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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Thu13June
Pilbeam’s Noise Night
bdrmm, Eyesore & the Jinx, Household Dogs + Pilbeam DJ set
7.30pm

£5 adv.
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Dead Young Records & Pilbeam Presents (Monday Night Mixtape on BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Music Introducing) present a night dedicated to showcasing the best up and coming artists in the Yorkshire region. bdrmm (live), Eyesore & the Jinx (live), Household Dogs (live) + Pilbeam Presents (DJ) Thursday 13th June 7.30pm - 10.30pm (then Emily Pilbeam DJ's till late) Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds Ltd. tix £5 adv here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eyesore-the-jinx-household-dogs-more-tickets-61688790834 (more on't door) ---------------------------------------------------------------- BDRMM Off the back of their first ever headline tour, BDRMM will be topping the bill of Pilbeam's Noise Night. Hailing from Hull, BDRMM create a perfect concoction of synths, jangly guitars & shoe-gaze. Their live show is one to be adored. https://soundcloud.com/bdrmm Eyesore & the Jinx INCREDIBLY excited to have the formidable Eyesore & the Jinx join our line-up. Setting politically charged, socially commentary against creeping psychobilly, Eyesore and the Jinx have announced themselves as a wholly unique proposition in Merseyside's effervescent music scene. The band have recently been in the studio with Fat White Family's Nathan Saoudi in Sheffield, as well undertaking a number of recording sessions with John Hartley from iconic, scouse, psych-surgeons, Clinic. https://soundcloud.com/eyesoreandthejinx/swill/s-pigAY Households Dogs After exceptional show after exceptional show, we're delighted to have Household Dogs on our bill. For two years Household Dogs have been intricately weaving together elements of Alternative Rock and Americana, breeding their own unique pseudo-country sound. They smashed their set at the BBC Introducing stage at Oporto for Live at Leeds, and we expect they'll do the same again. https://soundcloud.com/householddogs getyafreakon
Tue11June
Strange Bones
Calva Louise & Fudge
7.30pm

£6 adv.
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Blackpool Trio Strange Bones create heavy, groovy, down-tuned rock and roll for the masses. They're coming to Leeds at Oporto on June 11th! Support from... Calva Louise // Fudge // For Fans Of: Queens of The Stone Age | The Black Keys. Listen: https://spoti.fi/2BqRZhA // Tickets: http://bit.ly/StrangeBonesLeeds19 //  
Sun9June
Conflare
Atlanta House & Artio
7.30pm

£6 adv.
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Conflare are a pop-infused alternative rock quartet from Leeds that specialise in fusing together the grittiness of alternative rock and the quirky choruses and melodies of pop music. They come to Leeds at Oporto on June 9th 2019! Tickets on-sale now from Lunatickets >> http://bit.ly/ConflareLeeds19 + support from Atlanta House & Artio
Fri7June
Happy Daggers
Ultraviolet Animals album launch party
7.30pm

£7 adv.
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Friday night special for our boys Happy Daggers... Happy Daggers (live) + special guests (live) + DJ Sam Airey 'til 4am! 7.30pm 'til late - 7/6/19 Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds £7 adv. via: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/happy-daggers-album-launch-party-tickets-58906606245  In recent months, Happy Daggers have been tucked away working feverishly on their forthcoming debut album, Ultraviolet Animals. Snippets from their making of documentary (Behind the Groove), give a brief insight into just how expansive the project has been for the Leeds based band – sprawling over several studios and featuring some amazing additional local talent, alongside Happy Daggers themselves. The result of this focused creative period is a 10 track LP, which will be released in June. First though, the band is keen to break their hiatus with a single release – and they’re really excited about this one. Hold it Down is a razor sharp neo-funkpop smash, bursting with live horns, a heavy rhythm section, choral calls to action, and sprinkles of electronica - all tied up in a 3 minute bow, perfect for airplay. It has clearly been the plan for some time to get this track released, as the lead track from the LP. Jon (the band’s bassist and master of ceremonies) commented that: ‘we’ve had this feeling for a long time that it could be a stand-out track on the album, right from the point of putting it together in the rehearsal space. But, as so many other songs emerged as contenders in the production process, we’re really pleased Hold It Down still stands up as a first single. It does also mean we can’t wait to release the whole album too.’ This speaks to the emerging confidence the band is developing as recording artists. With each release Happy Daggers are more comfortable being as creative in the studio as they are in live performances. In previous interviews, it has been noted that this development has greatly been aided by the collaboration with producer Ed Heaton. Frontman Sinclair noted: ‘It can be hard at times to really transfer that sound you have in your imagination onto a recording. We spent some time learning what works best for us, in the studio. But, working with Ed was like the last piece of the puzzle. Tracks like Need Your Love really pushed things forward for us. We wanted to be able to be flexible, as our sound has so many influences and different voices included, and as a producer he really helps to facilitate that. It’s just got so much easier to break the rule-book with some of the ideas we have now.’ This desire to be fluid in sound is definitely present in this new release, as Hold It Down is both riddled with a tangible sense of nostalgia but also displays some of the more contemporary feel laced throughout the forthcoming Ultraviolet Animals LP.
Tue4June
Suns Up
Postponed: see sellers for more details
7.30pm

£5 adv.
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**postponed** **  See retailer for refunds / more ** Suffolk Indie-pop quartet Suns Up are known for their sweet guitar hooks, great vocals & infectious choruses. They come to Leeds on Tuesday June 4th at Oporto! If you're a fan of The Kooks orThe 1975, check them out on Spotify >> https://spoti.fi/2DfBUv