Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tomorrow, Canadian rock band Suuns makes its debut show in Taiwan with Hang in the Air (盪在空中) as the opening act. Celebrated Mando-pop producer Lee Cheng-fan (李正帆) holds a concert 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)
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$1,300 tomorrow and NT$700 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
Chiptune band Physical Chemical Brother (理化兄弟), hip-hop artist Aristophanes (貍貓) and electronic duo Orientone (大聲東) gather at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, tonight. Sunday’s roster includes alternative rock outfit Silverbus (銀巴士) and Slack Tide. The main act on Wednesday is Taiwan’s veteran hip-hopsters and activists Kou Chou Ching (拷秋勤), and it is the release party of melodic death metal group Invincible Tapir’s EP on Thursday. Also on the bill is post-hardcore act Seeking the Ocean and One Way Street.
■ 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, NT$200 on Sunday, 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
It is a night of drum and bass tonight at indie rock club Revolver, spun by DJs Fenner, Robi Roka and Lai. The venue hosts a Mando-pop extravaganza tomorrow featuring an army of musicians and DJs including Big Pie (周大派), Miao Tsai (喵仔), Hsiao Fan (小凡), Zo and Starer Wander (宿昱星). It is Garage/punk outfit Floaty and General Sky on Wednesday, followed by electronic/metal band 77NDD and TurtleCock & the Chicken Fuckers 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
Electronic post-rock act Formosa Romance and The Kitsch play tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by indie rockers Natural Outcome and Papaver.
■ 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 Indie rockers How to Program C++ and Late Man (遲到客) tonight. Silk Wood (絲木) fuses jazz and funk tomorrow, with blues rock outfit Commuters (通勤少年) and After Quiet also playing. Sunday’s lineup features dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂), ambient/chill-out band 90Hz and electronic/alternative rock outfit Sleeping Brain (眠腦).
■ 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 tonight and tomorrow, 7pm on Sunday
■ NT$350 for all shows. Tickets available at www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Musical talent, poet and radio host Summer Lei (雷光夏) appears tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Folk/pop group Hush! takes the stage tomorrow. Traveling songstress Chang Hsin-jou (張心柔) arrives 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, except tonight (NT$550)
Tafalong (白螃蟹樂團) blends reggae, jazz, pop with Amis tunes tonight at Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffeehouse-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area. Acoustic guitarist duo Cheng Kuang-hsien (鄭光顯) and Chen Min-kuan (陳民官) perform 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 tonight, free admission on Sunday; cover charge is one drink
The spotlight is on Mando-pop singer Jeremy Liu (劉子千) tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Tomorrow’s show is by rock group Yellow Skin (黃皮膚), and it is instrumental/rock fusion band E Zzy on Wednesday. Currently on international tour, YouTube sensation David Choi holds his Taiwan session 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
■ Show starts at 7:30pm tonight, 8pm tomorrow, 8:30 on Wednesday and 7pm on Thursday
■ Free admission tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and on Wednesday, NT$1,477 for two on Thursday. Tickets available at www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Popular comedy rockers Wonfu (旺福) holds a concert tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Funk/rock group Mofo Party (脫序派對) shares the stage with indie rockers Belabus (白蘿蔔) tomorrow. Sunday’s lineup is formed by psychedelic folk rockers No.7 Cyan (七號青) and Islanders (島嶼樂團). Electronic/post punk group Miss Banana (香蕉小姐) and guitarist Wang Hui-chu (王彙筑) take the stage on Tuesday, while Electric Mess Age (電子混亂世代) offers a blend of disco funk and acid jazz on Wednesday, with Mando-pop group Every Planet (美味星球) also playing. Thursday’s show is by acoustic folk duo Cozy Diary (輕日記) and violin player and singer Kevin Liao (廖柏雅).
■ 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
■ NT$500 tonight, NT$400 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 Sam Su (蘇聖育) and drummer Doris Lin (林冠良), S&D Jazz Quintet (S&D爵士五重奏) performs tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. The Ash Hines Jazztet plays jazz grooves and compositions influenced by the cool-Jazz genre tomorrow. Formed by Ito Daisuke and Mal, A Capella jazz duo Piece of Cake from Japan takes the stage 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
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Closed Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow, free admission on Sunday
Aboriginal singer and Taiwanese folk legend Kimbo Hu (胡德夫) appears 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. Amis/Pangcah musician Anu (阿努) plays tomorrow, and it is solo acts Ianson (伊恩森) and Tung Ying (東穎) 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
■ Shows start 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$400 tonight, NT$250 tomorrow and 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). Award-winning pop singer Eve Ai (艾怡良) takes the stage tomorrow, while veteran indie-pop musician Ciacia (何欣穗) performs 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 tomorrow, 7pm on Sunday
■ NT$700 tomorrow and NT$600 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com