What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 15th April 2017

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When in Manchester

Night & Day / The Castle Hotel / Gullivers
When In Manchester

When In Manchester is back and they are taking over 4 Northern Quarter venues, The Castle, Gullivers, Night & Day Cafe and Jimmy’s. Headliners Jordan Allen, The Tuts and Kashmere are joined by the UKs hottest emerging talent including Sapho, The Strawberries, Seprona, The Ninth Wave, Foxe, La Mode, Where Fires Are, Berries and lots more too.

2.30pm – 11pm / £14 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Jimmy’s / 12 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2AN

Charlie Cooper, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Charlie Cooper – Early Evening Session

As part of their new Saturday early evening live music gigs Matt & Phreds welcome Charlie Cooper, one of their favourite singer/songwriters to their early evening live sessions. Charlie Cooper writes vintage soul, updated perfectly, sung with deep and husky soul-pipes! Not only comparable with classic voices like Dusty Springfield and Shirley Bassey but also up there with modern soul divas Alice Russell and Sharon Jones, Charlie is a vocal force to be reckoned with. The songs emerge from another time, influenced by the classic songwriting and arranging of Bacharach and Hal David, accompanied by grooves akin to old school Stax and Motown. This paired down piano solo gig will showcase this talented artist in an intimate setting.

Superb talent and excellent musicality. Great charm and positivity coupled with that little bit of magic which all good performers have” – Jools Holland

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

Dreamer, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

Be prepared to dance the night away to funk, soul and disco classics from 70s-90s at Matt & PhredsDreamer are a 7 piece funk&soul band from Manchester. The band play tunes by Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Chic, Sister Sledge, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Jill Scott amongst others on the funkier side of soul. On the night Dreamer will be joined by the sensational Dave McCarthy of Salutation Dub fame, who will be helping to bring the funk, and get the party started!

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

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day

Once the live acts from When In Manchester are done playing you can enjoy some recorded material, carefully selected by the Night & Day DJs.

11pm – 4am / £1
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Emerging North Live, Claremonts, aatma

Emerging North Live

The Claremonts are widely reagrded as one of Manchester’s most promising bands and they deservedly headline this incredible night of music. Their ever expanding fanbase is down to the pure hard work and talent that this band have and you can join the masses after seeing them smash Emerging North Live. Supporting them at Aatma are Shadow Palace, Ghosts of Social Networks and Weekend Wars.

7pm – 11pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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Band On The Wall
Trevor Nelson’s Soul Nation

Trevor Nelson is back in Manchester, bringing his famous Soul Nation to Band On The Wall for a night of Classic R&B/Soul from the ages. As a champion of urban music, Nelson has built a reputation for bringing soul, RnB and hip-hop to a wider audience. Nelson started presenting the first national RnB radio show on BBC Radio 1 – ‘The Rhythm Nation’ in 1996, which he still heads up now on BBC Radio 2 alongside his weekly RnB show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. With Soul Nation, Nelson does what he does best, spinning soul and RnB classics from the 80s until now.

10pm – 3am / £20 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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The Ruby Lounge
Church Of The Cosmic Skull

A big lineup for this show at The Ruby Lounge, where NOIZ Promotions are honoured to host their first ever Manchester sermon, with Church of The Cosmic Skull headlining. Also playing for your aural delight are Boss Keloid, Vodun, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Under and Trevor’s Head, with additional services provided by Blair Draws Stuff, The Riff Smith and Jo & Ollie’s Crafts.

5pm – 10.30pm / £9 / More OTD
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

howling rhythm, chuck berry, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Howling Rhythm Chuck Berry Special

Howling Rhythm is 4 this month and so they’ll be celebrating their fourth birthday at The Ruby Lounge with a Chuck Berry Tribute. There’ll be free shots, birthday cake, an hour of Chuck Berry & maybe even an appearance from their live brass section – The Howling Horns! 

11pm – 4am / £5 before Midnight / £6 after
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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Soup Kitchen
The Bright Black

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 we promote that make the difference. Tonight at the Soup Kitchen the bands in question are headliners The Bright Black, with support from The Omega Era, The Covasettes and The Evita Project.

6.30pm – 10pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Jojo Sutherland presents Andy Askins, James Meehan and Danny McLoughlin 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. Tonight manning the decks for the early session from 5pm is Nathan Burroughs with everything from mixed genre, tempos, rhythms, house, broken beat and electronica. He’s followed at 8pm by Sam Flanagan who will be 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

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

Eastern Bloc new logo

Eastern Bloc

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. Some special local selectors as well as current and past staff members take the helm at the decks and provide your soundtrack. 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

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