What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 17th February 2017

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psyk, stage radio

Stage & Radio
Good Gatherings presents Psyk

Good Gatherings returns with a bang. They fetch the Spanish techno don and Non-Series label boss, PSYK to play at one of the most intimate venues you’re likely to see him play; Stage & Radio. Psyk, aka Manuel Anós, is a solid staple of the current techno scene and doesn’t seem to have gone off course since his precocious artistic ascension. In support will be residents Josh Reeves, Pasky and Reece Reilly.

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

Alpines, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen

London duo Alpines set off on their first extensive headline tour in the UK and Europe following the release of sophomore album ‘Another River‘ last year, tonight finding themselves in Manchester and specifically the Soup Kitchen basement. Special guests joining them are Tusks.

7pm – 10pm / £8
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

cult ossia, bjorn torske, telephones, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Cult x Ossia #2 with Bjørn Torske btb Telephones

Cult x Ossia is a series of collaborations between two of Manchester’s most forward-thinking underground parties. Their next stop? Soup Kitchen, for a world-exclusive all-night-long b2b featuring Bjørn Torske (making his Manchester debut) back to back with fellow Norwegian Telephones.

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


Band On The Wall
A Queer Revue!

A Queer Revue! returns to Band on the Wall for a Queer Contact Festival Special, starring the radical pop-drag-fashion sensation Zsa Zsa Noir, the return of ‘Dragapella‘, the drag queen singing contest, plus glamorous hostess Grace Oni Smith, music from Queer Alt Manchester DJs, and more TBA!

11pm – 3am / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

pete macleod, night day

Night & Day
Pete Macleod & Steve Craddock

Pete Macleod and Steve Craddock will be performing songs from Pete’s albums ‘Rolling Stone‘ and ‘Crestfallen‘ at Night & Day tonight. Support comes from JB Barrington and Kascarade.

8pm – 11pm / £20
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Electric jug, swinging 60s, night day

Night & Day
Electric Jug – Swinging 60s Special

Electric Jug brings the best in 60s, Rock & Roll, Psych, Britpop and Soul to your eardrums at Night & Day and tonight they bring you a Swinging 60s Special.

11pm – 4am / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

The Haggis Horns, matt phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Haggis Horns

You know they like a bit of brass at Matt & Phred’s right? Well tonight they’re super excited to welcome The Haggis Horns to the club. You won’t be disappointed. These guys know how to command a stage! The Haggis Horns hardly need any introduction, having been at the forefront of the UK Funk scene since they came to M&P’s attention as a horn section on the legendary album ‘Keb Darge Presents The New Mastersounds‘ in 2001. They then went on to form their own full band in 2004 and have three funkfuelled albums under their belt and have been rocking crowds the world over for years winning fans with their distinctive Northern Funk sound combining ass-shaking Break-Beats, Afrobeat, Soul and Hip-Hop.

The best horn section in the world!” – Mark Ronson

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


Coquin Migale

Coquin Migale are from Newcastle. They consist of Alex Soper, Stevie Kane and Josh Holmes and are pronounced “Co-kane Mig-elle“. ‘Munro‘ is their debut album which mixes together Coquin Migale’s fizzbombing releases thus far with some cracking Newcy newbies. Support comes for this gig at Gullivers comes from The Restless Vultures, Chasing Shadows and Jericho Rose.

Explosive” – Generator

Definitely going places” – Huw Stephens (Radio 1)

7.30pm / £7
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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Jess Williamson

Jess Williamson’s ‘Heart Song’  explores the strength in vulnerability, the power in silence and empty space. The recordings bristle with energy and confidence while maintaining the intense intimacy Williamson is known for. Like the visceral desert landscape that inspires her, she knows when to let her vocals drift across the song, light like a tumbleweed, and when to, like the fiercest of Texas storms, unleash thunder and lightning with her band. Special guest at this show is Manchester’s own Jo Rose, who has been touring with his first set release, Spurs, for the past year. This intimate acoustic show will take place in Gullivers Lounge – a tiny room at the rear of the pub.

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

sonder presents, live, castle hotel

The Castle Hotel
Sonder presents Live at the Castle

Sonder Presents events are a way for them to introduce you to some of their favourite artists and tonight they showcase the talents of Queasy, The Shady 80s, The Kaptivators and Yan Hender. Check them all out at The Castle Hotel tonight.

7.30pm / £5
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Noasis, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge

With a name like Noasis this band could only really be a tribute to one act. Still not got it…Oasis of course! Since their formation in 2006 and with over 600 performances to date Noasis has justly earned its reputation. With an obsessive attention to detail the band recreates the real Oasis experience with amazing energy playing all the classic songs as if they were their own. Head to The Ruby Lounge tonight for the closest thing you are going to get to an Oasis gig until those brothers quit arguing long enough to cash in on a comeback tour.

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £10 adv / £15 otd / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB


Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’17

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 live, aatma

Emerging North Live

It’s another installment of Emerging North Live at Aatma and it’s the turn of Kyngs, Cabezudos, Gardenback and Bones Shake to grace the stage. After their sell out 1st birthday party last time out they are all set for another packed night thanks to this incredible line up!

7pm – 11pm / £4 adv / £7 otd / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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Black Bee Soul Club

Black Bee Soul Club returns to AATMA in 2017 to present a night of the finest uptempo northern soul in the heart of Manchester city centre. Taking inspiration from the basement clubs of the 60’s and 70’s Black Bee is situated in Manchester’s most underground venue and boasts a full wooden dance floor and huge sound system. So whether your a young soul or forever young soul get on your best shoes and prepare for a night of frantic dancin’. Special guests tonight are Brian ’45’ Phillips and Jim ‘Beat Route’ Cessford alongside residents Anthony Davies, Sam McEwen, Liam Beckett & Anthony Davies.

11pm – 4am / £5
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

cult, ossia, eastern bloc

Eastern Bloc
Pre-show – CULT x Ossia x Bjørn Torske b2b Telephones

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. Some special local selectors as well as current and past staff members take the helm at the decks and provide your soundtrack, with tonight a warm up for the main event at Soup Kitchen with CULT x Ossia host Bjørn Torske b2b Telephones all night…. 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!

6pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Danny McLoughlin presents Jonny Awsum, Allyson June Smith and Scott Capurro. 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 on the early session from 5pm is Tom Malam who will be showing his love for House, Deep House & Disco until 8pm when Damien Johnstone takes over with a mash up of disco, nu-disco and indie pop, from this Club Clique DJ.

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 Friday

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 80s 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 – 4am / FREE
NoHo / Corner Stevenson Square & Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FB

Cooper Hall logo

Cooper Hall
Friday at Cooper Hall

The Northern Quarter’s “finest beer house“, Cooper Hall, has  live music and DJs spinning funk, soul and boogie to keep you entertained while you sup some fresh tank beer (or whatever your drink of choice may be).

4pm – 2am / FREE
Cooper Hall / Sevendale House / 7 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1

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

Fizz Face Friday, Black Dog Ballroom NQ

Black Dog Ballroom
Friday Fizz Face with Clint Boon

Black Dog have Fizz Face Friday, with Clint Boon at the helm. Clint, cheap drinks and great music; what more do you want?!

5pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm
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

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

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