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

Friday

22 Oct

2021

Sea Fever

Sea Fever 'Folding Lines' Album Launch

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20:00

Tuesday

26 Oct

2021

The Courettes

The Courettes

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20:00

Monday

01 Nov

2021

The Burning Hell

The Burning Hell

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20:00

Wednesday

03 Nov

2021

Ben Caplan

Ben Caplan

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20:00

Sunday

07 Nov

2021

Will Varley

Will Varley

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Monday

08 Nov

2021

Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys

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Tuesday

09 Nov

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Willy Mason

Willy Mason

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Thursday

18 Nov

2021

Moulettes

Moulettes

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20:00

Friday

19 Nov

2021

Cud

CUD

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19:30

Wednesday

24 Nov

2021

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Keg + Attawalpa + Idle Hours + Dig This DJs

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19:30

Friday

10 Dec

2021

Lynchs

Lynchs

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Thursday

17 Feb

2022

Bob Log III

Bob Log III

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Thursday

03 Mar

2022

Juniore

Juniore

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Tuesday

15 Mar

2022

Roddy Woomble

Roddy Woomble

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20:00

Tuesday

22 Mar

2022

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock

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20:00

Friday

29 Apr

2022

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Shonen Knife 40th Anniversary UK tour 2022

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20:00

Tuesday

28 Jun

2022

The Legendary Shack Shakers

The Legendary Shack Shakers

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Tuesday

06 Dec

2022

Grant-Lee Phillips

Grant-Lee Phillips

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