Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Comedy rockers Wonfu (旺福) and hipster pop rocker Sadon (山東) and The Fader hit the stage tonight. South Korean electro-pop band Clazziquai play 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 and 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$600 tonight and NT$2,000 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
Alternative rock band PUMPKINney Fan Club (南瓜妮歌迷俱樂部) is the main act tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with indie folk group Hush! as the special guest. Japanese girl group Berryz Kobo appear tomorrow, followed by Japan’s rock band Angelo on Sunday. American post-rock band This Will Destroy You from Texas plays on Wednesday with 8mm Sky (八厘米天空) as the warm-up act.
■ 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 tonight and on Wednesday, 7pm tomorrow, 6pm on Sunday
■ NT$600 tonight, NT$2,500 tomorrow, NT$2,000 on Sunday and NT$1,400 on Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Instrumental rock band BHD and electronic duo Dronetonics are scheduled tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei, followed by a drum and bass bash featuring DJs Legacy, Huii and Katrina later. As the venue’s close date approaches, Predator Production puts together a two-day event entitled Welcome to — Live Recording tomorrow and on Sunday, featuring 12 bands including Goth-punks Qi lai Observatory (奇萊山觀測站), garage rockers The White Eyes (白目) and Alt-rock band Guntzepaula (槍擊潑辣). Live recordings of the shows will be made into albums that will be given away on June 15, the day when Underworld’s final curtain is drawn. Wednesday’s lineup are formed by electronic outfit Sonic Deadhorse (音速死馬) and The White Eyes One Half (白目二分之一) , followed by Tunnel of Light and Keep Walking (一直走) 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
■ Show started at 9pm tonight, on Wednesday and Thursday. The two-part event runs from 5pm to 11pm tomorrow and 4pm to 10pm on Sunday. Tonight’s drum and bass party runs from 11:30pm to 5am. Underworld is open daily from 9pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$300 tonight, which includes one drink, and NT$150 on weekdays. Tonight’s drum and bass party costs NT$250. For tomorrow and Sunday’s shows, one day pass (six bands) cost NT$400 (includes one drink) and NT$200 (includes one drink) for one band
Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, hosts Taiwanese hip-hop artists Olangimgaksia (黑人音樂社) and Fourpens (四枝筆樂團) tonight. Tomorrow’s roster includes R&B/funk group Space Cake (史貝絲考克) and Tones.
■ 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. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays.
■ Free admission to all shows. Cover charge is one drink
Indie rock club Revolver features Taiwanese hardcore punkers No Order (無秩序) and psychedelic heavy rockers Sleaze (湯湯水水) tonight, and it is post-punk bandManic Sheep and Japan’s shoegaze/electronica group Broken Little Sister tomorrow. Budding rockers Youth Note (青春記事) from Yilan County and Greater Kaohsiung’s alternative rock act CorgiRiot (柯基暴動) arrive on Wednesday.
■ 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, 9:30pm on Wednesday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$250 tomorrow and NT$150 on Wednesday. Admission includes one drink
Tonight’s show at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, feature hard rockers Elvee & Dyo and pop rockers Soundboss (騷包). Four groups of musicians including electronic/dubstep outfit Lie Gramophone (謊言留聲機), ambient electronica artists Empty Space on a Chessboard (棋盤上的空格) and pop rockers Red Flower (紅花樂團) attend the latest of the Cross-Over series which is intended to offer a platform for artists from different fields. Sunday’s lineup include hip-hop duo Chiu and Love (丘與樂) and Shimmer Riot.
■ 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, 6pm tomorrow and 7pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 for all shows, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Amis musician A NU from Hualien County and Chalaw Garu perform tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. All-women rock band Black Mocha (黑摩卡) and indie-pop group 23 Half (23號半) will play tomorrow.
■ 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 rockers FUN4 appear at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) tomorrow. On Thursday, blues rock band Soul to Soul plays the first set, followed by the Mike Mclaughlin and Brian Chiu Project (邱培榮) featuring American guitarist Mclaughlin and bass player Chiu.
■ 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. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) hosts R.A.Y. Band (雷樂隊), a trio of veteran session musicians who play power-rock originals and covers, tonight. Paiwan musician Zamake (查瑪克) plays tomorrow. Sunday’s lineup is indie rocker Seafood (海鮮套餐) and Mixer (麋先生). Indie rockers 300,000 Old Pliers (三十萬年老虎鉗) and funky/soul outfit Blue Blooded Bruder (藍血人) are scheduled on Thursday.
■ 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, on Sunday and Thursday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Men Of Wild Age (男人的狂野時代) puts together an acoustic show tomorrow at A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella and with a focus on classical, jazz and world music. Also on the bill is folk rock outfit Clock Workers (發條人樂團).
■ 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$350, available online through www.walkieticket.com. Admission includes one drink
Indie rocker The Sexy Pouch (性感眼袋) share the stage with pop rock band Huoyaodays (火曜日) 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
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 of post-punk band Low-Brightness Period’s (低明度時期) EP tonight. Tomorrow the spotlight is on folk musician Huang Chieh (黃玠).
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start at 7:30pm
■ NT$300 tonight and NT$600 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com