What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 28th February

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What's On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 28th February

Night & Day
The Horrors (DJ set)

Night & Day are teaming up with Interstellar Overdrive to bring The Horrors fresh off stage from the BBC 6 Music Festival to spin records till the early hours. Set for a fourth album release later this year, The Horrors are renowned for their taste in music and throwing a great party! After over a decade of taking their vinyl collection round popular clubs and venues as well as creating their own scene in the capital, The Horrors will appear at Night & Day for the very first time. They will be supported by the DJs from Interstellar Overdrive and Night & Day too.

There a very limited amount of tickets so we urge you to buy in advance to avoid disappointment.

11pm – 3am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

The Preatures, Night & Day

Night & Day
The Preatures & special guests

The Preatures had the UK obsessing over their track ‘Is This How You Feel‘ only a few short months ago and following two packed London shows and series of gigs in New York that made them one of the most talked about bands at CMJ they are returning to the UK for a full national tour which tonight brings them to Night & Day. The five piece, hailing from Sydney’s Surry Hills area have been a fixture on the countries live circuit for the past year, regularly selling out venues across the country and topping most played lists at local radio. Led by Isabella Manfredi and Gideon Benson on vocals, Jack Moffitt on lead guitar, Thomas Champion on bass and Luke Davison on drums, the band have already released two EPs in Australia.

“Unabridged couldn’t – give – a – fuck fun” – NME

8pm – 10.30pm / £8.50 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Electric Jug, Gullivers

Electric Jug present The Youth Underground / The Black Delta Movement

Electric Jug head to Gullivers for the first of their new monthly residency with live music from two of their favourite bands, The Underground Youth and Black Delta Movement. The Underground Youth are a staple on the Manchester psychedelia scene, blending distorted guitar with psych inspired vocals to create melancholic, dreamlike tracks. Signed to Fuzz Club Records, they’re heavily influenced by Brian Jonestown Massacre, Velvet Underground and The Jesus & Mary Chain. Black Delta Movement will be bringing their own heavy blues, garage and psychedelia over from Hull. After just four EPs they’ve already played live with Temples, Shaun Ryder and Drenge. Bands start at 8:30 but stick around after the gig for the Electric Jug DJs who will be playing Psyche, Blues, Rock & Roll, Garage and Soul until the early hours of Saturday.

8pm-2am / £4 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

The Castaways, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Castaways

The Castaways formed in early 2012, inspired by Mel Howard’s love of Studio One Ska and Don Drummond’s unique style of trombone playing. He wanted to recreate the free-form, chilled-out sounds of early ska and that is exactly what they will be bringing to the hallowed Matt & Phred’s stage 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, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’13 with Justine Alderman / 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 – 3.30am / £3 / GET TICKETS / Queue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Chris Mills, The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Chris Mills

The LRM are proud to welcome one of their favourite musicians back to Manchester. ‘Alexandria‘, the first new album from songwriter Chris Mills in five years, released on Jan 21st. Comprising nine original songs featuring newly-christened backing band, the Distant Stars – producer Christer Knutsen, bassist Ryan Hembrey and drummer Konrad Meissner – the album began to take shape after an unexpected encounter in the Norwegian wilderness in 2009. Recorded in Chicago, New York and Oslo, Alexandria often reflects the cold, dark landscape of its inception, while consistently showcasing the narrative romanticism that has long been Chris Mills’ calling card. Alexandria is his most honest and haunting effort to date. Truly stunning. Support comes from the always excellent Quiet Loner aka Matt Hill, an understated yet powerful performer delivering a show that is emotional, political, occasionally angry but nearly always gentle and human. Advance tickets have sold out but a very limited number will be available on the door for £10.

7pm / Adv SOLD OUT / Limited £10 otd only
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Pins, BBC Introducing Live, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
BBC Introducing Live presents PINS / Kill For Company / The Watchmakers / Jonny Brown DJ set

Every 3 months 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. In case you missed it these shows are FREE ENTRY folks so roll up early to avoid disappointment! Tonight they welcome PINS, Kill For Company and The Watchmakers to grace the stage for some live performance as well as a DJ set from Twisted Wheel’s Jonny Brown.

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

Holy Circus, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
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 / £3 adv / £4 otd / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Silver Story, Kraak

Cherry Valentine presents Silver Story & guests

Cherry Valentine have an awesome selection of alternative rock bands for you at the wonderful Kraak Gallery tonight with headliners Silver Story and support from sepcial guests Busik MaseLost In Space and RotCor. Expect to get your fill of indie, metal, punk and rock.

7pm – 10.30pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Casino Times, Kraak

Doodle x Thick as Thieves x ETC present Casino Times

Doodle x Thick As Thieves x Etc Manchester present the first of their parties with Part One with Casino Times and residents at Kraak tonight. Just like in Captain Planet, 3 of Manchester’s house nights have joined forces to bring you 3 parties in 3 different venues. They’ll bring the Earth, Wind and Fire (nice reference!), you bring the Water and the Heart (whatever that means!!). You will probably have first have heard of Casino Times (Wolf Music / Needwant / Futureboogie) when their infectious future classic ‘That’s The Truth’. The track was supported and played by many highly regarded tastemakers including Jamie XX, Wolf & Lamb, Bicep and Solomun (who included it in his ‘Watergate Mix’ CD). The versatility of this track set the bench mark for Joseph Spencer and Nick Church, to constantly push their own personal boundaries when making music, agreeing not to focus on a certain sound but to carve a path with a sound that they can define as their own.

7pm – 10.30pm / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Truss, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Adapt & Eastern Bloc present Truss / AnD / Szare (live) / Adapt Djs

Adapt and Eastern Bloc Records present Truss, AnD, Szare and Adapt DJsLondon based producer, Tom Russell aka Truss has been releasing music since 2007, and writing and composing for over 10 years. With an uncompromising output of British influenced techno, his music takes inspiration from artists such as Subhead, Cristian Vogel, Neil Landstrumm, Regis and Surgeon. Truss sits comfortably among his contemporaries as part of a new school of producers emerging from the murky depths of the UK underground. Enigmatic Mancunian duo AnD famously rose to prominence in 2011 after a slew of ground breaking releases characterised by their refurbished, stripped back and Dave Clarke inspired brand of techno. True vinyl purists, the two maintain strong analogue production ethics and showcase this in their heavy hitting live show. Szare is an investigation into the abstract depths of uk soundsystem culture via the template of modern techno.Tightly coiled rhythms propel incursions of jagged noise deep into the wilderness. Adapt and their DJs have been throwing excellent underground techno parties in Manchester for the last few years. They have brought a whole plethora of names to the UK for their monthly basement parties, always pushing the cutting edge of techno and electronica. Ones to watch for the future! 

10pm – 4am / £5 adv / £7 otd
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

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

Blue Touch Paper, BOTW

Band On The Wall
Blue Touch Paper

Band on the Wall are delighted to present Blue Touch Paper – the latest physical incarnation of the unique musical architect that is Colin Towns, who are touring on the back of their acclaimed latest album ‘Drawing Breath‘. Blue Touch Paper, released their debut album ‘Stand Well Back‘ in the UK during March 2012, turning heads and prompting ecstatic reviews. Formed in 2010 with German and UK musicians, the writing/recording took two years to complete. Their new album ‘Drawing Breath‘, released October 2013, continues the Blue Touch Paper soundscape, with elements of jazz, rock, electronic and classical music once again demonstrating an adventurous, visionary and powerful way forward.

8pm – 11pm / £14 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Soulution Feb, BOTW

Band On The Wall
Soul:ution featuring Doc Scott / Marcus Intalex / LSB / Bane / MC DRS

Band on the Wall’s monthly liquid drum n bass night returns to Band On The Wall with a stellar line-up featuring Doc Scott plus main man Marcus Intalex plus LSBBane and MC DRS. Doc Scott has had a career in music production & DJing that spans over 2 decades. One of the most well respected DJ’s & label owners in the industry. The Doc has been at the cutting edge of the D&B scene since before its birth.

11pm – 3am / £10 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Weekends, Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two
Boombox with David Dunne / Andy Daniels

There’s something new for Friday night at the new Twenty Twenty Two as they introduce us to Boombox! Every Friday they have David Dunne & Andy Daniels on the decks bringing a night of 90?s Beats, Jams & Rhythms. Their new, dedicated Ping Pong room is open to play a bit of wiff waff all night long. Doors open at 4pm with DJs on from 9p and it’s FREE ENTRY!

4pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

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

Free Gig Friday Feb, 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 with Multiplier, Thieves Like Us and Graham Domain. 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 Kickin’ Pigeon

With a stronger emphasis on the music you hear Well Future at Common brings us a whole host of harmonious guests. Musical confidants, past, present and future. Tonight taking to the decks is Kickin’ Pigeon.

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

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Odd Weekends

Two floors to choose from with a DJ apiece. That’s what’s normally going on at Odd, so expect something like that tonight. Will definitely be good music, inebriating drinks of the highest order and fine company. What more could you possibly need on a Friday night?

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

Block Party, Trof

Block Party

Mof Gimmers offers up a celebration of good time party vibes at Trof featuring an astonishing selection of hip hop classics, house party favourites, midnight movie selectors and block party anthems. Plus get down early for free house rum punch, but when it’s gone it’s gone!

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Mike Wilkinson presents Paul Tonkinson, Sam Avery & Imran Yusuf 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