Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, the spotlight is on German power metal band Helloween. Japan’s veteran visual kei musician Kisaki leads his new band Lin — The End of Corruption World to perform tomorrow. Sunday’s show features a lineup of local acts including experimental singer-songwriter Wang Yu-jun (王榆鈞), electronica combo Downing Fire and indie singer-songwriter Zoe Huang (黃玠瑋).
■ 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 8pm tonight, 5:30pm tomorrow, 3pm on Sunday
■ NT$2,500 tonight, NT$1,800 tomorrow and NT$350 on Sunday. 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
Japanese rock band Sakanaction play two shows at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, tonight and tomorrow. Tomorrow’s gig is sold out. Sunday’s main act is China’s post-rock star WangWen (惘聞), accompanied by Taiwan’s Sugar Plum Fairy (甜梅號) and Elephant Gym (大象體操). Wednesday’s lineup features electronic/metal outfit 77 N’ DD and all-women rock band Gonzo.
■ 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 Wednesday, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$1,600 tonight, NT$1,000 on Sunday and NT$200 on Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
The “Farewell to Underworld” party by garage rock favorite 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) and Sugar Plum Ferry is sold out tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. But rockers and supporters can still bid their farewell to the beloved club later in the evening featuring Floaty and Mu Chien (沐謙) from Digihai. The venue’s shareholder and Fu Jen University professor Ho Tong-hung (何東洪) will be joined by a troupe of bands, musicians and friends to party till the final curtain drops tomorrow.
■ 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
■ Party starts at 11pm to 5am tonight, 9pm to 5am tomorrow
■ Free admission
Punk outfit Forests (森林合唱樂團), The Junk and Blood Orange congregate at Indie rock club Revolver tonight. Tomorrow’s show is spun by a troupe of DJs featuring Q’hey from Japan, Taiwan’s A-Dao, Databass and Marco Bailey. On Sunday it is post-hardcore act Seeking the Ocean, Since Anne Was Dead and Invisible Tapir, followed by blues rock band Swui (水樂隊) and Wake Up Explosion (威愷爆炸) 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, 8pm on Sunday, 11pm on Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$150 on Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Indie rockers Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) and Slack Tide gather at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, tonight. Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by blues rock outfit Commuters (通勤少年) and Blind Cats (瞎貓).
■ 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