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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Wed17October
Lisa O’Neill
FFO: Nick Cave / Seamus Fogarty / The Dirty Three
7.30pm

£10 adv.
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Hee Haw Sessions and Please Please You presents... Lisa O'Neill. Oporto, Leeds Wednesday 17th October, 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 in advance from Jumbo Records and online via http://www.pleasepleaseyou.com  On her way to heaven, Lisa O’Neill hit “a pothole in the sky.” And so it begins, a perfect way to start this tale, this journey, this album. Because all great things and all great art usually stem from a bump in the road, or a pothole in the sky. This is Lisa O’Neill from Cavan’s third album, following a witty and charming debut (This Is An Album By Lisa O’Neill), and an altogether more cohesive follow-up (Same Cloth or Not) that marked her a serious artist, a contender, a voice, a forked tongue. This one, however, is the recording Lisa O’Neill needed to make. It’s a recording of “the voice”. The Voice is everything for the folk singer – a conduit for the words, the emotion, the thought process. And if, like me, you ever felt a record needed to be made of an artist’s voice, about her voice, so beautifully focused on, centred on, honed-in on and in love with the voice, then this, friends, is the fucking record. Excuse my French. This is achieved by the utterly brilliant and stark accompaniment. The drones that underlay the voice seem to egg her on. The doomed dance of the double bass-line grows and growls. The piano trickles manically, spinning in circles like a possessed children’s toy. And that casual drawl starts to sound more like a cracked, wracked, wrought plea full of desperation and fear. And you realise that this is no ordinary record. O’Neill’s voice goes to all sorts of places throughout the course of this album, and the music provided by Mossy Nolan, Emma Smith, Joseph Doyle and Seamus Fogarty follows her like a dark swirling storm, often bringing to mind the loose impressionism of the Dirty Three. On ‘’Planets’’ O’Neill delivers her most extraordinary vocal and lyrical performance to date. It is remarkable and on this form she could go toe to toe with Nick Cave at his most fire and brimstone. Except O’Neill’s prose is elemental and mysterious, not angry.
Tue16October
Our Girl
FFO: The Big Moon / courtney barnett / Blaenavon
7.30pm

£8 adv.
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Futuresound Events Present... Our Girl. Oporto // 16th October // Tickets on sale 10am Friday 25th May from: http://bit.ly/ourgirlleeds.  For fans of The Big Moon // courtney barnett // Blaenavon // Listen: https://spoti.fi/2s1KJDC  ‘Stranger Today’ is a special debut for several reasons: First, because it’s the sound of a band beginning to grasp their own value and place in the world, one pep talk at a time. Secondly, because you can hear the trio’s hunger to finally get in the same room and put to tape years’ worth of scrapbooks, half-finished ideas, and a slowly-forming feel for how their first album would actually sound. After previous support slots with PALE WAVES & The Magic Gang the band come to Leeds for their first headline show in the City this October. Tickets from Lunatickets // Seetickets // Crash // Jumbo
Mon15October
Gaslight Club
Oskar & Julia, Phil Grainger & more
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 Oskar & Julia, Phil Grainger & more ...plus host Gary Stewart keeping things snappy as always! Music from 8.30pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 Sign up for updates VIA: www.facebook.com/pg/GaslightClubLeeds/events
Wed10October
The Snuts
FFO: The View / The Libertines / The Sherlocks
7.30pm

£10 adv.
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Futuresound Events Present: The Snuts. Oporto, Leeds. 10th October. Tickets on sale now from Lunatickets: http://bit.ly/thesnutsLDS18  Listen: https://spoti.fi/2NbENAh  For fans of: The View | The Libertines | The Sherlocks | Having toured with The View, The Sherlocks, playing Live at Leeds 2018 and selling out shows all over Scotland The Snuts come back to Leeds to play Oporto this October!
Tue9October
The Britanys
NYC Indie darlings
7.30pm

£7 adv.
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New Show! NYC band The Britanys play Oporto on 9th October! If you're into recent 6music breakthrough bands Bodega or Sunflower Bean you'll be into this! Tickets from http://bit.ly/britanyslds18 on sale Friday 22nd June. Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2tjR0dF
Mon8October
Gaslight Club
Tom Bright, Laura Kindelan, Ethan Saphra & Songs For Walter
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 Tom Bright & The Dynamite, Laura Kindelan, Ethan Saphra & Songs For Walter ...plus host Gary Stewart keeping things snappy as always! Music from 8.30pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 Sign up for updates VIA: www.facebook.com/pg/GaslightClubLeeds/events
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