What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 8th August 2014

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Friday 8th August 2014

Tussle Summer Party with Tristan da Cunha

Tussle are heading to Kraak for their Summer party which promises to be a House masterclass. To make sure of it they’ve called on the services of long time Basics resident and one half of the heavy house duo Dungeon Meat Mr Tristan Da Cunha. Tussle have always been a fan of his Deep yet jacking party sets, so they are expecting to have some serious fun. Joining him will be Motif from Manchester’s Love Dose parties. Their recent EP on the party’s own label has had some great feedback from all sorts of 4/4 heavyweights. Residents Matt Wood and Aiden Lee will be going back to back  and Levi Bibby will be on hand from 10.30pm to set the vibe.

10.30pm – 4am / £5 adv / £7 otd / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

The Mantells, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
The Mantells EP Launch

The Mantells launch their Debut EP ‘How To Say It‘ with a party at The Castle Hotel tonight and its FREE ENTRY! The night is filled with some of the best three-piece bands they could find including Hacketts who are going to be making their live debut, The Bliss who are coming all the way from Sleaford, Lincolnshire for this one with their Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane and The Last Shadow Puppets influenced sounds and Black Sonic Revolver who are rightfully kicking up a fuss in Manchester at the moment. And then of course The Mantells will be headlining the night and everyone who attends the event will be able to get their hands on a free digital copy of the ‘How To Say It’ EP, they’ll tell you how on the night.

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

A King Once Said, Dry Live

Dry Live
A King Once Said / A Show of Crows / Renegade & Retrospect / Kazo / Beyond the Oddyssey

Dusty Pop head down to Dry Live for another night of live musical talent which tonight has headliners A King Once Said supported by A Show Of Crows, Renegade & Retrospect, Kazo and Beyond The Odyssey. Expect plenty of Pop-punk, Alternative and Post-hardcore sounds from these Manchester bands.

7pm – 10.30pm / £5 adv
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Soup Kitchen 4th Birthday

Soup Kitchen
4th Birthday Party

To celebrate the momentous occasion of reaching their 4th birthday, Soup Kitchen have invited some of the most exciting DJs on the planet to celebrate with them. Pender Street Steppers and Hashman Deejay represent the most excellent Mood Hut imprint out of Vancouver, Canada. They represent and release all that they aspire to at Soup; party music to be danced to. Floating Points needs no introduction. He’s a favourite of theirs down at Soup and is more than familiar with their basement setup. He’ll be bringing the rotary mixer and incense combo! Cos it’s a party and they want to give something back for all the support they have received, this party is FREE BEFORE MIDNIGHT and they’ll even try to throw in some free drinks for the super earlybirds.

11pm – late / FREE before Midnight / £5 after 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF


Martin Connor & The Soul Apostles

Matt & Phreds
Martin Connor and The Soul Apostles

Martin Connor is a powerful & soulful singer based in Manchester. His roots are in soul, Jazz, Gospel, Hip-Hop and also in Latin-Soul, which he has been writing and performing with the 10-piece Bugalu Foundation as heard on Craig Charles’s Funk and Soul show. Tonight though Martin brings his band ‘The Soul Apostles‘, a 4-piece groove machine, to Matt & Phred’s to perform a combination of songs written by Martin and the band, and also some wonderful versions of songs written by soul greats. Expect rootsy Soul grooves and furious funk.

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

Top Of The Pops, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’13 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 / GET TICKETS / Queue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Keep Steppin, Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two
Fridays at Twenty Twenty Two – Keep Steppin with Peter Jay / Martin Brew

A new series of events kicked off at the start of August over at Twenty Twenty Two, with local homegrown talent as well as special guests heading to the venue. This week it’s the turn of Peter Jay and Martin Brew who will make sure we all ‘Keep Steppin‘. Whilst enjoying the music, people, art and drinks you can also get active and pick up a bat with a game of ping pong. From 5pm they have the After Work Social with Leggit (Beat Club), DJ LA77 (Chips with Everything), Mark Hogg (Slammin Boys) & Peter Jay (Phonography) and Happy Hour runs from 4pm – 7pm. You can get more details if you head over here.

4pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Raging Fyah, BOTW

Band On The Wall
Raging Fyah / Soul Vibrations DJs featuring Shere Khan

Raging Fyah is one of the most talented and dynamic groups ever to hit the Jamaican music scene. Divinely united in 2006, five stunning musicians- Anthony Watson, Kumar Bent, Courtland White, Demar Gayle and Delroy Hamilton – set out to rekindle a flame of positivity in the music industry. Though their versatility enables them to play all genres of music, most of their songs – influenced by passion, purpose and life experiences- assume a roots rock reggae flavour. They write their own songs and ensure that every word touches the soul of the listener, uplifting and motivating people from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The resulting melodies have been commonly likened legendary artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Third World. A great night at Band On The Wall guaranteed for roots reggae fans.

8pm – Midnight / £10
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Flame On, Night & Day

Night & Day
Flame On EP launch

Flame On are a band with a vision to play honest original blues rock. This comes from a deep love of influences from this genre throughout the ages. Tonight they come to Night & Day to launch their new EP with support coming from Tastes Like Animals and Broken Witt Rebels.

8pm – 11pm / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Night & Day Club Nights

Night & Day
Wax Sessions

Josh from Lucky T Jackson will be spinning his mass array of vinyl records till the early hours of Saturday morning in Night & Day. Expect to hear your fill of 60’s, Motown, Funk, Soul and Rock & Roll.

11pm – 2am / £5 adv / £7 otd
Night & Day Cafe / 26 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

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

Good Vibes, Dry

Dry Bar / Dry Live
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

Stu Richards Black Dog WhoSaidWhat?

Black Dog Ballroom

Resident DJ Stuart Richards hosts WhoSaidWhat? every Friday at Black Dog NQ between 10pm and 4am. WhoSaidWhat? offers a night packed full of disco, funk and house with a few breaks along the way and even some hip hop and reggae to mix the night up a little.

9pm-4am /  FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester, M4 1PW

Oh Bacchanal, Walrus

Oh Bacchanal Bashment Party

The Oh Bacchanal DJs are back to host another completely free Bashment Party at the newly relaunched basement of WalrusExpect an upbeat, tropical assault of Soca, Afrobeats, Dancehall, R&B and big party vibes right through until 2am. The set will also be going out live on Blitz Radio 100.7fm!

8.30pm – 2am / FREE
Walrus / 78-88 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ES

Free Gig Friday August, Bay Horse

Bay Horse Pub
Free Gig Friday

The Bay Horse Pub have decided that putting on a free gig every second Friday of every month just wasn’t enough and therefore EVERY FRIDAY should be known as “Free Gig Friday” from now on, and frankly that sounds like a fantastic idea to me. Free live music on a Friday night, unheard of! Tonight’s FGF features Mog Stanley and Jimi Wade. The show starts at 9pm and did we mention that it is FREE.

8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA

Pumping Iron, Common

Pumping Iron

Moving from their usual slot on the second Saturday of the month at Common, the team at Pumping Iron bring their special blend of Nu Cosmic Italio, Vintage Avant Garde Disco and Lo Fi Rhythmic Punk Funk to the chipboard DJ booth for their new monthly Friday night spot – What more could you want on a Friday night? Maybe don’t answer that!

9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Odd Weekends

Two floors to choose from with a DJ apiece. That’s what’s normally going on at Odd, so expect something like that tonight. Will definitely be good music, inebriating drinks of the highest order and fine company. What more could you possibly need on a Friday night?

8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

Trof Friday Melting Pot

Melting Pot

Trof drops us into the Melting Pot for an evening of elevating sounds with smooth soul, disco, hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll, reggae and old skool just some of the genres getting in the mix. A lively set of ingredients for an even livelier night.

9pm – 3am / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Phil Walker presents John Scott, Gerry K & Alex 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 / £16 / £8 Concessions
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ