Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, four of the most popular bands from this year’s The Next Big Thing series return with a year-end show. They are psychedelic rockers The Gigantic Roar (巨大的轟鳴), electronic post-rock act Formosa Romance, electronic rock outfit Flux and grunge rockers Slack Tide.
■ 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
■ Admission is NT$200. 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
Melodic death metal/metalcore band Greedy Black Hole (貪婪黑洞) celebrates the release of its latest album tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with Invincible Tapir (無敵貘), SLAM and Morals Abyss (道德深淵) also playing. Tomorrow’s spotlight is on Hong Kong’s math rock band tfvsjs, joined by Taiwanese guitarist and rocker Hung Sheng-hao (洪申豪) and Elephant Gym (大象體操). Slowcore artists Double Cheese (大波起司) is the main act on Sunday, followed by garage rock outfit HiJack and pop rocker Misi Ke (柯泯薰) on Wednesday.
■ 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 tonight which begins at 7pm
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$900 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight’s show at indie rock club Revolver features reggae rock group Hang in the Air (盪在空中), psychedelic heavy rockers Sleaze (湯湯水水) and instrumental rock band BHD. Tomorrow, the venue celebrates its third anniversary with a troop of bands and DJs including electronic duo Dronetonics, punk outfit Forests (森林合唱樂團), post-punk rockers Macbeth (馬克白) as well as DJs Sorry Buttons and Geometer.
■ 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 9pm
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, free admission tomorrow
Dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂), post-punk/garage rock group Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) and punk group Random (隨性樂團) congregate tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by electronic duo Dronetonics, indie rockers Frusciante (佛香甜) and psychedelic rock outfit Obviously (顯然樂團).
■ 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
Folk combo Four Pens (四枝筆樂團) appears tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. It is twin indie pop singers Yi-cheng, Yi-ching (依錚依靜) tomorrow.
■ 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