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LIVE MUSIC

LIVE MUSIC

Sundays & Weekdays

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Mon29August
Quidrophenia ’16
Samuel S. Parkes, Fighting Caravans, Bruno Merz, ENGINE & more for charity
£2 donation

2pm - late
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Our annual August Bank Holiday music fest returns, this year in aid of Leeds based charity St Gemma's Hospice. Expect 2 stages of the very best local bands, solo artists & DJs all for just a couple of quid!

Curated by Dead Young Records, Gaslight Club & friends and hosted by Gary Stewart we have an amazing line up including...

Samuel S. Parkes - Music - Leeds finest Northern Soul masters

Fighting Caravans - Futuresound comp winners join us post Reading & Leeds!

Bruno Merz - New Zealand via Leeds songwriter with band

ENGINE - psychedelic beat combo

The Silver Reserve - stirring Americana reminicent of Grizley Bear

Issimo Music - Veering from folk to R&B, they'll bring the party

Hidden Giants - Classic folk tales backed up with a rocking band

Kindest Of Thieves - 1 man, a whole bands worth of ol' timey noise

Wolfe Trap - delicate folk from this Wakefield trio

Big - exciting new Leeds indie band

Jonathan H. Moss - traveling troubadour

+ many more & host Harry Ridgway bringing the sad songs!

Monday 29th August ~ 2pm - very late! (Live music 'til 10.30pm)

Donate on the door or ensure entry by advance ticketed donation for £2...

www.musicglue.com/oporto/events/29-aug-16-quidrophenia-16-oporto/

£1000s raised for charity so far, lets smash our record!

Dogging Club hot dog bar open all day for tasty nourishment.

@Oportobar #Quidrophenia

Wed31August
Matthew Logan Vasquez
Delta Spirit main man joins us for a special solo show with guests The Sea Whores
7.30pm

£5
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High & Lonesome Presents... Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit) + special guests 2015 (The Year of The Ram) has been a year of major change for Matthew Logan Vasquez. He moved with his wife, Marthe, from Brooklyn to Austin, he saw the birth of his first child Thor, and after a decade since founding his critically acclaimed band, Delta Spirit, he’s finally decided to go it alone FOR THE FIRST TIME, with his solo debut, The Austin EP, to be released November, 2015 , and a full length LP, Solicitor Returns, to shortly follow in early 2016. This sea- change is reflected on the EP’s stunning psych-folk-rock opener, a ballsy 18-minute track (yes EIGHTEEN minutes) that conjures desert visions of Crazy Horse guitar solos, David Crosby’s mustache, and all the good things about a journey through the past on mescaline. Matt actually grew up in Austin (and Dana Point, CA too) and the song is a slice of his life--an autobiography that isn’t even close to being finished-- an epic American saga that reflects his skill as a remarkable modern songwriter still on the rise. If Richard Linklater could write a song, this would be it. "Matt’s voice and words have that Nashville outcast vibe to it,” says Jay Sweet, producer of the Newport Folk Festival and a longtime champion of Matt’s music. “He’s not California, he’s not Texas, he’s not Brooklyn—even though he’s lived in all of those places. He’s a transplant and a vagabond, which is why he embodies folk and rock music. For a singer- songwriter, he is truly refreshing." Matt went solo for simple reasons-- to return to the style of rock he loves. And when he went solo he REALLY went solo. He plays every instrument on the record, except for two drum tracks and one guitar track. Delta Spirit undoubtedly will be back but he wanted to make a collection of music without the influence of his beloved brethren (it's only natural for a frontman to feel the need to let loose from time to time). You will hear his new material and you will hear Iggy Pop. Neil Young. Kurt Cobain. Gram Parsons. But ultimately, you're hearing Matthew Logan Vasquez. A man young at heart, who loves the shit out of rock music... loves it so much that it's been his life's goal to make the masses reconnect with her spirit. But he's become a father, and he's been through some shit. His dad was a bomb builder. Fact. At the end of the day, Matt’s objective as a singer, a poet, a preacher, a believer in this beautiful bullshit we call “RocknRoll,” is to find some harmony through life’s confusion and to make you feel good about yourself. He'll be spreading his message via his wonderful songs starting in the fall of 2015. You better go put your dimes in his collection basket. Are there better things you can be doin with those dimes? Wednesday 31st August Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds Tickets from Crash Records, Jumbo Records & online via: www.musicglue.com/high-and-lonesome/events/31-aug-16-matthew-logan-vasquez-delta-spirit-oporto www.highandlonesome.co.uk
Mon5September
Gaslight Club
E.W. Harris & more
8pm

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Leeds' finest free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny. Every Monday Dead Young Records' Gaslight Club welcomes the best songwriters, singers, acoustic acts, bands, performances and the more eclectic and eccentric elements of Leeds' (and more recently the world's) musical scene to Oporto or a hushed, candle lit soiree hosted by the incredibly gifted Gary Stewart and his talented friends. This week we welcome: E.W. Harris & more ...and host Gary Stewart as always! Music from 8.30pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 GUARANTEED FREE ENTRY VIA: www.musicglue.com/oporto/events/
Mon12September
Gaslight Club
Jordan Mackampa + more
8pm

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Leeds' finest free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny. Every Monday Dead Young Records' Gaslight Club welcomes the best songwriters, singers, acoustic acts, bands, performances and the more eclectic and eccentric elements of Leeds' (and more recently the world's) musical scene to Oporto or a hushed, candle lit soiree hosted by the incredibly gifted Gary Stewart and his talented friends. This week we welcome: Jordan Mackampa + more tba ...and host Gary Stewart as always! Music from 8.30pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 GUARANTEED FREE ENTRY VIA: www.musicglue.com/oporto/events/
Sun9October
The Eskies
Sea Soaked Gypsy Folk from Dublin
£7 adv.

7.30pm
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The Eskies

“From the sinister sway of ‘Eloise’ through to the jaunty ‘Jesus Don’t Save Me’ and the driving ‘Jailhouse Sun’, The Eskies have delivered a fascinating blend of fun-fuelled folk.” – The Independent

  "Abandon preconceptions, pour boundless energy, add buckets of passion, and you have the unrelenting maelstrom of sound that is The Eskies. Imagine music that grabs you by the arm and threatens to drag you onto the dance floor – visualise all that and you’ll be close, only close though.

You need to listen to ‘After The Sherry Went Round’ to realise that its wild miasma is only waiting to pounce while jazz-encircled, gypsy-folk from the dark side of ebullient musicianship soars around your ears with throat-ripping, hard-hitting, belligerent vocals." - folkwords.com

 

www.theeskies.com/upcoming-gigs.html
Tue11October
7.30pm

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Reading rock & rollers return! Earlier this month The Amazons were invited to join Huw Stephens’ for a BBC Introducing session at the Radio 1’s Maida Vale studio, where they performed Nightdriving, as well as Millions, Ultraviolet and recent single release Stay With Me. Watch the session here. Speaking on Huw Stephens’ radio show, Thomson said: “Night Driving is about when we first passed our driving tests and were driving around country roads in the early hours of the morning. We didn’t really know where we were going or much about life in general…not knowing what was around the corner.” Nightdriving follows first single Stay With Me, which received a Radio 1 premiere, championed by Annie Mac, Huw Stephen, and Steve Lamacq among others; and established The Amazons as an explosive new sound in a year which has seen the four Reading based friends emerge as a young band to watch, garnering new fans and word-of mouth praise through their dynamic live performances and explosive rock anthems. https://www.facebook.com/theamazonsforever/ http://lunatickets.co.uk/events/opo111016.html
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