What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 24th February 2017

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Home the reunion, band on the wall

Band On The Wall
HOME: The Reunion

For one night only, the iconic 90’s Manchester nightclub, HOME returns for the reunion you’ve all been waiting for…HOME oozed style, cool, class, originality and a musical menu to rival the UK’s best and its golden moments live long in all those who danced their nuts off in there. Several of the people that brought you Home Nightclub, the management, a promoter and a DJ, have come together to throw the mother of all parties at Band On The Wall to the memory of all those who toppled down those steel stairs. Reminisce, rekindle old friendships, forge some new ones and quite simply, celebrate the return of one of Manchester’s legendary nightclubs in an evening of musical splendour. All your favourite residents from LuvDup to Langley, from Slammin to Jam MCs, guest DJ’s and of course, a few celebrity surprises.

9pm – 3am / £22.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Luv Dancin, cottonopolis

Luv Dancin’ Bar Sessions

Luv Dancin’ was set up as a way of bringing disco music in all its forms from around the world to Manchester. From the early origins in NYC with Nicky Siano, right through to the newest of the Nu Disco with Crazy P, as well as legends such as Kenny Dope and Maurice Fulton. Expect nothing but the biggest baddest disco bangers all night long at Cottonopolis from Danielle Moore, Andi Hanley, Disco Mums, Stuart Richards & Spenny.

5pm – 2am / Free
Cottonopolis / 16 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2AE

progmatic,4th birthday, stage radio

Stage & Radio
Progmatic – the 4th Birthday Party

Stage & Radio is the scene for the Progmatic 4th Birthday celebrations with Graziano Raffa, Sam Mitcham, Russel Groom and the Progmatic residents, Pete Bromage, Zigo, Ashley Bonsall and Jordan Counsel providing the soundtrack.

10pm – 4am / £7 adv / £10 otd / GET TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

ryan jarvis, gullivers

Ryan Jarvis

Ryan Jarvis heads to Gullivers for his first ever full band show, with all money raised from ticket sales going to The Snowdrop Suite in Saint Mary’a children’s hospital. Support on the night comes from Jordan Drinkwater and Holly Jenkinson.

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

transmission 2, whiskey jar

Whiskey Jar
Transmission 2

After the inaugural Transmission night they invite everyone to their next event as they return to the basement of The Whiskey Jar. Throughout the night they will be playing acid house, Detroit and Berlin sounds and the selectors are Beardybear, Cuba Sick, Kazek, Long John and Martin Koltek.

9pm – 4am / £4 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Blair dunlop, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop is delighted to announce a new tour for February 2017. Building on the amazing success of ‘Gilded’ and resulting BBC Radio play listing of the two singles produced by Ed Harcourt, Blair Dunlop takes the collection, and other favourites from his 3 album repertoire, out on a simple stripped back tour which tonight finds him at The Ruby Lounge.

Dunlop is a storyteller and can build a whole world in a matter of a few minutes” ~ Maverick 2016

7.30pm – 11pm / £13.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Club Underground, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Club Underground

Join Club Underground at The Ruby Lounge for the best music and a great Manchester atmosphere. Guest DJ’s on rotation every Friday spinning the best Indie/Britpop/New Wave/Post-Punk/80’s & now.

11pm / £Free  with gig ticket 0r £2 before Midnight / £3 after Midnight
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Wormrot, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen

Wormrot headline this Noiz Promotions gig in the Soup Kitchen basement with support from The Afternoon Gentlemen, Boycott The Baptist, Gorehead and Brainshit.

7pm – 10.15pm / £7 adv / £10 otd / SOLD OUT
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

chow down, 6th birthday, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Chow Down – 6th Birthday

Chow Down celebrate their 6th birthday with a party in the Soup Kitchen basement. The music comes from DJs Jammz + Jack Dat, Finn, Anz, Grizzle and Marcx.

11pm – 4am / £Free before 11.30pm / GET TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

too cool kid, night day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

Friday night at Night & Day starts with another Local Showcase which this time highlights the talents of Too Cool Kid, Adventures of Salvador, Ronald Raygun and The Silent Hour.

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

Pacemaker, Night & Day

Night & Day
Pacemaker Clubnight

Two Weeks Running head to Night & Day Café for Pacemaker, a Rock ‘N’ Roll Club night. Not sure what you are going to hear at a rock and roll club night then have a little look at the poster or just take a risk and head down there!

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

Nightcreatures, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Nightcreatures

The Nightcreatures play New Orleans R&B inspired by the hit HBO series ‘Treme‘ and the recordings of Dr John, James Booker and Professor Longhair. They draw their repertoire from a varied mixture of New Orleans classics, old time blues, traditional spirituals, mardi gras and more modern songs which are all given the ‘Nightcreatures treatment‘, as well as original music. Half blues band, half brass band they have the capacity to perform in a street parade as well as on stage and deliver a driving rhythmic sound that demands their audience dance….so that’s just what you can expect to be doing if you are at Matt & Phred’s tonight.

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 & 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 Toby Hadoke presents Lost Voice Guy, Tom Wrigglesworth and 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 / £17 adv / £13 adv concessions / More otd / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

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 expect to start your Friday night with non-stop dancing from 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, Jamie Bull, from 5pm. Jamie is followed from 8pm by Manchester legend Rob Bright.

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

Eastern Bloc new logo

Eastern Bloc
Cryptic State Launch

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, with tonight being a pre-party for the Cryptic State show at Islington Mill. 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

Fizz Face Friday, Black Dog Ballroom NQ

Black Dog Ballroom
Friday Fizz Face with Clint Boon

Black Dog have Fizz Face Friday, with Clint Boon at the helm. Clint, cheap drinks and great music; what more do you want?!

5pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm
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

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

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