What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 23rd January 2016

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 23rd January 2016, Project 13, Lee Gamble, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Project 13 presents Lee Gamble / Beneath / Szare

Returning to the Soup Kitchen Basement for the P13003: ‘Szare’ Launch party are Project 13. This party has a maximum capacity of 200 so is sure to sell out so be quick on the ‘Buy Tickets’ button! Playing out will be Lee Gamble, Beneath, Szare and Acre.

11pm – 4am / £8 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

TNS Records All-dayer, Gullivers

TNS All-dayer 2016

The TNSrecords all-dayer is back to bring you this beauty of a gig in Gulliver’s. They have 9 great bands lined up, all for just £7 (if you get your ticket in advance). Making up the day’s entertainment are Faintest Idea, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Vanilla Pod, The Domestics, Acid Drop, Rising Strike, Bobby Funk, The Kirkz and The Migraines.

2pm – late / £7 adv / £10
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

The After Hours Quintet, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
After Hours Quintet

Originally founded as a duo in 2012, The After Hours Quintet quickly established itself as one of the more versatile Hot-Jazz outfits on the scene. Playing with sensitivity and an apparent sense of ease the band really love letting rip; to the delight of audiences young and old. Expect to hear classics at Matt & Phred’s tonight from the likes of Sydney Bechet, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman along side a few vintage interpretations of contemporary classics!

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


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

Gorilla Riot, Night & Day

Night & Day
Gorilla Riot / The Twisted Dolls / Bones Shake

Gorilla Riot return to Night & Day Cafe for their 1st show of 2016. A night of raucous rock ‘n’ roll with support from very special guests The Twisted Dolls and Bones Shake.

8pm – 11pm / £5 otd
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 / £6.50 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

R n Bey, AATMA

R ‘n’ Bey

It’s R’n’BEY‘s first birthday this month, so head over to Aatma (formerly known as Kraak) to ease yourself into 2016 with lashings of Rihanna, Beyoncé and other ‘Pop ‘n’ B’ pals, such as Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Nicki Minaj, Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, MIA, Jennifer Lopez, Pussycat Dolls, Neneh Cherry, Jamelia, Missy Elliott, Kelis, Javine…basically if it’s got a filthy beat and pop attitude, it’s game for being played! As ever there are free pop star masks, pop props and sweets on the door (while stocks last), the night is hosted by Tilly Skreams and Christopher Dresden-Styles will be on DJ duty.

11pm – 4am / £5 otd
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Dilly Dally, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Dilly Dally

DHP & DIY Mag present Dilly Dally with guests Tigercub. For twelve years Katie Monks and Liz Ball have been connected through music. A sister-like bond that requires no words. The two Toronto-based musicians met in high school over a common love of legendary bands like The Pixies, scrawling lyrics and poetry to mimic their heroes. Both self-taught guitarists, Ball and Monks also idolized the lackadaisical sorrow of Kurt Cobain, Christopher Owens and Pete Doherty, slowly manifesting that admiration into their own band they called Dilly Dally, and eventually their debut record, Sore. They play live at The Castle Hotel tonight.

8.30pm  / £5 adv
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Vieux Farka Toure, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Vieux Farka Toure

Dubbed “the Hendrix of the Sahara“, Vieux Farka Toure is one of the hottest talents on the contemporary African music scene. Son of the late maestro and two-time Grammy Award-winner Ali Farka Toure, his music heralds a new generation of Malian desert blues. A highly gifted guitarist, singer, songwriter and percussionist, Vieux has reinvented the fusion music his father created, bringing funk, reggae, and jam music to the desert-blues genre and carrying this new sound worldwide. Utterly astonishing live, Band on the Wall is delighted to bring one of Africa’s greatest stars back to Manchester.

Africa’s new axe hero marches on.**** Uncut

9pm – 3am / £13 Earlybird / £15 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Ultimate Anthems, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Ultimate Anthems

Ultimate Anthems is the uptempo sister night to Ultimate Power: new songs, but the same principles:

  • Every song a classic you never hear at any other club night
  • Every song you can punch the air to relentlessly, whilst hugging a stranger and screaming the chorus till your lungs give out.
  • Nothing but anthems all night long that you never hear anywhere else: massive tunes, singalong choruses and a euphoric atmosphere.

Don’t miss out on this hands-in-the-air, feel good night at The Ruby Lounge. 

1030pm – 3.30am / £6
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Jonny Candon presents Mike NewallMark Nelson & 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 / £18 adv / £11 adv concessions / £20 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

New(ish) kid on the Tariff Street block, Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks are Disco MumsDisco Mums are 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

So Flute, Blue Pig

The Blue Pig
Danuka from So Flute

The Blue Pig‘s Saturday resident DJs are Northern Quarter favourites So Flute. So Flute’s head honcho,Danukacreates a melting pot of worldwide music, deep rooted in jazz, soul and funk. Danuka has led the So Flute club night in Manchester’s legendary Roadhouse from strength to strength, recruiting headline DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Floating Points, Marcellus Pittman, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Alexander Nut & more.

9pm – 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

No Way Back, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
No Way Back

Odd Bar are proud to present a weekly house music night No Way Back, with the fabulous Kerrie (Eastern Bloc Records) and Liam (I Feel Love) bringing you the best in classic, old school house plus new gems.

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