What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 5th March 2016

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Haelos, Night & Day

Night & Day

Tonight’s entertainment at Night & Day Café begins with some live music. Headlining the night are HÆLOS – known individually as Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith and Lotti Benardout. Calling to mind the same deserted dawn high streets stalked by the music of Massive Attack, Portishead and the rest of those electronic artists who spent the 90s finding the pain after the rave, each track HÆLOS make sounds like a ritual; a way to cope. In a world that has forgotten about the chillout room, those rituals and coping strategies are more vital than ever. They are joined on the night by some special guests in support.

8pm – 11pm / £8.50 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Ether E, Night & Day

Night & Day
Ether E

Following the live acts at Night & Day earlier in the evening the fun continues with the Night & Day DJs. Expect music, music and more music from tonight’s DJ Ether E.

8pm – 2am / £6.50 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Cavana, Night & Day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

Getting the night started at Night & Day are a fine selection of live acts. Headlining are Cavana with support coming from Aeim, Ragged Ends and Sauce.

8pm – 11pm / £6.50 adv
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Bones Shake, Gullivers

Abattoir Blues presents Bones Shake – ‘Junk’ album launch

Bones Shake, a 3 piece trash, blues band from Manchester. Formed in 2013 the band’s own brand low down, dirt, blues rock has seen them play all over the UK as well as doing a string of dates in France and being picked to play the Blues Autour Du Zinc Festival in Beauvais. During that time the band have gained an unrivalled reputation as a must see live act! Since signing to Abattoir Blues Records, the band have released ‘The Gut Bucket EP‘ in 2013 and ‘The Pig’s Head EP‘ in 2014 and in 2015 they released their debut album ‘Kicks‘ to critical acclaim. 2016 sees the release of their second full length album ‘Junk‘; nine tracks of scuzz, blues rock n roll. To celebrate the release they head down to Gullivers for a special launch event with special guests 94 GunshipsGUTS and more TBA.

7.30pm / £5
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Dreamer, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

Be prepared to dance the night away to funk, soul and disco classics from 70s-90s at Matt & Phred’stonight. Dreamer are a 7 piece funk & soul band from Manchester. They play tunes by Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Chic, Sister Sledge, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Jill Scott amongst others on the funkier side of soul. Prepare to dance the night away when they will be joined by the sensational Dave McCarthy of Salutation Dub fame, who will be helping them bring the funk.

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Jack Tomson

This Saturday Jack Tomson 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

ElectroPop Curious, March, AATMA

ElectroPop Curious?

From the Pop Curious? and Britpop Curious? stable comes…Electropop Curious? at AATMA! They will be playing the very best synthpop bands and artists from the 1980’s right up to the present day, so expect to hear the greatest singles, album tracks and lost treasures. The ever-present Christopher Dresden Styles plays an all night set for this one.

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

Trash, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Trash / Plaza / Medics

Three live acts to entertain you at The Castle Hotel tonight with the evening headlined by Trash. Support comes from Plaza and Medics.

7.45pm – 11pm  / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Mr Scruff, March, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal

The original Manchester residency is now in its 16th year! Time for Mr. Scruff’s monthly residency at Band on the Wall. As always, Scruff will be at the controls for 5 hours, serving up a melting pot of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat, latin, and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category. Expect fantastic sound, a lovely mixed crowd & great atmosphere. This is a non-mobile disco. Please don’t use cameras and phones on the dance floor. We ask this because we want the dancefloor to be a place where everyone can be in the moment. If you’re tweeting, texting, bidding for a pair of socks on eBay or taking a picture of your friends, you’re not only out of the moment, you also might be making it hard for someone else to be in the moment. The bar or balcony is a much better place for this.

10pm – 3am / £12 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester DMAs, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge

Since the DMA’S burst on the scene earlier this year they have not stopped with thrilling and anthemic shows all over the world. The singles ‘Your Low’ and more recently ‘Lay Down’ caught the attention of NME, who called them “Truly thrilling“, Radio 1, 6 Music and Radio X (Dave Roundtree of Blur said on air “(DMA’S) has the swagger of Oasis and the musicality and inventiveness of Arctic Monkeys.” Tonight they headline The Ruby Lounge for what will surely be another sell out show.

7pm – 10.45pm / SOLD OUT
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Remake Remodel, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Remake Remodel

Remake Remodel return to The Ruby Lounge for another massive Saturday night special which includes the RR Vintage stall, Henna tattoos and Sexy Sadie’s Cinema screening cult movies all night long. 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 – 3.30am / £4 adv / £5 / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

De'nova, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
De’Nova Ep Launch with City Of Lights / Kosmonauts / Jennie Vee

To celebrate the release of their brand new E.P ‘Young Hearts‘, DE’NOVA play a special release show at Soup Kitchen. Plenty of support to with City Of Lights, Kosmonauts & Jennie Vee all playing.

7pm – 11pm / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Inside Out

Soup Kitchen
Inside Out

For their next dance Inside Out are bringing Ge-ology to the Soup Kitchen basement. The Baltimore born, 80’s New York City bred Renaissance man excels at everything he does be it producing, DJing or visual art. Geo already has links to Manchester with his fantastic ‘Superstar‘ track with Mos Def featuring on our city’s Fat City label back in 2007 and Inside Out are thrilled to be bringing him to Soup. His body of work as a producer speaks for itself but they’ve booked him as he’s one of the best DJ’s around. He regularly rocks dance floors world-wide…from Europe to Asia and beyond.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Dave Ward presents Ray MearnsSpencer Jones as The Herbert & Jonny Awsum 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 / £18 adv / £11 adv concessions / £20 otd
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

New(ish) kid on the Tariff Street block, 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

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