Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the venue hosts a Mando-pop party featuring a lineup of big-name musicians doubling as DJs that includes Sandee Chan (陳珊妮) and A-dia (阿弟仔).
■ 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 10pm
■ NT$800. 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
Garage rockers Bowztiger (包子虎樂團), noisy experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) and Greater Kaohsiung’s indie-pop outfit Sorrow of Youth (少年維持的煩惱) get together tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. The venue hosts the two-day Taiwan Boredom festival starting tomorrow with a lineup of 13 Taiwanese bands and 11 groups from Japan including Groundcover, Bossston Cruizing Mania, Tacobonds, noise band She Bang A (死蚊子), garage/punk rockers The White Eyes (白目) and reggae rock group Hang in the Air (盪在空中). Chinese folk musician Chou Yunpeng (周雲蓬) performs on Thursday, with Hakka singer-songwriter Lo Sirong (羅思容) 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 tonight and Thursday at 8pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 2pm
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$800 for one-day ticket and NT$1,200 for two-day admission tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$500 on 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, Japan’s alternative rock band Qomolangma Tomato and Outatbero join forces with Taiwan’s punk rockers Touming Magazine (透明雜誌) and Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛) at indie rock club Revolver. The venue hosts a DJ party with Showyao (小搖), Da Shi Xiong (大師兄) and Sylvain tomorrow. It is punk/noise outfit Emily (艾蜜莉), Arms Akimbo and Tunnel of Light on Wednesday, followed by shoegaze band TuT, alternative rock band Under the Moon and Massman 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, NT$200 tomorrow and on weekdays
Chiayi’s punk band Flower Dregs (花渣) and Inexplicable a Day (莫名其妙的一天) from Taipei are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Tomorrow’s performers are dance/rock band Acidy Peeping Tom (微酸的偷窺狂) and indie rockers Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠).
■ 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: www.roxyrocker.com
■ Shows start at 9pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 for all shows
Steve Williams performs a solo electric guitar show at Bobwundaye, a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei. Garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) shares the stage with indie rockers 30 Years Of Pain (三十萬年老虎鉗) tomorrow.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Shows start at 10pm
■ Admission is free tonight and NT$200 tomorrow
Pop/folk combo Bling High (不厲害) shares the stage with solo act He Ren-jie (河仁傑) Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Electronic outfit Sonic Deadhorse (音速死馬) and rocker Howie Yu (余昊益) form tomorrow’s lineup, while female musicians A-tz (阿子) and Wang Hui-chu (王彙筑) perform 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
Alternative rock outfit Taipei Cases (台北公案) takes the stage 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. Guitarist and lead singer Hung Sheng-hao (洪申豪) from Touming Magazine goes solo on Sunday. Also on the bill is Japanese female duo Seven Note (七音).
■ 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: www.kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ NT$400 for both shows. Admission includes a drink
Tonight’s show at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) features pop rockers Chocolate Tiger (猛虎巧克力) and actor and songstress Jozie Lu (路嘉欣). Musicians from the Amis village of Tulik (都歷) in Taitung perform tomorrow. On Sunday, legendary jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour will hold a lecture and concert starting at 6pm. On Thursday, Trash blends inspiration from Brit pop, alternative rock and grunge, with ambient/electronic dance group Utopia (世外桃源) also on the bill.
■ 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 tonight, tomorrow and Thursday at 8:30pm, Sunday at 6pm
■ NT$400 tonight, tomorrow and on Thursday, NT$500 for lecture and NT$2,200 for concert on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
It is a fusion night with saxophone player Tung Shuen-wen (董舜文) and his friends tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Grunge/Brit-pop band Arkmen (阿克曼樂團) and solo act Wang Shun (王舜) each performs a set tomorrow. On Sunday, alternative rock/rap group Underway appears, followed by pop rockers 36 Roundhouse Kicks (36迴旋踢樂團) and BaBa Band (爸爸辦桌) on Tuesday. Wednesday’s lineup is formed by folk rock outfit Impressionism Pencil (印象派鉛筆) and Dream Toy (夢托翼), and it is solo acoustic female performer Apple Lee (李蘋果) and pop singer Alex Lee (李崗霖) 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 9pm on every other night
■ 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
Wild Cactus swings from jazz, funk, Latin music to R&B tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Internationally renowned blues musician Shun Kikuta plays tomorrow, followed by Indian music troupe Coromandel Express on Sunday. Featuring jazz guitarist Chen Ying-da (陳穎達) and piano player Fang Sz-you (方思由), In Sleepwalking with Melancholist take the stage on Wednesday, while German jazz pianist Benjamin Schatz performs with Martijn Vanbuel 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. Venue is closed on Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight, tomorrow and on Wednesday, free admission on Sunday and Thursday
Young folk singers from Taiwu Elementary School (泰武國小) chant ancient tunes of the Paiwan tribe 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 spotlight is on acclaimed Aboriginal singer Samingad (紀曉君). Aboriginal folk icon Panai (巴奈) performs with Chinese folk musician Chou You-peng (周雲蓬) on Sunday.
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and on Sunday, NT$350 tomorrow. 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). Songstress Kao Lei-ya (高蕾雅) of Tsou tribe (鄒族) performs tomorrow, while Sunday’s roster includes Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes and garage rock outfit Eyeball Killer (眼球殺手).
■ 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
■ Show starts at 7:30pm tomorrow and 7pm on Sunday
■ NT$699 tomorrow and NT$300 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com