What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Sunday 29th May 2016

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Karma Kid, Greco-Roman, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Greco-Roman Ep launch – Karma Kid

After a six month production hiatus, Karma Kid makes his triumphant return to Manchester with a brand new E.P – ‘Man Of The Year‘ – in tow. Man Of The Year sees a fine return to form from Karma Kid, finding his trademark off-kilter glitch-step rhythms drenched with warm subaqueous pads and served up with a seriously upbeat Greco-Roman twist.
With endorsements from the likes of Pete Tong and Annie Mac, it’s a dancefloor weapon that simply screams summer, and will definitely be doing the rounds this festival season.

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

Cabbage, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen

Before Karma Kid, Manchester based five piece Cabbage will be in the Soup Kitchen basement “serving up an idiosyncratic, satirical attack in the form of discordant neo post-punk”. Wanna slice of that? Get down to Soup.

7pm / £6 adv
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Tariff & Dale 1st Birthday

Tariff & Dale
1st Birthday Party

Tariff & Dale are going to be 1 year old so to celebrate they will be having a birthday party, in true birthday party style on this Bank Holiday Sunday. There will be party games, sweets, booze, jelly and ice cream, a Piñata, booze, 2 DJ’s (including special guest DJ Paulette), “birthday shenanigans”, booze, candy floss, prizes to be won and did we mention booze! Go wish them a very happy birthday.

2pm – late / FREE
Tariff & Dale / 2 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Pen & Pencil Beach Party

Pen & Pencil
Bank Holiday Beach Party & Bottomless Brunch

The Pen and Pencil invites you to join in its Bank Holiday Beach Party where they will have DJs Andy Daniels (Hed Kandi) and Viva Ems on the decks. There will be a free Jager for those who arrive in beach-themed fancy dress and for everyone there will be a special rum punch served for just £5. Expect inflatables, ice pops and a lot of summer spirit! Let’s hope for some sun too! Alongside the beach party from Noon until 4pm is another of P&P’s famous Bottomless Brunches, with all the food & booze you can handle! To book your place for brunch, email info@thepenandpencilnq.co.uk

Midday – 2am / FREE / Bottomless Brunch / Noon – 4pm / £35
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Purple Reign, Cottonopolis

Purple Reign

There’s a 12 hour long celebration of Prince’s reign as Planet Earth’s ambassador to all things sex & funk at Cottonopolis where they will be paying homage to the glam-slam partyman with all killer, no filler DJ sets from Will Tramp!, Jamie Bull, Disco Mums, Stu Richards, Dance Lady Dance, Bitzer Maloney, Les Vegas’ Disco 45’s and Meat Free.

1pm – 1am / FREE
Cottonopolis / 16 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2AE

Children Of Zeus, Whiskey Jar

Whiskey Jar
Children of Zeus / Cul de Sac

Children Of Zeus perform live for their first headline show after supporting such acts as The Pharcyde, De La Soul, Camp Lo etc…Children have just released their debut single on First Word records and will be following that up soon with another single with production from one of the greatest producers in Hip Hop. They are joined at The Whiskey Jar by Cul De Sac.

7.30pm – Midnight / £4 adv / BUY TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Nightcreatures, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Bank Holiday Special with The Nightcreatures

Head down to the 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. Doors open at 6pm.

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

Valve, Night & Day

Night & Day
Bank Holiday Showcase

The Bank Holiday means theres a chance for Night & Day to put on another of their Local Showcase events. Tonight on the bill are Valve, Alex James & The Sound and Mada Cram.

7.30pm – 11pm
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Blur Disco, Night & Day

Night & Day
Blur Disco

Following the live acts there’s a special bank holiday club night at Night & Day dedicated to Blur, playing through their back catalogue along with Gorillaz hits, Coxon’s solo work and other Brit Pop gems.

8pm – 2am / £3 adv / BUY TICKETS
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Sauce, Dave Monolith, AATMA

Sauce presents: Dave Monolith

Sauce have been a while so it’s about time for another party. As it’s a Bank Holiday weekend they’ve decided to come back with a bang and make it a big one! Pete Mangalore will be hosting afternoon tea at Eastern Bloc along with some special guests from 4pm till 8pm, then it’s on to AATMA where he’ll be joined by Dave Monolith & DeFeKT. The rest of the line up includes Rick Nicholls, Bradford Dave and Asher Jones.

8pm – 4am / £10
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Sunday Sauce, Bazza Ranks, Hold Fast

Hold Fast
Bazza Ranks / MC Kwasi

One half of Dublin’s Dancehall maestro’s Dirty Dubsters, none other than Bazza Ranks, and Mancunian favourite Kwasi return to the Northern Quarter to bring you a 6 hr mash up of Hiphop, Reggae, Dancehall, Funk, Breaks, Disco to Jungle at Hold Fast.

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

Laughing Cows, Frog & Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Laughing Cows

Laughing Cows Comedy is the longest running comedy club with an all female line up, certainly in the UK, possibly in Europe, maybe in the world! Tonight’s show is hosted by Kerry Leigh who is joined by Harriet Dyer.

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