What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 21st February 2015

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 21st February 2015, Dutch Uncles, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Dutch Uncles: In N Out Store Show

To celebrate the release of their new album ‘O Shudder’, Dutch Uncles will be playing a special afternoon show at Soup Kitchen. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis when you pre-order the album from Piccadilly Records. You can pre-order in person at the store or online here. These tickets are gonna fly out so don’t hang about!

1.30pm – 3pm / FREE (kind of!)
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

White Boy, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
White Boy

The early evening show at Soup Kitchen is the debut live performance by White Boy. There are only a limited number of tickets so make sure you get yours.

8pm – 11pm / £10
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Swing Ting Feb, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Swing Ting – Full Resident Crew Roll Out

Swing Ting are back in the Soup Kitchen basement for February with a full resident team rollout featuring Platt, Fox, Samrai & Joey B with street and soundsystem styles from past to present. Get in early to avoid queues, missing out etc.

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

Nightcreatures, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Nightcreatures

The Nightcreatures play New Orleans R&B inspired by the hit HBO series ‘Treme‘ and the recordings of Dr John, James Booker and Professor Longhair. They draw their repertoire from a varied mixture of New Orleans classics, old time blues, traditional spirituals, mardi gras and more modern songs which are all given the ‘Nightcreatures treatment‘, as well as original music. Half blues band, half brass band they have the capacity to perform in a street parade as well as on stage and deliver a driving rhythmic sound that demands their audience dance….so that’s just what you can expect to be doing if you are 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

One of the regular DJs takes control of the decks at Funkademia, which takes place every Saturday to a consistently full house at Mint Lounge, 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

Blooms, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Blooms / Strangeways / Bonamalis / Janileigh Cohen / Martyn Ellis

A band causing something of a stir at the moment, Blooms, headline The Ruby Lounge tonight. they are joined by a full strength support in the shape of Strangeways, Bonamalis, Janileigh Cohen and Martyn Ellis. Get there.

7.30pm – 10.45pm / £5
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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.

11pm – 4am / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Acre Tarn, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Acre Tarn / Pale Waves / Britain / Girl Friend

Get ready for a night of live music at The Castle Hotel with headliners Acre Tarn supported by Pale Waves, Britain and Girl Friend. All this and fine ale available too!

7.30pm – Midnight  / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Jarrod Dickenson, night & Day

Night & Day
Jarrod Dickenson / Bells In The Birches / The Folk Remedy

Texas-born, New York City-based songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson comes to Night & day to night to perform his collection of blues-rock songs, notably from his album The Lonesome Traveler. He will be supported on the night by Bells in the Birches and The Folk Remedy.

8pm – 11pm / £7 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Night & Day Logo

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

Strange Faces, Kraak

Strange Faces / Silke / Full Hou5e

Strange Faces put on their first headline gig at Kraak tonight where they will be supported by Silke and Full Hou5e.

7.30pm / £3.50
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Electropop Curious Feb, Kraak

Electropop 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 Danny Olsson-Lane and the ever-present Christopher Dresden Styles.

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

Bailey McConnell, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Bailey McConnel

With over 12 million youtube hits, and over 600,000 followers across his social media, Bailey McConnel‘s popularity is building steadily. Debut EP Memories was released in November 2014, achieving a Top 10 position on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart. Tonight’s show at Band On The Wall is part of Bailey’s first ever headline tour, and will feature songs from the EP as well as brand new material. Expect a stunning showcase of songwriting talent from this rising star. Not to be missed!

6pm – 11pm / £12.50 adv (standard) / £17.50 adv (meet & greet)
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Soul Garden Feb, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Soul Garden with Giles Thorpe / Owen D / Ryan Peake

Soul Garden is the New Skool Soul night at Band On the Wall. Modern soul and contemporary RnB with a splash of reggae and a sprinkle of soul classics from Giles Thorpe. Tonight Giles is joined by Owen D and Ryan Peake.

11pm – 3am / £10 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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

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

Just Be Odd To Me, Odd

Odd Bar
Just Be Odd To Me

Home to the best DJs from across Manchester, including DJS from Swing Ting, More Bounce, Taste The Diff’rence & More. Bringing you an eclectic mix of Hip Hop, House, Motown, Funk, Electro & Pop (especially when Paris Is Burning comes to town) to keep you going to into the early hours of Sunday morning.

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

Saturday Rotation, Bay Horse Saddle Club

The Saddle Club
Saturdays Rotation

With Saturdays Rotation on… Saturday, The Saddle Club at 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

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

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

White Pepper, Common

Friends In Common with Jeff O’Toole

Every Saturday night (apart from the 2nd of the month) Common invite their favourite friends to play their favourite records. Expect to hear music you never knew you liked. Pop music played with sense and sensibility, country with soul, and maybe something that will make you dance. Tonight’s special friend is Jeff O’Toole.

9pm – 2am / Free entry before 10pm / £2 after
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC David Longley presents John Warburton, Alistair Green and Tom Stade 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 / £10 concession / £20 otd
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ