What’s On in the Northern Quarter – Saturday 20th June 2015

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Swing Ting, Hipsters Don't Dance, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Swing Ting – Summer Session 1 – Hipsters Don’t Dance

Swing Ting are back in the Soup Kitchen basement for their June dance with a full resident team rollout featuring Platt,Fox, Samrai & Joey B with street and soundsystem styles from past to present, plus cery special guest Hipsters Don’t Dance. Get in early to avoid queues, missing out etc.

11pm – 3.30am / £3 before 12 / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Julie Dexter, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Julie Dexter

Meet Julie Dexter, a world renowned, award winning, British vocalist considered by many to be
one of the most influential female vocalists of our generation.  Having shared the spotlight with a host
of cutting-edge artists, including Mint Condition, Jill Scott, Bilal, Omar, Loose Ends, Rachelle Ferrell,
Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi and Eric Roberson to name a few, Julie not only holds up her own with them
but has been praised and respected by them too. Catch her 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 Jack Tomson

This Saturday Jack Tomson 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

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day
Ether E

Night & Day takes on a recorded music vibe as they welcome one of the Night & Day DJs. Expect music, music and more music from tonight’s DJ Ether E.

9pm – 2am / FREE
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Empathy Test & Vivien Glass, Kraak

Empathy Test / Vivien Glass

Empathy Test and Vivien Glass are heading around the UK on on a joint, 9 date tour which this very evening sees them arrive in Manchester and specifically to Kraak where they are also joined by Factory Acts and Berlyn Trilogy.

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £5 adv / £6 otd
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Electro Pop Curious? June, Kraak

Electro Pop Curious?

From the Pop Curious? and Britpop Curious? stable comes…Electropop Curious? at Kraak! They will be playing the very best synthpop bands and artists from the 1980’s right up to the present day, so expect to hear the greatest singles, album tracks and lost treasures. DJ sets come from Phil Bakstad and the ever-present Christopher Dresden Styles.

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

Fragment Festival, Castle & Gullivers

The Castle Hotel
Fragment Festival

Turnitout Manchester and Super Smash Hit Records are proud to present Fragment; an all day festival of alternative music across two venues, The Castle Hotel and Gullivers, right here in the Northern Quarter. As this is written the current running order looks like this…

The Castle Hotel

2:00 Crash Tactics
2:50 Broken Skulls
3:40 Simmer
4:30 Super Luxury
5:20 Hot Shorts
6:10 Fawn Spots
7:00 Jeu
8:00 Glarus
9:00 Falls
10:00 Groves


2:20 Nixon
3:10 All The Best Tapes
4:00 Waking Aida
4:50 Richard J Birkin
5:40 Easter
6:30 Cattle
7:30 Body Hound
8:30 Papayer
9:30 Charlie Barnes
10:30 Castles
11:30 Well Wisher

2pm  / £10 adv
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal, May, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal

As always, Scruff takes on a marathon set, serving up a melting pot of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat, latin, and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category. “This is a non-mobile disco. Please don’t use cameras and phones on the dancefloor. We ask this because we want the dancefloor to be a place where everyone can be in the moment. If you’re tweeting, texting, bidding for a pair of socks on eBay or taking a picture of your friends, you’re not only out of the moment, you also might be making it hard for someone else to be in the moment. The bar or balcony is a much better place for this.” Not sure you need to know much more about a Scruff night at Band On The Wall…just go if you can get in.  

9pm – 3am / £12 adv/ BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Howling Rhythm monthly, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Howling Rhythm Soul Club

After a number of blistering sets at last year’s 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. 

10pm – 4am / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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

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

Common Thumb

White Pepper

Top notch party merchant, DJ White Pepper, comes down to keep the atmos flying high once again. Expect freshly ground hits and seasoned standards from the drawer marked “classics”. White Pepper is a top peck pepper picker at Piccadilly Records so you know you’re in for a carefully procured Saturday night selection box. Sit back and let Mr Peppercorns wash over you.

9pm – 1am / Free
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

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

What's On iBeats, Bats, Beers, Twenty Twenty Twon the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 15th February

Twenty Twenty Two
Beats, Bats & Beers with Jonny Dub

Things have changed down at Twenty Twenty Two with a new team behind the business, but one thing that hasn’t changed is their Saturday nights down at the venue which is still home to Beats, Bats and Beers. This Saturday they have Jonny Dub on the decks.

9pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Sully O’Sullivan presents Kiri Pritchard-McLeanWayne Deakin & Jarred Christmas 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