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
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■ Admission is NT$800. Tickets available through www.indievox.com 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: www.facebook.com/apamini
Photo courtesy of Claire & Cheer
■ Show starts at 8:30pm tonight, 8pm tomorrow and on Monday
■ Admission is NT$350, available through www.indievox.com
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.
Photo courtesy of Chen I-tang
■ 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 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$450 tomorrow and NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com 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: www.kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ 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: www.witchhouse.org
■ 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.
■ 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 9:30 tonight and tomorrow, 9pm on Sunday and weeknights
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, tomorrow and on Wednesday, NT$350 on Sunday and on Tuesday, available online through www.indievox.com and tickets.books.com.tw
D.M.C.B. Quartet is all about the groove at Sappho Live, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, tonight. Hoklo musician Hsiao Fu-te (蕭福德) and Paiwan artist Danubak are among the performers tomorrow, followed by jazz trio Trio Da-Mo on Wednesday. Led by guitar player Lee Shih-chun (李世鈞), jazz ensemble Sticks to the Ground takes the stage on Thursday.
■ 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 Wednesday and Thursday.
Truku pop act Miru (白明光), Hakka singer Dong (東東) and Paiwan crooner Seredau (桑梅絹) congregate at Legacy Taichung, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei, tonight. Taichung alt-rock outfit Peaks and power trio Point 22 each plays a set tomorrow. Sunday’s spotlight is on a group of Tsou Aboriginal musicians, including Hosa (部落樂團) and 45°C (45度樂團).
■ 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.
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and tomorrow, 7pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$700. Tickets available online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Tomorrow, Japanese guitarist Kenta Hayashi plays rock, blues, funk and jazz at TCRC (前科累累俱樂部), a small venue for independent musicians and local artists in Tainan, accompanied by Taiwan’s electronic duo Fragrance Liang (梁香) and The City Rain Man (城市雨人).
■ B1, 314, Simen Rd Sec 2, Tainan City (台南市西門路二段314號B1), tel: (06) 222 3238.
■ Show starts at 9:30pm
■ Admission is NT$300, available at www.indievox.com
New metal/post-hardcore outfit Way of Puzzle (謎路人) hits the stage at Goat Bar (山羊飯館), a music venue and restaurant in Pingtung, tomorrow, and it is Black Bear and Curry (黑熊與咖哩) on Sunday.
■ 23-2 Hengnan Rd, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County (屏東縣恆春鎮恆南路23-2號), tel: (08) 888-0183
■ Shows start at 8:30pm
■ Admission is NT$200
Guitarists Talaluki and Chin Sheng (欽聖) join forces at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village in Taitung City, tonight. Aboriginal band Original Brewing (原味醞釀) plays folk, funk, blues and hip-hop tomorrow, with Woosby also on the bill.
■ 26, Ln 135, Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: www.tw.streetvoice.com/users/tiehua
■ Shows start at 8pm. Music venue and crafts shops are open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Weekend arts fair opens 6pm to 10pm every Friday, 3:30pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday
■ Admission is NT$120 tonight and NT$200 tomorrow, available online at tickets.books.com.tw
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