What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Bank Holiday Special ~ Sunday 26th August 2012

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Rock & Roll Lounge presents Bank Holiday Mod All Day Special

Cord once again welcomes the Rock & Roll Lounge when it returns to Manchester on Bank Holiday Sunday 26 August.Several handpicked DJs playing will be playing Mod, R’n’B, Ska, Britpop, Freakbeat and plenty of Northern Soul from 2pm until late. Admission is FREE.

“The Mod scene is as strong as ever in Manchester and has now moved onto social network sites such as Twitter”, said Jim McGuinn, one of the organisers. “We’ve made some great friends on Twitter and in fact, we’ve used Twitter to book the DJs, organise and promote this event.”

Follow the Rock & Roll Lounge on Twitter for more news on the event: www.twitter.com/rocknrolllounge

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Full line up for the day:

Je_Suis Natalie @je_suis natalie
Natalie, from Manchester, is our youngest DJ at only 23 and hosts a very popular internet radio show called “#SubCultured”. Expect to hear Britpop, soul, freakbeat and lots more…

Paul ‘Modboy’ Conium @modboy1977
Paul is resident in Switzerland and is a multi-talented musician as well as a DJ. He’s flying in especially for the Sunday and will be showcasing just what makes him Zurich’s premier Mod DJ…

Rock & Roll Lounge DJs @rocknrolllounge
Sheffield based (but no strangers to Manchester), the lads playing mod, northern soul, ska, groovy hammond, eclectic cover versions and anything else that fits the bill!

Terry Grant @tgsoul82
The driving force behind Peterborough’s”Jump Back 45″ night and one of the East Midlands’ most sought after Northern Soul DJs. Terry is also the DJ partner of Miss Stacie Stewart (the former Masterchef contestant, TV cook and owner of the Beehive Bakery in Sunderland). Terry will be playing an all vinyl set which is sure to fill the dancefloor!

The party will continue in Cord after the NQTakeover finishes and will be host to the Thomas Street After-party.

2pm/ FREE
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 5JZ

Soul:ution, August 2012, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Soul:ution Bank Holiday Special ~ DRS Album Launch featuring DRS / Calibre / Marcus Intalex / Dub Phizix

It’s Bank Holiday time and Band On The Wall are feeling particularly excited as tonight DRS, Soul:ution‘s long serving MC legend is releasing his debut LP! ‘I don’t usually like MCs, but…‘ features production from Soul:ution favourites including Dub Phizix, Marcus Intalex and more, and DRS will be performing a full live set. Copies of the album will be available to buy on the night, before they even hit the shops!

On the decks will be Signature Records‘ and Soul:ution icon Calibre – the liquid maestro known for his complex production values and deep, soulful grooves that nobody else can match. Also spinning is Soul:ution resident and Soul:r records kingpin Marcus Intalex and one of the finest DJs to emerge out of the Manchester scene for years, Dub Phizix.

10pm  – 3am / £9 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 5JZ

Freestylin', Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

The first Freestylin’ event at Matt & Phreds takes place on this Bank Holiday Sunday, starting at 7pm. Happy Hour runs between 7 – 9pm with 2-4-1 deals on selected cocktails, plus free homemade pizza when purchasing 2 alcoholic drinks. Freestylin’ isn’t just about Happy Hour though and the music will come from a live PA from UK Soultress Chidi and DJs Colin Curtis, Tony Cooney and Paul Goldsmith Freestylin’

7pm-1am / £7
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Ooof!, Dry Live

Dry Bar
Ooof! ~ Bank Holiday Special

With drinks specials to whet your whistle and music from The Colonel and DJ DMK you can take yourself into the Bank Holiday Monday at Dry.

7pm – 3am / FREE

Perculate, Dry Live

Perculate with Scholar Tee / Pierre Wallace / Dre La Tech / Jay Subz / Dumplin

Scholar-T, Dry Live

Perculate is a brand new House night for Manchester playing the best in Tech, Deep, Mininmal, Soulful, Jackin, Disco, Acid, Afro, Swing, Latin House. Each night will bring special guest DJs from across Europe and tonight is the turn of Scholar Tee (se7en London), Pierre Wallace (Huli), Dre Le Tech (Huli) and Jay Subz & Dumplin (Huli / Unity Radio)

11pm – 4am / £10
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Pooka, Odd Bar

Odd Bar

Sean Canty from Demdike Stare (Modern Love) and Finders Keepers comes to Odd. Expect everything from Afro, Arabesque grooves, Soul, new wave, reggae and disco.

8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER


Out In The Sticks, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Out In The Sticks 18th Birthday Reunion

Out In The Sticks are back for their 18th Birthday Reunion party with Russ & Craig playing all night, remembering the good times and making some new ones.

10pm – 4am / £8
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Kerry Leigh presents a phenomenal all female lineup.

7pm / £5 / £7
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ