What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 19th August 2016

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Deadbolt, Blink 182, New Found Glory, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Deadbolt: Blink 182 v New Found Glory special

After their first night at their new home The Ruby Lounge it’s the return of Deadbolt. Tonight they seek to answer the question “who are the true kings of Pop Punk” with their Blink 182 vs New Found Glory special. They will play every hit and anthem from both bands on top of their usual music to find out once and for all. Which side are you on? There will of course be the usual Deadbolt shenanigans including swag from Fireball, Daggers & Diamonds, Stag & Raven and HXC wrestling as well as drinks promos and of course Illmatic in room 2.

11pm – 4am / £4 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Soup Kitchen 6th Birthday

Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen’s 6th Birthday LIVE!

As part of their 6th birthday celebrations Soup Kitchen are hosting a free show featuring some of their favourite local artists to have come through the basement over the past few years! On the bill are Aldous RH, Mother and Akranes with some free booze swillin’ around for those who get down early!

7pm – 10.15pm / FREE
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Soup Kitchen 6th Birthday

Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen 6th Birthday Pt2: Move D / Herron

The celebrations continue in the basement at Soup Kitchen as they welcome special guests Move D and Herron to join them for the Soup Kitchen 6th Birthday Part 2. If you had a ticket for part 1 last week then get there before Midnight for guaranteed entry.

11pm – 4am / £5 / £10 / £15 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Jungle Films, Nexus Art Cafe

Nexus Art Café
Jungle Films – Documentary shorts from inside Calais

Join Jungle Films at Nexus Art Cafe for a special night of documentary shorts from inside the Calais refugee camp. Jungle Films showcases the work of filmmakers from across Europe who share a common aim to tell Calais’ stories using cinema. Their films explore the facets of daily life inside the camp and the contentious issues that surround its continued existence. Screened together, they offer a vivid and consummate vision of the situation in Calais, and a viewing experience that is in equal parts revealing, moving and uplifting.

6.30pm – 11pm / Entry by donation (to Care4Calais)
Nexus Art Café / 2 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JW

Bright Young People, Gullivers

Bright Young People

Scruff of the Neck presents 3 piece fuzz-punk rockers, Bright Young People, signed with pioneering indie label 25th Hour Convenience Store headline this show at Gullivers with support from Second Hand Guns and the Maitlands.

7.30pm – 11pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

band on the wall logo

Band On The Wall
DJ Mr Mass

Mr. Mass is Manchester’s reggae, ska and rocksteady maestro, known round these parts for spinning, in his words, “killa ska rude rocksteady mighty boss reggae“. Join Mr. Mass in the Picturehouse Bar at Band On The Wall for your dose of all of the above, masterfully selected and exclusively analog.

8pm / FREE
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Kyngs, Night & Day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

Starting the Friday night at Night & Day as usual is a local showcase, this time coming from Kyngs, Drink + Drive and Matchstick Ghosts.

7.30pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Electric Jug, Night & Day

Night & Day
Electric Jug

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 / FREE
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

The Bad Man Clan, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
The Bad Man Clan

The Bad Man Clan are a five-piece electric blues band, playing original and cover material. The band has played many festivals around the UK and are currently finishing their first album. The band are known for their energetic live show which recalls the three kings of the blues – B.B., Albert and Freddie. Tom Attah has performed all over Europe and has opened for Robin Trower, Toots Hibbert and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. Mixing acoustic and electric sounds, the Bad man Clan are loud and proud and they are at Matt & Phred’s tonght!

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

Top of the Pops Summer 16, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’16 with Justine Alderman / Gus Gorman

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



THESMALLPRINTS head to AATMA for their 2nd headline gig which tonight features special guests Proletariat.

6.30pm – 11pm / £2 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Black Bee Soul Club Kraak

Black Bee Soul Club

Manchester’s Northern Soul and Funk juggernaut Black Bee Soul Club is now in its fifth year and continue to do what they do best. Special guests at AATMA are Stuart Raith and Andrew Scott who will be joined by residents and founders Liam Beckett, Michael Davies, Anthony Davies and Sam McEwen.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Jon Mayor presents Mick Ferry, Debra Jane Appleby and Sean Meo 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 for the early stint is a first timer at The Pen and Pencil, Dry Bar’s resident DJ, and regular for Fat City, Peter Jay who will play everything from trip hop to disco, with a brief trip into house music along the way. He is followed from 8pm by Club Clique’s Damien Johnstone who takes original tracks and turns them into glittering dance-floor hits – you’ll need your dancing shoes ready.

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

Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc Residents & special guests

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. 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

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

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