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 pop/folk group Staycool tonight, with indie pop/acoustic duo Ding Ding and Shi Shi (丁丁與西西) also playing.
■ 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 7:30pm
■ NT$650. 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 post-rock/instrumental outfit Ego-Fugue (自我意識神遊), post-rock trio The Capelin (柳葉魚) and 2HRs 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 start at 8pm
■ NT$200. 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 psychedelic folk rockers No.7 Cyan (七號青), electronic duo Dronetonics and Translation. It is a night of electronica spun by a lineup that includes Sorry Buttons, and Arms Akimbo. On Wednesday, it is indie rockers Nipple Orange (捏爆柳丁), Justway (傑士塔威樂團), emo/punk outfit Lightning Eyes (雷斯愛) and nu-metal/modern rock act Rough Project. A group of punk rockers congregates on Thursday including Feed Pigs (餵飽豬), Secondhandsmoke (二手煙) and Noise Book.
■ 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$250 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow, on Wednesday and Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Play Fun (普雷放樂團) blends rock, funk and jazz at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, tonight. Also on the bill is pop musician Ludwig Lim (林樂偉).
■ 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. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Veteran indie-pop musician Ciacia (何欣穗) appears at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, 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
Tonight’s spotlight is on gypsy jazz group Dark Eyes (夜幕之眼) at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Pop singer Jennifer Lei (雷應婕) shares the stage with four-piece boy band What Century (花世紀) tomorrow. Folk duo Ace appears on Sunday, and it is folk groups The Traveler (迷途者) and Y Two on Tuesday. Rockers Freeman (自由人) and pop singer Connie Chang (張采璇) take the stage on Wednesday, followed by ambient/indie-electronica act Heartones (心電樂) and Yoyi (游怡婷) 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 9:30pm tonight and on Sunday, 9pm tomorrow and on weekdays
■ 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
The Flat Fives jam out on swing and R&B tunes from the 1940s and 1950s tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. The Ash Hines Jazztet plays jazz grooves tomorrow. Sexual Chocolate, a cover band specializing in the old-school music of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and the like, performs 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
Pop group Coca-Koala performs tonight at A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella with a focus on classical, jazz and world music.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ NT$350, 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
Amis music group Ka-silaw (鹹豬肉樂團) 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. Tomorrow’s show features Nighteentael (十九兩樂團), which plays a variety of genres ranging from tango, rock to electronica. Free Birds (自由鳥) takes the stage 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. Venue and crafts shops are open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Weekend arts fair from 6pm to 10pm every Friday, 3:30pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday
■ NT$250 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw