Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Japan‘s visual kei band Kiryu arrives tonight, followed by Mando-pop singer eVonne Hsu (許慧欣) tomorrow. Sunday is a night of garage rock featuring 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) and Trash. The latest installment of The Next Big Thing introduces dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂), Sun of Morning (晨曦光廊) and experimental singer-songwriter Wang Yu-jun (王榆鈞) playing with Time Band (時間樂隊) on Thursday.
■ 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$1,900 tonight, NT$1,000 tomorrow, NT$400 on Sunday and NT$200 on Thursday. 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
Indie rock group Posh Inverse (優雅逆轉) shares the stage with Moonteg tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Tomorrow’s main act is Paris-based hardcore outfit Providence, accompanied by Taiwan’s metal/hardcore band Human Brutality (人類暴行). Wednesday’s show include indie rockers How To Program C++, and it is Miss Go and Pierre Hujoel (胡月) on Thursday.
■ 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$150 on weekdays
Indie rock club Revolver hosts a reggae party tonight featuring DJs Marcus Aurelius, Doppler and Fyah B. Tomorrow will see a celebration of ska headlined by Taiwan’s Skaraoke. Japanese punk group Seventeen Again appears on Sunday. It is electronic outfit Sonic Deadhorse and 90Hz on Wednesday, followed by pop group Doherfy (盜飛) and Slack Tide 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 and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Indie rockers Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) throws a party tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Taichung-based punk outfit Endocrine Disorders (內分泌失調) join hands with 300,000 Old Pliers (三十萬年老虎鉗) 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
■ 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
Tonight’s roster at Pipe Live Music, a venue for indie music and parties, include activist punk band The Deposers (罷黜者), alter-rock/hip-hop act Generation 7 (七字輩) and The Mob (暴民). Taiwan’s veteran hip-hopsters and activists Kou Chou Ching (拷秋勤) heads the triple bill tomorrow. It is pop singer Rebecca (同恩) 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 7pm tonight and on Sunday, 8pm tomorrow
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$450 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Vita Eterna (唯異新民樂) blends traditional Chinese music with pop rock and jazz tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Tomorrow’s lineup are formed by Posh Inverse (優雅逆轉) and Silver Bus (銀巴士). Shoegazing/post-rock outfit Silent Sign plays 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$350
Indie folk group Hush! performs 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.
■ 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. Admission includes one drink
Taike rockers Zenkwun (神棍) and Joker hit the stage at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) tonight. Pop singer Binham Yeh (葉秉桓) performs tomorrow. On Sunday, acclaimed singer Christine Hsu (許景淳) stages two shows, followed by young pop artist Alex Lee (李崗霖) 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, 8pm tomorrow and on Thursday, 3pm and 8pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight, tomorrow and on Thursday, NT$800 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
A Capella ensemble Metro from the US hit the stage tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Sunday’s lineup are made up of pop rockers Riceing Star and Friends (米星星與她的好伙伴) and melodic/metal act Minstrel (吟遊家). It is pop punk and modern rock outfit Go Go Rise (美好前程), indie rockers Donkey’s Ears (驢子耳朵) and Double Cheese (大波起司) 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$800 tonight, NT$200 on Sunday and Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Veteran guitarist Eiji Kadota’s project session band Tiny Step performs tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), featuring drummer Chen Po-chou (陳柏州) and bass player Su Ting-I (蘇庭毅). It is pop singer Europa Huang (黃建為) tomorrow, followed by acoustic guitarist Johnson Chang (張仲麟) and BaBa Band (爸爸辦桌) on Sunday.
■ 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 9:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow and on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Ash & Friends play modern jazz standards tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Soy La Ley Latin Jazz (古巴爵士樂團) blends musical tradition of Cuba with jazz tomorrow.
■ 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
Blues rock outfit Commuters (通勤少年) shares the stage with The Traveler (迷途者) 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
Bob Log III plays punk-influenced rocking Delta blues tomorrow at The TAV Cafe (村落餐廳), a bar and cafe located at the Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村). Also on the bill are La Cumbia Balkanska and David Chen and the Muddy Basin Ramblers.
■ 7 Beiping E Rd, Taipei City (台北市北平東路7號), tel: (02) 3393-7377X207. On the Net: tavcafe.com
■ Show runs from 5pm to 10pm
■ NT$400 in advance and NT$500 at the door
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). It is the release party ofMurky Crows’ (昏鴉) debut album tonight, with Fuguko (河豚子) and Rivertree as the opening acts. American A Capella ensemble Metro comes to the harbor city tomorrow.
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and NT$700 tomorrow. 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: Slavoj Zizek: The Peripatetic Philosopher of the 21st Century.
■ 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