Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tomorrow’s act is pop combo Shuo & Cool Humor (蕭賀碩與冷笑話樂團). It is upstart band Elephant Gym (大象體操) on Wednesday, with Indie pop outfit Come on! Bay Bay! (來吧!焙焙) as the special guest.
■ 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)
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$600 for both shows. 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
American metalcore band As I Lay Dying will take the stage tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with Taiwan’s Infernal Chaos and Solemn (恕) as the opening acts. Folk rockers Mancau from France arrives on Sunday. The accompanying band is Orangegrass (橙草).
■ 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 7:30pm tonight and 8pm on Sunday
■ NT$1,700 and NT$2,000 tonight, NT$800 on Sunday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight’s lineup at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei, include electronic rockers Flux and disco/post-punk outfit New Sunglasses (新墨鏡). Indie rockers Murky Crows (昏鴉) and electronica outfit Fabric Factory (織品工廠) play tomorrow. It is progressive/power metal group Hybrid (混血兒) and Para Cross on Wednesday
■ 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, except for tonight’s show which runs from 8:30pm to 11:30pm. 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 electronic duo Dronetonics and folk group TuT tonight. Garage rockers Bowztiger (包子虎樂團) and Blind Cat (瞎貓) form tomorrow’s roster.
■ 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 8:30pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Free admission to all shows. Cover charge is one drink
Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, plays host to My Tank Your Pants party tomorrow featuring Kid Millionaire, DJ Yen, Blackbells and chiptune band Physical Chemical Brother (理化兄弟). Funky/jazzy band Blue Blooded Bruder (藍血人) and Bling High (不厲害) perform 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 9:30pm tomorrow and 7pm on Sunday
■ NT$499 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
Top indie act 1976 hits the stage tomorrow 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. Sunday’s main act is twin indie pop singers Yi-cheng, Yi-ching (依錚依靜).
■ 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. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Entrance is NT$450 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow. Admission includes one drink
Indie rocker Daria (鄧千繪) performs at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) tonight. Tomorrow’s guest is a cappella quintet The House Jacks from San Francisco.
■ 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 8pm
■ NT$400 tonight and NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Fusion jazz groups Huh? (蛤樂團) and Waiting Room (候機室) perform tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) tonight. It is folk duo JS tomorrow, followed by Mando-pop group Every Planet (美味星球) and Tones on Sunday. Tuesday’s lineup includes alternative rock group 70% (柒拾趴樂團) and pop rockers Sewer (下水道樂團). Young Atayan singer Rachel (呂薔) shares the stage with pop group Dodow (多多) on Wednesday. Thursday’s show is made up of solo act Deena and Amis musician Passiwali.
■ 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 at 9pm except for tonight which starts at 9:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Texas Catus bring jazz standards tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Led by pianist and composer Alex Pryrodny from New York City, Alex Pryrodny Taipei Trio perform tomorrow. Wednesday’s act is improvisation ensemble Ka Dao Yin (卡到音).
■ 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
■ Shows start at 10pm. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and NT$300 tomorrow. Free on other nights
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 Phoebe Huang (黃嘉千) on Fridays 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
Crossover jazz band Afternoon Tree (午後之樹) appear tonight at A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella and with a focus on classical, jazz and world music. Indie rockers Pink Haze play 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
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ NT$400 tonight and NT$350 tomorrow, available online through www.walkieticket.com. Admission includes one drink
Punk rock band Chickunp (奇克拿) shares the stage with How You Fu tomorrow at Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music.
■ 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 on weekends. Treellage is open noon to 9pm Mondays through Fridays, 11am to 9pm Saturdays and Sundays
■ NT$300, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com/treellage
Blue Mars Trio (藍色火星Trio) put forth a night of jazz and blues 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 WarMer. Garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) and Brit pop/grunge group Trash are tomorrow’s roster.
■ 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
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 Taiwan: Clinched Between the PRC and the US, and will discuss the complicated interrelationship in regards to security, economics and 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. For more information visit www.taipeidiscussionandlearning.blogspot.com