What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 22nd August 2014

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Friday 22nd August 2014

Kraak
Trash The Kraak

Paper Recordings and Paper Disco are back in Manchester’s Northern Quarter for a bank holiday night of underground disco, house, grunt and roll and it’s all taking place in Kraak. Playing at Trash The Kraak are Joe Morris (Clandestino), Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings) and Chris Massey (El Diablos Social Club)The first night of mayhem was way back in March and saw a uniting of the clans with the arrival of friends old & new who were literally bouncing off the walls (there were cuts and bruises to prove it). So they’re pleased to be back and doing it all over again at the start of 2014’s last bank holiday weekend.

10pm – 4am / £3 early / £4 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Franny Eubanks ~ The Blues

Matt & Phreds
Franny Eubank’s – The Blues

Franny Eubank, the UK’s finest blues singer and harmonica player returns to Matt & Phreds. Manchester’s one-man blues explosion, Franny plays Harmonica and sings the original Chicago Blues, delivering knockout performances with his band and winning the admiration and acclaim of audiences and musicians alike. Fuelled by the blues of Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson and fired by the Devil himself, Franny’s Harmonica and deep, soulful vocals have set crowds dancing and rooms alight with a blue flame night after night after night. Be sure to book a table to get the best seats as Franny’s gigs sell out!

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

Ten Mouth Electron, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Ten Mouth Electron & Friends presents ‘Brite Lites’ EP Launch

If you had a new EP to launch then there are definitely worse places to hold your party than at The Castle Hotel and definitely worse people to invite to join you than your friends, so Ten Mouth Electron have pretty much got this nailed down. The friends joining them on stage are Second Shepherds3D Tanx and The Bear Around Your Neck, the only other people they need there are you.

8pm / £4
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Vancouver Sleep Clinic / P.Y.E.

Vancouver Sleep Clinic, the adopted moniker of 17 year-old Tim Bettinson, heads down to Soup Kitchen armed with new track ‘i’ taken from his forthcoming debut EP and much more besides. Vancouver Sleep Clinic’s debut EP was born from a combination of soaring falsetto vocals built upon progressive synthetic instrumentation to create an ambient vessel of emotional connection to be made. Bearing messages of sorrow, humility and hope above all else – songs are written from the heart alone.

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £7 adv
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Inner Surface, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Inner Surface Music Label Showcase

Inner Surface head below the surface at Soup Kitchen as they bring the Inner Surface Music Label Showcase to the basement. Coming along for the ride are AnD, the enigmatic Mancunian duo who famously rose to prominence in 2011 after a slew of ground breaking releases characterised by their refurbished, stripped back and Dave Clarke inspired brand of techno, Angus Tarnawsky the Australian drummer, sound artist and composer currently based in Brooklyn, NY who comes here ahead of his debut solo release ‘Pitched‘ which will be released in 2014 via Inner Surface Music, D.CarboneTom Dicicco and Adapt DJs.

10pm – 4am / £5 adv / £7 otd 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Angels, Three Minute Theatre

The Three Minute Theatre
Angels / Fracture

Two dark plays about the dark side of human nature tonight at Three Minute Theatre. The first is ‘Angels‘ by John Topliff – A visit from the nurse is nothing to be worried about. But Mr Johnson isn’t too pleased to see her. Angela is insistent though, she’s used to some of her customers being a bit difficult. She’s seen it all. What starts out as a routine appointment soon turns into something more sinister. Suspicion and secrets, lies and more lies. What is Mr Johnson trying to hide? What does Angela want from him? Where do you go when the world has made a monster out of you? And how can the world be rid of monsters? Somebody’s got to do it. With Sophie Anne Ellicott as Angela and Christopher Faith as Mr Johnson Directed by John Topliff. The second is ‘Fracture‘ by David Riley and Vicky Ellis – It’s just another day at the office for the Brothers. Business is picking up, but keeping the customer satisfied gets harder and harder. In more ways than one. The Boss is never satisfied and the girls need careful handling. It’s not easy. Sometimes you have to do things; things that you wouldn’t dream of. It’s not forever though. Their big break could come any day now: The Brothers, The Girls. Then Egan rings. He wants to try something new; different, dangerous. Little Brother isn’t keen, he’s a little a little too involved with the merchandise. But he’s persuaded. He always is. The decision is made, but their dark, secret world, and everyone in it, is about to be broken, fractured beyond repair… A new play that explores the deep, dark cracks that exist below the surface of our society.

7pm – 11pm / £5 / £4 concessions
Three Minute Theatre / Afflecks Palace / Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JG

Black Sonic Revolver, Night & Day

Night & Day
Black Sonic Revolver

Rising Indie Rock band Black Sonic Revolver return to Manchester’s Night & Day Cafe for a special home town headline show, celebrating the release of their 11 Track Debut Album ‘BSR‘. After a first year of wild and unpredictable live shows around the UK, gathering a good following along the journey, this promises to be their best live show yet. Also playing on the night are Manchester’s Dirty North, good friends of Black Sonic Revolver, who have previously supported The Stone Roses at Manchester’s Heaton Park and have been described by the MEN as “Exactly what young music fans in Britain need right now“. Mancunian Indie-Dance band Y-Key Operators will also grace the Night & Day’s stage this evening. After recently headlining Manchester’s Academy 3 to a rapturous audience, YKO are looking forward to returning to the Night & Day Cafe and getting everyone movin’!

7.30pm / £5
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 Loz Newy / 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 / GET TICKETS / Queue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

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

Boombox, Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two
Fridays at Twenty Twenty Two – Boombox with David Dunne / Kid Blast

Fridays at Twenty Twenty Two means a night filled with sounds from local homegrown talent as well as special guests, all for FREE. Tonight it’s the turn of Boombox with David Dunne and Kid Blast. Whilst enjoying the music, people, art and drinks you can also get active and pick up a bat with a game of ping pong. From 5pm they have the After Work Social with Leggit (Beat Club), DJ LA77 (Chips with Everything), Mark Hogg (Slammin Boys) & Peter Jay (Phonography) and Happy Hour runs from 4pm – 7pm. You can get more details if you head over here.

4pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

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

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

Free Gig Friday August, Bay Horse

Bay Horse Pub
Free Gig Friday

The Bay Horse Pub have decided that putting on a free gig every second Friday of every month just wasn’t enough and therefore EVERY FRIDAY should be known as “Free Gig Friday” from now on, and frankly that sounds like a fantastic idea to me. Free live music on a Friday night, unheard of! Tonight’s FGF features DJ Orphan Boy and The Delaplains After Party. The show starts at 9pm and did we mention that it is FREE.

8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA

Stu Richards Black Dog WhoSaidWhat?

Black Dog Ballroom
WhoSaidWhat?

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

Common Totes

Common
Well Future with Kickin’ Pigeon

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 taking to the decks is Kickin’ Pigeon.
9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Odd Weekends

Two floors to choose from with a DJ apiece. That’s what’s normally going on at Odd, so expect something like that tonight. Will definitely be good music, inebriating drinks of the highest order and fine company. What more could you possibly need on a Friday night?
8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

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
Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Jim Smallman presents Jeff NorcottAdam Stanton & Roger Monkhouse 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