Band On The Wall
Devon Sproule // Soul:ution with Goldie / Marcus Intalex / MC DRS
Devon Sproule captivated the audience at Band on the Wall last year with her unique blend of spellbinding lyrics and gorgeous music. A perfect combination of American country, folk, blues and jazz have gained her a loyal following the world over. Her sometimes vulnerable, sometimes conversational, vocal style and engaging tales of her life in Virginia, are all played out beautifully on her trademark 50 year-old Gibson guitar and tonight she will be accompanied by her full band. A show not to be missed. Devon Sproule
7pm / £12.50 adv / £14.50 otd
Soul:ution with Goldie / Marcus Intalex / MC DRS
Two giants of UK Drum n Bass go head to head at Manchester’s legendary club for this ultra-special Soul:ution. Taking on the club’s famous soundsystem until 3am are Metalheadz’ Goldie alongside Soul:R main man Marcus Intalex with MC DRS turning up the heat for what promises to be one of the biggest nights of the year. Advance booking strongly advised if this isn’t already a sell out! Goldie’s Twitter
11pm – 3am / £9 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 5JZ
The Ruby Lounge
BBC Mcr Introducing Live presents The Portlands / Jeramiah Ferrari / The Dunes / Lucy Rhiannon
Every last Friday of the month BBC Manchester Introducing Live presents a clutch of the finest new bands from around our great city live on stage with a DJ soundtrack brought to you from BBC Manchester Introducing’sNatalie-Eve Williams and Michelle Hussey. As ever this gig will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester Introducing. In case you missed it these shows are FREE ENTRY so get there early to avoid disappointment! Tonight’s show features this fine set of characters - The Jessie Rose Trip, Folks, JP Cooper and Biederbeck.
The Portlands are 5 piece rock band based in Manchester who play a distinctive brand of Folk Rock to an ever growing fan base who appreciate a real guitar based style of rock music. Formed in 2009, the Portlands comprise Dook Dootson (guitar and vocals), Nick Dunai (lead guitar), Tim Isherwood (rhythm guitar), Dave (‘Ishy’) Isherwood (bass guitar) and Max Winnington (drums). The band have toured extensively playing regularly to sell out gigs around the north of England including a headline slot to a 10,000 festival crowd. The Portlands
Jeramiah Ferrari are a 4 piece Reggae band based in Manchester Who fuse Roots Reggae, Rock, Punk, Ska and Calypso. They have recently sold out the initial run of debut EP ‘Cactus Killer‘ and enjoyed an extensive number of live gigs, radio airplay, interviews and events, including supporting The English Beat, Turin Breaks, The Sunshine Underground & The Aggrolites. Jeramiah Ferrari
The Dunes began in 2011 as the brainchild of guitarist/bassist Andrew Smith and vocalist Carmelle Cox. When live performances became an inevitability, the line-up expanded in order to flesh out their sound. Ant (brother of Andrew) Smith was added on guitar and Andrew Picton joined on drums and percussion. From this point on, all members worked on songwriting together, drawing from their melting pot of diverse influences such as soul legends Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Erykah Badu, Bill Withers and Irma Thomas; folk masters such as Nick Drake, John Martyn and Heron along with the late, great Levon Helm. The Dunes are now recording, gigging and ready to bring their zeitgeist-catching soul / jazz / folk / tropicalia hybrid to the masses. The Dunes
Lucy Rhiannon may be a newcomer to the music scene but after just two gigs she is already gaining recognition for her soulful songs, unique voice and strong live performance. Hailing from Stretford, Manchester Lucy is a beautiful talent. Soft spoken words, intelligent poetic lyrics and a voice that defies any age, with early influences from artists such as Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, Rhiannon has a very bright future ahead. Lucy Rhiannon
7.30pm / FREE
Bring The Beat Back
From 11pm onwards the bands will have cleared the stage and it’s up to Natalie-Eve Williams and Michelle Hussey from BBC Manchester Introducing to take to the decks and play us into the early hours with a mix of soul, old school indie, rap, northern, mod, ska and house.
11pm / £5
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Dots & Loops
After their first venture into the realms of Kraak went down a treat Dots & Loops return for another instalment tonight. You can expect to hear the best Indie, Shoegaze, Alternative, Electronica, Kraut-Rock, Psych and so on. I’m sure you can expect at least a little dub and reggae too, along with some sublime pop moments (Think Bowie, not S Club).
10.30pm – late / £3 before Midnight / £4 after
Kraak / 11 Stephenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
Night & Day
The Rubys Album Launch with special guests Moose Patrol / Northern Adult
A 5-piece Mancunian Band, The Rubys are “redefining the sound & purpose of Indie Rock for anyone that has lost their faith in finding music with a meaning”. Lauded by the likes of BBC Introducing, North Manchester FM, MMROnline, and Virgins’ ‘The Red Room‘, The Rubys’ video for ‘The Fear‘ passed 4,000 plays on release to add to the 100,000 followers on US Internet radio; the love for this band continues to grow. Tonight’s gig is the launch party for The Rubys’ debut album ‘Limelight Parasite‘ which builds on the success of the ‘Sun‘ EP and the Refuge-endorsed ‘The Fear‘ single. The Rubys
Moose Patrol are an up and coming band based in Rochdale, playing rock/alternative original’s and and a few covers they really like, with inspirations such as Muse, Green Day, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails and more. Having recently opened the Rochdale Feel Good Festival playing on the same bill as Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, The Beat, Jesca Hoop, Shinies and The Tapestry, they are “plotting world domination, starting with Rochdale”! Moose Patrol
Northern Adult have been together for many years now, and are a collaboration between Mark Gandy and Rick Welton. The band rehearse and record in a basemenet studio in South Manchester, where they play and produce their mix of old and new indie. They say that they’ve “been doing this for way too long now, but just can’t seem to put the guitars down (!), so here you find us… chilled out and free to write and record songs that we love to play”. They will be putting new music on their website which you can find here; Northern Adult
7.30pm – 10.30pm / £5
Stretch Local presents Special Secret Guest DJ / Jason Boardman / Abigail Ward
Stretch Local is a season of fortnightly club nights taking place at the Northern Quarter’s renowned Night & Day Cafe. The nights, presented by Northern Groove, aim to provide a regular platform for Manchester and North West based DJs. A departure from their previous ‘Stretch Disco‘ nights, Stretch Local will allow the DJs more freedom to play what they love, but always “stretching musical boundaries”. Tonight’s Stretch Local presents the talents of Martin Brew, Francis Wooff, Julie Wills and Dan Soulsmith.
Tonight Stretch Local present a very special ‘secret’ guest who is a true legend of Manchester’s pre-rave dance scene, specially employed by the late, great Tony Wilson back in 1982 to bring the freshest black dance sounds to the Haçienda, Hewan Clarke. Wilson had been inspired by his trips to New York with New Order in ’81 and was keen to transplant the intoxicating sounds of Manhattan’s underground disco scene to his home turf. Our special guest was duly installed as resident at the newly-opened Haç and went on to deliver a rich blend of Street Soul, Jazz-Funk, Disco and Proto House right up until 1986.
This event will also feature Aficionado’s Jason Boardman who has been playing records since before the term ‘Balearic’ was applied to music! With his partner in rhythm – Moonboots, both previous guests at Stretch, they have been spinning their own unique flavours of blissful Disco and cosmic Funk through their legendary Aficionado nights at Zumbar, and more recently at their mega-popular bank holiday Sunday sessions at Electrik Bar in Chorlton. Aficionado has also become a label in its own right, their first two vinyl releases being best sellers at Piccadilly Records, with a stunning third release about to land.
This time Stretch’s resident DJ lady – Abigail Ward will be supplying the warm up soundtrack, so expect sultry soul, string things and knee-deep funk cuts. Abigail is a veteran of Manchester’s record shops, having worked at Vinyl Exchange, Kingbee and Piccadilly Records. She DJs regularly across the city, holding residencies at Mint Lounge, Cornerhouse and Odd Bar.
11pm – 3am / £2 Adv / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Be My Guest with Simon Tonkinson’s All Stars
Simon Tonkinson curates another two-floor musical marathon of beats to delight discerning music lovers and please the finest shape-shifters. In the Kitchen Simon welcomes a weekly guest whilst the Basement is handed over to various promotions. Be My Guest this Friday is with Simon Tonkinson’s All Stars. All kicking off from 8pm with Simon Tonkinson himself in the Kitchen!
Kitchen ~ 8pm – 1am / FREE // Basement ~ 10pm – 3.30am / £3 before Midnight / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF
Matt & Phred’s
B.Y.O.B. ~ Build Your Own Boat
Build Your Own Boat formed in the autumn of 2011 at the Royal Northern College Of Music to fulfill a dream that founder Will Havard had of playing jazz fusion music with a group of fantastically capable and like-minded young musicians. With Will Havard – Guitar, John Kenworthy – Bass, Dave McCarthy – Drums, Jimmy Stuttard – Saxophone and Liam Waddle – Keys, their playlist includes tracks by great artists Mike Stern, The Brecker Brothers, Chick Corea, Dave Weckl and original material. An absorbing young jazz fusion group, drawing on contrasting musical backgrounds to create a highly engaging, specialised and spontaneous group that will stimulate your senses!
9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
Dry Bar / Dry Live
12:51 at Dry Bar // Outreach Project / The Kimbos / British Daylight + more // Sabotage with Majistrate / Cabbie & Origin +more
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
The Big Indie Showcase #7: Outreach Project / The Kimbos / British Daylight + more
7pm – 10.30pm / £5
Sabotage presents the Fresher’s Ball with Majistrate / Cabbie & Origin +more
11pm – 4am / FREE b4 Midnight / £3 after
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Freitags with Will Tramp!
An excursion of musical wonderment joining the dots between Kraut, Baltimore Club, House, Indie, Electro, Outsider Pop, Disco, Cosmic Nonsense and forgotten gems. This week taking to the decks is Will Tramp!.
9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW
Bay Horse Pub
Feel Good Friday
Head to The Bay Horse for Feel Good Friday with resident DJs Dan Soulsmith & Paul Wright, where you can delight in funk, soul, disco, leftfield pop and cosmic rock to make you “Feel Good”! And it’s free in which makes you feel good too!
8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA
Pop ‘Til You Drop Club Prince Vs Michael Jackson Special
Join in the fun as Prince battles Micheal Jackson to see who will be the true king of Pop! Pop til you Drop is your antidote to the working week via a large dose of Pop therapy and therapy sessions take place each and every Friday at Mint Lounge in the heart of the Northern Quarter.
Whatever the weather, Team PTYD are here to keep you connected with top quality music steering well clear of the cheesier side of the charts. PTYD DJ’s continue to provide a plethora of music spanning decades of quality pop from hip hop to indie, disco to rock, r n b to acid house, steering well clear of the cheesier side of the charts. Digging deep into their libraries, resident DJ’s from the camps of Crazy P and El Diablo’s Social Club (the original founders of the night), alongside other local heroes and don’t knows, hope to take you down a musical memory lane and have you firmly routed to the dancefloor.
10.30pm – 3.30am / £4 Adv & NUS / £5 otd
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Mat Lake and Mof Gimmers offer up a celebration of good time party vibes 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
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC John Warburton presents Silky, Adam Staunton and Andy Wilkinson 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 concession
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ