This week’s gigs to check out in Manchester: 23-30 June 2017

KAZE // Kiefer Sutherland // The Maccabees // Bash & Pop

By Ben Brown | Last updated 29 June 2017

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KAZE |25 June|Gulliver’s 
KAZE are a “vibrant, future-facing” band from Manchester. Formed by Graham McCusker and Amy Webber – their main influences are Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, and Steely Dan. They teamed up with friends from the RNCM – where they studied – to form a band. In October 2016, after successfully Crowdfunding £3,622, they travelled down to Kent to record their first EP, No Filter. Pinned On You, their single from the EP, has been played on BBC 6 Music and have been selected as ‘Artist of the week’ by the Richer Sounds music blog, Richer Unsigned. They are heading to Gulliver’s on Oldham Street on Sunday – buy your tickets here.


Kiefer Sutherland | 26 June | Gorilla
Star of 24, The Lost Boys, Stand By Me and The Land Before Time 10, Kiefer Sutherland can also add music to the strings on his bow. With his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, they have collaborated to create the upcoming debut album: ‘Down In A Hole’. Sutherland says of the 11 tracks that make up the album, “It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music”. Coming to Gorilla on Monday.


The Maccabees | 28 June | O2 Apollo
It’s The Maccabees – even I have heard of them. There’s not many tickets flying around so if you have already managed to get one – well done. If not, you might have to break a mates arm so they can’t go and you can buy a ticket off them.


Bash & Pop | 28 June | Deaf Institute
When The Replacements ended their 33-show reunion tour in June 2015, founding bassist Tommy Stinson re-formed Bash & Pop, the band he started immediately following The Replacements first split in 1991. Fat Possum Records quickly signed the band and will be releasing its unknowingly-long-awaited sophomore album in early 2017. Heading to The Deaf Institute this coming Wednesday, they will be supported by Dead Cuts. Tickets are available here.