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

Friday

20 Apr

2018

Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife

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19:30

Sunday

22 Apr

2018

Holly Miranda

Holly Miranda

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20:00

Friday

27 Apr

2018

Foxe

Foxe

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20:00

Saturday

12 May

2018

Swedish Death Candy

antics: Swedish Death Candy, Heavy on the Magic, New Luna & Bleach Boy

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20:00

Friday

18 May

2018

Gerry Cinnamon

Gerry Cinnamon

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20:00

Saturday

19 May

2018

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Lo Moon

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20:00

Thursday

24 May

2018

Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito at Night & Day Cafe

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20:00

Monday

28 May

2018

Thee Dagger Debs

Thee Dagger Debs

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20:00

Tuesday

29 May

2018

Anderson East

Anderson East

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23:00

Saturday

09 Jun

2018

antics Clubnight - Everything Everything DJ Set & Afterparty

antics Clubnight x Everything Everything DJ Set & Afterparty

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20:00

Wednesday

04 Jul

2018

Cordovas

Cordovas

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20:00

Wednesday

11 Jul

2018

Hans Chew

Hans Chew

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20:00

Wednesday

08 Aug

2018

Sharkmuffin

Sharkmuffin

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20:00

Saturday

22 Sep

2018

Kris Barras Band

Kris Barras Band

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20:00

Wednesday

24 Oct

2018

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

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20:00

Wednesday

31 Oct

2018

American Aquarium

American Aquarium

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20:00

Wednesday

21 Nov

2018

Marion

Marion

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