What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 10th February 2017

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Whiskey Jar
Unfazed presents – 90’s Rave

After a short break throughout January Unfazed are back in The Whiskey Jar basement with another 90’s Rave. This is their third instalment of the event, the previous two being complete sell outs, so expect nothing less from this one! The line up is Seane-C, Gaz Lord, Anthony Bowden, Ryan Harris and Wavvid. Expect 90’s disco/dance classics all night long!

10pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm / £3 adv / £4 / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

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Stage & Radio
Ardeo x Lacuna presents Seb Zito

For one night only Manchester based brands Ardeo and Lacuna team up to bring Fuse’s Seb Zito to the intimate basement of Stage & Radio. If you’ve paid any attention to Seb’s and Fuse’s meteoric rise to the top of the game over the past few years then you’ll know that it’s not often you’ll find him playing to a capacity of 150 people. This is going to be special. Beats will be pumping, beers will be flowing and the Void soundsystem will be getting bodies rumbling to the Fuse sound. Line up on the night is Seb Zito, Oli Henderson x Nathan Ditchburn x Jamie Mannion (Arde0 residents) and Paul Sansome x Tom Watkins x Ste Corrie (Lacuna Residents).

10pm – 5am / £10 adv / GET TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

Lewis Leigh, Gullivers

Lewis & Leigh

Red Balloon Music is proud to present a headline show from Lewis & Leigh – Al Lewis from Wales and Alva Leigh from Mississippi – who are headlining their first tour following the release of their debut album ‘Ghost‘. A stunning collection of self-penned originals, ‘Ghost‘ is the culmination of a collaboration that began in 2014 when the two solo musicians first began writing together. Catch them in the intimate surroundings of Gullivers for what is sure to be a very special and memorable evening of live music. Support comes from Dear Pariah and Me For Queen.

7pm / £10
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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The Ruby Lounge
These Smiths

These Smiths are a tribute band from Manchester who perform the music of The Smiths and Morrissey. The band was formed shortly after their lead singer appeared on the TV show Stars In Their Eyes as Morrissey. Renowned as the closest sounding tribute band to the real thing, These Smiths are a must see for fans of The Smiths and Morrissey and will be doing their thing at The Ruby Lounge tonight with as yet unnamed support in tow.

7pm – 11pm / £10 adv / £15 / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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Soup Kitchen
Rhythm Theory: Sterac

Rhythm Theory start 2017 with a man who needs no introduction, Sterac aka Steve Rachmad. In the Soup Kitchen basement, one of the most intimate venues you are likely to see him in! One of the main characters living on Planet Rachmad has always been Sterac: a side of Steve’s musical personality that’s not easily described. Where other aliases were used for excursions to more dub, disco, or house- oriented records, Sterac’s focus has always been on the no-nonsense, darker, and deeper side of techno.

11pm – 4am / £7 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

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Band On The Wall
Summit – MC DRS ‘I Will’ EP Launch party with ft 8 Gold Rings

A new clubbing project from Band on the Wall’s resident hype maestro MC DRS, Summit gives Manchester’s live bass music community a dedicated home. Summit is a late night journey of bass music discovery – firmly on the underground pulse, a playground where emerging artists and the biggest names our rich musical scene has to offer join forces. Manchester’s finest will be joined each night by established DJs and live acts from around the world that share the spirit of our great city and sound. This edition sees MC DRS launch his new EP ‘I Will‘ with powerful live band 8 Gold Rings and a huge line up of special guests featuring Skittles (live), Randall, Think Tonk and Brick Top.

9pm – 3am / £10 earlybird / £12 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

The suspects, night day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

It’s another selection of the finest local bands around at Night & Day tonight for another Local Showcase. On the bill this week are The Suspects, Ghosts of Social Networks, Ever Ready and Glass Phantoms.

8pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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Night & Day
Lets Make This Precious

Let’s Make This Precious began life in the upstairs room at Gulliver’s here in the Northern Quarter, before progressing to the Star and Garter after a few months due to demand. Now they have taken up residence at Night & Day where they will be playing music from across genres including Motown, Northern Soul, Indie & lots more.

Joyous, eclectic and impassioned; Let’s Make This Precious is one of the most exciting club nights in Manchester” ~ Louder Than War

11pm / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

The After Hours Quintet, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The After Hours

The After Hours are a 21st Century anomaly; a collective of loveable rogues hell bent on redefining live dance music. Weaving the sounds of 1920’s New Orleans jazz, sizzling swing and bouncing balkan brass with thoroughly modern dance styles, The After Hours have created a uniquely exciting take on Electro – Swing. The After Hours have been razzing Matt and Phreds for a few years now with their 1920’s “Hot Jass sound“; but they’re gonna step it up all the way this time with a 3 set journey from Jass to Electro Swing!

9.30pm – 1am / £5 / FREE entry (standing) for NQCard holder
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW


Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’17 with Jamie Bull & Martin Glynn

Top Of The Pops keeps up with the Friday night tradition of providing a fantastic selection of music at Mint Lounge to kick start your weekend, with their resident DJs playing an “explosive extravaganza” of dance floor gems, long lasting classics & party starters “guaranteed to make you dance yourself ditzy”!

“From Beyonce to Blondie, to The Killers & Jackson’s Thriller with healthy measures of guilty pleasures…we love the nightlife!”

10.30pm – 4am / £3 / BUY TICKETSQueue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

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The Most Depressing Night Of Your Life

The Most Depressing Night Of Your Life is thrilled to host the official opening party of Queer Contact Festival 2017 at AATMA with an emotional club night of relationship purging Power Ballads. Come and get over your ex or unrequited loves in the lead up to Valentine’s Day with a little help from Whitney, Mariah, MeatLoaf and Co. DJs Rod Connolly & Zoe McVeigh will be serving up a relationship purging collection of fist-pumpers and tear-jerkers. You might arrive broken but they promise to help you leave a fighter.

11pm – 4am / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Kiri Pritchard McLean presents Scott Bennett, Tim Renkow and Jeff Innocent for The Frog and Bucket‘s flagship Friday night show, Barrel of Laughs. The show goes on until 2am with one of the Frog’s resident DJ’s.

7pm / £17 adv / £13 adv concessions / More otd / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

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Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks are Tim Lawton from 5pm with a mix of disco and funk, then from 8pm Duncan Wallis steps away from his usual spot in front of the mic with the Dutch Uncles and goes it alone as he takes on the decks. Expect a mix of some new wave, indie and alternative tunes that are perfect for winding up for the weekend.

5pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Lost in Tokyo

Lost In Tokyo
Tokyo Fridays!

Get lost with Lost In Tokyo‘s resident superstar DJ spinning Disco & Funk classics and topping it off with huge Hip Hop jams for all the kawaii cats to let loose to! There’s free entry as well as 2 cocktails for £10 every night of the week from 4pm – 10pm (excluding hard hitters). Dress well, dress code is smart casual.

5pm – 3am / FREE
Lost In Tokyo / 26b Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DW

NoHo Bar, Northern Quarter

Friday at NoHo

The Northern Quarter’s “Hippest Boogie Den”, NoHo‘s resident DJs crank up the beats and unleash the classics onto the floor of revellers before them. From high in the DJ control deck he witnesses the shapes, the struts and the boogies as he plays out 80?s soul, funk, disco, rare groove & boogie. You will be moved and if you need to reserve an area or a table so you have your own personal spot then get in touch with the bar.

5pm – 3am / FREE
NoHo / Corner Stevenson Square & Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FB

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Eastern Bloc
Rhythm Theory In-store

Established as a record shop for over 30 years Eastern Bloc is now a fully licensed bar open until 11pm with the occasional late license event. Some special local selectors as well as current and past staff members take the helm at the decks and provide your soundtrack, with today being a pre-party for the main event at Soup Kitchen where Rhythm Theory welcome Dutch techno legend Sterac aka Steve Rachmad. . New soundsystem in full effect as well as a well stocked bar including a load of ales, lagers and bitter bottles from local brewer Cloudwater. Get involved!

6pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

Ignition, Hula

Ignition starring Gareth Brooks

Head down to Hula for a night filled with and fueled by rum. Expect a wild mix of tiki fun like nowhere else and of course a fantastic soundtrack of old school Hip Hop & R’n’B provided by everyone’s favourite ex-XFM DJ, Mr Gareth Brooks. Get there early, avoid the inevitable queue. TAPS AFF!

9pm – 4am
Hula / 11a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Fizz Face Friday, Black Dog Ballroom NQ

Black Dog Ballroom
Friday Fizz Face with Clint Boon

Black Dog have Fizz Face Friday, with Clint Boon at the helm. Clint, cheap drinks and great music; what more do you want?!

5pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester, M4 1PW

DJ Leo Menace, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
Fridays with DJ Leo Menace

Head to The Blue Pig for Hip-Hop, RnB, House, Disco, Electro, Soul and anything that makes you get up and dance with Friday resident DJ Leo Menace. Mixing dancefloor filling classics, new gems and re-mixes, Leo is known for producing a unique, genre-hopping sound that’s seen him play in clubs, festivals, bars and parties all over the country, from Notting Hill Carnival in London to Tramlines in Sheffield and The Ritz and Sankeys in Manchester. Plus enjoy an all day Happy Hour with £5 cocktails (Noon-close) and £10 house wine & £3 Amstel pint (12-9pm)

9pm – late / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

Lee Majors, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
RnB, Hip Hop, Soul & Funk

Stepping away from giving their Friday night slot a name, Odd Bar simply bring to you the very best of old school hip hop, R’n’B and downright party starters with DJs Lee Majors (1st & 3rd Friday of the month) and Nic Zube (2nd & 4th Friday).

Nic Zube, Odd Bar
9pm – close / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

NQ Social, Trof

NQ Social

The after work drinking spectacular that is the After Work Social takes place each and every Friday from 5pm at Trof offering up an extended happy hour & good times to boot!

5pm – 9pm / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU

Dig It, Trof

Dig It!

Come celebrate the start of the weekend at Trof NQ as they provide “guaranteed good times” at Dig It! They’ve got all the classic hip hop, motown, soul, funk, reggae, and let’s not forget the guilty pleasures, that you can handle. All this served up by regular DJ’s on rotation including Kev Swindells, Jim Spratling and more.

9pm – 3am / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU

Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two

Down in the basement at Twenty Twenty Two you find all night partying, ping pong, beer pong and reckless behaviour. Enjoy the good vibes until 4am with a soundtrack of Rap, RnB, Disco, Grooves, Garage, House and Bashment with DJs on rotation – Stylus, Bad Osiris, Klepto, Darka and Murkage Dave, with the odd special guest thrown into the mix too.

10pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Soulero, Bay Horse

Bay Horse Pub

Soulero is all about the music. The new night in the new The Saddle Club in the basement at The Bay Horsehas resident DJ’s on rotation; Peter Jay (Electriks), Lee Andrews (Chips with Everything) and Baggy (Emotional Pop). After work shufflers, through to late night belters and everything in between.

8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA