What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 21st November 2014

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Friday 21st November 2014

Band On The Wall
Terry Christian’s Mad Manc Cabaret

Award winning TV and radio presenter and “SuperManc” Terry Christian (and his alias Monsignor Malachi Mary O’Rourke) present The Mad Manc Cabaret tonight at Band On The Wall. With interviews and live performances from poets, comedians, musicians in a no holds bar show that’s “as Mancunian as waiting for a bus in the rain”. It will be The Word, but live on stage, in Manchester. This month Terry will be joined by the excellent Ren Harvieu, Jun Tzu, Stella Grundy, Prose, JB Barrington and DaBridge (aka Andrew Bridge).

8pm – 1am / £15
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Hansu-Tori, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

Hansu-Tori are a Birmingham based band, playing vibrant, original contemporary music. The Korean term ‘Hansu‘ means water. Specifically Hansu represents strength, flexibility, harmony and water as the source of life. ‘Tori‘ is the Japanese word for bird. It can be thought to represent freedom and grace. The band will be performing material from their recently released studio album entitled ‘An Improvised Escape‘. Expect infectiously dynamic compositions, filled with with vibrant improvisation, rich harmony and beautiful cinematic melodies at Matt & Phreds tonight.

9.30pm – 1am / £5 / FREE entry (standing) for NQCard holder
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Moscow, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel

Live music showcase from some of the finest indie/alternative bands headlined by Moscow with support from Kazo, Partisan and Jeronimo all housed in the lovely confines of The Castle Hotel.

7.45pm – 11pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Rag'n'Bone Man, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Rag’n’Bone Man / The Bluntskins

Rag’n’Bone Man has been a prolific underground name for a couple of years now, honing a ferocious live reputation through guitar wielding solo performances, as the resident vocalist of rap’s Rum Committee, and now through his first release through independent label Best Laid Plans: ‘Wolves‘. And, like many things, it began with the blues. Owing to that moment when his blues and beats worlds collided, the sound of Rag N’ Bone perfects an artistic dualism of old and new. The nine tracks of Wolves pack an eruptive mixture of hip hop and electronic thunder, with a golden coating of soul. Head to Soup Kitchen tonight to witness Rag’n’Bone Man for yourself along with support act The Bluntskins.

7.30pm – 10.15pm / £6.50
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Pariahs Nov, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Pariahs with Tom Boogizm / Duke St Workshop (live)

Tom Boogizm returns to take control of the Soup Kitchen basement but this time he’s bringing friends. The friends come in the shape of The Duke St Workshop, a dark electronic duo formed in Wigan, 2012, soundtrack cold cases from the 60’s to the present day. Expect boogie, rap, hip-hop and everything in between from Tom after the Duke St performance.

11pm – 4am / FREE before Midnight / £3 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

The Fevers, Night & Day

Night & Day
The Fevers / Vyktoria / Dirty Brunswick / The Loose Cut

Ahead of the release of their ‘New Life’ EP this winter, The Fevers play a very special headline show at Manchester’s legendary Night & Day Cafe to celebrate the release of something equally as unique and exciting as their music…their very own iPhone app, also titled ‘New Life’! Performing live will be The Fevers, Vyktoria, Dirty Brunswick and The Loose Cut.

7.30pm – 1am / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Top Of The Pops, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’13 with Martin Glynn / 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

Black Bee Logo

Black Bee Soul Club

Black Bee Soul Club have been bringing the finest up-tempo Northern Soul to the heart of Manchester’s city centre for 3 years now. Taking inspiration from the basement clubs of the 60’s and 70’s, Black Bee can be found in Kraak (if you can find it) which boasts a full wooden dance floor and a huge sound system. So whether you’re a young soul or forever young soul get on your best shoes and prepare for a night of frantic dancin’. Tonight’s soulsters are Atomic Dog & Fatshoolaces Wayne, Anthony and Michael Davies alongside Black Bee regulars Paul Bailey and Sam McEwen. Month in month our this sells out and they shut the doors early as they get to capacity so get there early or click for your tickets below.

11pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Pump Up The Jam, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Pump Up The Jam

Pump Up The Jam returns to The Ruby Lounge in November. Expect the huge 90’s numbers spanning early 90’s dance & hacienda, groove and hip hop to late 90’s house.

11pm – 3am / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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

Good Vibes, Dry

Dry Bar / Dry Live
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

Stu Richards Black Dog WhoSaidWhat?

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

Do the right thing, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
Do The Right Thing

Every Friday Odd have some of the city’s best delivering non-stop party bombs from Blur to Wu Tang Klan, From Kendrick to MK. They mix it all. Pure unadulterated fun, as genres are left redundant as only the hits are unleashed.

8pm – 2am / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

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

Trof Friday Melting Pot

Melting Pot

Trof drops us into the Melting Pot for an evening of elevating sounds with smooth soul, disco, hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll, reggae and old skool just some of the genres getting in the mix. A lively set of ingredients for an even livelier night.

9pm – 3am / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU

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

Common Totes

Well Future presents Space Jam with John Powell-Jones

With a stronger emphasis on the music you hear Well Future at Common brings us a whole host of harmonious guests. Musical confidants, past, present and future. Tonight it’s the time of the month for Space Jam with John Powell-Jones.

9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Pete Otway presents Jeff Innocent, Mike Newall & Daliso Chaponda 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