What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 13th November 2015

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Portmanteau, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds

Portmanteau are a hard hitting, horn heavy, funk/soul/hiphop 9 piece band from Leeds. Made up of some of the finest musicians in the UK the band has made a big impact on the scene with their debut self titled EP. Big original funk with “bright brash brass stabs rippling outward from Tower of Power, while Earth, Wind and Fire tremble appropriately” (The Equal Ground). Be prepared to move your feet to some original funk and hip hop music alongside unexpected takes on tunes you know when they make the trip along the M62 to Matt & Phreds this evening.

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

Bill Ryder-Jones, Gullivers

Bill Ryder-Jones

Now Wave presents Bill Ryder-Jones at Gullivers tonight. Singer-songwriter, producer & ex member of The Coral, Bill releases his third solo album this November. The follow-up to A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart was written and recorded by Ryder-Jones in his childhood bedroom at his mother’s house in West Kirby before being filtered through Liverpool’s legendary Parr Street Studios. A classic band record, West Kirby County Primary features Bill playing a multitude of instruments including the electric guitar with his trademark prowess. This will be a fantastic chance to hear material old and new in an beautifully intimate setting.

7pm – 11pm / £9
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Y-Key Operators, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Y Key Operators

In a Failsworth public house in early March 2011 the guys from Y Key Operators met, discussed, enthused and formed. Prolific songwriters, their identifiable and accessible style has become perfectly crafted and balanced behind strong bass lines, guitar riffs, slick keyboards, and thought provoking lyrics. Live performances only go to enhance the fast growing reputation of Y Key Operators as on stage they demonstrate their musical mastery and consistency. Support for this gig at The Ruby Lounge comes from The Moods and The Usual Suspects.

7pm / Pay what you want (min £1)
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

So Flute, November, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
So Flute – Final Show of 2015

So Flute are back at The Ruby Lounge tonight for what will be their final Manchester party of 2015. They want to give thanks out to everyone who has been involved with the night this year at both The Roadhouse and The Ruby Lounge, all their guests and of course all the dancers. So what better way to thank you all than with another awesome So Flute party which tonight features Werkha, Danuka, Yadava, Baloo and is hosted by Kwasi.

7.30pm / £5 adv / £7 otd / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Gold Jacks, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Gold Jacks

Kicking off proceedings in the Soup Kitchen basement tonight is an assembly of live bands, headlined by Gold Jacks. Supporting them on the night are October Drift, Kashmere and Carousel Clouds.

7pm – 10.15pm / £8 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Body Clock, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Body Clock with Richard Fearless / Stephen Morris / Chronautz

Following the live acts the Soup Kitchen basement will reverberate to some pre-recorded tunes selected by none other than Richard Fearless, Stephen Morris (New Order) and Chrononautz.

11pm – 4am / £6 adv / £8 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Cory Henry, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Corey Henry & The Funk Apostles / Pieces Of A Man

Snarky Puppy organist Cory Henry joins forces with The Funk Apostles, blending gospel, funk and jazz in a truly unique and broad-ranging style. Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with a catalogue worthy of a man twice his age. His primary instrument is the organ. In his best moments, he captures the breadth of the Jazz and Gospel idioms and produce something altogether new through his unique blending of the two genres. Join him and the Funk Apostles as they grace the stage at Band On The Wall tonight.

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles took to the stage and brought with them an almost tangible vitality that washed over the venue.” – ChicagoMusic.com

7.30pm – 11pm / £12 earlybird / £14 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Antics, Night & Day

Night & Day
Antics Club Night with Pins (DJ set) / Abjects (live) & more

Since late 2011, Antics has been showcasing the best new bands that most of your family would probably hate. It all started at The Ferret in Preston and now it’s making waves here at Night & Day Café instead. If live music from some of the best bands about (Abjects, Lavendar and Pines) isn’t enough for punters, after they’ve finished at 11pm, the night goes from showcase to party as tonight very special guests Pins make a welcome return to the decks until Antics DJs take the helm.

8pm – 3am / £5 otd / £3 after 11pm
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Top of the Pops 15, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’15 with Pop Curious? / Gus Gorman

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Toby Hadoke presents Nick Dixon and Mickey D 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

Weekends, Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two

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 – DJ Stylus, Bad Osiris, DJ Klepto, Lee Majors, Darka, Adil Khanfu, Kev Swindells and Dom Kozubik.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

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

Oh, Word, 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

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

Bump, Blue Pig

Blue Pig

BUMP! The party that sounds like someone making you the coolest live mixtape you ever got! With everything from hot funk, spandex bangers, hot tub soul, rump-shaking pop and more, Mof Gimmers and Mat Lake sling hidden gems and bona fide classics into the mix to give you an evening of irresistible rhythm & booze. Whether you’re into Michael Jackson or Yacht Rock, or stomping soul and the purest pop – come and drink, request and dance at The Blue Pig!

8pm – 1am / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

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.

8pm – 2am / 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

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

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

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

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 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