Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Hailing from the Harajuku district of Tokyo, street fashion icon and pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu holds her debut show tonight in Taipei as part of her world tour. Mando-pop veteran Huang Pin-yuan (黃品源) plays tomorrow, and it is Miu Chu (朱俐靜), an alumna of TV reality show Super Idol (超級偶像), on Sunday. Female rap/hip-hop artist Miss Ko (葛仲珊) appears with funk-rock/nu-metal band Coach (教練) 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)
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday, 3:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$1,700 tonight, NT$1,000 tomorrow, NT$900 on Sunday 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
It is all about heavy metal on Sunday at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with Taiwan’s Crescent Lament, Greedy Black Hole and Minstrel playing. Pop-rock band F.I.R (飛兒樂團) takes the stage on Thursday.
■ 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$200 on Sunday and NT$600 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
Brit-pop/funk outfit Sodium (納團) and post-rock trio The Capelin (柳葉魚) take the stage tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Tomorrow’s roster is Spanish pop group latiendaderegalostoxicos and Taiwan’s punk act Two and a Half Star (兩星半).
■ 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
Experimental rockers Low Brightness Period (低明度時期) and alt-rock band Silent Toads (啾吉惦惦) take the stage tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Electronic post-rock act Formosa Romance and rockers Wolf Blitzer are on tomorrow’s bill.
■ 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
DJ Kuleflux, AMstereo, Neker and Salamander (沙羅曼蛇) spin the night away tonight at Indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow’s lineup features Taiwan’s veteran hip-hopsters and activists Kou Chou Ching (拷秋勤) and DJs Mu-R from Japan. Three-piece rock band Roxymoron is the main act on Sunday, while downstairs bar celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish drinks. It is a night of live music from Resident Aliens and others on Wednesday, followed by Triple Dear and Beware X the Sky Falling (天空X樂團) 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, 3pm on Sunday, 9:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight, on Wednesday and Thursday, NT$350 tomorrow, NT$250 on Sunday. Admission includes one drink
Tonight Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, hosts folk trio fingerstyle guitarist Sujer, drummer Kuo Tang (國棠) and singer Shi Er (詩兒). Tomorrow’s lineup features traveling musician Chen Chih-hui (陳智輝) and folk group We (我們). It is J.C.K. Jazz Trio (潔西卡爵士三重奏) 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
Composed of an accordionist and a violin player, Nineteen Tael (十九兩) 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. Solo act Easy shares the stage with garage rockers The White Eyes (白目) tomorrow. It is indie folk group Hush! on Sunday.
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight, NT$450 tomorrow and on Sunday. Admission includes one drink
Hong Kong’s post-rock/shoegaze act Downer are scheduled tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Also playing are post-rock band Forget the G from Macao and Taiwan’s alternative rock band PUMPKINney Fan Club (南瓜妮歌迷俱樂部). Tomorrow’s roster is Mando-pop singer Lan You-shi (藍又時).
■ 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 8pm tonight and 8:30pm tomorrow
■ NT$500 tonight and tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz musician Chang Wen-kuang (張文光) teams up with blues singer Wang Po (王勃), bass player Lin Chin-chih (林金池) and keyboard player Chang Wu-hsing (張武興) tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Punk and modern rock outfit Go Go Rise (美好前程) and One Million Star (超級星光大道) alumnus Queen (魏如昀) take the stage tomorrow. Sunday’s lineup features electronica dance group Miss Banana and Mando-pop crooner Hsieh Yi-wen (謝苡雯).
■ 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 Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets available online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
MaJaM Jazz Band (麻將爵士樂團) play tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Tomorrow promises to be a night of collective improvisation by Free From Jazz II featuring saxophonist Hsieh Ming-yen (謝明諺) and drummer Lin Wei-chung (林偉忠). It is Trio J.T on Wednesday, followed by jazz quintet 54321 Project.
■ 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 10:30pm tonight, 10pm tomorrow and 9:30pm on weekdays. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight, NT$350 tomorrow and free on other nights
Aboriginal musicians Anu and Calaw Pasiwali from the Amis village of Takangkou (大港口) perform 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. Aboriginal singing combo Lan-hsin Band (嵐馨樂團) is on tomorrow’s bill, followed by Taitung Amis singer Long-ge (龍哥) and Xio-hai (小海) on Thursday.
■ 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 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through 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). Electronic/dubstep outfit Lie Gramophone (謊言留聲機) shares the stage tomorrow with Kaohsiung-based hip hop/rock group Nanmen Production (南門音樂). It is electronic hip-hop group Magic Power (魔幻力量) on Sunday.
■ 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 8pm tomorrow and 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tomorrow and NT$1,000 on Sunday. 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 and alternative medicine. All discussions and lectures are conducted in English. This weekends lecture is titled: The Homeric Epics: What they tell us about Greek culture.
■ 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
The Taipei International Women’s Club will hold its annual Charity Gala Dinner on March 22, with proceeds benefiting the Taipei Parents Association for Autism and TIWC Educational Foundation. The evening includes a gourmet Cajun-inspired set menu, live music by Nbugu Kenyatta and his band the Kenyatta Funksters and prizes for best dressed as well as other surprises.
■ Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, 201 Dunhua S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路二段210號)
■ March 22
■ Tickets are NT$3,000. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (09) 8112-9792