What’s on in the Northern Quarter – Saturday 19th September 2015

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 19th September 2015, Ruby Tuesday presents, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Ruby Tuesday presents

For their next Manchester home town gig Ruby Tuesday are going to do it their way again. Their rules, their bands and the way they want to do it. So that means instead of two bands with them on the bill this time they have hand picked eight of the best bands to come and play an all day event at one of Manchester’s great venues The Castle Hotel. In no particular order then the bands are Ruby TuesdayTwisted DollsKindest of ThievesBaby ToothJim WadeIst IstThingCrystal Ships and White Elephant.

3pm – Midnight  / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Dreamer, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

Be prepared to dance the night away to funk, soul and disco classics from 70s-90s at Matt & Phred’s tonight. Dreamer are a 7 piece funk & soul band from Manchester. They play tunes by Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Chic, Sister Sledge, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Jill Scott amongst others on the funkier side of soul. Prepare to dance the night away when they will be joined by the sensational Dave McCarthy of Salutation Dub fame, who will be helping them bring the funk.

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Jason Vereker

This Saturday Jason Vereker 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

Pinstripe Pigeon Band, Night & Day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

Another Saturday night Local Showcase at Night & Day, this time featuring The Pinstripe Pigeon Band, Electric Viper Club and The Instigators. Tonight is also the launch of The Pinstripe Pigeon’s limited edition CD ‘Sound Asleep EP‘ which you can get on the night.

8pm – 11pm / £6 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

Asquith, Natural Sciences, Kraak

Natural Sciences presents Asquith

For the first of their Natural Sciences label nights, and sadly the last ever party at Kraak, they bring along Lobster Theremin main-man Jimmy Asquith for the ride, sure to bring his taste for dopamine-drained murk, luxury acid experiments and degraded tape hiss for a night of sweaty body mechanics. Also coming along for the ride is local hardware hero Ste Spandex, as well as fresh analogue circuits from live duo, Space Afrika.

11pm – 4am / £4 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

When I Am King, Gullivers

When I Am King

Live music at Gullivers tonight as 103 Promotions presents When I Am King along with special guests Sophro and some more to be announced.

7.30pm – Midnight / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Any Dark Night, The Vacancy Project, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
The Vacancy Project / Jonny Oates Band / The Robin Pierce Band

Band on the Wall has a long history presenting young bands, with the New Manchester Review and Showcase Well North of London. Any Dark Night continues this tradition, giving flourishing young acts the opportunity to play at the venue, and reach a new audience. Tonight’s chosen three are The Vacancy ProjectThe Jonny Oates Band and The Robin Pierce Band. So three of the North West’s newest acts all for just £6 in!

7.30pm / £6 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Love Gravel, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Love Gravel / Another Dead Hero

The dark grunge band, Love Gravel, incorporates dirty riffs, multi-part harmonies and all things angsty. Another Dead Hero are an alternative / metal band. If either or both of those bands sound like your kind of thing then you need to get yourself to The Ruby Lounge tonight. In case that isn’ t enough for you then maybe MescinaQuartz CarouselTarget:Renegades or Ruby Tingle will be.

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

Walter Lure, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Walter Lure

One of the original members of Johnny Thunders’ Heartbreakers, Walter Lure maintained a fairly consistent career in the face of working with some rather tumultuous characters. After the “official” breakup of the Heartbreakers in 1977 Lure worked with The Ramones on their LPs Subterranean Jungle and Too Tough to Die, released a single with the Blessed, and started a number of bands, including The Hurricanes, The Heroes, and The Waldos, who released their debut, Rent Party, in 1995. Lure continued to play New York City venues with the Waldos well into the 21st century….More recently Walter was the special guest for The Jim Jones Revue’s swan song show at a sold out Forum in October last year. Walter blew the roof off with his UK band made up of member’s of Birmingham’s Gunfire Dance who play with him in September. Do not miss this opportunity to witness a unique piece of rock ‘n’ roll history at the Soup Kitchen tonight!

7pm – 10pm / £12.50 adv
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

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

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Lou Conran presents Rory O’HanlonJames Meehan & Mark Nelson 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 / £18 adv / £11 adv concessions / £20 otd
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ