What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 7th July 2017

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The Castle Hotel
Victories At Sea

Emerging from the concrete paradise of Birmingham, Victories at Sea fuse a vivacious combination of brutalist electronic hooks, soaring reverberating guitars and dolorous wordplay. After being championed by the likes of the NME, The Guardian, BBC Introducing and Radio X’s John Kennedy, Victories at Sea are looking to the future and the release of a new record. Tonight’s show at The Castle Hotel is brought to you by Dusty Pop Entertainment.

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

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The Ruby Lounge
True Order

True Order are the UK’s only tribute to the iconic Manchester band, New Order. The members of the band had played together in various groups for the last 15 years before they decided to take on the challenge of trying to re-create the sound of the band that inspired them as youngsters. Through their understanding of technology and their musical ability, True Order have managed to capture the sound and attitude of New Order perfectly. Performing the band’s greatest hits such as well as lesser known songs they are a must for lovers of pop music and New Order fans alike.

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

ZUTEKH jay clarke soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Zutekh presents Jay Clarke

Zutekh return to Soup Kitchen this July with Jay Clarke headlining the show. Support in the basement comes from Burton Joyce, Zutekh DJs and more tba.

11pm – 4am / £5 Early / £7 1st Release / £9 2nd release / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

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Band On The Wall

Following a sold out London show in 2016, Monophonics return to the UK! Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, they proudly carry the torch through the generations into today’s musical landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as ‘Psychedelic Soul‘. Touching on Northern soul, doo-wop, funk, rock and roll, psych-pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while remaining true to their roots. Theirs is heartfelt music and old school vibes, without losing sight of the present. The band are renowned for incredible live shows and have firmly established themselves as one of the most in-demand bands of the genre. Special guests for this show at Band On The Wall are Crowd Company, an acclaimed 8-piece band from London with a modern, original take on vintage funk and soul, and there’s a free aftershow party for all ticket holders.

7.30pm – 11pm / £11 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Band On The Wall
Monophonics Afterparty

Straight after the Monophonics show Band On The Wall are throwing a big Funk & Soul party with Band on the Wall resident DJ Jamie Groovement – free for all ticket holders or just £5 without!

11.45pm – 3am / Free with Monophonics ticket / £5 without
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

greater manchester fringe festival

Helgi Steinar presents Stateless

Born in Iceland, educated in the U.S, grown a beard in China; Helgi Steinar is a borderless comedian who has now found himself in Edinburgh, trying to understand Scots as much as he tries to understand his own cultural identity and nationality, or lack thereof. Stateless is Helgi Steinar’s latest stand-up routine since his 2015 show “Nothing to Declare” premiered at the Manchester Comedy Festival.
Politically sharp and explicitly honest, Helgi Steinar shares his witty observations about politics, the establishment and the struggles of living abroad. This show is part of Greater Manchester Fringe.

9pm / £5
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Twisted Capers Comedy Sketch Show

Join the Twisted Capers with special guest Tony Wright for an hour of sketches and other life changing material (we cannot guarantee that lives will be changed). Featuring an exclusive blend of live and video sketches, the troupe will take you on a journey of crazy characters and surreal songs in this hour long comedy feast. This show is part of Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.

7pm / FREE
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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Stupid Cosmonaut

Stupid Cosmonaut will be bringing their “astral transmissions” to Gulliver’s for their first headline show in Manchester! Having Just had their first full vinyl release ‘Algol’ through Drone Rock Records and having played a number of eminent live performances, the band has already built up a cult status amongst critics and are now set up to shoot off into the stratosphere. Support comes in the form of Sick Tapestry and Helve.

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

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Night & Day
The Night & Day Showcase

The Malthusian Trap are an alternative indie band who in a short space of time have become quickly known for their driving beats, catchy bass lines, stand out guitar riffs and lyrical content. A band steeped in musical history inspired by the bands of the Manchester era, rave culture and UK grime. Tonight they headline this showcase at Night & Day with support from Drama and Chevron Shawl.

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

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day
The Night & Day DJs

After the live music it’s over to one of Night & Day’s DJs to entertain you with their musical selection until the early hours of the morning.

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

Speakeasy Bootleg Band, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Speakeasy Bootleg Band

If you haven’t already been to a Speakeasy gig, get yourself down to this gig at Matt & Phred’s, it’s going to be great! Speakeasy Bootleg Band are purveyors of the “Finest Quality Bootleg Music Since Records Began…. Distilled & Bottled in New York and Chicago”, but consumed wherever finer things are appreciated. SBB play a heady mix of jazz, jive and Harlem swing, the vintage sounds of the Cotton Club and Birdland, the illegal drinking haunts of prohibition Chicago and countless rent parties, driving bass, explosive drums and sophisticated witty vocals.

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


Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’17 with Jamie Bull & Joe Packman

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 / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS / Queue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

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Time for Action

Time For Action launch their new EP at Aatma tonight with support from The Any Numbers, Niklos Thomas plus special guests and DJs. They say it’s going to be unmissable, so don’t miss it!

7pm – 10.30pm / £5 
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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Blazar: Cassell & guests

After the success of the last event with DEL-30, Blazar returns to Aatma in July with a free party, ready to kick off what is already set to be a great summer. The line up is Cassell, Jack Berry and Kingo.

11pm – 4am / FREE / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

Join 3 top-flight comics and one of The Frog and Bucket‘s comperes for their 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

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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

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

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Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc presents Acidhousedeathsquad

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 and tonight Bad Man of Acidhousedeathsquad is in the building. 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!

7pm – 1am / FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

Ignition, 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 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

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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

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

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 SwindellsJim 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 – StylusBad OsirisKleptoDarka 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