Japan Underground Launch Party
17 November 2010, London
Japan Underground, a new club night devoted to Japanese music, is hitting London on Wednesday 17 November, boasting live bands, cosplay, and the very finest tunes from gaming, J-rock/pop and visual kei!
Taking place from 7pm-2am at the sexy King Pin Suite in Bloomsbury (a two minute walk from Russell Square Station). Japan Underground hopes to tap in to the UK’s Japanese music following and expand it through club nights across the country.
The opening party will be themed on the upcoming feudal brawler Sengoku Basara, featuring music from the game throughout the night and episodes of the anime being screened at the venue’s private cinema courtesy of Manga Entertainment. Other gaming music on the playlist includes tracks and remixes from Star Ocean, Street Fighter and Final Fantasy, and will be accompanied by music DJed from Retro Gamer columnist and Absolute Radio star Iain Lee, NEO Magazine’s contributing Japanese music editor Tom Smith, plus live music from:
10 (“The zaniest experimental music in Asia” – TimeOut) boy/girl Japanese/Korean experimental electro couple playing their debut UK show, and:
A rare show by Cosmic Shenngy (“An ambassador for the Chinese avant-garde” – TIME) one time 'Hang the Box' drummer (China's first punk rock band who signed to Cherry Red) and daughter of a Cosmonaught!
A select number of tickets are available for £5 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/92888 Tickets will also be available for £6 on the door - Cosplayers and flyer-holders get in for £5. All tickets purchased online for the event will be entered into a prizedraw to win a copy of visual kei giants The GazettE’s FILM BUG II DVD, collating 10 of the band’s latest music videos.
The venue also has bowling, private karaoke rooms, pinball, arcade machines, nachos and serves super dry Japanese lager Asahi.