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LAByeye 2014

1st august 2014

LABoral joins the Euroyeyé with a day of activities and an exhibition on the 20th anniversary of the mod festival

LABoral joins the Euroyeyé, an unmissable event that has been held in Gijón since 1995 for hundreds of mod culture fans and young sixties people from all over the world and the dean of underground festivals in Asturias. On Friday, August 1, the Center for Art and Industrial Creation will host between 12 noon and eight in the afternoon live music, DJs, a special exhibition on the 20th Anniversary of the festival, scooters, market and cinema, among other activities , all of them free of charge.

The program opens at 12 noon with an exhibition of classic scooters that will be concentrated until the traditional Scooter Run starts at 5:30 p.m., in which, as usual in each edition, there will be tours on Lambretta and Vespa along winding roads, exhibitions , tests, fellowship meals, awards in eleven categories.

Simultaneously, a monologue by the writer and journalist Kiko Amat will be held at the Center; live music performances with the Cantabrian band Smooth Beans; an acoustic by Nolan Porter, the Northern Soul legend who performs for the first time in Spain, accompanied by Neil Jones, member of the Stone Foundation; and the presentation of 8:2 Surround Experiment by Rubayat. The premiere screening in Spain of the documentary Keep On Keepin’ On, by Nolan Porter and Stone Foundation; a clothing and record market from the 60s and the exhibitionXXYY: 20 years of Euroyeyé, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of this festival, will complete the program that will take place at LABoral.

The Program (free entry):
12-8 p.m. Exhibition of classic scooters. LABoral Exteriors12-8 p.m. DJs. LABoral Exteriors12-8 p.m. Jumble sale. Exteriors of LABoral13 h. Smooth Beans Concert. Exteriors of LABoral16 h. Kiko Amat: Fight! LABoral Chill-out 17 p.m. Departure of the Scooter Run. Exteriors of LABoral17 h. Acoustic concert by Nolan Porter and Neil Jones. LABoral Chill-out 17:30 p.m. Premier in Spain of Keep On Keepin’ On, documentary by Nolan Porter and Stone Foundation (30 minutes) 6:30 p.m. 8:2 Surround Experiment with Rubayat. LABoral Plat0


The concerts:

Smooth Beans
1 p.m. LABoral Exteriors
Smooth Beans is a rocksteady and reggae band created in Cantabria in 2008. Since then until now they have performed in much of the country, France, Germany, Poland and Belgium. In 2010 they debuted with a single, Cantabria’s Finest (Liquidator Music), which sold out in less than six months. A year later their first LP At Low Fyah! (Liquidator Music), reissued on vinyl after being sold out. In September 2011 they decided to take a break to prepare Keep Talking, their second full-length that consists of 12 songs where vocal themes predominate, with those fantastic harmonies signature of the group, although also There are a few instrumental track-breakers. In September 2012 they returned to Roberto Sánchez’s recording studio to record the song Bankrobber, a version by the group The Clash, published in August 2013 on the compilation The Clash Goes Jamaican. 2013 has been a very important year in his career. At the end of February they get fully into the promotional tour. Their journey through the national territory culminates on November 23 with the celebration of the band’s fifth anniversary. That day, their second single was released on seven-inch vinyl, Sing, Flip & Twist (Liquidator Music). During the last month of that year they star in 11 concerts and present their albums in Germany, Poland, Belgium and France. In May of this year, a new single titled Turn The Coin was released, published by the French label Jewels Recordings.

Smooth Beans. Image courtesy Euroyeyé

Acoustic by Nolan Porter and Neil Jones
5 p.m. LABoral chill-out
Nolan Porter is the author of If I Could Only Be Sure, a Northern Soul classic and one of the most danced songs in the history of this scene. Nolan Frederick Porter is a Californian who in the early 70s recorded an album for the Lizard label and another for ABC. No Apologies was the first, recorded with Frank Zappa’s recently disbanded Mothers of Invention as a band. The second, Nolan, more focused on R&B, soul and funk, includes his best-known songs.
Nolan did not want to record more and, although he continued acting, he disappeared from the map. In 2004, Paul Weller covered his If I Could Only Be Sure for his album Studio 150 and Nolan Porter reappeared. He performed at Prestatyn in 2006, then starred in another couple of UK concerts in 2010, but it wasn’t until 2012 that he rehearsed, recorded and did a short UK tour with the Stone Foundation. This is his first visit to Spain for a unique concert on the 20th anniversary of EuroYeyé.

Nolan Porter. Image courtesy Euroyeyé

Neil JonesHe is one of the seven members of Stone Foundation, a band that creates an exciting mix of soul and jazz. Coming from the Warwickshire (Birmingham) environment, one day they locked themselves in their own studio and created that sensational and dynamic soul that is so engaging live. The band has performed and released music with Nolan Porter, Detroit singer Steve Calloway and Motown and Undisputed Truth legend Joe ‘Pep’ Harris. Their new album To Find The Spirit features guest appearances from Carleen Anderson (Young Disciples), Andy Fairweather Low (Amen Corner), Pete Williams (Dexys), Paolo Hewitt (former NME editor and writer), legendary dub producer Dennis Bovell and American soulman Nolan Porter. The band went on to build a solid reputation in live thanks to hard work that is reflected in a growing legion of fans, and successive sold-out concerts in London, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. They recently toured the UK accompanying The Specials. They were personally invited by the group to play with them at venues such as Alexandra Palace, Glasgow SECC and the Ricoh Arena in front of thousands of spectators. Several Stone Foundation songs have been used in various television programs in the US such as the series Franklin & Bash, The Finder, Made in Jersey and Wilfred, bringing, once again, their music to the masses. In February 2014 they go on tour to Japan and will spend the year presenting their new album. The one in Gijón for Euro Yeyé will be his only concert in Spain.

Stone Foundation. Image courtesy Euroyeyé

Rubayat. 8:2 Surround Experiment
7 p.m. LABoral Plat0
Rubayat are Dani (Lüger, Los Imposibles, Magic Bus), Marco (Hollywood Sinners, Jysus, Gamónides) and Rulo (Lüger, Farniente), along with the great Jimmy from Madre and his visuals. In collaboration with the head of the Art Center’s Sound LAB, Daniel Romero, they have developed a piece in which they experiment with different layers of sound created analogically and digitally. With this happening, in which the sound will be spread thanks to an 8.2 speaker system managed with software that allows the music to be moved through the devices, they propose to offer an electro-visual experience, in a kind of cosmic journey through decades of surround sounds.

Rubayat. Image courtesy Euroyeyé


The Monologue

Kiko Amat. Fight!
4 p.m. Chill-out by LABoralKiko Amat (Sant Boi, 1971) is a local novelist, cultural journalist without a career, militant Anglophile and passionate fan of pop. He is the author of the novels The day I leave I will not tell anyone (2003), Things that do BUM (2007), Rompepistas (2009) and Eres el mejor, Cienfuegos (2013), all four for the Anagrama publishing house, in his collection Passwords, as well as the compilation of chronicle-essays on pop music and humans Mil Violines (Random House Mondadori, 2011). He currently writes regularly for the Cultura / S supplement of La Vanguardia, the music magazine Rockdelux, the magazines Gent Normal, Jot Down, Barcelonés and Playground, among other media. He runs his Bendito Atraso website with an iron hand, collaborates with the In-Edit Musical Documentary Festival and co-directs the Primera Persona festival at the county CCCB (now in its third edition). He is currently writing his fifth novel for Anagrama and compiling his articles for an upcoming selection in Blackie Books. Kiko Amat presents his Fight!, comic talk or semi-read monologue, bastard son of the suburbs and manual on how not to live. An hour of stories about youth violence in the first person, between the hilarious and the incredible.

Kiko Amat. Image courtesy Euroyeyé

The documentary
Premier in Spain of Keep On Keepin’ On
5:30 p.m. LABoral Chill-outThis is the long-awaited documentary about Northern Soul legend Nolan Porter and the Stone Foundation. The Los Angeles soulman made two albums in the early ’70s with legendary bands Little Feat and Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention, before becoming disillusioned with the music industry and turning his back on it for the next 30 years. But that changed when his soul music style was revalued by the UK’s Northern Soul scene. The film shows Nolan returning to the music business after his 30-year absence, to work with a UK soul band: Stone Foundation. Keep On Keepin’ On, a short film about soul, features interviews with guests including former NME journalist and writer Paolo Hewitt and fellow author Mark Baxter, studio footage of Nolan Porter’s first recording in 40 years and tour footage .

Keep On Keepin’On. Image courtesy Euroyeyé

More information:http://euroyeye.es/labyeye/andhttp://euroyeye.es