What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 12th July

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What's On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 12th July

The Ruby Lounge
Dinosaur Pile-Up / Max Raptor / Bad Grammar / Tall For Jockeys

Dinosaur Pile-Up come to the Northern Quarter’s Ruby Lounge tonight as part of their UK tour for new album ‘Nature Nurture‘ with support from Max Raptor, Bad Grammar and Tall For Jockeys.

‘Nature Nurture’ is something of a labour of love for Dinosaur Pile-Up‘s Matt Bigland, who following the break up of the original band days before sessions were due to begin on this their second album, had to relearn all the instruments before heading into Rockfield Studio in Monmouth and the Courtyard in Oxford with producer Ian Davenport (Band Of Skulls, The Duke Spirit) to create the new album. Now with a band back in place Matt brings the resulting record, one of the brightest, most bruising rock records of 2013, out on the road for us all to enjoy.

Dinosaur Pile Up, Ruby Lounge

7.30pm / £7.50
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Rebel Music, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Rebel Music Launch

A new night for Soup Kitchen as Rebel Music honours 60 years of controversial iconoclasts who remain at the forefront of youth culture. These icons defininded their own era of Rebel Music. Hear tracks from the most controversial recording artists of all time with stunning visuals and slide projections of rock n roll’s most iconic imagery. For free screen printed posters ask at the bar and give @RebelMusicMCR a follow.

Basement ~ 11pm – 3am / £3 adv / £4 before Midnight / £5 after / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Naymedici, Night & Day

Night & Day

Described as “sounding like a bar room brawl between The Pogues & Gogol Bordello“, Naymedici have burst on to the UK and Irish music scene with an original fresh sound that is both in your face, and a lot of fun! Tonight they are likely to be even more raucous than ever as they return to Manchester for their homecoming gig at Night & Day.

8pm – 2am / £5 adv / £7 otd / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Black Bee Soul Club Kraak

Black Bee Soul Club

Black Bee Soul Club presents a night of the finest up-tempo Northern Soul in the heart of Manchester’s city centre. Taking inspiration from the basement clubs of the 60?s and 70?s, Black Bee can be found in Kraak, if you can find it, which boasts a full wooden dance floor and a huge sound system. So whether you’re a young soul or forever young soul get on your best shoes and prepare for a night of frantic dancin’. Tonight’s soulsters are Terry Westhead & Jordan Lewis with support as ever from the Black Bee residents Paul BaileySam McEwen and Iwan Roberts.

11pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Mother Tongue, Kraak

Mother Tongue / Book Thieves / I See Angels

What can you expect from a night that bills itself as “A night of odd progressive pop & fun rock, with shades of pirates, zombies and ninjas”?! Well what we do know is that the night will a brand new never-seen-before band called Mother Tongue who play slightly odd progressive rockpop, Book Thieves who are melodic, dirty, dynamic and very talented and I See Angels who play woozy, weaving dream-pop. As for the pirates, zombies and ninjas….well I guess you’ll just have to go along and find out.

7.30pm – 10.15m / £4 / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Exium, Dry Live

Dry Live
Exium / Process Residents

Process come to their new home to present a 4 hour Live/DJ set from  Spanish masters Exium at Dry Live, the newly refurbished basement club set in the Northern Quarter below the famous Factory Records Dry Bar (Fac 201), a perfect space for Techno boasting as it does a 25K Martin Audio soundsytem. Backing up Exium on the night will be the Process residents.

11pm – 4am / £10
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Ray Harris, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Ray Harris

With an eye for tailored suits and music with an alternative twist, Ray Harris magically manages to blend dance floor jazz with latin vibes, featuring a touch of funk, soul and distinct influences from the 60’s and 70’s with a unique modern concept. Harris’ individual keyboard style & deep vocals are imprinted on his studio albums and live performances. A previous support act to The Godfather of Soul James Brown and funk legends the Average White Band, it has not taken long for this award winning acid jazz supremo to create a dedicated fan base and gain recognition as one of the most innovative emerging music writers and performers to date.

9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Brown Brogues 4, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Brown Brogues

Brown Brogues and their friends Best Friends from Sheffield are allowed out late this time at The Castle and now they’ve added friends MiSTOA POLTSA to the party as well. If you’ve not been to a Bro Bro party it’s about time you did!

8pm / £5 otd
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Top Of The Pops ~ Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’13 with Christopher Dresden Styles (Pop Curious?)

Started on the 11th of January, there is a new look to Friday nights at Mint Lounge right here in the heart of the Northern Quarter on Oldham Street with the start of Top Of The Pops.

Following in the footsteps of Pop ‘Til You Drop, Top Of The Pops will be keeping with the tradition of providing a fantastic selection of music to kick start your weekend with their resident DJs play an “explosive extravaganza” of dance floor gems, long lasting classics & party starters “guaranteed to make you dance yourself ditzy”!  Top Of The Pops

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

10.30pm – 3.30am / £2 / BUY TICKETS
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Dry Friday Flyer New

Dry Bar / Dry Live
12:51 at Dry Bar

DJ Wrighty hosts a night dedicated to the best indie and alternative music from legends of the past to the newest bands defining the sounds of the present, dipping into retro and club classics, 80’s electronica and 90’s Britpop.

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

After Work Social 2022NQ

After Work Social

There’s something new for Friday night at 2022NQ as they introduce us to the After Work Social, a get together for makers and creators, a place where you can eat, drink, mingle & play with like minded people. Enjoy the selection of draught, craft and Belgium beers alongside a fine selection of wines, spirits and their very own Urban Picnic. They also have free ping pong, a place to hang your art and they will even let you choose the music!!

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

Free Gig Friday July, Bay Horse

Bay Horse Pub
Free Gig Friday

The Bay Horse Pub have decided that putting on a free gig every second Friday of every month just wasn’t enough and therefore EVERY FRIDAY should be known as “Free Gig Friday” from now on, and frankly that sounds like a fantastic idea to me. Free live music on a Friday night, unheard of! Tonight’s FGF is curated by Giant Hell who are bringing The Wharves, The Rosy Crucifixion and Sex Hands to play live and Giant Hell will provide a curated playlist to see us all through the night. The show starts at 9pm and did we mention that it is FREE.

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

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

Common - Pumping Iron

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

Odd Bar, July Events

Odd Bar
DJ Didjit (More Bounce) / Patrick Ryder (Piccadilly Records)

Two floors to choose from with a DJ apiece. First up for this Friday’s entertainment coming in the form of Light Years Away with DJ Didjit which sees Glyn go back to the future with a monthly residency of interstellar soul, astrofunk and interplanetary bombs. Alternatively your second choice is Patrick Ryder who mixes it up live in the cut with and all wax selection of get down disco, get up house and raw funk power. The good thing is that if you can’t choose one you can have both!

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

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 Barry Dodds presents Joel Dommett & Steve Royal (plus one more comic tba) 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