Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, noisy experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) shares the stage with indie pop group Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱). A group of indie rockers including Mister Mouth (嘴哥), Lazy Lady (雷技雷帝) and Dizzy Butterfly (旋轉蝴蝶) seize the stage tomorrow. Folk duo Light Engine (光引擎) play on Sunday. Harpist, singer and songwriter Paige Su (蘇珮卿) performs 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 8pm tonight and on Sunday, 7pm tomorrow and Tuesday
■NT$500 tonight, NT$1,000 tomorrow, NT$420 on Sunday and 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
Alternative/cyber/electronic outfit Morals Abyss (道德深淵), slamming death metal band Coprocephalic, melodic death metal group Invincible Tapir and post-hardcore/metalcore act Seeking the Ocean congregate tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. On Sunday, the lineup is formed by metal group Ultra-Violet (紫外線樂團), metal rock band Lycoris (蕊) and Gun Powder.
■ 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$400 tonight and NT$200 on Sunday. 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 show at indie rock club Revolver features garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽), indie rockers Retroage (復古時代) and Murky Crows (昏鴉). It’s drum ‘n’ bass spun by DJs Robi Roka, Mixter T, Robin Lai and Dino on the second floor tomorrow. Meanwhile, DJs Golden, VDub and NekBrace play hip-hop, reggae and funky breaks downstairs.
■ 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$300 tonight and tomorrow. Ticket includes a drink
Post-rock/instrumental outfit Ego-Fugue (自我意識神遊) and The Sign of Human are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Psychedelic heavy rockers Sleaze (湯湯水水) and psychedelic noise jam band The Junk (帆人) will hit 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
Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts Japan’s rock band Okan tonight.
■ 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$300 in advance and NT$350 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Tonight’s spotlight is on folk/blues Aboriginal musician Dakanow (達卡鬧) at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Taiwanese hip-hop artists Olangimgaksia (黑人音樂社) and Zoo Time (早安動物園) form a double-bill 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 music shows is NT$350
Ambient/chill-out band 90Hz and Pleasure Seeker perform 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. Electronic folk group My 8 Day Weekend (週休八日) appears 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
■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Free admission tonight; cover charge is one drink, NT$400 on Sunday
Eclectic band Zamar (瑪合唱團) performs tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), followed by folk/rock artist Ai-ching (艾青) tomorrow. Red (紅樂團) brings a fusion of electronic and Chinese traditional music on Sunday.
■ 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 and tomorrow, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Female singers Shi Shi (孫盛希) and Freya Lim (林凡) form the lineup tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Tomorrow’s Walking Concert features hip-hop artists E-Turn and Yella Boyz. Indie rockers 300,000 Old Pliers (三十萬年老虎鉗) and folk rock group Young David (青春大衛) take the stage on Sunday. Tuesday’s roster include folk group Good News (好事花生) and folk duo Jeez (吉尼和克里斯), and it is indie rockers Pink Haze (平克孩子) and Infancy (隱分子), which swings freely from jazz, folk to metal and gothic rock, on Wednesday.
■ 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 tonight, 7pm tomorrow, 9pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday
■ NT$450 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Featuring saxophone player Hsieh Min-yen (謝明諺), drummer Lin Wei-chung (林偉中) and pianist Hsu Yu-ying (許郁瑛), Minyen Hsieh Quartet perform tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. The Ash Hines Jazztet plays jazz grooves 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 tonight and tomorrow. Closed Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow
Indie rockers Grayscale (灰階) and Fourkeys Band take the stage 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$250 in advance and NT$300 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com/treellage
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
Aboriginal singing combo Lan-hsin Band (嵐馨樂團) performs 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.
■ 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. 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. 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). Veteran rockers Tolaku (脫拉庫) returns tonight, followed by pop/folk group Staycool and indie pop/acoustic duo Ding Ding and Shi Shi (丁丁與西西) 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
■ Shows start at 7:30pm
■NT$800 tonight and NT$450 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com