Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Taiwanese blind singer-songwriter Ricky Hsiao (蕭煌奇) holds a concert tomorrow night. Wednesday’s show features Taiwan’s heavy metal bands Silent Hell (獄無聲) and Nocturne Moonrise.
■ 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 7:30pm tomorrow and 8pm on Wednesday
■ NT$1,800 tomorrow and NT$600 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
Currently on the Asian tour to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Japanese alternative rock band Penicillin makes debut performance in Taiwan tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. The venue plays host to the two-day the Sound of the Rooftop Festival tomorrow and on Sunday featuring a lineup of nine local bands including indie pop group Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱), garage rockers Bowztiger (包子虎樂團) and slow-core rock favorites Windmill (風籟坊). Thursday’s roster is electronic/dubstep outfit Lie Gramophone (謊言留聲機), with indie rockers Rock’N’Rap (凍頂樂團) as 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 at 8pm
■ NT$1,700 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$400 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 rockers B.B.Bomb (BB彈) and The Junk (帆人) play tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Punk rockers Floaty and Formosa Romance take the stage tomorrow. On Wednesday, it is alternative rock act Space Cake.
■ B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師大路45號B1), tel: (02) 2369-0103. On the Net: www.upsaid.com/underworld
■ 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 Fridays and Saturdays, which includes one drink, and NT$100 on Wednesdays.
American guitarist Steve William appears tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, with Taipei’s grind/powerviolence/crust band Stench of Lust also playing. Tomorrow’s show features instrumental post-rock band Collider and Dr Reniculous Lipz & The Skallyunz (白悟空).
■ 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 at 9pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays.
■ Free admission to all shows. Cover charge is one drink.
Chinese classical musician and pipa soloist Chung Yu-feng (鍾玉鳳) performs a solo set and shares the stage with blues duo David Chen and Conor Prunty tomorrow at La Caja de Musica, a Spanish restaurant that hosts live music shows in its cozy basement on weekends.
■ 18, Alley 3, Ln 138, Changan W Rd, Taipei City (台北市長安西路138巷3弄18號), tel: 0920-885-996 or 0975-330-741. On the net: taipeicjm.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts at 8:30pm tomorrow
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$250, one drink included
Tonight’s lineup at Indie rock club Revolver features punk rock outfit Earsore, indie rockers Frusciante (佛香甜) and Mr Small (小人物). It is a night of electronica spun by DJs Lai, DTR and c-type tomorrow. On Sunday, the screening Dig the New Breed (來自南方的聲音II), a documentary film about the underground music scene in Kaohsiung is followed by performances by experimental rockers Low Brightness Period (低明度時期), Combine (抗敗樂團) and The Lawns (草地人). It is live music from Blind Acid Date and Under the Moon on Wednesday, followed by The Motions, B.B.Bomb and 300,000 Old Pliers (三十萬年老虎鉗) 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.
■ Show starts at 10pm tonight and tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday, 9:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow, on Sunday and Wednesday, NT$250 on Thursday. Admission includes one drink.
Japanese scream band Killie is the main act tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, with Taiwan’s psychedelic heavy rockers Sleaze (湯湯水水) and Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛) also playing. Local punkers Papun (怕胖團), taike rockers Zenkwun (神棍) and The Man (男子漢樂團) take the stage on Sunday.
■ 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 7:30pm tonight and 8pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and on Sunday, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com
Tonight Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, hosts folk group TuT and songstress Dorian (詹宇庭). Pop combo Shuo & Cool Humor (蕭賀碩與冷笑話樂團) perform tomorrow, followed by pop rockers Hsieh chih-ping (謝至平) and Izumi (陳冠銓) 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
Jazz/folk duo BitterSweet is scheduled tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). The venue hosts Riverside Jazz Collective tomorrow featuring Dark Eyes Gypsy Jazz Band (夜幕之眼吉普賽爵士樂團) and Hands Up Band (分享器樂團). Pop musician V Chuan (陳威全) appears on Thursday.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8:30pm tonight and on Thursday, 8pm tomorrow
■ NT$400 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz veteran J.E.G. (這個爵士樂團) performs tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Jazz/pop musician NaNa (許芷芸) appears with The Forest Party (森林樂園) tomorrow. Tuesday’s lineup is hip hop rock band Fun Box(方盒子) and Bar999 (巴紮溜).
■ 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 9:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow and on Tuesday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music, hosts indie rockers Me Her (謎盒) and acoustic duo Day Dreams (白日夢) tonight. Tomorrow it is Dream Toy (夢托翼) and Ark (阿克樂團), followed by acoustic indie-pop group French Cheese (法式綺思) and Anne and Milk (Anne與牛奶) 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 be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Electronic/ambient combo Yan Weiling X Utopia (閻韋伶X世外桃源) shares the stage with A-hsius (阿修們) 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. It is Aboriginal folk icon Panai (巴奈) and Indie rockers Mary See the Future (先知瑪莉) 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: http://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 be purchased online through http://tickets.books.com.tw
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Tonight electronica group The Girl and the Robots (女孩與機器人) shares the stage with post-rock veteran We Save Strawberries (草莓救星).
■ 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$400 in advance and NT$500 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw, and indievox.com
Taipei Discussion and Learning meets every Sunday at Wisteria Tea House (紫藤廬) to hear lectures and discuss topics such as philosophy, science, anthropology, globalization and alternative medicine. All discussions and lectures are conducted in English. This weekend’s lecture is titled, Africa: A different story.
■ Wisteria Tea House (紫藤廬), 1, Ln 16, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段16巷1號)
■ Every Sunday at 8pm
■ Entrance is free. For more information visit www.taipeidiscussionandlearning.blogspot.com