What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 10th October 2014

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Friday 10th October 2014

Tussle’s 2nd Birthday with Josh Tweek / People Get Real

To cap off two years of throwing down parties, Tussle are celebrating at Kraak Gallery with Josh Tweek & People Get Real for a special 2nd Birthday shindig! Berlin based Louche resident Josh Tweek will be hitting the turntables for them, having been throwing parties in London, Berlin and of course Leeds for years now, building Louche’s reputation as one of the best underground house and techno parties in Europe. Joining Josh will be party DJs extraordinaire People Get Real and support from Lewi Scandal plus Tussle residents Chellis and Levi Bibby.

Tussle, Kraak

10.30pm – 3am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Honeyfeet, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

If you haven’t already seen Honeyfeet, then you’re missing out! Raucous, rowdy and brimming with talent, you’ll be stomping your feet before the first song ends! Look out for the super talented Rioghnach Connolly on vocals. That girl can sing! The band describe their music as “Songs about eating people! Dancing on graves! Infidelity!” Manchester’s finest ethio-trad, folk-hop & barrelhouse-pop exponents have the skill, charm and (frankly) tunes to pull it all together into a joyful, foot-banging sound. Honeyfeet released their debut album “It’s A Good Job I Love You” on Debt Records in November 2013, and the single and video for “Buried My Husband” followed in February 2014. Catch them at Matt & Phred’s tonight.

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

Top Of The Pops, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’13 with Across The Tracks

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

Chow Down, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Chow Down with DJ Spinn / Taso

Having hosted the legendary DJ Rashad at Soup Kitchen earlier in the year, Chow Down return with a fitting follow up as they bring two juggernauts of the Chicago footwork and juke scene, Spinn & Taso to the basement of this Northern Quarter favourite. Chow can’t wait to welcome the duo who are at the helm of the illustrious Teklife collective and with countless tracks and releases this year already, more undoubtedly to come, and features on Rashad’s critically acclaimed LP, ‘Double Cup’, as well as recent Hyperdub compilations, Spinn and Taso continue to pave the way, solidifying footwork as one of the most influential and rapidly growing genres in today’s club scene. Support comes from Chow Down residents DJ Croww, Craig AD and Howes.

10pm – 4am / £7 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Figmo, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
F.I.G.M.O. & guests

The “Greatest band in the history of the universe” F.I.G.M.O. come to The Castle Hotel to show off stuff from their new (ish) album ‘The Ark of War’. They won’t be alone as they will have some support though and it will come in the shape Moving Moscow, Plastic House and Antelopes. Oh yeah!

7.30pm – 11pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

This Feeling, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
This Feeling 8th Birthday Party with Eugene McGuinness & loads more

The UK’s most rock ‘n’ roll night out. A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance, This Feeling descends on The Ruby Lounge with Eugene McGuinnessHidden Charms, Lucky T Jackson and Alias Kid playing live and DJ sets from Hattie Pearson and This Feeling DJs. As it’s their 8th birthday party they’ve decided to make things extra special so they’ve got Jack Daniel’s UK involved too!

A colossal club night” ~ Noel Gallagher

Like a mad 60?s carnival”  ~ Sergio Pizzorno

8pm / £5
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Cymande, BOTW

Band On The Wall

Band on the Wall presents the holy grail of rare groove / funk gigs: all the founder members of Cymande playing together for the first time since 1974. The music pioneers Cymande emerged as innovators of the black-British music scene during the early 1970’s. Influenced by their Caribbean heritage, and growing up around the rich, diverse elements of the Black British musical experience, Cymande created a new and exciting sound captivating audiences throughout the UK, USA, Europe and the continent of Africa. After releasing three albums ‘Cymande‘, ‘Second time around‘ and ‘Promised Heights‘ which featured future rare groove and breaks classics such as ‘Bra‘, ‘Brother’s on the Slide‘ & ‘Fug‘ the band disbanded in 1974. Almost 40 years after the band formally stopped performing, Cymande, is back together and have recorded a new album scheduled for release in late 2014. This is a show not to be missed.

8pm – 11pm / £22.50 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Tijuana Bibles, Night & Day

Night & Day
Tijuana Bibles / Gold Jacks / Little Avis / Martin Minshall / Uno Mas

Born and bred in Glasgow, but with more in common with the swampy blues of Louisiana, Tijuana Bibles are a mix of grungy sludge-based riffs and groove-laden rhythms. Tonight they drop into Manchester at Night & Day along with their support; Gold Jacks, Little Avis, Martin Minshall and Uno Mas.

7.30pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Night & Day Club Nights

Night & Day
Wax Sessions

Josh from Lucky T Jackson will be spinning his mass array of vinyl records till the early hours of Saturday morning in Night & Day. Expect to hear your fill of 60’s, Motown, Funk, Soul and Rock & Roll.

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

Iris, Three Minute Theatre

Three Minute Theatre

Manana Productions presents ‘Iris’ a new northern drama based on real events to night at Three Minute Theatre, and it’s all about the important things; Love, life, relationships and the local pub. “Iris and Sarah are as thick as thieves, and with quirky landlords, Sarah’s husband Tod and the home football team, there’s lots to talk about at The Hare and Hound. Every good story starts at the local. For Iris Collins everything’s falling into place. She gets the man, she gets the job and six months later Ben moves in. But things change and the honeymoon period is over. Ben has a lot to hide as, one by one, he separates Iris from her closest friends and family, creating a web of manipulation and lies. If you live long enough with the abnormal, it becomes normal.

7pm – 10.30pm / £7
Three Minute Theatre / Afflecks Palace / Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JG


Frontier Fridays

Frontier Fridays has an eclectic DJ roster, pioneering new sounds and legendary party classics too and apparently is now “Officially the place to welcome in the weekend“! Dance Lady DanceDamien (Club Clique)Jon (Now Wave) and Frameworks will play on rotation.

8pm – 1am / FREE
Kosmonaut / 10 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two
Fridays at Twenty Twenty Two

A new series of events has kicked off over at Twenty Twenty Two, with local homegrown talent as well as special guests heading to the venue. Whilst enjoying the music, people, art and drinks you can also get active and pick up a bat with a game of ping pong. From 5pm they have the After Work Social with Leggit (Beat Club), DJ LA77 (Chips with Everything), Mark Hogg (Slammin Boys) & Peter Jay (Phonography) and Happy Hour runs from 4pm – 7pm. You can get more details if you head over here.

4pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

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

Good Vibes, Dry

Dry Bar / Dry Live
Good Vibes

Friday night is changing for the better at Dry Bar as they bring us good times at Good Vibes, a mix of funk, disco, soul, indie, R’n’B, house, pop and dance. If it gets you singing and dancing then it’s getting played! Good vibes indeed!

9pm – 4am / FREE
Dry Bar / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Stu Richards Black Dog WhoSaidWhat?

Black Dog Ballroom

Resident DJ Stuart Richards hosts WhoSaidWhat? every Friday at Black Dog NQ between 10pm and 4am. WhoSaidWhat? offers a night packed full of disco, funk and house with a few breaks along the way and even some hip hop and reggae to mix the night up a little.

9pm-4am /  FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester, M4 1PW

Pumping Iron, Common

Pumping Iron

Moving from their usual slot on the second Saturday of the month at Common, the team at Pumping Iron bring their special blend of Nu Cosmic Italio, Vintage Avant Garde Disco and Lo Fi Rhythmic Punk Funk to the chipboard DJ booth for their new monthly Friday night spot – What more could you want on a Friday night? Maybe don’t answer that!

9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Do the right thing, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
Do The Right Thing

Every Friday Odd have some of the city’s best delivering non-stop party bombs from Blur to Wu Tang Klan, From Kendrick to MK. They mix it all. Pure unadulterated fun, as genres are left redundant as only the hits are unleashed.

8pm – 2am / 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 atTrof offering up an extended happy hour & good times to boot!

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

Trof Friday Melting Pot

Melting Pot

Trof drops us into the Melting Pot for an evening of elevating sounds with smooth soul, disco, hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll, reggae and old skool just some of the genres getting in the mix. A lively set of ingredients for an even livelier night.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Danny McLoughlin presents Mick Ferry, Scott Bennett & JoJo Smith 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 / £16 / £8 Concessions
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ