Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, alternative rock outfit Frande (法蘭黛樂團) shares the stage with alternative rock band PUMPKINney Fan Club (南瓜妮歌迷俱樂部). Taiwanese pop legend Lo Ta-yu (羅大佑) hugs the limelight tomorrow.
■ 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 and 7:30pm tomorrow
■ NT$500 tonight and NT$2,200 tomorrow. 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 punk band Random’s (隨性樂團) debut album tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with ska-punk group Mary Bites Kerry (瑪莉咬凱利) also playing. Tomorrow, Japan’s shoegaze outfit Broken Little Sister, Naisho and Japanese and American rock duo Ken South Rock join hands with Taiwan’s post-punk act Manic Sheep and Slack Tide. Japanese art rock band Clammbon plays with Taiwan’s electronic pop group The Girl and The Robots (女孩與機器人) and pop/folk act Staycool on Sunday. On Thursday, the venue hosts Japanese visual kei rock band Plastic Tree.
■ 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, 7pm tomorrow and on Thursday, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$700 tomorrow, NT$1,200 on Sunday and NT$2,100 on Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Australian hardcore band Crowned Kings arrive tonight at Indie rock club Revolver, joined by its Taiwanese hardcore peers Human Brutality (人類暴行) and Hateful Rezpect. Tomorrow’s shows features hardcore punkers No Order (無秩序), alt-rock band Guntzepaula (槍擊潑辣) and dub/reggae/stoner rock group Taimaica Soundsystem (台買加環繞音效). On Sunday, Ken South Rock plays, and so does punk outfit Forests (森林合唱樂團). It is electronica outfit Fabric Factory (織品工廠) and Dirty Fiction on Wednesday, followed by noise maker Dawang Yingfan Huang (黑狼黃大旺), experimental electronica act Shishukong (屍術控) and Celluloid 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 9:15pm tonight, 10pm tomorrow, on Wednesday and Thursday, 9pm on Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight, NT$300 tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday
Swiss indie rocker Andreas Schaub performs with Taiwan’s indie rock band Frusciante (佛香甜) tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Tomorrow, ZoAnVi (佐安薇樂團) plays Japanese pop songs, while Caution plays rock.
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$200 for all shows
It is grunge night tomorrow at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, featuring Eyeball Killer, Liger Attack, Countervalve, Outlet Drift, Hageboys (禿頭男孩) and Mr. Dirty (骯髒先生).
■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw