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Japan Underground May 2011 Details

Date: 2011 May 13th Friday [18:36] | Posted By: Joe

London based fans of Japanese culture, gaming and clubbing will want to head over to Japan Underground at The Kingpin Suite, Bloomsbury Lanes, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU. Near Euston / Russell Square. The event is set to run on Saturday 28th May 2011 from 7pm onwards.

They've got Bentley Jones a British artist signed to a major Japanese Record Label. Japanese violinist Masa Futagami will be performing a very special video game-themed live session. You can buy tickets on-line.

Nintendisco the retro gaming club will also be there. Plus the regular selection of rock, punk, metal, visual kei and electronic tunes that Japan has to offer, as well as live music and karaoke.
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Press release as follows:


The UK's Biggest Japanese Music Night Returns With Video Game Special


Where: The Kingpin Suit, Bloomsbury Lanes, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU. (Near Euston / Russell Sq.)
Tickets: 6 adv (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/118337)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JapanUndergroundClub


Retro gaming, music and new challengers await when the UK's biggest Japanese club night returns to London on Saturday 28 May.

Japan Underground recently raised 6,000 for charities helping Japan, and has been hailed as 'fantastic' (Kerrang Radio), 'fun' (Absolute Radio) and made Living Social's top 101 things to do before you die, establishing itself as the place to be for both fans and of Japan's rock, indie, metal and visual kei scenes, for those seeking something a little different from a night out, and for those looking to discover new and exciting 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 game SEGA All-stars Racing and the X Files and Sonic 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!
Visit http://japanunderground.wordpress.com/ for further details.

Japan Underground Saturday 28 May 2011

Big in Japan Brit to Headline London's Leading J-Entertainment Night

[ ...Bringing Tokyo's Alternative Nightlife to London... ]

Where: The Kingpin Suit, Bloomsbury Lanes, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU. (Near Euston / Russell Sq.)
Tickets: 6 adv (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/118337)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JapanUndergroundClub


Japanese music, gaming, fashion and karaoke collide as the UK's leading Japanese club night returns to London on Saturday 28 May, boasting a headline performance from the first British artist to be signed to a major Japanese record label; Bentley Jones.

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.

Live music will come from British J-pop star Bentley Jones and Japanese video game violinist Masa Futagami.

Bentley Jones has almost 5 million YouTube hits, 8 million units sold that feature his music and has produced songs for Cheryl Cole, Britney Spears and N-dubz and collaborated with Curtis Young, son of Dr. Dre. In Japan he became the first British artist to sign to a major label (EMI) where his music has reached top five chart success as well as finding itself in to the Sonic the Hedgehog and X-Files franchises. His new album TRANS//LATION 2, the follow up to his Japanese debut and the first album to be released in the UK, will be available exclusively at the event before its official release this summer.

"I'm always excited to play my Japanese material in places other than Tokyo," comments Jones. "My latest album is pretty much a salute to all areas of my career so far, which of course includes my work in various territories, and bringing them all together on one project has made it all-the-more significant for me. It feels like the most suitable album to release before making my original debut in Asia."

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 along with other games supplied by Nintendisco. 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!
Visit http://japanunderground.wordpress.com/ for further details.

Source: Japan Underground

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