What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 15th August 2014

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Friday 15th August 2014

Dry Live
Project 13 presents Whodemsound

To mark the second release on their already stellar imprint, Whodemsound have decided to showcase some of their musical talents to us good people of Manchester at Dry Live tonight. With co-founder Knowledge running as resident of the mighty Project 13 since its dawn, its only right that they sit under their guiding banner. The complete line up looks like this; Whodemsound (Knowledge & J Robinson), Quantum SoulMental Forces (BEL), Bane and MC’s Fox & T-Man.

11pm – 4am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Point Of Departure, Three Minute Theatre

The Three Minute Theatre
Point Of Departure

“It’s the night before Christmas. The tiny Republic of Khoto has erupted into violence and mayhem; the ousted President is on the run, the army is on the streets and everyone is heading for the airport. But the last plane has gone. Only three British soldiers remain in the deserted buildings. Sent to evacuate civilians they wait for their transport. The unwanted arrival of Rourke heralds a deeper, more desperate crisis. You can’t change the past. You can run. You can hide. But you can’t escape judgement or retribution.” Want to find out more then you are going to have to head to Three Minute Theatre for Point of Departure by John Topliff.

7.30pm – 10pm / £8 / £9
Three Minute Theatre / Afflecks Palace / Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JG
Soul Circle Gang Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Soul Circle Gang

The Soul Circle Gang, a fresh and innovative Leeds based band, brings together nine experienced musicians who weave elements of funk, soul, reggae, world and jazz into unique new sounds. Led by Lara Rose (who has previously sung with The James Taylor Quartet, The New Mastersounds, The Haggis Horns and Corinne Bailey Rae) The Gang are in their element live, delivering sparkling performances featuring energetic grooves, dexterous improvisation, soaring vocals and sweet harmonies. Experience them in their natural environment, Matt & Phreds where they will be mixing up original tracks and some carefully selected covers from the funk, soul, world, and reggae styles.

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 ’13 with Christopher Dresden Styles (Pop Curious?)

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

Loaded Gun, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Words & Noises ‘Loaded Gun’ EP Launch

Words & Noises are Manchester-based pop duo Chris Selman and Simon Williams. They launched their début EP ‘Beating Heart‘ in 2013 to critical acclaim and are launching their follow up ‘Loaded Gun‘ tonight with a launch party at The Castle Hotel. With airplay from BBC Radio 6 Music and on Channel 4 hit soap Hollyoaks, recent exposure in The Guardian and a BBC Introducing live session lined up at BBC Radio Manchester, the band are swiftly gaining mainstream support and are certainly ones to watch right now on the Manchester scene. Support is provided by local acoustic act The Folk Remedy.

“Quirky, contemporary pop music with clever lyrics” – BBC Radio 6 Music

8pm – 11pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

The Courtesans, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
The Courtesans

Want to know more about The Courtesans, well who better to tell you than the band themselves; “We’re live, we’re all girls and we’re not just another chick rock band trying to be men. We are decadent, dark but feminine, underground pop. If that sounds like your kind of thing then get yourself to The Ruby Lounge tonight to see the band along with their special guests. Your ticket also includes entry to The Ruby Lounge’s only monthly rock night ‘Dusk Till Dawn‘ which follows after the gig and goes on until 4am.

7.30pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Dusk Till Dawn, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Dusk Til Dawn

On the 3rd Friday of the month The Ruby Lounge will rock to the sounds of Dusk Till Dawn, with a soundtrack of classic sleaze and hard rock with a twist of punk and metal. Along the way there will be prizes given away, themed nights and a whole lot of tequila! With the Dusk Till Dawn DJ’s DJ Michael Angelo Castillo (Voodoo Rock / Project Mayhem-London) bringing the hard rock and metal while DJ Nuno Affuso will provide the classic rock, punk and sleaze alongside Lexi Lowlife (Postmortem / Shock – Manchester). Plus of course the Dusk Till Dawn dancers
11pm / £5 / £4 NUS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

The Voyeurs, Night & Day

Night & Day
Kalopsia: The Voyeurs (Aka Charlie Boyer ATV)

Manchester Psych Fest presents The Voyeurs as they return to Manchester and Night & Day Café for a special summer show under their new guise; Aka Charlie Boyer ATV. Support comes from the very busy The Watchmakers, Scarlet, Britain and the Manchester Psych Fest DJs.

8pm – 2am / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Frontier Friday, Kosmonaut

Fridays at Twenty Twenty Two – The Duchess of Pork versus Drunk At Vogue

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.

4pm – 3am / FREE
Kosmonaut / 10 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Duchess of Pork, Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two
Fridays at Twenty Twenty Two – The Duchess of Pork / Drunk At Vogue

Friday night now brings a new series of events over at Twenty Twenty Two, with local homegrown talent as well as special guests heading to the venue. Tonight the decks are blessed with The Duchess of Pork versus Drunk At Vogue. Whilst enjoying the music, people, art and drinks you can also get active and pick up a bat with a game of ping pong. From 5pm they have the After Work Social with Leggit (Beat Club), DJ LA77 (Chips with Everything), Mark Hogg (Slammin Boys) & Peter Jay (Phonography) and Happy Hour runs from 4pm – 7pm. You can get more details if you head over here.

4pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Black Bee Logo

Black Bee Soul Club

Black Bee Soul Club have been bringing the finest up-tempo Northern Soul to the heart of Manchester’s city centre for over 2 years now. Taking inspiration from the basement clubs of the 60’s and 70’s, Black Bee can be found in Kraak, if you can find it, which boasts a full wooden dance floor and a huge sound system. So whether you’re a young soul or forever young soul get on your best shoes and prepare for a night of frantic dancin’. Tonight’s soulsters are Paul Grant and JBS alongside some of the Black Bee residents Paul BaileySam McEwen and Michael Davies. Month in this sells out and they shut the doors early as they get to capacity so get there early or click for your tickets below.

11pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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

Free Gig Friday August, Bay Horse

Bay Horse Pub
Free Gig Friday

The Bay Horse Pub have decided that putting on a free gig every second Friday of every month just wasn’t enough and therefore EVERY FRIDAY should be known as “Free Gig Friday” from now on, and frankly that sounds like a fantastic idea to me. Free live music on a Friday night, unheard of! Tonight’s FGF features Lovechild and Warn The People. The show starts at 9pm and did we mention that it is FREE.

8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA

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

Common Totes

Well Future with Dan Russell

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 Dan Russell.

9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Odd Weekends

Two floors to choose from with a DJ apiece. That’s what’s normally going on at Odd, so expect something like that tonight. Will definitely be good music, inebriating drinks of the highest order and fine company. What more could you possibly need on a Friday night?

8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Jon Mayor presents John Warburton, Andy Watson & David Longley 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
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ