Where: The Kingpin Suit, Bloomsbury Lanes, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU. (Near Euston / Russell Sq.)
When: Saturday 28 May 2011
Tickets:£6 adv ( http://www.wegottickets.com/event/118337)
The event, which aims to bring the excitement and energy of Tokyo’s electric night life to Britain, recently raised£6,000 for charities helping Japan. Hailed as‘fantastic’ (Kerrang Radio),‘fun’ (Absolute Radio) and making Living Social’s top 101 things to do before you die, Japan Underground has established itself as the place to be for fans of Japan’s rock, indie and metal music, as well as becoming the UK’s home for Japan’s visual kei movement, a genre of music where aesthetics and fashion are often regarded just as important as the music.
It is now set to strengthen its‘exciting... quirky and eccentric evening’ (Subba-Cultcha) by paying extra attention to the video game aspect of its mission to bring the excitement of Japan’s alternative night life to the UK. To achieve this it’s teamed up with the team behind retro gaming night Nintendisco to bring competitive gaming to the event.
David Lightfoot, co-director of Nintendisco says;
"We are chuffed to be working with Japan Underground, we have been massive fans of Japanese culture; anime, music and of course video games for as long as we can remember. Japan Underground brings all of these elements together in one great club night environment, so it's the perfect place for Nintendisco to be."
There will also be live music from two video game-fuelled artists. Japan Underground is very pleased to have British-born J-pop star Bentley Jones performing, who’s had nearly five million hits on YouTube, composed tracks for the video games SEGA All-stars Racing and the Sonic and The X Files franchises, and is the first British artist to release on a major Japanese label (EMI). TRANS//LATION 2, the follow up to his Japanese debut album, will be exclusively available at the show before its official release this summer.
Japanese violinist Masa Futagami will also be performing a very special video game-themed live session which will include covers from Final Fantasy, Mario and Zelda as well as a Street Fighter medley. Complementing that medley will be X-Men vs. Street Fighter tournaments on the Sega Saturn throughout the night. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their handheld consoles for multiplayer fun in the gaming zone, which also features pinball, retro arcade machines and five bowling lanes.
Tickets are on sale now for£6 in advanced: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/118337
Get ready to party, Japanese style!
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