Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on pop/rock idol Bobby Chen (陳昇), while Sunday’s lineup includes One Million Star (超級星光大道) alumnus Queen (魏如昀), folk/pop act Hush! and Red (紅樂團), which brings a fusion of electronic and Chinese traditional music. Folk legend Yeh Chia-hsiu (葉佳修) returns on Wednesday.
■ 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)
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■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and on Wednesday, 3pm on Sunday
■ NT$1,000 tonight, NT$350 on Sunday, NT$1,200 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
Shoegaze/new-wave trio Fuguko (河豚子), indie rockers B.B.Bomb (BB彈) and Super Tortoise (超級龜) congregate tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Pop punks Pa Pun (怕胖團) holds a concert tomorrow, and Sunday’s show is by dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂), Midnight Ping Pong (午夜乒乓) and instrumental/post-rock outfit Mass Man. It is the release party of Seeking the Ocean’s debut EP on Wednesday, with Invincible Tapir (無敵貘) and Faded Moment (凋零瞬間) also playing. Thursday’s roster are indie rockers How to Program C++, Hello Nico and Fubar.
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■ 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
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight it is live musical performance by Pressure Creates Diamonds Part V at indie rock club Revolver, followed by tomorrow’s Latin night featuring various bands. Indie singer/songwriter Deserts Chang (張懸) plays two sets on Sunday. Funk outfit Quack Quad (庸醫樂團) and indie rockers Ark (阿克樂團) form the lineup on Wednesday, while post-rock/electric act LSD Love Sex Delicious, indie rockers Double Trouble and Spaghetti Wave (通心粉浪潮) play 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 10pm tonight, tomorrow and on weekdays, 8pm on Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$250 tonight, NT$300 tomorrow, NT$700 on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday
Psychedelic rock outfit Emily the Band plays with electronic/punk rock group Digihai tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. It is live music from alternative rockers Countervalve (逆瓣膜) and B.B.Bomb (BB彈) 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
■ Entrance is NT$200 for all shows
Tonight’s performers are young rockers Mixer (麋先生), Soundboss (騷包) and emo/power pop group State of the Heart (本能) at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Tomorrow, the venue hosts the third edition of Ducktail Rebel, an annual rockabilly festival featuring Japanese rockers The Nut Burgers, The Highlight, Taiwan’s rockabilly band Taipei Hillbilly Cat and rockabilly burlesque dancer Nahoko-Roll. It is old-school metal party on Sunday, featuring Desecration, Crescent Lament, King Norman and Masquerader.
■ 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, 9pm tomorrow and 2pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$350 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow and NT$450 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Electronica outfit Fabric Factory (織品工廠) and Western Moon (胡月) each plays a set tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Tomorrow’s show is by pop singer Iris Lin (林綾), and it is jazz combo Charis and #The Meek 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
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Restaurant/bar with queer/feminist bookstore and large collection of board games, open 11am to midnight Sundays through Wednesdays, 11am to 1am Thursdays through Saturdays
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$350
Cheng Kuang-hsien (鄭光顯) from punk rock band Inhuman Band (非人物種), Chen Min-kuan (陳民官) from The Junk (帆人) and Jon from Forests (森林合唱樂團) team up for an acoustic show as a tribute to the late folk musician Elliot Smith tomorrow 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: www.kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ NT$400. Admission includes a drink
Featuring veteran Japanese musician Tachikawa Toshiyuki, the TCKW Band performs tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Pop singer Weko (薇格) and Joker are scheduled tomorrow.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 7:30pm tonight and 8:30pm tomorrow
■ NT$1,100 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
It is a jazz night with saxophone player Tung Shuen-wen (董舜文) and his friends tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), while electronic rock group GooDDD (好端端樂團) and Funcal (方治權) play tomorrow. On Sunday, alternative rock band 3.D.B (參噸半樂團) shares the stage with Wildflower (野花樂團). Local rockers Auntie Roxy (搖滾大嬸) and Thumper (重擊者樂團) appear on Tuesday, followed by folk group Paradise Lots (多樂園) and funky/soul outfit Blue Blooded Bruder (藍血人) on Wednesday. Thursday’s performers are disco funk group Taiwan Soul (台灣爽) and veteran rockers Bike (機踏車樂團).
■ 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 tonight which begins at 9:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Japan’s jazz piano player Takashi Kudo teams up with drummer Seiji Sakai tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Beijing-based jazz trio MU5A’s performs tomorrow, with Boston-based saxophonist Ryan Saranich as the special guest. The Blurrs Bros plays classic R&B and blues tunes on Sunday. It is an indie/folk night with a troupe of bands and musicians including Megan Dooley, Winking Owl, Adam James Sorensen and Mike Mudd 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
■ Shows start at 9:30pm except Thursday which begins at 9pm. Closed on Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 for tonight, tomorrow and on Thursday, free admission on Sunday
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Chinese rockers Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰) takes the stage tonight, accompanied by Taiwan’s alternative rockers The Old Mog Detective Agency (老貓偵探社). As part of the Kaohsiung Film Festival, pop star-turned-electronica artist Lim Giong (林強) teams up with DJ Point and multimedia artist and musician Ke Chih-hao (柯智豪) for an audiovisual show tomorrow. Seasoned Japanese musician Tachikawa Toshiyuki appears on Sunday.
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start at 7:30pm
■ NT$300 tonight, free admission tomorrow, NT$950 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, www.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com
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