The Market at 2022NQ
A creative emporium of local talent for your delight makes it’s debut at 2022NQ throughout the day, where its original white tiled walls, industrial pillars and double room space provide a perfect canvas for this Market Day.
With a broad array of stalls including Vintage Clothing, Art, Craft, Photography, Design, Textiles and Records the 2022NQ Market aims to appeal to all ages and provide quality throughout the day, transforming the venue into an emporium not only for the avid shopper but also for those who want to browse whats on offer, read the papers and catch up with friends.
The Market provides an opportunity to celebrate the wide variety of creativity and talent in Manchester and build on the growing network of contacts associated with 2022nq. Pop in for specialised workshops in art, screen printing and badge-making with food and refreshments on sale throughout the day.
11am – 5pm / FREE
Norman Jay MBE (Good Times Set) / Will Tramp!
Norman Jay is known around the world for his trademark ‘Good Times’ set and this will be his first trip back to Manchester in over two years. He’ll be delving into his plentiful record box of deep and diverse music inspirations, past, present and future to an intimate crowd of just 250. Jay, the only UK DJ to be awarded an MBE for services to music, has had an illustrious career including being one of the founders of Kiss 100, regular shows on BBC Radio London and this celebrates playing at the Notting Hill Carnival for 32 years! Supporting Norman will be Will Tramp! who is a familiar name around the Northern Quarter.
10pm – 3am / £8
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ
Mcr Scenewipe’s All Killer, All Dayer
Today Mcr Scenewipe are incredibly pleased to welcome some of their favourite bands and DJs of the moment to come and show off their beautiful ditties while we get to drink and dance, and all in the name of science as all proceeds will go to the very worthy cause of Mental Health Research UK.
They will be hosting the event over two very special venues, Soup Kitchen in the daytime (see below for the line up) and Kraak in the night time, there will be DJs, art and merch stalls and some very special giveaways including the 4th instalment in their mixture series, only this time its a VIDEO ‘mix-deev’, crammed full of music videos from some of Manchester’s most booming bands!
Kraak - 9pm – 3am
Sways Records DJ’s throughout the evening
GHOST OUTFIT – 21:30
WEIRD ERA – 22:20
BROWN BROGUES – 23:10
EAGULLS – MIDNIGHT
DJs Til Late
9pm – 3am / £8 (For an All Dayer ticket)
Kraak / 11 Stephenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
‘Saturdays’ at Soup Kitchen with Robert Parkinson / Work Them
The guys at Soup Kitchen have gone for a simple solution when it came to naming their regular Saturday night event and consequently it will be called… er… “Saturdays”! The night will exhibit friends and local talents in the cavernous surroundings of their underground dancing den. They have DJs on rotation in the Kitchen and hand the cellar over to a different promotion every week. In the Kitchen tonight is Robert Parkinson (Preston Is My Paris) while in the basement it’s Work Them.
Mcr Scenewipe’s All Killer, All Dayer
Soup Kitchen get the daytime part of the All Killer, All Dayer before it heads over Stevenson Square and ends it’s day in Kraak. For all the details I hope you had a look above, but here is the line up for Soup.
Soup Kitchen – 1pm – 9pm
Stop Making Sense DJ’s throughout the day
BUTCHERS – 14:00
TEMPLE SONGS – 15:00
MILK MAID – 16:00
VICTORIES AT SEA – 17:00
PATTERNS – 18:00
45 Club DJs will be spinning 7 inches – 19:00 – 21:00
Basement ~ Noon – 9pm / £8 (For the whole All Dayer)
After a summer of rest, afternoon residencies and a festival afterparty, Work Them returns in proper late night disco mode in the atmospheric basement of Manchester’s increasingly beloved Soup Kitchen for a full bodied night of alternative and electronic music for the chin strokers, the booty shakers, the shoegazers and the awkward ravers. Continuing their mission to find the missing link between Edwyn Collins and Flying Lotus, expect new discoveries, current groovers and records that still sound as good as any from the worlds of disco, psychedelia, post-punk, house, experimental, bass and more. Willing feet and broad minds required.
Kitchen ~ 8pm – 1am / FREE // Basement ~ 10.30pm – 3.30am / £4 before Midnight / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF
Band On The Wall
Omar / Thabo & The Real Deal / DJ Chris Jam
A night of glorious music as Band On The Wall welcomes the man commonly credited as the father of UK Neo Soul to its stage, the one and only Omar, with support from Thabo & The Real Deal, followed by a soul party with DJ Chris Jam keeping it soulful on the decks till late. And yes, before you ask, THAT Omar!
Touring in anticipation of his seventh studio album ‘The Man‘, Omar has been one of the major voices on international soul scene for over two decades. With six albums to his name – and over half a million record sales along the way, his massive and much-loved hit ‘There’s Nothing Like This‘ announced the arrival of a major new talent when it smashed it way through UK Singles Chart back in 1991. Encapsulating what was to become the new sub-genre of soul, his fresh sound combined Latin, funk, reggae, soul, jazz and orchestral arrangements and established him as a major player on the neo soul scene.
Always pushing the boundaries of soul music, over the years he’s worked with artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Kele Le Roc, Angie Stoneand Common. His recent album ‘Sing (If You Want It)‘ is considered to be a modern soul classic. In 2006, the Urban Music Awards presented Omar with the Best Neo Soul Act and Outstanding Achievement Awards. In 2011 he was nominated as Best UK R&B/Soul Act t the MOBOs and this year he received an MBE for his outstanding services to music.
Touring on the back of forthcoming album ‘The Man‘ (featuring guest artists Zed Bias, King P, Dru & Perez and Live Tropical Fish), B.O.T.W. are delighted to welcome this major name in British Soul to the venue. Support tonight features the wonderful voice and fresh soul sound of Thabo and the Real Deal.
8pm / £15
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
9pm-4am / FREE
Pandemik ‘Freshers Infection’ with Skeptical / Foreign Concept & more
After a short break for the summer, Pandemik return with their contagious infection of sound. Bringing together another solid lineup of the finest sounds in the music they represent for yet another massive Freshers Party at Dry Live. They welcome back Skeptical once again after he tore the place down last September. Alongside Skeptical, they have a superb debut for Manchester, (to add to their growing debut list), Foreign Concept. The full line up is Skeptical, Foreign Concept, T-man, Mc PM Antagonist, Somnium, Epicentre, Stagger and Deadweight.
11pm – 4am / £5
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
The Ruby Lounge
Ultimate Power ‘Here We Go Again’
Ultimate Power is a night playing nothing but the greatest power ballads ever written, celebrated by the friendliest clubgoers around, creating a night of pure euphoria. Since launching in December 2010, Ultimate Power has rapidly replicated its enormous success in London and Brighton, becoming the hottest new club night in Manchester. After sell out event after sell out event, Ultimate Power is back at the Ruby Lounge, so come and witness the phenomenon or to find out more check out the website. Ultimate Power
“As high octane as it is infectious – it’s taking over the capital” ~ Time Out
“The ultimate communal karaoke” ~ London Lite
“Stupendously successful….a night dedicated to the glory of the Power Ballad” ~ Guardian
“A fun-as-fuck communal club experience” ~ NME
10pm / £6
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Matt & Phreds
Samuel C. Lees
Samuel C. Lees has emerged as one of the UK’s most exciting and entertaining Gypsy guitar players. Samuel’s fusing of both the smooth melodic style of Django Reindhardt and the fire and flair of modern gypsy guitar players such as Jimmy Rosenberg and Joscho Stephen surpasses convention and crosses boundaries.
Samuel’s performances combine an eclectic mix of Gypsy standards, Swing 42 and Djangoligy, (and modern songs such as Valerie by the Zutons and Wishing Well by Free) and his own original compositions. The music of Django Reinhardt inspired the duo to commit their talents to breakdown the “jazz barrier” wanting to share and promote Gypsy Swing with many other talented players across the globe. This love of music inspired the group to approach songs that are outside the gypsy jazz era. Samuel C. Lees
9.30pm-1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Jon Kraus’ ‘Loose Change’
Jon Kraus (Hoya Hoya / Fat City) brings ‘Loose Change’ to Odd Bar as he delves between the seats to create a colorful montage of Saturday night drinking music, tackling a healthy mix of Disco, Boogie, House, Afro, Brazilian, Psych, Kraut, Garage, Blues, Ska, Reggae & Soul.
8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER
The Bay Horse
The Saturday Social takes place every Saturday in the wonderful surroundings of The Bay Horse Pub. A soundtrack of the weird, wonderful and well known, from the old to new, Funk to Punk, Disco to Indie, Folk to Pop, all played on lovely crackly vinyl. Your DJs for this aural journey are Craig Johnson and Ian Scott.
8pm – 1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Manchester / Northern Quarter / M4 1NA
Mondo Pop! with Mof Gimmers
Mof Gimmers shares his love of outlandish pop music at his weekly, Saturday night musical variety show, Mondo Pop! Spinning soul, funk, disco, pop, rock and more from across the ages, expect cheeky cover versions of songs you know and songs you haven’t heard for ages, but wish you had. Good vibes and dancing to be had ’til late! “Dancing on tables encouraged”.
9pm – 3am / FREE before 10 / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Friends In Common with Neil Atkins
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 Neil Atkins.
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW
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. www.funkademia.net
This Northern Quarter stalwart sells out most weeks so you’re advised to either arrive early or purchase advance tickets.
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC Phil Ellis presents Matt Forde, Andy Watson and Phil Nicholl 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
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ