What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 18th March 2016

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Friday 18th March 2016, Oli Ng, Gullivers

Oli Ng / Arms & Hearts / Maddy Storm / Chloe Hawes

Oli Ng brings his ‘Into The Dark‘ Solo UK Tour to Manchester and heads for an intimate acoustic show downstairs at Gullivers. Oli is joined by tour support Arms & Hearts as well as Manchester favourite Maddy Storm and Chloe Hawes.

7.30pm – 11pm / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Robyn Sherwell, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Robyn Sherwell

Robyn Sherwell is set to release her brand new single ‘My Hand‘ on Friday 11th March. The single, taken from her self-titled debut album, follows previous singles ‘Low‘ and ‘Pale Lung‘ plus the EPs ‘Islander‘ and ‘Love Somebody‘ and provides the perfect showcase for Robyn’s soulful vocals, set over a backing of pounding drums, shimmering guitars and atmospheric beats and electronics. Tonight she is in Manchester to support the release and finds herself in The Castle Hotel. Join her.

She is the kind of singer whose every tiny breath is deliberate” – The Fader

A rapidly blossoming talent” – Clash

More than enough poise and style to set her apart” – Q Magazine

7.30pm / £7
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Maiden United, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Maiden UniteD / Hekz

Maiden uniteD began as a one off tribute band, the brain child of Joey Bruers (bass) and was only expected to come together for one show at the Dutch Maiden Fan Club, however the musicians Joey brought together for the project and the reaction the band got from that one gig soon convinced them all that something very special had been born. Because of the touring restraints imposed on the band from the members main bands a squad of performers was rapidly arranged os if a musician was away with his main band a replacement from the squad could be brought into the 1st team, and so the UNITED aspect of the bands name came into effect. Touring almost none stop since these early days has seen the MU fanbase expand year after year, to the extent that now 3 albums into their life they can count countries as diverse as Israel and Finland into their touring runs. Tonight The Ruby Lounge sees Maiden uniteD debut in Manchester for a night that cannot be missed.

7pm – 10.30pm / £10 adv / £12 otd / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Mystic single launch, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Mystic single release with Thom Bellini & Aldous RH

Thom Bellini heads to Soup Kitchen to celebrate the release of ‘Mystic‘ and maybe you should join him to celebrate too. You can expect to have your “ears blasted off by the Hypnotic riffs of Thom Bellini and the power funk party animal/shredder Aldous RH“.

7pm – 10pm / £5 otd
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Obscure, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Obscure presents: Tyree Cooper

Obscure aren’t throwing another party until December so you should probably get your fix tonight. They are making the night special by flying over house music royalty, Tyree Cooper, to play an old school set for them at Soup Kitchen. The full line up is Tyree, Orgy Banton, T Dunn, Orfan and Bueno. Don’t miss out.

11pm – 4am / £6 adv / £7 last release / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

DJ Krush, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
DJ Krush / DJ Dan Blacklodge

Band on the Wall welcomes the Godfather of the electronic beats scene, DJ KRUSH. Despite his enormous influence, DJ KRUSH has always been a live performer at heart, honing his skills to perfection throughout the years and now capable of building layer after layer after layer of drum samples to the point where his audience have no choice but to completely lose it and immerse themselves fully in the wonderful, dark, and downright genius world he creates. Lose yourself in this world tonight where support comes from DJ Dan Blacklodge (MoWax / Trilogy Tapes / NBCS).

8pm – 11pm / £15 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Mosley Bar, Night & Day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

Kicking things off at Night & Day this Friday night is another of their famous Local Showcase events. The three band on the bill are Mosley Bar, Escape Artists and Marcadia.

7.30pm / £6 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Electric Jug, Night & Day

Night & Day
Electric Jug Club Night

Electric Jug brings the best in 60s, Rock & Roll, Psych, Britpop and Soul to your eardrums and after one month only at the new NQ venue, AATMA they are back at Night & Day. They are promising some new surprises and plenty of the good stuff Electric Jug is known for.

11pm – 3am / £3 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Franny Eubanks, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Franny Eubank’s Blues Band

Franny Eubank, the UK’s finest blues singer and harmonica player returns to Matt & Phreds. Manchester’s one-man blues explosion, Franny plays Harmonica and sings the original Chicago Blues, delivering knockout performances with his band and winning the admiration and acclaim of audiences and musicians alike. Fuelled by the blues of Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson and fired by the Devil himself, Franny’s Harmonica and deep, soulful vocals have set crowds dancing and rooms alight with a blue flame night after night after night. Be sure to book a table to get the best seats as Franny’s gigs sell out!

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

Top Of The Pops 16, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’16 ChildReach Special with Jamie Bull & Gus Gorman

Tonight there’s a very special Top Of The Pops featuring Manchester students raising money to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of ChildReach International, a charity focused on achieving the basic rights of healthcare, education and protection for children. 1/3rd of money raised from all advance ticket sales will go towards the charity as well as takings from our cloakroom on the night. Raise money whilst dancing to dance floor gems, long last classics & party starters…from Beyonce to Blondie, Little Richard to Notorious BIG, from the 60’s to the 00’s & beyond, with healthy measures of guilty pleasures, TOTP go easy on the cheese but guarantee plenty to please…they love the nightlife!

“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

Flat Plastic Funk Corporation, AATMA

Flat Plastic Funk Corporation

A mix of live music and DJs at AATMA tonight as the Flat Plastic Funk Corporation take over. Playing live are The Shady 80s, A Broken Camarilla, Ink and Sugar Boots, while taking over the decks are Pesha and the Flat Plastic DJs. Expect plenty of deep & soulful house, funk, hip hop, rap and UK garage.

8pm – 2am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Andrew Ryan presents Damian Clark, John Lynn & another comic yet to be confirmed 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 / £13 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

New(ish) kid on the Tariff Street block, Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks are the Disco Mums, an all female Manchester based DJ collective of seasoned clubbers turned mothers. Expect to hear anything from soul ,house, techno, disco, boogie, reggae, italo-pop… no barriers, no restrictions, just proper good times.

9pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

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

Bump, Blue Pig

Blue Pig

BUMP! The party that sounds like someone making you the coolest live mixtape you ever got! With everything from hot funk, spandex bangers, hot tub soul, rump-shaking pop and more, Mof Gimmers and Mat Lake sling hidden gems and bona fide classics into the mix to give you an evening of irresistible rhythm & booze. Whether you’re into Michael Jackson or Yacht Rock, or stomping soul and the purest pop – come and drink, request and dance at The Blue Pig!

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

Weekends, 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 – DJ Stylus, Bad Osiris, DJ Klepto, Lee Majors, Darka, Adil Khanfu, Kev Swindells and Dom Kozubik.

9pm – 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

Frontier Friday, Kosmonaut

Frontier Fridays

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.

8pm – 1am / FREE
Kosmonaut / 10 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

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