What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 9th January 2016

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JACO, Band On The Wall, What's On in the Northern Quarter, 8th January 2016

Band On The Wall
JACO Film Screening

Band On The Wall host a special screening of JACO tonight. A compelling story of prodigious talent, self taught adventures and raw human vulnerability. JACO presents the world of bass guitar phenomenon Jaco Pastorius through the eyes of his family and various musical collaborators. Directed by Paul Marchand and containing incredible unseen footage and photography from the Pastorius’ family archive and featuring the likes of Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Sting and Flea, Jaco is a blistering biopic journey into the heart and soul of this hugely influential cross genre artist. The film was produced by Metallica bassist, and Pastorius fan Robert Trujillo alongside Passion Pictures (Searching For Sugarman).

7pm / £8 Earlybird / £10 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Antics, Night & Day

Night & Day
Antics Clubnight: Horsebeach (DJ Set) / By The Sea (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 (By The Sea, Lungs & Tremors) isn’t enough for you, after they’ve finished at 11pm, the night goes from showcase to party as tonight very special guests and local favourites Horsebeach take over the decks until the Antics DJs take you on into the early hours of the morning.

8pm – 3am / £5 adv / £3 otd after 11pm / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Purge, Gullivers

Purge / Rival Bones / The Indieannas / We Signal Fire

Indie to Rock in all its glory, start the new year like you intend to go on! Plenty of heat will be coming off these bands as they work up a sweat for your entertainment – which is plenty of reason to brave the winter weather – as well as being pocket change friendly and even kinder to students! (Valid Student ID will be required). On the bill at Gullivers tonight are Purge, Rival Bones, The Indieannas and We Signal Fire…all for only £4.

7.30pm – 11pm / £3 adv / £4 / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Llareggub Brass Band, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds

If you are looking for a Bronx hip hop-inspired, New Orleans-tinged brass band formed in the deepest, darkest (and wettest) of North Wales slate quarries in late 2014 you are in luck as tonight Llareggub Brass Band come to Matt & Phred’s. The 8-piece ensemble perform original material that can only be described as a heady mix of modern dance music, New Orleans Jazz, and Welsh pop music. The band’s strength lies in their energetic live performances that often include rappers, vocalists and dancers. Check them out!

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


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Jack Tomson

This Saturday Jack Tomson 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

Emerging North Live, AATMA

Emerging North Live

An unmissable night at AATMA showcasing the best talent that Manchester has to offer, brought to you by Emerging North. The lineup is Larkins, TBC and The Visitors.

7.30pm – late / £5 adv / £6 otd
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

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


Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Barry Dodds presents Bren RileyJames Meehan & David Longley 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 / £13 adv concessions / £20 otd
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

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

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

Weekends, 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 – DJ Stylus, Bad Osiris, DJ Klepto, Lee Majors, Darka, Adil Khanfu, Kev Swindells and Dom Kozubik.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ