What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 20th August 2016

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Space Afrika, Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
Space Afrika (live)

Manchester duo Space Afrika are heading to Eastern Bloc for a Live Set! Good friends of EB, Joshua Inyang and Josh Reidy will be performing a live set supported by some of their well seasoned selector friends playing records. Don’t sleep on this one! New soundsystem in full effect as well as a well stocked bar including a load of ales, lagers and bitter bottles from local brewer Cloudwater. Get involved!

6pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

Arbourdecks, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Arbourdecks

Scruff of the Neck are back in the Soup Kitchen to present a live showcase of some talented local bands. Headlining the show are Arbourdecks with support from Girls Girls Girls and Urban Theory.

6.30pm – 10pm / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Swing Ting, August, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Swing Ting August Session

Swing Ting are back in the Soup Kitchen basement for their August session. For this month’s dance residents MC Fox, Platt, Joey B and Samrai are in control.

11pm – 3.30am / £3 before Midnight / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Headache Factory 2, Gullivers

Gullivers
The Headache Factory 2: Armed & Fabulous

The Headache Factory is a showcase of some of the most talented unsigned acts in Manchester and the surrounding area. Tonight at Gullivers it features Rocketship Forest, Femur, White Noise Box and Edits. Pay what you can afford on the door.

7.30pm / £Pay what you can otd
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Charlie Cooper, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Charlie Cooper & The CCs

Charlie Cooper writes vintage soul, updated perfectly, sung with deep and husky soul-pipes! The songwriting is approached with the same rootsy realism and honesty as Bill Withers accompanied with grooves akin to Bill, Stevie Wonder and old school Stax and Motown alongside luscious musical arrangements. Covering the usual topics of love and relationships but also the not so typical topics of religion and addiction, Charlie invites you in for a glimpse into her mind and her world, whilst her band (The CC’s) kick it like Booker T and the MGs. Backed by a wealth of talented Manchester musicians, Charlie’s live performances are said to be extravagantly musical, rich in energy and emotion. Find out for yourself at Matt & Phred’s tonight.

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

Funkademia

Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Adil Khanfu

This Saturday Adil Khanfu 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

Mad Winter, Night & Day

Night & Day
Mad Winter EP launch

Mad Winter are launching their debut EP ‘Emergence‘ with a bang. Showcasing all of the tracks on the EP plus brand new material the Mad Winter will blow the roof off. Get down to Night And Day Café for a night of good music and dancing.

8pm – 11pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
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 / £1
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Wet Play, AATMA

AATMA
Wet Play

For your pleasure Wet Play presents, all the way from Osaka, Mori Ra! He’ll be heading to AATMA with the Wet Play pals offering heavy support. Take a friend and enjoy some Wet Play.

10.45pm – 4am / £5 / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Jordan Allen, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Jordan Allen / Saytr / Laura Esther

Bolton songwriter Jordan Allen heads the lineup at The Ruby Lounge tonight where he will be supported by Saytr and Laura Esther.

“Bolton songwriter Jordan Allen has been simultaneously blessed and cursed by the label “Manchester’s Answer to Jake Bugg” – but he’s so much better than that. This fierce, feisty debut single has a tough energy that owes far more to The Hives or Arctic Monkeys – and carries off the kind of swagger and attitude that young Jake can only dream of. Sharp lyrics, great attitude and a seemingly unstoppable momentum behind him – what’s not to like?” ~ Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music Introducing

7pm – 10.45pm / £5
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 – 3.30am / £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 Ray Bradshaw presents Mick Ferry, Debra Jane Appleby and Sean Meo 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

NoHo
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 the early session is managed by Trashorama’s Keith Jules with a pick n mix of disco, funk, soul, pop, re-edits, mashups, electro, electronic bleeps, chug, house, techno and more. Keith is followed by Disco Mums, an all female Manchester based DJ collective of seasoned clubbers turned mothers. Expect to hear anything from soul, house, techno, disco, boogie, reggae and italo-pop.

5pm – 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

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

Tempo, Texture

Texture
Tempo

Tempo are pleased to announce their next event which features a fantastic line up of DJ’s at Texture. For the first time together doing a back to back set they have Sean McCabe and Nick Moss AKA Groove Assassin. Warming the night up for them is Frank Ainsworth plus Tempo DJ/Promoter Dave Law.

9pm – 4am / £10 adv / £15 OTD / BUY TICKETS
Texture / 67 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FL

Juicy Bar Sessions, Trof

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

Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two
Weekends

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