Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, Chinese classical musician and pipa soloist Chung Yu-feng (鍾玉鳳) performs with Sambasunda, an Indonesian ethnic music fusion ensemble whose style is influenced by the traditional sounds of Sundanese culture. Fingerstyle guitarist Baobu (保卜) from Taitung is on tomorrow. On Thursday, it is the latest installment of the Next Big Thing featuring electronica outfit Fabric Factory (織品工廠), Indian music troupe Coromandel Express and psychedelic rock band The Gigantic Roar (巨大的轟鳴).
■ 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$400 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow 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
Gothic metal outfits Crescent Lament (恆月三途) and Renascimento (文藝復興樂團) play with pop/emo rockers Clubs of Three (梅花參) and heavy metal band Orchid Sword (蘭花刀) tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Tomorrow’s spotlight is on Japanese pop singer Piko. Indie rockers Donkey’s Ears (驢子耳朵) performs on Sunday, with folk rock combo Young David (青春大衛) and Baroque indie-pop group The Tic Tac also on the bill. On Wednesday, it is a night of instrumental music with Collider, BHD and Dronetronics.
■ 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 except tomorrow which begins at 5pm tomorrow
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$1,700 and NT$2,200 tomorrow and on Wednesday, NT$300 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 www.tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight’s show at indie rock club Revolver features electronic post-rock act Formosa Romance and noisy experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士). Tokyo’s folk-rock group Pororocks joins forces with a troop of Taiwanese bands including instrumental rock outfit BHD, Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛) and garage/shoegaze group Skip Skip Ben Ben tomorrow. On Sunday, the venue hosts the seventh edition of Raw Noise Attack, featuring seven bands from Malaysia, Japan, Australia and Taiwan including Australian post-metal act Fear the Setting Sun, sludge/metal act Wynken Delirium of Malaysia and Taiwan’s black metal/trash metal group Desecration.
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Show starts at 10pm tonight, 7:30pm tomorrow and 5pm on Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and NT$750 on weekdays
Electronic/alternative rock outfit Sleeping Brain (眠腦) shares the stage with shoegaze band TuT tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Indie rockers 30 Years Of Pain (三十萬年老虎鉗) is scheduled for 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
■ Shows start at 9pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 for all shows
Hong Kong pop singer and actress Josie Ho (何超儀) pays tribute to Hong Kong pop icons of the 1980s at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, tonight.
■ 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 9pm
■ Admission is NT$550 including one drink. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Young solo acts Huang Li-chi (黃立綺) and Yeh Ting-yu (葉停雨) are scheduled tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Folk combo 929 Band plays two gigs tomorrow and on Sunday. Tomorrow’s show is sold out.
■ 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
Composed of an accordionist and a violin player, Nineteen Tael (十九兩) performs tonight 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
■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ NT$400. Admission includes a drink
Pop guitarist TrevorX (林振益) teams up with fusion rock guitar player
Jimmy Oliveira from Brazil tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Post-grunge outfit Ground Zero (放射空間) takes the stage tomorrow.
■ 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 8:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight and NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Pop singer Europa Huang (黃建為) plays two sets tomorrow at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), followed by solo acts Funcal (方治權) and Yinosha (葉穎) on Sunday. Pop crooner Allen (宇倫) appear on Tuesday, while it is Puyuma musician Hao-en (昊恩) and Red MaShroom (紅蘑菇樂團) on Wednesday. Thursday’s show features post-punk/garage rock group Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) and Formosa Romance.
■ 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$400 tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight Skaraoke brings ska, reggae, Latin and jazz music to Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. The Jelly Roll Affair plays an upbeat mix of blues and swing tomorrow. Specializing in African-American music, DJ Zulu leads The Timeless Grooves on Sunday. Tuesday’s jam session features 22-year-old Andreas Schaub from Switzerland, while 10-piece Bad Ass Brass is on Wednesday.
■ 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 Wednesday, free admission on Sunday and Tuesday
Pop singer Mia Tseng (曾鈺婷) croons with friends tonight at A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella with a focus on classical, jazz and world music. One Million Star (超級星光大道) alumnus Rose Liu (劉明湘) takes the stage tomorrow, and it is Margarita Vocal Band (瑪格麗特) on Sunday.
■ 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: www.ahouse.vocalasia.com
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ NT$350 tonight, NT$380 tomorrow, NT$100 on Sunday, available online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks. Admission includes one drink
Pop musician and pianist Denise Juan (阮丹青) arrives 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 lineup is formed by Aboriginal group Original Brew (原味醞釀) and The Farmers Band (法蒙斯樂團), which blends rock, pop and tribal songs.
■ 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 NT$250 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.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). Led by indie folk singer Enno Cheng (鄭宜農), Chocolate Tiger (猛虎巧克力) performs tomorrow, while it is the release party of punk group Random’s (隨性樂團) debut album 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
■ Show starts at 8pm tomorrow and 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$500 tomorrow and NT$400 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, www.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com