Knaves Kitchen

Knaves Kitchen

History

For over 21 years Oporto has brought the best drinks, music and atmosphere to the loving crowds of Leeds with the best food & drink, resident DJs and weekly live music curated by Dead Young Records and their talented friends.

Located at the edge of the city centre, it’s a short stride from all transport links but a world away from your average small bar & venue. With a 120 capacity venue attached to the infamous Call Lane bar you can plan or attend a huge range of events with us or just let your hair down in a safe and inclusive space for fun lovers from all walks of life.

Whether you’re dancing on the bar, watching an intimate candle lit acoustic show or losing it in a sweaty rock gig, Oporto punches well above its weight, with a newly installed PA, stage & acclaimed vegan junk food pop-up Knaves Kitchen there’s plenty more fun to come.

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PAST EVENTS

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Sat17August
Call Lane Cook Out!
Knave's Kitchen & Neon Cactus outdoor BBQ party!
Midday - late

Free Entry
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You are cordially invited to the very first... Call Lane Cook Out! Two Leeds bar icons will be bursting out onto the street this Summer. On Saturday 17th August, Oporto and Neon Cactus will be celebrating the sunshine outside of their bars and hosting a day and night of delicious BBQ, cold drinks and frozen cocktails’ Neon Cactus will be turning the street outside the bar into the what may well be the UK’s first and certainly it’s smallest tequila garden while Oporto will be bringing Knave's Kitchen out into the light to serve up some vegan BBQ, frosty cold beers and vegan cocktails. Taking over the respective grills will be Neon Cactus’ in-house kitchen and Knaves Kitchen, Oporto’s beloved in-house plant-based magicians. Both serving up incredible dishes straight from the grill like Neon Cactus’ El Pastor pork tacos with corn salsa and whole grilled street corn and Knaves Kitchen’s plant-based take on comforting and delicious food which will include, the debut of their hotly anticipated vegan turkey twizzlers… To wash this down, Neon Cactus, alongside their mind blowing collection of tequilas, will be serving Neon marg slushi’s and regular slushis while Oporto will slinging out cocktail specials alongside their signature frosty glasses and solid range of vegan beers. BBQ mastermind and Akito Bar Group’s Executive Chef Harley Ali explains the thinking behind the two bars collaborating this summer: ‘Tasty traditional Mexican street food vs wacky vegan junk food back to back at the craziest call lane cookout, it's the first of its kind and one not to be missed this summer. Expect roasted street corn, vegan turkey twizzlers and tacos galore in the best suntrap on the lane...’ www.neoncactus.co.uk www.knaveskitchen.com
Wed14August
The Buffalo Skinners
High & Lonesome Americana
7.30pm

£8 adv.
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High & Lonesome & Oporto presents... The Buffalo Skinners + special guests. Wednesday 14th August, 7.30pm. £8 adv: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/buffalo-skinners-tickets-61112241359 With four active and contributing songwriters in the group, The Buffalo Skinners are painting from a broad palette of influence. The result being a rare depth of musicality and creativity. You certainly won’t hear the same song twice, but you’ll unmistakably hear the same sound. A sound that exists somewhere in the time and space between T. Rex, The Smiths, The Felice Brothers and Big Thief. At the heart of the group are the voices of Peter Seccombe, Robbie Thompson and James Nicholls the three members who formed the band a decade ago. With recent addition of lead guitarist Phil Nixon, 2019 sees The Buffalo Skinners at the beginning of a new chapter of an already colourful musical career. Previous adventures have included extensive touring (UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Norway, America), festival appearances (Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, BBC Radio 2 live in Hyde Park, Wilderness, Deer Shed, Tramlines), and three full length studio albums, the most recent of these being 2016’s ‘Cease Your Dreaming’ produced by Mercury Prize nominated Colin Eliot (Richard Hawley, Kylie, Slow Club). The first page of this next chapter however is undoubtedly forthcoming single ‘Do What You Want’. Recorded to 2 inch tape with Jamie Lockhart and Rob Slater at Leeds' Greenmount studios (The Cribs, Brawlers, The Vaccines) Curiously enough, the studio is the proud owner of the very tape machine that recorded The Beatles in Hamburg, and listening to ‘Do What You Want’, it’s hard not to feel like some of the spirit of The Beatles in Hamburg has found its way onto this record, its energetic Rock ’n’ Roll drowning in harmonies and has a sense of urgency that is absolutely reminiscent of that period of The Beatles, whilst remaining overtly modern in sentiment. ‘Do What You Want’ is a Rock ’n’ Roll song that buoyantly champions the individual’s right to self expression. “It’s about escaping judgement of your individuality in the suburb you’ve grown up in, to walk the diverse city, invisible and accepted,” says Phil of the song, his first co-written contribution to the band. He has already proved himself an essential member, along with the other four: Peter Seccombe (guitar & vocals), Robbie Thompson (bass & vocals), James Nicholls (violin & vocals) and Miles Stapleton (drums). His sometimes spiky sometimes mellow guitar combining and complimenting James Nicholls’ dirty violin, to create a new sonic avenue for the band to explore. With The Buffalo Skinner’s previous releases having earned the attention, air-play and esteem of Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Janice Long, Jericho Keys, Cerys Matthews, Dermot O’Leary and Paul Jones, there are high expectations for ‘Do What You Want’ and beyond. The bar is also set pretty high for the next batch of live performances. With new songs and a new member, there is a palpable buzz in the camp at present. The Buffalo Skinners’ live shows are life affirming and inclusive. There’s an authenticity in the youthful energy of these boyhood friends from the North of England that’s irresistibly infectious and absolutely invites you to be a part of it. The music of The Buffalo Skinners is full bodied, rich and warm, but it’s the sweetness of the two, three and four part vocal harmony pouring on top and soaking into each song that gives the band their unique sound and a well earned pitch on the map of exciting new music to be discovered in 2019. The Buffalo Skinners are working on a fourth full length album, again teaming up with Jamie Lockhart and Rob Slater at Greenmount, to be released next year.
Mon12August
Gaslight Club
The Mighty and the Moon + The State of Georgia Band
8pm

Free Entry
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Leeds' finest free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny... Every Monday evening Dead Young Records' Gaslight Club welcomes the best songwriters, singers, acoustic acts, bands, performances and the more eclectic and eccentric elements of Leeds' (and the world) music scene to Oporto or a hushed, candle lit soiree hosted by the incredibly gifted Gary Stewart and his talented friends. This week we have The Mighty and the Moon, The State of Georgia & more ...plus host Gary Stewart keeping things snappy as always! Music from 8pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 Sign up for updates VIA: www.facebook.com/pg/GaslightClubLeeds/events
Mon12August
Eat Leeds Restaurant Week
See details for 2/3 course special menu!
Midday 'til late 12-25th August
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Knave's Kitchen are pleased to be taking part in Eat Leeds Restaurant Week once more & have special offers on an exclusive 2 or 3 course 100% vegan menu for the whole 14 days of the event at Oporto on Leeds' infamous Call Lane. Sign up now via eatleeds.co.uk and make sure you book in advance to try exciting new specials alongside some old favourites at a bargain price... Menu & more: https://eatleeds.co.uk/restaurants/knaves-kitchen Book via info@oportobar.co.uk, in person or 0113 245 4444 (phone between 11am - 6pm only) Viva la vegan revolution! 🌱 @Knaveskitchen #nochickenswereharmedinthemakingofthischicken
Mon5August
Gaslight Club
Waste of Paint, Russ Graves & Rod Cordner
8pm - late

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Waste of Paint return to Leeds with full band to play at one of our favorite nights in the North hosted by Gary Stewart. These nights are always brilliant and the venue is just gorgeous. We are bringing new songs and our exciting new line up as part of our mini tour. Support from Russ Graves & Rod Cordner and opened by guest host Jonathan H. Moss. Free entry from 8pm. Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds