Dedicated to post-rock music, Decibel Music Festival (不只是分貝音樂節) takes place at Treasure Hill Artist Village (寶藏巖國際藝術村) on Sunday, featuring a troop of bands including indie rockers Islanders (島嶼樂團), alternative rock outfit Morphineside (嗎啡隱私), post-rock act Triple Deer, shoegaze band Nuin 8 (扭音八) and instrumental rock band Shimmer Riot.
■ 2, Alley 14, Ln 230, Dingzhou Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市汀州路三段230巷14弄2號)
■ Show runs from 11am to 5pm
■ Free admission
Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tomorrow, Amis singer-songwriter Suming (舒米恩) celebrates the release of his latest album Amis Life (美式生活).
■Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市八德路一段1號)
■Show starts at 8pm
■Admission is NT$600 in advance and NT$800 at door. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Tonight’s spotlight is on Mando-pop singer Hebe (田馥甄) at Legacy Mini, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei. Paiwan musician Bao Bu (保卜) performs fingerstyle guitar on Sunday. Wednesday’s show is by twin indie pop singers Yi-cheng, Yi-ching (依錚依靜).
■Amba Taipei Ximending (台北西門町意舍), 5F, 77, Wuchang St Sec 2, Taipei (台北市武昌街二段77號5樓)
■Shows start at 7:30pm
■Admission is NT$500 tonight, NT$420 on Sunday and Wednesday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, hosts Chinese folk musicians Chou Yunpeng (周雲蓬) and Xiaohe (小河) tonight, followed by Taiwan’s folk/pop act Hush! tomorrow. Electronic post-rock act Formosa Romance, psychedelic folk rockers No.7 Cyan (七號青) and garage rock outfit HiJack form the lineup on Sunday. Wednesday sees the arrival of alt-rock band Silent Toads (啾吉惦惦), accompanied by grunge rockers Slack Tide. Ambient/indie-electronica act Heartones (心電樂) and disco/post-punk outfit New Sunglasses (新墨鏡) are among the performers on Thursday.
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei (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
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight, NT$450 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
Indie rockers The Tic Tac, Don’t Talk ‘bout Life and Frusciante (佛香甜) get together tonight at indie rock club Revolver, while tomorrow’s performers include punk rockers Feed Pigs (餵飽豬), Keep Walking (一直走) and Mr. Nobody (無先生). Sunday’s lineup features metalcore/post-hardcore outfits Blind Alley (盲胞愛莉) and Moving Prison as well as doom metal band Silphidae.
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Show starts at 10pm tonight and tomorrow, 7pm on Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$300 for all shows
Rap artist Witness (黃崇旭) takes the stage tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Along with several other bands, dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂), punk group Destroyers (擊沈女孩) and instrumental/post-rock outfit Mass Man hold a rock extravaganza tomorrow. On Sunday, it is live music from all-girl J-pop group Tangy Q (刺姬), Walking Voice and Bizcashi (比茲卡西).