Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. The spotlight is on local folk hero Lin Sheng-xiang (林生祥) on Sunday, who plays with long-term music partners including guitarist Ken Ohtake and bass player Toru Hayakawa.
■ 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
■ NT$700 in advance and NT$900 at the door. 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
It is the release party of funk/disco/nu-jazz combo Funky Brothers’ (放客兄弟) debut album tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with jazz/hip-hop artist LEO37 and Aboriginal group Totem (圖騰) also playing. Japanese rock group Acidman takes the stage tomorrow. Sunday’s roster includes acoustic guitar duo WoodyWoody, pop rock outfit Oyaji Gangster and visual rock outfit Naraku (奈落). It is electronic/post punk group Miss Banana (香蕉小姐) and Shoegazing band TuT on Wednesday.
■ 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 except for tomorrow which starts at 7pm
■ NT$500 tonight, NT$1,700 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Japanese indie rockers Shizukani Hisomu Hib arrives at Indie rock club Revolver tonight. Also on the bill is instrumental rock band BHD, garage rock outfit Eyeball Killer (眼球殺手) and Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛). Tomorrow, the venue hosts Islandjam’s Firerama, a reggae party featuring DJs Taili and Mighty Lion from Black Reign Intl Sound. Sunday’s show features electronic rockers Flux and electronic folk group Firstraw (第一根稻草). Chiptune band Physical Chemical Brother (理化兄弟) and electronic/metal band 77 N’ DD appear on Wednesday, followed by punk group Destroyers (擊沈女孩) and female rockers Black Mocha (黑摩卡) 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 except for tonight which starts at 9:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight, NT$300 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and Wednesday, NT$250 on Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Psychedelic folk rockers No.7 Cyan (七號青) shares the stage with Instrumental/post-rock outfit Mass Man tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Indie rockers Yellowback (野樂派) and Murky Crows (昏鴉) play 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 lineup at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, is formed by eclectic folk band Winking Owl and alternative rock/trip-hop outfit Figure Ground (人形觀點樂隊). Indie singer-songwriter Zoe Huang (黃玠瑋) croons tomorrow. Up-and-coming pop singers Eunice Png (方恩沁) and Elise Go (張礎安) are scheduled 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
Pop musician Lu Chih-jie (呂至傑) performs 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. Guitarist and lead singer Hung Sheng-hao (洪申豪) from Touming Magazine (透明雜誌) goes solo tomorrow, followed by folk duo The Traveler (迷途者) on Sunday.
■ 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
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, free admission on Sunday; cover charge is one drink
Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) hosts a funk/disco/hip-hop music party tonight with live musicians and DJs. On Thursday, Mando-pop female crooner Ren, aka Hsia Yu-tung (夏宇童) plays with The Get UPS!. Also on the bill is folk combo Four Pens (四枝筆樂團).
■ 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 9pm tonight and 8:30pm on Thursday
■ NT$400 for both shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz combo Hands Up Band (分享器) perform tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). A tribute concert is held for late entertainer and cross-dressing actor Da Bing (大炳), whose real name was Yu Bing-hsian (余炳賢), tomorrow. Kaohsiung punkers Combine (抗敗樂團) and The Local Punk (草地人) hit the stage on Sunday. It is electronic outfit Salamader (沙羅曼蛇) and electronic/alternative rock outfit Sleeping Brain (眠腦) on Tuesday, followed by folk singer and guitarist Cheshire Cat (柴郡貓) and Britpop group The Aurora Light (北極光) on Wednesday. Hip-hop group Lan Yeh (藍燁) appear 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 except for tonight which starts at 9:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Andrew Salim Quartet play modern jazz tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, followed by Oren Dashti Quartet tomorrow. The venue hosts Argentine Tango night on Sunday.
■ 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 tonight and tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday. Closed Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow, free admission on Sunday
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
Local folk hero Lin Sheng-xiang and his band 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. Award-winning Amis group Betel Nuts Brothers (檳榔兄弟) take the stage tomorrow. On Thursday, Chinese folk musician Chou Yunpeng (周云蓬) sings to locals, with Taiwan’s Dakanow (達卡鬧) as the special guest.
■ 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$350 tonight, NT$300 tomorrow and NT$250 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). Pop newcomer Sean Lin (林俊逸) croons tomorrow, and it is pop punk outfit Our Service is Ready, alternative rock band Come to Us and Mixer (糜先生) on Thursday.
■ 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$600 tomorrow and NT$300 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com