Electronic musician TM404 from Sweden will perform live tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Also on the bill are a troupe of young, Taiwanese sound artists including HH, Lin Chin-han (林志翰) and Chang Yen-tzu (張晏慈). Tainan-based heavy metal band Burning Island (火燒島) will take the stage on Sunday with Bloody Tyrant (暴君) and Sideffect (賽德費). On Thursday, the venue hosts the latest installment of the Audition Night series designed to showcase new talent. Participating bands include Nipple Orange Band (捏爆柳丁), herfriends and Mofo Party (脫序派對).
■ 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$900 tonight, NT$400 on Sunday and NT$250 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
Grunge/alternative rock band Cadmium Red from Japan shares the stage with Taiwan’s Slack Tide tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Psychedelic rock outfit Nipple Orange Band (捏爆柳丁) takes the stage tomorrow, and it is Japan’s OKAN and local hardcore/alternative rock outfit General Sky 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
Punk rockers Feed Pigs (餵飽豬) perform tomorrow at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Wednesday’s roster is pop rock group LGF from Singapore and Taiwan’s disco/post-punk outfit New Sunglasses (新墨鏡).
■ 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
Tonight’s show at Indie rock club Revolver features local acts Giant Lobsters (大龍蝦樂團) and The Fan (奮樂團) as well as South Korean groups Juck Juck Grunzi and Yello Loko. It is folk group TuT and Drontonics on Wednesday, followed by punk rockers Inhuman Band (非人物種) and blues rock band Celluloid (賽璐璐) on Thursday.
■ 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, 9:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$200 on Wednesday and NT$250 on Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Pop rocker FourKeys Band shares the stage with solo act Christ (伍澤) tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. It is Lemon Whirl Jazz Band tomorrow.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號), tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net: www.witchhouse.org
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Restaurant/bar with queer/feminist bookstore and large collection of board games, open 11am to midnight Sundays through Wednesdays, 11am to 1am Thursdays through Saturdays
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$300
All-boy pop/rock band What Century (花世紀) appears at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Tomorrow’s lineup includes Mando-pop singer Hsiao Hung-jen (蕭閎仁) and Aboriginal group Original Brew (原味醞釀).