Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Sunday’s main act is pop/folk group Staycool, with indie pop/acoustic duo Ding Ding and Shi Shi (丁丁與西西) also playing. Harpist, singer and songwriter Paige Su (蘇珮卿) perform on Tuesday.
■ 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 4pm on Sunday and 7pm on Tuesday
■NT$650 on Sunday and NT$420 on Tuesday. 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 minimal techno artist Sleeparchive from Berlin tonight. Japanese punk rock band SpecialThanks arrives tomorrow, and it is Malaysia’s rap rock outfit dayDream on Sunday. Kaohsiung pop-punk group Fire Ex (滅火器) takes the stage on Tuesday, followed by indie rockers AltQQ (中離狗) on Wednesday. Thursday’s show features jazz and blues guitarist Ken Ohtake and bass player Toru Hayakawa.
■ 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$600 on Tuesday, 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
Australian alternative rock band The On Fires is the main act tonight at Indie rock club Revolver. Also on the bill is garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) and indie rockers B.B.Bomb (BB彈). Tomorrow’s lineup includes DJs Charles, Katina and Zo. Electronic/post punk group Miss Banana (香蕉小姐) and No Party For Cao Dong (草東沒有派對) are scheduled on Wednesday, followed by Instrumental/post-rock outfit Mass Man and Tunnel of Light 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
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight, NT$150 tomorrow, NT$200 on Wednesday, NT$250 on Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Funk outfit Quack Quad (庸醫樂團) and blues act EggplantEgg (茄子蛋) appear tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Pop/emo band Gray Spiral (灰色螺旋) and alternative rock outfit Cocoon Band (繭樂團) 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
French dub artist Metastaz brings a night of live dub and electronic craziness tonight to Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, accompanied by a troupe of Taiwanese bands and musicians including Hang in the Air Dub Session, Taimaica Soundsystem and DJs James Ho and Kuleflux.
■ 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 10pm
■ NT$500, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Tonight’s show at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, features dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂) and Big Pie Chou (州大派隊). It is Freefall Jazz Trio (自由落體爵士三重奏) 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 all music performances is NT$350
Ambient/indie-electronica act Heartones (心電樂) plays 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, followed by folk musician Lo Chung-han (羅崇漢) on Sunday. Solo rocker Easy teams up with 88 Balaz on Wednesday.
■ 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
■ Free admission tomorrow and on Sunday; cover charge is one drink, NT$400 on Wednesday
Hakka singer Hsiao Ying-hsin (蕭盈昕) croons tomorrow at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). On Thursday, folk duo Tom & Huck (湯姆與哈克) share the stage with Amis musician Passiwali.
■ 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$500 tomorrow and NT$400 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz drummer Chang Wen-kuang (張文光) and his band perform tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Tomorrow, Hualien’s White Crab (白螃蟹樂團) plays Amis ancient tunes, jazz and reggae together with Aboriginal folk icon Panai (巴奈). Indie rockers After Quiet and Ark (阿克樂團) are scheduled on Tuesday, and it is Mando-pop group Every Planet (美味星球) and Bandage (OK繃) on Wednesday. Thursday’s show is by jazz fusion combo Huh? (蛤樂團).
■ 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 except for tonight which starts at 9:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
New York-based, Hong Kong jazz guitarist and composer Teriver Cheung performs tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Ash & Friends plays cool jazz tunes tomorrow. Garage/pop/psychedelic band Blind Acid Date (迷幻的瞎眼約會) is scheduled on Tuesday, and it is Birth of the Controlled Trio on Thursday.
■ 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 on Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight, tomorrow and Thursday, free admission on Tuesday
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 is a drink. On Saturdays, minimum is NT$300
Seasoned guitarist and songwriter Baobu Badulu plays 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. Aboriginal group Original Brew (原味醞釀) and pop duo A-san and Eric (阿三& Eric) appear tomorrow, followed by blues musician Liu Yusi (劉于思) from China on Sunday. Puyuma singer, #Senayan#, 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, 5pm on Sunday. Music venue and crafts shops are 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$100 on Sunday, 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). Tonight’s lineup features experimental rockers Low Brightness Period (低明度時期), punk band Combine (抗敗樂團), upstarts Elephant Gym (大象體操) and alternative rock outfit The Old Mog Detective Agency (老貓偵探社). Local folk hero Lin Sheng-xiang (林生祥) is back tomorrow, crooning songs from his latest album.
■ 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 5:30pm tonight, 8pm tomorrow
■NT$400 tonight and NT$600 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com