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

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Soup Kitchen
Zutekh presents Objekt b2b Call Super

Zutekh return to Soup Kitchen this April with a very special b2b set from Call Super & Objekt! This will be wild and is sure to sell out so get your tickets fast.

11pm – 4am / £15 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

barberos-stupid-cosmonaut, soup-kitchen

Soup Kitchen

Barberos are a three-piece electro / noise / visual band from Liverpool who combine an eclective mix of genres, including the obvious drum fuelled polyrhymic electro thrashings, elements of jazz, noise, dub, breakcore and prog, framed in heart racing theatrics using costume and projections to communicate their joyful danceable musings to their ever widening audience. They are supported at Soup Kitchen by Stupid Cosmonaut.

7pm – 10.15pm / FREE / GET TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Emerging north live, electric viper club, castle hotel

The Castle Hotel
Emerging North Live

The first of 2 Emerging North Live nights at The Castle Hotel sees Electric Viper Club, Sauce and Scott Lloyd play to what is sure to be a sold out night.

7pm – 11pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

M60, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge

M60 are heading to The Ruby Lounge tonight for their first headline gig. Joining them are guests The Recreation and Barely Strangers.

7pm – 11pm / £6
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Band On The Wall
Richard Hawley presents Disgraceland

Band on the Wall welcomes the return of Disgraceland, a night of live music and DJ sets curated by producer, songwriter, guitarist and bona-fide national treasure Richard Hawley. Tonight involves a DJ set from Richard Hawley plus, back due to huge demand after his last appearance, a live set from Henri Herbert (The Jim Jones Revue)! Henri Herbert is a piano-playing phenomenon, and one of the best and most sought after boogie woogie blues piano men in the world. As anyone who caught Henri’s set at Disgraceland back in December will testify, he really is one of the best live acts on the scene today.

Like Jools Holland possessed by Jerry Lee Lewis and The Devil Himself!” – Jon Aizlewood, The Evening Standard

9pm – 1am / £14.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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Night & Day
BBC Music Introducing

A change of venue for BBC Music Introducing as they find a new home at Night & Day. The format is the same as they present some up and coming bands and musicians you should probably know about. Tonight the show features Tom Walker, Jade Bird and Tobi Sunmola.

8pm / £7
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

The Beat Chics, Night & Day

Night & Day
The Beatchics Clubnight

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

Soul Tubes, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Soul Tubes

Soul Tubes is fast becoming one of the most popular groups in the UK. Performing the best of soul and funk from the likes of Aretha Franklin to Stevie Wonder and with a group consisting of some of the finest musicians in the country you’re in for a treat at Matt & Phred’s tonight.

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 & Martin Glynn

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

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Aatma are happy to welcome back fun loving bouncing alt rock trio Sugarcage to top the bill tonight, with strong support from Birmingham rock bugs Ideal Club, Rival Bones and Into Treason.

11pm – 4am / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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The Peer Hat
Grime Beyond Borders

Thirty Pound Gentleman presents #GRIMEBEYONDBORDERS an international Grime event featuring Slay, Smack, Kiel, LZ, Hypes, Sangy, Rolla, Fumez, Rem Luca, Aitch and Feemo.

9pm – 2am / Free
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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Angels With Dirty Faces

Tonight’s gig at Gullivers is brought to you by CEI Events who present Angels With Dirty Faces and Ash Cooper Duo alongside some special guests yet to be confirmed.

7.30pm / £7.50
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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Club C.I.T.S.

Club C.I.T.S. is a new bi-monthly club night from founders of Annex Agency & Gesamtkunstwerk. For the second Club C.I.T.S. show at Texture they’re buzzing to bring Endgame & a live set from Loft. Endgame’s densely layered sound emerges from the cold ashes of grime. Combining corrosive melodies and artillery like percussion, with reference to dancehall, tarraxo, and drill, but skewed an contorted into a genre in an of its own.

10pm – 3am / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Texture / 67 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FL

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Dantevilles Graffiti Tour

Dantevilles are a fresh-faced, four-piece band emitting new music from the home they call Manchester. Reimaging the sound of the red-brick capital of the North with their uplifting and soulful brand of indie pop, Dantevilles are as sharp as they are raw. Clean, canny guitars and dual captivating vocals never compete for space in their unshakable, off-the-wall arrangements. Check them out on their Graffiti Tour tonight at Jimmy’s.

All executed with spitting-cobra precision” ~ ­ NME

7.30pm – 11.30pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Jimmy’s / 12 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2AN

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Kiri Pritchard McLean presents Lost Voice GuyRay Bradshaw, Scott Bennet andAlex Boardman 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. Tonight it’s Wingman’s Indie Mixtape Night where Capital FM’s Wingman will be kicking off weekend proceedings with a massive Indie set; one that guarantees that your Friday night will end on a huge high.

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
Reform Radio Instore

Reform Radio takeover Eastern Bloc with residents & special guests, all broadcast live on Reform Radio….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

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

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

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 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