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

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Whiskey Jar
Heads Up presents: Suzanne Kraft

Heads Up are pleased to bring Suzanne Kraft to the Whiskey Jar tonight for their first event of 2017. Currently based in Amsterdam but originally from the USA, Suzanne Kraft has been responsible for delivering some of the most nuanced and accomplished music in recent times whilst maintaining his role as an true selector in clubs across the globe. Support from Heads Up DJs.

10pm – 4am / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

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Thespianage Live

No two shows are the same when scenes are based on the audience’s suggestions! Don’t miss out on a hilarious night of free improvised comedy as the talented performers of Thespianage return to Gullivers for what promises to be another rib-tickling giggle-fest of live comedy! It’s free entry but to guarantee entry you should book your tickets in advance!

7pm – 9.30pm / FREE / GET TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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The Monochrome Set

Legendary post punk, indie, band The Monochrome Set, featuring original members Bid (Vocals) and Andy Warren (Bass) with John Paul Moran on keyboards and Mike Urban on drums. Formed in 1976 as The B-Sides, the band soon became The Monochrome Set and were heavily influential in the “post punk” scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk. Check them out tonight, along with support The Things at Gullivers tonight.

7.30pm – 11pm / £13 adv / £15 otd
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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Stage & Radio
Vinyl Speed Adjust

Amid the country’s burgeoning electronic music scene Eddy and Levii, Vinyl Speed Adjust, are fast becoming known as two of Romania’s finest future exports. Hailing from the capital Bucharest , their innovative sound epitomises the phrase ‘let the music do the talking’ and can be best described as experimental , percussive and innately intelligent. Their faultless back catalogue boosts of dominance of vinyl releases on the likes of pressure traxx, Gilesku records, colours in music, crystal structures and body parts, and continues to draw industry support from Ricardo Villalobos and Raresh. A night at Stage & Radio not to be missed with support from Zwiezig and DR & Monde.

10pm – 4am / £5 Early / £8 adv / £10 otd / BUY TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ


Matt & Phreds
Jeremy Sassoon

As part of their new Saturday early evening live music gigs, Matt & Phreds welcome Jeremy Sassoon to the club. Manchester based Jazz & Blues singer pianist Jeremy is one of the UK’s most in-demand singer/pianists. Either solo, or accompanied by his band, he captivates audiences with his natural, soulful voice, and a repertoire of his arrangements of Jazz and Blues classics and songs spanning a wide breadth of genres. Jeremy will be doing a solo set on piano spanning genres of Jazz, Blues and Soul. Jazz standards through the music of Ray Charles, Mose Allison and Sam Cooke. Arrangements of Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, Glen Campbell and Jimi Hendrix and Amos Milburn will feature throughout the hour long gig.

5pm – 6pm / FREE ENTRY
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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Matt & Phreds
The Indecision

Dance-crashing British 8-piece, The Indecision, were raised on the soulful ska of Studio One. Authenticity coupled with deft songwriting skill, and forward thinking respect for the sounds of 1960s Jamaica, David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan recently placed the band in his illustrious BBC list of the ‘Best of British Reggae’. Having already shared the stage with legends of the genre such as The Skatalites, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Don Letts, Bob Andy, Neville Staple and The Slackers and performed at UK festivals including Boomtown, Tramlines, One Love, Threshold and Smugglers, The Indecision are now working on more new material, but tonight they are playing for your entertainment at Matt & Phreds.

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

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Super Freak

From the guys who created You Dig? & Wax comes Super Freak which returns to Kosmonaut tonight.

11pm – 2am / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
Kosmonaut / 10 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Brickhouse, Pie & Ale

Pie & Ale
The Brickhouse

The Brickhouse, “the greatest indie club in Manchester that ever lived“, is back at Pie & Ale for a night of classic indie anthems, ran by the original staff and DJs. Expect to hear the greatest indie tracks of all time, along with some Brickhouse gems.

10.30pm – 2.30am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Pie & Ale / Unit 2 / The Hive / Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FN


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

Stolen Haven, night day

Night & Day
N&D Showcase

Saturday night at Night & Day and another of their N&D Showcases. Tonight performing are Stolen Haven (for what is billed as Stolen Haven’s last ever gig), Hawkmen Dive and Carpets .

8pm / £6
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 / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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Electropop Curious?

The next Electropop Curious? event is happening tonight at Aatma, so get ready to dance to the best synthpop bands and artists from the 1980s right up to the present day! With the mighty Goldfrapp gearing up to launch their new album at the end of March, they’re going to be playing extra Alison & Will throughout the night, covering their career so far. It’s going to be great. Free Pop Star Masks, sweets on the door as usual and music comes from the ever-present Christopher Dresden Styles.

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

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The Castle Hotel
Double Denim Live

Double Denim Live: “The best Rock n Roll live music club night” in Leeds comes to Manchester, specifically to The Castle Hotel, 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 acts include Mint, Shadow Palace and Peach.

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

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Band On The Wall
Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Screening

That was the summer of 1963…

Following the huge success of their February Film Festival celebrating great movie soundtracks, Band on the Wall Film Club invites you to have the time of your life at a special 30th anniversary party for Dirty Dancing, including a one-off screening, DJs, cocktails and more.This is more than just a film screening; since 2017 marks 30 years of Dirty Dancing, they’ll be keeping the party going with special guest DJs, themed cocktails (think watermelon) and more – so memorise your Mambo, practice your Pachanga and remember “Nobody puts Baby in a corner“!

7pm – 11pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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The Ruby Lounge

The UK’s number one Slipknot tribute, Slipknowt pride themselves on bringing the intensity you’d expect from a real Slipknot show. You can expect all the original theatrics including masks, boiler suits, beer kegs and pyro. A show at The Ruby Lounge not to be missed for any true Slipknot fan. Special guests for this show are Anti Clone.
7pm – 11pm / £10 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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The Ruby Lounge
The Dog House

As seen at Download Festival and Sonisphere Festival, The Dog House has now arrived at The Ruby Lounge, sounding awfully like Voodoo Rock! Not that that is a bad thing. They have 2 rooms; the first plays the very best in alternative rock and metal, while the second plays mostly classic/hard rock with a twist of punk, grunge and stoner. Alongside this musical revelry you’ll find podium dancers, “The scream screen“, prizes, giveaways and much more. The aforementioned ‘much more’ includes drinks offers. 

11pm – 6am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Hidden cameras, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Hidden Cameras

One of Canada’s most mercurial artists, Joel Gibb is the lead singer, songwriter and choir captain of The Hidden Cameras. Forming in Toronto in 2001, Gibb and his gang of musical provocateurs have created music and live performances legendary for their raucous, unfettered celebration of freedom and sexuality. Tour support comes from Royal Wood.

7pm – 10pm / £10
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

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Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen have the Freerotation crew taking over the basement, featuring live modular jamming from Steevio and Suzybee plus support from Duckett (live) and Joe Ellis.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Jessica Fostekew presents Dominic Woodward, Hayley Ellis and John Lynn 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 a bit of everything mixed genre, tempos, rhythms, house, broken beat and electronica. He’s followed from 8pm by Sam Flanagan who will be bringing the weekend in hard by blending and mixing Indie music with elements of hip hop, rock, drum and bass, dance and everything in-between.

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
Natural Sciences x  Eastern Bloc

It’s a “pre-mutant rundown at Eastern Bloc before the hotel check in” with  DJ SeinfeldO FutersTextasyAntonioDJ Swagger and Animal for Natural Sciences x Eastern Bloc.

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