What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Sunday 16th April 2017

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Pen & Pencil
B.I.G Easter Hip Hop Party

The Pen and Pencil will be turning Easter Sunday up a notch with an exclusive set from DJ Gareth Brooks. Brooks will be helping to get Bank Holiday Sunday underway with a bouncing set – expect some big hip-hop tunes that’ll blow the roof off, finished with a touch of funk, soul, disco and smooth R&B for good measure. 

7pm – 1am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

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Odd Bar
Gold Teeth

The legendary Gold Teeth clubnight makes its Northern Quarter debut at Odd Bar on Easter Bank Holiday Sunday with a banging free party! Gold Teeth’s resident tearer-upper and veteran of the NQ bar-scene DJ Yung Jozy is in control for their first foray into this part of town. Expect to catch hits old and new from Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B and Garage to Disco; bring your dancing shoes as this one’s a mover and a shaker.  Burn off those eggs, we ain’t talking scrambled.

8pm – 2am / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

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Ben Marwood

Ben Marwood makes his triumphant return to Manchester, almost exactly three years from his last gig in the city. Ben is one of the UK’s best singer/songwriters, and he comes armed with songs old and new, so this is going to be a special night! Joining Ben on the night at Gullivers will be, Xtra Mile Recordings labelmate Non Canon and Helen Chambers. Plus one more TBA!

7.30pm / £8
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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Altar Flowers

Red Cardinal Music proudly presents a night of live music at Jimmy’s, headlined by Altar Flowers, with Garsoons and more tba in support.

7pm – 11pm / £4 adv / £6 otd / BUY TICKETS
Jimmy’s / 12 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2AN


Matt & Phreds
M&P’s Bank Holiday Special with Jeremy Sassoon

The crew at Matt & Phreds are very happy to welcome Jeremy Sassoon and his trio to the club tonight for a great Easter Sunday Treat! Manchester based Jazz & Blues singer pianist Jeremy is one of the UK’s most in-demand singer/pianists. Either solo, or accompanied by his band, he captivates audiences with his natural, soulful voice, and a repertoire of his arrangements of Jazz, Blues, Groove, Fusion and Soul classics. Don’t miss this great musician and his band!

8pm – Midnight / FREE ENTRY
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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Disco Resurrection

Brought to you from the guys who created You Dig? & Wax, Ham & Diesler it’s time for a Disco Resurrection! Over 6hrs of Funk, Soul , Disco Latin & Boogie, all on vinyl at Cottonopolis.

6pm – 2am / FREE ENTRY
Cottonopolis / 16 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2AE

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Night & Day
N&D Showcase

A Bank Holiday means there’s room for one more Night & Day Showcase, this one featuring Kyngs, Dandelion Rose, Arrowhead and We Three Kings.

8pm / £5
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

OJ Records, Night & Day

Night & Day
OJ Records DJs

Following the live music at Night & Day it’s over to the DJs; the OJ Records DJs to be exact. They will be playing modern and vintage psychedelia, forgotten pop, and rhythm & blues gems. Sweet right?

11pm / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN jack evans dystopian nightmare world, castle hotel

The Castle Hotel
Jack Evans: Dystopian Nightmare World

Tonight at The Castle Hotel is a special preview of Jack Evans’ new show. Its an interactive comedy adventure. You inhabit a hellish future where Boris Johnson has ruled with a soft, aristocratic fist since the 2020 General Election. Bojo forged this free market, climate change nightmare in the fires of burning libraries – and it is accepted because Boris Johnson is ‘pure banter’. Children inherit their grandparent’s student debt? Reptilian shapeshifters took your uncle’s job at Londis? House prices are an outrage? Can you survive?

As inventive and unsettling as a one-man League of Gentlemen.” ~ i-D / VICE

7.30pm  / £3
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

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Band On The Wall
The Watch plays Genesis – Foxtrot

Italian progressive rock favourites The Watch return to Band on the Wall to perform the classic 1972 Genesis album ‘Foxtrot‘. The Watch will guide you through this timeless Genesis work, described by AllMusic as an “undisputed masterpiece” with the same vibe and energy that the original group were able to provide. No wigs, no masks just pure passion for Genesis’ music, sung and played so faithfully you won’t believe your ears.

7.30pm / £13 Earlybird / £15 adv / £17
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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The Ruby Lounge
The Sounds of Seattle

The Sounds Of Seattle features four of the UK’s finest grunge tribute acts – Nirvana UK, Pearl Skam, Angry Hair and Stone Temple Pirates. If you can’t figure out who these are tributes to then you probably shouldn’t be at The Ruby Lounge tonight! There will also be special guests in the shape of Gorilla Riot and Queasy and the show is followed by the No Excuses Grunge Clubnight.

5pm – 3am / £10 adv / £15 otd / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB
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Soup Kitchen
Jamie Isaac

Jamie Isaac, born July 2, 1994, is a London-based singer and producer, born and raised in Croydon. Signed to House Anxiety / Marathon Artists, Jamie’s debut EP, ‘I Will Be Cold Soon’, attracted attention for its near-choral incantations, minimalist jazz tones and post-rock layering. Tonight you can enjoy his talents thanks to Now Wave and Soup Kitchen, where he will be joined by some special guests.

7pm – 11pm / £8 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

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Soup Kitchen
Oasy 1st Birthday

Oasy throw their 1st Birthday party in style by inviting down DJ Boring and KGW to Soup Kitchen for an Easter Sunday Special. Also taking a turn on the decks is Oasy’s own Cal Newton. Expect the night to be full of mad visuals, art installations and much more.

10pm – 3am / £10 / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
The Discount Comedy Checkout Improv Show

100% Raw and unscripted improvisation is on the menu at The Frog & Bucket tonight as weird and wonderful suggestions are taken from the audience. So if you’ve ever wanted to see a giant jelly man attack New York City or a musical romance blossom between a kitchen sink and a fridge then come along, suggest it and The Discount Comedy Checkout will deliver it for you! The comedy is creative and crude, quick and quirky, the performers commit completely to the games and create funny and fantastic characters at a moment’s notice.

7pm / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ