What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 13th January 2017

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Whiskey Jar
Transmission

Tonight sees the inaugural Transmission event, a collaborative hosting of techno and electronic music, coming to the Whiskey Jar courtesy of Audiosensor Collective. The basement will provide an auspicious setting for this special underground event, to which you are all warmly invited. Performing DJs / artists include Martin Koltek, Beradybear, Cuba Sick and some special guests TBA.

9pm – 4am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

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Stage & Radio
Hold Tight: Cosmos with No Moon

Get on ya dancing shoes and beat those January blues! Hold Tight are back with a vengeance, ready to show off what they’ve been working on this past year, presenting (un)usual installations and awesome visuals! The Hold Tight installations crew will be using neon beams to create a tunnel of light into the venue and the visuals massif have been hard at work all year to make something special to treat your eyes and boggle the mind. The usual VJs and DJs will be joined by a special guest No Moon, set to air his tunes through the Void system down in Stage & Radio’s basement, coinciding with the launch of his new EP, ‘Pretty Fly for a Lo-fi’.

10pm – 4am / £3 adv / More otd / GET TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

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Soup Kitchen
Claw The Thin Ice & friends

Shake off those post-Christmas blues with a night of punk, shoegaze,post-rock and all manner of things inbetween. Headlining the show in the Soup Kitchen basement are Claw The Thin Ice with friends Leatherneck, Cemetery Of Splendour and Civil Service providing the support.

7pm – 11pm / £5
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

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Band On The Wall
Film Screening: Landfill Harmonic

Showing tonight at Band On The Wall is Landfill Harmonic, a film about “The Recycled Orchestra”, a group of children from a Paraguayan slum who play instruments made entirely of rubbish. It is a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution. The world generates about a billion tons of waste a year. Those who live with it and from it are the poor – like the people of Cateura, Paraguay. And here they are transforming it into beauty. Landfill Harmonic follows the orchestra as it takes its inspiring spectacle of trash-into-music around the world.

7pm – 11pm / £8
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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Night & Day
The Prions EP Launch

Fast rising Indie-Rock band The Prions launch their debut EP ‘Only She Knows’ with a special release show at Night & Day Cafe tonight. They are supported by Mister Twisted and Sioux. Copies of the EP and brand new Prions merchandise will be available to purchase at the gig.

8pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

52 Skidoo, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
52 Skidoo

Bringing back to life the forgotten era of the Speakeasy, Prohibition, Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, New York rent parties, Harlem Stride Piano and Hot Jazz 1920’s band 52 Skidoo are an unlikely collection of drunks, gamblers, misfits and outlaws performing Harlem Swing, a music born out of the stride piano style made famous by James P. Johnson and Fats Waller. Join 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

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Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’16 with Jamie Bull & Martin Glynn

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!”

10pm – 4am / £2 adv / BUY TICKETSQueue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

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Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs.

5pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Lost in Tokyo

Lost In Tokyo
Tokyo Fridays!

Get lost with Lost In Tokyo‘s resident superstar DJ spinning Disco & Funk classics and topping it off with huge Hip Hop jams for all the kawaii cats to let loose to! There’s free entry as well as 2 cocktails for £10 every night of the week from 4pm – 10pm (excluding hard hitters). Dress well, dress code is smart casual.

5pm – 3am / FREE
Lost In Tokyo / 26b Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DW

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

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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 and tonight is the turn of past staff member Karl Roscoe who is back for an all night set….vibes guaranteed!. 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

Ignition, Hula

Hula
Ignition starring 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 ex-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 have Fizz Face Friday, with Clint Boon at the helm. Clint, cheap drinks and great music; what more do you want?!

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

Fridays, Jonna, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
Fridays with Jonna

Jonna is a DJ, producer, one of the label owners of City Fly Records, and now the superb Blue Pig Friday resident DJ, covering an eclectic mix of House, Disco, Techno, Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz… basically any music with Soul. Jonna has also been one of the driving forces behind City Fly Records & helping it grow from a small club night into a global record label ‘championing the best in house music’, releasing music from the likes of DJ Nature, Fred P, Andres, Kez YM, Simbad, Lay-Far, Red Rack’em and Basic Soul Unit, and releases by Tim Toh & Kez YM both received DJ Mag’s highest rated ‘Money Shot’ house releases in 2015.

9pm – late / 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 at Trof 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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Pete Otway presents Brennan Reece, David Tsonos and 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 / £17 adv / £13 adv concessions / More otd
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ