Knaves Kitchen

Knaves Kitchen


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.


oporto bar


plus Witch Hunt & more
£6 adv.

7.30pm - 11pm
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The New York crackpot inventor & musical legend returns to Leeds via Wowtown...

Thomas Truax
"When he performs, it is a spectacle - the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal." - The Guardian
"Inventive and Romantic" - TimeOut
"Beguilingly Bizarre" - Uncut
"Genius." - NME

Expect 50's rockabilly, soundtracks, steam punk, invented instruments and mouths wide open...

There's a fine line between the unique and the insane, and it's a line which New Yorker Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) straddles with his chin held high and ' The Hornicator ' firmly glued to his left ear. His collection of home made instruments look as though plucked straight from the mind of Tim Burton and are combined with loop pedals, guitars and lashings of imagination to create one of the most unusual and entertaining live shows you will ever see. Splendid magazine calls him "one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you've never heard exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison, yet fairly accessible even to casual listeners."


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Witch Hunt
Leeds based duo with a sparkly sinister edge with influences as varied and fantastical as Thom Yorke, Tim Burton's Poetry, Studio Ghibli, Josh Homme, Reverb & PJ Harvey.

Wednesday 10th October
7.30pm - 11pm

Weirdo DJs between acts and after until 2am!

£6 adv. from Crash, Jumbo & Online

Tickets with minimum booking fee:

Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds

The Launch of the Oporto Dogging Club!
Free Entry

From 5pm 'til late!
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Thursday 4th October sees us launch Oporto's new Hotdog bar with style. Ladies and gents, we present...

Sausagefest Poster


A celebration of all things hot and dog with banging tunes, beers and bangers.

As well as the main attraction, lip smacking steamed dogs, we have live music from Marko Crossley, Matt 'snags' Baxter & a newly formed sausage loving super group the "Hound Dogs" alongside Sausage Jockeys spinning fine cuts and lots and lots of those sweet steamed hotdogs!

from 5pm 'til very late.

Free Entry

Also appearing (maybe)...

Pjörk // Amy Swinehouse // Two Dog Cinema Club
Piggy Smalls aka "The Notorious P.I.G." // Kraftwurst // Ladypork
Gwen Salami // Lethal Sizzle // Daft Pork
Hot Chipolata // Fairpork Convention // The Cured
Spam Airey // Link in Pork // Wiener Turner
Porking Heads // (w)Ham // Mumford & Saucissons
Pulled a-Pork by Horses // MSTRDKRFT // Status Quorn
Porkishead // Frank Turner // Saveloy Division
Pork Eyes // Sausage Against the Machine // The Crazy World of Half a Boudin

& uninvited guest Pork McCartney
Gaslight Club: JAILL (Sub Pop)
Just Handshakes (We're British) & more
Free Entry

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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 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)
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!

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!



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.
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Beautifully crafted songs with intimate hushed vocals! Makes you feel like you're out in the forest on a misty day just wandering & exploring!

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)!

Price: £3 (Limited amount
Date: Saturday September 29th
Venue: Oporto
Age: 18+

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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...



A lovely night of grandiose pop-noir.

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

Wednesday 25th July

£4 adv from Crash, Jumbo & Online:

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

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.

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.

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

£5 adv