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)
■ 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.
■ 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.