Fri, Jan 15, 2016 - Page 11 News List

Events and entertainment listings

By Ho Yi  /  Staff reporter

Easy Shen holds a concert at Kafka by the Sea tonight.

Photo courtesy of re public-records

Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, heavy metal veterans Assassin (刺客樂團) return with a show, playing the band’s classics from the 1980s.

■ 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)

■ Show starts at 8pm

■ Admission is NT$800. Tickets available through and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks

Noise maker Dawang Yingfan Huang (黃大旺) join forces with Ah-Chang (阿強), lead singer for 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) at APA Mini (小地方展演空間) tonight. Pop duo Claire & Cheer play cover songs and original tunes tomorrow, followed by indie pop combo Mr Pineapple Band (鳳梨先生) and DSPS on Monday.

■ 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:

■ Show starts at 8:30pm tonight, 8pm tomorrow and on Monday

■ Admission is NT$350, available through

Tomorrow’s lineup at Pipe Live Music, a major venue for indie music and parties, features country/disco/alternative rock outfit The Tic Tac, psychedelic rockers U.TA (屋塔) and grunge act Slack Tide. It is live music with goregrind band Fetus Slicer, trash metal act Mutation (突變異種) and Iron Fist (鐵拳) on Sunday.

■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net:

■ Shows start at 7:30pm

■ Admission is NT$450 tomorrow and NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through and at FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks

Singer-songwriter Easy Shen (沈簡單) throws a year-end party at Kafka by the Sea (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area, tonight. Hakka musician Chen Chih-hui (陳智輝) croons tomorrow, followed by a cappella group Popphone Singers (斑馬線樂團) on Sunday.

■ 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). On the Net:

■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays

■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, minimal charge is one drink tomorrow and on Sunday

The groove is on tomorrow with DC & the Funky Duds at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub in Taipei.

■ 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

Canadian guitar player and traveler Rose Goossen performs original works at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, on Thursday, along with American musician Ellery Prescott, who plays folk, soul and pop.

■ 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:

■ Show starts 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

Keyboardists Lu Sheng-fei (呂聖斐) presents a night of jazz fusion with friends tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), while bass player Brian Chiu (邱培榮) and The Soybeats play funk, R&B and acid jazz tunes tomorrow. Amis musician Songlay shares the stage with Puyuma group Savakan on Sunday. Psychedelic/post-rock act Palette (調澀盤) is among the performers on Tuesday. It is the release party of singer-songwriter Li Te-yun’s (李德筠) new album on Wednesday.

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