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

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Stage & Radio
Bad Fun 1st Birthday Party

Celebrate Bad Fun’s first Birthday as they return to their favourite magical basement for an evening of debauchery and celebration, bringing you the best of groove based music. Their resident DJ’s will be sharing the stage with one of their favourites, Daryl Marsden (Ghetto Child) for a night of HOUSEFUNKTECHNODISCO! They will gladly accept presents!

11pm – 4am / £8 adv / GET TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

red-light-effect-plus-special-guests, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Red Light Effect

After a period away from the live music scene, Red Light Effect return to a headline show in the basement of Soup Kitchen. Expect to hear many new tunes from the RLE boys, including their new single, ‘Full Of Nothing‘. RLE are also excited with the special guests that will be sharing their stage, although they haven’t been named yet. 

7pm – 11.30pm / £8 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF


Soup Kitchen
Global Roots Soundsystem with Thris Tian

After a load of great parties Global Roots Soundsystem are back with the sixth instalment of their quarterly residency with Thris Tian! Joining Thris in the Soup Kitchen basement will be Cervo.

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

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Band On The Wall
Agbeko Album Launch Party

Agbeko are a high-octane afro-rock-funk-psych spectacular from Manchester. Agbeko (translating from Ewe as ‘if only there is life’) effortlessly draw inspiration from the golden age of 1970s’ Nigerian, Ghanaian and Ethiopian dancefloors and deliver it through the filter of 11 young twenty-somethings who grew up on rock, funk and jazz. This show at Band On The Wall sees the launch of Agbeko’s first record that promises to capture a band rapidly gaining a reputation across the UK for a fierce, energetic and irresistibly danceable live show. Expect a wealth of powerful sing-along originals and some hard-hitting arrangements of afro-funk and ethiojazz rarities all underpinned by politicised lyrical content, dirty guitars, wailing organs and a healthy dose of on-stage sub-standard dance moves! Support comes from Bethleham Casuals, Lychee and Stutter.

7.30pm – 11pm / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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Night & Day
Friend The Foe

While only joining forces in recent months, acoustic duo Friend The Foe have begun to gather a loyal following and build great excitement through their energetic live sets. With a debut single on the horizon, the duo are certainly ones to watch with their new twist on a familiar genre. They are supported at Night & Day by Jordan Drinkwater, Danni and Olive and Tom Byrom.

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

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day
Night & Day DJs

After the live acts let the Night & Day resident DJs take you into the early hours of Saturday morning with their musical selections

11pm / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Alligator Gumbo, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Alligator Gumbo

Alligator Gumbo are an exciting 7 piece, Leeds based swing band featuring the authentic line up of clarinet, violin, trumpet, trombone, accordion, steel guitar, double bass, and washboard. They play New Orleans Swing / Jazz from the 1920’s era with songs made popular by the likes of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Ella Fitzgerald, performed in the traditional style of upbeat tempos, entertaining improvisations, foot-stomping swinging rhythms, and rowdy group singing. Sounds like another great night ahead at Matt & Phred’s.

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


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 / £5 / BUY TICKETS / Queue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

zach roddis, gullivers

Zach Roddis Presents New Content: Untitled Work In Progress Show

A new show from Zach Roddis at Gullivers tonight. His “most honest yet. This is a storytelling show. Its about foolish decisions I have made. Its about what I can learn from my teenage years. Its about worrying. Its about mosh pits. Its about the labelling of everything. Its permanent.

8pm / FREE
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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M.A.D. presents GUG

Meeseeks and Destory brings you hefty baritone riffs and plenty of screaming from GUG, consisting of members from 3 bands: Cleft, Alpha Male Tea Party and Bad Grammar. They are supported at Gullivers by Stupid Idiot, Tiger Moth and Hello Pedro.

7.30pm / £4 adv / £5 otd
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

mang mang mangs final farewell show, aatma

Mang Mang Mangs Final Farewell

You are invited to the latest Mang Mang Mangs gig at Aatma. Will it be their last? I guess it might be as it’s billed the “Final Farewell” but I guess you never know.

8pm – 11pm / Pay What You Can
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Danny McLoughlin presents Vince Atta, Sean McLoughlin and Phil Jerrod 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

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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

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
Peek A Groove Collective

Join Peek A Groove Collective at Eastern Bloc as they host a Friday evening social with some of their favourite local selectors playing 100% Vinyl. Selectors like Adam Maxwell, Andy Shake’N’Fingerpop, Tom Swallow, Matt Rudd, Fritz Lakes and Picko-D.

7pm – 1.30am / 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

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Odd Bar
Gold Teeth

The legendary Gold Teeth clubnight takes over Odd every Friday! Gold Teeth holds residencies in Manchester, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle, and their resident tearer-upper & veteran of the NQ bar-scene DJ Yung Jozy will be blowing the roof off weekly with everything from classic hiphop & rap to new RnB gems.

8pm – 2am / 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 SwindellsJim 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 – StylusBad OsirisKleptoDarka 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