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

Wednesday

24 Oct

2018

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

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20:00

Friday

26 Oct

2018

Cud

CUD

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19:30

Sunday

28 Oct

2018

Undead Raisins

Undead Raisins

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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

Monday

05 Nov

2018

Halfnoise

Halfnoise

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20:00

Tuesday

06 Nov

2018

Tony MacAlpine

Tony MacAlpine at Night & Day Cafe

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20:00

Wednesday

07 Nov

2018

Barns Courtney

Barns Courtney

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20:00

Friday

09 Nov

2018

Deer Tick

Deer Tick + Joanna Barbera 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

Tuesday

20 Nov

2018

Juniore

Juniore

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Wednesday

21 Nov

2018

Marion

Marion

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20:00

Monday

26 Nov

2018

Chris Stills

Chris Stills

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19:30

Sunday

02 Dec

2018

Sonic Jesus

Sonic Jesus

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20:00

Friday

07 Dec

2018

Molly Burch

Molly Burch

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20:00

Sunday

09 Dec

2018

Keuning

Keuning

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20:00

Friday

14 Dec

2018

Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto)

Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto)

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19:30

Sunday

20 Jan

2019

Jack Broadbent

Jack Broadbent

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20:00

Saturday

26 Jan

2019

Silent Rival

Silent Rival

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