Japanese pop-rock band flumpool will play two shows starting tonight at Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914). Tomorrow’s show is sold out. On Monday, it is punk rock/ska band SiM and emo punk/hardcore outfit coldrain, both of which are from Japan. Legendary American trash metal act Testament makes their second visit to Taiwan on Wednesday. Thursday’s show is the latest in Legacy’s concert series The Next Big Thing, showcasing up-and-coming talent. This week’s roster includes Instrumental/post-rock outfit Mass Man and experimental rockers Low Brightness Period (低明度時期).
■ 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
■ NT$1,800 tonight, NT$1,500 on Monday, NT$1,900 on Wednesday, NT$200 on Thursday. 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
Known for their eclectic styles mixing many influences including punk, ska, bossa nova and hip-hop, Japanese indie trio 10-Feet takes the stage tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Noted Chinese indie rockers Hedgehog (刺蝟樂隊) appear on Monday. On Wednesday, it is Canadian hardcore punk outfit Fucked Up and British punks Gallows. Thursday’s lineup are Hong Kong indie rockers Chochukmo (觸執毛) and Ellen Loo (盧凱彤).
■ 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 8pm
■ NT$1,000 tonight, NT$900 on Monday, NT$1,800 on Wednesday and NT$900 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
Neo-psychedelic rock/experimental band Grizzly Bear from Brooklyn, New York stages their Taipei concert tonight at Neo Studio, a multi-purpose venue designed to host concerts, parties and fashion shows.
■ 5F, 22 Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路22號5樓), tel: (02) 2723-6620
■ Show starts on 8pm
■ NT$1,800 in advance and NT$2,000 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online through www.tickets.books.com.tw and indievox.com
EggplantEgg (茄子蛋) plays blues, Taiwanese style tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout in Taipei for indie rockers and fans. Tomorrow’s lineup are hard rock band Dirty Child (髒小孩樂團) and melodic/metal act Minstrel (吟遊家).
■ B1, 177, Heping E Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市和平東路一段177號B1), tel: (02) 2351-8177. On the Net: roxyrocker.com
■ Shows start 9pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Free admission to all shows. Cover charge is one drink
Indie rock club Revolver presents a night of live music from modern Flamenco artist Alma Itana and La Cumbia Balkanska, which mixes traditional Balkan and Colombian music, tonight. Tomorrow is all about hip-hop and drum n’ bass featuring Charles, Zo, Vicar, Dino and Heartbeat Attack. On Wednesday, it’s upstarts Elephant Gym (大象體操) and Mass Man.
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow, Free on Wednesday. Admission includes one free drink
Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts six-piece metal group The Endless Release and dance rock outfit God Dance tonight.
■ 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 8pm
■ NT$450, one drink included. Tickets can purchased online through www.walkieticket.com
It is a jazz night tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), featuring award-winning guitarist Hsu Chih-min (許治民), celebrated jazz singer Emily Guan (官靈芝) and bass player Kuo Tsung-shao (郭宗韶). Radio hosts and musicians Tso Kuang-ping (左光平) and Hsu Che-wei (徐哲緯) appear 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 start at 8:30pm
■ NT$500 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow. Tickets can purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
New York City’s leading guitarist and singer Teddy Kumpel plays with renowned drummer Jun Kung (恭碩良) from Hong Kong and bass player Michael Ning tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Pop singer Lin Shao-wei (林少緯) is scheduled tomorrow, followed by Mando-pop group Every Planet (美味星球) and semi-UKE (蝦米烏克) on Sunday. Aboriginal groups TV Night Class (電視夜間部) and The Sun Goes Down (太陽下山) take the stage on Tuesday. Wednesday’s roster includes Yamama Fusion Band and pop rockers T.B.T (硬式紅茶). Malaysian musician Charis and her friend Ray perform 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
■ Shows start 9pm
■ 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
Acoustic folk duo Crispy (脆樂團) perform tonight at Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area.
■ 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: kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts on 8pm. Café/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Free admission. Cover charge is one drink
Solo act Ianson (伊恩森) takes the stage tonight at A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella and with a focus on classical, jazz and world music. It is pop group Dimples and Smile Lines (酒窩與法令紋) and Chucky (恰吉) 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$100 tonight and NT$350 tomorrow. Tickets can purchased online through www.walkieticket.com. Admission includes one free drink
The Blues Vibration brings a soulful blend of Americana tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Saxophone player Terry jams with Japan Jazz Trio on Tuesday, followed by Ota Ahaha Masafumi Jazz on Wednesday. Hope Lazz Trio plays 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.sappho102.biz
■ Show starts at 10pm tonight and 9:30pm on weekdays. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and free on other nights
Up-and-coming pop singer Eunice Png (方恩沁) and Big Pie Chou (周大派) take the stage tonight at Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music. Young rockers AltQQ (中離狗) share the stage with jazz/folk duo Bitter Sweet on Tuesday, followed by How You Fu, Never Mind and Pipa Pipa 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. Treellage is open noon to 9pm Mondays through Fridays, 11am to 9pm Saturdays and Sundays
■ NT$250 for all shows, one drink included. Tickets can purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Puyuma Aboriginal singer Sangpuy (桑布伊) croons tonight at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village composed of a music venue, design and crafts shops and a weekend arts fair in Taitung. Also on the bill is traveling songstress Chang Hsin-jou (張心柔). It is Pingtung-based rockers Jump and Aboriginal rock band Black Kids (黑孩子樂團) 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: tw.streetvoice.com/users/tiehua
■ Shows run from 8pm to 10pm. Music venue and crafts shops open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Weekend arts fair opens 6pm to 10pm every Friday, 3:30pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday
■ NT$250 tonight and tomorrow. Tickets can purchased online through http://tickets.books.com.tw
The annual Megaport Music Festival (大港開唱) takes place tomorrow and Sunday at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區), featuring a lineup of 70 bands from home and abroad. Highlights include Bobby Chen (陳昇), 1976, nakashi (那卡西) punk rock group Loh Tsui Kweh Commune (濁水溪公社, LTK) and Japan’s Boris and 10-Feet. More information can be found at megaport.com.tw.
■ 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
■ From noon to 10pm, tomorrow and Sunday
■ NT$1,100 for a single-day pass, NT$1,800 for a two-day pass (advance tickets are NT$900 for a single-day pass and NT$1,600 for a two-day pass). Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw, and indievox.com