Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) presents a concert, along with Japanese rockers Takayukidan and electronic artist Black Wolf Nakasi (黑狼那卡西). Led by Yu Kuan-hua (于冠華), one of Taiwan’s early rock bands, Starry Eyes (幻眼合唱團), holds a tribute concert honoring late rock legend Hsueh Yueh (薛岳) 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)
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$800 tonight and 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
Indie rockers Mary See The Future (先知瑪莉) celebrates the release of its latest album tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Tomorrow’s spotlight is on Japanese idol singer Sayaka Akimoto from all-girl group AKB48. Kaohsiung rockers Youth Banana’s (台青蕉樂團) is the main act on Sunday, with hip-hopster activists Kou Chou Ching (拷秋勤) and folk rock group Young David (青春大衛) also on the bill. Based in Brussels and Taipei, dream-electro band Western Moon blends elements of classical, electronic, trip-hop and psychedelic rock on Wednesday, along with electronic outfit Salamader (沙羅曼蛇). It is the release party of dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom’s (微酸的偷窺狂) new album on Thursday, joined by B.B.Bomb (BB彈) and Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠).
■ 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 7pm
■ NT$600 tonight, NT$1,800 and NT$1,000 for people with disabilities 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
Currently on tour, hardcore/punk outfit Thesameday (平凡生活) makes a stop tonight at indie rock club Revolver, with indie rockers After Quiet and The Roadside Inn also playing. Tomorrow, Funnynoise and punk rockers Birdhelms from Okinawa, Japan join hands with Taiwan’s melodic punk/ska band Hotpink and indie rockers B.B.Bomb (BB彈). Wednesday’s lineup includes pop rock group Lazycall and pop punk outfit Wade 911 (維特911), while shoegaze band Nuin 8 (扭音八), post-rock trio The Capelin (柳葉魚) and psychedelic rock/blues The Robbie Y. Group (羅比楊) appear 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
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$350 tomorrow, NT$200 on weekdays
Alternative/funk group Liou Jiou (六腳) and hardcore/comedy rap artists Appendix Deux-Killers (闌尾雙煞) are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Rock violin band PlayGround and ClueZ each plays a set tomorrow, followed by indie rockers 30 Years Of Pain (三十萬年老虎鉗) and Japanese rockers Takayukidan on Sunday.
■ 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
Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts rockers F?cking 5 (告5人) and Boiling Frogs (溫水煮青蛙) tonight. Tomorrow, it is a psychedelic rock night with DJs Angel, Ben, JackE and Koala.