Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, Animelo Summer Live, Japan’s largest comics and animation concert, woos local fans with a bevy of Japanese anime singers.
■ 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 Slack Tide
■ Show starts at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$2,200. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
On Sunday, accordion duo Chang Han-chung (張瀚中) and Tsai Wei-ching (蔡偉靖) team up with Chen Ying-ta (陳穎達) to perform a mix of jazz, rock and tango music at Legacy Mini, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei. Paiwan songstress Ah-bao (阿爆) croons on Wednesday.
Photo courtesy of Riverside
■ Legacy Mini at Amba Taipei Ximending (台北西門町意舍), 5F, 77, Wuchang St Sec 2, Taipei (台北市武昌街二段77號5樓)
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$450 for both shows. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Greater Kaohsiung pop-punk group Fire Ex (滅火器) wraps up its one-month concert series tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, while pop singer Erica (江明娟) appears tomorrow. On Sunday, three Japan visual kei bands Daizy Stripper, BORN and DIV hit the stage. Wednesday’s lineup features ambient/indie-electronica act Heartones (心電樂) and Greater Taichung rockers Bike, Thursday’s show is by indie rockers Frusciante (佛香甜), Fubar and Presidon’t sad.
■ 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 Sunday which begins at 6pm
■ Admission is NT$800 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow, NT$2,200 on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight, Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts the latest installment of Party in Brain, putting on a techno night with DJs Greco Dutch Dust, Tiger, ALBurro, A-Dao and Z+Kolette. Tomorrow’s roster include post-punk/garage rock group Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) and folk rock group Young David (青春大衛).
■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Shows start at 11pm tonight, 7pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, NT$350tomorrow and 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
Tonight, indie rock club Revolver hosts a rave party featuring DJs Cotton Disco, DJ Chamber, @L and Katrina. It is a techno night tomorrow with a lineup of DJs including Howie Lee, a producer and DJ from Beijing, Taiwan’s @llen and BxxG, formed by Veeeky and Sonia from Go Chic. Sunday promises to be a punk night with activist punk band The Deposers (罷黜者), street punk group Selfish Sucker (自私的混蛋) and four-piece horror punk act Sledge City Slashers. South Korean experimental rockers G.T. Arpe arrive on Wednesday, accompanied by Taiwan’s pop rock outfit The Slim Cigarettes (涼煙樂團) and Mister Grey (灰先生). Thursday’s roster include Japan’s four-piece instrumental band OVUM and futurepop group MassMan.
■ 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, tomorrow and on Thursday, 8pm on Sunday, 9pm on Wednesday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$350 tomorrow and on Thursday, NT$200 on Sunday, NT$250 on Wednesday
Grunge rockers Slack Tide get together with electronic duo Dronetonics tomorrow at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Shows start at 10pm
■ Admission is NT$200
Acoustic musicians Wang Shun (王舜) and Fang Yu-hsin (方語昕) play together tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Pop singer Iris Lin (林綾) plays tomorrow, while songstress Shivanii (張心柔) teams up with Hakka musician Yeh Yi-ting (葉鈺渟) on Thursday.
■ 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
■ 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
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$350
Pop rockers Mr. Busy (大忙人) plays a show tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), and award-winning Taiwanese pop singer Sasha Lee (李婭莎) croons tomorrow. Thursday’s lineup is formed by indie rockers Maffine (瑪啡因) and Belabus (白蘿蔔).
■ 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 8:30pm tonight and on Thursday, 8pm tomorrow
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight and on Thursday, NT$600 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Fusion jazz combo Tonic 5 shares the stage tonight with Kuei’s Band (奎的樂團) at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), and it is young female duo Dewi & Hsiao An (Dewi &小安) tomorrow. Acoustic guitarist Xie Zhi-ping (謝至平) and Barbarian (野人) each plays a set on Sunday. Wednesday’s lineup features folk combo Red MAShroom (紅蘑菇) and Bitter Sweet. Thursday’s performers include ukulele musician Vanessa (丁霜語) and Kyra Ray (光).
■ 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
■ Shows start at 9:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow, on Sunday and Wednesday, 8:30pm on Thursday
■ NT$400 on weekends, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Indie pop outfit Come on! Bay Bay! (來吧!焙焙!) is scheduled 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
■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
Bop Band Quintet plays bebop and Latin jazz music tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, while Dread Rider brings Caribbean rhythms tomorrow. On Sunday, Canadian musicians Scott Cook and Scotty Dunbar stage their Taipei tour finale, joined by Taichung folk trio The Vicious Cabaret. Wednesday’s act is Andrew Salim Quartet. Featuring Hector Castillo, a recording artist from Spain, Ricky Dela Cruz Quartet perform on Thursday.
■ 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 except for Sunday which begins at 8:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight and tomorrow, NT$250 on Sunday, NT$200 on weekdays
Solo act Ball (小球) comes to 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, tonight, followed by Aboriginal singer and actor Balai (民雄巴萊) tomorrow.
■ 26, Ln 135, Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: www.tw.streetvoice.com/users/tiehua
■ 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$300. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
Pingtung’s punk/post-rock group Grey Youth (少年白) and young rockers DTRT (做對樂團) from Tainan come to The Mercury (水星酒館), an indie rock club in Greater Kaohsiung, tomorrow.
■ 46 Liwen Rd, Zuoying Dist, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市左營區立文路46號), tel: (07) 550-8617. On the Net: mercurybar.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts at 9pm
■ Entrance is NT$200, including one drink
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