Legacy Taipei hosts top
Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. The spotlight is on American singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn on Tuesday.
Photo courtesy of Riverside
■ 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 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$1,600. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
Photo courtesy of Legacy
Japanese punk rockers Alexandros play tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. It is pop punk band Yellowcard from the US tomorrow. On Monday, Japanese alternative rock act The Novembers takes the stage, with Manic Sheep as the opening act. Wednesday’s main act is psychedelic rock group The Gigantic Roar (巨大的轟鳴).
■ 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 tomorrow which begins at 7pm
■ Admission is NT$1,900 tonight, NT$1,400 and NT$1,500 tomorrow, NT$1,400 on Monday, NT$200 on Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.indievox.com or tickets.books.com.tw and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Veteran rocker Sissey Chao (趙一豪) teams up with Jelly Bean tonight at indie rock club Revolver, while Japanese krautrock band Minami Deutsch and drone-rock duo Tolchock perform tomorrow. Sunday’s roster include indie rockers Hippocampus (海馬迴) and pop/folk combo Multiverse (平行宇宙). Greater Taichung rockers Jiang Dong Cheng Ming (江東成名) and garage rock/punk outfit Reversing into Garage (倒車入庫) are among the performers on Wednesday, followed by alternative rock group Aerial Recall, Blue Sky (天藍教) and Shouting (囂音) on Thursday.
■ 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 9:30pm tonight, on Wednesday and Thursday, 9pm tomorrow and on Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and on Wednesday, NT$400 tomorrow, NT$250 on Sunday and Thursday
Tonight, electronica outfit Fabric Factory (織品工廠) takes the stage at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Also on the bill is Autumn Tea (秋水茶), which swings between folk and post-rock.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 9pm. 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’s lineup at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) features ambient electronica artists Empty Space on a Chessboard (棋盤上的空格) and alternative rock outfit Frande (法蘭黛樂團). Malaysian boy band Fuying & Sam play tomorrow.
■ 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 8pm tonight and 8:30pm tomorrow
■ Entrance is NT$500 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow. Tickets available online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Musician and actor Evan Huang (黃尹浩) plays tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Guitar masters and new talents — including Dong Yun-chang (董運昌), Chuang Shu-che (莊舒喆), Johnson Chang (張仲麟) and Hsieh Wei-lun (謝維倫) — play tomorrow and electronic organ player Chuang Wen-ting (莊雯婷) and saxophone player Tung Shuen-wen (董舜文) hit the stage on Sunday. Trip-hop artist Mate Lin (林瑪黛) and singer Iris Lin (林綾) are scheduled on Wednesday. Pop musician Wang Sun-jet (王上頡) and female pop rockers Ching Yi (青衣) appear on Thursday.
■ 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 9pm except for tomorrow which begins at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$450 on Sunday, NT$350 on weekdays. Tickets available online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Pop musician, actor and dancer Saxo Chen (陳飛宏) performs tonight 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 8pm
■ Minimal charge is NT$100
Street musician Yan Fan (嚴梵) and James (詹姆士) each play a set tonight at Sound Live House (迴響音樂藝文展演空間), an independent venue for music performances and art exhibitions in Greater Taichung. It is the release part of Flight’s debut album tomorrow, followed by alternative/progressive rock combo The Hyper, metal/grunge group bwbc (廢埕樂團) and punk act Insane (失心瘋) on Sunday.
■ B1-1, 429, Henan Rd Sec 2, Greater Taichung (台中市河南路二段429號B1-1), tel: (04) 2451-1989. On the Net: soundlivehouse.msmusic.com.tw
■ Show starts at 7:30pm tonight, 7pm tomorrow and on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts available online through www.indievox.com and www.walkieticket.com
Funk/disco/nu-jazz combo Funky Brothers (放客兄弟) come to Legacy Taichung, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei, tomorrow.
■ 117, Anhe Rd, Greater Taichung (台中市安和路117號), tel: (04) 2359-8780. On the Net: www.legacy.com.tw/taichung.
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$700. Tickets for the venue’s concerts available online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Dance rock group P!SCO appears at TADA Ark (TADA方舟), a music venue located inside the Taichung Cultural & Creative Industries Park (台中文化創意產業園區) in Greater Taichung, tomorrow.
■ 362, Fuhsing Rd Sec 3, Greater Taichung (台中市復興路三段362號), tel: (04) 2229-0989. On the Net: www.tadaark.com.tw
■ Show starts at 6:30pm
■ Admission is NT$400 in advance and NT$500 at the door. Tickets available through www.walkieticket.com and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosk
Japan’s Minami Deutsch and Tolchock are joined by Amis noise folk artists Outlet Drift (漂流出口) at TCRC (前科累累俱樂部), a small venue for independent musicians and local artists in Greater Tainan, tonight. Tomorrow’s lineup features dance/rock outfit Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂) and Pleasure Science II (愉悅科學II).
■ B1, 314, Simen Rd Sec 2, Greater Tainan (台南市西門路二段314號B1), tel: (06) 222 3238.
■ Shows start at 9:30pm
■ Admission is NT$300, available online through www.indievox.com
Outlet Drift (漂流出口) shares the stage with four-piece boy band Bison Country (必順鄉村) tomorrow at The Mercury (水星酒館), an indie rock club in Greater Kaohsiung.
■ 46 Liwen Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市立文路46號), tel: (07) 550-8617. On the Net: mercurybar.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts at 7:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$250, including one drink
A presentation and open discussion, Aggression vs Altruism: How do we relate to a culture in decline?, will be held on Sunday at the Frog Free Cafe (蛙咖啡). The forum will present two videos and an introduction will be made before we move into the open discussion. We will discuss how we relate to each other in this modern and dynamic society and how our relationship with this society changes as the culture around us declines. We will discuss psychology, economy, politics and what it means to be a human in the 21st century.
■ Frog Free Cafe (蛙咖啡), 5, Alley 9, Songjiang Rd, Taipei City (台北市松江路69巷5號)
■ Sunday at 7:30pm. Admission is free
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