What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 13th May 2017

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Whiskey Jar

The cosmic themed night returns for an evening of Disco, House & Techno at The Whiskey JarEarth:Bound will be down in the basement with Joey T headlining, with resident Tim J Lawton and outta this world live visuals courtesy of Carlos Bernal from Atipyka-VisuaLab.

9pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF


Matt & Phreds
Henry Botham – Early Evening Session

As part of their new Saturday early evening live music gigs, Matt & Phred’s welcome Henry Botham to the club for his Piano Gumbo Gig! Frequent visitors to M&P’s will recognise Henry Botham as a band member in both The Nightcreatures and Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners. Two great big bands who are always very popular with M&P’s guests. This evening, following in the footsteps of Jelly Roll Morton, Dr John and James Booker, the New Orleans tradition of recreating a full band using just piano is continued by Henry. Like his heroes before him he draws upon a wide and unusual repertoire taken from various sources and all brought together under the umbrella of New Orleans piano.

5pm – 6pm / FREE ENTRY
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Loud Noises Brass, Matt Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Loud Noises

Matt & Phreds are super excited to welcome new band the Loud Noises to M&P’s! Loud Noises are a feisty four-piece brass outfit conceived on the streets of Leeds in 2016. This powerful combination of gutsy brass playing, daring repertoire and constant crowd interaction has already proven to get crowds moving. Equally at home playing traditional jazz standards or busting out arrangements of pop cult classics these competent musicians are highly mobile and able to adapt to any situation. Should be another great night at Matt & Phreds!

9.30pm-1am / £5 / FREE ENTRY (Standing) with an NQCard
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with David Dunne

This Saturday David Dunne takes control of the decks at Funkademia, which takes place every Saturday to a consistently full house, feeding a friendly crowd with a diet of pure unadulterated soul-funk with the dj collective taking you on a journey through four decades of the very best soul, funk, electric disco and hip-hop with a touch of smooth r&b and some big house classics.

This Northern Quarter stalwart sells out most weeks so you’re advised to either arrive early or purchase advance tickets.

10.30pm – 3am / £5 Adv /£6 / BUY TICKETS / Queue jump & 2-4-1 entry with an NQCard
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Antics, Night & Day

Night & Day
Antics – Justice Special

Since late 2011, Antics has been showcasing the best new bands that most of your family would probably hate. It all started at The Ferret in Preston and now it’s making waves here at Night & Day Café instead. Tonight they have some awesome guests, so if live music from some of the best bands about (Kagoule, Slow Knife and Slowhandclap) isn’t enough for you, after they’ve finished at 11pm, the night goes from showcase to party as the Antics DJs & Man Made take you on into the early hours of the morning for this Justice special, so expect plenty of tracks from them.

8pm – 3.30am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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Pop Curious? Eurovision Special

Pop Curious? does Eurovision 2017 at Aatma tonight with their second annual Eurovision screening plus and ABBA & Europop Disco combo! Doors are from 7:30pm, when they’ll be heading straight up to the spacious top floor studio of the building for a free live screening of Eurovision 2017 on a massive 10″ x 6″ projection screen. Then, straight after the show, they’ll be following their hostess Miss Tilly Skreams back downstairs for the disco, which goes on until the early hours and has DJ sets from Phil Bakstad and Christopher Dresden Styles. Expect more ABBA / Eurovision / Europop songs than you can shake a Swedish stick at, pop star face masks, lyric posters and sweets on the door!
7.30pm – 3am / £7
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

buzz kill, may, peer hat

The Peer Hat
Buzz Kill

For all the alternatives, the ‘too slow’ the ‘too dark’, the ‘too glum to play with us in the park’ – anything ever said to be not suitable for the office, or on regular radio never aired – this is where to go to get your fix, with free shots, giveaways and live bands – get prepared!Buzzkill is hosted in the basement of The Peer Hat – this night promises to take you below the surface of rock, metal, doom, stoner, grindcore, crust, and blackened everything in a perfect new home. Live bands are up first before their DJs take over.

11pm – 3am / £3
The Peer Hat / 14-16 Faraday Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Cabezudos, castle hotel

The Castle Hotel

Tonight Double Denim hit Manchester with what will be a massive show at The Castle Hotel with some of the best new bands from across the country mixed with some of Manchester’s finest. Named on the bill so far are Cabezudos & there will be plenty of special guests

8.30pm  / £5 adv
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

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Band On The Wall
Our Fold

Scruff of the Neck are described as a collective “making waves we shouldn’t ignore” (Hattie Pearson, Radio X) and a “Super-cool imprint” (Manchester Evening News). High praise indeed, but it’s the bands they pick and the shows they promote that make the difference. This time out at Band On The Wall they present to you Our Fold, The Jade Assembly and Proletariat.

7.30pm – 10m / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

bon-giovi, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Bon Giovi

Bon Giovi are the world’s premier tribute act to New Jersey rockers, Bon Jovi (I know, you’d never have guessed!). With over 15 years’ experience performing for audiences around the world, Bon Giovi is without doubt one of the best tribute acts on the circuit, so if you like the original band maybe you should head to The Ruby Lounge.

7pm – 10.30pm / £10 adv / £more otd / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Face Down, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Face Down Launch Party

Face Down comes to The Ruby Lounge, bringing with it live music, confetti cannons, mess, drinks and more music! Tonight’s live act are Heck! and if you are lucky you could be part of the show!

11pm – 4am / £4 adv / £5 with flyer / £6
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

hey colossus, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Hey Colossus

Emerging in a haze of demented riff science and booze-addled abandon, Hey Colossus have carved out a notable niche for themselves in the British underground’s murkier quarters. They’ve dished out a formidable array of wax over the last decade, specialising in a primordial barrage of abject noise from overheated ampstacks. They are joined by Mums and Black Helicopters for this show in the Soup Kitchen basement, which is brought to you by The Beauty Witch.

7pm – 10pm / £6.50
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

wax-funk-disco-boogie-soul-michael-jackson-special, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
WAX – Michael Jackson Special

WAX prides it’s self on being a vinyl only night that takes you on a deep excursion in to the world of real Funk, Disco, Boogie & Soul. You won’t hear a mix of records like this anywhere else in town and guaranteed you’ll be busting to throw down your moves and get some dance floor action. Good vibes & good times guaranteed especially as tonight’s show at Soup Kitchen is a Michael Jackson special.

11pm – 4am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

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Thespianage Live: Improv Comedy

The talented performers of Thespianage return to Gullivers for what promises to be another rib-tickling giggle-fest of live comedy! If you’ve never seen improvised comedy before, they play games and create scenes based on your suggestions! No show is ever the same as the next so make sure that you don’t miss out!

7pm – 10.00pm / £FREE
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Dave Williams presents Meryl O’RourkeJulian Deane and Steve Gribben for The Frog and Bucket‘s flagship Saturday night show, Barrel of Laughs. The show goes on until 2am with one of the Frog’s resident DJ’s.

7pm / £20 adv / £15 adv concessions / £More otd / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

NoHo Bar, Northern Quarter

Saturday 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

The Pen & Pencil Logo

Pen & Pencil
Saturdays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs.

9pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Lost in Tokyo

Lost In Tokyo
Tokyo Saturdays!

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

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Eastern Bloc
On Rotation Instore

On Rotation are back for another day event at Eastern Bloc Records with two of their favourite selectors in Manchester and Leeds respectively. Leeds based Frazer Shelton has been collecting records for longer than any of us and has an unparralleled knowledge of house, electro and techno which saw him hold down a residency for Selective Hearing for a number of years. Also joining them will be Nick Kagame who runs Dust Off in Manchester, which has brought the likes of Joe Delon to The White Hotel. He’ll be bringing his usual mix of sonic delights alongside residents Chekov, Chris I’Anson and Alex T.

6pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

PB&J Saturday Sessions, Blue Pig

The Blue Pig
PB&J present Hip Hop/Funk/Soul/R&B Saturday Jams

The Blue Pig has a brand new Saturday residency with PB&J collective bringing you the best hiphop, funk, soul and R&B known to man at their Saturday Jam sessions. Seriously good booty-shaking tunes and good times to be had in the NQ.

8pm – 1am / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

Neil Smallridge Black Dog

Black Dog Ballroom
Neil Smallridge

Every Saturday Neil Smallridge spins the beats ‘Down at the Dog’ as he blends and bends the genres, smoothly flowing between house, disco and hip hop, with queues around the block every week.

10pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner of Tib & Church Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1PW

Leo Menace, odd

Odd Bar
DJ Leo Menace

Head to Odd 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.

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

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 Bar Sessions, Trof

Juicy Bar Sessions

Juicy DJs provide the soundtrack to Saturdays at Trof from 9pm. Expect classic R&B, party hip hop, funk & of course DISCO! If you fancy grabbing one of their mixtapes get yourself over here.

9pm – 3am / FREE before 10pm / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ