What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 8th July 2017

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Soup Kitchen
Maruja EP Launch

The basement at Soup Kitchen is the venue of choice for Maruja‘s EP launch tonight. As well as Maruja playing live you can also enjoy the sounds of Carnation, Queasy and the musical choice of Bigfoot back 2 back with Cole for a dj set.

7pm – 10.45pm / £5
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

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Soup Kitchen

WAX prides it’s self on being a vinyl only night that takes you on a deep excursion in to the world of real Funk, Disco, Boogie & Soul. You won’t hear a mix of records like this anywhere else in town and guaranteed you’ll be busting to throw down your moves and get some dance floor action. Good vibes & good times guaranteed.

11pm – 4am / £3 Early / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

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Matt & Phreds

Kick-ass gypsy funksters Klonk are stirring up a klezmer revolution and they are bringing their sound to Matt & Phred’s! These merciless, rabble-rousing bohemians awaken your primal instincts with their foot-stomping, East European dance riot. Full-tilt horns and wild strings go toe to toe with a powerhouse rhythm section to create a rare and precious kaleidoscope of musical genres. Klonk live by the mantra Faster, Louder, Klezmer. Klonk will be playing their unique blend of Balkans, Gypsy and Klezmer, Funk, Jazz, Metal and Hip-Hop – Call it Gyp Hop!

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

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Evil Hoof Picnic

Evil Music Live and Horn & Hoof Records combine forces to create a day of awesome music at Gullivers. That awesome music comes from Vanilla Pod, Pizzatramp, The Crash Mats, Hummer, Riggots, Incisions, Clayface, Flat Back FourTío Rico, AVAS, Don Blake, Nosebleed and Werecats.

2pm – 11.45pm / £5 adv / £7 otd / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Twisted Capers Comedy Sketch Show

Join the Twisted Capers with special guest Tony Wright for an hour of sketches and other life changing material (we cannot guarantee that lives will be changed). Featuring an exclusive blend of live and video sketches, the troupe will take you on a journey of crazy characters and surreal songs in this hour long comedy feast.

9pm / FREE
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with David Dunne

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

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Night & Day
Antics: The Chemical Brothers Special with Orielles live

Since late 2011, Antics has been showcasing the best new bands that most of your family would probably hate. It all started at The Ferret in Preston and now it’s making waves here at Night & Day Café instead. Tonight they have some awesome guests, so if live music from some of the best bands about (The Orielles, Bleached Bones and Itsnatevendahk) isn’t enough for you, after they’ve finished at 11pm, the night goes from showcase to party as the Antics DJs take you on into the early hours of the morning for this Chemical Brothers special, so expect plenty of tracks from them.

8pm – 3.30am / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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Band On The Wall
Joyce Sims

Joyce Sims is the multi-talented singer-songwriter behind the club classic soul anthems “(You Are My) All And All” and “Come In To My Life“. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Come into my Life and to mark the occasion Band On The Wall welcome her to their famous stage! To mark this special anniversary show they will also be throwing an afterparty until the early hours, hosted by Manchester’s Soul Central featuring Mike Stephens, Paul Mac and Bizzy B playing the best in 80’s and 90’s soul.

7.30pm – 11pm / £12 adv / £16 otd / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Band On The Wall
Joyce Sims Afterparty 

To mark the special anniversary show which precedes it, Band On The Wall will also be throwing an afterparty until the early hours, hosted by Manchester’s Soul Central featuring Mike Stephens, Paul Mac and Bizzy B playing the best in 80’s and 90’s soul.

10pm – 3am / Free with Joyce Sims gig ticket / £7 / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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The Ruby Lounge
Baked A La Ska

A wild stomping knees up with Ska, Gypsy Jazz & Balkan Ska Punk at The Ruby Lounge tonight, all coming from Baked A La Ska, Lazlo Baby and Galivantes. Baked A La Ska are the “heavy heavy sound” of Manchester ska; an 11 piece band of assembled oddballs and pranksters brought together by keyboardist and wizard, Mr John Ellis, fronted by an un-holy quartet of singers and featuring one of the tightest rhythm sections in Manchester with the “chops to make you drop”. Their sound has already taken audiences and clubs across the region by storm inspiring late night parties and frenzied dancefloor action. It’s a massive, uplifting and raucous mix of spooky originals with an unusual line in covers (each featuring potentially a worse pun than the last).

7.30pm / £10
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

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The Ruby Lounge
Break Stuff : Linkin Park Special

Break Stuff is a celebration of classic Nu-Metal anthems at The Ruby Lounge, so I guess you can expect to hear a whole load of Nu-Metal down the stairs on High Street, where tonight there will be one whole hour of Linkin Park from Midnight to 1am! There will be classic ‘Attitude Era’ wrestling cinema and a big screen Mario Kart on the N64.32 bit games console arena.

11pm – 4am / £5 adv / £more otd / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Mick Ferry presents Adam Rowe, Mark Simmons and Dane Baptiste 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

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Eastern Bloc
45 Live Pop-up Summer Party

A summer taste of 45 Live at Eastern Bloc Records – with the best in Soul, Funk, Hip hop on strictly 7” vinyl only – Come along, grab a drink and flip through Eastern Bloc’s best of 45rpm records as they introduce the city to a new night of Vinyl appreciation.

7pm – 1am / 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 – StylusBad OsirisKleptoDarka 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