Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. The spotlight is on local folk hero Lin Sheng-xiang (林生祥) on Sunday, who plays with long-term music partners including guitarist Ken Ohtake and bass player Toru Hayakawa.
■ 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
■ NT$700 in advance and NT$900 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
It is the release party of funk/disco/nu-jazz combo Funky Brothers’ (放客兄弟) debut album tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with jazz/hip-hop artist LEO37 and Aboriginal group Totem (圖騰) also playing. Japanese rock group Acidman takes the stage tomorrow. Sunday’s roster includes acoustic guitar duo WoodyWoody, pop rock outfit Oyaji Gangster and visual rock outfit Naraku (奈落). It is electronic/post punk group Miss Banana (香蕉小姐) and Shoegazing band TuT on Wednesday.
■ 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 tomorrow which starts at 7pm
■ NT$500 tonight, NT$1,700 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Japanese indie rockers Shizukani Hisomu Hib arrives at Indie rock club Revolver tonight. Also on the bill is instrumental rock band BHD, garage rock outfit Eyeball Killer (眼球殺手) and Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛). Tomorrow, the venue hosts Islandjam’s Firerama, a reggae party featuring DJs Taili and Mighty Lion from Black Reign Intl Sound. Sunday’s show features electronic rockers Flux and electronic folk group Firstraw (第一根稻草). Chiptune band Physical Chemical Brother (理化兄弟) and electronic/metal band 77 N’ DD appear on Wednesday, followed by punk group Destroyers (擊沈女孩) and female rockers Black Mocha (黑摩卡) 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
■ Shows start at 10pm except for tonight which starts at 9:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight, NT$300 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and Wednesday, NT$250 on Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Psychedelic folk rockers No.7 Cyan (七號青) shares the stage with Instrumental/post-rock outfit Mass Man tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Indie rockers Yellowback (野樂派) and Murky Crows (昏鴉) play 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
■ Show starts 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 lineup at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, is formed by eclectic folk band Winking Owl and alternative rock/trip-hop outfit Figure Ground (人形觀點樂隊). Indie singer-songwriter Zoe Huang (黃玠瑋) croons tomorrow. Up-and-coming pop singers Eunice Png (方恩沁) and Elise Go (張礎安) are scheduled on Thursday.
■ 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