What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 6th May 2017

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Stage & Radio
The Saturday Social

The Saturday Social is Back! And this is the first event of what’s going to be an eight month series of daytime parties in 2017. Saturday Social couldn’t think of a better way to kick off proceedings than inviting the impressive Paolo Francesco, who has gone from pirate radio DJ to promotor (for some of Londons best parties) to tour manager (for non other than Jamie Jones…) and back to DJ again, to join them. Support comes from the Boxed:Music residents (inc. Versus).

4pm – 2am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

The Souls Rays, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Soul Rays

The Soul Rays are a straight up Funk band with a heavy influence of R’n’B and Hip Hop which creates a truly unique sound. Boasting an enormous 10 piece line up including 3 amazing female lead singers and a rip roaring quartet of horns, The Soul Rays bring an energetic live show every time they take to the stage. The Soul Rays will be playing an original mix of straight up Funk with R’n’B harmonies chopped with Hip Hop grooves and attitude at Matt & Phred’s tonight. Expect plenty of original Soul Rays Funk music with along with classic, rare and even a few unexpected covers exploring some of the many amazing artists who have influenced them.

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Jack Tomson & Kahnfu

This Saturday David Dunne 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

mercury machine, night day

Night & Day
N&D Showcase

Night & Day put on another showcase with Mercury Machine headlining and Purple Merlin, Lovechild and Jamie Shiels in support.

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

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day

After the live acts the N&D DJs take over the musical selection until the early hours.

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

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The Peer Hat
Battle Kon 2: The Riffening All Dayer

Kringer and the Battle-Katz proudly present their second Battle Kon where they call on the greatest, the scariest, the weirdest, the funniest, and the bravest to play with them at The Peer Hat and lay waste to people’s ears, hearts and minds. The line up for the day is Obscene NihilistEye Licker, Witch Tripper, Petrol BastardRelicsHung Daddy, Kringer and the Battle Katz, Armageddon Stereo and headliners Raised by Owls.

2pm – 10.30pm / £7
The Peer Hat / 14-16 Faraday Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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Hbac17 – Demur

HBAC17 presents a night of music & artwork headlined by Demur, with Hypophora and Grigio in support. There’s also some specially selected artists joining them including Em’s Art and Design and Hannah Marie Illustrations.

7pm – 11.30pm / £5 adv
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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Britpop Curious?

Pop Curious? bring out the big guns from the Britpop era for Britpop Curious? at AATMA and celebrate the best of the 90’s guitar bands in typically raucous fashion! As is the case at any of these Curious? nights there are free pop masks for those who are there early enough (obviously with a Britpop slant tonight!). Expect the best of Britpop coming out of the speakers of course from the ever-present DJ Christopher Dresden Styles and Michael Clapham.

11pm – 4am / £6
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal

British electronic music producer and DJ comes to Manchester and brings Keep It Unreal to Band On The Wall. As a DJ, Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff plays across the board, flitting between soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, latin, African, ska, disco, house, funk, breaks, soundtracks and loads more. As a producer, he makes music that draws on these influences, with a large dose of cheek and good humor. His cartoon drawings illustrate gig flyers, record sleeves and CD covers, and usually, accompany him at gigs as live animated visuals.

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

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The Ruby Lounge
The Railway Children

Following on from last year’s reunion and series of live dates in the U.K and U.S, The Railway Children return for more in 2017. Formed in Wigan in 1984, by vocalist, guitarist Gary Newby, guitarist Brian Bateman, drummer Guy Keegan and bassist Stephen Hull, the band found UK Indie chart topping success early on with ‘A Gentle Sound‘, their debut album ‘Reunion Wilderness‘, and second single ‘Brighter‘ in 1987. Their melodic, guitar fuelled melodies, fusing elements of The Smiths, R.E.M and post-punk pop, soon found favour with several major labels in London. Tonight they are back at The Ruby Lounge.

7pm – 11pm / £15 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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The Ruby Lounge
Remake Remodel

Oh you pretty things it’s that time of the month again! Freak out in a moonage daydream at Remake Remodel‘s annual Bowie night at The Ruby Lounge and relive those Golden Years of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Halloween Jack and The Thin White Duke himself oh and don’t forget the Goblin King! Expect a whole host of Bowie things including an hour of Bowie from Midnight plus loads more Bowie through the night, a full club Bowie makover- art, installations inc the Bowie photo booth and deco, free Bowie Face Painting, sound and vision cinema w/ Labyrinth & The Man Who Fell To Earth, RR Bowie Merch stall, Sweet Thing Cosmic Cake and The Ziggy Cosmic Cocktails.

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

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Soup Kitchen
The Parrots

Spanish garage trio The Parrots return to the uk this spring and tonight they are in the Soup Kitchen basement.

7.30pm – 10.15pm / £8 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Kiss Me Again, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Kiss Me Again

Kiss Me Again have got some very special guests from London to get you moving as they have Debonair coming to play for you in the Soup Kitchen basement. 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 / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Ray Bradshaw presents Bethany BlackRob Mulholland and Dan Nightingale 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

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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
Sauce Instore with Marco Bernardi & Asher

Marco Bernardi

Pre party for the main event at The White Hotel….

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