What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 27th May 2016

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Gullivers / AATMA / The Castle Hotel / Ruby Lounge / Soup Kitchen / Night & Day Café & others
Dot to Dot Festival

Dot To Dot Festival returns to Manchester and pretty much takes over the Northern Quarter! They bring with them a stellar line up which features Mystery Jets, Augustines & Temper Trap amongst many, MANY more. You can read more about it here in our original piece, or check out the stage times with complete list of venue and bands here.

From 3pm / £25
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Pacemaker, Night & Day

Night & Day
Pacemaker Club Night

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…starts a little later tonight and there’s a £1 charge on the door so ignore the poster when it comes to those points!

11.550pm – late / £1
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Juggernaut Love Band, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Juggernaut Love Band

The Juggernaut Love Band have been tearing up the North East music scene since 2009. Born to bring life and love to a nation under the control of some seriously unfunky dudes, their soul purpose is to take you away from the daily grind and launch you into a funkysphere of Funk/Soul/Disco ecstasy. Made up of 8 of the hippest cats and kitties in town, The Juggernaut Love Band are guaranteed to make you dance and party 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 with Jamie Bull & Gus Gorman
Top Of The Pops ’16

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 Jon Mayor presents Robert White, Kiri Pritchard McLean & Dan Nightingale 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
Hot 8 Brass Band, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Hot 8 Brass Band / DJ Andrea Trout

Hot 8 Brass Band have epitomised New Orleans street music for two decades, infusing their performances with the funk and energy that makes their music loved around the world. As premier purveyors of roof raising, jazz infused, funk and hip hop fuelled marching band music, Hot 8 Brass Band can be found at the heart of a current fever for all things brass. Highlighted by their Grammy Award nomination for their striking second album, ‘The Life & Times Of… The Hot 8 Brass Band‘, Hot 8 have received immense accolades from local, national, and international media outlets. Get to Band On The Wall tonight to check them out where they will have DJ Andrea Trout supporting them.

7pm / SOLD OUT
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

The Pen & Pencil Logo

Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P with Will Tramp

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight expect a mix of boogie, disco, house, techno, balearic, garage, hip hop, electrofunk and basement from guest DJ Will Tramp.

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

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

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

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
Murkage Dave

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 coming tonight from special guest Murkage Dave.

10pm – 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