What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 2nd September 2016

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Pearson Sound, Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
Zutekh Instore with Pearson Sound

Zutekh host Pearson Sound for an all night set at Soup Kitchen, catch him warming things up for the main event along with Burton Joyce & the Zutekh residents at Eastern Bloc from 6pm! 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. 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

Zutekh, Pearson Sound, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Zutekh presents Pearson Sound

It’s the start of September so it’s time for Zutekh to continue their monthly slot at Soup Kitchen and tonight they welcome Hessle Audio’s Pearson Sound along for a very special ‘All Night Long‘ set.

11pm – 4am / £12.50 Final Release / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Kaiden Nolan, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Kaiden  Nolan

Acoustic singer/songwriter Kaiden Nolan headlines The Castle Hotel for the first time. Following a string of successful festival appearances last year including Kendal Calling, the acoustic singer/songwriter took some time out to focus on his studies and start assembling a band.

7pm – Midnight / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Sounds of Seattle, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
The Sounds of Seattle – In Bloom / Pearl Scam / Angry Chair

There’s a Sounds of Seattle special at The Ruby Lounge tonight as Nirvana tribute act In Bloom are joined by Pearl Scam and Alice In Chains cover band Angry Chair.

7pm – 11pm / £8 adv / £10 / BUY TICKETS
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Deadbolt, Fireball, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Deadbolt – The Fireball Party with Fat Lip takeover

Since beginning to work with Fireball Deadbolt have been learning a thing or two about throwing a party so they decided to let them show them how to do it at The Ruby Lounge. So tonight they have The Fireball Party with their buddies Fat Lip in tow. Fireball goodies of all kinds, as well as their own games and challenges will be on the menu as well as the chance to win loads of free drinks to assist your night. As ever Illmatic will be in room 2 and celebrating their second birthday to boot.

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

Cedric Myton, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Cedric Myton & The Upper Cut Band

Cedric Myton has always had a very electric and powerful persona, as a childhood cricket star and today rebel Rasta leader. Music and the faith of Rastafari has been embedded into this unique individual from the start. Cedric’s music has never strayed from heavy conscious roots reggae and today they are as they were in 1977 reunited the original harmony trio featuring Watty Bernett and Roydel “Ashanti Roy” Johnson with much success in Europe and Africa. Check him out at Band On The Wall tonight.

8pm – 11pm / £18 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Freakout Honey, Night & Day

Night & Day
Freakout Honey

Tonight at Night & Day Café there’s a “gruesome triple whammy” as psych-groove movement Freakout Honey play a special headline with guests Crimsons and Sam Craighan as support.

7.30pm – 11pm / £5
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

The Beat Chics, Night & Day

Night & Day
The Beat Chics

The Beat Chics will be spinning the best records from the 1960’s for what is now a monthly night at Night & Day, happening on the first Friday every month. Vinyl only. Expect: 60s Girl Groups, Garage, 60s Pop, Northern Soul from an all vinyl set.

11pm – 4am / £3 adv / £4 / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Solana, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

Solana‘s high-octane musical whirlwind draws influences from gypsy, folk, balkan and world music with a sprinkling of latin and afro grooves and a healthy dose of proper party vibes. The band will be playing a wide variety of original and traditional tunes in their own inimitable style for this show at Matt & Phred’s tonight. The core group mostly play instrumental music but for this gig they will be teaming up with two vocalists: Columbian rapper Mao (Immigrant Swing) and sweet-voiced singer Johanna (The Voxettes). With the backing of Solana’s tight grooves, eclectic arrangements and sublime musicianship, these two vocal maestros will have you dancing the night away!

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 Mark Scott & 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

Ryan Jarvis, AATMA

Ryan Jarvis

Right off the back of a featured slot at Kendal Calling, Ryan Jarvis headlines this first show at AATMA from True North. Support for the show comes from Bathymetry & Bruja.

8pm – 11pm / £4 adv / £5 / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

True North, AATMA

True North

Part two of the True North event at AATMA is the club night, playing all the very best music from the North with a definite indie slant.

11.15pm – 4am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Danny McLoughlin presents Duncan Oakley, Rob Mulholland and Dan Nightingale 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, one on the early slot from 5pm and another on from 8pm.

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

Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, Three Minute TheatreThree Minute Theatre
The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, with an astounding evening of spoken word from contributors and special guests at Three Minute Theatre. With Rosie Garland, Harry Jelley, Amy McCauley, Rebecca Audra Smith, Chris Stewart, Nadine West, Emma Wootton, and great weather for MEDIA editor Jane Ormerod.

7pm – 9pm / £5
Three Minute Theatre / Afflecks Arcade / 35-39 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JG

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 – 4am / 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

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 – 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

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 1JNe

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