What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 21st May 2016

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 21st May 2016, Gold Jacks, AATMA

Gold Jacks

It’s a busy night at AATMA tonight as first up Scruff of the Neck presents some live music. Headlining the show are Gold Jacks with support coming from Factory, LostLight and Carnival Club.

7pm – 10.15pm / £6 adv / £8 otd / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

River People, AATMA

River People

Told you it was a busy night at AATMA! Straight after the bands it’s on to the DJs as River People continues with their series of events bringing together a revolving group of like minded DJ’s with an across the board music policy. For their second party they are showcasing their crack team of four residents, Horace James, Kelvin Brown, SNO and Bobby James, bringing together a group of selectors who span both generations and continents. These 4 music obsessives come from a diverse range of backgrounds, representing both stalwarts of the music scene’s old as well as the new generation of young selectors currently making their mark in Manchester, with backgrounds varying from born and bred Mancunians, through to a relocated South African.

11pm – 4am / £4 adv / £More otd / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Mrs Boon's Tea Party, Black Dog Ballroom

Black Dog Ballroom
Mrs Boon’s Tea Party

It’s the long awaited relaunch of the legendary weekly ‘Mrs Boon’s Tea Party‘ at Black Dog Ballroom as Mrs Boon serves up her amazing homemade cakes while Mr Boon spins the tunes. There’s live music at 3pm from Manchester’s most talked about new band, Cabbage with ‘Story Time’ for the kids to follow. Perhaps most importantly there’s free tea!

1pm – 4pm / SOLD OUT
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner of Tib & Church Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1PW

Mishka Shubaly, Gullivers

Mishka Shubaly / J D Kelleher

Heading to Gullivers tonight is Mishka Shubaly a guy who has played gigs in thirty-seven US states and several countries, released an album in 2015 called ‘Coward’s Path‘ which is a tragic, funny and always honest account of his former life dealing with addiction and what happened along the path to sobriety. Johnny Depp called it, “Always a favourite – sublime!” and comedian Doug Stanhope says, “If you have ever considered committing suicide at happy hour, Mishka Shubaly is the singer-songwriter for you.”. If that’s you’re kind of thing then get to the gig tonight where Mishka is supported by J D Kelleher.

7.30pm / £10
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Bleeding With Mother, Gullivers

Bleeding with Mother – A new play by Sarah Cassidy

Bleeding with Mother is a dark comedy about family, money and mortality set in the home of Sal Nolan who has been laid out in a coffin the night before her funeral. Written by Sarah Cassidy, it is a farce full of familiar kitchen sink drama characters including nosey neighbours, a daughter working three jobs to make ends meet and a son worried about everything from his thinning hair to his waning marriage. Set to the music of The Smiths, it is brought to you by Room 5064 Productions and previews at Gulliver’s at 2pm today and tomorrow.

2pm / £5
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

So Flute, May, Whiskey Jar

Whiskey Jar
So Flute

So Flute are back in The Still, less glamorously known as the Whiskey Jar basement and they are buzzing now that Carhartt Work In Progress are sponsoring all future So Flute events. They promise some interesting stuff in the coming months. Tonight though it’s all about headliner Garth Be and support, Bolts, Danuka, Yadava and Baloo. Their past two shows have both sold out in advance so they advise purchasing tickets before the day of the party as capacity is only 170.

11pm – 4am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Dona Oxford, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Dona Oxford

Doña Oxford is an extraordinary, soulful and passionate singer, songwriter and keyboardist who’s Old School, Soul vocals and her love of Rock & Roll piano infuses to create a unique sound many have compared to “Gladys Knight meets the Rolling Stones“. Known as the ‘Goddess Of Soul‘, Doña brings her sassy, soulful 6-piece band to Matt & Phred’s where Doña’s high energy, funky, groovy, gritty, and raucous sound will get the crowd on their feet and dancing in the aisles.

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Bucky

This Saturday Bucky 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

Larkin Poe, Night & Day

Night & Day
Larkin Poe

According to the sisters themselves, 2015 was a defining year of growth for Larkin Poe, an Atlanta-based Roots Rock’n’Roll duo, comprised of Rebecca and Megan Lovell as it saw them release second album ‘Reskinned’. Now in 2016 they are back on the road, back in Manchester and headlining Night & Day Café where they are supported by Jarrod Dickenson.

8pm / £7.50
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 / FREE
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Vieon, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Vieon / Ded.Pixel / Mark Corrin

AnalogueTrash kicks off it’s 2016 season of events with an intimate live showcase presenting three of their favourite electronica acts. The three acts in question tonight at The Castle Hotel are Vieon, Ded.Pixel and Mark Corrin plus there’s pre-recorded selections from Valentine Records DJs

7.30pm  / £3
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Bunch Of Five, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
A Bunch of Fives

Fab Radio International presents A bunch of 5, a night showcasing the best in homegrown Mancunian talent. Starting with Plant Food Disco who make your feet ask if you’ve ever realised you’re a perfectly abnormal human being? The evening also showcases the bluesy northern rock of Sittin’ Pretty, plus the vibrant virtuosity of Leo James Conroy. Launching their new album are Cornelius Crane who bring a heady mix of country and Floyd-esque tunes. Last but certainly not least is the remarkable musical 8 bit duelling that is Gameface Chipbattles to round off a night of musical delight. Compered by Fab Radio’s Graeme, this night is destined to be remembered for years to come. 

7.30pm / £6 Earlybird / £7.50 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Heads up 3, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Heads Up 3 with Maddy Storm / Fluidity & more

Heads Up are back, bringing live music to The Ruby Lounge. Headliner Maddy Storm is an “artist who captures her audience with solemn, reverb-soaked melodies & haunting vocals”. Maddy is supported by Fluidity, Olly Flavell and Glass Cabins.

7pm – 10.45pm / £4
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 / £5 adv / £more otd / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

White Boy, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
White Boy

Eastern State Music presents the return of White Boy to the Soup Kitchen basement in support of debut album ‘Glitoris‘. Support comes from No Hot Ashes and Types.

8pm / £5.50
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Mike Wilkinson presents Funmbi OmotayoVince Atta & Tom Wrigglesworth 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

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 with Disco Mums

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks are the 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, italo-pop… no barriers, no restrictions, just proper good times.

9pm – 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

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

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

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

Weekends, Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two

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 – DJ Stylus, Bad Osiris, DJ Klepto, Lee Majors, Darka, Adil Khanfu, Kev Swindells and Dom Kozubik.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ