What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 14th April 2017

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Mr Wilson's Second Liners, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Mr Wilson’s Second Liners

The mighty Mr Wilson’s Second Liners return to Matt & Phreds tonight for what is guaranteed to be a blinder of a gig! Never has M&P’s felt more like a cross between a New Orleans Dive mixed in with the hey day of Manchester’s infamous Hacienda night club. If you missed the 90’s in Manchester, Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners will take you back to an era missed by almost every Mancunian who raved! In New Orleans, funerals are celebrated in style, with noisy brass bands processing through the streets. The main section of the parade is known as First Line, but the real fun starts with the Second Line, those who follow the band to enjoy the music, marching with the musicians and twirling parasols or waving handkerchiefs. Welcome to Second Lining. This really is an awesome night out.

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

weyes blood, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Weyes Blood

Now Wave and Hey! Manchester are delighted to welcome back to Manchester the enigmatic and enchanting Weyes Blood. Support for this show at Soup Kitchen comes from Drugdealer and Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders.

7pm – 10pm / SOLD OUT
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

rhythm theory, adriana lopez, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Rhythm Theory: Adriana Lopez

Next up for Rhythm Theory they welcome the first lady of Spanish techno, Colombian born Adriana Lopez. Adriana has been involved in techno since the late 1990s being a resident DJ at Bogotá’s CBC Club and playing in several cities across her native country before moving to Spain in 2002. Over 10 years on from her relocation, Adriana’s global touring schedule has filled up with performances at the most renowned venues in the world including Berghain, Tresor, Concrete and Corsica Studios, among others, and tonight she is in the Soup Kitchen basement. She’s known for her powerful yet mind-melting DJ sets and her driving smoked-laced productions.

Adriana Lopez takes no prisoners with her mind scattering, industrial techno – straight up class.
Boiler Room, 2016

11pm – 4am / £8 adv / £10 / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

stuff, band on the wall

Band On The Wall

Stuff are a Belgium-based five-piece who masterfully cross the border between broken hip-hop, future electronics and jazz-influenced funk. A renowned live entity, Stuff were the first European band to be invited to perform a Boiler Room session. Their eponymous debut album has received fantastic praise, Gilles Peterson upon first listen, fell in love with the band and said “it’s a really exciting time for music, with groups coming through like Stuff.” Support for this show at Band On The Wall is from Tindrumm and DJ Jonny Shire.

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

coasst-sessions, gullivers

Coasst Sessions

With a sound reminiscent of King Krule… and perhaps even Great Waves at their most melancholy, Shea Coasst aka COASST is about to announce himself as a serious contender(thisistruluv) He performs at Gullivers tonight with support from Skunglejunk, Nertic and Geo.

7pm – Midnight / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

pink kink, castle hotel

The Castle Hotel
Pink Kink

“Skipping seamlessly between electro, post-punk, jazz, rock and pop-infused noise, the Pink Kink live experience is nothing short of stunning. It sweeps you off your feet, it shakes your very bones. It can compel you to dance whether you count yourself as much of a dancer or not. And that’s a superpower that few musicians possess.” Sounds good? Catch them at The Castle Hotel tonight with support from Witch Fever and some other special guests.

7pm – 11pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

william control, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
William Control

William Control is the darkwave solo venture of Seattle musician William Francis, who helmed the popular emo-goth band Aiden from their 2003 formation to their breakup in 2016. Initially launched as a conceptual side project in 2008, Francis soon began to use the William Control moniker on a full-time basis, further developing his enigmatic persona over a series of albums that pulled from electronic, punk, goth, and industrial. Tonight he brings his music to The Ruby Lounge.

7pm – 11pm / £16
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Driftwood, night day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

Another Friday night and another Local Showcase at Night & Day. Tonight topping the bill are Driftwood with support from Friend The Foe, Lucas Kane and Ronan O’Brien.

8pm – 11pm / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

let's make this precious, night day

Night & Day
Let’s Make This Precious Bank Holiday Special

Let’s Make This Precious are back at Night & Day tonight for a Good Friday special! So head out and enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend with them as they have guest DJ Andre from Berlin’s premier indie-pop club night What Difference Does It Make. Expect plenty of northern soul dancing, hand clapping and getting down to the songs that saved your life!

A truly cohesive floor-filling experience” ~ Manchester Evening News

11pm / £4 before Midnight / £5 after
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN


Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’17 with Jamie Bull & Mark Scott

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 TICKETS / Queue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

black sonic revolver, aatma

Black Sonic Revolver & Brazen and Clubnight

Black Sonic Revolver are throwing a party at Aatma with their very good friends The Brazen plus very special guests Neon Dolls.

7.30pm – 2am / £5
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Jojo Sutherland presents Andy Askins, James Meehan and Danny McLoughlin 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 / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

The Pen & Pencil Logo

Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks from 5pm is David Dunne, who’s career highlights include playing at the legendary Hacienda, having the very first radio show in the UK dedicated purely to new and growing House music and presented shows for Kiss, Galaxy, Radio Manchester, Gaydio, and MTV to name a few. He’s followed from 8pm by Duncan Wallis who swaps vocals for vinyls as he steps away from his usual spot in front of the mic with the Dutch Uncles and goes it alone as he takes on the decks with a mix of some new wave, indie and alternative tunes that are perfect for winding up for the weekend.

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

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

rhythm-theory-instore-x-adrianna-lopez, eastern bloc

Eastern Bloc
Rhythm Theory Pre-party

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 Eb is the scene of the Rhythm Theory pre-party before the main event over at Soup. 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

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

Juicy Black Dog Ballroom NQ 300

Black Dog Ballroom

Juicy takes over Black Dog Ballroom NQ every Friday night! They’ll be dropping the best Hip Hop, R&B, UK Garage, Funk, Soul & Bashment jams all night long – all party, no buls**t!

9pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm / £3 after
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester, M4 1PW

DJ Leo Menace, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
Fridays with DJ Leo Menace

Head to The Blue Pig for Hip-Hop, RnB, House, Disco, Electro, Soul and anything that makes you get up and dance with Friday resident DJ Leo Menace. Mixing dancefloor filling classics, new gems and re-mixes, Leo is known for producing a unique, genre-hopping sound that’s seen him play in clubs, festivals, bars and parties all over the country, from Notting Hill Carnival in London to Tramlines in Sheffield and The Ritz and Sankeys in Manchester. Plus enjoy an all day Happy Hour with £5 cocktails (Noon-close) and £10 house wine & £3 Amstel pint (12-9pm)

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

NQ Social, 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

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

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