Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. It is the eighth edition of Back To Spin party tonight featuring a troupe of DJs and headlining singer-songwriter Faith Yang (楊乃文). Japanese visual kei band D=Out performs 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 10pm tonight and 6:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$900 tonight and NT$1,900 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
Tonight’s spotlight is on Kaohsiung punkers Combine (抗敗樂團) and Yidiansheng (一點生) at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Ling Tosite Sigure, an indie rock trio from Japan, arrives tomorrow. Sunday’s show features psychedelic rock act Obviously (顯然樂隊) and electronic folk group Neurosiser. Punk group Destroyers (擊沈女孩), disco/post-punk outfit New Sunglasses (新墨鏡) and hard rock act Who Are You (隱藏人物) appear on Wednesday, and it is garage rockers Bowztiger (包子虎樂團), Super Tortoise (超級龜) and four-piece boy band Bison Country (必順鄉村) 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 starts at 7pm tomorrow and 8pm tonight, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$1,800 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday, Wednesday 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
Folk rock band Vast & Hazy and indie rockers Ark (阿克樂團) are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Tomorrow’s roster are pop rockers Miss Go and nu-metal band Wavelight (波光折返).
■ 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 hosts Italian hardcore band Traces of You, Taiwan’s hardcore/metal act Human Brutality (人類暴行) and Hateful Rezpect tonight. Blues/swing combo Sugar Lady and Japan’s Soul of Liberty play tomorrow. Electronic duo Orientone (大聲東) mixes Oriental music traditions with electronic sounds on Wednesday, with Salamader (沙羅曼蛇) also playing. Thursday’s lineup is formed by post-hardcore act Seeking the Ocean, heavy metal band Xenophobia and alternative rock band 3.D.B (參噸半樂團).
■ 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 8pm tonight, 10pm tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight, NT$300 tomorrow, NT$150 on Wednesday and NT$200 on Thursday. Includes a drink
Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music, hosts E Spot party featuring DJs Swing Child, Neonkidz, Neker, Soundsquash and Physical Chemical Brother (理化兄弟). Sunday’s roster features indie rockers Islanders (島嶼樂團) and Chit Chat.
■ 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 10:30pm tomorrow and 5pm on Sunday
■ NT$350 for both 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
Pop singers Chen 09 (陳零九) and Wang Shun (王舜) croon tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. It is young Paiwan singer Tseng Ching-wen (曾靜玟) and Wu Wen-fang (吳汶芳) tomorrow. Folk combo Little Living Room (小客廳) appears 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
Malaysian pop musician V Chuan (陳威全) plays tonight 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 at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Entrance is NT$400. Admission includes one drink
Tonight’s main act is electronic/psychedelic outfit Crystal Dancer (舞璃) at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). College-rock favorites Echo (回聲樂團) takes the stage tomorrow, and it is acoustic solo act Annie Hung (洪安妮) 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
■ NT$400. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Mando-pop singer Afalean Lu (盧學叡) appears tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Indie folk group Hush! plays two sets tomorrow. Sunday’s lineup include pop group Every Planet (美味星球), followed by R&B/funk group Space Cake (史貝絲考克) and The Noise Beyond Yesterday (昨日喧囂) on Tuesday. Up-and-coming songstress Chang Hsin-jou (張心柔) and Bubble 17 (泡泡十七) perform on Wednesday, and it is folk and fusion pop artist Baobu Badulu and Puyuma musician Hao-en (昊恩) 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 9pm except for tonight which starts at 8:30pm
■ NT$400 and NT$500 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, throws a party to celebrate its grand re-opening 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
■ Show starts at 9:30pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$300
Mando-pop female crooner Ren, aka Hsia Yu-tung (夏宇童), performs tomorrow at Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music. Also on the bill is pop rockers 36 Roundhouse Kicks (36迴旋踢樂團).
■ 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
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
Young Aboriginal trio Black White and Copper (黑白銅) shares the stage with Taluan 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 City. Indigenous rockers Jump and Weed play tomorrow. Amis rocker Chang Chen-yue (張震嶽) arrives on Sunday. Atayal singer Lawa croons on Thursday.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight, tomorrow and on Thursday, 6pm on Sunday. 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, NT$500 on Sunday and NT$200 on Thursday. 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). Carefree pop musician Yoyi (游怡婷) plays tonight. Tomorrow the spotlight is on pop rock band io (io樂團).
■ 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
■ NT$350 tonight and NT$300 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com