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

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Eastern Bloc
Dub Smugglers Instore

To celebrate their return, Dub Smugglers have a jam packed day of events which kicks off at Eastern Bloc. They’re gonna be taking a whole heap of record big daytime session. 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. 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


Stage & Radio
Beatnik with Tuccillo

Signed to 2020 Vision, Freerange, Ovum, Visionquest & a regular at DC10, Fabric & Watergate to name but a few, Tuccillo is down at Stage & Radio for the Beatnik Bonfire special. Apparently he’s “bringing more bombs than Guy Fawkes” and he’s definitley joined by Oliver Drops and a few others yet to be named. Oh, and there’s free pizza before Midnight with a valid ticket.

11pm – 5am / £6/8/10 / More otd / GET TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

Wax, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen

WAX prides it’s self on being a vinyl only night that takes you on a deep excursion in to the world of real Funk, Disco, Boogie & Soul. You won’t hear a mix of records like this anywhere else in town and “guaranteed” you’ll be busting to throw down your moves and get some dance floor action at Soup Kitchen. “Good vibes & good times guaranteed”!

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


Mothertongue & We Are Kin’s Guy Fawkes Night Party

A night of Avant-garde live music at Gullivers for Bonfire Night from weird-pop troubadours Mothertongue, progressive dreamweavers We Are Kin and electronic mavericks Sphelm. Free entry and no injured hedgehogs.

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

Tom Seals, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Tom Seals Band

After his previous successful appearances at Matt and Phreds, award winning, Blues chart selling artist Tom Seals returns to what he describes as his “favourite venue in Manchester!“. Tom & his band will perform a mixture of Blues, Pop and Soul from the likes of Ray Charles through to Bruno Mars. Piano/Vocalist Tom will also be playing tracks from his album ‘Ace’ which spent 4 months in the UK Blues Charts, gaining him numerous celebrity fans including Jamie Cullum.

Brilliant!” – Jamie Cullum

The UK’s rising star of Jazz/Pop” – Music Mag

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Bucky

This Saturday Bucky 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


The Castle Hotel

With their Lyrics being compared to Dylan, riffs to Rage Against The Machine, vocals to Howling Wolf and beats to Bonham it’s easy to see why The Graveltones have stirred up so much noise of late. An easily identifiable original sound you can witness for yourself at The Castle Hotel.

7.30pm  / £10
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal

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” so Scruff asks that you don’t use cameras and phones on the dance floor. He asks 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


The Ruby Lounge
The High

25 years after the release of their debut album ‘Somewhere Soon‘, The High reformed in early 2015. With a new line up featuring Jack Couzens on drums and Antony Meehan on bass, they have played successful gigs at The Duchess in York, a headline performance at the Gigantic Festival in Manchester, followed by a headline show at The Academy 3 and now they take to the stage at The Ruby Lounge following the release of their first single for over 20 years ‘Kiss The Sun‘.

7pm – 10.45pm / £10
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB


The Ruby Lounge
Remake Remodel Unchained: Tarantino Night

Head to The Ruby Lounge tonight to “jive like jungle julia, twist like Vincent and Mia” as Remake Remodel delve into their little green bag of Tarantino soundtrack classics. From Midnight they will be playing a power hour of tracks from Death Proof, Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglorious Bastards, From Dusk Till Dawn, Reservoir Dogs. Plus Tarantino Film visuals n’ boozy prizes to be won for best Tarantino fancy dress costumes! (optional) plus Tarantino movies in the Cinema Room.

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


Night & Day
Coquin Migale

Scruff of the Neck presents an evening of live music at Night & Day featuring Coquin Migale, Urban Theory, Maruja and Fez.

7.30pm – 11pm / £7 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day

Following the live bands it’s over to one of the Night & Day resident DJs to keep you entertained until the early hours.

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

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Martin Mor presents Stephen Carlin, Susan Murray and 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 / £20 adv / £15 adv concessions / £More otd / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ


Pie & Ale
Les Fleurs…After the fireworks

Les Fleurs returns to Pie & Ale with an After The Fireworks special! Aniso Tropics, Zvöok! and Ben Set 2 are on hand to warm your cockles after a chilly night outside with DJ sets full of musical bangers. Join them in the bar from 9pm for a musical warm up, then from 11pm in the beer hall for the main event. Expect lots of funk, jazz, hip hop, house and more so head down and finish your bonfire night off in style!

10.30pm – 3am / £4 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Pie & Ale / Unit 2 / The Hive / 47 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FN

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. Getting the weekend started from 5pm is Tom Malam, showing his love for House, Deep House & Disco. He’s followed by DJ Paulette who is making her long-awaited debut at The Pen and Pencil – and with a career spanning across two decades and three countries, there is no doubt that her set will be nothing short of electric. Expect rare grooves, funk, disco, house, and techno. 

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

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

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

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

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