Attention storytellers. The second installment of Story Slam Taipei is slated to take place at the Wooloomoolo restaurant on Xinyi Road (信義路) on Thursday. For those who missed the first one, the storytelling competition has few ground rules: stories must be original and true, and they should be delivered spontaneously, not read, within the seven-minute time limit. The theme for the upcoming edition is Coming Home. The competition is open to all who wish to join. Those who want to attend as featured slammers can e-mail a one-paragraph pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ The event will start at 8pm at Woolloomooloo Xinyi, located at 379, Xinyi Road Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市信義路四段379號).
■ Admission is NT$200. Food and drinks priced specially for the event will be on offer. More information can be obtained at the Facebook event created by the organizers under the name of Story Slam Taipei II.
Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on Mando-pop singer Afu (阿福). Tomorrow, One Million Star alumnus Queen (魏如昀) holds a birthday party with indie rockers 30 Years Of Pain (三十萬年老虎鉗), Coconuts (椰子) and power pop/punk group Mister Mouth (嘴哥樂團).
■ 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 tonight and 7:30pm on Wednesday
■ Admission is NT$1,200 tonight and NT$700 on Wednesday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Alt-pop band 13 (拾參), solo rocker Easy and guitarist and lead singer Hung Sheng-hao (洪申豪) from Touming Magazine get together tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Young crooner Chuang Chuan-ying (莊鵑瑛) makes it to the stage tomorrow. Post-rock band Caspian from the US arrives on Sunday, with local post-rock heroes Aphasia (阿飛西雅) as the opening act. On Wednesday, alternative metal group XIII Goat, indie rockers Pink Haze (平克孩子) and emo rock band ChicKNUP (奇克拿樂團) share the stage, followed by Japanese alternative group SOUR on Thursday.
■ 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 except for tomorrow which begins at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight, NT$850 tomorrow, NT$1,400 on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday, NT$1,100 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
Mike McLaughlin, Gary Byrne, Corrado Corosi and Mandy Roveda are among the troop of musicians revisiting the very best of British rock history at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, tonight.
■ 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
■ Admission is NT$350 in advance and NT$400 at door, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Tonight’s lineup at Indie rock club Revolver is formed by electronic post-rock act Formosa Romance, Duda Deportiva and dub/reggae/stoner rock group Taimaica Soundsystem (台買加環繞音效). High-energy rock band The Deadly Vibes plays tomorrow, with electro rockers My Skin Against Your Skin (激膚樂團) as the special guest. It is emo rock band ChicKNUP (奇克拿樂團), funk/pop rockers Reunion (團圓樂團) and Dirty Fiction (髒小說) on Sunday. On Wednesday, trumpet player and new media musician Yannick Barman from Switzerland performs with Taiwan’s experimental electronica act Shishukong (屍術控) and ambient/electronic dance group Utopia (世外桃源). Thursday’s roster include Translation, which swings between dub-techno, bass, ambient, and experimental electronica, and Idls, that mixes electronic music and organic sounds.