Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, nine local bands play classical works of Wu Bai (伍佰) as a tribute to the rock star. Participating groups include punk rockers Inhuman Band (非人物種), Random (隨性樂團), reggae rock group Hang in the Air (盪在空中) and indie pop group Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱).
■ 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
■ NT$600. 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
Goth-punks Qi Lai Observatory (奇萊山觀測站) and instrumental rock band Shimmer Riot take the stage tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Alt-pop band 13 (拾參) plays two sets tomorrow as part of the celebration of its 13th anniversary.
■ 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.
The ongoing festival at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, celebrates Roxy’s 31st anniversary over the weekend with shows by Taiwan’s top indie acts including 1976, ska group Mary Bites Kerry (瑪莉咬凱利) and garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽).
■ 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
■ Show starts at 10pm tonight and tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays.
■ NT$200 minimum charge
It is a night of electronica spun by DJs Z, Yen, Fortune, Lottery and Slamer at Indie rock club Revolver tonight. It is free for girls tomorrow featuring electronic group Kid Millionaire and garage/pop/psychedelic band Blind Acid Date. Sunday’s show includes death metal/deathcore outfits Geometry (幾何) and Die in Vain (死於枉然).
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday. Admission includes one drink.
Noted for updating traditional Chinese music for a contemporary audience, all-women group Musou Band (無雙) hit the stage tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Metal outfit Murder Soul (弒魂煞) is on tomorrow’s bill. Formerly known as The Clippers (夾子電動大樂隊), The Clippers Show Time (夾子脫口秀樂團) is back 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 8pm tonight, 6:30pm tomorrow and 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$500 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and on Sunday, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks.
Aboriginal singing combo Lan-hsin Band (嵐馨樂團) perform tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Tomorrow’s lineup include Funk-rock/nu-metal band Coach (教練) and Pink Haze.
■ 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
Tonight’s show at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) featuring acoustic group Anniedora (安妮朵拉), pop punk and modern rock outfit Go Go Rise (美好前程) and indie pop/acoustic duo Ding Ding and Shi Shi (丁丁與西西). Puyuma singer Leo Chen (陳永龍) shares the stage with BaBa Band (爸爸辦桌) 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
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and 8:30pm tomorrow
■ NT$400 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Chipin & Kaiya’s Jazz Quartet (啟彬與凱雅爵士四重奏) team up with celebrated jazz trombonist and composer Alan Ferber tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Pop musician Ocean (歐得洋) appears with Mando-pop singer Wang Ya-ting (王雅婷) tomorrow. Sunday’s lineup is brit pop/alternative rock group Trash and Seafood (海鮮套餐).
■ 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 8:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow and on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Ash & Friends play a night of jazz grooves and tunes of the cool-Jazz genre at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. The Expats appear tomorrow, playing tunes from traditional, bebop to funky and fusion jazz.
■ 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 9:30pm tonight, 10pm tomorrow. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is free tonight, NT$200 tomorrow
Pop jazz artist Joanna Wang (王若琳) performs tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. It is post-punk rockers Macbeth (馬克白) tomorrow.
■ 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$1,000 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
On Fridays, electric blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) play at Capone’s. On Saturday, drummer Abe Nbugu Kenyatta leads a band playing music from his hometown of New Orleans. Yvonne sings classic jazz tunes Sunday nights. Mondays feature Leavy crooning light standard jazz songs, followed by jazz duo Mary Jane and Nathan on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, it’s Latin music from guitarist Roberto Zayas. Jazz singer Angel appears 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
■ 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
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
Puyuma group Paliulius Band takes the stage 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 mother-daughter acoustic act Tjuabal Beyonce and Tjuabal Twins (土?碧昂絲與部落雙姝). It is heavy metal act No Name and Bye-bye Sun (太陽下山) 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 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). Currently on its island-wide tour, disco-funk rockers Cosmos People (宇宙人) stage a show tomorrow night. Sunday’s main act is taike rockers The Man (男子漢樂團) with pop rockers Red Flower (紅花樂團) and The Girl’s Mood (少女情懷) also playing.
■ 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
■ Shows start at 7:30pm
■ NT$500 tomorrow and NT$300 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, globalization and alternative medicine. All discussions and lectures are conducted in English. This weekend’s lecture is titled, “Interview with Dr. John Rush on Ancient Aliens.”
■ 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