Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tomorrow, popular late 1990s disco rock band Sticky Rice (糯米糰) returns with frontman Ma Nien-hsien (馬念先). Several groups of indie rockers congregate on Sunday, including Inhuman Band (非人物種), Sorrow of Youth (少年維持的煩惱) and Zenkwun (神棍). Award-winning Taiwanese musician Hsieh Ming-yu (謝銘祐) performs on Wednesday.
■ 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 tomorrow and on Wednesday, 3pm on Sunday
■ NT$999 tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and NT$800 on Wednesday. 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 female rap/hip-hop artist Miss Ko (葛仲珊) tonight. Tomorrow, Taiwan’s female-fronted chamber ensemble Cicada teams up with six theatrical artists to create a musical performance. Blues outfit EggplantEgg (茄子蛋) shares the stage with hard rock act Who Are You (隱藏人物) on Sunday, and it is indie pop rockers Passionate Winkers (激情睫毛), Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) and ambient/chill-out band 90Hz 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$600 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday 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 show at Indie rock club Revolver features electronic outfit Sonic Deadhorse (音速死馬), free jazz group Big Egg Hell Dog (巨蛋地獄狗) and punk outfit Forests (森林). Tomorrow’s roster include emo pop groups Jtiki J (鐵支樂團) and State of the Heart (本能) as well as alternative metal act XIII Goat (拾參羊). Electronic/post punk group Miss Banana (香蕉小姐) and indie rockers Ridiculous Jackson (荒謬傑克森) hit the stage on Wednesday, followed by ambient/indie-electronica act Heartones (心電樂), electronic rockers Flux and pop group Moon Police (月亮警察) 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$300 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Pop rock group Lazycall and As Real play tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by garage rockers Bowztiger (包子虎樂團) and Super Tortoise (超級龜). Blues outfit EggplantEgg performs on Wednesday.
■ 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 E Spot Party tomorrow featuring DJ Marco Mei from Italy as well as a troupe of Taiwanese DJs including Sorry Buttons, Fion and Radge Attack.
■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Tapei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8:30pm
■ NT$500. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Acoustic folk groups Crispy (脆樂團) and Four Pens (四枝筆樂團) appear at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Folk musician Lee Te-yun (李德筠) takes the stage tomorrow. Singer-songwriters Ellery and Megan Dooley perform original music 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 rocker Misi Ke (柯泯薰) 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, while folk/rock artist Ai-ching (艾青) take the stage 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
■ Entrance is NT$400 tomorrow, free admission on Sunday; cover charge is one drink
Tonight’s show at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) features several big-name groups including popular reggae/Aboriginal rock group Matzka (瑪斯卡), veterans Tizzy Bac, post-punk rockers Macbeth (馬克白) and ambient electronica artists Empty Space on a Chessboard (棋盤上的空格). Pop rock Buddha Jump (佛跳牆) performs tomorrow, and it is Mando-pop singer Zou Zong-hans (鄒宗翰) 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
■ Shows start at 8pm tonight, 8:30pm tomorrow and on Thursday
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow and free admission on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Marine 16, a smooth jazz band from Hong Kong, arrives at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) tonight. Pop musician Dawen (王大文) performs with friends tomorrow, while hip-hop group Chiu and Love (丘與樂) and pop rockers Gsus (激射樂團) play on Sunday. The Silence (沉默之音) blends blues, folk and funk and reggae on Tuesday. Also on the bill is Hello Nico. Pop rock group Dream Toy (夢托翼) and alternative rock outfit Morphineside (嗎啡隱私) form Wednesday’s double bill, and Aboriginal group Original Brew (原味醞釀) and acoustic rock musician/producer/composer Elisa Lin (林依霖) come 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
Jazz musician Peng Yu-wen (彭郁雯) teams up with Weichung Lin Duo (林偉中二重奏) and bass and harmonic player Toshi Fujii tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Blues outfit David Chen Machine performs tomorrow, followed by the reunion party of Goth-punk act Sky Burial on Sunday. It is Su Sheng-yu Jazzy Quartet (蘇聖育四重奏) 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
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Closed Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight, tomorrow and on Thursday, free admission on Sunday and Wednesday
Folk group One Day Fans (一日球迷) and R&B/psychedelic rock act Air Dolphins (海豚樂段) hit the stage 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. Te Ori Tahiti Here (大溪地草裙舞) and Amis group Kakeng (旮亙樂團) perform tomorrow, while solo act Glory (葛洛力) fuses pop, folk and rock on Sunday. On Thursday, expat musician Damien (阿明) plays reggae, rock, folk and a bit of bossa nova.
■ 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
■ Shows start at 8pm except for Sunday which start at 7:30pm. 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). Paiwan musician Zamake (查瑪克) takes the stage tonight. Tomorrow’s show is by Amis pop rocker Chang Chen-yue (張震嶽).
■ 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$350 tonight and NT$1,200 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com