Soup Kitchen once again bring some of the finest exponents of new music and “buzz” bands to the Northern Quarter, welcoming tonight the hotly tipped Deap Vally to the Basement (Ciaran is doing a great job!). These two LA residents (Lindsey Troy ~ voice / guitar and Julie Edwards ~ drums) play primal blues-rock and have gained backing from the likes of Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq, NME and The Guardian since forming a little over a year ago, and have just (and I mean like a week ago!) signed to Island Records / Communion.
Deap Vally play tonight at the Soup Kitchen as part of their UK tour which has seen them also play at Reading & Leeds Festivals, and later this year you will be able to see them supporting The Vaccines on their UK tour. This gig really is going to be one of those opportunities to see a band in intimate surroundings, with a group of early-adopter music fans before they get too big to consider playing venues like this. Deap Vally
7.30pm – 10.30pm / £5
Be My Guest with Jason Boardman
Simon Tonkinson curates another two-floor musical marathon of beats to delight discerning music lovers and please the finest shape-shifters. In the Kitchen Simon welcomes a weekly guest whilst the Basement is handed over to various promotions. Be My Guest this Friday is with Jason Boardman (Aficionado)! All kicking off from 8pm with Simon Tonkinson in the Kitchen!
Kitchen ~ 8pm – 1am / FREE // Basement ~ 10.30pm – 3.30am / £3 before Midnight / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF
Smashed by Amanda McCrann
Amanda McCrann graduated from Man Met after studying art history and fine art. Her work focuses on the art of typography and poetry through mosaic and her fascination for font and admiration of the architecture of text is reflected throughout her work. Each bespoke mosaic celebrates the beauty of language, love and life and Amanda creates unique mosaics using recycled ceramic tiles and hand-crafts each piece to create stunning, beautiful works of art.
Amanda has recently been working with photographer, Nigel Maitland who has been creating a series of images of everyday Mancunians with Amanda’s iconic Mancunian mosaic images at different locations in Manchester and its suburbs. These photos will be exhibited along with a selection of Amanda’s mosaics for this show at 2022NQ including a recent commission for a bespoke mosaic for Kendal Calling music festival.
Complimentary drinks will be served at the ‘Smashed‘ private view, with a special performance by Mancunian poet Mike Garry. Tim Peaks diner will also be serving coffee and “Totes Amazeballs” cakes, courtesy of The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess. The DJ for the evening will be one of the Northern Quarter’s hardest working DJs, Pasta Paul.
6pm – 1am / FREE
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ
Band On The Wall
Beer & Blues Festival featuring The Cadillac Kings
Like a match made in heaven, real ale and real music get it together as The Band on the Wall Beer ‘n Blues Festival. This dream event couples music in the form of one of the country’s top rocking blues & roots bands The Cadillac Kings plus the wonderful lap guitar blues pickins of Tom Doughty and over 20 rare and refined beers.
The Cadillac Kings
Firm favourites on the blues & jump-jive scenes, The Cadillac Kings feature six of the UK’s top blues and roots musicians. Inspired by the sounds and styles of the ‘40s & ‘50s with a distinctly modern take lyric-wise, this is a band with a reputation for wowing their audiences, from intimate clubs to major festivals, from theatres to dance-halls, the length & breadth of the UK & Europe. Along the way the band has picked up numerous awards including The Times’ best blues cd of the year 2004 (for ‘Highway 17’) and Canada’s Real Blues Magazine’s award for best UK blues act & cd 2009 (for ‘Trouble in Store’).
“The country’s premier blues & roots act” ~ The Times
“Good time blues at its very best, do not miss these guys!” ~ Blues in Britain
This concert starts at 8pm with real ales and good times served up from 5.30pm.
7.30pm / £7.50 adv / £8 otd / £6 CAMRA card holders
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
More Bounce present Trillmatic with DJ Boogie Blind
The team at More Bounce are BIG fans of ‘Illmatic‘ and they are probably right to be! For them it’s one of the greatest Hip Hop records of all time and it owes a lot to the record’s producers, the “Holy Trinity” of Large Professor, DJ Premier & Pete Rock, and tonight is a celebration of those three revered and talented beat makers. To make the celebration just that bit more special they have recruited a very special guest in the shape of DJ Boogie Blind (Pharoahe Monch / X-Ecutionors / D.I.T.C.).
10pm – late / £5
Kraak / 11 Stephenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
Matt & Phreds
The Woo Hoo’s Big Band
The Woo Hoo’s is an all singing, all playing, all female musical trio – with an emphasis on fun, camaraderie and sweet vocal harmony. Three massive voices combine to deliver a song list covering Jazz, R&B, Latin, Blues and pop greats arranged in a quirky and completely unique way, designed to surprise and delight themselves as much as you the audience. For this Big Band performance they’ll be joined by the some equally matched musicians who are some of the best players in the North West. The Woo Hoos are Julie Bruce – Vocals/Cajon/Percussion, Zoe Chiotis – Vocals/Guitar and Ríoghnach Connolly – Vocals/Flute and their Handsome Beaus, Kenji Fenton – Saxaphone, Andy Chaisty – Bass and Ellis Davies – Guitar.
9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
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 + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Freitags with Niles
An excursion of musical wonderment joining the dots between Kraut, Baltimore Club, House, Indie, Electro, Outsider Pop, Disco, Cosmic Nonsense and forgotten gems. This week taking to the decks is Niles (Emotional Pop).
9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW
Bay Horse Pub
Feel Good Friday
Head to The Bay Horse for Feel Good Friday with resident DJs Dan Soulsmith & Paul Wright, where you can delight in funk, soul, disco, leftfield pop and cosmic rock to make you “Feel Good”! And it’s free in which makes you feel good too!
8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA
Dom Zube at Odd
Dom Zube mixes the feel good sounds of the century with the noise of an over-turned disco bus playing disco, rhythm n blues, rock n roll, funk, reggae and tropical filth!
8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER
Night & Day
Behind The Counter presents Turrentine Jones / Enemies Eyes / Wild Birds / Matthew Austin / Remake Remodel DJs
Turrentine Jones is a British three-piece band which formed in Manchester in 2010. The group consists of Australian songwriter Julian ‘Jude’ Neville (vocals and guitar), Thomas Scotson (Hammond Organ) and Chris Carcamo (drums) and they have been described as “a kind of bastard child of The Rolling Stones & The Animals“. Turrentine Jones
8pm – 2am / £4
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
The Ruby Lounge
Will Not Be Televised present The Boom Bap Warm Up (Manchester Leg)
Not much to tell you about this one, apart from repeating what you can already see on the flyer! Will Not Be Televised are bringing together Jam Baxter, Dirty Dike, Old Bill Sykes (TNC) w/ Dayse, Ed Scissortongue, Northern Structure, Mothership Connection and Omas (Dayse & Aver) for a night of jam packed beats at the Ruby Lounge.
9pm / £7.50
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Pop ‘Til You Drop
A year into its existence and at its new home of Mint Lounge, PTYD DJ’s continue to provide a plethora of music spanning decades of quality pop from hip hop to indie, disco to rock, r n b to acid house, steering well clear of the cheesier side of the charts. Digging deep into their libraries, resident DJ’s from the camps of Crazy P and El Diablo’s Social Club (the original founders of the night), alongside other local heroes and don’t knows, hope to take you down a musical memory lane and have you firmly routed to the dancefloor.
10.30pm – 3.30am / £5
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Taking an Excursion through Hip Hop, Pop, Funk & Soul, expect house party vibes and R.Kelly after midnight. “Beats that are hard, beats that are funky. It could get you hooked like a crackhead junkie”.
9pm – 3am / FREE before 10 / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC Jonathan Mayor presents Steve Shanyaski, Rory O’Hanlon and 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 concession
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ