What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 27th November 2015

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Friday 27th November 2015, Two Weeks Running, Night & Day

Night & Day
Night & Day’s 24th Birthday with Two Weeks Running

They’ve been here in the Northern Quarter for almost a quarter of a century now and for the majority of the time Night & Day Café have provided a great platform for local bands. One of those band is Two Weeks Running who will be headlining their birthday celebrations tonight. It wouldn’t be a party without some support and that comes in the shape of The Sonik Seeds and Jordan Allen. Happy birthday Night & Day!

8pm – 11pm / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
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…it’s free after all!

11pm – 3am / FREE
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

Meat Wave, Gullivers

Meat Wave

Formed in 2011 by the trio of Chris Sutter (vocals/guitar), Joe Gac (bass), and Ryan Wizniak (drums), the three Chicago punk scene stalwarts came together and, just a year later, released its self-titled full-length, though that was never the intention. Having signed to Side One Dummy, Meat Wave is set to release Delusion Moon, a record that works as one interlocking piece. Focusing on the lunar cycles and the concept of moon sickness, Sutter puts himself in other peoples’ shoes and attempts to work through the insanity of our modern world with the band’s acerbic post-punk serving as the backdrop. It’s a record that’s varied, versatile, and endlessly venomous, offering biting social criticism the way only Meat Wave can. Join them at Gullivers tonight.

7.30pm / £7
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Fuzz Club, Mothers, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Big Muff Fuzz Club #3: Mothers

Big Muff Fuzz Club returns for it’s 3rd instalment which tonight at The Castle Hotel features headliners Mother (formerly Aeroplane Flies High), Bones Shake and Casual Threats.

7.30pm – 11pm / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

BBC Introducing, November, Man Made, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
BBC Manchester Introducing Live presents Man Made / Nude / Liam McClair

Every 3 months, sitting on the last Friday of the month BBC Manchester Introducing Live presents a clutch of the finest new bands from hereabouts live on stage with a DJ soundtrack brought to you from BBC Manchester Introducing’s Natalie-Eve Williams and Michelle Hussey. Tonight’s guests are Man Made, Nude & Liam McClair. In case you missed it these shows are FREE ENTRY folks so roll up early to avoid disappointment!

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

Outside The Box, Nexus Art Cafe

Nexus Art Cafe
Outside The Box

Outside the Box is an art exhibition and fundraiser that is aimed at raising the awareness of those affected by homelessness, and the daily challenges they face. The fundraiser aims to raise cash to purchase new supplies for the homeless during the cold approaching winter. The Manchester event at Nexus Art Cafe will feature artwork and poetry by individuals from The Mustard Tree, The Booth Centre and from the streets of Manchester. The aim is to show the positive and creative side of these individuals despite the hardships they face. There will be also be information within the exhibition on the help and services available for those affected by homelessness.

7pm – 11pm / FREE / GET TICKETS
Nexus Art Cafe / 2 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1Jw

Formation, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen

Travelling up from South London, Formation come to the Soup Kitchen basement to play along with some special guests. This is a Now Wave show and we all know those guys always put on a great show.

7.30pm – 11pm / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Inside Out, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Inside Out presents Henry Wu

For their latest dance Inside Out are bringing South London’s Henry Wu to the Soup Kitchen basement. In their opinion he’s one of freshest most exciting musical talents doing it in the UK today. Henry’s productions showcase a diverse range of musical influences from the hip-hop, soul and jazz influenced jams on 22A & Alex Nut’s Ho Tep label to more dance floor orientated releases on Berlin’s Odd Socks, and the recent killer ‘Good Morning Peckham E.P‘ on Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section label.

11pm – 4am / £7 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Leela James, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Leela James

Leela James speaks the truth. Never mind hype or spectacle. The acclaimed recording artist appreciates the eternal qualities of an undeniable star — raw talent, musical substance and an authentic voice that’s timeless. All of which are embodied on Leela James’ fifth studio album ‘Fall For You‘, an album highlighted by the hit singles “Set Me Free“, “Fall For You“, and “Say That (feat. Anthony Hamilton)“. Hear her truth at Band On The Wall tonight.

6.30pm – 10pm / £17.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

T In The Dark, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Friday Night Reggae presents a night called T In The Dark

Friday Night Reggae presents a night called T in the Dark. Roots Reggae from then until now will shake the foundations of Band on the Wall. This night is about good vibes and big tunes and will have the talents of Legacy90.1 / HMV selector Mr Womble on the decks, live dub from The Mighty Bush Band and Live visuals from Jahwaine/Changeling!

11pm – 3am / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Top of the Pops 15, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’15 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 Barry Dodds presents Daliso Chaponda, Seymour Mace & headliner David Longley 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 / £10 Concessions / £18 (£13 conc) otd
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

Vibrations, November, AATMA


Vibrations continues its monthly residence at AATMA (formerly KRAAK) with more acid house, hacienda classics and techno than you can shake a stick at. For this their final event of 2015 they will be throwing it back for a special edition of Vibrations with an hour of B2B Chicago house, groove and jackin, followed by the usual, best of underground acid house, techno, rave classics and more jackin with the Vibrations DJs all night long.

11pm – 4am / £3 adv / £4 otd / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Weekends, 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 – 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

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

Oh, Word, 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

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

Bump, Blue Pig

Blue Pig

BUMP! The party that sounds like someone making you the coolest live mixtape you ever got! With everything from hot funk, spandex bangers, hot tub soul, rump-shaking pop and more, Mof Gimmers and Mat Lake sling hidden gems and bona fide classics into the mix to give you an evening of irresistible rhythm & booze. Whether you’re into Michael Jackson or Yacht Rock, or stomping soul and the purest pop – come and drink, request and dance at The Blue Pig!

8pm – 1am / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

H.A.M. Odd Bar

Odd Bar

Odd Bar introduces a brand new Friday night H.A.M. with some of Manchester’s best DJs playing the very best of old school hip hop & R’n’B. H.A.M. brings beats to the rhyme in the Northern Quarter every Friday starting from Friday 13th February 2015.

8pm – 2am / 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

NQ Social, 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

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

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

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 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