Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Indie pop/acoustic duo DingDing and ShiShi (丁丁與西西) share the stage with indie pop group Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱) tonight. There is a charity concert featuring A-list pop singers and musicians including Cyndi Wang (王心凌), Wu Bai (伍佰) and Wan Fang (萬芳) on Sunday.
■ 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, 4pm on Sunday
■ NT$500 tonight and NT$800 on Sunday. 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
Top indie act 1976 and noisy experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) play tomorrow at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ NT$500. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Garage rockers Bowztiger (包子虎樂團) and punk outfit Forests (森林合唱樂團) hit the stage tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Tomorrow’s audiences will see Swivelized Sounds making experimental psychedelic electronic drone noise along with Yearning Kru.
■ 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
Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, hosts blues rock outfit Commuters (通勤少年) and Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) tonight. It is Taichung-based rockers Reid tomorrow.
■ 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 8:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Free admission to all shows. Cover charge is one drink
Tonight Indie rock club Revolver holds The Next Suck Thing, a parody of Legacy’s concert series The Next Big Thing, which showcases up-and-coming talent, featuring chiptune band Physical Chemical Brother (理化兄弟), Karma Collective and Dronetonics. Tomorrow’s lineup includes death metal outfit Coprocephalic and post-hardcore act Seeking the Ocean. Sunday sees a special event set up by Urban Nomad with Blood Orange, .22 and other guests playing.
■ 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, 7pm on Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Admission includes one drink
Tonight’s show at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, features pop musician Filipe King (杜俊瑋) and saxophone player and singer Ouyuchi (歐育齊). The second installment of Space Experiment was joined by a troop of experimental musicians and groups including Big Egg Hell Dog (巨蛋地獄狗), The Junk (帆人) and Goodbye Nao (再見奈央). It is visual rock outfit Naraku (奈落), melodic/metal act Minstrel (吟遊家) and MeHer (謎盒) 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 and tomorrow, 6pm on Sunday
■ NT$450 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow and NT$350 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
Indie pop band Smoke Ring (煙圈) and Nighteentael (十九兩樂團) appear tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Solo act Marine and Indie pop outfit Come on! Bay Bay! (來吧!焙焙) constitute tomorrow’s lineup.
■ 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$350
Pop group Angel’s Rock (連燕秋& Angel’s Rock) performs at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) tonight. Thursday’s main act is pop rockers Gsus (激射樂團).
■ 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$400 tonight and on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
It is the release party of Hakka folk musician Hsieh Yu-wei’s (謝宇威) sixth album at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) tonight. Pop singers Eica (江明娟) and Filipe King (杜俊瑋) take the stage tomorrow, followed by disco funk/acid jazz band Electric Mess Age (電子混亂世代) and Bon Zoul (伴手樂團) on Sunday. Tuesday’s lineup are indie rockers Maffine (瑪啡因) and Belabus (白蘿蔔). Hakka ensemble Liu A-chang and Da Bang Ni (劉阿昌&打幫你樂團) inject contemporary elements into Taiwanese music traditions on Wednesday. Thursday’s main act No. 3 Turnpike (台三線融合樂團) plays Okinawa music with Chinese Erhu as well as jazz drum and guitar.
■ 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, 8:30pm tomorrow, 9pm on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, NT$200 on Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
The Expats 2 bring jazz standards tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. It is Ash & Friends tomorrow. Wednesday’s act is improvisation ensemble Ka Dao Yin (卡到音即興樂團).
■ 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 tomorrow, 9:30pm on weekdays. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow. Free on other nights
Atayal female musician Lawa from Hsinchu performs 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 Hong Kong-based acoustic duo The Bollands. It is a night of rock ‘n’ roll by hard rock group Auntie Roxy (搖滾大嬸) and Thumper (重擊者) 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 www.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’s show features garage rock favorite 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) and Brit pop/grunge group Trash. Pop jazz artist Joanna Wang (王若琳) plays tomorrow. Sunday promises to be a night of metal sounds from Tainan-based heavy metal band Burning Island (火燒島), metalcore act Losing Art (漂浮者樂團) and Masquerader.
■ 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 tonight and tomorrow, 7pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$1,000 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 entitled: Ancient Aliens: Ancient Myth and Modern story telling, and features an interview with John Rush, who will discuss the popularity of the Ancient Alien Myth, where it comes from and how closely it is related to ancient myth — but myth none the less.
■ 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