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 alt-rock chanteuse Faith Yang (楊乃文) tonight. Her show tomorrow is sold out. The latest installment of The Next Big Thing features downtempo/electronic musician UFA (幽法), indie electronica/trip hop group Ma-te-Lin (林瑪黛) and Papaver on Thursday.
■ 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$1,200 tonight and NT$200 on Thursday. 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
Ne Obliviscaris, a progressive/extreme/melodic metal band from Australia arrives tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Taiwan’s indie pop/acoustic duo Ding Ding and Shi Shi (丁丁與西西) takes the stage tomorrow. It is German post-metal outfit The Ocean on Sunday, with Scattered Purgatory (破地獄) also playing.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and tomorrow, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$1,200 tonight and on Sunday, NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Taipei’s grind/powerviolence/crust band Stench of Lust hits the stage tonight at indie rock club Revolver. Also on the bill are heavy metal band Xenophobia and old school trash/black metal punks Bazooka. Tomorrow’s show features Body Generator (體粒發電) and a troupe of DJs including Radge Attack, Mad Dog and Neker.
■ 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 NT$250 tomorrow. Admission includes one drink
Indie rockers How to Program C++ and Blind Cat (瞎貓) are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Pop punk and modern rock outfit Go Go Rise (美好前程) and neo-rockabilly band Sugar Lady 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 Mando-pop female crooner Ren, aka Hsia Yu-tung (夏宇童) and Love Manana (愛的大未來) tonight. Tomorrow features a group of indie rockers including Eighty Percent Intoxicate (八分醉), Contrary Think (逆思) and Hazard Sunday (恐怖星期天). It is the release party of Donkey’s Ears’ (驢子耳朵) debut album on Sunday, with Indie rock group Posh Inverse (優雅逆轉) also playing.
■ 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 on Sunday, 6pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, NT$350 tomorrow and on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Solo act Glory (葛洛力) fuses pop, folk and rock tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area.
■ 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
■ Show starts 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 for tonight which costs NT$550
Folk/pop act Hush! plays on Sunday 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.
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$400 at the door
Taroko singer Vicky (杜佳琪) croons tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by folk combo Four Pens (四枝筆樂團), pop combo Shuo & Cool Humor (蕭賀碩與冷笑話樂團) and popular reggae/Aboriginal rock group Matzka (瑪斯卡). Veteran rocker Shih Band (信樂團) is back 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 8pm tonight, 7:30pm tomorrow, 7pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, free on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Storyteller and musician Chou Chao-tang (周照棠) performs tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Salsamba Duo plays Latin music, jazz, blues and pop tomorrow. Also on the bill are Chinese erhu (二胡) player Shiny (呂程程) and Beijing-based jazz group Musa’s Trio from Argentina. Pop singers Voter Hsu (徐哲緯) and Wang Yu-chun (王宇君) are scheduled on Sunday. It is alternative rock band Please Seeker and Bandage (OK繃) on Tuesday, followed by psychedelic rockers U.TA (屋塔樂團) and How You Fu on Wednesday. Aboriginal folk icon Panai (巴奈) starts her island-wide tour on Thursday, spreading anti-nuclear power messages.
■ 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 except tonight which starts at 8:30pm
■ NT$240 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, NT$150 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz quartet Off-Peak Times (離峰時刻) is scheduled to play tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Tomorrow’s show is by fusion jazz band Skyline. The venue hosts a jam session every Tuesday.
■ 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. Venue is closed on Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow, free admission on Tuesday
Vocal band Margarita performs tonight at A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella with a focus on classical, jazz and world music. Female singer and songwriter Vera Yen (嚴正嵐) teams up with guitarist Wu Ching-chuan (伍晴川) tomorrow.
■ 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$100 tonight and NT$350 tomorrow, available online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks. Admission includes one drink
Puyuma group Marakay takes 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. Also on the bill is Mr. Aruba (撞士阿魯巴), which blends fuse rock ‘n’ roll with Aboriginal music and legends. DJ E-turn shares the stage with indie rockers Generation 7(七字輩) tomorrow.
■ 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$250 for both shows. 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). Tonight’s lineup is formed by post-hardcore/screamo band Noise Effect (噪音效應), Ship of Fools (愚人船) and metalcore outfit One Way Street. Tomorrow’s main act is power pop/punk group Mister Mouth (嘴哥樂團).
■ 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$300 tonight and NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com