Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Sunday’s spotlight is on hip-hop artist Barry. This week’s The Next Big Thing features blues/garage rock/punk band Wake Up Explosion (威愷爆炸), hip-hopsters and activists Community Service (勞動服務) and electronic duo Orientone (大聲東) on Thursday.
■ 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 7pm on Sunday and 8pm on Thursday
■ Admission is NT$700 on Sunday and NT$200 on Thursday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Kaohsiung pop-punk group Fire Ex (滅火器) takes the stage tomorrow at The Wall (這牆). Electronic rockers Flux celebrates the release of its first EP on Sunday, with hip-hop group Chiu and Love (丘與樂) and post-punk band Manic Sheep also playing. Tuesday’s show is by American singer-songwriter Washed Out. The venue hosts the newest installment of Audition Night, which aims to give visibility to new talents on Thursday. The lineup includes R&B/funk group Space Cake (史貝絲考克), post-rock act Triple Deer, H/F and Bling High.
■ 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$800 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday, NT$1,500 on Tuesday, NT$200 on Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Electronic outfits Dronetonics and Sonic Deadhorse (音速死馬) are among the performers tonight at Indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow’s roster includes noise punk act Space Fly (太空蒼蠅), post punk group Pretty Freak (超級怪胎) and indie rockers The Boring Man (無聊男子). On Wednesday, indie folk group Winking Owl, Person of Interest and SLFS put on a show together, followed by heavy/trash metal group Revolting Society (背骨), trash/groove metal band Changer and FUBAR, short for Fucked Up Beyond All Repair 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
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow and on Wednesday and Thursday
Electro-pop/post-rock band Nightcap (睡帽樂團) and Midnight Express (午夜快車) each plays a set tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties.
■ 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 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$350. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, hosts Sissey Chao (趙一豪), who sounds like Jim Morrison singing in Mandarin, tonight.
■ 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
■ Show starts 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
Pop rockers Joker celebrate their 10th anniversary tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Pop/rock idol Bobby Chen (陳昇) and his New Treasure Island Band (新寶島康樂隊) hold a concert tomorrow. Thursday’s lineup is formed by dance/rock act Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂), Fun People and three-piece girl band Micro (莫可樂團).