What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 18th March 2017

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Big Shake Up, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Big Shake Up

The Big Shake-Up is an innovative Brass ensemble using their virtuosity to create new music focusing on fierce improvisations and expert arrangements. Formerly known as Bad Ass Brass, The Big Shake-Up is fast becoming recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting ensembles on the UK Jazz scene. The band takes its influences from the four corners of the globe resulting in a unique fusion of styles that creates a musical experience like no other. The Big Shake-Up comprises some of the hottest musicians working in London today and each member brings their own style to the band but with a collective focus on creating incredible original music performed to the highest standard. Check them out at Matt & Phred’s tonight.

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

death-becomes-her, texture

Make A Scene

Bring your worst enemy to Texture for Make A Scene, a fully interactive showing of the Robert Zemekis 1992 camp classic Death Becomes Her with a killer cast and draw dropping (for the time) special effects. Make A Scene invites you to a mock up of Lilse’s glamourous drinks party from the film (with Grace Oni Smith in the Isabella Rosellini role). Come dressed up in tuxedos and ballgowns or even as your favourite character (Madeline, Helen, Ernest? Elvis!) or come as you are and they’ll give you an extreme Simper Viva undead makeover! There’ll be cocktails, snacks, the usual interactive visual experience plus canapes brought back from the dead by Mary Ellen MacTague’s Real Junk Food Project.

7.30pm – Midnight / SOLD OUT / Matinee 3.30 – 6.30 / WAITING LIST
Texture / 67 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FL

club-crimsons-crimsons-carnival-club-cavana-twisted-dolls, Jimmy's

Club Crimsons: Crimsons

Club Crimson takes over Jimmy’s with a unique selection of bands, DJ’s, poetry (and more) each month; curated by Crimsons. Performances tonight come from Crimsons, Carnival Club, Cavana and The Twisted Dolls.

7.30pm – 1.30am / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
Jimmy’s / 12 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2AN

flow-theory, hold fast

Hold Fast
Flow Theory

Flow Theory returns to Hold Fast, with special guest Senpu from France; bringing you some soulful trap with an energetic and complex twist of his own. Expect to see the usual Flow Theory faces for an eclectic range of sounds to make your body move, along with some vibrant visuals put together by the collective themselves! The full line up is Senpu, Whoeva?, Glue70, Akay, Paya, Niquo and Flash Samson.

8pm – 3am / FREE
Hold Fast / 50 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EA

This Feeling, Night & Day

Night & Day
This Feeling Clubnight: Avalanche Party

The UK’s “most rock ‘n’ roll night out“. A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance, This Feeling descends on The Ruby Lounge with Avalanche Party, Proletariat, Gardenback and SONS playing live from 8pm followed by DJ sets from This Feeling DJs.

A colossal club night” ~ Noel Gallagher

Like a mad 60’s carnival”  ~ Sergio Pizzorno

8pm – 4am / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

the-recreation, aatma

The Recreation

The Recreation play Manchester’s AATMA for the second time after last time’s class night. Also on the bill are Indie outfits Wax Colour And M60.

7pm – 10.30pm / £3 adv / SOLD OUT / WAITING LIST
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

cut-the-rug-presents-connexions-secret-90s-house-party, aatma

Cut The Rug: Connexions

For their next event Cut The Rug are changing things up and taking you back, back to the time when only two things mattered, Acid & House! Expect Madchester classics, shell suits, bucket hats and loads of smiley faces with AATMA decorated with a psychedelic acid house theme. Wear your best 90s gear and come prepared for some serious boppin.

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £3 Early / £4 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Honeyfeet, band on the wall

Band On The Wall

For a good few years, Honeyfeet has been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester based musicians. Jazz? Yes, some of that! Folk? Stick that in there! Hip-hop? Thought you’d never ask! Someone once called it Folk-Hop and Barrelhouse-pop, and that’s just vague enough to make sense. Honeyfeet have spent the past eight years tearing around festival stages and theatres, clubs and fields melting down blues and pop, jazz and disco, pushing air molecules around with instruments and making friends in the process. This is a standing show at Band On The Wall.

Great” ~ Jools Holland

7.30pm – 11pm / £10 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

ian-prowse-amsterdam, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Ian Prowse & Amsterdam

Ian Prowse & 6 piece Amsterdam band will play Pele’s classic first album ‘Fireworks‘ in full and then the best of the rest of his career at The Ruby Lounge tonight. This is all part of the album’s 25th anniversary tour.

7.30pm – 11pm / £13.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Howling Rhythm, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Howling Rhythm

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

jonwayne, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen

Jonwayne is in Manchester and down in the basement of Soup Kitchen for one of only two Northern appearances. Jonwayne came onto the Los Angeles music scene by way of the east Los Angeles club Low End Theory circa 2008-09, then emerging as the epicenter of a new generation of hip-hop beat makers: Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Nosaj Thing, Kutmah, Daedelus. Fresh out of high school, Jonwayne jumped in with homemade rap mixtapes and immersed himself in the scene.

7.30pm – 10.15pm / £10 / Sold Out / WAITING LIST
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

adventures of salvador, peer hat

The Peer Hat
Adventures of Salvador

From The M66 to The City and The Peer Hat, 3 great bands to tickle your tastebuds and “Manchester’s best alternative DJ“. All for a fiver! Lining up for your entertainment are headliners Adventures of SalvadorUkePunk and The F-Bombz plus DJ Stephen Doyle.

7.30pm – 3am / £5
The Peer Hat / 14 – 16 Faraday Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Analoguetrash live, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
AnalogueTrash Live: Syd.31

AnalogueTrash Live is a series of specially curated and intimate events featuring some of the UK’s best and brightest alternative and electronic music acts. The emphasis is on showcasing and discovering quality new music, with a triple headliner format and lineups that compliment each other in terms of sound and artistic direction. Join them at The Castle Hotel tonight where there are live performances from Syd.31, The Arcane Network Broadcast Intrusion & Kurt Dirt plus AnalogueTrash / Neon City Social Club DJs.

7.30pm – 11pm  / £5
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

viva morrissey, gullivers

Live From Manchester – Viva Morrissey

You are cordially invited to the Maladjusted – a night dedicated to Morrissey/The Smiths – 10th anniversary celebration. Appearing live will be Viva Morrissey performing songs from the catalogues of Morrissey and The Smiths. The night at Gullivers also includes DJs playing Morrissey/Smiths related music before and after the band.

8pm / £7
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Mickey Bartlett presents Steve Harris, Scott Gibson and Tom Stade 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, getting your Saturday night started from 5pm is Nathan Burroughs with mixed genre, tempos, rhythms, house, broken beat and electronica. He’s followed from 8pm by DJ Paulette who is making her long-awaited debut at The Pen and Pencil. Expect rare grooves, funk, disco, house, and techno. 

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

Means&3rd (Ben Marsden) is Currently the head House & Techno buyer at Manchester’s Eastern Bloc records where he’s been since 2011. The Knowledge taken on board at this Manchester Institution as well as having an obsession with electronic music from a very young age has served as solid basis for the DJ he is today. His style has always had a strong element of techno behind it but has never been defined by, you’re just as likely to hear elements of Broken Beat, Electro, House, Machine Funk, as well as anything with a UK bass feel and anything in between within his sets. Find out what he plays as he takes over the decks at Eastern Bloc tonight.

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