Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. The latest installment of Next Big Thing (見證大團) takes place tonight and tomorrow, featuring acts chosen by music critics and editors from music networking Web site Streetvoice.com. Tonight’s lineup are indie singer-songwriter Zoe Huang (黃玠瑋), ambient/indie-electronica act Heartones (心電樂), Nineteen Tael (十九兩), Easy and alt-rock band Guntzepaula (槍擊潑辣). Tomorrow’s picks include upstart band Elephant Gym (大象體操), ambient electronica artists Empty Space on a Chessboard (棋盤上的空格) and shoegazer rock band Sorry Youth (拍謝少年). Local post-rock heroes Aphasia (阿飛西雅) take to the stage on Sunday.
■ 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)
■ Show starts on 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday
■ NT$200 tonight and tomorrow, NT$500 on Wednesday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw, www.legacy.com.tw and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Indie rock band Green!Eyes shares the bill with Cicada tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Tomorrow’s show features electro-punk foursome Go Chic and garage rockers The White Eyes (白目). Young rockers Seeking the Ocean, 70% (柒拾趴), One Way Street and Merry-Go-Round (旋轉木馬) play on Sunday.
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1), tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start on 8pm
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Kaohsiung-based punk rock band The Fan (奮樂團) play tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club and a favorite indie rock hangout in Taipei. Punk rockers Floaty and garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) hit the stage tomorrow.
■ B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師大路45號B1), tel: (02) 2369-0103
* Shows run from 9pm to 11pm. Underworld is open daily from 9pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays
* Entrance for music shows is NT$300 on Friday and Saturday, which includes one drink, and NT$100 on Wednesday
It is live music tonight from punk group Destroyers (擊沈女孩), Kid Millionaire and Speedway at Indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow is an underground house night featuring DJs Marco Mei, Nina Chien, Digital D and Yoshi. Tuesday’s lineup features DJs Leftform, Jassait, JJ, Hector, A-Dao and Databass.
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678.
■ Shows start on 10pm tonight and tomorrow, 9pm on Tuesday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and tomorrow, free on Tuesday. Admission includes one free drink
Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts an electronica party entitled Overhigh featuring Overdose and Digihai. Sunday’s lineup is composed of hip-hop duo Chiu and Love (丘與樂), Ground Zero (放射空間) and Outlet Drift (漂流出口).
■ 1, Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Show starts on 8pm tonight and 7pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and on Sunday, one drink included. Tickets can purchased online through www.walkieticket.com
Mando-pop singer eVonne Hsu (許慧欣) appears tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Pop rock band io (io樂團) play tomorrow. On Wednesday, the venue hosts Mando-pop legend Chief Chao (趙傳), who is making a comeback with his first album in a decade.