Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. On Thursday, pioneering djent/progressive metal band Periphery from the US plays a show with Japan’s Her Name is Blood and Qollision of Hong Kong as the opening act.
■ 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)
Photo courtesy of Generation7
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$1,800. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Pop rocker Misi Ke (柯泯薰) appears on Sunday at Legacy Mini, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei. On Wednesday, Aashti (汎絲路樂團) performs Balkan music ranging from Balkan mountain songs and dance music, mysterious tunes of Orthodox Christianity and Sufism to Mediterranean accentuated charms of drumming.
Photo courtesy of Kafka on the Shore
■ 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 7:30pm on Sunday and 8pm on Wednesday
■ Admission is NT$450 on Sunday and NT$420 on Wednesday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
After three years of travelling abroad, riot grrrl foursome Go Chic returns tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with electro rockers My Skin Against Your Skin (激膚樂團) and Japan’s Mop of Head also playing. Tomorrow’s lineup includes progressive metal/polyrhythm act Vulner, screamo group Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛) and post-rock band Kishikan (既視感). On Sunday, it is metal night with Clubs of Three (梅花參), alternative/cyber/electronic outfit Morals Abyss (道德深淵) and electrocore/metalcore act Wet The Floor (小心地滑). Young punks The Lawns (草地人) from Greater Kaohsiung bring new work on Wednesday, joined by garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) and HiJack.
■ 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
■ Admission is NT$700 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$200 on 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, Urban Nomad teams up with Super ADD to throw a neo party featuring DJs South Rakkas Crew from the US, George Wakamatsu from Mop of Head and Marcus Aurelius at Indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow’s main act is electro rockers Flux, accompanied by electronic post-rock act Formosa Romance, garage/shoegaze band Skip Skip Ben Ben and instrumental group Electro Summit Gun (頂級電子手槍). Indie rock band Green!Eyes and blues/garage rock/punk group Wake Up Explosion (威愷爆炸) each plays a set on Sunday, followed by indie rockers Don’t Talk ‘bout Life, Pleasure Science (愉悅科學) and Midnight Ping Pong (午夜乒乓) on Wednesday. It is psychedelic/trip-hop artist Robbie Y (羅比楊), Dr. Riles Jay Bilgo and indie rockers Donkey’s Ears (驢子耳朵) 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 except on Sunday which begins at 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight, NT$350 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and on weekdays
Currently on tour, Canadian songwriter and ballad musician Scott Cook arrives tonight at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei. Also on the bill is indie/folk group Tricolor Tree Leaf. Shun Kikuta Trio play blues tomorrow. 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 tonight and tomorrow
It is live music from pop rock/emo band Carbs (碳水化合物) and high school rock band New City tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Sunday’s roster include punk act Mr Wu (吳先生) and Sorry About That.
■ 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 8pm tonight and 7pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$350 for both shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks.
Folk/pop act Hush! performs tonight at Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area.
■ 2F, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號2樓). On the Net: www.kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Entrance is NT$500 in advance and NT$600 at door
Disco/post-punk outfit New Sunglasses (新墨鏡), post-punk/garage rock group Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) and pop punks Pa Pun (怕胖團) make up the lineup tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), and it is Aboriginal singing combo Lan-hsin Band (嵐馨樂團) tomorrow. Pop rocker Lucifer (言野) is scheduled on Thursday.
■ 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路177號), tel: (02) 2370-8805. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight, 8:30pm tomorrow and on Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$400 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Bass player Brian Chiu (邱培榮) and The Soybeats play funk, R&B and acid jazz tunes tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Tomorrow’s show is by indie rock band Zenkwun (神棍樂團) and alternative/hip-hop combo Generation7 (七字輩). Tuesday’s roster include pop singer Cheng Hsiao-hsiao (鄭笑笑) and singing combo Sufing x Fawu, followed by songstress Shivanii (張心柔) and jazz/R&B artist Sarah (鄭雪梅) on Wednesday. Acoustic duo Bandage (OK繃) plays two sets on Thursday.
■ B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號B1), next to Taipower Building (台電大樓), tel: (02) 2368-7310. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Show starts at 9pm except tonight which begins at 9:30pm
■ NT$400 on weekends and NT$350 on weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Young singers Likky (黃立綺) and Yeh Ting-yu (葉停雨) appear tomorrow at Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music.
■ 33 Minzu W Rd, Taipei City (台北市民族西路33號), tel: (02) 2599-1599. On the net: www.treellage.com
■ Shows run from 8pm on weekends. Treellage is open noon to 9pm Mondays through Fridays, 11am to 9pm Saturdays and Sundays
■ NT$300, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com/treellage
The Flat Fives jam out on swing and R&B tunes from the 1940s and 1950s tomorrow at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. It is open mic night hosted by Matt Fullen on Tuesday
■ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市安和路一段102巷1號B1), tel: (02) 2700-5411. On the Net: www.sappho102.biz
■ Shows start at 9:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$200 tomorrow, free on Tuesday
Two student bands One Day Baseball Fan (一日球迷) and Marakay are scheduled tonight at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village composed of a music venue, design and crafts shops and a weekend arts fair in Taitung City. Acclaimed Puyuma singer Samingad (紀曉君) takes the stage tomorrow.
■ 26, Ln 135, Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393.
■ Shows start at 8pm. Music venue and crafts shops are open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Weekend arts fair opens 6pm to 10pm every Friday, 3:30pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday
■ Admission is NT$250 tonight and NT$350 tomorrow. 2 and Feb. 3. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
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