BIGkids / Hologram Heart Parade
Soup Kitchen do it yet again; bringing one of the ‘buzziest’ bands around to Manchester’s Northern Quarter to play in their basement, this time it’s the turn of BIGkids.
Bigkids? Bigwho? BIGkids are a boy and girl from Camden. The boy in question is none other than Kanye West‘s mate Mr Hudson, and the girl is Rosie Bones, who just happens to be Bill Oddie‘s daughter. Big singalong duets to grin your face off to, over DIY beats with lots of saxophones and samples. This is music to trash your bedroom to. Watch this space for BIGthings from BIGkids and do yourself a favour and go see them at Soup. BIGkids
Basement ~ 7.30pm / £6.50
Be My Guest
Simon Tonkinson curates another two-floor musical marathon of beats to delight discerning music lovers and please the finest shape-shifters. In the Kitchen Simon welcomes a weekly guest whilst the Basement is handed over to various promotions. Be My Guest this Friday is with someone great I’m sure! All kicking off from 8pm with Simon Tonkinson in the Kitchen!
Kitchen ~ 8pm – 1am / FREE // Basement ~ 10pm – 3.30am / £3 before Midnight / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF
Tussle present Jef K / Tom Wilkinson / Levi Bibby / LEWIS
The first of a new monthly residency for Tussle at Kraak Gallery and kicking things off the right way is legendary French house DJ Jef K, coming down to keep everybody dancing until the small hours of the morning.
Jef K has Tom Wilkinson and Levi Bibby in support, and if that wasn’t enough they’ve also got LEWIS, resident of Play It Down to warm things up for this night of House & Techno. Tussle
11pm – 4am / £6 adv / £8 otd
Kraak / 11 Stephenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
Night & Day
Dusty Pop presents My Preserver + guests
Formed back in 2010, London rock outfit My Preserver are a rapidly rising star in the music world. The 4-piece quickly earned a reputation for their explosive live performances at the likes of London’s Borderline, 100 Club, IndigO2, Clapham Grand, XOYO and also London’s Astoria 2 before the venue closed its doors for the final time. In the meantime the band set about recording their debut album ‘Revolutions In The Head‘, with Premen Underhill (Bloc Party, Klaxons) on production duties. Before the group had even released a track their album was leaked in late 2011, leading to an XFM New Music Award nomination and an early sign of things to come. With the album ‘Revolutions In The Head‘ due to be released on November 5th 2012 the anticipation continues to build. My Preserver
“One of the most exciting – and important – new British bands to emerge this year” ~ Kerrang!
“On the verge of great things” ~ Rockpulse
“Utterly intoxicating” ~ Culture Deluxe
7.30pm – Midnight / £6
Stretch Local with Trash -O-Rama / Ste Spandex / Abigail Ward
11pm – 3am / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
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
Jungle Syndicate with Equinox / Raggamuffin & more
October is a busy month around the country for Jungle Syndicate, and this one is a new first in the promotions side of the Syndicate, with their first event outside of London and Bristol (and hopefully the first of many). They have teamed up with local Manchester badman Skillin to present to you Jungle Syndicate Manchester; all the same badness, just locking down another area of the country. The line up is Equinox (Scientific Wax), Raggamuffin (Jungle Syndicate London), Doomham (Jungle Syndicate Bristol), Skillin (Jungle Syndicate Manchester / Darkside) and Tarantino (NBD).
11pm – 4am / £5
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Band On The Wall
Hawklords / GNOD / Lightshow by Big Dave’s Lighthouse
Cosmic warriors and psychedelic legends Hawklords beam down and hit the road to tour their first studio album for 34 years plus all their classic tracks with full lightshow and head thrills for all. Plus a very special appearance by cerebral lysergic frontiersmen GNOD.
Born from the swirling cauldron of the disbanded Hawkwind in 1978, Hawklords were the new wave psych vision of the late great frontman Robert Calvert. Under his direction they released ‘25 Years On‘ - their only full studio album until September this year when they released ‘We Are One‘. Comprising of brand new material, the album and tour feature key former Hawkwind personnel: the legendary synth man Harvey Bainbridge, keyboard wizard Steve Swindells, the rocking guitar of Jerry Richards, punk poet Ron Tree on vocals, the barnstorming bass of Adrian Shaw, plus Dave Pearce from The Bevis Frond on drums. The band will be performing new and classic material down the ages – 2 hour set with full synapse-burning light show by Big Dave’s Lighthouse.
Very special guests for this show are Manchester psychedelic noise collective GNOD whose extended, epic and extremely trippy live sets have led to them playing alongside everyone from Zombie Zombie and White Hills to Acid Mothers Temple.
7.30pm / £14 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
The Ruby Lounge
Longevity Records presents “All Frequencies Covered” with Twin Planets / Dead Sea Souls & more
Longevity Records presents a night of bands under the moniker of All Frequencies Covered bringing a packed line up of bands including Dead Sea Souls, House Of Three Hands, Rawcuss, Kill For Company, John Mackie and DJ Milly (Ex Hacienda) all supporting the headliners, Twin Planets.
7pm / £4 adv / £5 otd
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Matt & Phreds
Gypsy Fire create stunning acoustic instrumental performances, combining breathtaking musical virtuosity and exhilerating dynamics, breathing new life into delicious dark and impish melodies from the worlds of classical, jazz, Latin, rock, blues and beyond. Their music is filled with passion and flair, utterly engaging audiences and surprising them with twists and turns of harmony and rhythm. Each piece is performed by Stuart Carter-Smith, Ben Travers, Ben Holder and Paul Jefferies with passion and flair, drawing audiences in – caressing, teasing and surprising with twists and turns of harmony and rhythm before great beauty gives way to powerful crescendo.
9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
Freitags with Will Tramp!
An excursion of musical wonderment joining the dots between Kraut, Baltimore Club, House, Indie, Electro, Outsider Pop, Disco, Cosmic Nonsense and forgotten gems. This week taking to the decks is Will Tramp!.
9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW
Bay Horse Pub
Feel Good Friday
Head to The Bay Horse for Feel Good Friday with resident DJs Dan Soulsmith & Paul Wright, where you can delight in funk, soul, disco, leftfield pop and cosmic rock to make you “Feel Good”! And it’s free in which makes you feel good too!
8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA
Bring On The Dancing Horses
Patrick mixes it up live in the cut with a selection of get down disco, get up house and off the wall pop to get your party started.
8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER
Pop ‘Til You Drop
A year into its existence and at its new home of Mint Lounge, PTYD DJ’s continue to provide a plethora of music spanning decades of quality pop from hip hop to indie, disco to rock, r n b to acid house, steering well clear of the cheesier side of the charts. Digging deep into their libraries, resident DJ’s from the camps of Crazy P and El Diablo’s Social Club (the original founders of the night), alongside other local heroes and don’t knows, hope to take you down a musical memory lane and have you firmly routed to the dancefloor.
10.30pm – 3.30am / £5
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Taking an Excursion through Hip Hop, Pop, Funk & Soul, expect house party vibes and R.Kelly after midnight. “Beats that are hard, beats that are funky. It could get you hooked like a crackhead junkie”.
9pm – 3am / FREE before 10 / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC Danny McLoughlin presents Barry Dodds, John Cooper and Tony Burgess 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 concession
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ