What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 25th October

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What's On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 25th October

Ben Pearce & Friends

2022NQ brings you a producer who took 2012 by storm with the biggest hit of the year ‘What I Might Do‘. He is the man behind the Manchester label Purp & Soul and is of course Mr Ben Pearce. Ben will be gracing the 2022NQ basement with fellow DJs Quixano of Zuetkh and Will Long & Matt Fleig from Doodle. This will be a fantastic intimate show for all music & house lovers, and for those lucky enough to have tickets for this sold out show.

10pm – 3.30am / SOLD OUT
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Rioghnach Connolly, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
Ríoghnach Connolly’s Dark Matter

Dark Matter are an unlikely set-up; one look at the line-up would tell you that. What they have up their multifarious sleeve, however, is a deep understanding of what this intriguing combination of musicians bring to the fore. Electronic beats, loops & vocal sculpting provide the catalyst for gritty harmonica and powerful brass line to Ríoghnach Connolly‘s colossal folk vocal, while the driving soul-jazz and trip-hop rhythms lead the harmony onward.

9.30pm – 1am / £5 / FREE ENTRY WITH AN NQCARD
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Post Zero, Dry Live

Dry Live
The Big Indie Showcase #19 with Post Zero / Yes Sunshine & more

The Big Indie Showcase returns to Dry Live tonight with another packed lineup of local indie talent. Headlining the show are Post Zero, who aim to re-imagine music and its boundaries, so no small task. Supporting them are Yes Sunshine, The Thought Police and Willy Carkeet. All this for the princely sum of £5.

7.30pm – 10.15pm / £9.50 /
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Dig Deep Launch, Dry Live

Dry Live
DiGDEEP Launch Party with Arun Verone

DiGDEEP is the newest and dirtiest underground house night to hit manchester and is not to be missed! Get into the Deep – Move Your Feet! For this first outing DiGDEEP have lined up some great guests, the first of whom is Arun Verone, already considered one of the Midlands most consistent and hard working music producers with an ongoing list of successful house beats mixing his deep house background with his unique electronic Bass style. With Arun tonight are Social Groove and Ganzfeld Effect completing the lineup of players bringing you the deep/soulful and tech house.

11pm – 4am / £10 / GET TICKETS
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Top Of The Pops ~ Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’13 with Christopher Dresden Styles (Pop Curious?) / Gus Gorman

Following in the footsteps of Pop ‘Til You Drop, Top Of The Pops will be keeping with the tradition of providing a fantastic selection of music to kick start your weekend at Mint Lounge 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!”

Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Little-Sparrow, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Fundraiser in aid of Engineers For Overseas Development

Engineers for Overseas Development (EFOD) North West are putting on a gig at The Castle Hotel to raise money for their current project. The night will feature the talents of Little Sparrow, Pip Mount Joy and Jo Rose. The funds raised will contribute to the construction of a food store for Mam Riang Women’s Cooperative (MRWC) based in the village of Nyakoi, Eastern Region, Uganda. The store will provide a means for the women and their families to store food year round, providing food security and ensuring they are able to sell quality produce for a high return outside of harvest seasons.

8pm / £10
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Lovely Eggs, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
The Lovely Eggs / King Champion Sounds / More Trees Please

The Lovely Eggs are an underground punk rock duo from northern England with a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules. For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times. With 3 albums in the bag The Lovely Eggs have become well known for their live performances and have played everywhere from Amsterdam squats and Los Angeles scrap yards to steam trains in Ripley and charity shops in Leeds. Tonight they play at The Ruby Lounge alongside support from King Champion Sounds and More Trees Please.

“They have the off the wall look that is perfect pop and the cutting stripped down dynamic of a cool art crew in love with underground rock n roll.” ~ John Robb

7.30pm / £9
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Holy Circus, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
The Second Coming: Club Holy Circus

Roll up to the Ruby Lounge on the last Friday of the month and clown around with Manchester’s newest congregation of music lovers at the Holy Circus. Terrible dancing is encouraged as they preach the gospel of good music from the 60?s to the present day with the best indie, lo-fi, rock, garage, soul, reggae, alt, psych & 60?s your ears could ever hope to hear.

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

Destruction Unit, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Destruction Unit / Helm / Dream Eyes

Destruction Unit are an American band formed in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona. Dug up from the sonic landfills of the cosmos, these radical desert dwellers have built a reputation for both mesmerising and terrorising crowds with their sheer power and intensity. Like running head first into a spinning wall of sound, they have been described by the press as “Suicide-meets-Chrome-meets-Hawkwind-meets-Screamers-meets-the-killer-last-scene-reveals-in-all-the-alien-episodes-of-The Twilight Zone” (LA Weekly). However, Destruction Unit’s brand of feedback worship and heavy psych does not sacrifice songwriting or catchiness which you can find out for yourself if you get down to Soup Kitchen tonight. Destruction Unit will be supported by Helm and Dream Eyes.

Basement ~ 7.30pm – 10.15pm / £5 / GET TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Soul-ution October, BOTW

Band On The Wall
Soul:ution with Fabio Jubei / Loxy / Marcus Intalex / Bane / MC DRS

Tonight Band On The Wall welcome the return of Creative Source’s Fabio for Soul:ution. Having been around for over 2 decades, Fabio has acquired legendary status for good reason. Starting his career as a Pirate Radio DJ in the mid 80’s his style evolved with the various musical genres; From Dub, Rare Groove and Hip Hop to Disco, House, Jungle and Drum and Bass. It’s a credit to him that after all these years he remains at the top of his game. Along with partner in crime Grooverider, Fabio is now renowned as one of the best and most innovative Drum & Bass DJs around. Also on the bill tonight is Loxy, Soul:ution mastermind Marcus Intalex, Bane and MC DRS.

IMPORTANT SOUL:UTION UPDATE! “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fabio will no longer be able to make it. However, we are very pleased to confirm Jubei will be stepping in instead. Perfect timing for us as Jubei’s “To Have & Have Not” LP for Metalheaz is released on Monday. Also on the line up, Loxy. These 2 will be the perfect fit for the night. Get down early it’s going to be another night of incredible music.” Marcus Intalex

10pm -3am / £10 adv / GET TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Ferocious Dog, Night & Day

Night & Day
Ferocious Dog / Maelor I’Anson-Hughes

Ferocious Dog head to Night & Day Cafe with a bright future ahead of them. With a new(ish) lineup, and album and a single on iTunes they arrive in Manchester with wind in their sails. Tonight they have support from singer/songwriter Maeler I’Anson Hughes who has been deemed “the lovechild of Billy Bragg and The levellers”.

8pm – 11pm / £7 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Shotty Horroh, Night & Day

Night & Day
Shotty Horroh / Mosh Team & more

Cross The T’s Entertainment presents Manchester based Shotty Horroh as well as Mosh Team performing in their home town alongside more Manchester based talent in the shape of Bowski, Big Sarters, 3 Ways, Legal Eyez and BigFoot. Also joining them are No Ego, Youthoracle and Lee Tabix with a rap battle taking place between Jeffers and J Short.

11.15pm – 3am / £7 adv / £10 otd / GET TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Good Vibes, Dry Bar Friday

Dry Bar / Dry Live
Good Times

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

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

After Work Social 2022NQ

After Work Social

There’s something new for Friday night at 2022NQ as they introduce us to the After Work Social, a get together for makers and creators, a place where you can eat, drink, mingle & play with like minded people. Enjoy the selection of draught, craft and Belgium beers alongside a fine selection of wines, spirits and their very own Urban Picnic. They also have free ping pong, a place to hang your art and they will even let you choose the music!!

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

The Bay Horse, Northern Quarter

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 is with Richie Syrett and Ash Mountain. 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

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

Well Future Macca, Common

Well Future with Tullis Rennie

Common have something new for us on a Friday night, Well Future. With a stronger emphasis on the music you hear, they bring us a whole host of harmonious guests. Musical confidants, past, present and future. For a bit more info head over here. Tonight taking to the decks is Tullis Rennie.

9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar

You there! You’re looking super bad at the minute! So, with that, you should head to Superbad at Odd! Free entry, huge tunes and immense vibes! Music so downright funky and dirty that you may find yourself still dancing long after the last record has been played and you’re at work being stared at by your boss. Brilliant.

8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

Trof Friday Melting Pot

Melting Pot

Trof drops us into the Melting Pot for an evening of elevating sounds with smooth soul, disco, hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll, reggae and old skool just some of the genres getting in the mix. A lively set of ingredients for an even livelier night.

9pm – 3am / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC David Longley presents Seymour Mace, Tom Toal & Steve Royal 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