What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 2nd November

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 2nd November

Matt & Phreds

Skamel came together to explore the music of Raspigaous, a French-Arabic Ska and Dub outfit. Since then their set has grown to feature mostly original compositions along with some arrangements of various other Ska and Jazz classics, all influenced by their love of jazz and inspired by the French Reggae scene. Individually, the musicians have many successes, having won awards such as ‘European Young Jazz Artists of the year, 2011‘ and ‘Jazz FM’s Best UK Newcomer 2013‘ and nominations for the London Jazz Awards 2012 & 2013 and ‘Ensemble of the Year’ in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2013. The band features members of the critically acclaimed Beats & Pieces Big Band and the Riot Jazz Brass Band. Tonight they come to Matt & Phred’s to get you dancing!

9.30pm-1am / £5 / FREE ENTRY WITH AN NQCARD
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


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 at Mint Lounge, 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

Amir, 2022NQ


Making his long awaited Manchester debut, the king of crate digging and one half of legendary vinyl excavating due Kon & Amir, Amir Abdullah. Responsible for unearthing and sharing some of the world’s rarest and dopest records through his ‘On Track‘ mixes, BBE Compilations, worldwide DJ sets and his own 180 Proof Label with support from some of the Northwest’s finest collectors, selectors and spinners joining the dots between Jazz Soul Hip Hop Disco & House. More deets over here

10pm – 3.30am / £8 adv / £10 OTD / GET TICKETS
2022NQ / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Kartica, Dry Live

Dry Live
Kartica / The High Nines / Polkadodge / Dan Watkin

MANCUNIApresents are delighted to welcome their pals from Sheffield, Kartica to headline another top gig at Dry w/ The High Nines, Polkadodge & Dan Watkin in support. Touring on their ‘Last Gang in Town‘ tour, we expect big things from this top Sheffield indie band who have a great stage swagger and an outstanding indie sound. Support on the night comes from Manchester’s own The High Nines who themselves have been going from strength to strength recently. Polkadodge also make the trip over from Sheffield to make their debut performance for Mancunia while Dan Watkin returns to play for the 3rd time now, having blown everyone away at the One Day/One Love festival with his outstanding vocals and great tunes.

7pm – 10.30pm / £6 / GET TICKETS
Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

The Bedroom Hour, Night & Day


Night & Day
The Bedroom Hour + special guests

London band The Bedroom Hour played their first Manchester show at Night & Day on August 10th, despite having never played here before and with only a few contacts in the city. But the work they put into promoting their gig was amazing, and they justly deserved the huge crowd that turned out to see them headline. Because of this, their newly won fans took to Twitter and Facebook to demand that we get them back…well, you asked, and they listened!

8pm – 2am / £5
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Red Kite, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Red Kite (featuring Dan Fisher / Cooper Temple Clause) / The Red Suns / Antelopes

Once so common that Shakespeare described London as “a city of Red Kites and Crows”, the Red Kite (Milvus milvus) was persecuted and hunted to extinction throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Its reintroduction, initiated in 1989 by the RSPB and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, is now the most successful reintroduction of any bird species in Europe. In 2006 The Independent newspaper reported the first sighting of a Red Kite over London for 150 years. Now you’ve had the Bill Odie bit, maybe you’d like to know about the band! Red Kite are a six-piece from London. They play alt-rock music. With three guitarists, two drummers, and equal parts hymn and squall, they will be releasing their debut album ‘Songs For Crow’ on Bonfire Night (Gunpowder, Treason & Plot). Inspired by the poetry of Ted Hughes, and recorded over the course of two years following a personally devastating sequence of events, the album touches on themes of death, loss, love and masculinity. It’s all good though, he gets the girl at the end. Hear them play tonight at The Ruby Lounge with support form The Red Suns and Antelopes.

7.30pm / £6
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Remake Remodel Sat Special, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Remake Remodel

Remake Remodel return to The Ruby Lounge for another massive Saturday night special. Those that know Remake Remodel know to expect alternative rock and roll from the likes of Tame Impala, Bowie, BRMC, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones……you get the picture!

11pm / £3 adv / £4 / GET TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Selective Hearing Nov, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Selective Hearing Manchester with Bleak / South London Ordnance / Setaoc Mass / Reflec

Selective Hearing return to Manchester for an intimate little techno party down in the confines of Soup Kitchen basement. Their guests on the night come in the form of Sweden’s techno wizard, Bleak, Hotflush young gun and Aerys Metal king pin South London Ordnance, and Manchester’s own techno lord, Setaoc Mass. Support comes in the form of resident Reflec, with live visuals supplied courtesy of Bones.

Basement ~ 11pm – 4am / £10 adv / £12 otd / GET TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

NoHo Halloween

Halloween Weekend at NoHo

The Northern Quarter’s “Hippest Boogie Den”, NoHo continues to celebrate Halloween all weekend so you’ve got an excuse to dress up and not take your fancy dress off until Sunday! With spooky cocktails and frightening films on the drive-in movie screen you’re in for a ‘frightfully’ good night!

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.

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

Mr Scruff Nov, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Mr Scruff

Northern Quarter stalwart Mr Scruff brings his ‘Keep It Unreal‘ night to Band On The Wall tonight, serving up a huge melting pot of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, dubstep, afrobeat, breaks, latin, and of course tea! For his monthly residency Mr Scruff will be at the decks for 5 hours, making the most of the incredible sound system at this famous Northern Quarter nightspot. To get more of a feel for what’s to come from Mr Scruff check out his Soundcloud page for some live sets including his last set at Band On The Wall and there’s lots more Mr Scruff on his website. Tonight to make things even better there are FREE PIES and HOTDOGS for the first hour and very special gin tea cocktails all night at just £3 each. I say!

9pm – 3am / £11 adv / £12 door
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Common Bar

Friends In Common with Robert Parkinson

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 Robert Parkinson.

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

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Jon Kraus (Hoya Hoya / Fat City) / Ranen

Jon Kraus (Hoya Hoya / Fat City) 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 at Odd tonight. Or you might choose to have your music served up by Rae Dumae (aka Ranen), who has plied his deck wizardry all over the shop and even found himself a member of the Murkage Cartel, so when he plays with Odd, you can expect booming party records and more rhythm than freight train! Or you might try a bit of both!

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 Toby Hadoke presents Nige, Pete Otway & 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 / £17
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ