What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Sunday 28th May 2017

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gareth brooks, pen pencil, back to the hip hop

Pen & Pencil
Back To The Hip Hop

Gareth Brooks heads back to Pen & Pencil for their Bank Holiday special, Back To The Hip Hop. Imagine there will be some Hip Hop on the playlist! 2pm – 5pm there’s one of their awesome Bottomless Brunches, that part’s not free.

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

gold teeth, odd bar

Odd Bar
Gold Teeth Bank Holiday Special

The legendary Gold Teeth clubnight returns to the Northern Quarter after making their Odd debut over Easter, and now becoming Friday resident! Gold Teeth’s resident tearer-upper and veteran of the NQ bar-scene DJ Yung Jozy is in control: expect to catch hits old and new from Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B and Garage to Disco.

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

Nightcreatures, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Bank Holiday Special with The Nightcreatures

Head down to Matt & Phred’s this May Bank Holiday, to dance and party with their favourite New Orleans band The Nightcreatures! They play New Orleans R&B inspired by the hit HBO series ‘Treme‘ and the recordings of Dr John, James Booker and Professor Longhair. They draw repertoire from a varied mixture of New Orleans classics, old time blues, traditional spirituals, mardi gras and more modern songs given the ‘Nightcreatures treatment’, as well as original music. Half blues band, half brass band they have the capacity to perform in a street parade as well as on stage and deliver a driving rhythmic sound that demands their audience dance. Doors will open at 5pm with the band hitting the stage from 8pm.

8pm – Midnight / FREE
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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Whiskey Jar
DJ Andy Smith

Regarded as one of the best DJ’s in the world Andy Smith returns to Manchester after a long hiatus. Andy will be bringing records from his extensive collection to play on The Whiskey Jar’s excellent sound system, so expect some of the best records from the genres of Hip Hop, Funk, Disco, Reggae, Breaks & more.

10pm – 3am / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

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Michael Mathioudakis & Byron Theodoropoulus

If you want your Bank Holiday Sunday filled with Greek stand-up comedy then you should get yourself to Gullivers as that’s where you will find Michael Mathioudakis and Byron Theodoropoulus delivering just that.

8.30pm – 10.30pm / £12.70 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

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The Castle Hotel
Madison ‘Last Resort’ Single Launch

Singer – songwriter Madison, from Liverpool but now based in Manchester, with influences of Lana del Rey and Amy Winehouse, will be promoting her debut single ‘Last Resort‘ with a free show at The Castle Hotel to celebrate. She will be joined by special guests and there will be art installations and visuals to boot.

7.30pm – 10.30 / £FREE / GET TICKETS
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

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Soup Kitchen
Free at Soup: PILL

PILL is the young collaboration between artists Veronica Torres, Andrew Spaulding, Jonathan Campolo and Benjamin Jaffe. PILL’s recordings combine fast, forward-thinking lyrics that express social unrest with a painterly contempt for rock formalism. The four-piece draw from a deep pool of influences including New York City noise, krautrock, Sun Ra modalities, telepathic dreams and all six senses. They are joined by some yet to be announced special guests for this free show at Soup Kitchen.

7pm – 10.15pm / £FREE / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

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Soup Kitchen
Banana Hill with Byron the Aquarius

Atlanta-based synth wizard Byron The Aquarius comes to Manchester for the first time! After releasing some incredible music via Theo Parrish’s SOUND SIGNATURE label, as well as Kyle Hall’s Wild Oats Music, he started to venture out of the US for the first time last year with tours in Europe and Australia. The trained jazz pianist has already amassed an impressive musical history – working with artists such as Onra & Flying Lotus as a hip hop producer in the late 2000s, before being guided into world of house music by Kai Alce. You really really do not wanna miss this show where he is joined by JVC and more.

11pm – 3am / £8 adv / £10 OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

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Eastern Bloc
Space Afrika

Eastern Bloc have a Bank Holiday special in the shop curated by Space Afrika! Joining them will be Perfume AdvertReturn To Zero, Kickin’ Pigeon, Echium and Will Boyd. New soundsystem in full effect as well as a well stocked bar including a load of ales, lagers and bitter bottles from local brewer Cloudwater. Get involved!

7pm – 2am /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

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Band On The Wall
ESKA – Are you here?

To mark the finale of Brighter Sound’s Artistic Directors Series #008, ESKA will lead 15 musicians, performers and visual artists in a live premiere at Band On The Wall of original music created during the residency at a special, one-off event.

7.30pm – 11pm / £12.50 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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Boom Bap & Breaks 2017

Boom Bap And Breaks is an annual Hip Hop event that features Breakin’ battles and cyphers with invites from the UK and Europe. The weekend also includes parties, emcee cyphers, workshops, live street art and much more!

11pm – 3.30am / Spectator £8 / Competitor £7 / £5 afterparty (at 2022) / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

The Frog & Bucket
Laughing Cows

Laughing Cows Comedy is the UK’s longest running stand up comedy night with an all-female line up. The night has been proudly celebrating, showcasing & developing women in comedy since 1998 across the UK and Europe.

7pm – 11pm / From £10 adv / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

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DJ Darka

Tonight at Hula there’s a special set from DJ Darka who will host a special party night, with 90’s hip hop and RnB grooves to finish the weekend off Hula-style.

9pm – 4am / Free
Hula / 11a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB