Friday 11 May

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Band on the Wall

Greg Wilson’s Reels of Steel

Following its huge success at Band on the Wall last year, Greg Wilson’s Reels of Steel returns featuring an extended set by the internationally-acclaimed DJ.

Reels of Steel is a feast of audio-visual action with Greg Wilson (Fabric, Back To Basics, Electric Chair, Ministry of Sound, Hacienda, Legend,). Having spent the last year digging through his extensive video archive to compile a show-reel of delights that will be projected to accompany his sounds, Greg will also be spinning cuts this time through two of his trusty Revox reel-to-reel tape machines and computer. Expect an eclectic assault on the senses while Greg Wilson keeps it reel on the decks until 3am.

Warm up set by Dan Soulsmith (Stretch Disco).

11.30pm / £10 advance, £11 door
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Soup Kitchen


DHP & WOTGODFORGOT Present…. Erika M. Anderson grew up in the dive bars and rotten graveyards of South Dakota. She is a direct descendent of Erik Blood-Axe, the ruthless Viking warrior. All the boys ask her why she is so tough. She is 6 feet tall. She loves the jukebox.

10pm-4am / £10
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Matt & Phreds

Ed Kainyek Quartet

The Ed Kainyek Quartet has put together a set of funk and groove-based music featuring the work of the late Grover Washington Jr – great tunes and cool grooves ! The featured line-up includes: George King, John Sandham and Phil Bennett , and they’ve got it covered for everyone – there’s still room for the odd standard and a couple of originals !

9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester



Brand new Manchester band. A four piece rock/indie outfit. All original music. The band are Steve Coffey lead singer/songwriter/guitarst, Ged Marciniak drums/percussion/piano, Dale Farrow bass guitar and Steve Mellington lead guitariust, drums, percussion.

Plus Support:
Faraday & more to be announced

7.00pm / £5
Dry Bar / Oldham St / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Freitags with Will Tramp!

An excursion of musical wonderment joining the dots between Kraut, Baltimore Club, House, Indie, Electro, Outsider Pop, Disco, Cosmic Nonsense and forgotten gems. This week’s ‘friend’ is Will Tramp!

9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Mint Lounge
Pop ‘Til You Drop

A year into its existence and at its new home of Mint Lounge, PTYD DJ’s continue to provide a plethora of music spanning decades of quality pop from hip hop to indie, disco to rock, r n b to acid house, steering well clear of the cheesier side of the charts. Digging deep into their libraries, resident DJ’s from the camps of Crazy P and El Diablo’s Social Club (the original founders of the night), alongside other local heroes and don’t knows, hope to take you down a musical memory lane and have you firmly routed to the dancefloor.

10.30pm – 3.30am / £5
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Taking an Excursion through Hip Hop, Pop, Funk & Soul, expect house party vibes and R.Kelly after midnight. “Beats that are hard, beats that are funky. It could get you hooked like a crackhead junkie”.

9pm – 3am / FREE before 10 / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

Our flagship show. Three top class comics, one of the fantastic Frog comperes and aftershow disco with one of our resident DJ’s until 2am. MC Mick Ferry presents Joe Lycett, Paddy Lenox and Howard Read.

7pm / £16 / £8 concession
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester