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Live Wire: Mega Port grows up

By David Frazier  /  Contributing reporter

This weekend in Taipei, the beat goes on with a couple of fun indie shows. A small recording studio in Banciao called Rooftop Audio has over the last couple years recorded some of the most interesting indie acts in Taiwan, including Forests, Sleaze, Hang in the Air and Green! Eyes. Recently, it invited 11 bands to come in and record a single track, and it is releasing the results this weekend as a compilation CD, The Sound of the Rooftop. There will also be a two-day showcase at The Wall with all eleven bands playing.

Bands include American Muffins (美國大麻煩), Bowztiger (包子虎), Forests (森林合唱樂團), Fruciente (佛香甜 ), Moonteg, Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱), Sleaze (湯湯水水), The Tic Tac and Windmill (風籟坊).

■ The gigs are tomorrow and Sunday, 8pm to 11pm at the Wall, B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd, Sec 4, Taipei City. Tickets are NT$700 for both days in advance, or NT$500 per day at the door.

Japanese act Killie will play tonight at the invitation of the local label PsychoYouth Records, which specializes in punk, hardcore, emo and screamo. If you like the Japanese group Envy, or the Taiwanese band Human Beings (人), this will be your bag. There will be lots of heavy distortion, top-of-the-lungs venting and a bunch of dudes doing a slow mosh. Support bands include Sleaze, Until Seeing Whales Eyes, Karma Collective and Mr. Dirty.

■ Today at 7:50pm at Pipe Livehouse, 1 Siyuan St, Taipei City (台北市思源街一號). Tickets are NT$400 at the door.

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