What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 30th July 2016

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Samu.L, Whiskey Jar

Whiskey Jar
Distinct Manchester

After launching in May, Distinct Manchester are proud to welcome their second headliner Samu.l down to The Whiskey Jar‘s intimate basement space tonight. Expect good vibes, tight grooves all night long and a crowd that knows how to party. The full lineup includes Samu.lD.R. & MondéJack Michalski and Shaw James.
10pm – 4am / £10 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Mrs Boon's Tea Party, Black Dog Ballroom

Black Dog Ballroom
Mrs Boon’s Tea Party

The legendary weekly ‘Mrs Boon’s Tea Party‘ at Black Dog Ballroom continues as Mrs Boon serves up her amazing homemade cakes while Mr Boon spins the tunes. There’s live music at 3pm, this week from The Dantevilles, with ‘Story Time’ for the kids to follow. Perhaps most importantly, buy a cup of tea and all your top ups are free!

1pm – 4pm / £4 adv / Free for Under 14s / BUY TICKETS
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner of Tib & Church Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1PW

The Boom Yeh, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
MJF – The Boom Yeh

Joining the dots between Funk, Jazz, Soul, Afro-beat and more, London based collective The Boom Yeh have become renowned for their potent compelling live shows, high level musicianship and for digging deeper than your average groove collective. Inspired by classic groove rhythm sections of the 60’s/70’s including The Meters and The Headhunters, the band’s horn led sound counterpoints artists such as Tower Of Power, Parliament and Youngblood Brass Band, interspersed with West African poly-rhythms,
the jazz rock fusion of Mahavishnu Orchestra with the contemporary edge of D’Angelo and Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor. All yours to enjoy at Matt & Phred’s tonight.

Explosive soulful jazz-infused funk. Simply awesome!” ~ Time Out London

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Adam Unsworth

This Saturday Adam Unsworth 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

This Feeling, Night & Day

Night & Day
This Feeling with Broken Hands / The Blinders

The UK’s “most rock ‘n’ roll night out“. A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance, This Feeling descends on The Ruby Lounge with Broken Hands, The Blinders and one more act to be announced playing live from 8pm until 11.30 followed by DJ sets from This Feeling DJs.

A colossal club night” ~ Noel Gallagher

Like a mad 60’s carnival”  ~ Sergio Pizzorno

8pm – 3am / £4
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Puppet Rebellion

Puppet Rebellion

Puppet Rebellion are playing on home turf with support from the excellent King Kartel and Modern Minds at AATMA tonight.

7.30pm – 11pm / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Britpop Curious, July, AATMA

Britpop Curious?

Pop Curious? bring out the big guns from the Britpop era for Britpop Curious? at AATMA and celebrate the best of the 90’s guitar bands in typically raucous fashion! As is the case at any of these Curious? nights there are free pop masks for those who are there early enough (obviously with a Britpop slant tonight!). Expect the best of Britpop coming out of the speakers of course from the ever-present DJ Christopher Dresden Styles.

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

Chateau, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Château presents…

Manchester welcomes Château, a fundraising event showcasing some of the city’s finest artists, performing together on this summer’s night at The Castle Hotel, raising funds for the charity Meningitis Now. Some of the city’s hottest acts will be playing including Dantevilles, Shimmer Trap, The Nix and Glass Cabin.

7.30pm – Midnight  / £3 adv / £4 / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Craig Charles MJF, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club with Beggar & Co.

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns for another night of floor-filling funk and soul classics, with live music from Beggar & Co. and a DJ set from the funky connoisseur Craig Charles himself.

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

Bon Giovi, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Bon Giovi

Bon Giovi are the world’s premier tribute act to New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi. With over 15 years’ experience performing for audiences around the world this is about as close to the real thing as you are likely to see…in The Ruby Lounge anyway!

8pm – 10.30pm / £10 adv / £12 / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Absolute Shite, July, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Absolute Sh**e

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, come 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 – 4am / £4 adv / £6 / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Public Access TV, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Public Access TV

Public Access T.V. are a band firmly planted in downtown New York City. Before they released their first song, played their first show, or even had a name, Public Access T.V. were a band. Best friends out every night together, sharing clothes, cigarettes, pocket change, and most importantly living together in a dilapidated East Village loft where they could stay up all night playing music… loudly. Single ‘In Love and Alone‘ was debuted by Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1 with him giving the track his signature stamp of approval by playing it twice in a row. This single as well as their follow up track ‘On Location‘ led to Public Access TV being one of the buzziest bands at SXSW. They are supported in the Soup Kitchen basement by The Slovaks and Fruit Tones.

7.30pm / £8
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Moving Metals, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Moving Metals

Moving Metals presents a hat-trick of talent as Beatrice Dillon, Sean Canty and Felix Hall all head downstairs to the Soup Kitchen basement.

11pm – 4am / £5 earlybird / £7 adv / £10 otd / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

Freddy QuinneAllyson June SmithJollyboat & Rob Rouse all take to the comedy stage 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

Eastern Bloc new logo

Eastern Bloc
Hidden x Love Dose instore

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. Today though the store is handed over to Manchester favourites Hidden & Love Dose for an all day special! 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!

4pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

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 with Nathan Burroughs & Duncan Wallis

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks from 5pm is Nathan Burroughs with mixed genre, tempos, rhythms, house, broken beat and electronica. Nathan is followed on the decks by Duncan Wallis who steps away from his usual spot in front of the mic with the Dutch Uncles and goes it alone as he takes on the decks. Expect a mix of some new wave, indie and alternative tunes that are perfect for winding up for the weekend.

9pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

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

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

Pottymouth, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
House Classics, Gems & Re-mixes

House music comes to Odd Bar every Saturday night with the fabulous Pottymouth (Bassface) on the 1st & 3rd Saturday and Darryl Marsden bringing you the best in classic, old school house plus new gems on the 2nd & 4th. Lord knows what happens if there are 5 Saturdays in a month!

Darryl Marsden, Odd Bar

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

Oh, Word, Hula

Oh, word? with 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 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


Saturday Rotation, Bay Horse Saddle Club

The Saddle Club
Saturdays Rotation

With Saturdays Rotation on… Saturday, The Bay Horse have some of the very best Manchester DJs playing every month with Tranarchy, Top Of The Pops, Groovalicious, Nicks Picks and Fast Forward:Rewind.

8pm – 1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Manchester / Northern Quarter / M4 1NA

Weekends, 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 – DJ Stylus, Bad Osiris, DJ Klepto, Lee Majors, Darka, Adil Khanfu, Kev Swindells and Dom Kozubik.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ