Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tomorrow, pianists Lu Yi-chic (盧易之) and Nils Frahm from Germany jointly hold a concert, while Chinese rockers Escape Plan (逃跑計畫) hit the stage on Tuesday. Wednesday’s show is by singer and songwriter Paige Su (蘇珮卿) and Indie singer Queen (魏如昀). The latest installment of The Next Big Thing takes place on Thursday, introducing psychedelic rockers U.TA (屋塔樂團), You-S (你們你們) and Greater Kaohsiung-based rockers Kid King (孩子王).
■ 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)
■ Shows start at 8pm except for Tuesday which begins at 7:30pm
Photo courtesy of Elephant Gym
■ Admission is NT$1,650 tomorrow, NT$1,000 on Tuesday, NT$800 on Wednesday, NT$200 on Thursday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through shop.dmarketnet.net or www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
On Wednesday, Chinese singer-songwriter Koala (劉思涵) plays at Legacy Mini, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei.
■ 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)
Photo courtesy of Monkey Pilot
■ Show start at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$450. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Currently on its Asian tour, Taiwanese math rock band Elephant Gym (大象體操) return tonight to The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with Kid King (孩子王) as the opening act. Thrash metal veterans Solemn (恕) arrive tomorrow, accompanied by Japan’s metalcore act Each of the Days and Devil Assassin (惡魔刺客) of Taiwan. Sunday’s roster includes dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂) and Vector the Bike (向量單車). Alternative rock group 70% (柒拾趴樂團) and EggplantEgg (茄子蛋) are among Wednesday’s performers. Alt-pop band 13 (拾參) play on Thursday, as does alternative rock outfit Cocoon Band (繭樂團) and Bike.
■ 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$400 tonight, on Wednesday and Thursday, NT$600 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com.
Tonight, Greek heavy metal drummer George Kollias plays a gig at the The Park (公園展演空間), the latest installment of the Roxy enterprise.
■ B1, 27, Fuxing S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市復興南路二段27號B1), tel: (02) 2705-8600. On the Net: www.theparktaipei.com
■ Show start at 7pm
■ NT$1,000 in advance and NT$1,200 at the door
It is a night of trash metal tomorrow at indie rock club Revolver, with Taiwan’s Revolting Society (背骨), Bitch Finder and Explosicum (爆漿) from China.
■ 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 7pm
■ Entrance is NT$600
Tonight’s lineup at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, features post-rock group Sodium (鈉團) and Iron House (鐵屋), while pop rockers Riceing Star and Friends (米星星與她的好伙伴) and Emergency (急診室) perform 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$350 for both shows
Miss Mayonnaise (美乃滋小姐) plays with friends tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Tomorrow’s is folk combo Pia’s birthday concert, followed by singer/songwriter Ellery and Liam 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
Tonight, Argentine-English guitarist Dominic Miller hold a concert at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), together with Belgian bass player Nicolas Fiszman and pianist Jason Rebello and percussion player Rhani Krija from Morocco.
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$1,500 to NT$2,200. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz veteran J.E.G. (這個爵士樂團) appears at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) tonight. Psychedelic folk rockers No.7 Cyan (七號青) is among the performers on Sunday.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 9:30pm tonight and
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight and NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight, Erhu player Pan Li puts on a performance at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, followed by Blackbird Project, featuring Adam James Sorensen as the lead singer. Saxophonist Ryan Saranich teams up with pianist and composer Martin Musaubach from Argentina tomorrow. Sunday’s performers are Japanese piano player Takashi Kudo and drummer Seiji Sakai.
■ 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.sappholive.com
■ Shows start at 9:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday
Pop rockers Chocolate Tiger (猛虎巧克力) appears tomorrow at ThERE Cafe & Live House (那兒咖啡), a venue for indie music in Taoyuan.
■ B1, 454, Fusing Rd, Taoyuan City (桃園市復興路454號B1), tel: (03) 339-8819. On the Net: www.therelivecafe.com
■ Show starts at 7:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$350. Tickets available online through www.indievox.com and tickets.books.com.tw.
Indie rockers Crap United (廢結合) take the stage tonight at TCRC (前科累累俱樂部) , a small venue for independent musicians and local artists in Tainan, joined by Greater Kaohsiung post-punk act Rivertree.
■ B1, 314, Simen Rd Sec 2, Greater Tainan (台南市西門路二段314號B1), tel: (06) 222 3238.
■ Show starts at 10pm
■ Admission is NT$250
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Greater Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Tomorrow’s spotlight is on Mando-pop newcomer A-Nan (蔡允南).
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$400 in advance and NT$500 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at online through www.walkieticket.com
Garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽), funk/disco/nu-jazz combo Funky Brothers (放客兄弟) and indie rockers Monkey Pilot (猴子飛行員) are among the musicians and rockers who come to celebrate the re-opening of Goat Bar (山羊酒館), a music venue and restaurant in Pingtung, on Tuesday.
■ 23-2 Hengnan Rd, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County (屏東縣恆春鎮恆南路23-2號), tel: (08) 888-0183
■ Show starts at 3pm
■ Free of admission
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With his sugarcane juice stall at Monga Nightmarket (艋舺夜市) floundering due to COVID-19, things took a turn for the worse for Lin Chih-hang (林志航) when he was furloughed from a part-time job. The crowds are trickling back to this nightmarket in Taipei’s Wanhua District (萬華), but Lin is now so busy that he has hired a friend to run his stall. As the sole driver of the night market’s delivery service, established on April 12, Lin takes on an average of 20 orders on weeknights and over 60 on weekends, with his father helping out when he is too busy.
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