What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 2nd June 2017

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Stage & Radio
Love Dose Sessions – Summer Session #1

After a successful string of warehouse parties, it is time for something fresh, something different, something intimate from Love Dose. So they present Love Dose Sessions: a cluster of monthly parties, in the place that everyone is talking about, Stage & Radio. The concept for this series of basement raves will be slightly different from their norm. Every party will have an unnamed, unadvertised, unannounced Special Guest headliner. Yes – they’ll be bringing their favourite DJs and producers in incognito fashion from cities near and far to spin. However, you’ll only find out who when they get behind the decks. This could literally be anyone! What we do know is for this first party as well as the special guest will be Bail, Josimar and Kerouac.

10pm – 4am / £5 guaranteed entry / Pay what you feel otd / BUY TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

molly-nilsson, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Molly Nilsson

Molly Nillson returns to Manchester in concert with new album ‘Imaginations‘. For an artist who has so successfully created her own environment and gradually let others in, her 8th studio album Imaginations sees Nilsson directly engaging with her surroundings, engendering change and allowing love in. Imaginations dreams big, recasting storming, stadium-sized pop into the internal language of the solo auteur. Imaginations is not escapism, it’s a kaleidoscope and an alternative view, an agent of change. She plays at Soup Kitchen tonight with support from Apostille.

7.30pm – 10pm / £9 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

illum-sphere-tom-boogizm, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Illum Sphere & Tom Boogizm

Two true selectors, Illum Sphere and Tom Boogizm, doing their thing: dancefloor selections mixed in with left-field classics, all in the basement at Soup Kitchen.

11pm – 4am / £3 early / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

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Jimmy’s
Pleasure House

Scruff of the Neck are described as a collective “making waves we shouldn’t ignore” (Hattie Pearson, Radio X) and a “Super-cool imprint” (Manchester Evening News). High praise indeed, but it’s the bands they pick and the shows they promote that make the difference. This time out at Jimmy’s they present to you Pleasure House, Ravellas and Goda Tungl.

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Jimmy’s / 12 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2AN

Puppet Rebellion

The Ruby Lounge
Puppet Rebellion

Scruff of the Neck are described as a collective “making waves we shouldn’t ignore” (Hattie Pearson, Radio X) and a “Super-cool imprint” (Manchester Evening News). High praise indeed, but it’s the bands they pick and the shows they promote that make the difference. This time out at The Ruby Lounge they present to you Puppet Rebellion, Methods and Mercury Machine.

7.30pm – 11pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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The Ruby Lounge
Rusty Cage: Chris Cornell Special

Rusty Cage are back back! They’re in need of a group hug to celebrate the wonderful music of Chris Cornell and to show their support for this amazing city. Playing all your favourite 90s grunge/alt-rock at The Ruby Lounge, LOUD. All proceeds to the fund set up to help the families and victims of the Arena attack.

11pm – 3am / £10
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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Band On The Wall
Mamma Freedom featuring Alexander O’Neal

Likened to a split personality, Mamma Freedom knock you out with one hand, while plucking on your heat strings the other. It’s like watching a storm flatten a building, with anger and fury one minute, then seeing the sun break through the next. A lethal combination of heavy, moody, hard driven, beat laden funk rock, and hip-hop and soaring, warming, uplifting soul with raunchy blues. Tonight at Band On The Wall Mamma Freedom are joined by iconic R&B man Alexander O’Neal. Securing his name in the R&B history books with chart smash ‘Criticize‘ lighting up dance floors across the world twenty five years after its release, O’Neal’s sound has transcended generations. Support comes from Miasma and DJ Andrea Trout.

8pm – 11pm / £15 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Ethan-The-Reformation, night day

Night & Day
Ethan & The Reformation

Ethan & The Reformation are a five-piece Psych Rock band from Bury/Manchester, formed in late 2015. Tonight they headline the show at Night & Day with support from La Mode.

7.30pm / £7
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

The Beat Chics, Night & Day

Night & Day
The Beat Chics Clubnight – Disco Queen Special

The Beat Chics think there’s no better way to kick off the summer than to dance to a little disco, and who are we to argue? They will be celebrating the best females in disco at Night & Day tonight.

11pm / £3 before Midnight / £4 after
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

New York Brass Band, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
New York Brass Band

The New York Brass Band boys are back at Matt & Phred’s after a busy 2016 doing lots of great festivals including Glastonbury, Durham Brass Festival and Creamfields. The band are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. Hailing from the mean street of York the band are part of a funky brass revolution that is sweeping the nation. Inspired by Rebirth, Soul Rebels, Youngblood and Brassroots, NYBB pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns,…nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band.

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

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Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’17 with Across The Tracks

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 TICKETS / Queue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

professional break up artist, gullivers

Gullivers
Professional Breakup Artist

Share one woman’s journey through the highs, lows and downright hilarity of the eternal scramble to seek, find, and inevitably lose, the woman of your dreams. Be taken by the hand at Gullivers and gently guided through the ridiculous scenarios that the search for love and Ms Right (or just a good hard …) can entail. Annabelszki presents an authentic narrative, exploring the contemporary minefield of lesbian love, lust, dating and break ups. An energetic and comedic poetic voyage. Annabelski is a Brighton-based performance artist who delivers a fusion of stand up, audience interaction and spoken word.

7.30pm / £5
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Alex Boardman presents Andy White, Tez Ilyas and Tanyalee Davis 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

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs.

5pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Lost in Tokyo

Lost In Tokyo
Tokyo Fridays!

Get lost with Lost In Tokyo‘s resident superstar DJ spinning Disco & Funk classics and topping it off with huge Hip Hop jams for all the kawaii cats to let loose to! There’s free entry as well as 2 cocktails for £10 every night of the week from 4pm – 10pm (excluding hard hitters). Dress well, dress code is smart casual.

5pm – 3am / FREE
Lost In Tokyo / 26b Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DW

NoHo Bar, Northern Quarter

NoHo
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

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. 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

Ignition, Hula

Hula
Ignition starring 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 ex-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

Juicy Black Dog Ballroom NQ 300

Black Dog Ballroom
Juicy

Juicy takes over Black Dog Ballroom NQ every Friday night! They’ll be dropping the best Hip Hop, R&B, UK Garage, Funk, Soul & Bashment jams all night long – all party, no buls**t!

9pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm / £3 after
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1PW

DJ Leo Menace, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
Fridays with DJ Leo Menace

Head to The Blue Pig for Hip-Hop, RnB, House, Disco, Electro, Soul and anything that makes you get up and dance with Friday resident DJ Leo Menace. Mixing dancefloor filling classics, new gems and re-mixes, Leo is known for producing a unique, genre-hopping sound that’s seen him play in clubs, festivals, bars and parties all over the country, from Notting Hill Carnival in London to Tramlines in Sheffield and The Ritz and Sankeys in Manchester. Plus enjoy an all day Happy Hour with £5 cocktails (Noon-close) and £10 house wine & £3 Amstel pint (12-9pm)

9pm – late / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

gold teeth, odd bar

Odd Bar
Gold Teeth

The legendary Gold Teeth clubnight takes over Odd every Friday! Gold Teeth holds residencies in Manchester, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle, and their resident tearer-upper & veteran of the NQ bar-scene DJ Yung Jozy will be blowing the roof off weekly with everything from classic hiphop & rap to new RnB gems.

8pm – 2am / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

NQ Social, Trof

Trof
NQ Social

The after work drinking spectacular that is the After Work Social takes place each and every Friday from 5pm at Trof 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

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

Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two
Weekends

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 – Stylus, Bad Osiris, Klepto, Darka and Murkage Dave, with the odd special guest thrown into the mix too.

10pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ