High Five for MCR
High Five returns to Manchester this month for another great party down at 2022NQ, this time in aid of Forever Manchester. After bringing 12 of the city’s best DJs together for one event back in May, and in the process raising £1,200 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House Charities, they are sticking to the same winning formula. This time they are bringing together Manchester’s top FIVE house music nights and letting them do their thing, with DJs from The Warehouse Project, El Diablos, Content, Zutekh and TPot alongside some special guests and High Five residents Alan Hall and Matt Wilden.
As per usual at High Five parties they will be giving away a prize on the stroke of midnight, and as per usual its a big one, with all of the contributing nights donating two guestlist spaces to their next parties, this includes the 2012 opening party of The Warehouse Project in September full prize are over on their website; High Five
9pm – late / £5 (all proceeds to Forever Manchester)
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ
10pm-1am / FREE
Simple / G20-21 Smithfield Buildings / Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LA
After years of playing on other peoples material (Tom Jones, Joss Stone, Lily Allen and many more) Paul Farr decided to put his efforts into his own music. What emerged was a blend of melodic jazz, gritty blues and funky New Orleans chopped with 70′s soul. To help him he enrolled arguably the best musicians for such a project and tonight alongside Paul on his guitar are Jamie Safiruddin (keys), Neil Fairclough (bass), Chris Manis (percussion) and Luke Flowers (Drums). The Paul Farr Band only play original music whether it’s jazz, blues, funk or whatever else comes out! Expect melodic jazz, gritty blues and funky New Orleans and even some exclusive tracks from the forthcoming 2nd album. Paul Farr Band
9.30pm-1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
The Ruby Lounge
Ultimate Power presents ‘I Am The Resurrection’
Ultimate Power is a night playing nothing but the greatest power ballads ever written, celebrated by the friendliest clubgoers around, creating a night of pure euphoria. Since launching in December 2010, Ultimate Power has rapidly replicated its enormous success in London and Brighton, becoming the hottest new club night in Manchester. After sell out event after sell out event, Ultimate Power is back at the Ruby Lounge, so come and witness the phenomenon or to find out more check out the website. Ultimate Power
“As high octane as it is infectious – it’s taking over the capital” ~ Time Out
“The ultimate communal karaoke” ~ London Lite
“Stupendously successful….a night dedicated to the glory of the Power Ballad” ~ Guardian
“A fun-as-fuck communal club experience” ~ NME
10pm / £6
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
9pm – 4am / FREE
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
‘Saturdays’ at Soup Kitchen
The guys at Soup Kitchen have gone for a simple solution when it came to naming their regular Saturday night event and consequently it will be called… er… “Saturdays”! The night will exhibit friends and local talents in the cavernous surroundings of their underground dancing den. They have DJs on rotation in the Kitchen and hand the cellar over to a different promotion every week.
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF
Moho Live continues its new regular Saturday night, Club Moho. During the night, in the Main Room, Jorge will play anything and everything commercial; pop, indie, dance, rnb, dance, you name it, Jorge will play it. While in Room 2 Glen from Coup De Ville hosts spinning old skool hip hop and electro. It’s £5 in all night (unless you find one of their flyering team and get a FREE ticket) and there are some drinks specials too for those looking for some value from their night out.
11pm – 4am / £4 Adv /£5
Moho Live / Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Abigail Ward (Piccadilly Records/Manchester District Music Archive) raises the roof with a blend of smoky jazz, swinging film scores, symphonic soul and thunderous afrobeat.
8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER
The Bay Horse
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
Mondo Pop! with Mof Gimmers
Mof Gimmers shares his love of outlandish pop music at his weekly, Saturday night musical variety show, Mondo Pop! Spinning soul, funk, disco, pop, rock and more from across the ages, expect cheeky cover versions of songs you know and songs you haven’t heard for ages, but wish you had. Good vibes and dancing to be had ’til late! “Dancing on tables encouraged”.
9pm – 3am / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
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. This week’s ‘Friend’ is Neil Atkins.
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW
Funkademia with Trafford Lovething
This Saturday Trafford Lovething 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. www.funkademia.net
This Northern Quarter stalwart sells out most weeks so you’re advised to either arrive early or purchase advance tickets.
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC Barry Dodds presents Danny Deegan, Phil Ellis and Mickey D 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