Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. It is the release party of folk rock band Young David’s (青春大衛) latest album tonight, supported by psychedelic rock group The Gigantic Roar (巨大的轟鳴) and Chiu-Pi (邱比). Tomorrow, it is post-rock veteran We Save Strawberries’ (草莓救星) turn to celebrate the release of its new album, with political rapper Dog G (大支) as the special guest.
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$700 tonight and NT$800 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Tonight’s lineup at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, is formed by grunge rockers Slack Tide, Murky Crows (昏鴉) and Pilots in the Sky and on the Sea (旅人). It is the birthday concert by zhainan (宅男) goddess and political advocate Cheng Chia-chun (鄭家純), aka Chicken Cutlet Girl (雞排妹), tomorrow, joined by metal act Anthelion (幻日). On Sunday, Norway’s math-noise rock band Staer and Black Packers team up with Taiwan’s post-rock group Goodbye Nao (再見!奈央). The Last Breath mixes metal, punk and hardcore sounds on Thursday, with emo rock band ChicKNUP (奇克拿) and Sorry About That also on the bill.
■ 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$500 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$200 on Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com
Japan’s Begrabnis plays funeral doom death music at Revolver tomorrow, supported by Taiwan’s grind/death/crust act Brain Corrosion, crust punk band Bitch Finder and black metal group Lucius (天歿).
■ 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 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$600
Punk/grunge outfit Raven Flats (烏鴉公寓), Incool (螢窟樂團) and Scop (說書人) congregate at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, tomorrow, followed by funk rock group Sixwoods (森林木樂團) and punk rock outfit Landman (殘橋仔) on Sunday.
■ 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 7pm
■ Admission is NT$300 in advance and NT$350 at the door for both shows
It is a jazz and blues night with Fusion Walker and Blues Signal 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
■ Admission is NT$300
Indie folk musician Enno Cheng (鄭宜農) appears tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, followed by Jasmine & the Little Band (假死貓小便) tomorrow. Thursday’s show is by folk duo The Traveler (迷途者) and The Forest Party (森林樂園).
■ 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, including one drink
Pop rocker Misi Ke (柯泯薰) is scheduled tomorrow at Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music venue in the National Taiwan University area, while post-rock trio The Capelin (柳葉魚) plays an unplugged show on Sunday.