What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 1st April 2016

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, 1st April 2016, Zutekh, San Proper, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Zutekh presents San Proper

Zutekh return to Soup Kitchen for their April show and are buzzing to welcome Rush Hour Records and Dekmantel’s San Proper to the SK basement! San Proper is a well-respected artist from the Amsterdam underground club scene. Over the last fifteen years, he has been spinning and playing live from major clubs and festivals to smaller bars and dodgy underground locations. He’s known and praised for his House & Disco sets, but also skilled in blending different styles from Acid to Afro-beat into an eclectic mix. Since 2009 he has been performing & presenting a solo live show chanting vocals and playing several live instruments alongside his hard- ware and digital gear. Support on the night comes from Swoose & Burton Joyce and of course the Zitekh DJs.

11pm – 6am / £14 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Hotter Than Hell, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Hotter Than Hell

Hotter Than Hell is Europe’s Ultimate Kiss Tribute Band, with its Band members coming from previous KISS Tribute’s from all corners of Europe & founded in 2003 by Front man – ‘Marty McStravick’. Hotter Than Hell deliver the world-renowned classic 1970’s Style KISS stage show, by mimicking it in every way with mind-blowing pyrotechnics, fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, greasepaint make-up, theatrical costumes and 7-inch platform boots. More importantly maybe they will be replicating songs from KISS’ greatest hits from the 70’s to present such as: Detroit Rock City, Crazy Crazy Nights, Rock N Roll All Night and God Gave Rock and Roll to You. Rock is their moto and belief, and their love of performing and re-living the greatest stage show on earth is what keeps Hotter than Hell so amazingly precise and truly entertaining.
Shock Rock at its best – Get ready for a ‘Crazy, Crazy Night‘ in The Ruby Lounge tonight! Support comes from White Noise Theory, Twisted Mentality and Latex Kixx.

7pm – 11pm / £8 adv / More otd / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

The Dog House, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
The Dog House

The Dog House Rock Night takes place on the 1st Friday of every month at The Ruby Lounge, or at least it does now. As seen at Download Festival and Sonisphere Festival it has now arrived in Manchester and sounding awfully like Voodoo Rock! Not that that is a bad thing. They have 2 rooms; the first plays the very best in alternative rock and metal, while the second plays mostly classic/hard rock with a twist of punk, grunge and stoner. Alongside this musical revelry you’ll find podium dancers, “The scream screen“, prizes, giveaways and much more. The aforementioned ‘much more’ includes drinks offers.

7.30pm / £10
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Solana, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Solana

Solana‘s high-octane musical whirlwind draws influences from gypsy, folk, balkan and world music with a sprinkling of latin and afro grooves and a healthy dose of proper party vibes. The band will be playing a wide variety of original and traditional tunes in their own inimitable style for this show at Matt & Phred’s tonight. The core group mostly play instrumental music but for this gig they will be teaming up with two vocalists: Columbian rapper Mao (Immigrant Swing) and sweet-voiced singer Johanna (The Voxettes). With the backing of Solana’s tight grooves, eclectic arrangements and sublime musicianship, these two vocal maestros will have you dancing the night away!

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 with Pop Curious? & Martin Glynn

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Katie Mulgrew presents Milo McCabe, Seymour Mace & Jo Caulfield 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 Concessions adv / £More otd / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

Eliza Shaddad, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Hey!Manchester presents Eliza Shaddad & De Montevert

Hey!Manchester are delighted to be promoting a co-headline show with Eliza Shaddad and De Montevert at The Castle Hotel. After previous EP ‘Waters‘ hit critical acclaim receiving airplay across BBC Radio 1, 2, 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland, XFM, Amazing Radio, KCRW, and strong support from The Sunday Times, The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, i-D Magazine, and The 405, Eliza Shaddad returns with follow up EP, ‘Run‘, slated for release early this year, preceded by lead single, ‘Wars‘.

Ellinor Nilsson – aka De Montevert – is finally back with a new album that she treats as her debut, even though she released the acclaimed ‘Friends & Enemies‘ in 2012. It’s a moodier, darker and more dynamic De Montevert who presents herself now – a strong female artist in a very male-oriented arena. De Montevert’s self-titled debut album was released on 2 December, preceded by the first single, ‘Let’s not run away together’.

Opening the show is Manchester’s own The Bear Around Your Neck, who the Quietus described as an “oddball psych songwriter“.

7.30pm / £6
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

A Queer Revue, April, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
A Queer Revue!: Trans Takeover Special

A Queer Revue! presents… a Trans Takeover Special! Queer Contact hostess extraordinaire Grace Oni Smith, of BORN and the Family Gorgeous, will be joined by the sensational Trans activist, icon, performer and theatre maker, Kate O’Donnell. These two fabulous women will be performing on stage as well presenting a radically cool line-up of LGBT artistes for your pleasure. Expect more Telephone Poetry and timeless pop, dancing and drag, music and mischief, vaudeville and vigour, performance and partying, by and for beautiful people of all genders. Music from DJ Greg Thorpe of Off The Hook and Drunk at Vogue plus very special guest DJ, all the way from Belfast, Ms Venus Dupree.

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

Lyerr, Night & Day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

3 bands get the weekend started at Night & Day as they perform live for one of the venue’s famous Local Showcase events. Taking to the stage tonight are Lyerr, Tim Allen & the Geans and Cordeliers.

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

The Beat Chics, Night & Day

Night & Day
The Beat Chics

The Beat Chics will be spinning the best records from the 1960’s for what is now a monthly night at Night & Day, happening on the first Friday every month. Vinyl only. Expect: 60s Girl Groups, Garage, 60s Pop, Northern Soul from an all vinyl set.

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

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.

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

NoHo Bar, Northern Quarter

NoHo
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

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!

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

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

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
Weekends

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

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

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