Fri, Apr 20, 2012 - Page 13 News List

The music never stopped

From artsy punk and Japanese reggae to noir-ish rock and indie pop, the coming week’s roster of mini-festivals and concerts by international bands is just the antidote to post-Tomb Sweeping Weekend blues

By David Chen  /  Staff reporter

8pm Sunday at The Wall (這牆), B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1). Admission is NT$400

Other than the fact that their names have something to do with fruit, 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽, 88 Guava Seeds) and We Save Strawberries (草莓救星), which share the bill at Legacy Taipei (傳音樂展演空間) on Wednesday, have little in common, musically speaking. But who knows? The clean, electronica-laced indie pop sound of We Save Strawberries just might be the perfect tonic for 88 Balaz’ raunchy, buzzing garage rock.

8pm Wednesday at Legacy Taipei, Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號). Admission is NT$500 (NT$400 in advance. Tickets available at

Artsy punk rock band No Age plays in Taipei at The Wall (這牆) on Thursday. This Los Angeles duo, made up of drummer and vocalist Dean Spunt and guitarist Randy Randall, draw from their roots in the skate-punk and hardcore scene to produce noisy but melodic experimental rock. The band, signed to renowned indie label Sub Pop (Nirvana, Fleet Foxes), first played in Taipei just over a year ago.

8pm Thursday at The Wall (這牆), B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1). Admission is NT$1,100 (NT$900 in advance. Tickets are available at the venue or

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