5 Questions: The Bang Bang Club

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  • 6 August 2009

This article is from 2009.

5 Questions for The Bang Bang Club

The Bang Bang Club escapes from the confines of the club format and spreads itself across the Fringe with big juicy nuggets of sleazy, subversive, underground music and a plethora of live acts ranging from off-kilter indie types Clinic (pictured, playing 29 Aug) and Steven Severin (Friday night resident) to cool electronica from Dollskabeat (23 Aug) and 60s garage club The Go-Go, featuring Les Bof! (13 Aug)

5 words to describe the Bang Bang Club experience?
Fast, furious, educated, dumb and contradictory.

4 things you love about the DJs/acts/bands on the bill
Hand-picked, custom-built for the dead of night, hardcore, eclectic.

3 things you love about Edinburgh during the Festival
24-hour party people, the world comes to us, unexpected pleasures.

2 things you hate about Edinburgh in August
Two types of impostors: worthy fuckers, worthy and earnest fuckers, and comedians who aren’t funny.

1 thing you would change about the late-night Festival scene
Nothing, any more. We’ve fixed it. Bang Bang.

The Bang Bang Club, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 12.30am–5am, 13–16, 20–23 & 27–30 Aug, £7.50–£12 (depending on guests).

The Bang Bang Club

  • 3 stars

The subversive underground club night goes large for the Fest. Guests include Steven Severin (playing four treatments of German expressionist classic 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari' every Fri) alongside Clinic, Big Ned, Dollskabeat and more dropping in over Aug.

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