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Gaslight Club -
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Dogging Club

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Midday 'til late every day!

Resident DJs

Resident DJs

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 'til late!

HIRE US

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Email: info@oportobar.co.uk

LIVE MUSIC

LIVE MUSIC

Sundays & Weekdays

History

Oporto was founded by myself back in the mists of time. I had one clear aim, to create a bar in Leeds that i wanted to drink and hang-out in, luckily others wanted to do the same, this principle still stands for me and the Oporto team. I hope you enjoy the unique space we have created, I also hope you enjoy the great drinks and crackin’ tunes that make Oporto one hell of a night out!!!!!””
Ged Feltham owner and founder

PAST EVENTS

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Mon1October
Gaslight Club: JAILL (Sub Pop)
Just Handshakes (We're British) & more
Free Entry

8.30pm
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A special Gaslight Club welcoming a superb bunch from the US who dwell in the stable of awesomeness that is SUBPOP records...

JAILL
http://www.subpop.com/artists/jaill
http://www.facebook.com/jaillbook

Jaill is a lot like other bands; they've slept on your floor, you've made fun of their pillow cases, they're not nearly as good at Excitebike (?!?) as they said they were and although they all say they're cool with cats, no one’s excited about sleeping at the cat house. So it should come as no surprise that, as bands sometimes do, they’ve made a new record. And that record is Traps, their second for Sub Pop, but first to adopt the bold new marketing strategy of giving away a free pair of Nike cross-trainers to anyone who steals it on the internet. Take that, Radiohead. So, but, what is Traps? Traps is pretty, it’s moody, it pops. It has the scrappy, vengeful enthusiasm of a puppy stuck under a blanket. It’s an adorably grumpy bear just awoken from his long winter’s slumber, with a mangy heart rarely found outside of the stuffed animal bin of a Salvation Army. It’s an album that expects to be taken seriously goddammit, even though it just puked on the bar.

Traps is also, and confidently, a Jaill record. It’s an acerbic exercise in both humility and aggression. Lyrically and melodically it portrays the malfunctioning universe inside a home, taking into account the myriad ways in which relationships and responsibilities can destroy a person’s mind. “Gave myself a good grade on barely losing my shit,” sings Vinnie Kircher on “While You Reload.”

Just Handshakes (We're British)
http://justhandshakeswerebritish.tumblr.com/
In their own words: "We are Clara, Michael, Edward and Jim. We live in Leeds and play indie pop music. We've been lucky enough to support the Mystery Jets, Pete and the Pirates, Shout Out Louds and Still Corners. We have also performed a live session for Marc Riley and received airplay from Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson. We have just finished recording our debut album which will be out soon!"

+ Angie Shaw & host Gary Stewart...

8.30pm - 11pm

Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds

FREE ENTRY as always!

Sat29September
Oxjam Takeover – Afternoon session!
Alaska, Flocks, Opie Deino & more for charity
£3 suggested donation

2.30pm - 7pm
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On Saturday September 29th we're holding an afternoon/early evening session with some of Leeds' finest acts to get you in the mood for your Saturday night!

Bands:

ALASKA

They create high energy, B-movie-inspired psychedelic garage rock with a surf-pop twist.
Telling tall tales of egg-stealing reptiles, werewolf women, drowned cowboys and prodigiously gifted skateboarders, ALASKA's current roster of songs was written when thinking about the vast, sparsely populated wilderness of their namesake.
Official Site: http://www.alaskaofficial.com/
BandCamp: http://alaskaofficial.bandcamp.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/alaskasounds

FLOCKS
Beautifully crafted songs with intimate hushed vocals! Makes you feel like you're out in the forest on a misty day just wandering & exploring!
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/flocks-music

OPIE DEINO
Acoustic songstress Opie Deino has a stunning voice & puts a really interesting & unique twist on the traditional 'singer-songwriter'. Her songs are energetic, upbeat, spiky & emotional (in a good way)!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/opie.deino
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OpieDeino
Tumblr: http://opiedeino.tumblr.com/

Price: £3 (Limited amount http://www.wegottickets.com/event/185534)
Date: Saturday September 29th
Venue: Oporto
Age: 18+

LINKS:
Oporto: http://oportobar.co.uk/
Oporto Twitter: https://twitter.com/Oportobar

CONTACT:
If you would like more information please get in touch with the team:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OxjamLeedsTakeover
Twitter: www.twitter.com/oxjam_Leeds
Tumblr: http://oxjam-leeds-takeover.tumblr.com/
WordPress: http://oxjamleeds.wordpress.com/

Wed26September
Popular #7: Sissy & the Blisters
+ Whales in Cubicals
£4 adv.

7.30pm - 11pm (DJs 'til 2am)
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Popular, Dead Young & Sailor Jerry's presents...

SISSY & THE BLISTERS


WHALES IN CUBICLES

A lovely night of grandiose pop-noir.

7.30pm - 11pm (DJs 'til 2am)

Wednesday 25th July

£4 adv from Crash, Jumbo & Online:

http://www.twitter.com/POPULARLEEDS

Wed19September
Communion: Washington Irving
Tsar Nicholas III, Daniel Martin Moore (Sub Pop), Misery Guts & Steph Fraser
£5 adv.

7.30pm - 11pm
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Communion Leeds & Oporto present...

Washington Irving

Since the release of their debut EP Little Wanderer, Head Thee Home in 2010, Washington Irving have been attracting an ever-growing fan base across the UK with their powerful blend of raucous folk pop, blending elements of the Arcade Fire, the Band, the Waterboys, Big Country, and the Pogues. Produced by Marcus Mackay (Frightened Rabbit, Snow Patrol, Sparrow & The Workshop), the EP has received airplay from the likes of Vic Galloway and Huw Stephans on Radio 1, as well as being firmly supported by BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson. Having toured all over Scotland, the band performed at T in the Park, made its debut outside Scotland with a string of dates in Ireland as well as a sold out show at the Lexington in London with Dry the River before finishing the year off with a live session on Radio 1 with Vic Galloway.

In January 2011 the band played a sold out headline show at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, and in April they completed their first UK tour to coincide with their new single - Abbey Gallop. The single was Produced by Ramsay Miller, formerly from The Cinematics, and mixed at Castle of Doom Studios 2 by legendary producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, Broken Records, Super Furry Animals, Teenage Fanclub).

Currently working on their debut album, the band have had a great summer at festivals like Stag & Dagger, Wickerman, Deer Shed and Hop Farm.

"If there was any justice in the world, Washington Irving would be spread across the playlists of RADIO 1 & BBC 6 music, like a rash!" Tom Robinson – BBC 6 Music

“Washington Irving have found a wonderful balance between tapping into that beautiful Scottish habit of being completely miserable (think Frightened Rabbit’s seminal The Midnight Organ Fight for cheer level) and fantastically upbeat” - Rockfeedback

www.facebook.com/washingtonirvingtheband
www.washingtonirving.bandcamp.com

Tsar Nicholas III & the Exiles

Fluently guttural, lyrical weirdness.... A dark and witty assembly of soul stripping tracks, speaking of blues based tales of madness, mayhem and murder for those with a penchant for Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash & walking on the wild side.

http://www.myspace.com/tsarnicholas3rd

Daniel Martin Moore

Daniel Martin Moore is a singer and songwriter (and a great many other things arguably less relevant to this particular piece of text) from Cold Spring, Kentucky. On the strength of an unsolicited demo he sent out in January of 2007, Sub Pop released Stray Age in October of 2008, a quietly striking album and Daniel’s debut full-length. And, in February of 2010, they released Dear Companion, an album written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore together, and produced by Jim James from My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk. Part of the intention with Dear Companion was to draw attention to the problem of Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal mining, but the music stood on its own as well (Filter: “This is one painfully beautiful record”). Between the release of Stray Age and now, Daniel's been busy, touring with Ben and Jim (including a July ‘10 performance at the Newport Folk Festival), Touring with Iron & Wine, Billy Bragg and My Morning Jacket & generally honing his craft to perfection.

http://www.danielmartinmoore.com/

Alongside Liverpool's Misery Guts and Leeds via Blackpool songstress Steph Fraser this is an unmissable night of superb music.

£5 adv

 

Mon3September
Gaslight Club
Roxanne de Bastion (Berlin), Mathew Gray & Jack Haining
Free

8.30pm
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Leeds first free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny. All hosted by the wonderful Gary Stewart and friends The best of songwriters, singers, percussionists, acoustic band performances and the more eclectic and eccentric elements of the city's scene.

This Monday we have...

Roxanne de Bastion
Berlin-born Singer/Songwriter Roxanne de Bastion made her extraordinary album debut ‘The Real Thing’ with Gordon Raphael (The Strokes / Regina Spektor). www.roxannedebastion.com
www.facebook.com/roxannedebastion

Plus Mathew Gray, Jack Haining and of course your host Gary Stewart!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Stewart/188637709464

From 8.30pm - 11pm (bar til 2am)
Oporto
Call Lane, Leeds, LS1

FREE ENTRY!

Mon27August
QUIDROPHENIA
Heart Ships, China Rats, Moody Gowns, Alaska, Jonny Firth, Witch Hunt, Gary Stewart & more!
£2 (suggested donation)

2pm - 11pm (DJs 'til 2am)
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Our annual August Bank Holiday music fest in aid of Cancer Research UK, first acts announced...

China Rats
Heart Ships
Moody Gowns
Alaska
Soulmates Never Die
Jonny Firth
Witch Hunt
The Sonic Seeds
Chris Stocks
Ross Day
Gary Stewart

2 stages of the very best local bands, solo artists & DJs all for just £2.

£1731 raised so far! (all proceeds to Cancer Research UK)

Advance tickets only £2!

73/74« First......