Whats’ on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 24th June 2016

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Happy Meals, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Happy Meals / CC Dust

Grey Lantern and Comfortable On A Tightrope are delighted to be teaming up to host a Night School Records special at Soup Kitchen featuring the lo-fi wonky pop of Glasgow based duo Happy Meals and the coarse analogue disco of CC Dust.

7pm – 10.15pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Inside Out

Soup Kitchen
Inside Out

Inside Out returns to Soup Kitchen for their June party and this time Mike and Chris will be digging deep into their record collections and taking over the basement all night for a one off residents special.

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

Ska Face, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Ska Face

Formed from the desire to return to the classic sounds of our youth, Ska Face contain ten individual members with a combined age of over 450 years between them. Old enough to know better but young and foolish enough to attempt to re-write the rule book and enjoy music with the passion and honesty that it was designed for. Revitalising the Ska and 2 Tone classics of The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat and Bad Manners plus many others from the late 70s and early 80s, Ska Face sparked a 2 Tone revival across the north of England. Ska Face keep it real and enjoy every minute with an infectious stage show of power, energy and damn good tunes that you just have to dance to. There is no better remedy to a stressful week than a few cheeky drinks and dancing like a loon!

7pm / £8
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Ghetto Child, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Ghetto Child presents Hustle vs Doodle

Ghetto Child returns for more disco, funk, soul and house. For this they are inviting residents from two of the North West’s finest club nights to The Ruby Lounge in Hustle (Liverpool) and Doodle (Manchester), alongside their residents, Darryl Marsden and Ed Gray.

11pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Chantel McGregor, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Chantel McGregor / The Black Circles

Chantel McGregor is firmly established as one of the UK’s premier rock and blues guitarists. She’s been voted Best Young Artist and Best Female Vocalist at the British Blues Awards, as well as Guitarist Of The Year two years in a row. She’s jammed with the great Joe Bonamassa, worked with Marillion, produced two fine blues album and is an accomplished songwriter. She’s putting on a show at Band On The Wall tonight with The Black Circles in support.

7pm / £14 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Civil Service, Night & Day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

As usual Night & Day get their weekend off to a flying start with a Local Showcase. Tonight on the bill are Civil Service, Scarlet Electric and The Tamalas.

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

52 Skidoo, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
52 Skidoo

Bringing back to life the forgotten era of the Speakeasy, Prohibition, Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, New York rent parties, Harlem Stride Piano and Hot Jazz 1920’s band 52 Skidoo are an unlikely collection of drunks, gamblers, misfits and outlaws performing Harlem Swing, a music born out of the stride piano style made famous by James P. Johnson and Fats Waller. Join them 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

Top Of The Pops 16, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’16 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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Pete Otway presents Andrew Bird, Bobby Mair & Carey Marx 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

Flow Theory, Glowrogues, Hold Fast

Hold Fast
Flow Theory with Glowrogues (live jazz)

One of our biggest inspirations is Jazz. With their goal to merge the worlds of live music and electronic beats Flow Theory have invited Glowrogues to showcase their Hip Hop infused jazz vibes at Hold Fast tonight. They are joined by Whoeva?, Glue70, K^tx and Benjac.

8.30pm – 3am / FREE
Hold Fast / 50 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EA

City Of Lights, Gullivers

Gullivers
City Of Lights

Although City Of Lights are based in Leeds, the original seeds of the band were formed in Paris in April 2011, when Matt Dunwell, inspired by the ever-present swirl of possibility floating throughout the French capital, decided to form a band. Meshing the song-writing aptitude of Biffy Clyro with the melodic mastery of UK big guns Snow Patrol and the heart and drive of Thrice, City Of Lights adeptly glide along the tight-rope of having an accessible sound with true longevity. Check out their show at Gullivers tonight.

7.30pm / £6
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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 from 5-8pm is Tom Malam, showing his love for House, Deep House & Disco as the post-work crowds roll in, followed from 8pm-2am by Duncan Wallis who steps away from his usual spot in front of the mic with the Dutch Uncles for some new wave, indie and alternative tunes that are perfect for winding up for the weekend.

9pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

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

Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc Residents & special guests

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. 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

Oh, Word, Hula

Hula
Oh, word? with 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 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 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

Pig Is A Dj, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
Pig Is A DJ

Well this is something to behold, a DJing pig! Well clearly that’s not actually what happens at Pig Is A DJ at The Blue Pig, you actually get to pick the tunes and ‘pig’ plays them. Head in, grab a drink and enjoy your favourite tracks on a Friday night.

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

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

Dig It, Trof

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

Weekends, Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two
Weekends

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 – DJ Stylus, Bad Osiris, DJ Klepto, Lee Majors, Darka, Adil Khanfu, Kev Swindells and Dom Kozubik.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

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

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

Soulero, Bay Horse

Bay Horse Pub
Soulero

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