Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Hong Kong’s openly lesbian singer Denise Ho (何韻詩) plays two shows tonight and tomorrow.
■ 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)
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$1,500 in advance and NT$1,800 at the door. 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
Canadian dream pop/Indie electronic musician Grimes arrives tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Japanese synthpunk star Polysics makes debut concert tomorrow, with post-punk/new wave band the telephones as the opening act. It is Taiwan’s dance rock group P!SCO, Lazy Lady and pop-rockers Lumei (露魅) 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
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and on Sunday, 7pm tomorrow
■ NT$1,700 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
Indie rockers The Motions and Pilots in the Sky and on the Sea (旅人) take the stage tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Five-piece rock group M.O.W.A and Pingtung-based rockers Jump play tomorrow, followed by Corner and Doherfy (盜飛) on Wednesday.
■ 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
In celebration of Roxy’s 31st anniversary, Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, organizes a five-day musical festival starting on Wednesday. The lineup features a troupe of Taiwan’s top indie acts including My Skin Against Your Skin (激膚樂團), alt-pop band 13 (拾參) and garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽). The event also doubles as a Spring Scream pre-party.
■ 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 8pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Minimum charge NT$200
Noise band She Bang A (死蚊子), post-punk rockers Macbeth (馬克白) and Roxymoron hit the stage tonight at Indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow promises to be a night of live Gypsy music with Marko and Damier. It’s Taipei Rocket 88 Blues Band (台北火箭88) on Wednesday. Thursday’s show features alternative rock band 3.D.B (參噸半樂團) and Who Are You (隱藏人物).
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Show starts at 10pm tonight, tomorrow and on Wednesday, 9:30pm on Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow and on Thursday, free on Wednesday. Admission includes one drink
Pop rockers Red Flower (紅花樂團) take the stage tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Tomorrow’s roster is of eight indie acts from Japan and Taiwan including Inhuman Band (非人物種), Children Sucker (表兒) and Office Voids. It is Italian gothic metal band Graveworm on Sunday.