Zero Club - Nov 19 - Sounds of 1991 - Red Cardinal Music

Zero Club are celebrating Night & Day’s Birthday with The Sounds of 1991

Zero Club will be celebrating the 28th birthday of its home, The Night & Day Cafe, on November 15th with a special dedicated to the year the venue opened – 1991. This year is synonymous with a long list of classic albums, such as Nirvana’s Nevermind, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Bloodsugarsexmagik and Smashing Pumpkins’ Gish.

The Night & Day Cafe opened in November 1991 and this year, as always, the birthday will be marked with a month of special events, guest appearances from well known acts and big parties culminating in a huge birthday event on the 30th.

Certain years are catalysts for musical shifts and movements, and 1991 is definitely one of them. It marked a change from bloated hair metal and soft rock dominating the hearts and minds of the alternative world and an upturn in bands who were about the passion and the music they were putting forward. The movement is also documented in David Markey’s 1992 movie “1991 : The Year Punk Broke”, which follows Sonic Youth and Nirvana on the road in late ’91.

DJs will be peppering all of the best hits from 1991 throughout the night, among the grunge, geek rock, riot grrrl and 90s generation X anthems Zero Club is known for.

Join the Facebook event to be up to date with all information leading up to the event.

Advance tickets for Zero Club Sounds of 1991 Special are available from FatsomaSkiddleSeeTicketsTicketlineTicketweb and our own site.

Tickets will be available on the door for £4 before midnight, and £5 afterwards.

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Zero Club - The Shipping Forecast - October 2019 - Red Cardinal Music

Zero Club is heading to Liverpool for a 90s Takeover

On Friday 18th October Zero Club will be heading over to The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool for a 90s takeover from 9pm until 2am.

Zero Club is a showcase of everything 90’s Alternative, from music to visuals and the warm fuzzy feeling of the era of plaid shirts, Seattle’s finest and when rock music was just…better. Expect to hear all things grunge, geek rock, riot grrrl and 90s generation X anthems.

Join the Facebook event to make song requests and keep up with any news on the event.

The Zero Club Liverpool Takeover is free entry. You must be 18 or over to attend and ID will be required.

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Red Cardinal Music Freshers Fair 2019 - Font Manchester - Red Cardinal Music

Red Cardinal Music are hosting Manchester’s Alternative Freshers Fair

Freshers Week is one of the most exciting weeks of the academic calendar, especially for brand new students moving to the city! Red Cardinal Music will be hosting Manchester’s Alternative Freshers Fair at Font on Wednesday 18th September.

The event will help freshers, and those who want to learn more about the rock and metal scene, to find out about Manchester’s best alternative clothing brands, tattoo artists, clubnights, live gig promoters and more.

Exhibitors include Deadbolt Club, Almost Famous GN, Polefire, Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing, ZERO CLUB, Bad Luck Clothing, ShinDigger Brewing Co., Futureshock Wrestling, The Bit Squad, Manchester Anime Con, Jump The Shark, Siren Asylum, Main Events, LGBT Foundation, Studio IX Tattoo, Fireball UK, OLD YOUTH ,Below The Bridge, Dungeons & Flagons Games Night, Jimmy’s, PurpleSharks, Doughnut Daze, Night & Day Cafe, SoapyJ, Night People & The Twisted Wheel Club, Turing Tap and Bad Hair Dayz.

Red Cardinal Music DJs will be playing a mix of rock, alternative, metal and emo throughout the day whilst people shop, try their hand at pole fitness and check out upcoming gigs.

The event will be free entry and will run from 12pm until 5pm. Font will be serving food all day and their usual array of tasty cocktails alongside exclusive cocktails mixed up with Fireball.

Keep up to date with the latest news about exhibitors on the Facebook event.

The Alternative Freshers Fair will take place at The Font bar at 7-9 New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP.

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Zero Club - The Crow Special - Oct 19 - Red Cardinal Music

Zero Club are throwing The Crow Special at The Night & Day Cafe

To celebrate all things Halloween and October, Zero Club will be commemorating 25 years of the cult movie, The Crow on the 25th October at The Night & Day Cafe.

The Crow was released in 1994 under a cloud of controversy and melancholy, as lead actor Brandon Lee died during the filming due to a defective blank in a scene involving shooting. Albeit grisly, this adds to the gothic magic of the movie’s appeal given the story and overall tone. The movie went on to achieve true cult status all over the world, and the appeal was further enhanced with a truly classic soundtrack featuring many leading 90’s Alternative bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Helmet and Stone Temple Pilots.

The night will include every track from the much-loved soundtrack throughout the night, as well as a screening of the movie on a big projector screen on the stage behind the DJs. If you’re that way inclined, there will also be a make up artist in the venue offering Eric Draven facepaint to all.

Join the Facebook event to be up to date with all information leading up to The Crow Special.

Advance tickets for Zero Club – The Crow Special are available from Fatsoma, Skiddle, SeeTickets, Ticketline, Ticketweb and our own site.

Tickets will be available on the door for £4 before midnight, and £5 afterwards.

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Zero Club - Night & Day Launch - Sep 19 - Red Cardinal Music

Zero Club is relaunching at the famous Night & Day Cafe

Zero Club will be relocating to the famous Manchester venue, The Night & Day Cafe from September 2019. The relaunch at this popular central location will take place on Friday 13 September.

The Night & Day Cafe opened its doors in 1991 and has seen many famous bands grace its stage including Manic Street Preachers, Underoath, Frank Turner, Bloc Party, The Courteeners, Kasabian, The Arctic Monkeys, Elbow and hundreds more huge acts.

Red Cardinal Music Founder and Zero Club DJ Liam Connolly said “The Night & Day has always been about the music since day one. It’s been a staple of the Manchester music scene since the early 90s and has definitely kept its rock and roll vibe intact so moving Zero Club here was a no-brainer.”

“Being at such an established venue means that we can take Zero Club to new levels, so to say I’m excited about the future is an understatement.”

Join the Facebook event to be up to date with all information leading up to the biggest Zero Club to date.

Advance tickets for Zero Club’s launch at Night & Day can be purchased from See TicketsSkiddleFatsomaTicketlineTicketweb and our website for just £3.

Tickets are available on the door on the night of the event for £4 before midnight, and £5 after midnight. The event is 18+ only and ID will be required.

Zero Club - Night & Day Launch - Sep 19 - Red Cardinal Music

Zero Club Nirvana Special returns for a third year

On April 8th, 1994 we lost the hero and spokesperson of a generation, Kurt Cobain. For the past two years Zero Club has thrown a Nirvana Special to celebrate his musical achievements and this year is no exception. This year’s Nirvana Special will be at Aatma on April 6th.

From midnight until 1am, Zero Club DJs will be playing nothing but Nirvana. From the huge singles such as Smells Like Teen Spirit and Heart Shaped Box to b-sides like Aneurysm and Even In His Youth this hour will represent all the best from Nirvana.

Outside of the Nirvana power hour, party goers will hear a mix of grunge, riot grrrl, geek rock and 90s alternative anthems. To make song requests for the night head over to the facebook event.

Advance tickets are available for £3 via See Tickets, TicketwebTicketlineSkiddle and our website. Entry on the door will be £4. Zero Club Nirvana Special is an 18+ event and ID will be required.

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Zero Club Aatma Jan19 - Red Cardinal Music

Zero Club returns to Aatma for the first event of the year

For the first event of 2019 Zero Club are back at their original venue, Aatma in the Northern Quarter, on 25th January.

There is no official theme for this event, just a mix of the best grunge, riot grrrl, geek rock and 90s alternative anthems.

Drinks offers for the night include:

  • 3 bottles of Peroni, Estrella or Corona £10
  • 3 spirit and mixers £10
  • Spirit and mixer £3.50
  • Other deals available!

Join the facebook event to make requests and get involved with Zero Club’s first party of 2019.

Advance tickets are available for £3 via See TicketsSkiddle, Ticketline and our website. Entry on the door will be £4. Zero Club is an 18+ event and ID will be required.

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Zero Club celebrates their 2nd birthday with a Wayne’s World Party

Zero Club is turning two years old and to celebrate they asked Facebook followers what they’d like to see and there was one emphatic answer – WAYNE’S WORLD PARTY. Zero Club will be paying homage to Wayne’s World at Zombie Shack on Friday 30th November.

Soundtracks from both of the movies will be scattered throughout the night. Every time one of the soundtracks plays, there will be free shots and cake handed out from the stage. Wayne’s World visuals will be shown on the screen during the night.

There will be exclusive Wayne’s World cocktails on the night named after iconic moments and catchphrases in the movies. Party goers are strongly recommended to dress up as their favourite characters from either movie and there will be prizes for the best costumes!

To help get party goers get in the mood, there will be inflatable guitars handed out to the crowd.

To keep up to date with information about the event and make song requests, join the Facebook event.

Advance tickets are available for £3 via See TicketsSkiddle, Fatsoma and our website. Entry on the door will be £4 or £3 with Student ID.

Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Winners of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation Raffle

At the Alternative Freshers Fair at Font last week stall holders donated prizes for a raffle to raise money for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

Following the horrific murder of Sophie Lancaster, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy to their beautiful, bright creative daughter and so The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was established. The foundation provides educational group-works that challenge prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation is doing a fantastic job of helping the alternative community to feel safer from prejudice and intolerance. Their aims and achievements resonate deeply with the stallholders and attendees of the fair. Overall, £48 was raised and donated to the foundation.

Red Cardinal Music - Sophie Lancaster Foundation Donation

The raffle has been drawn with the following people winning prizes.

Kate McCann won a year of free entry to Red Cardinal Music events (Deadbolt ClubZERO CLUB and live events).

Emma Nash won a print from ManchestersGifted.

Tasha Canny won an item from Reap What You Sow.

Damian Snell won 2 tickets for Belowthebridgemcr’s Halloween Special.

Leon Kelly won 2 tickets to Main Events‘ An Evening With The Attitude Era Podcast | Austin Vs McMahon event.

Ed Lovelady won a bottle of Fireball UK.

Oli Harkness won 2 tickets for Fireball – Fuelling the Fire Tour.

Nick Cave won glasses and a hat from OLD YOUTH.

Jess Barker won a tarot reading and a salt rock candle holder from Tarot Readings Manchester and WarriorChick13 – Susanne Swanston.

Adam Ost won a goodie bag from The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

Jade Beaty won a meal and drink for 2 at The Font Manchester.

Winners will be contacted by a representative of Red Cardinal Music or the brand that donated the prize over the coming days.

If you would like to find out more about the fantastic work that The Sophie Lancaster Foundation does or to make a donation please check out their website.

Sophie Lancaster

Manchester's Alternative Freshers Fair - Red Cardinal Music

Red Cardinal Music is hosting Manchester’s Alternative Freshers Fair

Freshers Week is one of the most exciting weeks of the academic calendar, especially for brand new students moving to the city! Red Cardinal Music will be hosting Manchester’s first Alternative Freshers Fair at Font on Wednesday 19th September.

The event will help freshers, and those who want to learn more about the rock and metal scene, to find out about Manchester’s best alternative clothing brands, tattoo artists, clubnights, live gig promoters and more.

Exhibitors include Deadbolt, Zero Club, Fireball, Polefire, Jump The Shark Quiz NightsMain Events, Haunt Manchester, Sophie Lancaster FoundationReap What You Sow, Start The Takeover,  Jimmy’s, Siren AsylumWarriorChick13, Joshua Brooks, Old YouthBravest Kids Tattoos, Emo Disco, MMU Rock Society, UoM Rock, Metal & Alternative SocietyTapestry PromotionsDrunken Monkey Promotions, Club Skeleton, Manchester’s GiftedTuesday Live, Taking Back Sundays and Below The Bridge.

Red Cardinal Music DJs will be playing an array of rock, alternative, metal and emo throughout the day whilst people shop, get tarot readings, try their hand at pole fitness and check out upcoming gigs.

The event will be free entry and will run from 11am until 5pm. Font will be serving food all day and their usual array of tasty cocktails alongside exclusive cocktails mixed up with Fireball.

Keep up to date with the latest news about exhibitors on the Facebook event.

The Alternative Freshers Fair will take place at The Font bar at 7-9 New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP.

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