What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 3rd November

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Scroobius Pip presents WE.ARE.LIZARDS

Scroonius Pip brings his iconic club night WE.ARE.LIZARDS to Manchester for the first time ever and takes up temporary residency in the depths of 2022NQ‘s basement.

WE.ARE.LIZARDS was started in early 2011 by Pip and is a huge explosion of styles, a mash up of all things that will make you party held together by your host and curator Scroobius Pip. On the night, as well as Scroobius Pip on the decks, he is bringing along DMC Champion Destruction who has produced tracks for Busta Rhytmes, Redman, Method Man and LL Cool J and the Push Music DJ’s who proudly label the laptop DJ’ing generation as ‘just f*cking lazy’. The night will be supported by underground clothing label, Redshift Rebels and Clint Boon will be spending time on the decks too.

Scroobius Pip, We.Are.Lizards

All door profits from the night will be handed over to the men’s mental health charity, CALM. The charity boasts Scroobius Pip as an ambassador and 2022nq director Jamie Scahill sits on its music board. CALM runs a helpline 7 days a week as well as the its fantastic website thecalmzone.net that advises and inspires young men when they are feeling down and need advice.

The basement gallery space lends itself really well for one off club nights. 2022nq director Jamie Scahill said “We’re delighted Scroobius Pip chose us to host his We Are Lizards club night, 2022nq is ideal and we’re expecting a sell out. Supporting CALM on the night was a no brainer and we hope to raise a lot of cash for them”  Scroobius Pip

10pm – 3am / £6
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Richard Youngs, Kraak

Buried Bones present Richard Youngs

Buried Bones
Occasional promoters of experimental and interesting music, Buried Bones present Richard Youngs for two sets, the first starting promptly at 8pm. They are delighted to be bringing the wonderful Richard Youngs to Manchester for a rare live performance. For more than 20 years, Richard Youngs has been at the forefront of progressive minimalism, through solo home recording projects and collaborations with the likes of Simon Wickham-Smith, Makoto Kawabata (of Acid Mothers Temple), Alex Neilson, Matthew Bower and Jandek. Leaving a very human fingerprint on even the most far-reaching experimentations, Youngs has built an extensive, intriguing catalogue that just begs one to go deep.  Buried Bones

10.30pm – 6am / £7 adv

Dots And Loops, November

Dots And Loops 3

Tonight’s the night when Dots & Loops hit Kraak once again. It’s the first Saturday after Halloween, so maybe you will all want to dress up? That’s fine by them as they wanna see some pop star outfits, or whatever you want, just make it good. The best Indie, Shoegaze, Alternative, Electronica, Kraut-Rock, Psych and so on. I’m sure you can expect at least a little dub and reggae too, along with some sublime pop moments (Think Bowie, not S Club).

10.30pm – 6am / £3 before Midnight / £4 after
Kraak / 11 Stephenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB


Scruff November

Band On The Wall
Keep It Unreal with Mr Scruff & MC Kwasi

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 6 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 Soundloud page (http://soundcloud.com/mr-scruff) for some live sets and there’s lots more Mr Scruff on his website.  Mr Scruff

Due to the tremendous popularity of this event, and to avoid large queues, Band On The Wall hold back just 100 places on the door, and there will be no passouts, so get your tickets in advance or get there early!

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

Dry Saturday Night Flyer

Dry Bar
Blue Saturday

DJ Tobin Lochrie brings a musical mash up of indie, soul and funk with a dash of Britpop and a pinch of 90’s house.

9pm-4am / FREE

Kids With Machetes

Designer Magazine presents Kids With Machetes EP Launch / Seracrusis / Deaf FM & more

Kids with Machetes are storming out of the North of England with a new breed of Electronic Post Hardcore, made up of Joe on vocals, Chris on synths and vocals, Jay on synths, Dan on guitar and Liam on drums. KWM take their inspiration and influences from many bands; from Enter Shikari and Hadouken! right though to tech metal and dubstep acts. The style that has been adopted is a huge crossover of screams, Manc vocals, epic synths and a forceful rhythm section.  Kids With Machetes

6pm – 10.30pm / £5
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Funkademia 17

Mint Lounge
Funkademia with David Dunne & Trafford Lovething

This Saturday the 3rd November is a very special night for Funkademia as they celebrate their 17th birthday and they want you there to celebrate with them.

When they first started back 1995 David Dunne was the main man at Manchester Kiss102 & he was kind enough to give them loads of support over the airwaves which helped their fledging night take off so they’ve got David on the decks in the main room to take us back to our roots. In the Babyfunk room they’re letting the very enigmatic Trafford Lovething loose to have his own Funkademia birthday party with cake and jelly and everything.  Funkademia

This Northern Quarter stalwart sells out most weeks so you’re advised to either arrive early or purchase advance tickets.

10.30pm – 3.30am / £5 adv /£6
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

The Frank and Walters

The Ruby Lounge
The Frank And Walters – Trains, Boats and Planes 20th Anniversary Show / Ha Ha Tonka

The classic debut album from The Frank and WaltersTrains, Boats And Planes‘ will be played in it’s entirety to mark the 20th anniversary of it’s release. The band will also include selected highlights from their illustrious 23 year career. Stuffed full of hits, ‘After All‘, ‘Fashion Crisis Hits New York‘, ‘This is not a Song‘, ‘Walters Trip‘ and ‘Happy Busman‘ to name a few. The recently released and highly acclaimed ‘Greenwich Mean Time‘ is available now in all good record stores and direct from the band’s own shop where you can also obtain purple flares, orange polo necks and ceramic pudding bowls to re-create that haircut!  The Frank and Walters

7.30pm / £10

Remake Remodel at The Ruby Lounge

Remake Remodel

After massive events in March and April, Remake Remodel return to The Ruby Lounge for another 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! For a £3 guestlist text – 07920491455.

11pm / £3 cheaplist / £4
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Marley Chingus at Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Marley Chingus

These Matt & Phreds stalwarts, Marley Chingus are a contemporary jazz quartet with a fierce, modern sound. Their bass-heavy, modal grooves sear through some of the heaviest, darkest and funkiest corners of jazz and the quartet are masters of maintaining that elusive chaotic spark which is so often the catalyst for true creativity.

4 young jazz buccaneers formed Marley Chingus in early 2008. Based in Liverpool, they quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the North West jazz scene. All of the band members are successful musicians in their own right and are actively involved in Liverpool’s thriving jazz community. Together they perform a blistering showcase of the cutting edge arrangements and gritty modal grooves that romp through the darkest, funkiest and most emotive genres of Jazz.

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

Reptile Youth, Night & Day

Night & Day
Reptile Youth + guests

With a debut album in the bag Reptile Youth take to the road to show us what they’ve got and tonight they land in the Northern Quarter’s very own Night & Day cafe. Here’s a music video from them. If you like it maybe you should get yourself down to the Cafe…. Reptile Youth

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £4

Wheel Me Out

This club night promises a mix of Post-punk and punk-funk classics plus hard, danceable contemporary gnarl for you to get your thing on to….if it’s your kind of thing of course.

11pm – 3am / Free b4 Midnight / £3 / £2 with flier or NUS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Saturdays, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
‘Saturdays’ at Soup Kitchen with Robert Parkinson

The guys at Soup Kitchen have gone for a simple solution when it came to naming their regular Saturday night event and consequently it will be called… er… “Saturdays”! The night will exhibit friends and local talents in the cavernous surroundings of their underground dancing den. They have DJs on rotation in the Kitchen and hand the cellar over to a different promotion every week. This week it’s the turn of Stop Making Sense to take over the Basement and in the Kitchen the decks are controlled by Balraj Deejay Samrai (Swing Ting).

Kitchen ~ 8pm – 1am /  FREE // Basement ~ 10.30pm – 3.30am / £5 before Midnight / £6 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Matt Ward

Matt Ward of Detroit Public Radio and Piccadilly Records drops in to Odd for a night of eclectic beats and party vibes to keep Odd rockin’ until the wee hours!!

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

Mondo Pop at Trof

Mondo Pop!

Mof Gimmers shares his love of outlandish pop music at his weekly, Saturday night musical variety show, Mondo Pop! Spinning soul, funk, disco, pop, rock and more from across the ages, expect cheeky cover versions of songs you know and songs you haven’t heard for ages, but wish you had. Good vibes and dancing to be had ’til late! “Dancing on tables encouraged”.

9pm – 3am / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Friends In Common

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.

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


Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Mick Ferry presents Danny DeeganChris Stokes and Mickey D 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