What’s on in the Northern Quarter – Good Friday, 25th March 2016

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Good Friday, 25th March 2016, The Orielles, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
The Orielles 

After a strong 2015, which has seen Halifax’s finest garner more support and put on a series of strong performances including July’s show at The Castle, as well as release the outstanding and addictive tune ‘Joey Says We Got It’, The Orielles brought their year to a close with another excellent gig at Manchester’s Deaf Institute. Now they return to Manchester to perform at Soup Kitchen with support from Teen CreepsThe Showers and Move.

7.30pm – 10.45pm / £4.50 Cheaplist / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Adapt, Reeko, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Adapt: Reeko

Adapt are back at Soup Kitchen for their first event of 2016 and they are really pleased to have one of Spain’s best, Reeko, joining them in the basement. Support comes from Adapt’s own DJs, John Sneddon, NAAS, Oriel and Shaun Cunningham.

11pm – 4am / £10 adv / More OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Saytr Play, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Saytr Play – ‘Don’t Go East’ Single Launch

North West Indie band Saytr Play are blasting their way through the unsigned music scene, and now they are bringing their tireless stage presence to The Castle Hotel for the release of their new single, ‘Don’t Go East‘. They are joined by special guests De’Nova, Apex UK and In Quarantine We Trust.

7.30pm / £6
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Peepshow, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge

The creators of Sexhibition & Dystopia present an intimate, one off event at The Ruby Lounge tonight; Peepshow – A Cabaret of Curiosities: A feast for the senses. What can you expect? Avant Garde and alternative entertainers from the darker side of life, live music to soundtrack your descent into debauchery, a dark sexual circus; “The Future of Fetish”. So not your normal night at the Ruby Lounge then!

9pm / £12
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Martin Harley, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Martin Harley / Daniel Kimbro

Martin Harley is and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. His current release ‘Live at Southern Ground‘ features bassist Daniel Kimbro and they both make their way to Band On The Wall tonight. Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin is almost unique in the UK in his playing lap slide. During year-round worldwide touring he’s absorbed a plethora of diverse influences, honing his craft into the classic songwriting style he possesses today. In the US, Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville and toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward, Delta Rae and opened for Iron and Wine, Bruce Hornsby, Five for Fighting, World Party, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa amongst many others.

“Harley is a class act. Massively accomplished stuff.” ~ Classic Rock

7pm – 11pm / £10.50 Earlybird / £12.50 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Catch A Fire, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Friday Night Reggae presents a night called Catch A Fire

Friday Night Reggae returns as DJ Lighta sparks Catch A Fire, the fourth edition of the show. Lighta’s a vinyl specialist who’s represented Legacy 90.1FM for 5 years flying the flag in roots foundation dub. As ever The Mighty Bush Band bring you a selection of killer riddim tracks which will be dubbed and manipulated live at the controls. Band On The Wall will be transformed with visuals to inspire, reflect and entertain for this night which is all about good vibes and big tunes.

11pm – 3am / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

The Showhawk Duo, Night & Day

Night & Day
The ShowHawk Duo

Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music & they have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre. Whether playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed. Don’t miss them at Night & Day tonight where they are supported by Benji & Hibbz. Should be an amazing show.

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

Let's Make This Precious, Night & Day

Night & Day
Let’s Make This Precious Clubnight

For one very special night Let’s Make This Precious bring their club night to Night and Day. Seeing as it’s Good Friday they thought they’d do something special so expect a great night of dancing to northern soul, 60’s pop, girl groups and bands like Pulp, the Velvet Underground, the Smiths and Belle and Sebastian…

A truly cohesive floor-filling experience” – Manchester Evening News
Joyous, eclectic and impassioned; ‘Let’s Make This Precious’ is one of the most exciting club nights in Manchester” – Louder Than War

11pm / £4 until Midnight / £5 afterwards
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Charlie Cooper, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Charlie Cooper & The CCs

Charlie Cooper writes vintage soul, updated perfectly, sung with deep and husky soul-pipes! The songwriting is approached with the same rootsy realism and honesty as Bill Withers accompanied with grooves akin to Bill, Stevie Wonder and old school Stax and Motown alongside luscious musical arrangements. Covering the usual topics of love and relationships but also the not so typical topics of religion and addiction, Charlie invites you in for a glimpse into her mind and her world, whilst her band (The CC’s) kick it like Booker T and the MGs. Backed by a wealth of talented Manchester musicians, Charlie’s live performances are said to be extravagantly musical, rich in energy and emotion. Find out for yourself at Matt & Phred’s tonight at this Manchester Jazz Festival show.

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

Billy Lockett, Gullivers

Billy Lockett

Having played his way from the basement to the studio, whilst captivating fans from YouTube to shows up and down the country supporting Lana Del Rey, Nina Nesbitt, KT Tunstall, Birdy, Lucy Rose and many more, it’s no surprise that Billy Lockett has been attracting attention from some of the biggest names in the industry. With the backing of 2 singles on Radio 1 and endorsements by Walden and Roland alongside working with top producers, his flair for piano and guitar has landed him a distinctive style, aided by a soulful voice, charming lyrics and enough allure to leave crowds muttering choruses into the night. If you fancy muttering those songs yourself then get a ticket to this show at Gullivers where Billy is supported by Fabian and Jon Coley.

“A beautiful elegiac singer/songwriter, Billy Lockett” – The Telegraph

“You’ll Love Billy Lockett” – MTV

7.30pm / £7
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Top Of The Pops 16, Mint Lounge

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Mick Ferry presents Tudur Owen, Bethany Black & Andy Askins 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 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

New(ish) kid on the Tariff Street block, Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight Sam Flanagan takes to the decks at The Pen and Pencil blending and mixing Indie music with elements of hip hop, rock, drum and bass, dance and everything in-between.

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

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

Nic Zube, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
Nic Zube’s Easter Special

Nic Kozubik AKA Nic Zube has been DJing for several years on the Manchester nightlife scene, securing residency’s and regular slots at many bars and clubs including The Liars Club, Hula, Terrace, Allotment, Trof, Tariff & Dale, Burger Lobster and M-Tiki among others. Nic’s part of the Odd musical family as a bi-weekly resident; expect party hip hop, RnB, funk, soul and everything in between for a special Easter Friday bonanza.
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

***It’s a Bank Holiday weekend so some of the regular nights may have changed. We’ve made this as accurate as possible with the info we can find***