Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on Japanese pop singer Tomomi Itano, followed by Japanese pop and R&B singer-songwriter Mai Kuraki on Sunday. It is the release party of hard rock/metal act Pink Noise’s (粉紅噪音) debut album on Wednesday, supported by taike rockers Zenkwun (神棍). Japanese jazz-fusion drummer Akira Jimbo performs 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 8pm tonight and Wednesday, 5pm on Sunday, 7pm on Thursday
■ Admission is NT$1,600 and NT$1,900 tonight, NT$2,500 on Sunday, NT$600 on Wednesday, NT$300 on Thursday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
It is a hip-hop night tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with Soul Star Band (靈魂星樂隊), Triple T (三小湯), Puzzle Man and Mouzik. HY, a rock band from Okinawa, Japan, arrives tomorrow. Sunday’s roster are heavy metal/rock band Epitaph (落幕表述), Goth metal group Frost Tears (冰霜之淚) and Spresto (馳云章樂團). Electronic duo Orientone (大聲東) mixes Oriental music traditions with electronic sounds on Wednesday, with dance/rock outfit Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂) and retro rockers No Money No Honey also on the bill. Thursday’s show is by pop/funk group MosquiCyanide (蚊子氰化物) and Taichung rockers Jiang Dong Cheng Ming (江東成名).
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8:30pm tonight, 6:30om tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday and weekdays
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight, NT$1,800 tomorrow, NT$400 on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com, www.indievox.com or tickets.books.com.tw or 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Indie rock club Revolver hosts Midnight Ping Pong (午夜乒乓), indie pop group Glue and post-punk rockers Macbeth (馬克白) tonight. Tomorrow’s lineup features psychedelic noise jam band The Junk (帆人) and garage/shoegaze act Skip Skip Ben Ben. On Sunday, Japanese post-hardcore/dub group Nemu and hardcore act SeeK join forces with Taiwan’s screamo group Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛), The Junk (帆人) and Countervalve (逆瓣膜). Jazz/blues ensemble Jam Song Band is among the performers on Wednesday.
■ 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 for Sunday which begins at 6pm
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight tomorrow,
NT$500 on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday
Local rappers and hip-hop artists gather at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, for a show tonight. Participating artists include Dr. T, Money and Ta Tien (大天). Sunday’s lineup include college band Barbaccino (巴布奇諾) and punk act Mr. Nobody (無先生).
■ 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 6pm tomorrow and 7pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$500 tomorrow and NT$350 on Sunday
Taiwan’s ska group Skaraoke takes the stage at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei, tomorrow.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Show starts at 10pm