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 alt-rock chanteuse Faith Yang (楊乃文) tonight. Her show tomorrow is sold out. The latest installment of The Next Big Thing features downtempo/electronic musician UFA (幽法), indie electronica/trip hop group Ma-te-Lin (林瑪黛) and Papaver on Thursday.
■ 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)
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$1,200 tonight and NT$200 on Thursday. 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
Ne Obliviscaris, a progressive/extreme/melodic metal band from Australia arrives tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Taiwan’s indie pop/acoustic duo Ding Ding and Shi Shi (丁丁與西西) takes the stage tomorrow. It is German post-metal outfit The Ocean on Sunday, with Scattered Purgatory (破地獄) also playing.
■ 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 tomorrow, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$1,200 tonight and on Sunday, NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Taipei’s grind/powerviolence/crust band Stench of Lust hits the stage tonight at indie rock club Revolver. Also on the bill are heavy metal band Xenophobia and old school trash/black metal punks Bazooka. Tomorrow’s show features Body Generator (體粒發電) and a troupe of DJs including Radge Attack, Mad Dog and Neker.
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and NT$250 tomorrow. Admission includes one drink
Indie rockers How to Program C++ and Blind Cat (瞎貓) are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Pop punk and modern rock outfit Go Go Rise (美好前程) and neo-rockabilly band Sugar Lady hit the stage 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
Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts Mando-pop female crooner Ren, aka Hsia Yu-tung (夏宇童) and Love Manana (愛的大未來) tonight. Tomorrow features a group of indie rockers including Eighty Percent Intoxicate (八分醉), Contrary Think (逆思) and Hazard Sunday (恐怖星期天). It is the release party of Donkey’s Ears’ (驢子耳朵) debut album on Sunday, with Indie rock group Posh Inverse (優雅逆轉) also playing.
■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and on Sunday, 6pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, NT$350 tomorrow and on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Solo act Glory (葛洛力) fuses pop, folk and rock tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area.