What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 19th May 2017

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Stage & Radio
Bad Fun presents Loz Goddard

For their second event at Stage and Radio the guys from Bad Fun have Manchester’s very own Loz Goddard, bringing deep vibes laced with funk and disco tones! Loz has released previously on Dirt Crew, Razor’N’Tape, Outplay and Quintessentials to name a few of their favourite labels. Support comes from Simona Drive (made up of Jonny Cade and Jonjo Williams) and Kit Alexander.

11pm – 4am / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

Kashmere, Jimmy's

Kashmere live presents…

Kashmere return to Manchester to play an intimate headline show at Jimmy’s, which is sure to sell out. Joining them in support are The Claremonts and The Recreation.

7.30pm – 11pm / £4 Adv / BUY TICKETS
Jimmy’s / 12 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2AN

jenn grant, castle hotel

The Castle Hotel
Jenn Grant

Hey! Manchester presents Jenn Grant, who’s ‘Paradise‘ is the most adventurous and deliberate work she’s ever done. Grant displays the nuanced soulfulness in her voice, and touches on folk, R&B, and rock balladry. Paradise is the result of a talented, experienced musician employing all her abilities to lengths never before heard. Grant will be joined by acclaimed pop singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas.

7.30pm / £9
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Monkey Harris, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Monkey Harris

The infamous Monkey Harris play Manchester’s The Ruby Lounge, playing the greatest hits of Madchester’s Indie and Britpop legends The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Smiths, James, etc. plus other Indie classics. Tickets include entry to the post gig Indie Disco Club night.

7pm / £8
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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The Ruby Lounge
Indie Disco 2007 – Drew McConnell DJ Set

Remember when every band started with The? Remember when you could smoke in clubs? Remember when NME was basically a Bible? Remember when your hair was almost certainly alot bigger than it is now? Remember when Korg synths were the best thing EVER? Tonight at the Ruby Lounge they reignite the magic of 2007 and celebrate the days when Indie ruled the waves, with live performances and guest DJs, including Drew McConnell of Babyshambles.

11pm / £5
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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Soup Kitchen
Chamber presents Tinfoil: Sunil Sharpe & Defekt

For their 2nd event Chamber are really excited to bring to Manchester for the first time TinfoilSunil Sharpe & DeFeKT! The duo formed in 2014 and have released four, soon to be five EPs, on their self-titled label. Their live act brings something entirely original to the table with live vocals and raw analogue sounds. They are joined by Kerrie, Binary from Playground and residents, Oriel and Voiceless.

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

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Band On The Wall
Jane Weaver + Virginia Wing

Abusing, evading and obliterating 20 years of whimsical pop trends, Jane Weaver’s experience as a truly independent and resilient female experimental songwriter / sound-carrier commands respect and inspiration in equal measures. Raised on the enthusiasm and inspiration of Factory records founder Rob Gretton and counting Doves and Elbow as her early backing bands Jane’s desire to cultivate and promote Manchester’s lesser-documented Female musicians lead to her long-running Bird records imprint.For this standing show at Band On The Wall Jane is joined by Virginia Wing.

7pm – 11pm / £10 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

M60, night day

Night & Day

Friday night at Night & Day starts with another Showcase, this time headlined by M60 with Skinner’s Lane, The Risen and Alistair McGeorge in support.

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

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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


Matt & Phreds
Back Chat Brass

Having battled it out with Twisted Tubes in the first ever Brass Battle at Matt & Phred’s back in October, Back Chat Brass are back tonight for their premier gig at M&P’s. BCB features 8 of the North’s best musicians from some of the best bands who have graced the M&P stage, (New York Brass Band, Portmanteau). With a nod to their roots in Pop, Funk and Hip Hop, Back Chat Brass bring all your favourite songs to life. With five tireless horns, hammering percussion and bone shaking bass; this all star lineup brings the best of brass for a show to rival all others.

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 Mark Scott & 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 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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M20 presents Pareidolia

This M20 Collective event at AATMA brings you a variety of soul infused sounds, diversely lead by female vocals for a night of live “sickness to witness“. Headliners Pareidolia are a London and Manchester based modern fusion band, drawing from soul, R&B, IDM, Drum n Bass, reggae/dub, afro-beat and jazz to create rich, low-key grooves and upbeat dynamic sounds. They are joined by IamddbLyons and La Zel plus DJ Flash Sampson will be keeping you all dancing into the early hours with the garage, bass, d’n’b and all things to keep the vibes afloat!

9pm – 3am / £5
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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DHP presents: Babeheaven

DHP Family presents a night of live music at Gullivers featuring IORA Music, Anna Blaise and headlined by Babeheaven.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Tom Allen presents Erich McElroy, Adam Rowe and Eddy Brimson 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
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Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs.

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

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Eastern Bloc
Chamber Instore

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, and today it’s an instore pre-event for Chamber with Siege, Josh Reeves and Gary Sloan. 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

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