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Sick Note: Refreshers Week Special With Frightened Rabbit (Live)

Tonight, the fortnightly indie-electro club switches off the turntables (only for a short while) as they adopt a new trend hitting clubland - live acts and DJs playing out side by side.

Sick Note haven’t removed their guest DJ set completely - instead they’re introducing a ‘guest artist’ slot. This means you can expect special one-off appearances from local bands, DJs and rare performances from charted artists.

Previous guests have included Diplo, Fenech-Soler and Little Boots.

Resident DJs Marinello (Machine Room/My Tiny Robots), i-Talla Disco (This Is Music) and Kami (B-Sides) will be firing up the party all night with their usual blend of cutting-edge sounds, taking clubbers deep into the underground.

Launching the new format is exceptionally talented indie boys Frightened Rabbit (Live).

Cabaret Voltaire, Blair Street, tonight, 11pm–3am, £4, 0131-247 4704

Big Time

ThIS brand new night runs fortnightly, promoting the best nu-disco, funk, soul, reggae and rock’n’roll. All within the walls of one of Edinburgh’s most colourful clubs, Electric Circus – its neon, mood enhancing lighting a perfect venue to party.

The Dapper DJs, Gav & Jack, spin a selection of funked-up grooves old and new in their mission to provide the soundtrack to the Big Time. Enjoy.

Electric Circus, Market Street, Friday, 10.30pm–3am, £4/£5, 0131-226 4224

Propaganda Presents Greg James (BBC Radio 1)

Propaganda is a massive club night which comprises 21 club nights over five countries, netting 25,000 fans and earning the title of the UK’s biggest indie night in the process.

Expect an unrivalled audio/visual mix from the Propaganda crew, who have DJ-ed for the mighty Oasis at the Glastonbury festival, as well as slamming Reading, V-Festival and Ibiza Rocks.

This Saturday night, Propaganda welcomes BBC Radio 1’s prime-time jock, Greg James.

James is a huge indie fan with a wealth of experience - so clubbers can expect to hear the finest selection of music from inside the record box of one of the Beeb’s hottest in-demand DJs.

HMV Picture House, Lothian Road, Saturday, 11pm–3am, £4/£5, 0131-221 2280