What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 26th October

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What's On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 26th October

Soup Kitchen
Young Rebel Set

Young Rebel Set returned in September with new album ‘Crocodile‘. From The Coral meets The Doors alt-pop of lead single ‘The Lash Of The Whip‘, to the anthemic rocker ‘Another Time, Another Place‘, to the more sombre sound of the anguished ‘Tuned Transmission‘, Young Rebel Set successfully bridge indie, blue-collar rock & gritty white boy soul with this rousing new set. The follow up to their 2011 debut album ‘Curse Our Love‘, the five-piece from Stockton-on-Tees have raised the bar with ‘Crocodile’ and showcase the new levels their music is reaching tonight at the Soup Kitchen.

This is a type of folk-inspired record which owes more to Richard Ashcroft than it does Mumford & Sons. It is folk with a kind of fallible swagger” ~ Steve Lamacq

Young Rebel Set, Soup Kitchen

Basement ~ 7.30pm – 10.30pm / £6.50 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Tornado Wallace, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Tornado Wallace

One of Australia’s favourite musical sons, Disco prince Tornado Wallace comes to the Soup Kitchen basement. Renowned DJ and selector Tornado Wallace joins local favourites Jason Boardman and Annabel Fraser for a night of disco flavours in the Soup basement. Maybe you’ll get something like this Boiler Room set….

Basement ~ 11pm – 3.30am / £5 adv / GET TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

The Ratells, Dry Live

Dry Live
The Ratells

In the last 12 months The Ratells have played everywhere from trams to a library’s theatre, and train stations to O2 Academy’s up and down the country – upsetting British Transport Police along with way! With a sound variously described as “post punk indie pop“, “sparklingly melodic” and “epic“, The Ratells have quickly gained the reputation as the must-see band in the vibrant Yorkshire music scene. The Ratells work hard, very hard. Now onto their 4th UK tour, the band have attracted a large and growing fan base to venues across the country, including sell-out shows in Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds and their hometown O2 Academy Sheffield (1500 cap), all within the first half of 2013. The bands latest single ‘Faces‘, released June 2013 went viral, with a video solely featuring pictures of their beloved fans racking up 10,000 views on YouTube within it’s first week. With previous support slots with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Reverend and The Makers and The Courteeners, Bob Geldof’s Boomtown Rats, Room 94 it looks very likely this will be the year of The Ratells. See them before they hit the big time and you can say “I was at their Dry Live gig”!

“Blown away. Sheffield’s most promising band since Arctic Monkeys. Fantastic stuff.” ~ Iain Hodgson, BBC Introducing

6.30pm – 10.30pm / £5 / GET TICKETS
Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Kyla Brox

Matt & Phreds
Kyla Brox

Kyla Brox can be tender, urgent and gritty: she blurs the distinction between pleasure and pain like the soul greats of old. The daughter of blues singer Victor Brox, Kyla started singing on-stage at the age of 12 and has several albums to her name, including the band triumph ‘Coming Home‘ (2004) and the stripped and sensitive ‘Grey Sky Blue‘ (2009). Performing on various occasions in a different setting, from band to duo to trio, encourages distinct Kyla’s to come to the fore – the salty blues mama in line from Bessie Smith, and the tender soul singer who sets out her hopes and fears in song. She never flinches from emotional reality in either situation, and is undoubtedly the finest UK blues and soul singer of her generation. Tonight’s performance at Matt & Phred’s will evoke a combination of them all. Fellow musician and songwriting partner Danny Blomeley, and his virtuoso guitar-work, are joined by a full band for this special gig.

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Dave Redsoul

This Saturday Dave Redsoul 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 / GET TICKETS / 2-4-1 entry & queue jump with an NQCARD
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Mumdance, 2022NQ

Project13 presents Mumdance

Project13 returns for the Autumn period with a slew of events at one of their favourite Manchester basements, 2022NQ. Their first event explores the boundaries and bridges of experimental Grime, Techno and Hardcore with 2 of their favoured producers in the UK at the moment. The UK veteran Mumdance makes a long awaited return to Manchester following his 2 year hiatus of touring to focus on production and crafting his live show, making the switch from digital to hardware in between. He will be joined by local golden boy and Project 13 regular, Walton who’s come on leaps and bounds over the past few months touring the US and releasing his debut album on Hyperdub. Alongside the headliners will be Project 13 residents Leadbelly & Mankovic with T-Man on mic duties.

10pm – 3.30am / £4 adv / £5 before 11.30pm / £6.50 after / GET TICKETS
2022NQ / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Ian Skelly & The Serpent Power

Night & Day
Ian Skelly & The Serpent Power / Section 60

A not to be missed opportunity to see Ian Skelly and his bandmates from The Coral perform an intimate gig at Night & Day Cafe. Ian will perform a selection of tracks from his solo album ‘Cut From A Star‘. Support will be from Sheffield’s finest – Section 60. If you want some more info then get yourself over here.

7.30pm – Midnight / £10 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

King Kartel, Kraak

King Kartel EP Launch Party

Formed in September 2012, King Kartel wasted no time embarking on a highly successful UK and Irish tour, based solely on the success of their debut  single ‘Stone Cold Killer’, which quickly racked up an impressive 27,000 views on YouTube and helped the likely lads spread their infectious Indie-infused hard rock to new ears. Sporting both artistic integrity and honesty with a firm understanding for pop sensibilities, do not be surprised if you hear a lot more from King Kartel in the coming months. Tonight you can hear them at Kraak as they launch their latest EP.

7pm  / £6
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Pop Curious?, Kraak, Northern Quarter

Pop Curious?

Pop Curious? are back at Kraak for their monthly dose of Pop fun, with Pop music played loud! As is the norm there will be free pop star masks and other pop props to add to the silly fun given out for free to the early arrivals. In amongst their usual eclectic Pop playlist, expect to hear tracks from their “Pop Album Of The Month” (it’s a new thing), which this time is going to be Kylie’s ‘Light Years‘!. What will they be playing? POP!

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

Craig Charles October, BOTW

Band On The Wall
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club with Hackney Colliery Band

The Funk ‘n’ Soul Show goes live featuring a full live set by the band that the entire planet grooved to at the 2012 Olympics, the sensational Hackney Colliery Band. Plus of course DJ, actor and funkster Craig Charles will be manning the decks until 3am. Formed in 2008 out of a desire to play music that appealed to the feet as much as to the ears, the Hackney Colliery Band is east London’s unique take on the brass band. Featuring trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and marching percussion, the band are totally acoustic and yet able to blow the roof off any room.

“This is the most enjoyable, fun music that I know of”  ~ The Observer

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

Knotslip, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge

Caged Asylum take over The Ruby Lounge with live music followed by their famous late night dive club night. First up tonight on the live music front are Knotslip, a band made up of 9 experienced musicians who have known each other for many years, and have been ‘Maggots’ since a young age. If you hadn’t already figured it out Knotslip are a Slipknot tribute band and they bring the full Slipknot experience with them including masks, suits and kegs. These guys have been keeping Maggots happy every time they play. Tonight they are supported by Obey, Nerve Data and Candid Iniquity. After the show finishes your ticket means you can stick around for the mayhem of Caged Asylum which follows.

7.30pm – 4am / £7.50 adv / more otd / GET TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Caged Asylum Halloween Special, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Caged Asylum’s Halloween Gathering

Caged Asylum are proud to present their 8th Halloween Gathering brings together the like minded who prefer Halloween over Christmas. With the rock supplied by resident DJ Mikee Diablo and the Angels Of Death dancers on hand to take things up a level this one is going to be special. Come and dance with the dead to the darkest Rock & Metal punished out on the 40k state of the art sound system and make sure you dress in appropriate attire to celebrate this devilishly auspicious occasion. Those dressed exquisitely will be rewarded!

11pm / £6
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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

24 Hour Pop Party, Dry Bar

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.

10pm – 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)

Local legend, Rich Reason plays music so funked up 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. Jon Kraus will be delving between the seats to create a colourful montage of Saturday night drinking music, tackling a healthy mix of Disco, Boogie, House, Afro, Brazilian, Psych, Kraut, Garage, Blues, Ska, Reggae & Soul.

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 David Longley presents Seymour Mace, Tom Toal & Steve Royal 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