Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. The venue hosts American musician Christopher Owens, best known for his now disbanded indie rock band Girls, tonight. British electronic rock outfit Delphic plays on Monday. Wednesday’s lineup features alt-rock band Silent Toads (啾吉惦惦) and post-rock act Selfkill.
■ 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)
Photo courtesy of Legacy Taipei
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$1,600 tonight, NT$1,700 on Monday and NT$500 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
Alt-pop band 13 (拾參) shares the stage with indie pop group Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱) tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Japan’s trash metal band Zigoku Quartet holds a demonstration and concert tomorrow. Sunday’s main act is Underway, which fuses funk, rock, nu-metal and hip-hop. Wednesday’s lineup includes Britpop group The Aurora Light (北極光) and Fang Zhang Band (方丈), followed by solo rocker Saint (李其燊) and pop metal group Crystal Dancer (舞璃) on Thursday.
Photo courtesy of Riverside Cafe
■ 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, except for Zigoku Quartet’s demonstration which starts from 5pm and concert from 8pm
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$200 on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, Zigoku Quartet’s demonstration costs NT$500, concert costs NT$1,500 and NT$1,800 for both tomorrow. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
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Ambient/indie-electronica act Heartones (心電樂) and Formosa Romance hit the stage tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Indie rockers False Dawn play 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
Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, hosts hard rock act Who Are You (隱藏人物) and EggplantEgg (茄子蛋), which plays blues, Taiwanese style tonight. Pop rockers Gray Spiral (灰色螺旋) and Men Of Wild Age (男人的狂野時代) perform tomorrow.
■ 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 alternative rockers When I See the Mushroom Cloud and dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂). The venue hosts a party joined by DJs R-Tone, James Ho, @llen Blow, Zo and Kule Flux tomorrow. Electronic post-rock act Formosa Romance and Commercial Killing appear on Wednesday, followed by Grain Surfboard and Slack Tide 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 and tomorrow, 9:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow and on Wednesday, NT$150 on Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Alternative rock band Please Seeker paly on Sunday at Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area.
■ 2F, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號2樓). On the Net: kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts on 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Entrance is NT$400. Admission includes one drink
Paiwan musician Zamake Paqaliyus performs at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) tonight. Also on the bill are saxophone player and singer Ouyuchi (歐育齊) and pop singer Rose Liu (劉明湘). It is pop jazz singer and songwriter Yen-j’s (嚴爵) birthday concert on Sunday. Thursday’s lineup are formed by electronic/ambient combo Yan Weiling X Utopia (閻韋伶X世外桃源) and pop combo T-Work & Nine Band (陳零九& Nine Band).
■ 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路177號), tel: (02) 2370-8805. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight and on Thursday, NT$800 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Skyline Jazz Band brings a night of fusion jazz tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Post-punk rockers Macbeth (馬克白) play two sets tomorrow, followed by Aboriginal groups TV Night Class (電視夜間部) and Bar999 (巴紮溜) on Sunday. Tuesday’s lineup are hip-hop act Lan Yeh (藍燁) and Mofo Party (脫序派對), and it is indie rockers 300,000 Old Pliers (三十萬年老虎鉗) and solo act Jerry Hot (河仁傑) on Wednesday. Female musicians Aaliyah (申喬希) and Chucky (恰吉) take the stage on Thursday.
■ B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號B1), next to Taipower Building (台電大樓), tel: (02) 2368-7310. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Shows start at 9pm, except for tonight which starts at 9:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, NT$200 on Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Electric Mess Age (電子混亂世代) brings a blend of disco funk and acid jazz tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Balanced Jazz Quintet takes the stage tomorrow. Wednesday’s act is jazz group East/West Collective, followed by Hope Lazz Trio on Thursday.
■ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市安和路一段102巷1號B1), tel: (02) 2700-5411. On the Net: www.sappho102.biz
■ Show starts at 10pm tonight and tomorrow, 9:30pm on weekdays. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow. Free on other nights.
Taipei Soul Brothers promises a soulful night tonight at Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music. Also on the bill is folk group Jasmine & Earth Garden (簡詩敏&地球花園). Tomorrow’s lineup is comprised of electronic/alternative rock outfit Sleeping Brain (眠腦) and indie rock group F.L.A.T Club (假文藝青年俱樂部). It is folk group TuT and Space Cake (史貝絲考克) on Wednesday.
■ 33 Minzu W Rd, Taipei City (台北市民族西路33號), tel: (02) 2599-1599. On the net: www.treellage.com
■ Shows run from 8pm on weekends, 9pm on Wednesday. Treellage is open noon to 9pm Mondays through Fridays, 11am to 9pm Saturdays and Sundays
■ NT$250 for all shows, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com/treellage
On Fridays at Italian restaurant Capone’s, it is time for live music from electric blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ). On Saturday, drummer Abe Nbugu Kenyatta leads a band playing music from his hometown of New Orleans. Yvonne sings classic jazz tunes Sunday nights. Mondays feature Leavy crooning light standard jazz songs, followed by jazz duo Mary Jane and Nathan on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, it’s Latin music from guitarist Roberto Zayas. Jazz singer Angel appears on Thursdays.
■ 312, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段312號), tel: (02) 2773-3782
■ Live music from 9pm to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm to 10pm on Sundays and 8:45pm to 10:45pm on weekdays
■ On Fridays, minimum charge of one drink. On Saturdays, minimum charge is NT$300
Acclaimed Aboriginal singer Samingad (紀曉君) performs every Thursday at EZ5 Live House. Other highlights include Mando-pop songstress Phoebe Huang (黃嘉千) on Fridays and male crooner Shin Lung (辛龍), who performs every Saturday.
■ 211, Anhe Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市安和路二段211號), tel: (02) 2738-3995. On the Net: www.ez5.com.tw
■ Shows run from 9:45pm to 12:30am
■ Entrance fee (includes two drinks) ranges from NT$600 to NT$850, depending on the performer
Aboriginal singer and actor Min Hsiung (民雄) appears tonight at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village composed of a music venue, design and crafts shops and a weekend arts fair in Taitung. Formerly known as The Clippers (夾子電動大樂隊), The Clippers Show Time (夾子脫口秀樂團) returns tomorrow.
■ 26, Ln 135 Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: tw.streetvoice.com/users/tiehua.
■ Shows run from 8pm to 10pm. Music venue and crafts shops open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Weekend arts fair opens 6pm to 10pm every Friday, 3:30pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday
■ NT$250 tonight and tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
The Taiwan Book Fest is a platform to meet authors writing books about Taiwan, and a chance to sell your unwanted books. In its second edition, the English-language book festival, which takes place on Sunday, is free and open to anyone wanting to join.
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), 2F Fruit Wine Building (果酒禮堂), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ Sunday from noon to 6pm
■ Entrance is free. For more information, visit taiwanbookfest.com
Taipei Discussion and Learning meets every Sunday at Wisteria Tea House (紫藤廬) to hear lectures and discuss topics such as philosophy, science, anthropology, globalization and alternative medicine. All discussions and lectures are conducted in English. This weekend’s lecture is entitled: Recent experiments into how consciousness can affect matter. Thomas Levene will examine the boundary between spirituality and science.
■ Wisteria Tea House (紫藤廬), 1, Ln 16, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段16巷1號)
■ Every Sunday at 8pm
■ Entrance is free. For more information visit www.taipeidiscussionandlearning.blogspot.com
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