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

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What's On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 15th November

Dry Live
DiGDEEP presents Lance Morgan

After a sell out opening event DiGDEEP are bringing Lance Morgan to take the roof off Dry Live! Active in the deep minimal tech house scene for the last 2 years, Lance has enjoyed a meteoric rise within this scene and amongst his peers. Having been involved in the super popular ‘House on the Street‘ brand which brought House Music to the streets of North London for a series of day time parties and his own brand ‘Frequency London‘ which packed Pacha London for its last event as well as being 1 of the 9 DJs within House Entertainment UK Lance has played alongside some of the most up and coming superstar DJs in the current era. Supporting Lance tonight are Flux Groove and Ganzfield Effect.

11pm – 4am / £12 adv  / GET TICKETS / SOLD OUT!
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Ghosting Season, 2022NQ

Fortsetzen 006: Ghosting Season

Ghosting Season curate the 6th edition of Fortsetzen with Ghosting Season headlining a very special party at 2022NQ. R&S Records’ Cloud Boat will also be performing a very special DJ set alongside recent Last Night On Earth signing and Sankeys resident Jozef K and Forsetzen resident Oli Byrne.

11pm – 3am / £5
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Charlie Cooper, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Charlie Cooper & the CCs

Charlie Cooper is returning to Matt & Phred’s this Friday with her eight piece band to perform tracks from her debut album ‘Needs Must‘. The Manchester based soul singer writes songs combining elements of soul and jazz, singing with a deep and husky soulful voice. The songwriting is approached with the same rootsy realism and honesty as Bill Withers accompanied with grooves akin to Bill, Stevie Wonder and old school Stax and Motown alongside luscious musical arrangements. Covering the usual topics of love and relationships but also the not so typical topics of religion and addiction, Charlie invites you in for a glimpse into her mind and her world, whilst her band kick it like Booker T and the MGs. Expect to hear a show stopping performance of songs from her debut album mixed with few unique soul covers for good measure.

9.30pm – 1am / £5 / FREE ENTRY (standing) WITH AN NQCARD
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Treetop Flyers, Night & Day

Night & Day
Treetop Flyers + special guests

With their quintessential vintage West Coast sound, it’s fitting that Treetop Flyers laid down their outstanding country soul debut in the canyons of Southern California. Though based in London, the British five-piece – Reid Morrison (vocals/guitars), Sam Beer (guitar/vocals), Laurie Sherman (guitar), Mathew Starritt (bass/vocals) and the band’s lone American Tomer Danan (drums/vocals) – swapped urban England for the picturesque beaches and rolling hills of Malibu in order to record the classic-sounding ‘The Mountain Moves‘. Tonight they bring their laid-back West Coast sound to the North West of England and to the stage at Night & Day, along with some special guests.

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

Jam City, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Jam City (all night)

As the stand out member of a stellar Night Slugs roster the Soup gang are very happy to allow Jack Latham AKA Jam City the chance to take control of the Soup Kitchen basement for a rare all night set. Forging and refining his own club sound since 2010’s ‘Magic Drops‘, Jam City’s output hasn’t once relented in quality. The full length ‘Classical Curves‘ was lauded as one of the releases of 2012, marrying toughened drum patterns with neon synths in an irresistible manner. More music promises further developments.

Basement ~ 11pm – 4am / £5 adv / £7 otd / GET TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Rue Royale, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Rue Royale / Cousin Jac / Trip of Hares

For their upcoming third album the soulful Anglo-American duo Rue Royale threw the doors wide open to help create their boldest, most romantic work to date. After notching up over 100,000 tour miles in just six years, Ruth and Brookln Dekker recorded ‘Remedies Ahead‘ in March 2013. The pair wanted fans involved from the outset and launched a campaign on pledge-site Kickstarter to finance the record. People put in everything from £4 to a mind-blowing £1,000 as Rue Royale exceeded their goal. Followers of the band, who started in 2006 in their then hometown of Chicago, will recognize the Fleetwood Mac and Gospel influenced harmonies. However, they may not be expecting the rib-rattling synth bass lines and loops which lurk beneath heart-breaking melodies. Tonight they will be chasing the remedies ahead at The Castle Hotel with support from Cousin Jac and Trip of Hares.

8pm / £7
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Math Soup, Kraak

A Night of Weird & Chunky Mathematical Soup with Cleft / Godzilla Black / Pedro Don Key

CleftGodzilla Black and Pedro Don Key rip it all off at Kraak for a night of general soupy, mathy riffing weirdness. The turbo-prog two piece that is Cleft have riffs falling out of them. Imagine a machine that crushes 14 minute songs into 3 minutes and you’ll be able to keep up with the pounding. Fresh from the release of their latest album ‘The Great Terror‘, the eclectic and seriously erratic Godzilla Black are likely to grab you by the face and saxophone their way into your hearts. Pedro Don Key have some fresh mathy goodness foy you, with angular riffs and really twisty tunes. Bring a calculator!

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £4
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Black Bee Logo

Black Bee Soul Club

Black Bee Soul Club presents a night of the finest up-tempo Northern Soul in the heart of Manchester’s city centre. 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 Brian ’45’ Phillips, Brent Howarth & Anthony Davies with support as ever from the Black Bee residents Paul BaileySam McEwen and Iwan Roberts.

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

Top Of The Pops, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’13 with Blue Rinse DJs / Gus Gorman

Following in the footsteps of Pop ‘Til You Drop at Mint LoungeTop Of The Pops will be keeping with the tradition of providing a fantastic selection of music to kick start your weekend with their resident DJs play 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 – 3.30am / £3  / GET TICKETS
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Ane Brun, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Ane Brun

If you were lucky enough to witness the incredible Norweigan artist Ane Brun‘s show at Deaf Institute in 2011 will know exactly how powerful her live show is and won’t want to miss this return to Manchester as Ane performs songs both old and new at The Ruby Lounge.


7pm / £12.50
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Dusk til Dawn, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Dusk Till 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! Tonight DJ Michael Angelo Castillo (Voodoo Rock / Project Mayhem-London) brings the hard rock and metal while DJ Nuno Affuso will provide the classic rock, punk and sleaze.

11pm / £4 NUS / £5
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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 Bar Friday

Dry Bar / Dry Live
Good Times

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

After Work Social 2022NQ

After Work Social

Friday night at 2022NQ is rightly about the After Work Social, a get together for makers and creators, a place where you can eat, drink, mingle & play with like minded people. Enjoy the selection of draught, craft and Belgium beers alongside a fine selection of wines, spirits and free ping pong, a place to hang your art and they will even let you choose the music!!

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

The Bay Horse, Northern Quarter

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! 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

Well Future Macca, Common

Well Future with Ruf Dug

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. For a bit more info head over here. Tonight taking to the decks is Ruf Dug.

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

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Amazing Weekend

Two floors to choose from with a DJ apiece as usual at Odd this weekend. You can be sure of a foot-tapping soundtrack on each floor at the very least.

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 Dave Williams presents Steve Shanyaski, Sam Avery & Jonny Awsum 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