What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 23rd September 2016

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Moot opening party, Stage & Radio

Stage & Radio
Moot Opening with Timmy P

The oldest nightclub in Manchester, Stage & Radio, re-opens with nothing but true house music at the long awaited opening of The Cellar. Headlining this special show is Timmy P with Oliver Drops, Holly Lester, Mike O’Mara and more who are yet to be announced also taking to the decks for this late night/early morning session. Yep, that does say 7am finish!

11pm – 7am / £4 adv / £6 otd / BUY TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

Deadbolt Frat Party, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Deadbolt – The 6th Annual Freshers Frat Party

Another season of Deadbolt gets under way and once again they are upping the ante. They are about to throw their Frat Party at The Ruby Lounge but as so many clubs have jumped on the red cups and beer pong bandwagon, they promise to take this further, darker and more party than ever before. They will have The Fraternity Challenge, new games and challenges, a DJ set from Harry Radford of Yashin, Official BBPL beer pong tournament, Live Without Regret clothing giveaway, Illmatic in Room 2, American Pie shots, Fireball goodies and so much more!

11pm – 4am / £4 adv / £5 / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

meandyou party, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
A meandyou. Party

An evening of high quality dance music at Soup Kitchen brought to you by the .meandyou in house selectors. No set times, back to back sets. That’s all the info you get and all the info you need!

11pm – 4am / £5 OTD 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Anima presents Voigtmann, Whiskey Jar

Whiskey Jar
Anima presents Voigtmann & friends

Anima return for their 4th instalment of their night at The Whiskey Jar, this time with a special guest, making his Manchester debut, Claus Voigtmann. The full line up is Voigtmann, Jini Cowan, JJ Mowbray, INTACT and Jordan Day.

10pm – 4am / £3/£4 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

MAGMA, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall

Since releasing their self titled debut album in 1970, French rock group Magma have captivated listeners with an explosive fusion of rock, jazz and classical composition including powerful brass and mysterious vocals devised in their own eccentric language to complete their unique sound. Being a group with such an outlandish style and experimental music made them hard to classify, and earned them a cult status among psych and prog fans. Check them out at Band On The Wall tonight.

7.30pm – 11pm / £27.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

The Hyena Kill, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
The Hyena Kill

The Hyena Kill are a band that don’t do things by half measures. The Manchester-based hard rock two-piece, comprised of Steven Dobb (Vocals and Guitars) and Lorna Blundell (Drums), are experts in crafting huge, powerful music with enormous hooks and filthy grooves. Tonight they headline The Castle Hotel with guests Bear Makes Ninja and Bad Grammar.

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

Brothers Water, Gullivers

Brothers Water

Hot blooded Indie rockers Brothers Water headline Gullivers with Louie Louie, Hello Operator and McCreary & Lane in support.

7.30pm / £5
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Affairs, Night & Day

Night & Day

It’s live music to kick things off at Night & Day Café with headliners Affairs and Bethlehem Casuals, Stray Scene and Puppet Theory filling out the line up.

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

Ether E, Night & Day

Night & Day
Ether E

Following the live acts at Night & Day earlier in the evening the fun continues with the Night & Day DJs. Expect music, music and more music from tonight’s DJ Ether E.

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

Portmanteau, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

Tonight offers another chance to see one of Matt & Phred’s favourite new bands of 2016, Portmanteau, after their sell out Manchester Festival gig at the club in July this year. Portmanteau are a hard hitting, horn heavy, funk/soul/hiphop 9 piece from Leeds. Made up of some of the finest musicians in the UK the band has made a big impact on the scene with their debut self titled EP. Big original funk with “bright brash brass stabs rippling outward from Tower of Power, while Earth, Wind and Fire tremble appropriately” (The Equal Ground). Expect some original Funk and Hip Hop music alongside unexpected takes on tunes you know. Be prepared to move your feet.

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

Top of the Pops Summer 16, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’16 with Jamie Bull / 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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Laura Lexx presents Steve Shanyaski, Katie Mulgrew and Chris McCausland 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

Fly High Society, Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
Fly High Society x Eastern Bloc present…

To celebrate Fly High Society‘s first vinyl release they thought it only right to descend on one of Manchester’s finest wax vendors, Eastern Bloc, for a 5 hour Friday night weekend warmup. The two artists featured on the limited 7″ will be representing, with Dada Cantona heading over from Bradford for his Mancunian debut, and Contours making the huge commute from Didsbury, both lugging a mixed bag of sounds that have informed and influenced their own unique productions. They are joined by Garth Be and label heads SertOne & Bolts.

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 / £4
Hula / 11a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

The Pen & Pencil Logo

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 Neil Diablo with his signature blend of left-field house and spirit-lifting disco which has earned him an unshakable reputation as a super-musical, crowd-loving crate-digger who never fails to set it off.

8pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

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

Fizz Face Friday, Black Dog Ballroom NQ

Black Dog Ballroom
Friday Fizz Face with Clint Boon

Black Dog launch a new night tonight, Fizz Face Friday, with Clint Boon at the helm. All the important details are on this post so get yourself over there.

5pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester, M4 1PW

DJ Swindells, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
DJ Swindells

After a short stint with The Pig as a DJ they have decided to hand over the decks to a professional, none other than Northern Quarter favourite DJ Swindells who starts his new residency at The Blue Pig tonight. Expect a musical adventure filled with soul, funk, hiphop, disco, reggae, afrobeat and downright party tunes! Plus of course The Pig has an all day ‘happy hour’ on a Friday so that should help keep the night going!

8pm – 1am / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

Lee Majors, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
RnB, Hip Hop, Soul & Funk

Stepping away from giving their Friday night slot a name, Odd Bar simply bring to you the very best of old school hip hop, R’n’B and downright party starters with DJs Lee Majors (1st & 3rd Friday of the month) and Nic Zube (2nd & 4th Friday).

Nic Zube, Odd Bar
9pm – close / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

Friday Live Sessions, Hold Fast

Hold Fast
Friday Live Sessions

Every Friday Hold Fast have live musicians playing from 8pm offering a perfect way to wind down after a week’s work or wind up for the coming weekend ahead. The live music is followed by their resident DJ playing old skool Hip Hop, disco, dance and classics.

7pm – 3am / FREE
Hold Fast / 50 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EA

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

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

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