Black/folk metal outfit Bloody Tyrant (暴君) performs tomorrow at Legacy Taipei, a venue that hosts top Taiw?anese pop performers and international acts. Indie singer-songwriter Anie Fann (范安婷) will take the stage on Wednesday with jazz guitarist Eiji Kadota also on the bill. Psychedelic rock act Obviously (顯然樂隊), Thailand’s Bomb at Track and Everfor take the stage on Thursday.
■ 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).
Photo courtesy of The Wall
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Admission for each show is NT$700, except Thursday which is NT$250. Tickets available through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Tomorrow, Triangle will host Cariparty, a “beach party” held to celebrate the beginning of summer. DJ Cross Cutz, ICRT’s DJ Cola and DJ Dito, who likes to go intense on that merengue and salsa, and DJ Lachino twho is certain to go “intenso” on the reggeatton. Those who arrive in a tank top or swimming shorts get in for free, as well as women wearing a bikini.
■ 1, Yuman St, Taipei City (台北市玉門街1號)
■ Tomorrow at 10pm
■ Admission is NT$300 for men and NT$200 for women
The Nook Music Festival (山角音樂節) on Sunday at Taipei’s TTDW (台科大設計週) blends design with music and will feature a line-up of some of Taiwan’s top acts, including indie rockers Angry Youth (厭世少年), math rock band Elephant Gym (大象體操), metal outfit Masquerader and alt-rock act Guntzepaula (槍擊潑辣), among a host of others.
■ 43 Keelung St, Sec 4, Taipei City (臺北市基隆路四段43號)
■ Sunday from 2pm to 10pm
■ Admission is free
Hello Nico, a group that mixes pop, alt rock with electronic sounds, will perform tomorrow at The Wall (這牆), a prominent Taipei venue for indie rock artists. Japan’s dreamy rock band Sleep.ab will also perform. On Sunday, Tulbus Mangququ will take the stage with the Bunan Warriors (農男樂團). Tonight at Korner, a venue located inside The Wall, there will be a farewell party for Lyova Lyubov. The house and techno party will also see Katrina, Inn, Don Lage and G.Lu take the stage. The house and techno grooves will continue tomorrow with a six-hour set by Initials BB. Red Beam, Masato, Toska and Elin will also perform.
■ 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: thewall.tw
■ The Wall shows start tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 9pm; Korner shows begin at 11:50pm
■ The Wall tickets cost NT$800 tomorrow and NT$500 on Sunday; Korner tickets cost NT$200 for each show, available through thewall.tw
Pipe Live Music, a major venue for indie music and parties, will host a rap party tonight with Banyan Gang (榕幫), Goodman Production (品格教育), MC Swan, Mr Rabbit (兔子先生) and a whole host of others.
■ 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 11pm
■ Admission is NT$350, available through www.indievox.com, pipemusic.kktix.cc and at FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Delta and hill country blues quartet The Wild Alibis will play tomorrow 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
■ Shows start at 10pm
■ Admission is NT$300
Paiwan singer Seredau will perform tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Folk act High CC (害喜喜) takes the stage tomorrow with The Twins (隔壁與八婆) also on the bill. Elsa Kopt, who performs bossa nova, French pop and jazz, performs on Tuesday. Singer and guitarist Aknit will offer support. On Thursday, Hong Kong counter-culture icon Lenny Guo (郭達年), frontman for agit-rock group Blackbird (黑鳥), perform a solo set.
■ 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
Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) hosts a reunion of musicians tonight who played at the legendary Idea House in Taipei during the 1970s and 1980s. Japanese pianist Marasy performs 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
■ Shows starts tonight at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 7pm
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight and NT$2,000 tomorrow, available through www.indievox.com and tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz guitarist Yang Teng-yu (楊騰佑) plays with friends tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Singing duo Flower Love Music (花甘岩) performs tomorrow. Indie rockers Rosy (玫瑰紅) take the stage on Sunday with singer Holly (羅維真) also on the bill. Psychedelic rock act Obviously (顯然樂隊) and Fuermosha (暖嶼) will perform 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
■ Shows start tonight, Sunday and Wednesday at 9:30pm and tomorrow at 8:30pm
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, NT$450 tomorrow and NT$350 on Sunday and Wednesday, available through www.indievox.com and tickets.books.com.tw
Composer and jazz pianist Matthew Fullen will play with his quartet tonight at Sappho Live, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Afroholique presents a blend of African, Caribbean, reggae, funk, and hip hop tomorrow. Flutist Yuka Sasaki will perform with her trio on Wednesday.
■ 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$300 tonight and Wednesday and NT$400 tomorrow
Pop-punk group Fire Ex (滅火器) is currently touring the nation to celebrate their 10th anniversary as a band, performing tomorrow at There Cafe & Live House (那兒咖啡), a venue for indie music in Taoyuan. Greater Kaohsiung-based rockers Kid King (孩子王) is also on the bill.
■ B1, 454, Fuxing Rd, Taoyuan City (桃園市復興路454號B1), tel: (03) 339-8819.
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$800, available through tixcraft.com
Indie rock and post rock group Boycany and industrial rockers South Bad Boy take the stage tomorrow at TCRC (前科累累俱樂部), a small venue for independent musicians and local artists in Tainan.
■ 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 8pm
■ Admission is NT$250, available at www.indievox.com
Japanese guitarist Ken Ohtake is leading a group of musicians around the nation for a tour called One Line Tour. The group, which also consists of bassist Toru Hayakawa and drummer Noriaki Fukushima, will perform tomorrow at The Mercury (水星酒館), an indie rock club in Kaohsiung.
■ 46 Liwen Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市立文路46號), tel: (07) 550-8617.
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$600, available at www.indievox.com
Five member metal core act Body on the Party (屍體派對), alternative, cyber and electronic outfit Morals Abyss (道德深淵) and Authority of Liberty (自由權威) perform tomorrow at Live Warehouse, a venue for indie music located inside Kaohsiung’s Pier-2 Arts Center (駁二藝術特區). Indie singer-songwriter Zooey Wonder (黃玠瑋) takes the stage on Sunday, with Japan’s Sleepy.ab also on the bill.
■ 2-5 Dayi Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市大義街2-5號), tel: (07) 521-8114. On the Net: livewarehouse.tw
■ Shows start at 7pm
■ Entrance is NT$500 tomorrow and NT$700 on Sunday, available through tickets.books.com.tw
It’s a night of rock ‘n’ roll 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 Taichung, with Black Hourglass (黑沙漏), Crocodile Fatality (鱷魚必殺技) and System Controls set to take the stage. Tomorrow it is punk/emo group RCM (激進主義), metal act Night Owls and Depth Dot (深深一擊).
■ 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
■ Shows start at 7pm
■ Admission is NT$400 for each night, available through www.walkieticket.com and www.indievox.com
Bunan singer Savi will take the stage tonight with Paiwan guitarist Sakinu at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village in Taitung City. Pop songstress Christine Hsu (許景淳) performs tomorrow.
■ 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.tiehua.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm. Music venue and crafts shops are open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays
■ Entrance is NT$120 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow, available at tickets.books.com.tw
Frog in a Sock returns for its 11th — and final — year with its Havana Pool Party, a yearly event that runs most Saturdays throughout the summer months and into the fall. The first pool bash will be held on June 10.
Strip down to your bathing suit and head over to the Road Castle Water Theme Park (洛德城堡) in Taipei’s Zhongzheng District (中正) and experience excellent beats and great drinks. There are three huge pools, waterslides, a river and a grassy knoll where hundreds of people can chill out all day.
Tomorrow’s event will showcase some of Taiwan’s top DJs, including DJ Marcus Aurelius, Deejay Vicar and DJ Cross Cutz.
■ Tomorrow from noon to 8pm at Road Castle Water Theme Park (洛德城堡), Ln 160, Tingzhou Rd, Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市汀洲路三段160巷). Admission is NT$300. For more info, go to their Facebook page: Havana2017
Brooklyn-based rock band Soundstatues will perform on June 11 at Kafka by the Sea (海邊的卡夫卡). Expect sound that gears toward heavy alternative rock, performed with a huge dose of energy. His music is informed by the hooks and melodies of 90s rock bands, hitting on various points between alt rock (Sonic Youth, Jawbox, Dinosaur Jr) and shoegaze (My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Ride)
■ 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
■ June 11 at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Free Admission, but one drink per person is required (from NT130)
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