What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 2nd August

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What's On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 2nd August


Dave Owen and Curtis Randles, your Sauce residents bring their first party to Kraak with Content DJs, Lee Daley and Dan “FraidSo” McGlynn at the helm. Content began back in 2010 and has become one of Manchester’s most successful nights, attracting artists such as Derrick May, Chez Damier and Octave One. Manchester’s newest house and techno night, Sauce aims to provide ace parties, playing ace music, to ace people.

10pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Mercury Field, Dry Live

Dry Live
Mercury Field / Sam Smith & Company / Audio & more

Designer Mag bring five of the best to Dry Live tonight with headliners Mercury Field, a “proper Rock ‘N’ Roll band” with fast paced, heart racing 60’s guitar riffs and adrenaline fueled vocals, Sam Smith & Company, Audio, Quartz Carousel and We Wanted To Be The Sky.

6.30pm – 10.30pm / £5 / BUY TICKETS
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Huerco S, 2022NQ

Unown with Huerco S

Unown (Un-Own)’s first party brings Huerco S (Future Times, Opal Tapes) to Manchester for the very first time as part of his Colonial Patterns album tour. Support comes from Means&3rd (Eastern Bloc) and Radley (TenTrack)

10.30pm – 3.30am / £6 adv / More otd / BUY TICKETS
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Skamel, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
Skamel – MJF

The frenetic young band that is Skamel is heavily inspired by a love of jazz, ska, dub, reggae and free improvisation: effortlessly delivering a punchy sound full of grooves and rhythms, one that blurs boundaries and can be enjoyed on many levels, whether you’re listening or dancing. you’ll probably be dancing! Tonight they come to Matt & Phred’s as part of the Manchester Jazz Festival.

9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Top Of The Pops ~ Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’13 with Christopher Dresden Styles (Pop Curious?) / Loz Newy (Poptastic)

Started on the 11th of January, there is a new look to Friday nights at Mint Lounge right here in the heart of the Northern Quarter on Oldham Street with the start of Top Of The Pops.

Following in the footsteps of Pop ‘Til You Drop, Top Of The Pops will be keeping with the tradition of providing a fantastic selection of music to kick start your weekend with their resident DJs play an “explosive extravaganza” of dance floor gems, long lasting classics & party starters “guaranteed to make you dance yourself ditzy”!  Top Of The Pops

“From Beyonce to Blondie, to The Killers & Jackson’s Thriller with healthy measures of guilty pleasures…we love the nightlife!”

10.30pm – 3.30am / £2 / BUY TICKETS
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Tapestry Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
The Tapestry + special guests ~ Live show & After Party

The Tapestry are a Manchester four piece made up of Lima on guitar and vocals, Dyna on guitar and vocals, Katy on bass and vocals and josh on drum and vocals. So lots of vocals! They are gaining momentum by the day with a growing reputation as a band who you just have to see live. That’s probably why this show is sold out tonight. You’d better keep your eye out for their next gig and get yourself down to that one but the aftershow party kicks off from 11pm and goes on until 3am with the band at the wheels of steel so you may be able to get in to that.

Basement ~ 8pm / £6 / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Gareth Icke, The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Gareth Icke / Ryan Jarvis

Eromeda Entertainment bring Gareth Icke to The Castle Hotel tonight for a sell out gig following the release of his second album ‘A Brand New Battle’ which they have just recently released. So far in 2013 he has performed at the Isle of Wight Festival, where he was approached to perform on The Voice, an ITV Music talent show. He turned it down but didn’t turn down the chance to play here with Ryan Jarvis in support.

“This man has the world in his hands, and I for one wouldn’t count him out of world domination, he is that good.” ~ Sonic Observer

8pm / SOLD OUT
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Night and Day Cafe

Night & Day
Wilson / No Hot Ashes / Sasha Pannu & more

Night and Day present Wilson tonight alongside a whole host of great local support. Wilson are in the headline spot with No Hot AshesSasha PannuCold Side and Jim Green there for support.

7.30pm – 2am / £6 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Dry Friday Flyer New

Dry Bar / Dry Live
12:51 at Dry Bar

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
Dry Bar / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

After Work Social 2022NQ

After Work Social

There’s something new for Friday night at 2022NQ as they introduce us to the After Work Social, a get together for makers and creators, a place where you can eat, drink, mingle & play with like minded people. Enjoy the selection of draught, craft and Belgium beers alongside a fine selection of wines, spirits and their very own Urban Picnic. They also have free ping pong, a place to hang your art and they will even let you choose the music!!

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

FGF Bay Horse August

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 Suburban Spotlight featuring Ook & The Elephant. 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 Glowing Palms

Common have something new for us on a Friday night, Well Future. With a stronger emphasis on the music you hear, they bring us a whole host of harmonious guests. Musical confidants, past, present and future. Tonight taking to the decks are Glowing Palms.

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

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Blue Rinse

Blue Rinse are at Odd tonight and they will be playing some records while you try and forget about the week you’ve just had.

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

Trof Friday Melting Pot

Melting Pot

Trof drops us into the Melting Pot for an evening of elevating sounds with smooth soul, disco, hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll, reggae and old skool just some of the genres getting in the mix. A lively set of ingredients for an even livelier night.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Phil Walker presents Imran Yusuf, Andy Watson & 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 / £8 Concessions
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ