What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 13th February 2015

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Friday 13th February 2015

Whiskey Jar
Playground & Deep Water present 4 years of Deep Water

After the success of the last joint residents party with Playground & Deep Water Recordings towards the end of 2014 they simply couldn’t resist throwing another one. This year Deep Water celebrate their 4th year in business and so have embarked on a UK wide tour to showcase their stuff,  so the guys at Playground are very excited and honoured to be kicking off the opening show of this tour in their beloved Whiskey Jar basement. Expect nothing but the finest range of techno Manchester has to offer. Deep, minimal, Berlin, Detroit, Schranz and everything in between, you name it, they’ve got it.

9pm – 4am / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

3mt logo

Three Minute Theatre
Friday Night Live Acoustic Radio Recording

Online Radio is a great alternative platform for music, plays, stories, poetry and comedy. 3MT this year has invested in the equipment required to make this platform work for its customers and lively audience. This is the first of many 3MT Friday Night Live recording events for the 3MT Radio platform. Come and see and hear for yourself if you want to experience something typically 3MT.

7pm – 11pm / £4 Adv / BUY TICKETS
Three Minute Theatre / Afflecks Arcade / 35-39 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JG

Blooms, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Blooms / Antelopes / Elk / LF

Friday at The Castle Hotel often have a focus on live music as well as a decent pint and tonight is no exception as they have Blooms, Antelopes, Elk and LF playing for your pleasure whilst you sup that pint.

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

Coasst, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Coasst / Bad Molly / Carnation / Egyptian Blue /Charlotte Cannon

The Ruby Lounge kick the weekend off with a live music showcase. The bands on show tonight are headliner Coasst,a Manchester psychedelic and dreamwave artist, Bad Molly, Carnation, Egyptian Blue and Charlotte Cannon.

7pm / £5
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Break Stuff, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Break Stuff

Break Stuff is a celebration of classic Nu-Metal anthems at The Ruby Lounge, so I guess you can expect to hear a whole load of Nu-Metal down the stairs on High Street! There will be classic ‘Attitude Era’ wrestling cinema and a 32 bit games console arena. 

11pm – 3am / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Mega-Jam, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Mega-Jam ’15

Soup Kitchen presents a massive Mega-Jam with Aldous RH, Irma Vep, and introducing, for the first time ever live, Thom Bellini, all filling your ears with soothing tones. The night will be filled with many types of music, but all of them “absolutely bangin‘”; expect dancing, swaying and jamming out.

7pm / £5 otd
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Obscure, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Obscure presents Bok Bok

Obscure are making their way to the basement at Soup Kitchen and taking DJ, producer and one half of Night Slugs, Bok Bok along with them to play for you all night long.

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

Any Dark Night, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Any Dark Night

Band on the Wall has a long history presenting young bands, with the New Manchester Review and Showcase Well North of London. Any Dark Night continues this tradition, giving flourishing young acts the opportunity to play at the venue, and reach a new audience. Each night presents four of the region’s newest acts, and is just £6 in! Tonight’s stars-in-the-making are Blank Cheque, The Madding Crowd, Black Sonic Revolver and Kindest of Thieves.

7.30pm – 11pm / £6
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Dirty Vertebrae, night & Day

Night & Day
Dirty Vertebrae / Air Drawn Dagger & more

If you need some live music in your life then you can always rely on Night & Day to deliver and tonight is no exception. On the bill tonight are Dirty Vertebrae, Air Drawn Dagger, Leo Steel and Ohlayindigo.

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

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day
Ether E

Following the live acts at Night & Day earlier in the evening the fun continues with the Night & Day DJs. Expect music, music and more music from tonight’s DJ Ether E.

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

New York Brass Band, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
New York Brass Band

The NYBB boys are back at Matt & Phred’s! The band are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. Hailing from the mean streets of York the band are part of a funky brass revolution that is sweeping the nation. Inspired by Rebirth, Soul Rebels, Youngblood and Brassroots, New York Brass Band pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns…nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band. The band take its inspiration from contemporary New Orleans musicians but have a repertoire that ranges from Marvin Gaye to George Michael, from Cee-Lo Green to Stevie Wonder with some funky, gritty northern originals thrown in for good measure. If you are looking for a night to remember, this is the gig for you!

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 ’15

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

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

H.A.M. Odd Bar

Odd Bar

Odd Bar introduces a brand new Friday night H.A.M. with some of Manchester’s best DJs playing the very best of old school hip hop & R’n’B. H.A.M. brings beats to the rhyme in the Northern Quarter every Friday starting from Friday 13th February 2015.

9pm – late / 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

Frontier Friday, 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

Common Totes

Well Future with Glowing Palms

With a stronger emphasis on the music you hear Well Future at Common brings us a whole host of harmonious guests. Musical confidants, past, present and future. Tonight taking to the decks is Glowing Palms.

9pm – 1am / FREE
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Mick Ferry presents Paul Pirie, Katie Mulgrew & Paul Sinha 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 / £19 otd
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ