What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 12th August 2016

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Show Me The Body, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Show Me The Body

Now Wave & Soup Kitchen are delighted to welcome “New York’s most raucous live act”, Show Me The Body, to the Soup basement. They are supported by special guests Denim And Leather.

7pm – 11pm / £8 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Soup Kitchen 6th Birthday

Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen’s 6th Birthday Party – Part 1

Soup Kitchen turn 6 so naturally they are doing something that has helped make them famous; throwing a party! For the Soup Kitchen 6th Birthday Part One they welcome Joey Anderson and the Soup Kitchen residents to the basement. If you get tickets from part 1 you’ll get entry to part 2 next week if you arrive before midnight.

11pm – 4am / £10 adv / £15 / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Jamie McCool, Gullivers

Gullivers
Jamie McCool

Jamie McCool – a young man with a voice to die for, has in a short space of time, built a band around himself, built a solid fan base and written a full set of effortlessly beautiful songs. This precociously talented singer demonstrates the Manchester’s ability to produce music that has the rest of the country green with envy. If you can get a ticket go check him out at Gulliver’s tonight.

7.30pm / £11 / SOLD OUT
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Lyerr, Night & Day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

Friday night at Night & Day starts off with another of their famous Local Showcase nights. Playing tonight are LyerrYoung Mammoth and Carjack Mallone.

7.30pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Jamie McCool, Night & Day

Night & Day
Jamie McCool Afterparty & DJ set

Former Black Lights front man gone solo Jamie McCool plays a sold out intimate show at Gullivers. Join him as he carries the night on down the road at Night & Day with a special DJ set and afterparty.

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

Elevant, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Elevant

Elevant are coming back to Manchester with some of their labelmates, Duke Mercury and SPQR, along with Manchester favourites Omit Sleep to play at The Castle Hotel.

7.30pm / £3
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Bow Wow Wow, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow / UK Feds

Annabella Lwin, at the tender age of fourteen, was one of the most photographed, talked about and popular vocalists in the early 80’s with her band, Bow Wow Wow, who enjoyed success with massive hits such as ‘I Want Candy‘ and ‘Go Wild in the Country‘. Her unique vocals — which swung between sweet fourteen and Balinese banshee squeals — defined the sound of a new and energetic pop culture. Tonight she is at The Ruby Lounge with support coming from UK Feds.

7pm / £15
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Bad Ass Brass, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
Bad Ass Brass

Since forming in 2008, Bad Ass Brass has been thrilling audiences with its bold, funky music and high adrenaline performances. The band takes its influence from the sounds of traditional New Orleans brass bands but adds its own unique twist with original material and joyful covers of classic soul and funk tunes. Bad Ass Brass is comprised of some of the UK s finest brass players and jazz musicians who are busy working on the London music scene in jazz bands, West End shows, big bands and orchestras. Their strong sense of friendship results in an electric presence on stage which you can witness for yourself tonight as they take to the Matt & Phred’s stage.

Bad Ass Brass were simply amazing! From the moment they came on stage their incredible energy was contagious and their performance was fantastic from start to finish.” ~ Michele Finley, the Royal Albert Hall

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

Top of the Pops Summer 16, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’16 with Jamie Bull / Mark Scott

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

Pie Radio, AATMA

AATMA
1 Year of Pie Radio

Manchester’s only online youth led radio station, Pie Radio, which broadcasts the latest in culture, music, entertainment, is celebrating their 1st Birthday at AATMA tonight. Music will be provided by all Pie Radio DJs and presenters including Harvey IX, KiPolar, Flux GrooveUnderground SoundsEmergency Broadcast, DJ EdgePK Brako, K1 & DJ Pengaleng plus some surprise guests.

11pm – 4am / £2 adv / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Bill Evans Band, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Bill Evans Band

Bill Evans is a world renowned saxophonist and producer who made his debut on the international music scene in the 1980s originally with Miles Davis, which led to playing with the likes of John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson to name a few. With 24 solo albums, Grammy nods, and countless collaborations and tours, Evans has continued to explore a dazzling variety of adventurous musical settings as a pioneering bandleader, consistently winning fans in the worldwide arena. Tonight he plays with his band at Band On The Wall.

7.30pm / £16.50 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Tim Fitzingham presents Barry Dodds, Danny Sutcliffe & Josh Howie 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

The Pen & Pencil Logo

Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks from 5pm is Tom Malam, showing his love for House, Deep House, and Disco as the post-work crowds roll in. He’s followed from 8pm by El Diablo’s Social Club’ Neil Diablo with his signature blend of left-field house and spirit-lifting disco has earned him an unshakable reputation as a super-musical, crowd-loving crate-digger who never fails to set it off.

9pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

NoHo Bar, Northern Quarter

NoHo
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

Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc Residents & special guests

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. 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

Oh, Word, Hula

Hula
Oh, word? with 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 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 launch a new night tonight, Fizz Face Friday, with Clint Boon at the helm. All the important details are on this post so get yourself over there.

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

DJ Swindells, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
DJ Swindells

After a short stint with The Pig as a DJ they have decided to hand over the decks to a professional, none other than Northern Quarter favourite DJ Swindells who starts his new residency at The Blue Pig tonight. Expect a musical adventure filled with soul, funk, hiphop, disco, reggae, afrobeat and downright party tunes! Plus of course The Pig has an all day ‘happy hour’ on a Friday so that should help keep the night going!

8pm – 1am / 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

Friday Live Sessions, Hold Fast

Hold Fast
Friday Live Sessions

Every Friday Hold Fast have live musicians playing from 8pm offering a perfect way to wind down after a week’s work or wind up for the coming weekend ahead. The live music is followed by their resident DJ playing old skool Hip Hop, disco, dance and classics.

7pm – 3am / FREE
Hold Fast / 50 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EA

NQ Social, Trof

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

Dig It, Trof

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
Weekends

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

Good Vibes, Dry

Dry Bar
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

Frontier Friday, Kosmonaut

Kosmonaut
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

Soulero, Bay Horse

Bay Horse Pub
Soulero

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