What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 7th March 2015

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What's On in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 7th March 2015, Bradley Zero, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Bradley Zero / Ruf Dug

Dancers Wanted for Bradley Zero B2B Ruf Dug all night long. Finally the stars have aligned and there’s a window in this man’s hectic schedule wide enough to get him up to the Soup Kitchen‘s basement for an extended session alongside resident Ruf Dug taking in disco / techno / boogie / afro / soul / house / hip-hop / you name it – heavyweight selections all night long.

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11pm – 4am / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Common Thumb

Friends In Common with White Pepper

It’s the last night of Common as we know it tonight. After Robert Parkinson finishes his set tonight there will be one final quick fling on Sunday before they close up for a refit. Good/bad news.

9pm – 2am / Free entry before 10pm / £2 after
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW

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

Terri Shaltiel, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Terri Shaltiel

Returning to M&P’s, Terri Shaltiel is a powerful funky singer as well as being a band-leader and song-writer, who sings a bluesy fusion of deep soul, jazz, funk, rare-groove, reggae and all that is fine, with a tone ranging from gutsy and raw to lilting and lush. Her Influences include Aretha Franklin, Etta James,Marlena Shaw, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles,Phyllis Dylan plus many more and Terri has worked with several prestigious musicians and tonight you get to enjoy her performance at Matt & Phred’s.

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

Funkademia, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Funkademia with David Dunne

David Dunne takes control of the decks at Funkademia, which takes place every Saturday to a consistently full house at Mint Lounge, 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

Kanteen, Kraak

Kanteen / Common Tree Frogs / Inego / Larkins / Monsters as Humans

Headlining the show at Kraak tonight are Kanteen who are joined by Common Tree Frogs (great name!), Inego, Larkins and Monsters as Humans.

7pm – 10.30pm / £6 adv
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Witchunt March, Kraak


Witch*unt, the club night run by girls, follow up February’s birthday glitter-fest, brought to you in proud partnership with Queer Contact with their first spring-breaker of 2015. Last March we welcomed Trash-O-Rama/HomoElectric queen Ally Seedy to the Witch*unt stage and they thought they’d do exactly the same this March. Expect the unexpected from this stellar headliner. Winding things up will be their first permanent resident, Tamasine.

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

The Hotspur Press, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
The Hotspur Press / Navajo / Maddy Storm / Redrooms

An exciting night of live music, featuring some of the best local bands at The Castle Hotel tonight. The lineup sees The Hotspur Press, Navajo, Maddy Storm and Redrooms all take to the stage.

7.30pm – 11pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Livvo, Night & Day

Night & Day
LiVVO / Jolanga / Lazy Eye / Kashmere

After years playing under his real name of David Liversidge, newly named LiVVO returns with the launch of his exciting new sound and his first release of 2015. He’ll be playing live as will special guests Jolanga, Lazy Eye and Kashmere.

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

Night & Day Logo

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.

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

Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal, May, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Mr Scruff Keep It Unreal

As always, Scruff takes on a marathon set, 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. “This is a non-mobile disco. Please don’t use cameras and phones on the dancefloor. 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.” Not sure you need to know much more about a Scruff night at Band On The Wall…just go if you can get in.

10pm – 3am / SOLD OUT
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Brickhouse, March, Pie & Ale

Pie & Ale
The Brickhouse

Brought to you by the people who ran Manchesters greatest ever indie club. A night full of the finest indie and britpop classics of all time.

10.30pm – 3am / £4.50 adv / BUY TICKETS
Pie & Ale / Unit 2 / The Hive / 47 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FN

Burlesque Ball, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
The Burlesque Ball

From Chaz Royal the producer of the world’s largest burlesque events (London Burlesque Festival, World Burlesque Games & Best of Burlesque at the Edinburgh Fringe) comes a new extravaganza, The Burlesque Ball. You’ve missed your chance to see this show at The Ruby Lounge though as this is sold out.

8pm – 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 / £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

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

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

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

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.

4pm – 3am / FREE
2022NQ / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Toby Hadoke presents Dan NightingaleMike Newall & Vikki Stone 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 / £17 / £10 concessions / £20 otd
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ