What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Thursday 24th March 2016

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What's on in the Northern Quarter, Thursday 24th March 2016, Hit & Run Easter Special, Mint Lounge

Ok, let’s get this Easter weekend off to a great start…here’s what’s happening in the Northern Quarter on Thursday 24th March 2016 (will add more as we see it/get told about it so check back)…

Mint Lounge
Hit&Run Easter Special

Hit& Run’s Easter specials is always one of their best nights of the year and tonight looks to be no exception. Bringing you the best in Bass Music is the legend Sticky, a very special guest and Jonny Dub, Torai, Metrodome and DJ LZ. The night is hosted by Fox + T-Man.

10pm – 4am / £2.50 1st release / £4.50 second release / £6.50 Final Release / More OTD / BUY TICKETS
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Smif-n-wessun, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Smif-N-Wessun / More Bounce DJs

The dynamic duo of Tek and Steele known as, Smif-N-Wessun, are survivors of the game of hip-hop. Their street slick rhymes, personal chemistry, and ability to trade the mic smoother than a Henny and Coke, are a testament to team work. Tek and Steele have stood tall in the face of adversity as an impenetrable force. Natives of Brooklyn, New York, Tek and Steele made their first appearance to the world of hip-hop on Black Moon’s 1993 debut, ‘Enta Da’ Stage‘. The tracks, ‘Black Smif N’ Wessun‘ and ‘U Da Man‘ showcased their fierce and unrestricted lyrics. In the past 20 years or so the duo of Tek and Steele, have shown themselves to be more than emcees. Hitting hip hop music with a raw and un-duplicable style, business sense and survival skills, the name, Smif-N-Wessun, shines above the rest. Don’t miss them at Band On The Wall tonight where support comes from More Bounce DJs.

7.30pm – 11.30pm / £14 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Oink! Punk Bingo, Blue Pig

Blue Pig

Oink! Punk Bingo at The Blue Pig Northern Quarter is their “new fangled, pants dropping, white knuckle twist” on the Great British pastime, playing classic hits from the 60’s all the way through to the naughties. There are prizes galore, so if you’re done with the “2 Fat Ladies”, but still got time for some Aretha (and fancy winning some lovely lolly to spend at the bar!), head on down and party like its your Nan’s 70th. If your Nan was Debbie Harry that is.

8pm – 10pm / £1 play inc free shot of tequila
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

Cultures, Gullivers

Cultures / Kolo Tamam & more

Scruff Of The Neck Records presents a night full of bands at Gullivers. Heading up the bill with their “Sleek and sultry pop” are Cultures and along side them are Kolo Tamam, Just Francis and Towns & Cities.

7.30pm – 11pm / £6 adv / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Man Of Moon, Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel
Man Of Moon / Deja Vega / Psyblings

DHP presents young Edinburgh two-piece Man of Moon, who have been enticing for a while, but now, with their debut single ‘The Road/This World‘ about to be released they are on the cusp of something special. Witness their rise to the stratosphere with support from Déjà Vega and Psyblings.

7.30pm / £5
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Anna Meredith, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Anna Meredith / Mother

To get the long weekend kicked off at Soup Kitchen they’ve handed the responsibility of filling the basement to Hey!Manchester and they have invited the South London based composer Anna Meredith to come along to the Northern Quarter to entertain you. Anna is supported by Manchester’s own Mother.

7.30pm / £8 adv
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Pariahs, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Pariahs March Bank Holiday Thursday Rave

Tom Boogizm returns to the Soup Kitchen basement for a special Bank Holiday Thursday Pariahs rave. 5 hours of all sorts of shit from Dub – Dancehall – HipHop – House – Techno – Post Punk – Jungle – Jazz – Brazil – Afro & anything else that fits.

11pm – 4am / FREE before Midnight / £4 after
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Mobius Loop, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Mobius Loop

Mobius Loop create gloriously eccentric gypsy folk stories, fusing world music and conscious rap with eruptions of free-form dance charged with an intimately powerful and dynamically intense live performance, using instruments including double bass, violin, accordion, piano, guitar, harmonica, flute and percussion. This is the band’s first gig at M&P’s and they promise to put on a spectacular gig!

9.30pm – 12.30am / FREE
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Thursday Night Live, Frog & Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Thursday Night Live

Every Thursday Frog & Bucket presents Thursday Night Live and just because it’s the night before Good Friday doesn’t mean that’s going to change. So tonight four comics from the national and international circuit and one of Frog & Bucket’s fabulous comperes entertain you. The funny people on show tonight are Mick Ferry, Tudur Owen, Khalid Winter, David Alfie Ward and Andy Askins.

7pm – 11pm / £10 adv / £7 Concessions / £More otd / BUY TICKETS / BUY 1 Get 1 Free with an NQCard
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

Good Foxy, Night & Day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

Kicking off the long weekend at Night & Day are 3 bands playing live for your entertainment. Headlining are Good Foxy with support coming from The Mind At Large and Guts.

7.30pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

The Strokes Disco, Night & Day

Night & Day
The Strokes Disco

A special Easter Thursday club night at Night & Day dedicated to The Strokes, playing through their back catalogue, plus tunes from their influences and other New York City bangers.

11pm / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Man Made, AATMA

Man Made

Following a busy year in 2015, supporting the likes of Johnny Marr and Kid Wave, alongside a string of major festival dates and the release of their second EP, ‘Bring Some‘, Man Made will be joining Glass Onion once again for their DIY show at Aatma to end their headline tour tonight. As usual the night will be opened by an art show and exhibition presented by The Mancunian Way showcasing local artists and illustrators. Opening support on the night will be Brighton based noise outfit Brain Queen, who will be joining Man Made on a number of dates on the tour. Glitter will once again be provided on the door and there will be some more special guests who are yet to be announced.

7pm – 1am / £3
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Odd Bar

Odd Bar
50% off food, Happy Hour and Party Tunes!

Get your Easter weekend started right at Odd Bar with selected dishes half price all day followed by excellent happy hour offers from 9 all the way till midnight, and a soundtrack of the best party tunes “known to man”! All bases covered for a cracking start to the long weekend.

9pm – close / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

Fizz Face Friday, Black Dog Ballroom NQ

Black Dog Ballroom
Friday Fizz Face with Clint Boon – On Thursday

Black Dog recently launched a new night, Fizz Face Friday, with Clint Boon at the helm. As it’s a Bank Holiday tomorrow they have brought the Fizz forward to today! All the important details are on this post so get yourself over there.

5pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester, M4 1PW

Easter Weekend, Walrus

Gareth Brooks / VIVA Ems

For their big Easter Bank Holiday special Walrus have dragged in the big guns to DJs from Thursday to Sunday! Tonight see our mate Gareth Brooks get sent down to the basement while Viva Ems takes over upstairs.

5pm – 2am / FREE
Walrus / 78-88 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ES

Heavy Jams, Hula

Heavy Jams

Head down to Hula for a night filled with, and fueled by rum. Expect a wild mix of tiki fun like nowhere else with a mix of hip hop, rnb, funk and soul from Greg Turner.

9pm – 3am / FREE
Hula / 11a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Acoustic Thursdays Open Mic, Hold Fast

Hold Fast
Acoustic Thursdays Open Mic

Hold Fast is hidden away just off Stevenson Square and now present the Northern Quarter’s new night of acoustic talent every Thursday from 8.30pm. Artists of all kinds welcome and there’s free drink in it for you too!
Hold Fast / 50 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EA