Among them are contortionists The Acrobattys, dog on a scooter Millie, jolly old-skool
rapper Tubby Boy, dance troupe Entity (right) and musical tribute act Fantasia.
ones, not the less-fun modern day machine gun-toting ones).
skateboarding classic 720deg is brought to mind by OlliOlli, a sidescrolling take on the sport which challenges you to chase high scores without breaking the bones of your pixellated boarder.
As well as a nod to the old-skool
, the boys also embrace everything from country, ska and hip-hop, to straight up pop chord progressions and incredibly, ridiculously catchy choruses.
Packed with 150 of the best old-skool
shooters and so on, it's a cracking present for the man who has everything except a massive games console.
MORE than 10,000 people can't be wrong, be they patchwork hippies, old-skool
punks, Northern Soulers, or just average Joe or Joanna with the kids in tow because at Wickerman, the clash of the clans and egos were welcomed with open arms.
The CD has something for everyone, from old-skool
fans of The Three Degrees through to babes of the Beyonce age.
Stand-outs were the poignant Family Business, dance favourite The New Work Out Plan and old-skool
namechecker Slow Jams.
what a mover 7 The legendary mouse busts some old-skool
hip hop moves.
911 kicked the evening's fun off and enraptured the audience with some of their old-skool
favourites such as Party People, Friday Night and Don't Make Me Wait.
The Key's Friday night Skookum sees two old-skool
legends taking to the decks.
Spokesman Leigh says: "We have DJs who used to play at Amnesia House, Eclipse and Bang-in Tunes, including Dobbo, who hasn't played in Coventry for 10 years and is going back to his roots with an exclusive old-skool
And the old-skool
Radio 1 legend is being lined up to appear on a monthly basis at Edinburgh's Liquid Room from September.
It may have been conceived as a homage to old-skool
gaming but after decades of bland sci-fi storylines from Hollywood and several gaming landmarks such as Quake, James Bond and Halo, it doesn't even manage funny in a so-corny-it's-cool kind of way.
CONTRAST seems to be the theme this week so let's jolt those genres again by introducing old skool dance giants Altern 8, who play at Back In The Day, the monthly old-skool
night at the Institute, in Cox Street, Coventry, this very evening.