Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. It is the release party of deathcore band Sideffect’s (賽德費) new album tonight, with Beyond Cure and Dying Chelsea as the opening acts. Tomorrow, Puyuma musician Hao-en (吳昊恩) plays with Grammy-winning Daniel Ho, a Hawaiian American world music songwriter and producer. Pop/funk artist Dawen (王大文) plays 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 7pm tonight, 8pm tomorrow and on Thursday
Photo courtesy of Tunghsueh Yuan
■ Admission is NT$700 tonight, NT$900 tomorrow, NT$680 and NT$880 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks or kkboxtw.kktix.cc
Hard-rock band Mr. Loud Who Chance (三十萬年老虎鉗) headlines the show tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Japanese rockers Toddle arrive tomorrow, supported by Taiwan’s indie pop group Glue and reggae rock outfit Hang in the Air (盪在空中). The main act on Sunday is up-and-coming Tokyo-based team Ykiki Beat, while Japanese three-piece pop rock band Kukikodan takes the stage on Monday.
■ 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
Photo courtesy of The Wall
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and tomorrow, 7:30pm on Sunday, 7pm on Monday
■ Admission is NT$350 tonight, NT$1,300 tomorrow, NT$1,000 on Sunday, NT$1,500 on Monday, available online through gutsrecords.kktix.cc, www.indievox.com or thewall.tw.
Dance/rock act Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂), electronic rock duo No Money No Honey and Oh Serena take the stage at APA Mini (小地方展演空間) tonight, while Sunday’s show is by indie rockers Playmess (玩亂), post-punk outfit Bad to the Bone (壞透) and Dronetonics, a two-piece live electronic, synth-based band.
Photo courtesy of Jade Eyes
■ B1,147, Hangzhou S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市杭州南路一段147號B1), tel: (02) 2327-8658. On the Net: www.facebook.com/apamini
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$350 for both shows, available through www.indievox.com
Tonight’s roster includes pop rockers One Ear Tiger Strip (單耳虎斑) and Sixth Floor at Pipe Live Music, a venue for indie music and parties. The lineup tomorrow features pop rock/punk act Shouting (囂音), Violent Fridge (暴力電冰箱) and blues noise combo Black Radio Party (黑色收音機派對)
■ 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 7:30pm tonight and 6:30pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$350. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com, www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon and FamilyMart FamiPort kiosks
Composed of Taiwanese indie star Enno Cheng (鄭宜農), Tif Chang (張凱婷) of Elephant Gym (大象體操) and others, Felix Felicis (小福氣) plays tonight at Kafka by the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area. Indie rock band Maffine (瑪啡因) and solo act Jeff (黃奕儒) each play a set tomorrow.
■ 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)
■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Admission is NT$400 for both shows
Tonight’s lineup at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, is formed by electronic/new wave act Jade Eyes (孔雀眼) and indie electronica/rock duo Astro Bunny (原子邦妮). They are followed tomorrow by The Forest Group (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
Rapper Sha Dra (玄武) teams up with Mr Blends at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei, tonight. Tomorrow, Mike Mudd plays eclectic music ranging from alternative-folk, blues, roots, rock to alt-country and gypsy.
■ 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$300
Japanese pornographic actor and entertainer Tony Ooki plays with Thumper (重擊者), taike rockers Zenkwun (神棍) and R.A.Y (光樂團) tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). The venue hosts pop rockers Champion (強辯樂團) 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 7pm tonight and 8pm tomorrow
■ Entrance is NT$700 and NT$1,000 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and tickets.books.com.tw
It is a night of jazz tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), featuring drummer Doris Lin (林冠良), saxophone player Justin Liao (廖莊廷) and pianist Mike Tseng (曾增譯). Enchanted Organic Group (迷幻電風團) fuses jazz with Oriental sounds on Sunday, followed by HE (有激人) and Jelly Bean on Wednesday.
■ 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, 9pm on Sunday and Wednesday
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, NT$350 on Sunday and Wednesday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and tickets.books.com.tw
Draft plays jazz tunes tonight at Sappho Live, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, and it is Soup Mother tomorrow.
■ 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 for both shows
Polished Brit rock band 13 (拾參樂團) and punk act Chaos Concept (混亂概念) are among the performers tonight at Sound Live House (迴響音樂藝文展演空間), an independent venue for music and art exhibitions in Taichung. It is live music with pop rockers Flight (福萊特), nu metal act Mix Moment (混合時刻) and others tomorrow. Trip-hop artists Ma-te Lin (林瑪黛) take the stage on Sunday.
■ B1-1, 429, Henan Rd Sec 2, Taichung City (台中市河南路二段429號B1-1), tel: (04) 2451-1989. On the Net: soundlivehouse.msmusic.com.tw
■ Shows starts at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com
Tony Ooki plays 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 Taichung, tomorrow, together with Taiwan’s Jiu Yi Yi (玖壹壹).
■ 362, Fuhsing Rd Sec 3, Taichung City (台中市復興路三段362號), tel: (04) 2229-0989. On the Net: www.tadaark.com.tw
■ Show starts at 7pm
■ Admission is NT$900. Tickets available through lv-x.kktix.cc.
Puyuma musician Hao-en (吳昊恩) and Hawaiian player Daniel Ho come to Legacy Taichung, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei, tonight, and it is pop singer-songwriter Peggy Hsu (許哲珮) tomorrow.
■ 117, Anhe Rd, Taichung City (台中市安和路117號), tel: (04) 2359-8780. On the Net: www.legacy.com.tw/taichung.
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$800 tonight and NT$1,200 tomorrow. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Kaohsiung rockers Merlin Gun (梅林槍) join forces with DTRT (做對樂團) tonight at TCRC (前科累累俱樂部), a small venue for independent musicians and local artists in Tainan, while it is young rockers Our Young (奧肖年) and Super Napkin tomorrow.
■ B1, 314, Simen Rd Sec 2, Tainan City (台南市西門路二段314號B1), tel: (06) 222-3238.
■ Shows start at 9:30pm
■ Admission is NT$250, available through www.indievox.com
Driftwood (漂流木) shares the stage with pop duo Milky Blacker (牛奶黑人) at The Mercury (水星酒館), an indie rock club in Kaohsiung, tomorrow.
■ 46 Liwen Rd, Kaohsiung City (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, available at www.indievox.com
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