What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 23rd June 2017

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Soup Kitchen
Doodle presents Nebraska

Doodle are “well excited” to bring Nebraska to the Soup Kitchen, a debut in Manchester, for their June party. Only their second live act, following The Cyclist’s blistering performance for them back in August 2015, he’s another Doodle guest that has brought out brilliant music on some of their favourite labels, including his own Friends and Relations imprint. In addition they welcome back local lad Sameed for what promises to be another top Doodle night!

11.30pm – 4am / £8 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

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Stage & Radio
The Lords House

The Lords house is a brand new deep house night that promises to bring the very best in uplifting deep vocal house music to Stage & Radio. With an unrivalled atmosphere and carefully selected DJs you may not want to worship anywhere else.
10pm – 4am / Free before 11pm / £3 adv & after / GET TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

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A night of music at Gullivers that does its very best to be bold, brutal and intense in all the right ways. Vow are a blackened post metal band from Manchester. Their live show will be astoundingly ferocious and very loud. They are joined by Wilderness Hymnal, Civil Service and Leeched.

7.30pm – 11pm / £5 adv / More otd / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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Whiskey Jar
Anula Birthday Party with Audiosensor

Audiosensor collective invites everyone to The Whiskey Jar tonight to celebrate a birthday. At this party the Audiosensor team will play electronic music from house to techno with the lineup looking something like this; Beardybear, Cuba Sick, Paco and Martin Koltek.

9pm – 4am / FREE / GET TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

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The Pentatonic are bringing Templars, Ginger Tom and Beach Royals to Jimmy’s for a special showcase tonight. Be there or be elsewhere!

7.30pm – 11pm / £5 Adv / £6 / BUY TICKETS
Jimmys / 12 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2AN

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The Castle Hotel
Karl Walsh & The Happy Future

Dusty Pop Promotions presents Karl Walsh & The Happy Future at The Castle Hotel tonight, where they are supported by James Stephen and Deaf Sally.

7.30pm / £7
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Nearly Dan, Band on the wall

Band On The Wall
Nearly Dan

Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is the saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dan’s approach is faithful, though not reverential, and relaxed but as tight as their namesakes. They bring their own unique spirit and spontaneous humour to every concert. The band is now in its 20th year on the road and promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show. A real treat tonight at Band On The Wall for all music lovers and an unmissable concert for any aspiring musician young or old.

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

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Night & Day

The four elements of RedRooms coalesced in February of 2015, and immediately set about constructing a soundtrack to the world through their eyes. Composing, recording and touring in early 2015 resulted in the release of their debut E.P. ‘Little Deaths‘ and headlining a festival in Blackpool at the end of August. The band built on this momentum throughout late 2015/early 2016 until a serious injury suffered by one of the members postponed the recording of their second E.P. ‘Fragments‘ (February 2017). Tonight they headline the show at Night & Day with Wildfruit Art Collective and Neptune Valley in support.

8pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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Night & Day
The Message

After the live music at Night & Day it’s over to The Message Clubnight to bring “noise from NYC” to your ears until the early hours of the morning. I assume they don’t mean car horns and sirens!

11pm / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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Matt & Phreds
Mansion Of Snakes

Mansion of Snakes is a 12-piece behemoth from Leeds playing bone-shaking afrobeat, devil funk and cosmic psychedelia featuring members of Kalyan, Me And My Friends, Jack Flash and The Indecision. Mansion of Snakes have performed at venues and festivals around the country as well playing shows at The Edinburgh Fringe, collaborations with South African choirs, late night sets in woodland cocktail bars and above Thai restaurants. The earth shall shake and the serpents will dance, for Mansion of Snakes is here. Well, at Matt & Phreds tonight anyway.

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


Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’17 with Jamie Bull & Michael True

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 / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS / Queue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

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Scruff of the Neck are described as a collective “making waves we shouldn’t ignore” (Hattie Pearson, Radio X) and a “Super-cool imprint” (Manchester Evening News). High praise indeed, but it’s the bands they pick and the shows they promote that make the difference. This time out at Aatma they present to you Seegulls, The Manalishi and Sauce.

7.30pm – 11pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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Utopia Opening Party

Utopia Events will be bringing some of the biggest and most exciting Techno and House DJ’s to venues in the UK, and tonight they are bringing them to Aatma for their opening party! On the list to bring you that techno & house tonight are Josh Baker, Samuel Hall and Lewy Athers.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC David Longley presents Geoff NorcottSusan Murray and Jarred Christmas 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

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Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks is Jamie Bull 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. He’s followed by David Dunne from 8pm who has played at the legendary Hacienda, had the very first radio show in the UK dedicated purely to new and growing House music on Piccadilly Radio, and presented shows for Kiss, Galaxy, Radio Manchester, Gaydio, and MTV to name a few. 

5pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Lost in Tokyo

Lost In Tokyo
Tokyo Fridays!

Get lost with Lost In Tokyo‘s resident superstar DJ spinning Disco & Funk classics and topping it off with huge Hip Hop jams for all the kawaii cats to let loose to! There’s free entry as well as 2 cocktails for £10 every night of the week from 4pm – 10pm (excluding hard hitters). Dress well, dress code is smart casual.

5pm – 3am / FREE
Lost In Tokyo / 26b Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DW

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

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Eastern Bloc
Good Gatherings Instore x Truncate & Charles Fenckler Pre-party

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, and tonight is a pre-party for the main event at Versions where Good Gathering host Truncate & Charles Fenckler. 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!

6pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

Ignition, Hula

Ignition starring 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 ex-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

Juicy Black Dog Ballroom NQ 300

Black Dog Ballroom

Juicy takes over Black Dog Ballroom NQ every Friday night! They’ll be dropping the best Hip Hop, R&B, UK Garage, Funk, Soul & Bashment jams all night long – all party, no buls**t!

9pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm / £3 after
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1PW

DJ Leo Menace, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
Fridays with DJ Leo Menace

Head to The Blue Pig for Hip-Hop, RnB, House, Disco, Electro, Soul and anything that makes you get up and dance with Friday resident DJ Leo Menace. Mixing dancefloor filling classics, new gems and re-mixes, Leo is known for producing a unique, genre-hopping sound that’s seen him play in clubs, festivals, bars and parties all over the country, from Notting Hill Carnival in London to Tramlines in Sheffield and The Ritz and Sankeys in Manchester. Plus enjoy an all day Happy Hour with £5 cocktails (Noon-close) and £10 house wine & £3 Amstel pint (12-9pm)

9pm – late / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

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Odd Bar
Gold Teeth

The legendary Gold Teeth clubnight takes over Odd every Friday! Gold Teeth holds residencies in Manchester, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle, and their resident tearer-upper & veteran of the NQ bar-scene DJ Yung Jozy will be blowing the roof off weekly with everything from classic hiphop & rap to new RnB gems.

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 at Trof 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

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 – Stylus, Bad Osiris, Klepto, Darka and Murkage Dave, with the odd special guest thrown into the mix too.

10pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ