What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 16th November

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What's On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 16th November

Dry Live
The Sherlocks / Puppet Rebellion / Sons of the Stage / Jordan Allen / The 86’d

Mancunia Promotions returns to Dry Live for a very special extra date to their usual schedule, welcoming Sheffield’s The Sherlocks to headline another of their rock n roll shows. Support of the highest quality comes from top local bands and artists with Puppet Rebellion, Sons of the Stage, Jordan Allen and The 86’d completing this impressive line up.

7pm – 10.30pm / £8 adv / GET TICKETS
Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Lucas D, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto

Tonight Matt & Phred’s welcomes Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto to grace their stage. This 6 piece instrumental Acid Jazz outfit play eclectic tunes ranging from Rare Groove, 60s/70s Acid Jazz to Film Themes and Contemporary Jazz Funk.Made up of some of Birmingham’s best musicians, they create a groove that captivates audiences. Founded in February 2012 in the back streets of Harborne, this amazing group, who’s CV covers a wealth of musical styles and highly rated collaborations, promises to drive forward with a special experience of raw talented performances.

9.30pm-1am / £5 / FREE ENTRY (standing) WITH AN NQCARD
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Les Croasdaile

This Saturday Les Croasdaile 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 / GET TICKETS
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Call It A Night, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Call It A Night

Live Indie Showcase of Manchester’s Finest Unsigned Talent, followed by club night

DS Promotions presents Call It A Night, a showcase of some of Manchester’s finest unsigned talent and some guests from further afield, tonight featuring Blue Nation, The Montoyas, The Brakes, The Spirit Vines and Brad Wilde. Headliners Blue Nation are an indie/blues driven outfit hailing from Birmingham’s vibrant music scene. With heart pounding vocals, infectious melodies and sharp riffs Blue Nation have set themselves high standards. All of their support acts hail from Manchester; The Montoyas, The Brakes, The Spirit Vines and Brad Wilde.

7.30pm – 2am / £4 adv / GET TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Diamonds Are Forever, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Diamonds Are Forever

It’s a night of 70’s Glam Rock tonight down at The Ruby Lounge. What can you expect? Well how about a bit of T-Rex, Bowie, Slade, Elton John, Roxy Music, Sparks, Sweet, Mud, Suzie Quattro, Mott The Hoople and more… If that’s your bag I’m pretty sure there won’t be anywhere else in the Northern Quarter with this kind of soundtrack so you’d better get yourself to The Ruby Lounge!

10.30pm – 3am / £4 b4 11.30pm / £6 
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Onions, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Onions / Dirty North / The Reveurs

Down at Soup Kitchen tonight  you’ll find some of Manchester’s finest, from the well known to the soon to be known. The veterans that are Onions will be topping the bill with their array of three minute perfect pop creations. Dirty North will be playing their own brand of Wythenshawe Dub, and also on the bill are, for the first time, Manchester’s newest band, The Reveurs.

Basement ~ 7.30pm – 1o.15pm / £3 before 8pm / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Swing Ting Nov, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Swing Ting with Wifey

A regular club night at Soup KitchenSwing Ting heads back to the basement for another special party, and their last dance of 2013. As ever in residence will be the trio of Samrai, Platt and Murlo alongside your host The Original Mr Fox. Tonight, for this special occasion they have invited the Wifey boys, DJ SetBadge Attic & Ralph LTF, to help them close out a great year of parties in the finest of style. Expect the usual mix of soul, rap, ragga, ruff house, garage, gime, jungle and soca.

Basement ~ 11pm – 3.30am / £3
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Mohawk Radio, Kraak

Mohawk Radio

First up at Kraak this Saturday night is a showcase of live music featuring Mohawk Radio, Cultures, Sword In Air, Bear Around Your Neck and MASK. Powerful female vocals complimented by engaging melodies and backed by dynamic guitars with a strong, driving rhythm section, headliners Mohawk Radio are intent on delivering the most energetic and memorable live performances since the legendary rock gods of old.

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £5
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Pop Curious?, Kraak, Northern Quarter

Pop Curious

Pop Curious? are back at Kraak for their monthly dose of Pop fun, with Pop music played loud! As is the norm there will be free pop star masks and other pop props to add to the silly fun given out for free to the early arrivals. Manning the decks are Danny Olsson-Lane and the ever present Christopher Dresden Styles. What will they be playing? POP!

11pm – 4am / £5 
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Secret Affair, BOTW

Band On The Wall
Secret Affair / The Watchmakers / DJ Martin The Mod

Band on the Wall is delighted to welcome back the classic mod revival band Secret Affair after their storming gig there last year. Formed in 1978 and disbanded in 1982, Secret Affair burned brightly in those few short years following an incendiary trajectory similar to that of suited and booted soul mates The Jam of sold out gigs, fanatical fans and blistering singles. Indeed, in a little over 2 years Secret Affair posted five releases in the UK Singles Chart and released three albums. The debut single ‘Time For Action sold over 200,000 copies and reached number 13 in the UK chart, putting the band at the forefront of the mod revival movement. Now back and as sharp as ever – get your classic mod kick at The Band. Secure parking rails for limited number of Lambrettas outside the venue!! Support on the night comes from local favourites The Watchmakers plus classic and underground tunes played out on the dancefloor by DJ Martin The Mod.

8pm / £14 Earlybird / £16
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Ramalama Nov, Night & Day

Night & Day

Ramalama rolls into Night & Day for their monthly extraordinaire and this time they have brought Section 60Empire Signal and Western Promise to take to the stage for another very exciting show. As ever the night is held together by resident DJ Paul Langley who will be playing all the best indie, both old and new.

8pm – 2am / £3 otd
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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 Bar

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

Common Totes

Friends In Common with Neil Atkins

Every Saturday night (apart from the 2nd of the month) Common invite their favourite friends to play their favourite records. Expect to hear music you never knew you liked. Pop music played with sense and sensibility, country with soul, and maybe something that will make you dance. Tonight’s special friend is Neil Atkins.

9pm – 2am / Free entry before 10pm / £2 after
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Amazing Weekend!

2 floors of DJ action at Odd Bar as usual this Saturday night, so as usual you can pop along and enjoy the sounds of Odd’s friends as they work hard to get your toes tapping and your face smiling!

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

Saturday Social

The Bay Horse
Saturday Social

The Saturday Social takes place every Saturday in the wonderful surroundings of The Bay Horse Pub. A soundtrack of the weird, wonderful and well known, from the old to new, Funk to Punk, Disco to Indie, Folk to Pop, all played on lovely crackly vinyl. Your DJs for this aural journey are Craig Johnson and Ian Scott.

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

Woo Hah Trof

Woo Hah

A new night comes to Trof as Kevlar & Kydro present Woo Hah, a night of old school hip hop, funk, soul and original breaks.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Dave Williams presents Damien ClarkeSam Avery & Steve Shanyaski 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
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ