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Monsters of rock

More than 100 bands will congregate in Tamsui this weekend for the debut of the Beastie Rock Festival

By David Chen  /  Staff Reporter

My Skin Against Your Skin

Post-punk music driven by the alluring voice of Andrea Huang (黃盈誼).

8pm, Starfire Stage (星火舞台)

88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽)

The indie scene’s favorite guitar-rumbling garage band.

8pm, Neon Stage (霓虹燈下)

Hang in the Air (盪在空中)

Reggae and dub meets Taiwanese folk rock.

8:40pm, Starfire Stage (星火舞台)

Takayukidan

Japanese four-piece group that wears matching racecar driver suits and plays nu-metal flavored rock.

8:40pm, Neon Stage (霓虹燈下)

Sunday

Black Summer Days

Taipei four-piece band that plays solid, straightforward rock ’n’ roll sung in Mandarin.

2pm, Passion Avenue Stage (情緒大道)

Mugen Hosen (無限放送)

Wild and energetic Japanese guitar-and-drums duo.

7:20pm, Starfire Stage (星火舞台)

Celluloid (賽璐璐)

Beloved indie-rock veterans who play garage rock and blues.

8pm, Neon Stage (霓虹燈下)

Skip Skip Ben Ben

A band led by one of the more talented songwriters in the Taiwanese indie scene, Ben Ben (斑斑).

8pm, Starfire Stage (星火舞台)

Roxymoron

This trio of expats plays stoner-indie rock with disco beats.

8pm, Passion Avenue Stage (情緒大道)

The Girl and the Robots (女孩與機器人)

Electronica and indie-pop bordering on MTV-friendliness.

8:40pm, Neon Stage (霓虹燈下)

Kou Chou Ching (拷秋勤)

Hip-hop rhymed in Hakka and Hoklo (commonly known as Taiwanese), with a strong dose of socially conscious lyrics.

8:40pm, Starfire Stage (星火舞台)

DingDing and ShiShi (丁丁與西西)

Feel-good, bossa nova-flavored acoustic rock.

8:40pm, Little Corner Stage (小角落)

Loh Tsui Kweh Commune (濁水溪公社)

Taiwan’s favorite nakashi punks and pioneers of cheesy karoke-inspired rock ’n’ roll. Watch out for flying objects during their set.

9:20pm, Neon Stage (霓虹燈下)

Wayne’s So Sad (傷心欲絕)

Raw, old-fashioned punk from a relatively new band to the scene.

9:20pm, Starfire Stage (星火舞台)

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