What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 5th September 2015

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 5th September 2015, Eastern Bloc 30th Anniversary, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Eastern Bloc Records 30th Anniversary

Eastern Bloc is 30 years young! To mark this very special achievement they are throwing a party at Band On The Wall and want you to head down and celebrate 30 years of one of Manchester’ finest record stores. They will have DJ’s playing across 2 rooms from 8pm, providing 7 hours worth or music from across the spectrum. House / Techno / Drum & Bass / Electronics / Funk / Soul / Disco / Jazz / Reggae / World Music will be played out by Eastern Bloc Residents and some very special guests. 

8pm – 3am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Zutekh, Mr Ties, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Zutekh presents Mr Ties

Zutekh continue their monthly slot at Soup Kitchen in September and are delighted to announce that Mr.Ties will be joining them. So another not-to-be-missed show then! Mr Ties is among the newest, most important and innovative figures in the music scene – on many levels. He demonstrates his skills in his monthly party HOMOPATIK, founded with Danilo Rosato at the ://about blank venue – every time matching his track record for the most generous and joyful presence. Mr Ties is an artist in the truest sense of the word: visionary, humanist and a dreamer, his music comes from the heart to touch yours.

11pm – 4am / £12.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Keep Steppin, Mark Rae, Whiskey Jar

Whiskey Jar
Keep Steppin’ with special guest Mark Rae

Grand Central head honcho Mark Rae joins the Keep Steppin’ crew in the basement at The Whiskey Jar. Its been too long since Mark Rae last played in Manchester and he’ll be backed by Peter Jay & Martin Brew (friends & family). If you missed the recent friends & family reunion at the roadhouse be sure not to miss this!

10pm – 4am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 14 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Kyla Brox 2

Matt & Phreds
Kyla Brox

Kyla Brox is all woman, and now that she’s added mother to her various roles as temptress, good-time gal and dream soul singer, Kyla is the complete woman. To listen to her versions of ‘Feelin’ Good’ and ‘At Last’ is to understand how completely she has absorbed the related forms of soul and blues. Respectively associated with Nina Simone and Etta James, they remind that strong women are a vital part of Afro-American and Lancashire culture. Kyla balances extremes of tenderness and strength like no other singer of her generation, and belts out the blues like a Janis Joplin who has come through. And then there’s her transposition of Deep Southern Soul to northern climes. She sings in her native accent, because, for Kyla, there is no separation between life and art. For tonight’s performance  at Matt & Phred’s Kyla will be joined by fellow musician and songwriting partner Danny Blomeley and a full band for what promises to be a very special gig.

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Myk Nolan

This Saturday Myk Nolan 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

Sky Valley Mistress, Night & Day

Night & Day
Sky Valley Mistress / The Volts / Cassette / Canter Semper

It’s a headlining slot at Night & Day Café for Sky Valley Mistress, a band Louder Than War described as “a force to be reckoned with“. Support comes in the shape and sound of The Volts, Cassette and Canter Semper.

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

Night & Day Club Nights

Night & Day
Wax Sessions

Josh from Lucky T Jackson will be spinning his mass array of vinyl records till the early hours at Night & Day.

11pm – 2am / £FREE
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Witchunt, Sept, Kraak


Like Vogue’s September issue, Witch*unt have got a bumper edition coming up! You might remember from their Noisey guide to clubbing in Manchester that they can’t get enough of Love Dose Records and their unique underground parties. Therefore it gives them immense pleasure to have four members of the collective play tonight at Kraak. Expect mannequins, wild dancing and the usual debauchery! The lineup is JosimarHoLDLaura JacksonRumor and the Witch*unt residents. As ever “No drinks offers, no crying, no *unts“.

11pm – 4am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Dep Leppard, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Dep Leppard / Motley Crew UK / Subhuman Race

It’s another night of tribute acts at The Ruby Lounge as Dep Leppard, the UK’s Tribute to the music of Def Leppard, Motley Crew UK, the longest running Motley Crue tribute in the uk, and Subhuman Race, the ONLY Skid Row tribute band in the UK all make there way to the famous stage.

7pm – 11pm / £10 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Remake Remodel Summer, 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 / £3 adv / £5 / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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

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

So Flute, Blue Pig

The Blue Pig
Danuka from So Flute

The Blue Pig‘s Saturday resident DJs are Northern Quarter favourites So Flute. So Flute’s head honcho,Danukacreates a melting pot of worldwide music, deep rooted in jazz, soul and funk. Danuka has led the So Flute club night in Manchester’s legendary Roadhouse from strength to strength, recruiting headline DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Floating Points, Marcellus Pittman, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Alexander Nut & more.

9pm – 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

No Way Back, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
No Way Back

Odd Bar are proud to present a weekly house music night No Way Back, with the fabulous Kerrie (Eastern Bloc Records) and Liam (I Feel Love) bringing you the best in classic, old school house plus new gems.

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

Common Thumb

Friends In Common

Take your friends, go to Common – Friends in Common! There will be some music from a DJ to entertain you.

8pm – Midnight / Free
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

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

What's On iBeats, Bats, Beers, Twenty Twenty Twon the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 15th February

Twenty Twenty Two
Beats, Bats & Beers with Jonny Dub

Things have changed down at Twenty Twenty Two with a new team behind the business, but one thing that hasn’t changed is their Saturday nights down at the venue which is still home to Beats, Bats and Beers. This Saturday they have Jonny Dub on the decks.

9pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Mick Ferry presents Dave JohnsPhil Ellis & Steve Royal 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