Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Veteran singer Michelle Pan (潘越雲), who rose to fame during the 1980s folk music (minge, 民歌) movement, returns to stage tomorrow. Galneryus, a Japanese power metal band from Osaka, arrives 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)
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$1,800 tomorrow 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
The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, hosts pop singer Zhang Han-ya (張涵雅), who is nominated for Best Taiwanese Female Singer at this year’s Golden Melody Award, tonight. Taiwan’s sound artists Fujui Wang (王福瑞), Betty Apple, Dino and Wolfenstein play with Japanese noise maker Merzbow tomorrow. On Sunday, Chinese rock ‘n’ roll outfit Zhaoze (沼澤) meets Taiwan’s Mary See the Future (先知瑪莉) and My Skin Against Your Skin (激膚樂團). It is pop punk group Our Service is Ready, alternative rock/pop outfit Come to Us and Mixer (麋先生) on Wednesday. Thursday’s show features Japan’s female-fronted rock band Start of the Day, with Taiwan’s post-rock/emo band Orangegrass (橙草) and Posh Inverse (優雅逆轉) also playing.
■ 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$500 tonight, NT$1,200 tomorrow, NT$800 on Sunday, NT$200 on 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
Tonight’s lineup at indie rock club Revolver includes electronic duo Dronetonics, Reider Larsen and Sorry Buttons. Tomorrow is a night of soul, funk and electronic spun by DJs Marcus Sangiovese, Rossco and BB. The venue hosts a second-hand market and music party on Sunday. Funk outfit Quack Quad (庸醫樂團) and Wake Up Explosion (威愷爆炸) appear on Wednesday, followed by grind/powerviolence/crust band Stench of Lust and indie rockers How to Program C++ 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
■ Shows start at 10pm; the fair and party on Sunday run from 1pm to 10pm
■ Entrance is NT$250 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow, on Wednesday and Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Four-piece combo Jazz Walker (爵行者樂團) and indie rockers 300,000 Old Pliers (三十萬年老虎鉗) are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Indie rockers Posh Inverse and Under the Moon take the stage 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
■ Show starts at 9pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Free admission to all shows. Cover charge is one drink
Tonight’s show at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, features indie rockers LDerCoLoR (無上彩樂團) and Black Green (怖雷閣林).
■ 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
■ NT$350, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Atayal group P Ta-san (紋面樂團), gothic metal band Renascimento (文藝復興樂團) and heavy metal group Nocturne Moonrise mingle tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by indie rockers Mr Busy (大忙人) and Jeff Chen (哈雷硬漢). Tuesday’s main act is Hong Kong-born, New York-based jazz guitarist Teriver Cheung, and it is Japanese duo Manifune and BaBa Band (爸爸辦桌) 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 8pm tonight, 8:30 tomorrow, on Tuesday and Thursday
■ NT$400 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Japanese guitar player Eiji Kadota’s Project Session Band performs tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), followed by pop musician Filipe King (杜俊瑋) and five-piece band V.I.P tomorrow. Sunday’s roster includes soul/hip-hop artist Pezen and OTA!!soul. On Tuesday, it is rock duo Luck & Chance and pop punk outfit Lane 151 (151巷).
■ 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 begins at 9:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow and Tuesday, 8:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar, hosts jazz combo UNT Reunion tonight, followed by Oren Dashti Quartet tomorrow. The newly renovated venue holds a free social every Sunday evening with live music.
■ 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 Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow
Taiwanese folk musician Jalen Hsiao (蕭澤倫) shares the stage with acoustic guitarist Xie Zhi-ping (謝至平) 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
Just Vocal Band (Just人聲樂團) is scheduled tonight at A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella and with a focus on classical, jazz and world music. It is harmonica and guitar player Christ (小彭) on Sunday. Jazz singer Shih Ying-ying (史茵茵) and pianist Hsu Yu-ying (許郁瑛) team up with jazz guitarist Teriver Cheung on Wednesday.
■ 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
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$350 tonight and tomorrow, NT$220 on Tuesday, available online through www.walkieticket.com. Admission includes one drink
On Friday, electric blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) plays live at Italian restaurant Capone’s. Pop rock outfit ADOGA takes the stage on Saturday. Yvonne sings jazz standards on Sunday. Monday features Leavy crooning light jazz standards, followed by jazz duo Mary Jane and Nathan on Tuesday. On Wednesday, it’s Latin music from guitarist Roberto Zayas. Jazz singer Angel appears on Thursday.
■ 312, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段312號), tel: (02) 2773-3782
■ Live music is on from 9pm to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm to 10pm on Sundays and Mondays, 8:45pm to 10:45pm from Tuesdays through Thursdays
■ On Fridays, minimum charge of one drink. On Saturdays, minimum charge is NT$300
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 takes the stage 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
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Expect non-stop heavy metal noises on Sunday from a troupe of local acts including Blasting Brain (逆行患念), Noise Effect (噪音效應), Stay Wide Awake (彼岸曙光) and Silent Screaming (無聲吶喊).
■ 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 5pm
■ NT$500 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com