What’s On In The Northern Quarter, Saturday 7th April 2012

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Keep It Unreal 7 April

Band On The Wall
Keep It Unreal with Mr Scruff

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.

You can get a sense of what’s to come from Mr Scruff at his soundloud page (http://soundcloud.com/mr-scruff) and on his website (http://www.mrscruff.com).

* Due to the tremendous popularity of this night there will only be 100 tickets reserved for sale on the door. Get there early to avoid the queue!

9.30pm -3am / £11 Advance / £12 Door
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Manchester

Dagda at Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Dagda featuring Joe Wright

Dagda features some of the finest young musicians from around the UK. The group performs predominantly original compositions and jazz standards, drawing influences from folk and world musics as well as the traditional jazz cannon. Conceived to promote collaboration among up-and-coming artists, Dagda explores the musical interests and respective heritages of all its members: the ensemble traditions of Irish Folk Music, the brooding sinuous lines of the Kletzmer, and the driving riffs and energy of Rock, all steeped in the language of blues and jazz. Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nick Drake, Led Zeppelin, Phil Woods, Pink Floyd, Jonathan Kreisberg, John Coltrane, Q-Tip and The Velvet Underground are named amongst some of their more mainstream influences. http://www.dagdaquartet.co.uk

“Energetic modern jazz with a rocky edge…” Time Out

9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Manchester

Fat Out Presents at Kraak

Fat Out Til You Pass Out present Child Abuse

Fat Out Til You Pass Out has grown from its small humble beginnings into a forced to be reckoned with in the Manchester independent music scene.  Their shows have steadily gotten bigger and more diverse, turning from occasional gig/party organiser into a fully fledged and recognised promotion. Tonight’s show at Kraak sees headliners Child Abuse supported by Stig Noise, Staer and Bratan. Find out more about Fat Out Til You Pass Out on their website; fatout.co.uk

7pm – 10.30pm / £4 otd
Kraak / 11 Stephenson Square / Manchester

Hot Milk at Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Hot Milk

As part of the ever evolving line-up at Soup Kitchen, the first Saturday of the month now belongs to Hot Milk, bringing dancehall, soul and dirty south to Stevenson Square. The night is hosted by Fox and playing tonight are Bobby Irish (http://soundcloud.com/bobby-irish-hotmilk), Joey B (http://soundcloud.com/joey-b-hotmilk) and AManLikeSam (http://soundcloud.com/amanlikesam) with a “Sound-system to wake the town”.

10pm-3.30am / £5 before Midnight / £6 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Manchester

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 before 10 / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / 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. This week’s ‘Friend’ is Robert Parkinson.

9pm – 2am / free before 10pm / £2 after
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Manchester

Marion Band

The Ruby Lounge
Marion + special guests Exit Calm + The Christophers

Tonight The Ruby Lounge welcome Marion to take us all back to the 90’s Britpop music scene with support from Exit Calm and The Christophers. Originally formed in Macclesfield in 1993, this English rock band have had a massively varied story between then and now, but back in September last year the original members of the band, Jaime Harding, Phil Cunningham, Anthony Grantham, Julian Phillips and Jack Mitchell decided to get back together again. Here’s a little taster of what to expect;

You can find out more about Marion at their website, www.marionuk.co.uk, and their support acts tonight, Exit Calm (www.exitcalm.net) and The Christophers (www.thechristophersmusic.co.uk).

7.30pm / £12

Remake Remodel at The Ruby Lounge

Remake Remodel

After a massive event in March, 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!

11pm /  £3
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Manchester

Club Moho

Moho Live
Club Moho

Moho Live continues its new regular Saturday night, Club Moho. In the Main Room Jorge will play anything and everything commercial; pop, indie, dance, rnb, dance, you name it,  Jorge will play it. While in Room 2 Glen from Coup De Ville hosts spinning old skool hip hop and electro. It’s £5 in all night (unless you find one of their flyering team and get a free ticket) and there are some drinks specials too for those looking for some value from their night out.

Doors 11pm,  £5
Moho Live / Tib Street / Manchester

Night and Day Cafe

Night & Day Cafe
M.E. In The Media (Charity Event) with High Rise + These City Lights + Lucy Camba Bermudez + more

An awareness raising event for M.E. in the Media featuring the talents of High Rise, These City Lights, Lucy Camba Bermudez and more acts on the night. Show your support and get down to Night & Day this Saturday night.

7.30pm – 10.30pm / £2

Stretch Disco feat. Psychemagik

Stretch Disco feat Psychemagik

Stretch Disco returns to Manchester’s Northern Quarter at Night & Day Cafe to hold monthly Saturday night gatherings. To mark their comeback they have booked rising stars of the balearic disco cosmos Psychemagik to play alongside Stretch Disco’s own Andy Clarke and Dan Soulsmith.

Psychemagik consists of two producer/DJs who have roots in warehouse parties and underground clubs, their vast and varied record collection is reflected in the melting pot of sounds that blend a delirious mish mash of balearic, folk, electronics, live orchestras, afro disco-isms, vocoders, monster beats and funky psychedelic instrumentals. You can listen to what Psychemagik are all about over on their Soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/psychemagik

11pm – 3am / £6 adv / more otd
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Manchester


Mint Lounge

This Saturday Keith Griffiths, Redsoul and Pasta Paul are in control 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. www.funkademia.net

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 / Manchester

Trophy Husbands at Dry Bar

Dry Bar
Trophy Husbands + Hellbound Hearts + Glass Jungle + Sons Of Fortune + Busik Mase

Designer Magazine presents a hard rock bill including Trophy Husband and support from ex Terrorvision members Hellbound Hearts tonight in Dry Live.

Trophy Husbands play very loud rock n’ roll very fast and very hard. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trophy-Husbands/118381018183598Hellbound Hearts formed in early 2011, from a mutual desire to make real music matter again and are set to become one of the most compelling, electrifying and passionate bands currently operating in the field of rock n roll. http://www.facebook.com/wearehellboundhearts. These two bands are supported by Glass Jungle (http://www.facebook.com/GlassJungleBand), Sons Of Fortune (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sons-of-Fortune/273871239313210?sk=info) and Busik Mase (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Busik-Mase/260204667350507?sk=info).

Doors 7pm /  £5

Plasma Future at Dry Bar

Plasma Future Presents Pioneers Of Trance Part 1

Plasma Future come to Dry Live with Pioneers of Trance Part One, and with a 3 hour set from Gatecrasher legend Scott Bond it looks like they are going to live up to the night’s title. Given free range to play anything he likes, expect underground, rare and forgotten gems from 1998 – 2002. Ably supported with sets from Samuel Lamont (Cream Reunion) and Plasma Future’s own Ian Wire, expect cosmic sounds, experimental visuals, and a trip back in time with 299 other clubbers.

11pm – 4am / £10
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Manchester

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Toby Hadoke presents John Scott, John Gavin and Daliso Chaponda.

7pm / £17
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Manches