On Sunday, Blue Hawaii, an electronic duo from Montreal, take the stage at Legacy Mini, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei. Also on the bill is Taiwan’s electronic outfit Sonic Deadhorse (音速死馬) and electronic folk band WWWW (落差草原).
■ Amba Taipei Ximending (台北西門町意舍), 5F, 77, Wuchang St Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市武昌街二段77號5樓)
■ Show starts at 4:30pm
■ Admission is NT$800 in advance and NT$1,000 at the door. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Upbeat punk rockers Punkhoo (胖虎) arrive with their new album tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with punk group Random (隨性樂團) also playing. Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by indie rockers Rosy (玫瑰紅樂團), pop rock group Castaway and Identize. Djent/progressive metal outfit Lyra (萊拉樂團), hard rock/metal act Pink Noise (粉紅噪音), screamo band Ship of Fools (愚人船) and psychedelic rockers Obviously (顯然樂隊) descend on Sunday.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and on Sunday, 7pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight and tomorrow, NT$400 on Sunday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Punk act Two and a Half Star (兩星半), Sonic Deadhorse (音速死馬), electronic maker Fish Holic and synthpop artist Lunar Bear (洪都拉斯) congregate tonight at Indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow, Japan’s grindcore outfit Sete Star Sept is accompanied by Taiwan’s grind/powerviolence/crust band Stench of Lust, death metal/crust punk act Bitch Finder and grind/death group Brain Corrosion.
■ 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 at 10pm tonight and 8pm tomorrow
■ Entrance is NT$300 for both shows
Tomorrow, bass player Brian Chiu (邱培榮) teams up with drummer Chuck Payne and pianist Martin Musaubach to play funk Jazz and neo soul sounds at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei. The venues hosts free open jam nights every Wednesday.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Shows start at 9pm
■ Admission is NT$200 tomorrow
Tonight, Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts a psychedelic trance party with a solid lineup including RayManson Kenji, Medusa and Spacey Stacey. Tomorrow is another electronic bash featuring DJs Angel, Soniya and Elin. Several J-rock groups including Voca Cola, Alice Heart and entron Star get together on Sunday.
■ 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 11:30pm tonight, 11pm tomorrow, 4:30pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks.
Rapper Juan Tai-jui (阮泰瑞) shares the stage with hip-hop artist Puzzle Man tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. It is eclectic folk group Winking Owl and acoustic duo Young & True (小羊妹妹) tomorrow.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei (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