Matt & Phreds
Manchester Jazz Festival ~ Spoonful: Yates / Ellis / Ross / Roberts
Top UK trumpeter Neil Yates presents classic Friday night Bluenote/Lou Donaldson-style vibes from this lively, highly talented and characterful ensemble. The music is guaranteed to satisfy those who like their horn sections funky and their organs steeped in soulful spirits! Tonight’s ensemble features the talents of John Ellis (Organ), Mat Colman (Trombone), Andy Ross (Tenor Saxophone), Luke Flowers (Drums) and of course Neil Yates himself on the Trumpet and Flugelhorn.
“Yates’ sound almost beggars belief” ~ Jazzwise
10pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
Band On The Wall
Night of the Living Dread featuring Mikey D.O.N / Mr Womble / Ben Johnson
Due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding Junior Murvin‘s sudden cancellation of the European leg of his tour, it’s time instead for the seventh installment of Mikey D.O.N.’s Reggae night, Night Of The Living Dread. For this 7th event they are keeping this one especially ‘local’ and have renamed it ‘WOMBLE-D.O.N. 2012‘ – as along side Mikey D.O.N. for the first time ever they are bringing ex-Baron Turbo Charge mic-man & now a DJ in his own right, ‘Mr HMV’ himself, Mr Womble (see what they did there?!?), along with his team-mate Ben Johnson.
Tonight’s DJ’s will be armed to the teeth with killer tunes from all kinds of genres – Reggae old & new, from Dub to Dancehall, Roots Rockers to Ragga, Lovers Rock & anything else in the mix! Also, as on all the previous Night Of The Living Dread sessions expect to see plenty of MC’s holding down the mic duties. Entrance fee for this historic night is FREE!
This event will begin at 10pm but the Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open earlier for good times.
10pm – 3am / FREE
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 5JZ
Finders Keepers & Cache Cache present Strange Passion album launch party
Finders Keepers and Cache Cache invite us to a launch party celebrating the release of the new album ‘Strange Passion‘, a compilation featuring 14 rare and seldom travelled Irish post-punk, DIY and electro oddities from the early 1980s. On the night we will be treated to an eclectic mix of Post Punk visuals and sounds spanning the globe and played until late by Arnold Blaart Krankheit (Faktion), Doug Shipton (Finders Keepers), Luke J Murray (Cache Cache) and David Orphan (Pre-Cert). Also on the night there will be an opportunity to buy some exclusive screen printed posters and lots more besides.
8pm – 1am / FREE
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ
Be My Guest with Irfan Rainy
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, this week in the basement first up it’s Kristyna Myles playing live from Irfan Rainy from 10pm-3.30am and Simon upstairs in the Kitchen from 8pm-1am.
Acclaimed British singer-songwriter and winner of BBC Radio 5 Live’s Busker of the Year competition Kristyna Myles honed her craft performing on the streets of Manchester and has now recorded her début album entitled ‘Pinch Me Quick‘ with multi-award winning producer Ken Nelson.
Kristyna has already performed across the UK and Europe and is now embarking on a marathon fund-raising busking tour on behalf of the Centrepoint charity to help the homeless. ‘Pinch Me Quick‘ will be released in September and heralds the arrival of one of the most gifted and natural talents to grace the British music scene in recent years.
The first single from her debut album is ‘I’m Not Going Back‘ and you can find out more about Kristyna and hear more of her stuff on her website: Kristyna Myles
7.30pm-10.30pm / £5
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF
Just Skank present Tempa T / Compa / Dash Total’d & more
For the July edition of Just Skank they are very proud to present one of the Biggest names in Grime, Tempa T! Alongside Tempa T (NextHype.tv) will be Compa (WR/WX / Boka / Just Skank), Dash Total’d (Dub All Or Nothing / Just Skank), Tomfoolery ( Just Skank) and DJ Fred & Luckso (Just Skank) in the main room while the back room line-up is still to be announced.
One of the most exciting forces in grime, East London’s Tempa T has thrilled and intimidated in equal measure since the release of debut single ‘Next Hype‘ in 2009, a track of such ferocity it was banned from numerous clubs for fear of starting riots. A founding member of the Slew Dem Crew, Tempa T’s furious and aggressive style has made him the envy of the scene and gained the attention of Chase and Status, whose single ‘Hypest Hype‘ featured the rapper.
Moving into 2012 Tempa T is set to build on his reputation as a lynchpin of the scene, collaborating with JME (Boy Better Know) amongst others on a set of new tracks for release later in the year, the first of which is new single ‘Say It Now‘.
10pm – 4am / £10 adv / more otd
Moho Live / Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
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
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Freitags with ESqueezy
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 is ESqueezy.
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 John Newton, Ste Porter and Kevin Gildea 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