The Ruby Lounge
Nine Black Alps / Castrovalva / Buffalo Ink
Nine Black Alps have had a great career since their inception in late 2003, when the band’s energetic live performances earned them a hardcore fanbase after playing for only a few months on the Manchester music scene. In 2004 the band were signed to Island records and spent the year touring the UK and recording their first studio album with producer Rob Schnapf in Los Angeles. They are now onto their 4th album ‘Sirens‘ which was released earlier this month and they are embarking on a tour in support of the album, starting with this gig at The Ruby Lounge tonight.
7.30pm / £9
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Be My Guest
Simon Tonkinson curates another two-floor musical marathon of beats to delight discerning music lovers and please the finest shape-shifters. In the Kitchen Simon welcomes a weekly guest whilst the Basement is handed over to various promotions. Be My Guest this Friday is with Nick Sinna (Prime Numbers)! All kicking off from 8pm with Simon Tonkinson in the Kitchen!
Kitchen ~ 8pm – 1am / FREE // Basement ~ 10pm – 3.30am / £3 before Midnight / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF
A double header of events at Kraak tonight starting with 5 bands headlined by Baby Godzilla with support from Trojan Horse, Cowards, Sex Wolf! and Organ Freeman. If your wondering, this guy, Liam Eddleston did the very cool poster! Liam Eddleston
Baby Godzilla (http://www.facebook.com/Baby.Godzilla.Bastard)
Trojan Horse (http://www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)
Organ Freeman (http://www.facebook.com/TheOrganFreeman)
7pm / £5
Black Bee Soul Club with Casper (Peter Davies) / Jake Rigby / Andrew Shone
This month at Black Bee Soul Club they bring you someone truly special, a man who has been involved in the northern scene since the early 70s; who lives and loves the scene and the music like very few others. He has played at virtually every soul club the country has to offer including the Kings Hall Stoke, The Grosvenor Rooms, Radcliffe all-nighter, The Verve, Samanthas, The Dome and Mildmay Club in London to name but a few! Alongside this he also runs one of the most infamous nighters around, Blackhearts Soul in Nottingham….Black Bee Soul Club are very excited to announce Casper (Peter Davies).
Next up we welcome two of the younger generation, Jake Rigby and Andrew Shone. Jake has been a regular spinner on the scooter scene since his early teenage years and at the Bolton all-nighters, and has been building himself quite a reputation whilst Andrew will be making a long anticipated trip from Stoke with his box packed full of mouthwatering rarities and floor packin discs guaranteed to keep your feet shuffling.As ever the Black Bee residents Iwan Roberts, Paul Bailey and Sam McEwen will be presiding. So prepare yourselves for the most unique and exciting Northern Soul Experience in Manchester’s most underground Venue, Kraak.
10.30pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 otd
Kraak / 11 Stephenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
Dry Bar / Dry Live
12:51 at Dry Bar
DJ Wrighty hosts a night dedicated to the best indie and alternative music from legends of the past to the newest bands defining the sounds of the present, dipping into retro and club classics, 80′s electronica and 90′s Britpop.
9pm – 4am / FREE
Sub-Woofah with Run Tingz Cru / Blackout J.A. & more
The Run Tingz Cru are the guys that brought us renowned tracks ‘It’s a Junglist Ting‘ and ‘Hustler‘ earlier this year and their label ‘Run Tingz Recordings‘ has been described as “by far the most exciting Jungle label to come out of the UK in recent times…” by Tobie Scopes (Serial Killaz / Congo Natty / Nu Urban Music). So this is going to be a pretty special edition of Sub-Woofah tonight.
Full line up:
Run Tingz Cru ft Blackout J.A (UK / Jamaica) (Run Tingz Recordings / Jungle Clone)
Tim Ryan (Raiders of The Oldskool / Payback Promotions)
Naw DJ & Dub Raider (DaBassThor Barcelona!)
Euphonique (Sub-Woofah / Jungle X / In Da Jungle Recordings)
S Man (Sub-Woofah / Advisory / Penny Black)
11pm – 4am / £5 before midnight / £7 after
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Band On The Wall
Night Of The Living Dread: The Dread An’ Di Baldhead
Manchester’s famous reggae night returns with Mikey D.O.N and Peace FM special guest Pablo G at the decks and spreadin the love until 3am. For this event they are keeping it especially ‘local’, & calling it ‘The Dread An’ Di Baldhead’ as for the first time ever they are bringing Peace FM & Manchester’s leading dancehall selector, Pable “Wat-A-Gwaan” G to DJ alongsider MIKEY D.O.N. (one-third of the legendary UK rap group Krispy 3). Both DJ’s will be armed to the teeth with killer tunes – including dubplates – so expect to hear all genres of Reggae old and new – from dub to dancehall, roots rockers to ragga, lovers rock & anything else in the mix, all accompanied by plenty of MCs to keep the party vibe flowing.
10pm – 3am / Free before 11pm / £5 after
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Matt & Phreds
The Lazy River Jazz Band
Enjoy the show as The Lazy River Jazz Band take to the stage for some rip roaring tunes from the 20′s through to the 50′s. The Lazy River Jazz Band formed in the early 1970s to play dixieland /swing style music from the 20′s, 40′s and 50′s. The Quartet has supported nationally acclaimed musicians including the legendary Nat Gonella and have been the guests of many celebrated musicians. One of the bands recent highlights was a performance at the Wigan International Jazz Fetival. The Band are: Geoff Billington (Trumpet & Cornet), John Pennington (Clarinet & Alto Sax), Roy Billington (Tenor Banjo & Guitar) and Dave Parr (Bass).
9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
Night & Day
Cosmic Junk Band / The Yossarians / John Answorth / The Acid Brothers DJs
Bands, DJs, drinks and a good atmosphere…..sounds like the makings of a great Friday night down at the Night & Day Cafe. For your musical delight you have the talents of Cosmic Junk Band, The Yossarians, John Answorth and the Acid Brothers DJs to round things off.
8pm – 2am
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Freitags with Eastern Bloc
An excursion of musical wonderment joining the dots between Kraut, Baltimore Club, House, Indie, Electro, Outsider Pop, Disco, Cosmic Nonsense and forgotten gems. This week taking to the decks are Eastern Bloc.
9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW
Bay Horse Pub
Feel Good Friday
Head to The Bay Horse for Feel Good Friday with resident DJs Dan Soulsmith & Paul Wright, where you can delight in funk, soul, disco, leftfield pop and cosmic rock to make you “Feel Good”! And it’s free in which makes you feel good too!
8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA
Dom Zube mixes the feel good sounds of the century with the noise of an over-turned disco bus playing disco, rhythm n blues, rock n roll, funk, reggae and tropical filth!
8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER
Pop ‘Til You Drop
A year into its existence and at its new home of Mint Lounge, PTYD DJ’s continue to provide a plethora of music spanning decades of quality pop from hip hop to indie, disco to rock, r n b to acid house, steering well clear of the cheesier side of the charts. Digging deep into their libraries, resident DJ’s from the camps of Crazy P and El Diablo’s Social Club (the original founders of the night), alongside other local heroes and don’t knows, hope to take you down a musical memory lane and have you firmly routed to the dancefloor.
10.30pm – 3.30am / £5
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Taking an Excursion through Hip Hop, Pop, Funk & Soul, expect house party vibes and R.Kelly after midnight. “Beats that are hard, beats that are funky. It could get you hooked like a crackhead junkie”.
9pm – 3am / FREE before 10 / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC Phil Ellis presents Steve Shanyaski, Noel James and David Longley 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 / £16 / £8 concession
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ