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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Event preview: A look at some of the music on hand at Youmacon

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 3:18 PM

This weekend, the beloved anime and gaming convention Youmacon returns to Detroit at the Cobo Center.

It's not all cosplay and shenanigans at Youmacon; they also have a host of musical acts. A full list of them is here (though it also includes non-musical performers). As our own Lee DeVito wrote the other week:
This year's Youmacon will feature a special performance by Crush 40, aka Jun Senoue, the composer of the Sonic video games. "This is going to be their first U.S. public performance ever," Kollin says, adding that the group's only other stateside performances have been at private Sega events. Another musical act to look out for is Steam Powered Giraffe, "a vaudeville-style mechanical band" (you have to see it to believe it).

Youmacon runs Thursday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 1; see website for full schedule; Events at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr., Detroit and Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit; registration varies from $20-$60 depending on day.

Here are some fun YouTube clips by performing musical acts:

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