What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 24th August

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What's On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 24th August

Soup Kitchen
Blondes + guests

Blondes return to Soup after their 10/10 debut album of 2012, this time for a Saturday night August Bank Holiday special. Not to be missed. Blondes, the duo of Sam Haar and Zach Steinman, first met at Oberlin College in 2003, where they studied electroacoustic composition and studio art respectively, and became collaborators in a smattering of short-lived experimental outfits. They moved to Oakland, NYC, and Berlin, where they founded Blondes proper, before settling in to Brooklyn as their home base. Blondes quickly evolved from a home studio project to a live experience built around a tactile assemblage of synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines. Haar and Steinman’s creative approach centers around an improvisational process that first produced syrupy, space-case dance music, before further performances at nightclubs with bigger sound systems and ecstatic dance floors inspired the duo to focus their sounds at a higher fidelity and deeper frequency, both sonically and spiritually. Blondes’ heart aligned with house music in its most liquid form, and ‘Lover / Hater’ emerged from those first ripples…..

Kitchen ~ 10pm – 4am / £5 Earlybird / £7 Adv / £9 otd / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

The Score, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
The Score + Secret Special Guest / Chaddy / Brett Hoyes / DJs Little Red + Justin

The Score are the new, “undiscovered pride of Manchester” band and pioneers of their genre of music which is known as ‘Dirty Space Disco’. They are joined at The Ruby Lounge by a Secret Special Guest along with Chaddy, Brett Hoyes and DJs Little Red and Justin. This will be The Scores first gig in 4 years so should be a bit special.

7.30pm / £3 / £5
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Terri Shaltiel, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Terri Shaltiel

Performing soul/ jazz/ funk/ blues and rare-groove classics along with some of her original material, Terri Shaltiel returns to Matt & Phred’s for another great night. Terri has recently been enjoying radio play via the Craig Charles funk and soul show. Terri’s music is best described as funky soul/blues fused with contemporary R&B and Jazz. She takes inspiration from a diverse range of artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marlena Shaw, Roberta Flack and Ray Charles with a contemporary twist.

9.30pm-1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Three Blind Wolves, Night & Day Cafe

Night & Day
Three Blind Wolves / Oddsocks / Keelin

Three Blind Wolves return to Night & Day following their storming headline show there in the spring. Playing tracks from their new album ‘Sing Hallelujah For The Old Machine‘, this Glaswegian band always put on an incredible and spirited show, laced with stunning folk harmonies, bouncing drumbeats and infectious guitar melodies. If Three Blind Wolves alone aren’t enough to tempt you they have Oddsocks and Keelin in support.

8pm – 2am / £6 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Off The Hook, Kraak

Off The Hook v Black Angel v Chew Disco v Akbar.umm

4 club nights, 6 hours, 1 big party. Off The Hook (winner of City Life ‘Best Gay Night’) teams up with three outstanding parties, Black Angel, Chew Disco and Akbar.umm, for a summer love-in with a soundtrack of R’n’B, Hip-Hop, Pop, Indie, Bollywood, Bhangra, Soul, Salsa and Middle Eastern beats.

10pm – 4am / £6 otd 
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Abattoir Blues Festival, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
The Abattoir Blues Festival 2013

Abattoir Blues Records are back hosting a 2 day festival over the Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 24th August & Sunday 25th 2013 at The Castle Hotel. This year they are offering a range of 24 talented acts for the fantastic price of just £3.50 a day. You can come and go as you please over the weekend and make the most of your Bank Holiday whatever Manchester’s weather may bring. For the full line up head over here.

2.30pm – 2am / £7 weekend ticket
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Trafford Lovething

This Saturday Trafford Lovething 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.

10.30pm – 3am / £5 Adv /£6 / BUY TICKETS
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Dry Saturday Flyer New

Dry Bar
Blue Saturday

DJ Tobin Lochrie brings a musical mash up of indie, soul and funk with a dash of Britpop and a pinch of 90’s house.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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

White Pepper, Common

Friends In Common with White Pepper

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 White Pepper.

9pm – 2am / Free entry before 10pm / £2 after
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Richard Reason (Hit & Run) / Jon Kraus (Hoya Hoya / Fat City)

Jon Kraus hunts for his ‘Loose Change’ at 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. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Odd local legend, Rich Reason, plays music so funkified that James Brown’s ghost has started to haunt him. You don’t need to worry about that though; all you need to do is get into your glad rags, have a drink or two and shimmy around to amazing boogie, disco and party jams.

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

Saturday Social

The Bay Horse
Saturday Social

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

Woo Hah Trof

Woo Hah

A new night comes to Trof as Kevlar & Kydro present Woo Hah, a night of old school hip hop, funk, soul and original breaks.

9pm – 3am / FREE before 10pm / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Caimh McDonnell presents Steve HarrisRob Heeney & Tony Burgess 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