What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 22nd April 2017

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Eastern Bloc
Record Store Day & Night

Once again, Eastern Bloc are getting fully involved with Record Store Day. This is the 10th year and they have a very special day planned. As well as focussing on hand picking and selecting all the best records all year round from all of their regular distributors, they will be stocking key official RSD titles. On top of this they will be turning their sound system on at 8am with DJ’s planned from 9am til 4am. Yes, thats 19 hours of music, covering everything they love; Funk / Soul / Afro / Hip Hop / Disco / Reggae / Outernational / House / Broken Beats / Jazz / Latin / Techno / Electronica / Jungle / D&B / Weirdness and everything else in between. Playing through those 19 hours will be Hidden SpheresKonny KonSamuel KerridgeAcreDJ BobafattRikki HumphreyKERRIETom BoogizmAntidoteSpace AfrikaWill BoydMeans&3rdVendelKarl RoscoeDarryl MarsdenBattlestar MancuniaAir AdamTom HoughtonAkaramBlack Eyes, Eskiturks and Will T. Phew!

8am – 4am / FREE (if you can get through the door!)
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

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Soup Kitchen
Record Store Day Live

Soup Kitchen‘s Record Store Day all-dayer returns with this year’s special event featuring Plank, Ill, Great Ytene, Peaness, Kyotoya and Aaberg who are all dropping in to play sets.

4pm – 10.15pm / £3 otd
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

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Soup Kitchen
XDB / Annabel Fraser

The legendary XDB (Metrolux Music) and Soup Kitchen favourite Annabel Fraser heads down into the Soup Kitchen basement for the night.

11pm – 4am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

kosmonauts, gullivers


Kosmonauts have been hard at it; non stop gigging and rehearsing – working their way up organically, and tonight they perform for you at Gullivers with support from Vetno.

7.30pm – 11.45pm / £3
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Mr Thing, stage radio

Stage & Radio
Mr Thing

To tie in with Record Store Day 2017, and to celebrate the launch of the 9th Soundwave Festival in Croatia, the folks at Eastern Bloc have combined forces with First Word Records to throw down a mother of a party at Stage & Radio. Passing through on behalf of First Word Records will be Mr Thing, Children of Zeus, DJ Gilla and BobaFatt, and they will be joined in the basement by Swindells and Jim Bane, while Jesterman and Taste The Difference will be in the upstairs bar.

9.30pm-1am / £8 adv / £10 otd / BUY TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

skamel, matt & phreds

Matt & Phreds

Skamel will be playing a mixture of original tunes taken from their two albums (Skamel and C’est Un Safari) and Ska and Reggae classics from the past 60 years at Matt & Phred’s tonight. You’ll hear well-known tunes ranging from the early Ska of the Skatalites, through the Paragons, Gregory Isaacs and Horace Andy, to the Two-Tone of the Specials – expect a night of high-energy skanking!

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Adam Unsworth

This Saturday Adam Unsworth 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 TICKETS / Queue jump & 2-4-1 entry with an NQCard
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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Night & Day
This Feeling

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 The Ruby Lounge with A Secret Headliner, No Hot Ashes, Matter Of Mind, The Americas, Ivory Wave and Saints playing live from 8pm followed by DJ sets from This Feeling DJs.

A colossal club night” ~ Noel Gallagher

Like a mad 60’s carnival”  ~ Sergio Pizzorno

7.30pm / £5 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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The Peer Hat
Dance Yrself Clean

A call out to all you lovers, weirdos in these dangerous times, come and join us as we kick the darkness until it bleeds daylight. A night to dance and celebrate life, friends, strangers and music. Dance in the dark. Dance till your dead. Dance in the street. Dance with somebody. Dance Yrself Clean.” Expect House music, Nu-disco, Synthwave, Synthpop, Art Pop, Dream pop, Electronica, Experimental pop, Hip Hop, Psychedelia, Indie Rock and funk at The Peer Hat tonight.

11pm – 3am / £5 / BUY TICKETS
The Peer Hat / 14-16 Faraday Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1BE

Soul Central, band on the wall

Band On The Wall
Soul Central

Soul Central returns to Band on the Wall for more of the very best in Nu/Modern Soul, 80’s & 90’s classic R&B and the coolest contemporary soulful grooves from resident DJs Mike Stephens, Paul Mac and Bizzy B.

11pm – 3am / £8 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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The Ruby Lounge
Barry Adamson

Multi-disciplined and self taught musician, Barry Adamson has been creating all of his life. He rose to prominence as the bass player in Magazine and toured extensively. His establishment as a solo artist came after a three year stint with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and heralded the release of his seminal first solo album, ‘Moss Side Story‘. Tonight he plays The Ruby Lounge.

7pm – 11pm / £12.50 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 Jim Smallman presents Kevin Dewsbury, Katie Mulgrew and Garrett Millerick 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

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Pen & Pencil
Saturdays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight expect a bit of everything when Nathan Burroughs takes to the decks to get Saturday night started, from mixed genre, tempos, rhythms, house, broken beat and electronica. Then Joey Thorrington takes control of the decks at The Pen and Pencil ready to really set those weekend vibes alive, mixing and blending his favourite House tunes.

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

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

Leo Menace, odd

Odd Bar
DJ Leo Menace

Head to Odd for Hip-Hop, RnB, House, Disco, Electro, Soul and anything that makes you get up and dance with Friday resident DJ Leo Menace. Mixing dancefloor filling classics, new gems and re-mixes, Leo is known for producing a unique, genre-hopping sound that’s seen him play in clubs, festivals, bars and parties all over the country, from Notting Hill Carnival in London to Tramlines in Sheffield and The Ritz and Sankeys in Manchester.

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

Ignition, 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

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

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 – 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