Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, the spotlight is on German power metal band Helloween. Japan’s veteran visual kei musician Kisaki leads his new band Lin — The End of Corruption World to perform tomorrow. Sunday’s show features a lineup of local acts including experimental singer-songwriter Wang Yu-jun (王榆鈞), electronica combo Downing Fire and indie singer-songwriter Zoe Huang (黃玠瑋).
■ 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, 5:30pm tomorrow, 3pm on Sunday
■ NT$2,500 tonight, NT$1,800 tomorrow and NT$350 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
Japanese rock band Sakanaction play two shows at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, tonight and tomorrow. Tomorrow’s gig is sold out. Sunday’s main act is China’s post-rock star WangWen (惘聞), accompanied by Taiwan’s Sugar Plum Fairy (甜梅號) and Elephant Gym (大象體操). Wednesday’s lineup features electronic/metal outfit 77 N’ DD and all-women rock band Gonzo.
■ 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, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$1,600 tonight, NT$1,000 on Sunday and NT$200 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
The “Farewell to Underworld” party by garage rock favorite 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) and Sugar Plum Ferry is sold out tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. But rockers and supporters can still bid their farewell to the beloved club later in the evening featuring Floaty and Mu Chien (沐謙) from Digihai. The venue’s shareholder and Fu Jen University professor Ho Tong-hung (何東洪) will be joined by a troupe of bands, musicians and friends to party till the final curtain drops tomorrow.
■ 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
■ Party starts at 11pm to 5am tonight, 9pm to 5am tomorrow
■ Free admission
Punk outfit Forests (森林合唱樂團), The Junk and Blood Orange congregate at Indie rock club Revolver tonight. Tomorrow’s show is spun by a troupe of DJs featuring Q’hey from Japan, Taiwan’s A-Dao, Databass and Marco Bailey. On Sunday it is post-hardcore act Seeking the Ocean, Since Anne Was Dead and Invisible Tapir, followed by blues rock band Swui (水樂隊) and Wake Up Explosion (威愷爆炸) 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, 11pm on Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$150 on Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Indie rockers Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) and Slack Tide gather at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, tonight. Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by blues rock outfit Commuters (通勤少年) and Blind Cats (瞎貓).
■ 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
Electronic duo Orientone (大聲東) mixes Oriental music traditions with electronic sounds tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Also on the bill is electronic rock band Flux and Electro Summit Gun. The venue hosts Babylon Calling tomorrow, a techno party featuring DJs Angel, Vice City and Soma. Sunday is the day for rockers Huoyaodays (火曜日), Meher (謎盒) and Zan (風切音).
■ 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$400 tonight and tomorrow, 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
Electronic outfits Sonic Deadhorse (音速死馬) and Fabric Factory (織品工廠) hit the stage tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Folk duo Light Engine (光引擎) and acoustic group Dark White-collar Workers (暗黑白領階級) perform tomorrow, and it is folk musician Apple Lee (李蘋果) and Star Radio (小城星電台) 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
Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) hosts trip hop artist Mate Lin (林瑪黛) and electronic metal band Indie Famous tonight. Amis songstress Ado Kaliting Pacidal croons 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
■ Shows start at 8:30pm
■ NT$400 for both shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Solo rocker East plays two sets tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), followed by young rock band Yellow Skin (黃皮膚) tomorrow. The Oddsome Band (白日夢) from Singapore arrives on Sunday. Tuesday’s lineup is made up of pop rockers 36 Roundhouse Kicks (36迴旋踢樂團) and Passionate Winkers (激情睫毛), and it is Indie rock group La Petite Nurse (小護士樂團) and pop singer Yinosha (葉穎) 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
■ Shows start at 9pm
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight’s show at Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music, features indie rockers Funk Ink (放英客) and 4 Mins Timer (四分鐘熱度).
■ 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
Folk/rock artist Ai-ching (艾青) shares the stage with solo act Jerry (傑利) 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 City. Chang Hui-mei’s (張惠妹, better known as A-mei, 阿妹) Aboriginal alter ego Amit (阿密特) appears with Paiwan hip-hop artists Boxing (拳樂團) 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: www.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 NT$500 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). Alt-pop band 13 (拾參) continues celebrating its 13th birthday with post-rock outfit Sorrow of Youth (少年維持的煩惱) tonight. China’s post-rock star WangWen arrives tomorrow, with Sonic Deadhorse and shoe-gazing/new-wave trio Fuguko (河豚子) also playing. It is electronic folk group Neurosiser, psychedelic rock act Obviously (顯然樂隊) and Play Fun (普雷放樂團) on Sunday.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow, 5:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$300 tonight and on Sunday, NT$700 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com