What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 14th March 2015

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 14th March, Antics Club Night, Night & Day

Night & Day
Antics Club Night: Peace DJ Set

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 though things are a little different as instead of the live music they have invited Peace to come along and play a few records. What is normal for an Antics night though is that they will be joined by Antics DJs.

10pm – 3am / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Bourbon Street Beat, Gullivers

Bourbon Street Beat / Nixon Tate

After spending the last few months writing and recording, Bourbon Street Beat are taking their first opportunity to play their new material live at Gullivers tonight. Support comes from Nixon Tate.

7.30pm – 11.30m / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Alligator Gumbo, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Alligator Gumbo

Alligator Gumbo are an exciting 7 piece, Leeds based swing band featuring the authentic line up of clarinet, violin, trumpet, trombone, accordion, steel guitar, double bass, and washboard. They play New Orleans Swing / Jazz from the 1920’s era with songs made popular by the likes of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Ella Fitzgerald, performed in the traditional style of upbeat tempos, entertaining improvisations, foot-stomping swinging rhythms, and rowdy group singing.

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Adil Khanfu

This Saturday Adil Khanfu 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 TICKETSQueue jump & 2-4-1 entry with an NQCard
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Off the Hook, March, Kraak

Off The Hook

Off The Hook is a backstreet RnB, Hip-Hop and Pop party and it’s happening at the Northern Quarter’s most backstreet of venues; Kraak. Taking the decks is Greg Thorpe and there’s performance from Wan’gu Chafu.

11pm – 3am / £5
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

King King, Band on the Wall

Band On The Wall
King King / Lawrence Jones

King King is a revolutionary blues band with an electrifying rock/funk twist fronted by Glasgow blues luminary Alan Nimmo. Crowned Best Blues Band 2012 and 2013 at the British Blues Awards and winner of the Best Album 2013 at the same awards, the King King mantelpiece is becoming increasingly overcrowded. Electrifying live performances are a King King trademark and tonight you can witness that very thing at Band On The Wall.

“When it comes to the high-rolling wave of British blues, they are riding way above the surf” ~ Blues Matters

7.30pm – Midnight / £15 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Orphan Boy, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Orphan Boy / No Hot Ashes

After splitting up for a while, Orphan Boy are back performing their style of indie-rock, back on the road and tonight they find themselves at The Ruby Lounge. If you find yourself their too then you’ll get to see their support act No Hot Ashes play too.

7pm – 10.45pm / £8
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Pop Curious? Dragonna, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Pop Curious? Madonna / Drag Race Disco

Pop Curious? are really rather excited about the month of March. Why? Well March 2015 will see two very important things happen as far as they are concerned, namely the release of Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart and the start of the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race! To celebrate they are hosting their first ever Madonna/ Drag Race Disco combo…prepare yourselves for a night of Dragonna! Expect to dance to loads of Madonna (old and new), plus some of the best songs released by the former contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race, interspersed with the finest modern pop music around! Club hostessing / performances by Tilly Skreams, with special guest appearances by Heroin Amor and Candy Acid and an all night DJ set from Christopher Dresden Styles.

11pm – 3.30am / £3 adv / £5 / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

The Preatures, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
The Preatures

The Preatures get the evening’s entertainment started in the basement at Soup Kitchen tonight.

7pm – 10pm / £9
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Jamz, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Jamz Mcr: Spooky All Night, All Vinyl

All night, all vinyl. The first time Spooky will be taking his all nighter for Jamz on the road in 2015 and there’s nowhere better to start off then than Soup Kitchen. Expect Reggae, Jungle, Dubstep, Garage, House and of course Grime gems from Spooky’s extensive record collection.

11pm – 4am / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

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

24 Hour Pop Party, Dry

Dry Bar
24 Hour Pop Party

So admittedly it’s not on for 24 hours but what is happening at Dry Bar on Saturday’s for their new regular night is plenty of pop…and other stuff to get your head moving and your toes tapping. It’s FREE to get in and it’s on until 4am, so you should probably get yourself down here.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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

No Way Back, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
No Way Back

Odd Bar are proud to present a weekly house music night No Way Back, with the fabulous Kerrie (Eastern Bloc Records) and Liam (I Feel Love) bringing you the best in classic, old school house plus new gems.

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

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

So Flute, Blue Pig

The Blue Pig
Danuka from So Flute

The Blue Pig‘s Saturday resident DJs are Northern Quarter favourites So Flute. So Flute’s head honcho,Danukacreates a melting pot of worldwide music, deep rooted in jazz, soul and funk. Danuka has led the So Flute club night in Manchester’s legendary Roadhouse from strength to strength, recruiting headline DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Floating Points, Marcellus Pittman, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Alexander Nut & more.

9pm – 1am / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

What's On iBeats, Bats, Beers, Twenty Twenty Twon the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 15th February

Twenty Twenty Two
Beats, Bats & Beers with Jonny Dub

Things have changed down at Twenty Twenty Two with a new team behind the business, but one thing that hasn’t changed is their Saturday nights down at the venue which is still home to Beats, Bats and Beers. This Saturday they have Jonny Dub on the decks.

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

White Pepper, Common

No Friends In Common

Common is closed for a super-duper refit don’t you know so you’ll need to find somewhere else to spend your time and your hard earned cash!

Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Saturday Rotation, Bay Horse Saddle Club

The Saddle Club
Saturdays Rotation

With Saturdays Rotation on… Saturday, The Bay Horse have some of the very best Manchester DJs playing every month with Tranarchy, Top Of The Pops, Groovalicious, Nicks Picks and Fast Forward:Rewind.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Phil Ellis presents Steve Royle, Harriet Dyer & Carey Marx 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 / £17 adv / £10 adv concessions / £20 otd
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ