Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Taiwanese blind singer-songwriter Ricky Hsiao (蕭煌奇) holds a concert tomorrow night. Wednesday’s show features Taiwan’s heavy metal bands Silent Hell (獄無聲) and Nocturne Moonrise.
■ 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 at 7:30pm tomorrow and 8pm on Wednesday
■ NT$1,800 tomorrow and NT$600 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
Currently on the Asian tour to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Japanese alternative rock band Penicillin makes debut performance in Taiwan tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. The venue plays host to the two-day the Sound of the Rooftop Festival tomorrow and on Sunday featuring a lineup of nine local bands including indie pop group Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱), garage rockers Bowztiger (包子虎樂團) and slow-core rock favorites Windmill (風籟坊). Thursday’s roster is electronic/dubstep outfit Lie Gramophone (謊言留聲機), with indie rockers Rock’N’Rap (凍頂樂團) as opening act.
■ 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 at 8pm
■ NT$1,700 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$400 on Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Indie rockers B.B.Bomb (BB彈) and The Junk (帆人) play tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Punk rockers Floaty and Formosa Romance take the stage tomorrow. On Wednesday, it is alternative rock act Space Cake.
■ B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師大路45號B1), tel: (02) 2369-0103. On the Net: www.upsaid.com/underworld
■ 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 Fridays and Saturdays, which includes one drink, and NT$100 on Wednesdays.
American guitarist Steve William appears tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, with Taipei’s grind/powerviolence/crust band Stench of Lust also playing. Tomorrow’s show features instrumental post-rock band Collider and Dr Reniculous Lipz & The Skallyunz (白悟空).
■ B1, 177, Heping E Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市和平東路一段177號B1), tel: (02) 2351-8177. On the Net: roxyrocker.com
■ Shows start at 9pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays.
■ Free admission to all shows. Cover charge is one drink.
Chinese classical musician and pipa soloist Chung Yu-feng (鍾玉鳳) performs a solo set and shares the stage with blues duo David Chen and Conor Prunty tomorrow at La Caja de Musica, a Spanish restaurant that hosts live music shows in its cozy basement on weekends.
■ 18, Alley 3, Ln 138, Changan W Rd, Taipei City (台北市長安西路138巷3弄18號), tel: 0920-885-996 or 0975-330-741. On the net: taipeicjm.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts at 8:30pm tomorrow
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$250, one drink included
Tonight’s lineup at Indie rock club Revolver features punk rock outfit Earsore, indie rockers Frusciante (佛香甜) and Mr Small (小人物). It is a night of electronica spun by DJs Lai, DTR and c-type tomorrow. On Sunday, the screening Dig the New Breed (來自南方的聲音II), a documentary film about the underground music scene in Kaohsiung is followed by performances by experimental rockers Low Brightness Period (低明度時期), Combine (抗敗樂團) and The Lawns (草地人). It is live music from Blind Acid Date and Under the Moon on Wednesday, followed by The Motions, B.B.Bomb and 300,000 Old Pliers (三十萬年老虎鉗) on Thursday.