What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 20th April

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Carefully PlWhat's On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 20th Aprilanned Castle Flamingo

The Castle Hotel
Everything You Need presents A Carefully Planned All Dayer #16

Whatever else the 2oth of April 2013 might be one thing is for certain it is looking like another triumph for music and independent record shops as Record Store Day is celebrated up and down the country. The Northern Quarter has it’s fair share or indie record shops and we also have a decent number of venues helping to celebrate with events. Those at Kraak, Soup Kitchen and Common are below and elsewhere on the site, but here at The Castle Hotel it’s the turn of Carefully Planned to put on another all dayer, number 16 no less, with enough bands playing to keep you entertained and amused from start to finish. The full line up is below and it’s only a fiver to get in. Enjoy and have fun celebrating RSD13, hope you get the vinyl you are after!

1pm Tekla
1.45pm Sorry, No
2.35pm Buen Chico
3.30pm NASDAQ
4.20pm Walk
5.10pm Ajimal
6pm Cecille Grey
6.50pm E Numbers
7.40pm Dinner Time
8.15pm Reno Dakota
9.05pm Easter
10pm Bearfoot Beware
11pm Spring King
Midnight Crash Of Rhinos
1am Her Parents

16th Carefully Planned All Dayer

1pm – 2am / £5
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Common Piccadilly Records RSD poster

Record Store Day Special

Common have teamed up with Piccadilly Records to bring a day filled with live music, DJs, cassettes, special burgers and beer all in the name of Record Store Day. All the details are at the other end of the button  Common RSD Special

1pm – 2am / Free entry before 9pm / £2 after
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Soup Kitchen Record Store Day (Live)

Soup Kitchen
Record Store Day Special

Record Store Day at Soup Kitchen is a three-parter in the basement with a day full of DJs up in the kitchen itself. Upstairs from Noon until 3am is the free party with DJs Annabel Fraser, Pasta Paul and Jon K, meanwhile first up downstairs from 11am until 7pm is Record Store Day (Live), a showcase of some of Manchester’s finest local acts Heart-ShipsG R E A T W A V E SKult CountryChampion LoverWeird EraFrancis Lung and Bloom, all for £3. Then from 8.30pm until 10.30pm it’s Shackleton alongside Conor Thomas and guests for £10, and to finish things off Soup Kitchen regulars Swing Ting have a night of soul, rap, reggae, ruff house, garage, grime and jungle from 11pm – 3.30am for £5. All of the details are yours to enjoy when you push the button.  Soup Kitchen RSD Special

Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

LateNiteLive Record Store Day Kraak

LateNiteLive presents Record Store Day Special with The Physics House Band

Kraak are working with LateNiteLive to bring a load of bands and DJs out to do their thing for RSD13. Headlining are The Physics House Band with The Art Club and Modern Blonde confirmed for the lineup with more to come. There will also be DJs on hand to make sure the vibes continue throughout the day/evening/night. All the details are here  Kraak RSD Special

4.30pm – 11pm / £5
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Dry Saturday Flyer New

Dry Bar
Blue Saturday

DJ Tobin Lochrie brings a musical mash up of indie, soul and funk with a dash of Britpop and a pinch of 90’s house.

9pm – 4am / FREE

Summer War Dry Live

The Summer War / Brazen Goods / Call Of The Night / Jaded

Dusty Pop are back at Dry Live to showcase some of the best bands around the North West. Tonight the show is headlined by The Summer War, a pop punk band aiming to bring back the inspiration and excitement that the genre once caused with old-school guitars, bass and drums. They will be supported by Brazen Goods, a five piece playing out of Liverpool but hailing originally form The Wirral, Call Of The Night and Jaded. A top night in store for a fiver.

7pm – 10.30pm / £5
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Selectro Gold Dry Live April

NQ Live
Selectro Gold & Beat Freak present 10 Years Of Classic House

Selectro and Beat Freak, along with Void Records and Ibizaboatparty.com bring you 10 years of classic house music with 2 huge live PA’s from Nikki Belle (‘Sunset to Sunrise‘, ‘Sex Shooter‘, ‘Trippin’ On You‘ and ‘Teardrops‘) who will be belting out her favourits tracks and her new single and from Bryn Owen (‘Baby Girl‘, ‘Close To You‘ and ‘Hate U‘). In between the live stuff in Room 1 are DJs Jon Besant, Gaz Leyland, Ryan James, Phil White and Brian Murphy while in Room 2 Sean Grainger, Gav Bayley and Danny S play deep house and tech.

11pm-4am / £10
NQ Live (Formerly Moho) / Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1SH

Nucleus Roots Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Manchester Reggae Special with Trevor Roots & The Collaborators / Nucleus Roots Live Sound / DJ Mikey D.O.N.

Manchester’s finest reggae acts assemble together for a party of love, peace and good vibes for all. For this special event, Band On The Wall are honoured to welcome none other than Trevor Roots & The Collaborators alongside Nucleus Roots Live Sound featuring Full Crew to the stage. With new material coming soon from Nucleus Roots & Trevor Roots & The Collaborators in the up & coming months the spotlight will surely fall once again upon the expanding & uprising Manchester Reggae scene. This is a night for real reggae fans near, far & wide so show your support and get your skanking feet ready!!

8pm / £10 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Ultimate Power April

The Ruby Lounge
Ultimate Power

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 – 4am / £6
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Ramalama April Night & Day

Night & Day

Take a host of raw, unadulterated British indie-rock bands, put them in one of the region’s best-loved haunts alongside a truly talented DJ, add the city’s famously passionate crowd and you get…Ramalama. Launched in February at Manchester’s legendary Night & Day Café, Ramalama promises all this and more, by delivering quality and credible music to quality and credible people, in precisely the right space. Melding stone cold vinyl classics with live performances from rising stars, it’s set to become the latest essential monthly destination for any real musos in town. Tonight features the live talents of Empire Signal alongside Sam Smith & Company and Floone plus DJ Paul Langley on hand delivering a set of classics from early Oasis to The Happy Mondays and everything in between and around! £3 never looked such good value.

8pm – 2am / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Soul Circle Gang Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Soul Circle Gang

The Soul Circle Gang have been consistently wowing audiences from big festival stages, to packed venues. Made up of experienced musicians they are blending elements of funk, soul, world, and reggae to forge something fresh, exiting and new. Live performances are always a flurry of energetic grooves, fearless improvisation, soaring vocals and sweet harmonies. Just off the back of their ‘Live In Session‘ release they hit the road and tonight at Matt & Phreds they will be mixing up original tracks and some carefully selected covers from the funk, soul, world, and reggae styles.  The Soul Circle Gang

9.30pm-1am / £5
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 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.  Funkademia

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
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Neil Scott / Paris Is Burning

Double the DJ’s, double the fun as upstairs at Odd Bar Neil Scott (El Diablo’s Social Club) takes us on a journey across modern tight night sounds from jackin’ NY disco to jump up pop delights while downstairs Paris Is Burning brings a taste of la Ville des Lumières and it’s fiery musical heritage with Camille Simm-Dionisi and friends.

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

Saturday Social

The Bay Horse
Saturday Social

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 at Trof

Mondo Pop!

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”. This could be on, then again it might not be.

9pm – 3am / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Phil Ellis presents John WarburtonVladimir McTavish & David Longley 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