What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 17th June 2017

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Charlie Cooper, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Charlie Cooper & The CCs

Matt & Phreds’ favourite singer songwriter Charlie Cooper is back with her full band this evening! Charlie 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.

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

Funkademia

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

Dandelion-Rose, night day

Night & Day
Showcase

Saturday night at Night & Day begins with some live music headlined by Dandelion Rose, a singer-songwriter who works alongside others to perform an eclectic mix of sounds. Support comes from The Vanity Project, The Hollow Bodies & Wildfires.

8pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day
N&D DJs

After the live music it’s over to the record spinners as the N&D DJs entertain you until the early hours of Sunday morning.

11pm / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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The Peer Hat
The Vacant Lots

Astral Elevator are excited to be putting on this gig for you at The Peer Hat. Headlining are The Vacant Lots with their minimalist, primitive rock’n’roll songs, filled with boundless energy, which tears up the psych template with a genuine punk spirit. They are supported by Chariots, Weird Sex and The Goa Express.

7pm – 11pm / £7
The Peer Hat / 14 – 16 Faraday Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

mouses, castle hotel

The Castle Hotel
Mouses

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 The Castle Hotel they present to you Mouses, Blooms and Fears Chella.

7.30pm – 11pm  / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

souls-of-mischief, band on the wall

Band On The Wall
Souls of Mischief

Bam! Bam! Bam! & Diplomats of Sound presents Souls of Mischief and DJ Konny Kon at Band On The Wall tonight. Emerging from the Golden Age of hip-hop in the early 90’s, Souls of Mischief are one of the most iconic and influential groups around, continuously mentioned in the same breath as A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul as a result of their abstract, whimsical style of storytelling.

7.30pm – 11pm / £15 adv / £18 / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

howling rhythm, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Howling Rhythm Soul Club

Howling Rhythm Soul Club is back, playing you the best in 60’s Soul, Motown, Gritty Rhythm & Blues, Funk. They’ve been putting on parties that are in such demand that they had to move to a bigger new home – The Ruby Lounge. They will be there on the 3rd Saturday of every month so get it in your diary. 

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

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Soup Kitchen
Space Lady

The cosmic busker returns to Manchester for the first time since 2015, bringing her pioneering outsider music to the Soup Kitchen basement! The ‘outsider musician’ label was created with her: Susan Dietrich, better known as The Space Lady. Since beginning her career in the 70’s she has been earning a steadily growing following ever since. Guests for this show are Cult Party and Charlie Coxedge.

7pm – 10pm / £8 / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Mike Wilkinson presents Andrew BirdAnthony J Brown and Steve Royle 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

NoHo
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 from 5pm is Chris Massey with a set consisting of everything from house, disco, ‘jolly techno‘, boogie, afro and much more. He’s followed from 8pm by Sam Flanagan who will be bringing Saturday in hard by 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

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Eastern Bloc
Vendel

Eastern Bloc Records long time regular & friend Neil Vendel Robbins is at the helm all night tonight. Neil’s set at Eastern Bloc on Record Store Day was captivating as he delivered a forward thinking immersive techno set, so the natural step was to invite him back for an all night set to showcase his musical taste and abundant record collection.

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

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

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
Weekends

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