Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tomorrow it is Japanese post-rock/jazz crossover band Special Others with Elephant Gym (大象體操) as the opening act. Khalil Fong’s (方大同) concert on Sunday is sold out. Six-time Grammy award-winner Daniel Ho team up with Taiwan’s Aboriginal musicians including Dakanow (達卡鬧), Ilid Kaolo (以莉．高露) and Hao-en (昊恩) for a show on Wednesday.
■ 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)
■ Shows start on 8pm
■ NT$1,800 tomorrow and NT$900 on Wednesday. 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
Funk-rock/nu-metal band Coach (教練) hits the stage at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, tomorrow. Wednesday’s roster is dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂), acoustic indie-pop group French Cheese (法式綺思) and psychedelic folk rockers No 7 Cyan (七號青). American rock outfit Dirty Projectors plays on Thursday with Ra Ra Riot as the opening act.
■ 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
■ NT$600 tomorrow, NT$200 on Wednesday, NT$2,000 on Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Indie rock groups Posh Inverse (優雅逆轉) and Blood Orange play tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club and a favorite indie rock hangout in Taipei. Garage rockers Bowztiger (包子虎樂團) and Super Tortoise (超級龜) are on tomorrow’s bill. On Wednesday, it is Indie pop rockers Luck & Chance and Beware X the Sky Falling (天空X樂園).
■ 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
It is a night of hardcore/breakcore spun by a troupe of DJs including Awe IX and Sonic Deadhorse tonight at Indie rock club Revolver. It is the third installment of the Black series tomorrow featuring DJs Neker, Kile and Inn. On Wednesday, goth-punks Qi Lai Observatory (奇萊山觀測站) share the bill with Commercial Killing. Thursday’s lineup includes post-punk act Manic Sheep and Ridiculous Jackson (荒謬傑克森).
■ 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$150 on Wednesday and Thursday. Admission includes one free drink
Mando-pop singer Zou Zong-hans (鄒宗翰) performs at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, along with One Million Star (超級星光大道) alumnus Hsieh Chen-ting (謝震廷). It is alternative rock act 3.D.B (參噸半樂團), emo/pop rock band Contrary Think (逆思) and Luzictomorrow. On Sunday, the venue hosts the Taiwan Boredom party featuring psychedelic heavy rockers Sleaze (湯湯水水), punk rockers Touming Magazine (透明雜誌), Kirihito and Groundcover.
■ 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 on 8pm tonight, 6:30pm tomorrow and 4pm on Sunday
■ NT$500 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and NT$800 on Sunday, one drink included. Tickets can purchased online through www.walkieticket.com
Folk singer Hsia Ning-shan (夏寧衫) and twin indie pop singers Yi-cheng, Yi-ching (依錚依靜) play tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Fingerstyle guitarist Sujer (舒吉吉) shares the bill with The Ghost of Mississippi Blues tomorrow. It is Folk duo Light Engine (光引擎) and solo act Gladys 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
Popular rock act Mary See the Future (先知瑪莉) is scheduled tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Mando-pop singer Xiaoyu (小宇) takes the stage tomorrow. On Thursday, the venue hosts a musical party containing a mini concert by jazz quartet Tiny Step, an open jam session and a lecture given by guitarist Eiji Kadota.
■ 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$400 tonight and on Thursday, NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets can purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz combos Um Beijo do Brasil (巴西之吻樂團) and Waiting Room (候機室) perform tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). One Million Star alumnus Queen (魏如昀) and electronic rock group Chemical Monkeys (化學猴子) take the stage tomorrow. Mando-pop singer Filipe King (杜俊瑋) shares the stage with Aboriginal group TV Night Class (電視夜間部) on Sunday. On Tuesday, it is pop rock acts Gsus (激射樂團) and 36 Roundhouse Kicks (36迴旋踢樂團), followed by indie rockers Philosophy Cats (芙拉絲費貓) 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 on 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
Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, presents American pianist Lafayette Harris Jr, a past member of the Duke Ellington Legacy Orchestra and backing musician for Max Roach, tonight. Ash & Friends play tomorrow, followed by jazz combo Worms Sextet, not Wrinkle (六蟲奏，不皺) on Tuesday. It is a night of hip-hop and jazz on Wednesday, featuring rap artist Leo 37, drummer Ed Schaefer, guitar and sax player Matt Fagen and pianist Jason Haiyashi. Trio J T is on Thursday’s bill.
■ 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
■ Show starts on 10:30pm tonight and tomorrow, 10pm on Wednesday, 9:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow, NT$300 on Wednesday, free on other nights
A cappella band Vox (玩聲樂團) sings tonight at A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella and with a focus on classical, jazz and world music. Actors Have Music (戲子有琴), formed by four actors and musicians, take the stage 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$400 tonight and tomorrow. Tickets can purchased online through www.walkieticket.com. Admission includes one free drink
Up-and-coming pop singer Eunice Png (方恩沁) performs tonight at The TAV Cafe (村落餐廳), a bar and cafe located at the Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村). The venue hosts tango night every Tuesday.
■ 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 9pm tonight and 8pm on Tuesday
■ NT$350 tonight and NT$250 on Tuesday. 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
On Fridays at Italian restaurant Capone’s, it is live music from electric blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ). On Saturdays, drummer be Nbugu Kenyatta leads a band playing music from his hometown of New Orleans. Sunday nights feature Ariel & Michael playing disco oldies. Leavy croons light standard jazz songs on Mondays, followed by jazz duo Mary Jane and Nathan on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays it’s Latin music from guitarist Roberto Zayas. Yvonne sings classic jazz tunes on Thursdays.
■ 312, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段312號), tel: (02) 2773-3782. On the net: www.capones.com.tw
■ Live music from 9pm to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm to 10pm on Sundays and 8:45pm to 10:45pm on weekdays
■ On Fridays, minimum charge of one drink. On Saturdays, minimum charge is NT$300
Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music, hosts indie rockers Panel (刑事者) and jazz group Minore (米諾雷爵士樂團) tonight. Tomorrow’s roster is garage/shoegaze band Skip Skip Ben Ben and Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛). Pop group Swimmy (小黑魚) and half-Paiwan and half-British young musician Billy Walshaw appear 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, tomorrow and on Wednesday, 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). Rock outfit Frande (法蘭黛樂團) plays tonight, followed by alt-rock band Silent Toads (啾吉惦惦) tomorrow.
■ 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$500 tonight and NT$300 tomorrow. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw