EARLY WORD: No Rain In Spain Tonight


D.J.’s Silvia & Jay spin international vinyl rarities — ’60s soul, beat and mod sides all cut en Espana — at MADE IN SPAIN
TONITE 9:00 pm until late
1508 South Street, Philadelphia
(215) 545-0475
Admission: FREE

TONITE Tritone will once again host a special music party called MADE IN SPAIN, featuring a variety of beat, mod and soul music from the sixties — all of it recorded in Spain.

The first MADE IN SPAIN party, in February, was a smashing success. Crowding into Tritone were a happy mix of Spanish expatriates, other Spanish-speaking locals, sixties/mod music devotees, and just regular people seeking some fresh sounds and good times. A few days after the event, D.J. Silvia was even interviewed live on Spain’s RTPA radio station, to report on the growing presence of Spain’s culture in Philly!

The event will again be hosted by “La Chica Ye Ye,” D.J. Silvia. A favorite spinner at many past sixties-music events in Philly, New York and her native country of Spain, Silvia is sure to have some new surprises and rare sides in the multiplying boxes of discs she keeps bringing over. Silvia moved to Philadelphia in 2004, from her birthplace in the Spanish city of Gijon, in the green province of Asturias.

Assisting will be Jay Schwartz. Jay is of course the long-time programmer/creator of the Secret Cinema film series, and is the musical (and marital!) partner of D.J. Silvia.

Some of the artists to be played at MADE IN SPAIN will be Los Brincos (the period’s most inventive group; arguably the Beatles of Spain), Los Bravos (Spain’s most successful export act, of “Black is Black” fame), Los Iberos (produced by U.K. “Nothing But a Heartache” songwriting team Bickerton and Waddington), Los Salvajes, Los Sirex, Formula V, and many more, plus Spanish “Ye Ye” girls like Karina and Conchita Velasco. Records played will include both original songs and several Spanish language versions of familiar American and British pop hits.

In addition to sixties sounds, some time will also be devoted to Spanish music of today in the garage, indie and power pop styles.

As part of what is planned to be a regular series of events, MADE IN SPAIN is co-sponsored by The Secret Cinema and Los De Pata Negra En Philadelphia, a group recently formed to unify the growing community of Spaniards in Philadelphia and promote friendship, culture and networking.


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