KRAAK CLOSURE

The Kraak event space will be closing in September. However, Kraak Gallery will be continuing to host exhibitions. Following the closure of the Kraak event space, this website will be used for the purpose of promoting future exhibitions at Kraak Gallery.  For enquiries regarding Kraak Gallery, please contact...

All Good Things

All Good Things: Charity Fundraiser The All Good Things crew invite you to Kraak for a fun filled night of comedy, live music, and DJ’s to take you through the night. With some of the funniest and most talented up and coming comedians, musicians, DJ’s and Producers performing on the night this is a night not to be missed. DJ’s bringing you a range of music from Reggae, Ska, Funk, House, UK Garage and Drum n Bass to keep you dancing till the early hours of the morning: Lend Me Your Ears, Senor Prezidente, Mike Boote, Dee-p and Yas. With live music from Old House Playgrounds’s Tryfo Lazos. Opening the night are two of the funniest guys Manchester has to offer, Eji Osigweand David Stanier. All profits form will be given as a charitable donation to The Christie Charity. 9pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1...

Sauce Summer Party

Friday 7th August… We’ll converge once more on the Kraak for our summer showdown with some of Manchester’s finest selectors and good friends. If you know where it’s at… Bradford Dave Asher Jones Rick Nicholls Leon Mitternacht Pete Mangalore Fiver in, tenner out...

The Bond Now Are

THE GATHERING EP EVENT @ KRAAK GALLERY, MANCHESTER The Bond Now Are The Bond Now Are Hail from Blackburn and the Manchester Scene. A continuation of 80´s bands “The Bond”, and “Some Now Are”. Inspired By Velvet Underground, Joy Division and the wider Factory Scene. The Bond Now Are Move from Traditional to Experimental, Ancient to Modern. The Bond Now Are fuse the Celtic Melodies that Inspired Country and Rock music with Mediterranean, Eastern and beyond in a Cinematic and yet Lyrical framework that will Move Your Feet and Rock Your Soul. The Bond Now Are Attempt to inspire the Questions that the modern individual has not yet danced to like an esoteric Morricone. Consisting of Original Band members Andy Mahon and “Luko GB” who Between them or together have Supported Bands like the Smiths, New Order, Paul Weller and The Coral Joined with Tom Carr and Manos Sarantidis. The Bond Now are will feature guest musicians drummer Paulo Franco (from Fenoid, MundoPardo), Bassist Pedro Parreira and Box Music´s Davis Sousa (who Previously Worked with band members on Malastrugança Project) and premiere their musings on Algarve and Os Artistas.. Tickets £5 ADV £6 Door “The Bond Now Are were a nice surprise. They are a melting pot of British and Mediterranian Music resulting on a multicultural sound were you can feel the Manchester scene, the latin sound of Barcelona and the warm beaches of Greece.” Pedro Duarte – RUA FM (Faro- Portugal) Apr 2015 http://thebondnoware.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thebondnoware  ...

Vibe Out Records Launch Party...

FEATURING A VIBE OUT RECORDS CYPHER WITH A SIXTEEN PIECE HIP HOP ORCHESTRA + live performances by KING P DECUS BROTHER SMOKES + MORE TBA =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Vibe Out Records are announcing an unmissable launch party for any true lover of hip hop music. Announced by King P in an interview with DJ Semtex on BBC 1Xtra, the event in Manchester will feature a cypher backed by a sixteen piece orchestra, as well as live performances from some of the most exciting new artists in the UK. The launch party takes place at Kraak on Friday July 31st. The intimate venue will be headlined by a live cypher featuring an incredible sixteen piece hip hop orchestra. Vibe Out artists will be rhyming on stage, as the Abstract Orchestra play a selection of straight hip hop classics that you need to hear live! First to be confirmed for a live performance is Vibe Out Records label founder King P. Formally known as Probot The Mighty, King P released his first EP in 2012. It featured YDB, the son of Wu-Tang Clan legend Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and Jurassic 5 member Akil The MC. On Akil’s next tour to the UK, he was given the opportunity to open for him. Since then, he has opened for hip hop heavyweights such as De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Jurassic 5 frontman Chali 2na and M.O.P. He has also been able to record with artists such as RUN DMC’s Darryl McDaniels, ‘Because I Got High’ rapper Afroman, Ras Kass and several Wu-Tang Clan affiliates. You can see the first video from Vibe Out Records, ‘MARTYRS’, right here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj89b9IO3H8 After the live performances, Liverpool’s DJ LSG will be spinning vinyl into the early hours. Come support a homegrown label with huge intentions, and make yourself...