What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 25th February 2017

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Tonstartssbandht, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen

Now Wave & Soup Kitchen present the two brothers from Florida, Tonstartssbandht, with support from Elliott Vincent Jones.

7.30pm – 11pm / £7.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Tapes, Herron, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Tapes b2b Herron

Tonight’s late show at Soup Kitchen promises “Reggae post wave weirdo stuff, easy listening into hands in the air bangers” as Soup presents Tapes btb Herron.

11pm – 4am / £3 adv & before Midnight / £5 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Community, carnival brasil, texture

Community Mcr hosts Carnival Brasil

All over the world in Feb and March much of the world celebrates Carnival Brazil, the most famous being Rio Carnival and Community Manchester brings you a taste of Carnival Brasil via master Brazilian percussionist Claudio Kron Do Brasil and his band performing Papajaca live featuring Brazilian Carnival queen Simone Reeves. The party also reunites DJs Irfan Rainy and Brazilian DJ Franco Ze who bring back their long running Brazilian party BALANÇO’ meaning swing back to Manchester after a year 4 year hiatus. Expect many styles of Brazilian music vintage and new including Samba Batucada, Baile Funk, MPB, Forro, Samba Rock, Brazilian Hip Hop / Samba Reggae plus modern Brazilian beats.

10pm – 3am / £6 adv / £8 otd / BUY TICKETS
Texture / 67 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester 

Chinese Marbles, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Chinese Marbles

The Chinese Marbles were formed way back in the mists by Macclesfield’s “Mr Big” Roger Walker to produce a truly eclectic band. Many musicians have come from many musical places to play a free mix of soul, jazz, funk, rock, reggae, ska and original material. Tonight this merry band head to Matt & Phred’s to entertain you with their musical talents.

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

Desperate journalist, gullivers

Desperate Journalist

Desperate Journalist headline the gig at Gullivers tonight with support from Artizans.

7.30pm / £8
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

the society, night & day


Night & Day
Local Showcase

Saturday night begins at Night & Day with another Local Showcase, tonight featuring The Society, Carjack Mallone, Flat Four and Aching Limbs.

8pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

cadillac, feb, night day

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 JacobCoid will be on the ones and twos all night long.

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

the g o d, aatma

The G-O-D

The G-O-D take to the stage at Aatma tonight for a fun-filled night of menace and mayhem which will either see them spontaneously combust or set them up nicely for a cracking good 2017, who knows. They may even have a debut single to pimp by then but this is post punk glam rock chaos so again who knows. Support comes from Giant Planets, Move and Bowie Disco.

8pm – 11pm / £6
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

britpop curious, 4th birthday, aatma

Britpop Curious? 4th Birthday

Britpop Curious? turns four years old this month so they will be celebrating like it’s circa 1996 at Aatma tonight! As usual there will be free Britpop face masks, lyric posters and sweets on the door (all while stocks last), with birthday DJ sets from Zoe McVeigh and the ever present Christopher Dresden Styles.

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

Chris Flynn, castle hotel

The Castle Hotel
Chris Flynn – EP Launch

The Castle Hotel gig will launch Chris Flynn‘s ‘Pandora‘ and ‘Anita‘ EP’s. He will be playing both acoustic and full band versions of the EP tracks which follow the life of the lead protagonist, following their story through a series of interrelated songs.

8pm – 9.30pm  / £8
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Craig charles, feb, lexsoul, band on the wall

Band On The Wall
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club with  Lexsoul DanceMachine

Band On The Wall are taking the flavoursome funk far into the night as the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns with acclaimed DJ, actor, presenter and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks, plus special guests Lexsoul Dancemachine live!

9pm – 3am / SOLD OUT
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Elvana, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge

Rock & Roll meets Grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana and gives the band “the front man it’s been missing since ’94“. Elvana tear through Nirvana’s catalogue whilst splicing in grunged up sections of the king of rock & rolls finest moments, culminating in an “audible orgasm of overdrive & old school Rockabilly“. It smells like cheeseburgers and teen spirit, daddy-o! Catch the show at The Ruby Lounge tonight.

7pm – 11pm / £8 adv / £10 / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Absolute Shite, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Absolute Sh*te

Having no shame whatsoever and unable to take a hint, Absolute Shite bring you another dollop of “steaming plop” to The Ruby Lounge. A proper party – cheap entry, cheap beer and the most wonderful party tunes ever played! Leave your credibility at home, head down and fill your ears with an evening of splendidly curated cack! Say it plain and say it proud – this thing is absolute sh…

11pm – 3.30am / £3 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 Toby Hadoke presents Lost Voice Guy, Tom Wrigglesworth and Roger Monkhouse 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

The Pen & Pencil Logo

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 a bit of everything from mixed genre, tempos, rhythms, house, broken beat and electronica while Joey Thorrington keeps the weekend vibes alive from 8pm, 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

sauce, eastern bloc

Eastern Bloc
Sauce Instore with Marco Bernardi & Asher

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 Marco Bernadi & Asher on hand for the Sauce pre-party. 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