What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 18th April 2015

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 18th April 2015, Red Bull Music Academy UK Tour, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
RBMA Radio: Live

Taking over the airwaves with Manchester’s greatest pioneers and newcomers, RBMA Radio will pop up in the cosy confines of the Soup Kitchen for the last live broadcast of their tour. Championing emerging acts making waves in the city right now, alongside the veterans of the Manchester music scene, this is a live broadcast open house for those who enjoy quality music and absorbing conversation. You’ll need to think: Krystal Klear, Zed Bias AKA Maddslinky (Tru Thoughts), Jon K, Jonny DubCHUNKY, METRODOME, Paleman, Danuka, Swing Ting, Meat Free DJs, Glowing Palms, Ruf Dug and Conor Thomas of Boomkat.com. Free entry all day

Noon – 6pm / FREE
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Record Store Day Live, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Record Store Day Live

It’s that time of year again when we all come together to celebrate vinyl recorded music and support your local record shop! So we urge you to head to Piccadilly Records, Eastern Bloc Records and Beatin’ Rythym to grab the limited press then head over to Soup Kitchen for what they themselves believe to be their best Record Store Day Live line up yet! Who are we to argue? No tickets in advance just rock up on the door, pay £3 and see Horrid, Bernard and Edith, Francis Lung, Menage a Trois, Aldous RH and Mother.

4pm – 10pm / £3
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Swing Ting April, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Swing Ting with Akito

Rounding off what can surely be described as an amazing day of music at Soup Kitchen is Swing Ting. They return to the basement for their regular slot, this month featuring Akito, Joey B, Platt & Samrai, all hosted by Fox and Darka. Get in early to avoid queues, missing out etc.

11pm – 3.3oam / FREE before Midnight / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

The After Hours Rauchestra, matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The After Hours Rauchestra

Originally founded as a duo in 2012, The After Hours Rauchestra quickly established itself as one of the more versatile Hot-Jazz outfits on the scene. Playing with sensitivity and an apparent sense of ease the band really love letting rip; to the delight of audiences young and old. Expect to hear classics from the like of Sydney Bechet, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman along side a few vintage interpretations of contemporary classics! Check them out tonight at Matt & Phred’s.

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 at Mint Lounge 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

Muk Club, Night & Day

Night & Day
MUK Klub 002 featuring Storms / Mary Joanna / New York Tourists

MUK Klub is Manchester label MUK Records live event, showcasing up and coming talent alongside artists from the labels current roster. For this their second outing to Night & Day their show will be headlined by MUK Records latest signing, the hotly tipped London post grunge four-piece Storms. Joining the line up will be Manchester dream-pop trio Mary Joanna set to enchant the crowd with their sweet melodic caress of psychedelia, pop and electronica. Completing the line up will be alt-rock band New York Tourists.

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

Buoys, Kraak

Buoys / Groves / Tribal Fighters

Kraak start proceedings this Saturday evening with some live music, coming to you from Norwich based headliners Buoys and a couple of Manchester’s finest in the shape of Groves and Tribal Fighters. Oh and there will be DJs too, the Party Hard DJs to be precise.

7pm / £4 otd
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Electropop Curious? Live!, Kraak

Electropop Curious? Live!

Electropop Curious? are doing things a little differently this month as they are opening the doors at 9pm for some live music firstly with Electropop Curious? Live featuring Minute Taker and The Imogen Styles. Then from 11pm it’s back to normal with Electropop Curious playing the very best synthpop bands and artists from the 1980’s right up to the present day, so expect to hear the greatest singles, album tracks and lost treasures. DJ sets come from Danny Olsson-Lane, Phil Bakstad and the ever-present Christopher Dresden Styles.

9pm – late / First 25 people FREE / £5
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Mighty & The Moon, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Mighty & The Moon / Dom Major / Maddy Storm

Head to The Castle Hotel tonight and you’ll be greeted by Wet North Productions who present Mighty & The Moon, Dom Major and Maddy Storm.

7.30pm  / £5 adv / £6 otd
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Soul Garden April, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Soul Garden featuring Giles Thorpe / Owen D / Ryan Peake

Soul Garden is the New Skool Soul night at Band On the Wall. Modern soul and contemporary RnB with a splash of reggae and a sprinkle of soul classics from Giles Thorpe. Tonight Giles is joined by Owen D and Ryan Peake.

11pm – 3am / £8 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Evil Blizzard, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Evil Blizzard / The Creature Comfort

Evil Blizzard head to The Ruby Lounge with support from The Creature Comfort. What do we know about Evil Blizzard? Well there’s a singing drummer and 4 bassists. What else do you need to know?!

7.30pm / £5 adv
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Howling Rhythm monthly, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Howling Rhythm

After a number of blistering sets at last year’s Kendal Calling and Isle of Wight Festival, 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 / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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

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

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

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

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

Common Thumb

Anna Budrys

In the still-fresh smelling new Common tonight you can hear music that Anna Budrys want to play for you. I’m sure she has great taste so you may want to check it out.

8pm – Midnight / FREE
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

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.

9pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC somebody (tbc) presents Mick FerryPeter Brush & 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 / £17 adv / £10 concessions / £20 otd
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ