What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 19th March 2016

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 19th March 2016, Wrigz, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen

Wrigz launches his brand new mixtape ‘The Rebellious Mind‘ with a live performance at Soup Kitchen tonight. There will be performances from Wrigz, Shoa, Slay, Keekz & Kasha Che3ks, Rico & Lay. DJ’s include Lish & DJ Mali who will be playing the best in hip hop, r&b, grime and UK Garage.

6.30pm – 11pm / £4.50 adv / £7 otd / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Chinese Marbles, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Chinese Marbles

The Chinese Marbles were formed way back in the mists by Macclesfield’s “Mr Big” Roger Walker to produce a truly eclectic band. Many musicians have come from many musical places to play a free mix of soul, jazz, funk, rock, reggae, ska and original material. Tonight this merry band head to Matt & Phred’s to entertain you with their musical talents.

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

Brave The North, Gullivers

Brave The North / De’Nova / The Kingdom

Music Matters! presents 4 fine bands to provide your evening’s entertainment at Gullivers tonight. Performing are De’Nova, The Kingdom and The Society along with headliners Brave The North.

7pm – 10.30pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW


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 / BUY TICKETSQueue jump & 2-4-1 entry with an NQCard
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Transition, Baby!, Night & Day

Night & Day
Scruff of the Neck Records Showcase

4 bands are on show tonight performing live for your entertainment at Night & Day. Headlining with their atmospheric, groove-filled indie are Manchester’s own Transition, Baby!. They are supported by Little Illusion Machine, Thing and Halem.

7.30pm – 11pm / £7 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Ether E, Night & Day

Night & Day
Ether E

Following the live acts at Night & Day earlier in the evening the fun continues with the Night & Day DJs. Expect music, music and more music from tonight’s DJ Ether E.

11pm – 2am / FREE
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Man & The Echo, AATMA

Man & The Echo

Man & The Echo have been hidden away in their studio writing and recording for an new album so this night at AATMA will be a chance to hear what they’ve been up to. Tonight in particular they are showing off single ‘Vile As You Want‘ / ‘I Don’t Give A Fuck What You Reckon‘. There’ll be some limited edition vinyl and t-shirts on the night too…Support to be announced.

7.30pm – 10.40pm / £5 adv / £6 otd
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

King Of Kings part 2, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
King of Kings Part 2

The Northwest’s biggest old skool event is back with The Kings of the Beats! This event will see four of Manchester’s finest DJs return to the stage, Mike Shaft, Gordon West, Sam Brown and Hewan Clarke come together for the second installment of a 100% pure 80’s soul classics night out. Gordon West has played countless gigs over 25 years, and now broadcasts weekly out of The Gambia. Denton born Mike Shaft is a BBC regular with a bent for contemporary Christian music. Hewan Clarke was an original Factory resident who has watched the city and the scene grow around him, and DJ Sam Brown’s North Manchester FM Old Skool show provides a platform to alternative urban and soul acts. Between these four kings there’s over a century’s service to the culture of Manchester music, it’s sure to be a full bodied night of old Skool Soul at Band On The Wall tonight.

9pm – 3am / £10 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Lucigenic, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Lucigenic / Saisadai

Manchester based Lucigenic return with original members , Stewart Burnett (drums), Mark Woolfenden (bass), Gary Wyatt (guitar) and Lucy Davies (vocals) to promote the upcoming release of a 15 track album through Native Records which includes eclectic mix of old and new powerful melodies with tinges of Blondie, Pixies and Echobelly and will feature original material produced by local legend Chris Nagle. The band are looking forward to kicking off 2016 at their favourite ever venue, The Ruby Lounge. Support is provided by Saisadai.

7pm – 10.45pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Howling Rhythm, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Howling Rhythm Soul Club

After a number of blistering sets at 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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Andrew Ryan presents Damian Clark, John Lynn & one other comic yet to be announced 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

Brick House March, Pie & Ale

Pie & Ale
The Brick House

It’s that time of year again: The Brick House is back for another boogie! They’ll be going through the Brickhouse back catalogue at Pie and Ale‘s wonderful beer hall. Once again they are joined by long reigning Brickhouse resident Adrian Gent (2001-2009). He’ll be playing alongside Dave Lawton and Dan Deighan, making their way through all the Brickhouse classics.

10.30pm – 3am / £5 adv / £More otd / BUY TICKETS
Pie & Ale / Unit 2 / The Hive / 47 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FN

Georgie, Castle Hotel

Beta presents: Rothwell / Georgie & more

Tonight at Gullivers or it might be The Castle Hotel, I’m not too sure as one website says one thing and Facebook says another, Beta presents a special acoustic performance from Rothwell plus performances from Georgie, Tom Kay and Dan James. Or Rothwell may not be there, again depends where you check! Sorry! At least the venues are close and you can get free tickets if you go on the Beta link above.

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £5
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Meat Free, Hold Fast

Hold Fast
Meat Free x Hold Fast

Hold Fast are delighted to have the Meat Free girls back in their basement bar. Every time they turn up they bring their playful party vibe to the bar and everyone loves it. More of the same tonight no doubt. Inflatables & Glitter a given!

9pm – 3am / FREE
Hold Fast / 50 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EA

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

New(ish) kid on the Tariff Street block, Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks is DJ Will Tramp. Expect a mix of boogie, disco, house, techno, balearic, garage, hip hop, electrofunk and basement.

9pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

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

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

Pottymouth, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
House Classics, Gems & Re-mixes

House music comes to Odd Bar every Saturday night with the fabulous Pottymouth (Bassface) on the 1st & 3rd Saturday and Darryl Marsden bringing you the best in classic, old school house plus new gems on the 2nd & 4th. Lord knows what happens if there are 5 Saturdays in a month!

Darryl Marsden, Odd Bar

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

Oh, Word, Hula

Oh, word? with 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 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


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

Weekends, 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 – DJ Stylus, Bad Osiris, DJ Klepto, Lee Majors, Darka, Adil Khanfu, Kev Swindells and Dom Kozubik.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ