What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 26th July

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What's On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 26th July

The Ruby Lounge
Black Lights / Wild Birds / Within & more

The Ruby Lounge packs the bands in tonight with Manchester’s Black Lights headlining what is sure to be a sensational gig. The Manchester four-piece will be ably supported by Wild Birds, Within, Stalagmites, Rum Thief (who will be playing an acoustic set) and Daddy Science (playing acoustically too). 6 bands for 6 pounds. You do the maths!

7.30pm / £6
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Divide, Soup Kitchen, Northern Quarter

Soup Kitchen
Divide with Undersound

Divide is a derivative from those parties where intimacy is the key and you get to cut yourself off from the outside world whilst surrounding yourself with like minded people who are there for the music. For Divide’s summer party we have moved across to a special little space, The Soup Kitchen in Manchester, bringing the residents of one of the most respected and forward thinking nights in the UK, Undersound. Tonight the DJ talent on show will include Isherwood (Lize, Sharing Tones, Undersound), Harry McCanna (Fear of Flying, Undersound), d:alog (Undersound), Nerram (Divide), Sim-on (Divide)and Hobit (Divide).

Basement ~ 10pm – 4am / £6
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Top Of The Pops ~ Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’13 with Gus Gorman / Justine Alderman

Started on the 11th of January, there is a new look to Friday nights at Mint Lounge right here in the heart of the Northern Quarter on Oldham Street with the start of Top Of The Pops.

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 with their resident DJs play an “explosive extravaganza” of dance floor gems, long lasting classics & party starters “guaranteed to make you dance yourself ditzy”!  Top Of The Pops

“From Beyonce to Blondie, to The Killers & Jackson’s Thriller with healthy measures of guilty pleasures…we love the nightlife!”

10.30pm – 3.30am / £2 / BUY TICKETS
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Big Indie Showcase July, Dry

Dry Bar / Dry Live
The Big Indie Showcase #16 with Sons / Post Zero and more

A showcase that is big and features indie bands comes to Dry Live for the 16th time for The Big Indie Showcase #16. Featured on the bill brought to you by New Revolution tonight are Faraday (Martin Minshall), More Trees Please, Post Zero and headliners SONS. As ever this is a great way to see local up and coming bands in a great venue for a great price.

6.30pm – 10.30pm / £5 adv / More otd
Dry Bar / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Dry Live

Dry Bar / Dry Live
Pull It Up ‘Free’ Summer Party with Muel / Mike E Freedom / Frisko & more

There ain’t no party like a Pull It Up Party and a Pull It Up party don’t stop. Well it does, at 4am but that’s not the point. This is a free party (if you arrive before Midnight that is) to celebrate summer with jump up, technical, dancefloor and old skool drum and bass brought to your ears by DJs Muel, Mike E Freedom and CBA with MC duties carried out by Frisko, Eddie P and Dinz.

10.30pm – 4am / FREE before Midnight / £3 after
Dry Bar / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

BBC Intro

Band On The Wall
Jazz on 3 featuring Metamorphic / Dominic J Marshall & more

Jez Nelson presents a showcase of four emerging jazz bands in association with BBC Introducing.  All four acts featured have submitted their music via the BBC Introducing Uploader at bbc.co.uk/introducing and have been selected to perform at mjf by a team of BBC DJs including Jez Nelson (Radio 3) and Gilles Peterson (Radio 6 Music). The four bands who have made the grade for this now fully booked event are Metamorphic, The Twelveheads, Moonlight Saving Time and Dominic J Marshall.

7.45pm / Tickets via BBC Website / FULLY BOOKED
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Rioghnach Connolly, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
Rioghnach Connolly’s Dark Matter

Tonight at Matt & Phred’s there is a really special show especially for Manchester Jazz Festival 2013!

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. Why would you want to miss this?

9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

You DIg?, Soup Kitchen Northern Quarter

Soup Kitchen
You Dig?

Last minute payday funk! Soup Kitchen needed to fill a gap so have asked You Dig? to dust off the records for a special Friday night funk & summer Soul Sessio  in the bar from 10pm – 4am. Maybe best of all is it’s FREE! What more do you need to start your summer weekend?

Kitchen ~ 10pm – 4am / £6
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Centro Disco July, Kraak, Northern Quarter

Centro Disco

Vendition Records and Mullet Records teamed up last month to present us with an exclusive night of Nu Disco in Manchester. Tonight they return to Kraak with Nine Lives (Vendition Records) and Casio Social Club (Justin Winks/Mullet Records) at the controls to ensure that this Nu Disco jam is one of the summers must see events!

11pm – 4am / £5 adv / £7 otd / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Dry Friday Flyer New

Dry Bar / Dry Live
12:51 at Dry Bar

DJ Wrighty hosts a night dedicated to the best indie and alternative music from legends of the past to the newest bands defining the sounds of the present, dipping into retro and club classics, 80’s electronica and 90’s Britpop.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Dry Bar / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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

Free Gig Friday July, Bay Horse

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 curated by Clockwork Radio who are also playing live with support from Gymnast. 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

Big Slice July, Night & Day, Northern Quarter

Night & Day
The Big Slice Presents….

The Big Slice are back at Night & Day for another night bringing the finest music to your ear drums, this time featuring the silky skills of Jed Is Dead, Shauna Mackin, OK Broken and Damien Heakin. But you knew that when you read the poster right?

7.30pm – 2am / £5
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Well Future Macca, Common

Well Future with Macca & Rich

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 are Macca & Rich.

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

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Superbad withe Lee Majors (More Bounce) / Patrick Ryder (Piccadilly Records)

What are you going to choose tonight at Odd? You’ve got 2 choices, both of them good; Superbad with DJ Lee Majors (More Bounce) playing  delectable hip-hop and the choicest cuts of r’n’b covered in lashings of fresh party, all washed down with generous helpings of refillable fun or Patrick Ryder (Piccadilly Records) mixing it up live and in the cut with an all wax selection of get down disco, get up house and raw funk power. You won’t know if you are coming or going.

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 Pete Otway presents Pierre Hollins, Mike Newell & John Lynn 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