Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. It is the release party of popular reggae/Aboriginal rock group Matzka’s (瑪斯卡) latest album tonight. Pop rock group io (io樂團) is scheduled tomorrow. Jazz singer Shih Ying-ying (史茵茵) holds a birthday concert on Sunday.
■ 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 8pm tonight and tomorrow, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$800 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow and on Sunday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw, www.legacy.com.tw and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Tonight’s 1990s Classic Tribute Party at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, features a troupe of musicians including One Million Star (超級星光大道) alumnus’ Queen (魏如昀), Debbie Hsiao (蕭賀碩) and Jacuzzi. Later, Hualien-based experimental electronic maker ForTune (福春) hits the stage, joined by a large group of acts such as flux, Slamer and Sonia from Bounce Girlz, Kornor/// and @llenblow (無用兄弟會). Soul singer Eve Ai (艾怡良) is scheduled tomorrow, and it is noisy experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) on Sunday. Smoke Machine presents Kangding Ray, a Berlin-based French sound artist, on Wednesday. Taiwan’s noise maker 9Yingfan the Black Wolf (黑狼黃大旺) and The Junk (帆人) is on Thursday’s lineup.
■ 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 on 8pm, 11:30pm for tonight’s electronica show
■ NT$500 tonight and tomorrow, NT$400 for tonight’s electronica show, NT$200 on Sunday and Thursday, NT$900 on Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Electronica outfit Fabric Factory (織品工廠) and Shimmer Riot perform tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club and a favorite indie rock hangout in Taipei. Tomorrow’s roster is experimental electronica act Shishukong (屍術控) and Mass Man. It is pop rockers KiRakIrA and Night Hawk (夜梟) on Wednesday.
■ B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師大路45號B1), tel: (02) 2369-0103. On the Net: www.underworld-taipei.blogspot.tw
■ Shows run from 9pm to 11pm. Underworld is open daily from 9pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$300 on Friday and Saturday, which includes one drink, and NT$100 on Wednesday
Tonight, It is live music from Indie rock group Posh Inverse (優雅逆轉), Pilots In The Sky And On The Sea (旅人樂團) and 300,000 Old Pliers (三十萬年老虎鉗) at Indie rock club Revolver. DJs Chamber, Marcus Aurelius, Uppity and Nekbrace take the stage tomorrow. Guntzepaula (槍擊潑辣) and Mass Man is on Wednesday’s lineup, followed by Roxymoron, The Tic Tac and Slack Tide 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
■ Shows start at 10pm tonight and tomorrow, 9:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Wednesday and $250 on Thursday. Admission includes one free drink
It is a night of world music at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, featuring La Cumbia Balkanska from the Balkans, Taiwan’s ska group Skaraoke and DJ Fao. Three female DJs Aden, Kate and Asta spin an electronica party tomorrow. On Sunday, the venue hosts a cosplay party called Genocide Geeks, featuring DJ chippe mixing animated songs, video game music and J-pop.
■ 1, Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ 9pm tonight, 10pm tomorrow and 4pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and on Sunday,NT$500 tomorrow, one drink included. Tickets can purchased online through www.walkieticket.com
Guntzepaula and Moonteg appear tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Indie rock band Nintendo Generation Blues (任天堂世代憂鬱) and U.TA (屋塔) play tomorrow. Female musician Early (安里) performs jazz-rock tunes on Thursday.
■ 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$300
Award-winning Aboriginal a cappella group O-Kai Singers (歐開合唱團) hit the stage tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Tomorrow it is experimental singer-songwriter Wang Yu-jun (王榆鈞) and hush!.
■ 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 start on 8:30pm
■ NT$450 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow. Tickets can purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
It is a night of fusion jazz tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), featuring Kuei’s Band (奎的樂團) and Huh? (蛤樂團). Electronica group Lie Gramophone (謊言留聲機) is scheduled tomorrow, followed by hip-hop rock outfit Fun Box (方盒子) and Mr. Why Why (壞壞嗓樂團) on Sunday. Pop singers Jane Eyre Love (簡愛) and Ai-Ching (艾青) appear on Tuesday. Wednesday’s lineup includes solo folk rocker Birdman (日京江羽人) and Liu Jui-tzu (劉叡慈), and it is young singer Hsieh Chen-ting (謝震廷) and Connie Kang (康禎庭) 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
■ 9:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow, on Sunday and weekdays
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Lafayette Harris Jr. Trio# are the performers tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Ash & Friends take the stage tomorrow. Jazz musicians Vincent Hsu (徐崇育), Hsu Yu-ying (許郁瑛) and Lin Wei-chung (林偉中) are on Tuesday’s lineup, followed by The Waiting Room Fusion Band (候機室融合爵士樂團) and Alter-J (黑糖這樂團) on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
■ 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.sappho102.biz
■ 10:30pm tonight and tomorrow, 9:30pm on weekends. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow, free on other nights
Young pop singer Barbarian Cave (野人洞穴) plays tonight at A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella and with a focus on classical, jazz and world music. It is chamber music from Ars Nova Trio (新藝術三重奏) tomorrow.
■ 18, Alley 5, Ln 107, Fuxing S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市復興南路一段107巷5弄18號), tel: (02) 2778-8612. On the Net: ahouse.vocalasia.com
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$350 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow. Tickets can purchased online through www.walkieticket.com. Admission includes one drink
The TAV Cafe (村落餐廳), a bar and cafe located at the Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村), hosts jazz drummer Fish (黃子瑜), saxophone player Su Sheng-yu (蘇聖育), pianist Tseng tseng-i (曾增譯), bass player Fang Kuei-tang (方奎棠) and guitarist Li Fang-hsu (李芳旭) tomorrow.
■ 7 Beiping E Rd, Taipei City (台北市北平東路7號), tel: (02) 3393-7377, ext 207. On the Net: tavcafe.com
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ NT$350. Admission includes one drink
Acclaimed Aboriginal singer Samingad (紀曉君) performs every Thursday at EZ5 Live House, which hosts Mando-pop singers backed by a live band every night. Other highlights include Mando-pop songstress Julia Peng (彭佳慧) on Tuesdays and male crooner Shin Lung (辛龍), who performs every Saturday.
■ 211, Anhe Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市安和路二段211號), tel: (02) 2738-3995. On the Net: www.ez5.com.tw
■ Shows run from 9:45pm to 12:30am
■ Entrance fee (includes two drinks) ranges from NT$600 to NT$850, depending on the performer
Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music, hosts young pop group Coast of Crocodile (鱷魚海岸) and indie rockers Rosy (玫瑰紅) tonight. Both Moonlight River (月光流) and Playground (遊樂園) mix classical music with rock tunes tomorrow, followed by Lecker and Luck N Chance on Wednesday.
■ 33 Minzu W Rd, Taipei City (台北市民族西路33號), tel: (02) 2599-1599. On the net: www.treellage.com
■ Shows run from 8pm every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Treellage is open noon to 9pm Mondays through Fridays, 11am to 9pm Saturdays and Sundays
■ NT$250 tonight and on Wednesday, NT$300 tomorrow, one drink included. Tickets can purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Up-and-coming punk outfits Combine (抗敗樂團), One Step (一步) and Damnkidz are on tomorrow’s lineup.
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Yancheng Dist, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市鹽埕區大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Show starts at 7:30pm
■ NT$300. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw