What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 29th July 2016

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Deadbolt, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Deadbolt – 6th Annual Hawaiian Tiki Party

At Deadbolt they’ve always promised to stay fresh and keep changing things up to give you guys the best party in the city, so they’re shaking things up again and making way for a new era as they move to The Ruby Lounge. And what a way to start with their 6th annual Deadbolt Hawaiian Tiki party! Time to dig out your best (or worst!) Hawaiian shirt, put on the free leis they will be handing out, take part in the limbo competition or the Fireball pong, get yourself some free Knee Deep Clothing and generally get back to some of the original DB chaos! iLLmatic will be heading things up in the second room too and there will be drinks deals aplenty. See you there!

11pm – 4am / £4 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Landmarks, Deadbolt, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Landmarks / Tuskens / On The Open Road & more

Before the madness of The 6th Annual Deadbolt Hawaiian Tiki Party which marks their relaunch and debut at their new venue, The Ruby Lounge, Deadbolt wanted some friends to start their night off with a bang. They’ve always been behind Landmarks, so are more than happy to have them play before the night as they celebrate the upcoming release of their new EP, ‘In Spite Of It All‘. The rest of the line up isn’t too shabby either with Tuskens, On The Open RoadCoast to Coast UK and Better Than Never. If you buy a ticket to the gig it includes entry to the Tiki Party afterwards so don’t go anywhere!

7.30pm / £5
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Inside Out

Soup Kitchen
Inside Out 1st Birthday with Beautiful Swimmers

To help Inside Out celebrate their first birthday in an appropriately fun manner they’re bringing the super talented Washington DC duo Beautiful Swimmers to the Soup Kitchen basement. Ari Goldman & Andrew Field-Pickering AKA Max D were the perfect guests for their birthday, their records on L.I.E.S, Future Times and PPU have been played at every dance they’ve thrown.

These two are some of our favourite DJs for several reasons, but mostly because they just play shit-hot records you’ve never heard of, and which throw you surprises without ever becoming undanceable – or at least never being less than fun as hell. Sometimes it’s just that simple.’” ~ FACT

11pm – 4am / £10 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Soulution, July, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall

Manchester’s original liquid D’n’B night returns to Band on the Wall for a summer special featuring luminary DJ and producer Doc Scott. Taking control of the mic is MC DRS, respected amongst his peers as one of the most talented wordsmiths in UK music, and they join Soul:ution stalwarts Marcus Intalex and Bane to keep the tunes going into the early hours.

11pm – 3am / £12 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Lungs, Night & Day

Night & Day

Former members of Bicycle Thieves and The Courteeners make up the punchy post-punk Lungs who play their first headline show at Night & Day tonight. They are supported by Man Made and The Bad Trips.

8pm – 11pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Pacemaker, Night & Day

Night & Day
Pacemaker Club Night – Cupids DJ Set

Two Weeks Running head to Night & Day Café for Pacemaker, a Rock ‘N’ Roll Club night with a special guest DJ slot from Cupids. 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!

11pm / £1
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Portmanteau, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
MJF – Portmanteau

Portmanteau are a hard hitting, horn heavy, funk/soul/hiphop 9 piece band from Leeds. Made up of some of the finest musicians in the UK the band has made a big impact on the scene with their debut self titled EP. Big original funk with “bright brash brass stabs rippling outward from Tower of Power, while Earth, Wind and Fire tremble appropriately” (The Equal Ground). Be prepared to move your feet to some original funk and hip hop music alongside unexpected takes on tunes you know when they make the trip along the M62 to Matt & Phred’s this evening.

9.30pm – 1am / £5 / FREE entry (standing) for NQCard holder
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Top of the Pops Summer 16, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’16 with Martin Glynn / 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

Violent Reaction, AATMA

Violent Reaction

Tonight at AATMA is Violent Reaction’s last ever Manchester show, almost exactly 4 years on from their 7″ release show at the same venue. After this all they’ve got left is a Euro tour, Not Dead Yet and a final show tbc, so don’t miss out. They are joined by Insist, True Vision, Restrict and one more band yet to be announced

8pm – 10.30pm / £5 otd
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Anarchistic Undertones, Horsebastard, Gullivers

Anarchistic Undertones

If you like your music heavy and loud then Gullivers is probably the place for you tonight as they welcome Anarchistic Undertones with headliners Horsebastard along with support from Gorehead, Rats of Reality, Coproach and Relics.

7pm / £5 otd
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

Freddy Quinne, Allyson June Smith, Jollyboat & Rob Rouse make their way to the comedy stage 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

The Pen & Pencil Logo

Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P with Pasta Paul and Dan Wainwright

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks for the early session from 5pm is Northern Quarter stalwart Mr Pasta Paul who’ll be mixing laid back tunes, afro-beats, disco, electro, house, boogie, with a few indie-pop tunes thrown in too. Then from 8pm it’s over to Dan Wainwrightmixing up some smashing tunes to get the groove going with house, disco, soul and psychedelic vibes ’til 2am.

9pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Eastern Bloc new logo

Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc Residents & special guests

Established as a record shop for over 30 years Eastern Bloc is now a fully licensed bar open until 11pm with the occasional late license event. Some special local selectors as well as current and past staff members take the helm at the decks and provide your soundtrack, but tonight it’s all over to their special guest Annabel Fraser for an intimate all night set. New soundsystem in full effect as well as a well stocked bar including a load of ales, lagers and bitter bottles from local brewer Cloudwater. Get involved!

6pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

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

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

DJ Swindells, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
DJ Swindells

After a short stint with The Pig as a DJ they have decided to hand over the decks to a professional, none other than Northern Quarter favourite DJ Swindells who starts his new residency at The Blue Pig tonight. Expect a musical adventure filled with soul, funk, hiphop, disco, reggae, afrobeat and downright party tunes! Plus of course The Pig has an all day ‘happy hour’ on a Friday so that should help keep the night going!

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

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

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

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