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
Website
http://www.nightnday.org/
Directions
Over 18s Only

20:00

Saturday

21 Jul

2018

The Weeks

The Weeks

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20:00

Monday

30 Jul

2018

Queen Kwong

Queen Kwong

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20:00

Wednesday

08 Aug

2018

Sharkmuffin

Sharkmuffin

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20:00

Friday

07 Sep

2018

Brent Cobb

Brent Cobb

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20:00

Saturday

22 Sep

2018

Kris Barras Band

Kris Barras Band

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20:00

Wednesday

26 Sep

2018

Kina Grannis

Kina Grannis

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20:00

Friday

28 Sep

2018

Mull Historical Society

Mull Historical Society (Venue)

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20:00

Wednesday

10 Oct

2018

Annabel Allum

Annabel Allum

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20:00

Saturday

13 Oct

2018

Bo Ningen

Bo Ningen live @ antics' 7th Birthday

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20:00

Tuesday

16 Oct

2018

Albin Lee Meldau

Albin Lee Meldau

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20:00

Wednesday

24 Oct

2018

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

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20:00

Friday

26 Oct

2018

Cud

CUD

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20:00

Wednesday

31 Oct

2018

American Aquarium

American Aquarium

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19:30

Sunday

04 Nov

2018

Ian Felice

Ian Felice

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20:00

Friday

09 Nov

2018

Deer Tick

Deer Tick at Night & Day Cafe

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20:00

Saturday

10 Nov

2018

L.A. Salami

L.A. Salami Live at antics Clubnight

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20:00

Wednesday

21 Nov

2018

Marion

Marion

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20:00

Monday

26 Nov

2018

Chris Stills

Chris Stills

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