Tonight’s main act at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, is indie rockers Murky Crows (昏鴉). Also on the bill is noisy experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) and Moonteg. A Mandarin rock band based in San Francisco, Dream Rush, performs tomorrow with The Chairman (董事長樂團) as a special guest. It is pop rockers Gsus (激射樂團), alternative rock band 3.D.B (參噸半樂團) and Candy Wine (糖果酒) on Sunday. Thursday’s roster is instrumental rock band BHD and Donkey’s Ears (驢子耳朵).
■ 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$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
300,000 Old Pliers (三十萬年老虎鉗) and The Golden Age Syndrome (黃金年代症候群) are scheduled tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. A rock duo based in Brooklyn and Tokyo, Ken South Rock appear tomorrow with reggae rock group Hang in the Air (盪在空中) also playing. Alternative rockers When I see the Mushroom share the stage with The Sameday (平凡生活) 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
Electronic rock duo Phaze (瘋十代) from Singapore land tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Also on the bill is Taiwan’s country/alternative rock outfit The Tic Tac. Tomorrow’s lineup includes garage/punk outfit Floaty and pop/psychedelic band Blind Acid Date (迷幻的瞎眼約會).
■ 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 8:30pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Free admission to all shows. Cover charge is one drink
It is night of electronica spun by DJs Zi-Jing, Al Burro and Puzzle Maker tonight at Indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow is the After the Scream party featuring Kid Millionaire, Dr Reniculous Lipz and The Skallyunz (白悟空). Funky Brother is back on Wednesday. Thursday goes acoustic with interaction act The Bollands, The Wayfarer State and Nick Brown.
■ 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 and tomorrow, 9:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow, NT$100 on Wednesday and NT$150 on Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts blues rock outfit Commuters (通勤少年), electronic/post punk group Miss Banana (香蕉小姐) and Sodium tonight. Taiwanese musician Chu Yueh-hsin (朱約信), also known as Joy Topper (豬頭皮), and Hsiao Fu-te (蕭福德) take the stage tomorrow.
■ 1, Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$350 tonight and NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Female duo Mars & Coara (火星熊) and Infancy (隱分子) perform tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. It is alt-rock band Silent Toads (啾吉惦惦) tomorrow. A-list songstress Cheer Chen (陳綺貞) appears on Wednesday. Thursday’s show features award-winning jazz pianist Alex Pryrodny.