The Ruby Lounge
Caitlin Rose / Steelism / Andrew Combs
If you fell in love with Nashville’s Caitlin Rose and her debut album, ‘Own Side Now‘, you were in good company as she racked up a list of Album of The Weeks & Album of The Year awards. Led by her golden nectar voice, an irrepressible personality matched with a gift for emotionally direct songwriting, and deliciously melodic country sounds, Caitlin Rose beguiled and flat-out jaw-droppingly impressed wherever she turned.
At 25, Caitlin Rose returns with her follow up album, ‘The Stand-In‘. The scope of her progression as an artist is palpable from the outset, and Rose herself concurs. “I have a tendency to work small so this album is like my first attempt at a high kick” acknowledging Own Side Now as a more pared down recording. This looks set to repeat the success of Own Side Now and has already been awarded Album of the Week in The Sunday Times this past Sunday.
“Rose’s voice is one of the finest instruments to grace country music in decades” ~ Sunday Times ‘Album of the Week’
Working with old friends, Nashville producers and musicians Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson, and her bandmates Jeremy Fetzer (electric guitar) and Spencer Cullum (pedal & slide guitar), her crew was tightly bonded. Rose and her crew handpicked local Nashville musicians they knew would accentuate individual songs, with a veritable orchestra of players contributing cello, violin, saxophone, trumpet and mandolin. Caitlin Rose
Update 28/2/13: *******This show has now SOLD OUT*******
7.30pm / £12 / SOLD OUT
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB
Turrentine Jones / The Family Wolves / Second Shepherds / Bourbon Street Beat
Turrentine Jones are a three-piece band which formed in Manchester back in 2010. Comprising Julian Neville (guitar, vocals), Thomas Scotson (organ) and Rich Watts (drums), they’re frequently compared to The Animals and The Doors due to Neville’s emphatic voice and Hammond sound. Their songs juxtapose the structural and chordal simplicity of 50′s and 60′s rock with tweedy guitars, electric hammond organ, driving beats and often dark lyrical content, similar to another of the bands influences,The Velvet Underground. Turrentine Jones
For tonight’s show Turrentine Jones are supported by The Family Wolves who are “good looking, nice smelling, folk / blues / psych bunch of rascals armed with whisky, nice melodies and gritty but atmospheric sounds”, Second Shepherds who bring soulful, heavy, mournful, sweaty, passion in a pot, and Bourbon Street Beat who are a 3 piece Rock’n’ Roll band based in Manchester who draw their influences from genres including 1960′s rock/ Blues/ 50′s rock’n’roll/ country/indie to name but a few.
8pm – Midnight / £4
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
Band On The Wall
Soul:ution featuring Marcus Intalex / DJ Marky / Bane / MC DRS
Just over 10 years ago Soul:ution was born so they have asked their very 1st guest to return and fortunately DJ Marky said “yes” so he is back again to complete the line up of Marcus Intalex, Bane and MC DRS for this very special anniversary party.
Marcus Intalex (Soul:R)
If you have ever been to see Marcus DJ, you should know the score. He blends cutting edge futuristic drum & bass, incorporating influences from the past & present. The man who started Soul:ution back in 2002 Marcus is one of Manchester’s key figureheads within the electronic music scene, label boss and highly respected producer. Metalheadz, Dispatch Recordings, Ingredients Records, Samurai Music, Renegade Hardware, Critical Recordings, Shogun Audio, Blu Mar Ten Music, Spearhead Records & Hospital Records have all put out his music in the last decade.
DJ Marky (Innerground Records)
Marco Antônio Silva AKA Marky Mark AKA DJ Marky began his love affair with drum & bass and jungle in around 1992. He managed to achieve worldwide status and a reputation as one of the most exciting, skilful & innovative DJ’s on the planet. His combination of extreme turntable skill and dynamite selection sets him apart from the rest! He is a true don in his field and a master of turntablism. In 2001 Marky was involved with the now classic ‘The Brazil EP‘ on V Records. Around the same time he dropped ‘The Brazilian Job‘ Mix CD for Movement & the ‘Lowdown 7‘ Mix CD for Knowledge magazine. DJ Marky has released for some of the most respected and revered drum & bass labels, such as Soul:R, Eastside, CIA, Human Elements & his own imprint Innerground Records. DJ Marky was Soul:ution’s first ever guest back in 2002 so it seems only right time to bring him back again.
Bane (Realignment Recordings)
Jim has been the drum & bass specialist at Eastern Bloc Records for nearly a decade. He has now established himself as the Soul:ution resident due to his knowledge of the genre and technical skill as a DJ. Look out for a forthcoming vinyl release scheduled under the name ‘Pattern‘ for Realignment Recordings. “Pattern – Draft” (Original / AnD Remix).
MC DRS (Estate Recordings)
Resident for Soul:ution since day one, part of the Broke’N’£nglish family and your favourite MC’s favourite MC. He was recently crowned as Best MC in the D&B Arena Awards 2012, a well deserved achievement I am sure you will agree. The debut LP ‘I Don’t Usually Like MC’s But..‘ proves how versatile he is on the mic.
10pm-3am / £10 adv / £12 OTD
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
The Castle Hotel
Dirty Rascals presents Biederbeck E.P. Preview / The Folk Remedy
Formed above their pub, The Castle Hotel in 2010, 7 piece Biederbeck began to write while creating their own studio and rehearsal space. They then set about recording and self producing an entire debut album, ‘Out Of The Blue‘ before playing their first show at a sold out Ruby Lounge in Manchester on a rainy Sunday in May 2010. Including appearances at the inaugural Ramsbottom Festival, Rochdale’s Feel Good Festival and the Northern Quarter Loves You Street Party that summer saw the band gain support from the likes of BBC Introducing Manchester and Radio 1 and Sunday Best’s Rob Da Bank along with numerous local publications and radio stations. They finished 2011 with a sold out show at Manchester’s Academy 3 and with a new album of songs to record in 2012. That was then and this is now, so tonight they preview some brand new stuff from the E.P. ‘Last Of The Innocent Bystanders‘ including this track, ‘Beauty and Beasts‘. Biederbeck
7pm / £5 adv (SOLD OUT) / £7 otd (limited tickets)
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
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
Designer Magazine presents Tiny Phillips / Seize The Chance / Union Rumour & more
Tiny Phillips are Pizz, Nick, Dan, Sky, Ric and Sam from Manchester who write indie/rock/pop songs for the dancers and the drinkers, the lovers and the fighters, basically anyone who will listen. Fresh from a UK tour with Peter Hook & The Light this is their first Manchester show of 2013 and they have support on the night from Seize The Chance, On The Radio, Kyeo and Union Rumour for this Designer Magazine showcase. Tiny Phillips
6.30pm – 10.30pm / £5
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Be My Guest with Simon Tonkinson
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 and residents Annabel Fraser, Matt Ward, Jason Boardman & Levi Love (on monthly rotations) welcome a weekly guest whilst the Basement is handed over to various promotions. All kicking off from 8pm with Simon Tonkinson in the Kitchen, while the basement welcomes NXNW with Mr Beatnicks for a brand new night at Soup Kitchen and Mr Beatnick’s first visit to Manchester.
NXNW presents Mr Beatnick / Listen Enjoy DJs / Olojee / NXNW Residents
Continuing in their reinvention Soup Kitchen bring yet another new night as NXNW is popping off in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, presenting Mr Beatnick to the city for the first time.
Graduating out of hip hop production, Mr Beatnick has established new roots in house and techno in recent years. Debuting in Manchester for the first time, prepare to be enlightened by an ingenious and quirky approach to the game. Making waves with the likes of Gilles Peterson with tracks such as ‘Sun Goddess’ and ‘Synthetes’ NXNW are looking forward to sharing his sound with the city. Mr Beatnick
Listen Enjoy Djs
Listen Enjoy are a group of students who collectively share a passion for quality music. Their aim is to share the hottest new tunes with the world, hoping that people will listen, and that said listening will subsequently provide enjoyment. They will be providing you with tasty beats guaranteed to make your ears smile and your booty shake! Listen Enjoy
The Sheffield and London-based DJ and producer will be flexing his rhythmic muscles for North By Northwest showing off his exquisite taste ranging from Matthew Wilder to Vybz Kartel. Olojee
Warming up the proceedings, NXNW’s very own resident DJ Elbex will be playing house, future disco and 90s revival. Elbex
Kitchen ~ 8pm – 1am / FREE // Basement ~ 11pm – 3am / £4 adv / £more OTD
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF
Night & Day
Jazz Morley / Tiki Black / Sam Sexton
Dorset girl Jazz Morley possesses a voice with such natural soulfulness beyond her 23 years of age that it possibly comes as no surprise to learn that her first public performance was the first year infants nativity play! Fast forward to the present day and we find a rich, warm, emotive voice capable of the tiniest whisper of love to the full vent of a woman scorned. BBC Introducing support came in February 2011 when Jazz took part in the BBC Introducing Musicians’ Masterclass taking place at Abbey Road Studios. BBC3 invited Jazz to contribute to on-line content of the extraordinarily moving documentary ‘Our War’ marking the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
Ever keen to play live, meet new audiences and carve out her career in the old fashioned’ way by touring, Jazz heads out on the road again in Spring 2013 with a brand new single – ‘Hurricanes’ – produced by the same award winning team as her debut single, of producer Kipper (Grammy and Emmy Award winner) and engineer Cameron Craig (double Grammy and Brit Award winner). Jazz Morley
“Haunting vocals, oozing with the pain of heartache and beautifully humble production make Jazz’s records an enthralling listen. A storming live presence leaves no excuse to miss the experience of seeing her live.” – Music Week
“With references to Dusty via Duffy, this budding singer is well worth keeping an ear on” – BBC Introducing
8pm – 2am / £7 adv / £8 otd
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Corrosive Machine / Eye Licker / Flat Back Four & more
As part of their UK tour Corrosive Machine nip over from Ireland to bring their punk rock to the Northern Quarter’s Gullivers, making for a noisy part of Manchester. In support they have Eye Licker, Flat Back Four, Big Ed & The Stink and Glue Ear.
7.30pm – 11.45pm / £3
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
Well Future with Tullis Rennie
Common have something new for us on a Friday night, Well Future. With a stronger emphasis on the music you hear, they bring us a whole host of harmonious guests. Musical confidants, past, present and future. For a bit more info head over here.
9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW
Matt & Phreds
Gypsy Fire create stunning acoustic instrumental performances, combining breathtaking musical virtuosity and exhilerating dynamics, breathing new life into music from the worlds of classical, jazz, Latin, rock, blues and beyond. Their music is filled with passion and flair, utterly engaging audiences and surprising with twists and turns of harmony and rhythm.
9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
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
Black Dog Ballroom
Resident DJ Stuart Richards hosts WhoSaidWhat? every Friday at Black Dog NQ between 10pm and 4am. WhoSaidWhat? offers a night packed full of disco, funk and house with a few breaks along the way and even some hip hop and reggae to mix the night up a little.
9pm-4am / FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester, M4 1PW
A crash course in ampersand genres at Odd… Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll and Funk & Soul all on the essential curriculum from our ‘teacher’ Dom Zube (Kill It Kid).
8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER
Top Of The Pops ’13 with Neil Scott & Gus Gorman
Started on the 11th of January, there is a new look to Friday nights at Mint Lounge right here in the heart of the Northern Quarter on Oldham Street with the start of Top Of The Pops.
Following in the footsteps of Pop ‘Til You Drop, Top Of The Pops will be keeping with the tradition of providing a fantastic selection of music to kick start your weekend with their resident DJs play an “explosive extravaganza” of dance floor gems, long lasting classics & party starters “guaranteed to make you dance yourself ditzy”! Top Of The Pops
“From Beyonce to Blondie, to The Killers & Jackson’s Thriller with healthy measures of guilty pleasures…we love the nightlife!”
10.30pm – 3.30am / £2
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Trof take us on 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
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC Mike Wilkinson presents El Purnell, Alex Boardman & T.B.C. 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 Concessions
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ