Fri, Oct 26, 2007 - Page 14 News List

Killer weekend for Halloween

Halloween bashes are popping up faster than zombies in a George Romero movie. See today's Vinyl Word for the lowdown on the dance parties, or continue reading for a list of other events at bars and clubs from Taipei to Kaohsiung.

By Ron Brownlow  /  STAFF REPORTER

Wax

Gritty, all-you-can-drink club Wax is also hosting a party on Halloween. The usual Wednesday Foreigner's Night prices will be in full effect, with NT$350 for men and NT$100 for women with foreign ID. If you don't have a foreign ID, it's NT$500 for guys but still NT$100 for girls. The flier says the party is for people 18 years old and over only. Yeah, right.

KAOHSIUNG

Megaport Festival

This weekend's biggest event has nothing to do with Halloween. If you live near Taiwan's second city and don't want to go to the Disney Channel's Halloween Party, the Megaport Festival (megaportfestival.com) might be more your scene. Organized by the Taiwan Indie Music Association and TRA Music, it runs today and tomorrow and showcases a solid lineup of bands with underground roots, including Sugarplum Fairy (甜梅號), Nylas, and heavy metal band Anthelion (幻日), who will be suitably attired in full death metal regalia.

US psychedelic indie band The Apples in Stereo play the festival on Sunday and at The Wall (這牆, 02-2930-0162) in Taipei tomorrow (see the contemporary listings in today's Taipei Times, Page 15). Singer/songwriter Robert Schneider studied Mandarin and Chinese philosophy in college and says he's thrilled to be here. "I would advise people to bring earplugs to our show and be ready to jump around," he says, "because we will."

TAICHUNG

Grooveyard

Tomorrow, Grooveyard will be giving away prizes at its Halloween Bash, with music by funk supergroup The Money Shot Horns, then DJs The 4 in Funk Affair. Cover is NT$300, happy hour is from 8pm to 10pm, and there are drink specials all night. On Halloween, people wearing a costume get a free drink.

TAOYUAN

Blue Cellar

Country band 2 Acres Plowed "will be pickin' and grinning" at the Blue Cellar for their Annual Halloween party. The party starts tomorrow at 10pm. NT$50 mixed drinks. One free drink for those in costume. 47 Chenkung Road, Sec 2, Taoyuan (桃園市成功路2段47號).

HUALIEN

Enigma Music Restaurant

As usual, Enigma Music Restaurant (03-833-4716) will be the scene of a Halloween Bash that lasts until the small hours.

TAINAN

Armory Pub

Wear a costume and get free beer tomorrow at the Armory Pub's Big Halloween Party (6-226-9520). Divebomb and Orange Boy will perform, and there will be prizes for the best costumes. First prize is NT$2,000 and a trip for one to Jade Mountain (玉山), second prize is NT$1,000 and a trip for one to Jade Mountain (玉山), third prize is a six-pack of Heineken. You can also get a free beer at the Armory on Halloween if you wear a costume.

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