Brandon Andersen from Pasco says there is a ton of cool talent in the Tri-Cities.
That includes the art of electronic music -- the kind deejays put together for dances that glimmer with psychedelic lights and distort the music sound in a way live music can't.
He will hold his first electronic music event starting at 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Metropoly nightclub, 214 S. Fourth Ave., Pasco. It's open to ages 16 and older. No alcohol will be allowed on the premises.
Six deejays from Eastern Washington will take turns playing an eclectic mix of tunes.
Andersen is so impassioned about having more electronic music events in the Tri-Cities that he is hoping this event will trigger a trend in the area's nightlife for the younger crowd.
"I really am passionate about helping people get recognized for their talent too," Andersen said. "There's a lot of potential for artistic expression in this kind of event where artists can express themselves electronically. I also hope to add other performers like Hula hoopers, dancers and maybe a juggler."
But there's more than music going on at the Metropoly.
"It's an independent electronic event that combines pulsing dance music with an evolving theme," Andersen said.
The Metropoly nightclub becomes the fictitious comic book city Metropolis, and those attending are encouraged to play along with that the nearby nuclear waste site has leaked toxic material into the environment and mutated the residents.
In other words, think Michael Jackson's Thriller video, then groove like a zombie.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org