What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 30th August 2014

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 30th August 2014

Pie & Ale
The Brickhouse Top 50

After much demand, Brickhouse have decided to throw another bash, this time in the Northern Quarter at Pie and Ale. Last time they held a party it was impossible to squeeze in all of the requests in such a short space of time, so this time they’ve decided to do a Brickhouse Top 50! They’ve been hosting a huge vote over on their Facebook page and this will make up the basis of the Top 50. Expect to hear plenty of classic tracks from the likes of New Order, The Stone Roses, The Smiths, James, The Courteeners, The Rolling Stones etc…

10.30pm – 2.30am /  £4.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Pie & Ale / Unit 2 / The Hive / 47 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FN

You Dig? August, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
You Dig?

After the success of July’s You Dig? party at Soup Kitchen they return for more Summer(ish) funk and soul before we head into the winter months. Expect a full night brimming with Funk, Soul, Disco & Latin in all shapes and sizes as Diesler & Simon Hamm crack out their extra special vaults of vinyl & select the finest prime cuts for you! A ever they will be expecting a busy one so grab some super early birds tickets in advance.

11pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Pop Bubble Rock Tony Hawks, Dry Live

Dry Live
Pop Bubble Rock! – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater night

Manchester’s “most super fun club night” Pop Bubble Rock! gets even more RAD as they bring to you their Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater night at Dry Live. They will have Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1/2/3 on a massive projector screen and the best 2 minute run wins a retro Playstation, game & £50. They are also going to drop the best anthems from the game and collect S-K-A-T-E (hidden round the venue) for a surprise! All this, plus of course your usual serving of awesome pop punk and party hip hop. To quote them; “Singing. Dancing. Drinking. High Fives”.

10.30pm – 4am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

London Afrobeat Collective, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
London Afrobeat Collective

London’s hottest live band London Afrobeat Collective grace the stage at Matt & Phred’s tonight for a typical M&P event; amazing music and great company. Afrobeat Collective have rightly earned a reputation as one of the most unique and exciting bands in the UK today, and their overwhelming live performance is nothing short of awe inspiring.

All of the musicians are superb, they’re tight as hell, and they write and play great songs!” – Trebuchet Magazine

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Les Croasdaile

This Saturday Les Croasdaile 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

Delamere, Night & Day

Night & Day
Delamere – ‘Headstrong’ single launch party

Following the success of their debut single ‘Do You Want Me?‘ and a sold out launch party at Manchester’s The Deaf Institute in March of this year, Scruff Of The Neck Records are ecstatic to announce the second release from Delamere, the infectiously brilliant track ‘Headstrong‘, which of course requires another launch party which tonight will be at Night & Day Café. Playing live on the night will be Delamere and support comes from Skinny Roller, The Hotspur Press and Crystal Ships.

7pm – 1am / £7 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Vena Portae, The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Vena Portae / Helen Chambers

Vena Portae are an Anglo-Swedish alt-folk band, comprised of BAFTA award-winning singer songwriter Emily Barker, songwriter and performer Dom Coyote, and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Ruben Engzell. ‘Vena Portae‘ means ‘vein portal‘ in Latin; it’s a short vein that carries blood to the liver. The band were inspired by ideas of roads, rivers, veins, portals, creative openings, connections between people, places and life force.Tonight they take the stage at The Castle Hotel with support coming from York’s Helen Chambers.

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7.30pm  / £8 adv
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Arcane Flux, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Arcane Flux / The Jacks / Dirty Jesus / The Jalapeno Hombres

If you head down to The Ruby Lounge tonight you will be treated to 4 bands for the small sum of £4. That’s right, only £1 a band which is remarkable value. This is especially true when the bands in question are headlined by Arcane Flux with The Jacks, Dirty Jesus and The Jalapeno Hombres in support.

7pm / £4
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

What's On iBeats, Bats, Beers, Twenty Twenty Twon the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 15th February

Twenty Twenty Two
Beats, Bats & Beers with DJ Bucky

Things are changing down at Twenty Twenty Two (which was 2022NQ – See even the name has changed), and one such thing is Saturday nights down at the venue as they introduce us to Beats, Bats and Beers. Every Saturday they have DJ Bucky on the decks for a night of Hip Soul, Boogie Funk, Disco & Alternative Pop treasures and their new, dedicated Ping Pong room is open to play a bit of wiff waff all night long. Doors open at 4pm with DJs on from 9pm and it’s FREE ENTRY

4pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

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

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

White Pepper, Common

Friends In Common with Anna Budrys

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 Anna Budrys.

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

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Odd Weekends

Two floors to choose from with a DJ apiece. That’s what’s normally going on at Odd, so expect something very similar tonight. What you can be sure of is some good music, some fine drinks and even better company. A splendid Saturday night if ever there was one.

8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

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 Ward presents Seymour MaceSam Avery & Jeff Innocent 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