What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 4th March 2016

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Friday 4th March 2016, Playground with Turbil & Jack Michalski, Whiskey Jar

Whiskey Jar
Playground with Turbil & Jack Michalski

Playground return to their spiritual home of Whiskey Jar for another cheap and cheerful residents and friends do. Tonight’s friends are Turbil & Jack Michalski, part of the Silent Treatment team who are currently gracing Manchester’s finest clubs with their groovy underground minimal sound. Support on the night comes from Playground’s own Greg Purnell, Jak Barsby and Ed Barnes.

10pm – 4am / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Aidan Knight, Gullivers

Hey! Manchester presents Aidan Knight

Canadian troubadour Aidan Knight has recently released his UK debut ‘Each Other‘, which came out on 22 January 2016 via Full Time Hobby – and now he sets out on tour with Gulliver’s being the location of tonight’s stage.

7.30pm / £6 adv
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Rocky Votolato, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Hey! Manchester presents Rocky Votolato / Chantal Acda

Seattle’s Rocky Votolato has been relentlessly on tour over the last two decades, as a compelling singer-songwriter or with his former cult-punk band Waxwing. Ten years after Makers and its evergreen White Daisy Passing, Rocky Votolato returns on tour throughout Europe presenting the new EP ‘Sawdust and Shavings‘. Support comes from Chantal Acda.

7.30pm / £7
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Thrash Metal Mayhem, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Thrash Metal Mayhem with Mentallica & more

It’s another night of tribute acts at The Ruby Lounge with Europe’s premier Metallica tribute band Mentallica headlining. Joining them are War Ensemble, a tribute to Slayer and Shamtera, a tribute to Pantera. There’s some additional support and tickets for this show get you into The Dog House club night which follows. 

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

The Dog House, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
The Dog House

The Dog House Rock Night takes place on the 1st Friday of every month at The Ruby Lounge, or at least it does now. As seen at Download Festival and Sonisphere Festival it has now arrived in Manchester and sounding awfully like Voodoo Rock! Not that that is a bad thing. They have 2 rooms; the first plays the very best in alternative rock and metal, while the second plays mostly classic/hard rock with a twist of punk, grunge and stoner. Alongside this musical revelry you’ll find podium dancers, “The scream screen“, prizes, giveaways and much more. The aforementioned ‘much more’ includes drinks offers.

11pm / £4 adv
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Sound of the Sirens, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Sound of the Sirens

Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood, the pair behind Sound of the Sirens travel up from Exeter to bring their special brand of acoustic folk/rock down to the basement at Soup Kitchen.

7pm – 10.15pm / £8 adv
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

B.Traits, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
DTM presents B.Traits all night long

B. Traits takes over Soup Kitchen all night long for Drop The Mustard, and you need to be there. Ever since gaining a regular slot on BBC Radio 1, Canadian born B. Traits has established herself as one of the leading champions of underground dance music. Armed with an infectious personality, an expert selection policy and the worldwide DJ circuit under her belt, it’s easy to see why B.Traits has risen to the top with such haste. Expect bass-loaded heavy-weight anthems dipping from genre to genre when she takes over Soup Kitchen.

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

Funk & Soul Weekender, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender launch with Mudibu & The Jezebel Sextet

Originally commissioned by Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival (France) and subsequently touring across Europe, this year’s show pairs the vocal talent of Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu with an authentic Stax sound of Hammond and horns from The Jezebel Sextet. The result is a truly uplifting show that is steeped in raw soul and hard 1960’s funk, guaranteed to get you on the good foot.

“Cool, slinky, and tight in all the right places“- Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show

7pm – 10pm / £12 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

BPM, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
BPM Relaunch & 6th Birthday Party

BPM is back at their new home Band On The Wall and they are celebrating their 6th birthday too.Moving forward the format of their parties are going to change. Yeah they play a bit Grime, yeah they play a bit of UK Funky, yeah they play a bit of Garage, yeah they’re still forward thinking but at the same time they are also eclectic and progressive. So listen out for the odd soulful/Disco/future bass/ whatever! tune. Head to Band On The Wall and be part of history with Last Japan, Hi5ghost, G.S.One, Star.One, Abnormal Sleepz, DJ Darka, Tee Vish, Philly & Jazz with the whole night hosted by T.Dot & Faro.

11pm – 3am / £5 earlybird / £7.50 adv / More otd / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Louie Louie, Night & Day

Night & Day
Louie Louie / The So & So’s / Sigmund Void / Brothers Water

Jam packed with live music at Night & Day Café tonight for the early slot as they welcome 4 bands to the stage. Headlining are Louie Louie with The So & So’s, Sigmund Void and Brothers Water in support.

7.30pm – 11pm / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Ether E, Night & Day

Night & Day
Ether E

Following the live acts at Night & Day earlier in the evening the fun continues with the Night & Day DJs. Expect music, music and more music from tonight’s DJ Ether E.

11pm – 3am / FREE
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Terri Shaltiel, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Terri Shaltiel

Returning to M&P’s, Terri Shaltiel is a powerful funky singer as well as being a band-leader and song-writer, who sings a bluesy fusion of deep soul, jazz, funk, rare-groove, reggae and all that is fine, with a tone ranging from gutsy and raw to lilting and lush. Her Influences include Aretha Franklin, Etta James,Marlena Shaw, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles,Phyllis Dylan plus many more and Terri has worked with several prestigious musicians and tonight you get to enjoy her performance at Matt & Phred’s

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

Top Of The Pops 16, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’16 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 TICKETSQueue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Ask My Bull, AATMA

Ask My Bull

This year the M20 Collective arts events calendar with a celebration of local music cultivation. Extraterrestrial gutter babies Ask My Bull are releasing their 2016 EP, and to launch this into the sonosphere M20 are putting together an unhinged evening of music, arts and performance at AATMA. Support comes from Apes Grapes, Saint Elizabeth and more.

8.30pm – 2am / £3
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Dave Ward presents Ray Mearns, Spencer Jones as The Herbert & Jonny Awsum 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 / £19 otd / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

The Pen & Pencil Logo

Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P

New(ish) kid on the Tariff Street block, Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs.

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

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

Bump, Blue Pig

Blue Pig

BUMP! The party that sounds like someone making you the coolest live mixtape you ever got! With everything from hot funk, spandex bangers, hot tub soul, rump-shaking pop and more, Mof Gimmers and Mat Lake sling hidden gems and bona fide classics into the mix to give you an evening of irresistible rhythm & booze. Whether you’re into Michael Jackson or Yacht Rock, or stomping soul and the purest pop – come and drink, request and dance at The Blue Pig!

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