Manchester Night and Day Cafe

An initial chip shop - stage - piano combo quickly gave rise to a traditional Amsterdam style 'brown bar' and artistic hub; the venue's journey... mirroring, and in no small part contributed to, Manchester's move away from its baggy era heritage cum baggage.

Like a younger brother who could play guitar much better than you, but had no mates to play to, Night & Day grew out of a barren musical spell in Manchester back in 1991. When the city offered little else except a chrome mating hell, or a look back nostalgiafest. The homely feel and startling quality of the acts brought into the city by the venue made Night & Day the focus of the areas more discerning crowds of the area thereafter.

So much so that the last 20 years have read like a who's who of Manchester's continuing creative legacy?

Guy Garvey practically used it as an office, Johnny from I Am Kloot worked there, Johnny Marr, Delphic and The Courteeners rehearsed there, Badly Drawn Boy wrote songs there and Mark E Smith's been known to behave very strangely indeed there.

The walls have withstood the barrage from over 26,000 bands from all over the world. Some of the many, many stand outs have to be a naked Damo Suzuki, The Dirtbombs having to stop and towel down after one song, Meg White vs The Bar Staff, Keanu Reaves popping in to watch some bands, buy a t-shirt and get mobbed, and The Kaiser Chiefs first incarnation getting chucked offstage early.

But, let us not look back to deeply.

Certainly, preaching to the converted has never been the venue's style or raison d'etre and currently, there are signs of another resurgence in the city's musical fortunes. Young upstarts such Money can be found regularly hanging around causing botheration and a certain singular Liam Frey can be oft found planning his next lyrical barrage in the labyrinth of corridors downstairs.

Address
26 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN
Manchester
M1 1JN
England
Phone
0161 236 4597
Fax
Not available
Website
http://www.nightnday.org/
Directions
Over 18s Only

19:30

Sunday

02 Oct

2016

Clare Maguire

Clare Maguire

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20:00

Saturday

08 Oct

2016

Prides

Prides

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20:00

Tuesday

11 Oct

2016

Drowners

Drowners

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20:00

Friday

14 Oct

2016

Crocodiles

Crocodiles

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20:00

Tuesday

18 Oct

2016

The Undercover Hippy

The Undercover Hippy

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20:00

Thursday

20 Oct

2016

Raglans

Raglans

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20:00

Friday

21 Oct

2016

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Jamie McCool

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20:00

Saturday

22 Oct

2016

Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes

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20:00

Friday

28 Oct

2016

Telegram

Telegram

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20:00

Tuesday

01 Nov

2016

Charlie Worsham

Charlie Worsham

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20:00

Tuesday

08 Nov

2016

Margaret Glaspy

Margaret Glaspy

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20:00

Wednesday

09 Nov

2016

Mick Flannery

Mick Flannery

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20:00

Thursday

10 Nov

2016

Las Kellies

Las Kellies

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19:30

Monday

14 Nov

2016

Joe Purdy

Joe Purdy

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20:00

Thursday

24 Nov

2016

Hannah Lou Clark

Hannah Lou Clark

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20:00

Friday

25 Nov

2016

The Whip

The Whip Live at Night and Day's 25th Birthday Pt. 1

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20:00

Saturday

26 Nov

2016

The Whip

The Whip Live at Night and Day's 25th Birthday Pt. 2

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20:00

Wednesday

30 Nov

2016

Sewage Farm

Sewage Farm

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20:00

Monday

12 Dec

2016

The Night Cafe

The Night Cafe

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00:00

Saturday

31 Dec

2016

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