Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, pop singer Z-Chen (張智成) holds a concert to launch his new album, while Japanese singer-songwriter Nana Mizuki performs tomorrow and on Sunday. Indie rock band Franz Ferdinand from Glasgow, Scotland arrives on Tuesday, and it is American indie rockers Neutral Milk Hotel 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$900 tonight, NT$2,200 tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$3,000 on Tuesday, NT$2,000 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
American technical death metal bandThe Faceles takes the stage tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with Japanese melodic death metal group Mysterious Priestess as the warm-up. Rock Empire’s Euro Metal Month continues tomorrow with German-Norwegian symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes and Atrocity, a German heavy metal band. Sunday’s roster is post-rock group Kishikan (既視感), scream group Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛) and alternative/indie band F.L.A.T Club (假文藝青年俱樂部). It is an unplugged performance by hardcore/punk outfit Thesameday (平凡生活) on Wednesday, with chiptune band Physical Chemical Brother (理化兄弟) and When I See the Mushroom Cloud also playing. Thursday’s main act is ambient/chill-out band 90Hz, with additional gigs by electronic/alternative rock outfit Sleeping Brain (眠腦) and trip-hop artist Mate Lin (林瑪黛).
■ 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 tomorrow, which begins at 6:30pm
■ NT$1,400 tonight, NT$1,200 and NT$1,800 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 tickets.books.com.tw
It is a heavy metal night with lyra, Geometry (幾何), Your Heroes Have Died and Xenophobia tonight at indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow, Hong Kong’s scream/post hardcore band Daybreak On Monday hits the stage, accompanied by Taiwan’s metal/hardcore act Human Brutality (人類暴行), One Way Street and Invincible Tapir The lineup on Sunday includes Instrumental/post-rock outfit Mass Man instrumental rock band BHD and alt-rock group Guntzepaula (槍擊潑辣), while post-rock/electric act Love Sex Delicious, Fake No More and Hydra show up on Wednesday. Thursday’s show is by pop rockers Miss Go (迷死狗樂團), Blind Cats (瞎貓) and Inexplicable A Day (莫名其妙的一天).
■ 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 Sunday which begins at 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$300 on the weekends and Sunday, NT$200 on weekdays
Post-punk/garage rock group Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) and alternative rockers The Old Mog Detective Agency (老貓偵探社) are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Blues rock outfit Commuters (通勤少年) and emo/power pop group State of the Heart (本能) each plays a set 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