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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Wed20November
Tiny Planets
iMP & Ghost Orchid
8pm

£3adv
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Tiny Planets are a 4-piece rock band based in the North of England (3 parts Wakefield: 1 part Manchester), whose members share a love of North American indie-rock, as well as modern British indie-pop. New single 'Two Hearts' here... http://tinyplanets.bandcamp.com/ imp Brian Eno meets Built To Spill; Wakefield favourites with a debut album due out on 25th November via Philophobia Music! http://www.sewerpop.com/ Ghost Orchid Ghost Orchid is a triad of ladies from various places. They all met in Leeds and some lovely things happened. They sound like night time when it’s raining and you’re under a streetlight next to some empty building with no hat. http://ghostorchid.bandcamp.com/track/goblin-fruit
Mon18November
Gaslight Club
Natalie McCool, Shanghai Syncopators and Harry David
8.30pm

Free
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Leeds' finest free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny.

Every Monday 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 for a hushed, candle lit soiree hosted by the incredibly gifted Gary Stewart and his talented friends.

This week we have: Natalie McCool, Shanghai Syncopators and Harry David

...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!

Tue12November
Harry Ridgway
Single launch with Eaves & Sophie Pearson (Jacobean Ruff)
8pm

£4 (inc. single)
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Dead Young Records is proud to present the new single from Harry Ridgway 'Spilling Hearts & Spilling Heads'

Harry will be launching the single on the 12th of November at Oporto with support from Eaves & Sophie Pearson (Jacobean Ruff)

Tickets available online or on the door for £4, including a copy of the single and B side 'Shattered Sound, Sacred Ground'

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/246026

Originally from sleepy Lincolnshire. Harry ventured further from a young age and found himself in Shepherds Bush, London by mid-2011 where he began to really push performing and writing, drawing inspiration from the artists around him.

After a short tour of Living rooms, Open mic’s, University Halls and anywhere else he could find, Harry ended up spending two weeks in Leeds after a show. Enamored with the city, he moved there a few months later.

Harry’s moving and intense live performances have earned him bookings at festivals including Beacons, Live at Leeds and Fell Foot sound, as well a host of support shows up and down the country.

After a busy year gigging heavily in Leeds and elsewhere, Harry returned to the Studio to record ‘Spilling Hearts & Spilling Heads’ Teaming up with Dead Young Records, they endeavored to create a single that truly captures the natural feeling and honesty of a live performance.

https://soundcloud.com/harryridgway

Mon11November
Gaslight Club
T.G Elias, Richard Fenwick and Big Tent & the Gypsy Lantern
8.30pm

Free
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Leeds' finest free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny.

Every Monday 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 for a hushed, candle lit soiree hosted by the incredibly gifted Gary Stewart and his talented friends.

This week we have: T.G Elias, Richard Fenwick and Big Tent & the Gypsy Lantern

...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!

Fri8November
Ben Pike at Holy Trinity Church
Spirit of John, Troy Faid & Charlie Straw
7.30pm

£5
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Album release party for Benjamin William Pike's debut album - 'Being & Nothingness'. Featuring some of Yorkshire's finest roots & acoustic artists. As well as the amazing venue of the Holy Trinity we'll have a custom gin bar by the amazing Portobello Road Gin. Come and see the billed performers and expect a few familiar faces from the Gin House Records roster popping up for collaborations and jamming. support from - Troy Faid - http://www.troyfaid.co.uk/ Spirit Of John - http://spiritofjohn.bandcamp.com/ Charlie Straw - https://soundcloud.com/charlie-straw Advance tickets from Crash Jumbo & WeGotTickets.com http://www.wegottickets.com/event/241179 www.benjaminwilliampike.co.uk www.ginhouserecords.co.uk
Thu7November
No Joy (new venue)
plus Fear of Men
8pm

FREE IN
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No Joy are a Canadian shoegazing band formed in late 2009 by Jasamine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd. Jasamine was living in Los Angeles while Laura was living in Montreal Via e-mail they started collaborating which eventually led to Jasamine's return to Montreal and their first show with Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü) on 15 December 2009. The band continued to play locally, including a show with up-and-coming indie band Best Coast, where lead singer Bethany Cosentino took a liking to the band and tweeted “Dude, No Joy is the best band ever. Two hot blonde girls just shredding away. Sooooo amazing.”[1] The band soon after signed to Mexican Summer Records and released their first 7" "No Summer" b/w "No Joy". The release of this 7" brought No Joy to book their own national U.S. tour, bringing along La Sera (a Vivian Girls side project) for a 3 week stint of mostly west coast shows. Around this time, London based label Sexbeat re-released the debut 7" for a UK/European release. No Joy toured later that fall with Mexican Summer labelmates, Dungen. The 7" sold out quickly, and six months later on 16 November 2010, No Joy released their debut LP, Ghost Blonde to wide critical acclaim; "The guitars, loud enough to obliterate everything within 50 yards, create a balmy atmosphere where lacerating riffs and blurry strumming shares face time with ear-piercing feedback" (Pitchfork Media).[2] The band shares a strong DIY mentality when it comes to producing and recording their music, stating in an interview with The Stool Pigeon: "You can record anything for free now. If you’ve got a laptop or a friend’s laptop, do it yourself,"[3] however they left the mixing side of the project up to The Raveonettes' Sune Rose Wagner. On working with Sune, White says "We were recording in our space and it was sounding like shit, so we had the idea of someone helping to clean it up a little bit, but everybody in Montreal was asking for way too much money. And we’ve both always liked the way Raveonettes’ records sound. We exchanged emails a few times and we had exactly the same music tastes, so it just went from there".[3] The final package "convincingly captures the gloriously fuzzy, effects-covered sound of the shoegaze era, but escapes being mere copycats by adding a wonderfully spooky atmosphere and by writing hooky, easy to swallow melodies", a 4.5 star review from AllMusic.[4] The praise for Ghost Blonde, and their notoriously loud and hypnotizing live act, garnered attention notable publications such as The New York Times, Pitchfork Media, Brooklyn Vegan, and The Guardian[5] amongst others. In early 2011 No Joy released the single "Hawaii" on a UK 7" with a B side consisting of a remix of the song "Indigo Child" done by Stereolab's Tim Gane. No Joy toured the UK in early 2011 with Florida band Surfer Blood, their first stint overseas, and returned to the UK a month later to start a tour that would bring them across Europe while touching base at Barcelona's San Miguel Primavera Sound. On this tour the band played a London show with Wire. Immediately upon return from their European tour, the band flew to SXSW where they played nine shows showcasing for publications such as Pitchfork Media, The AV Club, Gorilla vs. Bear, and others. The rest of 2011 saw more North American touring, supporting Vivian Girls, and then a co-headline with Marnie Stern, with whom the band released a split single (No Joy contributing "He Cried", a Shangri-Las cover). In June 2012 an EP, Negaverse, was released followed by Wait to Pleasure, a full album, in 2013. http://nojoymusic.com/ Fear of Men are a Brighton band comprising of two girls and two boys. They are recording their debut album Jan 2013. https://www.facebook.com/fearofmen