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It is no secret that Manchester’s music scene is legendary, boasting some of the most iconic acts in the industry to emerge such as; The Smiths, Oasis and The Stone Roses. However, even at present day the city is home to great live music venues paving the way for the still evolving underground scene. If you're in Manchester then should checkout these recommended venues.

Deaf Institute

If you’re after a late night with friends grabbing a drink and catching a band then ‘The Deaf Institute’ is the place to head to. A late-night staple with a quirky interior spanning over three floors, where gig goers can fulfil their rock and roll desires till their heart’s content at a venue brimming with upcoming talent. It is no wonder it is one of the best small venues in Manchester with a previous list of rising stars such as; Marmozets, Drenge and Peace gracing its stage.

Live Video Performance At Deaf Institute


Night and Day

Another impressive live music venue is ‘Night and Day Café’, a place that during its 20 years in action has welcomed an array of music genres: folk, indie and even electronica. Name a band and they have most likely played here, Arctic Monkeys, Johnny Marr and Mumford and Sons have! Manchester is a brimming pot of indie.

Live Video Performance At Night and Day


Deaf Institute Gigs

16/10/2019 - Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers
22/10/2019 - Ren Harvieu
23/10/2019 - Babeheaven
30/10/2019 - Keywest
06/11/2019 - Welshly Arms & Glorious Sons
11/11/2019 - Dashboard Confessional
12/11/2019 - The Band CAMINO
14/11/2019 - Sam Tompkins
18/11/2019 - Badflower
19/11/2019 - Blanco White
21/11/2019 - Rhys Lewis
24/11/2019 - Naaz
25/11/2019 - Geowulf
27/11/2019 - Prateek Kuhad
03/12/2019 - Electric Guest
05/12/2019 - Donae'o
14/12/2019 - Kyle Falconer
15/02/2020 - APRE
20/02/2020 - Liz Lawrence
26/02/2020 - Johnny Mac and the Faithful

Night and Day Gigs

20/10/2019 - Night Moves
21/10/2019 - Frankie Cosmos
23/10/2019 - Logan Mize
24/10/2019 - Caroline Spence
25/10/2019 - Michael Ray
25/10/2019 - Zero Club // the Crow Special
26/10/2019 - The Chords + Department S
27/10/2019 - Birds of Chicago
29/10/2019 - The Dunts
04/11/2019 - The Dustbowl Revival
07/11/2019 - Fatherson
08/11/2019 - Wildwood Kin
12/11/2019 - Saints Among Us
15/11/2019 - Zero Club // Sounds of 1991 Special
25/11/2019 - Last Dinosaurs
30/11/2019 - Eccentronic Research Council FT Maxine Peake
01/12/2019 - James Gillespie
03/12/2019 - The Xcerts
06/12/2019 - The Lathums
13/12/2019 - Laurence Jones Band