What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 21st January 2017

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The Nest, Stage & Radio

Stage & Radio
The Nest: Episode Two

The Nest flock again this January providing you with grooves for your moves for Episode Two. This time they take over Stage & Radio for an amazing 10 hour party showcasing their resident talents as well as welcoming some of their friends to The Nest. Residents on show are Zachary, Eksish, Tee O and Rhodriguez while the friends are DR & Monde, Samuel Padden and more yet to be announced.

10pm – 8am / FREE / GET TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

Cute Owl, Gullivers

Gullivers
Cute Owl Experimental Music Festival

Cute Owl promotions are excited to announce a brand new intimate festival of grassroots live eclectic innovative and experimental music which takes place throughout the day and night at Gullivers. On the bill are tAngerinecAt, Code: Marla vs Spire Cranes, Stephanie Finegan, Tekla, Cynthia’s Periscope and Rik Andrive.

6.30pm – 11.30pm / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

The Castaways, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Castaways

The Castaways, led by trombonist Mel Howard (formerly Freedom Masses & Creation Roots amongst many others), brings you Ska, Rocksteady and a touch of Reggae fused with more than a little Jazz. If you love the music of the Studio One days from the likes of the Skatalites, Don Drummond, Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals and many more, you’ll love The Castaways! Catch them at Matt & Phreds tonight.

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

Funkademia

Mint Lounge
Funkademia with David Dunne

This Saturday David Dunne 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

This Feeling Big in 2017, Night & Day

Night & Day
This Feeling – Big In 2017

The UK’s “most rock ‘n’ roll night out“. A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance, This Feeling descends on Night & Day for a special night highlighting a load of bands they think will (or should) hit the big time in 2017. Headlining are the awesome The Blinders with support from White Room, Strange Bones, Dantevilles, April, Jordan Allen, The Assist and The Strawberries. Once that lot get done there’s DJ sets from This Feeling DJs.

A colossal club night” ~ Noel Gallagher

Like a mad 60’s carnival”  ~ Sergio Pizzorno

7pm – 4am / £5 adv / £7 otd
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Emerging North, AATMA, Tourist Attractions

AATMA
Emerging North Live 1st Birthday

It’s their first birthday celebration Emerging North have got to celebrate in style at AATMA, so they bring you a mega, mega night of some of the best emerging live bands out there. The jam-packed bill includes Sioux, Little Illusion Machine, Saytr Play and Tourist Attractions.

7pm – Midnight / SOLD OUT
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Analoguetrash live, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Analoguetrash:live

Analoguetrash:live is a series of specially curated and intimate events featuring some of the UK’s best and brightest alternative and electronic music acts. The emphasis is on showcasing and discovering quality new music, with a triple headliner format and lineups that compliment each other in terms of sound and artistic direction. This edition features live performances from Future Perfect, Promenade Cinéma and Voi Vang and AnalogueTrash / Neon City Social Club DJs there to play some records.

7.30pm – 11pm  / £5
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

martin carthy, band on the wall

Band On The Wall
Martin Carthy

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Carthy is a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic. This is a seated show at Band On The Wall.

“Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all” – Q Magazine

7pm / £13 Earlybird / £15 adv / £17
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Dillinja, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Dillinja

There are few producers on the drum’n’bass scene who are as respected and revered as Dillinja. With his trademark combination of dirty stomach-churning basslines and tighter than tight beats, his reputation has been secured as one of the most influential producers in drum’n’bass history, as well as one of the scene’s most called-upon remixers, having worked with everyone from David Bowie to Bjork and Basement Jaxx. For this show at Band On The Wall Dillinja will be playing a rare classics set of old school tracks from throughout his extensive career. Support is from MC Longman, Devious D and Jim Bane.

11pm – 3am / £12 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Guns or Roses, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Guns Or Roses

Guns Or Roses have been noted as being the most entertaining GnR tribute on the circuit and have wowed audiences from London to Norway, Manchester to Bulgaria. These guys are international jetsetters as well as UK favorites. Playing everything pre-dating the Chinese Democracy album, GoR will hit you with a setlist which alters slightly each gig, but you’ll get the faves and hits such as Paradise City, Sweet Child, It’s So Easy, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door and Mr Brownstone as well as tracks like You Could Be Mine, Pretty Tied Up, November Rain and My Michelle. You won’t be disappointed.

7pm – 11pm / £8 adv / £10 / BUY TICKETS
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 – 4am / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Lucoo live all dayer, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
LuCoo Live All Dayer

LuCoo Live presents a day long gig at Soup Kitchen featuring live performances from Man Made, Ethan & The Reformation, Hello Operator, Crimsons, KASHMERE, Carnival Club, La Mode and Kieran Dobson plus DJ sets from Wet Dreams MCR & Disco Illusions throughout the day!

3pm – 10.15pm / £8 Adv / £10
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Swing Ting January Jam, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Swing Ting January Jam with Brackles

Swing Ting are back in the Soup Kitchen basement for their January Jam with their usual host of selectas plus special guest Brackles and of course, MC Fox.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC David Longley presents Tudur Owen, Jonny Pelham and Alex Boardman 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

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight kicking off your Saturday night is Jamie Bull with a set filled with exotic disco, Balearic pop, house and Italo, old and new, edited and then re-edited again by City Life’s Best Club DJ for 2015. He’s followed from 8pm by Sam Flanagan who will be blending and mixing Indie music with elements of hip hop, rock, drum and bass, dance and everything in-between.

5pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Lost in Tokyo

Lost In Tokyo
Tokyo Saturdays!

Get lost with Lost In Tokyo‘s resident superstar DJ spinning Disco & Funk classics and topping it off with huge Hip Hop jams for all the kawaii cats to let loose to! There’s free entry as well as 2 cocktails for £10 every night of the week from 4pm – 10pm (excluding hard hitters). Dress well, dress code is smart casual.

5pm – 3am / FREE
Lost In Tokyo / 26b Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DW

Deepart, Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc Residents & special guests

Established as a record shop for over 30 years Eastern Bloc is now a fully licensed bar open until 11pm with the occasional late license event. Some special local selectors as well as current and past staff members take the helm at the decks and provide your soundtrack with tonight’s musical guide is deepArt Sound’s Steve Conry all night long. 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

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

Ignition, Hula

Hula
Ignition starring 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 ex-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

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