What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 3rd June 2017

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Boogie Nights, Whiskey Jar

Whiskey Jar
Boogie Nights: Get Down It’s Summer Time

Boogie Nights returns to their long standing home at The Whiskey Jar tonight for the first instalment of their Summer Parties! Boogie Nights DJs on the 1s and 2s all night long.
11pm – 4am / £3 adv /£5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

the-saturday-social-ft-hauswerks, stage radio

Stage & Radio
The Saturday Social

The Saturday Social continues with the second of their eight month Saturday daytime parties, and this month Hauswerks is coming to party with them at Stage & Radio. From producing and engineering with house-music heavyweights like DJ Steve Lawler, Mark Knight and Doorly, the groove-obsessed Hauswerks has a sound they absolutely buzz off at Boxed:HQ. Support coming from Del-30 and Adam Rayner.

4pm – 2am / £5 adv / £10 / BUY TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M12EQ

creature comforts, gullivers

The Creature Comfort

Live premiere of new material from The Creature Comfort at Gullivers tonight, plus special guests The Goa Express and Dreamherbs.

7.30pm – 11.30pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Dana Ali Band, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Dana Ali Band

The Dana Ali Band is a Neo-Soul band formed by husband and wife Dave Hewitt and Dana Ali, the band takes elements of Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B and Funk to create a fresh and distinctive sound. Taking her influences from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Eva Cassidy and Roberta Flack, to name but a few, Dana started singing Gospel music in the churches of Atlanta GA. With experience singing in front of large audiences in churches, conferences, choirs and plays, Dana decided to take her performing career to another level. Collaborating with Dave Hewitt and Alan Shacklock (from the British band Babe Ruth), Dana Ali started recording material in Nashville for her solo project. After moving to the UK, Dana now performs and tours with her band, which she will be doing at Matt & Phreds tonight.

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 TICKETS / Queue jump & 2-4-1 entry with an NQCard
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

stray scene, night day

Night & Day

Stray Scene are currently playing gigs round England, and tonight they are headliners for one of Night and Day‘s famous Showcase nights. Their energetic shows are becoming quite legendary and their summer festival appearances, recognition from BBC Introducing and recent support slots are showing that the world is sitting up and taking notice of them. The rest of the line up is Tuscan Sun, Ember Weir & The Lamberts.

8pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day

After the live show it’s over to the Night & Day DJs to provide your soundtrack into the early hours of the morning.

11pm / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

eivor, castle hotel

The Castle Hotel

Eivør’s 10th album ‘Slør‘ has been released to international press acclaim and tonight this Faroese musician takes to the stage at The Castle HotelEivør’s musical palette has broadened since her folk beginnings as her albums and performances variably have included jazz, country folk, big band stylings, classical influences, and trip hop tinted rock. As of late, she has consolidated these experimental inputs into her own style of folktronica with heartfelt lyrical observations of life as it unfolds. Support and price of the ticket are still to be announced.

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

legacy, band on the wall

Band On The Wall
Legacy 90.1FM World Music Showcase

Legacy 90.1FM is known for bringing you the best soul, reggae and dancehall. However, as avid listeners will know, music from every corner of the world is played seven days a week. Legacy 90.1FM could very well be the most diverse and eclectic radio station across Northwest England. Tonight Legacy brings this diversity and versatility live to Band on the Wall. Legacy DJs and presenters will deliver music and entertainment from around the world all night. There will also be some live P.A’s too, keep listening and follow on social media as they are announced!

9pm – 3am / £7 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

guns-or-roses, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Guns Or Roses

Guns Or Roses have been noted as being the most entertaining GnR tribute on the circuit and have wowed audiences from London to Norway, Manchester to Bulgaria. These guys are international jetsetters as well as UK favorites. Playing everything pre-dating the Chinese Democracy album, GoR will hit you with a setlist which alters slightly each gig, but you’ll get the faves and hits such as Paradise City, Sweet Child, It’s So Easy, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door and Mr Brownstone as well as tracks like You Could Be Mine, Pretty Tied Up, November Rain and My Michelle. You won’t be disappointed if you’re a fan of G&R and you’re at The Ruby Lounge tonight.

7pm – 11pm / £8 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

remake-remodel-beatles-night, ruby lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Remake Remodel Beatles Night

Here comes the sun…Come together, twist and shout and join Remake Remodel on the magical mystery tour at The Ruby Lounge as they kick off the Summer, celebrating the famous fab four in true RR style! Expect an hour of The Beatles from midnight plus loads more Beatles through the night, Beatles art installations including The Yellow Submarine Photo Booth, art, deco & visuals, Beatles fancy dress competition, 60’s inspired face painting and glitter.

11pm – 3.30am / £4 adv / £6 / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Kiss Me Again, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Kiss Me Again #11 with Lakuti & JD Bevan

Kiss Me Again have got some very special guests from London to get you moving as they have Lakuti coming to play for you in the Soup Kitchen basement, plus JD Bevan. Kiss Me Again is a monthly LGBT+ night in Manchester dedicated to “bringing a broad spectrum of sounds and good times to queerdos and everyone else in one of the world’s finest basement, Soup Kitchen“.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Alex Boardman presents Andy White, Tez Ilyas and Tanyalee Davis 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

The Pen & Pencil Logo

Pen & Pencil
Saturdays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs.

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

Eastern Bloc new logo

Eastern Bloc
Resident & Guest 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. 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!

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