Upcoming Events

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Virtual Concert / Live Stream | All-Ages

Shakunetsu Append

Night One | Friday, June 26, 2020 | 19:30–02:00 ET | System Arcadia on Twitch
Night Two | Saturday, June 27, 2020 | 19:30–02:00 ET | System Arcadia on Twitch

If you thought a pandemic closing down clubs across the United States was going to stop us from running a show this year, you are all sorely mistaken. For the first time ever, we’re hosting a live web show. This two-day event features returning favorites, Flapjack, JAKAZiD, Snack Attack, ni-21, REMO-CON, and more.

Past Events

Game Tournaments | All-Ages

Feel The Beat Rhythm Game Tournament

Qualifiers: Friday, October 25, 2019 from 18:30–00:00 + Saturday, October 26 from 10:00–12:30
Tournament: Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 13:00–23:00 | Round 1 / Silver City Galleria / Taunton, MA

After a very successful trial event with Silver City Summit last February, we’re coming back to Round 1 at the Silver City Galleria in Taunton, MA this October. Join us for Feel The Beat, our flagship tournament series. Tournaments include: Dance Dance Revolution Ace, Pump It Up XX, DanceRush Stardom, beatmaniIIDX Rootage, and Sound Voltex Vividwave. 

Concerts | All-ages

灼熱Summer Night 5 Concert

Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 18:30 VIP / 20:30 GA | Sonia / Cambridge, MA US

Celebrate 5 amazing years of 灼熱Summer Night at our new location, Sonia in Cambridge, MA. Since 2015, we’ve put on a show every summer to celebrate our love for JCore. This year’s show features the legendary Scott Brown of Evolution Records, JAKAZiD, TANUKI, Snack Attack, and Joey Electric. Unlike our previous three 灼熱Summer Night shows, this will be an all-ages show. Join us and GO BERSERK!

Concerts | 21+

For UltraGamers 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2018 | 20:00–02:00 | Machine / Boston, MA US

Join us for our first-ever event during PAX East weekend in Boston. This is a new show idea we’ve come up with for one purpose: create a show that highlights the best in United States born talent that have appeared on Asian rhythm games and throw them into a club environment for an absolutely bumping show. This show features AkiraComplex, DMAshura, Speedycake, and IDPH with support from DJ Bad Axe and Sawtooth. For UItraGamers is a hardcore music night that you won’t want to miss!

Game Tournaments | All-AGes

Shine 2018

August 24–26, 2018 | Seaport World Trade Center / Boston, MA US

Shine is Boston’s biggest Super Smash Bros. tournament. Featured games include 64, Melee, Smash 4, Rivals of Aether, Street Fighter V, and Dragon Ball FighterZ. In addition to the tournaments, there will be merch booths, an artist alley, and live commentary. We’re supplying DDR and ITG on freeplay and partnering with New England Rhythm Games to host a DDR tournament on the newly-released DDr Extreme Pro upgrade! This upgrade allows for “Marvelous” timing during gameplay. For those interested in the DDR tournament, purchasing a “non-competitor” pass will grant you entry into the venue and allow you to enter the DDR tournament.

Concerts | 21+

灼熱Summer Night 4 Concert

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 19:00–01:00 | Machine / Boston, MA US

The best was yet to come as we worked hard to put on a better show each year. Last year, we showcased another legend straight from Japan. J-Core DJ, REMO-CON, has been slaying since 2001. You may recognize REMO-CON’s productions in a variety of BEMANI games, such as beatmania IIDX, Dance Dance Revolution, and jubeat. REMO-CON was joined by ni-21, Flapjack, Akira Complex, DJ Dice, DJ Bad Axe, Sawtooth, and Smakker.

Autograph Signing | All-Ages

灼熱Summer Night 4 Autograph Signing

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 12:00–14:00 | Game Underground / Waltham, MA US

This all-ages event was the official autograph signing for 灼熱Summer Night, designed to accommodate fans and those that couldn’t attend the concert at Machine. Last year, we were proud to announce that REMO-CONni-21 and Akira Complex made their first trip to Boston, MA for this historic event. Fans and friends alike stopped by to meet amazing producers, knowing that it was likely that they won’t be state-side again for many years.

Game Tournaments | All-ages

Game Underground Arcade Championship 02

November 10–12, 2017 | Game Underground / Natick, MA (former location)

Game Underground & System Arcadia returned with the second iteration of Game Underground Arcade Championship. This all-ages event featured a variety of rhythm game and classic game tournaments.

Concerts | 21+

灼熱Summer Night 3 feat. kors k

Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 19:00–02:00 | Boston, MA US

This show was like a family reunion, one that brought a music and game community together again. SSN3 featured Kors K, in their first performance in New England since the hallowed Tokyo Game Action era. Kors K’s performance was supported by DJ Venom, Mitomoro, mark5, and Chaos D.

Game Tournaments | All-Ages

Game Underground Arcade Championship 01

November 4–6, 2016 | Game Underground / Natick, MA (former location)

This was Game Underground’s first annual tournament series with the goal of bringing multiple gaming communities together for a weekend of awesome tournaments. The event featured DDR, Jubeat, Pump It Up, IIDX, Pop’n Music, Reflec Beat, air hockey, skeeball, and pinball tournaments.

Concerts | 21+

灼熱Summer Night 2

Friday, August 19, 2016 | 18:00–02:00 | Tyngsboro, MA US

The next year, we set our eyes on a rising star in the Japanese underground scene—someone who dedicates every day to the grind making music. We’re talking about our headliner, Mitomoro. Mitomoro played alongside MaidenV, DJ Bad Axe, Sawtooth, Glenntai, and Smakker.

Concerts | 21+

灼熱Summer Night

Saturday, August 8, 2015 | 19:00–01:00 | Framingham, MA US

Our first event ever started off with a bang, bringing the godfather of J-Core Technorch to their first show stateside. The show blasted all night along with Smakker, DJ Bad Axe, Sawtooth, MaidenV.

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灼熱Summer Night 4

灼熱Summer Night 3

灼熱Summer Night 2

灼熱Summer Night 1

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