What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 16th September 2016

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Pen & Pencil 1st Birthday

Pen & Pencil
First Birthday Party

Join Pen & Pencil for their first birthday celebrations as they have a mammoth party weekend with DJ sets from Dave Haslam, 808 State, and more including Damien Johnstone and Nathan Burroughs. Head down and help them celebrate by drinking all their booze, doing lots of dancing and generally having a great time.

5pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Adapt Instore, Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
Adapt Pre-party with Alex Morgan

Head to Eastern Bloc for the Adapt pre-party before they move over to Soup Kitchen later in the evening. The line up for the in-store is Alex Morgan, Bartski, and the Adapt DJs. 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. 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!

7pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

Adapt, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Adapt: Sunil Sharpe

Adapt are really pleased to bring you Sunil Sharpe for this their next event at Soup Kitchen. Sunil Sharpe is a shining light in the resurgence of underground techno. Whilst being a uniquely talented DJ (and longtime DJ tutor), Sunil also produces various strains of techno that have appeared on labels symbolic of the genre’s rougher edge. Additionally, Sunil runs the wonderfully erratic Earwiggle imprint that has built a dedicated following, releasing new names and old heroes into the battlefield. Sunil is joined by the Adapt DJs, Oriel, Shaun Cunningham, John Sneddon and NAAS.

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

Depth, Whiskey Jar

Whiskey Jar

Expect nothing but good music from start to finish at DEPTH 2.0: Taking it back to the Old Skool. Music on the night at The Whiskey Jar will consist of tech house, house, disco, funk and techno, whilst the venue will be transformed to give it an Old Skool feel. The line up consists of the Depth residents, Josh Baker, ALO, Brandon Darby, Masmo and Sonn.

10pm – 4am / SOLD OUT
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

The Big Easy, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
The Big Easy

The Big Easy are an energetic swing band from Leeds, consisting of vocals, trumpet, sax, guitar, piano, double bass and drums. Their repertoire is carefully chosen to give a lively and varied performance of the best swing from throughout the 20th century; covering repertoire from the early days of jazz, classic New Orleans tunes and lively jump-jive. Their dynamic, energetic and often virtuosic performances make them great to watch and perfect for dancing; with moments of soulful-melancholy, this promises to be yet another memorable night at Matt & Phred’s.

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

Terence Blanchard, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Jazz Directors Series #001: Terence Blanchard

Brighter Sound and Band on the Wall are thrilled to announce that US jazz superstar, composer, and producer Terence Blanchard will be leading their first ever Jazz Directors Series. They are looking for 13 young professional jazz and ‘crossover‘ musicians to form the first ever Inner City Ensemble. Over one week from Sun 11 – Sun 18 September the newly formed group will rehearse and perform specially written arrangements of original works by Blanchard and musicians with whom he has worked in the course of his extraordinary career.

9am – 10pm / FREE
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Lavender, Night & Day

Night & Day
Lavender – Supreme Foliage EP Launch

Manchester Psych Rockers Lavender launch their rocket fueled debut EP ‘Supreme Foliage‘ with a celebratory performance at Night & Day Café. They are joined by guests Psyblings and The Bleachés.

7.30pm – 10.15pm / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Electric Jug, Night & Day

Night & Day
Electric Jug Clubnight

Electric Jug brings the best in 60s, Rock & Roll, Psych, Britpop and Soul to your eardrums at Night & Day. Tonight is a special night as it’s free in!

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

Top of the Pops Summer 16, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’16 with Pop Curious? / Martin Glynn

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

Emerging North, AATMA

Emerging North with Black Sonic Revolver & more

Another exciting instalment of Emerging North Live that brings Black Sonic RevolverCavana and Sioux to the Aatma stage on what promises to be another unmissable night.

7pm – 10.30pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Phil Ellis presents Phil Walker, James Meehan and Roger Monkhouse 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

Emma Mould, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Emma Mould – Kites & Chasms Album Launch

It’s a night of live music at The Ruby Lounge as Emma Mould and her band celebrate the release of her debut album “Kites and Chasms“. Local artists will be providing the musical support and if you like what you hear you will be able to buy the new album on the night.

7pm / £5.90
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

John Murry, Gullivers

John Murry

Oakland, California based singer-songwriter John Murry headlines Gullivers tonight. He is joined by Nadine Khouri who has a slightly shorter journey than John as she comes from London.

7.30pm / £12
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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

Oh, Word, Hula

Oh, word? with 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 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

Fizz Face Friday, Black Dog Ballroom NQ

Black Dog Ballroom
Friday Fizz Face with Clint Boon

Black Dog launch a new night tonight, Fizz Face Friday, with Clint Boon at the helm. All the important details are on this post so get yourself over there.

5pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester, M4 1PW

DJ Swindells, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
DJ Swindells

After a short stint with The Pig as a DJ they have decided to hand over the decks to a professional, none other than Northern Quarter favourite DJ Swindells who starts his new residency at The Blue Pig tonight. Expect a musical adventure filled with soul, funk, hiphop, disco, reggae, afrobeat and downright party tunes! Plus of course The Pig has an all day ‘happy hour’ on a Friday so that should help keep the night going!

8pm – 1am / 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

Friday Live Sessions, Hold Fast

Hold Fast
Friday Live Sessions

Every Friday Hold Fast have live musicians playing from 8pm offering a perfect way to wind down after a week’s work or wind up for the coming weekend ahead. The live music is followed by their resident DJ playing old skool Hip Hop, disco, dance and classics.

7pm – 3am / FREE
Hold Fast / 50 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EA

NQ Social, Trof

NQ Social

The after work drinking spectacular that is the After Work Social takes place each and every Friday from 5pm atTrof 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

Good Vibes, Dry

Dry Bar
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

Soulero, Bay Horse

Bay Horse Pub

Soulero is all about the music. The new night in the new The Saddle Club in the basement at The Bay Horsehas resident DJ’s on rotation; Peter Jay (Electriks), Lee Andrews (Chips with Everything) and Baggy (Emotional Pop). After work shufflers, through to late night belters and everything in between.

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