What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 8th August 2015

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All Good Things, Kraak, What's on in the Northern Quarter, Saturday 8th August 2015

All Good Things: Charity Fundraiser

The All Good Things crew invite you to Kraak for a fun filled night of comedy, live music, and DJ’s to take you through the night. With some of the funniest and most talented up and coming comedians, musicians, DJ’s and Producers performing on the night this is a night not to be missed. DJ’s bringing you a range of music from Reggae, Ska, Funk, House, UK Garage and Drum n Bass to keep you dancing till the early hours of the morning: Lend Me Your EarsSenor PrezidenteMike BooteDee-p and Yas. With live music from Old House Playgrounds’s Tryfo Lazos. Opening the night are two of the funniest guys Manchester has to offer, Eji Osigwe and David Stanier. All profits form will be given as a charitable donation to The Christie Charity.

9pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Meat Free, July, Hold Fast

Hold Fast
Meat Free x Hold Fast

Hold Fast are delighted to have the Meat Free girls back for their monthly residency. Last time out they brought their playful party vibe to the bar and everyone loved it. More of the same tonight no doubt. Inflatables & Glitter a given!

9pm – 3am / FREE
Hold Fast / 50 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EA

52 Skidoo, Matt & Phred's

Matt & Phreds
Manchester Jazz Festival – 52 Skidoo

Bringing back to life the forgotten era of the Speakeasy, Prohibition, Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, New York rent parties, Harlem Stride Piano and Hot Jazz 1920’s band 52 Skidoo are an unlikely collection of drunks, gamblers, misfits and outlaws performing Harlem Swing, a music born out of the stride piano style made famous by James P. Johnson and Fats Waller. Go hang out with them at Matt & Phred’s tonight.

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

Sonic Sahara, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Sonic Sahara

After an amazing night at Wire (out to everybody that made it down), Sonic Sahara have decided to extend their summer of shapes and head down to Soup Kitchen. Their last party resulted in a 5-person free for all behind the decks with a tantalising mix of Disco, House, Cosmic, Boogie and World. As usual tonight they will aim to let things pan out as naturally as possible.

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Si Forestiero

This Saturday Si Forestiero 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

Manchester Jazz Festival Afterparty, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Manchester Jazz Festival Afterparty featuring Kalakuta & more

Band on the Wall present a Manchester Jazz Festival afterparty, bringing two of the most exciting bands of the festival, Kalakuta and Glowrogues, together for a late night party, with the fantastic Matt Halsall DJing till late. Click HERE to register for your FREE tickets.

10pm – late / FREE with ticket
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Paintbox Fires, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Paintbox Fires

Paintbox Fires are on a mission to deliver their creativity to as many people as possible. With their distinct sound, they’ve already begun to spread their music around the clubs of Manchester and its festivals and tonight they continue their mission at The Ruby Lounge where they promise to deliver an energetic and smokey live show with plenty of volume. Support comes from Common Tree Frogs ,The Pretty Pennys, Dave Sheard and Rock Bottom Risers.

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

Diamonds Are Forever, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Diamonds Are Forever

It’s a night of 70’s Glam Rock tonight down at The Ruby Lounge. What can you expect? Well how about a bit of T-Rex, Bowie, Slade, Elton John, Roxy Music, Sparks, Sweet, Mud, Suzie Quattro, Mott The Hoople and more… If that’s your bag I’m pretty sure there won’t be anywhere else in the Northern Quarter with this kind of soundtrack so you’d better get yourself to The Ruby Lounge!

11pm – 3am / £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


More info to follow…

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