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

19:30

Thursday

29 Aug

2019

The Tearaways

The Tearaways

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20:00

Wednesday

04 Sep

2019

Charley Crockett

Charley Crockett

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19:30

Friday

20 Sep

2019

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind

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19:30

Sunday

22 Sep

2019

The Shining Levels

The Shining Levels

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20:00

Tuesday

24 Sep

2019

Joe Nichols

Joe Nichols

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20:00

Tuesday

01 Oct

2019

The Mystery Lights

The Mystery Lights

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20:00

Thursday

03 Oct

2019

Ralph Pellymounter

Ralph Pellymounter (To Kill A King)

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20:00

Friday

04 Oct

2019

October Drift

October Drift

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20:00

Saturday

05 Oct

2019

Sheafs

Sheafs

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20:00

Saturday

12 Oct

2019

La Perla

La Perla

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20:00

Sunday

20 Oct

2019

Night Moves

Night Moves

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20:00

Thursday

24 Oct

2019

Caroline Spence

Caroline Spence

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19:30

Sunday

27 Oct

2019

Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago

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20:00

Tuesday

29 Oct

2019

The Dunts

The Dunts

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20:00

Monday

04 Nov

2019

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Dustbowl Revival

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20:00

Thursday

07 Nov

2019

Fatherson

Fatherson

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19:30

Sunday

01 Dec

2019

James Gillespie

James Gillespie

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20:00

Thursday

05 Mar

2020

Jesse Malin

Jesse Malin

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