andrew) is a Jamaican reggae singer. He often appears with roots reggae songs within the reggae sub-genre dancehall.  Gyptian’s best known hits include Serious Times, Mama, Beautiful Lady, I Can Feel Your Pain, Love Against The Wall, Hold You and She’s My Lady. Born to a Seventh-day Adventist mother and Rastafarian father, Gyptian received his musical calling at the age of seven, when he began singing in church.

Tuesday 05 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

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.
Friday 08 December

LIONOIL 3RD BIRTHDAY: MOVE D B2B TELFORT + PHILIP BUDNY

23:00-03:00 £8 Early Bird // £10 / 12 Advance

Another year, another birthday from the Lionoil pride.  This time with two label folk and one big pal fae Heidelberg, who happens to be a big supporter of our records and one of our favourite DJs of all time. Move D has also been fully behind Telfort’s self-releases (on his TLFT imprint) since day one – and we’re delighted that they have a chance to dae decks together.  We also slipped him Phil’s test pressing at the start of the summer, and it’s been in the front of his bag ever since. Nice that they finally get to meet too!  Birthday trimmings, rotary mixer, red lights, nice people – and of course you’re all invited.  110% good vibes guaranteed!  FACEBOOK. Tix available from lionoilindustries.co.uk/iii

Saturday 09 December

BIG N BASHY

23:00-0300 £3 b4 12 / £6

Join Big n Bashy for a feast of musical delights spread over three rooms and two floors. Featuring the best in grime, dubstep, reggae and jungle, with Brother Most Righteous, Skillis and Deburgh.   Like our Facebook Page.  Follow us on the Twitter n that, ken.

Tuesday 12 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

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.
Friday 15 December

HEADSET: 3RD BIRTHDAY: NOODLES SPECIAL (GARAGE & JUNGLE SET)

23:00 - 03:00 £5 before 12 / £7

UKG legend Noodles – Groove Chronicles plays a one-off Garage & Jungle Set for Headset’s 3rd Birthday.  LINEUP: Noodles – Groove ChroniclesSkillis (Headset / Big n Bashy / Witness), Guised.  Old School Hip Hop in Room 2.  FACEBOOK

Saturday 16 December

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. FACEBOOK

Tuesday 19 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

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.
Friday 22 December

HEADSET

23:00 - 03:00 TBC

Skillis (Big n Bashy) and friends playing garage, techno, house and bass downstairs, with old school hip hop upstairs.

Saturday 23 December

MESSENGER

23:00 - 03:00 £5 b4 12 and £6 after / £5 all night (students)

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!

Tuesday 26 December

MIDNIGHT BASS

23:00 - 03:00 £3 guestlist / £4 otd.

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.

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