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

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Martha, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Martha / Doe / T-Shirt Weather / Grotbags

Once again Bad Uncle Music and Moving North are teaming up to bring you an evening of the finest musicians known to man in the Soup Kitchen basement. Fresh off the back of a blistering show at this year’sSounds From The Other City festival, everyone’s favourite indie pop superstars, Martha, are coming back to blow your socks off. Joining them are Doe, T-Shirt Weather and Grotbags.

7pm / £6.50
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Zutekh, Cassy, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Zutekh presents Cassy

Zutekh continue their monthly slot and are buzzing to welcome the amazing Cassy to the Soup Kitchen basement. Support on the night comes from Holly Lester & Burton Joyce and the Zutekh DJs.

11pm – 4am / £8/10/12.50 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Rubric, Mr KS, Whiskey Jar

Whiskey Jar
Rubric with Mr KS

Rubric welcome to The Whiskey Jar basement a “geezer” they have followed for a number of years and whom to most of the Rubric clan will need very little introduction. His cosmic deep and groovy sounds stem from way back when he took inspiration from that timeless Chicago sound, from rough ghetto house through to the deeper sounds that flowed out of the house mecca. Going from strength to strength, Mr KS is making serious waves on the underground scene.  Support on the night comes from Leeds lad, James Hicks who runs popular Leeds outfit SundayLOVE.

10pm – 4am / £7/8/9 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Michigan, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Love Noise presents Michigan

Michigan bring their pop-rock energy to Manchester, headlining at The Castle Hotel. Joining them are special guests The RavellasMaruja and Lanterns.

7pm / £6
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Ilian Tape, Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
P13 present Ilian Tape

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 where today Ilian Tape take over for a 2 hour set along with P13 DJs and the EB residents. 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!

4pm – 10pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

A Joker's Rage, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
A Joker’s Rage / Hardtail / Brimstone / Twisted Mentality

One of the fastest growing bands in the north of England with fans now travelling from far and wide, A Joker’s Rage, fronted by clown-in-chief Zakk Taylor, have a winning mix of powerhouse rock, hugely memorable tunes and a delivery not unlike being trampled by a herd of dinosaurs with their haemorrhoids on fire. One minute the crowd’s moshing, the next they’re headbanging. Give it five minutes and they’re bouncing up and down. Take your eye off ’em for a second and next you know the whole heaving mass is waving their arms and singing along. Ah yes . it’s called having a bloody good time! It’s a party, it’s celebration of great music, it’s a proper rock show. Support comes from Hardtail, Brimstone and Twisted Mentality. A ticket for this show also includes entry to The Dog House after the gig until 4am.

7pm – 11pm / £6 adv / £8 / 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. 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

Avery Sunshine, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Avery Sunshine / Soul Central DJs Bizzy B & Paul Mac

Avery Sunshine is a mercurial singer and composer who blends soul, gospel, R&B and jazz in her signature mix. Rooted in gospel, she reaches deep into that cornucopia of styles and sounds and sings songs which articulate the complexities of life with a luminous and telling insight. Fluent in many musical languages from soul and house, to classical and hip hop, this show at Band On The Wall is not one to miss. Support comes from Soul Central DJs Bizzy B and Paul Mac.

7.30pm – 11pm / £16 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Jez Kerr, Night & day

Night & Day
Jez Kerr

Jez Kerr is a Manchester legend. The bassist/vocalist from A Certain Ratio who are one of the cornerstones of Manchester music & Factory Records favourites who regularly supported Joy Division and were New York regulars in the early 80’s. Jez has stepped out for a solo jaunt and the results have been outstanding. Check Jez’s solo set at Night & Day tonight along with support acts Eric Random and Deja Vega.

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Ether E, Night & Day

Night & Day
Ether E

Following the live acts at Night & Day earlier in the evening the fun continues with the Night & Day DJs. Expect music, music and more music from tonight’s DJ Ether E.

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

Tom Seals, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Tom Seals Band

After his previous successful appearances at Matt and Phreds, award winning, Blues chart selling artist Tom Seals returns to what he describes as his “favourite venue in Manchester!“. Tom & his band will perform a mixture of Blues, Pop and Soul from the likes of Ray Charles through to Bruno Mars. Piano/Vocalist Tom will also be playing tracks from his album ‘Ace’ which spent 4 months in the UK Blues Charts, gaining him numerous celebrity fans including Jamie Cullum.

Brilliant!” – Jamie Cullum

The UK’s rising star of Jazz/Pop” – Music Mag

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? & 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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC John Warburton presents Chris Cairns, James Meehan & Milo McCabe 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 session is Jamie Bull so expect to start the weekend early with non-stop dancing with a set filled with exotic disco, Balearic pop, house and Italo, old and new, edited and then re-edited again by City Life’s Best Club DJ for 2015. Jamie is followed by Will Tramp with a mix of boogie, disco, house, techno, balearic, garage, hip hop, electrofunk and basement.

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

Pig Is A Dj, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
Pig Is A DJ

Well this is something to behold, a DJing pig! Well clearly that’s not actually what happens at Pig Is A DJ at The Blue Pig, you actually get to pick the tunes and ‘pig’ plays them. Head in, grab a drink and enjoy your favourite tracks on a Friday night.

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