What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 16th June 2017

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Stage & Radio
Seb Wildblood

The Other Day Party presents Seb Wildblood for a day and night of ambient, blissful melodies  at Stage & Radio, to bring in the summer. As they move into the night they will be moving things into the basement until 4am, where things can get pumping ~ like a 70s workout video! They also have youtube sensation CalmCee bringing his stash of tropical vibes, while Me Gusta DJs will also be providing a fine selection of Salsa, afrobeat and bass excursions to keep the party going all night longTheOther’s founder and resident Yohan will also be carrying you through the day and night.

3pm – 4am / £5/7/10 adv / GET TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

allusondrugs, gullivers


Allusondrugs is a smushed together, grammatically incorrect way of saying “everyone is on drugs”. In this case ‘drugs‘ is a metaphor for any trivial rubbish that distracts the population from paying attention to important things that are happening in the world. We as a society are basically just mindless drug addicts that need to wake up. Support for this show at Gullivers comes from Witch Fever, Darma and Pool Art.

7.30pm / £6
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

joseph j jones, castle

The Castle Hotel
Joseph J Jones

Tonight is Joseph J. Jones debut Manchester headline show and it takes place at The Castle Hotel. Residing out of Honchurch, Essex from a family with both a strong pugilist history (his father an ABA champion) and musical heritage (his grandfather was a jazz guitarist with the BBC), Joseph J. Jones sings beautifully emotive songs that open up a window into his life. Support comes from Sam Craighan and Vanessa Maria.

7.30pm / £6
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

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Soup Kitchen
Rhythm Theory: Par Grindvik

Rhythm Theory return to Soup Kitchen as they welcome Stockholm Ltd boss Par Grindvik into the depths of the Basement.

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
Hackney Collier Band

East London’s Hackney Colliery Band continue to reinvent the brass band sound for the 21st century with new LP ‘Sharpener‘. A tour de force of trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone, marching percussion and electronics, the band are as inspired by contemporary rock and electronica as they are New Orleans marching bands and the traditional British brass bands to which their name pays homage. Support for this show at Band On The Wall comes from Ink. & DJ Giles B.

8pm – 11pm / £16 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Cobalt Collision, night day

Night & Day
Cobalt Collision

It’s Friday night and time for another of Night & Day‘s Showcase events. Headlining tonight are Cobalt Collision with support from Sundown Hounds and The Devil In Faust.

8pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

pacemaker-clubnight, night day

Night & Day
Pacemaker Clubnight

Two Weeks Running head to Night & Day Café for Pacemaker, a Rock ‘N’ Roll Club night. Not sure what you are going to hear at a rock and roll club night then have a little look at the poster or just take a risk and head down there!

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

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Matt & Phreds
James Brown Is Annie

One of the UK’s most accessible Jazz-Funk artists, James Brown is Annie met in a piano bar, rehearse next to a sex shop, and take their name from an Eddie Murphy SNL sketch. The Edinburgh-based sextet will be playing all twelve, full-fat, calorie-laden tracks from their self-titled debut album at Matt & Phred’s tonight, as well as airing a few funk favourites from the Average White Band, Steely Dan, Bill Withers stable, and will be performing some new, yet-to-be-recorded original material, too.

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 & Michael True

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

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Black Bee Soul Club 5th Birthday Party

To celebrate 5 years of one of the most unique soul nights on the map, Black Bee Soul Club have decided to join forces with long time friends and the funkiest fiends on the block, Dynamite Soul. These brothers know how to party and will be bringing their usual mix of raucous funk and chunky soul (alongside other random paraphernalia) to Aatma to keep you moving all night long, intertwined with your favourite BBSC residents. The full line up is Wayne FatshoolacesAtomic Dog, Kieran Lockyear, Ink Rickards, Finlay McDermott, Quality Control: Tommo plus residents Anthony Davies, Michael Davies, Liam Beckett & Sam McEwen.

7pm – 4am / £
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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The Peer Hat
The Old Pink House

Scruff of the Neck are described as a collective “making waves we shouldn’t ignore” (Hattie Pearson, Radio X) and a “Super-cool imprint” (Manchester Evening News). High praise indeed, but it’s the bands they pick and the shows they promote that make the difference. This time out at The Peer Hat they present to you The Old Pink House and The Evita Project.

10pm – 3.30am / £4 adv / £5 / BUY TICKETS
The Peer Hat / 14 – 16 Faraday Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1BE

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Test Card Live 11

Each Test Card Live night provides a platform for artists exploring cutting edge ideas and techniques within audio & visual performance. This 11th outing at Texture is no exception as they have Dug (DJ/LiveAV), MtMt & Frut (LiveAV), Seth Scott & Guillaume Dujat (Live), Sam Meech (LiveAV) and Auren (Live/DJ). If that wasn’t enough, Test Card will be the official pre-party to Rhythm Theory: Pär Grindvik, just over the road at Soup Kitchen.

7pm – 11pm / FREE / GET TICKETS
Texture / 67 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FL

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Mike Wilkinson presents Andrew BirdAnthony J Brown and Steve Royle 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 is Tim Lawton, Resident DJ at Souled Out Manchester and Deep Space Manchester House, Tim is set to get Manchester rave fans’ toes tapping with a mix of disco and funk.

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


Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc presents SNO

from the dusty streets of Bophelong, SNO comes to Eastern Bloc. Holding residencies on Reform Radio, the Deaf Institute, and listed on the Dimensions DJ Directory, SNO has supported Tony Allen, The Souljazz Orchestra, Akua Naru, Sassy J, Gilles Peterson, UMOJA, Analog Africa and Cervo & JVC from Banana Hil to name a few! Nongi’s presence on the Manchester DJ scene has been sudden and explosive, due in no small part to the diversity and depth of her record bag. Not one to be pinned to a genre, her love of hip hop and bass styles will frequently co-exist amongst the finest afro beat and rare groove selections.

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

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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 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