What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 24th June 2017

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Stage & Radio
Dream Pool with Or:la

Dream Pool are delighted to have Or:la (Feel My Bicep, Meine Nacht, Deep Sea Frequencies) join them, for their debut night, in the Stage & Radio basement, alongside residents. Or:la has utilised her distinct and refreshing style while playing alongside some other hugely accomplished artists such as The Black Madonna, Helena Hauff, BICEP, Call Super and many more.

10pm – 4am / £8 adv / £10 / BUY TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

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Soup Kitchen

Scruff of the Neck are described as a collective “making waves we shouldn’t ignore” (Hattie Pearson, Radio X) and a “Super-cool imprint” (Manchester Evening News). High praise indeed, but it’s the bands they pick and the shows they promote that make the difference. This time out at Soup Kitchen they present to you Tigerside, Rivet City and Bonsai.

7.30pm – 11pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

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Soup Kitchen
Low Jack

Modern Love /Trilogy Tapes / L.I.E.S. mainstay Low Jack comes to the Soup Kitchen basement backed by Sean ‘Demdike’ Canty & Jon K.

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

Terri Shaltiel, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Terri Shaltiel

Returning to M&P’s, Terri Shaltiel is a powerful funky singer as well as being a band-leader and song-writer, who sings a bluesy fusion of deep soul, jazz, funk, rare-groove, reggae and all that is fine, with a tone ranging from gutsy and raw to lilting and lush. Her Influences include Aretha Franklin, Etta James,Marlena Shaw, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles,Phyllis Dylan plus many more and Terri has worked with several prestigious musicians and tonight you get to enjoy her performance at Matt & Phred’s.

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 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
You Are Mark E Smith

Let’s Make This Precious presents a celebrations40 years of the Fall with live Fall karaoke and Fall DJs; You Are Mark E Smith! Following the success of their London appearance in March, they have The Fallen Women performing live Fall karaoke! This is your chance to join the group and live out your MES fantasies on stage. There will be DJs playing all Fall all night, so enjoy a rare chance to hear the Fall sound on the dancefloor.

8pm – 11.30pm / £9 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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Night & Day
Cadillac Clubnight

Cadillac is back at Night & Day with DJs spinning funk, disco, boogie, soul, groove from 11pm until the small hours of Sunday. For this one Beatphreak DJs will be on the ones and twos all night long.

11pm – 4am / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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Bag It Up: a Geri & Spice Girls Special

The Spice Girls released their planet-conquering debut single ‘Wannabe‘ back in the summer of 1996 (feel old yet?!). Everything was fine and dandy until Ginger decided she’d had enough and left the band, unveiling her first solo album ‘Schizophonic‘ in June 1999, claiming the number one spot with three of the four singles released from it. To commemorate these magnificent pop happenings, Pop Curious? are celebrating 18 years of Solo Geri and 21 years of the Spice Girls at their Bag It Up Disco at Aatma. Usual Pop Curious? stuff with free Spice Face Masks, Pop Props & sweets on the door (first come, first served).

11pm – 3am / £7
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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The Castle Hotel

Tonight Double Denim hit Manchester with what will be a massive show with some of the best new bands from across the country mixed with some of Manchester’s finest. Confirmed so far are Generation, Edgar Duke, Sugar and Sauce. All proceeds from this gig are going to the victims of the Manchester and London attacks.

7.30pm / £5
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

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Band On The Wall
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club with The Plimp Souls (live)

Take the flavoursome funk far into the night as the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns to Band on the Wall with acclaimed DJ, actor, presenter and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks until late, plus special guests, Manchester born heavy-funk and soul band, The Plimp Souls live!

9pm – 3am / £17.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
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The Ruby Lounge
Design a Gig Relaunch Party

Design a Gig are embarking on a new era and they want to celebrate that the only way they know how – with a gig! Performances on the night at The Ruby Lounge come from Joe McCorriston, Ben Taggart, All My Ghosts and Boxes.

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £4 adv / £5 / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Barry Dodds presents Geoff NorcottSusan Murray and Jarred Christmas 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 manning the decks from 5pm is Nathan Burroughs with mixed genre, tempos, rhythms, house, broken beat and electronica. He’s followed from 8pm by DJ Paulette who is returning to The Pen and Pencil after her extremely popular debut. Expect rare grooves, funk, disco, house, and techno. 

9pm – 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

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Eastern Bloc
Process x Signal Instore x Dez Williams & Umwelt Pre-party

Established as a record shop for over 30 years Eastern Bloc is now a fully licensed bar open until 11pm with the occasional late license event. Some special local selectors as well as current and past staff members take the helm at the decks and provide your soundtrack, with tonight being a pre-party for the main event where Process & Signal host Dez Williams & Umwelt. New soundsystem in full effect as well as a well stocked bar including a load of ales, lagers and bitter bottles from local brewer Cloudwater. Get involved!

6pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

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